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Economics is Onesided and Reactionary - by Conrad Schuhler and Rudolf Hickel
The homo oeconomicus cannot be our hope and is not desirable or future friendly. The economic benefits for the capitalist entrepreneur are in contradiction to nature and to the person. We do not need a homo oeconomicus but an economic actor for whom the human factor and not economic advantage is most important in his/her economic actions... We face completely oversized financial markets today that have uncoupled from the real economy creating value. In 2010 the volume of financial transacti...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:19AM
For a Different Economics - by Jacob Hafele and Benedict Weihmayr
Economists are criticized everywhere for their onesidedness, their focus on markets and their inability to deal with the burning problems... From the neoclassical assumptions that "more is better" or markets lead to efficient distribution, a perspective on the world results that sets efficiency above justice and maximization of profits above protection of the environment...The focus on the market and efficiency dominates the discipline.
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:05AM
Race, Poverty, And Chemical Toxic Trespass - The Critical Distance Of Vulnerability - by Tomas DiFiore
“The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) screened news media reports of 1,275 high consequence incidents over a recent five-year period, 2009–2013. High consequence incidents result in injury, fatality, acute environmental damage, evacuation or shelter-in-place of 500 or more members of the public, onsite property damage greater than $500,000, or offsite property damage. The CSB data do not represent the universe of all chemical incidents.” At the other end of the ...
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:52AM
Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State - by Martin Kutscha
The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization... The faith in the self-healing powers of the market has greatly lost persuasiveness... The progressive ideas of the Enlightenment were buried alive. Still we can go back to them as a starting point.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 4:52AM
[Ecuador] November 15: Class War, Memory War! - by CLASS WAR
We received and publish a text from comrades of Proletarios Revolucionarios (“Revolutionary Proletarians”) from Ecuador. We translated this text "[Ecuador] 15 de Noviembre: ¡Guerra de Clases, Guerra de Memorias!" [http://proletariosrevolucionarios.blogspot.com/2014/11/ecuador-15-de-noviembre-guerra-de_14.html] from Spanish into English and French.
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 10:54AM
Athens Warzone - Front line video of the fierce riots last night in Athens - by @
Athens Warzone - Front line video of the fierce riots last night in Greece, in solidarity to anarchist Nikos Romanos on hunger strike since November 10.
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 3:20PM
Thirty years on from Bhopal disaster: Still fighting for justice - by Amnesty International
On the night of 2nd December, 1984, toxic gas had leaked from a factory run by Union Carbide India Ltd spreading fumes over a large residential area in Bhopal.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 3:15PM
Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association - by Walden Bello
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South?
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:39PM
Save the Ché Café photo blog - by via cb
If you would like to help save the Che, please donate to the fund from their website, and spread the word! They are now facing a possible imminent eviction, and there may likely be a confrontation with police.
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 12:49PM
Support Riseup.net! Where the Money Goes - by Birds of a Feather
Have you been meaning to give some mutual aid to Riseup? You can, right now. It's easy and will fill you with a vague satisfied feeling all day long. (We hope!)
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 12:36PM
Ministry of Injustice vs. Indigenous Peoples - Brazil's "Rule of Law" & "Democracy" - by Ardaga - Huu-té Dschaam Dscheu
While genocidal efforts against our First Nations are going on the (so-called) minister of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo has adopted the strategy to sit back and do strictly nothing. Entire populations that are categorized as something obsolete and in the way of “progress” have to “adjust” or “go”. Nature and peoples living in harmony with nature are sacrificed for the profit of agribusiness, mining, dams (…). Destruction and desertification full speed ahead – God Growth dema...
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:12AM
Crisis of Freedom - by Byung-Chul Han
Neoliberalism forms a free entrepreneur out of the oppressed worker, an entrepreneur of himself. Everyone is a self-exploited worker of his own enterprise. Everyone is master and servant in one person. The class struggle is also changed into an inner struggle with oneself. Whoever falls today accuses him/herself and is ashamed. One problematicizes oneself instead of society. Byung-Chul Han, author of the 2010 bestseller "Fatigue Society" has now written "Psycho-Politics."
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:05AM
What They Mean when They Say Peace - by CrimethInc.
“I’m committed to making sure the forces of peace and justice prevail,” Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said in Ferguson on Saturday, August 16, after a week of conflicts sparked by the police murder of teenager Michael Brown. “If we’re going to achieve justice, we first must have and maintain peace.”
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:13PM
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46PM
No Redistribution Without the Social State - by Norman Wagner and Matthias Schnetzer
In Austria 30 percent of the gross domestic product is spent on social services (not including education spending)... Since the 1990s, social security has been increasingly discussed as a financial burden and less as a social achievement... The irony is that the social state is the target of austerity measures in times of economic insecurity with high unemployment and rising poverty although it is then urgently necessary.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:42AM
DAF Anarchists report from Kobane (Oct 9) after 24 days of ISIS attacks - by DAF
DAF (anarchist federation) reports on Oct 9 about the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:39AM
Escalating Political Violence in South Africa - by Richard Pithouse
An article from the mainstream press in South Africa showing just how bad political violence in the form of assassinations, police killings and violence by the ruling party has become.
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:56AM
Is American Israel’s Stooge? - by Harvest McCampbell
Open letter to President Obama about our true American values of justice, equality, and freedom as exemplified by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how the world views us, according to our actions.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 5:56AM
Coffee & Ethics - by Harvest McCampbell
Whether you are concerned about labor abuses around the world, environment degradation, GMO's, or how your cup of brew may impact the on-going genocide and ethnic cleansing in Palestine, you need to think twice about the coffee you choose to support.
Posted: Sat Oct 4, 2014 2:10PM
Filipinos storm Chinese Consulate, express support to Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution" - by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party
Saying that the Filipino people’s struggle to secure Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea extends to the Chinese people’s fight to be free from their authoritarian government, members of Akbayan Partylist trooped to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati today to express their support to the tens and thousands of Hong Kong citizens who are staging a massive protest to demand “true universal suffrage” from mainland China.
Posted: Fri Oct 3, 2014 6:57PM