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The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo (tags)

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

The Shortwave Report 9/7/12 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and the Voice Of Russia.

Massacre of striking miners in South Africa (tags)

On July 18 the world bourgeoisie celebrated “Mandela Day”, established internationally by the UN in November 2009 under the sign of peace, freedom, reconciliation, etc. In South Africa, more than 12 million children sang hymns to Mandela before going to class, the whole population was called upon to devote 67 minutes of their time (corresponding to 67 years of Mandela’s activism) to helping others. The IMATU Union requested that this day where they celebrate “the 67 years of his life Mandela has given for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy enjoyed today by all South Africans” become a public holiday, so that individuals can give much more than 67 minutes to useful causes....

The Drug Problem Belongs to the Middle Class (tags)

This was written as a response to a post on yahoo answers. Since it can't be put up there, it's put up here. Just food for though.

Universities for Bread & Roses (tags)

A view from the South on the global rebellion against the neo-liberal university.

Water is a Human Right, not a Commodity (tags)

In Bolivia there was a bloody struggle over water. Indigenous persons led the water war in Cochabamba. Water is a human right and must be withdrawn from the logic of profit maximization.

Damning the Flood (tags)

A brilliant review of a new book on Haiti.

Hunger, GMOs and Speculation (tags)

Like many other countries, Kenya provided its own staple foods until the 1980s. Today the country imports 80% of its food. To buy up the entire grain harvest of the US, only $120 billion is needed-a small amount for speculators on currency market

ENERGY-SOUTH AFRICA: Food Security Hobbles Biofuel Strategy (tags)

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 18 (IPS) - Worried that it may be seen as insensitive to the food needs of Africa, the South African government, which is facing a general election in 2009, has chosen food security in framing a biofuel policy.

Tutu at Sabeel (tags)

This is what the Zionists didn't want you to hear at the Sabeel conf.

San Francisco becomes the first city in nation to ban plastic bags (tags)

San Francisco becomes the first city in nation to ban plastic bags; Green Party supervisor leads fights to save planet, marine life. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi –one of 50 elected Green Party members in the state – pushed through an ordinance that makes San Francisco the first city in the nation to ban the use of all but the most environmentally-sound shopping bags.

Report: International Day in Solidarity with Haiti (Los Angeles) (tags)

The grassroots resistance in Haiti called for international solidarity on or about February 7. Activists on four different continents participated. Here in Southern California, over 30 people demonstrated in front of the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. (Brazil is heading the UN “peacekeeping” mission in Haiti.)

Boycott Terrorist States (tags)

But always, always, remember the goal and vision. Anger and hatred, arising from the Lebanon debacle, must be channelled not into retaliation and vengeance but into principled action. Armed struggle against occupation remains legitimate and, if properly handled (no killing of civilians), is a key tool. But the goal of all efforts, of every stamp, must be to secure security for everyone, toward building a new peaceful future. It's very hard, in the midst of our moral outrage, to stay on the high road. That challenge is, however, well-known to human rights campaigns as it is to all three monotheistic faiths. It is what Islam knows as the "great jihad" - the struggle of the heart. It must remain the guiding torch of this effort, which we must defend together.

Sweet vindication!! (tags)

This was just SOOOOOOOOO sweet I had to share. It's the severest sort of condemnation, coming from a quarter that should peel back even the zionists' eyelids.

Boycott Now! The case for Boycotting Israel (tags)

But always, always, remember the goal and vision. Anger and hatred, arising from the Lebanon debacle, must be channelled not into retaliation and vengeance but into principled action. Armed struggle against occupation remains legitimate and, if properly handled (no killing of civilians), is a key tool. But the goal of all efforts, of every stamp, must be to secure security for everyone, toward building a new peaceful future. It's very hard, in the midst of our moral outrage, to stay on the high road. That challenge is, however, well-known to human rights campaigns as it is to all three monotheistic faiths. It is what Islam knows as the "great jihad" - the struggle of the heart. It must remain the guiding torch of this effort, which we must defend together.

A Second Economy: Overcoming the Hurricane of Unemployment (tags)

"One of the problems since the so-called turn of 1989 is that the market is regarded as an ultimate natural law. The whole world was required to transform their economies into market economies.."

Global Kibbutz (tags)

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Malnutrition in Africa #1 Killer (tags)

Malnutrition mimics the symptoms of "AIDS", yet improving diet is not as profitable as selling pharmaceutical products like AZT believed to "cure" AIDS..

The fight for water. A fight for human rights (tags)

Water. We see it everywhere. (see related story below) Many of us take water for granted. All we have to do is open a faucet and this life-sustaining liquid just pours out into our glass to quench our thirst. But in many places it is not so simple to get that clean glass of water.

Interview With South African Activist Against Israeli Apartheid (tags)

Interview with Na'eem Jeenah

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