Archive for September, 2011

Index Septembere 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

2011-09-01: Nick Beams addresses SEP conferences in Sydney and Melbourne;
2011-09-02: In America The Rule Of Law Is Vacated;
2011-09-03: The Road From Capitalism to Socialism and Why The US is F…;
2011-09-04: Four Heretical Thoughts and More … ;
2011-09-05: Chile’s students strike for free and public education;
2011-09-06: Robert Fisk: For 10 years, we’ve lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question;
2011-09-07: Sheehan calls for grassroots revolt against robber class;
2011-09-08: The price;
2011-09-08: Perlen aus der Schweizer TV-Archiv-Schatulle;
2011-09-09: Germany’s Left Party and Nichi Vendola offer their services to the EU;
2011-09-10: Qatar, growth and diversification: What to do about Al-Jazeera?
2011-09-11: The post-9/11 decade of lies;
2011-09-12: A political trap for Chinese workers;
2011-09-12: Das internationale Genf: Nach Calmy-Rey die Sintflut?
2011-09-13: THE 9/11 BIG LIE – WHEN FICTION BECOMES FACT;
2011-09-13: Franc Suisse trop fort et Budget Fédéral;
2011-09-14: The Julian Assange affect echoes in the Valley;
2011-09-15: Poor response worsens Pakistan flood crises;
2011-09-16: Gehört die Schweiz jetzt zur EU?
2011-09-17: Corporate media promotes Republican ultra-right;
2011-09-17: Corruption;
2011-09-18: Culture of credit seducing Swiss youth;
2011-09-19: Soros’ and Sunstein’s joint censorship strategy;
2011-09-20: Johannes Agnoli zum negativen Potential in der Subversion;
2011-09-21: This constant mind rape;
2011-09-22: Should Labor Fight to Revive U.S. Manufacturing?
2011-09-23: A Civil Society Strategy for Revitalizing the Left;
2011-09-23: DISCLOSURE CONCERT;
2011-09-24: Rome wasn’t burned in a day: replacing liberal timidity with leftist passion;
2011-09-25: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia;
2011-09-26: Will China’s Rise Spoil the Trans-Atlantic Relationship?
2011-09-27: Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street is where the hope of America lies;
2011-09-27: Left, right, left … ;
2011-09-28: The road ahead for Labour;
2011-09-29: Ed Miliband’s new era: this is a lurch to the Right, not the Left;
2011-09-30: Render unto Rove the things that are rogue, and unto God the things that are God’s.

Render unto Rove the things that are rogue, and unto God the things that are God’s

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Published on Intrepid Report, by Bob Fitrakis, September 29, 2011.

The original notice that Karl Rove, former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, would be speaking at Cedarville University in Ohio came from Warcriminalswatch.org. What piqued my interest is how a Bible-based fundamentalist university would invite the country’s most famous Machiavellian to speak on Constitution DayRead the rest of this entry »

Ed Miliband’s new era: this is a lurch to the Right, not the Left

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Published on The Telegraph, by Daniel Knowles, September 28, 2011.

I’ve been rereading Ed Miliband’s speech ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/8791870/Labour-Party-Conference-Ed-Milibands-speech-in-full.html ) and reading the reaction to it, and I’ve come to a conclusion I genuinely didn’t expect: I liked it. I didn’t agree with it, but when the Labour leader popped up on Today this morning to say this is a “a new era”, where people won’t let markets fail them, where they will demand “responsibility” from top and bottom, I at least heard a new argument.   Read the rest of this entry »

The road ahead for Labour (UK)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Published on total politics, by Nick Pearce, 25 Sept. 2011.

… Over the longer term, however, Labour’s prospects depend critically on whether it can set out a new, post-Blair/Brown strategic direction for its political renewal, secure economic credibility and connect with changing currents in British society that are reshaping the electoral landscape. While the policy review process toils away behind the scenes, the ‘two Eds’ have a huge task to show not just that Osborne’s Treasury is getting the recovery wrong, but that they have learnt the right lessons of their time in Brown’s Treasury.   Read the rest of this entry »

Left, right, left

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

how political shifts have altered the map of Europe – Published on The Guardian, by Sheila Pulham, Chris Fenn, Garry Blight and Guardian Research Department, July 28, 2011.

Take the pleasure to contemplate European countries’ changes in left-right-left-right- … – swingings by pushing the buttom down of the chart, showing a time-shift from 30 Dec 1972 to 26 Sept 2011.

Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street is where the hope of America lies

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Published on RawReply, by Muriel Kane, Sept. 25, 2011. – First: down of the page Listen these 6 videos: Occupy Wall Street, full lenght …

Journalist Chris Hedges put in an appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Sunday morning and engaged in a lengthy interview, during which he described the protest as “really where the hope of America lies” … //

… Hedges went on to say that the protesters should be seen as “conservatives” because “they call for the restoration of the rule of law.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Will China’s Rise Spoil the Trans-Atlantic Relationship?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Daniel M. Kliman and Andrew Small, September 23, 2011.

A new survey by the German Marshall Fund finds that China’s rise is leading Americans to turn their attention away from Europe and to view China as more of a threat than Europeans do. But how much do these factors threaten the trans-Atlantic relationship, and how well can it adapt to changing circumstances?  Read the rest of this entry »

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

When Georgia murdered Troy Davis, it brought condemnation from around the world. – Published on Global Research.ca, by Daniel Patrick Welch, September 2011.

… As in Georgia, there will be no remorse, no self-doubt, no awareness of what the rest of the world sees. Full steam ahead. And why should there be? The Peace Prize bestowed by the dynamite-inventing Nobel family (maybe irony died a lot longer ago than I thought) gave Obama carte blanche to pursue unfettered the dreams of empire, peddling old snake oil in new bottles to a gullible public that foolishly gave him the benefit of the doubt.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rome wasn’t burned in a day: replacing liberal timidity with leftist passion

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Published on Intrepid Report, by Phil Rockstroh, Sept. 23, 2011.

Why is it that self-termed progressives are in full retreat (and have been for decades) from the witless army of angry clowns and hack illusionists of the U.S. right wing? … //

… The inspired, enduring (very threatening to some) art, music and political action of the era were not the result of liberal accommodation and compromise. Antithetically, the cause of peace and justice (briefly) made some headway despite liberals not because of them.  Read the rest of this entry »

DISCLOSURE CONCERT

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Sunday September 25, 2011, at Avalon Hollywood Night Club in Hollywood, CA – Published on Disclosure Project.org /advanced admission tickets.   Read the rest of this entry »

A Civil Society Strategy for Revitalizing the Left

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Published on ZNet (Source: Socialist Project: The Left’s Role in Its Own Decline), by Steve D’Arcy, September 15, 2011.

What happened to the North American Left? Why is it that, even now, when capitalism seems so obviously unappealing, unsustainable and unfair, the Left cannot mount a more serious challenge to the Right or its grim austerity agenda? Indeed, what happened to the Left’s former ability to mobilize huge numbers into powerful social movements, to inspire working-class people with appealing visions of post-capitalist alternatives, and to strike fear into the hearts of elites who once worried that the Left posed a credible threat to their power and privilege? … //  Read the rest of this entry »

Should Labor Fight to Revive U.S. Manufacturing?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

by Rebuilding American Industry – Published on Global Research.ca, by Shamus Cooke, Sept. 21, 2011.

Every social movement faces countless obstacles by those in power.  Although brute force is used to stifle movements when they become especially effective, more subtle methods are typically employed. Diverting movements to adopt ineffective strategies and “safe” ideas is the normal way people in power keep others powerless.   Read the rest of this entry »

This constant mind rape

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Published on Intrepid Report, by Linh Dinh, September 20, 2011.

The physical violence of a crime is often accompanied by another kind of violation, an assault against the mind, for the criminal must disguise his evil deed. A murderer, rapist or merely adulterer will lie and spin, to conceal and/or rationalize what he has done … // Read the rest of this entry »

Johannes Agnoli zum negativen Potential in der Subversion

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

(* 22. Februar 1925[1] in Valle di Cadore, Italien; † 4. Mai 2003 in San Quirico di Moriano bei Lucca, Italien).

Siehe dieses deutsche YouTube-Video, 70.44 Minuten, über das negative Potential und über seinen Begriff der Subversion als Befreiung, nicht als Zerstörung.

Siehe auch: Johannes Agnoli, auf de.wikipedia, seine Werke, Literatur, Weblinks;  noch mehr über ihn auf en.wikipedia.   Read the rest of this entry »

Soros’ and Sunstein’s joint censorship strategy

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Published on Intrepid Report (first published in the Wayne Madsen Report), by Wayne Madsen, September 15, 2011.

WMR has recently learned that international financier George Soros, a major backer of President Obama and other Democrats, does not take criticism lightly. In fact, Soros has been engaging in a tactic usually favored by right-wing corporations: shutting down critics with a legal instrument known as a strategic lawsuit against public participation SLAPP. Read the rest of this entry »

Culture of credit seducing Swiss youth

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Published on swissinfo.ch, by Isabelle Eichenberger (Adapted from French by Sophie Douez), September 17, 2011.

One-third of people in debt in Switzerland are aged 18-25, a study has found, and almost half of 18-25-year-olds who were in debt in 2006 still are.  Read the rest of this entry »

Corruption

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

My comment to the article Corporate media promotes Republican ultra-right:

  • The big part of small people in this humanity developped the conscousness of being eternal victims, thus needing always strong mum/daddy/presidents making it for them.
  • All rainmakers and their right wing old boys networks in any country learned since decades to play victoriously with contradictions between people’s need for help and the MUST of own taken responsibility, becoming able to shame and shut down any progressist/leftist adversary wanting help these peoples.
  • Progressists must not only learn to win these battles of words, more, we must accept ourselves and learn people to go on with life’s existing contradictions, and refuse any corruption in thinking by false mum/daddy/president’s superpower promises.
  • As long as we run behind thus corrupted people, we are not leaders, but just begging a corrupted job, trying to guide a failing corrupted humanity.
  • Rainmakers can only win with the help of our own misguided phantasy.

Corporate media promotes Republican ultra-right

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Published on WSWS, by Patrick Martin, September 16, 2011 (see my comment here).

The Republican presidential debate held September 12 in Tampa, Florida was co-sponsored by a major television network and an ultra-right group, Tea Party Express, one of a half-dozen organizations, lavishly financed by right-wing multi-millionaires, that posture as the “grass roots” of the Republican Party.  Read the rest of this entry »

Gehört die Schweiz jetzt zur EU?

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Auf seite3.ch gefunden, 13. September 2011.

Wurden wir in den letzten Tagen gerade Zeuge, wie die Schweiz heimlich in die EU eingegliedert wurde? Denn der Beschluss der Nationalbank bedeutet nichts anderes, dass wir Schweizer mit der Anbindung des Frankens an den EURO nun der EU auf Gedeih und vor allem Verderb ausgeliefert sind. Und das ausgerechnet in einer Zeit, in der die EU am finanziellen Abgrund steht und uns alle in die Tiefe reissen wird.  Read the rest of this entry »

Brisante Doku über Swissair-Absturz vor Halifax vom 2. September 1998

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Beweise für Terror-Anschlag unterschlagen? Eine kanadische TV-Doku enthüllt brisantes: Beweise wurden vernichtet, Untersuchungsberichte gefälscht. Der Film läuft in Kanada, Co-Produzent SF lehnt die Ausstrahlung ab. – Blick.ch, von Frank Hubrath, 14. Sept. 2011.    Read the rest of this entry »

Poor response worsens Pakistan flood crises

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Published on Al Jazeera, by Kamal Hyder, Sept. 13, 2011.

It pours and pours. There has been no let-up in the torrents across the Badin district – a land that receives less than 60 mm of rain in a year has now seen over 300 mm in just of 48 hours. But it was a crisis already in the making because of record rains in the country’s southern province of Sind which received an incredible 1,000 mm of rain in less than three weeks and the deluge still continues pounding several districts in the area.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Julian Assange affect echoes in the Valley

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Published on Tehelka, by Baba Umar, September 9, 2011.

When the Australian national Julian Assange took upon himself to make public a barrage of the US diplomatic cables—he never probably thought what an upturn it will make in a far off place like Kashmir – a tinderbox zone, bitterly contested between India and Pakistan.  Read the rest of this entry »

Franc Suisse trop fort et Budget Fédéral

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Utiliser cet argent nouvellement créé tout d’abord pour rembourser nos dettes fédérales, cantonales et communales – Publié dans Horizons et débats N°35, par J. A. Cramer, Chambésy GE, 5 septembre 2011.

Nous apprenons que nos «experts» ont mis au point la «pierre philosophale» pour pouvoir éroder le franc suisse (notre bien commun à nous les Suisses) que certains, socialistes en tête, trouvent trop élevé par rapport aux monnaies déliquescentes que sont le dollar américain et l’euro faisant obstacle par là à nos exportations et réduisant donc l’activité économique du pays avec à la clef des pertes possibles d’emplois.  Read the rest of this entry »

THE 9/11 BIG LIE – WHEN FICTION BECOMES FACT

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Articles and documentation on 9/11 from Global Research – Published on Global Research.ca, by Global Research, September 11, 2011.

… a selection of recent articles on  9/11 … (just a full long list of links).

Other linksRead the rest of this entry »

Das internationale Genf: Nach Calmy-Rey die Sintflut?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Im Blog des Tages Anzeigers, von Pierre Ruetschi, 9. Sept. 2011.

Am Montag wird die Grundsteinlegung für die Gebäudeerweiterung der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO) in Genf gefeiert. Für die Noch-Bundesrätin Micheline Calmy-Rey wird es der letzte von vielen Anlässen dieser Art auf Genfer Boden sein. Das sind protokollarische Momente, zwar ohne Bedeutung an sich, aber symbolisch für die Aussenpolitik der Genferin, die im Laufe der vergangenen neun Jahre im Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten das internationale Genf gestützt hat, das immer mehr die gefährliche Konkurrenz asiatischer Städte wie Singapur oder nahe gelegener europäischer Städte spürt … (ganzer Text).

A political trap for Chinese workers

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Published on World Socialist Web Site WSWS, by John Chan, September 10, 2011.

A revealing commentary published in the British-based Guardian earlier this year highlights the political mechanisms being prepared in China to head off any upsurge in the working class against the Stalinist police-state regime in Beijing.   Read the rest of this entry »

The post-9/11 decade of lies

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Published on Intrepid Report, by Larry Chin, September 9, 2011.

  • (First my comment: people are more ashamed to be victims by their own family/group/nation than by strangers/terrorists/Arabs/etc.
  • As long as we are unable to recognize this, as long as we need a family, a nation calming our fears with lies, as long these gangsters will succeed.
  • First we must learn to become enough adult to no more fear our fears, to become able to see what’s really happening, instead of always looking out for a mum or a daddy, asking them to make it for us).

It has been and will be the same since the day it happened. The same exhausting exercise, whether one, five years, 10 or 50 years since 9/11. Another orchestrated orgy of mass propaganda-stoked ignorance and “war on terrorism” hysteria.    Read the rest of this entry »

Qatar, growth and diversification: What to do about Al-Jazeera?

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Published on Le Mondo Diplomatique, by Mohammed El Oifi, September 2011.

Qatar’s diplomacy since 1995 seems to have run counter to Thucydides’ maxim: “The strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must.” Qatar has demonstrated that even small states can have a foreign policy … //

… A degree of independence:  Read the rest of this entry »

Germany’s Left Party and Nichi Vendola offer their services to the EU

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Published on WSWS, by Johannes Stern, 8 September 2011.

In the deepest crisis of capitalism since the 1930s, the German Left Party is offering its services to save the European Union, the euro and European capitalism. This was the main message of a meeting held by the Left Party in Berlin last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Perlen aus der Schweizer TV-Archiv-Schatulle

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Einige alte Videos, ernst und weniger ernst, das meiste in schweizerdeutsch: