Caleb Maupin

Jiantao Culture & Flint Water Crisis: Why Not Use Chinese Methods?


According to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne, individuals convicted of serious crimes in China are currently giving televised confessions in exchange for leniency. Browne’s column describes how individuals like British corporate…

Rockefellers Play With Fire: The Oil Scheme is Getting More Dangerous


Oil has fallen below $30 per barrel. The decline in oil prices that alarmed the world when it began in 2014 has lasted much longer than expected. Natural gas, steel, copper, and other commodities are also seeing their…

Joe Biden in Turkey & The Syria Scam


Joe Biden’s political reputation in the United States involves being tough. He plays up a public persona often associated with urban, working class Irish-Americans who are heavily represented among the country’s police officers and firefighters. However…

Listen Up, Socialist! An Open Letter to the Bernie Sanders Generation


It used to be off-limits to talk the way we do. We can all remember when “capitalism” was synonymous with “good” in standard American English. In the mainstream mind, the word “socialism” only conjured up images of dictators and…

Slaughter of Shia Crushes P5+1 Hopes


When leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States sat down to negotiate in Vienna for the P5+1 talks, the world was filled with optimism. The hope was that the animosity and tension between these two powerful countries could be resolved…

Erdogan Praises Hitler: Yet Another Threat Against Russia


Why is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s passing statement in praise of Adolph Hitler garnering so much concern around the world? It would seem to a western audience that such comments are not worth the press they are…

Defeat ISIS and Their Friends on Wall Street! A Three Point Plan to End Terrorism


In recent weeks there has been a wave of violence against Muslim-Americans. Spurred by the heated rhetoric of conservative politicians, many confused people have begun to think that those…

Washington Quietly Targets ISIS’ Foes


In recent months, especially following the Paris attacks, US officials have been publicizing their efforts to fight ISIS. As cable news highlights ISIS atrocities, and a variety of new anti-terrorism measures are put forward, another war is being waged…

Will South America Explode?


For the first time in 16 years, the direct aftermath of Venezuela’s elections was peaceful. Until then, the day following each election when Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, or their political allies were victorious was full of street violence. Most recently…

ISIS-Linked Autocrats to Host British Navy


US and British leaders love to invoke the concept of human rights when promoting their latest neoliberal crusade. UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s career has consisted almost entirely of this strategy…

Is Ashton Carter Insane?


US Secretary of Defense says Russia and China “Potentially More Damaging” than ISIS. “Terror elements like ISIL, of course, stand entirely opposed to our values. But other challenges are more complicated, and given their size and capabilities, potentially more…

Yemen: Why is US Media Ignoring a Massive War?


Around the clock, every single day, Saudi cruise missiles and bombs are being lobbed at Yemen. Schools, hospitals, mosques, and homes are being destroyed. At the same time that this massive bombing continues, soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and…

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