Ten years have slipped by since a man named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, begins Vijay Prashad.
Category: American Empire
COVID-19: Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access
Few people in poor countries will get vaccinated in 2021, making a mockery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals’ over-arching principle of “leaving no one behind,” the authors say.
COVID-19: A Vaccine That Was Hijacked by the Rich
Some of world’s most affluent nations, including the U.S., Canada and the U.K., seem to have cornered most of the supplies, writes Thalif Deen.
America’s Ongoing Imperial Scam
Biden ends speeches now with “God Bless the Troops,” writes Karen Kwiatkowski. He should respect their sacrifices with a more honorable foreign policy.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Empire with a Human Face
The Biden people are unlikely to speak of a new cold war with China, but they appear likely to wage one all dressed up as a sophisticated trans–Pacific strategy.
OPCW Execs Praised Whistleblower & Criticized Syria Cover-up, Leaks Reveal
These private admissions obtained by The Grayzone further expose the public whitewash of the Douma cover-up, and undermine the ongoing attacks on the whistleblowers who challenged it, Aaron Maté reports.
ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Top UN Anti-Torture Official Again Urges Assange’s Release
The WikiLeaks founder’s “prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate,” said Nils Melzer on Tuesday.
Trump’s Pernicious Military Legacy
Michael Klare says it’s impossible to overstate the significance of the Pentagon’s shift in posture during the term of the outgoing president.
Democracy is Not a Fact, But an Enduring Struggle
Trump has been defeated, but Ursula Wolfe-Rocca warns that his commitment to institutionalize the teaching of American exceptionalism has not.
Biden’s Young Hawk: The Case Against Jake Sullivan
Either the national security adviser-designate and other “exceptionalists” are true believers, or rank cynics driven by ambition and enough intelligence or charisma to say what’s needed to justify U.S. aggression, says Danny Sjursen.