GPJA #446 (Part 3/3): International news & Analysis – 29/11/12





General Strike Sweeps Europe as Millions Reject Austerity as Solution to Economic Crisis

The War On Women Is a Class War

Dronestagram – The Website Exposing the US’s Secret Drone War

14 November – Day of Action and Solidarity against austerity

The Strike in Southern Europe by Sahra Wagenknecht

The Left in Time of Revolution by Fawwaz Traboulsi – The Arab revolutions are presenting the Left with a mixture of existential challenges and historical opportunities.


Naomi Klein: Sandy’s Devastation Opens Space for Action on Climate Change and Progressive Reform

New Scientist: Climate change: It’s even worse than we thought


Obama’s Re-election and the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fraud

Global growth and the vampire squid

Occupy protesters were right, says Bank of England official


Music | Review – The Coup: Sorry to Bother You

David Rovics: What Do You Call It -Inspired by Israel’s most recent war on Gaza (November, 2012)

Woody Guthrie at 100: Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Will Kaufman Honor the “Dust Bowl Troubadour”

A Tribute to Blacklisted Lyricist Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz

Review: Anna Karenina

Books: The Revenge of History by Seumas Milne – review

Books: What went wrong with ‘real socialism’? Michael Lebowitz. The Contradictions of “Real Socialism”: The Conductor and the Conducted Monthly Review Press, 2012 reviewed by Roy Wilkes


Executions in Afghanistan a step backwards for human rights


Massive Fire Kills At Least 118 Factory Workers in Bangladesh at Wal-Mart Supplier


Leftist coca farmer presides over economic upswing in Bolivia


Mandatory detention for refugee claimants has already proved to be a failure, critics say

Toronto conference lays basis for tar sands pipeline challenge

Indigenous opposition and class divide over gas fracking and pipelines in northern BC

Progressive Canada shows through in poll

Ottawa faces $250-million suit over Quebec environmental stance–ottawa-faces-250-million-suit-over-quebec-environmental-stance

Solidarity or Exclusion? British Columbia Unions and Chinese Mineworkers by David Camfield


Hunger Strike Calls Attention to Mapuche Plight in Chile


Tackling employment discrimination in China

The Tremor in the Communist Party of China by Ahmet Devrim


International community unequivocally rejects the blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.


Goma Falls to Rwanda by Justin Podur


Correa launches re-election campaign, socialists give critical support


After Brokering Gaza Ceasefire, Egypt’s Morsi Re-Ignites Protests With Decree Expanding Powers

Tens of Thousands of Egyptians Protest Morsi’s Power Grab

Protests erupt across Egypt after presidential decree


Greece in the eye of the storm (the Greek left, SYRIZA and the limits of the concept of ‘left reformism’)

The Greek Left and the Rise of the Neo-Fascist Golden Dawn


The UN Caused Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic, Now it Must End It


Significant victory of Indonesian unions in the campaign against outsourcing and low wages.

Popular new Jakarta governor raises hopes of the poor


When “pro-life” kills

I am ashamed that Ireland’s medieval abortion law still stands

Dublin Council of Trade Unions march against austerity, Dublin 24th November 2012


Protesters tell Jordan’s king to ‘get out’, violence erupts

Jordan’s huge Friday protest demands ‘downfall’ of king


New Nicaraguan law challenges violence against women



Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Gaza’s “Severe Damage” and Why Truce Won’t Stop the Violence of Occupation

Comparison of military strength of Israel and the Palestinians

‘This time Israel felt the heat of the Arab Spring’

Israel’s Gaza adventure backfires

Gaza ceasefire an event of ‘significance’: US scholar

Why Israel Didn’t Win by Adam Shatz

Gaza: BBC re-writing history as it happens

Comment | ‘Mama, why didn’t we die last time?’ Fear and Dignity in Gaza – In a highly moving piece, acclaimed Palestinian writer and director Ahmed Masoud reflects on the ongoing brutal Western-backed Israeli assault on Gaza. Palestinians are breaking out of their fears, he writes, and would rather live in dignity or not at all.

Analysis | The Four Big Lies of Palestine-Israel Media Coverage

“Flatten” Gaza like Hiroshima and “mow” the population, Israeli public figures urge

Egyptians in Tahrir Square damn Israel’s war on Gaza

“Nowhere to Run”: Israel Fires Over 500 Strikes in Gaza, Civilian Toll Grows in Humanitarian Crisis

“We brought a Nakba upon you”: Dur­ing protests against Is­rael’s cur­rent ag­gres­sion in Gaza held in Tel Aviv on the 15th No­vem­ber, there was a counter protest which shows vile racism against Mus­lims and ha­tred to­wards Pales­tini­ans.

A Kiwi in Cairo captures the mood of a people

Linguists including Noam Chomsky condemn “reprehensible” Gaza coverage

Stop a New Israeli Massacre in Gaza: Boycott Israel Now!

TIMELINE: Israel’s Latest Escalation in Gaza

Breaking Truce, Israeli Strikes Kill “Moderate” Hamas Military Chief, Palestinian Civilians in Gaza Excuse me while I vomit

Gaza, The World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

The unequal “war” between Israel and Palestine

Gaza’s Health Crisis and Israel’s Crimes Against Humanity

Israel’s war to kill hope: The targeting of Palestinian sports facilities–and Palestinian athletes–is no accident.

Gaza left activist, ‘Israel has declared war’, solidarity needed now! Ali Abunimah on Israel’s goal

Conscientious objector Natan Blanc sentenced to 10 days’ in prison

Counting bodies in Gaza: this is what Israeli “self-defense” looks like

For Israel, Imperialism Isn’t Enough by Dan Freeman-Maloy

A policy of displacement


PALEA workers still fighting


Left Bloc debates call for a left government


Despite growing repression, a new left is on the rise in Russia, says Alastair Stephens


Terry Bell: Marikana, farms and forestry

SA unrest: explosions waiting to happen…

South Africa: Farmworkers strike, inspired by ongoing fights of miners


Desperation in Spain, and the country’s faultline in Catalonia

Catalan elections: Left poised to make strong gains


The UN’s ‘grave failure’ in Sri Lanka demands an answer

Risking all to escape


Child abuse and cover ups

Sexual abuse: it’s not accidental

Thousands in London occupy outside Israeli Embassy against war on Gaza

As Israel assaults Gaza, BBC reporting assaults the truth

Why does Jeremy Hunt want to turn the clock back on the abortion debate?

Riots, Culture and Iain Duncan Smith’s Poverty of Analysis


Wal-Mart Worker Uprising: Protests Held At 1,000 Stores on Black Friday

Oliver Stone on the Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars

US battles Iraq and Afghanistan over detention without charges

A Show of Determination on Black Friday by Alan Maass, Elizabeth Clinton and Natalie Johnson

Anonymous hacker behind Stratfor attack faces life in prison

The Deficit Crisis Mongers Go Off the Deep End

Americans want to raise the minimum wage


Venezuela accelerates land reform

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