How Universal U.S. Sovereignty Threatens World Peace

This year, I was invited to be a speaker for a panel at Left Forum.  The panel was appropriately titled, “How Universal U.S. Sovereignty Threatens World Peace.”  David Hungerford of the Coalition for Social Justice hosted it.  Other panelists included Sara Flounders of International Action Center and Kazem Azin of Solidarity with Iran-SI, Iran Forum.  Any one of these activists and thinkers alone would be worth listening to.  It was truly remarkable having all of them in one room presenting on such a pertinent (and as David explains in his presentation an under-recognized) topic as sovereignty, imperialism, and world peace.

There’s no better introduction than just watching them speak for yourself.  Check out Hungerford, Flounders, Azin and I’s presentation below:

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US Imperialism and the Crisis in Syria

The following is a transcript of a presentation I gave at Left Forum for the panel titled, “How Universal U.S. Sovereignty Threatens World Peace.”  You can view a recording of that panel here.

I’ve been asked to speak about US imperialism and the crisis in Syria. It is perhaps misleading to speak of “a Syrian crisis” as if it is a catastrophe occurring independently of the developments in the wider Middle East region. This is how the corporate media prefers to present complex phenomena – especially if the West’s bloodied hands are at the root.

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