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Wonders of Capitalism - Puerto Rico

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

Capitalism

US Imperialism in Venezuela: An Antagonistic Contradiction

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

Commentary

Nuclear Doomsday Clock- Trigged by “Genius” MAD (Monstrous Atomic Drop Out) People! — Ivar Jørdre

(Image:  tofoli.douglas/flickr/public domain)

Pentagon Rebuked for Draft Suggesting Nuclear Response to Cyber Attacks

With new nuclear policy draft, the Pentagon is «winding the Doomsday Clock in the wrong direction.»

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F***ing Earth Policy

Maybe we are all European now

Peasants and Kings

Sam lay down beside Martine and propped himself on his elbows. He looked at the returning workers, those who were not inside watching the television set. 309 more words

The Fall of the American Empire

W.J. Astore

Why do empires fall?  Sometimes, it’s easy to identify a cause.  Whether led by the Kaiser or by Hitler, Germany’s Second and Third Empires were destroyed by world wars.  785 more words

US Politics

Jon Lansman, Tony Greenstein, Ann Black and Christine Shawcroft.

Left NEC Success.

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

European Left

The Whole World Is Sick and Tired of US Foreign Policy, by Darius Shahtahmasebi

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

Foreign Policy