GPJA #441 (Part 2): International news & Analysis – 14/9/12

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

FEATURES

Middle East Protests at U.S. Embassies Spread in Uproar over Anti-Muslim U.S. Film http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/13/middle_east_protests_at_us_embassies

Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on the Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening" http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/13/islamic_scholar_tariq_ramadan_on_the

John Pilger: Beware of the West’s violent hypocrisy http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52194

What is to be Done: The Website as an Organizer #RevSoc http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/7237/what-is-to-be-done_the-website-as-an-organizer-

ASSANGE

Assange case: Sweden’s shame in violating human rights http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/09/20129674125619411.html

LAND, LABOUR AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Stop throwing money at farm millionaires http://www.spectrezine.org/stop-throwing-money-farm-millionaires

Hungary Is In Trouble After Throwing Out Monsanto AND The IMF http://theautomaticearth.com/Finance/hungary-throws-out-monsanto-and-the-imf.html#ixzz267Curyhk

CULTURAL DISSENT

New online magazine on socialism and the arts http://www.redwedgemagazine.com/index.html

REVIEW: The Emperor Has No Clothes But Still He Rules by Michael D. Yates http://monthlyreview.org/2011/06/01/the-emperor-has-no-clothes-but-still-he-rules

Controversy over Red Hot Chili Peppers heats up – Just as a cultural boycott was enforced on apartheid South Africa, so must one be enforced on Israel. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/09/20129971339654827.html

Immortal Technique Rich Man’s World (1%) Lyrics on screen

Detropia: If you are under the impression that there’s nothing more to be said about the demise of the auto industry and its terrible impact on working people after Michael Moore, you owe it to yourself to see “Detropia”, a documentary that opened yesterday at the IFC Center in New York (screening information for other cities is here). http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/detropia/

AFGHANISTAN

We Are Still at War By Johnny Barber – Kabul: ‘We are at War. Somebody is Going to Pay,’ said George W. Bush on Sept 11th, 2001. Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for decades to come. http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=19558

Occupiers strategy in chaos after killings http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52195

AUSTRALIA

Australian Aborigines complete Cuban literacy program http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/09/04/australian-aborigines-complete-cuban-literacy-program/print#ixzz25fFULYQI

BOLIVIA

Evo Morales denounces the United States as a "paradise of impunity" and "refuge for criminals" after Washington refuses to extradite Goni http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/bolivia-evo-morales-denounces-united.html

America’s refusal to extradite Bolivia’s ex-president to face genocide charges http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/americas-refusal-to-extradite-bolivias.html

Behind Bolivia’s nationalization of Canadian mine http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/behind-bolivias-nationalization-of.html

CANADA

Watch an informative, ten-minute interview on the The Real News Network with Jérémie Bédard-Wien of CLASSE : http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content

Quebec’s election – an initial balance sheet http://lifeonleft.blogspot.ca/2012/09/quebecs-election-initial-balance-sheet.html

Questions surround attack against Pauline Marois http://www.rogerannis.com/questions-surround-attack-against-pauline-marois/

News from post-election Quebec on Sept 7, 2012 http://www.rogerannis.com/news-from-post-election-quebec-on-sept-7-2012/

CHILE

The Other 9/11 – Chile – Coup d’état – September 11, 1973

Chile’s students want it all: Chile’s student movement is going on the offensive, organizing a full-fledged social struggle to put an end to Chile’s privatized education sector, explains Jason Farbman. http://socialistworker.org/2012/09/10/chiles-students-want-it-all

9/11/73 Coup D’état In Chile

CHINA

China in Revolt http://jacobinmag.com/2012/08/china-in-revolt

COLOMBIA

What prospects for the peace negotiations between FARC and government? http://links.org.au/node/3027

ECUADOR

Fascinating interviews with Christine Assange and Frederico Fuentes about Ecuador’s decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52144

INDIA

India’s Auto Giant Seeks to Crush Independent Union http://labornotes.org/2012/08/indias-auto-giant-seeks-crush-independent-union

An Indian auto plant wracked by violence reopened last week, with almost all 2,500 full-time and casual workers at the plant barred from entering. The union and community allies have organized protests calling on Suzuki to reinstate fired workers and release jailed union activists

IRELAND

Sinn Fein TD visit: ‘Irish workers facing exploitation here’ http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52160

KOREA

Korean workers reach ground-breaking agreement at Hyundai http://www.industriall-union.org/korean-workers-reach-ground-breaking-agreement-at-hyundai

LIBYA

Widespread CIA torture along with Gaddafi’s Libya: report http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/widespread-cia-torture-along-with-gaddafis-libya-report/

PACIFIC

UN presses US to increase Marshalls nuclear compensation http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/UN_presses_US_to_increase_Marshalls_nuclear_compensation_999.html

UN report: Nuclear testing + human rights impact http://tinyurl.com/8psx8rp

Fiji self-censorship claims spark furious media freedom debate http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2012/09/fiji-self-censorship-claims-spark-furious-media-freedom-debate/

PAKISTAN

Horror in Pakistan after 300 workers die http://www.industriall-union.org/horror-in-pakistan-after-300-workers-die

PALESTINE

‘Palestinian Spring has begun’ says Palestinian president http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/palestinian-spring-has-begun-says-palestinian-president/

Israel treats refugees as a ‘cancer’, exposing racist state http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/israel-treats-refugees-as-a-cancer-exposing-racist-state/

West Bank’s ‘leave, leave’ chants echo Arab Spring http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/west-banks-leave-leave-chnts-echo-arab-spring/

Nassar Ibrahim on social unrest in the Palestinian Authority

No Palestinian Spring while West Bank occupied by Israel http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/no-palestinian-spring-while-west-bank-occupied-by-israel/

BREAKING THE SILENCE: How are Palestinians living under the Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza? Academic, writer and commentator Peter Slezak took a tour of the Palestinian Occupied Territories earlier this year and met with a range of Palestinians and Israelis including members of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, who take tours around hotspots in the West Bank and Gaza. His journey, as the son of holocaust survivors, was confronting and harrowing as he witnessed what this Occupation means in terms of the human rights abuses that occur routinely, and the annexation of Palestinian lands to large Israeli settlements and to the 700 km long Separation Wall. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/new-document/4240142

Siege leaves 80 percent of Gaza’s factories shut http://electronicintifada.net/content/siege-leaves-80-percent-gazas-factories-shut/11655

The politics behind economic nightmare of Palestine http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/the-politics-behind-economic-nightmare-of-palestine/

PHILIPPINES

After Sit-Down Strike, Philippine Airline Union Battles Outsourcing http://labornotes.org/2012/08/after-sit-down-strike-philippine-airline-union-battles-outsourcing

SOUTH AFRICA

Dying for growth — World Bank’s role in Marikana massacre mine, carbon pollution by Patrick Bond http://links.org.au/node/3014

‘The SACP has become a vanguard of ANC power factionalism’ http://links.org.au/node/3022

Jay Naidoo: An open letter to Cosatu http://dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2012-09-04-an-open-letter-to-cosatu

SRI LANKA

Presentation by Brian Senewiratne, Sri Lankan of Sinhalese origin, longtime activist in Australia for human rights in Sri Lanka, at Fremantle Town Hall, Australia. The forum was organised by a new network called "Human Rights in Sri Lanka and Tamil Eelam". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL2nNjDuPnQ

THAILAND

Thailand’s ‘parallel war’: Thaksin and the Red Shirts http://links.org.au/node/3021

USA

"Effective Evil" or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/7/effective_evil_or_progressives_best_hope

Protecting Torturers, Prosecuting Whistleblowers – Here is what military briefers like to call BLUF, the Bottom Line Up Front: no one except John Kiriakou is being held accountable for America’s torture policy. And John Kiriakou didn’t torture anyone, he just blew the whistle on it. http://www.thenation.com/article/169860/protecting-torturers-prosecuting-whistleblowers

Bold Civil Disobedience Actions Blockade Entrance to Site of TPP Negotiations in VA http://www.opednews.com/articles/Bold-Civil-Disobedience-Ac-by-Press-Release-120911-894.html

Thousands Rally in Chicago Teachers’ Strike, Pushing Back Against Corporatized Education Reform http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/11/thousands_rally_in_chicago_teachers_strike

On strike for all teachers – Alan Maass rounds up reports on the first day of the Chicago teachers’ strike–as CTU members set an example for how to resist the bipartisan attack on our schools. http://socialistworker.org/2012/09/11/on-strike-for-all-teachers

Restaurant Union Workers Win Historic Victory in New York City http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/restaurant-union-workers-win-historic-victory-new-york-city

America would be better off with more strikes By Chris Rhomberg, Special to CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/10/opinion/rhomberg-unions-strikes

The Lost Decade of the Middle Class – Fewer, Poorer, Gloomier http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/22/the-lost-decade-of-the-middle-class/

VENEZUELA

The Chávez Election by Steve Ellner http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/694.php

Chavez: Venezuelan Opposition ‘Aggression Against the People’ http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/7236

YEMEN

Who is held to account for deaths by drone in Yemen? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/06/drone-deaths-yemen

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One Response to GPJA #441 (Part 2): International news & Analysis – 14/9/12

  1. Te Aranga says:

    Fascinating post about Hungary, Mike. Keep that info coming. Thanks, Jim Bennett

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