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Could there really be a war against Iran?

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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Here we go again with the Iran hysteria. It is tempting to think this time will be just like previous periods of sabre rattling against Iran. But there are significant new dangers. The Arab Spring, Israel's position, changes in the regional and global balance of forces, and national election campaigns, all point to this round of anti-Iranian hysteria posing potentially graver risks than five or... Leer más

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La conexión Apple

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Poder Corporativo
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Desde el comienzo de la actual crisis económica global, el centro del análisis crítico y del odio público ha sido el capital especulativo. En la narrativa populista, fueron las impresionantes trampas de los bancos en una atmósfera de desregulación las que condujeron al colapso económico. La “economía financiera”, caracterizada como parasítica y mala, fue contrapuesta a la “economía real”, de la... Leer más

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The Apple Connection

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Corporate Impunity
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Corporate Power
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Ever since the beginning of the current global economic crisis, the focus of both critical analysis and public odium has been speculative capital. In the populist narrative, it was the breathtaking shenanigans of the banks in an atmosphere of deregulation that led to the economic collapse. The “financial economy,” characterized as parasitic and bad, was contrasted to the “real economy,” which... Leer más

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Durban and the climate change deniers

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COPs
COPs
COPs
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Environmental Justice
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As crucial climate talks begin in Durban, attention is focused on the likely role of the major country groupings. The outcome of the UN climate conference will be largely decided by the interplay of forces between the Basic (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) group formed two years ago, the EU, and the umbrella group of developed countries, led by the US and comprising Russia, Japan, Canada... Leer más

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Occupy Wall Street: New politics and new milestones

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Debt
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Peace & Security
Corporate Power
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This is an extraordinary time. The astonishing Occupy Wall Street movement emerged as the heart of our 99%, claimed the little scrap of earth in Zuccotti Park on behalf of all of us, and created a live-in soapbox from which to challenge inequality — how the 1% controls our economy, buys off our government, imposes their wars, and avoids paying their taxes. It both reflects and marks an end to... Leer más

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Occupy Wall Street: Origins & Prospects

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Alternative Regionalisms
Corporate Power
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As Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen recounted in his (1999) Development as Freedom, thousands of years ago Aristotle, in his Nicomachean Ethics, noted: “wealth is evidently not the good we seek, for it is merely useful…for the sake of something else.” This line resonated strongly with a similar discussion between a husband and wife recounted in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads around... Leer más

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After Gadhafi, the West eyes the Libyan prize

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Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will likely — though it’s too early to know anything for sure — mean the end of the current stage of Libya’s civil war. Whether it will set the stage for peace, national reconciliation, democracy, normalization with the region or other goals is far less clear. And what post-Gadhafi Libya’s relationship with the United States and other NATO countries... Leer más

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TNI recuerda el 35º aniversario del asesinato de Orlando Letelier

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El archivo Letelier
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Orlando Letelier, ex ministro de Relaciones Exteriores y Defensa y embajador en los EEUU bajo el gobierno de Salvador Allende, fue designado director del TNI en 1976. Letelier no solo convenció al gobierno holandés de que cancelaran un préstamo de $60 millones al régimen de Pinochet para el desarrollo industrial chileno, sino que también puso en marcha un importante programa hacia un Nuevo Or... Leer más

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TNI marks 35th anniversary of assassination of Orlando Letelier

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The Letelier archive
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Peace & Security
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Orlando Letelier, previously Chilean Foreign and Defence Minister and Ambassador to the US under the Allende government, was appointed director of TNI in 1976.  Letelier not only persuaded the Dutch government to cancel a $60 million loan to the Pinochet regime for Chilean industrial development, but also began a major programme to promote the New International Economic Order.On 21... Leer más

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September 11th Didn't Change the World. September 12th Did

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Military Bases
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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“The horrific attacks killed 3,000 people, left hundreds of thousands mourning. But that enormous crime did not – could not – threaten U.S. survival, and it did not destroy U.S. democracy,” said Phyllis Bennis, Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and author of Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis. ... Leer más

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