Category: History

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Arundhati Roy: Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

The following is an excerpt from Arundhati Roy’s new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, (Haymarket Books, 2014).

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Richard Falk: Two Types of Anti-Semitism

This use of anti-Semitism as an ideological weapon, what is being called here Type II anti-Semitism, is having paradoxical effects, including contributing to new outbreaks of Type I anit-Semitism, the real thing

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Samir Amin: The Return of Fascism in Contemporary Capitalism

It is not by chance that the very title of this contribution links the return of fascism on the political scene with the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Fascism is not synonymous with an authoritarian police regime that rejects the uncertainties of parliamentary electoral democracy. Fascism is a particular political response to the challenges with which Read more…

Alex Doherty: Elite Targeted Propaganda – The case of NSC-68

There are many cases where the target of propaganda is not the general populace, but rather the political-military elite itself

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Peter Dreier: “I Question America”

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

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David Swanson: War in the Hundred Acre Woods

In the 1920s and 1930s, anybody who was anybody tried to figure out how to rid the world of war. Collectively, I’d say they got three-quarters of the way to an answer

Debbie Elliott: Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

The party may have left the convention without votes, but it changed the way politics was waged for generations to come

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Vijay Prashad: Blowback

How the Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq

Pete Dolack: Freedom for Capital, Not People

A form of conquest and domination for the age of financialization

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: I Accuse Israel

The dignity of today’s world hinges dramatically on the dignity of a true coexistence between Palestinians and Jews

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