The Syria-Iran red line show
- Pepe Escobar
This eminently Bushist Obama "red line" business, applied to Syria, Iran or both, is becoming a tad ridiculous.
Take Pentagon head Chuck Hagel's tour of Israel and the "friendly" GCC (the de facto Gulf Counter-revolution Club) ...
Chile: The Social Upsurge
- Paul Walder
The first march of this year called by a set of student organisations fulfilled all expectations. The mobilisation of April 11 not only demonstrated that the Chilean student movement is consolidating and that is not divided after years of struggle but ...
US report: Israel discriminates against Arabs, women and migrants
- Yitzhak Benhorin יצחק בן חורין
State Department report on human rights practices criticizes Israel for its treatment of various sectors of Israeli society
WASHINGTON – Discrimination of women, Arabs and Ethiopians, mistreatment of refugees and asylum ...
Made in Bangladesh: The Terror of Capitalism
- Vijay Prashad
Delhi.On Wednesday, April 24, a day after Bangladeshi authorities asked the owners to evacuate their garment factory that employed almost three thousand workers, the building collapsed. The building, Rana Plaza, located in the Dhaka suburb of ...
The South also rises
- Pepe Escobar
Review of The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South by Vijay Prashad
It is not so far-fetched to imagine Walter Benjamin's Angel of History succumbing to the temptation, and stressing that the time of the Global South has finally ...
Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring
- Robert Fisk
Reports of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons are part of a retold drama riddled with plot-holes
A video image which, it is claimed, shows a victim of a sarin gas attack in Aleppo-AP
Is there any way of escaping the theatre of chemical weapons? ...
With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan
- Matthew Rosenberg
KABUL, Afghanistan — For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan’s president — ...
The 1 Percent’s Solution
- Paul Krugman
Economic debates rarely end with a T.K.O. But the great policy debate of recent years between Keynesians, who advocate sustaining and, indeed, increasing government spending in a depression, and austerians, who demand immediate spending cuts, comes ...
A post-history strip tease
- Pepe Escobar
This is an abridged version of a lecture this week at the 13th Seminary of Political Solidarity Don Juan Chavez in memoriam at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
How cozy it would be to summon the retro-spirit of Burt Bacharach to define our geopolitical ...
Krugman & Co.: Austerity's Failure Everywhere You Look
- Jon Queally
The Keynesians win every argument, say notable economists, so why does fiscal policy refuse to budge?
The last week has been a flurry of headlines decrying the complete and utter failure of the 'austerity experiment' across the globe, with an influential ...