GPJA #490 (2 of 2): International News & Analysis – 12/02/14


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"Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace" – Charles Sumner

"O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade; Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more". – William Cowper – Source: Task (bk. II, l. 1)

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime": Ernest Hemingway

"The weight of evidence clearly indicates that sanctions caused massive human suffering among ordinary Iraqis, particularly children. We, the US and UK governments, were the primary engineers and offenders of sanctions and were well aware of the evidence at the time but we largely ignored it and blamed it on the Saddam government … effectively denying the entire population the means to live." Memorandum by Mr Carne Ross, Independent Diplomat[1] and former British diplomat


Who rules the world and how do they do it? By Wayne Hope

Scientists Reveal the First European Faces Were Not ‘White’

John Pilger: The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq can’t be ‘countered’ indefinitely – The media cover-up has been a weapon in the crimes of western states since the first world war. But a reckoning is coming for those paid to keep the record straight

Why is Public Ignorance of Iraq Death Toll Not Relevant to Syria “Intervention” Debate?

This Guy Needs A Clue: A Member Of The 1% Declares It ‘Great’ That 3.5 Billion Are In Poverty

Austerity U: Preparing Students for Precarious Lives

US Foreign Policy in Latin America Leaves an Open Door for China

Paul Buhle on a new book about radical Jesus: ‘Why didn’t I hear about this in Sunday School?

Workers Of Self-Managed Factories Gather in Marseille

Russell Brand: Philip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws


The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.

Janet Yellen and I were taught to revere capitalism. But it’s a failing system

The growing disconnect between the Fed’s policies and people’s lives means we need to start exploring economic alternatives

"Karl Marx Was Right": Filmed at the Royal Geographical society on 9th April 2013.

Reports from the Economic Front by Martin Hart-Landsberg: Inequality and Capitalism

Are We In Danger Of Another Global Recession?


Ellen Cantarow, The Frontlines of Fracking

Japan whale ship ‘rams’ Sea Shepherd boat

Ending the World the Human Way – Climate Change as the Anti-News By Tom Engelhardt

Cataclysm Has Arrived: Man’s Inhumanity to Nature – ‘The Sixth Extinction,’ on Endangered and Departed Species

Michael Roberts: Argentina, Paul Krugman and the Great Recession


Pete Seeger: folk activist who believed music could make a difference

The Horror Show of America: ‘We Are Slaves to Profit,’ the Creator of The Wire Tells Bill Moyers

Pete Seeger. The Power of Song – Video: Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist – banned from commercial television for more than 17 years.

John Pilger: It’s the Other Oscars – and yet again the winner slips away

Where’s The Rage? Kamila Shamsie in conversation with Pankaj Mishra. Kamila Shamsie and Pankaj Mishra discuss the absence of political anger in Western literature and why we shouldn’t be so quick to condemn writers like Mo Yan.

Interview: Akala: “Just because you listen to rap or reggae doesn’t mean you respect black people”

Film: The Sound of Trumpets: ‘Dirty Wars’ and the new killing fields

Film: On ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

It’s Been Over 100 Years Since An Artist Has Done This In America. About Time Someone Did It Again.

Financial Vulture Ratings Agencies ignore history, impose misery by James Ritchie – See more at:


Why the Olympics Are a Lot Like “The Hunger Games”- As a luge competitor at the 2006 Winter Games, I saw the dehumanization and corporate domination behind the Olympic ideal.

A Portrait Of Maternal Intimacy

The Kevin Pietersen debacle is a morality tale for our times – The cricketer dropped by England typifies the new breed of neo-liberals who bat only for themselves

Zirin: Corrupt, brutal Games with something for everyone to oppose


Australian Academics Should Stand Up For Palestine

Victorian ‘move on’ laws to criminalise protesters

As Inequality Worsens, Millionaires Are Pulling Up the Drawbridge Behind Them – The 1% evading taxation while choosing to share their anger rather than their wealth.

Rich snobs cheating welfare

Crime, class, and corruption in construction

Refugees, burned hands and not making compromises – by Max Lane


U.S. halts economic aid to Bolivia citing expulsion of USAID

Bolivia’s Indigenous Future: A Balance of Preservation, Protection and Connection


In Bosnia, Privatization’s Failure Fuels Anger, Growing Protests

A Bosnian Spring?


Rio fare protesters seize main station and let commuters travel free


Camila Vallejo: ‘They tried to create caricatures of me’


“Socialismo o Muerte” – Unforgettable Cuba

Professor and Author Piero Gleijeses Sends a Letter to Obama

Economic Policy in Cuba: Balance of the Closing Year (Part 1)

Factors for Solving the Racial Question in Cuba


Egypt to charge al-Jazeera journalists with damaging country’s reputation


Union-Backed Candidate Wins First Round in El Salvador Election – See more at:


Ireland finally says sorry to the 10,000 ‘Magdalene Sister slaves’

PANTIGATE: BBC NEWS CHANNEL – BBC Trending Presenter Anne-Marie Tomchak tells Chris Rogers about how a huge debate about freedom of speech and gay rights is taking place in Ireland after a speech by the Irish drag queen Panti Bliss went viral on YouTube


Which major economy has performed the worst since 2007?


Fukushima – 50 reasons why we should fear the worst


The Zapatistas’ legacy of rebellion


Israel fights back as boycott movment gains strength

The cynical use of Palestinian workers in the SodaStream controversy

5 things I learned from the Scarlett Johansson/SodaStream affair

‘FT’ blast on settlements will strike fear at Hasbara Central (if not among liberal Zionists and ‘glitzy blondes’)

A Tipping Point? By Omar Barghouti

Hind Awwad “Six Years of BDS: Success!”

Ilan Pappé: the boycott will work, an Israeli perspective

SodaStream boycott gathers momentum

Why the Boycott Movement Scares Israel by Omar Barghouti

‘Don’t issue visas to Israeli dance troupe,’ BDS supporters urge New Zealand

Sentenced to life at birth: What do Palestinian refugees want?


78 Days After Haiyan: Anger Rises


80,000 South African Platinum Miners Strike For A Living Wage

Forging a New Movement: NUMSA and the Shift in South Africa’s Politics

Platinum miners strike in 2013


‘White tide’ wipes out health privatisation plan

Popular Resistance Delivers Results


Fresh right-wing violence as vote fail to resolve crisis

Thailand’s Deep Divide By Walden Bello


Turkey, the Erdogan Government and the Left Today – An Interview with Oguzhan Müftüoğlu


Patriotism – A False Religion -I Will Not Fight For Queen and Country Video

Did an undercover cop help organise a major riot?

Where will we live? James Meek writes about the housing crisis

Here’s what a real ‘Marxist diatribe’ about the UK housing market looks like

Who owns all the land?

Orwell was hailed a hero for fighting in Spain. Today he’d be guilty of terrorism


In Ukraine, fascists, oligarchs and western expansion are at the heart of the crisis


Chris Hedges: The Menace of the Military Mind

Kids For Cash: Inside One of the Nation’s Most Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandals

Women Watched, Strip-Searched, Raped by Male Prison Guards: How Can We Have Real Reform?

Tens of Thousands in “Mass Moral March”- Pushing back against rightwing legislation

Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens

President Obama: Deporter-in-Chief

Inequality in America – The inaudible majority


Obama, Marx, And The Minimum Wage

NYT Editorial: The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage

Dominos workers declare victory by organizing – Carlos Rodriguez Herrera and Hollis Fitch discuss the Domino’s delivery workers lawsuit that resulted in a $1.3 million settlement over stolen wages.

The case for a higher minimum wage – New York Times Editorial!


How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower


Maduro determined ‘to make economic revolution’

The Bolivarian Process without Chávez: 2013 a year of uncertainty, 2014 a year of definitions

Venezuela Speaks Out Against “Colonialism” at CELAC Summit

A year since Hugo Chavez’s death — special edition of the AVSN broadsheet

The political economy of inflation and investment strikes

‘Strengthen communal economy’ says national conference

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