The Economist Laments the “Dying” International Liberal Order

The City of London’s media, as we know, tend to be the most open when it comes to expressing the intentions (and illusions) of the main shareholders of the transatlantic “rules-based order”. That is certainly the case in the introduction to The Economist’s cover story this week, written by its editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes. “When I joined The Economist in […]

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London Demands Escalation Against Russia, No Matter What

The Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA), the British monarchy’s choice foreign policy think tank, published an article May 10, calling on the U.K. to go full steam ahead in confronting Russia. “Backing down in the face of Russian threats is the worst option”, writes the Institute’s Senior Consulting Fellow Keir Giles, it’s better to join France in its policy […]

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International Peace Coalition Meeting: No, the Kremlin Is Not Bluffing

At the weekly internet meeting of the International Peace Coalition on May 10, several speakers brought up the recent provocative statements about defeating Russia coming from the UK, the US and France, as well as the announcement by the Russian Defense Ministry of an exercise to test the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons. Col. Richard H. Black (ret.), former head […]

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The West’s Moral Fitness to Survive Put to the Test in Gaza

On May 11, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) issued an “urgent warning” to residents of central Rafah to immediately evacuate the area, which would soon become a “dangerous combat zone”, and go immediately to the “humanitarian zone” in the coastal area of Al Mawasi. Likewise, Palestinians in the northern Gaza camp of Jabalia, have been told to evacuate to Gaza […]

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UNGA Overwhelming Approves UN Membership for Palestine

With 143 yeas, 9 nays and 25 abstentions, the UN General Assembly passed a draft resolution in a special session May 10, stating that “the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations” under its Charter rules. This initiative was motivated by the fact that the UN Security Council had failed to grant Palestine full membership on […]

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South Africa Applies to ICJ for Emergency Measures against Genocide

Given the extreme danger for the survival of the Palestinian population, South Africa filed on May 10 a new request for emergency measures with the UN’s International Court of Justice at The Hague. It asks the court to order Israel to “cease its military offensive” in Rafah and to allow delivery of humanitarian aid as well as “unimpeded access” for […]

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Integration of U.S. Universities into the War Machine Being Exposed

The wave of campus protests against U.S. support for Israel’s deadly assault on the population of Gaza began inauspiciously with the takeover of the Brown University (Rhode Island) administration building on Nov. 8, 2023. Among the demands of the students was for a printout of the university’s financial relationship with the Israeli government and military establishment, and of investments of […]

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Germany’s “War-Readiness” Is a Boon for the U.S. Defense Industry

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius’ two-day visit to the United States May 9-10 was above all a shopping spree for U.S.-made military equipment. Among his purchases were three complete units of HIMARS long-range missile launchers to be shipped to Ukraine, as well as 60 twin-engine “Chinook” transport helicopters, produced at a Philadelphia Boeing helicopter factory which Pistorius visited May 9. […]

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China’s Overall Trade on the Rise, with Marked Increase in Imports

China’s overall trade grew in April with both exports and particularly imports increasing from a year earlier, further indicating strengthening expansion in China’s economy. Exports rose by 1.5% from a year earlier in dollar terms, meaning the growth was significantly larger in volume of goods, given the dollar’s appreciation over that year. Imports were up by 8.4%, in part for […]

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Anglo-American Attempts to Save the System Could Include Dangerous Provocations

As usual, Lyndon LaRouche’s “typical collapse function” helps explain developments of last week. Western elites are operating within the constraints of the collapsing financial system, constraints that force them to both escalate global tensions and de-industrialize their own economies. Tensions escalated as French President Emmanuel Macron and British Foreign Minister Cameron raised the possibility of sending (NATO member country) troops […]

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