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November 13 2011

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Nokia Werkschließung Bochum 2008 - Wikipedia


Die wirtschaftliche Situation für Nokia hat sich international seither (2008) erheblich verschlechtert - das könnte in Bezug auf das Vorgehen der rumänischen Behörden eine nicht eben untergeordnete Rolle spielen.

 Deutschland (Nordrhein-Westphalen) jedenfalls war zu feige, als einer der international stärksten Industriestaaten dem Unternehmen die Stirn zu bieten - es lässt sich vermuten, u.a. aus kalkulierter Rücksichtnahme auf die desaströse Lohn- und Einkommenspolitik, die die Bundesregierung den deutschen Einkommensempfängern wohl unter den Vorgaben der deutschen Unternehmerlobby aufoktroyierte.

Die Auswirkungen dieser Lohn- und Einkommenspolitik im Rahmen der jetzigen Eurokrise, haben sich für all diejenigen, die ihre Lebenshaltung in Europa unter den Vorgaben der Wirtschaftspolitik von Frankreich und Deutschland zu bewältigen haben , mittlerweile zum tagtäglichen Albtraum entwickelt.


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vgl. @fefe vom 13.11.2011

Egypt: Why Free Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah?

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

A graffiti of alaa abd el fattah which reads: don't forget me. photo by bassem sabry

A graffiti of Alaa Abd El Fattah which reads: Don't forget me. Photo by Bassem Sabry

A military court judge will decide today whether Alaa Abd El Fattah will be released or will spend another 15 days behind bars, pending investigations on what defenders say are trumped up charges. He is accused of inciting violence against the military, stealing arms and damaging military property.

Abd El Fattah was detained on October 30, after refusing to be interrogated by the Military Prosecution, in protest against its legitimacy. His arrest, and the international outcry it has caused, is shedding light on the plight of more than 12,000 civilians, who have been put on military trials in Egypt since the the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) took over.

On Twitter, supporters have been rallying for his freedom under the hashtag #WhyFreeAlaa . Here is a selection of some of the tweets under this hashtag.

Mostafa Rafat tweets:

@llvllostafa: #WhyFreeAlaa cuz he is in prison instead of me & u

Ahmad moein shares a similar sentiment:

@ahmadmoein: #WhyFreeAlaa because you're next!

S K adds:

@nolesfan2011: #whyfreealaa because he's a hero, he's innocent and he's my friend one of the most inspiring people I know

Hussein Adel Fahmy admits [ar]:

عشان أقوله أسف أنى كنت واخد فكرة غلط عنك تماما قبل الثورة..
@7usfahmy: So that I can apologise to him because I had a completely wrong impression about him before the revolution

And his sister Mona Seif, who has been championing against the military trial of civilians, since the beginning of the revolution, tweets:

@Monasosh: #WhyFreeAlaa coz I really miss u and I am tired of pretending it's easy

Columnist Mona Eltahawy sums it up:

@monaeltahawy: #WhyFreeAlaa Because he makes #Egypt better.

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

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New book by Michel Rosenfeld on Pluralism | "Political Theory - Habermas and Rawls" - habermas-rawls.blogspot.com - 2011-11-13


New book by Michel Rosenfeld on Pluralism


Law, Justice, Democracy, and the Clash of Cultures

by Michel Rosenfeld

(Cambridge University Press, 2011)

320 pages

Description

The Cold War ideological battle with universal aspirations has given way to a clash of cultures as the world concurrently moves toward globalization of economies and communications and balkanization through a clash of ethnic and cultural identities. Traditional liberal theory has confronted daunting challenges in coping with these changes and with recent developments such as the spread of postmodern thought, religious fundamentalism, and global terrorism. This book argues that a political and legal philosophy based on pluralism is best suited to confront the problems of the twenty-first century. Pointing out that monist theories such as liberalism have become inadequate and that relativism is dangerous, the book makes the case for pluralism from the standpoint of both theory and its applications. The book engages with thinkers, such as Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Rawls, Berlin, Dworkin, Habermas, and Derrida, and with several subjects that are at the center of current controversies, including equality, group rights, tolerance, secularism confronting religious revival, and political rights in the face of terrorism.

Content
[preview]

Part I. Liberal Justice and Fleeting Specters of Unity

1. Reframing Comprehensive Pluralism: Hegel versus Rawls
2. Equality and the Dialectic Between Identity and Difference
3. Human Rights and the Clash Between Universalism and Relativism

Part II. E Pluribus Unum?

4. Spinoza's Dialectic and the Paradoxes of Tolerance
5. The Clash Between Deprivatized Religion and Relativized Secularism
6. Dworkin and the One Law Principle

Part III. Can Pluralism Thrive in Times of Stress?

7. Rethinking Political Rights in Times of Stress
8. Derrida's Deconstructive Ethics of Difference Confronts Global Terrorism
9. Habermas's Discourse Ethics of Identity and Global Terror
10. Conclusion: the Hopes of Pluralism in a More Unified and More Fragmented World

Michel Rosenfeld is Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He is Co-Editor (with Andrew Arato) of "Habermas on Law and Democracy: Critical Exchanges" (University of California Press, 1998).

Related papers by Michel Rosenfeld:
* The Rule of Law and the Legitimacy of Constitutional Democracy (pdf, 2001)
* Spinoza's Dialectic and the Paradoxes of Tolerance (2003)
* A Pluralist Theory of Political Rights in Times of Stress (2005)
* Habermas's Call for Cosmopolitan Constitutional Patriotism in an Age of Global Terror (2006)
* Derrida's Ethical Turn and America (2006)
* Equality and the Dialectic Between Identity and Difference (2006)
* Unveiling the Limits of Tolerance (2010) [w. Susanna Mancini]

See also a panel discussion between Michel Rosenfeld, Jeremy Waldron, Tracy Higgins and Ruti Teitel on "What is Human Rights? Universals and the Challenge of Cultural Relativism" (pdf, 1999).

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Egypt: Free Speech on Military Trial in Post-Revolution Egypt

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

Bloggers and freedom of speech and human rights defenders are holding their breath as Egypt's military courts decide the fate of two bloggers today. Maikel Nabil Sanad's trial continues today. Also, a military court judge will decide whether Alaa Abd El Fattah will be released or will spend another 15 days behind bars, pending investigations on what defenders say are trumped up charges.

Louisa Loveluck reminds us:

@leloveluck: Important day for freedom of speech in : court ruling and Abdelfattah investigation both taking place.

Sarrah Abdelrahman explains:

@sarrahsworld: today is critical. Maikel Nabil court ruling. Alaa Abdelfattah investigation

Hossam Eid calls on supporters to turn up at the hearing. He tweets:

@EidH: If you could show up at S28 in support with Alaa and all the military trailed Egyptians that would be great

And Rasha Abdulla is on her way to the trial, accompanied by Abd El Fattah's nine-month pregnant wife Manal Hassan, to C28, the headquarters of the military prosecutors:

@RashaAbdulla: Will now pick up to S28 where Alaa's case will be tried. join us at Nasr city near microbus stop

Both Sanad and Abd El Fattah refuse to acknowledge the military court trying them. Sanad was arrested days after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as the president of Egypt, and was sentenced in April to three years in prison for posts he published on his blog.

The charges against Sanad are insulting the armed forces, publishing false information on his blog and disturbing public security. Last month, the Supreme Military Court of Appeals annulled the conviction but continued to hold Sanad, who had started a hunger strike, transferring him to a mental health facility.

Back in prison, Sanad continued with his hunger strike and his defiance to accept being subjected to the trial of a military court, a stance similar to Abd El Fattah, who was detained on October 30, after refusing to be interrogated by the Military Prosecutor, in protest against its legitimacy. Abd El Fattah is accused of inciting violence against the military, overtaking armed forces weapons and damaging military equipment.

Since January 28, more than 12,000 civilians have been put on military trials in Egypt.

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

Egypt: Police Attack Aswan Protesters Angry Over Killing of Fisherman

Egyptian Salma Said reports on Twitter: “Egyptian police attacked people in #aswan who gathered in front of a police station to protest the killing of a fisherman yesterday by police.”

October 20 2011

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Student-Loan Debt Among Top Occupy Wall Street Concerns | Real Time Economics - WSJ - 2011-10-12

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