GPJA #464 (3 of 3): Support the people of Turkey Sat 2pm; International news and analysis – 6/6/13



Bring your flags, placards, wear Turkish hats, Tee-shirts etc.

The people of Turkey have protested in 67 of Turkey’s 81 provinces, according to Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu News Agency.

There have been reports of confrontations in the capital, Ankara, as well as the port cities of Izmir and Adana.

It all began with a peaceful sit in protest of civilians against the demolition of a park. But police brutally attacked the peaceful protestors which sparked the wider civil unrest which highlight issues such as freedom of speech and a “heavy handed government”.

There have been calls for PM Erdogan to resign. Let us stand with the Turkish people and remind them that we stand up with in their fight to determine the fate of their democratic country!




“The typical U.S. CEO pulled in $9.7 million last year, the Associated Press reported last week, a 6.5 percent hike over the 2011 chief exec median. The typical U.S. worker last year took about $39,900, a 1.6 percent increase over 2011.”

“The world’s 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich.”


“What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?” ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, May 29 at annual shareholders meeeting.

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.” : Samuel P. Huntington

“Beat me with the truth, don’t torture me with lies”: Author – Unknown

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” – Plato (429-347 BC)

“The institutions founded “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” haver failed. Since the end of world war 2, some thirty million people have been killed in armed conflict. Most of them were civilians” – George Monbiot’s – “The Age of Consent”



LA social movements map solidarity with ALBA alliance

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

David Simon, creator of The Wire, says new US drug laws help only ‘white, middle-class kids’ – The award-winning creator of The Wire, David Simon, has emerged as a critic of the ‘racial bias’ in the US debate on the war on drugs

Letter to ‘The Nation’ From a Young Radical: Liberalism—including much of what’s published in this magazine—seems well-intentioned but inadequate. The solution lies in the re-emergence of American radicalism.

Paul Le Blanc: The Third American Revolution — How do we get from the capitalist present to a socialist future?

TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Who’s the Threat? Western Powers have invaded and Killed Millions of Muslims

Freedom and socialism

Nations to debate killer robots at UN

From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos – Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars – Video:

Noam Chomsky, The Eve of Destruction


Terry Bell: More & more people, fewer & fewer jobs

Why Austerity Kills: From Greece to U.S., Crippling Economic Policies Causing Global Health Crisis

Why Should We Care About Rising Inequality?

How corporate ghosts evade tax

Globalisation isn’t just about profits. It’s about taxes too – Big corporates are gaming one nation’s taxpayers against another’s: we need a global deal to make them pay their way by Joseph Stiglitz

Reports from the Economic Front by Martin Hart-Landsberg – Free Trade Agreements And Corporate Power

German Official Warns of Immediate ‘Revolution’ if EU Adopts US Model

Cooperative Economics: Replacing a Capitalism in Collapse


Brian Roper: Global Warming- Causes of Global Warming, Green Party Climate Change Policy, Solutions and Barriers to these Solutions Being Implemented

Terracide and the Terrarists – Destroying the Planet for Record Profits By Tom Engelhardt

Global march challenges Monsanto’s dominance

Noam Chomsky: “Another Threat To Our Survival” – Wrecking Nature for Short Term Profit – Video:

Reviews: Climate Change – How can we live with it? By Thomas Jones, London Review of Books

Abusing the Sea: from Garbage Dump to Rising Waters & CO2 (Lapham)


Photographer John Miller, a ‘sympathetic observer’ for NZ’s turbulent times

Tui, Tuia: Gathering the threads of working-class history – BOOK REVIEW: Jared Davidson, Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism and Early New Zealand Anarchism (AK Press, 2013)

NZ Book Review: ‘Between My Father and the King,’ by Janet Frame reviewed by ALISON McCULLOCH

‘Star Trek’ and the Twilight of Idealism

Beethoven: man, composer and revolutionary

Film Review: The Company You Keep

NZ Book Review: Who Was That Woman, Anyway?

TV: Al-Nakba – Series on the Palestinian ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 that led to dispossession and conflict that still endures.


Why Would They Kill Children? Tales in a Kabul Restaurant


Policy failure as prisons fill with indigenous people

How privatisation infects Australia

Report shows privatisation destroys jobs and services


Big Backlash in Bangladesh: Workers Escalate Demands for Better Working Conditions


Bolivia Calls UNASUR Summit to Discuss Colombia’s Inclusion in NATO

Álvaro García Linera: ‘There is no exclusive model’

Bolivia vs. the billionaires: limitations of the “climate justice movement” in international negotiations

Nationalisation puts wealth in hands of the people

Bolivia earns $16 billion since nationalising energy

El Alto – A Colorful Bolivian Bastion, Floating Above It All


Federal court rules against union challenge to Canada’s temporary foreign worker program; the battle goes on

Right wing meltdown in Canada

Henry Morgentaler, 1923-2013: Giant of a fighter for women’s rights

Montréal conference debates strategy for Quebec independence

A mix of cautious optimism and skepticism greets BC government announcement last week on Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline


Who Speaks for China’s Workers?


Colombia and Farc rebels reach agreement on land reform

Colombia’s Peasants and Workers Under Fire

Video: Families of Colombia’s Political Prisoners


Dubai’s striking workers in their own words: Labourers at construction giant Arabtec in the UAE complain of low pay, poor conditions and lack of annual leave.


Ecuador president sworn in for new term


One in three Greek children living in poverty

Greek Lessons From Below – Learning from the Refugees and Questions for the Left by Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones


Sweatshop ‘development’ worsening poverty


‘Indonesia is seeing a new corporate colonialism’: Multinational companies have been encouraged to seize and deforest land owned by indigenous people, say human rights groups


Rafsanjani’s Exclusion from Iran’s Presidential Race a Sign of Creeping Totalitarianism


John Pilger: We’ve moved on from the Iraq war – but Iraqis don’t have that choice – Like characters from The Great Gatsby, Britain and the US have arrogantly turned their backs and left a country in ruins


The Need to Work for Peace On the Korean Peninsula Marty Hart-Landsberg

Advantage Pyongyang by Richard Lloyd Parry


Help take the “French” out of “French Polynesia” By Keith Locke

New PJR challenges Pacific censorship, political ‘shackles’

Death toll rises to 28 in Freeport Indonesia mine accident

Freeport Indonesia union says won’t return to work until probes done

Imprisoned West Papua ‘president’ pleads for Pacific recognition


The Oslo Illusion by Adam Hanieh

Damning new report on EU’s inaction over Israel

Checkpoint – Every Day Life in Palestine Documentary ( Subtitles )

Torture and Human Rights Violations in Israel and Palestine By Ludwig Watzal

One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years


The Stockholm Uprising and the Myth of Swedish Social Democracy

Revolt of the Urban Periphery: Sweden’s Riots in Context


‘Occupy Gezi’ — Istanbul’s red-green uprising; Right to the City movement and the Turkish summer

C’est Une Révolte, Pas (Encore) Une Revolution![1] by Sungur Savran

A Turkish Spring? Over 1,000 Injured as Anti-Government Protests Spread Outside of Istanbul

Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim by Sungur Savran

Mass protests rage on in Turkey

Turkey’s trade unions gather to coordinate general strike in protest of state terror


Don’t be fooled: Iain Duncan Smith’s attack on pensioners is really an attack on all of us–really-an-attack-on-all-of-us-8591518.html

The lessons to learn from the Woolwich killing are obvious: but not to David Cameron–the-lessons-to-learn-from-the-woolwich-killing-are-obvious-but-not-to-david-cameron-

Attacks on Muslims soar in wake of Woolwich murder – Anti-Muslim incidents, online and in person, increase from a handful to 150 since Wednesday as arrests are made across UK

Britain can no longer afford to bankroll the rich

The unsustainable wealth of the £1m household: A tenth of UK households now own at least £1m in assets. But the bubble will burst – and we’ll emerge a more equal society

Maggie (an essay on Margaret Thatcher)

Britain’s monarchy is an invocation of a reactionary past

Big rise in firms hiring staff on zero-hours contracts


McJobs rebellion under way as corporate profits, CEO pay soar

McDonald’s Must Pay!

Fast Food Workers Striking in Seattle

Apple Achieves Holy Grail of Tax Avoidance

Seven Myths About Bradley Manning

‘Obama Must be Taken Before ICC for the War on Terror’ – Noam Chomsky

Killing Americans: Jeremy Scahill on Obama Admin’s Admission 4 U.S. Citizens Died in Drone Strikes

Justice for Patriot Mineworkers?

Mexican Priest Alejandro Solalinde on Central, South American Migrants’ Perilous Journey to U.S.

How America Became a Third World Country By Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford – It’s 2023 — and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect.

Hundreds of Non-Union Workers With Taxpayer-Supported Jobs Plan to Strike Today

Chicago Teachers Union Overwhelmingly Re-Elects Karen Lewis’s CORE Caucus

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty — and It’s Creeping toward 75%

Memorial Day Special: U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit

Julian Assange: Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond Guilty Plea Part of Crackdown on Journalism, Activism

Top US tax breaks to cost $12 trillion over decade, benefit wealthy : CBO

The New Plunder of Native Lands by Ragina Johnson

Actual US Poverty Twice Official Figure


Venezuela to Create New Workers Militia


The UN remains ‘blind, deaf and dumb’

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