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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Ireland and the Basque Country By James Petras

30 May 2013 — James Petras

Massive Flight (Emigration) or General Strike?

Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations – Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland –and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London, Wall Street, Geneva and Frankfort. Continue reading

The Obama Kerry Hagel Regime: Selling Death and Buying Assassins in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia By Prof. James Petras

23 March, 2013 — Global Research

Introduction

As President Obama enters his second term with a new Cabinet, the foreign policy legacy of the past four years weighs heavily on their strategic decisions and their empire-building efforts. Central to the analysis of the next period is an evaluation of the past policies especially in regions where Washington expended its greatest financial and military resources, namely the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.

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The Religious and Social Crisis in America. Political Consequences By Prof. James Petras

20 December, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — Global Research

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Introduction
The opening long decade of the 21st century (2000-<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012) has been a period of repeated and profound economic and social crises, of serial and prolonged wars and declining living standards for the vast majority of Americans. How have people responded to this crisis? No large scale, long term, socio-political movements have emerged to challenge the bi-partisan dominent classes. For a brief moment the “ Occupy <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Wall Street ” movement provided a platform to denounce the 1% super-rich but then faded into memory.

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Legal Imperialism” and International Law: Legal Foundations for War Crimes, Debt Collection and Colonization By Prof. James Petras

3 December, 2012 — Global Research

Introduction

By now we are familiar with imperial states using their military power to attack, destroy and occupy independent countries.  Boatloads of important studies have documented how imperial countries have seized and pillaged the resources of mineral-rich and agriculturally productive countries, in consort with multi-national corporations.  Financial critics have provided abundant data on the ways in which imperial creditors have extracted onerous rents, royalties and debt payments from indebted countries and their taxpayers, workers, employees and productive sectors.

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Israeli Terror: The “Final Solution” to the Palestine Question By Prof. James Petras

28 November, 2012 — Global Research

Introduction

For the past forty-five years the state of Israel has been dispossessing millions of Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories, confiscating their lands, destroying homes, bulldozing orchards and setting-up ‘Jews-only’ colonial settlements serviced by highways, electrical systems and water works for the exclusive use of the settlers and occupying soldiers. Continue reading