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John PILGER: A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN. BREAK THE SILENCE; address at the University of Sydney – published 20 March 2016

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Martin Zeis, 23.03.2016

Dear all,

in a striking address at the University of Sydney John Pilger roasts the US foreign policy 1945 ff, the nationwide systemic record of violence and the ideology of a messianic Americanism, claiming “a world substantially made over in [America’s] own image” (as 1947 described in a series of National Security Council directives).
Similar to other globally wellknown writers like Pepe Escobar, Michel Chossudovsky, John Whitehead, Paul Craig Roberts etc. he’s warning the public of a presidency of Hillary Clinton who’s epitomising „the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted “exceptionalism” is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face“.

He finishes angry and troubled:

„What has happened to the great tradition of popular direct action, unfettered to parties? Where is the courage, imagination and commitment required to begin the long journey to a better, just and peaceful world? Where are the dissidents in art, film, the theatre, literature? Where are those who will shatter the silence?“


Capitalism Requires World War | The Vineyard of the Saker

The Saker

by Cathal Haughian

250,000 capitalists read the Financial Times, and it has been our undertaking, since 2010, to chronicle our understanding of capitalism via our book The Philosophy of Capitalism. We were curious as to the underlying nature of the system which endows us, the owners of capital, with so many favours. The Saker has asked me to explain our somewhat crude statement ‘Capitalism Requires World War’. (…)

The present showdown between West, Russia and China is the culmination of a long running saga that began with World War One. Prior to which, Capitalism was governed by the gold standard system which was international, very solid, with clear rules and had brought great prosperity: for banking Capital was scarce and so allocated carefully. World War One required debt-capitalism of the FIAT kind, a bankrupt Britain began to pass the Imperial baton to the US, which had profited by financing the war and selling munitions.

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