Category Archive: Imperialism

Aug 20 2015

Syria What’s Ahead? Diplomacy or Military Escalation (VIDEO)

This week, the International Action Center hosted an informative forum on Syria with many excellent speakers.  Among them were several members of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Administrative Committee, all of whom have been closely monitoring the disastrous war on Syria over the last 4 years, which was one of the topics highlighted in …

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Jul 18 2015

Selling Out Greece

The Greek people were given an opportunity to say whether or not  they were willing to accept the toxic bailout offered by the EU.    The  result of the referendum was a solid NO!   The very next day, Yanou Varoufakis, Finance MInister and  the most dedicated, intelligent and articulate spokesman in the  Syriza government, who was focused on building an alternative solution, was driven out of his position as the pivotal negotiator.

Within a week, Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsiparas, took the deal the people had voted to reject.   The people of Greece, ceased to be news, and the EU package became the central topic of discussion.

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Jun 19 2015

The Nonviolent Hegemon

The antiwar movement in the United States is severely divided at present.  Even discounting the people who have drunk the Kool-Aid of the MSM or take at face value the pronouncements of US officials on foreign policy, there is much discussion around what  divides the antiwar movement and how can it be reformulated in a broader context.

There are some who have said that as revolutionary socialists they don’t always agree with’pacifists’.  I guess that is one guideline, but ‘revolution’ is different things to different people, and if you have ever gone to a nonviolence training you might have learned that the same is true of ‘pacifism’.  I consider myself both nonviolent and a revolutionary thinker.    There is a broad stroke that reflects the widest division of the antiwar movement as I see it.   That is the division between those who ‘buy’ U.S. hegemony and those who don’t ‘buy’ it.

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Oct 30 2014

Serena Shim on Turkey

Serena Shim, a Lebanese American, reported for Press TV on the Syrian militants in Turkey.  . Her death, last week in a car crash in Turkey.  raised some serious questions.    Because Turkish Intelligence recently threatened to put her in prison, some believe that she was murdered, either by Turkish Intelligence or the CIA which …

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Sep 28 2014

The Futility of Asking Congress to Block the Next Gate

There are those who want to support emerging bills in Congress that would limit the administration’s ability to put ‘boots on the ground’ and give Obama an authorization for the current air war with an expiration date. I very much disagree with this strategy and believe that even promoting it is counter productive. Sometimes, instead …

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Aug 27 2014

End Iraq and Syria Intervention

Here’s an excellent interview from Democracy Now! with Professor Vijay Prashad of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and the American College in Beirut. Yesterday the interview focused on Syria and Iraq.  However, I thought that the discussion today, when his focus was on Libya was more insightful and illuminating. 

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Aug 13 2014

Consequences of US Neocolonial War on Iraq

On August 7, I spoke in Albany with Scott Williams on US Intervention is Gaza, Syria and Iraq.    US imperialist wars have had devastating consequences for the people of these countries and the societies they built over hundreds of years.   Of course you could include, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan . . . …

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Jul 29 2014

Gaza, Syria and Iraq, Wars Made in the USA

Gaza, Syria and Iraq, Wars Made in the USA  

Upstate New York Tour with Judy Bello and Scott Williams

*Connecting the Dots*

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Israel’s brutal assault on the people of Gaza, targeting mostly children and civilians while destroying hospitals, schools, infrastructure and mosques, has been built …

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Jul 22 2014

Afghan Children and the News Merry-Go-Round

Today I spoke with friends in Kabul, members of Afghan Peace Volunteers, a group of young people who engage in peace building projects.   They make headscarves for mothers, sew and market blankets for rural families in winter, Their videos, which are consistently quite charming, can bee seen at http://ourjourneytosmile.com.  These young people from war torn …

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Jun 27 2014

The Syrian Election and ISIS in Iraq

Earlier this month, I traveled with seven other westerners to Syria where we joined with thirty plus activists, journalists and politicians from Asia, Africa and South America to observe the Syria Presidential election.       Bashar. Assad won 88% of the vote.    Though some people in opposition areas boycotted the election, and others could not …

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