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 […]

Turkey and the Paradox of Democracy

“After the party rallies of last weekend ‘civil war’ was written on many walls in Istanbul…” By Peter Edel Over the last few weeks Turkey has seen lots of protests against the ruling Justice- and Development Party (AKP). It all started last month when environmentalists occupied the Gezi Park near Istanbul’s Taksim Square. The activists […]