Why the U.S. Anti-terror Coalition is Failing

Jan 21, 2016

Middle EastThere was an underwhelming sense when Pentagon boss Ashton Carter met this week in Paris with other members of the US-led military coalition supposedly fighting the ISIL terror group. (more…)

The Davos Blind Eye: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World

The Big Lies

By Prof. John McMurtry on January 24, 2016

Impression of the making of the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos

DavosThe just-released Oxfam Davos Report which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. (more…)

Poisoning Black Cities

By Glen Ford on January 20, 2016

“Michigan’s emergency financial manager system is the lead-tipped point of the spear that is gutting urban Black America.”

GLEN_michigan_waterIt has taken the poisoning of an entire city of 100,000 people – 52 percent of them Black – to draw national attention to the human effects of systematic corporatization of the public sphere under neoliberal U.S. capitalism. (more…)

Punishing El Chapo and Preserving U.S. Hegemony

By William C. Anderson on Sunday, 17 January 2016

Mexican military personnel carry out an operation to recapture Joaquin Guzman Loera, the drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" in Los Mochis, Mexico, January 11, 2016. (Photo: Mexican Secretariat of the Navy via The New York Times)

Mexican military personnel carry out an operation to recapture Joaquin Guzman Loera, the drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” in Los Mochis, Mexico, January 11, 2016. (Photo: Mexican Secretariat of the Navy via The New York Times)

In institutions, states and nations there is often a mechanical need for a villain. Like almost nothing else, the scapegoated villain or alleged threat can be used to mobilize people around a common cause. (more…)

Statement from Haiti’s Popular Movement

January 24, 2016

2016-01-22t230355z_1886256732_gf20000103922_rtrmadp_3_haiti-election-protest.jpg_2090796243In this statement, written right before the postponement of the January 24th presidential “run-off” election, 68 grassroots organizations in Haiti issue an urgent call for solidarity with their struggle for free and fair elections, dignity and justice. (more…)

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