Category Archives: Analyst

India | India: midnight’s children reach bitter adulthood

by Supriyo Chatterjee

It is said that for everything that holds true for India, the opposite is equally true. Seventy years into independence, India has returned to the big league of nations, where it was before becoming a British colony. But its achievements cannot conceal the shocking degradation of human life in the country over the past seven decades.

USA | Trump Versus the Venezuelan Revolution

by Shamus Cooke

Trump’s threats against Venezuela escalated recently from the economic to the military: after announcing sanctions he threatened that all military options were “on the table.” Trump’s actions were perfectly timed to lend support to the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, whose ongoing violent rebellion aims to topple the government of democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro.

USA | Donald’s Fury and North Korea’s Fire

by Brian Cloughley

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

President Donald Trump,  August 8, 2017

Venezuela | Venezuela After the Constituent Assembly Elections, Conciliation or Revolution?

By Jorge Martin

Even before the National Election Council had announced the results of Sunday’s Constituent Assembly elections in Venezuela, the opposition and western imperialism had already declared there had been massive fraud and that they would not recognise the legitimacy of the Assembly. Since then, they have piled up pressure on all fronts. What is to be done?

USA | US Foreign Military Bases Aren’t for “Defense”

“U.S. foreign military bases are the principal instruments of imperial global domination and environmental damage through wars of aggression and occupation.” That’s the unifying claim of the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases (noforeignbases.org), and it’s true as far as it goes.  But as a signer of the Coalition’s endorsement form, I think it’s worth taking the argument a bit further. The maintenance of nearly 1,000 US military bases on foreign soil isn’t just a nightmare for peaceniks. It’s also also an objective threat to US national security