With the European periphery reeling on the brink of collapse, an unlikely friend has turned up offering financial assistance to those in need. What does the sudden arrival of this mystery buyer of European debt tell us about the relative decline of Europe and the rise of Asia? Should we be worried about the loss of European hegemony, and if so, is there anything we can do to stop it?
As Gaddafi’s reign begins to to crumble, this amazing amateur footage relays the sense of ecstasy in liberated Misurata, Libya’s third largest city (210km east of Tripoli).
The workers uprising in Wisconsin has been going strong for a fortnight and is starting to spread across the region. Which made me wonder — what would our chubby old German friend have had to say about the Republican war on the unions, had he still been alive today?
A careful Wiki-study of Saif al-Gaddafi’s PhD thesis at the London School of Economics yields an astonishing amount of suspicious, non-cited similarities to other texts.
The students who occupied the Senior Commons room at the LSE in protest of the School’s ties to the Gaddafi regime have released the following two statements.
LSE students have occupied the senior commons room to demand the immediate restitution of Gaddafi’s blood money to the Libyan people.
(picture: Socialist Worker)
With Gaddafi refusing to step down and vowing to fight his ‘revolution’ to the bitter end, it might be useful to revisit the genuinely revolutionary writings of Subcomandante Marcos. “The word, together with love and dignity, is what makes us human beings.”
Not just David Held and Howard Davies cuddled up to the Gaddafi regime. Anthony Giddens, former LSE Director and advisor to Tony Blair, also publicly defended the Libyan dictator back in 2007.
The LSE’s cozy relationship with the Gaddafi regime is but one instance of a much larger problem: the systematic failure of Western liberals to practice what they preach. Whence this bizarre hypocrisy?
Professor David Held just sent an email with a public statement on Saif al-Gaddafi’s donation of £1.5 million to LSE Global Governance.