New at Strategic Culture Foundation 13-18 November 2011

19 November 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The AIPAC Caucus in the United Nations

18.11.2011 | 09:25 | Wayne MADSEN (USA)
Recent votes in the United Nations and United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) provide evidence that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its affiliates not only own and operate most of the members of the U.S. Congress but also many of the UN delegations of its member states… After all, if almost 100 U.S. senators and over 90 percent of members of the House of Representatives can be cajoled and bribed by Israel, nations smaller and poorer than Israel are easy marks for Israeli pressure…

The Global Financial Dictatorship Vs. Iran

17.11.2011 | 17:16 | Leonid IVASHOV
Having coped with Libya, the West is ready to hunt down new victims, Syria and Iran being next on the hit list… For Wall Street, Iran is the main opponent of the global financial dictatorship in the Middle East… There are indications that an attack against Iran is a decided matter. The IAEA report based on intelligence data from obscure sources and portraying Iran as a country struggling to become nuclear-armed is supposed to convince the US taxpayers and the international community that no alternative to a military campaign exists…

Occupy Wall Street

17.11.2011 | 15:31 | Jeffrey R. KERR-RITCHIE (UK)
We are now entering the third month of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). What began as an isolated attempt to picket the New York Stock Exchange by a score of students and activists on September 17th has spread like wildfire throughout the United States. By early October, more than 800 “Occupy” actions existed in towns and cities across the nation. It has also crossed borders… The most important concern is increasing social inequality in American society… OWS is not an isolated action in US history… OWS is posing some basic questions about the legitimacy of the existing political and economic system…

Chavez Warns That a Nuclear Conflict Looms Ahead in The Middle East

16.11.2011 | 17:01 | Nil NIKANDROV
After a long break caused by serious health problems, Venezuela’s H. Chavez resumed on November 15 the practice of televised addresses on key policy issues. As a key message prompted by the recent developments, the Venezuelan leader sent to his nation and to the international community a strong warning about the threat of a nuclear conflict currently brewing in the Middle East….

First Sketches of the Arab Spring’s Results (II)

16.11.2011 | 00:00 | Boris DOLGOV
Sketchily, two results of the Arab Spring are visible at the moment. First, the politicized Islam strengthened its positions in the countries where entrenched regimes had been brushed off the scene. The advent of the pro-Islam forces should not be discussed in an exclusively alarmist tone – chances are that in Tunisia and Egypt the nations that got rid of the former corrupt regimes will manage to build much better societies based on their traditions which, as a matter of fact, are centered around Islam… The second result is that the post-Arab Spring regimes are not going to be undividedly pro-Western, meaning that the Arab world and, partially, the world as a whole, will have to sustain a completely new political balance…

First Sketches of the Arab Spring’s Results (I)

15.11.2011 | 11:41 | Boris DOLGOV
Regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, the demolition of Gadhafi’s rule in Libya, and lingering conflicts in Yemen and Syria were the first results of the tide of mass protests that rose in the Arab world in 2011. While in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen the outpourings of popular discontent were prompted by evident socioeconomic ills, corruption, and lack of democracy, the developments in Syria and especially in Libya were mainly attributable to external influences…

Obama, magic beans and Asia-Pacific

15.11.2011 | 11:26 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR
Put simply, the Honolulu interactions of Obama with Corporate America gave the profound sense that China’s middle class (300-million string today and ever growing) is the ultimate catch prize in order for America’s economy to get out of its hopeless rut. China’s domestic market is a veritable gold mine for the US businesses. The Reuter news agency took a poll among the US business executives who were at the Q&A with Obama in Honolulu. As many as forty percent of them said their “single biggest growth opportunity comes from the rise of spending power” in China…

Canada: Peace, Order, Good Government – and violence?

15.11.2011 | 00:00 | Rafe MAIR (Canada)
Canada’s overriding mission, according to its constitution. is “Peace, Order and Good Government” yet I see violence ahead and it’s all about the Tar Sands in Alberta, the worst polluter in the world, and proposed pipelines from them to the British Columbia port of Kitimat then down the BC coast to the US and China…

US Nuclear-Powered Submarines Near Venezuela and the “Benghazi Formula”

14.11.2011 | 17:00 | Nil NIKANDROV
On November 10, H. Chavez called Contragolpe host Vanessa Davies in the middle of the show to break the news that a US nuclear-powered submarine had been spotted in the country’s territorial waters…A faction of Venezuelan watchers warn that Washington, emboldened by the absence of any limitations in international politics over the years of the “war on terror”, can already in the early 2012 take radical steps to destabilize Venezuela in line with the “Benghazi formula”…

The West Plays ‘Cherkess’ Card Against Russia

14.11.2011 | 09:50 | Vladislav GULEVICH (Ukraine)
On November 7th the European Parliament discussed the problems of the Cherkess community. The Cherkess are in origin a North Caucasian ethnic group…The West has been urging Cherkess organizations abroad to submit such demands to Moscow which would signal the beginning of a large-scale information warfare against Russia… The meeting at the European Parliament brought together members of the Cherkess organizations from the US, Israel, Turkey, Europe…

America Takes its Political Pulse: The November 2011 Elections

13.11.2011 | 00:00 | David KERANS (USA)
 Few signs suggest social upheaval in America will reach the level currently obtaining in Greece let alone attain a full-blown radicalization. All the same, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement may somehow trigger far-reaching reforms. The Populist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a provocative precedent. It grew from below, it propelled Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Taft to break up business trusts, and it catalyzed women’s suffrage, child labor controls, the minimum wage, and more. Perhaps the real OWS drama is yet to unfold?

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