Don’t Worry, the Sadism is Good for You…

Stephen Sefton Ever since at least the Iraq War of 2003, the fundamental alternatives facing North American and European elites have been constant. One alternative might have been to accept a certain loss of global power so as to share global influence peacefully in a multi-polar world with China, Russia and other regional powers. Instead,…

The History of US and British Support to Mussolini’s Fascism

Shane Quinn Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler stand together on an reviewing stand during Mussolini’s official visit in Munich. | Credit:: Wikimedia Commons  A figure like Benito Mussolini could only have taken power in a nation plagued by severe illness. Italy, a resource poor state, had been virtually bankrupted by expenditure in World War One,…

Iran’s 1979 Revolution: A Brief History

Steve Lalla Iran’s Revolution is generally understood to have begun on January 7, 1978, and continued until the Shah fled the country on January 16, 1979. The revolution was brewing for decades though — or for millennia, as some argue: the Shahs had ruled Persia, more or less, for well over two thousand years. Let’s…

On the Critical Predation of China

Qiao Collective The Western left has largely fallen in line behind interventionist platitudes of “standing with the Chinese people, not the Chinese government.” But their cover of “principled critique” elides the fact that criticism does not exist in a vacuum. In this case, it is greasing the wheels for Western imperialist intervention under the auspices…

Regarding the European Union’s Communiqué on Venezuela

The recent communiqué of the European Union (EU) on Venezuela must be viewed with a critical eye, since its central feature is ambiguity, ambivalence, with no notable shift in the position that the EU has been taking in relation to our country. To begin with, the communiqué ignores the 6D elections, they detract from its…

Pandemic Reveals Crisis of US Imperialism

“I think what we are looking at is a severely wounded, crippled US imperialism as the chief hegemon of world capitalism,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. The coronavirus epidemic “brought the crisis of this economy into bold relief,” said Yeshitela, while China continued its…

Belarus on the Edge: Biden’s First Move?

Carl Boggs Photo Source Capt. Gage Skidmore – CC BY 2.0 The ascent of Joe Biden and his neocon “promoters of democracy” to the White House likely means renewed attention to the idea of Color Revolutions once thought to bring liberation to nations under the heel of dictators. First in line for this latest geopolitical…

US Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Nazis, Labels it “Russian Disinformation”

Alan Macleod The United States and Ukraine were the only two nations to vote against a United Nations resolution Wednesday on, “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.” The resolution passed 130-2. The resolution featured 70 fairly bland statements condemning…