Tag Archives: humanitarian intervention

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

“There is not a single case since 1941 when the coups, political assassinations, election fraud, black propaganda, blackmail, kidnapping, brutal counter-insurgency campaigns, U.S. sanctioned massacres, torture in global black sites, proxy wars or military interventions carried out by the United States resulted in the establishment of a democratic government.”

Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era, by Mairead Maquire

The demonization of Russia is, I believe, one of the most dangerous things that is happening in our world today.

This Is What War Propaganda Looks Like in the Age of Social Media, by Caitlin Johnstone

This is what war propaganda looks like in the era of social media. It will never look ugly. It will never directly show you its real intentions. If it did, it wouldn’t work.

Smart Power and “The Human Rights Industrial Complex”

The problem is both systemic and institutional in nature. As a result, many of the western world’s leading human rights organizations based in North America and Europe have become mirror reflections of a western foreign policy agenda and have become virtual clearing houses for interventionist propaganda.

Sarah van Gelder: Peace Pushes Back – How the People Won Out (For Now)

“People want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”—President Dwight D. Eisenhower  In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria? by Sarah van Gelder  Originally […]

Brian Becker> Understanding the new stage of the Syria Crisis

By Brian Becker, National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition September 10, 2013 Has the United States stepped back from the edge of the precipice?  Has the catastrophe been averted? The U.S. war threat against Syria has not ended. But the particular path to war has required a shift because of resounding domestic and global opposition. The U.S. Congress will […]

Nygaard Notes> “The solution to the Syrian crisis will not be found in escalated violence.”

Most recent issue: Nygaard Notes #537, September 6, 2013: “Quote” of the Week: “The solution to the Syrian crisis will not be found in escalated violence“; A Primer on the U.S. and Syria For a printable copy of the current issue, in PDF format, click here. Also recommended: Nygaard Notes #536, August 27, 2013: “Quote” of […]

George Galloway: Dogs of War Slaver over Syria, Powder keg for Disaster

 breakingtheset Published on Sep 6, 2013 Abby Martin speaks with UK Parliament Member, George Galloway, about Syria war propaganda and his upcoming film ‘The Killing of Tony Blair’. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the […]

[Video] Organizing Notes: Syrian Woman Rips Into McCain At Town Hall For His Support For Bombing Syria 9 5 2013

Bruce Gagnon: Organizing Notes  September 6, 2013

Ajamu Baraka> Syria and the Sham of “Humanitarian Intervention”

The normalization of war as a contemporary expression of the West’s responsibility to bring liberal democracy and capitalist freedom to the non-White hordes, and the fact that most of the people being killed in the process of “being saved” by the West are non-European, is a graphic confirmation of the White supremacist assumptions of humanitarian […]

Jean Bricmont> Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left

Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left by JEAN BRICMONT  DECEMBER 04, 2012  Counterpunch.org Louvain, Belgium. Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far […]

Stephen Gowans> Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa

Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa The next time that empire comes calling in the name of human rights, please be found standing idly by By Stephen Gowans  what’s left Posted in Africa, Libya by what’s left on November 9, 2012 Maximilian C. Forte’s new book Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa (released November 20) […]

Jess Sundin> Is the War in Afghanistan “Humanitarian Intervention”?

Is the War in Afghanistan “Humanitarian Intervention”? The fact is, war cannot liberate women. In reality, that was never a real goal of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. . . . By the same token, democracy cannot be delivered at gunpoint. By Jess Sundin   August 22, 2012 Editor’s Note: This speech is one of […]

Linda Hoover> Syria and Libya > A Geo-political Analysis

Syria and Libya > A Geo-political Analysis Samir Amin, Egyptian born scholar and activist, says that the main struggle in the world today is between countries that need their resources to modernize and the imperialist countries that need control of the resources to maintain their economic supremacy. By Linda Hoover  August 22, 2012 Editor’s Note: This speech […]

Brendan O’Neill> Syria: how the West is sanctioning sectarianism

Syria: how the West is sanctioning sectarianism  Brendan O’Neill   Monday 13 August 2012   Spiked In the name of making a PR performance of their moral resolve, Western governments are meddling in Syria in an ever-more lethal way. For a textbook example of how Western meddling in other states’ affairs makes bad situations worse, look no […]

Eric Margolis> Syria and the Invisible Hand of Foreign Intervention

Syria and the Invisible Hand of Foreign Intervention Eric S. Margolis   August 10, 2012    National Interest via antiwar.com The Polish Zionist ideologue Vladimir Jabotinsky, the father of Israel’s right wing, observed nearly a century ago that much of the Arab world was a fragile mosaic. A few sharp blows, he wrote, would cause it […]

Video> Jean Bricmont on humanitarian interventionism

Published on May 29, 2012 by MWSyria Prof. dr. Jean Bricmont answers questions about humanitarian interventionism. (Highlights, subtitles in Dutch and French.) Compilation de l’interview avec prof. dr. Jean Bricmont, sous-titres en français. Compilatie van het interview met prof. dr. Jean Bricmont, ondertiteling in het Nederlands. Full interview in English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upRLIq1x97g Jean Bricmont (born April 12, 1952, Uccle[1]) is a Belgian theoretical physicist, philosopher […]

Rowley & Wright> Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars

Coleen Rowley  Former FBI Special Agent Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley 06/18/2012    Huffington Post  The new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA — Suzanne Nossel — is a recent U.S. government insider. So it’s a safe bet that AI’s decision to seize upon a topic that dovetailed with […]

Syria targeted by US advocates of unipolar global order

 Syria targeted by US advocates of unipolar global order By Clifford A. Kiracofe   GLobal Times | 2012-6-13 19:00:04  Washington’s regime change policy in Syria is about the world order. While human rights and democracy are featured in the propaganda mix, the real issue turns on the future of the international system and the role of […]

Polly Mann> On Intervention

On Intervention by Polly Mann   June 4, 2012 The title of a recent article in The Guardian Weekly caught my attention – “It is not always wrong to intervene” and I could go no farther in perusing the news magazine, my principal source of news, both national and international. “Intervening” meant to me one […]