Chris Hedges: El desmoronamiento del imperio estadounidense

El liderazgo estadounidense ha pasado de una debacle militar a otra, una trayectoria que refleja los tristes finales de otras potencias imperiales históricas.

Chris Hedges

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf War, fought largely by mechanized units in the open desert that did not – wisely – attempt to occupy Iraq, the United States political and

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Chris Hedges: la marcha de la muerte de Estados Unidos

Independientemente del resultado, las elecciones no detendrán el aumento del hipernacionalismo, los cultos de crisis y otros signos del declive terminal de un imperio.

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity will continue to eat away at the soul of the nation, spawning what anthropologists call crisis cults — movements led by demagogues that prey on an unbearable psychological and financial distress. These

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The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

For the first time in history, the future of the entire planet — for generations if not millennia to come — is now being fundamentally determined by the activities of the human species.

IRAQ WAR

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE -- The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But the term has increasingly entered the scientific lexicon as

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Ver | Brasil, Colombia, ahora Venezuela: Estados Unidos persigue la hegemonía de derecha en América del Sur

Observación: de Colombia y Brasil, Kei Pritsker sobre las décadas de intromisión estadounidense en Sudamérica que precedieron al golpe de estado en Venezuela.

Venezuela | US

(Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration —  World domination: it’s a funny concept. We can imagine old dudes with messy hair and thick glasses taking over the world or the caricature of a humanoid villain that wears a skull and crossbones, but what about applying it to the real world? Who’s

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How Donald Trump is Expanding the US Empire

Any corner of the globe we look to, we see that Trump is indeed expanding the US empire’s influence and operations––he has ratcheted up, with new fire and veracity, covert and overt regime change operations; expansion of military bases, massive increases in bombings and civilian casualties, and belligerent escalations that put us on the brink of catastrophic war on multiple fronts.

U.S. Army M2A2 and M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicles are unloaded at a pier in Busan, South Korea, June 29, 2011. (AP/Yonhap, Kim Sun-ho)

Media Roots -- In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in history to removing its

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How US Foreign Policy Creates Shithole Countries

A new collection of essays, edited by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, clearly shows that it is the U.S. that is largely responsible for the poverty and suffering in these very nations.

A U.S. army soldier from Blackfoot Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment interrogates a Iraqis during an operation in the village of Walush in Diyala province, Iraq, Dec. 9, 2007. Marko Drobnjakovic | AP

In two years, the world has become accustomed to being shocked by the words and actions of United States President Donald Trump. In January of this year, he again showed his lack of diplomacy, tack and common decency, when he referred to many poorer countries as “sh*ithole countries”, asking, “Why do we want all these people from sh*thole countries

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