One of U.S. White House’s Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand

Eric Zuesse Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical force in a corporate dispute. Kolomoysky (whose net worth is estimated at $3-$6 billion) is […]

Not your regular evening news.

A letter by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela does not represent a threat – on the contrary – follow the money – she represents an economic opportunity for the masters of the greedy US neocons: Letter to the People of the United States: “Venezuela Is Not a Threat”. Nicolas Maduro Mondoweiss has the inside on Netanyahu’s warmongering […]

Review (part 4) of: Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence

This is the fourth part of a multi-part review of Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence, edited by Herbert Agar and Alan Tate, an anthology of essays by twenty-one social critics considered to be conservative when the book was first published in 1936. Unfortunately, when I started writing this review, I forgot that […]

Review (part 3) of: Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence

This is the third part of a multi-part review of Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence, edited by Herbert Agar and Alan Tate, an anthology of essays by twenty-one social critics considered to be conservative when the book was first published in 1936. I’ve grouped Chapters 3-6 together, because they all deal in […]

Japanese Resist US Military Bases In Okinawa

By Ayano Ginoza, Michiko Hase and Gwyn Kirk, www.fpif.org November 3rd, 2014 ( reposted from Popular Resistance) Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases. They come in kayaks and canoes to protect the bay, maintain a tent city on the beach, and […]

Review (part 2) of: Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence

This is the second part of a multi-part review of Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence, edited by Herbert Agar and Alan Tate, an anthology of essays by twenty-one social critics considered to be conservative when the book was first published in 1936. Chapter 2: In “Big Business in the Property State,” Lyle H. […]

Review (part 1) of: Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence

Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence, edited by Herbert Agar and Alan Tate, is an anthology of essays by twenty-one social critics considered to be conservative when the book was first published in 1936.  I was alerted to this book when I read Unstoppable, by Ralph Nader. Who Owns America? is a fascinating […]

“BEFORE OUR EYES” The Future of the Middle East by Thierry Meyssan

DAMASCUS (SYRIA) For several months, Barack Obama has been trying to change US policy in the Middle East in order to eliminate the Islamic Emirate with the help of Syria. But he cannot do this, partly because he has been saying for years that President Assad must go, and secondly because his regional allies support […]

“Passing off Meat as Fish” — The Global Left’s WTF Syriza Moment

A rather scathing and self reflective article by Stathis Kouvelakis, who teaches political theory at King’s College London and serves on the central committee of Syriza, offers what seems to be the only strategic option for Syriza, if we are to presume that it is dealing as a leftist/socialist party and not revealing itself as a […]

Chris Hedges Strategy for Radical Change at Green Party

The Dem party is too big and institutionally too captured to reform. The Green party is mostly invisible, and without much to show for other than a few council members warming seats in state or municipal legislatures. Movement building, worker councils’ presence on the ground or the sort of logistical thumbs on the pulse of resistance […]

Syriza: Can Reform of Capitalism Lead to Anticapitalist Revolution?

  I’ve had a brief exchange with Two Americas in a comment threads attached to another post (which we may, or may not, transfer to this thread,) in which my support of Syriza’s “reformism” – which I regard as a reality grounded, anticapitalist, revolutionary process – was rejected by him(?) as, well, reformist, and thus supportive of […]