imperialism

Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion – and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher

Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion – and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher

October 6, 2018

The international proxy war on Syria destroyed more than $388 billion in physical capital, according to a UN commission. But political economist Ali Kadri says this conservative figure underestimates the damage imperialism does to humans, and how such destruction is inherent in capitalism

Revolution and the Third World: Exploring the Radical Ideas of Anti-Imperialist Economist Samir Amin

August 20, 2018

Samir Amin revolutionized economics by centering the Global South. TRNN’s Ben Norton explores the radical legacy of the Egyptian-French anti-imperialist Marxist with scholar Ali Kadri

Emmanuel Macron in Africa

July 9, 2018
France's neoliberal President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly told people in Nigeria, Algeria, and beyond to just "move on" after a century of murderous colonialism. Activist Baba Aye speaks with TRNN's Ben Norton about the ongoing harms of imperialism and neo-colonialism in Africa
US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

May 25, 2018

US Special forces are in Somalia to assist the African Union fight al Shabaab and to help stabilize the country not to murder civilians. What is missing is any attempt at an internal reconciliation process or a political solution to the raging conflict says Bill Fletcher

Does Iron Fist Imperialism Benefit US Workers?

May 21, 2018

We speak to economist Gerald Epstein, who did the cost-benefit analysis of the US invasion of Iraq. He found that the US military adventure cost US workers approximately two trillion dollars

Puerto Rico

September 26, 2017
TRNN explores the roots of Puerto Rico’s financial woes with economist Mark Weisbrot

The Empire Files

August 14, 2017
In this sequel to The Empire Files’ report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US domination of the islands

Saudi Arabia

July 11, 2017
After viewing evidence kept secret from the public, London’s High Court has rejected a bid to end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. Andrew Smith of the Campaign Against Arms Trade, which brought the case, says the arms deal makes Britain complicit in Saudi Arabia’s devastating bombing of Yemen

Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century

June 29, 2017
Imperialism, explains the renowned economist – whether explicit or implicit – is about the struggle to control economic territories such as markets, workers and natural resources. From explicit colonial control, imperialism has today evolved into forms of “inter-imperialist rivalries” wherein instead of a “free market”, the state exercises its control to further the interest of capitalists, rather than common people.