Capital is making the city and it’s making it in its own image

David Harvey talking: The right to the city argument was partly connected to the fact that a right to the city movement developed in the United States. It was me and others like Peter Marcuse who were getting into dialogue with those social movements. What they were recognising was that their individual concerns – whether [...]

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US Aid to Israel Is ‘Too Much’ Say 61.9% of Americans

A majority Americans say US foreign aid to Israel is excessive – either “much too much” (32.5 percent) or “too much’ (29.4 percent). The single-question March 10, 2016 opinion survey, fielded through Google Consumer Surveys, reveals only slight changes since it was first asked on September 27, 2014. (For details on sample size, bias and [...]

Trapped in Raqqa

In Syria, the local journalistic group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reports dozens of civilians have been killed by US-led bombing and artillery fire over the last few days in the ongoing battle to seize control of the city of Raqqa from ISIS. The group says as many as 32 civilians were killed amid bombing [...]

Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigns as Trump Adviser After Reaping Millions

billionaire investor Carl Icahn left his role as regulatory adviser to Donald Trump just before The New Yorker published an article entitled, "Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington" The article detailed Carl Icahn’s potential conflict of interest, including his heavy lobbying for a rule change about blending ethanol into gasoline, a rule which affects the [...]

64th anniversary of the west sponsored coup in Iran

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Mossadegh_Trial_28_Amordad_1332.jpg Mohammad Mosaddegh in court, 8 November 1953 After WWII, the West had one huge ‘problem’ on its hands: all three most populous Muslim countries on Earth – Egypt, Iran and Indonesia – were clearly moving in one similar direction, joining group of patriotic, peaceful and tolerant nations. They were deeply concerned about the welfare [...]

Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State

In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington pursued its elusive enemies across the landscapes of Asia and Africa, thanks in part to a massive expansion of its intelligence infrastructure, particularly of the emerging technologies for digital surveillance, agile drones, and biometric identification. In 2010, almost a decade into this secret war with its [...]