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Muslim Rage: ‘Clash of Civilizations’ as Imperialism Key Narrative

Muslim Rage: ‘Clash of Civilizations’ as Imperialism Key Narrative

It is hard to contest that 9/11 was the opening salvo of the notion of “clash of civilizations”: a simple yet effective concept to justify a state of permanent war. Permanent wars against elusive enemies generate a constant state of fear which, in return, allows governments to curtail some of the most basic liberties.  What […]

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US Election: Same Circus Different Clowns

US Election: Same Circus Different Clowns

The Republican National Convention and the Democrat National Convention are the political equivalent of “America’s Got Talent”. The two conventions should be about serious discussions concerning  issues and policies amongst the rank and file of both parties. They are not supposed to be about showmanship and performances, but in a country where politics have become […]

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Global War Economy: The Empire of the US Military Industrial Complex

Global War Economy: The Empire of the US Military Industrial Complex

Arguably, since entering World War II, the United States of America’s economy has been a war economy. Starting or fostering wars became essentially, independently of geopolitical reasons, a “good” business proposition. The early 1940s marked the start of the era of  systematic wars for profit: war defined as the ultimate capitalist enterprise. The extraordinary war […]

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Isaac, Gener and Katrina: Climate Change in Action

Isaac, Gener and Katrina: Climate Change in Action

Like a hulking giant, Isaac has stomped across the Caribbean at practically human speed, for days. Ten miles per hour, 14 mph, and Isaac continues its march northwest and west-northwest, for nearly one week, as if for a rendez-vous.  With whom? Haiti could not have been tapped more gently, although at least 24 people have […]

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The Apocalypse of Overpopulation and Climate Change: Fighting for Water and Food

The Apocalypse of Overpopulation and Climate Change: Fighting for Water and Food

As we are coming closer to December 21, 2012, anxiety is building up for many. It is of course the prediction of the Mayan calendar, the one of Nostradamus, and the belief of christian fundamentalists  that the fateful “judgment day” phase has already begun with a few potential candidates  playing the role of the anti-Christ. […]

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