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David Peterson: The Non-Aligneds Have Gotten the Message

Has anyone ever checked out the website of the International Atomic Energy Agency? But especially during weeks like the present one, when so many of the brightest stars of the nuclear firmament streak across the IAEA’s Vienna heavens? While there, have you ever detected so much as a trace of awareness that, when it comes Read more…

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David Peterson: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Several hours ago, the UN Secretary-General engaged in the annual ringing of the Peace Bell on the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, outside the UN General-Secretariat Building in New York City—a “special occasion,” he remarked, the 21st being International Peace Day, and 2004 the 50th Anniversary of the Bell’s gift to the UN by the Government of Read more…

Cp Pandya: Bush Leaves Rhetoric On Poverty Behind

As heads of state from around the world gather here in New York for the 59th UN General Assembly, where they will exchange mostly empty promises and hollow cries of despair for human suffering and injustice, one George W. Bush, has decided to rise above the rhetoric by opting not even to take part in Read more…

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David Peterson: Iranian Nukes? Check Their Beards

One subtle indicator of the relative dominance of a state in the world is the number of successes it enjoys at imposing its agenda upon other states, peoples, and assorted collections thereof—the so-called international community, to risk using a dangerous phrase. Presuming that its use ever can be more than just another indicator of a Read more…

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Michael Albert: Parecon & Marxism – 4

[This concludes the draft chapter on parecon and marxism…] Parecon Insults Marxists? Suppose we were to envision a humongous stadium filled with all the people in all past and current history who called (or who now call) themselves Marxists. (This is not your average size ball park, of course, as it contains millions of people.) Read more…

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Michael Albert: Parecon & Marxism – 3

[This continues the draft chapter on parecon and marxism…] Marxism Is For Coordinators? When I argue that coordinatorism is celebrated as the goal of struggle in every Marxist text that offers a serious economic vision, many Marxists are likely to reply that “that is utterly false–for Marx and for every genuine Marxist who followed him. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Parecon & Marxism – 2

[This is a continuation of the long draft chapter regarding parecon and marxism…] Marxism and Class But the above is not the problem of Marxism that I wish to feature here, partly because it is straightforward to correct and a great many Marxists have worked hard on doing so, and partly because it isn’t as Read more…

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Michael Albert: Parecon and Marxism – 1

I am working on a book about Parecon and the rest of a good society — and have placed drafts of some chapters in this blog system. Near the end of the book I am thinking about including two chapters, one on parecon and marxism, the other on parecon and anarchism. The first of these Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Bombing Cambodia

The US was bombing South Vietnam very intensively from the early 60s, and many people, and South Vietnamese resistance forces, fled to border areas, sometimes spilling over to border areas of Cambodia. So in that sense there were “VC installations” there.  If one takes for granted that the US has the right to attack and Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Fascism

The term “fascism,” like terms of political discourse generally, is used in a great variety of ways and has no clear and explicit meaning. Mussolini’s Fascism, the first explicit one, was a kind of state-corporatism, which crushed labor and destroyed the parliamentary system, but was very supportive of business, one of the reasons it was Read more…

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