One hundred days after being hit by Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make landfall in almost a century, Puerto Rico languishes amidst devastation. An American colony since it was seized during the imperialist Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico joins the growing list of “sacrifice zones” like Detroit (after the auto-makers abandoned it for cheaper labor elsewhere) and New Orleans (after Hurricane Katrina flooded the low-lying black and working class districts). 156 more words
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On no basis could anyone think that the US actually cares about the people of Venezuela. After decades of being a US puppet, poverty was rampant, street violence was widespread. 589 more words
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In Patrick Cockburn’s Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the struggle for the Middle East (2016) the author compares the effects of the multiple civil wars in the Middle East to the mass murders, ethnic and religious cleanings that followed the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and the history of Eastern Europe in the decade after 1939. 710 more words
Strange as it may seem, people get tired of being bossed around, even when the boss is supposedly doing it for their own good. From Darius Shahtahmasebi at theantimedia.org: 353 more words