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Articles by Gene Clancy

London transport workers shut down subway system

July 14, 2015

On July 9, some 20,000 workers on the London Underground railway system, often called “the Tube,” walked off the job, shutting down one of the largest transit systems in the world. Underground station during strike. The Tube stretches for 250 miles under the streets of London and its environs, [...]

TPP dangerous to world’s workers, poor

June 18, 2015

Farmers in Japan. San Diego On June 12, as part of a legislative maneuver, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against and defeated part of a package bill that would have given “fast track” authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The [...]

‘Texas Rising’: An unhistorical TV series hides slavocracy

May 28, 2015

On May 25, a highly promoted TV miniseries with many big-name stars premiered on the cable network History Channel, which is co-owned by two giant corporations, Hearst and Disney. According to the title of the already published companion book by Stephen L. Moore, “Texas Rising” is “the epic [...]

The killing of Osama bin Laden: U.S. lies exposed

May 21, 2015

A pack of lies. On May 2, 2011, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs, acting under the direction of the CIA, carried out a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and assassinated Osama bin Laden. Although it violated international law as well as Pakistani national sovereignty, the assault, which included [...]

Basic facts about Greece

February 4, 2015

A woman begs with her child in Athens, Greece. Some 70 percent of Greekchildren live in jobless households. The austerity program imposed on Greece in 2010 by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund has had a devastating effect. Greece is a developed [...]

Egypt’s military regime set to free Mubarak

December 8, 2014

In 2011, a heroic mass revolution deposed U.S.-supported Egyptian dictator Gen. Hosni Mubarak. This uprising was an inspiration to poor and oppressed people all over the world. Its current assassins — which include the new military regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. imperialism — deserve [...]

Syria: U.S. imperialism and diplomacy

February 8, 2014

The much ballyhooed Geneva II peace talks, which were supposed to bring about peace in Syria, ended on Jan. 31 with no agreement for one very good reason: The U.S had no intention of seeking any real peace agreement, but was intent on using the forum as a background for propaganda and as a way to [...]

World slams U.S. spying

January 30, 2014

Under increasing pressure and scrutiny from civil rights groups, public polls — and even their own imperialist allies — the National Security Agency, which has been carrying out massive programs of domestic spying, is beginning to show serious cracks in its armor of secrecy and criminality. On [...]

U.S., EU back pro-imperialist coup attempt in Ukraine

December 17, 2013

Dec. 15 — With strong, almost universal support from the corporate media, the United States government along with the European Union is carrying out a propaganda blitz while threatening sanctions against the government of Ukraine. On Dec. 15, Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John McCain [...]
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