Category Archives: Anti-militarism

Book Review: “The New Bonapartists”

Book Review : “The New Bonapartists” by Martin Beck & Ingo Stutzle (ed), 2018, freitag.de https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/16/18808502.php In the figure of Bonaparte, the state made itself independent over society at a time when the bourgeoisie lost the capacity to rule the … Continue reading

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The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia by Ernst Wolff

The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia by Ernst Wolff, February 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/05/18808247.php Like his predecessor Obama, President Trump did not say a single word against the ruling house in Saudi Arabia either in the election campaign or since … Continue reading

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As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself

As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself by Sascha Abramsky, The Sacramanento Bee March 18, 2018, http://www.sacbee.com/article205750864.html In a 2005 essay, “In Defense of History,” published in the Guardian newspaper, the historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote … Continue reading

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End Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy

End Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy Interview with Gabriele Krone-Schmalz, 2/8/2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/02/435504.shtml NATO’s eastern expansion (from 16 to 28 states) was and is a serious strain on relations with Russia. This is also true for the missile defense … Continue reading

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Lessons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia

Lessons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia by Sascha Lobo, Serge Halimi and Gabriele Krone-Schmalz, October 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435318.shtml Gabriele Krone-Schmalz warns of a relapse into simple-minded thinking and cold war stereotypes. Could not Russia be acting out of a strategic defensive … Continue reading

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“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Wealth Inequality, and Iraq

“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Gabriel Zucman, and Sebastian Plappert “The Public Trust Doctrine” by Mary Wood, 14 pp https://law.uoregon.edu/images/uploads/entries/FINAL_PDF_For_DISTRIBUTION_Encyclopedia_Public_Trust1.pdf Why did the USA invade Iraq? by Sabastian Plappert http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/154621/why-did-the-usa-invade-iraq Wealth Inequality in the US since 1913 by Gabriel Zucman, May … Continue reading

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US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game

US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game by Ilka A., August 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/06/18804238.php After a half-year in office, a coherent foreign policy strategy under Donald Trump is not in sight. The US and China have very different ideas … Continue reading

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The US Superpower is Dangerous

The US Superpower is Dangerous by Albrecht Mueller, Dirk Eckert, Gunter Pleuger and Lutz Herden, September 20, 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/25/18803182.php Wars and threats of war are violations of the UN Charter. In his speech to the General Assembly, Trump was the … Continue reading

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The World at Risk under Trump by Heribert Prantl

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/18/18802977.php The US president sounds like a warmonger. When will the inflammatory words trigger a nuclear chain reaction? The Roman emperor Caligula could help in understanding Trump. He allegedly awarded his horse a permanent seat in the Senate. As an … Continue reading

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Video: Triumph of the Will (1935), 18 min

Triump of the Will was a triumph of propaganda – showing the party at the center of everything. http://www.openculture.com/2017/03/why-triumph-of-the-will-wasnt-a-cinematic-masterpiece-but-a-staggeringly-effective-piece-of-propaganda.html

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