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Lenosphere Round-Up 10.09-10.16

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Leftpunch (Norway) blogs about the rich natural recources of the Congo and posts a video:

Rais Neza Boneza

gir med denne presentasjonen et innblikk i hvordan Kongos ressurser kunne blitt brukt for å støtte demokratiet og befolkningen i landet, ressurser som istedet har blitt stjålet av multinasjonale selskaper og deres afrikanske allierte vasaller…….

Švejk (Greece) blogs about his time in the Greek army and the immigration debate:

Το πρόβλημα βέβαια δεν είναι η ανάλυση καθεαυτή. Για να συντηρήσεις την ύπαρξη ενός παρανοϊκού θεσμού όπως είναι ο στρατός, χρειάζεσαι παρανοϊκά ιδεολογήματα, και το συγκεκριμένο δεν είναι και το πιο ακραίο. Το πρόβλημα είναι πως οι φορείς του συγκεκριμένου θεσμού έφταναν να πιστεύουν οι ίδιοι το ψέμα που ο θεσμός τους είχε εκτοξεύσει για να επικρατήσει στο ιδεολογικό πεδίο, χωρίς βέβαια ποτέ να πιστεύει πως οι υπάλληλοι του θα ήταν τόσο ανόητοι ώστε να χάψουν το παραμύθι και να εμποδιστούν από το να κάνουν τη δουλειά τους.

Mashahed (Egypt) blogs:

Hosam is one of the best Egyption Bloggers Vote for Hosam’s photo in “labour photo of the year 2008” Click here to vote

John McDermott (U.K.) blogs:

A few weeks ago I was at Leeds Trades Council where we had a couple of guest speakers from PAFRAS( Positive Action For Refugees & Asylum Seeker). This is a Leeds based charity which helps destitute asylum seekers, providing food, advocacy, a drop in centre and other support. The speakers highlighted the humanitarian cost of the Governments Asylum policies which I would describe as inhumane and a fast track to institutionalised destitution. Human beings excluded from all assistance and left to starve, its a disgrace that in 2008 any person should be without shelter or food.

Farfahinne (Lebanon) posts a statement by the International Socialist Tendency on the current global financial crisis:

The extraordinary waves of panic that have swept through global financial markets in the past few weeks have filled ordinary working people around the world with a mixture of anger, bewilderment, and fear. It has become evident to everyone that the existing capitalist economic system isn’t working, and that we face a major historical turning point. What isn’t clear is what the consequences will be and what can be done.

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