Browsing All posts tagged under »CIA«

Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 3)

May 16, 2014 by

6

Within the question of the professionalisation of the discipline lies a still largely unexplored area of how Anthropology serves as a western, largely white, middle-class mode of ‘consumption’, specifically the consumption of knowledge about the world that has been ‘appropriately’ filtered, organized, and translated. Of course getting a degree in Anthropology is not just like any other form of consumption, just as it is not merely an expression of curiosity: the process results in formal certification.

Surveillance, Dissent, and Imperialism

March 1, 2014 by

1

The Inner-Outer Dialectic of US Imperialism There are many ways that imperial expansion abroad can tie in with the socio-economic conditions and political relations that primarily pertain to the domestic sector of the imperial state. On the other hand, it is not worth overemphasizing the separation of the “domestic” and “foreign,” a fact widely recognized […]

Thirty Years After the U.S. Invasion of Grenada, the First Neoliberal War

October 28, 2013 by

2

This past Friday, October 25, marked the 30th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Grenada. There were many meanings and consequences of that invasion, not just for Grenada itself, or for the wider Caribbean region (including the increased militarization of the region in the aftermath, the importation of U.S. national security doctrine, and the scandalous […]

Encircling Empire: Report #23—Obama’s Scramble for Africa

August 10, 2013 by

2

Special thanks for leads and commentary that were useful for this report goes to Crossed Crocodiles, a website devoted to Africa and U.S.-African relations. This report–the last Encircling Empire Report for 2013–is fairly long given that it provides detail on a relatively comprehensive pattern of recent events which, taken together, paint a portrait of what […]

An Open Letter to the Media on the “Irony” of Snowden’s Request for Asylum in Venezuela and Ecuador

July 19, 2013 by

2

The supposed “irony” of whistle-blower Edward Snowden seeking asylum in countries such as Ecuador and Venezuela has become a media meme. Numerous articles, op-eds, reports and editorials in outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and MSNBC have hammered on this idea since the news first broke […]

Encircling Empire: Report #22—Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights, and Ice Cream

June 25, 2013 by

1

Freedom, democracy, and human rights–concepts deployed by the officialdom and corporate media of American Empire as if they were to be understood as singular and universal, with the U.S. cast as the zenith of achievement on these fronts, are concepts that heavily mark many of the unfolding events that have transpired since the last report. […]

The “Global War on Terror” Is Not Endless? A Pan-African View

June 16, 2013 by

2

The planned winding down of the global war on terror has major implications for the peace movement internationally and cannot be carried out without vigorous engagement from all. First published as: “War on terror not endless? A pan-Africa view” By Horace G. Campbell Pambazuka, Issue 609, 2012-12-06 INTRODUCTION After September 11, 2001, the President of […]

Encircling Empire: Report #21—Search and Distort Missions

May 11, 2013 by

3

Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period, providing links and representative extracts or key passages from each resource, usually focusing on certain countries/continents and/or processes in each report. The focus of the reports ranges from imperialism discussed in broad strokes, to specific facets of […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 800 other followers