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Fra DNA til DNB – Kjærstad har rett, Roy Jacobsen tar feil

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Forfatteren Jan Kjærstad skriver i et innlegg i Aftenposten under tittelen Fra DNA til DNB at “Norge er blitt en bank. Det er også et demokratisk problem. Vi styres ikke av politikere, men av finansielle markeder. Helt logisk settes da også oljepengene på bankbok, mens forskning og bestrebelser på industriell innovasjon vansmekter.” Forfatteren Roy Jacobsen (Ap) kaller artikkelen “Uniformert føleri”. Men fakta viser at Kjærstad har rett.

Rovdrift

Jan Kjærstad hadde mange poenger, ikke minst hvordan oljekapitalen styrer norsk politikk og ikke politikerne. Det gjør at Norge bare kommer med symbolske klimatiltak, men tjener fett på CO2-utslipp. Her kunne Kjærstad ha vist til at

  • I 2013 investeres det 211 milliarder i oljeutvinning i Norge. For å sette dette tallet i perspektiv, så er det 39 ganger så mye som Miljøverndepartementets budsjett for 2013 og tilsvarer 20% av den samlede statsbudsjettet.
  • Statoil, der den norske stat eier over 70%, investerer…

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The Human Rights Movement

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  I’ve been asked, several times, how it was possible that rivals from different racial and/or regional groups were able to see past differences and come together to form the Human Rights Movement.  The Human Rights Movement being a concerted effort long term solitary confinement and make better the living conditions in all SHU and AD-SEG housing facilities across the state of California and the nation as a whole!

            I will try my best to explain how it was possible for me to get past old attitudes and mindsets in hopes of reaching a better tomorrow.  I do understand that others, pushing right alongside of me may have experienced it differently and cut their own path to reach this point in their lives, but, this is how I was able to get there.

            Now, before I share my venture I would like to take a moment to say…

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“If You Note Me Drifting or Grammatical Errors…I’ve Not Eaten in 35 Days”

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A hunger striker’s letters from California’s Corcoran prison.

 

By Josh Harkinson | Thu Aug. 29, 2013 3:00 AM PDT
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/08/california-prison-hunger-strike-leader-letters-corcoran

 


 

On July 8, 30,000 California prisoners went on a hunger strike to protest the treatment of those who are kept in extended solitary confinement. Even the slightest evidence of gang affiliation—such as possessing a copy of Machiavelli’s The Prince—can land prisoners in the short corridor isolation unit (a.k.a. the SHU[1], or “the hole”), where they are confined to tiny windowless cells for 23 hours a day, denied many provisions and visitors, and often kept apart from other inmates. Hundreds of prisoners have been in the hole for a decade or more. (Read our hunger strike explainer[2] for more.)

What follows are excerpts of letters from the hole by a leader of the prison strike who was eventually hospitalized after nearly starving to…

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NYC – Tuesday, September 3rd – Letter-Writing for Lynne Stewart

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http://nycabc.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/nyc-tuesday-september-3rd-letter-writing-for-lynne-stewart

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
WHERE: CAGE83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free

You know this country has made little progress when corny ass pop stars are still comfortable with racist cultural appropriation while at the same time being used by the corporate media to distract us from the impending war about to be waged on yet another Middle Eastern country. Where the largest prison hunger strike California has ever seen is being wholly ignored by the same media. And where our elders are allowed to age and die behind prison walls, suffering the same indignity of ignore-ance. Speaking to the latter is where we come in.

As a collective organized around supporting political prisoners, we refuse to fall prey to the media’s inexcusable omission of our elders…

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Hvorfor krig mot Syria? Har de vettet i behold?

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Fredsprisvinner Barack Obama har gått så langt i sine trusler mot Syria at det antakelig ikke er noen vei tilbake. Enten går USA til krig mot Syria, eller også vil USA framstå som svakt og patetisk. Men hvorfor skal USA og deres faste spyttslikkere Cameron og Hollande egentlig gå til krig mot Syria? Hva slags strategi har de? Og kan “en begrenset straffeaksjon” utløse en større krig?

Von Clausewitz om krigen

Den store tyske krigsteoretikeren Carl von Clausewitz skrev i sitt hovedverk “Vom Kriege” (Om krigen):

“Ingen starter en krig – eller: ingen med vettet i behold burde gjøre det – uten først å ha en klar mening om hva han ønsker å oppnå med krigen og hvordan han ønsker å føre den.”

De som starter denne krigen er stort sett en gjeng med skrivebordsgeneraler. John Kerry, som gjorde en pinlig gjentakelse av Colin Powells løgner for FN i 2003…

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White mic interview – brilliant artist

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Guantanamo Bay is hell on earth: an interview wit’ journalist Adam Hudson

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by The People’s Minister of Information JR

Unjustified imprisonment and torturous living conditions have prisoners hunger striking all over the world. Many people who read the Bay View on the regular are aware of the California prison hunger strike, which has been going on for over a month now and started with over 30,000 prisoners statewide participating. But many know nothing about another prison hunger strike that is going on simultaneously on a U.S. military base in Cuba.

Adam Hudson
Adam Hudson

Adam Hudson is a Bay Area Stanford graduate turned journalist who was given an assignment by Truth-out.org to cover the military commissions of two people who the U.S. government has deemed terrorists. In this exclusive interview, we talk about the rarely discussed and unknown practices of government personnel at secret prisons and kangaroo-court military tribunals that determine the fate of people the U.S. government alleges are foreign “terrorists.”

 

This…

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