Articles about Empire
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Feeling the Yern: Why One Millennial Woman Would Rather Go to Hell Than Vote for Hillary
Stumping for Hillary Clinton this weekend in New Hampshire, hedge fund manager Madeleine Albright squawked, "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help each...
What Shall We Do When the Borders Close?
We have been cooking soup, distributing blankets, giving information, warmth, food and hope. It has been fun, it has been tragic. We’ve tried to bring a human face to the...
Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
On 26 January, one of the saddest days in human history will be celebrated in Australia. It will be "a day for families", say the newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Flags will...
A Simple and Powerfull Meditation Technique
Let us take a closer look at that, how are the deeper dimensions of Alertness increase their presence in you, and how are you able to get from the state of consciousness...
A No Borders Manifesto
1. Freedom of movement is not a right; it is a real living force. Despite all the obstacles that states put in people’s way — all the barriers of barbed wire, money, laws, ID...
Western Firms Plan to Cash in on Syria's Oil and Gas 'Frontier'
US, British, French, Israeli and other energy interests could be prime beneficiaries of military operations in Iraq and Syria designed to rollback the power of the ‘Islamic...
Military Intervention in Syria Is the Problem, Not the Solution
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Breaking The Cycle Of Violence After Paris: The Truth We Must Face
Last night - parallel to the Paris attacks, as I found out this morning - I had a special experience. As I walked home through the dark from Tamera's bar to my sleeping place...
This Map Should Change the Way You Think About Foreign Aid
Critics of foreign aid often argue that it's ineffective at generating sustainable economic development or truly helping the world's poor. But as this great map from the cost...
The 'Anti-Knowledge' of the Elites
It’s fairly easy to spot the “anti-knowledge” spouted by the Tea Party and the Religious Right’s favorite candidates, but a more subtle form of reality-deprived “group think”...
When Did We Come to Britain? You Must Be Mistaken, Britain Came to Us
Adam Elliott-Cooper discusses how Britain's role as a major imperial power not only brought about mass migration, but has united an otherwise extremely heterogeneous Black...
It Took Me Years to Believe That Black Lives Matter. Now Here's What I Need From You
Internalized racism prevented me from seeing how the system works.
As .01% Face Extinction: Darth Vader, Scrooge, Professor Snape Offer Advice to Their Minions
4-minute video of Darth Vader’s choice to serve love, family, and community rather than vicious psychopathic hatred: For those involved in support of US government-sponsored...
Wikileaks vs. the Empire: the Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” These are dark times, in which the propaganda of deceit touches all our lives...
Healing Our Collective Trauma: The Key to Creating a Society Based on Trust Rather Than Fear
Behind the crisis of our time hides the core crisis of human relationships.
What We Can Learn From Forgotten History
This unexpected alliance between slaves and natives is a great model for social change
Frankie Boyle on #PigGate - Not even in the top ten worst things Cameron has done
Thinking of a joke after the masses have trampled a subject is a bit like looking for your contact lenses just after the Battle of Agincourt. It seems that everyone’s a...
U.S. Doublespeak on Palestine
As Palestinians continue to endure unspeakable suffering at the hands of Israelis, there are some old bromides that are constantly being hurled at an unsuspecting public by...
Field Notes to Life During the Apocalypse
Humanity, after taking over the driver’s seat of evolution, has crashed it into the brick wall of industrial civilization.
Welcome to Britain. Undress From the Waist Down, Please.
In the 1970s, women from the Indian subcontinent who migrated to the UK to join their spouses were routinely subjected to virginity testing examinations. A poet and a filmmaker...
Rapper-poet Akala: 'Slavery Was Foundation of European capitalism'
Hip-hop, and the entertainment industry in general, is known more for encouraging artists to become one-dimensional caricatures of themselves than for nurturing a culture of...
What Is White Supremacy?
White Supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples of color by white peoples and...
Capitalism and the TPP: A Kinder, Gentler Totalitarianism
Corporate propaganda has convinced the populace that government alone is to blame for our problems, rather than recognizing the complete fusion of corporate power and...
In the Age of Global Neoliberalism, Solutions Must Come From Below
Global capitalism is the 800-pound gorilla. The twin ecological and economic crises, militarism, the rise of the surveillance state, and a dysfunctional political system can...
10 Scholarly Critiques of Capitalism and Imperialism
1. “Capitalism is the accumulation of resources by means of exploitation in the production and sale of commodities for profit. Capitalist exploitation is an unequal exchange...
How to Overthrow the Illuminati
This pamphlet gives an excellent analysis and debunking of conspiracy theories and proposes a practical alternative for poor, black and working class people for emancipation.
The Social Status of Jesus
Why wasn't Jesus a woman? Or Trans? Or disabled? - An article written from a Christian perspective.
Bin Laden's Death and the Fairy Tale of the War on Terror
Recent revelations have challenged the official version of Bin Laden’s death, but the real cover-up concerns the motivations behind the War on Terror.
Get Ready: Protesters Vow to 'Flood the System' for Climate and Planetary Justice
From the tar sands of Alberta to the Port of Seattle to the communities in the blast zone of oil trains, organizers across North America are calling for a "wave of...
'I'd Rather Die at Sea than Stay There' - Migrants on Crossing the Med
After a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants arrive in Sicily every week. These are their stories. Emmanuel, 24, Ivory Coast
Make the Rich Panic
It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at...
The US-Saudi War with OPEC to Prolong Oil's Dying Empire
Whoever controls the price of oil can play god with the global economy - that’s why the US and Saudi Arabia are leading the way to smash OPEC and re-create a new global oil...
The Battle to Control the 3D Printing Revolution: DIY or CIA?
Scientific and technological innovations have the power to fundamentally transform human civilization as new possibilities previously deemed impossible are made realities...
Devastating Photographs Reveal Terrible Human Cost of Europe's Continuing Imperialism
Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and...
Britain's Criminally Stupid Attitudes to Race and Immigration Are Beyond Parody
I sometimes wonder if satire has reached a nadir in Britain because British society has itself become a parody of itself. The Chipping Norton Set: the prime minister, a...
The More a Society Coerces Its People, the Greater the Chance of Mental Illness
Throughout history, societies have existed with far less coercion than ours. While these societies have had far fewer consumer goods and less of what modernity calls...
My War on Terror: Letter to an Unknown US Patriot
Dear American Patriot, I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to explain myself. ...
Revolution without Upheaval: A Manual Of Change
When we talk about saving the world, what world are we talking about? Not the globe itself, obviously. But also not the biological world—the world of life. The world of life...
Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed
The terrorist attack in France that took place at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was not about free speech. It was not about radical Islam. It did not illustrate the...
Eric Garner, American Occupation, and the Decline of Empire
The nascent movement against racist police brutality in the US received a boost of energy from the non-indictment of Eric Garner's murderers in blue. Thousands filled the...
An Invitation to Anarchism
The word “anarchist” is thrown around a lot these days. When discussing their mild disagreements over foreign policy, healthcare, tax rates, gun control, immigration, torture...
Breaking With Consensus Reality: From the Politics of Consent to the Seduction of Revolution
We who fight to create a freer world face a fundamental contradiction. On one hand, we don’t want to become a vanguard, “leading” or imposing our will on others, as that would...
You Had One Job, UN
The United Nations has been back in the news lately. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlights the importance of the UN’s mission in this “time of turmoil.” But maybe we should...
Whose Consumption Is Killing the planet?
It's not the impoverished billions, and it's not the majority of American consumers, either. THE CONSEQUENCES of human-induced climate change are dire. Crop...
10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn't Learn About In History class
We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts...
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
CBS News, August 18, 2011: President Barack Obama officially demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign for the sake of his own people, saying he was no longer fit...
The Islamic State: a Monster the US Empire Created
The rise of fundamentalism is a decidedly modern phenomenon in which US imperialism has always played a major role. The Islamic State is no exception. As the jihadi militants...
Ferguson Versus the Counter-Insurgency State
The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general...
How Not to Fight the 1%
In an article that will no doubt make “progressive” hearts go pitty-pat (“The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows,” Bloomberg, August 7), Jeanna Smialek suggests...
Blockchain Revolution: Open Source Democracy for the 99%
"The revolution in this era may not need pitchforks, as the ‘peasants’ can just stop paying for the plutocracy." “The Pitchforks Are Coming ... For Us Plutocrats”! This is how...