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Gogou, Katerina: Athens' anarchist poetess, 1940-1993. A biography of Katerina Gogou the anarchist poetess of Exarcheia.

Gogou, Katerina: Athens' anarchist poetess, 1940-1993

This is a biography of greece’s greatest anarchist poetess, Katerina Gogou (1940-1993). Until today Gogou remains the bete-noire of modern poetry in Greece with only one poetic anthology including her groundbreaking heretical work. However, her poems have become an indivisible part of the radical culture of the country and of the public imaginary of Exarcheia. Recently a biography of Katerina Gogou titled “Katerina Gogou: Death’s Love [Erotas Thanatou]” appeared, authored by Agapi Virginia Spyratou (2007, Vivliopelagos, Athens), based on her doctoral thesis. However no study or history of Katerina Gogou’s involvement in the anarchist struggle of the 1980s has ever been published in greek, leaving a great gap in both the history of the movement and in the biography of the poetess.

Frauenbild der Bundeswehr genauso defekt wie Fluggerät  – Bundeswehr-Monitoring Mobile. Spiegel.de berichtet am 2.

Frauenbild der Bundeswehr genauso defekt wie Fluggerät  – Bundeswehr-Monitoring Mobile

Oktober 2014 über eine Rekrutierungs­kampagne der Bundes­wehr, die sich an Frauen richten soll. Der Werbe­slogan laute: "Ihr Leben ist bunt und abwechslungs­reich. Ihr neuer Job ist es auch", die auf der Spiegel-Website dokumentierten Bilder zeigen u.a. eine Frau, die Highheels anprobiert, eine stark geschminkte und mit Sportoutfit leicht bekleidete Frau in der Umkleidekabine und ähnliche Motive. Auf der Werbehomepage heiße es: "Mittler­weile sind Frauen in der Bundes­wehr gelebte Normalität, über­nehmen Ver­antwortung und haben berufliche Perspektiven. " No, you actually haven’t found a way to reach conservatives on climate change.

The polarized state of U.S. politics is an ongoing obsession of mine, particularly the state of the conservative movement and its implications for the climate change fight.

No, you actually haven’t found a way to reach conservatives on climate change

Long story short, I argue that the contemporary U.S. right is too far gone to reach on climate change. A few posts on the subject: Home - Reason in Revolt. The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External. The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External

This is a story about bad timing. One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step with a critical food source, particularly at breeding times, when a failure to find enough food can lead to rapid population losses. Naomi Klein: “we are not who we were told we were” On the eve of the publication of her new book, Naomi Klein talks about the things that give her hope in a world that can sometimes feel very bleak.

Naomi Klein: “we are not who we were told we were”

Naomi Klein rose to international acclaim in 1999 by explaining how big corporations were exploiting our insecurities to convince us to spend money we didn’t have, on stuff we didn’t need (No Logo). In 2007 she masterfully dissected the ways those steering the global economy use moments of social and environmental crisis to justify transferring public wealth into the hands of the ultra-rich (The Shock Doctrine). Less-known though are the alternatives Klein spends much of her time witnessing, documenting, and digging into, from the spread of fossil fuel divestment, to community-owned energy projects and resistance to tar sands pipelines. NK: I think part of it is just having been lucky enough to have seen other ways of living and to have lived differently myself. And it was so funny because people don’t usually say that out loud. Dominique Méda : « Il faut de nouveau réduire le temps de travail »

« La Mystique de la croissance » de Dominique Méda Nous sommes prisonniers de la croyance en la croissance.

Dominique Méda : « Il faut de nouveau réduire le temps de travail »

Elle est dans les têtes. Nos indicateurs sont tous pointés vers cet objectif. Notre système économique et social est entièrement organisé autour d’elle. Et pourtant, ne serait-ce que pour sauver la planète, il faut sortir de la logique de la croissance. Jeremy Rifkin : “Ce qui a permis le succès inouï du capitalisme va se retourner contre lui” Pour l’économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin, l’heure de la troisième révolution industrielle a sonné.

Jeremy Rifkin : “Ce qui a permis le succès inouï du capitalisme va se retourner contre lui”

La société va devoir s’adapter. Il y a vingt-cinq ans, c'était la star du ring, le « boss », vainqueur du communisme par K-O ! Aujourd'hui, le capitalisme est un champion usé par la crise, miné par les contradictions et politiquement à bout de souffle. Pour l'économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin, nous assistons, tout simplement, à son éclipse. Dans un livre passionnant – La Nouvelle Société du coût marginal zéro – en librairie le 24 septembre 2014, il raconte le basculement, inévitable, que nous avons déjà commencé à opérer vers un nouveau système de production et de consommation : les « communaux collaboratifs ».

Nous nous éveillons, dites-vous, à « une nouvelle réalité – celle des communaux collaboratifs ». “J’ai découvert l’existence d’un paradoxe profondément enfoui au cœur du capitalisme, et qui n’avait pas encore été mis au jour.” Qu'est ce qui provoque ce changement de paradigme ? Crossing Over. Fifty-six-year-old Mustafa Sheik limped along -- a hand-made timber crutch under one arm and a plastic bag full of blankets under the other.

Crossing Over

His family flanked him on all sides, each of them with sacks and suitcases loaded with the essentials they'd managed to salvage in their hasty departure. They had just crossed the border into Turkey. In Kobani, back on the Syrian side, their food and water had run out and now it was simply too dangerous as shells began falling closer and closer. Jihadists from the so-called Islamic State (IS) were attacking from the east, south, and west. Their only refuge was Turkey, the border of which marks the northern edge of Kobani itself. Does NATO's Outgoing Head Have Kurdish Skeletons in His Closet? In just a few days Anders Fogh Rasmussen will leave NATO's top civilian job, but questions remain over how he secured the position in the first place, write Ryan Mallett-Outtrim and Chris Spannos.

Does NATO's Outgoing Head Have Kurdish Skeletons in His Closet?

The secret story of how the outgoing head of the most powerful military alliance landed his job “has everything,” according to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “It has the Kurds. It has the destruction of an entire TV station. Corrupt deals between intelligence agencies and the judiciary. The corruption of a Scandinavian country, Denmark. Continuing, Assange lamented the “whole thing, signed off, explicitly by Barack Obama.” The story with "everything" is now a pending case before the European Court of Human Rights, but it begins two years ago, with the prosecution of a Kurdish language television station in Denmark. Something Rotten in Denmark In 2012 Roj TV became the first television station in Denmark's history to be charged with having links to a terrorist organization.

La moitié des populations d'espèces sauvages ont disparu en quarante ans, selon la WWF. Par Francetv info avec Reuters Mis à jour le , publié le La faute à qui ?

La moitié des populations d'espèces sauvages ont disparu en quarante ans, selon la WWF

Aux hommes. La population mondiale de poissons, d'oiseaux, de mammifères, d'amphibiens et de reptiles a diminué de 52% entre 1970 à 2010, suivant un rythme plus rapide que prévu, indique l'organisation World Wildlife Fund (WWF) dans son rapport Planète vivante 2014 (PDF), mardi 30 septembre. "Ces dégâts ne sont pas inévitables, ils sont seulement la conséquence de la manière dont nous choisissons de vivre", note Ken Norris, directeur du département scientifique à Zoological Society de Londres. Le déclin des espèces sauvages vertébrées a été le plus spectaculaire dans les régions tropicales, notamment en Amérique latine.

Ce déclin du nombre d'animaux, de 52% en moyenne, est plus rapide que ne l'avaient anticipé les précédentes études. Les Koweitiens sont les humains dont "l'empreinte écologique" est la plus marquée, devant les habitants du Qatar et des Emirats arabes unis. John Holloway: cracking capitalism vs. the state option. With left parties on the rise in Spain and Greece, John Holloway reflects on his influential 2002 thesis: can we change the world without taking power? Interview by Amador Fernández-Savater. Translated by Richard Mac Duinnsleibhe and edited by Arianne Sved of Guerrilla Translation. In 2002, John Holloway published a landmark book: Change the World without Taking Power. Inspired by the ‘¡Ya basta!’ Of the Zapatistas, by the movement that emerged in Argentina in 2001/’02, and by the anti-globalization movement, Holloway sets out a hypothesis: it is not the idea of revolution or transformation of the world that has been refuted as a result of the disaster of authoritarian communism, but rather the idea of revolution as the taking of power, and of the party as the political tool par excellence.

But after Argentina’s “que se vayan todos” came the Kirchner government, and after Spain’s “no nos representan” appeared Podemos. Andrew Bolt Loses Racial Hate Case. Julian Assange ... in Andrew Bolt's corner. Photo: AP It might seem unusual to take a stand for a bloke who has called you a ''patronising, supercilious racist git'' when that very same man has just been prosecuted for ''race hate speech'' - but the conviction of Andrew Bolt ought to raise alarm bells for all who believe in freedom of expression. However much you disagree with Bolt, the ''hate speech'' law under which he was prosecuted is more offensive than he is.

Bolt was found in violation of the Racial Discrimination Act because his ''offensive'' 2009 article accused ''fair-skinned'' Aborigines of choosing their racial identity to get certain benefits. It isn't hard to understand why the subjects of Bolt's column were offended but many commentators have avoided considering the underlying law because they don't like Bolt or his views. Guide pour perdre son temps (ou pas) à Toulouse Métropole… La compétitivité est une idée morte.

Peu nombreux sont ceux qui le contestent : la montée des inégalités socio-économiques et l’augmentation continue des émissions de gaz à effet de serre portent en germe des catastrophes sociales et écologiques à l’horizon de deux ou trois décennies. Pourtant les décisions politiques de court terme ne sont pas seulement indifférentes à ces menaces, mais en accélèrent de toute évidence l’arrivée. Contrairement à une vision superficielle, l’austérité n’engage aucunement nos sociétés dans la voie de la sobriété.

La priorité donnée par François Hollande à la compétitivité de la France s’inscrit en effet dans une vision de court terme — redresser la croissance des exportations du pays par la baisse du coût du travail et des dépenses publiques — qui est contraire à toute perspective de redistribution des richesses et de transition écologique. Deux courbes explosives Mais c’est précisément au moment où elle semblait près de se réaliser que cette promesse d’accomplissement tourne au cauchemar. Precarious Europe Welcome to the Precarious Europe project. Welcome to Precarious Europe, which launches today.

Since the three of us decided to found the project, it has been shaped by friends, supporters, contributors and by openDemocracy, which has agreed to be a project partner. We had the idea in a crumbling old mansion flat in Stamford Hill, North London. Two of us, Niki Seth-Smith and Yiannis Baboulias, had just returned from Athens, where we had talked to weary but hopeful young Syriza activists and listened to anarchists and members of the queer community speak of street violence at the hands of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn, the majority of whose activists are young men. Jamie Mackay had just returned from Italy, with the unexpected news that he had quit his fully funded PhD.

He informed us that he could no longer write about the Five Star Movement, austerity and the emergency of the ‘precariat’ in an academic world being stifled by privatisation and its own narrow mentality.