An irresistible decline
This territory, colonized by Europeans, has become the headquarters of an empire that attacks all of humanity in the name of Goodness. But within this colossus with feet of clay, resistance is already organizing itself.
Vietnam and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’
Military planners have learned the wrong lessons from the Vietnam War, focusing on war’s “winnability” rather than questioning whether to engage in it all, notes Alastair Crooke.
Setting aside for the moment President Donald Trump’ ...
‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions
TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, “You can hardly make it these days.”
Tom Coomer, 79, outside of the Walmart ...
Trump, the generals and the FBI
A most remarkable and telling indicator of where the ruling class stands today on the question of war and peace is the widespread acceptance of the Trump administration’s open surrender of civilian control to the military. Three high-ranking ...
The My Lai Massacre: fifty years later
- Howard Lisnoff
Nineteen sixty-eight was an earth-shattering year! Revolution was in the air all across the globe from ...
It’s time to call economic sanctions what they are: war crimes
- Patrick Cockburn
The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as “ghost ships” ...
Who are we really marching for? Critical reflections a year after the Women’s March
- Tamara Hijazi تمارا حجازي
This past Saturday, on the first anniversary of the Women’s March, I did not step onto the buses. ...
Forty-One Hearts Are Still Beating in Guantanamo
- Kathy Kelly
Today, January 11, 2018, marks the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim ...
Trump presidency survives by paying off the ruling class
- Fred Goldstein
Journalist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” depicts Donald Trump as totally ...
Why there will never be gun control in the US
- Gary Flomenhoft
There is a mass shooting in the US about once per day, defined by a murder of more than 4 people at ...
Homelessness: one of capitalism's many inevitable products
- Gus Bagakis
"As long as the capitalist mode of production continues to exist, it is folly to hope for an isolated ...