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Archive for 12. November 2012

Klassenkämpfe in Asien, Oktober 2012

Posted by entdinglichung - 12. November 2012

nachfolgend dokumentiert das Oktober-Update von Spartacus (many thanks for compiling the stuff) auf LibCom: Workers‘ struggles in East Asia (October 2012)

Summary and links to news stories of workers‘ struggles around East Asia during October 2012 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

This month there has been news from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. I haven’t had time to check the JTTP.cn or Jasmine Revolution website this month, but they’re worth a browse for the photos even if you can’t read Chinese or be bothered to use Google Translate. Reports I’ve come across for countries outside of the region can be found here.

The most important stories:

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Posted in BäuerInnenbewegung, Birma - Burma - Myanmar, China, Gewerkschaft, Indonesien, Internationales, Japan, Kambodscha - Kampuchea, Kapitalismus, Klassenkampf, Malaysia, Maoismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Philippinen, Repression, Südkorea, Stalinismus, Streik, Taiwan, Thailand, Umwelt, Vietnam | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Saudi-Arabien vs. Katar?

Posted by entdinglichung - 12. November 2012

Giorgio Cafiero: Saudi Arabia and Qatar: Dueling Monarchies (ESSF)

„By placing bets on different horses in Egypt and Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have become rivals in a transitioning Arab world. The rise of a conservative yet democratic form of Islamism may be a wave that Qatar can ride, to Saudi Arabia’s dismay. However, Qatar’s influence could be crowded out by a rising Egypt or even Iraq in the future. Furthermore, if the Arab Awakening spreads from Bahrain into other Gulf emirates, Doha may need to rein in its international ambitions and address its democratic deficit at home.

Indeed, when it comes to democracy in the Gulf, the two kingdoms are rivals no more.“

Posted in Ägypten, Internationales, Irak, Katar, Nahost, Religion, Saudi-Arabien, Tunesien | Verschlagwortet mit: , | Leave a Comment »