CIA Covert Operations
Program #SCHB001. Recorded in New York, NY on February 11, 1988.
Interview by David Barsamian.
The Inversion of Totalitarianism
Sheldon WolinTraditional totalitarianism conjures images of jack-booted storm troopers, death camps and Stalin-like regimes. In recent years a new variety of totalitarianism has emerged departing from the norm. Noted political theorist Sheldon Wolin calls it “the inversion of totalitarianism” and that it “represents the political coming of age of corporate power and political demobilization of the […]
Today, Iraq. Tomorrow . . . ?
As'ad AbuKhalilA Pax Americana is emerging in the Middle East. Today the U.S. stands astride Iraq. The Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean are virtually U.S. lakes guarded over by the largest naval armadas in the world. American planes command the skies. The Middle East is dotted with and surrounded by U.S. military bases. […]
The Attack on Women & Welfare
Mimi AbramovitzThe burden of welfare reform falls overwhelmingly on poor women of color, yet discussions in Washington, state capitals and in the media scrupulously avoid mentioning gender, race and class. The public is told that support for the needy is dangerous and corrupting and furthermore there is no money for such programs. The new welfare law […]
The Battle for Saudi Arabia
As'ad AbuKhalilSaudi Arabia is a most unusual country. Its oil reserves are the largest in the world. It is run like a privately owned business operated by the Saud family. Hundreds of princes and their hanger ons preside over a nation without a constitution. Patriarchy, misogyny, oppression, censorship, religious intolerance characterize this feudal regime. Since Saudi […]