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Index December 2011

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2011-12-01: Occupy Wall Street: The Will to Face the Arithmetic;
2011-12-01: Mechanismus der Insulin-Resistenz entdeckt;
2011-12-02: Once Again, War is Prime Time and Journalism’s Role is Taboo;
2011-12-02: Faire de la lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes une réelle affaire d’Etat;
2011-12-03: Many primary school pupils are not able to write properly;
2011-12-03: Soirée de Noël avec Graines de Paix;
2011-12-04: The Saskatchewan Case;
2011-12-05: The day the silent majority voted;
2011-12-06: Acclaimed Author Christa Wolf Dies at 82;
2011-12-06: Imam Djiguiba Cissé aux couples: Refusez l’excision même si on veut vous maudire;
2011-12-07: Three Years After Yes We Can;
2011-12-08: What should the 99% do about the 1%?
2011-12-09: The World’s Greatest Grandma;
2011-12-09: Elisez Swann Oberson sportive suisse de l’année;
2011-12-10: A Union is Born: Latin America in Revolution;
2011-12-11: Mexico faces worst drought in 70 years;
2011-12-12: Some Thoughts on the Muff March;
2011-12-13: Libya and The Arab Spring: Neoliberalism, Regime Change and NATO’s Humanitarian Wars;
2011-12-14: Earth: Alive, Beautiful, Finite, Hurting;
2011-12-14: Today’s Election of Swiss Federal Council;
2011-12-15: worldwide economic, social and cultural Institutions;
2011-12-16: More of the Same?
2011-12-17: Riots: voice of unheard, angry and alienated youth;
2011-12-17: Prévention des mutilations génitales féminines MGF;
2011-12-18: Tunisia: Dismantle Repressive Ben-Ali-Era Laws;
2011-12-18: L’UNFPA décidée à lutter contre les mutilations génitales féminines;
2011-12-19: The Trial of Bradley Manning;
2011-12-19: Mutilations génitales féminines MGF en Afrique;
2011-12-20: The pursuit of independence;
2011-12-20: La loi interdisant l’excision expliquée aux populations de Dabakala;
2011-12-21: Godfather of Colombian Army Intelligence Acquitted in Palace of Justice Case;
2011-12-22: The Ethic of Knowledge and the Socialist Ideal;
2011-12-23: Selective Abortion and female infanticide;
2011-12-23: Réflexion sur l’avortement sélectif et l’infanticide féminin;
2011-12-24: Enforcing the law;
2011-12-25: Bradley Manning: Hero, or Traitor?
2011-12-25: Bradley Manning: Who Are The Real Traitors?
2011-12-26: Compassion Is Our New Currency;
2011-12-27: Biko’s legacy lives on in Swaziland’s civil society;
2011-12-28: United States Ripe for Legalized Tyranny;
2011-12-29: A Village in Revolt Could Be a Harbinger for China;
2011-12-30: Where Labour should go in 2012;
2011-12-31: Letters to a dictator.

Letters to a dictator

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Published on Al Jazeera/Profile Hamid Dabashi, by Hamid Dabashi, December 29, 2011.

Iranians around the globe these days are mesmerised in anticipation of the next public letter that Mohammad Nourizad will write to Ali Khamenei. Much is happening in Iran these days, all under the radar of the Arab Spring and its cataclysmic consequences, whilst the US and its regional allies’ counter-revolutionary designs to halt and derail the Arab Spring laser-beams on the Iranian nuclear project.   Continue Reading…

Where Labour should go in 2012

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Published on Labour List, by Marcus Roberts, December 28, 2011.

The problem with glass half full, glass half empty analyses is that its all too easy to sit on the fence agreeing with both. That’s how I felt reading Anthony Painter and Luke Akehurst on Labour’s year. I’m pretty happy with where the party is in terms of policy, organisation and Ed’s vision. But I worry about the politics (after all, I read the numbers like every other political geek) and I think we need to put it all together better. So here’s my thoughts on 2011 and some suggestions for where Labour should go in 2012.   Continue Reading…

A Village in Revolt Could Be a Harbinger for China

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Published on New York Times NYT, by MICHAEL WINES, December 25, 2011.

BEIJING — China’s state-run media have had a field day this autumn with Occupy Wall Street, spinning an almost daily morality play about capitalism gone amok and an American government unable or unwilling to aid the victims of a rapacious elite. Occupy Wukan is another matter entirely. The state press has been all but mute on why 13,000 Chinese citizens, furious over repeated rip-offs by their village elite, sent their leaders fleeing to safety and repulsed efforts by the police to retake Wukan.  Continue Reading…

United States Ripe for Legalized Tyranny

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(I don’t give people Hell,I just tell them the Truth and they think it’s Hell – here: about National Continuity Programs NCP and Mission Support Services PAMSS). – Published on The Real Agenda, by Saman Mohammadi /The Excavator, December 23, 2011. (First published on The Excavator: Upon Release of Martial Law Documents, The Plan For America’s Destruction Becomes Apparent).

The top news story of 2011 is not the assassination of Osama Bin Laden (a CIA psyop), but the advancement of the Martial Law agenda in America under the public radar. On Wednesday, December 21, published a brand new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) document dated November 18, 2011, that “that show military involvement in a FEMA-led takeover within the United States under partially-classified Continuity of Government (COG) plans,” and designate “the American people as ‘enemies’ under a live military tracking system known as Blue Force Situational Awareness (BFSA).”  Continue Reading…

Biko’s legacy lives on in Swaziland’s civil society

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Linked on our blogs with A tribute to Steve Bantu Biko. – Published on Pambazuka News, by Peter Kenworthy, December 20, 2011.

Father of South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement Steve Biko would have been 65 on 18 December. Peter Kenworthy looks at the influence of his ideas on Swazi civil society today. Looking at South Africa today, it is clear that the approach of the ANC has not ensured socio-economic justice for the majority of South Africa’s blacks. Indeed, the rich-poor divide has broadened, and South Africa has become the most unequal country in the world.  Continue Reading…

Compassion Is Our New Currency

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Published on TomDispatch, by Rebecca Solnit, December 22, 2011. (See also: on ZNet; and OWS on YouTube’s autoplay).

… The breadth of this movement is one thing, its depth another. It has rejected not just the particulars of our economic system, but the whole set of moral and emotional assumptions on which it’s based. Take the pair shown in a photograph from Occupy Austin in Texas.  The amiable-looking elderly woman is holding a sign whose computer-printed words say, “Money has stolen our vote.” The older man next to her with the baseball cap is holding a sign handwritten on cardboard that states, “We are our brothers’ keeper.”   Continue Reading…

Bradley Manning: Who Are The Real Traitors?

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Published on Global, by Devon DB, December 23, 2011.

It was recently reported that Bradley Manning is now on trial for allegedly releasing US military documents to Wikileaks, Many civilians and government officials are condemning Manning’s actions on the grounds that the leaks damaged national security. However, one should ask who the real traitors are to this country … //   Continue Reading…

Bradley Manning: Hero, or Traitor?

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Published on Global, by Prof. Marjorie Cohn, December 23, 2011.

he end of U.S. military involvement in Iraq coincided with Bradley Manning’s military hearing to determine whether he will face court-martial for exposing U.S. war crimes by leaking hundreds of thousands of pages of classified documents to Wikileaks. In fact, there is a connection between the leaks and U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq.  Continue Reading…

Enforcing the law

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What chance does the new minister of interior have in building public confidence in the way Egypt is policed? – Published on Al-Ahram weekly, by Reem Leila, 15 – 21 December 2011.

Newly appointed Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim Youssef has received strict instructions from Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri — they have met three times since Youssef was sworn in last week — to ensure security returns quickly to the streets. Youssef has pledged to rebuild confidence between the public and the police, ensure public safety and impose law and order in the streets.   Continue Reading…

Réflexion sur l’avortement sélectif et l’infanticide féminin

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Publié dans Congrégation de Notre Dame de Charité du Bon Pasteur, par Françoise, le 15 décembre 2011.

Dans le cadre d’une rencontre entre religieuses de différentes communautés à Genève le Dimanche 6 novembre j’ai projeté le film «  Les femmes dans un monde d’insécurité » de Barbara Rady-Rupf. Ce film montre cinq formes différentes de discrimination dont la femme est victime : l’avortement sélectif et l’infanticide féminin, les mutilations génitales féminines, la violence domestique, la traite des êtres humains et le viol en temps de guerre. Le centre DCAF (Democratic Control of Armed Forces) à Genève a produit ce film.   Continue Reading…

Selective Abortion and female infanticide

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Published on Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, by Françoise, Dec. 15, 2011.

At a meeting of the religious of different communities in Geneva on Sunday, November 6, I showed a film. The theme of the meeting was: “Women in a world of insecurity.” The film showed five different forms of discrimination against women (sex selective abortion and female infanticide, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, human trafficking and rape in time of war). The film was released by the DCAF Center (Democratic Control of Armed Forces).   Continue Reading…

The Ethic of Knowledge and the Socialist Ideal

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concluding paragraphs from Chance and Necessity – Published on the Marxists Internet Archive, 1970. (Source: Chance and Necessity,  by Jacques Monod, publ. Collins, 1970. Part of final Chapter reproduced here).

the need for an explanation:

  • For hundreds of thousands of years a man’s lot was identical with that of the group, of the tribe he belonged to, and outside which he could not survive. The tribe, for its part, could only survive and defend itself through its cohesion … //  Continue Reading…

Godfather of Colombian Army Intelligence Acquitted in Palace of Justice Case

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Published on Global, (first on National Security Archive NSA), December 19, 2011.

… Portrait of a Corrupt General:

The declassified reports focus on ties between Ramírez, narco-traffickers, and the country’s illegal paramilitary groups in the 1990s, particularly while he was in charge of the army’s First Division, along Colombia’s Atlantic coast, where he maintained “direct links with paramilitaries,” according to intelligence sources cited in a 1996 Embassy cable. The following year, a special Defense Intelligence Agency report pictured Ramírez beneath the heading, “Portrait of a Corrupt General,” and next to a picture of “Drug Trafficker-Backed Paramilitary Forces.”  Continue Reading…

La loi interdisant l’excision expliquée aux populations de Dabakala

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Publié dans, par AIP nam/cmas, le 15 décembre 2011.

Bouaké, 15 déc (AIP)- Le Fonds des Nations unies pour la population (UNFPA), en campagne de sensibilisation contre l’excision dans le département de Dabakala, a explicité mercredi la loi réprimant les mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) aux populations de la localité, où sévissent depuis le mois d’octobre l’excision, de façon endémique.   Continue Reading…

The pursuit of independence

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Published on Al-Ahram weeekly, by , 15 – 21 December 2011.

During the rule of Hosni Mubarak, Mahmoud El-Khodeiri was one of the most vociferous advocates of an independent judiciary and a staunch advocate of social and political reform. In 2009 he resigned as deputy chief justice of the Court of Cassation to protest against executive interference. Following a fierce campaign in which he beat NDP stalwart Tareq Talaat Mustafa to win the Alexandria seat of Al-Raml in the first stage of the parliamentary elections, El-Khodeiri is now set to join the People’s Assembly. He speaks with Mona El-Nahhas about the challenges facing the new parliament … //    Continue Reading…

Mutilations génitales féminines MGF en Afrique

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Publié dans Afrique en ligne / Burkina Faso, par Tasséré KOANDA, Dec. 15, 2011.

… Au cours des travaux, présidés par le haut-commissaire de la province du Boulgou, les participants, plus d’une quarantaine, ont eu droit à des exposés portant sur la situation des mutilations génitales féminines au Burkina-Faso et dans le région du Centre -Est, les conséquences, les fondements, la stratégie de lutte et les actions à entreprendre. Selon la représentante de la présidente du conseil d’administration de GASCODE, Mlle Yvonne Marie Claudine Kaboré, le Burkina Faso fait partie des pays les plus touchés par le phénomène et la région du Centre-Est vient en quatrième position, au plan national, avec un taux de prévalence de 56,22% en 2006. Continue Reading…

The Trial of Bradley Manning

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Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation and Retribution – Published on Global (first on War is a*), by Ann Wright, December 17, 2011.

Yesterday, December 16, 2011, 40 supporters of Bradley Manning saw him in person in the military courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland and another 60 saw him on a video feed from the court, the first time Manning has been seen by the public in 19 months.  Over 100 other supporters, including 50 from Occupy Wall Street who had bused down from New York City, were at the front gates of Fort Meade in solidarity with Manning.  Continue Reading…

L’UNFPA décidée à lutter contre les mutilations génitales féminines

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Publié dans Agence Ivoirienne de Presse AIP, le 17 Decembre 2011.

Bouaké, 14 déc (AIP)-Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population UNFPA en campagne contre les mutilations génitale féminines (MGF) depuis lundi dans le département de Dabakala, entend œuvrer pour mettre fin aux méfaits à cette pratique ancestrale qui continue de sévir dans la localité.  Continue Reading…

Tunisia: Dismantle Repressive Ben-Ali-Era Laws

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Recent Political Prosecutions Show Urgency of Reform (available also in french and arabic) – Published on Human Rights Watch HRW, by , DECEMBER 17, 2011. – download the report (full or by chapters): Tunisia’s Repressive Laws.

Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly should urgently revise laws to ensure freedom of speech and the independence of the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Legal reform in those two areas is key to safeguarding the human rights of all Tunisians, Human Rights Watch said.  Continue Reading…

Prévention des mutilations génitales féminines MGF

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Publié dans Confédération Suisse/Thèmes, par Migration und Gesundheit, par Migration und Gesundheit, article non daté. (article aussi en de, it, en).

En Suisse, on estime à près de 7000 le nombre de jeunes filles et femmes excisées ou susceptibles de subir cette pratique. Les mutilations génitales constituent une atteinte brutale à l’intégrité physique et violent les règles du droit international. Le Parlement suisse a précisé la législation dans ce domaine et approuvé, en septembre 2011, l’interdiction de l’excision.   Continue Reading…

Riots: voice of unheard, angry and alienated youth

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Published on Counterfire, by Lee Jasper, December 08, 2011.

An investigation by the Guardian has revealed the real causes of August’s riots. Lee Jasper argues the facts confirm what most of on the left already knew. The continuing economic crisis has claimed millions of victims across the globe. The promise of globalisation was never anything more than simple unrestrained capitalism. The reality is that reckless casino banks having been bailed out by taxpayers are now devouring nations economies and destroying the social and economic gains made by working people right across Europe.  Continue Reading…

More of the Same?

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Linked on my blogs with stupid … I cannot let these questions. – Published on Barkingside 21, by a local community and environment group, December 13, 2011.

I’ve been trying to get my head round this economic crisis we have.

If I go to the New Fairlop Oak and find myself financially embarrassed I might borrow £10 from my mate John to buy a round of drinks. This would leave me with a liability which I would have to meet from somewhere else, like the grand children’s pocket money. It would leave John with a verbal credit note from me.   Continue Reading…

worldwide economic, social and cultural Institutions

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why not create them analog to Swiss political Institutions – we have:

  • an Executive branch: the Federal Council, Switzerland’s government, has seven members. Each year, a different member becomes Federal President …
  • a Legislative branch: the Parliament: The Federal Assembly is made up of two chambers, the National Council representing the people, and the Council of States, representing the cantons …
  • The Sovereign is the people, as they people has the power for the last decision: (see politics of Switzerland: For any change in the constitution, a referendum is mandatory; for any change in a law, a referendum can be requested. Through referenda, citizens may challenge any law voted by federal parliament and through initiatives introduce amendments to the federal constitution, making Switzerland the closest state in the world to a direct democracy).  Continue Reading…

Today’s Election of Swiss Federal Council

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Parliament opts for cabinet status quo – Published on, by Sophie Douez, December 14, 2011.

In the end there were no surprises. Parliament on Wednesday re-elected the six incumbent cabinet members along with Social Democrat Alain Berset. Popular Finance Minister and member of the tiny Conservative Democratic Party Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf was re-elected easily in the first round of voting with a majority of 131 votes – 11 more than needed. It is the first time in history that a member of such a small party has been elected to the cabinet … //   Continue Reading…