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Index September 2013

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2013-09-01: Deutschland wählt;
2013-09-02: The Neoliberalization of Social Democracy;
2013-09-02: das bedingungslose Gundeinkommen;
2013-09-03: Pakistani portraits;
2013-09-04: Dangerous Crossroads: a war on Syria, prelude to a World War III scenario?
2013-09-04: Wieso erhalten wir diese Informationen nicht?
2013-09-05: US military sick and tired of war, have no faith in government;
2013-09-06: How the U.S. Left is Failing Over Syria;
2013-09-07: Making the world safe for banksters: Syria in the crosshairs;
2013-09-07: Volker Pispers;
2013-09-07: G20 Syria divide;
2013-09-08: John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren’t buying;
2013-09-09: Samir Amin reflects on Egypt;
2013-09-10: Left With Nothing;
2013-09-10: nochmals Volker Pispers;
2013-09-10: Syria: chemical weapons;
2013-09-11: It will take 120 years before women make up half of worldleaders;
2013-09-12: The Lucifer Effect;
2013-09-13: 10 Signs The Global Elite Are Losing Control;
2013-09-13: Jean Lassalle;
2013-09-14: The left must ask the right questions;
2013-09-15: Stiglitz and Over 350 Economists Write to Obama Backing Janet Yellen for Fed Chair Over Larry Summers;
2013-09-16: Drones and Gadflies: Framing the Debate on War by Remote Control;
2013-09-17: Putin steps into world leadership role;
2013-09-17: Leiharbeit im deutschen Wahlkampf;
2013-09-18: Neoliberalism, or the Catastrophic Management of Catastrophe;
2013-09-18: Gregor Gysi;
2013-09-19: GMOs: controversy and a new study by EFSA over the next 2years;
2013-09-20: What Greece’s and Mexico’s teachers have in common;
2013-09-21: In an Age of Realists and Vigilantes, there is Cause forOptimism;
2013-09-22: Tales from village-turned-battlefield: Maaloula siegesurvivors talk;
2013-09-23: Women in the Teachers’ Movement: A Lesson in Resistance;
2013-09-24: Winnie Overbeek;
2013-09-25: protecting wild harvests through the white earth landrecovery project WELRP;
2013-09-26: as Women Take to Streets in Dhaka;
2013-09-27: US: Supreme Court is ill-equipped to judge NSA surveillance programs – Scalia;
2013-09-28: The Growing Resistance to the Trans-Pacific Partnership;
2013-09-29: Chemical weapons watchdog approves Syria action.
2013-09-30: From Syria to Iran: The Dynamics of Global Power.

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From Syria to Iran: The Dynamics of Global Power

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Interview with Lawrence Wilkerson, published on Global, by Miguel Villagra, Sept 27, 2013.

Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, has blamed senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham of being “close to traitors”. His statement comes ahead of the upcoming UN meeting in which Iran will be thoroughly discussed. In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, he told what reaction he expects to his statement and shares his opinion on the Syrian issue and prospects of US-Iranian relations:

Voice of Russia: What reaction do you expect from senators McCain and Graham to your statements, if any?   Continue Reading…

Chemical weapons watchdog approves Syria action

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Published on Russia Today RT, Sept 27, 2013.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW has approved the details of an international plan to take under control and ultimately destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.

Immediate and unfettered’ inspections:   Continue Reading…

The Growing Resistance to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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A Corporate Coup of a Different Order – Published on Toward Freedom, by Arthur Phillips, September 26, 2013.

Transparency was supposed to be a White House priority from the very start. In his first inaugural address, when the world celebrated an historic and improbable election, Barack Obama made the case for how an open government was necessary to earn the trust of the people.[1] The next day, he issued a memo that asserted his commitment to creating an “unprecedented level of openness.”[2] And in February, more than four years later, President Obama claimed his to be “the most transparent administration in history.”[3]  Continue Reading…

US: Supreme Court is ill-equipped to judge NSA surveillance programs – Scalia

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Published on Russia Today RT, September 26, 2013.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday the court eventually will have to determine the legality of far-reaching National Security Agency spying programs, though he is not convinced the court is equipped to based on modern security threats.

Scalia, speaking at the Northern Virginia Technology Council, said elected officials are most qualified to discern how much personal information of Americans the NSA can collect, and under what circumstances.   Continue Reading…

as Women Take to Streets in Dhaka

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… hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down – Published on Waging NonViolence Blog, by Laura Gottesdiener, Sept 23, 2013.

Exclusive stores in Manhattan, London and Milan are busily stocking shelves with the one-shouldered dresses and Miley Cyrus-esque crop tops that were on display earlier in September at New York City’s Fashion Week.

But half a world away, in the city where the western world’s clothes are actually made, the sewing machines have stopped.

More than 300 garment factories are currently shut down in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as hundreds of thousands people — mostly women — take the the streets in the third day of sweeping protests for wage increases in the notoriously exploitative industry.   Continue Reading…

protecting wild harvests through the white earth land recovery project WELRP

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with Winona LaDuke – Published on nourishing the planet, by Devon Ericksen, September 15, 2013.

… One of the indigenous foods that LaDuke and the WELRP (White Earth Land Recovery Project) are working to protect is wild rice, a sacred part of Anishinaabeg culture. Wild rice is the only grain native to North America, found mainly in the Great Lakes region. It is higher in protein than other grains and contains numerous vitamins. The Anishinaabeg people have used sustainable harvesting methods for generations, relying on canoes and beater sticks to collect the ripe seeds.   Continue Reading…

Winnie Overbeek

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Oil Palm in Africa: Voices from the communities, 7.08 min, published on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab (first on World Rainforest Movement WRM), Sept 18, 2013 (video also in fr, es, pt): Industrial oil palm plantations are rapidly expanding, not only in Liberia. In many African countries expansion projects are happening and plans are announced. Everywhere they go, the companies promise jobs and development …;   Continue Reading…

Women in the Teachers’ Movement: A Lesson in Resistance

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Published on America’s Program, by Laura Carlsen, Sept 13, 2013.

Mexican teachers have hit the streets in protests against education reforms that threaten their livelihoods and the quality and accessibility of public education in the country.

Among thousands of protesters who have set up a make-shift tent city in the downtown blocks of Mexico City, women make up the less visible core of the movement. More than a million women teachers–61 percent of the education labor force–work in ill-equipped classrooms across the nation, often at wages of only several hundred dollars a month.   Continue Reading…

Tales from village-turned-battlefield: Maaloula siege survivors talk

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Published on Russia Today RT, Sept 20, 2013 (with a video, 3.34 min).

… The Syrian village of Maaloula is considered a symbol of Christianity in Syria and is one of only a few places where the Aramaic language – believed to have been spoken by Jesus Christ – is still used by both the Muslim and the Christian residents. Home to some 2,000 residents, the village is on a UNESCO list of proposed world heritage sites.    Continue Reading…

In an Age of Realists and Vigilantes, there is Cause for Optimism

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Published on Zcommunications, by John Pilger, September 19, 2013.

The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 – the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger’s role in an atrocity that cost thousands of lives.   Continue Reading…

What Greece’s and Mexico’s teachers have in common

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Published on, by Leonidas Oikonomakis, September 17, 2013 (inclusive two short-videos);

… Of course, this indirect privatization of public schools was downplayed by the state-controlled (or vice-versa?) Mexican media, which focused on the “quality controls” finally imposed on the “lazy and privileged” teachers. The teachers on their own turn mobilized, organized marches and bloqueos and — most importantly — occupied the main square of the capital in thousands since the 19th of August 2013. The teachers’ mobilization lasted for three weeks until his highness, the Butcher of Atenco — a.k.a. Enrique Peña Nieto — ordered the police to brutally evict the teachers from the Zócalo, on 14 September 2013.  Continue Reading…

GMOs: controversy and a new study by EFSA over the next 2 years

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Seralini validated by new EFSA guidelines on long-term GMO experiments – Published on, Comment by Claire Robinson of GMWatch and Earth Open Source, 31 July 2013.

The European Food Safety Authority  (EFSA) has issued guidelines for two-year whole food feeding studies to assess the risk of long-term toxicity from GM foods: Considerations on the applicability of OECD TG 453 to whole food/feed testing, EFSA Journal 2013;11(7):3347 [18 pp.]. – doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3347   Continue Reading…

Gregor Gysi

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zur Lage in Deutschland, von 62cherry99 im September 2013 hochgeladen: Teil 1, 14.31 min; Teil 2, 10.34 min.

Neoliberalism, or the Catastrophic Management of Catastrophe

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Published on ROARMAG (also on ZNet), by Jérôme Roos, September 14, 2013.

… The catastrophic management of catastrophe. If there is one line that describes the nature of neoliberal crisis management, that must be it. From Mexico and Latin America in 1982 to the South-East Asian crisis of 1997-’98, and from Turkey and Argentina in the early 2000s to the European debt crisis from 2010 onward — the most catastrophic thing about neoliberal crisis management is not only that it has a penchant to turn already catastrophic financial crises caused by runaway private speculation into an immense source of private gain for the same very financiers responsible for the catastrophe to begin with;  Continue Reading…

Leiharbeit im deutschen Wahlkampf

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ARD Video-Sendung: Endspurt im Wahlkampf, wer kann jetzt noch punkten? 67.39 min, auf ARD, 16. September 2013. Nach zirka 42 Minuten erscheint folgende Reportage: zirka 50 Leiharbeiter* bei ThyssenKrupp sollen nach ihrem Arbeitstag am Ausgang in einer Test-Wahl ihre Stimme abgeben, wen sie denn nächsten Sonntag wählen würden.

Resultat: CDU  64% / FDP   2% / SPD  13% / Grüne 4% / Linke 9%       Continue Reading…

Putin steps into world leadership role

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Published on Intrepid Report, by Paul Craig Roberts, Sept 16, 2013;

Putin’s article in the September 11 New York Times has the stuck pigs squealing. The squealing stuck pigs are just who you thought they would be—all those whose agendas and profits would be furthered by an attack on Syria by the Obama Stasi regime.
Included among the squealing stuck pigs are Human Rights Watch bloggers who seem to be financed out of the CIA’s back pocket.
Does any institution remain that has not been corrupted by Washington’s money?    Continue Reading…

Drones and Gadflies: Framing the Debate on War by Remote Control

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Published on ZNet, by Brian Terrell, September 14, 2013.

… My own anti-drone activism began with protests at Creech Air Force Base in the Nevada desert in April, 2009. Even some otherwise well informed people were skeptical, back then, that such things were even possible, much less happening daily. Many who were aware accepted the simple and happy narrative of drone warfare as a precise new high-tech system in which soldiers from a safe distance of thousands of miles can pin point those who mean us imminent harm with little or no collateral damage.   Continue Reading…

Stiglitz and Over 350 Economists Write to Obama Backing Janet Yellen for Fed Chair Over Larry Summers

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The country’s top economic thinkers urge the President to appoint the best woman for the job – Published on AlterNet/ECONOMY, by Lynn Stuart Parramore, September 13, 2013.

… While there are many reasons to select Janet Yellen for this position, we would like to emphasize three of them.

Dr. Yellen is superbly qualified. She has shown consistently good judgment in all her roles leading our nation’s financial institutions and economic policy, first as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System FED/FRB, then as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and now as Vice Chair of the FRB.  Continue Reading…

Geld – Finanzen – Kollaps

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The left must ask the right questions

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… as well as provide the right answers – Published on Left Foot Forward, by Simon Ravenscroft, Sept 12, 2013.

This government has repeatedly shown itself incapable of thinking beyond the level of the individual. In doing so it has sidelined questions about the kind of society that its policies are creating. This is its chief ideological victory. To the extent the left gets dragged into debating questions posed on the level of the individual, it has already lost the main argument. Instead it should be seeking to ask its own questions.   Continue Reading…

Jean Lassalle

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en juillet 2000 … Jean Lassalle raconte, 12.42 min, son premier ‘acte’ de plus jeune maire de France (21 ans) de Lourdios-Ichère, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, mis sur YouTube par Les Ateliers Labarde, May 13, 2013.

10 Signs The Global Elite Are Losing Control

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Published on Activist Post, by Eric Blair, Sept 8, 2013.

Although the elite still enjoy a huge wealth advantage over the masses, they are now resigned to behaving like tyrants to maintain control. This, in turn, exposes their dark side which has been cleverly concealed for ages. Not anymore. People are waking up in droves, at least as fast as the elite can build their full-spectrum prison matrix.  Let them try.  To paraphrase Victor Hugo, “No army can stop an idea whose time has come.”  Continue Reading…

The Lucifer Effect

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It will take 120 years before women make up half of world leaders

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… and more than 50 years until women are equally represented in parliaments around the world according to a new report by the VSO – Published on Left Food Forward, by Ben Mackay, Sept 10, 2013.

The sheer scale of the under-representation of women across parliaments and governments will be a wake up call to all those who think that the battle for women’s rights has been won.

At a national level the divergence between male and female representation is striking. Out of 193 heads of government around the world only 13 are women whilst just one in five of the world’s parliamentarians is a woman … // Continue Reading…