Soapy's blog

Silence in the West as Libya falls deeper into the abyss

"We came, we saw, he died!" said Clinton of the NATO intervention

In 2011 Western leaders and the media were celebrating a humanitarian victory for NATO, now the silence is deafening.

US commitment to human rights on display as staunch ally executes 47

Obama with Saudi ally King Salman

The US is implicated in the mass execution in Saudi Arabia more than the media likes to let on.

The Case of Laquan McDonald

Some background on the scandal surrounding the shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Syrian refugees get Obama’s sympathy, what about the refugees of the war on drugs and NAFTA?

Obama claims to care about Syrian refugees, but the refugees from the US led "war on drugs" and free trade agreements receive no such sympathy.

The Obama Administration Six Years In: the situation worsens

A quick look back at how the country has fared after 6 years of the Obama Administration.

Concerning the irrelevance of Dolezal and the continuing relevance of the racist “war on drugs”

Six days after the media frenzy began, Rachel Dolezal is still making headlines; a brief look into what is and what is not being discussed in the media.

Response to Lucror

This post is intended as a response to an anarcho-capitalist on this website who claimed that homeowners were responsible of the economic collapse of 2007-2008.

Limits to Reformism

Iran hysteria returns

A short article about the media encouraged frenzy over Iran.

Libyan petrodollars and the overthrow of Gaddafi

A speculative blog on the NATO-backed overthrow of Libyan dictator Col Gaddafi, looking at whether Gaddafi's refusal to recycle petrodollars through US banks was a factor.

The Most Beautiful

A reflection on a piece of Japanese war propaganda.

Meanwhile, in Gaza

As Gaza experiences another spike in Israeli attacks the corporate media wheels out the same tired story, with the same tired propaganda.

Capitalism is violence: Rwanda 1994 Part 1

In the developed world, governments have instituted safety mechanisms to prevent capitalism from destroying society, but what happens when these safety mechanisms are not in place? Add to the mix the imperialist interests of the U.S. and France, and the result is Rwanda 1994.

New report details widespread torture of female Iraqi prisoners

A look at the extent of widespread torture of men and women in the Iraqi prison system. Trigger warning for torture and sexual violence.

Lies, slaughter, capital: The 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, part two

As discussed in part 1, the intervention was not undertaken for humanitarian reasons, but then why? Here I will try and explain the purpose of the intervention, how the Great Powers felt there was much to be gained, and only human lives to lose.

Lies, slaughter, capital: The 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, part one

There were a lot of interesting factors at play in the 2011 NATO bombings, and I want to start discussing them by first dispelling any idea that the bombings were somehow undertaken for humanitarian purposes. Continued in part 2.

John F Kennedy, a hero till his last moments

I was so moved by the news coverage memorializing John F Kennedy that I decided to make a tribute video. Never forget Camelot!

There still is no Iranian nuclear threat!

U.S. government intelligence has stated that there has been no Iranian nuclear weapons program since 2003, so why is everyone still talking about it?

Unrestrained Compassion

Notes from the Chicago hockey celebrations

Cops push back revellers in Wrigleyville

It wasn't Kronstadt, but it was fun.