Archive for November, 2011

2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The 2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture was delivered to a sold-out crowd at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd November, by the 2011 Sydney Peace Prize Recipient, Prof Noam Chomsky – Published on ZNet, by Noam Chomsky (first on Sydney Peace Blog), November 03, 2011.

Revolutionary Pacifism: Choices and Prospects:

As we all know, the United Nations was founded “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” The words can only elicit deep regret when we consider how we have acted to fulfill that aspiration, though there have been a few significant successes, notably in Europe.  Read the rest of this entry »

can we stop an economic systemic crash?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The right questions should be:

1) are we able to make a consciously managed systemic change (crash)?

  • a) advantages: we are free to decide our future;
  • b) disadvantages/need: we should write off our assets and invest a big part of our energy and time to create consent for a new economic system.

2) or shall we need the experience that no more any manipulation will save the joke?

  • a) advantages: we have nothing to do. For a while we can enjoy our normal business, problems, pleasures, … the crash will arrive by itself. And we are relieved the pain for consent with bluddy people around us having nothing understood.
  • b) disadvantages/need: the end can be really painfull.

(Linked on our blog with You Say You Want A Revolution).

You Say You Want A Revolution

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

What Will Happen To Occupy Wall Street If It Loses Its Park? – Linked on our blogs with Où en sommes-nous à l’instant? with forgotten how Govs have to be run? with Rules Of Rebellion; with We Are The Power … ; with Was wird mit den 99%; with Corruption; with what about the obligation to know; with … auf Kosten deines Nächsten … ; with my comments on my Heidi Barathieu-Brun Blog.

Published on Global Research.ca, by Danny Schechter, November 6, 2011.

… We are a generation that wants everything, and wants it NOW! We may have speed dating but not speed social transformations and political revolutions.   Read the rest of this entry »

Features: Understanding the climate change negotiations

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Published on Pambazuka News, by Lim Li Lin, November 2, 2011.

As the international climate change negotiations intensify in the run up to the Durban, South Africa COP 17, developed countries are pushing hard to destroy some of the UN processes and measures that could save the Earth from the brink, writes Lim Li Lin.   Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking down language barriers with translated English-language results

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Published on The official Google translate blog, by Jordan Gilliland, Software Engineer – Cross Language Search Team – and the Inside Search blog, October 25, 2011.

English speakers take it for granted that they can always find answers online, regardless of their search topic. But what if you speak Hindi, Welsh or Afrikaans? The amount of content available online per speaker for Hindi is just 1% of the vast content out there on the web per English speaker. So if you speak one of the languages with less online content, some of the most relevant results for your search may actually be in English.    Read the rest of this entry »

appeal by WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange against extradition dismissed

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Published on Countercurrents (first on WSWS.org), by Robert Stevens, November 3, 2011.

On Wednesday, the High Court in London dismissed the appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden on frame-up charges of rape and sexual assault. The hearing took place nearly four months after the two presiding High Court judges, Sir John Thomas and Mr Justice Ouseley, deferred Assange’s appeal against a February 24, 2011, ruling that he could be extradited.  Read the rest of this entry »

Public view of the Occupy Wall Street movement as of October 2011

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Published on Statista.com, October 31, 2011.

United States; 18 years and older; 1,009; Pew Research Center; October 20-23, 2011 – see the chart -

Reading support: The statistic shows a representative survey on the public view in the United States on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The survey was done in October 2011 and gives additional information about the political orientation of the respondents. 39 percent of the respondents support the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Was wird mit den 99%

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Der Mensch nährt sich von zwei Quellen:

  • - von seiner sozialen Integration;
  • - von seinem intimen Wissen um Gerechtigkeit, seinem Gewissen.

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Dust bowl looms if US Southwest drought plans fail

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Published on New Scientist.com, by Peter Aldhous, November 01, 2011.

THEY like their beef in Texas. So when Texan ranchers started offloading their cattle at bargain prices because pastures were parched – as they did this summer – it was a clear sign that this was no ordinary drought.   Read the rest of this entry »

The too-many-people myth

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Published on Socialist Worker.org, by Ian Angus and Simon Butler, October 31, 2011.

… But most of the 7 billion are not endangering the earth. The majority of the world’s people don’t destroy forests, don’t wipe out endangered species, don’t pollute rivers and oceans, and emit essentially no greenhouse gases.

Even in the rich countries of the Global North, most environmental destruction is caused not by individuals or households, but by mines, factories and power plants run by corporations that care more about profit than about humanity’s survival.  Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy Wall Street turns to pedal power

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Published on RawStory, by Muriel Kane, October 31, 2011.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters who were left without power after their gas-fueled generators were confiscated by New York City authorities on Friday may have found the idea solution in the form of a stationary bicycle hooked up to charge batteries. Read the rest of this entry »