Twenty-First Century Imperialism: Militarism, Collaborators & Popular Resistance

Imperial Wars by Proxy and Domestic Decay The configuration of 21st century imperialism combines patterns of exploitation from the past as well as new features which are essential to understanding the contemporary forms of plunder, pillage and mass impoverishment. In this paper we will highlight the relatively new forms of imperial exploitation, reflecting the rise […]

“Legal Imperialism” and International Law: Legal Foundations for War Crimes, Debt Collection & Colonization

Imperial legal doctrines and judicial decisions set the groundwork for imperial wars & economic pillage. By now we are familiar with imperial states using their military power to attack, destroy and occupy independent countries. Boatloads of important studies have documented how imperial countries have seized and pillaged the resources of mineral-rich and agriculturally productive countries, […]

Elite Intrigues: It’s Not about Sex, Stupid!

The Media’s Petraeus Story: Nothing Could Be More Far-Fetched Simply on Prima Facie Evidence The headline stories claim that CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA because of an adulterous relation with his young biographer and that General John Allen, Supreme Commander of US troops in Afghanistan, was under investigation and […]

Tropical Storm Sandy: Natural or Political Disaster?

“The impregnable Wall Street re-locates inland; its move financed by the impoverished upstate municipalities’ massive tax write-offs to the billionaires!” The world-famous New York Philharmonic can play a “Requiem for the New Atlantis” as more waves inundate lower Manhattan. Meanwhile, the impregnable Wall Street re-locates inland; its move financed by the impoverished upstate municipalities’ massive […]

US Elections: From the “Lesser to the Greater Evil” & the Demise of Critical Liberalism

“In the name of “opposing Romney” the progressive pundits, like Chomsky and Ellsberg, end up in alliance with Wall Street and Silicon Valley billionaires, Pentagon militarists, Homeland Security boosters and Zionist ideologues (Dennis Ross) to elect Obama.” There is ample evidence that the Obama Presidency has pulled the US political spectrum further to the Right. […]

London: Parasites’ Paradise (Or the Best Criminal Sanctuary Money Can Buy)

“God bless God damn London, the Parasites Paradise!” Whenever financial swindlers prosper at the expense of investors or bank jiggers interest rates to bugger their competitors or tax evaders flee fiscal crises or rent gouging petrol monarchies recycle profits or oligarchs pillage economies and drive millions to drink, drugs and destitution they find a suitable […]

The Summer of Muslim Discontent: It’s Not “The Amateur Film” Stupid!

The so-called “Arab Spring:” is a distant and bitter memory to those who fought and struggled for a better world, not to speak of the thousands who lost, life and limb. In its place, throughout the Muslim world, a new wave of reactionaries, corrupt and servile politicians have taken the reins of power buttressed by […]

Iran’s Strategic Diplomatic Victory over the Washington-Israeli Axis: Its Larger Political Consequences

Iran chaired, hosted and led the recently rejuvenated Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Teheran, attended by delegates from 120 countries, including 31 heads of state and 29 foreign secretaries of state. Even the United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, notorious mouthpiece of Washington, felt obligated to address, a forum attended by two-thirds of the member […]

The Rise of Police State & the Absence of Mass Opposition

One of the most significant political developments in recent US history has been the virtually unchallenged rise of the police state. Despite the vast expansion of the police powers of the Executive Branch of government, the extraordinary growth of an entire panoply of repressive agencies, with hundreds of thousands of personnel, and enormous public and […]

Podcast Show #85: US-Israel War on Iran & the Myth of Limited Warfare

The Boiling Frogs Presents Dr James Petras Professor James Petras returns to our show to discuss the mounting threat of a US-Israeli military attack against Iran and the two-track US war propaganda- one directed at Iran, the other targeting the ‘liberal public’ to confuse and undermine the majority public opinion. He provides us with several […]

Capitalism in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

From the “Golden” to the Dark Ages of Capitalism By Prof. James Petras Introduction: The economic, political and social outlook for the second decade of the 21st century is profoundly negative. The almost universal consensus, even among mainstream orthodox economists, is pessimistic regarding the world economy.  Although, even here, their predictions understate the scope and […]

US-Israel War on Iran: The Myth of Limited Warfare

Israel-US War on Iran: How Cheap has it Become to ‘Buy a War’ in the US By James Petras The mounting threat of a US-Israeli military attack against Iran is based on several factors including: (1) the recent military history of both countries in the region, (2) public pronouncements by US and Israeli political leaders, […]

The Massacre of the Afghan 17 & the Obama Cover-Up

The Obama Regime’s Priority: Defend the Empire with Whatever Personnel is Available at his Disposal By James Petras The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues about the nature of a colonial war, the practices of a colonial army engaged in a […]

The Bloody Road to Damascus

The Triple Alliance’s War on a Sovereign State By James Petras There is clear and overwhelming evidence that the uprising to overthrow President Assad of Syria is a violent, power grab led by foreign-supported fighters who have killed and wounded thousands of Syrian soldiers, police and civilians, partisans of the government and its peaceful opposition. […]

China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power

Some Lessons from the Past By James Petras The study of world power has been blighted by Eurocentric historians who have distorted and ignored the dominant role China played in the world economy between 1100 and 1800. John Hobson’s[1] brilliant historical survey of the world economy during this period provides an abundance of empirical data […]