My Bookmarx 06/01/2013
1 يونيو 2013 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Top ten films from 2012 progressives should see » peoplesworld
“You’re going to have to work to see most of these films, usually at film festivals, some online, but they offer much more challenging fare than the typical Hollywood corporate trash. Of course, there are many more than ten, but we should start somewhere.”
“The lead research economist at the World Bank, Branko Milanovic, will be reporting soon, in the journal Global Policy, the first calculation of global income-inequality, and he has found that the top 8% of global earners are drawing 50% of all of this planet’s income.”
the World Bank’s list of “GDP per capita (current US$)” shows that in 2011 this annual-income figure ranged from $231 in Democratic Republic of Congo at the Equator, to $171,465 in Monaco within Europe. The second-poorest and second-richest countries respectively were $271 in Burundi at the Equator, and $114,232 in Luxembourg within Europe. For comparisons, the U.S. was $48,112, and China was $5,445. Those few examples indicate how widely per-capita income ranges between nations, and how more heat means more poverty.
Why we should care about #OccupyGezi | USi
“The Turkish government is tearing down the only park in Istanbul city centre to build a shopping mall. People have been occupying the park to resist. They have been tear gassed and brutally attacked by riot police. People have been seriously injured and there are emerging reports of a death.”
The SWP Crisis: Some Reflections (a thorough expose from an insider) | libcom.org
“The current crisis in the SWP, it is fair to say, has been seriously traumatic for many comrades within and without the party – indeed, anyone in the party who can just blithely carry on in these circumstances seriously needs to go away and examine his conscience, assuming he has one.”
Istanbul Taksim Gezi Park is not about trees | libcom.org
“Istanbul’s central area of Taksim is currently the size of a fledging ‘occupy movement’ as people react to this morning’s 5am teargassing of protestors opposed to unchecked gentrification in the historic city”
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