Articles USA Politics

  • 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.

  • From the “Lesser to the Greater Evil” and the Demise of Critical Liberalism

    The political damage incurred by the social movements and US working class under the Obama presidency is unprecedented and has laid the groundwork for further social regression and greater imperial bellicosity.

  • The Color of Money

    It is time Americans wake up to the fact that “green” is the only color that matters. This election is about money, who has it, and how will the unjust distribution of the nation’s wealth be maintained. When will the 99% begin to understand that?

  • A Very American Coup

    The corporate coup against the White House failed in the summer 1933. But it could succeed in November 2012. It’s time President Obama took a page or two from the counter-insurgency tactics of President Roosevelt. He hasn’t yet, and time is running out.

  • Nefarious details in the Cuban Five case

    I sit on a gray plastic chair waiting for Gerardo Hernández in the visiting room of the maximum-security federal pen in Victorville, California. The government charged Gerardo with conspiring to commit murder because he allegedly passed the flight information to Cuban authorities knowing they would shoot the planes down.

  • Republicans implode; I’m uneasy

    The political core issue who gets what from the budget­ has devolved into social issues. Republicans stress the biblical virtues of owning endless amounts of guns; saying no to climate change; making abortion a capital crime; erasing affirmative action, and eliminating activist (liberal) judges.

    Republican candidates encourage low-income supporters to focus on the peripheral, not on their own core interests. Try to imagine adults living on less than $2 per person per day­ almost 1.5 million, and 2.8 million children­ and listening to Republicans debate!

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