Published on Sunday Guardian Live, by COME CARPENTIER DE GOURDON, Feb 12, 2017.
Elites show single-minded dedication to the supposed demands of minorities even to the detriment of the majority.
A few years ago at an annual session of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilisations, Professor Craig Calhoun, then director of the London School of Economics told me that he was worried about the future evolution of the United States, faced, in his view, with a painful and perhaps irreversible decline which might expose the worst tendencies of the national character. It brought to my mind, paraphrasing Burdick and Lederer, a vision of the Angry American. “The US will not concede hegemony gracefully,” Calhoun noted with a concerned expression … //
… This secular gospel, intended to build a world government headed by bankers and business barons, is preached with the financial and media support of major corporations and foundations backed by billionaires, notably the leaders of Silicon Valley infotech firms Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, all closely linked to the Anglo-Saxon and other deep states and intelligence/defence agencies and firms.
Objecting to secular left-wing liberalism in the age of globalisation seems as unreasonable as opposing motherhood, but there is more to it than meets the eye. That any resistance to it is branded as populism by the ruling elites and the media they control, shows that the current global regime is run by an oligarchy which uses democracy as a tool to fulfil its designs by convincing the masses that they are in control of their own destiny … //
… The battle between the global oligarchy and its challengers is far from over. The system still has cards up its sleeves and can produce faux reformers such as Obama to disarm its opponents.
In order to defeat the threat posed by the National Front in France, the Atlanticist coalition has given up on the discredited socialists and turned against the Centre Right candidate Francois Fillon, whose nationalistic and Conservative Catholic positions, friendly to Russia, drew him dangerously close to the dreaded Le Pen. The deep state now seems to have thrown its lot behind a suave chameleon, Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild investment banker, presented as a reformist candidate, who even espouses some of the popular measures advocated by Marine Le Pen. Macron’s mission is to save the system by promising anything that can help get him elected. Like the National Front, he too claims to be “neither left nor right”. That bluff shows the desperation of the upholders of the status quo, fearful of rising China and Russia and under attack from the new American President.
How Liberalism Undermined Democracy and the Failure of the Democratic Party – Mark Blyth, on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, Feb 11, 2017;
Nigeria and the deadly political legacy of military rule, on Left Foot Forward, by Rebecca Tinsley, Feb 11, 2017: Corruption and the Boko Haram insurgency are preventing development in northern Nigeria;
UK: Ignore the Tory tricks, properly funding the NHS will resolve the crisis, on Left Foot Forward, by Kevin Gulliver, Feb 10, 2017: the government deliberately presents the public with out-of-context spending figures;
Rural Canada can’t afford trade giveaways, on The Western Peoducer, by Jan Slomp. Feb 9, 2017;
- Global Capitalism: Nationalism and Scapegoating Foreigners [FEBRUARY 2017], 89.29 min, uploaded by Democracy At Work, Feb 8, 2017;
- again: Global Capitalism: Fixing Capitalism v Moving to Another System [JANUARY 2017], 82.02 min, uploaded by Democracy At Work, Jan 11, 2017;
- again: EVENT: Edward Snowden, Jeremy Scahill, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Paul Jay, Richard Wolff & Srecko Horvat, uploaded by acTVism Munich, FULL long, 4 h 10 min;
- many different excerpts on YouTube-search, January 2017;
Colombia’s resistance to Canadian mining interests is multi-faceted and fearless, on rabble.ca, by FERNANDA SÁNCHEZ JARAMILLO, Feb 7, 2017: Edith Taborda is an Indigenous mother of two girls who belongs to the Embera Karamba community in Quinchia (Risaralda). She is also an activist against mining projects …;
Mapuche vs Benetton, un-settling the land, on democracia Abiert, by Saskia Fischer, Feb 5, 2017: it is crucial that Mapuche voices circulate widely, breaking both imposed silences and the image, marketed to tourists, of their land as a conflict-free wilderness (also in Português and Español);
Le Pen will auch aus der Nato austreten, in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen FAZ, 4. Feb 2017: Marine Le Pen will im Falle eines Wahlsieges ein Referendum über die EU-Mitgliedschaft Frankreichs abhalten. Nun stellt die französische Rechtspopulistin auch die Nato-Mitgliedschaft in Frage;
Animal Party supports campaign to stop TTIP, on Cyprus Mail, Jan 26, 2017;
CALL TO ACTION, on CADTM.org, by Argentina Mejor Sin TLC, Jan 18, 2017: let’s put a stop to the WTO’s agenda and to Free Trade Agreements and investment provisions;
let’s build commercial relations that serve peoples’ interests and protect the environment; in 2017, let’s bring the ‘battle in Seattle’ to Buenos Aires;
Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Dept CADTM.org (in many languages);
/About Us: Dept;
Critical Analysis: the shield of transnational corporations, the trade and investment regime, on Axis of Logic, by Raffele Morgntini, Jan 16, 2017;
If You Don’t Understand the Second Product, You Understand Nothing About Marx’s Capital – Michael Lebowitz, 41.05, on Socialist Project.ca, Jan 14, 2017: the following talk was given at the International conference (also on YouTube): 150 years Karl Marx’s Capital – Reflections for the 21st century held in Athens, Greece on January 14-15, 2017. Organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Athens Office in cooperation with Theseis, the conference discussed the actuality of Marx’s theoretical system of the critique of political economy 150 years on from the publication of Capital Volume I;
- related link: en.Marxists Internet Archive/Sitemap (with internal links for many languages); /selected Marxist Writers; /Library; /History Archive; /Subject Archive; /Encyclopedia of Marxism;
- also related: Marxist Theory on Wikipedia;
They Released 14 Wolves In A Park, But No One Was Prepared For THIS, 4.33 min, on We Love Animals, June 11, 2016: what happens next is a miracle and proves that we must take care of our amazing planet. In 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Canadian biologists, captured 14 wolves in Canada and placed them in Yellowstone National Park, where they had been extinct since 1926 … (also on YouTube);
… et reçu ce link: I’m not a cat, I’m an alternative dog;
… and this: