What the US Constitution Specifies about Choosing the New President; How it is Stacked against the People

Stansfield Smith Regardless of the traditional bluster about the Founding Fathers and the world historic nature of the US Constitution, the electoral system it set up to choose a new president is far from democratic. We now find Trump attempting to use the Constitution as written to be “re-elected.” Those who laud “our great democracy,” … Continue reading What the US Constitution Specifies about Choosing the New President; How it is Stacked against the People

Part 1: Inadequacy of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Power of the US Dollar in the World Economy

Stansfield Smith, ChicagoALBASolidarity.wordpress.com Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popularized by some of the liberal-left because it offers an explanation how to achieve full employment, national health insurance, free college education, and the Green New Deal without raising taxes. Political leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have espoused MMT. Economist Stephanie Kelton, a leading spokesperson … Continue reading Part 1: Inadequacy of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Power of the US Dollar in the World Economy

Combating the US Economic War on Venezuela – Differences in the Chavista Ranks

Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Roger Harris, Task Force on the Americas Jesus Rodriguez-Espinosa, editor, Orinoco Tribune; former Consul General of the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Chicago Combating the US Economic War on Venezuela - Differences in the Chavista Ranks The Popular Revolutionary Alternative, a new coalition within the Chavista movement … Continue reading Combating the US Economic War on Venezuela – Differences in the Chavista Ranks

Part 2: Why the US Can Keep Increasing its Debt and not Suffer Inflation

Stansfield Smith, ChicagoALBASolidarity.wordpress.com The US Still Dominates the World Economy The US ruling class has dominated the planet since the end of World War II. Key elements of this control include its military superiority in nuclear and conventional weapons, and the stationing of over 900 military bases around the world. In addition, the US presides … Continue reading Part 2: Why the US Can Keep Increasing its Debt and not Suffer Inflation

WOLA’s David Smilde Advocates a more Efficient Regime Change Strategy against Venezuela

Stansfield Smith Common Dreams, a liberal-left website, reposted an article by David Smilde of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA): Joe Biden Should Not Try to Out-Hawk Trump on Venezuela. It starts off well with the subtitle: “The first task for a Biden administration would be to take military intervention off the table.” The … Continue reading WOLA’s David Smilde Advocates a more Efficient Regime Change Strategy against Venezuela

The “Wasp Network” Highlights our Lack of Freedom to Tell the Truth on the Cuban Five Case

Stansfield Smith, ChicagoALBASolidarity.wordpress.com, former leader of the Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five The film Wasp Network, based on the book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War, The Story of the Cuban Five by Fernando Morais, is a co-production between France, Spain, Belgium and Brazil. It was shown in Cuba last December, soon after … Continue reading The “Wasp Network” Highlights our Lack of Freedom to Tell the Truth on the Cuban Five Case

Enduring Points in Lenin’s Materialism and Empirio-Criticism

Enduring Points in Lenin’s Materialism and Empirio-Criticism Stansfield smith Here is a selection of the more enduring and valuable quotes and points Lenin made in Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (1908), a work not often read by Marxists. This book could be summarized as: Materialism responds to the latest incarnation of idealism. Idealism takes different forms. The … Continue reading Enduring Points in Lenin’s Materialism and Empirio-Criticism

China’s Solidarity Aid to the World During the Corona Pandemic

https://www.eurasiareview.com/16052020-chinas-solidarity-aid-to-the-world-during-the-corona-pandemic-oped/ https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/chinas-international-solidarity-aid-to-the-world-during-the-corona-pandemic/ China’s worldwide assistance and medical aid to other countries to combat the coronavirus is barely covered in the corporate press. Instead, the US has ramped up its anti-China campaign to cover up its own incompetence in combating the virus. As John Pilger shows in his Obama era film The Coming War on China, this … Continue reading China’s Solidarity Aid to the World During the Corona Pandemic

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s Coronavirus Threats and Government Incapacity to Handle a Pandemic

Stansfield Smith Saturday May 2, Chicago mayor Lightfoot declared you can be arrested and jailed for having house parties. "We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we have to, we will arrest you," said Lightfoot. "Don't make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and … Continue reading Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s Coronavirus Threats and Government Incapacity to Handle a Pandemic

A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation: Keith Bolender’s “Manufacturing the Enemy: The Media War Against Cuba”

Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Some alternative media have exposed the US government and its corporate media fake news reporting on Russian “election interference,” on Venezuela, the war on Syria, China’s Xinjiang and Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Palestine, among others. One of the longest running media disinformation campaigns has been directed at Cuba, well covered in … Continue reading A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation: Keith Bolender’s “Manufacturing the Enemy: The Media War Against Cuba”