GPJA #466 (2 of 2): International news & analysis





“Try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering. Perhaps as an old man I will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them.” – Julian Assange, 2007

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.” – Herbert Agar



Helen Keller: Saint, socialist, subversive

Its kicking off everywhere but wheres it going?

Noam Chomsky: American Government and Corporations Are at War With the American People

David Bromwich: In Praise of Edward Snowden

Latin America is ready to defy the US over Snowden and other issues

How mass protests around the globe have become the ‘new social network’

John Pilger: Control and Dominance – Having nurtured old-fashioned fascists around the world – from Latin America to Africa and Indonesia – the genie has risen at home.

‘Limited But Persuasive’ Evidence – Syria, Sarin, Libya, Lies

Noam Chomsky: Obama Is ‘Running Biggest Terrorist Operation That Exists’

The Edward Snowden Case Monitor

Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador amid diplomatic storm – Whistleblower escapes from Hong Kong to Moscow on a commercial flight despite a formal US extradition request

Workers’ Greatest Power Over Owners and Bosses? The Ability to Stop Work and Walk Out

Capitalism, Democracy, and Elections By Richard D. Wolff


World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal Reserve

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an Assault on Democracy That Will Undermine the Economy

David Harvey – Spaces of Global Capitalism

Profits Without Production By PAUL KRUGMAN

‘You F–ked Up, You Trusted Us’: Talking Ratings Agencies With Chris Hayes By Matt Taibbi

The Continuing Unsatisfactory Economic Expansion

Are we having fun yet? John Lanchester on the banks’ barely believable behaviour

Sweatshops Don’t Just Happen – They’re a Policy


More of the same won’t solve the food crisis

Pricing carbon: A failed strategy that won’t save the climate

Naomi Klein on the Links Between Capitalism and Climate Change


Frank Sinatra, the Left and the US Popular Front A 25 page article from Science & Society, 2002, by Gerald Meyer, exploring the little-known history of the poplar singer and his contributions to the left as a young man. Sinatra played an active role in a score of Popular Front

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock and Roll This one-hour documentary re-examines a piece of U.S. culture, highlighting the intersection of sex, race, and several trends in music.

INVENTING THE WORKING CLASS by Marc Mulholland Review of “Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life”, by Jonathan Sperber.


Waiting for 2014 in Afghanistan


Five hundred lashes and double irons: the origins of Australian capitalism

Salvos Worried About Nauru Chaos


‘Contaminated water’ makes Dhaka workers sick


Social movements in Bolivia: from strength to power

Álvaro García Linera: ‘There is no exclusive model’


Massive protests fuelled by majority’s lost expectations

Open letter to President Dilma Rousseff from Brazil’s social movements; A succinct report from the MST

First reflections on the mass movement that has shaken Brazil

Brazil protests: president to hold emergency meeting – Night of protests draws vast crowds in cities across Brazil, with a total turnout estimated at 2 million

Protester killed, dozens injured as Brazil police face off with a million in 100 cities

Brazil in 90 seconds: From price rises to protests

Brazil protesters win U-turn on fare rises

Brazil protests catch authorities on the back foot

Brazilian Revolution – The writing’s on the wall

Crowd of 30,000 overruns police cordon ahead of Brazil football match (VIDEO)

I was Brazil woman pepper-sprayed in face, says protester

Brazil Burning: The Story of an Illusion Gone Sour By Pepe Escobar

Largest demonstration in Salvador’s history marred by police violence

João Pedro Stédile of the MST: ‘We are in the midst of an ideological battle’


NagaWorld strike ends with force


Idle No More: Canada Escalates War on First Nations Read more at


Chilean protesters in street battles with police

Video of protest

Chilean police evict student protesters from schools


Faltering Economy in China Dims Job Prospects for Graduates

Beijing workers take US boss hostage


Colombian Armed Forces Attack Unarmed Peasant Protests

Trouble brewing in South America: NATO sets its sights on Colombia


Interview with Mariela Castro – Socialism can not be homophobic


Assembly passes law democratising media


Egypt Rebellion 30 06 2013 Rebellion Campaign Tamarod


Immense mobilizations against the coup d’etat in public radio and television

Political Lessons From Greece: Summits, Refugees and Protest by Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones

Struggle over public broadcaster unites left


Battlefield Indonesia: resistance to corporate destruction


Iraq’s Long War Refusing To End


‘Another day, another billion,’ laughs Drumm


Illusions and Realities Surrounding Iran’s Presidential Elections by Saeed Rahnema


The Multilateral Debt Trap in Jamaica

Politics and struggle after the tsunami


Samsung accused of using illegally “disguised subcontractors”


Remember Libya?


Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono: Free West Papua Political Prisoners – A Plea from the Daughter of Filep Karma

Joy and disappointment after MSG’s West Papua decision


UN: Palestinian Children Tortured, Used as Human Shields by Israel

How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck By Jonathan Cook – An editorial in Haaretz this month observed that Israel was really “two separate states, one Arab and one Jewish. … This is the gap between the Jewish state of Israel, which is a developed Western nation, and the Arab state of Israel, which is no more than a Third World country.”

Report on The Fourth National BDS Conference, 8 June 2013, Bethlehem – See more at:

Gaza Blockade Zainab Al Jamal Death – Press TV Report

The Palestinians’ Last Option: A Struggle For Equal Rights – Palestinians must shed the illusion of the current peace process and at least push for equitable rights.

Lieberman: Israel needs to conquer and thoroughly cleanse Gaza Strip


‘We will never give up our struggle’ ― a voice from the Saharawi refugee camps – See more at:


How the ANC’s Faustian pact sold out South Africa’s poorest


Rising United Left tackles new challenges


‘The fate of Syria must not be decided by foreign powers or forces’

Special Report – Syria’s Islamists seize control as moderates dither

Exclusive: U.S. secretly providing training for Syrian rebels Read more:

Sectarianism: A Tool of Counterrevolution in Syria

Is it the end of Sykes-Picot? Patrick Cockburn on the war in Syria and the threat to the Middle East

Stay Out of Syria! By David Bromwich



Uprising fuelled by inequality

The west still doesn’t get what the Turkish uprisings are about

Neil Faulkner looks at the historical significance of the Taksim protest movement

Defiant Turkish Demonstrators “Finding New Ways to Protest” in Face of Relentless State Crackdown

In Ankara by Tariq Ali

Turkey divided more than ever by Erdoğan’s Gezi Park crackdown: Authoritarian response to mass protests has left the once all-powerful prime minister weakened at home and abroad

Scores detained in Turkey police swoop

Gezi Park Evacuated, Istanbul and Turkey Explode

Turkey’s crowds return, armed only with flowers


Stephen Lawrence family and friends targeted by police ‘smear’ campaign

People’s Assembly hears union leaders promise anti-cuts action

Shafting the taxpayer second time round

George Monbiot: How can we invest our trust in a government that spies on us?

How I fought to survive Guantánamo


Yahoo CEO and Walmart director shuns fired workers – Actions at Yahoo HQ and shareholders’ meeting by OUR Walmart

U.S. Standard of Living Has Fallen More Than 50%: Opinion

US Drone Operator says, ‘I became a sociopath’, regrets 1626 Killings (Lest we forget)

I am Bradley Manning (celebrity video protesting treason charge)

US Gulag: Inside Guantánamo’s Force-Feeding Regime By Abby Haglage – A close examination of the actual practice itself reveals that the writhing, miserable reality of it is virtually undeniable.

Prisons Full of Innocents By David Swanson – Do police feeding a false confession to their victim mean well? When they falsely report on that procedure to a court do they mean well?

In Case You Missed It – Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons – Video Documentary – It’s terrible to watch some of the video and realise that you’re not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.

Michael Hastings Dies at 33; Fearless Journalist Challenged Power & Exposed Myths of Afghan War

Obama Backs First-Strike Nuclear War as U.S. Policy By Francis A. Boyle

Fast Food Strikes: What’s Cooking?

McDonald’s Worker Says She Was Required to Receive Pay on Fee-Laden Debit Card

A Catholic case for raising the minimum wage

Texas Showdown: Anti-Abortion Bill Fails After Protesters Fill Capitol to Cheer Marathon Filibuster

Supreme court strikes down Doma on historic day for gay rights in America


Historic popular assembly discusses revolutionary alliance – See more at:

Revolution winning battle against shortages

The War on the Venezuelan Economy

2 Responses to GPJA #466 (2 of 2): International news & analysis

  1. lowellmanning says:

    I think I already wrote to you about this …

    It’s a fantastic compendium of current affairs … thank you.

    There is always a core of material I have not received from other sources.

    I know it takes time and application to do this. Rest assured that the more you do it, the wider the reach.


    Lowell Manning

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