GPJA #443 (Part 2): International news & Analysis – 12/10/12





Joining Forces for Another Europe

George Monbiot: Colonised and coloniser, empire’s poison infects us all – Ideas that underpinned Britain’s imperial project led not only to torture in Kenya, but war and catastrophe in Europe


‘The greatest environmentalist of the 20th century’

Arctic ice melt, psychopathic capitalism, and the corporate media

Do carbon offsets reduce emissions? Some sincere environmentalists believe that markets in carbon offsets will slow climate change. In fact, as Chris Lang of REDD-Monitor explains, carbon offsets are at best a zero sum game.


The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens hard-won consumer rights in Asia and the Americas


Rise like lions after slumber: revolutionary Shelley

In the flight path of Perry Anderson


Afghanistan ‘sliding towards collapse’: Afghan forces are far from ready to secure a country riddled with violence and corruption, Red Cross and thinktank warn


Kiwis in Aussie protest welfare reforms


Letter From Bolivia: Waiting With the Aymará


‘The struggle is class . . . against class’ – feature article in the Autumn 2012 issue of a 16-page tabloid produced by Profs contre la hausse (Profs against the fee hike)

Youngest prisoner leaves Guantanamo – Captured as a 15-year-old fighting in Afghanistan, Omar Khadr is sent to finish his sentence in his native Canada.

Waiting For a Walkout: The End of McGuinty?

Ontario restraint bill much more than two-year wage freeze–walkom-ontario-restraint-bill-much-more-than-two-year-wage-freezearticle


U.S. aggression towards Cuba continues – Increase in U.S. support to counter-revolutionary groups


SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on political and social situation facing Greece and Europe

Greek police fire tear gas as 40,000 vent a nation’s anger during Merkel’s visit

Huge protest in Greece aaginst Mekel’s visit


2.8 million factory workers on strike


New Demands Require a New Strategy


Veteran anthropologist criticises AusAid’s approach to land


What drones protest march in Waziristan aims to achieve


Palestinians need a one-state solution: Palestinian autonomy is an illusion. A plan B involving a struggle for equal rights would expose the reality of occupation by Israel

The creeping conquest of Palestine: Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied territory–and the U.S. government’s tolerance for them–are shining examples of the might-makes-right principle of colonialism

‘Gaza Ark’ aims to break Israeli naval blockade

Who represents Palestinians?

Raja Shehadeh: ‘Every aspect of Palestinian life is affected by the occupation’ – video


‘Media censorship is back…’


Mine violence moves to Rustenburg’s platinum belt – Tensions are rising after an Anglo American Platinum worker was shot dead by police last week and 12,000 people were sacked

Exposing the race/class fault lines in SA society

Unions, crises and tough times ahead

What is the ANC and Where is the Left in South Africa? By Chris Webb


Anti-austerity rallies hit Spain and Portugal


In Idlib by Sarah Birke: One evening on a recent trip to rural Idlib, in north-western Syria, where the opposition controls many of the villages, I sat up with Um Ali, a 32-year-old woman with four children.


‘Pepe’ Mujica — Definitely not your average politician


Why We Should All Care About the Walmart Strikers

Walmart Warehouse Strikers Return to Work with Full Back Pay

Chicago school teachers give us all a lesson: Two-thirds of parents supported the Chicago school teachers’ protest in spite of the inconvenience caused by the strike.

Chicago Teachers strike

‘The Great American Tax Debate’ Misses the Point

Why Let the Rich Hoard All the Toys?

Poor Billionaires? America’s super-rich play victims

Koch Cash/ This new site from the International Forum on Globalization zeroes in on the billionaire brothers who have become “the single biggest source of funding to fight collective bargaining, clean air, voters’ rights, and strong social safety nets.”

US state no longer upholds legal rights: lawyer

Freedom Rider: How Mass Incarceration Affects Everything Else

After Decades of Uranium Mining, Navajo Nation Struggles With Devastating Legacy of Contamination


Hugo Chavez proves you can lead a progressive, popular government that says no to neo-liberalism

The Chávez Victory will be Felt Far beyond Latin America

Chávez Re-Election Continues Trend of Left Governments Re-elected in South America

Venezuelan and International Reactions to Chavez’s Reelection, Final Votes Widen Margin of Victory

‘Capitalism is no longer an option’

Venezuela’s Economic Recovery: Is It Sustainable?

Danny Glover: Record Venezuela Turnout Hands Chávez Convincing Mandate to Continue Social Agenda

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