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origins of the vietnam war

June 22, 2008

The gradual US invasion of Vietnam represents a violent journey down the road of US control over the Third World. The early years reflect an all-too common strategy of intervention in the affairs of other states.   In 1945 a defeated Japan was forced to concede its occupation of the former French colony of Vietnam. […]

World Bank – making the worlds poor more productive slaves

April 16, 2008

Aid and Trade: The World Banks mission to make the worlds poor more productive slaves.     According to the World Bank its mission is to “   fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results”. Its seems a mission of noble intent, and indeed its reports and presidents speeches repeat it over and […]

hegemony

April 9, 2008

you know it all, but here it is again for you     Hegemonic stability theory states that a degree of order among the anarchic international system of nation states can be achieved by a predominant military and economic power, that can dominate the “rules and arrangements by which international relations, political and economic,are conducted”. […]