The Anti-Empire Report By Bill Blum | Originally published on November 04, 2008. This is a repost due to timeliness. When it comes to cold-blooded criminality, the White House has little to envy a mafia den. Obama and McCain: As usual the bourgeois system presents us with no real choices, except for downright criminal and [...]
OLBERMANN: “PROSECUTE, MR. PRESIDENT” |||| MSNBC’s host Keith Olbermann has repeatedly asked Barack Obama to reconsider his stand regarding torture, and to prosecute those involved in this ghastly practice regardless of rank. Guest analyst Prof. Jonathan Turley, a leading Constitutional law scholar, has endorsed exactly the same point on a variety of occasions, both on [...]
“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.
HISTORIC POWER SHIFT IN EL SALVADOR Journalist leads former guerrilla army to left’s first presidential victory in country’s history. Carlos Mauricio Funes (born 18 October 1959 in San Salvador) is the President-elect of El Salvador. He won the 2009 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing FMLN political party. Funes was nominated to be the FMLN candidate on 28 September 2007 and [...]
SPECIAL FEATURE // By Stanislav Menshikov Monthly Review , July-August, 1999 IN THIS CENTURY, capitalism has visited Russia on three different occasions. The first was under the Tsarist monarchy (when, after a long and relatively slow development, there was a short period between the first, and largely unsuccessful, bourgeois revolution of 1905-1907 and the start of [...]
Here we go again: Russia’s encirclement is still America’s option to deal with the eastern landmass superpower. NATO on its 60th anniversary By José Miguel Alonso Trabanco Dateline: Global Research, April 2, 2009 NATO’s 60th anniversary is an event that has sparked a healthy dose of analytical thinking and debate concerning said organization’s historical role [...]
Senior US soldiers investigated over missing Iraq reconstruction billions By Patrick Cockburn in Sulaimaniyah, Northern Iraq US Secretary of War Robert Gates will have a hot potato in his hands if the Iraq fraud scandal begins to engulf some of the Pentagon’s top brass. Monday, 16 February 2009 In what could turn out to be [...]