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  • American Establishment Is Sabotaging Sanders and Trump Insurgencies

    As the forward march of the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders primary campaigns continues to defy expert predictions, the GOP and Democratic party establishments, and their corporate-media allies are busily trying to win back the initiative by sabotage and intrigue. Their efforts have already had an effect and are likely to intensify as the summer

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  • President Trump’s foreign policy dystopia

    After over three decades of living in the United States, one thing that I have learned is never to assume that I understand American domestic politics. Every time I think I grasp where it is going, I am eventually dumbfounded. So I tread on eggshells when venturing onto that terrain. And given my own lack

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  • The Art of the Deal? More of the Same!

    “There are among us today, as there always have been, those who act against the scheme of things that degrades them, and in the process of action everything we have accepted out of fear or insensitivity or ignorance is shaken before us and examined… More important, from this total questioning of what has previously been

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  • Paris Bombing (13 November 2015) and Western “Terrorism” Policy

    The bombing that took place in Paris with many casualties was a human tragedy and a political disaster for Western anti-terrorism policy. A day before ISIS suicide bombers in Paris, the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon demonstrated the ease with which jihadists fighting against the Assad regime are able to operate. In both cases the jihadist

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  • 21st Century Challenges to American Democracy: Part 3

    “Consumption Democracy” Consumption values are at the core of contemporary American culture.  The mass media, businesses and politicians equate such values with freedom and democracy. The social contract as the Founding Fathers conceived of it is not about democracy, freedom and equality, but about mass consumption of citizens as consumers, an idea that America has

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  • 21st Century Challenges to American Democracy: Part 2

    Rising Public Debt, Dwindling Democracy. Conservatives attribute the rising public debt to government spending on costly entitlement and social programs. They conclude that deficit financing for entitlement and social programs poses a threat to the free market which they equate with democracy. Liberals argue that the fiscal system favors the top income groups and such

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  • 21st Century Challenges to American Democracy: Part 1

    Abstract: It requires several hundred pages to address the complex subject of challenges to American democracy in the post-Cold War era of a global multi-polar economic and political power structure. In this brief essay, I identify only a few of the current challenges to American democracy that appear permanent fixtures of society in the early

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  • Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

    Introduction A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily (Pagina 12) provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators and local Argentine Zionists in government

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  • Brazil’s Presidential Election: Impacts on Relations with Turkey

    Millions of Brazilians went to the polls on Oct. 5 to elect the new president of Brazil. There were three frontrunner candidates: Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent and the leader of the Workers’ Party; Aecio Neves, leader of Brazilian Social Democracy Party and Marina Silva, former environment minister. According to the Datafolha’s poll, which was conducted

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  • Mexico 2012: The six-year Presidential term that awaits us

    Last July 1 there took place presidential and parliamentarian elections in Mexico. Enrique Peña Nieto was elected, the candidate of the formerly hegemonic Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) that after eighty years in power (1920-2000) and two alternation governments in charge of the right wing National Action Party (PAN) (2000-2006 and 2006-2012) is back on the

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  • Kalashnikovs Under The Poncho

    When something as rock-solid asa national stereotype changes, something profound is surely going on. The traditional (and stupid) Mexican stereotype had been that of the guy wearing a funny and large hat comfortably sleeping next to a cactus. BY RAMÓN I. CENTENO | APRIL 09, 2013 Nowadays, apart from or instead of that we now

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  • Cowboys Versus Indians in Nicaragua’s ‘Wild East’

    The road from Managua to Bonanza, a mining town in the autonomous north-eastern part of Nicaragua, is long and for the most part unpaved. BY NATHANIEL MORRIS | NOVEMBER 10, 2012 Every summer, clouds of dust accompany the brightly painted buses that run to and from the capital, choking the passengers and turning hands, faces

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  • The USA: Challenges of the Superpower

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union among diversity of problems central for American Studies and International Relations scholars and experts are questions: Is the world system unocentric or polycentric? What’s the US new role and mission in the new millennium? With appearance new economic powers is America able to preserve its leading positions in

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