The Return of Empires (III) By Dmitry MININ

28 February 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

«Smart power» in the service of the American empire

The dissociation of the United States from a number of international problems by shifting these problems onto allies and delegating authority to them, a result of the United States«imperial overheating», is based on the currently popular concept of «smart power», the very emergence of which suggests that America‘s former sources of power have been exhausted… The time when America‘s leadership went unquestioned has passed. Nowadays, maintaining leadership demands considerable intellectual and political efforts from the rulers of the American empire

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Media Lens: ‘The Special One’ – Part 2: Looking Under The Lamppost By David Edwards

26 February 2013 — Media Lens 

There is an emptiness at the core of our being. The ego’s great task is to fill that emptiness with evidence that we are ‘someone’ rather than ‘nobody’, that we are ‘special’. But no matter how hard we try, our achievements continue to fall and vanish into the void.

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The Return of Empires (II) By Dmitry MININ

26 February 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

A World of Postmodernism or the Newest Middle Ages?

The process already taking shape in the world of consolidating «larger spaces», and the return of the empires of by-gone eras may not, at first glance, seem to respond to the spirit of the times. However, we are living in an age which, in view of its uncertainty in people’s minds, is indiscriminate to such an extent that it is no stranger to the most improbable policy prescriptions. 

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Dead French Photographer was State Department-Funded – Embedded in Syria With Al Qaeda By Tony Cartalucci

25 February, 2013Global Research

Further indication of the depraved nature of the West’s campaign against Syria, and the depraved nature of its institutions, methods, and faux-NGOs, vindicating a growing trend of ejecting Western “journalists” and NGO’s from an ever increasing number of nations, it is revealed that a French photographer recently killed in Syria was embedded with terrorist militants in Idlib, northern Syria, and was working on behalf of the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded “Reporters Without Borders.”

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Democracy Canadian-style Part I: Abroad By Eric Walberg

25 February 2013Eric Walberg

Canada‘s role in the postmodern imperial world is as a poster child for promoting formal electoral democracy — at home and abroad. Internationally, instead of offering peacekeeping troops to the UN, as in days of yore, and promoting grassroots development in the third world, it takes orders directly from its US-Euro masters, helping them invade countries if necessary to set up the mechanisms for elections, and ignoring for the most part the real problems that the poor of the world face. It uses its foreign diplomatic service not to promote peace and social justice, but to support the needs of Canadian corporations abroad and facilitate their quest for profits.

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The Return of Empires (I) By Dmitry MININ

25 February 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

«Larger spaces» versus chaos in international relations?

The recent expeditions of the French in Africa clearly smack less of neoimperialism than they do neocolonialism, and have prompted many to wonder whether the events are the start of a new cycle of world politics in which an outgoing unipolarity is perhaps being replaced by a forthcoming multipolarity not hailed by everyone, or something different, something new or maybe a repeat of history, but in new packaging? Maybe something that would allow, for example, the United States «to leave without actually leaving», to continue implementing their global plans in a more complex system of interstate relations? If so, then the imperial projects and vassal relations of by-gone eras that had seemingly vanished forever will turn out to be much in demand… 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 24 February 2013

24 February 2013 – VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Ma’an News

Over 4,000 prisoners launch hunger strike in Israeli jails
2/24/2013 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Some 4,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched hunger-strike action on Sunday to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat, who died in Israel’s Megido jail a day earlier. A spokeswoman for Israel’s Prison Authority told Ma’an that around 4,500 prisoners in Israeli jails are refusing….

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 23 February 2013

23 February 2013 – VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Four Injured, Two Seriously, In Aboud Village
IMEMC – Saturday February 23, 2013; Four Palestinians have been injured, two serious, by Israeli soldiers’ fire invaded the village of Aboud, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported. …

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A Ghost is Haunting Slovenia, the Ghost of Revolution! By Gal Kirn

25 February 2013 – class=”relay” href=”http://www.newsocialist.org/”>New Socialist

At the moment that I am writing this text, the massive social class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising in Slovenia continues and enters, with even fiercer political determination, into a new stage of political maturity. What began as an isolated sparkle in late November 2012 in Maribor, the second biggest city of Slovenia, spread to other cities and weeks later culminated in an all-Slovenian uprising composed of unprecedented masses across the country. The images of riots, broken windows, tear gas and police repression spoke of unprecedented political violence on the streets. The social class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising also brought a fire burning the central myths of the Slovenian story of successful transition from the class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>socialist past.

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Excerpts from HLLN complaint against the US/Obama occupational forces for bringing cholera to Haiti | End the killing and illegal US occupation of Haiti behind UN guns

23 February 2013 — HLLN

 

Recommended HLLN Links: “The accused UN cannot investigate itself” – Ezili Dantò, Oct 30, 2010 interview with Yves Point Du Jour http://bit.ly/bKoR1g

 

Haiti elections and Cholera interview with Ezili Dantò of HLLN, Oct. 22, 2010, Gorilla Radio http://bit.ly/hpcT3g

 

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