Archive for April, 2013

Index April 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

2013-04-01: Solving the Syrian riddle;
2013-04-02: Occupy Sandy builds worker power in Far Rockaway;
2013-04-03: Occupy Vision – Chapter 3: Parpolity;
2013-04-04: Abattoir Alternative: Are Guns More Humane than Slaughterhouses?
2013-04-05: listening Euphonium;
2013-04-06: Video: The Max Keiser Report no 427;
2013-04-07: Darker days ahead?
2013-04-07: UDO POLLMER;
2013-04-08: Videos von NuoVisoProductions;
2013-04-08: Anonymous launches massive cyber assault on Israel;
2013-04-09: France: Parti de Gauche launches ecosocialism;
2013-04-10: videos about finance and money;
2013-04-11: Will Wikileaks survive for more leaks?
2013-04-12: Offshore Leaks – an internet video collection;
2013-04-13: The Super-priority Status of Derivatives, Winner Takes All;
2013-04-14: Capitalism is way to nowhere: with Immortal Technique;
2013-04-14: notre pouvoir est dans nos achats;
2013-04-14: Gedanken zur Memetik;
2013-04-15: Re-Opening the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam;
2013-04-16: How wealth is really distributed;
2013-04-17: Meltdown: Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood;
2013-04-18: twice Noam Chomsky;
2013-04-19: Funerals and their Crowds;
2013-04-20: ECB study shows German households poorer than Cyprus’;
2013-04-21: Creating a New World of Shared Values, Compassion and Cooperation;
2013-04-22: Setting History Free;
2013-04-23: Videos on The Real News Network TRNN;
2013-04-23: L’autonomie de la personne âgée et la société;
2013-04-24: Is full employment possible under capitalism?
2013-04-25: Witch Hunt in middle Ages and today;
2013-04-26: WikiLeaks wins case against Visa contractor ordered to pay ‘$204k per month if blockade not lifted’;
2013-04-27: Posthuman Politics Under Biocapitalism;
2013-04-28: Can Co-ops Save Unions?
2013-04-29: US: Fighting Foreclosures, Making The Banks Pay;
2013-04-30: RE: SLAVES.

RE: SLAVES

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Published on Dissident Voice, by Octavius Spaeiouk Ph.D., April 28th, 2013.

You will note that, so far as you, the “free radicals”  or “Virul Deviants” (VD) within the system are concerned, that the “willfully ignorant” Selfish Lazy Artificial Vain Enablers of the System (SLAVES) are not the harmless, neutral yahoos you in your “educated” arrogance had assumed them to be.   Read the rest of this entry »

US: Fighting Foreclosures, Making The Banks Pay

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Published on ZNet, by Stephen Lerner and Saqib Bhatti, April 25, 2013.

There are two economic stories unfolding in the United States. One is that the stock market is soaring and the super-rich are again getting richer. The very people who caused the 2008 financial collapse have seen their wealth and power grow even greater. At an investor conference in February, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon even bragged: We actually benefit from downturns … // Read the rest of this entry »

Can Co-ops Save Unions?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Labor-cooperative partnerships may herald a new strategy for labor–if they can get off the ground – Published on In These Times, by Rebecca Burns, April 25, 2013.

What has 18 owners, no bosses and high hopes for fostering workplace democracy in America? New Era Windows LLC, a worker-owned cooperative formed last year by members of United Electrical Workers (UE) Local 1110.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posthuman Politics Under Biocapitalism

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Published on New Left Project, interview with Eva Giraud, by Samuel Grove, April, 25, 2013.

Dr Eva Giraud is a member of the Centre for Critical Theory and lecturer in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham.  As part of our series of interviews ‘On Theory’, Samuel Grove discussed with her the ‘posthumanist’ thought of Donna Haraway … //

… -Why would we want to challenge a rights based framework?    Read the rest of this entry »

WikiLeaks wins case against Visa contractor ordered to pay ‘$204k per month if blockade not lifted’

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Published on Russia Today RT, April 24, 2013.

Iceland’s Supreme Court has ruled that Valitor (formerly Visa Iceland) must pay WikiLeaks $204,900 per month or $2,494,604 per year in fines if it continues to blockade the whistle-blowing site. The court upheld the decision that Valitor had unlawfully terminated its contract with WikiLeaks’ donation processor, DataCell … //

… (full text, many comments and links to related articles).   Read the rest of this entry »

Witch Hunt in middle Ages and today

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

(updated 26.4.2013):
Witch Hunt in the middle Age:

  • The Terror of History: The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe, UCLA, 50.55 min, uploaded by UCLA, Dec 1, 2008 (what is hidden in all these stories: this hunt was launched by the aristocrats of these times, to push back people to a lower level. Before this (high middle Age), 80 of 100 professions were also handled by women. When the catholic pope, dominated by the aristocrats, had successfully launched the witch hunt (1349 ff … ), working out of the house was forbidden for any ‘good/submitted’ women, Heidi **);   Read the rest of this entry »

Is full employment possible under capitalism?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Published on political affairs pa, by Sam Webb, March 20, 2013 (first watch a video down of pa’s page: The Debate That Never Happened, 67.24 min, from Phi Kappa Literary Society, on Vimeo).

… At the time, economists thought that the cyclical ups and downs of the economy had been tamed and that full or near-full employment was the normal condition of capitalism, not only here but also in Western Europe and Japan.

But looking back a half-century later, one has to think that this period might well be the exception rather than the rule of capitalist development.   Read the rest of this entry »

L’autonomie de la personne âgée et la société

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

thème d’un travail noté pendant des études de travailleur social – voir le diaporama transformé en pdf:

.vieillir et autonomie – par Sophie B.

voir aussi février 2013: on diving ships – and down in the deep – my pure nostalgia.

Videos on The Real News Network TRNN

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Setting History Free

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Graham Hancock & David Wilcock, 97.38 min, uploaded by davidwilcock333, May 25, 2010:

Bringing together two inspirational investigators of our hidden past and uncertain future, this unique dialogue between David Wilcock and Graham Hancock takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the wonders of ancient civilisations and into the mysterious nature of reality itself. What is the Ark of the Covenant? Why is its loss the greatest riddle of the Bible?   Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a New World of Shared Values, Compassion and Cooperation

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Published on Global Research.ca, by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, April 19, 2013.

… The Boston Bombing also reminds us of the violence that the US inflicts every day in other parts of the world. We can’t imagine what it is like to hear drones overhead twenty four hours a day and know that they could strike at any moment just because you behave in a certain way. As S. Brian Willson who is a Viet Nam veteran and peace activist writes, ”We are not worth more.   Read the rest of this entry »

ECB study shows German households poorer than Cyprus’

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Published on Russia Today RT, April 10, 2013 (see also: The Poverty Lie – Part 1: How Europe’s Crisis Countries Hide their Wealth).

The poorest households in Eurozone are in Germany, whereas households in Luxembourg and debt burdened Cyprus top the list as the wealthiest, according to the ECB study. The data gathered in 2008-2010 may not however reflect the current situation.

The European Central Bank’s survey sparked debate on how much EU taxpayers’ money should be directed to help troubled economies in the Eurozone.  Read the rest of this entry »

Funerals and their Crowds

Friday, April 19th, 2013

watch two different funerals in photos and videos:

Hugo Chavez’s funeral in venezuela with a huge crowd, people will remember him for a long time:

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral in London, elites will remember her for a long time:

Link:

Boston Mourns Marathon Bombing Victims, 12 Photo in the Spiegel Online International’s Photo Gallery, April 17, 2013.

    twice Noam Chomsky

    Thursday, April 18th, 2013

    uploaded by MyUCD (University College Dublin):

    Find also on UCD YouTube channels:

    Meltdown: Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

    a failed state and an imploding regime. Or is it just the latter? – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Dina Ezzat, April 10, 2013;

    Mariam, a 29-year-old civil servant, walked for two hours with her husband Emad and daughters Dalia and Dina to reach the Coptic Cathedral in Abbasiya as news spread about violent attacks against mourners attending the funeral mass of four Copts killed during sectarian clashes in Khosous. “I was afraid that the Cathedral would be burned,” Mariam said … // Read the rest of this entry »

    How wealth is really distributed

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

    Watch this video, 6.24 min, published on The Confluence, by riverdaughter, April 13, 2013 … // … The point of this video is not to attack wealth.  The point is that it is concentrated in the hands of too few people to the detriment of everyone else.  A corporate CEO does not work 380X harder than his accountant and even garbagemen deserve a living wage. For too many people, a living wage is not a reality. (full text).

    Re-Opening the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    Monday, April 15th, 2013

    last update: The Google Art Project.com.

      Gedanken zur Memetik

      Sunday, April 14th, 2013

      Andreas Popp: Memetik, die geistigen Epidemien & Viren, 64.52 min, von LuxariusIlluminator am 23, Januar 2013 hochgeladen.

      notre pouvoir est dans nos achats

      Sunday, April 14th, 2013

      Documentaire: peut manger nuire a notre santé, 91.38 min, mise en ligne par SiCReplay le 25 janvier 2013;

      Corinne Gouget: LE génocide alimentaire, 103.20 min, mise en ligne par brigade du tigre le 2 avril 2013;
      et son site: Santé en Danger, pour vous et vos enfants et futurs enfants et petits enfants;

      Boycott Monsanto: A Simple List of Companies to Avoid, on Fractured Paradigm, April 2, 2013.

      Capitalism is way to nowhere: with Immortal Technique

      Sunday, April 14th, 2013

      Published on Russia Today RT, April 12, 2013.

      Watch this video, 14.40 min: Corporations ‘are making too much money off of this stage of evolution, the capitalism, to stop and get off us to the next level’, the American rapper Immortal Technique (Felipe Andres Coronel, born February 19, 1978) said in an interview with RT.  The musician says the only thing that people are separated by is language and the inability to understand, that humanity has no other choice but to shift to a new economic idea doing away with devastating capitalism. But unfortunately people choose not to understand, he adds.

      RT: When Hugo Chavez passed away you took to Twitter to discuss his leadership, his legacy. You clearly sparked some debate. No doubt that Chavez was a huge figure in South American politics. How do you believe his death will impact the continent?   Read the rest of this entry »

      The Super-priority Status of Derivatives, Winner Takes All

      Saturday, April 13th, 2013

      Published on Dissident Voice, by Ellen Hodgson Brown, April 11, 2013.

      … Why Derivatives Threaten Your Bank Account:

      • The big risk behind all this is the massive $230 trillion derivatives boondoggle managed by US banks. Derivatives are sold as a kind of insurance for managing profits and risk; but as Satyajit Das points out in Extreme Money, they actually increase risk to the system as a whole.  Read the rest of this entry »

      Offshore Leaks – an internet video collection

      Friday, April 12th, 2013

      in english:

      Will Wikileaks survive for more leaks?

      Thursday, April 11th, 2013

      Published on The Economic Times, by Rajesh Kalra, April 10, 2013.

      In 2006, the year WikiLeaks was founded, its charismatic and controversial chief editor (he does not call himself the founder or director) Julian Assange had spelt out his vision of what the organisation would be all about. More importantly, he knew the impact his work would make. In one of his earliest blogs in the same year, he wrote, “The more secretive or unjust an organisation is, the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership and planning coterie,”  Read the rest of this entry »

      videos about finance and money

      Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

      Masters Of Money: (BBC Docs), uploaded by EducationalTV, 9 mars 2013;

      Goldman Sachs in action:    Read the rest of this entry »

      France: Parti de Gauche launches ecosocialism

      Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

      watch this video: manifesto Jean-Luc Mélenchon on ecosocialism, 13.23 min, spoken  in french, subtitled in english, (also on YouTube ), published on LINKS, International Journal of Socialist Renewal, March 29, 2013 (translation by Nadira Akbaraly, Tatiana Jarzabek and Sylvain Savier).

      … We point to the real culprits: the financial oligarchy and the ideologists who advocate “free and fair” competition and trade.

      Getting out of the current impasse and taking the path of human progress:  Read the rest of this entry »

      Anonymous launches massive cyber assault on Israel

      Monday, April 8th, 2013

      Published on Russia Today RT, April 7, 2013.

      Hacktivist group Anonymous has launched a second massive cyber attack against Israel, dubbed #OpIsrael. The collective threatens to “disrupt and erase Israel from cyberspace” in protest over its mistreatment of Palestinians. Dozens of Israeli websites were unavailable as of early Sunday … //

      … On Friday, Israeli radio reported that scores of large organizations had closed their websites to shield them from hacker attacks. Read the rest of this entry »

      Videos von NuoVisoProductions

      Monday, April 8th, 2013

      von NuoViso, (mehr sehen als anderswo) auf YouTube hochgeladen:

      UDO POLLMER

      Sunday, April 7th, 2013

      von fuerdaseule auf YouTube hochgeladen:

      von GuterRatTest auf YouTube hochgeladen:   Read the rest of this entry »

      Darker days ahead?

      Sunday, April 7th, 2013

      Is an economic catastrophe looming? – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Niveen Wahish, April 3, 2013.

      Emergency rechargeable lamps are selling like hot cakes as the public prepares for yet more power cuts. As hard currency reserves plummet, the government is finding it increasingly difficult to keep power stations supplied with the fuel they need.

      Since January 2011 Egypt has seen its foreign reserves fall by $20 billion. Currently they cover less than three months’ supply of essential imports.  Read the rest of this entry »