Archive for February, 2012

Index February 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

2012-02-01: A Bluffing Game, Part 1: European Politicians in Denial as Greece Unravels;
2012-02-01: Récital pour soutenir proPhilo;
2012-02-02: WikiLeaks founder fights extradition;
2012-02-02: le Dr Mourad Dhina polarise le monde – réaction humanitaire;
2012-02-03: Diminishment of Sovereignty and More Fed Manipulations;
2012-02-03: Divings in Raja Ampat /Indonesia on YouTube;
2012-02-04: The World According To Noam Chomsky;
2012-02-05: China: Slipping through the cracks;
2012-02-06: SPACE on YouTube;
2012-02-07: CAPITALISM and BRAIN – 2 videos;
2012-02-08: Are you eating antibiotics without knowing it? Probably;
2012-02-09: Independent Report Contradicts Western Portrait of Syria;
2012-02-10: Occupy DC Forcefully Evicted, Protesters Injured, Arrested, Under Pressure from Congress’s Richest Member;
2012-02-11: Putin’s Unruly Children: A New Generation Aims to Revitalize Russia;
2012-02-11: L’excision, une affaire de femmes?
2012-02-12: Anugama on YouTube in autoplay;
2012-02-12: Un cri contre les mutilations génitales féminines – Exposition des artistes africains;
2012-02-13: Egypt: twin crises in parliament;
2012-02-14: NSArchive’s Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli win Prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award;
2012-02-15: On the Fetishization of Expression;
2012-02-16: Frölein Da Capo’s songs;
2012-02-16: Greece in Flames: the Prelude of the European Revolution;
2012-02-17: Prohibition Debate: The Far-Right Threat to Germany’s Democracy;
2012-02-18: Eugen Drewermann auf YouTube;
2012-02-18: black wealth white wealth;
2012-02-19: Egypt one year on;
2012-02-20: Occupy Toronto and Steelworker flash mob;
2012-02-20: FREE ROBERT GREEN;
2012-02-21: Middle class among predators – looting the self-employed;
2012-02-22: Occupy sanity;
2012-02-23: Megaupload founder released on bail;
2012-02-23: 200.000 Selbstmorde in Indien: Die verheerenden Folgen durch Monsanto;
2012-02-24: Campaign Against FGM – on en.wikipedia;
2012-02-25: What Iranian Elites Think;
2012-02-26: Cash of the Titans: Against the noxious fantasy of limitless growth;
2012-02-27: How to change the world?
2012-02-28: The birth control bishops;
2012-02-29: again Psychotropic Drugs.

again Psychotropic Drugs

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • The Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs (Part 1/2), 95.27 minutes;
  • The Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs (Part 2/2),81.44 minutes.

The birth control bishops

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Rather than spend energy fighting contraception legislation, the Catholic Bishops should clean up their own backyard – Published on Al Jazeera, by Rose Aguilar, February 25, 2012. (with internal link for audio, 15.38 minutes).

San Francisco, CA – Forget child abuse. The Catholic Bishops would rather spend their time, money, and resources on birth control and women’s sex lives. The main debate over the past few weeks in the United States has been about birth control. And guess who’s dominating it? The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the country’s official organisation of the Catholic hierarchy.   Read the rest of this entry »

How to change the world?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Published on Pambazuka News, by Esther Vivas, February 22, 2012.

It is necessary to formulate alternative policy options which have their centre of gravity in social struggles, antagonistic to today’s ruling class* … //

… We have to be aware that these prefigurative models are not an end in themselves but a means to move forward without losing sight of the goal of more just and equitable society for everyone.   Read the rest of this entry »

Cash of the Titans: Against the noxious fantasy of limitless growth

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Published on Intrepid Report, by Phil Rockstroh, February 24, 2012.

The concept of endless economic growth, accepted as sacrosanct by both U.S. mainstream political parties, and internalized as the dominant mode of mind by the general population of the corporate/consumer state is mirrored in the exponential mathematics of a malignancy.   Read the rest of this entry »

What Iranian Elites Think

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

An Inside Look at Views of the West – Published on Spiegel Online International, by Hasnain Kazim, February 22, 2012.

… In the media, President Ahmadinejad can constantly be seen gloating over his nuclear program. But many find his claims of only pursuing peaceful aims difficult to believe. Indeed, the mullah-ruled regime has been badgering Israel since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and denying its right to exist. Nevertheless, even seemingly enlightened people in Tehran believe that they are the ones being attacked and that they are surrounded by enemies. Read the rest of this entry »

Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation – on en.wikipedia

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Published on en.wikipedia – … first is mentionned there: This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy … (so first my comment: Please do not delete, this is a needed information, as FGM injures about 3 Million girls per year. Many women, villages and groups in Africa and elsewhere may still have difficulties to find informations in the net, wikipedia is in itself a link inside this net. To meet wikipedia standard, the not standard contents of the campaign could be put on separate websites, with links to this campaign article. But the information about the CAMPAIGN has to remain, to help the concerned groups. May those able to work on wikipedia and create websites and blogs do this quickly).   Read the rest of this entry »

200.000 Selbstmorde in Indien: Die verheerenden Folgen durch Monsanto

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Siehe dieses Video, 10.10 Minuten, im KOPP-Verlag, 22. Januar 2012:

Dies ist ein Beispiel für die Monopolisierung und Monsantos Vorgehen in Indien: Manipulation der Marktwirtschaft, der Tradition, der Technologie und für die schlechte Regierungsarbeit. Der weltgrößte Hersteller gentechnisch veränderten Saatgutes verkaufte in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gentechnisch veränderte Ware zum Nutzen der indischen Landwirte – so zumindest behauptet es das Unternehmen … (ganzer Text).

Megaupload founder released on bail

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Kim Dotcom, wanted in US on copyright piracy charges, placed under effective house arrest pending extradition hearing – Published on Al Jazeera, February 22, 2012.

… Dotcom obtained bail on his second attempt, after the judge said a review of the facts and Dotcom’s circumstances showed he was less of a risk of fleeing than before.

Bail conditions:    Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy sanity

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Published on Intrepid Report, by Frank Scott, February 21, 2012.

… After a recession bordering on a depression, the U.S. continues economic war on its people by cutting public spending while other nations reduce their populations to even more misery. Greece slashes its minimum wage and lays off more than a hundred thousand public employees so that private investors can collect interest on the national debt. That is the same situation all over the capitalist world, including Russia and China. Though they have only recently jumped into that economic frying pan, they seem to have noticed it has become so overheated that the entire kitchen may burst into flames at any moment.   Read the rest of this entry »

Middle class among predators – looting the self-employed

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

A book by Eberhard and Imke Hamer (in german: Mittelstand unter lauter Räubern – Die Plünderung der Selbständigen, bei amazon.de – siehe auch in Zeit-Fragen vom 17.1.2012).

Published on Current Concerns, by Ewald Wetekamp, February 5, 2012.

Beginning with the definition that the medium-sized company is a producing collective of people, with people and for people, Prof. Eberhard Hamer and Imke Hamer outline the importance of the medium-sized company for society and for the support of democracy in Germany. They do this with impressive examples and figures.  Read the rest of this entry »

FREE ROBERT GREEN

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Published on David Icke.com, by blog owner, February 17, 2012.

Breaking news … Robert Green, one of the most decent people you could ever wish to meet, has been jailed for 12 months as a consequence of his campaign to secure justice for Hollie Greig and a proper investigation (the first) into her claims to have been sexually and violently abused by members of the Scottish establishment.   Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy Toronto and Steelworker flash mob

Monday, February 20th, 2012

BMO help end infinity rubber strike – Published on rabble.ca, by rabbleTV, February 17, 2012.

The United Steelworkers (USW) and Occupy Toronto join forces to highlight the Bank of Montreal’s role in prolonging one of the longest strikes in Toronto history …

Egypt one year on

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Published on The Malta Independent Online, by David Casa, February 18, 2012.

… Exactly one year ago, thousands of Egyptians celebrated as the authoritarian ruler of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down and handed the government over to the military. The military council has been serving as an interim government ever since …  Read the rest of this entry »

black wealth white wealth

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Watch this 2 videos on YouTube:

Eugen Drewermann auf YouTube

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Februar 2011:

  • Eugen Drewermann in Gladbeck – Teil 1, 50.26 min;
  • Eugen Drewermann in Gladbeck – Teil 2, 35.12 min;

2005:      Read the rest of this entry »

Prohibition Debate: The Far-Right Threat to Germany’s Democracy

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Published on Spiegel Online International, by SPIEGEL Staff, February 16, 2012.

The leaders of Germany’s far-right NPD seek to project the party as mainstream and reasonable. In truth, however, the party is a melting pot for racists, Hitler worshippers and enemies of democracy. There are plenty of reasons to ban the party. But would it make the NPD more dangerous than ever?   Read the rest of this entry »

Greece in Flames: the Prelude of the European Revolution

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Published on ZNet, by Savas Michael-Matsas, February 14, 2012.

The worst fears of the ruling classes of Greece and Europe are becoming true: an uncontrollable social explosion is under way in Greece. *

When these lines are written, late in the night on February 12-13, 2012, the violent clashes and street fights between demonstrators and the riot police, in the center of Athens and in other cities all over the country, still continue. Read the rest of this entry »

Frölein Da Capo’s songs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

On the Fetishization of Expression

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Published on ZNet, by Paul Streeet, February 12, 2012.

  • A handwritten note stuck on the message board of an old Occupy site I know reads as follows: “If you want to make God laugh, make a plan.”
  • The message is clear: plans are for chumps.
  • How sad. That message is part of how the 1% rules.

From “Strategicism” to “Expressivism”:   Read the rest of this entry »

NSArchive’s Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli win Prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

for Human Rights Activism – Published on The National Security Archive NSA, February 3, 2012. For more information contact here.

Washington, DC, February 3, 2012 – Kate Doyle, director of the Evidence Project at the National Security Archive, and Fredy Peccerelli, the forensic anthropologist of the Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, have won the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive ALBA and Puffin Foundation Award for Human Rights Activism, one of the world’s largest prizes in the field of human rights.  Read the rest of this entry »

Egypt: twin crises in parliament

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Gamal Essam El-Din, 9 – 15 February 2012.

The tragic events in Port Said that left 74 people dead and hundreds others injured last week and the bloody clashes between protesters and police around the Interior Ministry building in downtown Cairo this week have left the newly-elected People’s Assembly in a difficult situation. While MPs almost agreed on a package of measures to fight riots during football matches, they were divided over what means should be used to prevent attacks on the Interior Ministry.   Read the rest of this entry »

Un cri contre les mutilations génitales féminines – Exposition des artistes africains

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Publié dans MGF Toscana.it, le 4 février 2012.

… Journée internationale de Tolérance Zéro, de la province de Prato, Nosotras et Pratese santé société (SDS) présentera les artistes d’exposition africains un cri contre les mutilations génitales féminines, qui sera logé dans le palais de la même province , dans la Via Ricasoli 25, 6 à 13 Février 2012.   Read the rest of this entry »

Anugama on YouTube in autoplay

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

let you seduce:

L’excision, une affaire de femmes?

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Publié dans Sisyphe.org, le 6 février 2012.

On parle beaucoup de l’excision, cette ablation partielle ou totale du clitoris, que subissent 300 millions de fillettes dans le monde, en grande partie dans des pays africains. On dit aussi souvent que c’est une affaire de femmes, puisque celles-ci sont à la fois les victimes puis les organisatrices de cette pratique, et aussi les principales activistes pour son abolition.  Read the rest of this entry »

Putin’s Unruly Children: A New Generation Aims to Revitalize Russia

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Russia’s young people are growing up with more freedom than ever … – Published on Spiegel Online International, by Benjamin Bidder, February 9, 2012.

… No Longer Afraid:

In 2012, many of Putin’s children have grown out of poverty and now belong to a new middle class. Their memories of the hardships of earlier years are as faded as other impressions from their childhood days.   Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy DC Forcefully Evicted, Protesters Injured, Arrested, Under Pressure from Congress’s Richest Member

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Published on AlterNet, by Jefferson Morley, February 5, 2012.

… What had started 12 hours earlier as a politically-tinged eviction of an unsanitary but entirely peaceful encampment had suddenly turned into an aggressive display of force by the National Park Police officers (including 24 officers bussed in from New York City).   Read the rest of this entry »

Independent Report Contradicts Western Portrait of Syria

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Arab League Report Shows that Syria Has Been Mischaracterized – Published on Washingtons Blog, by Blog owner, February 7, 2012.

While the Western media act like the Syrian government is wantonly and indiscriminately killing its own people without provocation, an independent investigation has found a different reality on the ground.  Read the rest of this entry »

Are you eating antibiotics without knowing it? Probably!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Published on Intrepid Report, by Martha Rosenberg, February 7, 2012.

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don’t want “free antibiotics” in their food.

Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions. But the daily dosing, at the same time it lowers feed needs, lowers drug effectiveness and produces antibiotic resistant bacteria or super bugs.   Read the rest of this entry »

CAPITALISM and our BRAIN – 2 videos

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
  • RSA Animate – Crises of Capitalism, 11.11 minutes, added by RSA.org on June 28, 2010: In this RSA Animate, renowned academic David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?
  • RSA Animate – The Divided Brain, 11.48 minutes, added by RSA.org, Oct. 21, 2011: In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our divided brain has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society …  View the full lecture here.

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