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October 24 2011

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Polizeispitzel belügen Staatsanwaltschaften und Gerichte | Telepolis - Matthias Monroy - 2011-10-24

  

Verdeckte Ermittler ließen sich unter falschem Namen verurteilen und forschten dabei die Verteidigungsstrategie von Aktivisten aus. Eine entsprechende Dienstanweisung wurde auch in Deutschland umgesetzt


Nach neuen Enthüllungen über die Machenschaften verdeckter Ermittler hat die britische Polizei die für letzten Donnerstag geplante Vorstellung eines Untersuchungsberichts über den international agierenden Spitzel Mark Kennedy verschoben. Nach dem Willen der deutschen wie der britischen Regierung soll die grenzüberschreitende Spitzelausleihe weiter im Verborgenen ablaufen: Eine klarere juristische Regelung wird torpediert. Die Brandstiftung des britischen Polizisten in Berlin bleibt indes weiter folgenlos.

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The following is a letter released today by Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman of banking giant Goldman Sachs...

This is either a fake or a sarcastic and cynical over-estimation of their own power - I just wouldn't buy in it as long as there are no reliable verifications.
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  1. Occupy-Bewegung
    1. Zeit zur Spaltung
      Die Spaltungsgeschichte der Linken ist sicher kein Ruhmesblatt. Oft und gern stellten dogmatische Besserwisser Differenzen in den Bewegungen vor Verbindendes. Doch am Beispiel der Occupy-Bewegung zeigt sich in diesen Tagen: Von den oft beschimpften Spaltern lässt sich auch etwas lernen.
      Am Wochenende wurde deutlich, was auf die vordemokratische Parole folgte, “99 Prozent” der Menschen repräsentieren zu wollen: In Frankfurt mobilisierten auch Rechtspopulisten zum Protest, Mitglieder einer sektenähnlichen Organisation versuchten, die Deutungshoheit über die Bewegung zu gewinnen – und im Internet wirbt die rechtsextreme NPD mit der Parole “Okkupiert Occupy!”.
      Quelle: taz
    2. Stresstest mit Rechtsauslegern
      Bei erneuten Protesten gegen die Macht der Finanzmärkte und für mehr Demokratie kommt es zum Zoff um die Deutungshoheit. Auch die NPD mobilisiert.
      Quelle: taz
    3. Die dunkle Seite des Bankenprotests
      Eine obskure US-Vereinigung vereinnahmt die Occupy-Bewegung. Ihre Anhänger geben sich offen, doch auf Kritik reagieren sie empfindlich.
      Quelle: taz

      Anmerkung JB: Natürlich sind die Spinner von „Zeitgeist“ und die Rechtsradikalen der NPD nicht repräsentativ für die Occupy-Bewegung. Man sollte dort jedoch aufpassen, sich nicht von solchen Elementen vereinnahmen zu lassen. Einfach nur „gegen die Auswüchse des Finanzsystems“ zu sein, kann nun einmal kein größter gemeinsamer Nenner sein, wenn man nicht in der Beliebigkeit versinken will.

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Hinweise des Tages | NachDenkSeiten – Die kritische Website 2011-10-24
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But “democracy” is an illusion — a sham — if the most significant acts taken by those leaders are kept concealed from the citizenry. Dana Priest and William Arkin wrote a multi-part series, and followed it up with a book, describing “Top Secret America”: the sprawling, secret government/private-sector apparatus accountable to nobody. Leaks and whistleblowers are the only real avenue remaining for citizens to know what their government does, and it’s why the Obama administration is so obsessed with persecuting whistleblowers, crushing WikiLeaks, and now even trying to imprison one of the nation’s best investigative journalists.

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The killing of Awlaki's 16-year-old son | Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 2011-10-20
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October 23 2011

Egypt: Watching the Tunisian Elections

This post is part of our special coverage for both the Egypt Revolution 2011 and Tunisian Revolution 2011.

The Tunisian revolution preceded the Egyptian one and since then, the Tunisians pursuit of democracy has been inspiring to the Egyptians. And now the Tunisians - inside and outside Tunisia - are busy with electing members of an assembly that will appoint a new government and then write a new constitution.

The polling station in the Tunisian embassy in Cairo. Photo taken by Nessryne Jelalia

Those outside Tunisia, including those living in Egypt, started the voting process three days earlier than those inside Tunisia.

@SoniaElSakka: 20, 21,22 Oct Tunisian living abroad will vote around the world. 3 days of pride a dream we never believed could happen ta7ya [long live] Tunis #TNelec

Nessryne, a Tunisian living in Cairo, tweeted her feelings after voting for the first time in her life.

@nessryne: Such an emotional moment!! Cairo voting office is really cool and people are friendly but strict. #Egypt #TneElec

@nessryne: I need to calm down! I have to work today! Completely euphoric and HAPPY!!! #TneElec

Sonia El Sakka, another Tunisian in Egypt, wrote in her blog:

I voted ya Tunis :)
I did it … I finally voted … For the first time in my life what an amazing feeling of pride of happiness and of great hope for you my beautiful country … Praying for you to find the right path, Praying for my amazing Tunisian family, brothers and sisters to find our long awaited country the way we want it to be.
I am very optimistic very happy and no matter what many people think.

I Love You Tunisia the country of my birth, the country of my first smile, first word, first VOTE :)

Meanwhile, the Egyptians are watching the elections and expressing their happiness with it.

@esr_slam: مبروك تونس والله ساعدتي بيكم اليوم كأني كنت بصوت معاكم اليوم
@esr_slam: Congratulations to Tunisia, I swear I'm happy today as happy as if I am voting myself.
@AhmdAlish: في طريقي لسفارة تونس بالقاهرة لتهنئة المصوتين بالانتخابات
@AhmdAlish: On my way to the Tunisian Embassy in Cairo to congratulate the Tunisians voting there.

In both countries the opinion of each people about the other over the past 30 years was mostly based on their football rivalry. It is interesting to see how some Egyptians see Tunisia now, how some others used to have a different opinion earlier, and how visiting each others country has became an inspiring experience.

@btnafas7oria: لسه واخده بالى ان العلم الوحيد الى فى بيتى هو علم تونس …بكل حزم
@btnafas7oria: Just realized now that the only flag in my home is the Tunisian one … with all pride.
@kameldinho81: أنا كنت لا أحب تونس و لكن الآن تونس و مصر أيد واحدهة
@kameldinho81: I used to not like Tunisia, but now Tunisia and Egypt are both hand in hand.
@gogaegypt: يا تونس باعمل كل جهدي علشان اجيلك انا وبناتي في العيد
@gogaegypt: Oh Tunisia, I am doing my best to visit you with my daughters during Eid.

Being two of the older children of the so-called Arab Spring, many Egyptians have also started comparing how their post-revolution process is going to that in Tunisia.

@AmrKhairi: نجاح تونس التام في الانتقال لنظام محترم سيكون أكبر محفز للثورة في مصر، عشان الناس تفوق وتصحى م النوم
@AmrKhairi: The success of Tunisia in moving to a respected political system will be a catalyst for the Egyptian revolution, and for people to wake up.
@mohamedzezo92: فارق شاسع بين مسار الثورة في تونس ومسارها في مصر شئ مؤسف
@mohamedzezo92: There is a huge difference between the path the revolution in Tunisia is taking and that it's taking here in Egypt. It's a shame.

@mohamedzezo92: كنت أتمني أن مصر تبقي زي تونس وندعو لانتخاب جمعية تأسيسة لسن دستور جديد بس ع كل الأحوال تحية لأهل تونس

@mohamedzezo92: I wish we had an assembly here in Egypt to write a new constitution like in Tunisia, but anyhow I salute the Tunisian people.
@Abu_gamal: تونس بتنتخب … ربنا يسامح اللي قالوا نعم في الاستفتاء
@Abu_gamal: Tunisia is voting … May God forgive those who voted with yes in the referendum.

@MahmoudAboBakr: الناس اللى بتقول تونس احسن مننا والثورة هناك سبقت ثورة مصر، طيب وهو فيه كتاب او كتالوج بيحدد مراحل الثورة وشكلها

@MahmoudAboBakr: Those who are saying the situation in Tunisia is better than us, and that their revolution proceeded ours, do you have a handbook or a catalogue that defines a revolution and its stages?

Also it's a good chance to learn from the elections there, with the Egyptian elections around the corner.

@TravellerW: Are #Egypt-ians following the #Tunisia elections closely enough? From campaigning ideas to negative advertising, we must WATCH AND LEARN!!

And finally, despite the fact that they are both Arab-speaking countries, the language barrier sometimes stand in the way of those who want to follow the details of the events in Tunisia.

@EmanM: مش ممكن يا توانسة! اكتبوا بالعربي شوية وسيبكوا من الفرنساوي دة عشان نفهمكم، دة احنا حتى عرب زي بعض
@EmanM: I can't believe it Tunisians! Please write more in Arabic and stop using French for us to be able to understand you. We are both Arabs.

This post is part of our special coverage for both the Egypt Revolution 2011 and Tunisian Revolution 2011.

Echec relatif des Frères musulmans aux élections du syndicat des médecins égyptiens

Les élections au syndicat professionnel des médecins se sont déroulées dans toute l'Egypte. C'était le premier scrutin depuis la révolution et depuis celui de 1992 – le dernier –, qui avait vu les Frères Musulmans l'emporter, mais avec un taux de participation très faible. Depuis 1992, le pouvoir avait gelé la situation et aucune élection n'avait pu se dérouler. Au mois d'octobre, les médecins ont donc été appelés à voter à la fois pour la direction nationale et pour les 26 directions régionales. Et les (...) - Nouvelles d'Orient / Égypte, Syndicalisme, Frères musulmans

October 21 2011

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Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012 | Compilation started 2011-10-22 | actualized 2011-11-07

  

An early parliamentary election will be held in Egypt from November 2011 onwards,[1] following the revolution which ousted President Hosni Mubarak, after which the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces dissolved the parliament of Egypt. Originally, the election was assumed to be held in September, but this was postponed.[why?][2]

The election will take place on the following dates:[3]

  • first stage: 28 November, run-off on 5 December;
  • second stage: 14 December, run-off on 21 December;
  • third stage: 3 January, run-off on 10 January.

Shura Council elections are to follow on 22 January 2012.[4]

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source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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This was obviously planned, so what the hell was the SCAF thinking? How could they attack and kill Egyptians on the street so casually, while their sole purpose is to protect them from getting killed? How could they risk enflaming the country into a huge sectarian battle by having state Media so conscientiously attacking the Christians and promoting violence against them? How did they not see that the choice they made is an inherently flawed one that it could spell their doom? How do you explain last night?

Well, the easy explanation is that they- like every single political force in the country throughout this year- fell into the trap of thinking that they have won and asserted their power, only to have the whole thing blow up in their faces. After believing the political street to be dead, and that the revolution is almost dying, they figured they now have the power to put “people in their proper place” like the old days. So, they went down yesterday to terrorize the Christians, counting that they won’t put up a fight (because they never really did before), and that the sectarian rhetoric will cause them all to fear for their lives, stop them from causing trouble, and quite possibly scare them from participating in the elections.

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The Last Choice | The Sandmonkey 2011-10-11 
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Via Diaspora* - La fillette percutée par des véhicules dont le sort a indigné la #Chine est morte


Pris d'un commentaire d'un lecteur:

// Je vie en Chine moi-même (Shanghai) et cet évènement ne m'avais nullement surpris... Moi même ainsi que ma conjointe avons failli nous faire écraser une fois par un chauffard écervelé. Plus d'une fois en fait... J'avais tenté de l'arrêter et de faire venir la police pour qu'on lui donne une amende ou qu'il soit puni de manière quelconque mais non la police m'a dit ne pouvoir rien faire puisqu'il ne m'avais pas tué... La génération d'enfants pourris et riches qui ont maintenant des voitures n'a absolument aucun respect pour les piétons qui sont pour eux, d'une classe sociale inférieure donc leur vie est peu importante. Triste la situation actuelle en Chine oui, c'est le cas de le dire... //



cf. in EN - Global Voices 2011-10-17 at oAnth - soup.io
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Practising direct democracy

A constant complaint about the globalization movement in the progressive press is that, while tactically brilliant, it lacks any central theme or coherent ideology. (This seems to be the left equivalent of the corporate media’s claims that we are a bunch of dumb kids touting a bundle of completely unrelated causes—free Mumia, dump the debt, save the old-growth forests.) Another line of attack is that the movement is plagued by a generic opposition to all forms of structure or organization. It’s distressing that, two years after Seattle, I should have to write this, but someone obviously should: in North America especially, this is a movement about reinventing democracy. It is not opposed to organization. It is about creating new forms of organization. It is not lacking in ideology. Those new forms of organization are its ideology. It is about creating and enacting horizontal networks instead of top-down structures like states, parties or corporations; networks based on principles of decentralized, non-hierarchical consensus democracy. Ultimately, it aspires to be much more than that, because ultimately it aspires to reinvent daily life as whole. But unlike many other forms of radicalism, it has first organized itself in the political sphere—mainly because this was a territory that the powers that be (who have shifted all their heavy artillery into the economic) have largely abandoned.

Over the past decade, activists in North America have been putting enormous creative energy into reinventing their groups’ own internal processes, to create viable models of what functioning direct democracy could actually look like. In this we’ve drawn particularly, as I’ve noted, on examples from outside the Western tradition, which almost invariably rely on some process of consensus finding, rather than majority vote. The result is a rich and growing panoply of organizational instruments—spokescouncils, affinity groups, facilitation tools, break-outs, fishbowls, blocking concerns, vibe-watchers and so on—all aimed at creating forms of democratic process that allow initiatives to rise from below and attain maximum effective solidarity, without stifling dissenting voices, creating leadership positions or compelling anyone to do anything which they have not freely agreed to do.

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—  David Graeber: The New Anarchists | New Left Review Nr.13 - 2002
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Egyptian Military Stokes Sectarian Conflict

Egyptian Army and media ignore eyewitness reports and blame Coptic Christians for violence


October 20 2011

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Video: Datenspuren 2011 - Vortrag über den Bundestrojaner

Constanze Kurz und Frank Rieger vom CCC erklären technische Details zum Staatstrojaner "0zapftis" und üben heftige Kritik an den Reaktionen der Politik.

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

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Occupy wallstreet - the compilation from 2011-09-20 on has been continued by http://99percent.soup.io/ since 2011-10-20 | is still continuously updated (2011-11-13) - oanth | oanth-miscellaneous | scoop.it
   

To your attention! - Since 2011-10-20: There has been opened meanwhile a new soup.io account

http://99percent.soup.io/

with articles, videos and photographs on the international occupy movement, which is continuously updated by members of the soup.io community and via RSS. The account is up to now actualized on a daily basis.

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10 Questions for #Occupy Wall Street

Friends, it's easy to be against something. It is a whole other vegan burrito to provide workable and empirically tested policy prescriptions for what ails us. So far, I have seen none of that rigor coming out of the Wall Street protests or any of the other Occupy protests around the country and the world. Instead, I see more of the hyper-emotional knee-jerk prescriptions that got us in this mess, including government forgiveness of student loans (which would simply fast-start a another loan bubble, and re-ignite the financial crisis).Maybe it's time to tone down the rhetoric and get to work thinking through whether you are the solution or the continuance of the problem. In the meantime, this Recovering Radical will strive to abide in the realm of the workable, fundable, and achievable. Take what you like, and smoke the rest.

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An unpleasant reminder! - anyway worth a reading: that's what is going on apart from the digitalized solidarity of protest and occupy activism and advocacy.
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October 19 2011

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Egyptian Political Parties Represent the Country's Elite

Lina Attalah: Many Egyptians are skeptical that upcoming Parliamentary elections will lead the country through democratic change, and vow to continue striking to meet demands


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October 18 2011

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While FOX, CNN etc. were still scratching their heads seemingly trying to figure out what it's all about, seven year old Celia Cooley visits McPherson Square in Washington DC to see for herself... and in the process, discovers why the revolution will never be televised.
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