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      What's new at Links: Haiti, France, US dollar, oil & US politics, Cuba,
      Chris Hani, Tariq Ali, NZ, Gogol Bordello, Ecuador, Australian Greens debate

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      Haiti nine months after the quake: Poor tell West, 'Nothing!
      Nothing! We've seen nothing!' <http://links.org.au/node/1969>

      By *Isabeau Doucet*

      October 28, 2010 -- "Nothing! Nothing! We've seen nothing!", chanted the
      crowd of internally displaced people (IDP). They were pursuing former US
      president Bill Clinton from his photo-op in their squalid camp on his
      way to the third Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC) meeting
      in downtown Port-au-Prince on October 6, 2010.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1969>


      Currency wars and the privilege of empire
      <http://links.org.au/node/1965>

      By *Paul Kellogg*

      October 23, 2010 -- In uncertain times, the headline was soothing:
      "Secretary Geithner vows not to devalue dollar".[1] United States
      Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner was saying, in other words,
      that if there were to be "currency wars" -- competitive devaluations by
      major economies in attempts to gain trade advantage with their rivals --
      the United States would not be to blame. Who, then, would be the
      villain? China, of course.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1965>


      Turning the tide of oil in US and world politics
      <http://links.org.au/node/1963>

      By *Dan La Botz*
      October 22, 2010 -- The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico represents
      the latest in a series of atrocities committed by petroleum companies
      against the environment and against humanity. Yet, terrible and tragic
      as the BP spill is, it is merely a marginal event in the long and sordid
      history of the oil companies in US and world history. The petroleum
      companies have been at the centre of US politics for a hundred years,
      determining its domestic agenda, its environmental policy and its
      foreign policy. To be a US politician was to be baptised in oil. To be
      an admiral or a general was to be a warrior around the globe for the
      petroleum industry.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1963>


      Behind the new economic measures in Cuba <http://links.org.au/node/1968>

      By *Ike Nahem*, Cuba Solidarity New York

      October 27, 2010 -- On September 13, 2010 the Confederation of Cuban
      Workers (CTC) -- the mass trade-union organisation that is a central
      component and pillar of the Cuban workers' state and the revolutionary
      government headed by Raul Castro -- issued an announcement which
      codified and specified new measures and significant changes in economic,
      financial and commercial policies that will be implemented in Cuba over
      the coming months and years. These new economic policies have been
      long-debated and broadly discussed inside Cuba from local grassroots
      mass organisations and work places to the highest levels of government
      and state. They come as a surprise to no one in Cuba.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1968>


      South Africa: What would Chris Hani say today?
      <http://links.org.au/node/1966>

      *Chris Hani Memorial Lecture* by *Zwelinzima Vavi*, Congress of South
      African Trade Unions (COSATU) general secretary, delivered in
      Queenstown, October 23, 2010

      I am extremely honoured by your invitation to deliver the Chris Hani
      memorial lecture here in Queenstown today. It was over fifteen years
      ago, on April 10, 1993, when "Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani was cruelly
      taken from us by an assassin's bullet.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1966>


      Video: Tariq Ali: The perils of Islamophobi*a*
      <http://links.org.au/node/1964>

      *Tariq Ali* addresses the British Socialist Workers Party's Marxism 2010
      in July.


      New Zealand: Matt McCarten for Mana! It's time for a new left
      <http://links.org.au/node/1962>

      *For the latest on Matt's campaign, visit http://www.matt4mana
      <http://www.matt4mana.com/index.html>*

      By *Joe Carolan*

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1962>


      Roma punks rise at the right tim/e/ <http://links.org.au/node/1961>

      By *Stuart Munckton*
      October 26, 2010/--- /"My next guests are a gypsy punk rock band that
      have been called the world's most visionary band", US TV show host Jay
      Leno said when he introduced Gogol Bordello to close the October 13,
      2010. /Jay Leno Show/.
      The US-based band, led by a charismatic Roma (or "gypsy") refugee from
      the Ukraine, Eugene Hutz, performed "Pala Tute", the opening track from
      this year's /Transcontinental Hustle/.
      If "most visionary" is an exaggeration, Gogol Bordello could at least
      lay claim to being one of the most interesting and important acts in
      popular music right now.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1961>


      Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger south of the border
      <http://links.org.au/node/1960>

      //

      By *Paul Kellogg*
      October 26, 2010 -- It is not difficult to see that the events of
      September 30, in the Latin American country of Ecuador, amounted to an
      attempted right-wing coup d'état. Mass mobilisations in the streets and
      plazas of Quito (the capital) and other cities -- in conjunction with
      action by sections of the armed forces which stayed loyal to the
      government -- stopped the coup before the day was out. But those few
      hours highlighted, again, the deep dangers facing those fighting for
      progressive change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1960>


      Australia: The nature of the Greens
      <http://links.org.au/node/1959>

      By *Ben Hillier*

      October 23, 2010 -- In a recent article ("A Marxist critique of the
      Australian Greens", available at marxistleftreview.org
      <http://www.marxistleftreview.org/>) I argue that the Greens cannot be
      regarded as a left alternative to the Australian Labor Party.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1959>


      `French workers and people show the way in resisting attacks' --
      solidarity from Philippines, Australia, Indonesia
      <http://links.org.au/node/1958>

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1958>


      France: Workers, students fight attacks on pensions, oppose
      austerity (+ photo essay) <http://links.org.au/node/1957>

      By *Chris Latham*
      October 24, 2010 -- Since October 12, France has been gripped by
      intensifying mass opposition by workers and students to proposed counter
      reforms to the country's pensions system by the right-wing government of
      President Nicolas Sarkozy.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1957>

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