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Wealth as a Problem - by Will Hutton
The wealth of others has become more a problem than an incentive. Capital is blind, Thomas Piketty says. Capital grows faster than the economy. Differences in wealth are inherent in capitalism but do not represent a natural law. A society can accept them or act against them. Piketty shows how easy it is for the rich to evade taxation. Piketty proposes bold solutions: a top tax rate up to 80 percent, an effective inheritance tax and a global wealth tax.
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 5:46AM
Despite growth in the Philippines, labor underscores systemic failure in rising inequality - by Labor Party - Philippines
Exclusive growth for exclusive group of wealthiest businessmen.
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:45PM
Tokyo Japan Solidarity Action With Gaza-Protest At Zim Tokyo Offices - by Doro-Chiba International Solidarity Committee
A labor delegation of visited the offices of Zim in Tokyo to protest of the massacre and attacks on the workers and people of Gaza. This took play in August 25, 2014
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:44AM
Monotor Pete talks about food trucks, pushcarts and trailers (audio/mpeg 23.5MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Monotor Pete talks about food trucks, pushcarts and trailers
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:51AM
CA Top Union Officials Help Gov Brown & DIR Christine Baker Destroy Cal-Osha - by reposted
Top California union officials including California Labor Federation Executive Director Art Pulaski is helping to allow Governor Brown and his Division of Industrial Relations Christine Baker destroy Cal-Osha
Posted: Fri Aug 8, 2014 11:34AM
Self-Determination Means Market Determination - by Franz Schandl and Gotz Eisenberg
We face the continuing dissolution of traditional types, forms and rules, not a new type, a new form or a new rule...People increasingly rely on themselves since they fall out of the old patterns... What was once called estrangement or objectification should appear as workers' own interest. Corresponding to the market has to be our elementary need. We have to follow it like a train of capitalist lemmings... Karl Polanyi spoke of a dis-embedded econmy.
Posted: Fri Aug 8, 2014 7:35AM
Memorandum 2014 - by study group on Alternative Economic Policy
Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy on the old paths without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations, tax cuts for the super-rich and trillions for the banks lead to suffering and a revenue crisis. The financial sector must be shriveled and the public sector expanded. Cooperation and competition coexist and depend on each other. Old myths of trickle-down prosperity, enormous bon...
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:07AM
Railroad Worker Jen Wallis On Health And Safety, Rail Labor, One Man Crews And Warren Buff - by Labor Video Project
BNSF railroad worker Jen Wallis who is also a member of Railroad Workers United RWU and the IBT BLET Division 238 in Seattle, Washington talks about her experiences as an injured worker and health and safety advocate and whistleblower at the railroad owned by billionaire Warren Buffet.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:54AM
Mine Workers Take Up Arms Against The U.S. Backed Fascist Government in Ukraine - by Steven Argue
Photo: A protest of 10,000 mine workers in the voter-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk threatened on Wednesday that they would take up arms if Kiev's military assault on the people of eastern Ukraine did not stop.
Posted: Thu Jul 3, 2014 11:31AM
A Farm Worker Union Emerging in Whatcom and Skagit Counties - by repost from karani
“There is no organization out there or anybody that can offer us protection, so we have to do it ourselves.” –Felimon Pineda, VP, Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:49AM
Disabled women fight to keep their jobs at a hospital in Poland - by IWA Warsaw
Disabled women fight to keep their jobs at a hospital in Poland
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:22AM
Alternative Outlook Radio :: Episode 14 (audio/mpeg 54.9MB) - by James Simmons
Alternative Outlook Radio is a radical news and information radio program & podcast that brings you the latest in arts, activism, intellectual discourse, militant resistance, and beyond! Also, Alternative Outlook Radio is a collective media project, which means we depend on AND want citizen journalists and activists to appear and produce segments for this show on a rolling basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:23PM
Ten threats to Americans: Lori Wallach - by Lori Wallach
Lori Wallach is director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:08AM
Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy - by Walden Bello
When the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.
Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:58AM
A Tribute to Filipino Labor Leader Romy Castillo - by Merck Maguddayao
Who was labor leader Romy Castillo to this young activist?
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:21AM
Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy - by Herbert Schui
In his new book "Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy," professor Herbert Schui explains the myth of the achiever, the myth of state indebtedness, the myth of competition and the market and the myth of market conforming democracy. Clinton used New Testament themes like "new covenant" and created demeaning workfare, the activation state, while encouraging banksters and fraudsters to speculation and the creation of money out of thin air. The economy should be a part of life, not a steamrolle...
Posted: Mon Jun 2, 2014 3:43AM
Tax Extenders Cost Billions - by Deborah Field
The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities and boost small business.
Posted: Sun Jun 1, 2014 12:40PM
Challenging the Ruling Economic Orthodoxy: Economics Students Begin to Revolt - by Pete Dolack
Pete Dolack writes the Systemic Disorder blog. He has been an activist with several groups/
Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 4:10AM
Photos document animal abuse at Darigold dairies - by United Farm Workers
Farm workers employed on Darigold dairies have risked their jobs to photograph sick and injured cows they are regularly instructed to milk.
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:04PM
May Day marches around the United States - by Liberation News staff
In recent years International Worker's Day, which originated in the United States, has been revived as a day of militant working class protest in this country. Following are reports from the streets from Liberation News reporters. (Photo: Washington, D.C. May 1, photo by Immigrants and Refugee)
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:24PM