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Socialist magic

If you want a few socialist laughs and magic tricks, you could do worse than checking out Ian Savilles website: http://www.redmagic.co.uk/video

Iceland after the crisis

Iceland was one of the first countries that was hit real hard from the economic crisis. To evaluate the situation on the island now, a couple of years after the economic brakedown, I went to Reykjavik to have a chat with a couple of representatives of the alterglobalisation movement Attac, which was startet in Iceland after the crisis. I may be neither Jon Stewart nor Freddie Skavlan, but the discussions were interesting nevertheless.

The conversation moves through various themes. The economic situation in Iceland after the Economic crisis, the political situation, the relationship to the European Union, the activities of Attac Iceland, the Kafkaesque process against the so-called "Reykjavik nine" demonstrators, and the Icesave-deal. Watch the videos below:



IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID: This first part is about the economic situation on Iceland.

The truth behind the Israeli propaganda

Robert Fisk writes about "The truth behind the Israeli propaganda" in The Independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-the-t...

Israel’s Explanation for Deadly Gaza Aid Attack Full of Holes

Israel’s Explanation for Deadly Gaza Aid Attack "Full of Holes as a Window Screen"–Former U.S. Ambassador Edward Peck:

From Democracy Now:
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/2/israels_explanation_for_deadly_gaza...

ATIUKM: Barks, Rosa, Taliaferro mm.

After Don Rosa laid down his pencil, Disney comics has beeen in a sorry state. With all the artists gone, only craftsmen of varied quality remain. Luckily we can still reminice over the old classics, and this site, has collected quite a few:
http://disneycomics.free.fr

Attac-konferanse: Oppsamlingsheat: Dag Seierstad, Einar Mar Gudmundsson og Heinz Dietrich

Du trodde vel ikke vi var ferdige med rapportere fra Attac-konferansen i februar ennå? Langt i fra. Her har vi et oppsamlingsheat med et lite knippe godbiter. Seierstad og Dietrich kommer med noen korte og poengerte kommentarer fra avslutningsmøtet, og Gudmundsson brilierer i et spontant bokbad i foajeen i lunchen. Enjoy!



Dag Seierstad snakker om krisehåndtering og forholdet mellom arbeiderbevegelsen og miljøbevegelsen på avslutningsmøtet under Attac-konferansen "En annen verden er mulig - men hvilken?" Konferanse om økonomiske alternativer og deltakende demokrati i Oslo 5. - 7. februar 2010

Attac-conference: Hillary Wainwright - Reclaim the state

We continue our coverage of the Attac-conference "Another World is Possible - Which One?" at Håndverkeren konferansesenter Oslo, Norway 5.-7. february 2010 with the famous English author and activist Hillary Wainwrights (England) talk "Reclaim the state - introduction to popular democracy".

Wilkinson: Mer likhet gir bedre helse

Professor Richard Wilkinsons forskning er tidligere referert her på Venstresida.net, men nå har han vært i Norge og deltatt på et Manifest-møte. Referat fra møtet er her:
http://www.frifagbevegelse.no/politikk_ff/article4843806.ece

Anbefaler også dette videoforedraget:

Free market flawed

In the global poll for the BBC World Service, only 11% of those questioned across 27 countries said that free-market capitalism was working well.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8347409.stm

Rød jul 2009 - Årets julelåt: Red Christmas

Akkurat da håpet om en ny julelåt for jula 2009 holdt på å glippe klarte vi å få overført en sang fra vår egen rødnisse på nordpolen via en svak og skurrete satelittlinje. Det får ta ansvaret for lydkvaliteten.

En noe ruskete lyd produsert under kummerlige forhold og 40 minusgrader klarer likevel ikke å hemme den ektefølte marxistiske julegleden som strømmer ut til de tusen hjem via den vakre låta "Red Christmas". Tør vi spå en instant classic?

Last ned mp3en her:
http://venstresida.net/site/img/RedXmas_venstresida.mp3