Oil is indispensable for war and militarism. Think of it as the lifeblood coursing through our foreign policy, a policy based on maintaining superpower status and confronting those whom we perceive as challenging us.
Moderators Note: This article, which is not friendly to the workers of Puerto Rico, does list in detail the latest austerity measures enacted by the Government of Puerto Rico as dictated by Obama's Federal Control Board.
Faced with the Mexican government’s refusal to pay for the building of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump Administration announced it would impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports. But the very idea of a wall is imbued with aggression from the highest office of the U.S. government to the Mexican state. It is “a hostile act.” On Friday Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called an emergency government meeting to coordinate a response to Trump’s attack on Mexico.