Tag: US

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

As we write this, at least 47 people have been confirmed dead, and many more are feared drowned in their submerged cars and homes. At least 100,000 homes have been destroyed according to Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. Tens of thousands have sought temporary shelters in convention centers and much less certain shelter in the medium term.

US: Uprising against police violence

US: Uprising against police violence

A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced yesterday that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning announcement comes on the heels of the explosive wave of protest in Ferguson, and nationally, […]

Put CIA torturers and paymasters in the dock

Put CIA torturers and paymasters in the dock

The long awaited publication of the US Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) interrogation methods of suspected terrorists amounts to a grisly catalogue of torture. The report also points the finger of guilt at the UK government’s counterparts and other western ‘democracies’ for their collaboration in these CIA […]

Obama announces offensive against Isis

U.S. Empire Mired in Crisis “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said the U.S. president with resignation. Obama´s admitted lack of strategy is not stopping him from sliding into the next Middle East war. On the contrary, he is the fourth U.S. […]