Partners Across the Asia-Pacific: NATO Reinforces Pentagon’s Shift to East by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Dandelion Salad
September 25, 2012

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On September 24 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization granted Iraq the second Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme under the auspices of the bloc’s latest military collaboration and integration framework, partners across the globe.

The latter program (for which the substantives are occasionally capitalized), NATO’s latest, incorporates to date eight nations in the broader Asia-Pacific region (including West Asia, the Middle East) that have supplied troops for the U.S.-led military organization’s war in Afghanistan under International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command or are subsumed under NATO consultative arrangements and training programs like the Afghanistan-Pakistan-ISAF Tripartite Commission, the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and the NATO Training Mission – Iraq.

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Surviving Progress Transcript by Michael Hudson

[Watch a clip from Surviving Progress (2011)]

by Michael Hudson
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Dandelion Salad
September 23, 2012

The way of the civilizations

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Below are the transcripts from the film Surviving Progress I was a part of. The film can be purchased from the website.

Canada FILM group on PROGRESS 2010: The Road to Debt Serfdom Cinémaginaire, ASHOP (USA): Interview with Michael Hudson – Tapes #112-113-114

Theme: In the name of “progress,” the world is regressing to neoserfdom.

Mainstream economics has become a body of assumptions selected to rationalize a “trickle-down” tax policy favoring the financial sector driving the rest of the economy into debt, turning the economic surplus into interest charges – to be recycled into yet more debt creation. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: NDAA: It expands the power of the executive branch beyond anything we have seen

NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
September 29, 2012

Sep 28, 2012 by TheRealNews

Chris Hedges: We filed our lawsuit because this legislation threatens basic democratic rights allowing for indefinite military detention to repress domestic protest.

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