Category Archives: USA

President Trump Beats War Drums for Iran

President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of nation-building overseas. Once in office he pursued policies exactly the opposite of what he campaigned on. Unfortunately Iran is one of the few areas where the president has been very consistent. And consistently wrong.

South Korea | Punishing a Nation: How the Trump Administration is waging a merciless economic war on North Korea

By Gregory Elich

Diplomacy never had a chance. It was not long after President Trump took office that he signed a directive establishing a North Korea policy based on overtly hostile measures. The Treasury Department was told to implement a series of sanctions against North Korea and those who traded with it. U.S. diplomats were instructed to exhort foreign officials in nearly every meeting to break off contacts with North Korea. That program has been accelerating in recent weeks, with far reaching consequences.

USA | Angela Davis: An Interview on the Futures of Black Radicalism

 “The concept associated with Black Marxism that I find most productive and most potentially transformative is the concept of racial capitalism…. Global capitalism cannot be adequately comprehended if the racial dimension of capitalism is ignored.”

Ukraine | US intelligence services control Ukrainian telephone talks

On October 7 The New York Times has published an article “Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue” by Andrew Higgins and Andrew E.Kramer. The article gives breaking news: US intelligence services provided their satellites in Ukraine with special equipment for telephone spying. From its side Ukrainian state security is obliged to translated telephone intercepts from the new system and forward them to the Americans.

USA | If We Want to Stop Washington’s Wars, We Have a Lot of Work to Do

A statement issued by the Labor Fightback Network

The second week of August is a time when peace activists throughout the United States pause to remember the holocaust that our own country visited upon the people of Japan in 1945. It is the right thing to do, to stop and reflect on August 6-the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima-and August 9-the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki-and to recommit to the worldwide struggle that a third nuclear weapon will never be used, and for that matter that the people of this earth will put an end to all wars, with any weapons, once and forever.