Posts Tagged ‘Imperialism’

Welcome to the NATO fest

by Jeremy Corbyn.

As Nato leaders gather this week in Wales, how does the military alliance find ever new ways to justify its seemingly endless expansion? Looking at government websites about the forthcoming Nato leaders’ conference at the Celtic Manor golf club, one could be forgiven for assuming it was some sort of gourmet festival. The leaders of 60 […]

Unravelling a century of imperialism in Iraq

by Jeremy Corbyn.

William Hague has announced there will be no new British military involvement in Iraqand the PM himself gave a guarded answer when asked why he voted for the war in 2003 — something along the lines of, if I knew then what I know now things might be different. The massive media interest in the situation […]

America at war: a record of unparalleled failure

by Jon Lansman.

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less, says Tom Engelheart in the Nation. The US has been involved in wars almost non-stop around the globe for over 50 years since the start of the Vietnam war – “major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination […]

Why Western Sahara matters

by Jeremy Corbyn.

Last week I was part of a delegation from the all-parliamentary Western Sahara group to visit the Moroccan-occupied territory, with John Hillary of War on Want and John Gurr of the Western Sahara resources group. We held over 20 meetings with a wide range of groups of former prisoners, human rights campaigners, women’s organisations, disability […]

Why the IMF & World Bank should accompany neoliberalism into the dustbin of history

by Michael Meacher.

We are constantly being told that 2014 is the centenary of the start of the First World War, but rather less – or indeed nothing at all – is being made of the fact that this year is also the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the IMF and World Bank. That is more than […]

Uncle Sam, what big ears you have!

by Tom Gill.

Translated from the original by François Delapierre We do not know what is more astonishing. The revelations about the spying on the European Union by the United States intelligence services? Or the surprise this causes among EU leaders? It seems that amid the rhetoric of the unity of the “free world” during the Cold War, […]

The massacre that “saved thousands of lives” – a response

by David Osler.

The brutal actions of Germany’s SS in a Czech mining village one day in 1942 have rightly entered the history books as an exemplar of collective punishment, enacted largely to invoke mass terror among the population of an occupied country. In deliberate planned revenge for the earlier assassination of a senior German official, ten truck […]

The Ukrainian goose & Greek gander

by Ann Pettifor.

The following is about the Ukraine, hardly a model of transparency, accountability and democracy. But it is interesting for what it tell us about the thinking of the great imperial powers (GIPs). On the one hand today’s GIPs make a great to-do about the need for democracy, often insisting that it is a condition for […]

Libya: three reasons to curb the euphoria

by Michael Meacher.

Despite the initial euphoria about the downfall of a brutal and erratic autocracy in Libya, three uncomfortable matters emerge from the wreckage – and not just the obvious question of whether the National Transitional Council can bring about the reconciliation for a secure, viable and democratic future for the country. One issue, which should not […]

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