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Michael Albert: My Turkey Trip

From Sept 10th to very early on the 15th, I was in turkey sponsored by Aram Publishing (about which more next post). As in the immediately prior trip to Italy, I spoke in diverse venues in two cities – Istanbul and Dijarbaker. The former is a huge city, very beautiful in many ways, and rather Read more…

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Michael Albert: Medal of the President of the Italian Republic

Continuing the saga of international notice for Parecon alongside U.S. silence, we have an award in Italy to be presented in mid October. The citation with the award is, to use a favorite word of mine, mind boggling — all the more so in light of the signature… Medal of the President of the Italian Read more…

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Michael Albert: My Italian Trip

From Sept 3 to very early on Sept 10 I was in Italy on a book tour for the Italian Edition of Parecon: Life After Capitalism. I spoke in five cities, the largest being Rome and Milan, and at many venues – both alone and in panels. I also did many interviews for print newspapers Read more…

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David Peterson: Three Headless Corpses

Closing out his weekly radio address Saturday during a campaign stop in North Carolina, the American President announced that “At the United Nations this week, I will make some additional proposals to expand prosperity and accelerate the march of freedom in our world. Never in the history of the United Nations have we faced so Read more…

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David Peterson: Not in Conformity with American Power

Might anyone care to hazard a guess why the Secretary-General today (though only in the voice of his spokesman, Fred Eckhard) felt impelled to reiterate that the “United Nations remains committed to assist the Iraqi people hold free, fair and credible elections by the end of next January” (Sept. 17), as called for both by Read more…

Cp Pandya: Direct Action in Peru

Residents of the Cajamarca region of Peru proved the power of protest this week when they successfully blocked U.S. mining giant Newmont from exploring for gold at the Cerro Quilish deposit – a move, they say, that could have severely polluted the region’s water supply. Last month, Newmont got the go-ahead from the Peruvian government Read more…

Cp Pandya: Taser: Back By Popular Demand

A couple of months back I reported on stun-gun maker Taser International’s deal with electronics retailer The Sharper Image to sell the weapons in stores across North America. I’m happy to report The Sharper Image backed out of the deal thanks to reports out of the mainstream media about the potentially lethal “nonlethal” weapons. That’s Read more…

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David Peterson: “How America Gets Away with Murder” III

If the American war over Iraq in the spring of 2003 truly was “illegal,” as the UN Secretary-General asserted yesterday during an interview with BBC World Service radio—“it was not in conformity with the UN Charter,” were his exact words, and “From our point of view and from the Charter point of view it was Read more…

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David Peterson: The United Nations According to New York Time

Officially, the 58th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly closed its doors and put away its gavel in New York City on Monday, the 13th. The 59th edition of the same opened its on Tuesday, the 14th—“at 3:00 P.M. (New York Time),” as the silly rolling message on the Welcome to the United Read more…

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David Peterson: Great White Warrior

“We will not return to our homes until the white people come and make us safe.” Although the weblink I’ve just provided takes you to the article wherein this quote appears—Samantha Power’s “Dying in Darfur: Can the ethnic cleansing in Sudan be stopped?” (New Yorker, Aug. 30, 2004)—it won’t take you directly to the paragraph Read more…

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