“Obama, the cerebral son of an anthropologist”—this is how the Associated Press touted soon to be ex-president Barack Obama on his visit to Laos this week. The AP went even further, declaring Obama’s approach “soft diplomacy”. One has to wonder where all of the “soft diplomacy” was in the seven brutal wars simultaneously fought by… Read More Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos?
The following is the video, and transcript, of the now famous statement by Irish parliament deputy (TD) Clare Daly of the United Left Alliance, delivered in the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Also see Clare Daly in Twitter and Facebook: Transcript: Deputy Clare Daly: It is important to take this opportunity to bring some… Read More Obama is a War Criminal: Clare Daly Speaks for All of Us
On Friday morning, intoned the President of the United States, “…we woke up to news of a tragedy that reminds us all of the ways we are united as one American family.” Having arisen to the announcement that one American had gunned down scores of his compatriots in a Colorado theatre, I was compelled to… Read More The Ties That Bind
On 20 January 2009, this is what an instrument of American pacification stated on his entry into office: To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to… Read More The Fall of the American Wall: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond