Category Archives: Imperialism

Trump’s new war plan is an awful lot like the old one

The Trump administration has a new plan for the war in Syria, Spencer Ackerman reports for The Daily Beast, and it’s the same as the old one: bomb the hell out of the Islamic State and other extremists while not … Continue reading

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Syria’s rebels are empire’s pawns (except America’s favorite proxy)

Perhaps the most humorous aspect of the latest drivel published by Jacobin in defense of the Syrian regime headed by Bashar al-Assad is the way the “anti-imperialist” author is forced by their own tautological premise to downplay the decisive role … Continue reading

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Hillary the Hawk

Medea Benajamin and I make the anti-imperialist case for Hillary Clinton. Or do we? Guess you’ll have to read it.

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Saudi air strikes, backed by America, kill 38 civilians a day

Saudi Arabia began bombing its neighbor, Yemen, on March 26, responding to a call from the country’s unelected president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, for intervention to beat back a military campaign by Houthi rebels — allied with former strongman and erstwhile … Continue reading

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On Russia, Ukraine and different brands of imperialism

I spoke to a left-wing activist in Moscow about the state of the opposition in Russia, what’s happening in Ukraine, and whether one form of imperialism can be an effective, desirable counter to another. You can read the transcript over … Continue reading

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Education and social revolution

San Diego is a great place. As a college student, I had a lot of fun there. But it’s an inescapable, lamentable fact that the whole county is basically just one big military base with a few recreational areas scattered … Continue reading

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‘A Global Empire, Yet a "United States of Fear"’

In my latest piece for Inter Press Service, I review Tom Engelhardt’s new collection of essays, United States of Fear, and opine on militarism in America. Give it a read.

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