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American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation. - The New York Times
A system with plenty of subsidies and other structural choices for the benefit of some, not available to all (in addition to the enslavement and genocide).
capitalism  exploitation  slavery  economics  United+States  American+Capitalism  wealth  violence  labor  labor+rights  gig+economy  sociology 
7 days ago by mjb
The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change (The New York Times)
"Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’"
clippings  climate+change  flooding  United+States  environment  engineering 
march 2019 by mjb
Why Did Soviets Invade Afghanistan? Documents Offer History Lesson for Trump (The New York Times)
President Trump claimed the Soviet Union went to war in 1979 to battle terrorists. But a newly published cable underscores Moscow’s fear that Afghanistan would switch loyalties to the West.
United+States  clippings  Trump  Afghanistan  National+Security+Archives  history  foreign+policy 
january 2019 by mjb
Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute (Politico)
“I have a question: Has your eagle picked all the olives and only has arrows left?” Putin asked with a laugh.
clippings  United+States  war  foreign+policy  Putin  Russia  Josh+Bolton 
october 2018 by mjb

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