The U.S. capacity for official lying has struck once again, as it has repeatedly for the last 60 years, writes Gordon Adams.
The All-American Base World
As long as this current count of 750 military bases in 81 places remains a reality, so, too, will U.S. wars, writes Patterson Deppen.
Create Two, Three, Many Saigons
Vijay Prashad recalls the obliterations of U.S. interventionism, including any memory of the women’s rights leaders who were active in Afghanistan before 2001.
WATCH: A Second Vietnam
Editor Joe Lauria spoke to Politurco about developments in Afghanistan and Turkey’s role there.
COVID-19: Credit Ratings Punish Poorer Countries for Investing More in Health Care
Downgrades and the fear of them prevent much-needed public spending during the pandemic, writes Ramya Vijaya.
In Somalia, US Bombs the ‘Terrorists’ It Created
Successive U.S. administrations understand that stirring the pot of extremism gives them endless excuses to occupy other countries, writes T.J. Coles.
The Return of the Taliban 20 Years Later
Washington spent more than $2 trillion on a war that it knew could not be won, writes Vijay Prashad.
Investors in US Weapon-Makers Only Clear Winners of Afghan War
Share prices of military manufacturers vastly outperformed the stock market overall during the Afghanistan War.
The Climate Stat We Can’t Afford to Overlook: CEO Pay
If top U.S. corporate execs are still pocketing jackpots a decade from now, our environment has no shot, writes Sam Pizzigati.
Where Best to Ride Out the Climate Apocalypse?
Jonathan Cook confronts a self-serving ideological movement among the super-rich.