Category: Politics

Total 17 Posts

Rick Perry: Too Big to Fail?

As the race for the US presidency begins, another Texas governor has emerged as a leading contender. The dilemma facing American voters as the 2012 presidential election season begins might be summed up in one colourful question: “Is America ready for another set of cowboy boots in the White House?” The man posing the question

Arizona’s War on Immigrants

“Most immigrants are economic refugees,” Bob Kee explained as we drove across the rolling arid hills of south-central Arizona towards the border of Mexico. “US policy in the post-9/11 world states that the government knew there would be ‘collateral damage,’ meaning more dead migrants because of the increasing militarization of the borders. But when people

Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire

And Ten Steps to Take to Do So By Chalmers Johnson from However ambitious President Barack Obama’s domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch. Think of it as the 800-pound gorilla in the American living room: our longstanding reliance on imperialism and militarism in our

Kill the Indian. Save the Man.

Manifest Destiny In 1845, an American columnist, John O’Sullivan, writing about the proposed annexation of Texas, claimed that it was America’s “manifest destiny to overspread the continent.” Later in the same year, referring to the ongoing dispute with Great Britain over Oregon, he wrote that the United States had the right to claim “the whole