Libya Newslinks 6-7 April 2011

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7 April 2011

Part 3: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

7 April 2011 — The Real News Network

Ha-Joon Chang: Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be

Ha-Joon Chang, a Korean national, has taught at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, since 1990. In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, Ha-Joon Chang has published 13 authored books (four of them co-authored) and 9 edited books (six of them co-edited). His main books include The Political Economy of Industrial Policy (1994), Kicking Away the Ladder — Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), and Bad Samaritans — Rich Nations, Poor Policies, and the Threat to the Developing World (2007), and 23 Things That They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (Penguin, 2010, and Bloomsbury USA, 2011). By 2011, his writings will have been translated into 21 languages.

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The Libyan Intervention: Humanitarian or an Aggression?

7 April 2011 — The Real News Network

Hamid Dabashi and Nader Hashemi debate the US/NATO intervention in Libya

Nader Hashemi is Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver He has a PhD from the University of Toronto. He is the author of “Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies”. Nader is also co-editor of “The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran” Hamid Dabashi Born on June 15,1951 into a working class family in the south-western city of Ahvaz in the Khuzestan province of Iran, Hamid Dabashi received his early education in his hometown and his college education in Tehran, before he moved to the United States, where he received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on Max Weber’s theory of charismatic authority with Philip Rieff (1922-2006), the most distinguished Freudian cultural critic of his time. He is currently the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York, the oldest and most prestigious Chair in his field. He has also taught and delivered lectures in many North American, European, Arab and Iranian universities. His books include Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, Future (2001), Iran: A People Interrupted (2007), and The Green Movement and the USA: The Fox and the Paradox (2010).

Libya: Arms, Duplicity and Front Line Foetuses By Felicity Arbuthnot

6 April, 2011 — Dandelion Salad

‘The assessment is that we have taken out 30 percent of the military capacity of Gaddafi.’ (Brigadier General Mark van Uhm, senior NATO staff officer, 5th April 2011.)

On 29th March, freshly back from a good will tour of the Middle East, with a bunch of arms salesmen in tow, as bombs rained down on Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron, welcomed Foreign Ministers from more than forty countries to a London Conference: ‘To help the Libyan people in their hour of need.’ (i)

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Ivory Coast and Bretton Woods: Soros’s spectre

7 April 2011 — Eric Walberg

A man, a plan — a new Ivory Coast. Eric Walberg looks at the rationale behind the Western intervention

Few around the world watching the drama unfolding in Ivory Coast rout for the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, who to his credit held reasonably fair elections last year, but then promptly ignored the results, suddenly claiming that those who voted for his rival Alassane Ouattara were not really citizens of Ivory Coast at all. With even the cautious African Union against him, his demise looks inevitable.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 April, 2011: Mystery of Goldstone’s April Fool’s Message

6 April, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian police charge former fighter with murder of Israeli peacemaker
IMEMC – Wednesday April 06, 2011 – 20:18, The police force of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank arrested a man Tuesday who was identified by eyewitnesses as the masked man who shot well-known Israeli-Palestinian peacemaker, actor and theatre director Juliano Meir-Khamis on Monday.

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Ignoring its imperial history licences the west to repeat it By Seumas Milne

6 April 2011 — The Guardian

The reporters who heard David Cameron tell Pakistani students this week that Britain was responsible for ‘many of the world’s problems … in the first place‘ seemed to think he was joking. But it’s a measure of how far Britain is from facing up to its own imperial legacy that his remarks were greeted with bewildered outrage among his supporters at home.

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