Australia‘s diplomatic relations with China – Fact sheet 247 Australia has a long history of contact with China, but formal relations between the two countries only consolidated more recently. The first Chinese Consul-General to Australia arrived in Melbourne in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1921 that Australia established representation in [...]
Archive for March 15th, 2012
Green: Death of the Forests A visual essay about the impact of deforestation in Indonesia as seen through the eyes of a dying orangutan.
A visual essay about deforestation in Indonesia as experienced by a dying orangutan whose habitat has been destroyed. Filmmaker: Patrick Rouxel JOIN THE DEBATE Send us your views and join the Witness community This extraordinary visual essay, told with no human commentary at all, explores the impact of deforestation and the exploitation of [...]
Pepe Escobar The horror, the horror The massacre in Kandahar won’t mark the end of all elaborate plans for Afghanistan.
A US soldier‘s massacre of 16 civilians is Afghanistan’s My Lai moment, says Escobar [EPA] “We must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig… cow after cow… village after village… army after army…” – Colonel Kurtz in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse NowHong Kong - It started way before a lone killer, a US Army [...]
French police fire teargas at steelworkers Striking workers dispersed after trying to break police line and enter campaign office of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Protesters teargassed as they tried to campaign headquarters of President Sarkozy [EPA] French police have fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesting steelworkers seeking talks with President Nicolas Sarkozy. The protesters were marching toward Sarkozy’s campaign headquarters in Paris on Thursday when riot police started dispersing them. Some of the workers tried to break through [...]
Denial and defeat in Afghanistan A US soldier’s massacre of 16 Afghan civilians is causing US-Afghan relations to fray further.
Many Afghans have protested against the killings of civilians by an unnamed US soldier in Kandahar province [EPA] New York, NY - To listen to US and European officials, all is well with the Western project in Afghanistan. Absent awareness of the irony, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron have announced that this project is [...]
Protesters hold pictures of prisoner Hana Shalabi, during a protest outside Ofer prison near Ramallah March 15. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman) By Noah Browning RAMALLAH (Reuters) — The deteriorating health of a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for the past month is focusing international attention on Israel’s decades-old use of detention without trial. Shrouded by winter gloom, [...]
Air pollution ‘will become bigger global killer than dirty water’ OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050
Beijing, China, which is one of the countries likely to be worst hit by pollution-triggered deaths in coming decades. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Fiona Harvey guardian.co.uk, Thursday 15 March 2012 17.44 GMT Article history Urban air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor [...]
How we can connect with feminism’s global future In the west, feminism has stalled. But elsewhere, women have found in it a new model of Enlightenment rights and freedoms
Women join a protest against Yemen’s then President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz, April 2011, enraged by his remarks that it was against Islam for women to demonstrate. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah Ali al-Mahdi/Reuters Naomi Wolf guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 March 2012 19.21 GMT Article history The “so what?” feminism plateau is familiar to us in the west: 40 years [...]
Taliban suspend talks with US as Karzai calls for troops to leave villages Double blow for America’s political strategy in Afghanistan as president says US efforts should focus on economic assistance
Hamid Karzai told visiting Leon Panetta that all foreign soldiers should be pulled out of Afghanistan‘s villages. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA The Taliban have suspended talks with the US, saying in a statement that they were presented with unacceptable demands. The move leaves the west’s political strategy for Afghanistan in tatters days after a US soldier’s massacre of 16 civilians [...]
Massacres are the inevitable result of foreign occupation The latest slaughter in Afghanistan is part of a decade of savage civilian killing: until Nato leaves, it is certain to continue
Afghan villagers during a prayer ceremony for victims of Sunday’s killing of civilians, apparently by a lone US soldier, in Panjwai. Photograph: Allauddin Khan/AP Massacres and civilian deaths are a necessary part of war if you are military leader or imperialist hegemon. By killing in what is made to look like at least unlucky circumstances, [...]
Pepe Escobar on Antiwar Radio posted by Thomas L. Knapp March 14, 2012 Antiwar.com Posted in Audio & Video“Globetrotting journalist Pepe Escobar discusses why the Academy Award winning movie ‘A Separation‘ should be required viewing for Americans …” [Flash audio or MP3] (03/13/12) http://antiwar.com/radio/2012/03/13/pepe-escobar-20/ Related articles Some Pepe Escobar interview links(ikners.com) Scott Horton [...]
Listen, Whitey! Talking With Author Pat Thomas About the Black Panthers The writer of a new book on Black Panther culture speaks on researching his project, Occupy, Huey Newton, and more March 14, 2012 |
Listen, Whitey! Talking With Author Pat Thomas About the Black Panthers The writer of a new book on Black Panther culture speaks on researching his project, Occupy, Huey Newton, and more March 14, 2012 | After moving to Oakland in 2000, Pat Thomas started reading about the Black Panther Party and hanging [...]