Category Archives: Americas

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Henry Kissinger and Augusto Pinochet shaking hands Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies. Read more [...]

The Saudi role in the  9/11 attacks

The Saudi-Bush connection Lawrence Davidson examines how Saudi Arabia, in the case of the 9/11 attacks, and Israel, in the case of the attack on the US intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, managed to get away with what were in effect acts of war against the United States. Read more [...]

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

World political chaos: the Day of Judgement Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change. Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Party platform follies

Hillary Clinton and hubris Lawrence Davidson argues that the innate conservatism of the US Democratic Party, coupled with the deep character flaws of the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, mean that it will at most pay only lip service to real, progressive reform. Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Bigots all around

The bigots Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Lawrence Davidson says Mrs Clinton, like Mr Trump, is “an unprincipled opportunist" with "a self-centred myopia”, openly siding with the Zionists who are “among the world’s most demonstrative bigots” and pledging to destroy the BDS movement. Read more [...]

The American Civil War returns to New Orleans 

America's racist South Lawrence Davidson examines the lingering racism in the American South, as currently manifested in New Orleans, and calls for regulating racism and other hateful attitudes through the judicious use of public institutions that help shape attitudes over time. Read more [...]

US presidential election: Escaping the two death options

US Democrats vs Republicans Jamal Kanj paints a scenario in which Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders break away from their parties and give Americans a chance “to end the 200-year-old Democratic and Republican monopoly over US presidential elections”. Read more [...]

The world and Israel: Complicity in Zionism’s crimes and why

Western complicity in Israeli crimes Drawing on his past conversations with US and Israeli leaders, Alan Hart argues that the complicity of Western and other politicians in Zionism's crimes will be never ending because Israel is, as it has long been, a nuclear-armed monster beyond control. Read more [...]

Will the US fall for Saudi Arabia’s deliberate provocation?

Saudi King Salman Trita Parsi warns that if the US falls into the Saudi trap and sides with it against Iran, in a confrontation manufactured by Saudi Arabia, the price is likely to be the possibility of peace in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal. Read more [...]

Economic anxiety, public safety fears and the rise of demagogues in the US and Europe

Politics of fear Lawrence Davidson examines how economic anxiety and fears over public safety, fuelled by the Islamist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, are creating the environment for demagogues and militarists such as Donald Trump to flourish. Read more [...]