Cults of Security and Terror: Fear Ahead of the Rio Olympic Games
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, July 28 2016
The Olympics remains a black hole of needless expenditure, sucking services into it with impending and merciless doom. Unused stadia, tracks left to moulder, services supposedly linked to urban renewal turned into dilapidated wonders. That is the Olympic legacy in its lingering aftermath.
Attempt to Ban Russian Olympic Team – New Cold War at Its ‘Best’!
By Andre Vltchek, July 28 2016
The Empire is becoming thoroughly unpredictable. It is attacking on all fronts. It lost all its shame and decency. New Cold War is now in full swing and the West is using both old and new tactics, in order to demonize and discredit all of its opponents: from Russia to China, Venezuela, North Korea, South Africa and Iran.
Police State South Korea Clamps Down on Peace Movement. Deployment of US THAAD Missile System in South Korea
By Gregory Elich, July 28 2016
On July 26, 2016, the South Korean government blocked the entry of two Korean American peace activists – Juyeon Rhee and Hyun Lee – into its country. The two are representatives of the U.S.-based Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. They had traveled to South Korea to participate in the annual Jeju Peace March as well as join protests against the recent U.S.-South Korean decision to deploy the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea.
America’s Conquest of Western Europe: Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington?
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, July 28 2016
World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington. The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate.
The Artistic Representation of War and Peace, Politics and the Global Crisis
By Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin, July 28 2016
Most art either reflects local reality (landscapes, cityscapes, portraits) or internal ‘reality’ (surrealism, conceptual art). But there are artists (in this case, I will focus on painters) who do not shy away from depicting the difficulties facing ordinary people or the elites who create those difficulties in the first place. Here we will look at particular ways in which painters deal with contemporary reality using old and new forms of art to draw attention to injustices or general social issues.