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The New World Order In Action
[ Progressive Press, 2nd Edition, December 2016, pages 354, ISBN-13: 978-1615772476 ]
A REVIEW OF TAKIS FOTOPOULOS. THE NEW WORLD ORDER IN ACTION. GLOBALIZATION, THE BREXIT AND THE LEFT.
Posted : November 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm
Author : kevinclarion
This latest blog is a review of what I consider the most important book to be published this year, by the Greek socialist Takis Fotopoulos.
Broadly speaking Fotopoulos puts forward the view that TNE transnational elites are trying to set up an international structure which makes countries national sovereingty irrelevant. So that mega multinational corporations will run the world. He also explains how what he calls the fake pro globalist left help the elite globalist dictatorship plans. For instance Y Varoufakis Diem25 plans for a 'democratic, EU which Varoufakis knows himself cannot work.
Fotopoulos explains how the USA was behind the plans for a united Europe just after the second world war so as to help the fight against communism. The CIA role in setting up the European unity movement has been well documented. At first this took a slow pace with the founding of the European Economic Community of just six countries in 1956 which at first was just a trading bloc.
However with the arrival of the neo liberal period from the 1980's onwards and the collapse of actual existing socialism in the period 1989 to 1991 the TNE plans for a transnational corporate dictatorship really took off.
In 1992 the Maastricht treaty created a single European Union market. This has been further developed with the arrival of the Euro currency which ends countries national economic sovereignty and democracy. From 2000 the author explains most countries economic rules are in fact decided by globalist dictatorial institutions like the WTO, IMF and the World bank. This involves compulsory privatization and labour market deregulation.
Fotopoulos show how in 2009 Transnational corporations controlled 2/3rds of the world trade. He also quotes Josef Stiglitz who states that the bottom 90% of the American populations income has remained stagnate for the last three decades so globalization does not favour the working masses. He also shows how TTIP will make countries national sovereignty irrelevant, thank god it now seems likely that TTIP will be defeated.
The author explains how TNE use violence against countries which do not fall into line with their plans. For instance Syria, Iraq and Libya and also try to threaten countries like Russia, China and Iran.
Importantly he exposes the role of fake pro globalist left groups like Syriza and Podemos in supporting the elite globalist plans. For instance the outrageous Syriza government sell out to the EU in 2015 and its programme of mass privatization since.
Fotopoulos shows how the DIEM25 plans for a 'democratic EU is a utopian plan which cannot be achieved. Any so called united Europe would be a neo liberal dictatorship controlled by the TNE.
Turning to Brexit the author correctly explains how this was a major working class revolt against globalization. However he also shows how the fake pro globalist British left overwhelmingly was against Brexit. Even Corbyn who used to be anti EU mysteriously switched sides to support the remain campaign. Can we really trust this man?
Fotopoulos shows how in Europe the left wing political parties are general decline. Due to their being exposed for supporting neo liberalism, privatization and loss of national sovereignty to the EU etc.
In the last part of the book the author explains how we can defeat the transnational elite.
He calls for the formation of Front of Nationals and Social Liberation FNSL in every country in the world. These fronts would break with the TNE by building from below. By breaking with the TNE and the new world order they would build a new economic model based on self reliance and the public of ownership of the major part of the economy. Countries under the control of the FNSL would leave globalist organizations like the EU, WTO, IMF and the World bank. They would also establish their own national currencies.
In conclusion I would urge everybody to BUY this very important book either from Progressive Publishing Co in San Diego or else amazon. Finally thanks must be given to Joseph P Leonard of Progressive Co for publishing this book.
God bless you all.
“Once again, with his new magisterial book, The New World Order in Action, Takis Fotopoulos proves himself to be one of the most comprehensive critics of global capitalism and its fatally flawed system logic. His analysis of the "New World Order" —as a hierarchical, society and earth-destroying transnational institutional network, rather than a mysterious conspiratorial cabal— is essential for understanding the current crises that threaten all life on this planet, and for moving beyond them. Fotopoulos remains au currant and as incisive and relevant as ever.”
Dr. Steven Best, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas, El Paso
“The New World Order in Action ranks with Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation as essential reading for understanding the evolution of our dominant institutions.”
David Gabbard, Professor, Boise State University, USA
“I would like to express my total agreement with the central thesis of the book that it was the intellectual failure of the Left to grasp the real significance of neoliberal globalization that led to its political bankruptcy. The inevitable consequence was the rise of a neo-nationalist movement in Europe, which is embraced by most of the victims of globalization, particularly the working class that used to support the Left.”
Arran Gare, Professor in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia
“Takis Fotopoulos is among the most important voices on the left today. We ignore his formidable analysis of contemporary geopolitics in The New World in Action at our own peril. A must read for all those who are seeking ways to challenge the terror of neoliberal capitalism.”
Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, College of Education, Chapman University, USA
“Takis Fotopoulos is one of the most expansive, tireless militants of the new global Left, reinvigorating and carrying forward the neglected currents of emancipatory socialism into a 21st century in desperate need of them.”
Dr Chamsy el-Ojeili, Lecturer, Sociology, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
WESTERN CHICKEN HAWKS ARE GOING COLD ON TURKEY
Posted: 13 March 2017 (16:20)
Author : Neil Clark
Even though he doesn’t mention Turkey explicitly in his new book, ‘The New World Order in Action, Globalization, the Brexit Revolution and the Left,' the Greek left-wing writer Takis Fotopoulos helps us to understand very clearly what’s going on. His thesis is that the transnational elite, which consists of a network of economic and political elites mainly based in the G7 countries and acting in the interest of transnational corporations and global capital, have as their aim the full integration of every country in the world into the neo-liberal New World Order. Any countries which resist this integration - e.g., Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, or Syria - are targeted for regime change or destruction.
BELIEVE IT'S A NEW FRENCH REVOLUTION? HOLD YOUR HORSES
Posted : 25 April 2017 (19:14)
Author : Neil Clark
He has among his well-heeled supporters those other capital-friendly ‘centrists,’ like Tony Blair protégé David Miliband and the UK’s extremely wealthy ex-Chancellor George Osborne, both of whom tweeted their congratulations following the election result. Macron is the poster boy not only of the French elites but what Takis Fotopoulos, author of The New World Order in Action, has called the ‘transnational elites’ too.
REFLECTIONS ON THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN FRANCE
Posted : 20 May 2017
Author : Frank
But in what sense is Le Pen and the FN fascistic? Particulary, since the term has become increasingly redundant. In policy terms, she seems to be a leading part of the anti-systemic revolt against globalization. All well and good if this is taken at face value. Moreover, there seems little imperialist element in her programme, unlike, Macron, the globalist neo-con who many of the left saw fit to vote for to stop Le Pen. Le Pen’s FN is not an aggressive movement directed at other nations and peoples living beyond its borders but essentially a defensive movement fighting for the right of any nation for self-determination which is under attack by the globalist elites who control political-economic unions like the EU. Talking of Nazis, it should be borne in mind that the neo-cons – the military wing of the globalization project – have nurtured and protected their own brand of bona fide fascism in Ukraine and the Baltics.
“The rise of neo-nationalism in the globalization era, as a movement for national sovereignty, has nothing to with the rise of what we may call ‘Euro-fascism’ … in the Baltics and Ukraine. The unifying element of these euro-fascists is that they implicitly or explicitly accept the New World Order (WTO) of neoliberal globalization. If not in their official ideology then at least in their practice. This is the case for instance of Ukrainian Euro-fascists (Svoboda, Right Sector Patriots of the Ukraine and the Azov Regiment) who were massacring people in the Maidan and in Odessa under the flag of the EU, sometimes juxtaposed to Swastikas! And were fully backed and funded (still are) by the west, i.e, the EUSA.’’ The New World Order in Action – Takis Fotopoulos)
Unfortunately, the centre-left no longer uses this sort of rhetoric – or indeed practise – and instead covertly, and sometimes even openly, supports the globalist agenda, with occasional reservations of course. What is usually trotted out is the well-worn ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA) argument which is assumed to be unanswerable. Change the EU from the inside! Don’t overthrow the Bourbons, reform them! This in fact is the response of the collaborationist.
“No wonder most members of the old working class have abandoned their ‘’natural’ leaders (Labour and Green parties) and even their own trade union leaders (apart from a few honourable exceptions) … even when their immediate motive is the fight against immigration, indirectly their fight is against globalization, as they realize that it is the opening of all markets, including labour markets … which is the direct cause of their unemployment or low-wage employment.’’ (Fotopoulos – Ibid.)