In our earlier reporting on the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, we posting an original commemoration and a brief theoretical article which touched on the class forces behind the Bolivarian Revolution. In addition to these two important readings, its is appropriate to give coverage to the mounting suspicions that US covert operations may have […]
Manufacturing Dissent: The Truth About Syria is a recent documentary by Lizzie Phelan and Mostafa Afzalzadeh which uncovers manipulation by mainstream media and US officials in the pursuit of regime change in Syria. As revolutionary anti-imperialists our duty is to support a global united front against US-led imperialism and oppose all its various schemes. From the […]
The following article by Ward Churchill originally appeared in Covert Action Information Bulletin, Number 24 (Summer 1985), pp. 16-21. As always, reposting here is for critical discussion and does not imply endorsement or affiliation by Anti-Imperialism.com or the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement. There is a little considered aspect of the covert means through which the United States […]
On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US and its western allies of using blackmail to secure a UN Security Council resolution on Syria. The draft resolution, circulated my members of the British delegation, included economic sanctions on the Syrian government and could pave the way for a future UN-backed intervention.
A recent article in the Washington Post by Craig Whitlock titled “U.S. Expands Secret Intelligence Operations in Africa,”(1) has generated interest among many different circles. It talks about the expansion of a spy and surveillance program that utilizes small aircraft for reconnaissance missions in different African countries. These are often operated by private mercenary companies. […]
Over the past year, the US-led imperialism and its junior partners in the region have waged a relentless proxy war against the Syrian Republic. Under the guise of a popular revolt, reactionaries have armed and trained rebel groups to carry out attacks against the Syria’s state and civilian population. One of imperialism’s most surprising allies […]
Conclusion: Humanity vs CIA Terrorism In reviewing the history and scope of CIA terrorism, it may be tempting to fall back into a kind of persistent conspiratorialism, either rejecting outright the notion that such a group could be so lethal and influential or succumbing to paranoid helplessness in the face of what seems like insurmountable […]
The CIA Today: Drone Warfare, Destabilization and the New Scramble for Africa One of the CIA’s most well-known ongoing operation is the coordination of bombings by unmanned drones. These high-tech terrorist operations, sometimes coordinated directly with the US military, are carried out remotely from far away sites like the Pentagon, the public headquarters of the […]
Nacro-Terrorism for Uncle Sam According to US law, the CIA budget is subject to legislative approval. In order to bypass the scrutiny and effort of such procedure, the CIA has been known to seek additional funds through narcotics trafficking. The CIA’s status as narco-terrrorists began early in its existence according to researcher Paul Berez, “[I]n […]
CIA Terrorism, Dirty Wars and Destabilization in Latin America during the 1980’s One of the hallmarks of terrorism is the use of violence against civilians. The CIA network, to defend and extend the dominant order, has used violence against civilians in countries around the world. A notable example is the dirty wars carried out in […]
Attempts by the US to ‘rollback’ peoples’ democratic gains against capital did not end. After World War II the subsequent years became known as the Cold War, but could better be described as a Third World War: one waged by capital (through the CIA, conventional military means, propaganda, NSSs, etc) against Third World people and anyone perceived as a threat at the systemic level.
It is not hyperbole to describe the CIA network, which includes the interests it serves and those through which it operates, as the world’s most wide-spread, sophisticated and well-funded terrorist network today. Particularly, the CIA promotes violence and other tactics internationally as part of efforts to sway opinion in ways that enshrine policies favorable to the commercial interests of the United States and its allies. The CIA could be described as a US-centered terrorist group in service to capital.
The former US Ambassador to Syria, Robert S. Ford, presented part of the keynote address during the 2012 Amnesty International Annual General Meeting, held in Denver, Colorado between March 30th and April 1st. While AI made sure to keep the appearance of Ford under wraps from the public, it was mentioned by supporting media prior to the event. As well, Ford was listed in the program as a keynote speaker during the second day of the conference. Among others, AI’s annual conference also featured “progressive” radio host Amy Goodman.
Between 2004 and 2006 Ford worked closely under US Ambassador John Negroponte at the US embassy in Baghdad. During his previous tenure as ambassador to Honduras, Negroponte devised and implemented the policy of funding and training death squads to combat leftist insurgencies in the region. In Iraq, Negroponte charged Ford with a similar task: funding and training militias to carry out sectarian violence aimed at a largely Sunni resistance. In late January of 2011, during the same time that the first protests in the country occurred, Ford arrived in Syria to serve as the newly-appointed ambassador. Since, violence has racked the country and Ford has been accused of recruiting and arming foreign fighters from the region to destabilize and possibly overthrow the Syrian government. Continue reading
This following video of an interview by historian and author Webster Tarpley offers an interesting, geo-political perspective on modern dynamics related to imperialism and militarism. Posting here is for discussion and additional perspective and does not imply uncritical agreement.
Authorities in the United Kingdom have revoked the broadcasting license for Press TV, an English-language international news network based in Iran. The UK regulating committee, Ofcom, based the decision on a biased reading of a technicality. The move exposes the facade of freedom of speech in supposedly democratic western countries and further reveals the class […]
Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of the People’s National Party, recently reelected, stated that Jamaica would take steps to cut ties with the British monarchy and become a republic. Through this action Jamaica will replace its head of state, currently the Queen of England, with its own indigenous president.
At a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of independence from Britain, Prime Minister Miller, whose People’s National Party won in a landslide reelection on December 29th 2011, stated in her inaugural address:
“I love the Queen, she is a beautiful lady, and apart from being a beautiful lady she is a wise lady and a wonderful lady. But I think time come…As we celebrate our achievements as an independent nation, we now need to complete the circle of independence.” (1) (2)
Although Jamaica achieved independence from Britain in 1962 it still retains its colonial ties in an arbitrary monarchical system. Jamaica has both a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. As part of the Commonwealth Realm, Queen Elizabeth of Britain is the official head of state of Jamaica, and retains the title Queen of Jamaica. The government has a Governor-General which represents the British monarchy in the government of Jamaica. The Governor-General appoints the members of the Cabinet on the advice of the Prime Minister. The monarch and the Governor-General have ceremonial roles in the day-to-day operation of the government but have reserve power to dismiss the Prime Minister or Parliament. Continue reading
On October 15th 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 100 armed Amerikan military advisors to Uganda to aid that country’s armed forces in their war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. Most of these troops will be from U.S. Army Special Forces. Along with operating in Uganda, the center of that conflict, they […]
Beginning in February 2011, a tragedy befall Libya after the United Stated launched covert and overt operations to overthrow the ‘Jamahiriya’ government led by Muammar Gaddafi. Too often, it is easy to focus on the larger picture and ignore the individual human tragedy resulting from imperialist militarism. With this in mind, we present the testimony of Khaled K. El-Hamedi, whose family, including pregnant wife, were killed by a NATO bombing raid on June 20th, 2011.
“My name is Khaled K. El-Hamedi, I am Libyan and I run an international charity for children called the International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR). We have done work helping children affected by conflict including helping orphans in Bosnia and Gaza, Palestine, where I also helped with reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah.
In early February 2011 my country witnessed what now clearly seems to be a Western organised attack on my country, starting with protests fuelled by comments such as those by British Foreign Minister William Hague when he said our leader – Muammar Gaddafi – had fled to Venezuela. Western media outlets and some Arab channels such as Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera helped to escalate the situation which then resulted in the NATO bombardment of my country since March 2011. I decided to stay in my country despite the devastation from the NATO campaign to help the civilians, especially the children, to cope with this war. Continue reading
In the wake of NATO bombing in support of CIA-backed “rebels” and the fall of the Qaddafi-led government, forces aligned against the newly-installed lackey regime are beginning to wage guerrilla warfare, leaving much speculation about the future of the oil-rich north African country. NATO, a conglomeration of the Western imperialist militaries, has aligned with a […]
This article written by Maximilian C. Forte and published at Counterpunch.org discusses not only the myth’s surrounding imperialism’s intervention in Libya but also the manner in which they have been accepted and perpetuated by many in the First World, nominal ‘Left.’ Though this articles brings to light many issues in a positive way, reposting here, […]