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Mali – report from ETC: The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster ETC in Mali establishes and maintains essential communications services so that the relief community has the support to do what is does best – save lives, on relief web (first on ICT.wfp/Homepage), Dec 30, 2013;
Website of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster ETC, on ITC/Cluster: (ETC mandate – To provide timely, predictable and effective Information Communications Technology services to support humanitarian community in carrying out their work efficiently, effectively and safely);    Continue Reading…

Green Rush: How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland

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Published on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, by Richard Schiffman, Dec 17, 2013.

There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it’s not a hunt for the yellow metal. It’s a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more associated with periodic famine and acute childhood malnutrition than with agricultural bounty is leasing millions of hectares – an area the size of Belgium – to foreign companies, who want to grow and export food to places like Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Europe.   Continue Reading…

Local Communities vs Economic Development in Ecuador

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Watch this video, 11.59 min, on The Real News Network TRNN, by Oscar Léon, Dec 12, 2013.

Transcript: OSCAR LEÓN, TRNN PRODUCER: Indigenous communities and the affected local communities have opposed this mining initiative for many years now and have protested against it all around the country. This has led to a split between Correa, ecologists, some student groups, and the indigenous confederations, all of which were his former allies. Correa has inherited a long-standing challenge to regulate artisanal mining, and in many cases he has assumed the unpopular task of imposing mega mining projects to some local communities, like this one in San Jose de Intag, Imbabura Province, in the north of Ecuador. The local population is also worried about the consequences of an open pit mine.   Continue Reading…

mixed links on my dashboard, in en/fr/de

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in english:

Computer Hackers

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Doc on the Secret World of Hackers, 56.00 min, uploaded by MyDogAndAll, Oct 15, 2013.

Elusive stability

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Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Gamal Essam El-Din, Oct 23, 2013 Egypt’s shift towards fully civilian rule faces serious challenges, not least the Muslim Brotherhood’s threats to escalate street protests.

Implementation of the post-30 June political roadmap gained momentum this week. The 50-member committee entrusted with writing a new constitution completed the first half of its job on Tuesday. According to Mohamed Salmawy, the committee’s media spokesperson, six chapters of the new constitution are now complete.   Continue Reading…

The troubled path to Geneva

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Neither the regime nor the opposition are enthusiastic about the upcoming peace conference dubbed Geneva II – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Bassel Oudat in Damascus, Oct 23, 2013.

Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria, is shuttling across the region to get everyone prepared for Geneva II — a gathering intended to end Syria’s civil war. The international envoy started his visit in Cairo and is expected to visit Damascus, Tehran, Riyadh and Ankara before his regional tour is over … // Continue Reading…

World needs to turn plans to end child labour into urgent action

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Published on International Labour Organization ILO, by ILO chief Guy Ryder, during Third Global Conference on Child Labour, October 10, 2013:

“More than ever our focus must be on action and results as well as process,” says Guy Ryder at the end of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour … //

… “You made the link between the fight against child labour and the need to move forward on the Decent Work Agenda, implement fundamental principles and rights at work, prioritize employment creation, in particular for youth, extend measures of social protection and strengthen the rule of law and judicial systems. What we need now is to translate this link into urgent action,” said Ryder during the conference’s closing session.  Continue Reading…

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President’s Email

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark, October 20, 2013
(Photo Gallery).

The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has a division for particularly difficult missions. Called “Tailored Access Operations” (TAO), this department devises special methods for special targets … // Continue Reading…

The Big Debate

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on South Africa’s SABC Television (Homepage; Address: SABC, cnr. of Artillery and Henley Rd, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2092; Contact), uploaded by sabcdigitalnews:

Ep. 7: why poverty, 48.38 min;
Ep. 8: Is Our Economy Racist? 48.46 min;
Ep. 10: Have we Betrayed our Women? 48.29 min.

A Nation Brought to the Verge of Ruin

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Published on ZNet, by Paul Street, October 17, 2013.

Recently on his syndicated talk show, the power-worshipping interviewer of influential elites Charlie Rose worried that Washington’s latest fiscal crisis sends the world the message that “democracy doesn’t work as well as we thought it did.” [1]

What American “democracy” was Charlie Rose talking about? As John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney noted four years ago, explaining why there would be no New Deal under Barack Obama, “The United States, despite its formally democratic character, is firmly in the hands of a moneyed oligarchy, probably the most powerful ruling class in history.” [2]   Continue Reading…

US: Are Black teachers becoming extinct nationally?

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Published on Political Affairs pa (first on The Black Star Project), by B. Denise Hawkins, Oct 9, 2013.

When a group of education researchers, practitioners and activists gathered at Howard University in April to address the lack of diversity in the nation’s teacher workforce, Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick reminded her audience that such a time had already been foreshadowed.   Continue Reading…

Fighting the Stupid Revolution

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Published on Intrepid Report, by Joel S. Hirschhorn, October 15, 2013.

Stupid Americans elect stupid politicians. Government-hating Americans elect government-hating politicians. Mean-spirited citizens elect mean-spirited politicians.

Like-minded Tea Party Republican conservatives end up living together, feeding their mutual anger and resentment about most social progress.  Continue Reading…

Time to get food system back: Farmers locked in pesticide treadmill bring no yield

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Interview with Colin O’Neil, published on Russia Today RT, Oct 12, 2013.

Giant agro business chemical firms have taken the food system hostage with the industrial agricultural approach, Colin O’Neil, director of government affairs for Center for Food Safety told RT. He argues that nature is pushing back this approach that has an overall negative effect on the economy.  The industrial agricultural approach, O’Neil argues would not solve food problems, but regionally adapted farming systems show promise.  Continue Reading…

On Shutdown, Waning US Influence, Syrian Showdown

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Interview with Noam Chomsky, published on truthout, by Harrison Samphir, Oct 8, 2013 (also on ZNet).

Noam Chomsky gives his perspective on the US government shutdown, the Syrian civil war, capitalist reform in South America and more in a Truthout interview … //

… HS: How do see the shutdown ending?    Continue Reading…

Demokratischer Kapitalismus?

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Wortmeldung von Rico Albrecht auf Demonstration, 57.40 min, von WissensmanufakturNET am 15. Mai 2012 hochgeladen.

Webseite: Wissenschafts Manufaktur.net.

From Pension Fund Socialism to Pension Fund Capitalism?

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Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies, session 1 (Toronto) – Watch the video, 31.20 min, published on Socialist Project, Sept 27, 2013.

Peter Drucker’s famous 1976 warning that the growth of workers’ pension funds was leading to “socialism” in the United States has not aged well. This conception inspired many trade unionists and some on the left, and led to various experimental proposals for seizing “worker control” of finance and the economy via the pooled savings of workers, whether in pension funds or in individual savings.   Continue Reading…

American exceptionalism as exemplified by US international lawlessness

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Interview with UK MP George Galloway – Published on Russia Today RT, Oct 5, 2013.

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa equated US ideas of its own exceptionalism to Nazi ideals of a superior race this week. While a strong statement, no country can invade, occupy and rule with exceptional lawlessness, UK MP George Galloway told RT.

RT: President Correa made some harsh comments regarding US ‘exceptionalism’. What’s your view of this idea that America is ‘exceptional’.    Continue Reading…

farmlandgrab.org’s weekly newsletter

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excerpts – published on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, by different organizations, Oct 2, 2013:

  • Video: Seeds of discontent, 22.32 min, by Transnational Institute, Oct 2, 2013: A powerful new documentary film, “Seeds of discontent”, has been launched today October 2, 2013 drawing attention to the role of a Swedish investment firm, Dutch pension fund and Norwegian church endowment in land grabbing in Mozambique. The film, released less than a week before the UN Committee for World Food Security meets in Rome, gives a compelling visual portrait of how investment by private financial players can undermine food security and human rights in developing countries …;   Continue Reading…

Diplomatic Meddling? President Maduro takes action against the U.S. State Department

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Published on Council of Hemispheric Affairs COHA.org, by COHA staff, October 3, 2013.

  • U.S.-Venezuela relations continue to skid at a precipitous pace;
  • Venezuela is likely to replace Cuba as Washington’s favorite to defame and disparage.

In a continuing escalation of diplomatic tension between Venezuela and the United States, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday called for the expulsion of three U.S. diplomats from the country, accusing them of conspiring with, as well as financing extreme-right elements in Venezuela in order to sabotage the country’s energy grid, and ultimately, its economy.  Continue Reading…

The resource curse, or the paradox of poverty from plenty

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Published on openDemocracy (first on Tax Justice Focus, the newsletter of the Tax Justice Network), by Nicholas Shaxson, Sept 23, 2013.

Is finance like crude oil? Countries rich in minerals are often poverty-stricken, corrupt and violent. A relatively small rent-seeking elite captures vast wealth while the dominant sector crowds out the rest of the economy. The parallels with countries ‘blessed’ with powerful financial sectors are becoming too obvious to ignore.   Continue Reading…

Chaos in Rome: Berlusconi Tricks Spark Fear in Europe

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Gregor-Peter Schmitz in Brussels, September 30, 2013.

Silvio Berlusconi has plunged Italy into another political crisis. It’s a wake-up call for Europe and a reminder that, despite what the recent German election campaign suggested, the euro crisis is by no means over yet … //

… Frustration over Chaos in Rome Is Great:  Continue Reading…

Wall Street to Planet Earth: We Don’t Mind and You Don’t Matter

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Chris Williams, Sept 27, 2013.

… As the entire planet is an interlinked set of ecosystems which together form the biosphere, changes in the composition of the earth’s atmosphere and its ability to retain the sun’s heat, inevitably lead to disruptive changes elsewhere. Loss of polar ice, leading to sea level rise (up to 1m by 2100, assuming some reduction in emissions), will threaten the existence of low-lying island nations as well as major cities; the continuing acidification of the oceans (killing off the basis of the food web: coral, phytoplankton and shellfish) and more climate disruptions, an increased number of hotter days and extreme weather events.  Continue Reading…

The USA and Saudi Arabia: a monstrous relationship

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Published on Intrepid Report, by John Stanton, Sept 27, 2013.

According to Dave Ottoway, writing for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, “There is practically no civil society in Saudi Arabia. The country is run by the al-Saud royal family in partnership with a highly conservative religious establishment espousing a fundamentalist theology known as Wahhabism.   Continue Reading…

Egypt: The right gamble

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The interim government is trying hard not to alienate the poor … but more daring actions are needed to revive the economy – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Sherine Abdel-Razek, Sept 25, 2013.

“High expectations are one of the problems facing the cabinet of Hazem Al-Beblawi,” says Sherine Al-Shawarby, professor of economics at Cairo University. “The public seems to think that a cabinet appointed after the second revolution in three years can work miracles overnight.”   Continue Reading…

in german: EUPOLY

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Fazit nach den deutschen Wahlen im Herbst 2013: Continue Reading…

UK: Buses may not be sexy, but they are a lifeline for our poorest citizens

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Published on Left Foot Forward, by MARTIN ABRAMS, Sept 26, 2013.

… On Tuesday the Office of National Statistics published statistics showing this is precisely what happened to bus services last year.

So far, there has been scarcely a murmur about it. The ONS figures show that in the 12 months to March 2013, passenger numbers saw an annual fall of 1.4 per cent – 2.5 per cent outside London. Bus fares went up by an average of 4.7 per cent. Outside urban areas, the increase was 5.7 per cent. Total bus miles are now 4 per cent lower than the 2008/09. The 20 per cent of total routes which are financially supported by local authorities are down 8 per cent for the second year running.   Continue Reading…

Patrick Bond on the Global Economy

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published on The Real News Network TRNN, by JAISAL NOOR, Sept 23, 2013 (including transcript): (Patrick Bond is the Director of the Center for Civil Society (za) and Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Bond is the author and editor of the recently released books, Politics of Climate Justice and Durban’s Climate Gamble):

Mad, Mad, Mad World of At-Will Work

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Teachers Thrown Under the Bus, Parents Facing a Decade in Jail for Speaking Out – Published on Dissident Voice, by Paul Haeder, September 23, 2013.

Let’s call this adjunct worker looking for work, Chip. You know him or her – chip off the old block. He or she is looking for work, err, well, it’s a calling, teaching, and no one ever said you should get paid for a calling. A passion? “You pay, dude, like a hobby. Remote control planes, my thing, and, well, teaching is your thing . . . your calling. So pay, dude? Give us a break — no one said life was fair.”  He or she is past 40, could be mid-fifties, or even closer to hip replacement or amputation years. Forty or Eighty-five, is there a difference?  Continue Reading…

Beating Swords Into Solar Panels

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Re-Purposing America’s War Machine – Published on Zcommunications (first on TomDispatch.com), by Mattea Kramer and Miriam Pemberton, Sept 20, 2013.

A trillion dollars. It’s a lot of money. In a year it could send 127 million college students to school, provide health insurance for 206 million people, or pay the salaries of seven million schoolteachers and seven million police officers. A trillion dollars could do a lot of good. It could transform or save a lot of lives. Now, imagine doubling the money; no, tripling it. Continue Reading…

Humanitarian Murder

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Published on War Is A Crime.org, by David Swanson, Sept 16, 2013.

This past Sunday night on “60 Minutes” John Miller of CBS News said, “I’ve spoken with intelligence analysts who have said an uncomfortable thing that has a ring of truth, which is: the longer this war in Syria goes on, in some sense the better off we are.”

Now, why would that be uncomfortable, do you suppose?  Could it be because encouraging huge numbers of violent deaths of human beings seems sociopathic?   Continue Reading…

Dirk Müller

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von 62cherry99 im July-August 2013 hochgeladen:

Ich habe keine Lust mehr, 6.53 min;

am 1. Juli 2013 bei Volle Kanne: Teil 1/3, 14.31 min; Teil 2/3, 14.31 min; Teil 3/3, 7.23 min: der DAX feiert 25. Geburtstag, ein guter Anlass, um Börsenexperte Dirk Müller einmal mehr zum Frühstück einzuladen. Mister DAX ordnet außerdem den EU-Beitritt Kroatiens ein.

Bold Swiss Ballot Plan Tries Economic Democracy

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watch this video, 7.08 min, uploaded by afsupporter, Oct. 12, 2013:

  • ROUGEMONT, Canada—AMERICAN FREE PRESS roving editor Mark Anderson recently met with Swiss economist Francois de Siebenthal in Quebec during an annual “Economic Democracy” conference. Mr. de Siebenthal , whose work has aided economic recovery initiatives in The Philippines, among other places, explained the basics of a citizen movement in Switzerland to abolish traditional welfare in favor of a “dividend” system that would provide a basic income for all Swiss inhabitants.
  • The movement consists of a Swiss ballot initiative that needs at least 100,000 valid signatures by October 2013. If approved by the majority of the 26 Cantons and by overall popular vote, the federal level of the Swiss government would then review and process it. If all goes as planned, this unorthodox measure, in a world being swallowed up by debt and subjected to conventional economic models that never work well, could be enacted into law. If so, this model would be the first of its kind to be tried.

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION? 10 Weird Examples Of The Swiss Referendum System In Action, on Business Insider, by SANYA KHETANI, Feb 21, 2012.

(see also: Welcome to our new blog: politics for the 99%).

After Fukushima

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The six essential features of the revolution in the nuclear power decision- making process for the 2010-2020 decade, from GEAB No. 55 (May 2011), a longer excerpt made public Septembre 4, 2013.

… The world is here today:

Operators, investors and opponents of nuclear power, as well as policymakers, are wondering what will be needed to be done tomorrow, what trends will prevail and the choices available to them. It is precisely what the LEAP/E2020 team modestly intends to anticipate in the second part of this analysis with the six essential features in the revolution of the nuclear power decision-making process for the 2010-2020 decade.   Continue Reading…

Teachers Striking Back in Chicago

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There are lessons for the wider union movement here. … At a time when strikes are rare and union membership is shrinking the CTU’s boldness stands out – Published on AlterNet/LABOR, by Lee Sustar, September 10, 2013 (… an excerpt of the book Striking Back in Chicago: How Teachers Took on City Hall and Pushed Back Education Reform, ISBN: 9781608463350, Published: November, 2013. Type: Paperback, Publisher: Haymarket Books, Price: $16.00).

… For nine days, teachers congregated at busy intersections, protested companies that reap tax benefits while school budgets are cut and marched through African American neighborhoods hardest hit by school closures. It was impossible to go anywhere in the city without encountering a picket line. Teachers couldn’t walk down the block without honks of support from passing cars, greetings from passersby, or enter a corner store without getting offers of free water, coffee and food.  Continue Reading…

THE WORLD SET FREE

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AudioBook by H.G. Wells – FULL, 491.19 min (8h 11min 19sec), uploaded by GreatestAudioBooks, Feb 5, 2013: … is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is considered a prophetical novel foretelling the advent of nuclear weapons. A constant theme in Wells’s work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the role of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress. The novel opens: “The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal.” Scientists of the day were well aware that the slow natural radioactive decay of elements like radium continues for thousands of years, and that while the rate of energy release is negligible, the total amount released is huge. Wells used this as the basis for his story. The World Set Free, on Wikipedia.org.

(see also: Welcome to our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Why Bernie Sanders Opposes U.S. Strike on Syria

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Published on The Progressive, by Matthew Rothschild, September 9, 2013.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke out forcefully against a U.S. war on Syria over the weekend.

Speaking at a fundraiser in Madison, Wisconsin, Friday night, Sanders said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was “a butcher of the worst kind.” But Sanders added: “To get involved in a bloody and complicated war in Syria makes no sense at all. We would reap consequences we can’t imagine.”   Continue Reading…

Commentary: A future for the Brotherhood?

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After its disastrous year in power in Egypt, what could the future hold for the Muslim Brotherhood – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Mohamed Hussein Abul-Ela, Sept 4, 2013.

The Muslim Brotherhood regime has gone and has vanished from the political arena, and it has now become just a tragic national memory in the collective subconscious. The slogans intending to profit from religion have disappeared, and reality has manifested itself in all its ugliness, as telling lies was used in place of honesty.  Continue Reading…

with Noam Chomsky

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(Q & A with) Noam Chomsky (May, 2013): Syria, Hezbollah, Revolution, Ireland, Austerity, Climate Change, etc, 25.00 min, uploaded by Leftist Videos, Sept 4, 2013: NEW Interview of Noam Chomsky on Syria, Hezbollah, Revolution, Ireland, Austerity, Climate Change, and various other topics;

Chomsky explains why Hitchens and Horowitz reversed everything they believed, 12.39 min, uploaded by Leftist Videos, March 4, 2013 (recorded March 1989): Noam Chomsky talking about the similarities between Bolshevism and Capitalism;

Links:   Continue Reading…

Humanitarian Links

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(see also: Welcome to our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Yousef Alhelou reporting from Gaza

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Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza, on RealNews Network:

Globe-trotting universities serve diplomacy and markets, not democracy

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Published on openDemocracy, by JIM SLEEPER, September 1, 2013.

American liberal arts colleges are embracing collaborations with authoritarian regimes worldwide, with implications for US foreign policy. Following up his op-ed in the New York Times on Sunday, Jim Sleeper reports on the issue in greater depth in this openDemocracy essay … //

… It’s one thing, and probably a good thing, for Western research universities to set up research projects and programs in law, business, medicine, and technical training in a wide variety of societies. Nearly 250 are doing so, eight in Kazakhstan alone (including Duke, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh, as well as Wisconsin), dozens in the United Arab Emirates and China, a dozen in Singapore.    Continue Reading…

Syria: If Britain is unwilling to help the rebels, it should open its doors to Syrian refugees

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Published on Left Foot Forward, by James Bloodworth, AUGUST 30, 2013.

While politicians were splitting hairs over UN weapons inspections last night, a Syrian government fighter plane was preparing to dump its lethal payload on a Damascus primary school.

A video of the incident emerged as if to coincide with the parliamentary vote not to punish the use of chemical weapons by the Assad government, with camera footage emerging showing children fleeing the scene of the outrage with napalm-like burns on their bodies.   Continue Reading…

Venezuela: the Commune has to be the new Economic Power

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… says Venezuela’s Maduro - Published on Venezuelanalysis, by Tamara Pearson, August 27, 2013 – (Welcome to our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Merida, 27th August 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government established a presidential commission for communes yesterday, and President Nicolas Maduro has announced further measures to strengthen the political role of communal councils and communes in Venezuela.    Continue Reading…

Pinching pensions to keep Wall Street fat and happy

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Published on Real-World Economics Review Blog, by Dean Baker, August 26, 2013 (see also our new blog: politics for the 99%).

The debate over public pensions clearly shows the contempt that the elites have for ordinary workers. While elites routinely preach the sanctity of contract when it works to benefit the rich and powerful, they are happy to treat the contracts that provide workers with pensions as worthless scraps of paper.   Continue Reading…

Trafficking handicapped children and the economy of misery

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Eudias Kigai, August 14, 2013. (Linked with our new blog: politics for the 99% (Frontpage), and it’s new post: Not Too Big to Jail).

Trafficking syndicates operating between Kenya and Tanzania are actively involved in the trade of handicapped children

Used in Nairobi’s lucrative ‘begging industry’, Tanzanian children are transported through major bus routes, such as the Tanzania Namanga route, to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The journey can take up to nine hours.

Once inside the borders, bribes must be paid to Kenyan immigration officers, and both Tanzania and Kenya revenue authority officers, to allow them pass without the temporary East African passport.   Continue Reading…

Malawians brace for another year of hunger

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Rain-fed maize production is down in the north – Published on IRINnews, by sm/ks/rz, August 16, 2013.

MZIMBA – The phrase on the lips of many Malawians these days, particularly in the north of the country is: “There will be hunger this year.”

In Karonga District, prolonged hot, dry spells caused maize crops in the southern part of the district to wilt. The dry spell was followed by heavy rains, which not only knocked down the wilting maize but also brought down several houses, affecting scores of people. In the northern part of the district, flooding filled rice paddies with sand, virtually burying the crop.   Continue Reading…

Treating EVERYONE like a potential terrorist weakens our ability to protect America

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… says Top Security Expert – Published on Investment Watch Blog, by Washington’s Blog / Bruce Schneier, August 15th, 2013.

… Many top experts (including you) have said that mass surveillance on Americans is harmful to national security, as it makes the haystack too big to search meaningfully for bad guys. As a layperson, it seems to me that the same is true with many of our counter-terrorism efforts since 9/11.   Continue Reading…

UK – Left Unity: Comparing the Platforms

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Published on Left Unity, by the Left Party Platform, the Socialist Platform and the Class Struggle Platform, August 11, 2013.

We face the probability of a terrible decline in the social wealth of the working people in the UK, a critical change in the life experience of working class people, says Felicity Dowling. Hunger, want and fear are coming back to this and other countries. Thousands have signed petitions supporting the call for a new political formation under the banner of Left Unity. November will see hundreds of founding members of this new party inaugurate it, determine our political direction, our priorities and the nature of the organisation itself … // Continue Reading…

Vijay Prashad on YouTube

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Mr. Vijay Prashad, interviewed at the UNCTAD Public Symposium (24-25 June 2013), 19.24 min, uploaded by UNCTADOnline, July 16, 2013;

A Replay of Iraq War in Syria? 16.18 min, uploaded by NewsClickin, June 22, 2013: The United States has provided more arms to the rebel groups claiming that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the militants …;   Continue Reading…