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Immigration: No Easy Answers

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Published on The People’s Voice, by James Petras, March 25, 2017.

The cross border flood of millions of immigrants provokes profound political divisions, violence and the rise of mass movements challenging the unity of the European Union (EU) and the survival of the dominant political parties in the US and Europe. Continue Reading…

Syria – Manbij crossfire: liberated from IS, Kurdish-controlled city now fears Turkish invasion

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… exclusive – Published on RT, March 27, 2017.

… The city seems gradually returning to the way of life it enjoyed before the occupation of jihadists, who enforced their radical interpretation of Islam onto locals after overrunning the city in 2014. Under IS rule, Manbij women were effectively banned from leaving their homes and had to adhere to a mandatory dress code, covering themselves in head-to-toe burqas. Following the city’s liberation, the images of women burning and ripping off these garments went viral, becoming a symbol of resistance to fanatical terrorist rule.   Continue Reading…

World Bank declares itself above the law

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Published on Systemic Disorder, March 22, 2017.

The World Bank has for decades left a trail of human misery. Destruction of the environment, massive human rights abuses and mass displacement have been ignored in the name of “development” that works to intensify neoliberal inequality. In response to legal attempts to hold it to account, the World Bank has declared itself above the law. Continue Reading…

How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution RR

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Published on The Guardian, by Tariq Ali, March 25, 2017.

The father of the Soviet Union was also a Latin buff who adored Goethe and liked to compare his enemies to figures in novels.   Continue Reading…

Turkey refuses to join US-led offensive on ISIS-held Raqqa if Kurds involved

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… [VIDEO 2.37 min] – Published on RT, March 23, 2017.

A rift has opened up between NATO allies US and Turkey over the part Syrian Kurdish forces should play in the liberation of Raqqa from Islamic State terrorists as Ankara has openly rejected taking part in any operation that would involve the Kurds … // Continue Reading…

Critical Analysis: Peace Accords or Political Surrender?

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… Latin America, the Middle East and Ukraine – Published on Axis of Logic, by James Petras, March 19, 2017.

Over thirty year ago a savvy Colombian peasant leader told me, “Whenever I read the word ‘peace accords’ I hear the government sharpening its knives” … //

… Conclusion: Epitaph for Peace Accords:   Continue Reading…

The Conspiracy Against President Trump

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Paul Craig Roberts, March 22, 2017.

March 20, 2017: Listening today to the broadcast of testimony by FBI Director Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron) made it clear that the Democrats, Comey, and Rogers intend conflict with Russia. Continue Reading…

The Power of Le Pen

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Published on TIME, by Vivienne Walt, March 16, 2017.

… As the French get ready to pick their next President in two rounds of voting in April and May, millions of voters exasperated by the failures of those two parties seem willing to back an insurgent to run the country. The candidacy of far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen has been nourished by a groundswell of support in hard-hit towns across France. Now, with just weeks to go before voting begins, Le Pen is a favorite to clinch the first round against a raft of seasoned insiders, and could yet seize the presidency itself in the final round on May 7 … // Continue Reading…

Behind a Corporate Monster: how Monsanto pushes Agricultural Domination

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on truthout.org, by Alan Broughton, March 19, 2017.

Monsanto, one of the world’s biggest pesticide and seed corporations and leading developer of genetically modified crop varieties, had a stock market value of US$66 billion in 2014. It has gained this position by a combination of deceit, threat, litigation, destruction of evidence, falsified data, bribery, takeovers and cultivation of regulatory bodies … // Continue Reading…

150 Years of Marx’s Capital

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… an audio (LibriVox) recording of Capital, Volume 1 - Published on Socialist Projects.ca, 10 hours, March 19, 2017 … also on YouTube, followed there by other audios in autoplay.

Links:   Continue Reading…

Prof. Rainer Mausfeld

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  • Die Angst der Machteliten vor dem Volk – Prof. Rainer Mausfeld, 98.37 min, Feb 19, 2017 … enn eine überschaubare Gruppe von Menschen dauerhaft über die große Masse Macht ausüben will, ist die Stabilität des Systems nur dann zu erreichen, wenn man die wichtigste Ressource kontrolliert. Wissen. Was das Volk nicht weiß, noch nicht einmal erahnt, kann es auch nicht auf die Barrikaden bringen … (ganzer langer Text); Continue Reading…

The British Left at a Crossroads

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Published on DISSENT, by James Stafford and Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, March 16, 2017 [updated version of an editorial first published in Renewal].

… Wherever illiberal leaders have gained access to the resources of post-9/11 security states, liberals, greens, and socialists may find themselves numbered among the “enemies of the people” as the right works to cement its power. This process is already underway in Poland and Hungary. Nascent left-populisms are currently too weak to stop the right, although they could benefit in the short-term from increasing political polarization. Continue Reading…

Launch of the Thematic Portfolio on Land and Investments

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… by the Land Portal Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment - Published on farmlandgrab.org, March 15, 2017 (short URL:

Over the past decade, international investments in land have come to the forefront of public debate. Some argue that investments in land, including by foreign entities, is a critical component of achieving food security. Others argue that large scale land acquisitions, or what some refer to as ‘land grabbing,’ on the contrary, undermines efforts to overcome poverty and hunger by further marginalizing already vulnerable groups, including indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers.   Continue Reading…

The cyberwar of all against all

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Published on english hankyoreh.co.kr, by John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus, March 14, 2017.

The political theorist Thomas Hobbes warned in the 17th century that without the modern state and its sovereign control of territory, humanity would slip back into a state of nature in which violence was uncontrolled and ever-present. “A war of all against all” would break out, he wrote, in which neighbor would turn against neighbor. States would continue to fight one another, but a measure of stability would reign at the level of society … // Continue Reading…

The Crisis in the ATU, Labour Shoots Itself in the Foot

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Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1382, by Sam Gindin and Herman Rosenfeld, March 14, 2017.

A sign of the tragic disarray of the Canadian labour movement is the extent to which its misadventures keep piling up. As the turmoil within the union representing the Ontario government’s unionized employees (Ontario Public Service Employees Union – OPSEU) hits the press, the chaos continues in Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). Continue Reading…

Yemen is a complicated and unwinnable war

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… Donald Trump should stay out of it – Published on Independent.co.uk, by Patrick Cockburn, March 10, 2017.

The Trump administration’s first counter-terrorism operation was a failure for the US and much worse for the Yemeni villagers who are dead, wounded, homeless and have seen their livestock, on which they depended for their livelihoods, all killed … // Continue Reading…

Homeless Villages

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Striking York University Food Service Workers Win $15 and Fairness

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Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1381, by Alia Karim and David Bush, March 12, 2017.

On Monday March 6th, striking York University food service workers, represented by Unite Here Local 75, voted to accept their new contract. The workers went on strike for and won a $15/hour starting wage and fair working conditions. Their victory paves the way for workers right across the province to achieve $15 and fairness … // Continue Reading…

capitalism – with our money

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… yes, our money, as we the people do all the work … with Richard D. Wolff:

Explosion in number of UK’s super-rich revealed in one graph

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Published on Independent.co.uk, by Will Worley, March 2, 2017.

(Graph): the UK’s ultra-rich population set for a huge increase, growth rates for UHNWIs in selected countries from 2016 to 2026* … // Continue Reading…

The United States and the Russian Devil: 1917-2017

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… the Anti-Empire Report #149 – Published on Dissident Voice, by William Blum, March 7, 2017.

… Ah yes, the infamous KGB. Can anything good be said about a person associated with such an organization? We wouldn’t like it if a US president had a background with anything like that. Oh, wait, a president of the United States was not merely a CIA “colonel”, but was the Director of the CIA! I, of course, speak of George Herbert Walker Bush. And as far as butchery and thuggery … How many Americans remember the December 1989 bombing and invasion of the people of Panama carried out by the same Mr. Bush? Many thousands killed or wounded; thousands more left homeless … // Continue Reading…

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7′

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Published on Zero Hedge, by Tyler Durden, March 7, 2017.

WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the org chart below, which Wikileaks also released: … // Continue Reading…

Trump and Saving Capitalism

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Published on Counterpunch, by Richard D. Wolff, March 6, 2017.

Capitalism, Thomas Piketty showed in his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century has a built-in tendency to worsen income and wealth inequalities. One consequence of this tendency are periodic political explosions of mass, popular anger. People push back against those inequalities and the political corruption and social divisions they always aggravate. Politicians who grasp these moments often succeed in taking advantage of them and win. Continue Reading…

Most of the World is Just Collapsing in Laughter

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… on Claims that Russia Intervened in the US Election –  an Interview with Noam Chomsky, published on ZNet, by Noam Chomsky, March 44, 2017 … download.

… Gibbs: One of the surprises of the post-Cold War era is the persistence of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and other US-led alliances. These alliances were created during the Cold War mainly or exclusively for containing the claimed Soviet threat. In 1991, the USSR disappeared from the map, but the anti-Soviet alliance systems persisted and in fact expanded. How do we account for the persistence and expansion of NATO? What in your view is the purpose of NATO after the Cold War?  … // Continue Reading…