GPJA #464 (3 of 3): Support the people of Turkey Sat 2pm; International news and analysis – 6/6/13

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY!

SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY ON SAT (8 JUNE) 2PM – AOTEA SQUARE.

Bring your flags, placards, wear Turkish hats, Tee-shirts etc.

The people of Turkey have protested in 67 of Turkey’s 81 provinces, according to Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu News Agency.

There have been reports of confrontations in the capital, Ankara, as well as the port cities of Izmir and Adana.

It all began with a peaceful sit in protest of civilians against the demolition of a park. But police brutally attacked the peaceful protestors which sparked the wider civil unrest which highlight issues such as freedom of speech and a “heavy handed government”.

There have been calls for PM Erdogan to resign. Let us stand with the Turkish people and remind them that we stand up with in their fight to determine the fate of their democratic country!

ORGANISED BY

OCCUPY GEZI NZ & GPJA

STATS OF THE WEEK

“The typical U.S. CEO pulled in $9.7 million last year, the Associated Press reported last week, a 6.5 percent hike over the 2011 chief exec median. The typical U.S. worker last year took about $39,900, a 1.6 percent increase over 2011.”

“The world’s 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich.” http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/05/world-s-100-richest-earned-enough-in-2012-to-end-global-poverty-4-times-over.html

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?” ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, May 29 at annual shareholders meeeting.

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.” : Samuel P. Huntington

“Beat me with the truth, don’t torture me with lies”: Author – Unknown

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” – Plato (429-347 BC)

“The institutions founded “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” haver failed. Since the end of world war 2, some thirty million people have been killed in armed conflict. Most of them were civilians” – George Monbiot’s – “The Age of Consent”

 

FEATURES

LA social movements map solidarity with ALBA alliance http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54166

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/16651-noam-chomsky-on-democracy-and-education-in-the-21st-century-and-beyond

David Simon, creator of The Wire, says new US drug laws help only ‘white, middle-class kids’ – The award-winning creator of The Wire, David Simon, has emerged as a critic of the ‘racial bias’ in the US debate on the war on drugs http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/the-wire-creator-us-drug-laws

Letter to ‘The Nation’ From a Young Radical: Liberalism—including much of what’s published in this magazine—seems well-intentioned but inadequate. The solution lies in the re-emergence of American radicalism. http://www.thenation.com/article/174476/letter-nation-young-radical#ixzz2ULlsblZQ

Paul Le Blanc: The Third American Revolution — How do we get from the capitalist present to a socialist future? http://links.org.au/node/3366

TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOSYMWf2drE

Who’s the Threat? Western Powers have invaded and Killed Millions of Muslims http://www.juancole.com/2013/05/western-invaded-millions.html

Freedom and socialism http://links.org.au/node/3360

Nations to debate killer robots at UN http://www.stopkillerrobots.org/2013/05/nations-to-debate-killer-robots-at-un/

From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos – Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars – Video: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35114.htm

Noam Chomsky, The Eve of Destruction http://tinyurl.com/l5hl33q

WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS

Terry Bell: More & more people, fewer & fewer jobs http://terrybellwrites.com/2013/05/23/more-more-people-fewer-fewer-jobs/

Why Austerity Kills: From Greece to U.S., Crippling Economic Policies Causing Global Health Crisis http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/21/why_austerity_kills_from_greece_to

Why Should We Care About Rising Inequality? http://andrewmcafee.org/2013/03/mcafee-why-should-we-care-about-rising-inequality/

How corporate ghosts evade tax http://usilive.org/corporate-ghosts/

Globalisation isn’t just about profits. It’s about taxes too – Big corporates are gaming one nation’s taxpayers against another’s: we need a global deal to make them pay their way by Joseph Stiglitz http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/27/globalisation-is-about-taxes-too

Reports from the Economic Front by Martin Hart-Landsberg – Free Trade Agreements And Corporate Power http://blogs.lclark.edu/hart-landsberg/2013/05/29/free-trade-agreements-and-corporate-power/

German Official Warns of Immediate ‘Revolution’ if EU Adopts US Model http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/29-6

Cooperative Economics: Replacing a Capitalism in Collapse http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/16718-cooperative-economics-replacing-a-capitalism-in-collapse

LAND, LABOUR & THE ENVIRONMENT

Brian Roper: Global Warming- Causes of Global Warming, Green Party Climate Change Policy, Solutions and Barriers to these Solutions Being Implemented http://briansroper.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/global-warming-causes-of-global-warming.html

Terracide and the Terrarists – Destroying the Planet for Record Profits By Tom Engelhardt http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/terracide-terrarists_b_3325415.html

Global march challenges Monsanto’s dominance http://rt.com/news/march-against-monsanto-gmo-776/

Noam Chomsky: “Another Threat To Our Survival” – Wrecking Nature for Short Term Profit – Video: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35096.htm

Reviews: Climate Change – How can we live with it? By Thomas Jones, London Review of Books http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n10/thomas-jones/how-can-we-live-with-it

Abusing the Sea: from Garbage Dump to Rising Waters & CO2 (Lapham) http://www.juancole.com/2013/06/abusing-garbage-rising.html

CULTURAL DISSENT

Photographer John Miller, a ‘sympathetic observer’ for NZ’s turbulent times http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2013/04/photographer-john-miller-a-sympathetic-observer-for-nzs-turbulent-times/

Tui, Tuia: Gathering the threads of working-class history – BOOK REVIEW: Jared Davidson, Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism and Early New Zealand Anarchism (AK Press, 2013) http://iso.org.nz/2013/05/29/tui-tuia-gathering-the-threads-of-working-class-history/

NZ Book Review: ‘Between My Father and the King,’ by Janet Frame reviewed by ALISON McCULLOCH http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/books/review/between-my-father-and-the-king-by-janet-frame.html

‘Star Trek’ and the Twilight of Idealism http://www.thenation.com/blog/174519/star-trek-and-twilight-idealism

Beethoven: man, composer and revolutionary http://www.marxist.com/beethoven-man-composer-revolutionary190506.htm

Film Review: The Company You Keep http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/film-review-the-company-you-keep/

NZ Book Review: Who Was That Woman, Anyway? http://thehandmirror.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/who-was-that-woman-anyway.html

TV: Al-Nakba – Series on the Palestinian ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 that led to dispossession and conflict that still endures. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2013/05/20135612348774619.html

AFGHANISTAN

Why Would They Kill Children? Tales in a Kabul Restaurant http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/21/tales-in-a-kabul-restaurant/

AUSTRALIA

Policy failure as prisons fill with indigenous people http://m.smh.com.au/comment/policy-failure-as-prisons-fill-with-indigenous-people-20130526-2n534.html

How privatisation infects Australia http://antonyloewenstein.com/2013/05/28/how-privatisation-infects-australia/

Report shows privatisation destroys jobs and services http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54157

BANGLADESH

Big Backlash in Bangladesh: Workers Escalate Demands for Better Working Conditions http://www.alternet.org/big-backlash-bangladesh-workers-escalate-demands-better-working-conditions

BOLIVIA

Bolivia Calls UNASUR Summit to Discuss Colombia’s Inclusion in NATO http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/bolivia-calls-unasur-summit-to-discuss.html

Álvaro García Linera: ‘There is no exclusive model’ http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/alvaro-garcia-linera-there-is-no.html

Bolivia vs. the billionaires: limitations of the “climate justice movement” in international negotiations http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/bolivia-vs-billionaires-limitations-of.html

Nationalisation puts wealth in hands of the people http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/bolivia-nationalisation-puts-wealth-in.html

Bolivia earns $16 billion since nationalising energy http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54114

El Alto – A Colorful Bolivian Bastion, Floating Above It All http://boliviarising.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/el-alto-colorful-bolivian-bastion.html

CANADA

Federal court rules against union challenge to Canada’s temporary foreign worker program; the battle goes on http://www.rogerannis.com/federal-court-rules-against-union-challege-to-canadas-temporary-foreign-worker-program-the-battle-goes-on/

Right wing meltdown in Canada http://www.rogerannis.com/right-wing-meltdown-in-canada/

Henry Morgentaler, 1923-2013: Giant of a fighter for women’s rights http://www.rogerannis.com/henry-morgentaler-1923-2013-giant-of-a-fighter-for-womens-rights/

Montréal conference debates strategy for Quebec independence http://lifeonleft.blogspot.ca/2013/05/montreal-conference-debates-strategy.html

A mix of cautious optimism and skepticism greets BC government announcement last week on Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline http://www.rogerannis.com/bc-government-announcement-on-northern-gateway-is-a-timeout-thats-all/

CHINA

Who Speaks for China’s Workers? http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2013/05/who-speaks-china%E2%80%99s-workers

COLOMBIA

Colombia and Farc rebels reach agreement on land reform http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22676049

Colombia’s Peasants and Workers Under Fire http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/23/colombias-peasants-and-workers-under-fire/

Video: Families of Colombia’s Political Prisoners http://afgj.org/video-families-of-colombias-political-prisoners

DUBAI

Dubai’s striking workers in their own words: Labourers at construction giant Arabtec in the UAE complain of low pay, poor conditions and lack of annual leave. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/201352371226306130.html

ECUADOR

Ecuador president sworn in for new term http://www.gulf-times.com/us-latin%20america/182/details/353842/ecuador-president-sworn-in-for-new-term

GREECE

One in three Greek children living in poverty http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=3081

Greek Lessons From Below – Learning from the Refugees and Questions for the Left by Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/833.php

HAITI

Sweatshop ‘development’ worsening poverty http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54079

INDONESIA

‘Indonesia is seeing a new corporate colonialism’: Multinational companies have been encouraged to seize and deforest land owned by indigenous people, say human rights groups http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism

IRAN

Rafsanjani’s Exclusion from Iran’s Presidential Race a Sign of Creeping Totalitarianism http://www.juancole.com/2013/05/rafsanjanis-presidential-totalitarianism.html

IRAQ

John Pilger: We’ve moved on from the Iraq war – but Iraqis don’t have that choice – Like characters from The Great Gatsby, Britain and the US have arrogantly turned their backs and left a country in ruins http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/26/iraqis-cant-turn-backs-on-deadly-legacy

KOREA

The Need to Work for Peace On the Korean Peninsula Marty Hart-Landsberg http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/828.php

Advantage Pyongyang by Richard Lloyd Parry http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n09/richard-lloydparry/advantage-pyongyang

PACIFIC

Help take the “French” out of “French Polynesia” By Keith Locke http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/06/03/help-take-the-french-out-of-french-polynesia/

New PJR challenges Pacific censorship, political ‘shackles’ http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-new-pjr-challenges-pacific-censorship-political-shackles-8308

Death toll rises to 28 in Freeport Indonesia mine accident http://ekantipur.com/2013/05/22/headlines/Death-toll-rises-to-28-in-Freeport-Indonesia-mine-accident/372053/

Freeport Indonesia union says won’t return to work until probes done http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/30/indonesia-freeport-idUSL3N0EB2BE20130530

Imprisoned West Papua ‘president’ pleads for Pacific recognition http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2013/05/imprisoned-president-pleads-for-pacific-recognition/

PALESTINE

The Oslo Illusion by Adam Hanieh http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/832.php

Damning new report on EU’s inaction over Israel http://www.smh.com.au/world/damning-new-report-on-eus-inaction-over-israel-20130525-2n3fq.html#ixzz2UMCI2GKk

Checkpoint – Every Day Life in Palestine Documentary ( Subtitles )

Torture and Human Rights Violations in Israel and Palestine By Ludwig Watzal http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35105.htm

One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/6185-one-palestinian-child-has-been-killed-by-israel-every-3-days-for-the-past-13-years

SWEDEN

The Stockholm Uprising and the Myth of Swedish Social Democracy http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/the_stockholm_uprising_and_the_myth_of_swedish_social_democracy

Revolt of the Urban Periphery: Sweden’s Riots in Context http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/revolt_of_the_urban_periphery_swedens_riots_in_context

TURKEY

‘Occupy Gezi’ — Istanbul’s red-green uprising; Right to the City movement and the Turkish summer http://links.org.au/node/3373

C’est Une Révolte, Pas (Encore) Une Revolution![1] by Sungur Savran http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/834.php

A Turkish Spring? Over 1,000 Injured as Anti-Government Protests Spread Outside of Istanbul http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/3/a_turkish_spring_over_1_000

Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim by Sungur Savran http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/831.php

Mass protests rage on in Turkey http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/06/20136205646707974.html

Turkey’s trade unions gather to coordinate general strike in protest of state terror http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-982272

UK

Don’t be fooled: Iain Duncan Smith’s attack on pensioners is really an attack on all of us http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/dont-be-fooled-iain-duncan-smiths-attack-on-pensioners-is–really-an-attack-on-all-of-us-8591518.html

The lessons to learn from the Woolwich killing are obvious: but not to David Cameron http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/analysis/16473–the-lessons-to-learn-from-the-woolwich-killing-are-obvious-but-not-to-david-cameron-

Attacks on Muslims soar in wake of Woolwich murder – Anti-Muslim incidents, online and in person, increase from a handful to 150 since Wednesday as arrests are made across UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may/25/woolwich-murder-attacks-on-muslims

Britain can no longer afford to bankroll the rich http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/02/britain-bankrolls-the-super-rich

The unsustainable wealth of the £1m household: A tenth of UK households now own at least £1m in assets. But the bubble will burst – and we’ll emerge a more equal society http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/22/unsustainable-wealth-1m-household

Maggie (an essay on Margaret Thatcher) http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/may/23/maggie/

Britain’s monarchy is an invocation of a reactionary past http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/26/britain-monarchy-reactionary-past

Big rise in firms hiring staff on zero-hours contracts http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/apr/02/rise-staff-zero-hour-contracts

USA

McJobs rebellion under way as corporate profits, CEO pay soar http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/mcjobs-rebellion-under-way-as-corporate-profits-ceo-pay-soar_2013-05-21.html

McDonald’s Must Pay!

Fast Food Workers Striking in Seattle http://www.thenation.com/blog/174577/fast-food-workers-striking-seattle

Apple Achieves Holy Grail of Tax Avoidance

Seven Myths About Bradley Manning http://www.thenation.com/blog/174622/seven-myths-about-bradley-manning#ixzz2VHuZo8wl

‘Obama Must be Taken Before ICC for the War on Terror’ – Noam Chomsky http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35050.htm

Killing Americans: Jeremy Scahill on Obama Admin’s Admission 4 U.S. Citizens Died in Drone Strikes http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35062.htm

Justice for Patriot Mineworkers? http://www.thenation.com/blog/174512/justice-patriot-mineworkers

Mexican Priest Alejandro Solalinde on Central, South American Migrants’ Perilous Journey to U.S. http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/23/mexican_priest_alejandro_solalinde_on_central

How America Became a Third World Country By Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford – It’s 2023 — and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35030.htm

Hundreds of Non-Union Workers With Taxpayer-Supported Jobs Plan to Strike Today http://www.thenation.com/blog/174448/hundreds-non-union-workers-taxpayer-supported-jobs-plan-strike-today#ixzz2UMvGjUFI

Chicago Teachers Union Overwhelmingly Re-Elects Karen Lewis’s CORE Caucus http://www.thenation.com/article/174436/chicago-teachers-union-overwhelmingly-re-elects-karen-lewiss-core-caucus#ixzz2UMw0u4Sh

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty — and It’s Creeping toward 75% http://www.alternet.org/economy/real-numbers-half-america-poverty-and-its-creeping-toward-75-0

Memorial Day Special: U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/27/memorial_day_special_us_veterans_of

Julian Assange: Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond Guilty Plea Part of Crackdown on Journalism, Activism http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/29/julian_assange_stratfor_hacker_jeremy_hammond

Top US tax breaks to cost $12 trillion over decade, benefit wealthy : CBO http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-usa-fiscal-taxbreaks-idUSBRE94S1FS20130529

The New Plunder of Native Lands by Ragina Johnson http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/830.php

Actual US Poverty Twice Official Figure http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16693-actual-us-poverty-twice-official-figure

VENEZUELA

Venezuela to Create New Workers Militia http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/venezuela-create-workers-militia-19250693#.UaGoZoc3B8F

WESTERN SAHARA

The UN remains ‘blind, deaf and dumb’ http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54109

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