John V. Walsh, frequent contributor to Counterpunch.org, discusses his article “Impeach Obama: A Challenge to Tea Partiers and Antiwar Liberals;” the two-party partisan trap that causes incessant infighting and diverts attention from the real problems; how Obama’s decision to militarily intervene in yet another Sunni Muslim country virtually guarantees more blowback; looking at the UN Libya vote in terms of the represented populations for and against intervention, which turns the 10-5 vote on its head; and how China’s foreign policy indicates the 21st century will be more about economics than warfare.
John V. Walsh, frequent contributor to Counterpunch.org, discusses the Leftâ€™s outrage about Sarah Palinâ€™s virtual cross hairs (in the wake of the Tucson shootings) and near-silence about the real cross hairs of helicopter gunships and Predator drones killing civilians overseas; the American reverence of government officials, especially in death, and the popular belief in the righteousness of state-sanctioned murder; the spectacle of Obama being cheered like a rock star while delivering his eulogy in Tucson; and the collection of antiwar writing from across the political spectrum in the book ComeHomeAmerica.
John V. Walsh, frequent contributor to Counterpunch.org, discusses Paul Krugmanâ€™s â€œeconomic chauvinismâ€ regarding Chinaâ€™s currency valuation, provocative US military postures in Central and East Asia, Chinaâ€™s eons-long history of open trade and self defense and why the US should abandon the policy of â€œcontainingâ€ China.
John V. Walsh, frequent contributor to Counterpunch.org and Antiwar.com, discusses Democratic Left leadersâ€™ frequent visits to Kabul, the inability of a puppet government to be representative, Chinaâ€™s preference for international trade over military confrontation and how the USSR was felled by an unworkable centrally planned economy.
John V. Walsh, frequent contributor to CounterPunch.org, discusses Obamaâ€™s propagandized meeting with the Bizarro World Cindy Sheehan, how the antiwar Left lacks the ideological passion and clarity of libertarians, the permanent cold war mentality in Washington D.C. and the widening divide between Democratic Party leaders and rank and file activists.
John V. Walsh, regular contributor to CounterPunch laments the failures of the progressive Left, paleo Right and libertarians to get their act together in a real antiwar coalition.
John V. Walsh, Professor of physiology at UMass and regular contributor to Counterpunch, discusses the left and right, the Democrats and Republicans, realignment against the empire, the push for an invasion of the Sudan and that time Bill Clinton bombed their antibiotics factory – sentencing untold numbers of people to death from easily curable diseases.