GLOBAL RESEARCH ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER No. 1 – Published on Global Research.ca, by Michel Chossudovsky, Finian Cunningham and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, November 2011.
First in Global Research’s Interactive Reader Series, we bring to the attention of our readers a collection of Global Research articles on the “Arab Spring”, covering recent developments in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa region. The Interactive Reader is a collection of previously published articles on Global Research. Its objective is to provide an overview as well as a comparative understanding of country-level experiences of the upheavals.
This selection of articles is intended to dispel the notion that the “Arab Spring” is just a pro-democracy movement spreading spontaneously from country to country, opening the way to a meaningful change in the political and economic landscape. The term “Arab Spring” is itself a Western-imposed term conjured up by people who appear to have little understanding of the complexities and realities of the region … //
… What this collection of essays demonstrates is that Western intervention in this pivotal world region is far from the benign rhetoric frequently spouted in Washington, London, Paris and Berlin, espousing universal human rights and democratic freedoms. Rather, we are witnessing a neo-imperialist intervention that is self-serving, expedient and ultimately setting the world on a path of incalculable destruction.
PART I TUNISIA: DICTATORSHIP AND NEOLIBERALISM: … //
… PART VII MILITARY ESCALATION AND THE BROADER WAR: … (full Long texts … and: about the Authors … new release … further readings).