US Imposes Travel Ban on Officials From Venezuela

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 9:12 am

After getting caught in the attempted coup and murder of President Hugo Chavez, the US government backed off Venezuela a bit. The US imperialist forces had clearly botched the job in a fiasco that even dragged in the Bush White House. Chavez was staying and the tradition of asserting US dominance in Latin America would have to wait, until now.

The Obama Administration has now imposed travel bans on officials serving in the freely elected Venezuelan government.

 

Of Nobel Prizes, Past and Present

By: Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15 am

Reading the 2009 announcement from the Nobel Peace Prize committee and Obama’s Nobel Laureate lecture, and then listening to the news today is an exercise in mental whiplash.

As the fourth anniversary of that announcement approaches, Obama might want to return his Nobel medal to Oslo. It’s not as if it means a lot to him any more.

FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

By: Monday April 1, 2013 4:59 pm

Aluminum: The most abundant metal on earth. And it has no natural, biological purpose. But over the past 100 years aluminum has become a necessity for modern life. We use aluminum in industry, packaging, medicine, and cosmetics. But from its mining through its manufacture to its use, it is also an incredibly destructive metal. It’s a substance that is used to produce allergies in lab animals, and aluminum’s appearance in drinking water is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and increased cancer rates.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Todd Gitlin, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street

By: Saturday September 8, 2012 1:59 pm

Right now, members of Occupy Wall Street are preparing to mark the one year anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park on September 17 with an event halfway between a celebration and a protest. Meanwhile, Occupy’s energy and influence can be seen in a range of activism and dissent that stretches from coast to coast in America and beyond, from anarchist grand jury resisters in the Pacific Northwest to the solidarity networks supporting the forthcoming teachers’ strike in Chicago.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James K. Galbraith, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

By: Saturday April 7, 2012 1:59 pm

James Galbraith’s Inequality and Instability updates and motivates two intertwined and core issues facing the world today. Professor Galbraith takes on the macroeconomy, economics profession, and the structural trends in the world economy.

Frontier Justice

By: Saturday July 9, 2011 6:00 pm

Lost in the dust of the national debt this week was a Texas execution. While every execution is an egregious violation of human rights, this was distinguished in it blatant disregard for not only human life but for the rule of law.

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