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   Le Monde diplomatique

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                            February 2009

                            In this issue:
   ...Gaza special dossier; US, goodbye Bush; Russia, Ukraine and a
   gas pipeline; Castro's revolution 50 years on; ferment in Italy;
       conflict in Assam...French politics revealed and more...


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A people abandoned

by Serge Halimi

                                      Translated by Barbara Wilson

     <http://MondeDiplo.com/2009/02/01abandoned>


THE LONG MARCH OF FOLLY THAT BEGAN IN 1967

Gaza war changes Middle East equation at Israel's expense

by Alain Gresh

     The European Union's policy of funding Gaza's development is
     just one casualty of Israel's unprecedented attack, which has
     weakened the Palestinian Authority but left Hamas politically
     stronger than ever

                                       Translated by George Miller

     <http://MondeDiplo.com/2009/02/02gazawar>


Reasons for war: lies, lies and more lies  *

by Dominique Vidal

     Israel's real motive for the 27 December attack on Gaza was
     to ensure that the creation of a Palestinian state would
     become practically impossible. A post-war check list

                                   Translated by Robert Waterhouse



Israel-Palestine: time for conflict management *

by Tom Segev

     Although both Israelis and Palestinians accepted a two-state
     solution, the Oslo accords failed to work. Was their claim to
     permanent peace unrealistic? Perhaps the conflict might be
     resolved more easily step by step, especially as the rise of
     fundamentalists on both sides has made control of land a part
     of faith

                                          Original text in English



IMAGINED AFFINITIES, IMAGINED ENMITIES

The strange tale of Iran and Israel

by Alastair Crooke

     The early Zionists never believed they would be accepted in
     the Arab world and pinned their hopes on the non-Arab
     periphery instead, particularly Iran. Israel reversed that
     policy by opening talks with a weakened Arafat in the early
     1990s. But peace with the Palestinians did not happen and the
     `radicals' grew more radical

                                          Original text in English

     <http://MondeDiplo.com/2009/02/05iran>


THE LONG MARCH OF FOLLY THAT BEGAN IN 1967

It is not a crime *

by Amin Kassam



How kind *

by Amin Kassam



UNITED STATES: GOODBYE BUSH, HELLO OBAMA

Epitaph to George Bush *

by Ibrahim Warde

     The failure of George Bush's foreign policy was clear from
     the start. Meanwhile, his repeated failures in economic
     policy led to the economic recession in which his presidency
     ended

                                          Translated by the author



Chicago union struggle pays off *

by Peter Dreier

     If anyone doubts there is a new mood of change since Barack
     Obama was elected president, they should ask the factory
     workers at Republic Windows & Doors in Chicago. Their action,
     and the support they received from Obama, suggests the White
     House will no longer be the automatic enemy of trade unions

                                          Original text in English



RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND THE COMPLEX POLITICS OF NATURAL GAS PIPELINES

An Opec for gas?

by Rafael Kandiyoti

     Russia and Ukraine fell out over the price of gas, and people
     in eastern Europe suffered the consequences. But the dispute
     affects countries further down the pipeline - particularly in
     Europe, which seems unable to formulate its gas consumption
     policy

                                          Original text in English

     <http://MondeDiplo.com/2009/02/10gas>


THE CUBAN REVOLUTION FIFTY YEARS ON

Castro's socialism in crisis *

by Janette Habel

     Fidel Castro formally handed over power to his brother Raul
     last year. In the dog days of the revolution the old social
     equality has slipped, there is a gap between the generations
     and the young do not care about politics. Can Raul introduce
     economic reform and through it perpetuate the system?

                                   Translated by Robert Waterhouse



INDIGENOUS PEOPLE VERSUS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Insurgency in Assam *

by Mark Hilliard

     Explosions ripped through Assam last October, killing 64 and
     injuring hundreds. Conflict has grown between indigenous
     people and immigrants from Bangladesh, leading to the rise of
     separatist groups and armed insurgents fighting various
     causes against various enemies

                                          Original text in English



In Tripura, nobody listens *

by Mark Hilliard



Round-the-clock support *



ONDA ANOMALA SAYS WE WON'T PAY FOR YOUR CRISIS

Student protests sweep Italy *

by Serge Quadruppani

     The uprising of university students against the Italian
     government's swingeing cuts in higher education has had some
     effect, but the protests are set to continue

                                       Translated by George Miller



AS THE US PONDERS DOUBLING ITS TROOPS, THE TALIBAN RULES AGAIN

Afghanistan: chaos central

by Chris Sands

     A correspondent looks back at the deterioration across the
     country over the past three years: the resurgence of both the
     Taliban and the old corrupt elites, the failure of the
     occupation forces, and the worsening conditions of life for
     everybody else

                                          Original text in English

     <http://MondeDiplo.com/2009/02/16talibans>


BEST-SELLING TRUTHS ABOUT FRENCH POLITICS

Decoding Sarkozy *

by Christopher Bickerton

     Alain Badiou's book on Sarkozy reveals the philosopher's own
     advocacy of change based in reality, which is beginning to
     displace the old `new philosophy' of Bernard-Henri Lévy et al

                                          Original text in English




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