GPJA #443 (Part 2): International news & Analysis – 12/10/12

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

 

 

FEATURES

Joining Forces for Another Europe http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/707.php

George Monbiot: Colonised and coloniser, empire’s poison infects us all – Ideas that underpinned Britain’s imperial project led not only to torture in Kenya, but war and catastrophe in Europe http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/08/empire-torture-kenya-catastrophe-europe

LAND, LABOUR AND THE ENVIRONMENT

‘The greatest environmentalist of the 20th century’ http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/10/03/the-greatest-environmentalist-of-the-20th-century/

Arctic ice melt, psychopathic capitalism, and the corporate media http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/10/05/arctic-ice-melt-psychopathic-capitalism-and-the-corporate-media/

Do carbon offsets reduce emissions? Some sincere environmentalists believe that markets in carbon offsets will slow climate change. In fact, as Chris Lang of REDD-Monitor explains, carbon offsets are at best a zero sum game. http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/10/04/do-carbon-offsets-reduce-emissions/

WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS

The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens hard-won consumer rights in Asia and the Americas http://consumersinternational.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/the-trans-pacific-partnership-threatens.html

CULTURAL DISSENT

Rise like lions after slumber: revolutionary Shelley http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/77-revolutionaries/16066-rise-like-lions-after-slumber-revolutionary-shelley

In the flight path of Perry Anderson http://www.sacw.net/IMG/pdf/PeteronPerry.pdf

AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan ‘sliding towards collapse’: Afghan forces are far from ready to secure a country riddled with violence and corruption, Red Cross and thinktank warn http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/08/afghanistan-collapse-red-cross

AUSTRALIA

Kiwis in Aussie protest welfare reforms http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838994

BOLIVIA

Letter From Bolivia: Waiting With the Aymará http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/letter-from-bolivia-waiting-with-aymara.html

CANADA

‘The struggle is class . . . against class’ – feature article in the Autumn 2012 issue of a 16-page tabloid produced by Profs contre la hausse (Profs against the fee hike) http://lifeonleft.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-struggle-is-class-against-class.html

Youngest prisoner leaves Guantanamo – Captured as a 15-year-old fighting in Afghanistan, Omar Khadr is sent to finish his sentence in his native Canada.http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/09/2012929134539355435.html

Waiting For a Walkout: The End of McGuinty? http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/709.php

Ontario restraint bill much more than two-year wage freeze http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1263939–walkom-ontario-restraint-bill-much-more-than-two-year-wage-freezearticle

CUBA

U.S. aggression towards Cuba continues – Increase in U.S. support to counter-revolutionary groups http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/newspaper/vol-6-no-11/us-aggression-towards-cuba-cuba.html

GREECE

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on political and social situation facing Greece and Europe http://links.org.au/node/3045

Greek police fire tear gas as 40,000 vent a nation’s anger during Merkel’s visit http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greek-police-fire-tear-gas-as-40000-vent-a-nations-anger-during-merkels-visit-8204538.html

Huge protest in Greece aaginst Mekel’s visit

INDONESIA

2.8 million factory workers on strike http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-10-03/indonesia-28-million-factory-workers-on-strike/1024944

NEPAL

New Demands Require a New Strategy http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/703.php

PACIFIC

Veteran anthropologist criticises AusAid’s approach to land http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/veteran-anthropologist-criticises-ausaids-approach-to-land/1022032

PAKISTAN

What drones protest march in Waziristan aims to achieve http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/what-drones-protest-march-in-waziristan-aims-to-achieve/

PALESTINE

Palestinians need a one-state solution: Palestinian autonomy is an illusion. A plan B involving a struggle for equal rights would expose the reality of occupation by Israel http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/20/one-state-solution-palestinians-israel

The creeping conquest of Palestine: Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied territory–and the U.S. government’s tolerance for them–are shining examples of the might-makes-right principle of colonialism http://socialistworker.org/2012/07/19/creeping-conquest-of-palestine

‘Gaza Ark’ aims to break Israeli naval blockade http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/gaza-ark-to-break-israeli-naval-blockade/

Who represents Palestinians? http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/who-represents-palestinians/

Raja Shehadeh: ‘Every aspect of Palestinian life is affected by the occupation’ – video http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2012/oct/09/raja-shehadeh-palestinian-life-occupation-video

PHILIPPINES

‘Media censorship is back…’ http://opinion.inquirer.net/38116/media-censorship-is-back

SOUTH AFRICA

Mine violence moves to Rustenburg’s platinum belt – Tensions are rising after an Anglo American Platinum worker was shot dead by police last week and 12,000 people were sacked http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/08/africa-southafrica

Exposing the race/class fault lines in SA society http://terrybellwrites.com/2012/10/05/exposing-the-raceclass-fault-lines-in-sa-society/

Unions, crises and tough times ahead http://terrybellwrites.com/2012/10/05/unions-crises-and-tough-times-ahead/

What is the ANC and Where is the Left in South Africa? By Chris Webb http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/710.php

SPAIN

Anti-austerity rallies hit Spain and Portugal http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/09/2012929231237412237.html

SYRIA

In Idlib by Sarah Birke: One evening on a recent trip to rural Idlib, in north-western Syria, where the opposition controls many of the villages, I sat up with Um Ali, a 32-year-old woman with four children. http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2012/09/28/sarah-birke/in-idlib/

URUGUAY

‘Pepe’ Mujica — Definitely not your average politician http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/333616#ixzz28qmjtEsc

USA

Why We Should All Care About the Walmart Strikers http://www.thenation.com/blog/170444/why-we-should-all-care-about-walmart-strikers

Walmart Warehouse Strikers Return to Work with Full Back Pay http://labornotes.org/2012/10/walmart-warehouse-strikers-return-work-full-back-pay

Chicago school teachers give us all a lesson: Two-thirds of parents supported the Chicago school teachers’ protest in spite of the inconvenience caused by the strike. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/09/201291774248929713.html

Chicago Teachers strike

‘The Great American Tax Debate’ Misses the Point http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/09/19/great-american-tax-debate-misses-the-point

Why Let the Rich Hoard All the Toys? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/opinion/kristof-why-let-the-rich-hoard-all-the-toys.html

Poor Billionaires? America’s super-rich play victims http://video.msnbc.msn.com/jansing-and-co/49302233/#49302233

Koch Cash/ This new site from the International Forum on Globalization zeroes in on the billionaire brothers who have become “the single biggest source of funding to fight collective bargaining, clean air, voters’ rights, and strong social safety nets.” http://kochcash.org/

US state no longer upholds legal rights: lawyer http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/us-state-no-longer-upholds-legal-rights-lawyer/

Freedom Rider: How Mass Incarceration Affects Everything Else http://blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-how-mass-incarceration-affects-everything-else

After Decades of Uranium Mining, Navajo Nation Struggles With Devastating Legacy of Contamination http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/11/after_decades_of_uranium_mining_navajo

VENEZUELA

Hugo Chavez proves you can lead a progressive, popular government that says no to neo-liberalism http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/hugo-chavez-proves-you-can-lead-a-progressive-popular-government-that-says-no-to-neoliberalism-8202738.html

The Chávez Victory will be Felt Far beyond Latin America http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/7348

Chávez Re-Election Continues Trend of Left Governments Re-elected in South America http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/chavez-re-election-continues-trend-of-left-governments-re-elected-in-south-america

Venezuelan and International Reactions to Chavez’s Reelection, Final Votes Widen Margin of Victory http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/7334

‘Capitalism is no longer an option’ http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52386

Venezuela’s Economic Recovery: Is It Sustainable? http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/venezuelas-economic-recovery-is-it-sustainable

Danny Glover: Record Venezuela Turnout Hands Chávez Convincing Mandate to Continue Social Agenda http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/9/danny_glover_record_venezuela_turnout_hands

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