Articles USA Politics

  • Our sinister dual state: Chris Hedges

    USA Politics

    We live in what the German political scientist Ernst Fraenkel called “the dual state.” Totalitarian states are always dual states. In the dual state civil liberties are abolished in the name of national security.

  • Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

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    Noam Chomsky argues we’re no longer a functioning democracy. We’re really a plutocracy.

  • The Logic behind Mass Spying: Empire and Cyber Imperialism

    James Petras give a systemic analysis of the surveillance state and how it’s linked to U.S. imperialism and capitalism.

  • Feeding the Flame of Revolt

    Chris Hedges interview Jeremy Hammond, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking into computers of a private security firm that works on behalf of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, and corporations such as Dow Chemical.

  • Listen to Chomsky’s Montréal discussion period

    Listen to the discussion period from Noam Chomsky’s Montréal lecture in Oct. 2013, a discussion that touches upon the reality of growing police repression in Montréal under the municipal law P-6 that bans free protest, to a clear denunciation of the pending Quebec secularist charter.

  • Boston and Venezuela: Terrorism There and Here

    Two major terrorists’ attacks took place almost simultaneously: in Boston, two Chechen terrorists set off bombs during the annual Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring 170; in Venezuela, terrorist-supporters of defeated presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles, assassinated 8 and injured 70 supporters of victorious Socialist Party candidate Nicolas Maduro, in the course of firebombing 8 health clinics and several Party offices and homes.

  • The Vote Is In—America Needs a New Paradigm

    It seems Americans are in for more of the same legislative gridlock as before the election. How Congress deals with the looming fiscal cliff will be telling.

  • Legal Imperialism and International Law

    Law is not simply part of the superstructure “reflecting” the power of economic or political institutions: it also guides and directs political and economic institutions, committing material resources to implement imperial doctrines.

  • Elite Intrigues: It’s Not About Sex, Stupid!

    The headline stories claim that CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA because of an adulterous relation with his young biographer and that General John Allen, Supreme Commander of US troops in Afghanistan, was under investigation and his promotion to top commander of US troops in Europe was on hold, because, we are told, of his ‘inappropriate’ comments in the exchange of e-mails with a civilian female friend.

  • U.S. Election: Sawant, Stein, and Post-2012 Left Strategy

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    With more than 16,000 votes (a whopping 28 per cent of the vote), the campaign of Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant in Washington’s 43rd legislative district is a bright beacon of hope on the otherwise bleak horizon of the 2012 election for the American left, although you wouldn’t know it by reading the party-line and left-liberal news outlets.

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