Posts Tagged ‘US military’

CIVIC REVOLUTION: Securing Human Rights and Responsibilities in the USA — Comment

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The USA, along with the rest of world, is facing a series of daunting economic, social, and environmental crises.  Only a civic revolution based on the recognition of human rights and responsibilities offers the possibility of a sustainable and democratic future for the nation and the world.

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Monroe Doctrine fades away

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Monroe Doctrine fades away by Gabriel Tokatlain is an important statement from the hemispheric South and deserves our careful attention.  Tokatlain observes that the people of the South are taking control of their destinies and closing what Eduardo Galeano identified as the Open Veins of Latin America in his classic of the same name.  The Monroe Doctrine, the US imperial policy that staked a claim on all of Latin America, is being openly challenged.

The US has responded with a new round of gunboat diplomacy by re-activating the US Navy’s Fourth Fleet to project US power in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Carribean, and South America.  

The full implication of this renewed US militarism is discussed in the section entittled “Global Domination and the Prospect of Endless War”  in Combating Globalization.

Tokatlain’s essay offers us important information that we need to combat the trend of increasing US militarization.