Pilger on Fascism and the Arab Revolt

Renowned journalist, author and filmmaker John Pilger writes today at Antiwar.com:

The revolt in the Arab world is not merely against a resident dictator but a worldwide economic tyranny designed by the US Treasury and imposed by the US Agency for International Development, the IMF and World Bank, which have ensured that rich countries like Egypt are reduced to vast sweatshops, with half the population earning less than $2 a day. The people’s triumph in Cairo was the first blow against what Benito Mussolini called corporatism, a word that appears in his definition of fascism.”

The article begins with Pilger’s 2003 interview with former elite CIA officer Ray McGovern. McGovern responds to Pilger’s question about Norman Mailer‘s assertion that America has entered a pre-fascist state:

Well … I hope he’s right, because there are others saying we are already in a fascist mode.”

Click to read the article in its entirety: “Behind the Arab Revolt is a Word We Dare Not Speak“.

3 thoughts on “Pilger on Fascism and the Arab Revolt”

  1. I watched the video on Palestine and have posted it on FB. I know some of my friends in the US will think it is some right wing conspiracy. They are very confused and misinformed over there.
    I had some forceful comments when I posted the scene when Ray McGovern turned his back on Hilary. They thought he was rude and didn’t have a clue where he was coming from. The fact he worked for Bush was enough for them to think it was a right wing conspiracy. I told them he is the Daniel Ellsberg of today..and remember the Pentagon Papers.
    I was chided for not reading the article properly and spreading right wing propaganda. They are very nice people with good values, educated etc..I live in a different country and access more information about this topic ..this is what you are up against..but don’t stop..the situation in Gaza and else where can’t go on any longer..it’s inhumane..

  2. Some days ago, our Facebook account (1.500 contacts) and our group ‘Droit Fondamental’ (more then 2.000 members) were disabled by Facebook.

    That happened just after the publication of the next message on the wall of Jack Cleary (‘Why am I paying taxes so these idiots can build ILLEGAL settlements?’)

    1) Everything was planned:
    1) November 15, 2010 – ’U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.’

    2) Everything is planned:
    Since 2001, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and leader of Israel’s far right party, Avigdor Lieberman, proposes to establish four townships in the occupied West Bank, hermetically sealed, which would be grouped the Palestinians. He sees it as a solution for the Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are more than one million, to move the vast majority of the group in tightly closed, self-administered areas.
    Thus would arise a State ethnically homogeneous from the Mediterranean Sea until the Jordan, sheltering in its midst Palestinian “Bantustans”.

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