Archive for August, 2011

Index August 2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

2011-08-02: fast-Sommer 2011, nichts zu klagen;
2011-08-10: News for Swiss Politics;
2011-08-12: Conversations with Dr. Steven Greer;
2011-08-23: The muddled politics of Libya;
2011-08-24: what about politics
2011-08-24: Latinos: Who Are We And Why Are We Here?
2011-08-25: India renews interest in IPI project, keeps eye on TAPI;
2011-08-25: Auch Bischöfe sollten bei der Wahrheit bleiben;
2011-08-26: Libya as a model for redividing the Middle East;
2011-08-26: Schweizer Fussballraudis;
2011-08-26: Éléction Fédérales 2011: le franc fort et Fukushima;
2011-08-27: Riotgate: Dispatch from East London;
2011-08-28: Norway’s Terror as Systemic Destabilization;
2011-08-29: Ready to Rumble for Jobs, Not War and More Weapons?
2011-08-30: Idiot Wind: The Eternal Return of the Politics of the 1970s;
2011-08-31: The politics of anti-secular scholarship.

The politics of anti-secular scholarship

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Published on, by Afiya Shehrbano, August 30, 2011.

The lack of academic debate over the role and place of religion, Islamist politics and secularism in our society, has created an intellectual vacuum in Pakistan. This has recently been filled in by a spate of post-9/11 scholarship by Muslim diasporics working on such themes.

Much of this post-modern Islamic revivalist literature is engaged in exploring, redesigning, redefining and reinventing Islamists through anthropological lenses but they refuse to take account of their materialist, sociological or political positionality vis-a-vis the Islamist cause.  Read the rest of this entry »

Idiot Wind: The Eternal Return of the Politics of the 1970s

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Published on Dissident Voice, by Phil Rockstroh / August 26, 2011.

Unpopular wars drag on, gas prices erratically rise and inexplicably fall, as clouds of cynicism, dark as Richard Nixon’s perpetual five o’clock shadow, brood over the length of the U.S.  At times, it seems as though Nixon’s 1970s never ended: Only Ronald Reagan’s/Bill Clinton’s/Barack Obama’s Quaalude-laced, faux populist snake oil caused the nation collectively to slip into a soporific sleep — and now, with the effects of the drug wearing off, we begin to awaken…hung over, groggy, queasy…still in the midst of that ugly and odious era … (full long text).   Read the rest of this entry »

Ready to Rumble for Jobs, Not War and More Weapons?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Published on political affairs pa, by Judith Le Blanc, August 9, 2011.

Something is missing in the swirl of news reporting on the debt ceiling deal struck on August 2 by the Congress and the President for close to $1 trillion in cuts in discretionary programs over the next decade. Will the 56 percent of discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon take a hit in the name of deficit reduction? Protest against war funding at the office of Representative McCollum. The short answer is not necessarily, not unless we are ready to rumble.  Read the rest of this entry »

Norway’s Terror as Systemic Destabilization

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Breivik, the Arms-for-Drugs Milieu, and Global Shadow Elites – Published on Global, by Prof. Peter Dale Scott, August 23, 2011.

… In country after country, the Gladio networks soon deteriorated into activist anti-democratic cells with intelligence connections. They have been shown to have been behind other acts of violence, including the actions of the Grey Wolves in Turkey, and the Brabant massacres of 1983-85 in Belgium.6 Nor is this ancient history. In November 1990 Italian Premier Andreotti revealed that Italy, along with France and the other NATO countries, had just convened at a secret NATO Gladio meeting just the month before – i.e., after the fall of the Berlin Wall.7  Read the rest of this entry »

Riotgate: Dispatch from East London

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Published on Dissident Voice, by Felicity Arbuthnot, August 25, 2011.

From afar we have heard the politicians, the social scientists, the psychologists. It is “feral youth”, “black youth”, “low  life scum living off the State” (say the millionaire politicians in charge of the State, living off it courtesy of the tax payer.) The “lazy”, the “feckless”, “people from sink estates”, are responsible – and so it goes on.  Read the rest of this entry »

Éléction Fédérales 2011: le franc fort et Fukushima

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Publié dans Le Matin, par les agences, le 26 août 2011.

L’actualité contrarie les partis. L’intégration de la crise financière et son impact sur l’économie suisse de même que la politique énergétique vont prendre une place de choix dans la campagne pour le renouvellement des Chambres fédérales … //   Read the rest of this entry »

Schweizer Fussballraudis

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Video aus der Rundschau von SF1 vom 24.08.2011, 15.47 min:

Solange wir nicht bereit sind, bei solchen Gewaltakten KOLLEKTIV alle Beteiligten zur Verantwortung zu ziehen, und die ganze Meute einzuräuchern, abzuriegeln und zu verhaften, wird sich die Polizei, und damit der Staat bei diesen Raudis nur als Weicheier auten. Jeder, der in dem Haufen mitläuft hat die gleiche Verantwortung und weiss genau, bei was er da mitmacht. Read the rest of this entry »

Libya as a model for redividing the Middle East

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Published on WSWS, by Bill Van Auken, 24 August 2011. l

A column by Philip Zelikow entitled “Gaddafi’s fall will renew the Arab spring,” published on the Financial Times web site Monday, provides a glimpse into the far-reaching aims being pursued by Washington and the other major imperialist powers in their supposedly “humanitarian” intervention in Libya.  Read the rest of this entry »

Auch Bischöfe sollten bei der Wahrheit bleiben

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Zu finden auf Salomons Homepage /Chronologie der Ereignisse, (seine Startseite).

… August 2011: Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht stellt in seinem Urteil vom 8.8.2011 (BVerwG 7 B 41.11) fest, dass „die religiöse Äußerungsfreiheit, auch soweit es um eine Predigt geht, keinen absoluten Vorrang vor den Belangen des Persönlichkeits- und Ehrenschutzes“ genießt. Damit findet die dreijährige gerichtliche Auseinandersetzung zwischen dem Vorstandssprecher der Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung, Michael Schmidt-Salomon, und dem Regensburger Bischof Gerhard Ludwig Müller ein Ende.  Read the rest of this entry »

India renews interest in IPI project, keeps eye on TAPI

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Published on The Express Tribune, by PPI, Aug. 24, 2011.

NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding American pressure, New Delhi has showed renewed interest in the Iran, Pakistan, India (IPI) gas pipeline project, Tribune India reported on Tuesday. Indian official sources denied that India was reluctant in pursuing the ambitious IPI project and was instead keen on an early fruition of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India TAPI gas pipeline. “We are an energy-deficient country and to sustain our high growth rate and ensure energy security, we need energy from every possible source,” they added … // Read the rest of this entry »

Latinos: Who Are We And Why Are We Here?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Published on Huffington Post, by Gabriel Lerner, August 22, 2011.

From above, at a distance, we are but just one group; a loose association. Latinos, Hispanics or Chicano. Mexican Americans or ’sudacas’. This is how they see us from far away.

But if one comes closer, we change from tiny dots in the sky into individuals, and differences between us can be noticed; differences of national origin, skin color, culture, religion, political beliefs and more.  Read the rest of this entry »

what about politics

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

This blogs seems wasted, just a few entries per month. First dedicated to my personal life, it shows that not much has to be told about me beside my eternal fascination for divings, fishes and corals. But I have a personal interest: politics … this sandbox and all its actors playing above our heads, with consequences for our daily life. So why not have a better look at what is happening? So, what about …

The muddled politics of Libya

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Published on Washington Post, by Aaron Blake, August 22, 2011.

The United States’ involvement in Libya began as a political controversy. But now that the country’s rebel uprising has apparently succeeded, the politics are largely absent. And the truth is that it probably will have very little impact on the 2012 (US) election. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with Dr. Steven Greer

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Received by e-mail, From: CSETI, Date: 12/08/2011

  • View the show online.
  • About the show: the term “Renaissance Man” truly describes Steven M. Greer, MD … //
    … “Conversations with Dr. Steven Greer” airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month on the World Puja internet broadcasting system. 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern time, and again at 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern time — or you can listen to the archives 24 hours a day.
  • Upcoming shows: 12th and 26th August 2011 … (full text).  Read the rest of this entry »

News for Swiss Politics

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Received from a good friend these links:

Integrale Politik / Politique Intégrale

fast-Sommer 2011, nichts zu klagen

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

… hier geht alles seinen Gang, das Leben ist gleich und doch immer wieder neu. Weil wir anders werden. Ich versuche, jeden Tag mindestens eine halbe Stunde oder mehr zu laufen, entdecke neue Feldwege rund um Genf, Feldwege zwischen jeweils zwei Endstationen der Trams oder Busse. Read the rest of this entry »