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If you stripped the following headline to it's essence it would read DIE, JEW.. DIE:
Pentagon chief: Israeli self defence would endanger the Middle-East
IDF chief: Israel must prepare to attack Iran
On the eve of Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's visit to the United States for talks on Iran's nuclear program, his American counterpart, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, warned last Thursday that an Israeli attack on Iran might lead to escalation, undermine the region's stability and endanger the lives of Americans in the Persian Gulf "who are under the threat envelope right now."
Israel's national security aide barred from U.S.
Uzi Arad, who is expected to serve as national security adviser in the next Israeli government, has been barred from entering the United States for nearly two years on the grounds that he is an intelligence risk.A delegation of British politicians is trying to force the UK government to talk to Hamas
Egyptian envoy in US to seek softer stand on Hamas
The OIC Chief in Gaza
Al-Maliki dictates to Obama: US will stay and do the dirty work
BEHOLD THE STEALTH CALIPHATE: Embracing of Shariah?
Glow Ball Commission urges repair of frayed Russia relations
President Obama on Friday reiterated for the umpteenth time his determination to develop a “new relationship” with the Muslim world. On this occasion, the audience were the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that, in so doing, he will be embracing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood - an organization dedicated to promoting the theo-political-legal program authoritative Islam calls Shariah and that has the self-described mission of “destroying Western civilization from within.”
As part of Mr. Obama's “Respect Islam” campaign, he will travel to Turkey in early April. While there, he will not only pay tribute to an Islamist government that has systematically wrested every institution from the secular tradition of Kemal Ataturk and put the country squarely on the path to Islamification. He will also participate in something called the “Alliance of Civilizations.”
Russia's defense minister charged Tuesday that the United States and NATO were beefing up their military presence near Russia's borders in a bid for natural resources that could ignite new conflicts.
President Dmitry Medvedev said that NATO expansion, along with international terrorism and local conflicts, meant upgrading Russia's nuclear forces was the top priority in an ambitious military modernization plan that he pledged to pursue despite the nation's financial problems.The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Obama seeks nuclear disarmament deal with Russia
Reports question US shield of Europe
As the Bush administration was drawing to a close, Robert M. Gates, whose two years as defense secretary had been devoted to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, felt compelled to warn his successor of a crisis closer to home.Russia Is Planning a ‘Large-Scale Rearming’
The United States "cannot expect to eliminate national security risks through higher defense budgets, to do everything and buy everything," Gates said. The next defense secretary, he warned, would have to eliminate some costly hardware and invest in new tools for fighting insurgents.What Gates didn't know was that he would be that successor.
Now, as the only Bush Cabinet member to remain under President Obama, Gates is preparing the most far-reaching changes in the Pentagon's weapons portfolio since the end of the Cold War, according to aides.Two defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Gates will announce up to a half-dozen major weapons cancellations later this month. Candidates include a new Navy destroyer, the Air Force's F-22 fighter jet, and Army ground-combat vehicles, the officials said.
Russia launches European gravity probe
Russian 'Cyber-Oppositionist' Forced Into Psychiatric Clinic
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Gazprom turns down invitation to join Nabucco project
That noise you hear is me cackling like a maniac
Nabucco removed from EU energy project list
Egypt interested in Nabucco
Gazprom interested in Japan
Gazprom representatives in Serbia next week
Gazprom may join Iran's South Pars project
Iran, Russia ink energy MOU
Iran to double gas production
THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS:
Iran Is Unlikely to Give Up Its Nuclear Enrichment Program
Veritable Nostradamuses, them.
Nigeria, Russia plan joint commission to promote ties
...is the theory which attributes primacy to the economic structure over politics in the development of human history. It is usually associated with the theories of Karl Marx, although many Marxist thinkers have dismissed plain and unilateral economic determinism as a form of "vulgar Marxism", or "economism", nowhere included in Marx's works.A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions.
Obamanable Whores of Gramsci:
President Obama invariably asserts that he is seeking solutions for what ails the nation. He claims to be a pragmatist, a position confirmed by members of the press corps. But whether he realizes it or not, he has an ideological forebearer who has set the stage for this administration’s agenda: Antonio Gramsci.The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Gramsci, while still in his twenties, organized the Italian Communist party in 1921 with his colleague Togliotti. Since this was four years after the Russian Revolution, Gramsci assumed Italians would welcome a Bolshevik convulsion of their own. But it didn’t happen.
In reviewing the political landscape, Gramsci sought to explain why what seemed to him inevitable had not yet occurred. He found three explanations: Christianity, nationalism and charity. As he explains in his writing, the way to set the stage for a Marxist revolution was in coming to grips with these three conditions.
Production, Power & World Order: Social Forces in the Making of History
by Robert W. Cox , 1987
"It is postulated here that economic crisis is but one manifestation of a Gramscian organic crisis. In order to bring about structural change in the economy it is necessary to realize a realignment of social forces, either by consent (through hegemony) or by the more or less forcible stabilization of contradictory forces (through caesarism)." ~ Page 274The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
Robert W. Cox is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto
A former Director of the Institute of Labor Studies of the International Labor Organization, he has also taught at the Graduate School of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and Columbia University in New York. He is co-editor and contributor toThe Anatomy of Influence and author of Production, Power and World Order. He is director of a major project on multilateralism for the United Nations University and was chair of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System from 1990 to 1992.This article modifies, so as to confirm the value of, the Gramscian legacy for analyzing international institutions
[SNIP]The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
These deficiencies are traced to the works of Gramsci himself and to the professional work of Robert W. Cox, who is given the credit of first applying the legacy to international institutions.
Creating the "Angry Populist":
This revolution also presupposes the formation of a new set of standards, a new psychology, new ways of feeling, thinking and living that must be specific to the working class, that must be created by it.
A tidal wave of public outrage over bonus payments swamped American International Group yesterday. Hired guards stood watch outside the suburban Connecticut offices of AIG Financial Products, the division whose exotic derivatives brought the insurance giant to the brink of collapse last year. Inside, death threats and angry letters flooded e-mail inboxes. Irate callers lit up the phone lines. Senior managers submitted their resignations. Some employees didn't show up at all.
"It's a mob effect," one senior executive said. "It's putting people's lives in danger."
[SNIP]"What's good for AIG is definitely not good for the country," Macey said. "But now that the government is invested, it may have to do what's good for AIG."
Grassley says AIG execs should resign or kill themselves
AIG details $105 billion in payouts
The Facts Say Markets Haven't Reached a Bottom Yet
Man was not 'discovered', rather a new form of culture was initiated, a new effort to create a new type of man in the dominant classes.
Bernanke Outshines Obama Team With Defense of Government Effort
President Barack Obama’s economic team finally found its voice -- and it belongs to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke.Treasury Department to buy $15B in SBA securities
Bernanke’s March 15 appearance on CBS Corp.’s “60 Minutes” -- the first televised interview by a Fed chief since 1987 -- gained praise from experts who drew a contrast between his defense of government efforts to fix the financial system and the sometimes-floundering efforts of Obama’s top economic aides to explain to the public what they were doing, and why.
“I have been waiting for months for someone in authority to give a straight-talk speech to the American people about how we got into this mess and how we’re going to get out of it,” said Alan Blinder, a former Fed vice chairman who is now a professor at Princeton University in New Jersey.
“Maybe the Fed chairman is not the most natural choice, but someone had to do it,” he said.
Wells chairman says public stress-test of banks is ‘asinine’
Offshore Energy Regulation to Be Shared by Agencies
Military extends contract with Raytheon
Exxon Mobil to build tech center in Shanghai
UN's Water Czar to Participate in Protests
Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
Australia: Anglican Archbishop Philip Freieris hosting a function for Mohammad Khatami
Obama Demands a Refund
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