In order to overcome massive US and world public opposition to new wars in the Middle East, Obama relied on the horrific internet broadcasts of ISIS slaughtering two American hostages, the journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff, by decapitation. These brutal murders were Obama’s main propaganda tool to set a new Middle East war agenda . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: ISIS and the USA
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The black-clad fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sweeping a collapsing army and terrified Iraqis before them as they advance toward Baghdad, reflect back to us the ghoulish face of . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: The ghoulish face of empire
The launch of two major wars by the US government had two major beneficiaries, one domestic and one foreign. The three major weapons manufacturers, Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOG) and Raytheon (RTN) have delivered record-shattering returns to investors, CEOs and investment banks during the past decade and a half.
The Israeli regime has expanded . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: The Soaring Profits of the Military – Industrial Complex and Casualties
The sweeping electoral victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India is the latest expression of the world-wide advance of a new power bloc which promises to impose a New World Order harnessing ethno-religious fanaticism and narrowly trained technocrats to capitalist absolutism.
The far-right is no longer at the margins of western political discourse. . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: Capitalists, Technocrats and Fanatics: The Ascent of a New Power Bloc
The Obama regime, in coordination with its allies and proxies, has re-launched a virulent world-wide campaign to destroy independent governments, encircle and ultimately, undermine global competitors, and establish a new US – EU centered world order.
We will proceed by identifying the recent ‘cycles’ of US empire-building; the advances and retreats; the methods and strategies; . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: Obama’s advancing empire: putsch, pillage and duplicity
On Thursday the former National Security Agency official and whistle-blower William E. Binney and I will debate Stewart A. Baker, a former general counsel for the NSA, P.J. Crowley, a former State Department spokesman, and the media pundit Jeffrey Toobin. The debate, at Oxford University, will center on whether Edward Snowden’s leaks helped or harmed . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: Our sinister dual state: Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy (via Raw Story )
The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy
Revelations about the long-term global, intrusive spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other allied intelligence apparatuses have provoked widespread protests and indignation and threatened ties between erstwhile imperial allies.
Allied regimes have uniformly condemned NSA espionage as a violation of trust and sovereignty, a threat to their national and economic security . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: The Logic behind Mass Spying: Empire and Cyber Imperialism
Two major terrorists’ attacks took place almost simultaneously: in Boston, two Chechen terrorists set off bombs during the annual Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring 170; in Venezuela, terrorist-supporters of defeated presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles, assassinated eight and injured 70 supporters of victorious Socialist Party candidate Nicolas Maduro, in the course of firebombing 8 . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Boston and Venezuela: Terrorism There and Here
It seems Americans are in for more of the same legislative gridlock as before the election. How Congress deals with the looming fiscal cliff will be telling.
If you look at the exit polls, the vote split along America’s fault lines: income gap, religion, and race. Mitt Romney won amongst white males (especially Protestants), but . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: The Vote Is In—America Needs a New Paradigm
We are told that a hard-charging local FBI agent, Frederick Humphries, Jr., had uncovered amorous e-mails sent by General Petraeus to his girlfriend-biographer in the course of investigating a complaint of cyber-stalking. Out of concern that the Genera… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Elite Intrigues: It’s Not About Sex, Stupid!
With more than 16,000 votes (a whopping 28 per cent of the vote), the campaign of Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant in Washington’s 43rd legislative district is a bright beacon of hope on the otherwise bleak horizon of the 2012 election… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: U.S. Election: Sawant, Stein, and Post-2012 Left Strategy
There is ample evidence that the Obama Presidency has pulled the US political spectrum further to the Right. On most domestic and foreign policy issues Obama has embraced extremist positions surpassing his Republican predecessor and in the process devastating what remained of the peace and social movements of the past decade. Moreover, the Obama Presidency . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: From the “Lesser to the Greater Evil” and the Demise of Critical Liberalism
The closeness of the 2012 presidential race reflects a plutocratic paradox. Average people, the vast majority of the U.S. population, are increasingly alienated from both political parties and their multimillionaire candidates; and see less and less reason to prefer one to the other. The dominant parties themselves have less and less to do with whatever . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: The Color of Money
They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead, Why should I be standing . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: A Very American Coup