“Why, This Isn’t Cuba” – On America’s Exceptionalism

“Why, This Isn’t Cuba” – On America’s Exceptionalism

    By David Swanson April 9, 2018 Back in the 1890s those who believed conquering a continent was killing enough (without taking over Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc.) included Speaker of the House Thomas Reed. He clipped an article out of a newspaper about a lynching in South Carolina. He clipped a […]

The Origins of the U.S. Surveillance State

The Origins of the U.S. Surveillance State

  In the U.S., carrying out military interventions abroad has undermined freedom at home   By Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall   Originally published by Stanford University Press blog here The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal continues to be front-page news. According to current reports Cambridge Analytica obtained private Facebook data, which it used to […]

Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

  The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.   By Michael McCaul Chinese President Xi Jinping is leading a Maoist Long March to achieve his dream of global power. Instead of retreating from Chiang Kai-shek’s forces, as Mao Zedong did, Xi is instead retreating from the Chinese people’s […]

Expansion, Sanctions, and Opposition-Promotion: The West’s Failed Russian Transformation Strategy

Expansion, Sanctions, and Opposition-Promotion: The West’s Failed Russian Transformation Strategy

    By Gordon M. Hahn February 14, 2018 The US and the rest of the West continue to carry out the same failed Russia policy that let to the ‘new Cold War. That policy can be summed up in the following words: We, with our NATO and EU expansion, will ignore your interests and […]

Edward Said On Orientalism

Edward Said On Orientalism

  By Edward Said Edward Said’s book “Orientalism” has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishly illustrated) interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of […]

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

  By Jan Oberg March 20, 2018* Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Neither solid analyses, moral reasoning and decent argument nor history’s probably largest pre-war, anti-war demonstrations worldwide had any discernible impact on the Bush and Blair Administrations’ decision to go to war and do so on a false […]

50 Years of Coverup of the My Lay Massacre And Therefore Nothing Learnt

50 Years of Coverup of the My Lay Massacre And Therefore Nothing Learnt

    We bring you here three contributions by TFF Associates to commemorate the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam 50 years ago     # 1 – Michel Chossudovsky   By Dr. Gary G. Kohls and Prof Michel Chossudovsky   Global Research Editor’s Note This article was first published on March 15, 2008, to commemorate […]

America’s ‘Liberalism’ And Other Inhumane Styles of Governance At Home and Internationally

America’s ‘Liberalism’ And Other Inhumane Styles of Governance At Home and Internationally

  By Richard Falk Prefatory Note With apologies for this long post, which attempts to situate the struggle for an ethically and ecologically viable political future for the United States and the world in the overheated preoccupation with Trump and Trumpism, which is itself a distraction from the species challenges confronting the whole of humanity […]

Putin prefers Aramco to Trump’s sword dance

Putin prefers Aramco to Trump’s sword dance

Hardly 10 months after honoring the visiting US president, the Saudis are open to a Russian-Chinese consortium investing in the upcoming Aramco IPO*   By M. K. Bhadrakumar February 16, 2018 In the slideshow that is Middle Eastern politics, the series of still images seldom add up to make an enduring narrative. And the probability […]

Who Is Containing Whom?

Who Is Containing Whom?

    By Graham E. Fuller • Over the years “containment” has been a key US political instrument by which it has sought to isolate, starve out, or excommunicate from the “international community” regimes unwilling to accept the US-dominated world order. Yet the great irony today is that this very US policy of containment seems […]

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