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March 7, 2013

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Understanding 9-11 and The 9-11 Wars
December 15, 2004
Understanding 9-11 and The 9-11 Wars

By Dr John McMurtry

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Is There an Islamic Problem?: Essays on Islamic Societies, the US and Israel
October 1, 2004
Is There an Islamic Problem?: Essays on Islamic Societies, the US and Israel

By Dr. M. Shahid Alam, Oct 2004
It has become fashionable in some circles after September 11 to excoriate Islam as the source of the problems facing the Islamic world. The air is …

The Global Market Doctrine: A Study in Fundamentalist Theology
March 26, 2004
The Global Market Doctrine: A Study in Fundamentalist Theology

By Dr John McMurtry, Centre for Research on Globalisation
A theological doctrine, like a science, is an organized system of ideas which is intended to make sense of reality in terms of the …

Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq
September 1, 2003
Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, September 2003
Following the US declaration of a ‘war on terror’, Washington hawks were quick to label Iraq part of an ‘axis of evil’. After a tense build-up, in March …

A Short History of the Global Economy Since 1800
June 1, 2003
A Short History of the Global Economy Since 1800

By M. Shahid Alam, Northeastern University, Boston
This is a short history of the global economy since 1800. It is about the system of global capitalism that took shape once the British economy went ‘underground’ and …

Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina
March 28, 2003
Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina

By Dr. Peter Dale Scott, 28 March 2003
Peter Dale Scott’s brilliantly researched tour de force illuminates the underlying forces that drive U.S. global policy from Vietnam to Colombia and now to Afghanistan and …

Understanding the U.S. War State
March 15, 2003
Understanding the U.S. War State

By Dr John McMurtry, Monthly Review, March 2003
The following essay was delivered at a forum entitled “The Assault on Iraq and the War Against Democracy: How Should Canadians Respond” held on …

Bomb Now, Die Later
February 1, 2003
Bomb Now, Die Later

By Ruth Blakeley, Department of Politics, University of Bristol, 2001 (Revised in February 2003)
Was the bombing campaign undertaken by the UN Coalition against Iraq, in 1991, fought according to just war conventions?
The air campaign undertaken …

The War on Freedom: How and Why America Was Attacked September 11, 2001
September 11, 2002
The War on Freedom: How and Why America Was Attacked September 11, 2001

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, 11 Sep 2002
A disturbing expose of the American government’s hidden agenda, before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A wide range of documents show US officials …

Value Wars: The Global Market Versus the Life Economy: Moral Philosophy and Humanity
August 23, 2002
Value Wars: The Global Market Versus the Life Economy: Moral Philosophy and Humanity

By Dr. John McMurtry, 23 August 2002
‘John McMurtry’s new book is a tour de force, one of the most devastating critiques of the global market paradigm that has been written to date. McMurtry’s …

Issues in Positive Political Economy
May 9, 2002
Issues in Positive Political Economy

By Dr. S. Mansoob Murshed, 9 May 2002
Political economy – the original name for economics in its entirety – has in recent years witnessed a semantic broadening to include some of the preoccupations …

The Iconoclast: Understanding the Moral Derangement of the U.S.-led ‘Free World’
April 1, 2002
The Iconoclast: Understanding the Moral Derangement of the U.S.-led ‘Free World’

By Dr John McMurtry, Canadian Social Studies, Volume 36, Number 3, Spring 2002
As Samuel Coleridge long ago advised, suspension of disbelief is the necessary state of mind for a drama to …

War & Militarization
September 1, 2001
War & Militarization

Total global military expenditure in 2009 is estimated to have been $1.531 Trillion. The US is responsible for 46.5 per cent of the world total, distantly followed by the China (6.6%), France (4.2%), UK (3.8%), …

International Security
September 1, 2001
International Security

Yes, there are circumstances in which it [terrorism] is justifiable. It looked like a regime that would last forever, and it was blown down. It is hard to argue that, on its own, a political …

Politics
September 1, 2001
Politics

It’s important to explain that in foreign policy we are not looking for differences. I don’t see it as part of that style of parties. We don’t as in many areas of domestic policy say …

Globalization and Openness: Lessons from the Recent Crisis in Southeast Asia
July 1, 2001
Globalization and Openness: Lessons from the Recent Crisis in Southeast Asia

By Suthiphand Chirathivat and S. Mansoob Murshed, United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research

International Capital: A Threat to Human Dignity and Life on Planet Earth
March 30, 2001
International Capital: A Threat to Human Dignity and Life on Planet Earth

By Róbinson Rojas
President George W. Bush’s spokesman said:
“He has been unequivocal. He does not support the Kyoto protocol. It is not in the United States’ economic best interest.”
Notes on globalisation and …

Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction
April 29, 2000
Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Dr. Eric Herring, 29 April 2000
These studies concentrate on preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction.