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…

From the End of History to the End of Truth

Tortilla Con Sal Making nonsense of Fukuyama’s premature triumphalist screed, it is commonplace now to note that the United States corporate elites and their European and Pacific country counterparts are increasingly losing power and influence around the world. Equally common is the observation that these Western elites and the politicians who front for them have…

Gene Sharp: CIA ‘Color Revolution’ Guru and Fraud

Stephen Karganovic Not that there are any genuine or harmless gurus, of course. Still, governments are unlikely to mourn the recent passing of Gene Sharp, widely reputed to be the father of the tumultuous “color revolutions” of recent memory. Nor is his departure likely to be regretted by the world’s huddled masses, who were cynically…

Amnesty International – Weaponizing Hypocrisy for the US and NATO

Tortilla con Sal Over the last year, in Latin America, Amnesty International have taken their collusion in support of NATO government foreign policy down to new depths of falsehood and bad faith attacking Venezuela and, most recently, Nicaragua. The multi-million dollar Western NGO claims, “We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or…

The Pygmalion Virus in Three Acts [2017 Avaaz Series | Part II]

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer Act One In Greek mythology, Pygmalion was a sculptor who carved a statue of a beautiful woman out of ivory. A statue so beautiful, that Pygmalion fell in love with it. The symbolism in the play by George Bernard Shaw is premised on Henry Higgins falling in love with his own creation. [Source]…

Global False Witness – Targeting Nicaragua

Tortilla con Sal Global Witness is a well-established environmental and human rights non-governmental organization based in Britain. As with many other similar organizations, its reports often figure in news media as authoritative sources on international issues. Ever since the 1980s and, increasingly so, after the turn of the century, the status of NGOs as trustworthy…