Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 38

Managing the World: America, Germany and Japan In the post-World War II period, the United States undertook a strategy aimed at building up Germany and Japan as the major industrial powers of their respective regions (Europe and East Asia), with the aim of integrating these regions, inevitably requiring them to undertake neo-colonial programs of domination […]

NATO: The Military Enforcement Wing of the West’s 1%

The Unelected, Unrepresentative & Unaccountable Western-Dominated Institution By Rick Rozoff On April 7 Fox News Chicago reported on Occupy Chicago’s march through the city’s downtown, the Loop, recording that hundreds of protesters chanted “End the war, tax the rich” during part of the group’s Chicago Spring actions throughout the city “as the movement prepares for […]

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 […]

Columbia’s Quest for Peace & Justice: The International & National Contexts

A Step toward Greater Independence By Professor James Petras Introduction: Between April 21-23, thousands of activists from most of the major urban and rural social movements and trade unions, human rights groups and indigenous, afro-Colombian movements will meet to unify forces and launch, what promises to be the most significant new political movement in recent […]

Imperialism & the “Anti-Imperialism of the Fools”

Resist the Temptation to Access the Mass Media by Providing a ‘Progressive Cover’ to Imperial Dubbed “Rebels” By Professor James Petras One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the […]