Narrative and Reality of the Libyan Crisis

Manlio Dinucci The most remarkable thing about the NATO-led operation in Libya is the difference between what the West and the Libyans perceived. For the former, it was the liberation of a People crushed by a dictatorship, while for the latter, it was a foreign invasion that destroyed everything in its path and sent the…

Why Does the US Need Wars and Armed Conflicts?

Vladimir Danilov During the last thirty years after the collapse of the USSR, the world, renamed by the West into a “Euro-Atlantic” one, began to change drastically, giving itself a completely different substance than Washington and the “renewed Europe” organized by America wanted it to be. It began to swell with a completely different meaning,…

A Force for Peace? The U.S. Drops an Average of 46 Bombs a Day!

MEDEA BENJAMIN – NICOLAS J.S. DAVIES Afghan residents and family members of the victims gather next to a damaged vehicle inside a house, day after a US drone airstrike in Kabul on August 30, 2021. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) The U.S. has dropped at least 337,000 bombs and missiles in 20 years — and now clutches its…

Cognitive Warfare: Imperialist Psyops, Social Control, & Making Reality Malleable

Rainer Shea  Since capitalism reached its highest stage, the stage where the imperialist countries export capital in order to perpetuate their dominance, the bourgeoisie have been aware that this system is crucial for more than merely gaining profits. It lets them project social control. Within the core imperialist countries, where capitalism’s most brutal and extreme…

The U.S. Is Intentionally Strangling Venezuela

Jonathan Ng The Venezuelan people have openly rejected the blockade imposed by Washington on the country When Pedro Rojas receives dialysis, his brother has to carry him and his wheelchair up the hospital stairs. Nine flights. The elevator broke, and frequent power outages afflict Maracaibo, the second largest city in Venezuela. Visitors and staff must lug everything…

Treaties, Constitutions, and Laws Against War

David Swanson You’d hardly guess it from all the silent acceptance of war as a legal enterprise and all the chatter about ways to supposedly keep war legal through the reform of particular atrocities, but there are international treaties that make wars and even the threat of war illegal, national constitutions that make wars and…

Repercussions of Rightwing Extremism Rise in the Military on US Democracy

Al Mayadeen Retired US generals have warned of the possibility of a coup during the 2024 election. Experts are concerned that the emergence of right-wing extremism in the US military would endanger democracy in the US. The Department of Defense is implementing new procedures to combat extremism inside its forces; however, experts are concerned that…

Stop the US-NATO Drive to War with Russia

For weeks, the US corporate media have been shrill in declaring that Russia, having positioned tens of thousands of Russian troops on the border, may be about to invade Ukraine. US State Department spokespersons have been threatening Russia with punishing economic sanctions if there were an invasion. Daily, if not hourly, TV viewers are shown…

Why the Anglosphere is United in an Anti-China Front

John Price Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Indian Navy and the United States Navy participate in Malabar 2020, a multilateral war-gaming naval exercise that began in 1992. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt/Flickr. Amid the wreckage of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States…

The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

K.J. Noh The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other members of the Biden Cabinet are fond of proclaiming the “rules-based international…

Anti-Communist Atrocity Propaganda is Fascism’s Greatest Weapon

Rainer Shea  Projecting the crimes of colonialism and imperialism onto class and national liberation movements is the tactic that’s defined fascism. I say it’s specifically defined fascism, and not the historical imperialist power structure, because it’s during the era of fascism that capital has come under enough threat for atrocity propaganda to become such a…

US, UK and UNSMIL’s Dirty Game in Libya

Well-informed Libyan sources said that the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations to Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, is working to use the roadmap committee formed by Parliament Speaker-designate Fawzi Al-Nuwari to cancel the presidential and parliamentary elections. Sources revealed that Williams met with the President of the…