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Prof. Harry Targ: « The neoliberals and the neocons are working together to undermine the new Trump administration »

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Prof. Harry Targ. D.R.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book « International Relations in a World of Imperialism and Class Struggle » is for me relevant and especially visionary.In your opinion, what are the most effective tools to fight against the ultra-liberalism and imperialism?

Prof. Harry Targ: That book was written to challenge the dominant discourse among those of us who study international relations. Reigning paradigms—realism, liberalism, and behavioral science—did not address imperialism, dominance, and dependency. The book was written in the early 1980s and reflected my growing engagement with theories of imperialism, particularly Lenin, and dependency, primarily scholar/activists from the Global South such as Walter Rodney, Samir Amin, Andre Gunter Frank, Fernando Cardoso and others. I wanted researchers and teachers of international relations in North America to incorporate these theories into how we looked at the world. Most importantly, I wanted our students to be confronted with ideas about imperialism and dependency, particularly the predominant imperial power of the United States. Lire la suite »

Dr. Jacques Sapir: « The struggle for the sovereignty of Nations is now decisive »

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Dr. Jacques Sapir. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your book « Les économistes contre la Démocratie: Pouvoir, Mondialisation et Démocratie » (Economists Against Democracy: Power, Globalization and Democracy), you are very critical of economists. Can you explain why?

Dr. Jacques Sapir: It is mainly because economists have appropriated a power that is not theirs. They have indeed penetrated the inner workings of the ruling apparatus. This is true at the State level, as to that of major international organizations, whether it is in the European Union, the OECD or the WTO. They are thus increasingly inclined to intervene on all social and political problems. But when they occur, it is by mixing an experts position and a position of political actors. This poses an immediate problem. Lire la suite »

Dr. Colin Ross: “The doctors deliberately create a mental disorder for military purposes”

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Dr. Colin Ross. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book « The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists » is traumatic and reveals the criminal experiences of the CIA on American human subjects. How Doctors were they able to participate in these experiences?

Dr. Colin Ross: I think the doctors participated for a variety of reasons: patriotism; the Cold War mentality; money; prestige among colleagues; the thrill of being a « spy »; academic promotion via grants and papers; sadism; and curiosity. All this had to be accompanied by rationalizations and denial. Lire la suite »

Robert D. Steele: « NSA and CIA are indeed out of control »

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Robert David Steele. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote the book The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust. Its content as well as the fact that you have distributed it free on the web are revolutionary. Can you explain your concept of Open Source to our readership?

Robert David Steele: First, although I understand there is a pirate copy of the book free on the web, it is the only one of my 10 books that I do not own the English rights to. I can give a free digital copy to anyone that wants to publish it in any other languages. It has been translated into Chinese. My other books are both free online and also for sail at Amazon. Lire la suite »

Allen M. Hornblum: « A healthy, vibrant democracy depends on an educated and involved electorate. »

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Allen M. Hornblum. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book « Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison » describes the medical experiments conducted on prisoners in Holmesburg Prison under the direction of the dermatologist Albert Kligman. You have also written “Sentenced to science: One Black Man’s Story of Imprisonment in America”. « Against their will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America » describes other experiments on children and infants. How could these criminal experiences have taken place in the USA? Were the criminals punished?

Allen M. Hornblum: As I told my college students over many years, America has not always been a beacon on a hill or shining example of a good and just society. Along with many very admirable qualities and attributes, the United States also has some extremely sad and unsavory episodes in its history. Lire la suite »

Colonel Régis Chamagne: « NATO has become a tool at the service of US imperialism, itself at the service of the financial oligarchy’s project »

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Colonel Régis Chamagne. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You are talking about a plan for the destruction of nation-States, especially by breaking their armies. It is a terrible fact. Can you tell us about this project?

Col. Régis Chamagne: The objective of the financial oligarchy is to seize the riches of the world, and to achieve this, humanity must be enslaved. Thirty years ago, some 60 people owned 50 percent of the world’s wealth. At the time, the image used was that of a bus: we could fill a bus with those who owned 50 percent of the world’s wealth. Today, they are only eight people who own half the wealth of the world. Lire la suite »

Dr. Paul Street: « The United States’ political order is a corporate and financial plutocracy »

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Dr. Päul Street. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You devoted two books to Barack Obama: “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama and the Real World of Power” and “Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics”. How do you judge Obama’s two presidential mandates?

Dr. Paul Street: Obama has been the neoliberal, imperial, and deeply conservative president many of us on the left expected him to be. I have written about this in a recent Truthdig essay titled “Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy: Rightward Drift and Donald Trump.” The first book you mention (The Empire’s New Clothes) is a detailed record of Obama’s service to the elite business class, to the U.S. global military empire, and to the continuing hold of institutional and societal racism in the U.S. Lire la suite »