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The New World Order In Action

Vol. 1: Globalization, the Brexit Revolution and the "Left"

 

TAKIS FOTOPOULOS

 

[ Progressive Press, 2nd Edition, December 2016, pages 354, ISBN-13: 978-1615772476 ]

 

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A REVIEW OF TAKIS FOTOPOULOS. THE NEW WORLD ORDER IN ACTION. GLOBALIZATION, THE BREXIT AND THE LEFT.

URL: https://kevinclarion.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/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.

 

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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

 


 

 

 

About the book

 

This major three-volume project aims to cover all aspects of the New World Order (NWO) of neoliberal globalization, which is shown to be not simply a conspiracy, nor the product of the actions of some shock doctors. In fact, both the military and the economic violence used against the peoples in the Middle East and Europe, with millions of people as its victims, aimed at the full integration of every country in the world into this new order, which implied the phasing out of their economic and national sovereignty.

The rise of the NWO and the role of the Transnational Elite, that is, the network of the economic and political elites mainly based in G7 countries which administers it, are examined in the first volume. Furthermore, the mythology used by the elites about sovereignty and the multipolar world are considered, as well as the corresponding mythology of the globalist Left , i.e. the present Left which is fully integrated into the new order, in relation to its consequent political bankruptcy. It is shown that it was this failure of the Left, which is the ultimate cause of the rise of a neo-nationalist movement in Europe but also in USA, which, in turn, was embraced by most of the victims of globalization, particularly the working class, which used to support the Left.

The first volume concludes with the imperative need for a struggle for national as well as social liberation, whose aim would be the creation of a new international community of sovereign and self-reliant peoples. This would be also the precondition for any systemic change that would lead to a new form of internationalism inspired by the principles of solidarity and mutual aid, rather than the catastrophic principles of competitiveness and profit-making, as at present.

In the following volumes it will be shown how the use of economic and military violence in the Middle East and Europe was successfully used for the full integration into the NWO of Iraq, Libya, Syria, as well as Ukraine and Greece.

 

Author

Takis Fotopoulos is a political philosopher and editor of Society & Nature/Democracy and Nature/The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy. He is noted for his synthesis of classical democracy with libertarian socialism and the radical currents in the new social movements. He called this synthesis “Inclusive Democracy” in his seminal work Towards An Inclusive Democracy (London & New York: Cassell, 1997) which has been translated into several languages including Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Greek. He is also the author of many books and contributions to other books in several languages and of over 2,000 articles.

Click here to visit his web site

 

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction

 

Obama’s West Point Speech as an introduction to the New World Order (NWO)

 

PART I

THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF NEOLIBERAL GLOBALIZATION AND THE TRANSNATIONAL ELITE

 

1. The rise of the New World Order

  • The ascent of the New World Order of neoliberal globalization

  • The consequences of globalization and the propaganda of the Transnational Elite

  • Globalization as a conspiracy

  • Neoliberal globalization vs. neoliberal ideology

  • The emergence of a new kind of “growth economy” in the NWO

  • The new dual consumer society

  • Is neoliberal globalization or the ‘austerity delusion’ the real enemy?

2. The role of the Transnational Elite

  • The meaning of the Transnational Elite in the NWO

  • The de-centered nature of the Transnational Elite

  • The pre-globalization World Order run by Nation-States vs. the NWO of neoliberal globalization

3. The phasing out of national sovereignty in the NWO and the rise of neo-nationalism

  • Transnational vs. national sovereignty

  • Forms of transnational institutions and of transnational sovereignty

  • The phasing out of national sovereignty and the ‘fascism’ of the Transnational Elite

  • The rise of neo-nationalism in the NWO

  • Neo-nationalism vs. Euro-fascism

 

PART II

THE NEW WORLD ORDER’S MYTHS

 

4. The myth of national sovereignty

  • The conditions for sovereignty and self-determination

  • Economic sovereignty and self-reliance

  • The Transatlantic and Trans-Pacific Partnerships and the myth of sovereignty

  • The Scottish referendum, Brexit and the myth of independence within the EU

5. The myth of the multipolar world and the BRICS

  • Are the BRICS countries sovereign?

  • The myth of the Chinese superpower

  • The BRICS cannot be an alternative pole to the NWO

  • Towards the end of the BRICS “miracle”?

6. The rise of the globalist ‘Left’ in the NWO and its myths

  • Is the traditional Left-Right division meaningful today?

  • Antisystemic vs. reformist Left and the globalist ‘Left’

  • From the antisystemic movement against globalization to the World Social Forum

  • The outdated (globalist) antisystemic Left

  • The deceitful (globalist) reformist Left: SYRIZA and Podemos

  • The reasons why neoliberal EU cannot change “from within”

  • The Left’s myths about Internet democracy and freedom of speech in the globalization era

 

PART III

Towards a Democratic Community of Sovereign Nations

 

7. The pro-EU propaganda about “democratizing” Europe and the NWO

  • DIEM25: A Manifesto for Perpetuating the EU Elites Domination

  • The pseudo-‘democratic credentials of DIEM25

  • The aims of “authentic democracy” and the strategy of DIEM25

  • The timing of the manifesto and the rise of the neo-nationalist movement

  • The Globalist ‘Left’ and the ‘Manifesto’

8. Brexit Revolution and Counter-revolution.

  • Introduction

  • The historical background of Brexit

  • a. The origin of the EU as the economic complement to NATO

  • b. The EU evolution from an economic union of nation-states to a branch of the NWO of neoliberal globalization

  • c. The NWO of neoliberal globalization and the socialdemocratic dreams to improve it

  • d. The NWO and the globalist ‘Left’

  • What was really at stake with Brexit was national sovereignty and the lives of the victims of globalization

  • Brexit as a precondition for sovereignty

  • The elites’ Project Fear on Brexit

  • The disorienting stand of the globalist ‘Left’ on Brexit

  • Why was the Brexit vote a revolution?

  • Brexit as a class issue

  • The smearing of the Brexit revolution as a prelude to the counter-revolution

  • a.    The nationalist smear

  • b.    The anti-immigrant and racist smear

  • The raging counter-revolution against Brexit

  • a.   The political dimension

  • b.    The economic dimension

  • The options for the victims of globalization following the Brexit vote

  • a. Adopting a variation of the present model

  • b.    Breaking with the NWO of neoliberal globalization

9. The imperative need for a shift of strategy in the struggle for self-determination

  • Breaking with the NWO, the fundamental aim of the social struggle today

  • A social struggle for national and social liberation to fight the NWO occupation

  • The shift of strategy required for the building of a democratic world order

10. National and Social Liberation Fronts Everywhere

  • Why a front for social and national liberation (FNSL)

  • The social and political subject of the Front

  • a.   The social subject

  • b. The political subject: ‘from below’ or ‘from above’?

  • An intermediate socially-controlled market economy

  • Stage I: The short-term tasks of a FNSL government

  • Stage II: Medium-term tasks

  • Stage III: Long-term tasks

11. From the NWO to a Democratic Community of Sovereign Nations

  • Why a Democratic Community of Sovereign Nations?

  • Can the Eurasian Union be the foundation for a real multipolar world?

  • The transition from the NWO to the democratic community of sovereign nations

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