Empire under Obama- Part 4: Counterinsurgency, Death Squads & the Population as the Target

“Peace is possible, if people are empowered. Otherwise, imperialism is inevitable, and extinction is nearly ensured.” While the American Empire – and much of the policies being pursued – did not begin under President Obama, the focus of “Empire Under Obama” is to bring awareness about the nature of empire to those who may have […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 89

Obama’s Global Terror Campaign Under Barack Obama’s presidency, the expansion of “secret wars” – using CIA, Special Forces and military contractors to hunt down and kill people – has reached over 80 countries around the world, while the drone bombing terror campaign has bombed over 7 different countries, spreading “fear and chaos” as it “terrorizes […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 37

Counterinsurgency & Concentration Camps Counterinsurgency is a military term used to describe a war against the population, or an “insurgency,” implicitly a counter-revolutionary strategy of “pacification” and domination. As one military planner explained, “the target is the people.” The history of counter-insurgency is a history of colonial empires, and in the late 19th century, a […]