GPJA #440 (Part 2): International news & Analysis – 6/9/12



Where the Mob Keeps Its Money

More than a cyclist – There’s more to Lance Armstrong’s popularity than his performance on a bicycle.

After capitalism: ‘We deserve a political and economic system that redistributes both wealth and the decisions about how it is used’ – videoGuardian columnist George Monbiot argues that a world after capitalism is not a communist state but an advanced form of social democracy where the distribution of wealth is more stringently regulated. Animation by Yann Ponns, Alban Connell, Moet Suzuki and Mohamed Ali

Collateral Damage of a Drug War

U.S.’s Prison Imperialism In The Outskirts of the Empire by Nasim Chatha


End the WikiLeaks Witch Hunt: Julian Assange’s Full Address from the Ecuadorean Embassy

Tariq Ali: Why Latin America backs WikiLeaks

For Julian Assange, Justice Foreclosed

Sweden’s Other Rape Suspects


We’re still on the slippery slope to peak oil

World Bank policies help drive global hunger

Food price spikes hit world’s poor, including in MidEast

Arctic melt shows serious crisis, challenge


Paul Krugman: Slump And Circumstance

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

Trade deal to curb generic-drug use – Tighter patent rules could raise drug costs in poor countries.


A painter of working-class life: An exhibit of the work of visual artist George Bellows illuminates Bellows’ concern with the intricacies of ordinary people’s lives, writes Andrea Hektor.

REBEL MUSIC #18 – MIRIAM MAKEBA: Haben Habteslasie on singer and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba…

Protest poet: Ahmed Negin, voice of Egypt’s revolution


Local revolts in Afghanistan repel Taliban and reject state

Nato’s Afghan exit strategy in crisis as ‘green-on-blue’ attacks rise

Real lives: imperial fictions and Afghan facts – Mitra Qayoom travelled back to her home country to reveal the lives of Afghans struggling against war and poverty


Change Unlikely From Angolan Election, but Discontent Simmers



Grocon dispute: Workers stand up to police aggression

Grocon ‘enlisted Hells Angel’ to frighten strikers

Police, builders clash on CBD picket line

Rough footage from #Grocon picket just as the police were forced to retreat.

Cfmeu here to stay.

VIDEO: Melbourne building workers converge on Grocon picket line after police attack

Art show exposes Agent Orange disaster

The Ultimate Visualization Of Australia’s Housing Bubble

Smoke signals: moves of Big Tobacco plain to see

Aussie union boss floors Paul Henry with Kiwi, small audience jibes

World’s richest woman says poor should have less fun, work harder,0,3323996.story

Gina Rinehart calls for Australian wage cut



Tens of thousands march for democracy in Bahrain


Export Powerhouse Feels Pangs of Labor Strife

Bangladesh: Floods + capitalism = starving children


Bolivia wants greater role in key mining sector


Burmese Union Leader Maung Maung returning from Exile


Interview: A left-wing challenge in Québec’s election – Interview with Quebec solidaire activists Jessica Squires and Benoit Renaud,

Québec solidaire platform in the current Quebec election (September 4) English translation:

Tens of thousands march for social justice, against capitalism, in Montreal

Flanagan National Petroleum Ownership Act: Stop Big Oil Land Grab

Missing and murdered women in British Columbia


Determined Chilean Students Try New Approach in Protests


CLB urges the Chinese government to further restrict the use employment agency labour


Peace Talks Announced

US Must support Peace in Colombia

Colombian GM Workers on Hunger Strike Until Death Sew Their Mouths Shut

From Beyond the Walls: A Visit with the Women of Buen Pastor, Patio Six – Beyond the Walls is a play based on testimonies, poetry, and collective statements from the political prisoners of the Buen Pastor´s Women´s Penitenciary in Bogota, Colombia and from the letters of political prisoner Liliany Obando.

Time for Obama To Earn His Nobel Prize – Peace Talks Begin in Colombia


Correa pushes free speech, challenges ‘media dictatorship’


Crisis Group report on MINUSTAH is a whitewash of Haiti’s ills, not a remedy

Haiti and the shock doctrine


How Did Coal-Rich India End Up With Power Blackouts?

The London Review of Books has just completed the publication of a three-part essay series by Perry Anderson on the modern history of India. Part 1: Ghandi Centre Stage Part 2: Why Partition? Part 3. After Nehru


The truth about 1965 – The unofficial TAPOL translation of the report’s Executive summary


Putting Out The Fire? Iraqi Labor Unions Throttled, During and After Occupation by Steve Early

Iraq: Mission accomplished for Big Oil? How the American disaster in Iraq paved the way for Big Oil’s rise — and now for its possible fall.


Progress? Yes. Change? – Bernadette Devlin McAliskey


A rebirth of Berber culture in post-Gadhafi Libya


A road between misery and austerity


No Silver Medal: Mexican Farmers Battle Canadian Mine for Control of Their Land


Rise and rise of the Dutch Socialist Party: new perspectives for socialism or naïve, hip, left parliamentarism?

Cartoon of Socialist Party leader Emile Roemer that appeared in Quote, a Dutch business magazine. Caption reads: “If Roemer becomes prime minister, we’ll all move to Switzerland.”


We know we will die – West Papua under attack

Pacific leaders ignore Papuan rights abuses, call for observer status

West Papua Report August 2012

Letter to Secretary of State Clinton on West Papua Concerns


Civilian deaths from US drone strikes way up on reports

CIA escalates ‘illegal’ drone attacks in Pakistan


The Forgotten Palestinians – On May 15, the New York Times published an article by Aaron David Miller entitled “Preserving Israel’s Uncertain Status Quo.” Miller’s picture of Israel as a struggling democratic state facing external threats presents the usual bland confection

Israeli police repeatedly taser handcuffed Palestinian

Israeli settlers lured by state subsidies to West Bank

Discussing life ‘after zionism’ in Israel/Palestine by Antony Loewenstein

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

Rachel and Anne: A Legacy of Two Martyrs


Anti-mining indigenous leader ambushed,-11-year-old-son-killed


Saudi Arabia is restless, but (mostly) not yet rebellious


Terry Bell: A wake-up call SA will ignore at its peril

Rage by Miners Points to Shift in South Africa

Terry Bell: Sorting fact from fiction at Marikana

Terry Bell: Lonmin: the need for a comprehensive, transparent inquiry

Terry Bell: A background to Marikana

The Massacre of Our Illusions … And the Seeds of Something New by Leonard Gentle

Union key to a truly democratic future

The Marikana Massacre and the South African State’s Low Intensity War Against the People by Vishwas Satgar


Syrian rebels fight on for Aleppo despite local wariness

Syria’s economy very near ‘total collapse’: expert

Robert Fisk: ‘Rebel army? They’re a gang of foreigners’


Tunisia to Reject Odious Debt


I Agree With Nick: The Case for an Emergency Wealth Tax is Irresistible


America Has Now Become An Aristocracy Of Elites: Chris Hayes

Prisons, Profit and Immigrants in Arizona

Former Spy Challenges Bloggers: “War is A Racket. The American public is lethargic. Blog that.”

Robert reich: Labor Day 2012 and the Election of 2012: It’s Inequality, Stupid

Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, on the Struggle to Win–and Now Protect–Voting Rights in U.S.

Right-Wing Populism and the Republican Party – A Conversation with Ingar Solty and Max Bohnel on the Republican National Convention

Minimum Wage Raise is the Least We Can Do to Civilize America

Chicago Teachers Draw a Line by Lee Sustar

Poverty: The New Growth Industry in America

60 Years of American Economic History, Told in 1 Graph

Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds

Matt Taibbi: The Secret to Mitt Romney’s Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing Others to Foot the Bill


“Open Horizons”: An interview with Roland Denis


In Vietnam, Message of Equality Is Challenged by Widening Wealth Gap

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