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How can we bring the interests through of the 99 percent and overcome the domination of the 1 percent, which are commanding the world today? Let us learn globally from each other and organize it.

Tunisia leads the fight against ‘odious debts’ – Since mid-2012 Tunisia is back in the headlines again. This time, the country is catching the media’s attention because of the tough stance taken by the new Government demanding the repudiation of debts that served the interests of the former ruling clique. In signaling such a stand, the new Tunisian government is setting a historic precedent in Africa that would serve the interests of not only the people of indebted African nations but also those of Africa’s creditors and donors.

Tunisia leads the fight against ‘odious debts’ September 4, 2012 by Professor Léonce Ndikumana, Director of the Africa Policy Program at PERI, University of Massachusetts, Amherst USA; nominated to the U.N. Committee for Development Policy. The regime change in Tunisia … Continue reading

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Suppressing Protest in America: Human Rights Violations in Response to OCCUPY: In September 2011, waves of protests against mounting socioeconomic injustice broke out across the United States, capturing the attention of the country. The Occupy Wall Street movement, inspired by similar protests around the globe, used the occupation of public space and mass demonstrations to call attention to a wide array of shared concerns. But across the United States, abusive and unlawful protest regulation and policing practices have been and continue to be alarmingly evident. This report follows a review of thousands of news reports and hundreds of hours of video, extensive firsthand observation, and detailed witness interviews. In New York City, some of the worst practices documented include: read the report, its to download. These practices violate assembly and expression rights and breach the U.S. government’s international legal obligations to respect those rights. In New York City, protest policing concerns are extensive and exist against a backdrop of disproportionate and well-documented abusive policing practices in poor and minority communities outside of the protest context.

The sole purpose of this posting by me is to draw attention to what must be the most comprehensive, well researched report on the policing of OCCUPY yet to date. The amount of information and references listed is staggering and … Continue reading

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British government wants to fool the world and show indirect, that Ecuador is right, to give asylum to him, because the governments of the Western world want out of political reasons to bring him in prison!: UK tells Ecuador Assange can’t be extradited if he faces death penalty – William Hague says Wikileaks founder could only be sent to US if both Britain and Sweden believe human rights would not be breached. The UK-government confirms so indirect, that they want to bring Julian Assange to court in US and that Ecuador was right, to give him Asylums: Foreign-minster Hague, does not say, that Britain and Sweden will only bring him to Sweden to interview him because the claimend sexual abuses. He says, as the Swedish government before, he does not exclude to deport him to US. According to his statement this would be possible, they just make an agreement, that Assange gets a fair trial and will not be sentenced to death. But even then if he would be imprisoned because may be of a fabricated accusation of “supporting the enemy”, in publishing government secrets, they would have achieved, what they want, to show the world, that the people have no right, to know what our governments really do and plan! And the journalists have no right to publish what they get to know. We all should in our democratic interest support Assange and Ecuador and condem the fooling of the British government!

UK tells Ecuador Assange can’t be extradited if he faces death penalty William Hague says Wikileaks founder could only be sent to US if both Britain and Sweden believe human rights would not be breached Share8 Email Nicholas Watt, chief … Continue reading

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Newly elected African Union (AU) commission chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has called on the business sector to help in making the African continent self-reliant. She reminded the gathering of the vision of the Heads of State and Government about the Lagos plan of action adopted in 1980, which stated that: “Africa must cultivate the virtue of self-reliance.”

Business urged to help Africa become self-reliant Saturday 1 September 2012 06:42 Palesa Kobedi Newly elected African Union (AU) commission chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.(SABC) TAGS: African Union AU Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Pan African Business Forum PABF Newly elected African Union … Continue reading

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Marikana miners demand action from South-African President Zuma:Legal representatives of the 270 detained Marikana miners have written to the President Jacob Zuma, demanding that he have them released. They say the State’s move to charge all the miners with murder is “bizarre in the extreme”. “It is inconceivable that the South African State, of which you (President Zuma) are the Head, … can genuinely believe or even suspect that our clients murdered their own colleagues and in some cases, their own relatives.” – Civil society group calls on SA to picket for Marikana miners: A civil society group has called on South Africans to protest murder charges laid against 270 Marikana miners: “We are calling on SA to gather at police stations and ask the police to charge them for murder as well. South African Trade Union: The Lonmin tragedy is the lowest point in South Africa’s democracy. Mines to dominate agenda at Cosatu Congress in two weeks

Marikana miners demand action from Zuma Friday 31 August 2012 18:14 SABC 270 Marikana miners were this week charged under the Apartheid era common purpose doctrine(SABC) TAGS: Lonmin Marikana Massacre Miners Zuma President Mueder COmmon Purpose Legal representatives of the … Continue reading

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Britain’s barbaric ‘special relationship’ with Arab dictators – The Bahraini kingdom is an integral part of the Sunni Arab Gulf dictatorships that are central to safeguarding British and American imperialist interests in the region. -Democracy in the Middle East cannot be tolerated by Britain or Washington. Such a development stands in complete contradiction to Western capitalist interests. That is what the Bahraini foreign minister was alluding to when he said Cameron and King Hamad would be discussing “regional stability” – stability not for the populations, but rather for Western corporate interests and their ruling Arab thugs.

Britain’s barbaric ‘special relationship’ with Arab dictators 28 August 2012 Finian Cunningham Middle East and North Africa The Bahraini kingdom is an integral part of the Sunni Arab Gulf dictatorships that are central to safeguarding British and American imperialist interests … Continue reading

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The Chicagoplan: At the height of the Great Depression a number of leading U.S. economists advanced a proposal for monetary reform that became known as the Chicago Plan. It envisaged the separation of the monetary and credit functions of the banking system, by requiring 100% reserve backing for deposits. Irving Fisher (1936) claimed the following advantages for this plan: (1) Much better control of a major source of business cycle fluctuations, sudden increases and contractions of bank credit and of the supply of bank-created money. (2) Complete elimination of bank runs. (3) Dramatic reduction of the (net) public debt. (4) Dramatic reduction of private debt, as money creation no longer requires simultaneous debt creation. We study these claims by embedding a comprehensive and carefully calibrated model of the banking system in a DSGE model of the U.S. economy. We find support for all four of Fisher’s claims. Furthermore, output gains approach 10 percent, and steady state inflation can drop to zero without posing problems for the conduct of monetary policy.

At the height of the Great Depression a number of leading U.S. economists advanced a proposal for monetary reform that became known as the Chicago Plan. It envisaged the separation of the monetary and credit functions of the banking system, … Continue reading

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