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see the charts on 2013-09-30: this blog.

Index September 2013

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2013-09-01: The death of journalism?
2013-09-02: The real moral obscenity in Syria’s civil war is how we started it;
2013-09-02: Tatort Kinderheim;
2013-09-03: Syria: Treaty Obligations, War Crimes, and Accountability;
2013-09-04: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black;
2013-09-04: Why I Am No Longer a Light Worker;
2013-09-05: Diary;
2013-09-06: Egypt: Liberal hegemony;
2013-09-07: A Syrian Gulf of Tonkin Resolution;
2013-09-08: shattering the plastic ceiling: why it matters that LEGO just created a female scientist;
2013-09-09: Book: Left Without a Future? by Anthony Painter;
2013-09-10: Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data;
2013-09-11: Persuading the Left Intelligentsia on Syria;
2013-09-12: Call for joint strikes and civil disobedience against austerity;
2013-09-13: The high-earning butlers of Dubai;
2013-09-13: only for esoterics and allied – nur für Esoteriker und Anverwandte;
2013-09-14: Merck vaccine scientist admits presence of SV40 and AIDS in vaccines;
2013-09-15: One week of protests: what’s going on in Romania?
2013-09-15: Corruption;
2013-09-16: Contested Reproduction and the Contradictions of Socialism;
2013-09-17: Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander;
2013-09-17: Zwischenbilanz;
2013-09-18: Longshore Union Got a Raw Deal from the AFL-CIO;
2013-09-18: Die Elite der Zeitarbeiter;
2013-09-19: again the Disclosure Project;
2013-09-20: Fundamentalist Islam;
2013-09-20: Another unwinnable war, a losing battle for US economy;
2013-09-21: The Daylight of a Global Awakening;
2013-09-22: American Exceptionalism: Exemption vs. Excellence;
2013-09-23: Edward Said;
2013-09-24: Agrarian Sovereignty and the Agrarian Question;
2013-09-25: Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone;
2013-09-26: No German, No Benefits: Turkish Family Fights Language Requirement;
2013-09-27: beautiful Crop Circles 1990-2013;
2013-09-28: Video Games and Cigarettes: Syria’s Disneyland for Jihadists;
2013-09-29: Greece’s democracy in danger, warns Demos, as Greek reservists call for coup;
2013-09-30: Cutting the Cord: Brazil’s Bold Plan to Combat the NSA.

See also: all articles sorted chronologically; and second page – all articles sorted chronologically – 2012 ff …;

Cutting the Cord: Brazil’s Bold Plan to Combat the NSA

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Published on Global Research.ca, by Amar Toor, Sept 27, 2013.

Earlier this month, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff announced plans to create an undersea fiber-optic cable that would funnel internet traffic between South America and Europe, bypassing the US entirely. Rousseff also urged legislators to pass an amendment that would force Google, Microsoft, and other US web companies to store data for Brazilian users on servers located within Brazil, while the country’s postal service has already begun developing an encrypted domestic email system.   Continue Reading…

Greece’s democracy in danger, warns Demos, as Greek reservists call for coup;

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Greece backsliding in democracy in face of joblessness, social unrest, corruption and disillusion with politicians, says thinktank – Published on The Guardian, by Helena Smith in Athens, Sept 26, 2013 – download for free: Democracy in Europe can no longer be taken for granted.

No country has displayed more of a “ackslide in democracy than Greece, the British thinktank Demos has said in a study highlighting the crisis-plagued country’s slide into economic, social and political disarray.   Continue Reading…

Video Games and Cigarettes: Syria’s Disneyland for Jihadists

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Christoph Reuter, September 27, 2013 (Photo Gallery).

Foreign Islamists coming into Syria have been gathering in the relatively quiet north. But many of them are finding transit towns – with good food, video games and smoking – preferable to the front. When they do end up fighting, it’s often with each other … // Continue Reading…

beautiful Crop Circles 1990-2013

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2013:

No German, No Benefits: Turkish Family Fights Language Requirement

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Bruno Schrep, Sept 24, 2013 (Photo GalleryTranslated from the German by Jan Liebelt).

Imhan K., a Turkish woman living in Germany, had her welfare benefits slashed after her husband refused to let her take German courses. Now a court must decide whether immigrants can be forced to learn the language and adopt Western mores … //

… Blocked from Learning German:  Continue Reading…

Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone

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The NSA Isn’t the Only Government Agency Exploiting Technology to Make Privacy Obsolete – Published on ZNet (first on TomDispatch), by Matthew Harwood and Christopher Calabrese, September 23, 2013.

For at least the last six years, government agents have been exploiting an AT&T database filled with the records of billions of American phone calls from as far back as 1987. The rationale behind this dragnet intrusion, codenamed Hemisphere, is to find suspicious links between people with “burner” phones (prepaid mobile phones easy to buy, use, and quickly dispose of), which are popular with drug dealers.   Continue Reading…

Agrarian Sovereignty and the Agrarian Question

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Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 884, by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, September 23, 2013.

… The Agrarian Question:

That economic system is capitalism, and in the last three centuries it has transformed food provisioning and farm production. To understand how capitalism has changed farming and agriculture, the ‘agrarian question,’ first introduced by Karl Marx in volume 1 of Das Kapital, needs to be tackled: whether or not, and if so, how, capital and capitalist relations of production are or are not transforming agriculture. This transformation occurs by dispossessing farmers through outright displacement from the land or through the advent of marked differences in rural wealth arising from the everyday workings of highly imperfect markets.   Continue Reading…

Edward Said

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American Exceptionalism: Exemption vs. Excellence

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Published on Daily Kos, by J Pax, Sept 20, 2013.

… When I studied the concept in college several years ago, before it became a predatory pundit hot potato du jour, it meant something different than what Joe the Public now happily thinks it means. A lot of people think it means American Excellence. However, it really means the opposite. Follow me over the fold to find out why.   Continue Reading…

The Daylight of a Global Awakening

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Dr. Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, September 19, 2013.

We, the Afghan Peace Volunteers, are finding strength amidst our dark nights because, in the daylight of a global awakening, we see people throughout the world refusing to comply with oppressive systems.   We see that we aren’t alone in rejecting governments and militant groups that wage wars and make deals at the expense of ordinary people.   Continue Reading…

Another unwinnable war, a losing battle for US economy

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Interview with Gerald Celente, published on Russia Today RT, Sept 18, 2013.

Another war will make a bad situation much worse for the US, Gerald Celente, publisher of Trends Journal, told RT. The US is already squandering resources fighting never-ending and unwinnable wars, and so the nation is going down economically, he added.

RT: The financial picture looks rather grim for the US in the long run. How could Washington let this happen?   Continue Reading…

Fundamentalist Islam

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On the MEMRI TV project: we ask a person nicely to convert, but if (s)he refuses …, 2.15 min, (spoken in arabic, english subtitled), uploaded by BrickOutOfTheWall, March 9, 2012.

again the Disclosure Project

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Q & A for Disclosure Project: Types of Alien Species, 10.00 min, uploaded by ufoalienevidence, Feb 16, 2009: THIS IS A CLIP TAKEN FROM THE DISCLOSURE PROJECT, WHERE AN EX ARMY OFFICER DESCRIBES THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALIENS WHOME HAVE VISITED OUR PLANET;

2013 International Mufon Symposium, E.T. UFO Worldwide Disclosure Movement – Steven Greer MD …, le 11 mai 2013;

Find also on YouTube’s UFO Alien Evidence-channel:   Continue Reading…

Die Elite der Zeitarbeiter

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auf Spiegel online.de, 1. April 2013: Sie ziehen von Firma zu Firma und verdienen im Schnitt 930 Euro am Tag: Interimsmanager haben einen lukrativen, aber stressigen Job. Im Gegensatz zu Unternehmensberatern müssen sie sich nicht nur Konzepte ausdenken, sondern diese auch umsetzen. Von diesen Anpackern gibt es immer mehr …;

Longshore Union Got a Raw Deal from the AFL-CIO

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Published on ZNet, by Carl Finamore, September 16, 2013.

On August 29, 2013, the 60,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced it was leaving the 13-million member AFL-CIO.

The ILWU explained it was taking this action because of “the Federation’s moderate, overly compromising policy positions on such important matters as immigration, labor law reform, health care reform, and international labor issues.”   Continue Reading…

Zwischenbilanz

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(schon am 20. Oktober 2005 auf meinem Blog Mein privater Garten).

Zwei Mönche hatte davon gehört, am Ende der Welt gäbe es einen Ort, wo der Himmel die Erde auf geheimnisvolle Weise berühre. Sie beschlossen, diesen Ort gemeinsam aufzusuchen. Sie durchpilgerten die ganze Welt, von Westen nach Osten, sie überstanden unzählige Gefahren in Bergen und Wäldern, widerstanden wunderschönen, verführerischen Frauen, die beiden Mönche behielten ihr Ziel im Auge. Unbeirrt. Eine Tür sei dort, man brauche nur anzuklopfen und befinde sich dann direkt bei Gott.

Sie fanden die Türe. Bangen Herzens sahen sich die zwei an – ein letztes Mal? – öffneten die Türe, traten ein, erhoben die Augen … da fand sich jeder der beiden Mönche in seiner eigenen Klosterzelle wieder.

(Aus Marco Aldinger: ‘Bewusstseins-ErHeiterung’, excellentes Buch mit humorvollen Weisheiten und spirituell-religiösen Witzen, Verlag Marco Aldinger, Gartenstrasse 18, D-7800 Freiburg i/Br. 1992).

(see also: Welcome to our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander

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Published on OpEdNews OEN, by Glenn Greenwald, Sept 15, 2013;

It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto “Collect it All.” It’s a get-everything approach he pioneered first when aimed at an enemy population in the middle of a war zone in Iraq, one he has now imported onto US soil, aimed at the domestic population and everyone else.  Continue Reading…

Contested Reproduction and the Contradictions of Socialism

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Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 877, by Michael A. Lebowitz, September 13, 2013 (see also on YouTube: Some Explanations About the Fall of Real Socialism, 54.41 min, uploaded by CPE CPE, June 17, 2013).

Why did ‘real socialism’ and, in particular the Soviet Union, fall? Let me note a few explanations that have been offered. With respect to the Soviet Union, one very interesting explanation that has been suggested is that it’s all the fault of Mikhail Gorbachev. And not simply the errors of Gorbachev but the treachery. Those who offer this explanation rely in particular upon a document which is sometimes described as his confession. This document begins as follows:   Continue Reading…

Corruption

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(already on my HBB blog, Sept 17, 2011, by blog owner:

My comment to the article Corporate media promotes Republican ultra-right:

  • The big part of small people in this humanity developped the conscousness of being eternal victims, thus needing always strong mum/daddy/presidents making it for them.
  • All rainmakers and their right wing old boys networks in any country learned since decades to play victoriously with contradictions between people’s need for help and the MUST of own taken responsibility, becoming able to shame and shut down any progressist/leftist adversary wanting help these peoples.
  • Progressists must not only learn to win these battles of words, more, we must accept ourselves and learn people to go on with life’s existing contradictions, and refuse any corruption in thinking by false mum/daddy/president’s superpower promises.
  • As long as we run behind thus corrupted people, we are not leaders, but just begging a corrupted job, trying to guide a failing corrupted humanity.
  • Rainmakers can only win with the help of our own misguided phantasy.

One week of protests: what’s going on in Romania?

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For over a week now, the people of Romania have been out in the streets to protest against the construction of an open-pit gold mine and gas fracking – Published on ROARMAG.org, by Grecu Cristian-Dan, September 10, 2013 (Via our comrades at the Centrul de Cultura Anarhista).

Sunday, September 1 marked the beginning of a new age in the social struggles unfolding in Romania. Protests occurred in more than 25 cities across the country — against gold mining and shale gas fracking. The same thing happened in more than 20 cities across Europe and even in North America.   Continue Reading…

Merck vaccine scientist admits presence of SV40 and AIDS in vaccines

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Watch this Video-Interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman, 9.57 min, uploaded on TV Natural News, August 26, 2011.

Transkript in german/auf deutsch des Audio-Interviews mit Dr. Maurice Hilleman: … Dass sich in Impfstoffen SV40-Krebsviren finden, ist keine Verschwörungstheorie: Das sagt ein führender Merck-Wissenschaftler, der sich vermutlich nicht träumen ließ, dass seine Tonaufnahme später einmal im Internet zu hören sein würde. Er dachte wahrscheinlich, sein Gespräch werde für immer geheim bleiben. Als er gefragt wurde, warum das nicht an die Presse gegeben werde, war seine Antwort: »Natürlich gehst du damit nicht an die Öffentlichkeit, es ist eine wissenschaftliche Angelegenheit unter Wissenschaftlern« … (ganzer Text).

only for esoterics and allied – nur für Esoteriker und Anverwandte

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in german/auf deutsch:  Continue Reading…

The high-earning butlers of Dubai

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Published on BBCnews, by Sophie Robehmed, Sept. 11, 2013.

In Britain, butlers may seem like a relic of another era, but in some other countries, particularly emerging economies, they are in huge demand – and their employers can often afford to pay handsomely for the privilege.

If PG Wodehouse’s unflappable valet Jeeves had been called upon to work in the Arabian peninsula, you can be sure he would have been perfectly at home – Mayfair, Abu Dhabi… it’s all the same if you’re a professional with a job to do, a rigid dress code to uphold, and a gentleman to protect from overbearing aunts.  Continue Reading…