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Michael Albert: Another Trip Abroad and a Major Talk Transcript: Life After Capitalism – And Now Too

Friday I take off to Italy and then to Greece. The former trip is for a conference and, very oddly, an award. The latter trip is for introducing the Greek edition of Parecon: Life After Capitalism, giving talks, etc. I will try to write about both experiences, either from there, or when I return. The Read more…

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David Peterson: Nader/Camejo 2004

According to Nader 2000 Leaders Organize To Defeat Bush, an Open Letter addressed to “progressives” of all sizes, shapes, and colors: This year, we urge support for Kerry/Edwards in all swing states, even while we strongly disagree with Kerry’s policies on Iraq and other issues. For people seeking progressive social change in the United States, Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Replying to Nader

[Nader wrote a response to a letter many, including Chomsky, signed. Noam was asked his reactions to Nader’s criticisms of the letter and its authors.] The letter [Nader 2000 Leaders Organize To Defeat Bush](http://www.vote2stopbush.com) very briefly repeated the same position that I (and probably other signers) took in 2000: that it’s important to keep the Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Optimism since The Fateful Triangle?

What’s happened since 1982 (when I wrote The Fateful Triangle) is a mixed story. Some of it is reviewed in the extended updated edition. In some respects, there has been some progress. Official Israeli policy in 1989 (a coalition government, Labor-Likud) was that there can be no “additional Palestinian state” between Jordan and Israel (the Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Systems of Power and their Human Costs

In dealing with enemies (say, Pol Pot, or Maoist China), we properly attribute to them deaths caused by starvation, disease, overwork, etc., insofar as these result from institutional structures and political choices. That’s quite independent of intention. Thus in the Black Book of Communism, compiled to demonstrate the evil of our enemies and very highly Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Silence On Israeli Terrorism

Below is a letter from Hanna Kawas, Chairperson of Canada Palestine Association, to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin regarding threats from the Canadian Foreign Minister against the UN Relief and Works Agency for employing Hamas members. Hanna points to the number of Palestinians killed over the last week and a half, while below his letter Read more…

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David Peterson: Beyond Demonstration Elections I

At last some good news from the colonies! The solidarity of the 15 presidential candidates who joined the document that came out of the meeting at the Kabul residence of Abdul Satar Sirat, protesting Saturday’s national election in Afghanistan, “began to unravel Sunday,” Knight Ridder reports this morning, “when one of the 15 candidates [Mohammad Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Anatomy of a Canadian Behemoth: pt. 1

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is a Canadian corporation that is involved in violations of the UN charter, international law, workers rights, consumers rights, privatization and profit making. Here I am going to do a series of blog entries on the SNC-Lavalin Group which will hopefully illuminate their extensive involvement in each of these areas and provide Read more…

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David Peterson: John Winston Howard

Worse than I first thought—that’s how the outcome of the Australian national elections now looks. A “stunning election result which will let [Prime Minister John Howard] put his conservative stamp on Australia,” was how AAP Newsfeed described it, Howard’s coalition the first to also take control of the Senate in nearly 30 years, having received Read more…

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David Peterson: Duelferland

Among the hottest questions circulating between people who have dared to venture into Duelferland, and managed to find their way back out again, are two: Did the official Report of the Knight Errant to the Director of Central Intelligence on Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction assign a role to Lee Harvey Oswald in this psycho-historical Read more…

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