Imperialism and Poverty

by Justin Podur, published on CounterPunch, March 16, 2011 I published the first half of this article here, because it so clearly explains the devastating effect of ‘modernization’ on colonized populations throughout the last couple of centuries.  It is important to remember this when we look at the current wars intended to force developing nations to develop in the righteous[…]

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Biden’s ‘Plan’ for Central America

by Ben Norton, published on Consortium News, March 10, 2020 The Biden administration has prioritized Central America in its foreign policy, developing a comprehensive plan that pledges $4 billion in funding for the impoverished region, along with foreign corporate investment, in return for aggressive neoliberal “free market” reforms. According to the Biden administration’s program, Central American governments will be required to[…]

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AntiAsian Racism Never Stopped Being an Outgrowth of US Imperialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, March 10, 2021 Scant attention has been placed on the context of anti-Asian racism and its roots in the history of U.S. imperialism. “The rise of China has placed the hegemony of U.S. imperialism into question on the highest stage possible.” “Gimme that ball, gook.” “Can you see with those eyes, chink?”[…]

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Humanitarian Imperialism

by Alan MacLeod, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, March 3, 2021 Aversion to military intervention has been the default position of the left for at least half a century—certainly since the huge protests against the Vietnam War. Washington planners lamented the development of the so-called “Vietnam Syndrome”—a widespread progressive hostility towards US interventions (invasions, bombings, coups or economic[…]

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Joe Biden’s US Foreign Policy: Return to the Old Normal?

by Roger Harris, published on Counterpunch, February 26, 2021 US President Biden bellicosely proclaimed, “American is back,” in his major foreign policy priorities speech at the Munich Security Conference on February 19. Repeated twice for effect, Biden signaled the end of the Trump interregnum. No more assuring words could have been uttered for George W. Bush’s former Defense Secretary Colin[…]

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Haiti in Urgent Need for Solidarity

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, February 14, 2021 A long-brewing crisis in Haiti, created through intervention by the United States, United Nations and allied western imperialist countries, has now come to a head. The Biden administration is openly backing a violent, corrupt and fraudulent leader, Jovenel Moïse, and maintaining the policies of previous presidents, including Donald Trump, in[…]

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Democratic Fascists Prepare to Drop the Hammer

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, January 28, 2021 Democrats are determined to snuff out freedom of speech and assembly to protect the corporate ruling order – while pretending it’s to safeguard Black people. “The militants seeking social transformation and peace under the Black Lives Matter umbrella must weigh the full implications of the Black Democratic Misleaders’ deal[…]

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Capital Riots Bring U.S. Foreign Policy Home

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 13, 2021 There needs to be soul searching and truth telling about invasions, interventions, coups and sanctions that are far more destructive than the Trump lovers could ever be. “The United States is not a ‘beacon of democracy’ or ‘shining city on a hill.’” The attack on the United States Capitol[…]

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After Trump Blocked UN Inquiry of Racist Violence, NGOs Are Conducting Their Own

by Marjorie Cohen, published on Truthout, December 28, 2020 Shortly after the public lynching of George Floyd, the U.S. Human Rights Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) organized an international coalition of more than 600 organizations and individuals to urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to convene a commission of inquiry to investigate systemic racism and police[…]

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U.S. Chernobl, Why the US Failed and China Succeeded against COVID-19

By Lee Siu Hin, Published on IACenter.org, August 1, 2020 This is the second part of the introduction to Capitalism on a Ventilator, an anthology of articles on the US handling of the COVID-19 crisis and the Chinese response to the same, edited by IAC’s Sara Flounders and Lee Siu-Hin.  Capitalism on a Ventilator, which includes articles by  UNAC AC[…]

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