Syriza: Plunder, Pillage & Prostration

How the ‘Hard Left’ embraces the policies of the Hard Right Greece has been in the headlines of the world’s financial press for the past five months, as a newly elected leftist party, ‘Syriza’, which ostensibly opposes so-called ‘austerity measures’, faces off against the “Troika” (International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and European Central Bank). […]

BFP Exclusive – The Balkans Elections Update: Croatia & Greece

The genie of political anti-imperialist rebellion in Europe is out of the bottle & cannot be repressed Last month I wrote a BFP exclusive report on the upcoming presidential elections in Croatia and Greece. I claimed that in each of these elections there were political candidates and options taking a clear stand of resistance to […]

BFP Exclusive- The Balkans Presidential December: A Test for the US-NATO Empire

Greece & Croatia: The clear presence of a political alternative to the hegemonic US-NATO Empire  This month the presidential elections will take place in two Balkan countries: Croatia and Greece. The electoral systems in these two countries are different, but what they have in common is the clear presence of a political alternative to the […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 76

A Crisis of Empire At the end of World War II, the United States had half the world’s wealth with only 5% of the world’s population, and stated explicitly that its objectives in foreign policy were designed to “maintain this disparity.” George C. Marshall, former Secretary of State, noted at the time that there was […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 75

The World is Rising After three weeks, Turkey is still experiencing massive unrest as the urban uprisings across the country progress, along with the state repression of them. As tear gas canisters used in Istanbul are made in Brazil, the population of Brazil – across the world – is rising up with hundreds of thousands […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 18

“Greece: The Political Economy of Depression” with Yanis Varoufakis This week, Eric closely examines the global economic crisis and, in particular, the manifestation of the Depression in Greece. Eric is joined by economist and author Yanis Varoufakis who provides his valuable insight into the origins and character of the Depression in Greece and around the […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 33

A Hope in Hell: A Look at Greece Is the world, and what’s taking place in it, purely depressing, simply bad, and totally negative? Hell no! In this episode, I look at the social devastation currently wreaking havoc on the population of Greece, a frightful, dehumanizing situation to be sure; but out of this ‘hell’ […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 29

A Greek Tragedy for Europe Increased poverty, social unrest, talk of military coups, removal of democratic leaders, bailouts, exploitation, and detention camps. This is the new Europe, and Greece is the microcosm of the continental crisis. The situation unfolding in Greece, and spreading across Europe, is explosive to say the least. With austerity and adjustment […]

The New Mediterranean Oil & Gas Bonanza: Part II

Rising Energy Tensions in the Aegean—Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria By William Engdahl The discovery in late 2010 of the huge natural gas bonanza off Israel’s Mediterranean shores triggered other neighboring countries to look more closely at their own waters. The results revealed that the entire eastern Mediterranean is swimming in huge untapped oil and gas […]