New play by James Petras
Introduction: The two paths to 21st century empire-building-via-proxies are illustrated through the violent seizure of power in the Ukraine by a US-backed junta and the electoral gains of the US-backed Colombian war lord, Alvaro Uribe.
Introduction: In the biggest power grab since George Bush seized Eastern Europe and converted it into a NATO bastion confronting Russia, the Obama regime, together with the EU, financed and organized a violent putsch in the Ukraine which established a puppet regime in Kiev.
Clarity Press :: 03.09.2014
This book provides a unique conception of US empire building, linking overseas expansion.
Available now in paperback
Available now in paperback
Zed Books :: 02.28.2014
“The New Extractivism. A Post-Neoliberal Development Model or Imperialism of the Twenty-First Century?” Henry Veltmeyer and James Petras. Zed Books.
Introduction: In ancient Rome, especially during the late Republic, oligarchs resorted to mob violence to block, intimidate, assassinate or drive from power the dominant faction in the Senate.
Introduction: The transformation of Christmas from a story about a migrant working-class family fleeing state persecution, in the search for a safe haven and receiving support and solidarity to the biggest capitalist commercial bonanza of the year – has far-reaching political consequences.
“Hay que organizar la lucha, crear conciencia y utilizar instituciones locales para crear micro-modelos”labsindikatua.org / James Petras :: 07.29.2013
[Spanish] “El requisito para cualquier proyecto socialista en el país vasco pasa por la independencia”
Introduction: Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations – Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland –and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London, Wall Street, Geneva and Frankfort.
LAB International :: 05.20.2013
En una rueda de prensa realizada hoy en Iruñea [Euskal Herria] junto con la Secretaria General de LAB, Ainhoa Etxaide, el prestigioso intelectual estadounidense ha opinado que la Huelga General del 30 de mayo va a mostrar que “hay grandes colectividades que no están de acuerdo ni con Bruselas ni con los administradores que gestionan las políticas de Bruselas”.
One of the most important and yet most neglected determinants of the outcomes of the economic crisis and resultant deepening of social inequalities and immiseration is the ‘class struggle’. In one of his most pithy metaphors, Karl Marx referred to class struggle as ‘the motor force of history’.
Introduction: As Greece enters the sixth year of Europe’s worst economic depression, with 30% of its labor force unemployed and over 52% of its youth jobless, the entire social fabric is unraveling; a suicide rate are skyrocketing and close to 80% of the population is downwardly mobile.
Introduction: The configuration of 21st century imperialism combines patterns of exploitation from the past as well as new features which are essential to understanding the contemporary forms of plunder, pillage and mass impoverishment. In this paper we will highlight the relatively new forms of imperial exploitation, reflecting the rise and consolidation of an international ruling class, the centrality of military power, large scale long-term criminality as a key component of the process of capital accumulation, the centrality of domestic collaborator classes and political elites in sustaining the US – EU empire and the new forms of class and anti-imperialist struggles.
“Legal Imperialism” and International Law: Legal Foundations for War Crimes, Debt Collection and Colonization12.03.2012
Introduction: By now we are familiar with imperial states using their military power to attack, destroy and occupy independent countries. Boatloads of important studies have documented how imperial countries have seized and pillaged the resources of mineral-rich and agriculturally productive countries, in consort with multi-national corporations.
Celeste Sáenz de Miera :: 11.17.2012
Interview with mexican ABC Radio - Audio in Spanish
Introduction: Whenever financial swindlers prosper at the expense of investors or a bank jiggers interest rates to bugger their competitors or tax evaders flee fiscal crises or rent gouging petrol monarchies recycle profits or oligarchs pillage economies and drive millions to drink, drugs and destitution they find a suitable secure sanctuary in London.
Introduction: The principle axis of the class struggle are found in Latin America, Europe and Asia, each following its own trajectory.