Venezuela

Venezuela is once again in the grip of violent protests, targeting the post-Chavez administration of Nicholas Maduro and which have claimed at least 19 lives as of writing. The official reasons for these protests range from a high crime rate (particularly violent...

Ukraine

The crisis that has erupted in Ukraine following the right-wing coup engineered by the United States and Germany and the intervention of Russia into Crimea has created the most dangerous international confrontation since the end of World War II. Almost overnight, in a...

The phony war in Ukraine

By Boris Kagarlitsky March 4, 2014  Why, do you suppose, war has not yet broken out between Russia and Ukraine? The answer is very simple: no one plans to go to war, and no one can. Kiev for practical purposes does not have an army, while the government that has...

UNCLE SAM’S BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES

Book Review REEL POWER: HOLLYWOOD CINEMA AND AMERICAN SUPREMACY AUTHOR: MATTHEW ALFORD PLUTO PRESS 2010 Just when you thought it was safe to start watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster (that pirated copy of the Bourne Identity you got from a friend of a friend),...

UNCLE SAM’S BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES

Book Review REEL POWER: HOLLYWOOD CINEMA AND AMERICAN SUPREMACY AUTHOR: MATTHEW ALFORD PLUTO PRESS 2010 Just when you thought it was safe to start watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster (that pirated copy of the Bourne Identity you got from a friend of a friend),...