Archive for January, 2012

Index January 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

2012-01-01: Where are the world’s labourers migrating for jobs? Think China?
2012-01-02: Occupy USA Democracy is Coming Lyrics by Leonard Cohen;
2012-01-03: … Things we forgot to write about last year …;
2012-01-04: Between a rock and a hard place;
2012-01-05: Inverted Under the Ice;
2012-01-06: Why is the (UK) government trying to destroy a nascent solar industry?
2012-01-07: How can the UN get its act together on food and agriculture?
2012-01-08: SAKENA YACOOBI – Woman of Afghanistan 2011;
2012-01-09: Imperialism and the Anti-Imperialism of the Fools;
2012-01-10: Grundeinkommen – DER FILM;
2012-01-11: China and India: Rival Middle East strategies;
2012-01-12: Wreck divings: Thistlegorm;
2012-01-12: World Puja Network Show – Conversations with Dr. Steven Greer;
2012-01-13: India: Land of Energy Opportunity;
2012-01-14: US tribunal urges trial of WikiLeaks suspect;
2012-01-15: 1942 – Geopolitical considerations have priority over ideology and the presently ruling system;
2012-01-16: Money As Debt;
2012-01-16: Ueli Gurtner – Revolutionär wider Willen;
2012-01-17: Occupy Together: #F29 Shut Down the Corporations;
2012-01-17: Nestlé vor Gericht wegen Überwachung von Attac;
2012-01-18: Syrian legislators join anti-Assad uprising;
2012-01-19: NEWS AND REPORTING: A Financial Nest-Egg for Every American Baby?
2012-01-20: Sergey Rachmaninoff on YouTube;
2012-01-21: The Afghan Dust is Settling;
2012-01-22: Bangladeshi man bears scars of torture;
2012-01-23: The Quiet Revolution;
2012-01-24: Collapse of the Celtic Tiger;
2012-01-25: The World War on Democracy;
2012-01-26: Julian Assange starts Wikileaks TV show;
2012-01-27: Ahmadinejad offers nuclear talks;
2012-01-28: More Wreck divings;
2012-01-29: Wall Street, Small Business, and the Limits of Corporate Personhood;
2012-01-30: MILITARY JUSTICE: The Bradley Manning Article 32 Hearing;
2012-01-30: Lettre d’information proPhilo Janvier 2012;
2012-01-31: Neo-liberalism and the ongoing economic assault on ordinary Canadians;
2012-01-31: DEUTER in YouTube’s autoplay.

DEUTER in YouTube’s autoplay

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

… to finish well this month of January 2012:

Neo-liberalism and the ongoing economic assault on ordinary Canadians

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Published on, by Murray Dobbin, January 30, 2012.

Two recent stories out of Ottawa underline the ongoing political and economic assault on ordinary Canadians. More Canadians are now working for low wages than at any time in decades, continuing a trend that began in the early 1990s, and Stephen Harper has announced major changes to retirement benefits – including delaying Old Age Security(OAS) eligibility to age 67. What kind of society beggars those of its citizens who worked all their lives and now want to retire in dignity while privileging the rich and super-rich by slashing their income taxes and allowing them to transfer their wealth to their children untouched? … //   Read the rest of this entry »

Lettre d’information proPhilo Janvier 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Reçu par e-mail, De:, Date: Janvier 30, 2012 – Voici les dernières nouvelles concernant la pratique de la philosophie et l’association proPhilo (update: voir aussi Récital pour soutenir proPhilo):

  • 1. Philo pour adultes: Cycles de 6 rencontres du 1er semestre 2012 à Genève et Lausanne – Attention délai d’inscription à fin janvier!
  • 2. Philo pour ados: Animations à thèmes aux Club 44, février à mai, à La Chaux-de-Fonds (10 – 18 ans);
  • 3. Philo pour enfants: Animations “philo-action” avec Rousseau, février et mars à Genève (9 – 12 ans).

Retrouvez tous ces ateliers philo sur notre site

4. Echange de pratique pour enseignants:   Read the rest of this entry »

MILITARY JUSTICE: The Bradley Manning Article 32 Hearing

Monday, January 30th, 2012

(… but first watch the video which Bradley Manning released to wikileaks, the reason for his imprisonnement: short version 1.41 min, long version 39.14 min).

… and now the article published on Global, by Philip Fornaci and Susan Alfano, January 28, 2012.

Last month, at the massive Fort Meade army installation, Private First Class Bradley Manning, who grew in Crescent, OK, finally had his “day in court” – actually, seven days of a military “Article 32 hearing.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Wall Street, Small Business, and the Limits of Corporate Personhood

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

An Interview with Doug Henwood, published on ZNet, by Sasha Lilley, January 25, 2012.

Sasha Lilley: Protests against Wall Street have inspired many people to move their money from big banks to smaller banks and credit unions and encourage others to do the same. Why might you be skeptical of this effort?  Read the rest of this entry »

More Wreck divings

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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Ahmadinejad offers nuclear talks

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Published on BBCnews, January 26, 2012.

Iran is ready to revive talks over its nuclear programme but tougher sanctions will not force it to give into Western demands, its president has said. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said it was evident that “those who resort to coercion are opposed to talks”.  Read the rest of this entry »

Julian Assange starts Wikileaks TV show

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Published on The Washington Post /National, by Melissa Bell, January 24, 2012.

… The television show could be the best format for the former world traveler to get his message out — so long as it’s filmed at his current home. He’s currently under house arrest in Britian where he awaits a court decision on whether or not he should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault.  Read the rest of this entry »

The World War on Democracy

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Linked on our blogs with John Pilger, Australia and England. – Published on ZSpace, by John Pilger, January 19, 2012.

… In the early 1960s, the Labour government of Harold Wilson secretly agreed to a demand from Washington that the Chagos archipelago, a British colony, be “swept” and “sanitised” of its 2,500 inhabitants so that a military base could be built on the principal island, Diego Garcia. “They knew we were inseparable from our pets,” said Lizette, “When the American soldiers arrived to build the base, they backed their big trucks against the brick shed where we prepared the coconuts; hundreds of our dogs had been rounded up and imprisoned there. Then they gassed them through tubes from the trucks’ exhausts. You could hear them crying.” Read the rest of this entry »

Collapse of the Celtic Tiger

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

A look at how a former beacon of booming development and social prosperity has been plunged into economic desperationWatch the video with filmmaker Sinead O’Shea, 25.00 minutes, published on Al Jazeera, January 19, 2012.

Ireland has been one of the largest casualties in the global financial crisis, which began during the banking collapse of 2008 and has continued to impact markets and destabilise the developed world ever since.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Quiet Revolution

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Words are witnesses which often speak louder than documents, wrote Eric Hobsbawm in The Age of Revolutions – Published on RGE Analysts Blog (first on global Policy gp), by William Omam, January 17, 2012.

… The collective action void:

But beyond the intensification of global trade and capital flows, perhaps the single most important commonality between the industrial and post-industrial revolutions is that both periods exposed in a stark way the deep-seated internal contradictions in advanced countries’ societal modes of organization.   Read the rest of this entry »

Bangladeshi man bears scars of torture

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Cattle trader, whose beating by Indian soldiers caused outrage, can barely walk one month later.

Watch this video, 2.07 min, published on Al Jazeera, January 21, 2012: In December, 22-year-old Habibur Rahman was tortured by eight Indian army soldiers for being caught illegally crossing into Bangladesh with cows he had purchased in India. Now, a month later, he is still shaking from the brutal, almost 24-hour-long beating he received.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Afghan Dust is Settling

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Linked on our blogs with Eric Walberg, Canada. – Published on Global, by Eric Walberg, January 18, 2012.

Yes, it really is another Vietnam, and just as in 1972, presidential elections will make no difference … //

… The counterinsurgency hurt the Taliban if only because the occupiers killed thousands of them. It no doubt caused splintering of Taliban forces, and contributed to the seemingly random violence.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sergey Rachmaninoff on YouTube

Friday, January 20th, 2012

watch all these many videos in autoplay.

NEWS AND REPORTING: A Financial Nest-Egg for Every American Baby?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Published on, January 15, 2012.

In 2030, the majority of U.S. residents under 18 will be people of color. If current household wealth trends continue, the majority of America’s young people will be growing up in economically insecure households.    Read the rest of this entry »

Syrian legislators join anti-Assad uprising

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Two members of parliament flee and declare support for opposition as activists report more deaths across country – Published on english Al Jazeera, January 16, 2012.

Nawaf al-Bashir, a tribal leader and MP from Deir Ezzor, told Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV on Monday that he had “come to Turkey to activate the opposition”. He said he was a member of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the most prominent opposition bloc.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nestlé vor Gericht wegen Überwachung von Attac

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Von: Attac Schweiz /Infobulletin, Datum: 17. Januar 2012.

Am 24. und 25. Januar 2012 stehen der Nahrungsmittelkonzern NESTLE und die Schweizer Sicherheitsfirma SECURITAS am Bezirksgericht Lausanne wegen Bespitzelung der globalisierungskritischen Bewegung Attac. Damit wird der Schleier der Verschwiegenheit gelüftet, der sich seit Juni 2008 über den Skandal „Nestlégate“ gelegt hat.    Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy Together: #F29 Shut Down the Corporations

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

National Call to Action Made by the Portland General Assembly, January 1st, 2012 – Published on Occupy Together, by Ella, January 7, 2012.

Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations.  We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We will reclaim our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just and sustainable direction.   Read the rest of this entry »

Ueli Gurtner – Revolutionär wider Willen

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Video auf SF1 /DOK, 50.37 min, Sendung vom 11. Januar 2012 /22.56 Uhr: (in german, swiss german and espanol language).

Helden und Verbrechen im Kaffeeland Guatemala. Guatemala ist ein wunderschönes Land – und eines der gewalttätigsten der Welt. In diesen prekären Verhältnissen gelang dem Schweizer Ueli Gurtner, die indianischen Kleinbauern zu einer eigenständigen Kraft im Kaffeegeschäft zu machen – gegen massive Anfeindungen der Mächtigen, die ihre Monopole nicht verlieren wollen.

Money As Debt

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Linked on our blogs with The Financial Crisis Was Entirely Foreseeable, and with Corruption.

Watch this videos, published on YouTube:

1942: Geopolitical considerations have priority over ideology and the presently ruling system

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Published on Current Concerns no 29, December 18, 2011.

The authors of the above-reviewed book attached the following text to the document. It is conceived as a leitmotif for the reader and addresses de Gaulle himself, in order to recall the historical situation, in which he had drafted the document … //   Read the rest of this entry »

US tribunal urges trial of WikiLeaks suspect

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Bradley Manning faces 22 charges for allegedly leaking a massive trove of classified US documents to WikiLeaks – Published on Al Jazeera, by , Jan. 13, 2012.

A US military tribunal has recommended a court martial for Bradley Manning, the soldier alleged to have funnelled thousands of classified US documents to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks … //   Read the rest of this entry »

India: Land of Energy Opportunity

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Published on Casey Research, by Marin Katusa, January 11, 2012.

Quick, what country is the economic engine that will power world growth? If you answered “China,” you’re far from alone. But there’s another country that deserves as much attention and better yet, is much friendlier to investment: India, home to 1.2 billion people.  Read the rest of this entry »

World Puja Network Show – Conversations with Dr. Steven Greer

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January 13, 2012 – Show air times (US time zones):

  • 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern
  • and 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern

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Wreck divings: Thistlegorm

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

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China and India: Rival Middle East strategies

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The Asian giants are making calculated geopolitical decisions when it comes to their strategy in the Middle East – Published on Al Jazeera, by Nima Khorrami Assl, January 10, 2012.

… After decades of diplomatic passiveness between Chindia and the Middle East, Chindia’s ties with the region entered a new phase in the 1980s. As the direct consequence of a generational change in their leaderships and their market liberalisation efforts, both China and India embarked upon a path toward astonishing economic development, forcing the two Asian giants to develop near identical interests in the subregion of the Gulf.   Read the rest of this entry »

Grundeinkommen – DER FILM

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

(le sujet en français / the topic in english)

Auf YouTube, 98.464 min, von LaberrhabarberPF, le 12 déc. 2010: „Ein Einkommen ist wie Luft unter den Flügeln!” so beginnt der Film. Sollte das für jeden bedingungslos sein? Kann es das geben: ein wirtschaftliches Bürgerrecht? Der Film ist packend, bewegt, berührt und kommt gerade da auf den Punkt, wo es um reine Vernunft geht. Er lässt die Verhältnisse – und die Aufgabe des Geldes – unter einem neuen Licht sehen. Ein brandaktuelles Thema …  Read the rest of this entry »

Imperialism and the Anti-Imperialism of the Fools

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Published on James Petras’ blog, by blog owner, no dated.

One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the most barbaric conquests, destructive wars and large scale bloodletting of conquered people in historical memory.  Read the rest of this entry »

SAKENA YACOOBI – Woman of Afghanistan 2011

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Watch this video, published on peace and collaborative development network, 4.52 min, added by Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin on December 13, 2011: VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE introduces Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning AIL in Afghanistan …


Find Sakena Lida Yacoobi, Afghanistan:

… and this: January begins with a snowy Switzerland and Europe.