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 ...
US Imperialism’s Failed Tactics
- Zoltan Zigedy
US imperialism and its allies learned a hard lesson from their unsuccessful adventure in Vietnam. Escalating US troop involvement to nearly half a million serving at the war’s peak, drawing on forced enlistment (conscription) to rotate nearly three ...
Dr. Strangelove is naked
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
The whole Global South is now informed about how the Russian campaign in Syria has swiftly smashed all of ‘Exceptionalistan’s’ elaborate plans for a “Greater Middle East.”
These plans span everything from the Wolfowitz ...
Russia and the East
- Paul Robinson
Russia’s military campaign in Syria is front page news at the moment, so it is perhaps appropriate that this week my class ‘Russia and the West’ will be taking a break from the history of Russian-Western relations to take a look ...
Spain as spearhead for military interventions in Africa
- Andreas Speck
During the NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 the alliance will practice military interventions in North Africa
The NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 will take place during October 2015 and until early November in Italy, Portugal, and the State ...