As reported at CounterPunch, Dollar Imperialism is due to the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve (the world’s de facto central bank) has veto authority at the International Monetary Fund. Reserve currency policy — which amounts to economic warfare — complements U.S. military hegemony. As Michele Brand and Remy Herrera note, currency instability and market… more
- Mar 8, 2015 by Jay Taber
- Mar 7, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
More than thirty years ago I wrote an article entitled: Fourth World Wars, A New International Political Order. In that piece I described more than 128 “cold,” “warm” and “hot” wars between Fourth World nations and many different states. One of the longest of these wars still underway involves the Burmese government against the Karen… more
- Mar 4, 2015 by Jay Taber
For indigenous peoples, protecting themselves from attack has to be done simultaneous with developing self-determination infrastructure. One area they must pay attention to is the role of religious bigotry and organized racism, especially in mainstream media and NGOs devoted to terminating indigenous nations. A microcosm of this indigenous challenge can be found in the Wall… more
- Feb 20, 2015 by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
In Fourth Word Theory we make distinctions between nations, states, and nation-states, in contradistinction to mainstream international relations theory. IRT takes as a given that all three terms are interchangeable and mean the same thing. FWT, on the other hand, recognizes the historical existence of nations indigenous to place whose political existence through colonial processes… more
- Feb 16, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
As might be expected the tangible, educational successes borne from the implementation of indigenous knowledge has again slammed into bigoted, legislative and judicial barriers in a settler state (United States of America). Incredibly The Arizona State legislature enacted and the governor signed a law to effectively bar the state school system from developing and operating… more