The New World Order in Action, Vol. 1

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    The New World Order in Action, Vol. 1: Globalization, the Brexit Revolution and the Left (Post Election)

    This is the first of a three-volume major project which aims to cover all aspects of the New World Order (NWO) of neoliberal globalization, with its effort at full integration of every country in the world into this new order. The phasing out of economic and national sovereignty implied by this process has led to a global popular movement for sovereignty, i.e. self-determination and against globalization.

    The rise of the NWO and the role of the Transnational Elite, that is, the network of the economic and political elites which administers it, are examined in the first volume. Furthermore, the mythology used by the elites as well as by the globalist “Left” is examined.

    It was the full integration of the Left into the new order, which has led to its political bankruptcy and the rise of a neo-nationalist movement, embraced by most of the victims of globalization and particularly the working class that used to support the Left. The need for a struggle for national as well as social liberation has become imperative today.

    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.

    Softcover, 354 pages

    Acknowledgements 9

    Preface to the second edition 11

    Introduction

    Obama’s West Point Speech as an introduction to the New World Order (NWO) 15

    PART I
    THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF
    NEOLIBERAL GLOBALIZATION AND
    THE TRANSNATIONAL ELITE

    Chapter 1. The rise of the New World Order 21
    The ascent of the New World Order of neoliberal globalization 21
    The consequences of globalization and the propaganda of the Transnational Elite 26
    Globalization as a conspiracy 29
    Neoliberal globalization vs. neoliberal ideology 32
    Emergence of a new kind of “growth economy” in the NWO 43
    The new dual consumer society 50
    Is neoliberal globalization or the ‘austerity delusion’ the real enemy? 52

    Chapter 2. The role of the Transnational Elite 57
    The meaning of the Transnational Elite in the NWO 57
    The de-centered nature of the Transnational Elite 64
    The pre-globalization World Order run by Nation-States vs. the NWO of neoliberal globalization 67

    Chapter 3. The phasing out of national sovereignty in the NWO and the rise of neo-nationalism 73
    Transnational vs. national sovereignty 73
    Forms of transnational institutions and of transnational sovereignty 75
    The phasing out of national sovereignty and the ‘fascism’ of the Transnational Elite 78
    The rise of neo-nationalism in the NWO 82
    Neo-nationalism vs. Euro-fascism 90

    PART II
    THE NEW WORLD ORDER’S MYTHS

    Chapter 4. The myth of national sovereignty 97
    The conditions for sovereignty and self-determination 98
    Economic sovereignty and self-reliance 101
    The Transatlantic and Trans-Pacific Partnerships and the myth of sovereignty 104
    The Scottish referendum, Brexit and the myth of independence within the EU 109

    Chapter 5. The myth of the multipolar world and the BRICS 115
    Are the BRICS countries sovereign? 115
    The myth of the Chinese superpower 117
    The BRICS cannot be an alternative pole to the NWO 123
    Towards the end of the BRICS “miracle”? 127

    Chapter 6. The rise of the globalist ‘Left’ in the NWO and its myths 131
    Is the traditional Left-Right division meaningful today? 131
    Antisystemic vs. reformist Left and the globalist ‘Left’ 132
    From the antisystemic movement against globalization to the World Social Forum 136
    The outdated (globalist) antisystemic Left 140
    The deceitful (globalist) reformist Left: SYRIZA and Podemos 147
    The reasons why neoliberal EU cannot change “from within” 156
    The Left’s myths about Internet democracy and freedom of speech in the globalization era 162

    PART III
    TOWARDS A DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS

    Chapter 7. The pro-EU propaganda about “democratizing” Europe and the NWO 173
    DIEM25: A Manifesto for Perpetuating the EU Elites’
    Domination 173
    The pseudo-democratic ‘credentials’ of DIEM25 176
    The aims of “authentic democracy” and the strategy of
    DIEM25 179
    The timing of the manifesto and the rise of the neo-nationalist movement 185
    The Globalist ‘Left’ and the ‘Manifesto’ 186

    Chapter 8. Brexit Revolution and Counter-revolution 193
    Introduction 193
    The historical background of Brexit 194
    a. The origin of the EU as the economic complement to NATO 195
    b. The EU evolution from an economic union of nation-states to a branch of the NWO of neoliberal globalization 198
    c. The NWO of neoliberal globalization and the social-democratic dreams to improve it 201
    d. The NWO and the globalist ‘Left’ 206
    What was really at stake with Brexit was national sovereignty and the lives of the victims of globalization 208
    Brexit as a precondition for sovereignty 213
    The elites’ Project Fear on Brexit 219
    The disorienting stand of the globalist ‘Left’ on Brexit 226
    Why was the Brexit vote a revolution? 231
    Brexit as a class issue 239
    The smearing of the Brexit revolution as a prelude to the counter-revolution 248
    a. The nationalist smear 249
    b. The anti-immigrant and racist smear 253
    The raging counter-revolution against Brexit 261
    a. The political dimension 262
    b. The economic dimension 267
    The options for the victims of globalization following the Brexit vote 274
    a. Adopting a variation of the present model 274
    b. Breaking with the NWO of neoliberal globalization 276

    Chapter 9. The Brexit revolution in the USA 281
    From Brexit to Trump 281
    a. A very different Presidential election 281
    b. The real differences between Clinton and Trump 284
    The class nature of the Trump vote 287
    a. The geographical and age distribution of the vote 287
    b. The myth of the ‘undemocratic’ character of Trump’s victory 292
    Revolution and counter-revolution in the USA 294
    a. Why the polls on globalization are usually wrong? 294
    b. The Brexit revolution in UK and USA and the ‘Left’ 296
    c. Immigration, cultural globalization and the racist card against Trump 300
    d. The mass counter-revolution to suppress the Brexit revolution in the USA 305

    Chapter 10. The imperative need for a shift of strategy in the struggle for self-determination 309
    Breaking with the NWO, the fundamental aim of the social struggle today 309
    A social struggle for national and social liberation to fight the NWO occupation 312
    The shift of strategy required for the building of a democratic world order 314

    Chapter 11. National and Social Liberation Fronts Everywhere 321
    Why a front for social and national liberation (FNSL) 321
    The social and political subject of the Front 326
    a. The social subject 326
    b. The political subject: ‘from below’ or ‘from above’? 327
    An intermediate socially-controlled market economy 329
    Stage I: The short-term tasks of a FNSL government 330
    Stage II: Medium-term tasks 332
    Stage III: Long-term tasks 333

    Chapter 12. From the NWO to a Democratic Community of Sovereign Nations 335
    Why a Democratic Community of Sovereign Nations? 335
    Can the Eurasian Union be the foundation for a real multipolar world? 337
    The transition from the NWO to the democratic community of sovereign nations 346

    Index of Names 349

    "I consider [it] the most important book to be published this year"...I would urge everybody to buy this very important book."

    - Kevin Clarion, kevinclarion.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/a-review-of-takis-fotopoulos

    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. But where Polanyi's book comes closer to helping us understand their origins, Fotopoulos treats the most recent stage in the consolation and expansion of transnational elite power. What role do the BRICS countries play in this New World Order? What led to the crisis in Greece? How do we understand the Transatlantic Pact and the other most recent trade agreements in helping us contemplate the future of this new order? Fotopoulos addresses all of these questions and more. Most significantly, he reveals how the manufactured war on Islamic terror functions as an instrument of the same neoliberal globalization that effected the 2014 CIA-inspired coup in Ukraine and that continues to wage an economic war on Russia that threatens us all with the predictable and possibly nuclear consequences of a third world war. In essence, this book helps us recognize the ominous connections across all of the major events of our day.

    -David Gabbard, Professor, Boise State University

    Takis Fotopoulos is among the most important voices on the left today. We ignore his formidable analysis of contemporary geopolitics in The New World Order 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

    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 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

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