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Chaos without order
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Chaos without order

David Broder The English language does not typically use a direct equivalent for cambiar el mundo, but rather the somewhat less ambitious notion of “making a difference”. One year on from the collapse of the banks – and with it the arrogant certainty of neo-liberal ideology – there is a […]

Obama’s version of Monroe Doctrine
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Obama’s version of Monroe Doctrine

Honduras has set a precedent, a very bad precedent. Irrespective of the more or lesscorruption, participation and results of the presidential elections on the 29th of November, and the symbolic and temporary hypocritical return of the defeated Manuel Zelaya to ‘power’ in order to transfer the presidential sash in January, […]

New dog, old tricks
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New dog, old tricks

Obama ratchets up attack on Cuba In spring 2010, Cuba came under renewed attack as politicians and the corporate media worldwide portrayed the revolutionary government as a repressive dictatorship struggling to stem a growing tide of discontent. This offensive is orchestrated by the Obama administration which is continuing the 50-year […]

Barack Obama and the ‘Unipolar Moment’
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Barack Obama and the ‘Unipolar Moment’

Noam Chomsky Every powerful state relies on specialists whose task is to show that what the strong do is noble and just and, if the weak suffer, it is their fault. In the West, these specialists are called “intellectuals” and, with marginal exceptions, they fulfil their task with skill and […]