Author and professor at Georgetown University, Trita Parsi, discusses Biden-ordered airstrikes in Syria.
Excellent. A fragmented world is our only hope for resisting global technocratic totalitarianism and creating the breathing room needed for the proliferation of the startup societies that will replace the statocratic systems that are currently dominant. Peter Zeihan is president and founder of the firm Zeihan on Geopolitics, […]
I’m pretty sure this is called “scientific racism,” ethnocentrism, xenophobia, etc. in other contexts. “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of the Kremlim” by James Clapper. Keep in mind Clapper was one of the folks who helped the neocons perpetrate the “Iraq WMD” fraud (see here). By Danielle […]
By Barbara Boland, The American Conservative Why would the ambassador of a country with just 1.5 million citizens feel able to shout at a member of the U.S. Congress? “Because for decades, we have pursued a foreign policy that put their interests ahead of our own,” wrote Trita […]
The European Union’s top foreign policy official has called for a concerted effort to use what he has referred to as a “diplomatic window of opportunity” in order to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement signed between Iran and major world powers. “This is an occasion that we cannot […]
By George Petras, Karina Zaiets and Veronica Bravo | USA TODAY Nearly 20 months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush stood on an aircraft carrier under a giant “Mission Accomplished” banner and declared “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.” Nearly 18 years later, the U.S. […]
The only real function of elections is to decide which pro-wrestling promotion will get to staff the political wing of the military-industrial-complex for the next four years. Will it be WWE or WCW this time?
By David E. Sanger, New York The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable. WASHINGTON — President Biden has decided that the diplomatic cost of […]
By B. Venkat Mani, TELOS On November 26, 2020, when international borders were still partially closed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, a new democratic and peaceful movement was taking shape in India, led by farmers. They wanted to register their protest against three contentious agricultural reform laws […]
Some QAnon type needs to primary this bitch.
Bill Kristol, the neocons’ heir to the throne, has called for the neocons to align themselves with Bidenism. Geez, I wonder why. President Biden ordered air strikes against an Iranian-backed militia group in eastern Syria after the group fired rockets at U.S. troops. NBC News’ Kristen Welker reports.
Imagine that. President and founder of The Center for the Studies of Partisanship and Ideology, Richard Hanania, explains where we are in the process of withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan.
By Amory Starr and Jason Adams Abstract This paper examines one of the less-discussed modes of anti-globalization, relocalization, or local autonomy. It describes a range of autonomous movements, summarizes their political-economic ideas, and discusses some common social critiques raised in regard to local autonomy. Apologists for the costly […]
Anti-imperialism is a means of attacking concentrated power generally, breaking up empires, and attacking the largest states, which are usually the worst states in terms of their overall level of predation. The proliferation of more countries is a stepping stone toward abolishing states generally. However, is that sometimes […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Is it just me or has Black History Month become kind of a gross corporate circus lately? Just another banal commercial grab bag of Hallmark moments to peddle the superiority of the American experience. I feel like shit […]
Libya and Syria were the Obama administration’s version of Afghanistan and Iraq. Obama, Hillary, and Samantha Power were Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld of the Democrats. The “lesser evilism” of Noam Chomsky, Kevin Carson, most progressives, most left-anarchists, etc. is bullshit. France 24 Libyans on Wednesday marked the 10th […]
The Biden regime will likely be more neoconnish than the Obama or Trump administrations were given the neocon recolonization of the Democratic Party.
But how can that be? Cancel culture doesn’t exist!
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile Happy Valley Its been nearly a month since the villagers chased off Orange Man Bad with pitchforks and torches and most of my liberal friends in group therapy have sunk into that warm bath of post election honeymoon euphoria. The more […]
Ben Burgis dares to have Rania Khalek, Daniel Bessner, and Katie Halper on his show all at once, for an explosively informed discussion of some deranged individuals that have managed to shape our domestic and foreign policy in recent years. They also discuss other crazy monstrous things like […]
Ben Burgis hosts a panel of Rania Khalek, Daniel Bessner, and Katie Halper, along with producer Forrest Miller. This segment focuses on how the Left might push The Squad on foreign policy moving forward, which this panel means a shift toward Europe, Russia, and China under a Biden […]
He’s not “missing” it. He’s just ignoring it. Author and Georgetown professor, Dr. Trita Parsi, details the current tension between the US and Iran over sanctions.
It seems that right now things could be considered better for the “libertarian-left” than at any point in the past, at least in US history. By “libertarian-left,” I mean that umbrella of philosophies with a generally anti-authoritarian ethos but which also do not deify corporate tycoons as Nietzschean […]
By Douglas A. Irwing, Peterson Institute for International Economics World economic integration has been in decline since the 2008–10 financial crisis, ushering in an era of “slowbalization” or even deglobalization. Tracing global trade openness—the ratio of world exports to world GDP—reveals five distinct eras of globalization since 1870. […]
We have to be wary of mainstream claims of “American retreat,” which is often just a propagandistic tactic of the “indispensable nation” type. But it does look like the tides have very slowly started to turn away from unipolarity and globalization, a process that has been accelerated by […]
I’m glad to see left-wing commentators like Kyle discussing the Deep State.
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
by Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi, Counterpunch There is an expression in Persian that says when an idiot throws a stone into a well, hundreds of wise people can’t recover it. Now this is the story of Donald Trump’s idiotic decision in May 2018 to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear […]
Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK, discusses the United States’ history of destructive foreign policy and never-ending wars.
Does he even know where Myanmar is? Does he even know where he is? By Matthew Lee, AP News WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday threatened new sanctions on Myanmar after its military staged a coup and arrested the civilian leaders of its government, including Nobel […]
Anarchism was always anti-imperialist while Marx and Engels supported 19th-century liberal imperialism. Marxist anti-imperialism really begins with Lenin and then Mao, mostly as a means of gaining support for their own regimes in the colonies and former colonies. By Joel Wendland-Liu The central cause of the split between […]
This post from a social media site nails it as far as how the level of “freedom,” “democracy,” “human rights,” etc. of the USA should be evaluated. While it’s true we also have a large lumpenproletarian “underclass,” anyone in the USA who is middle class or above in […]
As I was saying during the campaign, the neocons have successfully re-colonized the Democrats.
That didn’t take long. The Pentagon says the Biden administration will not commit to a full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by May after it accused the Taliban of not honoring the commitments they made in their deal with the United States.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Even a bitter Queer curmudgeon like myself has to begrudgingly admit that we’ve come a long way, baby. I don’t know if I can join the chorus of pretty pink-washed celebrities in singing “It gets better!” After all, […]
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism: Anti-Authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-Organizing Societies
By Damian Finbar White and Gideon Kossoff Few intellectual currents have played as influential a role in the development and shaping of modern environmentalism as the anarchist and libertarian tradition of social and political thought. Generalizations about common ideological roots to a politics as diverse and internally divided […]
Forget Russia and China. We know whose “interference” we need to be concerned about. Dr. Trita Parsi, Georgetown Professor And Executive Vice President For The Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, discusses the Biden administration’s policy plans for the Middle East.
The imperialists know their empire is getting harder to maintain. The Trumpists seemed to be trying to outsource its maintenance to client states and allies like Israel, the Gulf States, Turkey, etc. The Bidenists will probably adopt something like the “multi-partner” approach Hillary used to push when she […]
Hmm. What’s the angle? Most likely this is the Democrats’ retaliation against the Saudis for their close relationship with Trump, the murder of Khashoggi (a WaPo employee), and the fact that Yemen has made them into a growing liability. Whatever works. By Haley Ott, CBS News London — The […]
By Caitlin Johnstone There’s a news story about a US military convoy entering Syria being shared around social media with captions claiming that President Biden is already “invading” Syria which is getting tons of shares in both right-wing and left anti-imperialist circles. The virality of these shares has […]
Bryan Fogel: How My Film On Jamal Khashoggis Murder Was Shunned By Hollywood To Protect Saudi Arabia
Too many supposed anti-establishmentarians are playing the system’s game when it comes to international relations, by embracing either Russophobia on the left or Sinophobia on the right, and those who are worried about Iran or the DPRK aren’t even in the game at all. The Big Three villains […]
Well, that didn’t take long. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Biden’s foreign policy plans based on the early actions of the administration.
by Don Fitz Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. * * * Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano […]
Tom Woods has what is probably the best discussion I have heard on this topic to date. Listen here. We’ve heard talk of something called the “Great Reset,” which the COVID crisis is said to have created a perfect opportunity to implement. Some have dismissed the very idea […]
Bringing the “culture war” to foreign policy would be a welcome turn of events because divisiveness over strategy or policy would make it more difficult for consensus to develop concerning which countries to attack. By Kevin Brown, The American Conservative The election of Donald Trump in 2016 sent […]