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What’s Really Going on with Oil?

If there is any single price of any commodity that determines the growth or slowdown of our economy, it is the price of crude oil. Too many things don’t calculate today in regard to the dramatic fall in the world oil price. In June 2014 major oil traded at $103 a barrel. With some experience following ...

 

The Keynesian Revolution and the Neo-liberal Counter-revolution

(Originally published in July 2009)As a result of the depression of the 1920s and 1930s, a new wave of critics tackled the neo-classical creed on a largely pragmatic basis. This new wave was international and involved political leaders and economists from differing belonging to various currents backgrounds:...

 
Heavy costs have been suffered in return for what has been achieved under this deal/even this amount of success has been achieved as a result of resistance

Heavy costs have been suffered in return for what has been achieved under this deal/even this amount of success has been achieved as a result of resistance

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in response to the letter from President Hassan Rouhani about the conclusion of nuclear talks, has expressed satisfaction with the fruition of the Iranian nation’s resistance against unjust sanctions, and the opposite sides’...

 
“The Day After” ….The Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The US Has Never Sought Peace

“The Day After” ….The Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The US Has Never Sought Peace

Not the movie about a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact and a nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, but the Day After the Implementation Deal of the Iran Nuclear Deal.Although I said and wrote repeatedly in the past that the US stance toward Iran will not ...

 
China—Canary in the Global Economy Coalmine?

China—Canary in the Global Economy Coalmine?

Events in China - the meaning and prospects.What’s happening in China? Is it becoming the locus of the next financial crisis? Some well positioned capitalists are beginning to suggest so, including no less than that guru of global hedge fund and financial speculators, George Soros. The ...

 
Towards a Post-Capitalist Socialist Option

Towards a Post-Capitalist Socialist Option

The answer to the abuses of neo-liberalism cannot just be a kinder, gentler form of capitalism.Faced with the crisis affecting all Latin American countries, and in particular "progressive" countries, and with the offensive of the right, there is no question of abandoning the social and political ...

 
What Accounts for the Saudi Regime’s Hysterical Belligerence? The Agony of Death

What Accounts for the Saudi Regime’s Hysterical Belligerence? The Agony of Death

The purpose of this essay is to explain, not describe, the frantically belligerent behavior of the Saudi regime. The goal is not todelve into what the regime and its imperialist enablers have done, or are doing; that unsavory record of atrocities, both at home and abroad, is abundantly exposed by other ...

 
A Tangled Web: How the Media Misleads the Public on Terrorist Threats

A Tangled Web: How the Media Misleads the Public on Terrorist Threats

Public perception about the so-called “Global War on Terror” is manipulated in various ways by a trail of misinformation and disinformation. This article is a case study on the October 22, 2014 lone gunman rampage of Parliament Hill in Ottawa that was used by the government of Steven Harper to ...

 
In the Wake of the Nuclear Deal, Iran Bashing Continues, Reimposition of Sanctions Contemplated…

In the Wake of the Nuclear Deal, Iran Bashing Continues, Reimposition of Sanctions Contemplated…

Bipartisan congressional hardliners continue opposing last year’s nuclear deal. House Speaker Paul Ryan said “(a) bipartisan majority in the House voted to reject this deal in the first place, and we will continue to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.”He along with numerous ...

 

US Imposes Sanctions on Iran for Ballistic Missile Program

The US Department of the Treasury says it has imposed new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program.The Treasury Department made the announcement in a statement issued on Sunday, only a day after sanctions targeting Iran’s nuclear energy program were lifted.The statement said five Iranian ...

 
“Sanctions” Against Russia-Iran: Economic Aggression Revisited

“Sanctions” Against Russia-Iran: Economic Aggression Revisited

The renewal and increase of the American and European “sanctions” against Russia, and the threat of new “sanctions” against Iran, a weapon long used by them against any nation that does not obey their diktats, from Cuba, to China, from Zimbabwe to Venezuela, is yet another slap across the ...

 
Does Washington Plan Greater Middle East War? Is War on Iran Still on the Pentagon’s Drawing Board?

Does Washington Plan Greater Middle East War? Is War on Iran Still on the Pentagon’s Drawing Board?

The region already is cauldron of endless violence and chaos. Is Washington planning a scenario of military escalation.Iranian naval commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi accused Washington of reckless moves, risking war with the Islamic Republic.His remarks followed seizure of two small US vessels illegally ...

 
Latin America Has to Fight and Win!

Latin America Has to Fight and Win!

For now, Argentina is lost and Venezuela is deeply wounded, divided and frustrated. Virtually everywhere in socialist Latin America, well-orchestrated and angry protests are taking place, accusing our left-wing governments of mismanagement and corruption.What was gained during those years of hard work ...

 
We Can’t Wait Another Five Years

We Can’t Wait Another Five Years

The post-2020 agreement from the Climate Change Conference in Paris was as predicted: unjust, unequal, and unambitious. The agreement reflected a climate change negotiation shaped by the international order: those that suffer first and most from climate change have the least leverage; those most responsible,...

 
Global Crises 2016: Western Media, the Public Interest, Corrupting Youth, the Real Terrorism, Collective Consciousness

Global Crises 2016: Western Media, the Public Interest, Corrupting Youth, the Real Terrorism, Collective Consciousness

Philosopher John McMurtry (image left) was asked to “co-operate with Ayatollah Khamenei in the Supreme Leader’s letter to the Youth in Europe and North America”. The questions posed by a designated US enemy opened a new world standpoint on the US-led world disorder and the taboo depths ...

 
US preparing New Sanctions over Iran’s Missile Program

US preparing New Sanctions over Iran’s Missile Program

US President Barack Obama’s administration is reportedly preparing fresh sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran’s missile program. They would be the first financial sanctions on Iran since Tehran agreed to a landmark nuclear agreement in July and present a serious ...

 

Russia: America’s Main Geopolitical Adversary

In the wake of the 1917 Revolution, when the Soviet Union replaced Tsarist Russia, both the US and Britain wanted regime change. Three months before WW I ended, Britain led a multi-nation force against Soviet Russia. At the time, Lloyd George was Prime Minister. Churchill was UK Minister of War and ...

 

Israeli gov't votes to support bill targeting left-wing NGOs

The Israeli government on Sunday voted to support a law targeting human rights and left-wing organizations, which European countries and human rights activists have said resemble less-than-democratic regimes.The bill, should it become law, would require NGOs that receive 50 percent or more of their ...

 
Turkey

Killed ISIS Commander’s Cell Phone Shows Direct Ties To Turkish Intelligence

Baghdad, Iraq – An ISIS commander was killed in Salahuddin province and his body was searched. A cell phone retrieved from the corpse revealed messages from Turkish intelligence services proving the NATO country was providing security for ISIS militants when they traveled between Turkey and Iraq....

 
Putin’s Progress in Syria Sends Kerry Scampering to the United Nations

Putin’s Progress in Syria Sends Kerry Scampering to the United Nations

“It is remarkable that western leaders only remember the term ceasefire when their rebels on the ground are losing. Why didn’t they see the need for peace in Syria before the Russian operation started?” — Iyad Khuder, Damascus-based political analystImagine if the American people ...