GPJA #445 (Part 3/3): International news & Analysis – 14/11/12




Jeffrey D. Sachs: The Lost Generations–nutrition–and-health-care-are-the-best-investments-by-jeffrey-d–sachs

Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, from Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons

Monopoly Is Theft: The antimonopolist history of the world’s most popular board game

The case for legalizing pot

From Mexico to Moscow, the World Turns On to U.S. Marijuana Legalization

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives.


How the one percent conjured a monster storm

Climate change role in ‘frankenstorm’ cannot be ignored

La Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty and the Global Feminist Struggle by Esther Vivas

Sandy kills dozens in Haiti, leaves trail of Caribbean devastation

Europe’s trees: Victims of climate neglect and global capitalist trade

East and west, monster storms mainly kill the poor


“The rich and the rest”: American inequality is a tale of two countries

Lies of Plutocracy: Exploding Five Myths that Dehumanize the Poor

The Real Winners and Losers of Globalization By Branko Milanovic

Super Rich Hide $21 Trillion Offshore, Study Says

Reports from the Economic Front by Martin Hart-Landsberg: We Need More Worker Power

Inequality: The silly tales economists like to tell

Outrageous fortunes abound in study of the mega-rich


Book review: A family history firmly rooted in Jerusalem’s soil

Book Review: The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900–1970

Music: Playing for Change – Revolution


Divide And Conquer On Victorian Worksites

Despairing refugees protest, self-harm on Nauru

Brutal police actions led to death

170 asylum seekers go on hunger strike in Nauru

Nauru hunger striker calls for freedom

Cleaners take on the big end of town

Prime Minister’s report on Afghanistan ‘offensive’, troops must leave now

GREEN LEFT REPORT #9: Feminism’s resurgence, Venezuela’s revolution and more

Grocon found to have underpaid workers


Bolivia condemns UN’s pro-market policy on biodiversity

Bolivia breaks the mold in ‘war on drugs’

Large agribusiness urge rethink on Mother Earth law, ban on genetically modified seeds in Bolivia


‘Kill us all, then bury us here’: desperate appeal of Indians facing eviction


Afghanistan war vets file class-action suit against federal government

Brighter Prospects – For Cheap Labour – OCAP Statement on the Report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario

Quebec Student Leader Convicted in Outrageous Political Trial by Richard Fidler

A Movement Against Tar Sands Oil, Pipelines and Tankers is on the Rise in Canada by Roger Annis

Temporary workers in Canada ‘without rights’ Guatemalans tour to tell of dangers of program

Frustration of veterans, widows casts shadow on Remembrance Day–frustration-of-veterans-widows-casts-shadow-on-remembrance-day


Chile’s Most Wanted: Branded a ‘terrorist’ by the Chilean government, one man is fighting to save his ancestral lands from destruction.


The People’s Premier: Wen Jiabao, the outgoing prime minister of China, is state-run media’s favorite populist leader. But a New York Times investigation reveals that he is the head of one of China’s wealthiest families.

Foxconn tragedy highlights the anger and mistrust of many migrant workers

China’s ‘bureaucratic capitalism’


Cuba and the Hurricane

The legacy of the October 1962 Missile Crisis



Czech Elections: “No” to Austerity and “Yes” to Strengthening the Left by Jiri Málek


Rafael Correa speaks on ‘Citizen’s Revolution’

Correa responds to ‘leftist’ critics


‘Left must unite against austerity, fascism’

Turning Despair Into Hate by Shaun Harkin

Are Greek police ‘colluding’ with far-right Golden Dawn?

Greek unemployed cut off from medicine

Love or nothing: The real Greek parallel with Weimar

Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right

“The Greek people are currently at the epicenter of the capitalist crisis.” Speech at the Syriza youth festival in Athens by Eric Toussaint

Unions call 48-hour strike to protest latest austerity measures

Greek free speech editor Kostas Vaxevanis acquitted over leaked ‘tax evader’ list


A Bitter Anniversary: Remembering the Invasion of Grenada


Paramilitarism in the Age of Democracy by Michael Barker


Hyundai Motors India workers on strike


Indonesia indigenous peoples: We exist!


The victims of Fallujah’s health crisis are stifled by western silence


The unfolding human catastrophe in Iran – Sanctions imposed on Iran’s banks and financial institutions could lead to a humanitarian crisis.


Italians protest against austerity on ‘No Monti Day’


Kenya: Successful conclusion to talks, teachers back at work


The Diplomacy Of Decolonisation – Decolonisation might not look like a hot-button issue but after our Security Council win we’ll have to start taking it seriously in the Pacific, writes Nic Maclellan

The diplomacy of decolonisation 2 – Australia siding with France in the Pacific

Indonesia’s president faces protests over Papua crimes


Huge police force fails to stop students disrupting Israeli diplomat’s speech at Scottish university

Before Their Diaspora — Palestinian scholar’s monumental pictorial history now available online

Israel forces mother to bring up children by phone

“Boycott businesses that profit from Israeli settlements” – United Nations Special Rapporteur

22 NGOs call for EU ban on Israeli settler products

Video: As distraught villagers watch, Israel destroys homes with Caterpillar, Hyundai equipment

From factories to farms, labor union champions rights of Palestinians in Israel


Edita Burgos decries Aquino’s ‘insensitivity’ to victims of rights abuses

‘Kill’ EO 546 asap

The 40-year road to peace in Mindanao


Puerto Rico elections: New Partido del Pueblo Trabajador to challege neoliberal parties


South Africa’s Zuma, Tested by Mining Crisis, Faces Scandal Close to Home


Two-party breakdown poses question of what comes next?

The inspiring rise of the ‘Galician SYRIZA’

Xose Manuel Beiras, left, celebrates the success of the Galician Left Alternative in the October 22 poll.


Turkish Kurds’ jail hunger strikes fails to move Erdogan government

Turkish Academics’ Statement of Solidarity with Kurdish Detainees on Hunger Strike

Turkey’s Unions in a Time of Imperialist War by Anita Ogurlu


Big thinkers unite to defend ‘one of UK’s greatest assets’

The Levellers’ light shines on

Thatcher, Murdoch, Hillsborough and beyond: What the 1980s did to Britain

Too much poverty and joblessness? Blame the newborn babies – Child poverty costs the UK £25bn a year. Limiting child benefit to two kids will save £200m. If this sounds like madness, it is

This withering assault on farm workers’ wages is a race to the bottom

Tony Blair’s office could face investigation over use of unpaid interns

Jimmy Savile: A Rasputin for our times

It Happened To Me: I Grew Up On Benefits


Nothing Grand about Proposed Bargain, Unions Say

Unions Win in Key Ballot Measures Around the Country

We Are All From New Orleans Now: Climate Change, Hurricanes and the Fate of America’s Coastal Cities

The repo girl is at the door by Mike Davis: In the spirit of Donald Rumsfeld we might distinguish between natural inevitabilities and unnatural inevitabilities.

The Hideous Inequality Exposed by Hurricane Sandy

For Some After the Storm, No Work Means No Pay

Sensata Tells Workers End Protests or Ax Falls Sooner, ‘Bainporters’ Charge

Big Profits And More Concessions No Way Say San Francisco Healthcare Workers

Breaking: Delphi Auto (major Romney investment) buys factories in China after firing 25K US workers

COVERT WAR ON TERROR: Counting the bodies in the Pakistani drone campaign

NYT admits Afghan War lost

In Ohio, African-American Turnout Threatened by Reduced Early Voting and Faulty Ballots

The Permanent Militarization of America

Assange: Obama a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent

Letter from the US: Global warming hits home with a vengeance

Walmart Workers Organize Black Friday Strike on Facebook

When Walmart Workers Strike: What You Need to Know and What Happens Next


The future of ‘21st century socialism’ after the poll

Chavez supporters celebrate the president’s re-election on October 7 outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. Photo by Tamara Pearson/

Hugo Chavez’s six-year plan for the Bolivarian Revolution

Michael Lebowitz on what we can expect from Chavez’s fourth term

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