Consortium News:ㅤ25 Years of Venezuelan Defiance of US

Some of the nations that have banded together to defend the U.N. Charter — particularly Russia and China — have provided Venezuela with alternatives to the U.S.-dominated financial and trade system, writes Vijay Prashad. Mario Abreu, Venezuela, Mujer vegetal, “Vegetable Woman,” 1954. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research On Feb. 2, 2024, the people of Venezuela celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. On that day in 1999, Hugo Chávez took office as

Consortium News:ㅤ25 Years of Venezuelan Defiance

Some of the nations that have banded together to defend the U.N. Charter — particularly Russia and China — have provided Venezuela with alternatives to the U.S.-dominated financial and trade system, writes Vijay Prashad. Mario Abreu, Venezuela, Mujer vegetal, “Vegetable Woman,” 1954. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research On Feb. 2, 2024, the people of Venezuela celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. On that day in 1999, Hugo Chávez took office as

The Unz Review:ㅤElon Musk Goes to Canossa, by Ron Unz

https://www.unz.com/CONTENTS/AUDIO/runz/Unz-MuskCanossa.mp3 Although unknown to almost all present-day Americans, Emperor Henry IV was one of the most powerful European monarchs of his day. Under his twenty year reign, the Holy Roman Empire of the High Middle Ages governed Germany, the Low Countries, much of Italy, and other important lands, with many considering him heir to the fabled Charlemagne. With the arrogance that came from holding such enormous temporal power and commanding large armies, he challenged the

The Unz Review:ㅤEvaluating Empire: A Review of Nigel Biggar’s “Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning”, by Mark Gullick

Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning Nigel Biggar William Collins, 2023 The controversy over empire is not really a controversy about history at all. It is about the present, not the past. Nigel Biggar The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there. P. Hartley, The Go-Between . The White population of the USA are wearily used to being beaten with the whip of historical slavery, but in the United Kingdom this weapon is not

The Unz Review:ㅤTucker Slayed the Mainstream Media Dragon, by Ron Paul

 Blogview Ron Paul Archive Tucker Slayed the Mainstream Media Dragon Ron Paul • February 12, 2024 • 600 Words ◄ ►Bookmark◄❌► ▲ ▼Toggle AllToC▲ ▼Add to LibraryRemove from Library • B Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments There has been much written and said about Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. As of this writing the video on Twitter alone has been viewed nearly 200 million times, making it likely the most-viewed news

The Unz Review:ㅤWhat Is the Democrats’ Playbook?, by Paul Craig Roberts

 Blogview Paul Craig Roberts Archive What Is the Democrats’ Playbook? ◄ ►Bookmark◄❌► ▲ ▼Toggle AllToC▲ ▼Add to LibraryRemove from Library • B Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments I raised this question in a column or an interview as polls revealed declining public confidence even among Democrats that Biden was fit to serve a second term. I suggested that one possibility would be that a deal would be worked whereby Biden would be moved aside

The Unz Review:ㅤHawaii Defies the Supreme Court in the ‘Spirit of Aloha’, by Gregory Hood

The Constitution (always a capital C) is the supreme law of the land. Soldiers and statesmen take their oaths to it; some Americans even used to carry copies of it around in their pockets. The Constitution is the oldest written framework of government in the world still in operation — if it were still in operation. The United States Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) that there is a right for

The Unz Review:ㅤDenver’s Mayor Demands Others Pay for Denver’s Virtue-Signaling Policy, by Paul Craig Roberts

 Blogview Paul Craig Roberts Archive Denver’s Mayor Demands Others Pay for Denver’s Virtue-Signaling Policy ◄ ►Bookmark◄❌► ▲ ▼Toggle AllToC▲ ▼Add to LibraryRemove from Library • B Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments The Democrat mayor of Denver, Colorado, is complaining loudly about the costs to the city of providing housing, food, public education, and health care to the additional 40,000 immigrant-invaders the Biden regime, supported by the mayor, dumped on the city during 2023 alone.

The Unz Review:ㅤIsrael Destroyed My University. Where Is the Outrage?, by Chris Hedges

Dr. Ahmed Alhussaina, Vice President of the now-destroyed al-Israa University, speaks out against Israel’s systematic targeting of Palestinian educational and cultural institutions. On Jan. 17, the Israeli military detonated 315 mines to destroy Gaza’s last standing university, al-Israa University, located south of Gaza City. For 70 days prior, the Israelis occupied the university as a military base, posting snipers in its buildings and using it as a detention and interrogation center. According to university authorities

The Unz Review:ㅤThe Merger of Judaism and Christianity in the Recent History of the West, by Robert Lindsay

I believe a lot of Jews (but certainly not all) rather bad in certain ways. Yet we all know Jews who don’t fit the stereotype, including all the Jews I grew up who were friends of my Judeophilic family. I also had some Jewish friends as a young man. The thing is that I never thought this thoroughly assimilated Jews acted any different from anybody else. In fact, I never thought of their Jewishness much