US Imperialism

CIA’s Favorite Channel, New York Times, Lobbies for Mullah Fethullah Gulen

New York Times Comes out of the Closet – Doing the CIA’s Bidding Last week Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey would officially request the extradition of US-based Mullah Fethullah Gulen- a Turkish preacher in Pennsylvania with a $20+ billion network, whose followers have been accused of trying to eliminate PM Erdogan’s government. [...]

Turkey: It is Time to Prove Your Sovereignty

The best interests of Turkey lie with Turkey and its people- the empire and its imperial interests notwithstanding. I am sure many of you are familiar with Paul Revere’s famed midnight ride, which took place 239 years ago. It has been claimed that Paul Revere shouted the following legendary phrase as he passed from town [...]

The 1st Commandment of U.S. Imperial Pursuits: What’s Good for the Goose is NOT Good for the Gander!

The Sheer Joy of Imperial Hubris & One-Way Equations It is time for our government to put aside diplomatic lingo and modified expressions and just state the facts as they see and believe them. It is way past time for our nation to hear it from our government – the BS-free and straight-forward version of [...]

The Changing Contours of US Imperial Intervention in World Conflicts

Following the Vietnam War, US imperial intervention passed through several phases: In the immediate aftermath, the US government faced a humiliating military defeat at the hands of the Vietnamese liberation forces and was under pressure from an American public sick and tired of war. Imperial military interventions, domestic espionage against opponents and usual practice of [...]

Choosing Hegemony: Turkey, NATO & the Path to War

As the destabilization of Syria has evolved over the course of the last year and a half, what has become apparent to political observers is the seeming incongruity of Turkey’s role in the region. While Ankara has attempted in recent years to establish itself as a force for political and economic change and progress, it [...]

Stop Imperialism Podcast – Covering US Terrorism in Syria, Iran Sanctions, Wikileaks’ NY Times Trolling & Beyond

In this episode Eric Draitser covers recent developments and their implications in several regions including: The latest developments in Syria and the US Justification-support of terrorism there, the latest sanction escalations against Iran, Russia’s pursuit of naval bases in Cuba and Vietnam, Wikileaks’ trolling of New York Times, and more! Eric Draitser is an independent [...]

Stop Imperialism Podcast – African discourse in the Western world

Eric Draitser Presents Abayomi Azikiwe Eric sits down with Abayomi Azikiwe to discuss a variety of topics related to Africa. Eric and Abayomi examine African discourse in the Western world and how it is shaped to benefit the ruling class. Additionally, they analyze the conflicts in Nigeria, Sudan, Libya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and elsewhere, [...]

Mali, Al Qaeda, and the US Neo-Colonial Agenda

Recent developments in Mali illustrate both the way in which the Unites States and its Western allies directly project military and political power, as well as the role of terrorism as a necessary pretext for imperialist, neo-colonial domination. Beginning with the establishment of AFRICOM (US Africa Command) in 2007, incorporating the war in Libya and [...]

Mourning New Zealand’s New Chosen Path to Destruction

Going Down Under the Devil’s Spell My friends and those of you who have read my book know a bit about my fondness for New Zealand. I have been there more than once and not in the distant past. I have referred to several exemplary characteristics of its government more than a few times in [...]

Podcast Show #87- The Balochistan Nexus

The Boiling Frogs Presents Eric Draitser Eric Draitser joins us to discuss Balochistan, a region rich in oil reserves and mineral deposits in Southwest Asia bordering Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and a nexus at which diametrically opposing strategic interests converge. He talks about US support for terror groups such as Jundallah and the Baloch Liberation [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 11

Phony 2012 What are the broader motivations and implications behind the Kony 2012 video? Taking a look at the geopolitics of the region, its recent history, and Western subsidies for dictatorships (“dictatorship by franchise”) as well as profiting off of genocide (such as in the Congo), the Kony 2012 video is designed as an emotional [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 10

The Road to Tehran The Western imperial powers seem intent on regime change in Iran. It has been said that, “the road to Tehran is through Damascus,” and such sentiments have been expressed by the King of Saudi Arabia, a ruthless tyrant who represses his own and neighboring populations (such as in Bahrain), and who [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 9

American Imperial Adventures in Asia The American Empire had an early start in East and Southeast Asia, beginning with a U.S. Marine invasion of an Indonesian town in 1832, another Indonesian town in 1839, and a brief occupation of Danang (Vietnam) in 1846. From there, the United States sought to expand its commercial hegemony and [...]

Columbia’s Quest for Peace & Justice: The International & National Contexts

A Step toward Greater Independence By Professor James Petras Introduction: Between April 21-23, thousands of activists from most of the major urban and rural social movements and trade unions, human rights groups and indigenous, afro-Colombian movements will meet to unify forces and launch, what promises to be the most significant new political movement in recent [...]

The Anti-Empire Report: Please tell me again … What is the war in Afghanistan about?!

The Words in Obama’s Coming Victory Declaration: “Freedom” & “Democracy”, but certainly not “Pipeline” By William Blum   With the US war in Iraq supposedly having reached a good conclusion (or halfway decent … or better than nothing … or let’s get the hell out of here while some of us are still in one [...]