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JAMES PETRAS : The Super-Rich in the US — Greatest Living Parasites

March 24, 2011, 1 Comment

What is striking about the recovery, growth, and expansion  of the world’s billionaires is how dependent their accumulation of wealth is based on pillage of state resources; The sources of billionaire wealth are , at best,only  partially due to ‘entrepreneurial innovations’. by James Petras Introduction The bailouts of banks, speculators and manufacturers served their »

JAMES PETRAS : Greek P.M. – Zionism and the IMF’s Last Best Friend

February 27, 2011, 5 Comments

“Like Mubarak, George Papandreou combines servility to his imperial mentors with arrogance and brutality to his Greek subjects. As the Egyptians demonstrated it will take the Greek people more than marches and occasional strikes to bring down an entrenched client of the empire. But it can be done as was exemplified in Cairo!” By »

JAMES PETRAS : American Zionism against the Egyptian Pro-Democracy Movement

JAMES PETRAS : American Zionism against the Egyptian Pro-Democracy Movement

February 21, 2011, No Comments

The leading Zionist official in the Obama Administration and AIPAC point man, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg traveled to Israel to assure the Netanyahu/Lieberman regime  that the Israeli-Egyptian Treaty would remain unchanged. By James Petras / My Catbird Seat One of the least analyzed aspects of the Egyptian pro-democracy movement and US policy »

WALL WRITINGS: CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE

November 28, 2010, 3 Comments

By James M. Wall Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, then a candidate for US president, was flying on April 4, 1968, from New York City to Indianapolis, Indiana. During the flight he learned of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. In spite of warnings that it would not be safe, Kennedy insisted on speaking »

JAMES PETRAS: IMPERIALISM AND IMPERIAL BARBARISM

September 19, 2010, 3 Comments

Imperialism, its character, means and ends has changed over time and place. Historically, western imperialism, has taken the form of tributary, mercantile, industrial, financial and in the contemporary period, a unique ‘militarist-barbaric’ form of empire building.  Within each ‘period’, elements of past and future forms of imperial domination and exploitation ‘co-exist’ with the dominant »

JAMES PETRAS — The State and Local Bases of Zionist Power in America

September 1, 2010, 10 Comments

There are at least 52 major American Jewish organizations actively engaged in promoting Israel’s foreign policy, economic and technological agenda in the US. by Prof. James Petras / My Catbird Seat »

James Petras: Afghanistan – The Longest Lost War

June 16, 2010, 3 Comments

Introduction: Despite almost a decade of warfare, including an invasion and occupation, the US military and its allies and client state armed forces are losing the war in Afghanistan.  Outside of the central districts of a few cities and the military fortresses, the Afghan national resistance forces, in all of their complex local, regional »

“What we got here is failure to communicate”

“What we got here is failure to communicate”

April 8, 2014, 3 Comments

This end of one more chapter of the “peace process”, is certainly a failure of the participating parties. It is not, however, the final word on the subject. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” »

Barack to Bibi: “Time is running out”

Barack to Bibi: “Time is running out”

March 4, 2014, 2 Comments

The interview with Goldberg is the template President Obama keeps in front of his Israeli visitor, both in Washington and into the future »

The Spirit of Judah L. Magnes Lives On

The Spirit of Judah L. Magnes Lives On

February 18, 2014, 1 Comment

Manekin, 61, became Orthodox in college and an Israeli citizen in the 1980s. In an interview with the Times, “he denounced Israel’s ‘excessive reliance’ on military force, its treatment of Arab citizens and its occupation of the West Bank.” »

What Ike Feared “Has Come Upon Us”

What Ike Feared “Has Come Upon Us”

February 11, 2014, 4 Comments

On February 3, Illinois Sixth District Republican Congressman Peter Roskam introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that would defend Israel against any criticism from U.S. academics »

16 Dem Senators Join AIPAC Against Iran Deal; Feinstein and TV’s Chris Hayes Support Obama

16 Dem Senators Join AIPAC Against Iran Deal; Feinstein and TV’s Chris Hayes Support Obama

January 17, 2014, 2 Comments

Booker and Gillibrand are in safe Democratic states, so their need for AIPAC’s largess and muscle is not as crucial as it could be for their 14 pro-AIPAC fellow Democrats, most of whom are in states that lean toward the Republican political brand »

Netanyahu’s “Shibboleths” Scuttle Peace Talks

Netanyahu’s “Shibboleths” Scuttle Peace Talks

January 8, 2014, No Comments

“No partner for peace” is used to add icing on the cake, since negotiations are simply not a part of Israeli leaders’ »

Israeli Aggression Leaves Little Hope for Peace

Israeli Aggression Leaves Little Hope for Peace

January 4, 2014, 1 Comment

The repeat of history was evident in the bad news for the Palestinians that preceded the arrival in Tel Aviv on Thursday of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The bad news came in the verbal bluster and actions of Israeli political leaders who insist Israel will continue to aggressively build settlement housing on »

Iran And The Season of Peace and Goodwill

Iran And The Season of Peace and Goodwill

December 22, 2013, 1 Comment

Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, told reporters that should the Senate pass the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act, President Obama would veto the bill »