Critique of Danny Sheehan; NPR; and Costa Rica
Interview by David Barsamian.
Tony Avirgan is an independent journalist. He covered the La Penca bombing in Nicaragua, the U.S. wars in Central America, and the Iran-Contra Scandal. His articles have appeared in The Nation and other journals and newspapers.
The Clash of Barbarisms
Gilbert AchcarZbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national Security Advisor and frequent talk show guest, contends that the main task facing the managers of American empire is “to prevent collusion and maintain dependence among the vassals, keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.” Pax Americana, America uber alles is the order of the […]
2016 Harvard Trade Union Program
Noam ChomskyThe lead news stories are clear: there is working-class anger, anxiety and rage. Working people have been taking it on the chin for decades. Wages have been flat for years. The Bernie Sanders campaign has highlighted the scandalous levels of income and wealth inequality. Increasingly, more and more workers understand how rigged the system is […]
Preventing Nuclear Apocalypse
Lilly Adams, Bruce AmundsonYou may know Apocalypse as a Marvel Comics supervillain. It is a word of Greek origin, meaning the catastrophic final destruction of the world. The use of nuclear weapons would be apocalyptic. It is difficult to imagine extinction. Understandably, most people would rather not think about it. The term nuclear war is misleading and false. […]
The Re-emergence of Fascism in Europe and Its Links to Postwar U.S. Policy
Philip AgeeFascist movements are increasingly active throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union. Areas of the Balkans are “ethnically cleansed.” Asians are attacked in Britain. Arabs are assaulted in France. Turks are murdered in Germany. While the targets of racism and hate have mostly changed, the rhetoric of vituperation is basically the same. What is startling […]
From Death Row
Mumia Abu-JamalMumia Abu-Jamal is the most well-known death row inmate. In 1982 he was sentenced to death for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman. Numerous efforts, based on new and suppressed evidence, to secure Abu-Jamal a new trial have thus far failed. His case has sparked demonstrations and the formation of support groups throughout the world.
The CIA and Cuba
Philip AgeeThe island of Cuba occupies a big place in the imagination and politics of the United States. The powerful anti-Castro lobby has greatly influenced U.S. policy toward the Caribbean nation. The landscape of U.S./Cuba relations is dotted with the missile crisis, blockades, embargoes and boat refugees. Few know the details of the extensive CIA operations […]