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Peter McLaren mclaren at gseis.ucla.edu
Sun Jul 27 15:43:58 MDT 2003


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on 7/10/03 10:04 PM, Peter McLaren at mclaren at gseis.ucla.edu wrote:

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> I am inviting you to read the new-look Socialist Future Review magazine (see
> contents below). This issue is devoted to analysing the political
> consequences and challenges that flow from the US-UK invasion and occupation
> of Iraq. 
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> We are now in the 11th year of publishing the magazine, which has always set
> out to stimulate discussion and take the political debate forward. In our
> view, there are real possibilities in the current climate and we try to
> bring them out in the articles.
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> Socialist Future Review is one of the few journals that is devoted to
> analysing the complex and contradictory world of corporate-led
> globalisation. Your support is important in maintaining our circulation and
> reaching out to the growing numbers of people who want to go beyond New
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> With best wishes 
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> Paul Feldman 
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> Editor 
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> Editorial - Regime change begins at home
> The invasion and occupation of Iraq by US and British armed forces, carried
> out despite the largest co-ordinated protest against war in history, is a
> definite turning point in the affairs of humanity, as the articles in this
> special issue of Socialist Future Review try to explain. It signals a new
> period of imperialist wars and social revolution, the outcome of which will
> decide the subsequent fate of the planet
> 
> The use and abuse of the United Nations
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> The United Nations has no other option than to accept the dominant role of
> American imperialism as the main upholder of the economic and political
> stability of global capital. This was what prompted the strategists of the
> Bush administration to calculate that any UN opposition to war with Iraq
> would be temporary and shallow.
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> The quest for an Islamic enlightenment
> 
> Ziauddin Sardar’s overarching project is to transform Islam and the west
> both from within and without. Sardar argues for a form of Islam and a
> balance of civilisations which could lead to an alternative future to that
> being offered by today’s leaders of the major states. The question is,
> however, does his critique provide a truly in-depth examination of the
> dogmas he is challenging?
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> The ‘Big Lie’ machine devouring America
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> The logic of the "Big Lie" is that people will accept a lie as truth if it
> is big enough and is told often enough by authoritative sources. The Bush
> regime is manipulating the US population into an epoch of imperialist war.
> By Professor Peter McLaren, at the University of California, with Greg
> Martin. 
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> Policing the world for the corporations
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> The Project for a New American Century sets out to uphold American
> imperialist political supremacy as the global cop of global capital.
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> Leadership and the anti-war movement
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> The American and UK governments were determined to carry on with their
> aggressive political approach, regardless of the level of protests generated
> against it. This created a real challenge for the anti-war movement and all
> those in struggle against the Bush-Blair axis.
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> The Road Map to hell and back
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> The two-state solution put forward in the US-proposed "Road Map" has no
> future. The Israeli state is no longer viable, either economically or
> politically, while the Palestinians do not even have a state to call their
> own. The way forward must lie in a radically different approach, based on an
> appeal to both Jews and Palestinians to develop a common way forward within
> a single state. 
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> Kurds wait on favours from America
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> Some recent commentators, both Kurds and non-Kurds, have claimed that the
> recent war waged against Iraq will have positive benefits for the Kurdish
> people. If this is so, it would be the first time in the history that the
> Kurds have gained anything from a foreign power. Their struggle has been and
> will continue to be one of disappointment and betrayal by imperialism.
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