Articles Tagged ‘James Petras’

  • Chavez’s Right Turn: State Realism versus International Solidarity

    The close on-going collaboration between a leftist President with a regime with a notorious history of human rights violations, torture and disappearance of political prisoners has led to widespread protests among civil liberty advocates, leftists and populists throughout Latin America and Europe, while pleasing the Euro-American imperial establishment.

  • Web Exclusive: The Democratic Party Debacle and the Demise of the Left-Center Left

    The central question is why the left-center left governing parties are everywhere in crisis and will be for the foreseeable future?

  • Web Exclusive: Brazil and Venezuela:  Two Turning Point Elections this Fall

    Two elections in Latin America this fall will have decisive importance in the direction of economic and foreign policy for the coming decade: Venezuelan legislative elections on September 26 and Brazilian Presidential elections on October 3rd.

  • Afghanistan: The Longest Lost War

    Despite almost a decade of warfare, including an invasion and occupation, the US military and its allies and client state armed forces are losing the war in Afghanistan. Outside of the central districts of a few cities and the military fortresses, the Afghan national resistance forces, in all of their complex local, regional and national alliances, are in control, of territory, people and administration.

  • Israeli War Crimes: From the USS Liberty to the Humanitarian Flotilla

    On June 8, 1967, two squadrons of Israeli warplanes bombed, napalmed, and machine-gunned the US intelligence-gathering ship, USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 US sailors and wounding another 172. Almost to the day, 43 years later, on May 31, 2010, Israeli warships, helicopter gun ships and commandos assaulted a convoy of humanitarian ships carrying ten thousand tons of aid to Gaza in international waters.

  • Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality

    Latin America’s current relations with the US as well as its present political and economic configuration can best be understood in the context of large scale changes over the past twenty years and the relative stability of the past five years.

  • Rising and Declining Economic Powers:  The Sino-US Conflict Deepens

    Will the intensified conflicts between the US and China inevitably lead to a global conflagration? If recent past history is any indication the answer is a resounding yes. The most destructive wars of the 20th century were the result of confrontations between established (EIP) and rising (RIP) imperial powers. The practices and policies of the former serve as guides to the latter.

  • Philippines: Arrests, Torture and the Presidential Election

    The notoriously violent and corrupt elections in the Philippines stand in sharp contrast with those in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia. In these countries, the elite can abide by the results of a relatively ‘open’ election, whereas in the Philippines, any challenge to the closed, family-based ruling class is met with relentless terror.

  • The Major Jewish American Organizations Defend Israel’s Humiliation of America

    When Israel announced a major new Jews-only building project of 1600 homes in occupied East Jerusalem, Netanyahu was sending a message to world: Israel backed by its billionaire-financed Presidents of the 51 Major American Jewish Organizations, leads the US by the nose.

  • Greece:  The Curse of Three Generations of Papandreous

    In each of the three decisive moments of recent history, Greece has been pulled backwards from a chance for social transformation, political independence and freedom from external tutelage by one and another of the Papandreou family.

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