The Death Agony of Anti-Imperialism, 2 Egypt, 1 By S. Artesian

17 November, 2012 — Wolf at the Door
 
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1.   The organization of landed property, of the landed estate, and of landed labor in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Egypt was driven and determined by that which could not truly be appropriated as property—water.  Water and the lack thereof, regulated, so to speak, the oscillations between scarcity and abundance.  Water and the lack thereof imposed an approximate egalitarianism; a communalism among those who settled along the banks of the Nile, just as water and the lack thereof compelled a rough equality among the Bedouins, the nomads of the desert. Continue reading

Video: Portugal General Strike: This is What Austerity Looks Like By grtv

15 November 2012GRtv

Excerpt from: The Strike in Southern Europe:

A storm is brewing in Southern Europe. In Greece on November 6 and 7 another general strike will take place. On November 14 Portuguese, Cypriot, Spanish and Italian trade unions intend to go on strike in opposition to the austerity policies of the European Union. Belgian and British trade unions, as well as the European and German trade union confederations, are also calling for action. If the mobilization is successful, this transnational strike will be a milestone in the formation of a European protest movement desperately needed to prevent the final demolition of the European welfare states… Continue reading

Israel on the Offensive In Bid To Press President Obama To Attack Iran By Danny Schechter

13 September 2012The News Dissector

 

New York, New York: It feels like Iran Week in the USA

 

Using an exaggerated if fictive Iranian threat to create nuclear weapons as their pretext, Israeli politicians are blatantly and publicly inserting themselves in America’s Presidential elections, demanding that President Obama do their bidding by articulating so-called “red lines” to further threaten Tehran.

 

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The Greek affair: Symbol of the crisis of the European Union or paradigm of Europe’s salvation By Gaither Stewart

23 May 2012

It is an ironic twist of history that Greece, the cradle of Western culture, today, 2500 years after the acme of Hellenic glory, appears on the stage of history in the best of cases as victim, and in the worst, as the symbol of the threat to the collapse of the West European society.
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Disaster Capitalism in Action in Europe (with Video) By Moira Dalgetty in Athens

13 February 2012Greanville PostBella Caledonia

Post sponsored by Gaither Stewart, Senior Editor, TGP
With our thanks to Paul Carline

Television images of demonstrators being teargassed by riot police in Athens on Sunday night followed the usual rules of media coverage of civil unrest – plenty of graphic images with little or no honest representation of the story behind the actual events.

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Europe’s Transition From Social Democracy to Oligarchy By Michael Hudson

7 December 2011 — Michael Hudson

As first published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The easiest way to understand Europe’s financial crisis is to look at the solutions being proposed to resolve it. They are a banker’s dream, a grab bag of giveaways that few voters would be likely to approve in a democratic referendum. Bank strategists learned not to risk submitting their plans to democratic vote after Icelanders twice refused in 2010-11 to approve their government’s capitulation to pay Britain and the Netherlands for losses run up by badly regulated Icelandic banks operating abroad. Lacking such a referendum, mass demonstrations were the only way for Greek voters to register their opposition to the €50 billion in privatization sell-offs demanded by the European Central Bank (ECB) in autumn 2011.

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The Triumph of Capitalism: Jobless Nations By Prof. John Kozy

18 September, 2011 — Global Research

The Obama administration is intent on applying supply side principles to get the American economy out of the present recession, but supply side principles are based on the belief that if the government cuts taxes on the wealthy, they will invest their savings in new factories, that newly hired workers will increase employment, and that more output will increase tax receipts. But there is no way to make sure the wealthy actually invest their wealth in productive enterprises, especially in the U.S.

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Global Research: The Debt Ceiling Crisis in America Selected Articles

1 August, 2011– Global Research

The debt ceiling crisis can be averted by enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment, which mandates the government to pay its debts already incurred, including pensions.  That means Social Security, which IS an “entitlement,” in the original sense of the word.  We’re entitled to it because we’ve paid for it with taxes.   
-Ellen Brown, Bipartisan “Russian Roulette” and America’s Federal Debt

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