The War Against Oblivion
John Ross lived and worked in Mexico for decades. His reporting appeared in various journals and magazines. He was the winner of the Upton Sinclair Award and the American Book Award. His books include The Annexation of Mexico, and El Monstruo: Death & Redemption in Mexico City. He passed away in 2011.
The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm XMalcolm X is a singular figure in African-American history. He led an extraordinary life. He was born in an impoverished family in Omaha, NE on May 19, 1925. He recalled being “dizzy” with hunger. He said, “My whole life has been a chronology of changes.” Indeed it was. He went through a remarkable series of […]
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 […]
Iraq: Refuting the Bush Allegations
As'ad AbuKhalilSince his “axis of evil” speech, President Bush has had Iraq in his gunsights. It now seems that war is inevitable. The drumbeats are almost deafening. The most powerful nation in history will lead the charge against a country of 22 million people. Iraq, ancient Mesopotamia, one of the cradles of civilization, the land between […]
The Warfare State
Philip AgeeFormer CIA officer Philip Agee contends that U.S. foreign policy is driven by the need for crises in order to justify military spending thus creating a warfare state. The spector and threat of overseas enemies and turmoil is a method, Agee argues, of preventing genuine democracy and reform of the domestic system.
Inside the Company: CIA Diary
Philip AgeeIn the cavernous marble and glass lobby of CIA HQs in Langley, Virginia there is an inscription etched into the wall. Not some patriotic slogan, but words from the Gospel of John: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” No matter who is president, particularly since 1945, there has […]
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 […]