Cuba and the US: Castro and Obama on Establishing Diplomatic Relations

What follows are transcripts of the two speeches given today by Cuba’s President, Raúl Castro, and US President Barack Obama, on the establishment of diplomatic relations: STATEMENT BY THE CUBAN PRESIDENT (Havana, December 17, 2014) Fellow countrymen, Since my election as President of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated on many… Read More Cuba and the US: Castro and Obama on Establishing Diplomatic Relations

Scotland Needs a Cultural Revolution

The Queen of England has welcomed the Scottish referendum results from her castle in Balmoral, and Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, has resigned. Violent clashes have already occured on the streets between Unionists and Nationalists. London media organs, such as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express have been refused entry to… Read More Scotland Needs a Cultural Revolution

US Sovereignty and Economic Exceptionalism

The following is an extract from Karine Perron’s chapter, “The International Economic Sovereignty of the United States of America: Integrating the Exception to our Understanding of Empire,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 105-120: Overview: Karine Perron addresses the scope of US capacity to influence and… Read More US Sovereignty and Economic Exceptionalism

The Militarization of Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

The following is an extract from Keir Forgie’s chapter, “US Imperialism and Disaster Capitalism in Haiti,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 57-75: Overview: Keir Forgie details some characteristic actions of the new, that is, US imperialism enforced upon Haiti leading up to and following the… Read More The Militarization of Humanitarian Aid to Haiti