15 Mar 2015

Obama’s War in our Hemisphere and Venezuela’s National Liberation Struggle

By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security, at this time? Venezuela’s Support of Latin America Integration is Obama’s Great

14 Mar 2015

Game Theory in the Corridors of Power

By J Iddhis Bing, 99GetSmart Alex Tsipras and ministers of his government – among them, the Alternate Minister for International Economic Relations, Euclid Tsakalotos, and a certain Minister of Finance, name of Varoufakis – were in Paris on Thursday for a wide- ranging series of talks with the OECD (Organisation for

02 Mar 2015

Fifty Years of Imperial Wars: Results and Perspectives

By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction Over the past 50 years the US and European powers have engaged in countless imperial wars throughout the world. The drive for world supremacy has been clothed in the rhetoric of “world leadership”, the consequences have been devastating for the peoples targeted.  The biggest, longest and

24 Feb 2015

The Anti-Empire Report #137 – The Greek Tragedy

By William Blum, 99GetSmart The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not. American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and

21 Feb 2015

The Assassination of Greece

By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction The Greek government is currently locked in a life and death struggle with the elite which dominate the banks and political decision-making centers of the European Union. What are at stake are the livelihoods of 11 million Greek workers, employees and small business people and the viability of

19 Feb 2015

Turkey: Journalist Stabbed to Death in Istanbul Because of a Snowball!

Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: Journalist Nuh Koklu had been having a snow fight with his friends on the evening of February 18 in Istanbul’s Kad?köy district. The area is known for its relaxed atmosphere and peaceful neighborhood—except for the police’s violent attacks on peaceful protests. During

27 Jan 2015

Interview by Christina Vasilaki of SYRIZA’s radio stoKokkino? with Eric Toussaint of the CADTM

Posted by SnakeArbusto, 99GetSmart The Troika imposes policies that are destroying social rights in Greece “An audit committee of the Greek debt could show that 80% of the debt required by the troika is illegal,” said Mr. Toussaint on an interview with Christina Vasilaki, stoKokkino`s correspondent in Brussels. Éric Toussaint, Senior Lecturer at

21 Jan 2015

The Anti-Empire Report #136 – Murdering journalists … them and us

By William Blum, 99GetSmart After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks of jihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re talking here, after all, about young men raised in France,

17 Jan 2015

How the Transnational Elite Created Islamic Terrorism

By Takis Fotopoulos, 99GetSmart Abstract : The aim of this article is to show the extreme hypocrisy of the Transnational Elite in its lamenting of the actions of Islamic terrorism and its effects. Yet, it can easily be shown historically that it was the same elite and its client regimes, which

15 Jan 2015

Turkey’s satirical press under attack: “Je Suis Cumhuriyet”

Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: In Turkey, media response to Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has had two sides, as in many other places. The polarization has been between those that celebrated the attack and those that stood in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo’s press freedom and supported it. In order