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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 »

“Exodus” Now Hurling Real 5,000 Pound Bombs

“Exodus” Now Hurling Real 5,000 Pound Bombs

August 22, 2014, 5 Comments

Ponder this for a moment: 5,000 pound GBU 28 bunker-buster bombs were dropped on a single house in Gaza. Israel obviously can pinpoint a target when it wishes to do so. It makes many claims that it “did not intend” to strike a United Nations school or a hospital »

Has Clinton Made Her Second Pro-War Mistake?

Has Clinton Made Her Second Pro-War Mistake?

August 15, 2014, 3 Comments

Is her Atlantic interview her second pro-war stumble that could derail her 2016 road to the White House the way her 2003 Iraq pro-war vote helped Obama defeat her… »

Palestinian Children Have No Iron Dome

Palestinian Children Have No Iron Dome

July 18, 2014, 2 Comments

One day after a U.S. congressional committee voted to send more U.S. tax dollars to bolster Israel’s Iron Dome shield, four Palestinian boys were killed on an open beach by Israeli shelling from a naval ship offshore »

PCUSA Divests from Occupation Support Firms

PCUSA Divests from Occupation Support Firms

June 22, 2014, 4 Comments

The Presbyterian Church (USA) anti-occupation forces have finally removed that denomination’s funds from Corporations that support Israeli occupation »

Israel Hides Behind its Own Special “Catch 22?

Israel Hides Behind its Own Special “Catch 22?

May 20, 2014, 1 Comment

Following yet another round of failed peace talks, Palestinian leaders have seized the initiative to create their own future »

“Zionism Unsettled”: Neither False Nor Misguided

“Zionism Unsettled”: Neither False Nor Misguided

May 12, 2014, 1 Comment

Zionism Unsettled boldly presents a different perspective on the history and current reality of the Palestinians. “It is the occupation, stupid”, is so clearly at the heart of the difference between these two narratives, that the issue of justice overwhelms all conversations on the topic »

Fatah-Hamas Unity Agreement Evokes Israeli-U.S. Threats

Fatah-Hamas Unity Agreement Evokes Israeli-U.S. Threats

April 26, 2014, 1 Comment

The Fatah party, led by P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, on Wednesday signed an agreement with Hamas that would lead to a unity government within five weeks »

“What we got here is failure to communicate”

“What we got here is failure to communicate”

April 8, 2014, 4 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.” »