An irresistible decline
This territory, colonized by Europeans, has become the headquarters of an empire that attacks all of humanity in the name of Goodness. But within this colossus with feet of clay, resistance is already organizing itself.
Gina Haspel’s rise is no victory for feminism
Mona Eltahawy منى الطحاوي
In his tweet announcing her selection for promotion to director of the Central Intelligence Agency, President Trump boasted that Gina Haspel was the “first woman so chosen.”
As an Egyptian feminist, I am not celebrating.
Ms. Haspel ...
Merchants of Death: USAmerica’s toxic cult of violence turns deadly
John W. Whitehead
“Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers and the lobbyists ...
Vietnam and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’
Military planners have learned the wrong lessons from the Vietnam War, focusing on war’s “winnability” rather than questioning whether to engage in it all, notes Alastair Crooke.
Setting aside for the moment President Donald Trump’ ...
‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions
- Peter Whoriskey
TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time ...
Trump, the generals and the FBI
- Fred Goldstein
A most remarkable and telling indicator of where the ruling class stands today on the question of war ...
The My Lai Massacre: fifty years later
- Howard Lisnoff
Nineteen sixty-eight was an earth-shattering year! Revolution was in the air all across the globe from ...
It’s time to call economic sanctions what they are: war crimes
- Patrick Cockburn
The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as “ghost ships” ...
Who are we really marching for? Critical reflections a year after the Women’s March
- Tamara Hijazi تمارا حجازي
This past Saturday, on the first anniversary of the Women’s March, I did not step onto the buses. ...
Forty-One Hearts Are Still Beating in Guantanamo
- Kathy Kelly
Today, January 11, 2018, marks the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim ...
Trump presidency survives by paying off the ruling class
- Fred Goldstein
Journalist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” depicts Donald Trump as totally ...