- by Stephen Lendman

Hugo Chavez chooses his authors, political and social thinkers well, and there's no one better than Noam Chomsky. In his dramatic and courageous speech yesterday to the 61st UN General Assembly, Chavez held up a copy of Chomsky's 2003 book Hegemony or Survival (which I've read and quoted from before). In the book, Chomsky cites the work of Ernst Mayr whom he describes as "one of the great figures of contemporary biology." Mayr noted that beetles and bacteria have been far more successful surviving than the human species is likely to be. He also observed that "the average life expectancy of a species is about 100,000 years" which is about how long ours has been around, and he went on to wonder if we might use our "allotted time" to destroy ourselves and much more with us. Chomsky then noted we certainly have the means to do it, and should it happen, which he says is very possible, we likely will become the only species ever to have made itself extinct.

- by Stephen Lendman

Part I of this article explained that the US was always a warrior, imperial nation, building it in steps and addicted to its madness. First we took it from its original inhabitants; then we expanded it beyond our borders by seizing the half of Mexico we wanted; later we established colonies abroad; and now, our method of choice is to rule the world through compliant leaders in client states everywhere serving our interests. We began doing it gradually following WW II when we emerged as the only dominant nation left standing, unchallengeable as the world's only economic, political and military superpower. Even before the war ended, we planned to take full advantage of that indomitable status once it did. We pursued it throughout the "cold war" and in the 1990s when it was over. Then came 9/11, the gloves came off in the Bush administration, and top officials in it ended any pretense of what our real aims are. The rest, as they say, is history, and the nations we target in our quest for world dominance and our own people at home pay a dreadful price. Below is a case study of our imperial madness in Iraq documenting how painful that price is.

Chavez: Rise Up Against the Empire

Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 21/09/2006 - 20:36

Rise Up Against the Empire

President Hugo Chavez,
Address to the United Nations

Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.

I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday’s statement made by the president of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.

Foreign troops out of Lebanon!

Submitted by Webmaster on Tue, 19/09/2006 - 11:47

The Europeans just try to implement Zionist aims by other means

The recent round of the Middle East conflict clearly goes to the Lebanese popular resistance and especially its spearhead Hizbollah. Israel could not reach its proclaimed aim to defeat Hizbollah on the battlefield and had to withdraw disgracefully. Nobody can seriously deny this very fact which is strongly confirmed by the public opinion in Israel herself.

- by Stephen Lendman

The US-led aggression in the Middle East and the three failed attempts to oust Venezuela's Hugo Chavez since 2002 (with a fourth now planned and likely to be implemented soon) are just the latest examples of this country's imperial agenda and the "new world order" it has in mind. The way this country now engages throughout the world isn't much different than what it's done close to home and worldwide since inception. Only the venues chosen, the scope of our aims, and the extent of our power have changed. This article in two parts gives some historical perspective and then concentrates on the imperial grand strategy of the Bush administration under which regime change is a central element.

The September 2006 Queensland state election was remarkable for the Greens in two ways. The first of course was the increased Green vote, in particular several seats getting around 20%, firmly locating the Greens as a significant political phenomenon in Queensland, despite the lack of an upper house as in other states. The second remarkable thing about the election was the Greens’ silence on indigenous issues at a time when the unresolved death in the Palm Island watch house, the resurgence of the stolen wages campaign including a senate enquiry and the recent media hysteria about violence in Aboriginal communities were firmly planted in the public consciousness.

12 September 2006

The Honourable Peter Hoekstra
U.S. House of Representatives
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Staff Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy, dated 23 August 2006, entitled "Recognizing Iran as a Strategic Threat: An Intelligence Challenge for the United States", contains some erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated information.

Letter from within

Editor's note: Many forces within the remnants of the deceased anti-war movement use to refer to the Israeli peace movement or left wing organisations. The Anti-imperialist Camp has always refused to do so as we believe that Israel is a colonial society where not only the regime but the overwhelming majority of its population share the aim to expel from their homeland. The question between left and right, between warmongers and peace advocates is always revolving on how to best secure Israel. Nobody asks how to return the Palestinians their right to self-determination which is actually the main question to get to a just peace. In a society split by an antagonist conflict between regime and people a defeat like the one in Lebanon would have strengthened the popular forces. In Israel the exact contrary is the case. The entire society is unified more than ever behind the Zionist premises i.e. an exclusive Jewish state negating the rights of the native population. We strongly believe that first the US empire including Israel must suffer a scattering defeat inflicted upon them by popular anti-imperialist movements and only then a significant anti-Zionist force can emerge from within the Israeli society putting in questions its very fundaments. Following we reproduce a letter from Haifa proving our assumption:

How the CIA created Osama bin Laden

"Throughout the world ... its agents, client states and satellites are on the defensive - on the moral defensive, the intellectual defensive, and the political and economic defensive. Freedom movements arise and assert themselves. They're doing so on almost every continent populated by man - in the hills of Afghanistan, in Angola, in Kampuchea, in Central America ... [They are] freedom fighters."

Is this a call to jihad (holy war) taken from one of Islamic fundamentalist Osama bin Laden's notorious fatwas? Or perhaps a communique issued by the repressive Taliban regime in Kabul?

Venezuela: Chavez must stay: congress in Germany

Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 08/09/2006 - 10:55

Chavez must stay: congress in Germany

1) For the re-election of president Hugo Chávez Frías

On December 3rd presidential elections will take place in Venezuela. According to all opinion polls available, 60% of the electorate will be voting for the re-election of President Hugo Chavez. During the seven years of his government the project of the Bolivarian Revolution has resulted in unique reforms in the educational system and the public health service, in the redistribution of more than two million hectare of land for the benefit of 150 000 families, and in economic growth with social justice. Among the poor popular masses a broad Bolivarian, anti-oligarchic and anti-imperialist movement has been emerging. This dynamic process to overcome the structures of the former system is reflected in the programme of Hugo Chavez, which means the sovereign development of the country opposed to US- imperialism, a participative people's democracy and a new concept of socialism of the 21st century.



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