GPJA #444 (Part 2): International news & Analysis – 25/10/12


“Participation of marginalised groups has precedence over the preservation of a system which excludes them.” Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand


French assembly votes 75% tax rate on highest earnings

Only 3 percent of America’s families have net worths over $1 million, but millionaires make up a clear majority of Congress. Since the 1980s, adds new research from Duke University political scientist Nicholas Carnes, the share of state lawmakers with working-class jobs has dipped from 5 to 3 percent.

In the grossly unequal United States, our most typical — or median — adult now holds just $38,786 worth of wealth. Half of American adults have more than this $38,786, half have less. Japan’s most typical adults have a net worth of $141,410. In France, a nation with wealth much more equally distributed than in the United States but not as equally distributed as Japan, that typical adult holds $81,274 in wealth.


Women’s struggles can make sexism history

30 000 people march for Jill Meagher and to stop violence against women.

Seumas Milne: The end of the New World Order – The upheavals of the early 21st century have changed our world. Now, in the aftermath of failed wars and economic disasters, pressure for a social alternative can only grow

Tariq Ali: European Union Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Despite Ties to NATO, Crippling Austerity Cuts

‘Surprising Europe’ documentary bucks anti-immigrant trend

Resource: ‘Born Free and Equal’ – New OHCHR booklet on sexual orientation and gender identity

The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent

Cuban missile crisis: how the US played Russian roulette with nuclear war | Noam Chomsky

Michael Lebowitz on the Human Being Under Socialism – The Contradictions of Real Socialism

Joining forces for another Europe

The radicalisations in North Africa – video: Adam Hanieh discusses the political radicalisations in Tunisia and Egypt, looking in particular at the attacks on women and the working class by new governments committed to neo-liberalism.


UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013

Deepwater Horizon pipe ‘responsible for new oil slick in Gulf of Mexico’

No swimming: 52% impure NZ rivers

Ethiopia: World Bank promotes forcible ‘resettlement’ of indigenous people

Corporate land grabs intensify third world hunger

EFU film Grinding Nemo: what’s the real cost of your prawn curry?

Corporations profiting out of food crisis

Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Nature’s matrix: Linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty


‘Trade Pact’ Malarkey vs. Reality: The Data Is In

Let’s Have a Maximum Income

TPP = Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

Reports from the Economic Front by Martin Hart-Landsberg – The Growth Of Monopoly Power

Full Show: Plutocracy Rising

Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth


John Berger: a critic in the wrong place at the right time

Liberation – Upper Hutt Posse (Declaration Of Resistance Album)


Afghanistan’s Pepsi Bottle Boys: The bottle was a symbol of his poverty; these children possess almost nothing else in the world


Cuban Ambassador Pedro Monzon Addresses MUA National Council On The Topic Of Cuban Solidarity

Julia Gillard is no feminist hero | John Pilger

West Papua arrests trigger fresh Australian Detachment 88 link allegations

High Court rules ASIO refugee powers invalid

A Living Wage Shapes Up Against $6.835 Billion In Profit

Poverty, always the poor relation


Bolivia Gives Legal Rights To The Earth

Land and land reform in Bolivia: where are we now?

Agrarian transformation in Bolivia at risk


Just the Beginning: Beyond the Québec Student Strike


Large-scale Strike of iPhone 5 Production Lines at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou Factory

Li Qiang:The High Cost of an iPhone


Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez played role in Colombia’s peace talks with Farc

Could Ricardo Palmera be Released to Participate in Colombia’s Peace Negotiations?—alliance-for-global-justice/could-ricardo-palmera-be-released-to-participate-in-colombia


Cuba: The New Global Medicine

Free The Cuban Five. It’s Been 14+ Years Of Injustice By Saul Landau

“Fidel Castro is dying” by Fidel Castro


Greek police accused of using protester as human shield

Greek anti-fascist protesters ‘tortured by police’ after Golden Dawn clash

Greek police send crime victims to neo-Nazi ‘protectors’

Must India Ravage To Rise? Two new books on our ecological crisis and the way forward


October 3 National Strike: Indonesia’s Political Terrain Changing by Max Lane


Mau Mau veterans win right to sue British government

Colonised and coloniser, empire’s poison infects us all


Kuwait’s emir warned at mass protest about ‘autocracy’

‘Expect more confrontations’: Kuwait analyst


A year after Qaddafi, Libya must find replacement for euphoria


Security forces open fire, 5 police injured, 11 detained in West Papua protest

Media blind spots overcome by ‘critical’ journalism, says first Pacific j-professor

Indonesian special forces hunt West Papuan environmentalist

Reports of violent crackdown in West Papua on People’s Congress anniversary


Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan activist, 14, shot in Swat

IMT sympathiser shot in Swat – Barbarism must not prevail!


Danish organisations ditch G4S as company is targeted with creative actions

US Quakers Divest from Veolia and Hewlett Packard!

Video: Israeli forces smash Palestinian child’s head to ground near Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa

Take Action: Act now for Ayman Sharawna, Samer al-Issawi and Samer al-Barq!

The Histadrut — its history and role in occupation, colonisation and apartheid


Labor groups says 24% of workers in oil palm plantations are children; calls on the public to combat child labor

Philippines brokers peace deal with Muslim rebels: Agreement grants minority Muslims broad autonomy in exchange for ending more than 40 years of violence


Portugal to unveil its harshest budget amid protests


Russia’s Rising Red Dawn


The massacre of our illusions …and the seeds of something new

A Matter of Hope by Harry Fear

Marikana tragedy marches towards platinum rebellion

Upheaval Grips South Africa as Hopes for Its Workers Fade

Pallo Jordan on the massacres at Bisho (1992) and Marikana (2012)

The Left and South Africa’s Crisis — an interview with Brian Ashley

Workers Massacred But Now Standing Stronger – How the Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South Africa by Patrick Bond


Police BEAT UP Protesters outside Congress

Deepening crisis makes ‘hot autumn’ a scorcher

When Will We See Tanks in Barcelona? By Esther Vivas

Basque Country: Left nationalists rising


Religious harmony a victim of war in Syria – Under secular government of Bashar Assad, Shiites and Sunnis had lived in relative peace

Among the Alawites – Nir Rosen reports from Syria


Austerity and Counter-Austerity in Britain – Social Protest Movements and Political Organizing On the Rise by Roger Annis

People’s petition against austerity

Babar Ahmad Extradition Reaction: ‘RIP British Justice’

TUC demonstration featuring Mark Serwotka and Bob Crow

Britain’s Unions Bring London to a Standstill


“Long Distance Revolutionary”: New Documentary Tells Untold Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Life Journey

Denver Teen’s Death by Drone Remains Shrouded in Secrecy

Guantanamo hearing grows heated at mention of “torture”

Real Steel: Striking a Chord for the Lost American Dream

Greg Palast on “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps”

Wal-Mart Workers in 12 States Stage Historic Strikes, Protests Against Workplace Retaliation

Walmart Workers Stage a Walkout in California

Walmart Warehouse Workers Fight for the Future of Work

THE SIMPSONS – Homer Votes 2012

This Presidential Race Should Never Have Been This Close

Top 1% Got 93% of Income Growth as Rich-Poor Gap Widened

America’s Growing Income Gap Shows Two Recoveries in Action

Noam Chomsky: Issues that Obama and Romney Avoid – The presidential candidates aren’t so keen on addressing the survival of humanity.

Corporate Lobbyists Manage Our Presidential Debates


Latest Step in a Long Road: The Venezuelan Elections by Jeffery R. Webber

Grassroots interviews from Venezuela: Developing the power of the community

Venezuela’s Chavez to Ministers: Now is the Time for Self-Criticism

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