My Bookmarx 02/17/2012
17 فبراير 2012 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Greece: The spark of the European revolution | In Defence of Marxism
“Conditions in Greece are becoming desperate as unemployment continues to rise, wages and pensions are slashed, many small businesses close and the country slides towards a likely disorderly default. The pressure on ordinary working people is relentless.”
How the 1% Destroys Jobs and the Real Heroes are Everyday People | Economy | AlterNet
“For three decades, we have been told that “trickle-down” economics that benefit the wealthy is the key to creating jobs. But that’s baloney. The evidence shows that ordinary people, not the rich, are the real job creators.”
BBC News – Scottish independence: David Cameron in referendum offer
“Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to consider more powers for Scotland, in the event of a vote against independence. “
World Bank okays US$240 mln loan for Giza power plant | Egypt Independent
“The World Bank approved on Tuesday a US$240 million loan to help Egypt develop the Giza North power project as it strives to meet growing demand for electricity.”
Epic Fail: Why Monsanto Is The Anti-Sustainable Agriculture Company
“On its website, biotech giant Monsanto claims that it is a company “committed to sustainable agriculture.” While these words might sound warm and fuzzy, you just have to survey Monsanto’s actions over the past few decades to know that it has no real understanding of they mean.”
More pain for Spain / Features / Home – Morning Star
“Spain’s Popular Party government has announced sweeping labour reforms which include slashing employees’ maximum severance pay and water down collective bargaining rights, strengthening the power of employers over workers”
New labour reforms hit Spain | libcom.org
“Spain’s new conservative government has begun to attack workers´ rights with a serious of brutal reforms. “
On February 10, the government of Mariano Rajoy passed a series of reforms that will, among other things, make it easier and cheaper to fire workers, slash severance pay, introduce longer trial periods at work and force the unemployed to do public work.
Poor nutrition stunts growth of nearly half of under-fives in Bangladesh | Global development | guardian.co.uk
“The government has pledged to address child malnutrition and child mortality among poor families in Bangladesh, but the rising price of food is exacerbating the situation”
BP gets OK for deepwater gas exploration – People’s Daily Online
“BEIJING – BP PLC has obtained approval from the Ministry of Commerce to explore in the South China Sea in what will be the company’s second deepwater project in China.
David Morris: Where Is Kropotkin When We Really Need Him?
“Some 90 years later few know of Kropotkin. And the word anarchism has been so stripped of substance that it has come to be equated with chaos and nihilism. This is regrettable, for both the man and the philosophy that he did so much to develop have much to teach us in 2012.”
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