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  • Anticapitalism and Occupation

    At a recent panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Society at Harvard University, the moderator asked the participants whether Occupy Boston and related Occupations were ‘anticapitalist.’ BY THE CURRENT MOMENT | DECEMBER 20, 2011 The panelists had all been participants in Occupy Boston before Mayor Menino ordered the clearing out of Dewey Square. This question initially sounded

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  • The Power of the Powerless: In Memory of Vaclav Havel

    Two men died this weekend. One was a towering literary and political figure, one of my heroes, a man who understood change and freedom and put his life on the line for it. The other was not; resisting change and freedom at all costs in the defence of an extreme version of a failed idea

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  • The End of War?: Global Citizenship and Changes to Conflict

    Iraq, although it has suffered far too much and far too long, cannot in devastation compare to what Vietnam, Laos, and parts of Cambodia had levelled against them by the USA during the Vietnamese War. BY DR. JEAN-PAUL GAGNON | DECEMBER 11, 2011   This article is concerned with fleshing out a specific argument: that

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  • Political Corruption is Normal Politics – Millionaires Control British politics

    Written by PROF. INDERJEET PARMAR Tuesday, 18 October 2011 04:08 Liam Fox’s resignation has highlighted a deeper corruption in British politics and national life – over and above the goverment’s slavishness towards American power: when free market capitalism becomes national ideology, the so-called drivers of growth and creators of wealth – private businessmen and major

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  • Health and Violent Conflict: The Role of Health in Building Peace

    BY WOSSEN KIFLE** | 07.09.2011 Introduction In the war zones of contemporary intrastate conflicts, the health of the population is severely affected by the accompanying humanitarian crises and complex problems, which often result in excessive morbidity and mortality amongst civilians. The primary causes of these are direct killing, injuries and the disruption of economic and

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  • Colonial Dynamics of Genocide

    Imperialism, Identity and Mass Violence* BY DR. NAFEEZ MOSADDEQ AHMED** | 05.06.2011 Modern empires have invariably been associated with violence. Historical cases such as the European conquest of the Americas or the British colonization of Australasia are viewed by some scholars as constituting or at least containing genocidal episodes. Yet this conclusion is problematized by

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  • Integration in the Global South: What role for IBSA Dialogue Forum?

    BY MEHMET OZKAN Introduction With the globalization process, economy and politics are so intertwined that both cannot be analyzed separately. Economic development, international security, global governance and representation also need to be analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective in order to understand fully ongoing international political economy. In this paper, the role of India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue

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  • The Cosmopolitan Epics of 2004: A Case Study

    By Assoc. Prof. Saverio Giovacchini | 02.04.2011 Assoc. Prof. Saverio Giovacchini Hollywood cinema has often reproduced the self-conscious American fascination with empires noted by many cultural critics and historians.1 As is well known, many of the “sword and sandal” epics of the fifties dealt with empires, be it the Roman, Macedonian, or even the Egyptian kind.

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  • The Rise and Rise of Super Fascism

    By Ghali Hassan 11 December 2011   Mention fascism and most peoples’ minds turn to Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Japanese Fascism, Papadopoulos’ Greece and South Africa’s Apartheid regime. However, most people are blissfully unaware of a rising form of fascism, more virulent than all past fascist regimes combined. Its aim is

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  • At War Against Islam

    By Ghali Hassan | 02 October 2010   As usual, this year’s commemoration of the 9/11 attacks is marked by hate of Muslims and Islam. From New York to Florida in the U.S. to Europe, Muslims are under siege and living in fear. In order to incite fear among Western population and promote anti-Muslim propaganda, Western politicians, Zionists

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  • Neo-Cons, having Declared History’s End, Try to Reclaim the Past

    Prof. Inderjeet Parmar | 21 September 2010   Having declared that History ended around 1989, it seems that some neo-conservatives are keen also to reclaim aspects of History as ‘their’ achievement. In particular, it was claimed by a prominent scholar that the Marshall Plan, among other postwar US foreign policies, was a “quintessentially neo-conservative” policy. This

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