Encircling Empire: Report #10, 07—18 January 2011

The special focus this week begins with Martin Luther King Jr. and his anti-imperialism in honour of MLK Day on 17 January; then, the uprising in Tunisia, and attempts to colonize it intellectually by positing social media as the leading forces in the rebellion; some noteworthy reports on the current state of the occupation of Afghanistan; and, finally, the occupation of Haiti as seen through the eyes of a top OAS diplomat (minus news of the return of the former dictator, Jean Claude Duvalier).… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #10, 07—18 January 2011

Encircling Empire: Report #7, 16-21 October 2010

In this issue: NGOs say the sooner troops leave Afghanistan, the better; Nation Notes: Afghanistan–NATO murders a detainee; electoral fraud; fake peace talks; arguing for continued occupation; Australia–failure in Afghanistan debated by Parliament; Canada–why it withdraws from combat in Afghanistan; Haiti–the impacts of Bill Clinton and neoliberal dogma; Pakistan–the U.S. sends aid to itself; UK–the costs of junior partnership; US–Ground Zero politics; Wikileaks; Political Activism and the Web; and, Public Anthropology Notes.… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #7, 16-21 October 2010

Encircling Empire: Report #6, 09-16 October 2010

A shorter EE Report for this week, focusing mostly on public calls for withdrawal, and public opposition to the war in Afghanistan in a series of nations with occupation forces in the country. We look at: dissent in the age of Obama; the UN occupation of Haiti; living a life of luxury on U.S. military bases in war zones; Wikileaks and pretexts for war; and, Public Anthropology Notes.… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #6, 09-16 October 2010