Category: American Empire

Pompeo Escapes Without a Scratch

The State Department was meant to be a counterpart to the U.S. War Department, writes Caitlin Johnstone. Instead it wound up as a cheering squad for starvation sanctions, proxy wars and war coalitions. 

The Two Faces of Empire

The U.S. empire is ugly and creepy. That’s why so much effort goes into keeping the public from looking at it directly, writes Caitlin Johnstone.

Forever Wars: Will They Ever End?

The wars since Sept. 11 are part of Joe Biden’s legacy, writes Nick Turse. But the president-elect enters the White House with an opportunity to make good on his pledge to end them. 

Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom

The judgement is concerning, but we are nonetheless delighted, writes Craig Murray, who aside from court officials was the only person in the public gallery on  Monday.