“America’s Backyard”: New reports on Ecuador by Wikileaks

picture of the faces of the military coup in Ecuador: General Guillermo Durán, commander of the Ecuadorian Army side-by-side with Alfredo Poveda, head of the Ecuadorian Navy During the early 1970’s, Richard Helms, at the time Director of the CIA, along with Desmond FitzGerald, then the CIA’s Director of Plans under Helms, worked with David […]

History repeats itself - the first time as farce, the second time as tragedy — what about the third, fourth, fifth time?: Immigration

Some things never change; one of them is the divide and conquer strategy; the favorite tactic of the capitalist ruling class.  So much could be written that has and although the figures cited below are now much, much worse — with prison populations of over 2.2 million and unemployment and racism ravaging communities in ways unbeknownst […]

On the demonization of Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega

An excerpt from the recently published book The Mother of All Battles: The Endless U.S.-Iraq War by Malcom Lagauche: In December 2003, we all saw the photos of a disheveled Saddam Hussein after he was pulled out of a “spider hole” in a town near Tikrit. The administration laughed and the U.S. public made jokes about […]

Why Do We Celebrate Veteran’s Day?

Reflective citizens need to ask what the celebration of Veterans Day is really about. If we are no longer celebrating the cause of peace, and instead are celebrating the military, what exactly are we celebrating?

Obama's Clover Over Dover

It’s been eighteen years since the media was accustomed to exhibiting the rituality and solemnity that surrounds the act of transporting fallen soldiers to their final resting place. In the desolate hours of the morning on October 28th, President Obama made an unannounced and unexpected trip to Dover, Delaware, the landing site of all war-fallen […]

CIA Supports Drug Kingpins

Pretend to be surprised! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html I want to skip right to my favorite part: “The CIA’s practices also suggest the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban, the Times said.” This is the punch line.  Hilarious, brilliant […]