Category: Cambodia

Pete Dolack: An Honest Conversation About Vietnam

More than four decades past the end of that imperialist adventure, having a serious discussion about it remains taboo.

Ramzy Baroud: The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story is Not Ending

Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been reduced to rubble. It has been finally conquered, snatched back from the notorious group, Daesh, after months of merciless bombardment by the U.S.-led war coalition, and a massive ground war. But “victory” can hardly be the term assigned to this moment. Mosul, once Iraq’s cultural jewel and model of co-existence, is now a “city of corpses

Brett S. Morris: Laos After the Bombs

From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt

John Pilger: Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

1979. The shocking state of Cambodia after Pol Pot’s murderous regime.

Poppy McPherson: Cambodian Textile Workers Who Supply UK Clothing Stores ‘Starving’ And Suffering ‘Mass Faintings’

By the time London Fashion Week comes to a close, 58 high-end designers will have shown their collections. Rail-thin models will have walked the runways. Debate will have raged over size zero. In Cambodia, meanwhile, garment workers stitching clothes that supply the UK high street are malnourished to the point of collapse. According to a Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Cambodia, Timor, and Ideology

Chris Green’s comments and queries appended to an article of mine on ZNet afford an opportunity to try, once again, to explain a few simple and quite important things that are evidently very hard to understand, perhaps because of the enormous power of the doctrinal system, even among those who recognize its power and are Read more…

Andre Vltchek: Sick, Sick Cambodian Stories

Do you know how one can turn a little child; say 5 or 6 years old, into the most productive beggar? I did not know, but I was told by a mother who was pimping her own girls at night, while forcing them to beg during the day: “Make sure that the kids are suffering Read more…

Paul Street: America’s Unworthy and Invisible Victims Before and Since 9/11

In a great propaganda victory for the culture of nationalistic imperialism, millions of Americans have been trained to think of the “Vietnam War” in terms of what the Vietnamese “did to us.” It is true that 58,000 American soldiers died (tens of thousands more were crippled and sickened and an equal number committed suicide since Read more…

Saul Landau: Naked Empire

Millions of Americans drink "unhealthy" water; military suicides escalate; schools erode and health programs collapse. — The New York Times  In ten years of a new Century, U.S. systemic dysfunction became more dramatic. The government responded by retreating down the ancient Egyptian River The Senate passed a $626 billion "defense" budget without discussion. Since 1947, Read more…

Mark Weisbrot: Obama, China and the Dollar

President Obama is in Asia this week and has promised to say something about the exchange rate between the Chinese yuan and the U.S. dollar. It would be good if some enterprising journalist asked him why the United States is worried about the Chinese dumping their dollars, and why U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner recently Read more…

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