GPJA #456 (Part 2/2): International news and analysis



Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality


“I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.” Malala Yousafzai, young victim of terror attack in Pakistan

"The important thing is not to stop questioning." – Albert Einstein

"No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew." – Albert Einstein

Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act." Albert Einstein

"Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned." – Oliver Stone


The New Propaganda Is Liberal — The New Slavery Is Digital By John Pilger – Today’s "message" of grotesque inequality, social injustice and war is the propaganda of liberal democracies. By any measure of human behavior, this is extremism.

In case you missed it – ‘The War on Democracy’: John Pilger’ Video: Set in Latin America and the US, this movie explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.

Is Marxism Facing a Rebirth?

War on Terror is the West’s New Religion By Robert Fisk – All the crusading and invading simply plays into al-Qa’ida’s hands – just ask the French.

Redefining Torture and the Waterboarding of Americans (Turse)

The Norwegian Prison Where Inmates Are Treated Like People

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

Fascism in the Church: Ex-Priest on "The Pope’s War," Clergy Abuse and Quelling Liberation Theology

How the US Denies Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence Worldwide


Richard Wolff Discusses the Failure of Capitalism with Bill Moyers

Paul Krugman: Austerity, Italian Style

Bloomberg: US Subsidy to Wall Street = the Amount of Sequester Cuts; It’s $83 Billion in 2013

Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth

A View From the Biggest Municipal Debt Market, California – LIBOR: Viewing the Biggest Financial Crime in History

Don’t think class war from above is real? Check out productivity and wage growth since 1973


Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Too much power in too few hands: Food giants take over the industry

Reduced Work Hours as a Means of Slowing Climate Change

Pandora’s Lunchbox: Pulling Back the Curtain on How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

Why there will be Masses in the Streets Protesting Climate Change

Like unicorns, the ‘free market’ doesn’t exist

Capitalism versus Planet Earth – an irreconcilable conflict

Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson – Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.


Music Matters: Bob Dylan’s Biography of American Racism

Salt Sugar Fat: NY Times Reporter Michael Moss on How the Food Giants Hooked America on Junk Food

The Weird Blend of Apolitical Denial and Shameless Propaganda at the Oscars – See more at:

The Oscars Fails Its Own Vision Test

Zimbabwe: Thomas Mapfumo’s liberation music

“Argo” as Orientalism and why it Upsets Iranians

Germany’s forgotten revolution brought to life


Israel: Where Soccer Fans Boo Their Own Players When They Score

Why Major League Baseball Owners Will Cheer the Death of Hugo Chavez


Afghan police ‘sell weapons to Taliban, are addicted to drugs and kidnap and rape young boys’


Bolivians Grieve Death of Chavez – Government Officials say Bolivia-Venezuela ties will not change


Cambodian Workers Camp Out, Hunger Strike Against Walmart and H&M – See more at:


Manitoba Métis Win Historic Ruling by Roger Annis – Breakthrough Regarding Legal Liability of Canadian Mining Corporations for Abuses Overseas

New Democratic Party poised for power, but to what effect?

New Quebec tuition hike draws 10,000 back into the streets

Occupy Enbridge: Taking a Stand on Red Lake Sovereign Land


Pinochet Was Planning New Coup in 1988


Uyghurs face jail for speaking out


FARC has ‘always wanted peace’ in Colombia – RT exclusive: Dutch militant Tanja Nijmeijer – who left the Netherlands 10 years ago to join the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and fight for what she calls social justice – spoke with RT, saying that the rebel organization wants to end the country’s 50-year conflict.

Colombia’s cafeteros take a stand: The stakes are rising as the strike by tens of thousands of coffee growers in Colombia enters its second week, report Judea Beatrice and Stasha Lampert.


Ecuador’s New Deal: Nothing Succeeds Like Success


"A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising"


Greater than the Might of Armies – Over one hundred million workers across India struck work for two days, on 20 and 21 February.

Unity, Democracy, Militancy: New Trade Union Initiative in India


New ‘secret’ documentary reopens old, long-buried wounds in Indonesia

Inside Indonesia: Edition 111 (Jan-Mar 2013): The politics of health


Oil workers demonstrate in Iraq


Japan on the Anniversary of Fukushima: Anger, Protests and Hope


No peace or reconciliation in France-controlled Mali

Mali: The Worst is Yet to Come

Clarifying facts on Mali appearing in the Toronto Star


Former BRA commander warns Australia: ‘Don’t meddle in Bougainville affairs’

8 Indonesian soldiers killed in Papua ambush, independence OPM blamed

Solomon Islands teachers’ strike- and win

Kanaky: Politics heats up as independence supporters mobilise for 2014 election


West Bank Diary | Sebastiya: how Palestine’s trees are being poisoned

The green light for Zionism’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine


Mass demonstration against austerity

Vast protests point to government crisis


The revolt spreads


Basque left nationalism launches strategic rebirth

Fighting Austerity In Spain: A View From Seville


Sri Lankan forces ‘raped’ Tamils in custody, study says


British terror suspects quietly stripped of citizenship… then killed by drones

Exclusive: Secret war on enemy within

Doctors cry foul at NHS ‘privatisation by stealth’

What does the UK’s new AA credit rating mean?

Ignore their howls of protest. If bankers leave the country, it would be no loss

Writer Owen Jones speaks at the Unions21 Conference 2013


Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increased Large Lead Over Blacks: Study

WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning Says He Wanted to Show the Public the "True Costs of War"

The Drone Strikes We Really Should Worry About

McDonald’s Guest Workers Stage a Surprise Strike

Bradley Manning Speaks: In Leaked Court Recording, Army Whistleblower Tells His Story for First Time

"Golden Age for Corporate Profits" As Workers Get Whacked – Naomi Klein: "For workers, the ‘recovery’ looks more like a stick-up."

Letter from the US: A tale of two classes

A Huge Hunger Strike at Guantánamo


Hugo Chavez presente!


Real News: A sea of tears in Caracas (VIDEO)

Hugo Chavez’ legacy in Haiti and Latin America

Tariq Ali: Hugo Chávez and me – The late president of Venezuela, who I have met many times, will be remembered by his supporters as a lover of literature, a fiery speaker and a man who fought for his people and won

Venezuela’s devaluation doom-mongers – Venezuela’s recent devaluation has excited predictions of an economic collapse. Luckily, such wishful thinking is ill-informed

Hugo Chávez knew that his revolution depended on women

U.S. and Canada Isolated as Latin American Leaders Acknowledge Chávez’s Regional Leadership

The Achievements of Hugo Chavez

The Achievements of Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution, by Salim Lamrani

Venezuela and Latin America after Chávez : The revolution begins today

On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez

Hugo Chavez, undefeated

Hugo Chávez: A Giant Has Left Us (Pablo Navarrete)

Death of a ‘dictator’: Chavez and the media – We examine why many Western media outlets continue to demonise the Venezuelan president after his death.

New Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressing May Day rally in Caracas in 2006.


Inside Disputed Western Sahara


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