Category: IDEOLOGICAL STRUGGLE

Imposed divide: What nurtured Korea’s separation & nuclear crisis (RT Documentary)

As the world applauds the landmark deal between Pyongyang and Seoul aimed at ending longstanding tensions, RT looks back at how the nation became split and who aided the divide of the country. The recent tensions on the peninsula almost spiraled into a real war, before the leaders of the two countries, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, signed a landmark agreement seeking complete denuclearization and peace on Friday.

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Gonzo Journalist Seeks Meaningful Employment

A bloodless revolution seems to be out of the question. John Rachel, my cadre in Japan, has a viable plan in The Peace Dividend, but can’t even get the attention of major anti-war groups. Capitalism spoils everything it touches. As Chris Hedges says, here in Empire “doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”

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Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again

PAUL DE ROOIJ—One must marvel at the first few paragraphs of Amnesty International’s recent press release: “The international community’s catastrophic failure to take concrete action to protect the people of Syria has allowed parties to the conflict, most notably the Syrian government, to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity with complete impunity, often with assistance of outside powers, particularly Russia. Every year we think it is just not possible for parties to the conflict to inflict more suffering on civilians, and yet, every year, they prove us wrong…”

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American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness (Video)

“The basic difference between American imperialism today and American imperialism a century ago is that it is more violent, more far-reaching, and more carefully planned today. But American foreign policy, at least since 1823, has always been assertive, always expansionist, always imperialist. Of course, it has rarely been pushed beyond America’s capabilities. Thus, when the United States was weak, its interventions abroad were mild. When its strength grew, so did its daring. Today, as the most powerful nation on earth, with a technological advance over other countries of mammoth proportions, the United States can be imperialistic on all continents with relative security…”

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Ramo Reminded South Koreans of the Brutality of Imperial Japan

JOSEPH ESSERTIER—Japan colonized Korea, then the US occupied part of it. The horrors of the Japanese colonization are well known, far better than US atrocities in Korea. Cumings is one of the few established Korea historians to have written about some of the American ones, e.g., the horrors committed on Cheju Island, in Taejon, assistance with Syngman Rhee’s torture of South Koreans, the bombing of dams, and the genocidal firebombing of civilians with napalm.

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JOHN WIGHT: Western Media Coverage of Syria Is A Big, Bright Shining Lie

In line with the Syrian Arab Army’s operation to liberate Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus — a part of Syria occupied by various Salafi-jihadi groups since 2012 — this mainstream media coverage has lost the plot; painting a picture of an upside down world in which murderous sectarian fanatics are depicted as rebels, while the army fighting them, a conscript army that draws its soldiers from every part of the multicultural and multi-faith mosaic that is Syrian society, is depicted as a latter day Waffen SS: an army of invasion and occupation instead of liberation.

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The Intercept Is Transitioning From Guard Dog To Attack Dog For The Establishment

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Back in September The Intercept ran an article trying to conflate opposition to Syrian interventionism with white nationalism, and I said back then things were getting increasingly shady with this particularly outlet. The repeated WikiLeaks smears, which have no place outside mainstream media, mean that people like me are going to be distancing ourselves from that publication and ceasing to look at it as a reliable outlet.

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