dissident + empire   21

Obama tells Asia US 'here to stay' as a Pacific power | World news | guardian.co.uk
US president Barack Obama tells the Australian parliament the Asia-Pacific region is key to the future
Australia  military  empire  Barack_Obama  China 
november 2011 by dissident
Empire of bases | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Before reading this article, try to answer this question: How many military bases does the United States have in other countries: a) 100; b) 300; c) 700; or d) 1,000.
empire  imperialism  budget  spencing  military_bases  military  United_States 
june 2011 by dissident
Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Who Owns the World? | TomDispatch
All of this, and much more, can proceed as long as the Muashar doctrine prevails. As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.
Noam_Chomsky  NAFTA  Egypt  racism  xenophobia  military  empire  inequality  Iran  China 
april 2011 by dissident
YouTube - Empire - Obama 2.0
Two years after an historic victory that saw the first African-American elected president of the US, Barack Obama has come under pressure. Empire discusses the failures and successes of Barack Obama's presidency.
Barack_Obama  empire  foreign_policy  war  torture  video 
april 2011 by dissident
We Spend More Than 1 Trillion on Defense -- It's Time to Take Aim at Our Military Budget | Economy | AlterNet
The United States spends about as much on defense as the rest of the world combined. Is there hope for a saner military budget?
military  budget  spending  deficit  empire  United_States 
march 2011 by dissident
When it Comes to Political Violence, the U.S. Sets an Example for Itself « ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY
Why would one expect that a society which meets the world through force, direct and indirect, threatened and implied, in order to achieve its political aims would somehow be immune to the forces which it nurtures and in which citizens are schooled daily?
anthropology  violence  United_States  empire  imperialism  war 
january 2011 by dissident
Paul Craig Roberts: The War on Terror
Does anyone remember the “cakewalk war” that would last six weeks, cost $50-$60 billion, and be paid for out of Iraqi oil revenues?
imperialism  Pakistan  indoctrination  terrorism  Afghanistan  empire  United_States 
october 2010 by dissident

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