21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America

Stansfield Smith  During the 21st century, the US, working with corporate elites, traditional oligarchies, military, and corporate media, has continually attempted coups against Latin American governments which place the needs of their people over US corporate interests. US organized coups in Latin American countries is hardly a 20th century phenomenon. However, this century the US rulers have … Continue reading 21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America

Chuck Kaufman: A Great Organizer has left us

That is the question Chuck asked. Not about the government “there,” butwhy is the US there, and what are we doing about it.Chuck Kaufman was a great man who had a tremendous influence on me (and probably others). He was such an excellent model of what an anti-imperialist organizer is. I am sure people who … Continue reading Chuck Kaufman: A Great Organizer has left us

Free US Imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab! End the US Blockade of Venezuela, which has killed over 100,000 civilians! End US Interference in Venezuela elections!

Monday, November 15 4:30-6 pmWater Tower Park, Michigan Ave and Pearson St The US has grabbed Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and imprisoned him in Miami, facing trial. This violates recognized international law (the 1961 Vienna Convention) on diplomatic immunity for one country to arrest and imprison a diplomat of another. Alex Saab was engaged in … Continue reading Free US Imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab! End the US Blockade of Venezuela, which has killed over 100,000 civilians! End US Interference in Venezuela elections!

Is the US Global Empire Actually in Decline?

Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity,  and Roger D. Harris, Task Force on the Americas It is almost taken for granted, if not an article of faith, in the progressive milieu (e.g., here) that the US empire is declining. Does this hold up, or is it comfort food for the frustrated hoping for the revolution? First, … Continue reading Is the US Global Empire Actually in Decline?

 The Webinar “Nicaragua: A Leftist Perspective” Advocates Overthrowing  the Social and Economic Achievements of the Nicaraguan People, all in the name of “Human Rights”

The webinar “Nicaragua: A Leftist Perspective” is one more example of US regime change propaganda against countries the US corporate national security state considers a challenge to its world rule. William Robinson, in the guise of an objective and serious scholar holding respectable US ruling class academic credentials, introduced this webinar that virulently attacked Daniel … Continue reading  The Webinar “Nicaragua: A Leftist Perspective” Advocates Overthrowing  the Social and Economic Achievements of the Nicaraguan People, all in the name of “Human Rights”

The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in other Countries for “Violating” Illegal US Sanctions: The Cases of Alex Saab, Meng Wanzhou, Mun Chol Myong

US economic sanctions are a weapon against states which choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation’s financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The US can also freeze the assets of another country. The US uses sanctions as a tool … Continue reading The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in other Countries for “Violating” Illegal US Sanctions: The Cases of Alex Saab, Meng Wanzhou, Mun Chol Myong

US Sanctions: A Weapon of War on Civilians — End Sanctions Now!

The US uses economic sanctions as a weapon against nations that choose a path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation’s financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The US can also freeze the assets of another country. Sanctions imposed on a country are … Continue reading US Sanctions: A Weapon of War on Civilians — End Sanctions Now!

The Failure of Trump’s “Coup”: A Victory for the US Empire – but the Left gets on their bandwagon

Stansfield Smith The Democrats’ second trial of Trump ends like the first: the outcome known in advance, the entire process designed to sell to the anti-Trump masses that the Democrats were leading some progressive counter-attack. Both impeachments enabled these politicians to present a national diversion to avoid addressing real issues the US people suffer from: … Continue reading The Failure of Trump’s “Coup”: A Victory for the US Empire – but the Left gets on their bandwagon

Write to ‘In These Times’ about their smear job on Cuba “the Western Hemisphere’s most undemocratic government”

InTheseTimes, a well-known liberal journal, runs an article in its February issue attacking Cuba in a tone akin to the Trump government. It refers to the “repression of the Western Hemisphere’s most undemocratic government,” which they allege to be Cuba. Not Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Chile with its police who blind protesters, Colombia’s death squad supporting government, Honduras’ coup regime, Haiti’s hated rulers, … Continue reading Write to ‘In These Times’ about their smear job on Cuba “the Western Hemisphere’s most undemocratic government”

What We Will Miss with the End of the Trump Presidency

Stansfield Smith On January 6, President Trump and his “deplorables” made the US Empire look dysfunctional to the whole world by overtaking the Capitol, causing those corporate tools, our “elected representatives,” to run and hide. Does that set a bar for what is needed to bring health care for all, to end what Martin Luther … Continue reading What We Will Miss with the End of the Trump Presidency