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12 June, 2008

A Failed Project For The New American Century?
By Tim Buchholz

So the war in Iraq led to an increase in the short term, but looks like it will lead to a decrease in the future. The dollar is reaching new lows and people are starting to invest in Euros and Yen instead. Our housing market has crashed. Our deficit continues to grow. And even PNAC’s website,, has been taken down, saying only “This account has been suspended. Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.”

23 May, 2008

How The American Imperial Dream
Foundered In Iraq

By Michael Schwartz

It is past time for the rest of the world to shoulder at least a small share of the burden of resistance. Just as the worldwide protests before the war were among the upstream sources of the Iraqi resistance-to-come, so now others, especially Americans, should resist the very idea that Iraq could ever become the headquarters for a permanent United States presence that would, in the words of Bush speechwriter David Frum, "put America more wholly in charge of the region than any power since the Ottomans, or maybe even the Romans." Unlike the Iraqis, after all, the citizens of the United States are uniquely positioned to bury this imperial dream for all time

17 May, 2008

Terror Most Imperial
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Today, one of the more subtle tools of imperialism is the use of value-laden language that seeks to define the Arab and Muslim world. With labels such as ‘terrorists’ and ‘Islamofascism’, they wish to establish an ‘Orientalist’ perspective of otherness denoting barbarism as set apart from Israel and the West which represents admirable qualities. It is imperative to reject this imperial imposition of characterization and for each state, individually and collectively, to self-rule, foremost through self-definition

30 April, 2008

America's University Of Imperialism
By Chalmers Johnson

This essay is a review of Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire by Alex Abella

02 April, 2008

Empire Or Humanity?
By Howard Zinn

What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me About the American Empire

14 March, 2008

The Ruthless American Empire
By Timothy V. Gatto

On Wednesday, March 19th, there will be a mass civil disobedience demonstration on the steps of the Capitol. If you can be there, then be there. If you cannot attend, go to a rally near where you live. The future of this nation is at stake. This means our future is at stake. This monster that has been created must come to an end and this nation must return to its borders and re-join the community of nations. The simple fact is that all Empires fall. Do you want to be here when this one does?

02 December, 2007

World Of Terror, Sidr And The US 'Help'
By Anu Muhammad

The world has entered into a permanent system of war, militarization, destruction and dehumanisation. After Second World War, for different reasons, the US has emerged as the centre of this global system. The survival of the US as a super power, expansion of its hegemony and the function of global capitalism now mostly depend upon war machine and militarism. That gives birth to a new phase of imperialism and becomes a threat not only people and nations in the periphery but for whole human civilization

17 November, 2007

Averting World War III, Ending
Dollar Hegemony And US Imperialism

By Rohini Hensman

If the Bush administration has decided to attack Iran militarily, is there any power on earth that can stop it if the people of the US are unable or unwilling to do so? The argument below is that if the USA’s ability to undertake imperial conquests depends on its obvious military supremacy, this in turn is ultimately based on the use of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It is the dominance of the dollar that underpins US financial dominance as a whole as well as the apparently limitless spending power that allows it to keep hundreds of thousands of troops stationed all over the world. Destroy US dollar hegemony, and the “Empire” will collapse

14 November, 2007

Cost Of US Wars $1.6 Trillion
By Bill Van Auken

The price tag for the wars being waged by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan will hit nearly $1.6 trillion during the coming year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Democratic staff of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee

25 October, 2007

Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation And Genocide
By Stephen Lendman

On October 5, George Bush confronted a public uproar and defended his administration claiming "This government does not torture people." Again he lied. Once secret US Department of Justice (DOJ) legal opinions confirm the Bush administration condones torture by endorsing "the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by the Central Intelligence Agency." It also condones paramilitary thuggery, oppressive occupation, and genocide. This unholy combination is the ugly face of an imperial nation run by war criminals

24 October, 2007

The Imperial Presidency
By Ralph Nader

To what level of political insanity has this Washington Caesar descended? Only two countries can start World War III-Russia and the United States. Is Bush saying that if Russia, presently opposed to military action against Iran, persists with its position, Bush may risk World War III? If not, why is this law-breaking warmonger, looking for another war for American GIs to fight, while his military-age daughters bask in the celebrity lime light?

10 October, 2007

Reviewing James Petras' "Rulers And Ruled
In The US Empire"

By Stephen Lendman

The book is information rich on a core issue of our time. It discusses the US empire's "systemic dimensions," evolving changes in its ruling class, its corporatist system, myths about its coming collapse, contradictions in the current debate on immigration and market liberalization policies, the use of force and genocidal carnage, corruption as a market penetrating tool, the Israeli Lobby's power and influence, Latin American relations and events in the region, social and armed resistance, and much more in four power-packed parts under 17 subject chapter headings

05 October, 2007

The American Empire And The Commonwealth Of God
By Jim Miles

Book Review: The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God – A Political, Economic, Religious Statement. By John Cobb, Richard Falk, David Griffin and Catherine Keller

01 October, 2007

A Global Satyagraha Against Imperialism
By Rohini Hensman

Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2 provides a fitting occasion to launch a global satyagraha against imperialism. Such a struggle is urgently needed today, given the carnage being inflicted by imperialism in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the threat of even greater carnage in Iran. Support for the people of these countries needs to be stepped up to a higher level globally if the continuing holocaust is to be halted

28 September, 2007

The State of the American Empire –
How the USA Shapes the World

By Jim Miles

Book Review: The State of the American Empire – How the USA Shapes the World By Stephen Burman. University of California Press, Myriad Editions,2007

26 September, 2007

A Culture Of Violence
By Stephen Lendman

What kind of country glorifies mass killing, assaults and abuse; one that looks down on pacifist non-violence as sissy or unpatriotic, yet claims to be peace loving. It's not in the third world, under dictatorship or controlled by religious extremists. It's the "land of the free and home of the brave, America the Beautiful" where human rights, civil liberties, common dignity and personal safety are more illusion than fact

21 August, 2007

Oil Wars: Fueling Both U.S. Empire And Ecocide
By Dan Brook

The war will end. U.S. troops will return home. The empire is running on fumes and will eventually stall out. The only questions are: How many more people will have to die before that happens? How many more billions of dollars will have to be wasted?

16 July, 2007

Plan Iraq:Permanent Occupation
By Stephen Lendman

Drawdowns, withdrawal, timelines, mission shifting, building democracy and all the other current and long-standing phony rhetoric aside, America is in Iraq to stay as a conqueror and occupier - that is, until Iraqis finally kick us out as they will in time in a part of the world long a graveyard for foreign invaders. But it won't happen quickly or before countless more thousands die, are injured, suffer immeasurably, are displaced, and lose everything

US Middle East Wars: Social Opposition
And Political Impotence

By James Petras

Everywhere I visit from Copenhagen to Istanbul, Patagonia to Mexico City, journalists and academics, trade unionists and businesspeople, as well as ordinary citizens, inevitably ask me why the US public tolerates the killing of over a million Iraqis over the last two decades, and thousands of Afghans since 2001?

09 June, 2007

Report Details CIA Prisons In Europe
By Joe Kay

A report released Friday by the Council of Europe confirms that the CIA has used interrogation centers in Europe, including in Romania and Poland, to secretly hold and torture prisoners captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the globe

16 May, 2007

Is Imperial Liquidation Possible For America?
By Chalmers Johnson

When Ronald Reagan coined the phrase "evil empire," he was referring to the Soviet Union, and I basically agreed with him that the USSR needed to be contained and checkmated. But today it is the U.S. that is widely perceived as an evil empire and world forces are gathering to stop us

15 May, 2007

Notes On A Cultural Renaissance
In A Time Of Barbarism

By James Petras

We live in a time of imperial-driven destructive wars in the name of ‘democracy’, savage exploitation in the name of ‘emerging world powers’, massive forced population displacement in the name of ‘immigration’ and large-scale pillage of natural resources in the name of ‘free markets’

27 April, 200

Mr. Bush, Tear Down These Walls!
By Scott Ritter

The ongoing policy of building walls in Baghdad designed to segregate Sunni neighborhoods from Shiite neighborhoods is as morally despicable as it is ineffective. The Soviets built walls; the Nazis walled off entire communities, often as a precursor to rounding up the segregated population and shipping it off to concentration camps

24 April, 2007

Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II
Due To Us Interventions

By James A. Lucas

The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world

23 April, 2007

Blacksburg To Baghdad:US Mass Murder
At Home & Abroad

By Gideon Polya

The Blacksburg Massacre was enabled because America is awash with guns, has a power-obsessed, abusive and racist culture and IGNORES the appalling human consequences of its actions

17 April, 2007

Blood For Oil Control
By Paul Street

U.S. forces are in Iraq to protect Iraq oil from the Iraqis themselves and from the possibility that the Iraqis might act to accelerate U.S. global decline by aligning their energy resources with the development of competing states and sectors in the world system

14 April, 2007

Iran May Be The Greatest Crisis Of Modern Times
By John Pilger

It is time we in Britain and other Western countries stopped looking from the side. We are being led towards perhaps the most serious crisis in modern history as the Bush-Cheney-Blair "long war" edges closer to Iran for no reason other than that nation's independence from rapacious America

27 March, 2007

A Cluster Bomb Treaty: Again,
It's The U.S. v. The World

By Scott Stedjan & Laura Weis

In an historic step forward, Norway hosted the Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions in late February 2007, where 49 countries met to discuss how to address the indiscriminate and lasting effects of cluster munitions on civilians. The Bush administration did not send a representative to the Oslo meeting and, absent a policy change, is unlikely to participate in subsequent meetings

19 March, 2007

If Elected, Hillary Clinton Vows
To Keep US Troops In Iraq

By Bill Van Auken

In a calculated bid to position herself for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton told the New York Times Wednesday that, if elected president, she would keep significant US military forces in Iraq for the foreseeable future

13 March, 2007

America's Perpetual Nuclear War
By Robert Weitzel

The world should note that America has been waging a “low yield” nuclear war that has been killing civilians for almost two decades. Missing from this war are mushroom clouds and very loud booms. Present is nuclear fallout with its insidious long-term effects on both combatant and civilian and its perpetual contamination of land and water resources

11 March, 2007

A Predator Becomes More Dangerous
When Wounded

By Noam Chomsky

Washington's escalation of threats against Iran is driven by a determination to secure control of the region's energy resources

10 March, 2007

Democrats “Withdrawal” Plan Paves
Way To Escalation Of Iraq War

By Bill Van Auken

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic congressional leaders unveiled a toothless plan Thursday that they claim would result in the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq a year and a half from now. The main purpose of this political exercise, however, is to unite the party behind supplemental funding legislation that will provide at least $100 billion more to pay for the escalation of the illegal war and occupation that has been waged by Washington for the past four years

02 March, 2007

Nemesis: The Last Days Of The American Republic
By Chalmers Johnson & Amy Goodman

In his new book, CIA analyst, distinguished scholar, and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson argues that US military and economic overreach may actually lead to the nation's collapse as a constitutional republic. It's the last volume in his Blowback trilogy, following the best-selling "Blowback" and "The Sorrows of Empire."

A Review Of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis
By Stephen Lendman

Volume three is Nemesis and the subject of this review. In it, Johnson "tried to present historical, political, economic, and philosophical evidence of where our current behavior is likely to lead." He believes our present course is a road to perdition in the form of fiscal insolvency and a military or civilian dictatorship

Never Again To Antiwar Battle Fatigue
By David Howard

From the Holocaust witnesses we have learned to say never again to regimes of racism and fascism. From Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors we have learned to say never again to nuclear weapons. From the Iraq War we must learn to say never again to preemptive war, to torture, and to the insidious ideology of democratizing by the sword

01 March, 2007

America's March Madness
By Mickey Z.

Last month, I touched on a fraction of February's forgotten history vis-à-vis America's long history of global brutality. Here's a small taste of March's madness

14 February, 2007

The World Can Halt Bush’s Crimes
By Dumping The Dollar

By Paul Craig Roberts

If the rest of the world would simply stop purchasing US Treasuries, and instead dump their surplus dollars into the foreign exchange market, the Bush Regime would be overwhelmed with economic crisis and unable to wage war. The arrogant hubris associated with the “sole superpower” myth would burst like the bubble it is

13 February, 2007

Bush’s Plan For Iraq And The Middle East
By Abid Mustafa

Over the past few months, the Bush administration in the backdrop of the Iraq Study Group’s (ISG) report has announced its plan for Iraq—apart from the Presidents refusal to formally engage Iran and Syria— the plan broadly concurs with the recommendation laid out by the ISG. Furthermore, the US has mobilised its surrogates in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and the gulf countries to implement this plan and prepare the ground for the emergence of a new middle east. What follows is a brief summary of what America is planning to achieve in Palestine, Iraq and Iran

12 February, 2007

“You Cannot Oppose The War And Fund This War”
By Kevin Zeese & Anthony Arnove

An interview with Anthony Arnove

War: It's Just A Pretext Away
(Lessons From Yugoslavia)

By Mickey Z.

Anyone viewing international events with even a shred of objectivity knows that the U.S. government is just a pretext away from bombing Iran. American history, after all, is teeming with convenient provocations that created an opening for military intervention

07 February, 2007

Forgotten February
By Mickey Z.

A brief peek at America's unrestrained brutality

Clinton, Edwards And Obama: Strike Iran
Why The Democrats Won’t Save Us

By Joshua Frank

None of the front running Democrats are opposed to Bush’s dubious “war on terror” or his bullying of Iran. They support his aggression in principle but simply believe a Democratic presidency could handle the job more astutely. All put Israel first and none are going to fundamentally alter U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

02 February, 2007

Stepped Up US Preparations
For War Against Iran

By Peter Symonds

A relentless and unmistakable American buildup for war against Iran is currently underway. Military preparations are being accompanied by a daily barrage of propaganda against Tehran issuing from US sources and relayed uncritically via a compliant media

01 February, 2007

US Holocaust Commission And Holocaust Denial
By Dr Gideon Polya

The US recently successfully put a Resolution to UN General Assembly rightly condemning Holocaust Denial. However the Resolution ignored huge non-Jewish Holocausts e.g. the US-driven Iraqi Holocaust and thus was Holocaust Ignoring, something even worse than Holocaust Denial because it is Passive Holocaust Denial that admits of no refutation – who does one refute something that has not even been asserted?

24 January, 2007

Gangsters For Capitalism
By Clinton L. Cox

Although benign U.S. intentions are an article of faith among many Americans, theft, murder and oppression have always been central to U.S. policies and practices in the non-white world. George Bush’s crusade for ‘democracy’ is yet another chapter in the shameful saga

Bush The Empire Slayer
By Bernard Chazelle

Victors are never war criminals. That's because they get to write the history books. Bush won't have that chance. The die has been cast and the hour is too late for him or anyone to alter the unforgiving judgment of posterity

20 January, 2007

Rice’s Middle East Tour: Arab Rregimes
Back US War Drive In Iraq And Iran

By Jean Shaoul & Chris Marsden

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the Emirates have all signed up to the Bush administration’s escalation of its aggression against Iraq and its plans for a military attack on Iran

Truth Is Speaking… Is Power Listening?
By Carolyn Baker & Jason Miller

Carolyn Baker interviewed by Jason Miller

19 January, 2007

Is The U.S. Planning A Horrific Global Nuclear War?
By Michel Chossudovsky

At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable, a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread, in terms of radioactive fallout, over a large part of the Middle East

17 January, 2007

Turning On The War
By Joshua Frank

It seems the only way the war will come to an end will be when soldiers start resisting by the droves. It’s already happening with little fanfare all across the country. Many are finding refuge in Canada and elsewhere. These brave soldiers must be congratulated for taking such a path. They are the answer the antiwar movement has been looking for. Let’s hope they lead by example. If their peers don’t follow, we are in for a much longer, deadlier war

11 January, 2007

Bringing To Book The Guilty Men Of Baghdad
By Siddharth Varadarajan

The legal arguments used by the U.S.-sponsored Iraqi court to convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity apply even more forcefully to those American leaders who ordered the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq

Air strikes On Somalia: A New Stage
In Washington’s Illegal “Terror” War

By Chris Marsden

US air strikes against targets in the south of Somalia have claimed a substantial number of civilian lives. The bombing campaign, begun Sunday night and continued on Monday, mark a major escalation in the Bush administration’s lawless use of violence to achieve Washington’s strategic aims under the auspices of its “global war on terrorism.”

A Dark Anniversary
By William Fisher

This week, as the world marks the fifth anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. naval facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a growing number of people and organizations – from military officers to religious leaders to legal scholars to human rights groups – continue to label the prison a black hole of injustice and demand that it be closed

08 January, 2007

The Tower Of Wealth Without A Foundation
By Siv O'Neall

The two mainstays of the neoconservative and neoliberal agenda can be reduced to the accumulation of more wealth for the tiny upper clique of the American population and to assuring the ever-lasting continuation of the U.S. empire. The rest of the world is simply of no consequence to the neocon way of thinking and that's where they make the huge mistake that is one day going to be their downfall

07 January, 2007

Bush’s Solution To Iraq – No Mystery
By Dan Lieberman

Jordan and Syria, that feel threatened by Iraq and Iran, might become more conciliatory to the U.S. and Israel (USrael) and seek their protection (as in mafia protection). The U.S. might bow out and let Israel proceed in its own plans. Israel might be the biggest victor in this calamitous and haunting adventure

04 January, 2007

Hussein And Ford = Dead Criminals
By Mickey Z.

All you need to know about America is summed up here: Saddam Hussein was "the next Hitler" while Gerald Ford was a "healer."

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