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Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and analyst who examines the world through a syncretic lens. His analysis of international and domestic geopolitical ideas and actions incorporates a lifetime of interest in current events, a desire to preserve and conserve our natural environment and stop the commodification of the environment. He has been active as a critical writer in opposition to the US empire and its militarization of most aspects of domestic and international affairs. Miles' work has been published globally and has appeared on a variety of websites including Palestine Chronicle, Axis of Logic, Countercurrents, and Global Research. He has appeared on RT News and The Tyee concerning events in Palestine/Israel.


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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 10, 2008
Book Review - The Limits of Power An excellent overview of U.S. foreign policy by Andrew J. Bacevich, this should be required reading as Obama formulates his new policies.
John Baird, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Canada preps for war with Iran The Canadian government displays its wilful ignorance and malevolent attitudes towards others with its recent cancelling of its dipolomatic mission to Iran.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Beyond Fundamentalism - Book Review A short work with some powerful statements, a bit sensational at times, but mostly well grounded presentations on fundamentalism in the three main monotheistic religions. .
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2008
Book Review - Bad Samaritans - Ha-Joon chang A wonderfully accessible work providing strong arguments agaisnt the rhetoric of free market capitalism.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 27, 2010
Dismantle the empire - or face insolvency Chalmers Johnson's latest work clearly demonstrates the need to change the military empire that now controls the U.S. economy.
John Baird, From ImagesAttr
(52 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 1, 2012
Apologies from Canada - Congratulations Palestine The recent recognition of Palestine by the UN may be symbolic, but symbolism carries a long history and a long memory.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Predator State - Book Review James Galbraith effectively deconstructs the free market myths and provides basic solutions to the Predator State.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2012
Dying Empire A 'state of the union' overview, a union conceived in violence and now ending in violence. It is the nature of the militarized economy and culture of the supposedly indispensable nation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Deadly Embrace - U.S. and Pakistan; Book Review The U.S. has long been invovled with Pakistan's troubles. This work, written by a Washington insider provides little in the way of hope that the situation can be made better anytime soon.
Obama at UN, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2012
On rhetoric and actions The difference between rhetoric and actions in Obama's speech is rather large. A fine orator with grand homilies and platitudes conceals the deadly actions abroad.
Postmodern Imperialism, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Post Modern Imperialism - Eric Walberg Eric Walberg has written a concise yet comprehensive over view of the Great Games played out in the Middle East. At the heart of it all - wealth and power, as always.
John Baird, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2012
John Baird, Canada's foreign minister, on al-Jazeera al-Jazeera questions highlight Canada's role as a pawn to the U.S. adventures in the Middle East.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Bad Money - Book Review Kevin Phillip's describes the current U.S. problems through the lens of "finance capitalism" and oil, ending on a rather negative note.
(89 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 4, 2017
"Putinism", Through the U.S. Lenses A trio of works that more accurately reflects the reality of the U.S. by what they omit in their discussion of their maligned target.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2009
American Raj - Book Review A comprehensive view of the Muslim world and its variety of cultures and beliefs - it is not a monolithic culture of terror as formulated by its occupiers.
Gaza in Crisis, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2011
Review - Gaza in Crisis - Chomsky/Pappe A timely discussion by two of the world's foremost academics on Israeli tactics in Gaza
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 16, 2010
Washington Rules - America's Path to Permanent War Andrew Bacevich once again writes a clear authoritative account of the United States military and its influence on global affairs - and thus on the homeland.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 1, 2009
In the Jaws of the Dragon - Book Review The U.S. economy is increasingly embroiled with the Asian economies in a manner that maintains weaknesses in the U.S. economy as a whole.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 20, 2008
Descent Into Chaos - Book Review An excellent work that examines the previously poorly chronicled affairs between the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 15, 2008
THe Future is Now - the End of Cheap Oil Recent material indicates that a global energy change is coming soon, with possible 'traumatic' results.
Project for a New American Century, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2014
The NEW New World Order The way it was supposed to turn out has not quite worked out for the members of the Project for a New American Century. Current events are testimony to that, but as far as Israel is concerned, it might not be all bad news for their settlement program.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 17, 2010
Quicksand - Book Review Like Quicksand, this book is deceptive, starting very strong, ending stuck in the rose coloured viewpoint of U.S. imperialism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2011
Three strikes - we're out. A personal perspective on the odds opposing a saner safer world - global problems with the military, the economy, and the environment are a part of the overall problem of too many people chasing after too many things.
The Balfour Declaration, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 6, 2012
The Balfour Declaration - Review An excellent historical writing on the lead up to the Balfour Declaration that helped shape the Middle East after World War I
Rosemary Barton, From ImagesAttr
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Canada, Ukraine, and "the rest of the world" The U.S. has created more trouble in the world with its advocacy of Ukrainian change through violence. Canada is a strong supporter of this stance, and in several ways if trying to front run the U.S. in degree of rhetoric. However, as John Bolton indicated on FOX news, Russia holds all the cards - economically, politically, and militarily.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 2, 2010
Palestine Betrayed Yale writer Efraim Karsh creates a canard about the reality of the Palestinian 'nakba' of 1948.
Aleppo street and citadel, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 19, 2016
Liberation of Aleppo The "fall" of Aleppo for the U.S. empire is more realistically the liberation of Aleppo from terrorist groups supported by the U.S. and its allies.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Devil We Know - Book Review The 'devil we know' proves to be a rational, pragmatic, and flexible player in Baer's analysis of the situation with Iran.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 3, 2010
Defacto Unitary State - Israel/Palestine Israel has created - unwittingly - a single state of all its people, including Palestinians. Not pretty, but it is there.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Chosen Peoples - Israel and America The two authors attempt to examine the effects of the idea of chosenness on the people of Israel and the U.S. with some questions remaining.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 31, 2010
Dazed and confused All the separate pieces of bad news are all related to our corporate-military economy supporting our debt-burdened, easy energy, consumptive life style.
Cold War II - a multi-polar world, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 18, 2015
The New Multi-Polar World With much talk over the past decades about a new world order, it should be known that is a current reality, but certainly not the way it was intended by those who first framed the idea. The very concept of a Cold War II indicates there is at least a bipolar world - and if China is thrown into the mix, and with India as part of the BRICS, it is developing into a multipolar world.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
The Invention of the Jewish People - Book Review Shlomo Sand's recent work exposes the myths of the Jewish faith as a "people".
Thomas Friedman - Imperial Messenger, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 22, 2011
Imperial Messenger - Thomas Friedman Fernandez' writing provides an in depth coverage to Friedman's rhetoric and hubris, aided by his arrogance, double standards, poor metaphors, and self-contradictions.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Book Review - The Secret War With Iran A good piece of rhetoric and propaganda encouraging the U.S. to attack Iran.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 29, 2008
Book Review - Hamas vs. Fatah A very one dimensional view of the Hamas-Fatah conflict, generally taken completely out of context.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2009
Imperial Inertia All current global problems are related - the economy, wars, the environment - all part of the same thing.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 13, 2008
Robert Kagan's Mythology of U.S. Exceptionalism Robert Kagan's arguments are superficially coherent, but the underlying thesis for them is highly faulted.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2009
Democracy - Part I - "people power" usurped by elites. A look at the business values - globalization, free trade, corporations and capitalism - that define the workings of our democracy today.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 10, 2014
US$ - Debased? Debauched? Or both? There is much concern within certain circles about the sanctity of the US$ and its status as reserve currency. James Rickards regards the dollar as a shining light of morality.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 20, 2011
Forked tongue The U.S. carries on its tradition of speaking conciliatory words while acting simply in its own imperial interests.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 8, 2010
A not so new U.S. public policy The collection of essays that comprise "Toward A New Public Policy" could be summarized in four words: arrogance, ignorance, image, fail. This policy is all about changing image and not much about changing actions.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 5, 2011
Canada's election - hard right turn On May 02, 2011, Canadians elected a new Conservative government majority, allowing the trend to the right to increase significantly. Generally Canada will follow the U.S. line on the environment and terror, a position that is not really far from Canada's long term traditional foreign policy in many regards.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 29, 2011
Book Review: After Empire - Birth of a Multipolar World The empire will not acquiesce to its downfall as recent coercive events in the Middle East demonstrate. This work places the decline of empire within its proper global context - a mixture of finances, military over-reach, and the rise of other ideas and systems.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Book Review - Common Wealth - Jeffery Sachs A great topic, but without any consideration of the Washington consensus institutes (WTO, IMF, World Bank) and the U.S. military, it fails in its arguments.
Harper follows Obama lead, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2015
Canada leaps into the empire of chaos Canada no longer pretends to be a "peacekeeping" kind of country. Under the Harper neoConservatives, Canada has overtly sided with the U.S. and its imperial ambitions. More than that, it tries to front run many of the imperial ideas, trying to demonstrate, at least domestically, that Harper is one of the 'tough guys' on the block.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The Far Enemy - Why Jihad Went Global - Book Review A revised examination of the jihadi movements and its many fractious elements.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2009
Food shortages and science An argument about global "failing states" fails to accurately make its case about civilization.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Hebrew Republic - Book Review An interesting philosophical read concerning the changes necessary to create a Hebrew, secular, Jewish state - highly improbable with the turn of current events.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 29, 2008
Racing the Enemy - Book Review The race is still on for geopolitical control of territory - Hasagawa's work describes the critical period of the summer of 1945 that started our current world order.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2008
Book Review - Three Trillion Dollar War - Stiglitz & Bilmes The latest estimates, on the conservative side, by Stiglitz and Bilmes revealing how much the current war in Iraq will cost The U.S. and the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Book Review - Palestine Inside Out - Saree Makdisi Another valuable addition to the growing library on the Palestinian occupation and ethnic cleansing.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Fear of Socialism The "progressives" of the U.S. have many very good common sense ideas, all of which could fall within the rubric of "socialism."
Justin Trudeau | Corporate Video Production Toronto, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trudeau poodles empire The U.S.' fifty-first state continues its ardent support of the military industrial complex.
Barak Obama repeats the same rhetoric, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Empire Struggles on While Obama Repeats the Same Rhetoric While Obama and his government repeat the same tired rhetoric, the empire struggles but is far from being run out of Egypt.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Review - The Rise of Islamic State - Patrick Cockburn Patrick Cockburn's experience and insights into the Islamic State are clearly presented in this short, clearly written work. The Islamic State is not a sudden appearance in the geopolitical plays of the Middle East, but has a long history extending from the U.S., Saudi, Pakistani ISI creation of the mujahideen.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Israel -- Life and Loathing in Greater Israel Author Max Blumenthal spent many long periods of time in greater Israel assessing the mood of the country and its core beliefs as expressed in word and action. This is a review of his account.
From worldpress.org/article.cfm/clinton-vs-trump-general-election: Viewpoints: What the World Thinks About Clinton vs. T, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2016
A conflicted Oped news.... A quick and perhaps cursory look through the Oped articles sees a divided progressive community, not really sure of how to react.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The dismal science becomes gloomier The unscientific beginnings of economic "science" leave it without a theory.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Israel - Water Wars With the intersection of climate change and geopolitical goals, Israel is at much at war for water as it is for land.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 20, 2009
Torture Team - Book Review A clearly written focus on the chain of command and its abuses of international law in relation to Guantanamo.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 8, 2010
Letters from Palestine A review of Kenneth Ring's excellent compilation of personal stories from the West Bank and Gaza
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 21, 2010
Bases of Empire - Book Review An overview of U.S. military bases around the world with an examination of some particular examples and the local resistance to them.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2010
Israel and Palestine - Book Review One of the more strongly expressed writings from the group of Israeli revisionist historians.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 16, 2010
Empire of Liberty RIchard Immerman has written an excellent interesting and compelling history of the U.S. as the successor empire to the British and French, an empire, as with all empire's, wherein 'liberty' is constrained.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 14, 2011
U.S. power in the Indian Ocean littoral An interesting read that attempts to define the situation within the Indian Ocean region and its littoral countries. Kaplan arises at some intersting sub-themes, perhaps unwittngly, but significant nevertheless.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2007
Treacherous Alliance - Book Review With chaos becoming more and more evident in the broader Middle East, Parsi's "Treacherous Alliance" is a strong background read on the political processes between Israel, Iran, and the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2009
State of the nations III - Environment/Solutions The previous two articles looked at the economy and military as integrated items. The environments, now subordinate in the main media, is still a part of it all.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2014
The Great Power Game - deja vu Is history repeating itself? Not exactly, and not yet, but the same stupid cast of characters seems to be rising to the occasion.
The World As It Is, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Chris Hedges - a man of our times Chris Hedges has enterd my pantheon of great writers of our era, among the likes of Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, and Robert Fisk.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Canada's foreign and domestic policy entanglements Canadian news media present the topics of global warming, Arctic sovereignty, the rendition of Maher Arar, and the housing market as separate items, yet they are all entangled within Canada's foreign policy.
U.S. does little to 'pressure' Israel, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 24, 2011
Leslie Gelb's Unconvetional Wisdom Foreign Policy magazine's forty year celebration includes a section on unconventional wisdom. Most of what it contains within is rather conventional wisdom for readers of alternate websites and viewers of alternate news media.
The Longest War, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Longest War - near sighted and narrow focus The Longest War - the more gentle name for the war on terror - is viewed very narrowly and without much background context in this supposed "Magnum opus."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2009
U.S. vs. THEM - Book Review Peter Scoblic has written a good history of the modern conservative era and its relationship with nuclear weapons.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 20, 2008
Marching Toward Hell - Book Review The shackles of oil and Israel, the elitist ignorance of the American government, the antagonism of the Muslim world supported by the predictions and indictments of bin Laden have created a losing position for the Americans no matter what they attempt to do.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2008
Book Review - Mission Al Jazeera An honest and clear anecdotal exploration of the benefits of Al Jazeera English throughout the world, America included.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2010
The Israeli-Palestine Conflict - Book Review A discussion that works well as a text, but has limits within the context that it should be set within.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
Israel's Occupation - Book Review This is the best work available on the nature of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 8, 2010
Canada and Israel - Building Apartheid Yves Engler has written an excellent short history of Canada's support of the state of Israel, surpassing in intent if not financial aid that of the U.S.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 18, 2010
FORCE SIX HURRICANE KRISTOL SINKS NEW ORLEANS!! A real scary scenario creates scary conjecture, but a simple test of oil on water perhaps supports its reality.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 23, 2008
Deconstructing Brzezinski's Russia Zbigniew Brzezinski continues to argue with hypocrisy and double standards towards the Russians.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2010
Three Kings - Book Review A well researched and documented political history of the U.S. imperial expansion into the Middle East after World War II.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2009
Make love...make war - two sides of the Israeli coin Two different Israeli authors, one sees a military solution, the other sees a humanistic solution, both based on traditional Judaism
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 2, 2009
State of the nations - Part I - The Economy This three part series discussses the over-all theme of the requirements of our consumer economy needing a "military fist" to support it, both destroying teh environment while doing their work.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2009
State of the Nations II: War on terror The second part of the essay examines the basis and rationales for the war on terror in context with the economy.
Harper follows Obama lead, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 29, 2013
Canada flies the U.S. flag for Syria Canada's Conservative government under Stephen Harper gives full support to U.S. position on Syria.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Gaza - Plan of Attack The Gaza attacks have historical precedent in Israel's long sought after goal for control of Eretz Israel.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2009
In Mortal Hands - Book Review There is nothing green or safe about the nuclear industry as its history is all about making weapons of mass destruction.
Peace talk failures, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 13, 2010
Remaking the Middle East - Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs magazine tries valiantly to provide some constructive critique on the Middle East. It does not recognize that Obama is simply following in the steps of previous administrations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 7, 2010
Perpetual Fraud The war of terror perpetuates the fraud of imperial wars with the military-corporate powers being the only 'winners'.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Book Review = Halliburton's army An effective account of Halliburton's wrongdoings within the U.S. war machine.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
Book Review - Hope Denied, Justice Destroyed William Cook's writing expresses with very strong terms the outrage that should be present for the international rule-breaking of Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands.
U.S. plans to veto Palestine, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Moral bankruptcy: will U.S. veto Palestine? The U.S. has already indicated that it will veto the Palestinina request for UN membership. Israel is now trying to revive the dead end of negotiations. Why have the vote?
The silence of the dogs of war, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Dogs not barking: Netanyahu and Harper Sometimes silence can be as deafening as noisy rhetoric, if it is recognized as such. With Russia now engaged in Syria, two of the dogs of war are strangely quiet about the situation.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Terror and Torture - Commentary Terror and torture cannot be separated. The U.S. conceals its own culpability under self righteous denial.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2012
"The way it 'spozed to be" - RAND and U.S. foreign policy history The RAND corporation attempts to sanitize the history of the modern world with this monograph that simply avoids talking about U.S. actions around the globe.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 19, 2009
Democracy and theocracy - Part II - from communalism to occupation and subjugation Part II looks at how theological considerations, meritocracy, and the fear of social democracy influence perceptions on democratic values and influence actions justified as democratic, from Palestine and Israel through to U.S. actions around the globe.
Birhtright Israel mega rally, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 25, 2011
Between Two Worlds An excellent documentary on the divisions within the Jewish community concerning Palestine/Israel.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The U.S. and Iran - Long on rhetoric, short on history While Iran struggles with its internal problems, the U.S. tends to purposely forget its role in the region.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 18, 2008
Book Review - The Perils of Empire Another attempt to analyse the empirical imperative - not quite successful as the author is somewhat ambivalent about his position.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
Palestinian Rejection - Book Review An excellent summary work on the committees, documents, and rulings from the Balfour Declaration through to the UN partition plan.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2010
Behind the Wall - Book Review A powerful and captivating series of vignettes of life in occupied Palestine.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 20, 2010
My Father was a Freedom Fighter - Gaza's Untold Story - Book Review A must read to obtain a strong understanding of the political-cultural history of Gaza and Palestine as seen by the dispossessed and occupied Gazans.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 14, 2009
After America - Book Review A well structured and informative look at some possible futures for the no longer dominant U.S. empire.
The Color Revolutions, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 23, 2012
The Color Revolutions While generally giving what appears to be a good overview of the color revolutions in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and the Ukraine within a narrow focus, much of the work suffers when looking at the broader context of U.S. involvement vis a vis their foreign affairs geopolitical interests.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2008
Book Review - The new imperialists - Ideologies of Empire An excellent collection of essays that deconstructs the arguments of the imperial apologists.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 24, 2010
Start-up Nation - The Israeli "Miracle" A look at the implications in Start-Up Nation reveals that no miracle has occurred, only the common place military-industrial liaison.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2009
"Let me be clear...." - Commentary on Nuclear Weapons The recent missile launch by North Korea highlights the west's double standards with nuclear weapons.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Children of Catastrophe - from a Lebanese refugee camp This well written personal account highlights the restrictive and harsh living conditions in a Palestinian refugee camp located in northern Lebanon. Not accepted by the Lebanese government, under constant attack and harassment by Israeli air and naval forces, the author describes how he succeeded in maintaining his hope and drive towards a better education.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Inheritance - Book Review An interesting account of Bush era current events, but not with any significance for the future.
Egyptian citizens protesting Mubarak oppression, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2011
On "political dialogue" and "principles" The U.S. - the Obama government - calls for dialogue and principles in a situation that its own actions helped considerably in creating.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2008
Book Review - Pens and Swords An excellent work that describes the bias in American reporting on Israel-Palestine carrying two main themes: context (emphasizing international law, right of return, and occupation/settlements); and following the Washington consensus viewpoint.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Netanyahu in Canada - Israel once again shows its disdain for international law and humanitarian actions, all while Netanyahu pleads his case to the sycophantic Canadian government.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2010
Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations - Book Review Flawed support for the WTO, the organization that colludes for world governance.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2009
Premature Peace A peace prize given to a man who talks well, but acts within the norm of U.S. foreign policy.
Fast Times in Palestine, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Fast Times in Palestine -- A Book Review One small town Oklahoma girl's voyage of discovery and revelation in the Palestinian territories and Israel.
Non-violence confronts threatened violence, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 21, 2011
Non-violence does not have to be passive The Occupy Movement and its non-violent method of confrontation demonstrates that non-violence does not have to be passive. Indeed, most social changes for the betterment of the common people have come through demonstration of some form against the powers that be, the elites. The response is often violent in itself, but so far the Occupy movement has not seen violence of the nature involving other protest movements.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Canada Report - Canada's Policy on Israel/Palestine Canada's policy towards Israel/Palestine rhetorically sounds good, but is truly hot air followed by inaction.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 7, 2008
Book Review - The Zoo on the Road to Nablus A story of Dr Sami Khader and his dream of having a zoo in Qalqilya in the West Bank. It combines humour with pathos in narrating the events of Dr. Khader his family, and the many persons involved with the zoo, speaking at both a literal and metaphorical level.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Book Review - Uncultured Wars Steven Salaita's essays discuss the obvious and not so obvious anti-Arab/Muslim racism in the U.S.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 22, 2008
War in Heaven - Book Review Caldicott returns again, co-authoring with Craig Eisendrath, a new book about American attempts to realize "full spectrum dominance" with the domination of space.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2009
Barry Rubin and Leonard Asper rerwite history Palestinians as passive complainers to the Israeli occupation? Not likely.
Stephen Harper speaks at the UN, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 11, 2010
Canada Stands by Israel Canada's Stephen Harper, after being snubbed by the UN for a position on the Security Council, has said Canada will no longer be an "honest broker." That tends to leave much dishonesty to work with.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 21, 2008
Canada's Harper serves as Bush's mouthpiece Canada's Prime Minister Harper again speaks on bended knee in support of Bush's foreign policy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
Canada complicit with Israeli war crimes Canada was the only nation to vote against the UN Human Rights Commission statement on its offense into Gaza and human rights violations. Canada is complicit with Israeli war crimes.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It's not about the carbon Carbon is not the real problem with global warming. It is the scapegoat, the 'evil' other that disguises the real problem - that of an overly consumptive pro-growth free market economy backed up by the 'invisible fist' of the military.
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Book Review - American Empire and the Commonwealth of God A strong counter indicator from the Christian perpsepective that challenges the empire and the fundamentalist religious right.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Settlement Freeze - take it to the UN The "quartet" is avoiding the UN Security Council - pehaps because they know their actions, and Israels, are counter to international law.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2009
Syria and Iran - Book Review A well written academic work that highlights the interactions of Iran and Syria.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Not to remain silent The current battle in Gaza is on hold with questions that only time will answer, but within which the answer lies.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2008
Canada Report - Reaching for Subnation Status An accounting of Canada's current government policies shows a picture different from what Canadians expect of their self-image.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 8, 2008
Book Review - Our Eyes and Dreams of Home Two books of photography from inside Aida Refugee camp near Bethlehem allow the world to see the camp from the eyes of its youth.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Advocacy, Intellect, and Common Sense The reasons and perspectives for writing are many and varied - common sense and truth are two of the most important.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2010
Haiti and media amnesia Canada's MacLean's magazine misses the critical reality that is Haiti.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Reflections on Michael Moore's "Capitalism" A bit slow in viewing, but worth a comment about this half of capitalism. The other half? China.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2007
Myth of democratic pacifism Buchheit's recent article on democratic pacifism is very unsatisfying, using statistical "ifs" to quantify his arguments and not recognizing the undemocratic nature of corporate greed and the undemocratic nature of corporate institutions.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Israel/Palestine Question - Book Reveviw While Israel may have the physical institutional underpinnings of democracy, its ethnic logic denies equality and democracy to the Arab citizens.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2009
A Choice of Enemies - Book Review A good compilation of modern Middle East history from 1979 forward - if the first and last chapters can be ignored.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2008
House of Cards The current entrance into recession is something that has been in the works for a long time and should be no surprise. It should also be no surprise if it hangs around for a lot longer than expected.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 30, 2008
States of mind A dizzying array of problems befuddles the world - with the main sources of the problem being the ones seeking the solution. Not the best way to go.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2007
John Bolton - Surrender is Not an Option Definitely not quintessential John Bolton, bu an overly long diary of who, what, when, where, but never the analytical why.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Canada Past Due in Afghanistan Four more Canadian soldiers die in a war without just cause in Afghanistan. Canada should bring its troops home before more lives are sacrificed in vain.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 2, 2008
Another American War - Look Out Earth Time Magazine and Ban Ki-Moon get together to declare another war. If it is as effective as previous American wars, earth is in serious trouble.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 8, 2009
Rebuttal to Joan Brunwasser's link to Haaretz The link provided to a Haaretz article that argued against five presupposed "leftist" arguments against Israel - all of which are out of context or simply poorly argued.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Canada - Time to Exit NATO Canada's role within Afghanistan under NATO auspices leaves it under the direction of the United States, morally and militarily. It is time to leave Afghanistan, NATO, and let the U.S. fight its own imperial wars.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2007
The State of the American Empire - Book Review As an 'atlas' defining the American Empire, this book almost works. Even though highly critical os US actions, it contains some rather 'slippery' concepts that put it within the pro-empire camp.
Netanyahu and Harper in Canada, From ImagesAttr
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Neatnyahu visits Canada for support on Iran. Before heading to the U.S., Netanyahu visited one of his most ardent supporters, Canada's PM Stephen Harper.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It's about TIME TIME magazine carries a familiar bias in relation to Hamas and Hezbollah when criticized using current works on media bias.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 3, 2008
Canada, NATO, and nuclear terror Three recent news items - Canada in Afghanistan, NATO pre-emptive nuclear weapons use, and NATO in Palestine, create a bizarre mixing of the American imperial imperative.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 21, 2008
A Doctor in Galilee - Book Review A wonderfully and powerfully written account of a Palesinian doctor's life experiences living and working inside Israel's green line.

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