Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Empire versus Iran and Syria: A New World War for a New World Order?


Global Research - by Jooneed Khan:
"Confronted with a declining World Order it can no longer control, does the West want to re-assert its will through a new world war, which this time would be really global?
"A terrifying scenario emerges from the ceaseless escalation of pressures and threats against Syria and Iran, pitting, for the first time since the NATO-OECD Empire won the Cold War two decades ago, the Western trio of the UN veto club (U.S., U.K., France) against its non-Western duo (Russia and China).

"This is the first time the Russians and Chinese have, together, raised obstacles in the way of the apparently unstoppable march of the victors of the Cold War -- and the destroyers of the former Soviet Empire.
"But the march of the NATO-OECD Empire is becoming less and less triumphal. With support from most of the non-Western countries of the Non Aligned Movement and the G77, Russia and China are reasserting the primacy of international law and UN diplomacy in tackling the Syria and Iran issues, hobbling further the Western propensity to drown every "crisis," real or fabricated, under a carpet of bombs, missiles and boots on the ground -- with dire unintended consequences for all!"

US Drone War - Analysis


Egypt's first post-revolution presidential election - Press TV debate

Activists Challenge African 'Land Grab'

Thursday, 26 April 2012

10 Ways Attacking Iran Could Destroy The United States


 Hamsayeh, Alexander Higgins Blog - by  Alexander Higgins:

"The US and Israel planned the on Iran for years and thought they had it all figured out… But these 10 things they didn’t count on could bring destruction upon them."

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

"How liberty was lost", by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts


Global Research - by Paul Craig Roberts:
"When did things begin going wrong in America?
" 'From the beginning', answer some. English colonists, themselves under the thumb of a king, exterminated American Indians and stole their lands, as did late 18th and 19th century Americans.  Over the course of three centuries the native inhabitants of America were dispossessed, just as Israelis have been driving Palestinians off their lands since 1948."

Human right violations in Bahrain after BICI report

Friday, 20 April 2012

Inequality and Instability, Part 3 - James K. Galbraith

"Social State" versus "Corporate State": from European Fascism to "Global Money-sequence Absolutism"


Global Research - by John McMurtry:
"Yet the civil commons basis of human life cannot die so long as society exists, and it continues into the institutional present. Its social formations have already evolved in both mixed capitalist and state-socialist economies, and are still supported by great majorities. Yet global corporate absolutism is structured to grow only private money sequences to more. In a world whose aggregate demand has been hollowed out by non-stop appropriation of revenues from working people and the social state, depression is predictable. It is in this dead-end that the corporate bank, oil and oligopolist axis finds its last great frontier - public budgets to loot. This metastasis to the core of social life organisation by the transnational money-sequence growth system cannot be sustained. It implodes into one disaster after another. It cannot correct its incapacity for provision of otherwise scarce means of life to which it is blind in principle and only degrades over time – from food, water and healthcare to science and higher education."
The full article 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Struggle over the Middle East: Gas Ranks First


Voltaire Network - by Imad Fawzi Shueibi:
"Targeting Syria has never been far away from the struggle over gas in the world in general and the Middle East in particular. At a time in which there seemed to be a collapse in the Euro Zone accompanied with an extremely crucial economic crisis which led the U.S to be indebted for $ 14.94 trillion; i.e., 99.6% of the GDP, and at a time in which the global American influence reached a minimum in encountering emerging powers like China, India and Brazil, it has been so clear that searching for the potential of power no longer exists in the nuclear and non-nuclear military arsenal. That potential lies there, where energy harbours. This is the point which clearly manifests the Russian-American struggle."


Inequality and Instability, Part 2 - James K. Galbraith


Unplugging Americans From The Matrix


Global Research - by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts 
"Americans, the British, and Western Europeans are accustomed to thinking of themselves as the representatives of freedom, democracy, and morality in the world. The West passes judgment on the rest of the world as if the West is God and the rest of the world are barbarians in need of chastisement, invasion, and occupation."


Monday, 9 April 2012

NATO: The Military Enforcement Wing Of The West’s 1%


Stop NATO - by Rick Rozoff:
"The global agendas of NATO and what the G8 represents – unelected, unrepresentative, unaccountable Western-dominated institutions which also include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, etc. – are much closer, in fact are inextricably linked, than may at first be apparent."
The full article 


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Bosnia to Libya: 20 years of NATO 'peacemaking'

Why the Wars Will Not End - How the New American Empire Really Works


By Paul Craig Roberts:
"Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire east into Germany was not the military prowess of Germanic tribes but Rome’s calculation that the cost of conquest exceeded the value of extractable resources."
The full article


Kosovo's "mafia state": The US Secretary of State's "Love Affair" with the KLA


by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Towards global disorder: How the Corporate Rights System Straddles the World


Global Research - by John McMurtry:
"The actual social resistance and advance against the global corporate system occupation is thus not grounded in by theory, or recognised as an historically bonding human vocation across times, places and actions. But when the people roll into the streets, a millennia-old civil commons meaning binds them as the ongoing resistance to the oppressor in inhuman form. Ever more transparently representing the money interests of the one per cent alone, only armed force and ignorance can sustain the life-blind rule."
The full article 


After the Arab Spring in Palestine: Neoliberalism and National Liberation


Global Research, Socialist Project -  by Raja Khalidi:
"No doubt, mobilizing a broad national front in a relatively short war of national liberation from foreign, non-settler, military occupation as in the cases cited above is not as great a challenge as sustaining a movement for national self-determination and de-colonization over a century as in Palestine. And even with the best intentions and policies, success in building a productive, self-reliant and socially equitable economy in today's globalized, financialized and still largely neoliberal economy is not an assured thing."
The full article 


"Friends of Syria" Push Civil War

US Corps are no longer businesses: they're extraction machines


Hedges: "No Outcry Within Media" on NDAA

Sunday, 1 April 2012

US: Trayvon Martin and Structural Racism


BRICS Challenges the World Order


Strategic Culture Foundation - Melkulangara Bhadrakumar:
"The West has never been spoken to like this before in all these centuries since the Industrial Revolution. The tides of history are, clearly, turning. The Delhi Declaration suggests: 'We believe that it is critical for advanced economies to adopt responsible macroeconomic and financial policies, avoid creating excessive global liquidity and undertake structural reforms to lift growth that create jobs. We draw attention to the risks of large and volatile cross-border capital flows being faced by the emerging economies. We call for further international financial regulatory oversight and reform, strengthening policy coordination and financial regulation and supervision cooperation, and promoting the sound development of global financial markets and banking systems'.”