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September 13 2013

Raquel Rolnik is an USP urbanist, a major academic figure in Brazilian urban studies... called a…

Raquel Rolnik is an USP urbanist, a major academic figure in Brazilian urban studies... called a loopy leftist in the british press

Via la la liste de géographie critique

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Outrage as ’loopy’ UN inspector lectures Britain: She’s from violent, slum-ridden Brazil, yet still attacks us on housing and human rights | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2418194/Outrage-loopy-UN-inspector-lectures-Britain-Shes-violent-slum-ridden-Br

Outrage as ’loopy’ UN inspector lectures Britain: She’s from violent, slum-ridden Brazil, yet still attacks us on housing and human rights

Iain Duncan Smith said Raquel Rolnik undermined impartiality of the UN
Work and Pensions Secretary wants UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to investigate
Tory MP Stewart Jackson said Miss Rolnick was a ‘loopy Brazilian leftie’
Her country has 54million living without clean water or sanitation
There are an estimated 30million homeless in the city of Sao Paulo and 625,000 live below the poverty line

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Raquel Rolnik: A dabbler in witchcraft who offered an animal sacrifice to Marx | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2418204/Raquel-Rolnik-A-dabbler-witchcraft-offered-animal-sacrifice-Marx.html

Raquel Rolnik: A dabbler in witchcraft who offered an animal sacrifice to Marx

Academic brought up a Marxist and offered an animal sacrifice to Karl Marx
The architect appears to follow Candomble, an African-Brazilian religion that originated during the slave trade

Libby Porter, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the School of Geography and Environmental Science in Monash University, Australia

"Well, these are outrageously disgusting and insulting media reports of a highly respected activist and voice for housing rights for the poor. We should note in particular, the use of ’loony leftie’, ’raised in violent slums’ and ’witchcraft’ as a means to denigrate and undermine Rolnick along class, gender and political lines. Rolnick is quite right to launch a significant attack on Britain’s housing policy, because that policy is frankly appalling, just as she mounts similar cogent arguments and critiques in countless other places and has done so for years"

#racisme #royaume-uni #arrogance

September 06 2013

GM crops : African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan

GM crops: African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/05/africa-gm-genetically-modified-crops

Concern in Africa over genetically modified crops has been dismissed as fear of the unknown by an environmental group chaired by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general.

“This report clearly indicates their full support for GM crops, and their intention to use their influence to open African doors for Monsanto’s and Syngenta’s patented GM crops,” said Teresa Anderson, international advocacy co-ordinator for the Gaia foundation, an advocate of food sovereignty that asserts the right of people to define their own food systems.

“Characterising the refusal of most African countries to commercialise GM crops … as ’fear of the unknown’ is patronising and shallow. Agra has wilfully chosen to insult farmers’ concerns in their aim to expand corporate agribusiness into Africa.”

#ogm #lobbying #corruption

August 15 2013

MERCOSUR Foreign Ministers Issue Alert at the UN on Serious Nature of US Espionage | Netizen…

MERCOSUR Foreign Ministers Issue Alert at the UN on Serious Nature of US Espionage | Netizen Journalism and the New News
http://blogs.taz.de/netizenblog/2013/08/15/mercosur-ministers-issue-alert

The purpose of the meeting was to explain to the Secretary General, their countries’ concern over what they referred to as the “acts of espionage carried out by intelligence agencies of the United States of America which affect all countries in the region.”

#surveillance #NSA #Amérique_latine et pas du tout #Europe

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