“Historic suspicions”? Yes, I imagine the International Court of Justice decision condemning the United States for its covert war against Nicaragua might have raised Nicaraguan suspicions of U.S. interference. And I guess the report of the UN’s Historical Clarification Commission for Guatemala, documenting U.S. backing of the genocidal forces the U.S. had installed in the 1954 coup, might have made the Guatemalans suspicious as well. And I suppose watching U.S. planes, helicopter gunships, and warships destroying the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama during the 1989 invasion might also have given the Panamians some suspicions about U.S. interference.
WHILE BARACK OBAMA has clearly improved Washington’s image abroad during his first 100 days in office, the next 100 will almost certainly prove much more challenging for the new president’s foreign policy. Putting aside the possibility that the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression could become much more severe than the White House currently [...]
Dateline: April 22, 2009 AS PRESIDENT OBAMA enters his fourth month in office, two tendencies among progressive-minded Americans seem most hazardous to the political health of the country. The gist of one approach is that Obama can’t do anything seriously wrong; the other is that he can’t do anything seriously right. Among the tendencies, the first is more [...]
By Mike Whitney Dateline: Global Research, April 18, 2009 RETAIL SALES FELL IN MARCH as soaring job losses and tighter credit conditions forced consumers to cut back sharply on discretionary spending. Nearly every sector saw declines including electronics, restaurants, furniture, sporting goods and building materials. Auto sales continued their historic nosedive despite aggressive promotions on new [...]
HITLER WOULD HAVE PROMPTLY RECOGNIZED THE SLIPPERY SLOPE AMERICA’S ON NOW, AND REGARDED IT AS A GOOD OMEN FOR FURTHER MOVES TOWARD A FASCIST REGIME.
“Those who hoped that the change promised by candidate Barack Obama would include repeal of the various acts that have stripped Americans of their constitutional rights should be disappointed. Benjamin Franklin supposedly wrote, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The citation is likely apocryphal, at least in terms of its attribution to Franklin, but it is useful shorthand for the unfortunate abandonment of many of the liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution as a consequence of 9/11.”
John Bellamy Foster Interviewed by Brian Ashley, Co-Managing Editor of Amandla John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review, professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, and author (with Fred Magdoff) of The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (Monthly Review Press, 2009). Amandla: As governments across the world spend trillions to help private capital survive the global [...]
NO MATTER WHAT THE “OBAMA CULTISTS” SAY… When it comes to health care, Barack Obama is a hater, and a dishonest one at that. An honest and ethical hater tells you where she or he stands, and throws down the appropriate facts. President Obama doesn’t do this. He has claimed for years to be a [...]