Bulletin 666


Subject:  The Politics of Fear, as on the Streets of Pre-Nazi Germany.



8 October 2015
Grenoble, France



Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


That the recent waves of immigration into Europe are the result of more than a decade of US imperialist policy is hardly deniable. Thankfully for the powers that be, the European and American public suffer from amnesia and little or no connection will be made between these two events. The accelerator of change has been pushed to the floor, and this metal to the peddle will provide profitable even more investments for a few capitalists, at a huge human cost of course. We may anticipate a few well placed reforms designed to capture public attention to prevent social revolts as the general catastrophe grows worse.


The ignoble leaders of an empire in decline have shown themselves to be no more than control junkies. The monkey on their back will not permit them to think otherwise; they will go down still thinking and stinking in the old imperialist ways.


The 8 items in this series below are a grim reminder that ‘Yesterday’ has been evoked by today’s leaders as the model of the future. They apparently have learned nothing from their past mistakes; and we must await for the myriad of contradictions which they have produced to mature and wash them away. What positive forces exist today which are willing and able to replace the boring senility that tries to pass as contemporary political leadership? Where are the local incubators that are preparing leadership into a new tomorrow, with a social system better than today’s? Below we find where they most certainly are not . . . !



Francis Feeley


Professor of American Studies

University of Grenoble-3

Director of Research

University of Paris-Nanterre

Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements




The Real House of Saud - Saudi Arabia's Oil-For-Tyranny





Two Videos: Death-chanting Israeli Mob Rejoices As Israeli Policeman Murders  Palestinian Teenager, Fadi Alloun, in Cold Blood

by Ali Abunimah

Israeli forces executed a Palestinian youth in cold blood early on Sunday morning.




Reports Expose Zionists Stifling Dissent on US Campuses





Noam Chomsky on the Potential for Ordinary People to Make Radical Change





The Hope Behind Putin’s Syria Help


by Ray McGovern


President Obama insists on looking the gift horse of Russian military help for Syria’s embattled government in the mouth.

Rather than welcome assistance in blocking a Sunni extremist victory, Obama bends to the neocons and liberal hawks, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.




Syria: Let's Welcome Russia's Entry Into This War

by Patrick Cockburn


Peace cannot return to Syria and Iraq until Isis is defeated, and this is not happening.



Brzezinski: Obama Should Retaliate If Russia Doesn't Stop Attacking U.S. Assets

by Nick Gass

"The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski noted.



Help save Ali from execution


This Saudi juvenile offender will be beheaded by his government for his “crime” of activism. He could be killed any day. Please join me in asking President Obama to denounce Saudi Arabia’s death sentence.





Sign Mark’s petition




Francis –

A Saudi juvenile offender is living in a cell, waiting to be beheaded and crucified. His crime? Activism. In 2012, at the age of 17, Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr was arrested for protesting against the Saudi Arabian government. 

After he was taken into custody, Ali was tortured and tricked into giving a confession. His “confession” is the only evidence the government has against him. He was then tried without regular access to his lawyer in what Amnesty International has called a “deeply flawed trial.” Ali was found guilty and sentenced to death by beheading; his body may be displayed publicly.

His family is shattered; there is nothing more legally they can do as every appeal has been exhausted. Saudi Arabia is one of America’s allies, but President Obama has not spoken out against this grotesque human rights violation. His voice may be Ali’s only hope.

Sign my petition asking President Obama to speak out against Saudi Arabia’s death sentence for Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr.

When Ali was taken into custody, he was a juvenile. Sentencing a child to death is against international law, specifically in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Saudi Arabia is a state party. A group of United Nations human rights experts have stated Ali should be given a fair retrial and that “any judgment imposing the death penalty upon persons who were children at the time of the offence, and their execution, are incompatible with Saudi Arabia’s international obligations.”

Saudi Arabia has executed 134 people this year alone. If we do not act now, Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr could be next. Truly, the only option Ali now has is for Saudi Arabia to feel international pressure to stop the beheading. With your signature, we’re one step closer to creating that international pressure and support for Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr.

Please sign my petition and join me in asking President Obama to help save juvenile offender Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr by denouncing his death sentence.

Thank you,

Mark Haslam