Posts tagged with ‘Cold War’

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Framing the Boundaries of the American Perception

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Framing the Boundaries of the American Perception of Terrorism and the Entrance of Islam in the Image Dr Rachael M. Rudolph The anti-Islam film has sparked outrage around the world, leading from nonviolent to violent protest.  Condemnation from state to non-state actors can be heard over the film.  Anger in some places has led to […]

Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace?

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Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace? Richard Falk A few days ago I was a participant in a well-attended academic panel on “the decline of violence and warfare” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association held this year in San Diego, California. The two-part panel featured appraisal of the common argument of two […]

6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America

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6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America Les Leopold Without a dramatic rethink, our “free-enterprise” system may never again provide enough decent jobs for those who need them. Capitalism is coming apart at the seams and the middle-class is paying the price. This week’s news alone bombards us with examples of how, absent a […]

The CIA’s secret history of psychological torture

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The CIA’s secret history of psychological torture Throughout the Cold War, the agency outsourced abuse to other nations. Will Obama put us back on this path? Alfred W. McCoy If, like me, you’ve been following America’s torture policies not just for the last few years but for decades, you can’t help but experience that eerie […]

The Globalization of War: The “Military Roadmap” to World War III

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GLOBAL RESEARCH ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER SERIES GR I-BOOK No.  2 Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham The Globalization of War The “Military Roadmap” to World War III Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham (Editors) December 2011 INTRODUCTION [scroll down for Reader’s Table of Contents] The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment […]

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

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How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Richard Sanders The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. This historical  review raises an important issue: Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in […]

American Decline: Causes and Consequences

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American Decline: Causes and Consequences Noam Chomsky In the 2011 summer issue of the journal of the American Academy of Political Science, we read that it is “a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal […]