Musil and meta-Musil: The inevitable World War I
The West wasn't pregnant in August 1914, only constipated.
Rather than give birth to the future, it emptied its bowels of rancor. No disaster in world history was more predictable or longer in preparation. Robert Musil's great novel The Man ...
BAYER is launching GM Soy
"The use of more and more agro-chemicals is sheer insanity"
- CBG Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren/Coalition against BAYER-Dangers
Bayer CropScience has launched a new soy product range. The corporation has started selling glyphosate and glufosinate resistant GMO soy seed under the brand name Credenz. Other varieties which have added resistance against so called HPPD herbicides ...
US to rev up regime change in Syria
- MK Bhadrakumar
A Xinhua commentary in mid-April forecasting that the US-Russia differences over Ukraine wouldn’t be resolved “anytime soon” has turned out to be prescient. President Vladimir Putin’s statement last Monday welcoming the ceasefire ...
Why is the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) a bad deal?
- Rosa Pavanelli
The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is being negotiated in secret to make it easier for big multinational companies to take over the vital public services, such as health care and education, which you and your family rely on.
A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington’s Arrogance?
- Paul Craig Roberts
June 25, 2014. A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was released today. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the know-nothing economists in January of this year. The number is a decline in GDP of -2.9 ...
Reflections of Academics on the Ethics of University Military Research
- Mozhgan Savabieasfahani مژگان صوابی
The article examines the ways that university military research violates the tenets of academic freedom and communication. Interviews with academics are used to raise concerns about the extent to which military research conflicts with the ...
How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet
- Ryan Gallagher
Huge volumes of private emails, phone calls, and internet chats are being intercepted by the National Security Agency with the secret cooperation of more foreign governments than previously known, according to newly disclosed documents from whistleblower ...
Washington Is Beating The War Drums
- Paul Craig Roberts
I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of US policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal ...
Cordesman Laments, Confirms Russian "Radically Different" Views
- Moon of Alabama
The Russian Foreign Ministry held a conference for Arab military experts to explain its view on U.S. "regime change" endeavors:
On May 23, 42 Arab military and security officials attending the third annual Moscow International Security Conference ...
The geopolitics of the World Cup
- Pepe Escobar
SAO PAULO - One of the defining images of the World Cup - so far - has been the sight of the Mannschaft - aka the German team - fraternizing with Pataxo Indians a few hundred meters away from the spot where Brazil was "discovered" ...