Angels and Demons: Conquerors and the Conquered

Revisionist Linguistics Michael archangel vanquishing the devil. 1603-06. Au Hans Reichle The Abraham Lincoln statue, 1879, by Thomas Ball. Park Square, Boston Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer This opinion piece has been written to accompany the excerpt from the lecture given by Avaaz/Purpose co-founder Jeremy Heimans on July 5 for the OuiShare Fest Paris 2017….

Nicaragua and the Left: Between Pride and Ignorance

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton The recent article on Nicaragua of the Latin American Strategic Geopolitics Center (CELAG) demonstrates very clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the intellectual left in Latin America and in Europe. Its representatives take in broad strokes the current processes at global and continental level. In some topics they know well,…

Western ‘Super-Revolutionaries’ Hopelessly Wrong on Nicaragua

Tortilla con Sal In an systematically inaccurate article from the Socialist Worker publication “the Bullet” reproduced by Global Research, Trevor Evans recycles familiar falsehoods and skewed interpretations of Nicaragua’s North American and European funded right wing.  Few people familiar with Nicaragua’s history will be taken aback by this, because many among Nicaragua’s radical left and…

Academics in the Service of Empire

James Petras Internationalist 360° Introduction Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America. I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York. I have written scores of books, hundreds of professional articles and presented numerous papers at professional…

Nicaragua: Next in Line for Regime Change?

Tortilla Con Sal Events in Nicaragua over the last week are clearly modeled on the kind of US-led, NATO driven regime change that succeeded in Libya, Ivory Coast and Ukraine, but has so far failed in Thailand, Syria and Venezuela. At a national level, the protests have been led by the private sector business classes…