Archive for June, 2013

Index June 2013

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

2013-06-01: Some videos with Julian Assange;
2013-06-02: Gregg Braden;
2013-06-03: … developming this humanity …;
2013-06-03: Russia Today RT reports on Bradley Manning;
2013-06-04: Engineering Empire;
2013-06-05: Lost Opportunity;
2013-06-06: hidden human history … forbidden archeology;
2013-06-07: Labour must not forget the economic costs of child poverty;
2013-06-08: Fifth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition;
2013-06-09: As Nation-States Falter, Capitalism Shines;
2013-06-10: Alter Summit: A People’s Manifesto;
2013-06-11: again remaining Links on my dashboard;
2013-06-12: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says …;
2013-06-13: Undercounting the Poor;
2013-06-14: Incredible India: Home to Modern Slavery;
2013-06-15: Unlikely Alliances;
2013-06-16: The Party is Over;
2013-06-17: A Brave New World: Preparing Our Children for a National Emergency;
2013-06-18: Turkish PM Erdogan mobilizes supporters and violently clears Gezi Park;
2013-06-19: Inside Bilderberg;
2013-06-20: Left or Not Left;
2013-06-21: You’ve Heard that the Government and Big Corporations Are Spying;
2013-06-22: Understanding The Latest Leaks Is Understanding The Rise Of A New Fascism;
2013-06-23: Another shameful day for Europe as EMU creditor states betray South;
2013-06-24: Elite’s Schools vs Main Street’s Schools;
2013-06-25: Democratic Practise and Form on the Left;
2013-06-26: Some Problems with the People’s Assembly;
2013-06-27: Tired and Defeated;
2013-06-28: the West – Syria – Mainstream Medias … about War;
2013-06-29: Do What? Eliminate the High Chair;
2013-06-30: some videos on Russian Today RT.

some videos on Russian Today RT

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

uploaded on YouTube by Russia Today RT,:

  • Interview with Larry King at SophieCo, 23.52 min, uploaded June 28, 2013: A television guru and legendary interviewer, he spent 25 years with CNN, retired and then came back with more shows, now available on RT. A very special guest on SophieCo – Larry King. We find out what brought him back and how he is different from the time of the world-renowned ‘Larry King Live’;
  • Chasing Snowden: Don’t Shoot The Messenger, 15.01 min, uploaded June 27, 2013;   Read the rest of this entry »

Do What? Eliminate the High Chair

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Published on ZNet, by Michael Albert, June 27, 2013.

… Yes, Spain is different than Greece. Greece is different than Turkey. And Turkey is different than Brazil. And they all are different than wherever is next. And yes, sometimes the differences are quite important. Having an ex guerrilla revolutionary as president in Brazil is one thing. Having some elite autocratic nightmare as president in Turkey is another. But in both places, a few act, efficacy climbs, and the streets clog.   Read the rest of this entry »

the West – Syria – Mainstream Medias … about War

Friday, June 28th, 2013

uploaded by GlobalResearchTV:

  • The Imperial Agenda in Syria – Michel Chossudovsky on GRTV, 24.27 min, uploaded June 22, 2013: The aggressor nations in the war on Syria are now talking about “humanitarian aid” to support the Al Qaeda rebels they themselves sent into the country. But, as Michel Chossudovsky argues, the imperial powers need to be held accountable for their part in fomenting the conflict in the country, and should be made to pay reparations. Find out more in this week’s GRTV Feature Interview;      Read the rest of this entry »

Tired and Defeated

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Published on A Very Public Sociologist, by blog owner Phil, June 25, 2013.

… But what I’m interested in is this notion of ‘defeatism’, of being ‘tired’ and ‘negative’. Now, I’m going to be honest here. Perhaps the criticisms of “being tired” has a ring of truth to them. I’m certainly not burnt out – I am as active now (if not more so) as I was when I thought the Socialist Party was the bees knees. But I am tired of what appear to be cyclical motions of activity of the left and the labour movement. It goes something like this.   Read the rest of this entry »

Some Problems with the People’s Assembly

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Published on A Very Public Sociologist, by Phil, June 22.

… As austerity has, unfortunately, so far failed to provoke a wide-scale renaissance in labour movement and protest activity, I think it unlikely a leap of such a magnitude can be made in the space of half a year. But the February Revolution caught Lenin and co. on the hop, so who knows?   Read the rest of this entry »

Democratic Practise and Form on the Left

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Published on Hammerhearts, by DMOB, June 19, 2013.

I have been thinking a lot about how the left can organize to actually win long-term victories and truly abolish capitalism. What follows is a brief and incomplete reflection on democracy in practice.

If our goal is to get rid of capitalism root and branch and replace it with a social and economic system based on human need and creativity than it is incumbent upon lefties to take seriously the questions of organization.  Read the rest of this entry »

Elite’s Schools vs Main Street’s Schools

Monday, June 24th, 2013

an interview on the subject of John Taylor Gatto’s book – the underground history of American education

See also:   Read the rest of this entry »

Another shameful day for Europe as EMU creditor states betray South

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

… so much for the denials. The Cyprus template for banking crises is to be eurozone policy for other countries after all – Published on The Relegraph.co.uk, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, June 21, 2013.

Anybody with serious banking exposure to any EMU state on the front line of Europe’s macro-economic crisis now knows what to expect.   Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding The Latest Leaks Is Understanding The Rise Of A New Fascism

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Published on ZNet, by John Pilger, June 20, 2013.

In his book, Propaganda, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”   Read the rest of this entry »

You’ve Heard that the Government and Big Corporations Are Spying

Friday, June 21st, 2013

… But Do You Have ANY IDEA How Widespread the Spying Really Is? – Published on Washington’s Blog, by blog owner, June 19, 2013 … or what might be done with that information.

Yes, the Government Is Spying On You

You know that the government has been caught spying on the Verizon phone calls of tens of millions of Americans. The spying effort specifically targeted Americans living on U.S. soil//

… The ACLU explained:   Read the rest of this entry »

Left or Not Left

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Videos:

  • The Future of the Left – A Conversation on Socialist Unity, 45.29 min, uploaded by Organizing20, June 7, 2013: Presented by the Left Labor Project: With Mark Solomon of the CCDS leading off based on his widely circulated and discussed article in Portside and respondents from Jacobin Magazine, Democratic Socialists of America, CPUSA, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization …;
  • Mobile-ize Training: The Basics, (and ff in autoplay), uploaded by Organizing20, June 13, 2011: The basics of Mobile campaigning, with Michael Sabat and Gloria Fong of Mobile Commons;

Texts:   Read the rest of this entry »

Inside Bilderberg

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Clues left in the Grove Hotel reveal another piece to their financial agenda – Published on 21st Century Wire, by 21wire, June 14, 2013.

As the dust had settled from Bilderberg’s global weekender held at The Grove Hotel in Watford, England, some members of the alternative media stayed on site continuing to dig for answers.

Investigative journalists from the UK Column, American Free Press and Sovereign Independent accidentally wandered into a presentation suite at the Grove – only discover the remnants of a presentation by Thomson Reuters which Bilderberg organisers had neglected to take down after the event. It read “”unleashing the power of our unified platform on financial markets” … // Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish PM Erdogan mobilizes supporters and violently clears Gezi Park

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Published on World Socialist Web Site WSWS, by correspondents, June 17, 2013.

(First my comment: Rooted both deeply in the Turkish nation, none of the two parties is able to give up and Turkey has a real chance to become the next Syria. Now watch the line Iraq-Syria-Turkey and recognize: the Rainmakers / the owners of the Financial System no longer need Iran as tool to destabilise the world and reduce us to our daily Rice Bowl – and Iran suddenly may loose it’s smell of being the bad boy – Heidi).

… Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan has sought to end the protests against his government with a mixture of duplicity and brutality. He is being aided and abetted by the leaders of the protests, who are playing into his hands.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Brave New World: Preparing Our Children for a National Emergency

Monday, June 17th, 2013

… New York City Schools to Conduct Yearly Lockdown Drills, Training Begins this Summer for School Officials – Published on Silent Crow News, by Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 14, 2013.

It was reported last month by the New York Daily News that New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced that all schools will be required to “conduct lockdown drills each year”. Training will begin this summer according to the report:

The policy revealed by Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott in a letter to principals Wednesday will require school leaders to attend a two-hour training program over the summer and appoint staff response teams and command posts.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Party is Over

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Children, Clean up the House! Lessons from the Turkish #OccupyGezi – Published on Triple Crisis, by Erinc Yeldan, June 14, 2013.

They are referred to under different identifiers: generation-Y; millennium generation; globalization generation; Net-generation… roughly they are the cohort of post-1980 newborns, coming from distant geographies, different nations. Yet, they are claimed to share astonishingly common characteristics: narcissistic love of the self; the me, me, me approach to life; impatience; intolerance of all forms of hierarchy; a fetishistic loyalty to technology and brands; almost non-existing interest in social events, apolitical nihilism; non-reading, etc etc.  Read the rest of this entry »

Unlikely Alliances

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Published on ZNet, by Zoltan Grossman, June 13, 2013.

In the 2010s, new “unlikely alliances” of Native peoples and their rural white neighbors are standing strong against fossil fuel and mining projects. In the Great Plains, grassroots coalitions of Native peoples and white ranchers and farmers (including the aptly named “Cowboy and Indian Alliance”) are blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline and coal mining. In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaties against plans for coal and oil terminals, partly because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their treaty fishery. Read the rest of this entry »

Incredible India: Home to Modern Slavery

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Watch this video, published on Dissident Voice, 12.14 min, by The Real News Network TRNN, June 12, 2013.

(The Real News Network is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism. Read other articles by The Real News Network,
or visit TRNN’s website
).

Links:   Read the rest of this entry »

Undercounting the Poor

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The U.S.’s New, but Only Marginally Improved, Poverty Measure – Published on Dollars and Sense, by JEANNETTE WICKS-LIM, May/June 2013.

In 1995, a blue-ribbon panel of poverty experts selected by the National Academy of the Sciences NAS told us that the “current U.S. measure of poverty is demonstrably flawed judged by today’s knowledge; it needs to be replaced.” Critics have long pointed out shortcomings including the failure to adequately account for the effects of “safety net” programs and insensitivity to differences in the cost of living between different places.   Read the rest of this entry »

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says …

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

… Video: I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things, 12.35 min, on The Guardian, June 11, 2013 (linked with Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, and with Edward Snowden on The Real News Network and on YouTube).

Links:   Read the rest of this entry »

again remaining Links on my dashboard

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Alter Summit: A People’s Manifesto

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Our urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe – Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 835, June 9, 2013.

Roll Back Austerity and Claim Real Democracy!

  • Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the people of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities endanger social cohesion. Ecological destruction is worsening while acute humanitarian crises devastate the most affected countries. Women and young people are hardest hit.    Read the rest of this entry »

As Nation-States Falter, Capitalism Shines

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Published on Dissident Voice, by Robert Hunziker, June 7, 2013.

The world has been ruled by nation-states throughout modern history, ever since kings and queens were put out to pasture, but nation-states may be on the brink of extinction, similar to monarchies over the past 50-200 years.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fifth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Received by e-mail, From: Armand Tanoh, Date: June 5, 2013:

Dear Colleagues, Greetings from Pretoria. I am very pleased to inform you that the fifth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa from 8 to 10 December 2013;
Online registrations are currently open and I would like to strongly encourage your university to register before the deadline which is 28 June 2013.
For more information, please visit our website;
The Rules of the Competition have been amended.The Section on Team Eligibility should now read as follows:   Read the rest of this entry »

Labour must not forget the economic costs of child poverty

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Published on Labour List, by Alison Garnham, June 5, 2013.

As the Chancellor prepares the ground for this month’s spending review and Labour starts to provide more detail on its spending approach for 2015, the three main political parties sometimes sound as if they believe social justice and economic efficiency are mutually exclusive. That the toughest of all tough choices is choosing between the head and the heart.   Read the rest of this entry »

hidden human history … forbidden archeology

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

uploaded by nwosatire:

Michael Cremo:  Read the rest of this entry »

Lost Opportunity

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Published on ZNet, by Michael Albert, June 03, 2013.

(This is Albert’s brief conclusion to the Peercommony/Parecon discussion/debate found here. Siefkes didn’t feel a need to add one. Albert thought it might be useful). I had hoped we might arrive at unity in this exchange. My optimism ran like this: Parecon and peercommony – Suppose we assume that they both seek:  Read the rest of this entry »

Engineering Empire

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

an Introduction to the Intellectuals and Institutions of American Imperialism – Published on Dissident Voice, by Andrew Gavin Marshall, June 1, 2013.

Educating yourself about empire can be a challenging endeavor, especially since so much of the educational system is dedicated to avoiding the topic or justifying the actions of imperialism in the modern era. If one studies political science or economics, the subject might be discussed in a historical context, but rarely as a modern reality; media and government voices rarely speak on the subject, and even more rarely speak of it with direct and honest language. Read the rest of this entry »

Russia Today RT.com reports on Bradley Manning

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

RT.com is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global news: Read the rest of this entry »

… developming this humanity …

Monday, June 3rd, 2013