2013-03-01: The Lateral State of America;
2013-03-02: Swimming techniques: Front crawl;
2013-03-03: NYPD lied under oath to prosecute Occupy activist;
2013-03-04: The Afghan People Are Fed Up: An Interview with Malalai Joya;
2013-03-04: Burkina Faso: Chantal Compaoré à Rome pour la lutte contre l’excision;
2013-03-05: Egypt’s politician skewer, testing the limits of post-revolution satire;
2013-03-06: Italian Elections: Europe’s Lost Generation Finds Its Voice;
2013-03-06: THE DEATH OF HUGO CHAVEZ;
2013-03-07: Big Energy Battle: An Unlikely Effort to Buy Berlin’s Grid;
2013-03-08: Ignoring Genocide: Rohingya People Deserve to Live;
2013-03-09: QE for the People: Comedian Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy;
2013-03-09: Links for basic income;
2013-03-10: Pussy Riot sentence unlawful, must be canceled says HR ombudsman Lukin;
2013-03-11: James Cameron-Expedition Bismark (depth: 4.700 meters);
2013-03-12: Enemy of the Revolution: Monopoly Media;
2013-03-12: Excision / MGF dans le net;
2013-03-13: Fox News guest Zerlina Maxwell: I refuse to be silenced by rape threats;
2013-03-14: 50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution;
2013-03-15: American Smoke and Mirrors: The Politics of Imagined Opinion;
2013-03-16: Europe’s Crisis: An Explanation and an Internationalist Alternative;
2013-03-17: more diving videos;
2013-03-17: Volker Pispers in Topform;
2013-03-18: Hitting the Savers: Euro Zone Reaches Deal on Cyprus Bailout;
2013-03-19: KEN LOACH’S THE SPIRIT OF 45;
2013-03-20: Ned Lebow on Drivers of War, Cultural Theory, and IR of Foxes and Hedgehogs;
2013-03-21: Little reaction from human rights watchdogs as Gitmo hunger strike continues;
2013-03-22: UK – Budget 2013: little hope for aspirations of the country’s poorest;
2013-03-23: Making Connections: From Shock and Awe to Wall Street;
2013-03-24: free energy research, it’s sorrows and the rest …;
2013-03-24: innerste Alpträume & co / forbidden Archeology;
2013-03-25: Search for a Solution: Troika Reportedly Rejects Plan B in Cyprus;
2013-03-26: Eric Whitacre and others;
2013-03-27: A plan for libraries to aggregate metadata into one central portal;
2013-03-28: Mursi, army debate imposing martial law as strike wave shakes Egypt;
2013-03-29: Elon Musk: the mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity;
2013-03-30: Bradley Manning;
2013-03-31: American Anniversaries from Hell.
Archive for March, 2013
2013-03-01: The Lateral State of America;
It’s true that, last week, few in Congress cared to discuss, no less memorialize, the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Nonetheless, two anniversaries of American disasters and crimes abroad — the “mission accomplished” debacle of 2003 and the 45th anniversary of the My Lai massacre — were at least noted in passing in our world. In my hometown paper, the New York Times, the Iraq anniversary was memorialized with a lead op-ed by a former advisor to General David Petraeus who, amid the rubble, went in search of all-American “silver linings” … // Read the rest of this entry »
Full audio with Bradley Manning and Daniel Ellsberg, 67.59 min, March 26, 2013 … and many more on the Website FREE Bradley Manning.
Conference panel War and Conscience (in german, not found in english), 96.27 min, von FreeBradleyManning am 16. März 2013 hochgeladen: Bradley Manning and Julian Assange on Conference “Peace, War and Conscience” on the panel “War and Conscience” in Berlin March 15, 2013. Julian Assange speech starts in video 16.00 min. Moderation Sevim Dagdelen, Member of the German Parliament. Zusätzlicher shortcut mit deutschen Untertiteln thanks to cool berlin.
- Tell Obama to award Bradley Manning for his braver, on FREE Bradley Manning;
- The Presidential Citizens Medal: Submit a Nomination for 2013, Deadline March 31, 2013;
- Daniel Ellsberg: In Hearing Bradley Manning Act Out of Conscience, 19.27 min, uploaded by democracynow, March 12, 2013; .
Interview-video published on TED, 21.95 min, by Chris Anderson, March 2013.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket …
… full bio on TED.
Digital Public Library of America DPLA Director of Content Emily Gore has helped set an ambitious agenda for the DPLA launch in April – one that she says should “turn the people out there who are skeptics into believers.” The project’s mission, she explains, “really is to become the national digital library of the United States.” DPLA is making that happen not by building its own collection, but by bringing together the metadata from existing large institutions and state and regional aggregations around the country into one central portal … // Read the rest of this entry »
- Virtual Choir Live, 12.33 min, on Talks, March 2013: … After creating and conducting a worldwide virtual choir on YouTube, Eric Whitacre is now touring with an astonishing live choir;
- A choir as big as the Internet, 6.20 min, March 2010;
- A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong, 14.35 min, March 2011;
- Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3, Water Night, 11.43 min, uploaded on YouTube by EricWhitacresVrtlChr, April 2, 2012: Help to create Virtual Choir 4: Bliss – support the Kickstarter campaign this January! … (full text) … or visit kickstarter.com to add your pledge …;
- Adam Sadowsky engineers a viral music video, 11.32 min, April 2010; Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Spiegel Online International, March 22, 2013.
Greek media outlets reported early Friday afternoon that an alternative bailout package proposed by Cyprus has been rejected by the troika. “The coming hours will determine the country’s future,” a government spokesman in Nicosia said … //
… Fears of Run on Banks: Read the rest of this entry »
Webpage Forbidden Archeology: the Hidden History of the Human Race, by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson (… over 900 pages, over 200,000 copies sold and translations in more than 13 languages …);
the book on amazon;
a video on YouTube: Forbidden Archeology – Secret Discoveries of Early Man – Full Feature, 48.22 min, uploaded by UFOTVstudios, Oct. 25, 2010; Read the rest of this entry »
Listen these AUDIOS
Dr. Steven Greer and Dr. Ted Loder:
- January 13, 2012, 58.08 min, uploaded by EroSeninka, Feb 21, 2012: … (they) will discuss the ever increasing importance of bringing out the truly alternative energy sources called zero point energy. Some of the discussion may be old news for those who have been following The Orion Project and other “conversations with Dr. Steven Greer”, but for any newcomers who are just learning about these possibilities it bears certainly importance. The ever increasing urgency of getting this truth out is pretty much a wake up call for us all. Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Dissident Voice, by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, March 21, 2013.
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” US invasion of Iraq. The ravages of that invasion continue at home and in Iraq, the US is still at war in Afghanistan (troops and contractors remain in Iraq) and unofficially waging war on countries like Pakistan and Yemen, is aggravating aggression with North Korea as part of an Asian pivot encircling China, is putting more military into Africa and Obama is in Israel where he sings a duet for war with Netanyahu against Syria and Iran. Read the rest of this entry »
The residents of Jaywick in Essex, officially England’s most deprived place, are eager to escape the benefits system but trapped by growing unemployment – Published on The Guardian, by Amelia Gentleman, March 20, 2013.
“What Can God Do 4 Jaywick?” a sign asks outside the Methodist church in this Essex seaside resort – a reminder that, for some time now, residents here have been looking in all directions for help. Even a local Citizens Advice worker says, with only a note of flippancy, that it would take a miracle to resolve the problems of the village, which since 2011 has held the unwelcome title of most deprived place in England. Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Russia Today RT, March 19, 2013.
After 42 days on hunger strike, though acknowledged by the US military, the protest by prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has so far been largely unacknowledged by international humanitarian organizations.
In a comment to RT the United Nations rights body said it is investigating allegations of mistreatment at America’s detention facility in Cuba … // Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Theory Talks #53, March 12, 2013.
… What is the issue with the discipline today if, as you noted before, we fail to ask the most interesting questions and instead focus on method?
- Well, it of course depends on which side of the pond you sit. On the American side of the pond, positivist or game-theoretical behaviorist or rationalist modeling approaches dominate the literature; it’s just silly, from my perspective. It’s based on assumptions which bear no relationship to the real world. People like it because it’s intellectually elegant: they don’t have to learn any languages, they don’t have to read any history, and they can pretend they’re scientists discussing universals. Intellectually, it’s ridiculous. Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Socialist Unity, by John Wight, March 16, 2013 (with Filmtrailer, 1.51 min).
The achievements of the 1945 postwar Labour government, explored and depicted in Ken Loach’s documentary, The Spirit of 45, should be part of the school curriculum in every generation as a model of what a government committed to meeting the needs of the majority of its citizens can be. Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Spiegel Online International, March 16, 2013.
After fraught negotiations, euro-zone finance ministers reached a deal early Saturday to provide up to €10 billion ($13 billion) bailout funds to Cyprus, which faces bankruptcy in May. For the first time, deposits at banks in a country are being seized to assist in the rescue. Read the rest of this entry »
- Analyse über 11. September, USA, Terrorismus, 2.Fassung, 58.53 min, von Hetzenjagd am 24. Dezember 2012 hochgeladen; Volker Pispers analysiert die Anschläge vom 11.September und stellt die imperialistische Kriegspolitik und ihrer Wirtschaftsdiktatur in Frage …;
- Asiatische Sozialleistungen, 22.12 min, von GOHWEST am 19. Februar 2013 hochgeladen;
- Halt’ du sie dumm, ich halt’ sie arm, 13.22 min, von GoldenAUroraniS am 18. Februar 2013 hochgeladen; Read the rest of this entry »
Published on New Socialist, by Özlem Onaran, March 10, 2013. http://www.newsocialist.org/index.php/684-europe-s-crisis-an-explanation-and-an-internationalist-alternative
Europe is now the centre of the global crisis. It is a crisis of the capitalist system, sweeping across Europe and not limited to just one country. The crisis erupted five years ago under governments of both the traditional Left and Right as they all pursued similar neoliberal policies … // Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Global Research.ca, by Prof. James Tracy, March 12, 2013.
… This is at least partially because political elites have for close to a century carefully crafted and presided over a political universe of smoke and mirrors for their subjects; one where citizens think and act as if they have political choices and agency, thereby perpetuating the myth of democratic participation and enfranchisement. Thinking along these lines is apparent in the almost century-old writings of the well-known American political commentator Walter Lippmann. Read the rest of this entry »
President Hugo Chavez, who died on March 5, 2013 of cancer at age 58, marked forever the history of Venezuela and Latin America:
1. Never in the history of Latin America, has a political leader had such incontestable democratic legitimacy. Since coming to power in 1999, there were 16 elections in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez won 15, the last on October 7, 2012. He defeated his rivals with a margin of 10-20 percentage points. Read the rest of this entry »
Published on the RawStory.ca, by Eric W. Dolan, March 11, 2013.
Democratic strategist Zerlina Maxwell on Monday said she would not be silenced by vulgar insults and threats of violence, and would continue speaking out against rape. “I’m certainly taking steps to protect my emotional health, but I will not be quiet because I refuse to be bullied into silence,” she said on MSNBC. Read the rest of this entry »
Video sur YouTube: Mélodies du Monde, Conférence Débat pour l’abandon de l’excision …; 44.38 min, mise en ligne par Mélodies du Monde, le 23 février 2013;
Bretagne/France: Marche contre l’excision:
dans Bretagne/France3: Quimperlé (29), Ils marchent contre l’excision;
dans Romandie: Départ d’une marche de 400 km en Bretagne contre l’excision: RENNES – Une marche de plus de 400 kilomètres partira samedi de Quimperlé (Finistère) pour rallier Angers, afin de réclamer la fin de l’excision, en présence de militantes africaines, ont annoncé les organisateurs …; Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Dissident voice, by Kim Petersen, March 9, 2013.
… The net is likely to pressure even television, as video has become commonplace online. A recent CBC News item on the passing away of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez provides a classic example of why so many media consumers turn away from monopoly media.2 Read the rest of this entry »
1): In an english version – subtitled in Norwegian.
2): in german – Published on YouTube, uploaded by technikfreak1994, 28 Nov. 2010: Teil 1, 10.00 min; Teil 2; 10.00 min; Teil 3, 10.01 min; Teil 4, 10.00 min; Teil 5, 10.01 min; Teil 6, 10.01 min; Teil 7, 10.00 min; Teil 8, 10.01 min; Teil 9, 10.54 min. Read the rest of this entry »
Switzerland for Unconditional Basic Income, 0.55 min, uploaded by fistfullproduction, Nov 27, 2012: An initiative to establish a new federal law known as “For an unconditional basic income” was formally introduced in Switzerland the 21st April, 2012.
The Swiss referendum process is a system of direct democracy that enables citizens to call for legislative change at the federal or constitutional level.
If the initiative to introduce a basic income gathers more than 100,000 signatures before October 11, 2013, the Federal Assembly is required to look into it and can call a referendum if the initiative is judged to be credible … (full text). Read the rest of this entry »
Default on the public debt, nationalization of the banks, and a citizen dividend could actually save the Italian economy – Published on Dissident Voice, by Ellen Hodgson Brown, March 7, 2013.
Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million votes in the Italian general election of February 24-25th. His movement is now the biggest single party in the chamber of deputies, says The Guardian, which makes him “a kingmaker in a hung parliament.” Read the rest of this entry »
Published on Dissident Voice, by Ramzy Baroud, March 6, 2013.
One fails to understand the unperturbed attitude with which regional and international leaders and organizations are treating the unrelenting onslaught against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, formally known as Burma. Numbers speak of atrocities where every violent act is prelude to greater violence and ethnic cleansing. Yet, western governments’ normalization with the Myanmar regime continues unabated, regional leaders are as gutless as ever and even human rights organizations seem compelled by habitual urges to issue statements lacking meaningful, decisive and coordinated calls for action. Read the rest of this entry »
Even as Germany turns to renewables, the power supply in Berlin comes mostly from coal. Two recent university graduates are trying to change that — by buying the grid. It is an ambitious attempt to fix a system that may not be broken. Read the rest of this entry »