GPJA #489 (3 of 3): International News and analysis – 30/1/14



"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." Rev. Martin Luther King – A Time to Break Silence:

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." – MLK

"An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." – MLK

"The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain world-view and a certain way of life … A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors… Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same.": George Orwell, 1984


Noam Chomsky on the Legacy of Ariel Sharon: Not Speaking Ill of the Dead "Imposes a Vow of Silence"

You Won’t Believe What the Food Industry Is Doing to Keep Americans Hooked on Junk

Patrice Lumumba: the most important assassination of the 20th century

Patrice Lumumba `will live forever’ — exclusive book excerpt

Nick Turse, Secret Wars and Black Ops Blowback

Europe’s left has seen how capitalism can bite back – Social democrats wrongly thought the reforms they won were won for good. In Greece, the lesson has been learned by Syriza


Their history and ours: the first world war that won’t be commemorated in 2014 – See more at:

95 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

Finished with War: A Soldier’s Declaration

Lions and donkeys: Dan Snow’s 10 myths about World War One debunked by No Glory

The First World War: Those who refused


“Emerging market bloodbath” as crisis enters new phase

Larry Elliot: The next crisis could be here soon

Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A ‘Neoliberal Assault’ To Further Corporate ‘Domination’ Europe’s left has seen how capitalism can bite back

Nafta failures a warning to treat TPP trade deal with caution

Income gap poses biggest threat to global community, warns WEF

Why has Europe’s economy done worse than the US? The eurozone experience shows what can happen when people lose control over their government’s economic policies

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

The Most Exclusive Circles: Sorting the world’s top 50 billionaires by age, location, how they got their moolah, and more.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Warnings From NAFTA

Must-see morning clip: Welcome to Davos, where rich people talk about poor people

IMF fears global markets threat as US cuts back on cash stimulus

Gates unmasks real face of Davos

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World


Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism?

Green Capitalism: The God That Failed

‘Toothless!’ WikiLeaks reveals secret draft of TPP environment chapter

The new revolutionaries: Climate scientists demand radical change

Peak or no Peak, Oil is Unsafe at any Price

Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?: Scientists Consider Extinction


Diego Luna’s film recognizes role of Filipino farm workers in US history

The Hunger Games: Their World and Ours

The Man Who Loved Dogs Centers on Trotsky

Juan Gelman dies at 83; renowned Argentine poet and political exile

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

Recent novels about Leon Trotsky

Record 4,000 Attend Open-Air Premiere of "Utopia" in Australia

6 videos to watch on imperialism

Watch Judith Butler Explain Her Book ‘Parting Ways’ in Six Minutes

Watch: Karl Marx for Kids

Not art but communism


Israel, Palestine, Pinochet… and a Soccer Jersey?

Game, set and sexism at the Australian Open

Why cricket?

New Year sports resolutions for 2014


The west’s legacy in Afghanistan: so much for so little

In Kabul by Fatima Mojaddedi

Seumas Milne: Mission accomplished? Afghanistan is a calamity and our leaders must be held to account


Turn the boats back and people will die – Abbott knows this–abbott-knows-this-20120123-1qe3o.html

Christmas Island hunger strike spreads to family compound

Pilger’s Utopia a devastating expose of Australian apartheid

John Pilger: Utopia is one of the most urgent films I have made

Forever uncompromising: Long time Aboriginal activist Gary Foley spoke to Red Flag’s Sarah Garnham. – See more at:

Victoria’s new anti-protest bill is a threat to our freedom of assembly

Long way to go on deaths in custody: experts


Vienna ‘far-right’ ball condemned in mass protests


Bahrain’s fate

Thousands protest in Bahrain capital, demand ‘torturers be brought to justice’


Climate disasters threaten Bangladesh’s social gains


Communitarian Socialism in Bolivia


One week later: Coming to terms with Cambodia’s brutal protest crackdown


Oil-by-rail industry in North America begins 2014 with another spectacular crash

Ideology and Central Banking in the Crisis: The Canadian Experience


China iPhone makers earn more, but still work grueling hours

Income disparity continues to rise in China

The Ups and Downs of Chinese Unionists, and the ‘Interests of Humanity’


Why South Africa Loves Cuba


Mass Protests Grow as Military Drags Egypt Back to Dictatorship Roger Annis

The Regime is Dead, Long Live the Regime! Chronicling the Egyptian Counter-Revolution


Syriza Succeeds in Greece by Challenging European Social Democrats’ Approach to Reform


India’s rejection of Vedanta’s bauxite mine is a victory for tribal rights


Who Will be Indonesian President in 2014? article by Max Lane


A Black Hole of History – The American Legacy in Iraq

The US Role in Iraq’s Upsurge in Violence By Stephen Zunes – Not only did the U.S. invasion and occupation fail to bring a functional democracy to Iraq, neither U.S. forces nor the successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have been able to provide the Iraqi people with basic security.


Okinawa’s Revolt: Decades of Rape, Environmental Harm by U.S. Military Spur Residents to Rise Up


Libya: The Dictatorship of the Militias


20 years since the Chiapas rebellion: the Zapatistas, their politics and impact

Laura Gottesdiener, Visiting a Revolution That Won’t Go Away


300 hotel workers strike in Fiji

The Human Tragedy of West Papua

Massacre investigation exposes Indonesian army atrocities


Ten things we’ve learned about opposition to academic boycott

Israel to destroy another Haifa neighborhood, evict Palestinian residents

Backlash against boycotting Israel’s universities reeks of hypocrisy

The truth about Israel’s secret nuclear arsenal

African truth of Israeli apartheid

Harry Fear & Jeff Halper discuss Palestine today

Netanyahu: I will not uproot a single Israeli

Goodbye Gaza: our correspondent reflects on her time in the Middle East

Mass grave uncovered containing dozens of Palestinians killed in 1948 war that founded Israel


Qatar World Cup: 185 Nepalese died in 2013 – official records


Gatvol Numsa cuts ties with ANC

South Africa: NUMSA cuts political ties with ANC

"There is Marikana everyday in South Africa" – an interview with Abahlali baseMjondolo

Madiba From A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela – See more at:

Revisiting a Cde Moss vision

"You must be vigilant! How many times has a labour movement supported a liberation movement, only to find itself betrayed on the day of liberation? There are many examples of this in Africa. If the ANC does not deliver the goods you must do to it what you did to the apartheid regime." Nelson Mandela to special COSATU conference in 1993


Basque Country: Huge march advances struggle for peace, national rights

Leading the Charge Against Spain’s Mortgage Crisis


How we can oppose the Assad regime and Western intervention at the same time

The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?


Anti-democratic thugs unleash violence around Bangkok’s voting stations


East Timor takes on Australia in ‘rip off’ spy case with country’s future on line

Australia has violated Timor-Leste’s sovereignty, UN court told


The Perfect Storm In Turkey – Corruption Conflict Conspiracy


Who’s to blame for the crisis, bankers or benefit claimants?

Britain is scared to face the real issue – it’s all about inequality – The growing gap between rich and poor precipitated the last crash. Ominously, the same forces are abroad again

Yes minister, we are all Trots now – Lord Deben’s ‘Trotskyite’ jibe against green activists follows a long Tory tradition of commie-baiting. Let’s embrace it

70 years of foreign troops? We should close the bases

The truth is we are all living on Benefits Street – Everyone is on the take, and whole industries are on white-collar subsidies. Some of us are just smarter at concealing it

Mark Duggan: no justice, no peace


The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds

Seattle’s Socialist councilwoman to accept less than half of $117K salary

Angela Davis: "support BDS, and Palestine will be free"

Why you can’t "bootstrap" yourself out of poverty–you-can-t-just–bootstrap–yourself-out-of-poverty-172104522.html

Martin Luther King Jr’s radicalism muted by MLK archives’ corporate sponsors

5 Right-Wing Myths About Raising the Minimum Wage, Debunked

The Human Cost of Income Inequality in America

The 20 Richest Americans Are Greedy Takers—Not Inspirational ‘Makers’

The GOP’s War on Science Endangering America: Climate Change, Evolution, Regulation

“Bride and Boom!” – We’re Number One… In Obliterating Wedding Parties


The Amazing Raise: Fast food workers demand a livable wage, and the financial news media explains why this will destroy the very foundation of America’s democracy. (04:04)

"Fast Food Forward" member Naquasia LeGrand discusses organizing strikes for her fellow fast-food workers and argues for increasing the minimum wage. (06:31)

Hackers Leak A Disturbing Walmart Guide on ‘How to Silence Workers’

Why There’s No Outcry Despite A Declining Middle Class


NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

4 Ways Obama has Misled on NSA Surveillance


Venezuelan Government to Continue Pace of Land Expropriations for “Agrarian Socialism”

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