U.S. Foreign Policy

Calls for a National Strike in Honduras, While Authorities Proceed with Electoral Theft

Social Movements in Honduras Call for National Strike Telesur 12/11/17 Honduran democracy on the brink  Al Jazeera 12/11/17 Honduras Election Body Says Partial Vote Recount Shows Same Result Telesur 12/10/17 Honduras opposition requests annulment of election results Deutsche Welle 12/9/17 No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran Pres. Zelaya Says 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Led to Election Crisis…

The Russians Are Coming, Again

I do appreciate the irony of finding Rob Reiner, a.k.a. “Meathead” on All in the Family, the popular CBS sitcom from the 1970s, now peddling anti-Russian propaganda via the newly-formed Committee to Investigate Russia. Reiner appears determined to fuel a renewed Cold War, enlisting actor Morgan Freeman to lend voice to the fact that “we…

U.S. Nuclear Modernization Has Pentagon Dreaming of a Winnable Nuclear War with Russia

Mainstream, Corporate Media in U.S. Yet to Cover Alarming Change in Nuclear Balance U.S. policy “creates exactly what one would expect to see, if a nuclear-armed state were planning to have the capacity to fight and win a nuclear war by disarming enemies with a surprise first strike” Asked in the June 2017 edition of…

NYT Mocks Putin’s Russia for Ignoring Its History, Neglecting to Mention U.S. Efforts to Strangle Bolshevik State At Birth

Long a servant to the grand cause of U.S. imperialism, it should come as no surprise that the New York Times would make light of the lack of celebration in Russia of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, generally agreed to have begun one hundred years ago on March 12, 1917. The NYT’s bit…

Chomsky on U.S. Foreign Policy: When a Sledgehammer is the Only Tool…

Political Economist and writer C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky at Truthout: The Empire of Chaos: An Interview With Noam Chomsky US foreign policy in the 21st century has little to offer other than massive military power. Indeed, gone are the days when military might was used in order to “recreate the world in America’s image.”…

Call Jared Huffman: End the Syrian War to End the Refugee Crisis

Robert Naiman and Avram Reisman of Just Foreign Policy today issued a call to action for those wishing to end both the Syrian war and the refugee crisis it’s helped create. Just Foreign Policy’s mission: Just Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing…

The Demonization of Vlad Putin – James Petras OpEd

Putin And The Press: The Demonology School Of Journalism – OpEd By James Petras — (October 17, 2015) The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized…

Chilean Dictator & Longtime U.S. Ally, Augusto Pinochet, Personally Ordered 1976 Washington D.C. Car Bombing

via The National Security Archive: On September 21, 1976 a bomb exploded underneath a car on Sheridan Circle, about a mile and a half from the White House, killing former Chilean Ambassador to the United States, Orlando Letelier and his colleague, U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt. A newly declassified memo from Secretary of State George Schultz…

Venezuela Strategy Group Statement on Leopoldo Lopez Conviction

Courtesy of the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ). Writes Chuck Kaufman, national co-coordinator of the AFGJ and facilitator of the VSG state “If a US politician drives drunk and kills two kids in a crosswalk, he’ll go to jail. What Leopoldo Lopez did was much more deliberate and it resulted in 43 deaths, both opposition and supporters…