4 June 2013 — The Real News Network
Confederation of unions, stage two day strike in solidarity with protestors, against police brutality and for a more democratic Turkey (inc. transcript)
4 June, 2013 — Countercurrents
Today’s state of the world environment is the tribune of the crisis of capitalist civilization that carries all the contradictions the global economy creates; and the economy is owned by a handful of owners dispossessing the humanity, billions of the poor and the starved. Continue reading
4 June 2013 — Global Research
On May 31 world media headlines read similar to this from Reuters: “Monsanto backing away from GMO crops in Europe.” The original source for the story is attributed to a German left daily, TAZ which printed excerpts from an interview with an official spokeswoman of Monsanto Germany.
4 June 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 833
Axmed, a Somalian refugee, has been stuck in Athens for over six years. This is common for most of his friends, as without papers they are stuck. Getting out by themselves requires money for false papers and travel that is beyond them. Axmed told us that he had a brother in Italy waiting for him. Most of his friends had families and friends waiting for them. But not in Greece. They were stuck.
4 June 2013 — New Left Project
On the opening page of their superb work on the political economy of the American Empire, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin outline the fundamental premise of their study: that the American state has played ‘an exceptional role in the creation of a fully global capitalism and in coordinating its management, as well as restructuring other states’.
4 June 2013 — WSWS
Fighting raged in Lebanon on Sunday between Hezbollah militants and US-backed Syrian rebels, with at least 12 killed. According to a Lebanese security official, the clashes broke out as Syrian opposition elements prepared to launch rocket attacks against the city of Baalbek, in north-east Lebanon. These clashes near Baalbek come as another indication that the war is spreading beyond Syria’s borders.
3 June 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Israeli Illegally Confiscates 370 Dunams Near Nablus
IMEMC – Monday June 3 2013, the Israeli government announced Monday it decision to illegally confiscate 370 Dunams (91.42 Acres) of Palestinian lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. …
4 June 2013 — Dan Hind
It is now well known that many countries which depend on earnings from natural resources like oil have failed to harness them for national development. In many cases it seems even worse than that: for all the hundreds of billions of dollars sloshing into countries like oil-rich Nigeria, for instance, such places seem to suffer more conflict, lower economic growth, greater corruption, higher inequality, less political freedom and often more absolute poverty than their resource-poor peers. This paradox of poverty from plenty has been extensively studied and is known as the Resource Curse.
3 June 2013
Taunting and tainting opponents with the charge of anti-semitism is a long-standing Zionist ploy, familiar to everyone involved in the Israel-Palestine issue. As their support weakens in the face of evidence-based argument, Israel’s advocates have stepped up their use of the accusation as a means to close down debate, particularly on proposals for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
3 June 2013 — Information Clearing House
Who Benefits If The Killing In Syria Goes On?
By Patrick Cockburn
This is a cynical but probably correct explanation for why the US, Britain, France and the Sunni monarchies do not want the war to end.
4 June 2013 — williambowles.info
Wikileaks soldier ‘naive but good intentioned’ – defence
Military prosecutors say arrogance drove the US soldier accused of the biggest leak of classified information in US history through the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website three years ago. But at the opening of the court martial of Private First Class …