The Paris attacks — Passports revisited – by Jean-Claude Paye

This is almost turning into a farce, albeit a tragic one: since 9/11 there has been one single terrorist attack in which the authors, who are supposed to try and remain unidentified, have not somehow left ID documents behind. For sociologist Jean-Claude Paye, what might look like repetitive asininity must be interpreted as a rhetorical […]

The French Republic taken hostage

The war which has now spread to Paris is incomprehensible for those French citizens who are ignorant of practically all the secret activities of their government in the Arab world, of its unnatural alliances with the Gulf dictators, and its active participation in international terrorism. These policies have never been discussed in Parliament, and the […]

No Shame for U.S. 2003 Invasion of Iraq? The Meaning of This.

Germany was ashamed of having invaded Poland under a false pretext, etc.; but the U.S. is not ashamed of having secretly overthrown Iran’s democracy in 1953 and of having installed dictatorship there; nor of having invaded Iraq and created Iraq’s civil war in 2003, etc. (there are many such examples). America’s failure to prosecute George […]

Against a Caliphate Revival: Assad, Putin and Obama.

Many essays by Thierry Meyssan suggest that Obama has not been in full control of elements within his administration’s foreign policy corps, especially during Hillary’s tenure at State. The history of palace intrigues would support such eventualities, so I see no reason not to allow such a possibility to color my thinking, which is not […]

License to Kill

UN Ambassador Samantha Power. Let’s face it: the United States feels entitled to a license to kill. On 23 September, Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations, insisted that the Russian veto power in the Security Council was endangering its legitimacy. Russia had vetoed four Security Council resolutions on Syria. Understandably, the US rabid […]

Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War? By Martha Mundy

What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaza) are met with resounding silence? For six months there has been a blockade of food and fuel, and management […]

Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Socialism Invites Saudi Billionaires To Kill And Destroy Yemen And Beyond

Bernie Sanders Again Insists That Saudi Arabia Should Kill More People  By David Swanson  source: Let’s Try Democracy Senator Bernie Sanders taped a PBS show at the University of Virginia on Monday. I had corresponded with the host Doug Blackmon beforehand, and offered him ideas for questions on military spending and war, questions like these: […]

The Utility of Social Democratic Reformism to Capitalism

“…social democracy’s inability to think beyond capitalism is the source of its terminal decline.”   The Great Reformer Olof Palme’s career illustrates the Swedish model’s great successes — and crippling weaknesses. by Kjell Östberg source: Jacobin This February will mark thirty years since Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm. The […]

Refugee Migration Paints Neocon-neoliberalism Morally Bankrupt

I cannot help but to be reminded that Bernie Sanders believes in the opposite of what Putin asserts and advances, and certainly in this instance. (Bernie Sanders: Anti-Russian Propaganda and “Vermont Socialism” – NEO – New Eastern Outlook) His recent foreign policy remarks on drones and the importance of American military global dominance(hegemony) and his position […]

Bernie Sanders “Reporting For Duty!”

Sanders pledges his campaign to save Democratic Party By Patrick Martin 31 August 2015 source: WSWS In a speech Friday afternoon to the Democratic National Committee, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders portrayed his presidential campaign as the only way to rebuild popular support for the Democratic Party and save its electoral prospects in 2016. It was the […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Flawed Glass-Steagall Legislation v. Marcy Kaptur’s “Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2015.”

  Elizabeth Warren’s Glass-Steagall Legislation Has Two Fatal Flaws By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: July 20, 2015 source: Wall Street On Parade When it comes to sleuthing out how Wall Street has gamed the laws, conned the regulators and colluded to corrupt the whole financial system, there is no one in Congress sharper-eyed or more […]