You can help by adding to it. January Terrorism activities worldwide are supported through not only the organized systems that teach holy war as the highest calling, but also through the legal, illegal, and often indirect methods financing these systems; these sometimes use organizations, including charitiesas fronts to mobilize or channel sources and funds. Sheehan stated in"A number of terrorist groups have portrayed their causes in religious and cultural terms. This is often a transparent tactic designed to conceal political goals, generate popular support and silence opposition.
The Scottish Independence Referendum A blind alley for the working class Since the onset of the financial crisis the question dominating bourgeois economics has been how to reduce the astronomical levels of public, banking and private debts and overcome the economic recession.
And the question dominating politics is how to sell the necessary sacrifices to the working class, such as wage freezes or at least pay increases below the rate of inflation unemployment, cuts in welfare benefits, reduced services and poverty.
But we should not forget that, while the bourgeoisie finds a common enemy in the international working class, it is not a monolithic class; the economic downturn raises tensions within the bourgeoisie itself, as various capitalist interests find themselves fighting to protect their share of the profits from our labour.
One of the common responses is to tighten control of national resources including wage labour even if this means reducing foreign trade. Nationalism is the worst kind of poison for the working class. However, since it would be suicide to admit the true reasons for the economic crisis, which is international by nature, the mainstream bourgeois parties quickly follow suit, though they are careful to adjust their nationalist rhetoric to suit their particular constituencies.
If you strip away the rhetoric, the storyline is the same everywhere. The last defence all these bourgeois parties in the face of a crisis is nationalism, patriotic flag-waving and bigotry. This is no different in Scotland, where the Scottish Nationalist Party SNP claims that a new capitalist mini-state offers the basis for a return to the prosperity and social reformism of the post-war boom.
Salmond showed all the characteristics of an astute political operator. On the other hand he had a background in economics and gained detailed knowledge of the banking and oil industries while working at the Scottish Office. Being more flexible than principled he always seemed to be attuned to the main chance.
Under this new leadership the SNP increased its number of MPs from four to six in the general election, which saw a landslide victory for the Labour Party under Tony Blair. After this election, Labour legislated for a devolved Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, a development that has already occurred along similar lines in most other countries.
While still formally committed to a fully independent Scotland, Salmond played an active part in securing the victory for devolution in the Scotland referendum of A new Scottish Parliament was then convened at Holyrood in Edinburgh. Some observers saw this electoral structure as a way of preventing a SNP majority — in reality it is a way of drawing in all the political bodies into the Scottish Parliament, for the more effective management of capitalism.
Membership of the UK, it was argued, was preventing Scotland from enriching itself. So long as the boom continued, it was an argument that had some force. But of course, capitalist booms always end in bust. The other main political parties Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Tories ensured its rejection.
But when the financial crisis of led to the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland and the fall in oil prices and the bankruptcy of Iceland, previously cited by the SNP as another role model the rhetoric had to change.
It reverted to a more left-wing line. Salmond now presented independence as the only way of protecting the National Health Service and creating jobs for young people.
In fact, Salmond was able to turn the economic downturn massively to his advantage. The spending cuts that ensued reduced the income of the working class while shoring up the banking system.
But for various reasons, Scotland was protected from the worst severity of the cuts. For one thing, Scottish banks were the main beneficiaries of the bailout, largely financed by English taxpayers. Spending per capita is significantly higher in Scotland than in England. Third, despite its economic problems, per capita income in Scotland remains higher than in England and Wales, where there is a growing disparity in wealth between London and the South East and the other regions.
The finances from Westminster offered the Salmond SNP Governments the opportunity to continue spreading this largesse to the Scottish population. A fully independent Scottish government would do better.
The promise of a referendum did not commit voters actually to the implementation of independence, just a further vote on the issue: This was hardly an overwhelming endorsement to the Independence option.
There was still a lot to do if the prospect of independence was going to dominate the political scene in Scotland.Aug 31, · "But it then becomes problematic because religion brings a whole host of absolutistic symbols and images and justifications" that act as an accelerant to terrorism.
'Sacred values'. Homegrown terrorism or domestic terrorism is commonly associated with violent acts committed by citizens or permanent residents of a state against their own people or property within that state without foreign influence in an effort to instill fear on a population or government as a tactic designed to advance political, religious, or.
Brandon Smith of attheheels.com delivers yet another powerful missive as he outlines the transgressions of a government that has gone completely rogue and counter to the founding principles of our Constitution.
This one is a must read to the very last line. The moral justification and levers of power for these movements, however, were for the most part not couched in political terms, but based on Islamic religious sources of authority and religious principles. Religious terrorism is terrorism carried out based on motivations and goals that may have a predominantly religious character or influence..
In the modern age, after the decline of ideas such as the divine right of kings and with the rise of nationalism, terrorism has more often been based on anarchism, and revolutionary politics.
Since , however, there has been an increase in terrorist. The current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, who is the most dispositionally interventionist among Obama’s senior advisers, had argued early for arming Syria’s rebels.