The Obama Regime’s Fabricated “Terror Conspiracy” in Defense of the Police State By Prof. James Petras

13 August 2013 — Prof. James Petras

Introduction
Representative democracies and autocratic dictatorships respond to profound internal crises in very distinctive ways: the former attempts to reason with citizens, explaining the causes, consequences and alternatives; dictatorships attempt to terrorize, intimidate and distract the public by evoking bogus external threats, to perpetuate and justify rule by police state methods and avoid facing up to the self-inflicted crises.

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German publisher advocates “less democracy

20 September 2011 — German Foreign Policy

FRANKFURT/BERLIN
(Own report) – A recently published book, by one of the most influential German newspaper publishers, is pleading for a transition toward “less democracy.” The “voice of the people” and the “emancipatory Zeitgeist, putting everything into question,” has a too “paralyzing influence” on current governance, writes the publishing house in its blurb for the book. The author therefore demands to “correct the system” for “more efficient policy making.” These “corrections” must include the dismantlement of democratic participation. Continue reading

G8: Cameron contemplates a military dictatorship in Syria

21 June 2013 — Voltaire Network

According to the Times of London, British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested to his NATO partners the idea of assassinating President Bashar al-Assad and organizing a military coup in Damascus. [1]

In such a scenario, the new Syrian leader would break with the anti-Israeli resistance, while most of the Baathist apparatus would remain in power.

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“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

14 March, 2013 — Global Research

The Vatican conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I

Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

In 1973, he had been appointed “Provincial” of Argentina for the Society of Jesus. In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the military dictatorship led by General Jorge Videla (1976-1983). Continue reading

“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

14 March, 2013 — Global Research

The Vatican conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I

Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

In 1973, he had been appointed “Provincial” of Argentina for the Society of Jesus. In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the military dictatorship led by General Jorge Videla (1976-1983). Continue reading

Media: The Pope and Politics By Peter Hart

15 March 2013 — FAIR Blog

weigel-nbcArgentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen as the new pope this week. But coverage often glossed over the most intense political controversies about him.  

On NBC Nightly News (3/13/13), the network’s Vatican analyst George Weigel told viewers that Pope Francis was “a man of God… a man who is a great defender of democracy in a country where democracy is under real stress right now in Argentina.”

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A Gaze into History: Original Images of Venezuela’s 4 February 1992 Coup Attempt

5 February 2013Venezuela Analysis

The civic-military coup attempt of 4 February 1992 was a response to the growing social discontent in Venezuela against the system of controlled or “pacted” democracy known as the Punto Fijo system, which had reigned over the country since the overthrowing of the Marcos Jimenez dictatorship in 1958. Continue reading

Democracy and the Communist Party By Aniket Alam

13 March 2010 — Left-Write

[Authored by an Indian comrade, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Aniket Alam, here’s yet another leftie source from which I grabbed this (long) piece on Democracy within the  (Indian, I assume) CP. WB]

This paper, rather preliminary note towards a full paper, attempts to look at the troubled history of democracy (both as a concept as well as a practice) and parties claiming affiliation to Marxism-Leninism. It tries to understand the historical paradox of parties and movements influenced by Marxism being among the more important contributors to democratising our world, but States ruled by parties owing allegiance to Marxism denying democratic rights to their own citizens. It then tries to identify some of the reasons for this large democratic deficit. Continue reading