The war must go on...: the West's strategy after Paris
- Sebastian Budgen
The attacks on Paris last Friday, 13th November, have prompted a predictable response: bombs abroad and a further restriction of civil liberties at home, not to mention a ratcheting up of Islamophobia. Sebastian Budgen analyses the wisdom of this ...
Islamic State is the cancer of modern capitalism
- Nafeez Ahmed نفیظ احمد
The brutal ‘Islamic State’ is a symptom of a deepening crisis of civilisation premised on fossil fuel addiction, which is undermining Western hegemony and unravelling state power across the Muslim world
Debate about the ...
Isis Inc: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists
- Financial Times
by Erika Solomon in Beirut, Guy Chazan and Sam Jones in London
Additional reporting by Ahmad Mhidi, an independent journalist based on the Turkish border and Geoff Dyer in Washington
Jihadis’ oil operation forces even their enemies to trade ...
Not saving the world at COP 21
- Alex Scrivener
Over the last few months, attempts have been made to present COP 21, the ‘landmark’ Paris climate summit to be held in December as an opportunity to ‘save the world’. The people behind these appeals appear to believe that if ...
We are in pitiless times
- Vijay Prashad
This is for Adel Termos, of Beirut, who gave his life so others could live.
A week of horrible carnage – bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded ...
A Battle With No Front
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Yesterday morning, the news was broadcast of extensive ‘heroic’ allied drone attacks in Iraq and Syria in support of the battle for Sinjar. We also learned about the assassination of Jihadi John. We were told some revenge might ...
The Caliph at the gates of Vienna
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
History has a jolly habit of repeating itself as surrealist farce. Is it 1683 all over again, with the Ottoman Empire laying siege to Vienna just to be defeated by the “infidels” at the last minute?
No; it’s 2015 and a Caliph simulacrum ...
We Can’t Address the EU Refugee Crisis Without Confronting Global Capitalism
- Slavoj Žižek Σλάβοϊ Ζίζεκ Славој Жижек سلافوي جيجك
The refugees won’t all make it to Norway. Nor does the Norway they seek exist
A refugee trek after crossing the border to Germany. Photo AP
In her classic study On Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross proposed the famous scheme of the ...
Open Letter to National Geographic: Halt Cooperation with BAYER
- CBG Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren/Coalition against BAYER-Dangers
National Geographic Society
Gary E. Knell, President and CEO
1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C., USA
October 28, 2015
Dear Mr Knell,
Last week National Geographic and BAYER CropScience announced ...
The Ugly Untold Truth About the Pertussis Vaccine
- Jeremy R. Hammond
The New York Times reports on a new study finding that the greatest risk to infants of being infected with the bacteria that causes whooping cough, or pertussis, now comes from their older siblings. The Times explains that this is “probably a result ...