Urbicide: The Battle For Cities

Urban planning has become an intensefocal point for US military strategy.
August 3, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...The need to conquer, control and segregate urban space assumes an unprecedented significance for contemporary U.S.-led imperialism, as the new empire embarks on a direct re-colonization of exploited peripheries... As Mike Davis reported recently: "The battle of Fallujah, together with the conflict unfolding in Shia cities and Baghdad slums, are high-stakes tests, not just of U.S. policy in Iraq, but of Washington's ability to dominate what Pentagon planners consider the 'key battlespace of the future" -- the Third World city.' "

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in Vive Le Canada
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