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  • By James Petras,  99GetSmart Introduction Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security, at this time? Venezuela’s Support of Latin America Integration is Obama’s Great Fear To answer this question it is essential [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Game Theory in the Corridors of Power

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    By J Iddhis Bing,  99GetSmart Alex Tsipras and ministers of his government – among them, the Alternate Minister for International Economic Relations, Euclid Tsakalotos, and a certain Minister of Finance, name of Varoufakis – were in Paris on Thursday for a wide- ranging series of talks with the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). After the [...]

  • GREYDOG commented on the diary post Fifty Years of Imperial Wars: Results and Perspectives by GREYDOG.

    2015-03-04 14:24:03View | Delete

    Just to clarify, Professor James Petras wrote the article. I don’t want to be given credit for someone else’s work. That said, you are right, he did a great job with this, as he does with all of his essays. ;)

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Fifty Years of Imperial Wars: Results and Perspectives

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    By James Petras,  99GetSmart Introduction Over the past 50 years the US and European powers have engaged in countless imperial wars throughout the world. The drive for world supremacy has been clothed in the rhetoric of “world leadership”, the consequences have been devastating for the peoples targeted.  The biggest, longest and most numerous wars have been carried out [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: The Anti-Empire Report #137 – The Greek Tragedy

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    By William Blum 99GetSmart The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not. American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and forcibly compelled to [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: The Assassination of Greece

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    By James Petras,  99GetSmart Introduction The Greek government is currently locked in a life and death struggle with the elite which dominate the banks and political decision-making centers of the European Union. What are at stake are the livelihoods of 11 million Greek workers, employees and small business people and the viability of the European Union. If the ruling Syriza [...]

  • Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger,  Gürkan Özturan : Journalist Nuh Koklu had been having a snow fight with his friends on the evening of February 18 in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district. The area is known for its relaxed atmosphere and peaceful neighborhood—except for the police’s violent attacks on peaceful protests. During the snow fight, according to the [...]

  • Posted by SnakeArbusto,  99GetSmart The Troika imposes policies that are destroying social rights in Greece

    “An audit committee of the Greek debt could show that 80% of the debt required by the troika is illegal,” said Mr. Toussaint on an interview with Christina Vasilaki, stoKokkino`s correspondent in Brussels.

    Éric Toussaint, Senior Lecturer at the University of Liège, is president of CADTM [...]

  • By William Blum 99GetSmart After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks of  jihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re talking here, after all, about young men raised in France, not Saudi [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: How the Transnational Elite Created Islamic Terrorism

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    http://youtu.be/oMjXbuj7BPI By Takis Fotopoulos,  99GetSmart Abstract : The aim of this article is to show the extreme hypocrisy of the Transnational Elite in its lamenting of the actions of Islamic terrorism and its effects. Yet, it can easily be shown historically that it was the same elite and its client regimes, which effectively created Islamic terrorism by extinguishing [...]

  • Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger,  Gürkan Özturan : In Turkey, media response to  Charlie Hebdo  attack in Paris has had two sides, as in many other places. The polarization has been between those that celebrated the attack and those that stood in solidarity with  Charlie Hebdo ’s press freedom and supported it. In order to stand in solidarity with the [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: After the Slaughter – January 7 at Charlie Hebdo

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    By Iddhis Bing,  99GetSmart Edouard Perrin is a French documentary filmmaker who works at Premières Lignes in Paris. As part of Cash Investigations, he is widely known for his programs on tax evasion in France and other countries, most notably Luxembourg. 99GetSmart Readers may remember the Invisible Money series that appeared here, which was based on the [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Looking Backward, Looking Forward: 2014 – 2015

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    By James Petras 99GetSmart Introduction The balance sheet for 2014 and the prospects for 2015 provide us with a complex panorama of negative and positive outcomes. In most cases theadvances, are not earth-shattering but open possibilities for further progress.  The negative developments, however, have greater and more threatening systemic outcomes. We will proceed in a [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF

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    Thumbnail” The following text is the forward to Ernst Wolff’s book entitled : Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF, ©  Tectum Verlag Marburg,  2014, ISBN 978-3-8288-3438-5,  http://www.tectum-verlag.de. The book is available in English and German No other financial organization has affected the lives of the majority of the world’s population more profoundly over the past fifty [...]

  • GREYDOG commented on the diary post The Anti-Empire Report #135: American Exceptionalism and American Torture by GREYDOG.

    2014-12-21 12:56:46View | Delete

    I agree, O.B. Thanks for the rec.

  • By William Blum 99GetSmart American Exceptionalism and American Torture In 1964, the Brazilian military, in a US-designed coup, overthrew a liberal (not more to the left than that) government and proceeded to rule with an iron fist for the next 21 years. In 1979 the military regime passed an amnesty law blocking the prosecution of [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

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    By James Petras 99GetSmart Introduction The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the State, the relationship and the responsibility of the Executive Branch and Congress to the vast secret police networks which span the globe – including the United States. CIA:  The Politics of [...]

  • By James Petras 99GetSmart Introduction The Brazilian working class is facing the most savage assault on its living standards in over a decade. And it is not just the industrial workers who are under attack. The landless rural workers, public and private salaried employees, teachers and health professionals, the unemployed and the poor are facing [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Turkey: Rule by Decree

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    Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger,  Gürkan Özturan : With the constitution written during military rule in Turkey in 1982, the president of the republic – then a top general – was awarded the power to issue Presidential Decrees to manage duties such as secretarial institutionalization, organization, governance, working principles, and appointment of officers. Erdoğan, the first [...]

  • GREYDOG wrote a new diary post: Turkey: Çarşı Soccer Fan Group Accused of Plotting Coup

    2014-12-11 05:51:40View | Delete

    Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger,  Gürkan Özturan : http://youtu.be/agOChqonkzM Gezi Park was raided by the police and most people were losing hope when the ultra group Çarşı started a call for solidarity and asked for 100 gas masks to take back the park. Raising hopes in doing so, the ultras have emerged to win people’s hearts by [...]

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