John Mcevoy: Deathly Silence – Journalists Who Mocked Assange Have Nothing to Say About CIA Plans to Kill Him

John Mcevoy: Deathly Silence – Journalists Who Mocked Assange Have Nothing to Say About CIA Plans to Kill Him

John Mcevoy November 25, 2021 Yahoo! News (9/26/21) published a bombshell report detailing the US Central Intelligence Agency’s “secret war plans against WikiLeaks,” including clandestine plots to kill or kidnap publisher Julian Assange while he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Following WikiLeaks‘ publication of the Vault 7 files in 2017—the largest leak in CIA history, which exposed how US and UK […]

Leung Wing-Fai: Perceptions of the East – “Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear”

Leung Wing-Fai: Perceptions of the East – “Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear”

By Leung Wing-Fai November 16, 2021 Review: Fascination mixed with fear is how many in the West culturally construct the East Apocalyptic pollution, “Asian” flu, unfettered economic growth, boot camps for internet addiction, hacker attacks on western businesses and governments:– there is no shortage of fascination mixed with fear directed towards the culturally constructed East. Yellow […]

Carlos Martinez: The left must resolutely oppose the US-led New Cold War on China

Carlos Martinez: The left must resolutely oppose the US-led New Cold War on China

Carlos Martinez November 16, 2021 Since the launch of Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ in 2012, the US has prioritised China containment over all other foreign policy commitments. This includes steadily increasing its presence in the South China Sea and encouraging China’s neighbours in their various territorial claims. Obama also initiated an expansion of US military, […]

Peter McKillop: Xi Jinping says it’s time for an ‘ecological civilization’

Peter McKillop: Xi Jinping says it’s time for an ‘ecological civilization’

Peter McKillop November 8, 2021 The Chinese president did not attend COP26, but China already has a master plan for climate action. Do you, President Biden? It may be one of the great ironies of COP26 that the leader of the nation that emits more carbon than the United States, India and the European Union […]

Dan Harsha: Taking China’s pulse – How much do the Chinese trust their leaders?

Dan Harsha: Taking China’s pulse – How much do the Chinese trust their leaders?

Ash Center research team unveils findings from long-term public opinion survey By Dan Harsha – Ash Center Communications November 6, 2021 Understanding what Chinese citizens think about their own government has proven elusive to scholars, policymakers, and business people alike outside of the country. Opinion polling in China is heavily scrutinized by the government, with […]

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

Handover ceremony at Camp Anthonic, from US Army to Afghan Special Forces, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 2, 2021. Tom Engelhardt October 27, 2021 They weren’t kidding when they called Afghanistan the “graveyard of empires.” Indeed, that cemetery has just taken another imperial body. And it wasn’t pretty, was it? Not that anyone should be surprised. Even […]

Jean-Pierre Lehmann: Why the world has to study Chinese history, and how China views history

Jean-Pierre Lehmann: Why the world has to study Chinese history, and how China views history

It is dispiriting and indeed alarming to see how ignorant the West is about China. Illustration: Craig Stephens In 2017, shortly before his death, Jean-Pierre Lehmann said that the country’s centrality in our 21st-century world makes it imperative that outsiders understand what is shaping its views and decisions, and Hong Kong could do more to […]

Jeff Cohen & Norman Solomon: The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year

Jeff Cohen & Norman Solomon: The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year

[bswise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] See the deeply moving photos from Motel Lorraine on Gordon Belray’s page. By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon October 22, 2021 The anniversary of his assassination – April 4, 1968 – always brings a flood of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., and this year will surely be no exception. But those tributes — […]

Iman Ghosh: The People’s Republic of China: 70 Years of Economic History

Iman Ghosh: The People’s Republic of China: 70 Years of Economic History

View a high-resolution version of this graphic here. Iman Ghosh October 21, 2021 Chart: 70 Years of China’s Economic Growth From agrarian economy to global superpower in half a century – China’s transformation has been an economic success story unlike any other. Today, China is the world’s second largest economy, making up 16% of $86 trillion global GDP in […]

Eurasia News: China begins the “transformation of capitalism”

Eurasia News: China begins the “transformation of capitalism”

Eurasia News October 9, 2021 Is a new “cultural revolution” starting in China? For many days in the Celestial Empire, they have been discussing the article “Everyone can feel that a deep transformation is taking place” – about the new course of Xi Jinping . Here is the most striking quote from it: If we continue to have […]