Foundation of the American empire

Empires are not easy to sustain given the multiple enemies that they provoke:  at the international level: imperial rivals and emerging new powers, at the national level: national resistance movements, unreliable clients and untrustworthy ‘Sepoy’ armies, and at the local level: boycotts, sabotage and strikes. 

US saw 110 mass shootings in 5 years

A new report shows American people have witnessed at least 110 mass shootings since January 2009 – almost one to two shootings each month.

The CIA spying scandal, disintegration of supposed democracy

Just recently, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Torture and death in US prisons

Viewed from the high-rise multi-million-dollar apartments lining the South side of New York’s Central Park, colloquially referred to as Billionaires’ Row, Rikers Island looms just over the East River.