By Josep Maria Antentas and Richard Fidler Global Research, April 04, 2015 The Socialist Project The rise of Podemos (“We Can”) in the Spanish state – and of its counterpart Podem in Catalonia – has presented a new challenge to both the Catalan independence movement and to the traditional left in that subordinated national component of the Spanish state. Pablo […]Read more "Podemos and the Catalan Independence Process in Spain"
By Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, April 1st, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a measure to bring fracking (the patents for which are owned mainly by “large American companies, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger”) into Germany. This is a prelude not only to U.S. PresidentObama’s secret Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact with Europe to […]Read more "Germany’s Merkel Comes Out As Basically A U.S. Agent"
In conversation with The Nation’s John Nichols at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona in March, Noam Chomsky discusses income inequality, media, democracy and activism, among many other topics. One of the highlights of the clip comes when the renowned linguist paraphrases George Orwell’s virtually unread introduction to “Animal Farm” to explain how listening […]Read more "Noam Chomsky: In ‘Free’ Countries, Unpopular Ideas Can Be Suppressed Without the Use of Force"
By Joachim Hagopian Global Research, March 31, 2015 A decade ago the late great comedian George Carlin saw what America had turned into: Politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. […]Read more "Breaking through Americans’ Dumbed Down Layers of Deception and Denial"
By Gulam Asgar MITHA (Canada) Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale; It makes no difference who Americans vote for- the two parties (property parties) are really one party representing four percent of the people – quotes from (late) Gore Vidal. The planning for conquest of the Middle East started with the […]Read more "The Great War For The Middle East"
Professor Michel Chossudovsky is the author of many important books. His latest is The Globalization of War: America’s Long War Against Humanity. Chossudovsky shows that Washington has globalized war while the US president is presented as a global peace-maker, complete with the Nobel Peace Prize. Washington has its military deployed in 150 countries, has the world […]Read more "Manufacturing Dissent"