Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Russia and the changing world - by Vladimir Putin


"Today, Iran is the focus of international attention. Needless to say, Russia is worried about the growing threat of a military strike against Iran. If this happens, the consequences will be disastrous. It is impossible to imagine the true scope of this turn of events.
"But my main premise is that Russia needs a prosperous and stable China, and I am convinced that China needs a strong and successful Russia.
"We will continue to prioritize our cooperation with our BRICS partners. That unique structure, created in 2006, is a striking symbol of the transition from a unipolar world to a more just world order. BRICS brings together five countries with a population of almost three billion people, the largest emerging economies, colossal labor and natural resources and huge domestic markets. With the addition of South Africa, BRICS acquired a truly global format, and it now accounts for more than 25% of world GDP."

Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi, a leader of the opposition in Bahrain

Monday, 27 February 2012

US & Israel strikes against Iran: plans and consequences



Syria: the Middle East’s tipping point


Intifada Palestine - by Nassar Ibrahim;
"The struggle for Syria isn’t just about Syria–it’s the struggle for a free, democratic Middle East versus one that lives under the yoke of American and Israeli hegemony."

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Slide to War


Intifada Palestine - by Conn Hallinan
"Wars are fought because some people decide it is in their interests to fight them. World War I was not started over the Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination, nor was it triggered by the alliance system. An 'incident' may set the stage for war, but no one keeps shooting unless they think it’s a good idea. The Great War started because the countries involved decided they would profit by it, delusional as that conclusion was.
"The sobering thought is that the three most powerful actors in this drama — Israel, the U.S. and its European allies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council — have many of the same interests, and share the belief that force is an effective way to achieve one’s goals.
"On such illusions are tragedies built."

UN Conference: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession - The Real News


Friday, 24 February 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Confronting the New Imperialism… Post Cold-War Africa


Stop NATO - by Xavier Renou:
"The emergence of a unipolar world, dominated by the United States as the sole world super-power, meant that there was no countervailing force to challenge imperialist domination.
“It may be necessary to devise a form of neo-imperialism, in which Britain, the US and the other beneficent nations would recruit local leaders and give them guidance to move towards free markets, the rule of law and – ultimately – some viable local version of democracy, while removing them from office in the event of backsliding.
“The new missionaries, (intellectuals and non-governmental organisations which ‘clog the airwaves and pollute the outside world’s coverage of African affairs with their endless one-sided accounts of tragedy and disaster’) are much like the old ones, an advance guard preparing the way for military and economic conquest.
“What is needed then is a new kind of imperialism, one acceptable to a world of human rights and cosmopolitan values.”


Syria: NATO's Next "Humanitarian" War?


Global Research - by Michel Chossudovsky


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Uncle Sam, Global Gangster


Truth Out - by Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch 


Empire's Double Edged Sword: Global Military + NGOs


Tearing down sovereign nations & replacing them with global system administrators
Global Research, Land Destroyer Report - by Tony Cartalucci 

Those who are still alive


The war which is approaching only materializes an inalienable conflict between two basic mindsets. On one hand, at least 80% of mankind: those who believe in the inherent value of life - in ideals. On the other hand, the majority of the white man, along with his subservient imitators: those who do not believe in anything – only in essentially perishable things. The point is that, contrary to what they barely explain us about it, the basic logic is clearly on our side - those who believe.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

American Decline in Perspective, Part 2 - Chomsky

Tom Dispatch - by Noam Chomsky:
"In the years of conscious, self-inflicted decline at home, 'losses' continued to mount elsewhere.  In the past decade, for the first time in 500 years, South America has taken successful steps to free itself from western domination, another serious loss. The region has moved towards integration, and has begun to address some of the terrible internal problems of societies ruled by mostly Europeanized elites, tiny islands of extreme wealth in a sea of misery."
The full article 

The United Police State of America


The Greek Experiment


Iran (is not the problem) - a documentary by Aaron Newman


“Losing” the World - American Decline in Perspective, Part 1

Tom Dispatch - By Noam Chomsky:
"At the moment, we are failing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s decision to launch the most destructive and murderous act of aggression of the post-World War II period: the invasion of South Vietnam, later all of Indochina, leaving millions dead and four countries devastated, with casualties still mounting from the long-term effects of drenching South Vietnam with some of the most lethal carcinogens known, undertaken to destroy ground cover and food crops."
The full article

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Is Western Democracy Real or a Facade?


Global Research - by Paul Craig Roberts:
"Perhaps future historians will conclude that democracy once served the interests of money in order to break free of the power of kings, aristocracy, and government predations, but as money established control over governments, democracy became a liability. Historians will speak of the transition from the divine right of kings to the divine right of money."


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Bolivar: "It would be better for Latin America to adopt the Koran rather than the US’ form of government"

How Intellectuals Betrayed the Poor: Cornel West


Corporate Globalization versus The Civil Commons by which People’s Lives are Sustained


Global Research - by John McMurtry:
"At the highest level of abstraction, the vocation of each individual is to do what s/he can that is of life-value to others and of life-interest to self. For none to shirk the duty of giving back in to what enables the humanity of each is the obligation in return for these goods and rights – the human ordering of both economic provision and social justice.
"These are the real bases of self-respect and substantive individual freedom. Every person has something unique to offer, and social organisation is only good so far as the life capacities of individual and society, right and obligation, are bonded in mutual progression and notdehumanizing to both. The value of work for others, in turn, is defined by its contribution to the provision of the universal goods each and all require to live as human."


Syria: NATO's Next "Humanitarian" War?


Global Research - Prof. Michel Chossudovsky


Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War 3


Global Research - by Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham 


Who is Behind Wikileaks?

Global Research - by Michel Chossudovsky:
"Wikileaks has the essential features of a process of 'manufactured dissent'. It seeks to expose government lies. It has released important information on US war crimes. But once the project becomes embedded in the mould of mainstream journalism, it is used as an instrument of media disinformation [...]"
The full article 

Friday, 10 February 2012

How the Arab League Has Become a Tool of Western Imperialism

Global Research - by Finian Cunningham:
"It’s an intrigue befitting the machinations of classical colonialism in past centuries, such as the Sykes-Picot carve-up of the Middle Eastern Levant territories, or the betrayal of the Arabs after World War I, or the theft of Mesopotamia’s oil by British capitalists.
"Only this time, it is Arabs who are helping the neocolonial powers to deceive and subjugate other Arabs. Enter the Arab League."
The full article 

Sunday, 5 February 2012