My Bookmarx 05/13/2011
13 مايو 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
“Every 30 Minutes”: Crushed by Debt and Neoliberal Reforms, Indian Farmers Commit Suicide at Staggering Rate
A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes.
Guernica / Joel Whitney: Indian Farmers & Suicide, a New Report
A new report by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU finds that every thirty minutes a farmer in India commits suicide, as a result of foreign multinational corporations, neoliberalism and cycles of debt.
Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of Global Order
The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces — coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of thousands in support of working people and democracy in Madison, Wisconsin, and other U.S. cities.
Noam Chomsky: “The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World”
Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the national media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky analyzes the U.S. response to the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.
New book by James Petras: The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack | Book Reviews |Axisoflogic.com
As the Arab revolt spreads from North Africa to the Gulf and deepens its demands to include socio-economic as well as political demands, the Empire is striking back. The ruling military junta in Egypt has cracked down on the prodemocracy movement and looks to its autocratic “partners” in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula to drown the civil society movements in a blood bath.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.