GPJA #422: Part 2 – Additional links

WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS

Inequality and Instability: James K. Galbraith presents his study of the world economy just before the great crisis http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=74&jumival=865

The Fight Over Inequality: A deft overview of inequality statistical measures that debunks the latest conservative claims that inequality hasn’t been growing particularly fast. http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/the-fight-over-inequality/?hp

A Giant Among Giants: Glencore – founded by famous fugitive Marc Rich has cornered the market on just about everything. Now that it’s going public, will its ties to dictators and spies stand up to scrutiny? http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/a_giant_among_giants?page=full

ITUC: Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1204/S00525/governments-must-act-for-a-sustainable-equitable-recovery.htm

Eurozone Austerity Faces Increasing Political Challenges as Economy Worsens by Mark Weisbrot http://tinyurl.com/6noddwn

"Politics Is at the Root of the Problem" by Joseph Stiglitz http://theeuropean-magazine.com/633-stiglitz-joseph/634-austerity-and-a-new-recession

The impact of fiscal austerity in the eurozone http://blogs.ft.com/martin-wolf-exchange/2012/04/27/the-impact-of-fiscal-austerity-in-the-eurozone/#axzz1tHjIRLlJ

Death of a Fairy Tale By PAUL KRUGMAN – This was the month the confidence fairy died. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/opinion/krugman-death-of-a-fairy-tale.html?_r=2

AUSTRALIA

Protesters rally ‘for justice’ (01:43) – Over a hundred people rallied outside NSW parliament to protest perceived police brutality following the shooting of two indigenous teens in a stolen car. http://media.smh.com.au/news/national-news/protesters-rally-for-justice-3243832.html?from=newsbox

Mundine: investigate officers for attempted murder http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mundine-investigate-officers-for-attempted-murder-20120424-1xjfp.html

Protesters rally against ‘idiot police’ http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/protesters-rally-against-idiot-police-20120424-1ximo.html

Police shooting of Aboriginal teenagers sparks protests in Sydney http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/world/2012/apr/25/police-shooting-aboriginal-teenagers-sydney

Country & city, united we stand – protect our water, protect our land!

Why are the rich so greedy? http://enpassant.com.au/2012/04/27/why-are-the-rich-so-greedy/

Toyota attacks workers again! http://aawl.org.au/files//pdf/12_04_20_toyota.pdf

Beyond Australia’s carbon price http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/50755

New generation of mega-rich reveals a return to inequality http://www.smh.com.au/business/new-generation-of-megarich-reveals-a-return-to-inequality-20120501-1xxa5.html#ixzz1teij2WMy

Australian aid to PNG training ‘private armies’ http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/australian-aid-to-png-training-private-armies/935196

BOLIVIA

Bolivian President Evo Morales seizes assets from Spanish energy company Red Electrica http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/9239793/Bolivian-President-Evo-Morales-seizes-assets-from-Spanish-energy-company-Red-Electrica.html

CANADA

Another fatal fire in a BC sawmill http://www.rogerannis.com/another-fatal-fire-in-a-bc-sawmill/

Quebec students call for a social strike in solidarity with their struggle http://lifeonleft.blogspot.ca/2012/04/quebec-students-call-for-social-strike.html

Night march anger targets Charest’s offer http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/March+anger+targets+Charest+offer/6533008/story.html

Video: Montreal student protest sees 85 arrested – Police now reaching out to the public, asking witnesses and victims to come forward http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/arrests+latest+student+protest/6519653/story.html

CLASSE rejects government offer as other student groups suggest

mediation By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 30, 2012

http://www.montrealgazette.com/CLASSE+rejects+government+offer/6537609/story.html

The Big Banks’ Big Secret – Estimating government support for Canadian banks during the financial crisis http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/big-banks-big-secret

CHILE

Students protest for free education, reject President Sebastian Pinera’s $700 million funding offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/120426/chile-students-protest-free-education-reject-president-offer

March in defense of public education (25 April 2012) http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/news_details/2148/

CHINA

In China, relatives of Party officials build lucrative businesses on family contacts http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-china-relatives-of-party-officials-build-lucrative-businesses-on-family-contacts/2012/04/23/gIQAE56KdT_story.html

CUBA

En Fotos el desfile por el Primero de Mayo en La Habana http://www.cubadebate.cu/fotorreportajes/2012/05/01/en-fotos-el-desfile-por-el-primero-de-mayo-en-la-habana/

FRANCE

Jean-Luc Mélenchon: Our French resistance is only just beginning

In unity we on the left have found the strength to stop Sarkozy and derail the politics of austerity http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/27/french-resistance-left-sarkozy-austerity

France eyewitness: Youth mobilise for Melenchon, pledge ‘resistance’ http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/50852

INDIA

The Dirty Picture of Neoliberalism: India’s New Economic Policy by Raju J. Das http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/623.php

Traditional tribal farming beats climate change http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/04/27/traditional-tribal-farming-beats-climate-change/

IRAQ

The Children of Fallujah: The Hospital of Horrors By Robert Fisk

http://www.countercurrents.org/fisk010512.htm

JAPAN

Anti-, pro-TPP campaigns heat up before Noda meets Obama http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120426b4.html

MALAYSIA

Bersih democracy movement to re-take the streets http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/50732

Malaysian Spring: Bersih 3.0 democracy movement plans mass sit-in http://links.org.au/node/2831

PACIFIC

Pacific tilting west to PNG – and Super Power rivalry http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2012/04/pacific-tilting-west-to-png-and-super-power-rivalry/

Mass Rallies across West Papua challenge anniversary of Indonesian invasion http://westpapuamedia.info/2012/05/01/mass-rallies-across-west-papua-challenge-anniversary-of-indonesian-invasion/

PALESTINE

Desmond Tutu supports United Methodist Church decision to divest http://www.palestinemonitor.org/?p=4963

May Day in Gaza – Photos + Video By Julie Webb-Pullman – This year in Gaza, May Day was celebrated not by workers, but by hunger strikers and their supporters. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1205/S00026/julie-webb-pullman-may-day-in-gaza.htm

SPAIN

Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17866382

SYRIA

Marxist intellectual arrested — Free Salameh Kaileh! http://links.org.au/node/2841

UK

As sickness benefit cuts take effect, thousands face hard times http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/society/2012/apr/29/sickness-benefit-cuts

Video: One million climate jobs now! http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/04/28/video-one-million-climate-jobs-now/

Occupy movement takes over parts of London Stock Exchange http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/01/occupy-movement-london-stock-exchange?fb=native

USA

Low-Wage Jobs to Blame for Slow Economic Recovery http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/04/10/job-polarization-not-to-blame-for-slow-economic-recovery

Stephen King: I’m rich, tax me – In an expletive-filled condemnation of America’s tax system, the bestselling novelist, who donates $4m a year to charity, says wealthy Americans have a ‘moral imperative’ to pay higher taxes http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/01/stephen-king-tax-the-rich

The cost of a nation of incarceration http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57418495/the-cost-of-a-nation-of-incarceration/

Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders http://www.alternet.org/story/155199/Private_Prison_Corporations_Are_Modern_Day_Slave_Traders/

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