Posts Tagged ‘US’

 
How does the US government respond when a foreign government is overthrown by an armed revolt and its leader flees to a neighboring country?  That depends – are we talking about Ukraine in 2014 or Yemen in 2015?  The U.S. double standard ensures maximum bloodshed and destruction in each case.
A new article by our regular guest Sandy Davies! He writes:
Yes, that’s right. We’ve exported “lesser evil” politics to Iraq.  But in Iraq, it’s about who is less likely to take you away, torture and kill you.  For most people in western and northern Iraq, the Iraqi government death squads who the U.S. recruited, trained, unleashed and still supports are a greater threat than the Islamic State.  Resistance will remain a rational choice for millions of Iraqis as long as the U.S. offers them only death squads and air strikes, as it has done for 10 years.  

The GOP electoral fraud machine going strong since 2000. I do NOT support the Democrats but this needs to be known widely and I call upon Republicans to clean their act.

On the one hand they claim the need for ID and other measures to solve the non-existant problem of electoral fraud; and on the other hand they maliciously disenfranchise minorities in massive corruption that makes US elections a joke.

Greg Palast has been investigating this since 2000 (http://www.gregpalast.com/):

voter fraud

voting fraud 2

Part 1:

To download right-click and select “Save link as…” : PUNK STUDENTS PT.1

We had a lively argument with some of my students in the studio about current US foreign policy in its economic and historical context. Despite having some fundamental disagreements it was a real pleasure and reminded me why I chose to teach in a liberal arts college!

They were Michael Brunelli, Andrew Basye, and Timur Jabiev.

I hope to have them in the studio again.

Part 2:

To download right-click and select “Save link as…” : PUNK STUDENTS PT.2

We had a lively argument with some of my students in the studio about current US foreign policy in its economic and historical context. Despite having some fundamental disagreements it was a real pleasure and reminded me why I chose to teach in a liberal arts college!

They were Michael Brunelli, Andrew Basye, and Timur Jabiev.

I hope to have them in the studio again.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-the-american-dream-is-leaving-america.html?_r=0&referrer=

BTW, despite all the serious problem with the US education system, the fundamental problem is economic. The US still has the best engineers in the world and extremely productive workforce but the jobs are outsourced abroad because multinational corporations find it more profitable to employ cheep low-level slave labor than expensive top-notch US labor. Education is NOT the problem, it’s a (very serious) symptom of the failure of the US political-economy.

Lest we forget: http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-ukraine-government-launches-airstrikes-and-prepares-austerity-measures