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Articles by John Catalinotto

French imperialism’s brutal colonial rule

January 13, 2015

Algiers, 1960 On Jan. 11, the French imperialist bourgeoisie mobilized and manipulated a massive demonstration in all the country’s major cities under hypocritical slogans extolling Western civilization and alleged “freedom of speech.” Their goal — which they share with U.S. and European [...]

U.S. to double troops in Iraq

November 16, 2014

President Barack Obama more than doubled U.S. participation in the new war on Iraq on Nov. 7 by ordering an additional 1,500 “advisers and trainers” be sent there. Washington’s pretext for this expansion is the need to train the Iraqi national army and the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to [...]

In ‘war on ISIS,’ the main enemy is at home

October 13, 2014

The Turkish government decided Oct. 12 to permit U.S. fighter-bombers to launch attacks on Syrian targets from Incirlik Air Force Base near the Turkish-Syrian border. This decision marked the latest escalation of the U.S.-led “war on ISIS.” It is a further step toward a major U.S. invasion into [...]

Odiario on Brazil election

October 9, 2014 is a site maintained by Portuguese Marxists. They published the following commentary on Oct. 6, the day after the first round of the Brazilian elections. Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party got 41.5 percent of the vote, against 33.7 percent for Aécio Neves of the Social Democracy [...]

Bombardeo EUA en Siria abre nueva guerra en Medio Oriente

October 7, 2014

La máquina militar estadounidense ha abierto una nueva campaña de bombardeos, y ahora dentro de los límites de un estado soberano, Siria, sin invitación del gobierno de Damasco. Cada escalada solidifica la nueva guerra de EUA contra los pueblos de esa región. Estados Unidos está bombardeando [...]

U.S. bombs Syria, opens new war in Middle East

September 29, 2014

Sept. 28 — The U.S. military machine has opened up a new bombing campaign, this one within the boundaries of a sovereign state, Syria, without an invitation from the government in Damascus. Each escalation solidifies the new U.S. war against the people of that region. The U.S. is bombing under [...]

Congress backs Obama’s ‘war on Islamic State’

September 27, 2014

Washington slid further down the slippery slope toward a new major war in Western Asia as Congress voted support for arming and training 5,000 troops from the “moderate opposition” in Syria. Meanwhile the top military brass expressed their skepticism that U.S. goals would be reached without [...]

Why Obama’s ‘war on ISIS’ must be opposed

September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Sept.10 that the U.S. military would build an international coalition to make “war on the Islamic State.” He said there were already 10 countries in this coalition. Administration spokespeople on the Sept. 14 Sunday morning talk shows said they were still [...]

NATO Summit sets agenda for aggression

September 9, 2014

Protest at NATO Summit in Newport, Wales. Imperialist heads of state at the Sept. 4-5 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, met under U.S. pressure to escalate their anti-Russia maneuvers regarding Ukraine, to schedule their gradual exit from Afghanistan and to open war on the Islamic State. The [...]

Protests begin at NATO Summit

September 2, 2014

Thousands of anti-war marchers descended on Newport, Wales, on Aug. 30 for the beginning of a week of protests against the NATO Summit scheduled there for Sept. 4 and 5. Organizers have said they expect 20,000 people in the Welsh city by Sept. 4. NATO leaders are purposely holding their talks away [...]
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