GR Week in Review: Police States, Failures of Capitalism and Global Warfare

9 May 2012 — Global Research
Police States:
After reporting this week on a Pentagon-created plan for interning activists at re-education camps, questions were asked about the US Army manual that allegedly outlines the resettling of US citizens. Can Americans be sent to propaganda prisons?” (POLICE STATE: Army manual for re-education camps applies to US citizens) Continue reading

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 8

29 February 2012 —

“Black History in the United States: Slavery, Segregation, and Social Control”

In a highly critical black history of the United States, this episode examines the social construction of race (and racism) starting in the late 1600s as a means of social control, devised through the colonial legal system to separate white and black labour, prison labour, black education system, the developments of ghettos as a means of segregating the black population, the civil rights organizations in an attempt to steer the movement away from its natural and potentially revolutionary course to confront the entire social- economic- political system of racism, and the “war on drugs” and laws disproportionately targeting the black community.

Understanding the history of those who have been most oppressed within it, is vital to understanding the true nature of the society we live in; thus, the black history of the United States is indivisible from the total history of the United States, and the subject bears relevance to the future of poverty and class struggle in a world of enormous inequality.

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Ethnic Cleansing of “Invented” People By MIKO PELED

30 February 2012 — Dialogue Review

Note: The following article is reprinted from Issue No. 30 (February 2012) of “Dialogue: Review of Discussion Between Arab and Jewish Activists of Palestine, In Defense of the Right of Return, For a One-State Solution.” To order a copy of this latest issue of “Dialogue,” please contact The Organizer at or call 415-641-8616. You can also visit Dialogue’s website at Dialogueis published quarterly in Paris in Hebrew, Arabic, French and English.]

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The Class War in Europe by Steve McGiffen, Ed Lewis

13 February 2012 — New Left Project

Steve McGiffen has had a long involvement with left politics in Europe. He is a former official of the United European Left Group in the European Parliament and has been associated in various capacities with the Socialist Party of the Netherlands since 1999. He is also the editor Spectrezine. He spoke to Ed Lewis about the class politics driving both the euro and the ever-deepening austerity in Europe, Neo-Nazism in Greece, and how to frame a left response to the EU.  

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Two Icons, Two Deaths, Two Worlds: The Media Simplified Them Both By Danny Schechter

22 December 2011 — Plunder the crime of our time

The world has said goodbye to two leaders who were worlds apart. One was a widely celebrated anti-communist, the other a widely despised communist. However, both the lives and thoughts of the Czech Republic’s Vaclav Havel, and North Korea’s Kim Jung-il were given short shrift.

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PCHR: A new UN Report Finds Closure of Gaza Illegal and Calls for its Complete Lifting

31 October 2011 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – Press Release Ref: 109/2011

The UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories has submitted its 43rd report to the UN General Assembly during the 66th session opened in New York last September.[1]
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Occupy Actions: From Wall Street to a Campus Near You? By Alan Sears

21 October 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 560 Toronto New Socialists

The Occupy Wall Street movement and the mobilizations of the ‘indignant’ in Europe have sparked solidarity actions in many places around the world. October 15, 2011 was a massive day of action that included over 60 marches in Spain, a huge demonstration of over 100,000 in Rome and Occupy actions in cities and towns across North America and in many other places.

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‘Mowing the grass’ in Yemen By Eric Walberg

4 October 2011 — Eric Walberg

Radical Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, the victim of assassination by US forces 30 September, was born in New Mexico in 1971, educated at Colorado State University in engineering, and radicalised while preaching in US mosques and visiting Afghanistan in the 1990s. His sermons attracted a large following, first in Denver and then San Diego, where he completed a Masters in education.

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Book Review: Cooperatives and Socialism in Cuba

26 September 2011 via Cuba’s Socialist Renewal

Cooperatives and Socialism: A Cuban Perspective is a new Cuban book published in Spanish earlier this year. A compilation of essays, it is divided into four parts. Part One introduces cooperatives; Part Two examines the views of Marxist theoreticians including Karl Marx, V. I. Lenin and Che Guevara on the role of cooperatives in a socialist-oriented society; Part Three looks at the experiences of cooperatives in other countries from Spain to Venezuela; while Part Four analyses the Cuban experience of cooperatives as part of its socialist project.

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The Wall Street Occupation: A Sleep-In Protest in the Shadow of Power By Manny Jalonschi

20 September 2011 — via NYC Indypendent

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Sept 19, 2011 – Surrounded by the headquarters of some of the world’s most powerful financial players, over two thousand protesters converged on Wall Street this Saturday. By the end of the second day, those occupying Liberty Park, formerly known as Zuccotti Park on Broadway and Liberty St., had settled in, partially helped by pizza, hot chocolate and blankets paid for and delivered by their supporters in New York City and across the country.

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Black Agenda Radio 14 September 2011: Fauntroy's Libya Massacres Story: No Time for Teasing

14 September 2011 — Black Agenda Report

Due to technical problems, this week’s BAR is a limited edition

Fauntroy’s Libya Massacres Story: No Time for Teasing
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Rev. Walter Fauntroy has so far failed to follow up on his abbreviated tale of witnessing European special forces troops on an orgy of massacres and beheadings in Libya. The former DC congressional delegate’s story loses credibility with each day that he withholds further information. “It is mind-boggling to imagine why the French and the Danes would need to commit on-the-ground atrocities of their own, when they have at their disposal thousands of bloodthirsty Arab jihadis who have no problem doing their own massacres.”

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Video: The Shape of Things to Come in Libya: Interview with Michael Parenti By Sean Thomas

7 September 2011 — MRZine

Michael Parenti: Expect the same thing as you saw happened in Yugoslavia and in Eastern Europe.  There will be a massive privatization taking place.  The public economy that the Gaddafi government had built over 40 years, which included public subsidies for housing, for education, for healthcare — all those things will be privatized.  The oil fields will be handed over to private companies for private profit.  Death squads will come in to clean up those who might still have a commitment to a social wage or a communal wage.  This is what we have to look forward to, and that was the real intention.  It was to overthrow the government, it wasn’t any humanitarian concern, it wasn’t any concern for democracy.

Michael Parenti is the author of 23 books.  His latest book is The Face of Imperialism.  This video was released by Russia Today on 21 August 2011.  Cf. David D. Kirkpatrick, “Libyans Turn Wrath on Dark-Skinned Migrants” (New York Times, 4 September 2011).