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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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Index December 2011

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

2011-12-01: The 1%’s leaders allow a million children to die every month from preventable poverty;
2011-12-01: Muslim-Mädchen schneiden in Sporttest am schlechtesten ab;
2011-12-02: Cultural materialism and identity politics;
2011-12-03: People’s Movement: There must be a referendum on ESM;
2011-12-04: Former Mossad chief: Israeli attack on Iran must be stopped to avert catastrophe;
2011-12-05: Heart Health: busting the saturated fat myth;
2011-12-05: Le point sur les sévices sexuels en Afrique;
2011-12-06: Breaking bad publicity in the chemistry lab;
2011-12-06: Slash and Burn Capitalism;
2011-12-07: Families are not factories;
2011-12-08: Anti-capitalism for absolute beginners;
2011-12-09: Occupation Nation: The Militarization of Police;
2011-12-09: stupid … I cannot let these questions;
2011-12-10: Goldman Sachs dictatorship – Hitler’s dream;
2011-12-10: again dreams for divings;
2011-12-11: Is the Lion Man a Woman?
2011-12-12: Jeffrey Sachs: That’s not a free market, that’s a game;
2011-12-13: CUPE National: Move Your War Room To Toronto Now;
2011-12-13: Gottlos glücklich – Die Geschichte der Buskampagne.de;
2011-12-14: Cleveland: Homesteading plan to put refugees in vacant homes;
2011-12-15: Occupy Wall Street: Poverty and Rising Social Inequality, Interrogating Democracy in America;2011-12-16: What a Difference an Occupation Makes;
2011-12-17: Class and Capitalism in the Gulf;
2011-12-18: An opportunity to remake Pakistan;
2011-12-18: UNO und USA heben Libyen-Sanktionen auf;
2011-12-19: Say NO to the Use of the Military in the United States;
2011-12-20: Occupy Wall Street OWS Meets Winter;
2011-12-21: Occupy and the tasks of socialists;
2011-12-22: SNC calls for action to halt Idlib massacre;
2011-12-23: Masanga Educational Assistance (MEA Project);
2011-12-23: Assistance Educative à Masanga (le projet MEA);
2011-12-24: Egypt: Where they have burned books … ;
2011-12-25: Surrender or will to defense?
2011-12-26: quelques reflexions avec Frank Lepage;
2011-12-26: Military to Designate U.S. Citizens as Enemy During Collapse;
2011-12-27: A tribute to Steve Bantu Biko;
2011-12-28: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Continues Its Disgusting Apologetics for the Corporate Media;
2011-12-29: Why Faculty Should Join Occupy Movement Protesters on College Campuses;
2011-12-30: On the death of Kim Jong-Il;
2011-12-30: Inside Story – North Korea’s untested young Kim;
2011-12-31: Egypt security forces storm NGO offices.

Egypt security forces storm NGO offices

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

watch this video, 1.57 min., published on Al Jazeera, resp. on YouTube, December 29, 2011.

Egyptian security forces have stormed the offices of 17 human rights and pro-democracy groups. The ruling military said it is investigating how the groups are funded. At least two US rights groups – the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) – were targeted in the operation. The US expressed deep concern over the raids and urged Egyptian authorities to immediately halt harassment of non-governmental organisation staff …

Inside Story – North Korea’s untested young Kim

Friday, December 30th, 2011

watch this video, 24.42 min., published on YouTube, put by Al Jazeera, December 29, 2011: What will the reclusive communist state look like under the rule of Kim Jong-il’s younger son, Kim Jong-un? With guests: Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, North East Asia project director for the International Crisis Group; and Larry Jagan, Asia expert.

On the death of Kim Jong-Il

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Published on Progress online, by Hopi Sen, December 19, 2011.

… On the day of his death, we should look past the accounts of his life, the real and the imagined legend, and focus instead on those for whom the myth was created, and for whom the truth had, at all costs, to be kept.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why Faculty Should Join Occupy Movement Protesters on College Campuses

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Published on truthout, by Henry A. Giroux, December 19, 2011.

In both the United States and  many other countries, students are protesting against rising tuition fees, the increasing financial burdens they are forced to assume, and the primacy of market models in shaping higher education while emphasizing private benefits to individuals and the economy. Many students view these policies and for-profit industries as part of an assault on not just the public character of the university but also as an attack on civic society and their future … //   Read the rest of this entry »

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Continues Its Disgusting Apologetics for the Corporate Media

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Published on A Tiny Revolution, by Jonathan Schwarz, December 17, 2011.

… Hart writes: In this bizarre re-telling, Saddam Hussein’s support for Hamas and a plot to kill George H. W. Bush seem to matter more than the bogus stories about Iraq’s WMDs.

Notice the sleight of hand? There was no evidence at the time in 1993 that Saddam actually tried to assassinate Bush, Sr. and there’s no evidence now, after we invaded the country and seized all their government officials and files.  Read the rest of this entry »

A tribute to Steve Bantu Biko

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Linked on our blogs with Biko’s legacy lives on in Swaziland’s civil society.- Published on Pambazuka News, by Roy Trivedy, December 22, 2011.

Steve Biko’s words had a profound effect on me. They helped shape my personal outlook and political beliefs, writes Roy Trivedy. They also played a key role in helping me decide what I wanted to contribute in life.  Read the rest of this entry »

Military to Designate U.S. Citizens as Enemy During Collapse

Monday, December 26th, 2011

FEMA Continuity of Government Plans Prep Total Takeover of Society … – Published on Global Research.ca, by Aaron Dykes and Alex Jones, December 25, 2011. UPDATE: Government censors document revealing plans to wage war on AmericansREAD HERE … (to find more see under Links).   Read the rest of this entry »

quelques reflexions avec Frank Lepage

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Regardez ces vidéos, publiés sur YouTube, par Franck Lepage:

Surrender or will to defense?

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Switzerland facing blackmail by EU – Published on Current Concerns, monthly, no. 28, by Jean-Jacques Langendorf, December 9, 2011. (Translation from french by Current Concerns).

One could argue that the following reflections would allure us from our subject “will to defense”. This, however, is not the case, since they refer to the problem of the “crisis of civilization” that we are facing in Western Europe which has a strong impact on just this will. Most varying trends are marking the paths which are supposed to lead us to peace. Some are of the opinion that broad support of the Third World was an effective contribution to strengthening peace.  Read the rest of this entry »

Egypt: Where they have burned books …

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Published on Pambazuka News, by Lillian Boctor speaking with Adham Hafez, December 22, 2011.

Set on fire on 17 December, the Egyptian Scientific Institute was another casualty of last week’s clashes between the military and protestors in Cairo. Lillian Boctor speaks to artist Adham Hafez, one of the volunteers working to save books and manuscripts from the damaged building.   Read the rest of this entry »

Assistance Educative à Masanga (le projet MEA)

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Publié dans Giving Women/donner aux Femmes (aller vers le bas de la page pour le texte en français), par Michèle Moreau, Valentina Di Felice, Anne Torrel, May Soliman, Karine Lubambu, du GW Project Circle for MEA, le 15 décembre 2011.

MEA est un projet extraordinaire avec une approche novatrice au problème des mutilations génitales féminines dans les communautés de Masanga et environ en Sierra Leone. En particulier, MEA parraine les cérémonies Bondo pendant lesquelles tous les rituels sont respectés sauf l’’excision.  Read the rest of this entry »

Masanga Educational Assistance (MEA Project)

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Published on Giving Women, by Michèle Moreau, Valentina Di Felice, Anne Torrel, May Soliman, Karine Lubambu /GW Project Circle for MEA, Dec. 15, 2011.

… MEA is an extraordinary project with an innovative approach to the problem of female genital mutilations in the Masanga communities of Sierra Leone. In particular it sponsors Bondo ceremonies during which all rituals are respected with the exception of the excision.  Read the rest of this entry »

SNC calls for action to halt Idlib massacre

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Syrian opposition appeals for Arab League and UN reaction as activists say up to 200 people killed in restive province

First watch the video, published on Al Jazeera, 2.28 min., by Zeina Khodr, December 21, 2011.

Syrian security forces appear to be continuing an offensive on army defectors in the northwestern province of Idlib in which activists say about 200 people, including a large number of civilians, have already been killed.  Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy and the tasks of socialists

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Published on LINKS*, by Pham Binh, December 14, 2011.

… Occupy is a once in a lifetime opportunity to re-merge the socialist and working-class movements and create a viable broad-based party of radicals, two prospects that have not been on the cards in the United States since the late 1960s and early 1970s.   Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy Wall Street OWS Meets Winter

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Published on ZSpace, by Yotam Marom, Dec. 17, 2011.

On September 17th, we took Liberty Square, used it to begin to create the social norms and institutions of a society to come, and became the Occupy Movement OWS … //  Read the rest of this entry »

Say NO to the Use of the Military in the United States

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement? – Published on Occupy Washington, by Margaret Flowers and by Kevin Zeese, December 12, 2011 … (but see firston YouTube this video: 1 Marine vs 30 cops, 5.32 min ).

A radical change in law to allow the use of the military inside the United States, against U.S. citizens and residents, and to allow their indefinite military detention based merely on suspicion of being engaged in hostilities against the U.S is being rushed through congress.  Read the rest of this entry »

UNO und USA heben Libyen-Sanktionen auf

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Auf Tagesschau.SF.tv, 17. Dezember 2011.

Zwei Monate nach dem Tod von Muammar al-Gaddafi hat der UNO-Sicherheitsrat die Sanktionen gegen die libysche Zentralbank und die Auslandsbank aufgehoben. Damit steht der Weg für die Freigabe von Dutzenden Milliarden Dollar an die neue libysche Führung offen.   Read the rest of this entry »

An opportunity to remake Pakistan

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Published on The Nation, by Inayatullah, December 17, 2011.

Pakistan has mostly been a crisis-ridden country. Today when this column is being written, one can’t help recalling the terrible tragedy of half of the country seceding to become Bangladesh. The events of December 16 must be recalled to mull over our follies and incompetence – a ruthless analysis of all the facts and how the disaster unfolded itself. We should learn to learn lessons … //    Read the rest of this entry »

Class and Capitalism in the Gulf

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

The Political Economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council - Published on Global Research.ca (first on New Left Project), by Ed Lewis interviewing Adam Hanieh, December 15, 2011.

Ed Lewis (EL): You see the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman – as being at the centre of the Middle East economically and politically, but not simply because of their vast reserves of oil. What, then, is your account of how the Gulf states have come to be in this position of centrality?   Read the rest of this entry »

What a Difference an Occupation Makes

Friday, December 16th, 2011

First watch this video: Housing Groups work with OWS, with Rob Robinson on GR.TV, 3.09 minutes, published on The Nation, by Laura Flanders, December 9, 2011 (link to more videos on the site).

It was never a genuine question. Money media prattled on about Occupy Wall Street’s supposedly ineffable demands the same way they batted aside the end capitalism signs to wonder what the Seattle protesters had on their minds. That said, the Occupy movement has always been more about doing than demanding and this week, OWS stepped it up another notch.    Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy Wall Street: Poverty and Rising Social Inequality, Interrogating Democracy in America

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Published on Global Research.ca, by Prof. Joseph Tharamangalam, December 13, 2011.

By highlighting rising inequality and poverty in America and asking why “the one percent” has been so successful in tilting state policy in its favour, the Occupy Wall Street Movement (OSW) is raising old and new questions about the nature and quality of the country’s democracy.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cleveland: Homesteading plan to put refugees in vacant homes

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Published on Cleveland.com, by Robert L. Smith, December 13, 2011.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Within the collection of abandoned houses haunting the region stand some unpolished gems, sturdy structures that lack only a caring family to again become a home. Where will those families come from? They’re already here.  Read the rest of this entry »

Gottlos glücklich – Die Geschichte der Buskampagne.de

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Schau dieses Video auf YouTube an, 33.31 Minuten, am 29 nov. 2011 aufgeladen: Im Sommer 2009 war das Fass für die Freigeister übergelaufen. Der Allgegenwart religiöser Werbung aller Art musste dringend etwas entgegen gesetzt werden. Aber da haben die Humanisten die Rechnung ohne die Kirchen gemacht. Read the rest of this entry »

CUPE National: Move Your War Room To Toronto Now

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Watch this video, published on Socialist Project (also on YouTube), 3.40 min, December 11, 2011.

Transcript: In 1981, Ronald Reagan took on and smashed PATCO, the Air Traffic Controllers. The American labour movement expressed outrage but did nothing. This sealed the fate of American workers for over three decades. Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, has declared war on city-workers. He intends to smash unions. This is our PATCO moment (in Class war in Wisconsin, 22 February 2011) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/feb/22/wisconsin-tea-party-movement  … //   Read the rest of this entry »

Jeffrey Sachs: That’s not a free market, that’s a game

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The controversial economist talks about the collapse of the global financial system and how to end the crisis – Linked on our blogs with The Financial Crisis Was Entirely Foreseeable. – Published on Al Jazeera, December 11, 2011.

… Watch the video, 25.11 min …  //

… “The banks have said, leave us deregulated, we know how to run things, don’t put government in to meddle. Then with that freedom of maneuver they took huge gambles, and even made illegal actions, and then broke the world system.    Read the rest of this entry »

Is the Lion Man a Woman?

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Solving the Mystery of a 35,000-Year-Old Statue – Published on Spiegel Online International, by Matthias Schulz, December 9, 2011. (Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan).

Archeologists have discovered previously unknown fragments of a figurine known as the “Lion Man,” and are piecing it back together. Could the 35,000-year-old statue actually represent a female shaman? Scientists hope to resolve a decades-long debate.  Read the rest of this entry »

again dreams for divings

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

You can find in MAYOTTE:     Read the rest of this entry »

Goldman Sachs dictatorship – Hitler’s dream

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Watch this video, 5.43 minutes, on YouTube, by RussiaToday, December 7, 2011: Time is running out for Eurozone leaders to save the single currency, as they prepare for eleventh-hour talks in Brussels. Germany and France are pushing to change EU treaties, to create a fiscal union and introduce tougher budget rules.  Read the rest of this entry »