Category: Repression

Gabriel Levy: The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin’s Russia

The economic strains on the elites of oil-producing countries are very real. In Russia and perhaps elsewhere, these economic conditions will certainly trigger social and labour movements that those elites don’t like and can’t control

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Lawrence Wittner: Exposing the FBI

Review of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, by Betty Medsger

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Marjorie Cohn: Torture Report Confirms Team Bush War Crimes

Even after many years of writing books and articles about the Bush torture policy, I was unprepared for the atrocious pattern of crimes our government committed against other human beings

Ashley Smith: The armed occupation inside the empire

The drive of the American empire to dominate the world is intimately connected to why U.S. rulers seek to impose their will at home

James Petras: Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

The Senate Report on CIA torture will not result in any resignations, let alone prosecutions or trials

ETAN: ETAN statement on Rule of Law in Timor-Leste

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is concerned that recent events in Timor-Leste weaken the country’s hard-won constitutional democracy

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Paul Street: Latin America Leads in Opposing US Torture and Surveillance

As the first global region to feel the imperial presence and fury of the United States and to see US power embedded in its own social and political life, Latin America logically leads the world in rejecting US power

Alpha Winston: Front & Center at the Oakland Protests

The Politics of a Police State

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Atilio Boron: Empire and Legitimation of Torture

The report emphasizes the ineffectiveness of torture while circumventing the ethical or political considerations of the issue

Ted Snider: America’s Ironic Sanctioning of Venezuela

America has made such a banality out of hypocrisy that there is no longer any irony: only naïveté for having expected something different

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