In 1995, Umberto Eco assessed that ‘Ur-Fascism derives from individual or social frustration. That is why one of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups. […]The post As American as Apple Pie? first appeared on Dissident Voice.
America loves its military. It should because it’s the most expensive defense force of all time. $778B was allocated for defense spending in 2022. China comes in a distant second at $229B. All of which prompts a provocative question: What if the Marine Corps publishes a landmark study that claims recipients of the US government […]The post US Marine Press Takes on Hothouse Earth first appeared on Dissident Voice.
When will this nonsense on familial connection between Australia and the Pacific end? In 2018, Australia’s then Pentecostal Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, drew upon a term that his predecessors had not. On November 8 that year, he announced that Australia’s engagement with the region would be taken to another level, launching a “new chapter in […]The post Terms of Condescension: The Language of Australia’s “Pacific Family” first appeared on Dissident Voice.
The June 23 BBC article by Bernd Debusmann, “US Immigration: They’d rather die than return to Nicaragua,” confirms that the corporate media consistently make every article on Nicaragua an attack on its Sandinista Government. Four Nicaraguans who have recently migrated to the US from the department of Esteli, who include two peasants, and two housewives […]The post Open Letter to the BBC: Please Stop Your Disinformation Campaign on Nicaragua first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with NTO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg, during the NATO Conference in Madrid on 28 June 2022. A handshake of betrayal, as Turkey accepted Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership. One wonders what forces have influenced Erdogan to betray Russia in particular and the East in general, when accepting NATO membership […]The post Turkey Once More Betrays the East first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Palestinians “Are Not Animals in a Zoo”: On Kanafani and the Need to Redefine the Role of the “Victim Intellectual”
Years before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, US media introduced many new characters, promoting them as ‘experts’ who helped ratchet up US propaganda, ultimately allowing the US government to secure enough popular support for the war. Though enthusiasm for war began dwindling in later years, the invasion of Iraq had begun with a […]The post Palestinians “Are Not Animals in a Zoo”: On Kanafani and the Need to Redefine the Role of the “Victim Intellectual” first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Instances of sympathy are rarely excuses to throw out the rule book. In the case of the European Union, throwing out the rule book about admission has tended to be a feature of enlargement. Credentials of candidate states have been, when needed, boosted or cooked for the occasion. Others, whatever the progress, have been ignored. […]The post Convenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy Show first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Caleb Maupin reports on the recent allegation of Russian missile targeting an shopping center in Ukraine, dismissed by Russia at the United Nations.The post Russia Challenges Western Accusations at UN Security Council first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Unless the Ukrainians have a decisive victory or a Russian advance is too great to hide, news of the war follows a pattern of headlines: Russians shell dozens of Ukrainian towns in the Donbas Casualties rise as Russia makes incremental gains in east From the New York Times “The ruined industrial city in eastern Ukraine […]The post Severodonetsk: Deciphering News of the War in Ukraine first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Using phrases like “American Taliban” or invoking the term “sharia law” to attack the ruling of Christians on the court is all the rage after the recent Roe v. Wade decision. Once again, we have people—primarily liberal white people—engaging in racist, Islamophobic tropes. Muslim activists, scholars, and researchers have repeatedly pointed out this racism and […]The post Liberal Racism Rears Its Ugly Head (Again) first appeared on Dissident Voice.