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Azerbaijan and the US Sponsored War on Iran

11-04-2007 18:58

US and allied naval deployments are concentrated in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean. The March NATO/US agreement with Baku, while building upon previous military cooperation agreements, specifically reinforces what might be described as a "Northern Front" whereby Azeri military bases including airfields and naval facilities in the Caspian sea would be used by NATO and US forces in the case of US sponsored attacks on Iran.

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Demo at BP's AGM

11-04-2007 15:57


10.30am, Thursday 12 April 2007
Excel Centre, Docklands (Custom House DLR)

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Empire as a Way of Life, Part 5

11-04-2007 12:41


The current imperial slaughter in the Middle East, justified by the "Global War on Terror", that has resulted in at least 600,000 deaths in Iraq, is nothing new — the U.S. Empire has a long and sordid history of genocidal mass murder.

The history of the U.S. imperialism and Empire is the subject of a series of ten monthly seminars from Dr John Marciano, "Empire as a Way of Life". Attached is a recording of the fifth of these seminars and the text upon which it was based. The first 7 of these seminars have taken place and the intention is to have the whole series published on this site; the last 3 will take place between now and June.

This seminar, recorded on 16th January 2007 by the L.A. Sound Posse, runs for 38 minutes and includes the discussion following. It has been made available under a Creative Commons license. If this recording is broadcast please let the L.A. Sound Posse know. This recording was originally made available on the A-Infos Radio Project site.

The following text has been reproduced here with the kind permission of Dr John Marciano and he can be contacted at He introduced this series of seminars in the following way:

A fundamental purpose of our meetings is to understand the systemic nature of the U.S. Empire and the economic and military imperialism that is its lifeblood. The historian William Appleman Williams argues that empire became "a way of life" in the U.S., a "combination of patterns of thought and action that, as it becomes habitual and institutionalized, defines the thrust and character of a culture and society." This "way of life" has convinced many U.S. "Americans" they have a right or "manifest destiny" to impose their political and economic policies upon others.

Dr John Marciano is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Cortland, where he taught courses on social and historical foundations of education and class, gender and race.

Previous parts of this series:

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Under siege, Iran ups the ante

10-04-2007 23:16

For all their apparent grandstanding, the Iranians have been rather astute in defending their legitimate right to a civilian nuclear programme and fuel cycle. By upping the ante every time they come under unreasonable pressure, they have managed to create new facts on the ground. In turn, these facts make it more difficult for Washington to achieve its goals through "peaceful" coercion such as arm-twisting Iran's negotiating partners or imposing sanctions. It is as if, having correctly read America's aggressive military intentions, Iran has decided not to give the Pentagon the luxury of choosing a time for attack best suited to itself. By inducing a premature delivery, Iran hopes the war the U.S. is planning will be stillborn.

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Teetering on the Brink of Disaster: The NeoCons' Decision to Bomb Iran

09-04-2007 21:19

Neo-Con Disaster
Can Neoconservative Belligerent Dogmatism be Halted by the Empire’s Realists?

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Iran: The threat of a nuclear war

09-04-2007 20:51

General Leonid Ivashov (left) at the Axis for Peace Conference 2005 in Brussels
Strongly convinced that a US nuclear strike on Iran is imminent, General Ivashov analysis the probable outcomes of a United-Stator-Irani war. He confirms, for example, that such a conflict will lead to a military one between Tel Aviv and Tehran which will immediately evolve into a religious one, between Islam and Judaism. He raises his doubts about the real reasons behind the US operation, and points out to the reader that Bush administartion and its allies have already started their psychological readying for the likelihood of utilizing tactical nuclear weapons against Iran. Yet, is it possible to avert the bombing ? One of the questions, among others, to which General Ivashov brings an answer in this article.

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Hicks case exposes 'war on terror' sham

09-04-2007 20:46

After five years of solitary confinement in a small metal cell, David Hicks pleaded guilty on March 26 to one of the two charges brought against him by US military prosecutors on March 1, to finally get out of the notoriously brutal US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Hicks’s case has revealed just what a sham the US-led “war on terror” really is.

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Land of the Free, Home of the War on Terrorism

09-04-2007 20:36

“They told us this was one of the world's worst terrorists, and he got the sentence of a drunken driver,” said Ben Wizner, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, referring to David Hicks, a 31-year-old Australian who in a plea bargain with a US military court will serve nine months in prison, largely in Australia. That's after five years at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba without being charged with a crime, without a trial, without a conviction. Under the deal, Hicks agreed not to talk to reporters for one year (a slap in the face of free speech), to forever waive any profit from telling his story (a slap -- mon Dieu! -- in the face of free enterprise), to submit to US interrogation and testify at future US trials or international tribunals (an open invitation to the US government to hound the young man for the rest of his life), to renounce any claims of mistreatment or unlawful detention (a requirement which would be unconstitutional in a civilian US court).

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Want to Earn Ten Years' Salary? Get Captured.

09-04-2007 20:15

Solitary Confinement
The government is introducing a new incentive scheme for the military. If you get captured you can immediately make a quarter of a miilion pounds, maybe much more.

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Iran releases rebuttal footage of sailors playing chess

09-04-2007 18:23

The Brits really should've quit while they were ahead . . .

Too late now.

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Afghanistan war political slaughter

09-04-2007 09:18

Not constructive at all
Former British serviceman opined that most of what British troops do in Afghanistan is not constructive at all and it only works to further alienate Afghan population.

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New hit song from The Meat Beetles

09-04-2007 04:26

Here is the new hit song by The Meat Beetles, the sensational musical group from Hopeulikit, Georgia, the undisputed cultural center of the USA!

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You Murderous Tube

07-04-2007 15:51

NuLab mass murderer Tony Bliar, the grinning gimp, launched a new YouTube Channel today. Already they have 16 videos up. Not one of them is about Iraq, which is the only issue most voters relate to Labour now.

Now, if I promise to safetly burn down my local Labour party office will someone else hack this piece of shite website for me ?

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Come toUSAF Lakenheath Demo

07-04-2007 12:00

USAF Lakenheath Demonstration!


from 4 p.m. at Gate 1,

on the A 1065,

--to welcome the Vanunu Freedom cyclists on their way to London from Faslane

-- to take part in the annual vigil remembering the bombing of Libya (April 1986) from this base

-- to sustain our protest over the nuclear and cluster bombs at


--to Say ‘Don’t attack Iran’ ( missions could be flown from this US base)

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The British Royal Navy Personnel Were Spying on Iran: Their Mission was to "Gath

07-04-2007 00:06

Here is the full transcript of Captain's Air's interview with Sky news, which confirms that the mission was to spy on Iran, in the context of ongoing coalition war preparations.

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Jundullah: Iran-Contra Crimes Revisited

06-04-2007 23:59

Jundullah members captured in Iran after blowing up a bus with members of the Revolutionary Guard onboard back in February “said they had been trained for the mission at a secret location in Pakistan.” Back in 2003, the CIA established “secret bases” in Pakistan, ostensibly to hunt for the dead Osama bin Laden and his dour pranksters, that is to say patsies and mental deficients.

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Lakenheath 8, SOCPA 128, Trial dates

06-04-2007 17:50

The ‘Lakenheath 8’ Pete, Richie, Mell, Lesley G, Lesley A, Margaret, Irene and Emma now have their trial dates for the action they took last October. The trial will take place on the 6th, 10th and 11th of July 2007 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk courts.

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The Iran hostage crisis in context

06-04-2007 15:16

What were Iran's likely reasons for arresting the 15 British service-people, and who have been the winners and losers in the hostage crisis?

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Cultural Inversions and Criminal Leadership

06-04-2007 13:20

Imagine coalition leaders recoiling in horror at the prospect of facing the truth that it is they who are the most criminally liable and culpable terrorists in the world today! Former Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, stated that in order to effectively combat terrorism a universal definition of ‘terrorism’ would be imperative. A ratified definition would eliminate politically motivated, arbitrary definitions made by various groups/States for the principal purpose of servng their own interests. In the absence of a universal definition the legal system and International criminal courts are ‘hamstrung’ or worse, subject to manipulation by powerful (criminal) interests.

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Iran’s release of sailors: A humiliating episode for Britain

05-04-2007 11:19

Iran’s release of the 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf is the dénouement of a humiliating episode for the Blair government and for British imperialism.