Chronicle of a Death Foretold: The Post-Chávez Venezuelan Conjuncture

From: The   B u l l e t Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 779 March 9, 2013 ( By Jeffery R. Webber On live television, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro choked on his words. Hugo Chávez, the improbable President, born in the rural poverty of Sabaneta, in the state of Barinas, in 1954 had died of […]

Ecuador’The Yasuní initiative seemed to break a deadlock: it proposed the world should compensate Ecuador for not extracting oil from a biodiverse national park’s plan falters     As reported on, Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa won a stunning, yet not surprising victory, in this tiny country in South America.  But there are reasons to be concerned for the environment and the people of this courageous nation as the race for resources continues unfettered by faltering developed nations seeking to […]

Indigenous Protests Grow as Ecuador Auctions Amazon Oil Blocks

November 28th, 2012, by Mitch Anderson Help stop the destruction of the Amazon and sign the petition at: The Ecuadorian government’s plans to auction off nearly ten million acres of rainforest wilderness in the south-central Amazon – home to seven indigenous nationalities – was met by fierce opposition from hundreds of indigenous people this […]

Iran, Israel, the USA and World Capitalism

By – John Reimann The turmoil over whether (or when) Israel and/or the US will attack Iran is far more than a conflict between the regimes of these nations, as important as that conflict may be; it contains within it, and it affects all the tensions and conflicts wracking world capitalism. This includes the ongoing economic […]

If the US was overthrown by a criminal empire: an analogy to confront US-Iran history

Would it help to understand the facts to imagine if the US was in Iran’s position? This analogy is the conservative history (non-contested as far as I know) of what the US has done to Iran. Written from an American perspective, here’s the story of what the world would look like to Americans if we were […]

Revolt: an analogy of China as the US clearly shows the lies for war with Iran

source: Carl Herman, I wrote an analogy in 2009 of what the world would look like to Americans if the relationship of the US to Iran were switched to the US having Iran’s position and China having the US position. I’m re-printing the article below to help Americans understand the Orwellian nature of US […]

Oilpocalypse Now -­ Beneath the Surface

there is a crisis of democracy in the United States that is becoming painfully obvious, as regulations and government continue to kowtow to corporate power.