GPJA #460 (Part 2 of 2): International news and views


“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” – Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866)

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. … Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King – “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,”


In the world’s top four financial hubs — New York, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore — over 300 residential properties sold for over $15.5 million in 2012, says a new report co-produced by Deutsche Bank. The total outlay for the 300 properties: over $10 billion, for an average over $33 million each.


Michael Klare, The Coming Global Explosion

Fighting drone wars behind our back: cheap, invisible and risk-free mass murder–fighting-drone-wars-behind-our-back-cheap-invisible-and-risk-free-mass-murder

Terrorism and the other Religions: Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States.

U.S. Seeks to Get Rid of Left Governments in Latin America


The 1 percent’s solution by Paul Krugman


If you Love the Earth on Earth Day, Close a Coal Plant – Dirty coal is killing us and killing the earth. Here is a shot documentary.


Denis Edwards: When it comes to Kiwi movies, Maori stories rule

Gil Scott-Heron ” Work For Peace ” – Video:
Americans no longer fight to keep their shores safe,
Just to keep the jobs going in the arms making workplace.
Then they pretend to be gripped by some sort of political reflex,
But all they’re doing is paying dues to the Military Industrial Complex.

Film: Breaking the Taboo – Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.

525 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

John Pilger: Real journalism


The Enduring Legacy of Bolivia’s Forgotten National Revolution


Protests in Nova Scotia following institutional failure to protect female teen assault victim


Hong Kong: ‘We’re all on the same ocean’ — dock workers’ strike holds firm after three weeks

Striking Hong Kong workers block road, refuse to leave billionaire’s skyscraper


Cuba Tests a New Type of Public Administration: They got rid of half of the bureaucrats, drastically cut down on administrative expenses, transformed dozens of government office facilities into homes and now plan to house in one building all the offices for the population’s legal procedures.


Hollande’s support drops further as tax scandal poses need for radical change


Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece


The Bastar Land Grab in India – An Interview with Sudha Bharadwaj


Thousands attend anti-austerity protest in Dublin


Is Anybody Listening? U.S. Intel Chief Says Iran Isn’t Building Nukes.

By Nima Shirazi. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Director of National Intelligence reaffirmed what the U.S. intelligence community has been saying for years: Iran has no nuclear weapons program, is not building a nuclear weapon and has not even made a decision to do so.


Toxic Fallout in Fallujah – Video: Since the assaults on Fallujah in 2004, the city has seen an astronomical rise in birth defects and abnormalities, including some too new to even have a proper medical name.


Ruling party facing greatest challenge in poll


Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State


Pro-government faction attacks COSATU’s Zwelinzima Vavi


Mortgage fraud, faux-democracy and escrache in Spain


Syria behind the Lines: An unprecedented film documents the new and perilous reality of everyday life for both Syria’s rebels and its regime.


Puppets on a string, dancing to the tune of the military


It’s time to bury not just Thatcher – but Thatcherism

Ten Myths about Thatcher

Thatcher – black gold or red bricks?

DailyPolitics: George Galloway continues anti-Margaret Thatcher rants

How Thatcher gave Pol Pot a hand: Almost two million Cambodians died as a result of Year Zero. John Pilger argues that, without the complicity of the US and Britain, it may never have happened.

Dispelling the Thatcher myths


Inside America’s Dirty Wars

Film: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars.

Jeremy Scahill: The Secret Story Behind Obama’s Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen

Walmart Workers Plan Wednesday Scheduling Showdowns in 100 Stores


America Cannot Assert Moral Authority While Guantánamo Remains Open

The Persecution of Lynne Stewart By Chris Hedges

NYT Uses News Story to Express Dislike of Danish Welfare State

277 Million Boston Bombings By Robert Scheer: President Obama made clear that “anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror.” But are we as a society prepared to be judged by that standard?


The United States shows its contempt for Venezuelan democracy

Nicolas Maduro promises ‘revolution of the revolution’, advance to `socialist mode of living’


One Response to GPJA #460 (Part 2 of 2): International news and views

  1. Martin Hanson says:

    “Thank you for bringing democracy to Chile” Margaret Thatcher, speaking to Pinochet.
    She trumpeted the word, but doesn’t even understand what it means.

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