Military industries are posing an increasing threat to the United States due to the sector’s mounting pressure for higher military budgets and larger military programs, says investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter.
American wars will continue until the country’s giant corporations, which pay the politicians in Washington’s corridors of power, become financially unsustainable, says senior fellow at the Nation Institute, Chris Hedges.
Hedges told Press TV’s U.S. Desk in a Wednesday interview that the economy will fail “because we’re paying for it through debt, through borrowing.”
“And he smiled a kind of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor, And the subsequent proceedings, interested him no more.” (Francis Brett Harte, 1836-1902.)
Charles Anthony Lynton Blair, QC., is set to reappear before the Chilcot Inquiry into the assault on Iraq, on Friday 21st January, with an inside source reported commenting: “There is a feeling … he wilfully misrepresented the facts.” Goodness, surely not.
US President Barack Obama is hosting China’s President Hu Jintao to discuss their economic co-dependence, currency and trade. Does this mean the US is losing ground to China’s new found success? RT’s Kristine Frazao is joined by Andrew Gavin Marshall from the Centre for Research on Globalization and Michael Hudson, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri.
Like many others of Italian-American heritage, I experienced some discomfort when in 1951 Senator Estes Kefauver, a Democrat from Tennessee, launched his highly publicized investigation into the organized rackets, uncovering scores of thugs with Italian surnames. Subsequent decades produced an endless parade of such rogues whose mugs were repeatedly splashed across the print and broadcast media.
Following are excerpts from a talk by Caleb T. Maupin on Nov. 13 at the national Workers World Party conference in New York City. He is a member of the WWP Cleveland branch and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.
Karl Marx was not the first socialist. He was not the first person to envision a communist future, one without the oppression and degradation people face.