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From countercurrent.org - 14 August 2006
As The 6am Ceasefire Takes Effect... The Real War Begins
By Robert Fisk
The real war in Lebanon begins today. The Israeli army, reeling under the Hizbollah's onslaught of the past 24 hours, is now facing the harshest guerrilla war in its history. And it is a war they may well lose

Bush 'Viewed War In Lebanon As A Curtain-Raiser For Attack On Iran'
By Andrew Buncombe
The Bush administration was informed in advance and gave the "green light" to Israel's military strikes against Hizbollah ­ with plans drawn up months before two Israeli soldiers were seized ­it has been claimed. The US reportedly considered Israel's actions as a necessary prerequisite for a possible strike against Iran

Washington's Interests In Israel's War
By Seymour M Hersh http://www.countercurrents.org/leb-hersh140806.htm
The Bush Administration, however, was closely involved in the planning of Israel's retaliatory attacks. President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were convinced, current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials told me, that a successful Israeli Air Force bombing campaign against Hezbollah's heavily fortified underground-missile and command-and-control complexes in Lebanon could ease Israel's security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American pre-emptive attack to destroy Iran's nuclear installations, some of which are also buried deep underground
Sham UN Resolution Guarantees No End To Israel's War Of Illegal Aggression
By Stephen Lendman
UN Resolution 1701 is little more than an outrageous and illegal expression of victor's justice. It allows Israel the right to resume hostilities any time it wishes and for any reason so long as the Israelis claim an imminent threat exists regardless of whether or not it's true
Tea And Rockets: Café Society, Beirut-Style
By Robert Fisk
Too many journos are wearing flak jackets and helmets, little spacemen who want to show they are "in combat" on television. I notice how their drivers and interpreters are usually not given flak jackets. These are reserved for us, the Westerners, the Protected Ones, Those Who Must Live
Venezuela's Revolution Of Hope
By Joshua Frank, Kim Peterson & Sunil K. Sharma
We were fast waking up to something we hadn't felt before as we battled Bush day in and day out in North America: revolutionary hope, Bolivarian style. And we hadn't even had our first sips of Venezuelan coffee yet

Terror Nation: Lies, Injustice, And The American Empire's Way
By Jason Miller
We live in a fascist state that inflicts terror on billions of human beings. 'Terror Nation.Notes from the Perimeter', the latest book by Mike Palecek, offers us a glimpse of the future potentially awaiting those of us in the United States who pose a threat to corporate and plutocratic hegemony
Penis Politics
By Lucinda Marshall
In Israel, in Iran, in Afghanistan, when women speak out about the global ramifications (word used intentionally) of penis politics, they are screamed at, shot at, arrested. But this is a truth that must be spoken and we dare not be silent

After Heathrow: What Accounts For The Threat Of Terrorism?
By Chris Marsden & Julie Hyland
There is still little substantive information on the alleged plot to explode transatlantic flights from Britain to the US in mid-air. To date, the British government has provided no facts to substantiate its claims of a conspiracy to commit mass murder in the air

How London's Terror Scare Looks From Beirut
By Robert Fisk
I think Paul Stephenson huffs and he puffs but I do not think he stands for law and order. He works for the Ministry of Fear which, by its very nature, is not interested in motives or injustice. And I have to say, watching his performance before the next power cut last night, I thought he was doing a pretty good job for his masters
War Spreads To The North Of Sri Lanka
By Sarath Kumara
Fighting between the Sri Lankan military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) intensified and expanded over the weekend to the northern Jaffna peninsula, claiming as many as 200 lives. While neither side has formally withdrawn from the 2002 ceasefire, the agreement is effectively a dead letter. The island is rapidly sliding back into full-scale civil war
12 August 2006
The Moment of Confrontation
By Dan Lieberman - Editor Alternative Insight
Somewhere in the history of Israel, there occurred a moment of confrontation that could not be resolved. Hezbollah is not a result of this moment, but the unresolved situation has fueled Hezbollah’s anger and paved the road to the war between Israel and Lebanon. The anger is derived from perceptions of:
· A Zionist expansionist philosophy that started with a colony in 1878 and within 100 years occupied almost all of earlier Palestine.
· Brutal methods to create a Jewish state although population concentrations in 1947 allowed Israel to be only a bi-national state with a majority of Jews.
· Continued attempts to create a Jewish state, an unclear definition, which fails to recognize that the large percentage of Palestinians indicates the state is bi-national today.
· Israel's attempt to incorporate all Jerusalem into its territory, although Christians and Moslems have well-identified and centuries-old institutions in the Holy City, while major Hebrew institutions from Biblical times are not evident.

The Christian Science Monitor - 8 August 2006
US troop scandals: Is Iraq different?
A military tribunal this week is hearing charges that troops killed an Iraqi family in March.
By Brad Knickerbocker - Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
In Baghdad this week, a military tribunal is deciding whether five American soldiers must stand trial for the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her parents and sister in March. The alleged events, which are among several atrocities tied to US forces now in their fourth year of fighting insurgents in Iraq, raise important questions for military officials: How do the numbers and types of incidents compare with earlier wars? Is there something about this conflict that makes such incidents more likely? Could they have been anticipated and prevented
9 August 2006
The "visible hand" of US state terrorism in action

What Do You Say To A Man Whose Family Is Buried Under The Rubble?
By Robert Fisk
What do you say to a man whose family is buried under the rubble? The last corpse had been a man whose face appeared etched in dust before the muck was removed and he turned out to be paper-thin - so perfectly had the falling concrete crushed him

Israel's Promise Of Humanitarian Corridors Is Exposed As A Sham
By Robert Fisk
So much for Ehud Olmert's "humanitarian corridors". Two weeks after the Israeli Prime Minister's comforting assertion - which no one in Lebanon believed - the Israeli air force has blown up the last bridge across the Litani river, in effect ending all humanitarian convoys between Beirut and southern Lebanon

Israeli War Crimes Aimed At "Cleansing" South Lebanon
By Bill Van Auken
What the US-Israeli offensive aims to accomplish as its immediate goal is the thorough ethnic cleansing of southern Lebanon.This is a term that never appears in the mainstream media in relation to the present war in Lebanon

Extraordinary Precision: The Logic Of Israel's War On Civilians
By Ramzy Baroud
The Israeli tactics are reaping a conflicting outcome, as both Hezbollah and Hamas are emerging more powerful than ever before, widely viewed as the only defenders of Lebanon and Palestine

"Positive Conditions" - The Water Crisis In Gaza
By Alice Gray
The political rhetoric and frequent violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict often serve to mask underlying environmental issues which, if not resolved, may pose an even greater threat to the well-being of the Palestinian population than the guns and bombs of the military occupation
From the BBC London - 7 August 2006
US state terrorism in action:
US troops 'took turns' to rape Iraqi
The case is the latest in a series of scandals for the US army.
A US military hearing has examined testimony of how three soldiers took it in turns to try to rape an Iraqi girl aged 14 in Mahmudiya in March. The girl and three family members were allegedly killed by four US soldiers. Graphic details of the attack at the family's home came in a sworn statement by one of the accused, James P. Barker.
State terrorism Israeli in action:
Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon
By Anders Strindberg
01/08/06 Christian Science Monitor
NEW YORK - As pundits and policymakers scramble to explain events in Lebanon, their conclusions are virtually unanimous: Hizbullah created this crisis. Israel is defending itself. The underlying problem is Arab extremism. Sadly, this is pure analytical nonsense. Hizbullah's capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 was a direct result of Israel's silent but unrelenting aggression against Lebanon, which in turn is part of a six-decades long Arab-Israeli conflict. Since its withdrawal of occupation forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000, Israel has violated the United Nations-monitored "blue line" on an almost daily basis, according to UN reports.
25 july 2006
U.S. state terrorism in action:
Lebanon massacre.
Genocide in the name of self-defense.

The U.S. imperialist policy to "reshape" the Middle East utilizing the army of the neo-nazi state of Israel.

From Countercurrents.org -22 july 2006

Betrayal Of the Empire Or Fealty To Humanity?
By Jason Miller
“See the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over.”
What a profound analysis of the current crisis in the Middle East. Bill Fitch, the former coach of the Boston Celtics, used to tell his players to “keep it simple, stupid.” Apparently the “leader of the free world” is a devout follower of Fitch’s philosophy. It may have been effective in coaching an NBA team, but unfortunately for the world, Bush’s habit of ignoring complexities has resulted in multiple disasters.

Britain And US Defy Demand For Immediate Ceasefire
By Anne Penketh, Ben Russell, Colin Brown and Stephen Castle
Two countries, the US and Britain, defiantly refused to back the international clamour for an immediate ceasfire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. Their ambivalence about civilian deaths in Lebanon has given Israel a powerful signal that it can continue its attacks with impunity

Bringing On "World War III"
By Bill Berkowitz
During the past week or so, with the Israeli/Hezbollah crisis in full swing, Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is using any platform available to him to convince the public that the U.S. is engaged in World War III

The Long, Hot Summer Has Already Begun
By Robert Rosenberg
So, the Israeli air war over Lebanon continues and the Hizbollah's missile war against Israel continues. The outlines of a solution are becoming clear -- a ceasefire, a prisoner exchange, a Lebanese Army or multinational force led by Americans or British deployment in south Lebanon and some form of disarmament of Hizbollah - but how the sides will get there remains a mystery

And After The Attacks In Lebanon And Israel?
By George E. Bisharat
Yet Israel will harvest the future of conflict and violence it has sown, facing foes of ever-increasing sophistication and determination. Some Lebanese may resent being dragged into a firestorm by Hezbollah. But they know who their real tormentor is, and who has thwarted their country's march toward peace and prosperity

Collectively Punishing Lebanon
By Dahr Jamail
"A friend of mine just called and told me of a massacre: civilian building destroyed in Tyre by Israeli aggression. There, Zouhair Edde's mother has been killed. Rayaan Qudsi has been killed along with her two daughters. This is a conservative number of martyrs thus far. This building is where refugees typically hide."

Context Of Israeli Wars In Lebanon,Palestine: Back To Roots
By Nicola Nasser
The ongoing Israeli wars on Arabs in Palestine and Lebanon are just the latest rounds of the cycle of violence that has raged in and around Palestine since 1917, and are vivid and bloody evidence that imposition of political realities by military means won’t last and that “Whoever takes by the sword, by the sword will be taken."

Hezbollah Confronts Israel
By Dan Lieberman
It is not often that one antagonist helps the other antagonist to accomplish its objective. Nevertheless, Hezbollah stumbled into giving Israel an excuse for accomplishing a long sought objective:  the destruction of Lebanon

Did Hizbullah Do The Right Thing?
By Joshua Frank
One thing goes without question; Hizbullah’s response was bold and timely. Given that most Arab countries have failed to lift a finger against the nuclear-armed nation of Israel, they have not backed down and have proven they are far more prepared to challenge Israel than intelligence operatives in the US and Israel had expected

The Iraq War Is A Huge Success
By Aseem Srivastava
Is there reason to believe that the war, far from being a disaster, has actually proceeded quite well from Washington’s point of view? That the view that the war has been a fiasco is merely a convenient smokescreen of innocence helpful to keep in check public perceptions of the monstrous crimes of leaders in Washington and London?

The Great Divide: Gated Communities And Street Children
By Joseph Grosso
A look at the city of Sao Paulo in wake of the ongoing gang violence there the past two months as well as the more violent police response through the extremely wide gulf between the metropolis' rich and also at the phenomenon of child soldiers enslaved in the civil wars of failed states

Confessions and Reflections of a Recovering White Middle Class Hegemon Indian Dalits: Law As Paper Tiger!
By Subhash Gatade
Thus India, a country of billion plus people, which is itching to get a superpower status, which takes pride in its ancient tradition and culture and whose elite goes gaga over the booming sensex, rather presents a strange spectacle of a nation. But a close look at the goings on within the society makes it clear that there is a disjunction between the world of economics and the lifeworlds of its people. The core of the society bears its encounter with barbarism in abundance

Kashmiri Sufism: Theological Resources For Peace-Building
By Yoginder Sikand
Kashmir provides some of the clearest instances of shared religious identities, remnants of which are still to be found, in however attenuated forms, today. As numerous writers have noted, the Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits shared several customs and beliefs in common, and the numerous Sufi shrines that dot the Valley attracted Hindus as well as Muslims in large numbers

From countercurrents.org - 23 March 2006
US Nuclear Hypocrisy
By Doug Lorimer
While pushing for international sanctions against Iran for pursuing its legal right under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to research the production of nuclear fuel (low-enriched uranium), US President George Bush has agreed to provide India with access to US civilian nuclear technology, even though India has nuclear weapons and is not a signatory to the NPT
Against The Indo-US Nuclear Deal
By Sharbani Banerji
If India goes the US way, we would soon see Indian Universities actively participating in the research and production of nukes, just like the Universities in US, and in the near future, we would be teaching students from other countries who would come to study here, to do the same. Can that be our goal?

US Media Bias: Covering Israel/Palestine
By Remi Kanazi
I understand why The New York Times and CNN reports the way it does. They are media hacks run by the corporate dollar. Injustice is injustice. Murder is murder. While Palestinian suffering goes on unreported children like Ragheb Al-Masri remain dead and forgotten, and the American press remains biased and forgiven
The Power Of Saying No
By Jeff Halper
The vote for Hamas was not a closing of the door at all, but a rational, intentional and powerful statement of non-cooperation in a political process that is only leading to Palestinian imprisonment. Hamas, if anything, stands for steadfastness, sumud, the refusal to submit
Depleted Uranium For Dummies
By Irving Wesley Hall
More than 1,000 tons of Depleted Uranium have been used in Afghanistan and more than 3,000 tons in Iraq, the results of which will affect victims generations to come

The Democratic Quandary - War Opposition or Party Allegiance?
By Joshua Frank
Can you really oppose the occupation of Iraq and still call yourself a Democrat? I’m not so sure. The majority of Washington Dems continue to applaud Bush’s invasion of Iraq as well as his debauched crusade against terror. A few antiwar voices have echoed though Democratic corridors, but none have produced any genuine shifts in ideology, let alone direction. Nor will they
Nepal And Venezuela
By Pratyush Chandra
Chavez-led Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela apart, the Communist Party (Maoist)-led movement in Nepal – popularly known as People’s War – is undoubtedly the most significant popular struggle for freedom and democracy in the world today
The Oxycops
By William Fisher
Wheelchairbound multiple sclerosis patient Richard Paey is serving 25 years in a Florida prison for “trafficking” 1/2 gram of OxyContin, even though the prosecutor concedes that Paey never sold any of his medications. In prison, he now receives more pain-killing drugs than he was convicted of having
Punjab State Policy On Organic Farming
By Umendra Dutt
The Indian State of Punjab is going to have a state policy on organic farming very soon. The Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has announced this in current session of the assembely.Though announcements made are always political but, policies always drafted without any political vision.This lack of vision takes policies always away from the very people on whose name and welfare the policies were declared

From Human Rights Watch
April 2005

Impunity for Rumsfeld and other state terrorists,
Getting Away with Torture?

Command Responsibility for the U.S. Abuse of Detainees
BBC World News: - 17 March 2005
Wolfowitz to spread neo-con gospel

By Paul Reynolds World Affairs correspondent, BBC News website
By nominating Paul Wolfowitz to be head of the World Bank, President George Bush appears to be sending a message to the world that he intends to spread into development policy the same neo-conservative philosophy that has led his foreign policy.
Wolfowitz seeks to calm critics
Dismay at Wolfowitz's nomination
Bush backs hawk for World Bank
Wolfensohn quits World Bank
Profile: Paul Wolfowitz
Wolf at World Bank's door?
Head-to-Head: The right choice?
In quotes: Wolfowitz reaction
Q&A: What the World Bank does IMF and World Bank: reform underway?

The New York Times - 6 March 2005
Italian Journalist Shot in Iraq Rejects U.S. Account
The Italian reporter wounded when American troops opened fire on the car carrying her and Italian secret service officers to the Baghdad airport just hours after her release from kidnappers rejected today the United States' version of the incident and refused to rule out that she was intentionally targeted.
The U.S. state terrorists have a pile of Weapons of Mass Destruction which can wipe out from the face of the Earth anything between 1 to 3.5 billion human beings. Currently, they are discussing how to make their Weapons of Mass Destruction even more destructive. Read here more about the deadly plans of the imperialists whose policies are menacing the survival of planet Earth.
(Róbinson Rojas)

From The New York Times
A Fierce Debate on Atom Bombs From Cold War
Published: April 3, 2005
For over two decades, a compact, powerful warhead called the W-76 has been the centerpiece of the nation's nuclear arsenal, carried aboard the fleet of nuclear submarines that prowl the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
But in recent months it has become the subject of a fierce debate among experts inside and outside the government over its reliability and its place in the nuclear arsenal.
The New York Times - 8 March 2005

Torture by Proxy
One of the biggest nonsecrets in Washington these days is the Central Intelligence Agency's top-secret program for sending terrorism suspects to countries where concern for human rights and the rule of law don't pose obstacles to torturing prisoners. For months, the Bush administration has refused to comment on these operations, which make the United States the partner of some of the world's most repressive regimes.
A Guide to Memos on Turture
The New York Times - 6 March 2005
Rule Change Lets C.I.A. Freely Send Suspects Abroad to Jails
- The Bush administration's secret program to transfer suspected terrorists to foreign countries for interrogation has been carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency under broad authority that has allowed it to act without case-by-case approval from the White House or the State or Justice Departments, according to current and former government officials.
9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings
Published: February 10, 2005
In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission. But aviation officials were "lulled into a false sense of security," and "intelligence that indicated a real and growing threat leading up to 9/11 did not stimulate significant increases in security procedures," the commission report concluded.
Terror Fronts Got Money From Olajuwon's Mosque (February 10, 2005) 
Bin Laden Wanted Him Dead, Sheik on Trial Told the F.B.I. (February 8, 2005) 
Following a Paper Trail to the Roots of Torture (February 8, 2005) 
Sheik and Aide Are Hidden in Plain Sight at Terror Trial (February 6, 2005)


A Three Kings’ January 6th 2005 Year of the Rooster Offering
Observed From the Top of the Great Wall through the Eyes of the Innocent Little Boy

by Andre Gunder Frank
Uncle Sam has just reneged and defaulted on up to forty percent of its trillions of dollars foreign debt, and nobody has said a word except for a line in this week’s Economist. In plain English that means that Uncle Sam runs a world-wide confidence racket...
30 December 2004
Statement on the humanitarian crisis in Asia
The world has witnessed the greatest natural disaster in the lifetime of most of the people now living. The expressions of human solidarity, stretching across countries and continents, is the one bright light. But even that light is dimmed by the reports and images of growing human suffering and loss that nearly defies the imagination. President Bush, after days of silence, emerged from his Texas vacation to issue a brief statement...
8 December 2004
By Ralph Nader

Come Clean, George
What's your problem here? The American people need to know the full casualty toll of U.S. personnel in Iraq and know it regularly and in a timely fashion. Not to do so is disrespectful, especially of the military families, but none more so than of the soldiers themselves
At Least 100,000 Dead in Iraq
U.S. War is a Blood Bath for the Iraqi People
Pledge to Take Action to End the War
In a medical study being published today, scientists have concluded that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has resulted in the deaths of at least 100,000 Iraqis, "and may be much higher." It further revealed that most of the 100,000 Iraqis who died were killed in violent deaths, primarily carried out by U.S. forces airstrikes. "Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children," according to the study. The study was designed and conducted by researches at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad (The Lancet, October 29, 2004).
Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and Iraq
A report for Parliament on the British Government's response to the US supply of biological materials to Iraq.
Geoffrey Holland
School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
University of Sussex
October 2004

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Memories of Chile in the Midst of an American Presidential Campaign
Ariel Dorfman (October 2004)
Day after day over the past three years, as I watched Americans respond to the terror that unexpectedly descended upon them on September 11th, 2001, the direst memories of Chile and its dictatorship resonated in my mind. There was something dreadfully familiar in the patriotic posturing, the militarization of society, the way in which anyone who dared to be faintly critical was automatically branded as a traitor. Yes, I had seen that before: "You are either with us or against us." I had seen it far too often -- national security trumpeted as a justification for any excess in the pursuit of an elusive enemy.


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Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review DoD Detention Operations
Defense Leaders Faulted by Panel in Prison Abuse
"There was chaos at Abu Ghraib," James Schlesinger, the panel's leader said, and "sadism on the night shift."
P. Krugman, 24 August 2004
The Rambo Coalition
Almost a year ago, on the second anniversary of 9/11, I predicted "an ugly, bitter campaign - probably the nastiest of modern American history." The reasons I gave then still apply. President Bush has no positive achievements to run on. Yet his inner circle cannot afford to see him lose: if he does, the shroud of secrecy will be lifted, and the public will learn the truth about cooked intelligence, profiteering, politicization of homeland security and more.
A. Juhasz (july 2004)
The hand-over that wasn't
How the occupation of Iraq continues
J. Lobe (July 21, 2004)
They're back: Neocons revive the Committee on the Present Danger
This time against terrorism
Architects for Peace
Forum for architects and related professions seeking urban development based on social justice, solidarity, respect and peace.

A Guide to the Memos on Torture
By THE NEW YORK TIMES    --   27 June, 2004

The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have disclosed memorandums that show a pattern in which Bush administration lawyers set about devising arguments to avoid constraints against mistreatment and torture of detainees. Administration officials responded by releasing hundreds of pages of previously classified documents related to the development of a policy on detainees.
P. Krugman, 29 June, 2004
Who Lost Iraq?
Let's say the obvious. By making Iraq a playground for right-wing economic theorists, an employment agency for friends and family, and a source of lucrative contracts for corporate donors, the administration did terrorist recruiters a very big favor.  

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From the Washington Post: 9/11 Commission Report
Released July 22, 2004
The independent, bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was established by Congress in 2002 to investigate the events of and circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The panel heard from members of the Clinton and Bush administrations, New York City emergency personnel and victims' families. Their final report was released on July 22, 2004. It is available below in PDF format.

Complete 9/11 Commission Report (7.4 MB)
Executive Summary (5.9 MB)
Report by Chapter
Contents, List of Illustrations and Tables, Members, and Staff (233 KB)
Preface (67 KB)
Chapter 1: "We Have Some Planes" (952 KB)
Chapter 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism (1.44 MB)
Chapter 3: Counterterrorism Evolves (188 KB)
Chapter 4: Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaults (185 KB)
Chapter 5: Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland (312 KB)
Chapter 6: From Threat to Threat (209 KB)
Chapter 7: The Attack Looms (949 KB)
Chapter 8: "The System Was Blinking Red" (146 KB)
Chapter 9: Heroism and Horror (2.3 MB)
Chapter 10: Wartime (109 KB)
Chapter 11: Foresight--and Hindsight (133 KB)
Chapter 12: What to do? A Global Strategy (184 KB)
Chapter 13: How to do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Government (158 KB)
Appendices (109 KB)
Notes (669 KB

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From The Washington Post ( 8th July 2004)
Special Coverage: Iraq Aftermath
U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the U.S. intelligence community's prewar intelligence assessment on Iraq
M. C. Rupert, 8 June 2004
Coup d'etat: the real reason Tenet and Pavitt resigned from the CIA on June 3rd and 4th
Based upon recent developments, it appears that long-standing plans and preparations leading to indictments and impeachment of Bush, Cheney and even some senior cabinet members have been accelerated, possibly with the intent of removing or replacing the entire Bush regime prior to the Republican National Convention this August.
Learning from the historical records (June 2004):
An American Coup d'État?
C. E. Cramer, History Today, November 1995
How different is America from nations where political power comes quite directly "from the barrel of a gun"? A curious footnote to American history suggests that, except for the personal integrity of a remarkable American general, a coup d'état intended to remove President Franklin D. Roosevelt from office in 1934 might have plunged America into civil war.
Lost History
How the American historical record has been tainted by lies and cover-ups
J. Burke (Foreign Policy, May/June 2004)
Think Again: Al Qaeda
The mere mention of al Qaeda conjures images of an efficient terrorist network guided by a powerful criminal mastermind. Yet al Qaeda is more lethal as an ideology than as an organization. “Al Qaedaism” will continue to attract supporters in the years to come—whether Osama bin Laden is around to lead them or not.
J. Lobe (April 9, 2004)
From Iraqi Occupation to Islamic Reformation: Neocons Aim Beyond Baghdad
No one ever said that U.S. neoconservatives lack ambition.
Neoconservatives Argue That Sadr Uprising is “Made in Teheran”
Neocons aim at Teheran while Baghdad burns
P. Bergen/S. Armstrong (4 April 2004)
15 questions for Dr. Condoleezza Rice
April 8, 2004
Testimony of Condoleezza Rice Before 9/11 Commission 
Transcript of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the September 11 Commission on Thursday, April 8, as recorded by The New York Times
March 23, 2004
Public Testimony Before 9/11 Commission (pp. 1-41 and pp. 42-83)
Transcript of public testimony from four high-ranking officials from the Bush and Clinton administrations before the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, as recorded by Federal News Service. Published by The New York Times
23 March, 2004
Excerpts from "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" by Richard A. Clarke
J. Miller (22 March, 2004)
Former Terrorism Official Criticizes White House on 9/11
A. Buncombe (2 April 2004)
"I saw papers that show US knew al-Qa'ida would attack cities with aeroplanes"
The global hegemony of the American Empire (2004)
Fickle, Bitter and Dangeorus
An interview with Chalmes Johnson, by David Ross
M. J. Rivers ( March 2004)
A Wolf in Sheikhs Cloting:

Bush Business Deals with 9 Partners of bin Laden's Banker
U.S. imperialism today:
Americas Program - Foreign Policy In Focus - Global Affairs
Present Danger - Right Web - SW Global-Local Links
The network of power that's changing our world
George W. Bush Files - Gloves Off (bare-fisted political economy)
L. Haugaard: Textbook Repression: US training manuals declassified
Monthly Review: Africa - Asia - Europe - Globalization - Labor and Working Class Issues - Media/ Communications - Social/Political Theory - U.S. Politics/ Economics
New Left Review - ZNet - Multinational Monitor - Counterpunch
Socialism & Democracy - Global Policy Forum - Cultural Logic
Andre Gunder Frank website
The official Noam Chomsky website - The Noam Chomsky Archive
The Consortium for Independent Journalism --Imperial Bush
W's war on the environment
CFS: Communications for a sustainable future
IPENet: International Political Economy Network
The films and writings of John Pilger -- Prensa Latina --- News
J. Webb (22 march, 2004):
Analysis: Insider's attack rattles Bush
Bush attacked on terrorism record
Profile: Richard Clarke
Over the last 70 years or so, an international capitalist class have been trying to create a world order ruled by oligopoly capital. U.S. ruling elites have being leading this process. After the collapse of bureaucratic socialism they are implementing a Project for the New American Century which is unleashing, once again, U.S. State Terrorism all over the world. To understand better how the international capitalist class enforces its domination mainly through U.S. State Terrorism, I include here two texts ( Carroll & Carson, and Fraser & Beeston). More reading on this is available at http://www.rrojasdatabank.org/pfpc. (Dr. Róbinson Rojas)
W. K. Carroll & C. Carson:
Forging a New Hegemony? The Role of Transnational Policy Groups in the Network and Discourses of Global Corporate Governance
I. Fraser and M. Beeston:
The Brotherhood
Part 1: Introduction. The Main Manipulating Groups
Part 2: The Main Protagonists
Part 3: Economic Control. Steps Towards a Global Bank
Part 4: Political Control
Part 5: The World Army
Part 6: Population Control
Part 7: Who We Are & Mind Manipulation
Part 8: Further Examples of Manipulation
Part 9: The Pharmaceutical Racket
Part 10: Seeing Beyond the Veil
Corporate Watch
(Feb. 18 2004)

Analysis: Report from the World Social Forum
K. Yurica
(Feb. 11 2004)

The Despoiling of America
How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
D. C. Korten:
Living economies for a living planet
The People-Centered Development Forum
From Project Underground (2001): 

---Dirt on Dick Cheney?- Oil & Politics Do Mix
- Bank Funding For Oil Project And Government Repression Both On The Rise In Chad
- Occidental Petroleum's Cozy Relationship With Colombian Military Turns Fatal
- Ecuadorian President Approves Pipeline Backed By Occidental Petroleum
- Namosi Copper Mine Proposes to Dump 100,000 Ton of Waster Per Day
---DIARY: BUSHWACKED: The Kyoto Protocol
---WHAT YOU CAN DO: Speak out against World Bank Investments and Political Repression in Chad
---HOTSPOTS: Burma, Chile, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, United States, Sudan
---VITAL STATISTICS: Greasing The Machine: Bush, His Cabinet and their Oil Connections
---COMMUNITY PIPELINE: Reports, Books, Websites

T. Hayden (January 18, 2004):
Talking Back to the Global Establishment
As the Bush administration struggles with setbacks in its global trade and Iraq agendas, the opposition World Social Forum opened festively this week with 150,000 global justice activists primarily from India and South Asia, marking a successful transition for the grassroots experiment from its original site in Brazil.
L. Panitch and S. Gindin
Global Capitalism and American Empire
"The American empire is no longer concealed. In March 1999, the cover of the New York Times Magazine displayed a giant clenched fist painted in the stars and stripes of the US flag above the words: ‘What The World Needs Now: For globalization to work, America can’t be afraid to act like the almighty superpower that it is’. Thus was featured Thomas Friedman’s ‘Manifesto for a Fast World’, which urged the United States to embrace its role as enforcer of the capitalist global order: ‘…the hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist.... The hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.’ "
N. Chomsky
(Toronto Star, 21 Dec. 2003)

Selective memory and dishonest doctrine
M. Klare (January 2004)
Bush-Cheney energy strategy: procuring the rest of the world's oil
F. Morales ( Dec. 2003)
Homeland Defense:
The Pentagon declares war on America
M. A. Hoare (Nov. 2003)
The Left Revisionists

From "Balkan Witness"
Grateful Slave
by Paine's Torch (1993)
T. McNally (AlterNet)
( 12 November 2003 )

The professor takes the gloves off
...Accustomed in economic circles to calling a stupid argument a stupid argument, and isolated (in Princeton, New Jersey) from the Washington dinner-party circuit, Paul Krugman has become the most prominent voice in the mainstream U.S. media to openly and repeatedly accuse George Bush of lying to the American people to sell budget-busting tax cuts and a pre-emptive and nearly unilateral war. ...
S. J. A. Talvi (AlterNet)
( 12 November 2003 )

The truth about the Green River killer
...Why was he allowed to kill, again and again, when so much evidence had already pointed in his direction two decades ago? The answer, in great part, lies in Ridgway's own admission of who he preyed upon. ...
From Michael Bednar
Department of History
The University of Texas at Austin
( 3 November 2003 )

U.S. Congress moves to regulate postcolonial studies
A. Tausch ( 3 November 2003 )
Afterward: Europe and the political geography of global confrontation
A world system perspective on "Behind the War on Terror"
C. Kupferberg (23 October 2003):
What follows is a reconstruction of one of the most extensive disinformation campaigns in history, and the chronicle of a legend that may now shine a devastating spotlight on some of the cliques behind 9/11 - and the FBI Director covering the paper trails.
There's something about Omar:
Truth, Lies and the Legend of 9/11
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (09/10/03)
'Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq'
C.P. Scherrer ( 10 October, 2003):
Action for the Indictment of US-UK War-mongers
Revised Report for the World Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, Germany, and the preparatory meeting for the International Tribunal on Iraq, October, 2003

...Nuclear warfare is not a thing of the past. In 1991, after 46 years of shame, it was employed again by the same USA in Iraq. Over six weeks in 1991, US aircraft and missiles systematically destroyed lives and life-support systems in Iraq. An equally ferocious assault by the US air force in March-May 2003 was followed by the deployment of ground troops by the world’s mightiest nations against a country that had been thoroughly disarmed of its weapons of mass destruction by UN inspectors over the years! UK and US forces used massive amounts of extremely toxic and radioactive uranium in the heart of Iraqi cities. Uranium remains active for millions of years! Since 1991 the death toll has climbed exponentially and it is feared that it will climb even faster. Uranium kills over generations. It attacks the human DNS. Horrifically deformed babies are born.
Invasion of Iraq, the U.N., U.S. Unilateralism and Crimes against Humanity: Perspectives for Accountability
The lies of George W. Bush
Mastering the politics of deception

David Corn (30 Septembet 2003 )
This book is an example of good journalism. Timely published, it will become a must to show the "emperor" without clothes. (R.R.)

C. Brenti (19/09/03)
The progress of disaster
Here the criminal is king. Saddam emptied the prisons and the United States disbanded the police, while 60 percent of people are unemployed. As a result, carjacking, robbery, looting, and murder are rife. Marauding men in "misery gangs" kidnap and rape women and girls at will. Some of these victims are dumped back on the streets only to be executed by their "disgraced" male relatives in what are called "honor killings."
Whose Terror?
Washington's War on Terrorism is Not Misguided

( Septembet 2003 )
The chaos in Iraq has belatedly led many in the media to question aspects of the Bush administration's war on "terrorism". But badly planned as it may appear to outsiders, Steven Gowans points out that the region's slow descent into anarchy is all part of the overall USA strategy.
M. Chossudovsky (11/09/03)
In the weeks leading up the coup, US Ambassador Nathaniel Davis and members of the CIA held meetings with Chile's top military brass together with the leaders of the National Party and the ultra-right nationalist front Patria y Libertad. While the undercover role the Nixon administration is amply documented, what is rarely mentioned in media reports is the fact that the military coup was also supported by a sector of the Christian Democratic Party

Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup
Roger Burbach (The Guardian, 11/09/03)
State Terrorism and September 11, 1973 and 2001
(The Guardian, 11/09/03)
September 11 2003: As the world marks the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Chileans are remembering their own September 11. Thirty years ago today, the democratically elected Marxist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in a US-backed coup headed by the then-head of the Chilean armed forces, General Augusto Pinochet. With Washington's blessing and support, Pinochet set up a military dictatorship that was to last 16 years, and under which thousands of civilians were tortured, murdered or simply disappeared in a manhunt designed to wipe out left-wing politics in Chile for good.

Chile: 30 years after the coup
I. Wallerstein , 15 July 2003
Bush's days are numbered. He is in serious trouble, and the trouble will not go away. The tissue of justifications for the Iraq invasion is fraying bit by bit. Both he and Blair have had to retreat on some of the more egregious statements ...
When will Bush fall?
T. Engelhardt , 14 July 2003
Intelligence unglued
M. Schwarz , 13 July 2003
U.S. Pre-emptive Strike Doctrine Bane of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Watchdogs
L. Minear , 9 July 2003
A moment of truth for the humanitarian enterprise
J. R. Cheney , 26 June 2003
The United States in Iraq: an experiment with unilateral humanitarianism
H. Meyerson, 1st May 2003
The American president -- though not of the United States -- whom George W. Bush most nearly resembles is the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis. Yes, I know: Bush is no racist, and certainly no proponent of slavery. He is not grotesque; he is merely disgraceful. But, as with Davis, obtaining Bush's defeat is an urgent matter of national security -- and national honor. ...
The Most Dangerous President Ever
How and why George W. Bush undermines American security
G. Vidal, The Observer,
27 October 2002
Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish Vidal’s remarkable personal polemic urging a shocking new interpretation of who was to blame....
The Enemy Within
The New York Times, 12 July 2003
...the United States often wished, sometimes planned and occasionally took concrete steps to kill foreign leaders. The best known of its targets was Fidel Castro...Can it still be called assassination if it is carried out in wartime? Does a White House decision to attack Iraq make it "a war," and thereby turn Mr. Hussein into a legitimate target? Old hands in the intelligence business say that legal questions raised by the deliberate killing of named individuals, the core definition of assassination, are less important than practical matters...
When frontier justice become foreign policy
From Haaretz.com, 8 July 2003
A. Regular
...According to Abbas, immediately thereafter Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them."
"Road map is a life saver for us", PM Abbas tells Hamas
J. Pilger( July 04, 2003 )
How Britain exports weapons of mass destruction
( June 29, 2003 )
The barbarians in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Army
( June 26, 2003 )
Letter of Michael Moore to Lt. George W. Bush
W. Brasch ( June 20, 2003 )
Down on our knees.
An American tale
N. Chomsky and D. Barsamian ( June 16, 2003 )
Imperial ambition
S. Pitelli ( June 14, 2003 )
When Will House Republicans Call for Bush's Impeachment?
N. Chomsky ( June 02, 2003 )
Does the USA intend to dominate the whole world by force?
Resolution of the Anti-imperialist Camp
After the aggression: on the Iraqi resistance and the American world order

...The Pax Americana offered integration of the former enemies after their surrender. It promised global détente. In the form of Clintonianism it deeply penetrated the European intelligentsia transforming the historic left into left liberalism supplying the leadership of imperialism. ... full text
S. Bichler / J. Nitzan

Dominant Capital and the New Wars

...Traditional analyses of imperialism emphasized the benefit of accumulation by territorial conquest, access to raw materials and the expansion of markets. But with capital becoming increasingly political in nature and financial in form, the link between imperialism and accumulation has grown more complex and subtle. Dominant capital has fabricated a whole new arsenal ... full text
C. Chase-Dunn / B. Gills:

Understanding Waves of Globalization and Resistance in the Capitalist World(-)System

...Careful study of these long waves of globalization and resistance can provide us with important insights that are relevant to the task of building a more humane and democratic global commonwealth in the 21st century. Research and teaching on the role of the new social movements and the historical dialectic between globalization, resistance, and democratization should be a central aspect of the new critical Global(ization) Studies. ... full text
H. C. K. Liu:

The economics of a global empire

...the economic boom that made possible the current US political hegemony was fueled by payments of tribute from vassal states kept perpetually at the level of subsistence poverty by their own addiction to exports. Call it the New Rome theory of US economic performance... full text
M. Garrido:

America's military "imperial perimeter"

....US military expansionism understandably alarms some countries such as Iran and Syria that fear an invasion; and it discomfits others such as China and Russia that fear competition for influence and natural resources such as Central Asia's oil. But America's growing military presence also makes its allies uneasy ... full text
A. G. Frank:

U.S. Economic Overstretch and Military/Political Imperial Blowback?

...The two pillars of this new world order remain the same: 1] the dollar as the international reserve currency and medium of payment and 2] the US military might is right to lord it over the rest of the world. The US does so cover using such pretexts as ''defending humanitarianism'' to trample on and destroy it as in the NATO WAR against Yugoslavia, '' defending civilization'' by destroying two of its most precious achievements, international law and institutions abroad and liberal democracy and civil rights at home, on pretext of ''fighting terrorism'' by using and generating still more terrorism ... full text
H. O'Shaughnessy:

A fable from old New York

...Kofi Annan, the US Secretary General, is known to be unhappy that hitherto the present "war on terror" has been confined to targeting those who oppose Western economic and political interests and has ignored terror emanating from the rich member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and others... full text
D. L. Johnson:

Terraindi, a fanciful fable for vindication

...In the first years of the twenty-first century injustice and violence prevailed almost everywhere in the world. In particular, the policies of the Administration of USA President George Werner von Weed had proliferated wars and plunged the entire planet into economic and political chaos. ... full text
R. Nader
The Concord Principles for a New Democracy
Control of our social institutions, our government, and our political system is presently in the hands of a self-serving, powerful few, known as an oligarchy, which too often has excluded citizens from the process.
Our political system has degenerated into a government of the power brokers, by the power brokers, and for the power brokers, and is far beyond the control or accountability of the citizens. It is an arrogant and distant caricature of Jeffersonian democracy.
R. Nader
Corporate Socialism
The relentless expansion of corporate control over our political economy has proven nearly immune to daily reporting by the mainstream media. Corporate crime, fraud and abuse have become like the weather; everyone is talking about the storm but no one seems able to do anything about it. This is largely because expected accountability mechanisms -- including boards of directors, outside accounting and law firms, bankers and brokers, state and federal regulatory agencies and legislatures -- are inert or complicit.
M. Chossudovsky ( Feb. 2004 ):
The criminalization of the state
The "Criminalization of the State", is when war criminals legitimately occupy positions of authority, which enable them to decide "who are the criminals", when in fact they are the criminals.
D. Stipp (January 26, 2004)
The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare
The climate could change radically, and fast. That would be the mother of all national security issues.
From Global Research (Canada)(24 February 2004)

When the ‘Big Lie’ Becomes the Truth, Michel Chossudovsky and Ian Woods,
full text

Intelligence Ploy behind the "Suicide bombings". "Operation Justified Vengeance": a Secret Plan to Destroy the Palestinian Authority, Ellis Shuman,
full text

The Defense Sciences Office's new Metabolic Dominance Program. DARPA Creating a Race of Robo-grunts, Thomas C Greene,
full text

More on George and Drugs, Xymphora
full text

FEMA: The Secret Government, Harry V. Martin
full text

Bush Administration Officials’ Lies about Iraq’s Supposed Weapons of Mass Destruction in Their Own Words, compiled by Jackson Thoreau,
full text

The Hutton Report is a cover-up of the causes of David Kelly's Death: Suicide or Murder? The Dr. David Kelly Affair, Steve Moore
full text

The purpose of the Commissions of Inquiry is Whitewash: Yes, Minister! Uri Avnery
full text

The White House had (at least ) 28 Advanced Intelligence Warnings Prior to 9/11, Compiled by Eric Smith,
full text

Barely seven weeks prior to 9/11, Attorney General John Ashcroft decided not to travel on commercial airlines, due to "a threat assessment by the FBI" ,
full text

Hillary Clinton confirmed in a June 2002 Press Conference that Attorney General John Ashcroft "decided not to fly on commercial flights in the month preceding September 11, 2001,
full text

Paul O'Neill , The Democrats and Regime Rotation in America , Snowshoe Films, Video Interview with Michel Chossudovsky,
full text

John Kerry's Anti-war stance challenged by Vietnam Vet:  An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry on Iraq,  S. Brian Willson
full text

Argentine President Faces off with IMF and International Financiers, Roger Burbach
full text

Media vs. Reality in Haiti, Anthony Fenton
full text

CIA Intelligence Reports Seven Months Before 9/11: Iraq Posed No Threat To U.S., Containment Was Working, Jason Leopold
full text

Georgia: "The Technique of a Coup d'État", John Laughland
full text

US Casualties in Iraq, David Hackworth
full text

World Bank Oversees Carve-Up of Congo Rainforests
full text
East Timor needs our active support ( January 2004):
Read Noam Chomsky's appeal
"Even with independence, the world’s newest country – and Asia’s poorest – faces daunting challenges. Its two giant neighbors, Indonesia and Australia, continue to threaten East Timor’s peace and, indeed, its full sovereignty. Anti-independence paramilitary groups across the border in Indonesian West Timor pose an increasing security threat as the United Nations prepares to end its mission next May. Meanwhile, Australia is openly stealing billions of dollars worth of East Timor’s revenue from Timor Sea oil and natural gas. Australia is flagrantly violating international law and has even withdrawn from international mechanisms to resolve the maritime boundary dispute - leaving East Timor with no legal recourse. The global powers-that-be continue to deny East Timor justice for the myriad war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against its people from 1975 to 1999. At the same time, the Bush administration, in the name of the “war on terrorism,” is committed to full relations with Indonesia’s brutal military establishment, as the military daily terrorizes the people of Aceh, Papua and elsewhere."
E. Prugovecki (2 July, 2003)
Pax Americana: A Road Map from Genocide to World Conquest

Given the fact that the conquest “of the Old West,” which the present-day US “global cavalry” is supposed to emulate on a worldwide scale, resulted in the most awesome genocide in the history of mankind, we shall first review some of the basic historical facts about this conquest, which are still unknown to the majority of the US public, as well as the world public at large
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David N. Gibbs
Spying, Secrecy, and the University
The CIA is back on Campus

The new collaboration between academics and the intelligence agencies has elicited little debate or negative comment. On the contrary, such collaboration has been endorsed across the ideological spectrum. In November 2002, the liberal American Prospect ... full text

Washington's New Interventionism
U.S. Hegemony and Inter-imperialist rivalries

The 1999 NATO war against Serbia poses an intellectual challenge for the anti-interventionist left. On the one hand, critics doubt that humanitarian concerns regarding the fate of Kosovar Albanians could have motivated the United States to initiate this war. On the other hand... full text
A. Gunder Frank (June, 2003)
Coup d'Etat in Washington
and Silent Surrender in America and the World

Be wary of conspiracy theories, beware of real conspiracies, and be aware of a grab of power. It has happened in Washington and its instigators are pursuing a policy of faits accomplis that attracts ever more people to jump on the band wagon.Pat Buchanon however says that it has already offended much of the American public. The Bush administration has made a real Coup d'Etat and...
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M. Schreader ( June , 2003 )
What Happened to America?
A review of the rise of fascism to power in the United States

WHEN THE REPUBLICAN Party staged its coup d’état at the end of 2000, it was the culmination of a protracted process that stretched back more than a generation. The election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980 opened the door to the unchecked and relatively unimpeded growth of fascism in the United States. Through political organizations such as the Council of Conservative Citizens, intellectual “think-tanks” like the American Enterprise Institute, and religious and cultural formations like the Christian Coalition - all tied by a thousand gossamer strands to the Republican Party - a “respectable,” media-friendly fascism came to occupy key positions in all aspects of capitalist society. ...
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W. Bello
Pax Romana versus Pax Americana: contrasting strategies of imperial management

After its successful invasion of Iraq, the U.S. appears to be at the height of its power. One can understand why many feel the U.S. is supreme and omnipotent. Indeed, this is precisely what Washington wants the world to think ... full text
J. Lobe
The strong must rule the weak: a philosopher for an empire

Is U.S. foreign policy being run by followers of an obscure German Jewish political philosopher whose views were elitist, amoral, and hostile to democratic government? ... full text
J. Petras
Empire without imperialists?

In recent years the centrality of the imperial state has been evidenced in fundamental areas of political-economic, cultural and economic activity that buttress the position of the imperial powers, particularly the US. ... full text
2001 Memo to Rice Warned of Qaeda and Offered Plan
February 12, 2005

A strategy document outlining proposals for eliminating the threat from Al Qaeda, given to Condoleezza Rice as she assumed the post of national security adviser in January 2001, warned that the terror network had cells in the United States and 40 other countries and sought unconventional weapons, according to a declassified version of the document.
BBC News - 20 January  2005
The Power of Nightmares
The Power of Nightmares - first screened in Autumn 2004 and repeated this week on BBC2 - questions whether the threat of terrorism to the West is a politically driven fantasy and if al-Qaeda really is an organised network.
US Imperial Army secret document (October 2004)

Distribution Restriction: Distribution authorized to the DOD and DOD contractors only to maintain operations security. This determination was made on 1 April 2004. Other requests for this document must be referred to Commander, US Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, ATTN: ATZL-CD (FMI 3-07.22), 1 Reynolds Avenue (Building 111), Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-1352.
Destruction Notice: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.

We publish this manual utilised by the US terrorist imperial armed forces as a  contribution to the worldwide struggle against the US empire led by state terrorists disguised as "democratic" leaders
(Róbinson Rojas, 3 december 2004)

The Geopolitical Intelligence Report:
The Death of Arafat
November 11, 2004
By George Friedman
That Yasser Arafat's death marks the end of an era is so obvious that it hardly bears saying. The nature of the era that is ending and the nature of the era that is coming, on the other hand, do bear discussing. That speaks not only to the Arab-Israeli conflict but to the evolution of the Arab world in general.
I think it is useful to read the two opinions I publish below about Arafat and the struggle of the Palestinian people for recuperating their land after being robbed by the terrorists backed by United States and Britain from 1948 until today. (Róbinson Rojas. 12 Nov. 2004)
Published in The New York Times:
Op-Ed Contributor:

A Difficult Visionary, a Stubborn Vision
November 12, 2004

From The New York Times:
Obituary: Yasir Arafat, Father and Leader of Palestinian Nationalism, Dies at 75

November 11, 2004
Presidential election in the Empire ( 2 Nov. 2004)
What's going on, what the left should do
by Elson Boles
Unlike some have argued, the election did not boil down to resurgent US nationalism designed to recoup US decline. Bush did not win because of Iraq, but despite it. The decline of the US, the shrinking of the middle class, and the Republican economic policies behind these developments, were NOT why Bush won. On the contrary, he won largely because certain Americans voted on certain cultural issues: they voted for racism, homophobia, etc. and these as requisite features of "moral integrity."
"Intelligence Asset" Osama bin Laden supports Bush Reelection
by Michel Chossudovsky
31 October 2004
The timely release of the Osama tape four days before Americans go to the voting booths should come as no surprise. Osama has been a central theme of the election campaign. The Bush administration has been preparing public opinion for the eventuality of a terrorist threat prior to the November 2 elections. Osama tapes have emerged periodically since 9/11 at critical "political moments".
Comprehensive Report
of the
Special Advisor to the DCI
on Iraq's WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

September 30, 2004
From The New York Times
Now on DVD: The Passion of the Bush
October 3, 2004
From The New York Times
How the White House Embraced Disputed Arms Intelligence
October 3, 2004
In 2002, at a crucial juncture on the path to war, senior members of the Bush administration gave a series of speeches and interviews in which they asserted that Saddam Hussein was rebuilding his nuclear weapons program. Speaking to a group of Wyoming Republicans in September, Vice President Dick Cheney said the United States now had "irrefutable evidence" - thousands of tubes made of high-strength aluminum, tubes that the Bush administration said were destined for clandestine Iraqi uranium centrifuges, before some were seized at the behest of the United States.

Alain Gresh, Le Monde Diplomatique
( 18 september 2004 )

The business of terror
The war of a thousand years

11 Sept. 2004
9/11 and the "war on terrorism"
Selected articles and essays by Michel Chossudovsky
"Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of September 11.
When people across the US and around the World find out that Al Qaeda is not an outside enemy but a creation of US foreign policy and the CIA, the legitimacy of the bipartisan war agenda will tumble like a deck of cards." (M. Chossudovsky, War and Globalization, The Truth behind September 11, 2002)

The Guardian, 31 August 2004
We've lost lives and allies, liberties and freedoms. In the age of George Bush, we have lost our way The first of two exclusive extracts from Graydon Carter's new book, What We've Lost
The Guardian, 1 September 2004
The Destroyer

George Bush's war on terror may have made the world a more dangerous place. But it is his atrocious record on the environment that poses the greatest threat, says Graydon Carter, in the second exclusive extract from his new book "What We've Lost".
From CNN, August 26, 2004
Poverty spreads in the U.S.A.
Census Bureau says 1.3 million more slipped into poverty last year; health care coverage also drops.
M. Benjamin, 18 August 2004
Why Hugo Chávez won a landslide victory
Go to the barrios of Caracas, and it becomes obvious why the recall effort against Hugo Chavez failed: providing people with free health care, education, small business loans and job training is a good way to win the hearts and minds of the people.
J. Saramago, August 2004
The least bad system is in need of change
Reinventing democracy

Chavez wins
Venezuela's Chavez Triumphant: History Making Democracy in Latin America

Sharmini Peries
Monday, Aug 16
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, first elected in 1998 made democratic history today in a triumphant defeat of the recall referendum on his Presidency, winning with a solid 58% of the vote

Robin Nieto - Venezuelanalysis.com --16 August 2004
Thousands Gather Outside Venezuelan Presidential Palace for Chavez Victory
Interview with Tariq Ali. Venezuela: Changing the World by Taking Power
By Claudia Jardim and Jonah Gindin
The Economist, 12 August 2004:
The Latinobarómetro poll
Democracy's low-level equilibrium
Latin Americans believe their democracies benefit a privileged few, not the many-but they don't want a return to dictatorship
Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 coup in Iran
A joint U.S.-British regime-change operation in 1953 that holds lessons for today

June 9, 2004, The Washington Post
Legalizing torture
..."Theirs is the logic of criminal regimes, of dictatorships around the world that sanction torture on grounds of "national security." For decades the U.S. government has waged diplomatic campaigns against such outlaw governments -- from the military juntas in Argentina and Chile to the current autocracies in Islamic countries such as Algeria and Uzbekistan -- that claim torture is justified when used to combat terrorism. The news that serving U.S. officials have officially endorsed principles once advanced by Augusto Pinochet brings shame on American democracy -- even if it is true, as the administration maintains, that its theories have not been put into practice. Even on paper, the administration's reasoning will provide a ready excuse for dictators, especially those allied with the Bush administration, to go on torturing and killing detainees."
read more on the US imperial army war crimes
A. Cockburn ( ZNet, 25/09/03)
Edward Said, dead at 66. A mighty and passionate heart
M. K. Albright
(Foreign Affairs, September/October 2003 )

Bridges, bombs, or bluster?

The reading of this piece written by a former U.S. Secretary of State (from 1997 to 2001) allow us to have a broader picture of the various groups forming the intellectual core of US imperialism. I welcome comments from our visitors and supporters of PFPC.
(Dr. Róbinson Rojas, 27 August 2003) ...

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Global Policy Forum
Here the reader can find good quality analysis and information on contemporary US imperialism. I recomend this site.
(Dr. Róbinson Rojas, September 2003)

S. Cox (31 July 2003)
...In the U.S.A...from 1979 to 1997, the average annual income of the top 1% (after taxes) increased by 157%, or $414,000 in 1997 dollars. Over the same period, the income of the poorest 20% fell by $100.
Astronomical incomes
The articles published in the July-August 2003 edition of Monthly Review are first class material. I link here to some of those articles
(Dr. Róbinson Rojas, 27 July 2003)

Monthly Review     July-August 2003, Volume 55 — Number 3
Notes from the editors of MR
The New Age of Imperialism
John Bellamy Foster
U.S. Weakness and the Struggle
for Hegemony

Immanuel Wallerstein
The New Geopolitics
Michael Klare
The Two Wings of the Eagle
William K. Tabb
The Grid of History:
Cowboys and Indians

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Can U.S. Workers Embrace Anti-Imperialism?
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Notes on the Antiwar Movement
Barbara Epstein
Construction of an Enemy
Eleanor Stein
Homeland Imperialism: Fear
and Resistance

Bernardine Dohrn
The Parameters of Resistance
Amiya Kumar Bagchi
(23 July, 2003)
Dennis J. Kucinich, Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations
Carolyn B. Maloney, Member
Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations
Bernie Sanders, Member
Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations
Ten questions for Cheney
J. K. Galbraith
Don't turn the world over to the bankers
Development financing, which had been influenced by the generous philosophies of John Maynard Keynes after the second world war, has been mistakenly returned to the commercial bankers in the past 20 years. ... full text
M. Lemoine
Uncle's Sam manifest destiny
The Monroe Doctrine, proclaimed by the United States' president of that name in 1823, defied the intervention of any European colonial power in the Americas - because the US was already the colonial power there. ... read full text
Dale L. Johnson
Police Academy NO, Sovereignty for Costa Rica SI

The proposed Academy should be placed in the historical context of United States police and military training programs in the Latin American region, as well as the current context of U.S. policy objectives. ...     full text
E. Prugovecki
PNAC, Zionism, and Supremacist Ideologies
Two recent published articles, accessible via this website, describe the great influence which a think tank of neo-conservatives, by now commonly known in the press as "neo-cons", exert on the US foreign policy... full text

Chomsky and Cockcroft on Cuba being menaced by the US neo-cons
I reproduce here an exchange of emails between James Cockcroft and Noam Chomsky. I do that because the texts include valuable information as to what extent the Pentagon is preparing domestic public opinion for invading Cuba. ... full text
F. W. Engdahl
American Power: A great debate has just began
Many Europeans have expressed a sense of alarm in recent months over what they see as signs that American foreign policy is becoming overtly "imperialist," or...full text
M.J. Sullivan
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Periphery: a 50-year retrospective
This paper is part of a larger study entitled Foreign Policy in the Periphery: American Adventurism in the Third World, a book-length project in which are analyzed 30 US political-military interventions into developing countries between the late 1940s and the late 1990s...full text
S. Amin
The political economy of the Twentieh Century
The twentieth century came to a close in an atmosphere astonishingly reminiscent of that which had presided over its birth—the "belle époque" (and it was beautiful, at least for capital). ...
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Imperialism and Globalization
Imperialism is not a stage, not even the highest stage, of capitalism: from the beginning, it is inherent in capitalism’s expansion. The imperialist conquest of the planet by the Europeans and their North American children was carried out in two phases and is perhaps entering a third. ...
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Confronting the empire
From the 1980s on, and with the collapse of the Soviet system, the ruling class in the United States, whether Democrat or Republican, began drawing up a hegemonic programme. Carried away by its military power, and without any competitor able to temper its fantasies, the US chose to reinforce its domination by deploying a military strategy aiming at "planetary control". ...
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S. Shaefer
Duck, Duck, Goose: financing the war. financing the world
Now that even the LA Times has begun to show a modicum of willingness to discuss US foreign policy in terms of a potential imperialism, it has become clear that those on the right have avoided this debate so far only by sticking to the strictest, most out-dated notion of empire...full text
N. Chomsky (2003):
Confronting the empire
...The most powerful state in history has proclaimed, loud and clear, that it intends to rule the world by force, the dimension in which it reigns supreme. Apart from the conventional bow to noble intentions that is the standard (hence meaningless) accompaniment of coercion, its leaders are committed to pursuit of their “imperial ambition,” .... full text
R. Byrd ( June 24, 2003 )
The road to cover up is the road to ruin

The business of intelligence is secretive by necessity, but our government is open by design. We must be straight with the American people. Congress has the obligation to investigate the use of intelligence information by the Administration, in the open, so that the American people can see that those who exercise power, especially the awesome power of preemptive war, must be held accountable. We must not go down the road of cover-up. That is the road to ruin
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J. Lobe ( June 26, 2003 )
Veteran neo-con advisor moves on Iran

When The Washington Post published a list of the people whom Karl Rove, President George W Bush's closest advisor, regularly consults for advice outside the administration, foreign policy veterans were shocked when Michael Ledeen popped up as the only full-time international affairs analyst. ...
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R. Skidelsky (from Prospect Magazine, July 2003)
The American Contract

... But unless something like this does develop, the outlook for the 21st century will be bleak. We will not see a new American century, but an angry America confronting a resentful world in a ceaseless, frenetic quest for an elusive security. The consequences of this for the future of peace, democracy, and globalisation are too awful to contemplate
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W. Warren Wagar ( June 27, 2003)
The Condominium of the rich: A reply to Robert Skidelsky

It is tempting to hope that the Project for a New American Century currently enshrined as the policy of the United States may soon meet with a concerted effort by other significant elements of the international community to temper and restrain American initiatives. Traditionally, in the modern world-system forged by Western Europe between the 16th and 20th Centuries, such "elements" did come forward to prevent any one state from achieving preponderant power. But given the overwhelming military and economic might of the United States at the beginning of the 21st Century, what chance is there of such an outcome? ...
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J. Lobe ( 15 June, 2003):
The general message at Wednesday's conference was that, while NGOs such as Amnesty International, CARE, Oxfam, and Friends of the Earth have performed valuable work in promoting human rights, development and environmental protection, their general policies, particularly at the international level, may be inimical to US interests and free-market principles.
NGOs in the US firing line
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P. Escobar ( 12 June, 2003):
Last week, India, Brazil and South Africa - key regional leaders in South Asia, South America and Africa respectively- created a sort of poor-man's G8, a G3 charged to increase the bargaining power of developing countries vis-a-vis the United States and the European Union
Global Economy. A new world order. The South Strikes back
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S. Sagar ( 9 June, 2003):
As old, established global alliances break like empty beer bottles in a Bombay street brawl- the War on Terror is giving birth to a strange coalition across the continents. India-Israel-USA...
Axis of the Apocalyptic
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J. R. MacArthur:
...As Teeley explained it to The New York Times in October 1984, “You can say anything you want during a debate, and 80 million people hear it.” If “anything” turns out to be false and journalists correct it, “So what. Maybe 200 people read it, or 2,000 or 20,000.” ...
The Lies We Bought. The unchallenged "evidence" for war
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A. Gunder Frank:

A MODEST PROPOSAL : NATO invade Belgium beginning with its own headquarters there! -

...made in the tradition of Jonathan Swift who during the Irish Potato Famine modestly proposed that the Irish eat their own children to kill two birds with one stone...  . full text
L. Proyect:
Comments on "Empire and Capitalists" by I. Wallerstein

Contrary to Wallerstein's spin on Roach's remarks, the "macho militarism swagger" is not something that Bush initiated. It is simply the latest installment in a foreign policy around which is there is a substantial consensus.... full text
S. Shahin
India's startling change of axis
Having preempted the efforts of the United States for peace in South Asia by its own offer of normalization of relations with Pakistan, India has renewed its bid for an axis with Washington and Israel to counter Pakistan ...