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Jean Bricmont: How To End the War in Ukraine?

The only way to justify this double standard is to openly admit that we are on the side of the United States, either because we share their values or because it is in our interests

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Jean Bricmont: France’s Pension Reform Met with Massive Protests and Strikes

Millions are protesting the new pension reform, which will force private sector workers to work beyond retirement age in order to gain their full pension rights. Trains, public transport, schools are shut

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Jean Bricmont: A Global Challenge

“Yellow Vests Ask Such Fundamental Questions that No European Government Could Answer Them”

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Jean Bricmont: ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership

The ‘yellow vest’ movement is an expression of decades of frustration with declining living standards due to the dismantling of France’s welfare state

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Jean Bricmont: The European Dead End

The moment European people balk at the policies being imposed on them, they are ignored and accused of being populists and racists

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Jean Bricmont: Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe

A new specter haunts the American elites: the candidacy of Donald Trump in the US President election and his success so far in the Republican primaries. The Republican establishment itself hopes to block his rise, even as he is drawing huge crowds into the party. As for the Democrats, they are hoping that his repugnant Read more…

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Jean Bricmont: How Humanitarian Imperialism Led to Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The problem is that some of our “elites” live in a dream world where more globalization is always viewed as good and the wishes of the population are despised and ignored

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Jean Bricmont: Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End

Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far left segment). In Europe, and notably in France, this anti-anti-war left is made up of the mainstream of social democracy, the Read more…

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Jean Bricmont: On Humanitarian Interventionism, Iran, Israel and the Non-Aligned Nations

Jean Bricmont teaches physics at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He is the author of Humanitarian Imperialism.   Kourosh Ziabari: In your article, “The Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy,” you write of the justifications the imperial powers come up with in order to rationalize their military expeditions around the world. Isn’t a hawkish foreign policy an Read more…

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Jean Bricmont: The Language of Power

Jean Bricmont is professor of theoretical physics at the University of Louvain, Belgium, and is a member of the Brussels Tribunal. He is the author of Humanitarian Imperialism and co-author, with Alan Sokal, of Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science. He has written critically about ‘humanitarian interventionism’ since the Kosovo war in 1999. In Read more…

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