Tony Hall: Global Capitalism and Imperialism, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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24 October, 2010

Tony Hall provides us with an overview of his recently released book Earth into Property, and discusses the relationship between the dispossession of Indigenous peoples and the making of global capitalism, beginning with Christopher Columbus’s inception of a New World Order in 1492. He tells us how the US corporate state moved to fill the vacuum of power after the dismantling of the formal empires of Europe after the Second World War, and how the US government is seeking to replicate its Cold War era role by mounting the Global War on Terror. Professor Hall talks about Obama the brand, the National Security Act, the anti-imperial current, and more.

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Chavez to Assad: We should speed up the birth of a new world order

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21 October 2010

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From Global Depression to Global Governance by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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October 21, 2010

The following is the text of Andrew Gavin Marshall’s presentation at the book launch of The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century, Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall (Editors). September 29, 2010, Montreal, Canada.

We now stand at the edge of the global financial abyss of a ‘Great Global Debt Depression,’ where nations, mired in extreme debt, are beginning to implement ‘fiscal austerity’ measures to reduce their deficits, which will ultimately result in systematic global social genocide, as the middle classes vanish and the social foundations upon which our nations rest are swept away. How did we get here? Who brought us here? Where is this road leading? These are questions I will briefly attempt to answer.

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China’s Growing Independence and the New World Order by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
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Oct. 5, 2010

Of all the “threats” to world order, the most consistent is democracy, unless it is under imperial control, and more generally, the assertion of independence. These fears have guided imperial power throughout history.

In South America, Washington’s traditional backyard, the subjects are increasingly disobedient. Their steps toward independence advanced further in February with the formation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which includes all states in the hemisphere apart from the U.S. and Canada.

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The Imperial Anatomy of al-Qaeda: Empire, Energy and Al-Qaeda: The Anglo-American Terror Network, Part II

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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September 8, 2010

This is Part 2 of the series, “The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda.”

Part 1: The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda: The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis” Part I by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The End of the Cold War and Strategy for the New World Order

With the end of the Cold War a new strategy had to be determined to manage the global system. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, declarations of a “New World Order” sprang forward, focusing on the United States as the single world superpower. This presented a great many challenges as well as opportunities for the worlds most powerful hegemon.

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China and the New World Order by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
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Sept 2, 2010

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Amid all the alleged threats to the world’s reigning superpower, one rival is quietly, forcefully emerging: China. And the U.S. is closely scrutinizing China’s intentions.

On August 13, a Pentagon study expressed concern that China is expanding its military forces in ways that “could deny the ability of American warships to operate in international waters off the coast,” Thom Shanker reports in The New York Times.

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Andrew Gavin Marshall: The American empire is in decline, but the military spending is not following suit

with Andrew Gavin Marshall
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July 7, 2010

“All the G-20 nations have agreed to impose fiscal austerity which essentially means the destruction of society, the elimination of the middle class and the downgrading of democracy.” —  Andrew Gavin Marshall

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The US empire may be in decline, but Andrew Gavin Marshall says that the US government doesn’t seem to realize this. Military policies are working to expand the empire and foreign policy fails to recognize the new powers rising. Where does this leave the United States? And how long can it hang on?

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The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom Part 2: Revolution and Repression in America by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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June 30, 2010

This is Part 2 of the series, The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom

Part 1: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order

Introduction

As outlined in Part 1 of this series, “The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom,” there are two major geopolitical realities in the world today, both largely brought about as a result of the “Technological Revolution” in which technology and electronics have come to define and shape our society.

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The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom Part 1: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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June 26, 2010

The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part 1

There is a new and unique development in human history that is taking place around the world; it is unprecedented in reach and volume, and it is also the greatest threat to all global power structures: the ‘global political awakening.’ The term was coined by Zbigniew Brzezinski, and refers to the fact that, as Brzezinski wrote:

For the first time in history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. Global activism is generating a surge in the quest for cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world scarred by memories of colonial or imperial domination.[1]

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The Different Face of the Third World War By Siv O’Neall

By Siv O’Neall
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Axisoflogic.com
May 13, 2010

Make no mistake. The third World War is right here. Now. It has been here for longer than you would believe.

The world is at war. Unrelenting, genocidal war. Another war that is a racket, but with a different face and a different racket. A war that kills millions, as is usually the case. There are two sides to this war, but it is not the East against the West. It’s not even the South against the North. It is not a geographical war. It’s a class war. It is the Poor against the Rich on all five continents. And right now the Rich are winning.

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Elitism and Empathy in American Presidents: Who Cares for the Suffering Children?

by William John Cox
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May 3, 2010

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Who cares that millions of children are suffering and dying around the world, in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Gaza, Sudan, the Congo, Colombia, and Mexico, and in the United States?

Why are American voters only given the choice of voting for members of the political, social and economic elite to be their president, rather than for leaders who care for and identify with the needs of ordinary people?

Do presidential candidates supplant their empathy with loyalty to the ruling elites, or do the elites only select pliable candidates with an absence of empathy?

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The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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April 07, 2010

When Empire Hits Home, Part 3

Part 1: War, Racism and the Empire of Poverty – When Empire Hits Home

Part 2: Western Civilization and the Economic Crisis: The Impoverishment of the Middle Class

As nations of the world are thrown into a debt crisis, the likes of which have never been seen before, harsh fiscal ‘austerity’ measures will be undertaken in a flawed attempt to service the debts. The result will be the elimination of the middle class. When the middle class is absorbed into the labour class – the lower class – and lose their social, political, and economic foundations, they will riot, rebel, and revolt.

Ratings Agency Predicts Civil Unrest

Moody’s is a major ratings agency, which performs financial research and analysis on governments and commercial entities and ranks the credit-worthiness of borrowers. On March 15, Moody’s warned that the US, the UK, Germany, France, and Spain “are all at risk of soaring debt costs and will have to implement austerity plans that threaten ‘social cohesion’.” Further, Moody’s warned that such ‘austerity’ measures increase the potential for ‘social unrest’:

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Capitalism Is Dying a Natural Death By Siv O’Neall

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By Siv O’Neall
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Mar 16, 2010

The curtain is going down on the lone-superpower world we know and it is now a most urgent question if and when and how forces for true democracy, human rights, peace and civilization can come out and dissipate the cloud that has spread over what was once an almost decent way of life.

The long-time descent into totalitarian capitalism and neglect for anything but corporate profit has just about finished its course. The party is over. Bankruptcy is next. What we don’t know yet is how far-reaching this economic freefall is going to be.

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Andrew Gavin Marshall: Economic recovery? A financial crisis coupled with a fiscal crisis + IMF pushes for new global currency

with Andrew Gavin Marshall
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February 28, 2010

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February 26, 2010

While United States President Barack Obama and member of his cabinet are talking about the first signs of economic recovery. Not all economists are sure that the world economy is on the way back up. Andrew Gavin Marshall says the debit crisis will be coming to the United States soon, and that we have a financial crisis coupled with a fiscal crisis.

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Debt Dynamite Dominoes: The Coming Financial Catastrophe by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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February 22, 2010

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Understanding the Nature of the Global Economic Crisis

The people have been lulled into a false sense of safety under the rouse of a perceived “economic recovery.” Unfortunately, what the majority of people think does not make it so, especially when the people making the key decisions think and act to the contrary. The sovereign debt crises that have been unfolding in the past couple years and more recently in Greece, are canaries in the coal mine for the rest of Western “civilization.” The crisis threatens to spread to Spain, Portugal and Ireland; like dominoes, one country after another will collapse into a debt and currency crisis, all the way to America.

In October 2008, the mainstream media and politicians of the Western world were warning of an impending depression if actions were not taken to quickly prevent this. The problem was that this crisis had been a long-time coming, and what’s worse, is that the actions governments took did not address any of the core, systemic issues and problems with the global economy; they merely set out to save the banking industry from collapse. To do this, governments around the world implemented massive “stimulus” and “bailout” packages, plunging their countries deeper into debt to save the banks from themselves, while charging it to people of the world.

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