Archive for November, 2011

Index November 2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

2011-11-01: Occupy Wall Street turns to pedal power;
2011-11-02: The too-many-people myth;
2011-11-03: Dust bowl looms if US Southwest drought plans fail;
2011-11-03: Was wird mit den 99%;
2011-11-04: Public view of the Occupy Wall Street movement as of October 2011;
2011-11-05: appeal by WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange against extradition dismissed;
2011-11-06: Breaking down language barriers with translated English-language results;
2011-11-07: Features: Understanding the climate change negotiations;
2011-11-08: You Say You Want A Revolution;
2011-11-08: can we stop an economic systemic crash?
2011-11-09: 2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture;
2011-11-10: Locally Produced Crops for Locally Consumed Products;
2011-11-11: Chicago Board of Trade: Playland for Asses;
2011-11-11: Fahrenheit 11/11/11;
2011-11-12: Postmodern Imperialism – An interview with Eric Walberg;
2011-11-13: Mapping the Wilderness: An Interview with Alexi Zentner;
2011-11-13: Dark Loft: Dark Loft (self-released);
2011-11-14: Global Governance and Criminal Plutocracy;
2011-11-15: Pakistan one of the poorest countries;
2011-11-16: What Will the Next Phase of Occupy Wall Street Take Us?
2011-11-17: Spiegel Cover-Story: A Disturbing New Dimension of Far-Right Terror;
2011-11-18: Here’s the Risk: OCCUPY ends up doing the bidding of the global elite;
2011-11-17: Crash Tax: Reparations to the 99%;
2011-11-17: OWS International Day of Action;
2011-11-18: The 8 True Causes of Deficits and the Debt;
2011-11-19: What’s in a brand? The amazing success of The Co-operative Group;
2011-11-20: Will the euro be destroyed by ideologues?
2011-11-21: Stuck In A Weimar World? Rich and Poor;
2011-11-22: Crowd Sourcing: Help us find out who else plans to attack Occupy Wall Street;
2011-11-23: Change the system, not the climate;
2011-11-23: SISSILI: LUTTE CONTRE LA PRATIQUE DE L’EXCISION;
2011-11-24: The Last Whistleblowers;
2011-11-24: Les enfants d’Odienné demandent plus de sécurité et l’accès à une éducation de qualité;
2011-11-25: We Are The 99% – But Are We?
2011-11-26: GUATEMALA’S DEATH SQUAD DIARY;
2011-11-27: Are Donor Countries Reneging on L’Aquila Promises?
2011-11-28: Egyptian Crisis gives Syria Time to Talk about Democracy;
2011-11-28: Le Projet Bassi Bonga;
2011-11-29: Egypt: Then and now;
2011-11-30: The Occupy Wall Street uprising and the US labour movement.

Statistics November 2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Our providers automatic statistics for all blogs running under http://www.heidi-barathieu-brun.ch/   Read the rest of this entry »

The Occupy Wall Street uprising and the US labour movement

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Published on Pambazuka News, by Farooque Chowdhury and Michael D. Yates, Nov. 24, 2011.

As the Occupy Wall Street uprising creates a political opening for more radical thinking and acting around the world, Farooque Chowdhury and Michael D. Yates speak to four US labour activists to explore possible alliances between the organisers of OWS efforts and the labour movement, to help transform a dehumanizing social system … //   Read the rest of this entry »

Egypt: Then and now

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The initial love affair the public had with the ruling Armed Forces when they deployed into the cities 10 months ago has given way to loud mistrust. Where did things go wrong? – Published on weekly Al-Ahram – Issue No. 1073, by Amirah Ibrahim, 24 – 30 November 2011.

The SCAF does not aspire to hold onto power and is fully willing to transfer responsibility immediately should the people wish, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces SCAF replied on Tuesday to demands by protesters in Tahrir Square that the military should hand over power immediately … //    Read the rest of this entry »

Le Projet Bassi Bonga

Monday, November 28th, 2011

La Caravane de lutte contre l’excision et les violences faites aux femmes – Publié dans AFRIK HEUR, le 22 novembre 2011.

Le projet de la caravane Halte à l’excision et aux violences faites aux femmes est un concept artistique original qui met en interactivité le public, les artistes et les spécialistes des Mutilations Génitales Féminines (MGF) et des violences faites aux femmes … //

… L’APPEL DE KAYA:   Read the rest of this entry »

Egyptian Crisis gives Syria Time to Talk about Democracy

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Published on ZNet, by Robert Fisk, November 24, 2011.

Egypt is the best thing to happen to Syria for a long time. Just when Western leaders – and Qatar – were hounding President Bashar al-Assad for his brutal suppression of opposition demonstrations, along comes the latest crisis in Egyptian cities where security men brutally suppress opposition demonstrators who want the army to obey the orders of a real democratic parliament and to stop posing as the “guardians” of a new constitution.   Read the rest of this entry »

Are Donor Countries Reneging on L’Aquila Promises?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Published on Nourishing the Planet /Worldwatch Institute, by Kamaria Greenfield, November 26, 2011.

According to the anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign, the Group of Eight (G8) and other rich nations have donated only a fifth of the US$22 billion promised to impoverished countries in July 2009. This reflects a larger trend of the decrease of foreign aid for agricultural development. Aid was at a high point in the mid-1980s, reaching US$20 billion, but has since declined. In the early 2000s, the number was around only US$3 billion. By 2009, it had crawled back up to around US$9 billion.   Read the rest of this entry »

GUATEMALA’S DEATH SQUAD DIARY

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

The bodies of two men whose disappearance in 1984 was recorded in the notorious Guatemalan death squad diary have been located on a former military base outside the capital and positively identified through DNA testing, according to the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala, which announced its findings in a press conference this morning.    Read the rest of this entry »

We Are The 99% – But Are We?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

about the 99%’s desire to imitate the 1%, see my comment at the end – Linked on our blogs with Michael Albert, USA. – Published on ZNet, by Michael Albert, November 21, 2011.

One of the most celebrated features of the recent occupation movements has been the slogan, “We are the 99%.” Participants effusively love the slogan, but I have mixed feelings. Occupation critics bemoan absent demands. I say, patience. Occupation critics question ubiquitous moralism. I say, would you prefer being immoral, amoral, or moral?   Read the rest of this entry »

Les enfants d’Odienné demandent plus de sécurité et l’accès à une éducation de qualité

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Publié dans Agence Ivoirienne de Presse AIP, par Gem/kp, le 3 Novembre 2011.

Odienné, 20 nov (AIP) – Les enfants d’Odienné demandent que les parents se préoccupent davantage de leur sécurité et de leur éducation, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’enfant célébrée samedi au Centre social d’Odienné, à l’initiative de la plate-forme des ONG pour la protection de l’enfance.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Last Whistleblowers

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Published on Global Research.ca (first on War Is A Crime), by David Swanson, November 22, 2011.

Whistleblowing in our federal government may soon be a thing of the past, not because whistleblowers face more vicious retribution than ever before – although that is true; and not because important acts of whistleblowing now result in fewer reforms and less accountability than they used to – although that is also true and is getting closer; but fundamentally because the actions against which we need whistles blown are publicly acknowledged.   Read the rest of this entry »

SISSILI: LUTTE CONTRE LA PRATIQUE DE L’EXCISION

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Les leaders d’opinion de la Sissili engagés contre le phénomène – Publié dans Sidwaya, le 17 novembre 2011.

Léo, 14 nov. 2011 (AIB) – Dans le cadre de la journée de sensibilisation des leaders d’opinion de la province de la Sissili, l’ONG 3 “Voix de Femmes” en collaboration avec la direction provinciale de l’Action sociale et de la solidarité nationale de ladite province a initié une conférence suivie d’un théâtre-forum sur le thème “Promotion de l’abandon des Mutilations génitales féminines” .  Read the rest of this entry »

Change the system, not the climate

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Watch this video, 18.34 min, published on Vimeo (by working TV), uploaded March 9, 2010, but still valuable.

… The recent international summit on climate change hosted by the United Nations on Copenhagen ended in disappointment and recrimination. Greenpeace called it a “crime scene, with the guilty parties fleeing to the airport.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Crowd Sourcing: Help us find out who else plans to attack Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Published on msnbc.com, by Ken Olshansky, Nov 20, 2011.

Yesterday, Chris broke a story exposing a memo by a lobbying firm with ties to House Speaker John Boehner: an $850,000 proposal to target Occupy Wall Street. The memo, written by K Street firm Clark, Lytle, Geduldig, Cranford,  is a quintessential example of Wall Street interests seeking to use their money and their access to influence the outcome of elections and legislation. The story got a lot of attention. Read the rest of this entry »

Stuck In A Weimar World? Rich and Poor

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Published on The Psi-Fi Blog (A Sideways Look at Psychology and Finance), Nov. 17, 2011.

… Of course, if you delve deep enough, the problem is psychological, and is magnified because the Eurozone is made up of independent countries following their own paths. But at the heart of the problem is Germany, the country that has benefited more than any other from the euro and which is now unwilling to accept the consequences of its Faustian pact. For the Germans it’s heads they win, tails we all lose, because they’re stuck in a Weimar world.

Germany vs Greece:  Read the rest of this entry »

Will the euro be destroyed by ideologues?

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Published on Real-World Economics Review Blog, by Dean Baker, Nov. 18, 2011.

… There will likely be a wave of bank collapses as banks are forced to write down much of the debt they hold in Italy, Ireland and other heavily indebted countries. This would bring about another Lehman-type situation where finance freezes up. Banks would stop lending to each other and even healthy businesses would find it difficult to obtain credit.   Read the rest of this entry »

What’s in a brand? The amazing success of The Co-operative Group

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Published on Co-operative News, by Donna Balkan, November 16, 2011.

… The first presentation was by Len Wardle, chair of The Co-operative Group in the U.K. The Co-operative Group represents about 90 per cent of the co-op business in the United Kingdom, and is one of the U.K’s 30 largest companies.  While grocery stores have long been a mainstay of The Co-operative, its business also includes banking, travel, legal services and funerals. And The Co-operative is the U.K.’s largest single farmer, producing food that is sold in its stores.  Read the rest of this entry »

The 8 True Causes of Deficits and the Debt

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Published on Zcommunications, by Jack Rasmus, November 17, 2011.

… The total US federal government debt rose between 2000 and 2011 by approximately $9.2 trillion, from $5.6 trillion in 2000 to $14.8 trillion today, according to the Federal Reserve’s ‘Flow of Funds’ reports. There are basically eight causes of the $9.2 trillion rise in the US federal debt over the past decade:    Read the rest of this entry »

OWS International Day of Action

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Published on Zcommunications, for Thursday, November 17th: International Day of Action. New York City -  BREAKFAST, Shut Down Wall Street, 7:00 a.m. …
For international actions, scroll down.

More information on OWS DIRECT ACTION … with internal links for english, spanish or french.

See also: OCCUPY TOGETHER.

Crash Tax: Reparations to the 99%

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Published on Real-World Economics Review Blog, by Edward Fullbrook, November 16, 2011.

With the continuing fallout from the Global Financial Collapse and the global upsurge of real democratic sentiments, support seems to be growing for a Tobin or financial transactions tax. Yesterday AlterNet stated the case for it as follows.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Will the Next Phase of Occupy Wall Street Take Us?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Linked on our blogs with Danny Schechter, USA. – Published on ZCommunications, by Danny Schechter, November 14, 2011.

A week ago, I produced a TV documentary on inside the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York. It was already somewhat obsolete by the time it aired.

The Park, once a buzzing center of debate and open-air meetings has gone residential in the sense that virtually every square inch of what was a half-acre political terrarium is now dominated by tents, an effort to insure more protection from the elements and some better level of personal security. As private spaces proliferated, public space shrunk … //  Read the rest of this entry »

Pakistan one of the poorest countries

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Published on Pakistan Observer, November 6, 2011.

ACCORDING to the Human Development Report 2011 of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Pakistan is among the largest group of multi-dimensionally poorest countries of the world. Among the low human development countries, Pakistan is at number 145, whereas Bhutan, Sri Lanka, India and China are among the medium development countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Governance and Criminal Plutocracy

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Published on The Global Sociology Blog, by SocProf, November 10, 2011.

If you are going to read one author / journalist on the issue of global criminality, it should be Misha Glenny. His two latest books* are strong indictments of the global governance system and its lack of teeth when it comes to global criminal organizations as well as national oligarchies’s role in destabilizing economies and profiting from the results.   Read the rest of this entry »

Dark Loft: Dark Loft (self-released)

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Published on Spike Magazine, in Eric Saeger Music Reviews, November 11, 2011.

Watch the video, 5.32 minutes: Comprised of big-deal sidemen who’ve been involved with everyone from Alicia Keys to The Drifters, this project makes arena-rock that should be palatable to Minus the Bear fans, which is not to say that there are that many curveballs here, …
… Grade A.

Mapping the Wilderness: An Interview with Alexi Zentner

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Published in Spike Magazine, by Dan Coxon /Interviews Novels, November 1, 2011.

Set in the harsh forests of the Canadian wilderness, Alexi Zentner’s debut novel, Touch, draws upon mythology as well as literary convention. Dan Coxon finds that its author is rooted in the power of traditional storytelling. Portrait by Laurie Willick.

For a debut novel, Alexi Zentner’s Touch has already earned a startling number of accolades, including nominations for the Giller Prize and the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards. These nominations are less surprising, however, once you open the pages of Touch.   Read the rest of this entry »

Postmodern Imperialism – An interview with Eric Walberg

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Linked on our blogs with Eric Walberg, Canada. – Published on Global Research.ca, by Eric Walberg and Jonathan Reynolds (an anthropologist who writes for spikemagazine.com and author of two books on the Maya and Guatemala), November 10, 2011.

… Q: Isn’t it true to say that, dialectically, what is sought by Marx and by communism is something opposite to materialism, a utopia that has as its defining meaning a kind of spiritual quality, in the sense that human beings, and human society, are what is important, rather than capital?
A: See what I said about Marx’s dialectic earlier: material -> theory -> material-theoretic. It’s oversimplifying to accuse him of utopianism.   Read the rest of this entry »

Fahrenheit 11/11/11

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Published on Global Research.ca (first on warisacrime.org), by David Swanson, November 8, 2011.

Believe it or not, November 11th was not made a holiday in order to celebrate war, support troops, or cheer the 11th year of occupying Afghanistan.  This day was made a holiday in order to celebrate an armistice that ended what was up until that point, in 1918, one of the worst things our species had thus far done to itself, namely World War I.    Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Board of Trade: Playland for Asses

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Published on Dissident Voice, by Kathleen Wallace Peine, November 8, 2011.

I wonder what it’s like to be part of the 9 or so percent who think they are part of the 1 percent but don’t want to admit they are part of the 99 percent?

I guess to deal with the ambiguity of your situation, you throw toss down copies of applications for jobs at McDonalds to Occupy protesters in Chicago. This is exactly what traders at the Chicago Board of Trade did last week.   Read the rest of this entry »

Locally Produced Crops for Locally Consumed Products

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

(Nourishing the Planet TV) – Published on Nourishing the Planet, November 9, 2011.

In this week’s episode, research intern Isaac Hopkins discusses a collaboration between farmers in Zambia and a local brewery that uses the sorghum they grow to make affordable lager.
Watch this video on YouTube, 2.34 minutes.  Read the rest of this entry »

Some news about crop circles 2011

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

crop circles 2011 on Google Images:  about 909′000 results, for exempla this beautiful ones, published on May 2, 2011 on Luxmundi.blogspot.com.

The videos on YouTube: