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James Petras

  • Capitalists, Technocrats and Fanatics: The Ascent of a New Power Bloc

    The far-right is no longer at the margins of western political discourse. It is center-stage.The sweeping electoral victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India is the latest expression of the world-wide advance of a new power bloc which promises to impose a New World Order harnessing ethno-religious fanaticism and narrowly trained technocrats to capitalist absolutism.

  • Obama: “Remaking the Middle East”: The American Gulag

    During the beginning of his first term in office Obama promised “to remake the Middle East into a region of prosperity and freedom.” Six years later the reality is totally the contrary: the Middle East is ruled by despotic regimes whose jails are overflowing with pro-democracy political prisoners.

  • The Kiev putsch: rebel workers take power in the east

    Not since the US and EU took over Eastern Europe have the Western powers moved so aggressively to seize a strategic country, such as the Ukraine, posing an existential threat to Russia.

  • U.S. proxy terror war on Venezuela

    The U.S. is fueling a violent proxy conflict in Venezuela in attempt to overthrow the democratically-elected Maduro administration, argues James Petras.

  • Obama’s advancing empire: putsch, pillage and duplicity

    The Obama regime, in coordination with its allies and proxies, has re-launched a virulent world-wide campaign to destroy independent governments, encircle and ultimately, undermine global competitors, and establish a new US – EU centered world order.

  • Mass revolts against democracy

    Mass revolts against democracy have become standard operational procedure for Western European and US rulers who seek to circumvent democratic procedures and install pro-imperial clients.

  • The Logic behind Mass Spying: Empire and Cyber Imperialism

    James Petras give a systemic analysis of the surveillance state and how it’s linked to U.S. imperialism and capitalism.

  • Wall Street Take-Off

    On July 16, 2013, Goldman Sachs, the fifth largest US bank by assets announced its second quarter profits doubled the previous year to $1.93 billion. J. P. Morgan, the largest bank made $6.1 billion in the second quarter up 32 per cent over the year before and expects to make $25 billion in profits in 2013.

  • Do “Peace Accords” Lead to Peace, Justice and Security for the People?

    It is commonly assumed that “peace agreements” between pro-US rightwing regimes and leftwing insurgents lead to peace, justice and greater security. A number of peace agreements which were signed and implemented in the 1990s in Central America, South Africa, Philippines and elsewhere provide us with ample data over two decades to confirm or reject this commonplace assumption.

    We will examine the case of El Salvador where a powerful guerilla movement (FMLN) signed off on a peace accord in 1992.

  • The Deeper Meaning of Mass Spying in America

    The exposure of the Obama regime’s use of the National Security Agency to secretly spy on the communications of hundreds of millions of US and overseas citizens has provoked world-wide denunciations. In the United States, despite widespread mass media coverage and the opposition of civil liberties organizations, there has not been any mass protest. Congressional leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as top judges, approved of the unprecedented domestic spy program.

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