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ugo-mattei's picture
Jan.10.2009
 You force an escort 110 civilians into a building. You lock them in and then you bomb the building. Then for a few days you do not allow anybody around there.... About 50 died that way. This is what happened in Zeitoun.  The bodycount is at almost 800; the kids killed more than 200 by now....
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Jan.08.2009
I am frankly admired by the capacity of John Haskell to keep a dialogue open with people that seem to have no heart.  It seems there is no "too far" for the zionist ethnic cleansing as there is no "too far" for the arrogance of Western plunder. Among the human scams that are...
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Jan.05.2009
One of the key feature of a "people's rule of law" is that it should come from the bottom up. It should be the elaboration  of local militant intellectuals, concerned with liberation and eager to participate in revolutionary changes of perspective  interpreting the desires, hopes and...
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Jan.02.2009
One of the key arguments of Plunder, is the thesis of continuty. The rethoric might change but the substance reamains. There has been no discontinuity between colonialism and the current time. I wish to share here a piece, written by someone who knows the "field", that seems to me makes a...
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Jan.01.2009
Happy new year! Something very difficult for me to celebrate in this paroxism of  brutality .  I just need  to take a break from a discussion on Gaza that deeply sadded me. I was so hopeful of the possibility of a little light of reason to prevail on the murderous fury, that yesterday I had even...
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Dec.31.2008
First, one needs to welcome the temporary ceasfire obtained by the French diplomacy. In an ocean of brutality and hypocrisy this is very little but perhaps better than nothing. interesting remark that of John Haskell opening the issue of the meaning of the opposition legality\illegality in front of...
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Dec.29.2008
Do the American people (and President Obama) know that resisting an illegal occupation is a fundamental human and political right? Do they know that the Gaza srip is one of the most intensely populated areas in the world with its 1.5 million people leaving, in appalling politically induced misery,...
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Dec.27.2008
Shining politicians, fit and with beautiful families, are a continuous spectacular spot advertiziong  electoral "democracy" which in turn works as the legitimating backbone of capitalist exploitation of people and nature. Sometimes, not too frequently, electoral democracy does not serve...
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Dec.26.2008
In the last fifteen years or so wages have stagnated in America while life became rogressively more expensive. As a consequence middle class became poorer. In the last fefteen years budgets for corporate advertising progressively increased.  Consequently, the progressively impoverished American...
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Dec.25.2008
  How come that whatever program is set up by large international organisms, no matter how well intentioned, turns out into Plunder? I usually tell to my students that there are some very good and well intentioned people (even economists!) working at the World Bank, the IMF, the UN. The problem is...