Portuguese Dictatorship, Left and Right in Anti-Democratic Europe, and the War in Syria

October 26, 2015 at 10:42 AM


Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on CPR Sunday (October 25, 2015) with security analyst Mark Sleboda and journalist/broadcaster Don DeBar. Eric, Mark and Don discuss the election results in Portugal and the anti-democratic actions of the Portuguese president who has refused to recognize the results. They also discuss the rise of the far left and new right in Europe, and what this means for European politics and organizing. The conversation also touches on the latest developments in the war in Syria, and other regional issues. All this and much more in this hour-long weekly conversation.

On Elections, Political Repression, and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Haiti: An Interview with Dady Chery

October 24, 2015 at 12:26 AM

Demonstrators carry defaced portraits of Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince December 5, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly Lamothe as a political crisis boils over in Haiti in the wake of the failure to hold scheduled elections. REUTERS/Marie Arago (HAITI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org interviews Dady Chery, Co-Editor in Chief of News Junkie Post and author of the new book We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation.  Eric and Dady discuss the upcoming elections scheduled for October 25, 2015 and the political and social context within which they must be examined, including the role of the US and UN as neocolonial occupiers.  The discussion outlines the role of Bill and Hillary Clinton and how the election is relevant to Hillary’s presidential bid, as well as the important political developments in Haiti involving both the current government and likely future government.  Eric and Dady also probe the reality of political repression in Haiti, while also discussing the growing resistance, both peaceful and armed, to the ongoing occupation.  All this and much much more in this in depth conversation.

Obama, the NDAA, and the Politics of the US War Machine

October 23, 2015 at 2:59 PM


Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (October 23, 2015) on President Obama’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the political context within which this must be understood. Draitser argues that rather than seeing this as a move to limit military expenditures and boost social spending, it should be seen as Obama showing his unabashed support for militarism, refusal to close Guantanamo, and eliminating spending cuts on the military. Draitser says that Obama is simply framing his continued imperialism as being socially conscious, all the while funding terrorists in Syria and Nazis in Ukraine.

Russia in Syria, US Geopolitical Countermoves, and the Reality of the Deep State

October 19, 2015 at 10:43 AM


Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on CPR Sunday (October 18, 2015) with security analyst Mark Sleboda and journalist/broadcaster Don DeBar. Eric, Mark and Don discuss the war in Syria: shifting propaganda, US intentions, Russia’s moves, and the international significance of Moscow’s mission. They also examine how the US is responding to the changing situation in the Middle East and Central Asia, including Obama’s announcement that US troops will remain in Afghanistan. The conversation also touches on the nature of the deep state, what it actually looks like, and how it functions. All this and much more in this far-reaching conversation.

China and Russia: The Real Reasons the US Is Staying in Afghanistan

October 16, 2015 at 3:01 PM


Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (October 16, 2015) on the announcement by President Obama that the US military will not be withdrawing from Afghanistan. Draitser argues that Washington’s decision reflects the weakness of its position as Russia asserts itself militarily and politically in the Middle East, while China has positioned itself to become the dominant political force in post-occupation Afghanistan. He adds that the US hegemonic agenda is at the root of this policy decision.