WILFRED BURCHETT—With the minute attention to detail that I found later was so characteristic of this great leader of the Vietnamese people, he had called shortly after my arrival with another journalist, to assure himself that we had survived the rigours of the journey and were in good health. It was difficult to believe that within a few hours of arrival we should be sitting opposite this legendary revolutionary leader. But there he was, the unmistakably kindly face, the twinkling depthless black eyes, the thin straggling beard…
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ALEXANDER RUBINSTEIN—Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the field is more crowded with like-minded candidates –“progressives” like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. It follows then that in order to distinguish himself, Sanders needs visionary solutions to problems outside of the economic realm. In the foreign policy arena, however, he is looking for inspiration on Israel-Palestine from tried-and-failed Democratic presidents of the past — namely, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — all while echoing Trump and Bush Jr. administration talking points.
The “Hirak” in Algeria, between spontaneity and manipulation: the “chilling” analysis of French General Dominique Delawarde
DOMINIQUE DELAWARDE—Having worked extensively on the Algerian dossier when I was in office and having continued to do so since retiring, I will try to give you my analysis in the clearest possible way by answering three questions: Why? What? How?Why?The answer to this question is, from my point of view, in a geopolitical context that goes well beyond the borders of Algeria. To simplify to the extreme, the world is today cut in two opposing camps.There is one that fits perfectly with an organization of the international community as conceived and built after World War II: IMF, WTO, World Bank, dollar, and US almost absolute pre-eminence since 1990 The neoconservative ideologues of this camp are now gradually drifting towards a goal of “globalization happy (for them)”, unipolar, under Western dominance (in fact, under US-NATO dominance).
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___________________________________________________________________________________ Telling the Truth about Imperialism / Archives Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian…