In Defense of Anti-Imperialism: Letters to The Nation

Both the letters below are derived from full responses that The Nation refused to print unless they were cut to 300 word letters to the editor. [jb] Letter from United National AntiWar Coalition: Gilbert Achcar’s article, “How to Avoid the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools,” argues that the peace movement has changed over time. In his opinion, it was correct to oppose the[…]

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Donald Rumsfeld, Rot in Hell

by Ben Burgis, published on Jacobin, June 30, 2021 Here’s a retrospective on the career of Donald Rumsfeld.  The beaming smile in the image below from Wiki-Commons kind of makes you cringe.  Rumsfeld didn’t create the system but he was an enthusiastic participant in and driver of the most egregious excesses of cruelty and violence in his lifetime.  Goodbye and[…]

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Government Report Documents US Responsibility for Venezuela’s Humanitarian Dilemma

by Roger D. Harris, published on Resumen English, May 1, 2021 Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. The popular classes enjoyed major advances from the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Hugo Chávez. Today Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis with severe humanitarian consequences. The US government blames the crisis on the mismanagement and corruption[…]

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Biden’s Appeasement of Hawks and Neocons Is Crippling His Diplomacy

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, April, 23, 2021 President Biden took office promising a new era of American international leadership and diplomacy. But with a few exceptions, he has so far allowed self-serving foreign allies, hawkish U.S. interest groups and his own imperial delusions to undermine diplomacy and stoke the fires of war.  Biden’s failure to quickly[…]

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Reject the Innocence and Siege Politics of the United States

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, March 31, 2021 The U.S. was founded in the belief that Black and indigenous people were a threat to the existence of a “democratic” and “liberty”-loving colonial and capitalist society. “Any force that dares to stand up to the U.S.’s bullying is subject to villainization.” The GOP, what Black Agenda Report calls[…]

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New Global Alliance Defends UN Charter In Clear Rebuke of US Imperialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, March 24, 2021 The United States has long positioned its imperial ambitions as the definition of international law and rejected entirely the spirit and authority of the U.N. Charter. “Since the end of World War II, the United States and its allies have spearheaded an international regime of terror.”  A new alliance  called[…]

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