BRICS Under Attack: Soft Coup in Brazil, US Proxies Move Against ANC in South Africa

March 22, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on CPR Sunday with broadcaster Don DeBar to discuss the Empire’s moves to undermine BRICS. Draitser provides detailed analysis of the individuals and groups behind the protest movement in Brazil, noting that powerful right wing, neoliberal forces are bankrolling the movement to remove the democratically elected left wing government of Dilma Rousseff and the Workers’ Party. He also discusses the nature of the protests in South Africa and the powerful players co-opting the movement in the interests of the Empire. Finally, the conversation touches on potential outcomes of this clear offensive by Wall Street and the US establishment, and potential counter-measures by BRICS nations. All this and more in this wide-ranging discussion.

US Says ISIS/ISIL Committed Genocide, Fails to Mention Its Own Complicity

March 21, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (March 18, 2016) on the report that the US will work with the International Criminal Court in collecting evidence of ISIS/ISIL genocide. Draitser notes that US promises are disingenuous as Washington has been instrumental in facilitating the rise of the terror group. He notes that the US and ISIS/ISIL have similar goals for the region, and that their geopolitical and strategic objectives coincide nicely. Draitser also adds that US is not a member of the ICC, and that it is yet another example of Washington using international institutions for its own political ends.

Syria: Peace Talks and Political Reality

March 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Eric Draitser of StopImeprialism.org provides his commentary (March 18, 2016) on the latest developments in the Syrian peace talks. Draitser explains that the potential for peace is there, though it is the reality on the ground which will dictate the terms of any deal and the nature of a “political transition.” He also notes that the Saudi-backed opposition has attempted to dictate terms of negotiation despite coming to the talks from a position of relative weakness.

Trump, Clinton & the Danger of US Liberals; Global Economic Crisis and the Potential of World War

March 8, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Eric Draitser appears on Community Public Radio (March 4, 2016) with broadcaster Don DeBar and Professor Anthony Monteiro to discuss the US elections and the implications for the future. The conversation begins with a discussion of both the Republican and Democratic sides with particular attention to the socioeconomic conditions giving rise to the anti-establishment sentiment among voters in both parties. From there, Eric, Tony, and Don talk about the likely outcome of the elections, the danger of both white and non-white liberals, and the implications for the US and the world. Be warned, there are some frightening themes discussed including the potential for global war, the historical precedent, and the danger of the current moment. All this and more in this wide-ranging conversation.

On Refugees, the Turkey-EU Summit, and the Ascendance of the European Right

March 8, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on “Loud & Clear with Brian Becker” (March 7, 2016) to provide his analysis of the Turkey-EU summit on refugees, and the broader politics of the issue. Draitser explains how Turkey has cynically manipulated the refugee issue to its advantage in order to further its hegemonic agenda for the region. He discusses the rise of ultra-nationalist political formations throughout Europe whose racism and xenophobia have been couched in populist talking points about “culture” and “democracy.” These and a number of other critical issues are raised in this roughly 17 minute interview.