GPJA #493 (part 2 of 2): Best on the web – NZ & World (7/3/14)



Time to show your opposition to the TPPA – nationwide protest March 29th – See more at:

Glen Innes ‘war zone’

Bryce Edwards: Is Matt McCarten a ‘game changer’ for Labour?

Brian Rudman: Good old days point way to Labour future

Editorial: Double-edged sword in Labour arsenal

Human Error: Is David Cunliffe more sinned against than sinning? By Chris Trotter – See more at:

Tricky Patrick Gower By Martyn Bradbury

Fran O’Sullivan: Good keen Matt to get Labour moving

Tongan overstayer faces lack of medical care

NZ’s dairying expansion ‘has to be stopped’

Gordon Campbell on the latest NSA spy scandal, and the Pike River pay-off

Urewera raids compo bid launched

Is the GCSB breaking the cyberbullying law? By Keith Locke – See more at:

Playcentres call for more funding

ACT Proposal to imprison 3rd time burglars ‘lazy thinking’

Don’t copy our flawed system, former TVNZ head warns BBC

John Key – ‘There There’ Prime Minister

The Labour Party and popular participation

Poor Government Science Is Letting Down NZ’s Dolphins

GE free NZ: Lack of Responsible Oversight Leaves Everyone at Risk


Who will win capitalism’s great race? By John Minto – See more at:

WINZ: Poverty and Pep Talks

Superannuitants living in poverty underestimated

Plenty struggling in wealthy city

National misleads on child poverty

Does Rich-Poor Divide Matter?

Minimum pay rise only part of the picture for struggling families

Happy Women’s Day from the National Government


Song: "Democracy" vs TPP

Keeping supermarkets in line

Jane Kelsey: So near and yet so far for trade deal


Minimum pay rise sparks job fears

Govt needs to stop asbestos coming into NZ

Ports of Auckland still intend to crush the Union By Martyn Bradbury – See more at:

Sex worker gets $25,000 over harassment

Worker’s $27k holy day payout – Ruling finds Affco breached Human Rights Act

The “satanic mill” at Pike River By John Minto

Union claims NZ ‘ripped off’ by film tax ploys

Banks urged to reward workers

Wealthy banks can better support staff

PM: English will use veto on parental leave Read more:

Charges should have proceeded

Subcontractors want law change on losses


NZ Graph of the changing share of national income


"If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week." – Charles Darwin

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong’. Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night." – Charles M. Schulz

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." – George Bernard Shaw

"Nothing should seem natural. Nothing should seem impossible to change."

Bertolt Brecht.

"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume". – Noam Chomsky


How Economic Inequality Kills

Prisons: This Is What A Moral Crisis Looks Like

Nuclear Survival Day storytelling brings world youth to Marshall Islands

Half a century of U.S. interventions in Latin America, in one map

Europe: ‘United we can win’ — interview with Alexis Tsipras


Michael Lebowitz: A path to socialism — building upon the foundations began by Hugo Chavez


IMF study finds inequality is damaging to economic growth

Tax Tricks And Globalization

Trade deals a closely held secret, shared by more than 500 advisers

By Howard Schneider

Development by the elite for the elite: The working class does the job – Pay the world’s workers what they’re worth and countries can develop themselves without the condescending plans of the international development community.

The Stone that Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain – In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the US Justice Department in November 2013, JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank, had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice, sowing the seeds of the mortgage meltdown.


Fossil fuel politics spurs radicalization in Canada

“Let them eat insects” – Food and the future of capitalism

Why We Need an Outright Ban on Fracking

Study supports claims of Agent Orange exposure after Vietnam War

The meat racket


Blowing the roof off: a review of Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files By Wayne Hope – See more at:

The Unbelievable Story Of Why Marlon Brando Rejected His 1973 Oscar For ‘The Godfather’

‘The Square’: Documenting Egypt’s Revolution

In defence of Julian Assange: Julian Assange’s publisher writes about his experience of working with the much-criticised WikiLeaks founder


After Latest Incident, Israel’s Future in FIFA Is Uncertain

At Long Last, Jason Collins Is the First

50 Years Since the Fall of Sonny Liston and the Birth of Muhammad Ali


Savage Qantas jobs cuts a devastating blow for workers and the economy

Manus despair: ‘He was guilty of nothing’


Freed Bahraini Activist Zainab Alkhawaja on Her Year in Prison, Continued Detention of Her Father


Time for Changes by Esther Kuperman


Overtime boycott under way


Defenders of the Land: An Indigenous program for self-determination

Increasing the minimum wage in BC


Leaked Records Reveal Offshore Holdings of China’s Elite


Bogotá’s progressive mayor fights arbitrary removal from office


Transportation strikes force Egypt’s military to get behind the wheel

Ceramic workers strike in Suez


Georgian miners continue to struggle


Ten years after the coup in Haiti, democracy is still under siege


Indonesian paper workers striking for fair wages and rights


The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup


PNG: Oil workers reaping benefits from joining unions, says campaigner

Tonga: A reformist old warrior’s political agenda

Trouble in Paradise – Hawaiians Push Back Against Big Ag n


Dr. Ashrawi Strongly Condemns Israel’s Racist Laws and Policies

AI Calls for Int’l Sanctions on Israel over Systematic Violence against Civilians

‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk

Gaza is ‘virtually under complete lock-down’


General strike shuts down Cusco


Building a United Front Against Neoliberalism: South African Metalworkers Change Course by Judith Marshall

Talks collapse, South Africa’s 6-week platinum strike rumbles on

NUMSA: The State of Class Struggle in South Africa


Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice by AI file:///C:/Users/mike/Downloads/asa370032014en(1).pdf


Assad Regime’s Drought Response Triggered Syrian War

Despite Local Truces, the Ingredients for Prolonged Conflict Persist – The Long War in Syria by Patrick Cockburn


Vulnerable man starved to death after benefits were cut

Britain’s new ‘governor of the Falkland islands’ is a provocation – Colin Roberts, who once referred to Chagos islanders as ‘Man Fridays’, is not the person to encourage dialogue between nations

The Scottish Lenin: the life and legacy of John Maclean – See more at:

UK’s GCHQ caught storing Yahoo webcam images

Britain: boom for the rich; declining living standards for the rest

10 things to remember about the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea


Ukraine, Coup or Revolution? By Richard Greeman

Ukraine: Hobson’s choice

Ukraine has not experienced a genuine revolution, merely a change of elites

The new rulers in Kiev, with links to the right, will never tackle the root cause of corruption in Ukraine: poverty and inequality

Political left in Ukraine faces huge challenges as rightist government assumes office

The left and the movement to overthrow Yanukovich: two interviews

An Imperialist Invasion Without an Imperialist Army: Whither Ukraine? by MARILYN VOGT-DOWNEY

The Haze of Propaganda

Boris Kagarlitsky on Ukraine: ‘A quadrille of monsters’ and ‘Smashing the feed trough’

Why Russia No Longer Fears the West

Distorting Russia: How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Trotsky on Ukraine

Ukraine: between Russia and the West

Seumas Milne: In Ukraine, fascists, oligarchs and western expansion are at the heart of the crisis

Anarchy in the Ukraine – What Would Reagan Do?—what-would-reagan-do-

Volodymyr Ishchenko: If the Left Movements Don’t Unite, Only the Far-Right Will Benefit From the Social Anger


60th Anniversary of Castle BRAVO Nuclear Test, the Worst Nuclear Test in U.S. History

Obama Worse Than Reagan – Nukes Now

Chomsky: How America’s Great University System Is Getting Destroyed

XL Dissent: 398 Youth Arrested at Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at White House

Palestine activists, labor and environment groups in US unite against Veolia

Angela Davis on Prison Abolition, the War on Drugs and Why Social Movements Shouldn’t Wait on Obama


For Once, Workers Win Over Walmart – Walmart has signed onto a contract that guarantees Floridian tomato pickers fair treatment.

McDonald’s to SEC: Strikes hurt, and we might have to hike pay


Millions of secret documents, thousands of dark acts: Shadows of a thug state – The revelations of Edward Snowden, and the other leakers of US intelligence, have given Americans the illusion that they really know what their government is up to. They don’t. It’s far bigger, and far worse.

Obama knew CIA secretly monitored intelligence committee, senator claims


The right-wing on the streets

A year after Chávez

February Traumas: The Third Insurrectionary Moment of the Venezuelan Right

Owen Jones: Socialism’s critics look at Venezuela and say, ‘We told you so’. But they are wrong

Socialism Is Still a Real and Inspiring Possibility by Chris Gilbert

Venezuela is not Ukraine: Venezuela’s struggle is widely misrepresented in western media. This is a classic conflict between right and left, rich and poor


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