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Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
The Relationship of Social Philosophy to Social Policy - by Gil Villagran, MSW
Today, our nation of 350 million is governed “officially” by the democratic ideals eloquently prescribed in our Constitution, but in reality we are governed by the same ideology of “survival of the fittest,” who are the wealthiest, the 1% billionaire owned politicians who are served by the most clever at propaganda, mass marketing advertising, public manipulation which determines elections so that “the people” in “we the people…” vote against their own best interests, such a...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:46PM
UN Debates Debt and Tax Prior to Historic Development Conference - by Sophia Har
UN negotiators struggle to find consensus on debt, trade and tax policies on the last day of scheduled negotiations before heads of state, business leaders and development organizations meet for the July Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:04PM
Kurdistán: Crónica desde Rojava - by reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras
Kurdistán: Crónica Rojava Marzo y Abril y otras consideraciones (historia rojava, movimiento social en rojava, historias personales de rojava)
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:11AM
Larry Summers on the future of Africa - by IndyRadio
Larry Summers once mused that Africa was "underpolluted' and thus "inefficient", but not anymore. Chuck Mertz reads the history and introduces a new 4 hour episode of This Is Hell.
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:16PM
G7 Calls for Greater Global Economic Stability - by Sophia Har
g7, Jubilee USA Network, Economic Stability
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2015 9:10AM
At G7 Summit Trade and Debt Policies Take Center Stage; Bishops Call on G7 to Enact Global - by Sophia Har
G7 Summit, Debt, Jubilee USA Network
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 7:32AM
FIFA Scandal Highlights Corruption in Global Financial System; US Banks Named in FIFA Indi - by Sophia Har
Jubilee USA Network, FIFA, World Cup, Money Laundering .
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2015 11:58AM
Your Web Browser Is Not Your Friend - by Riseup.net
Essential browser extensions
Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:21AM
Kathryn Johnson of Public Citizen Discusses the "Fast Tracking" of the TPP (audio/mpeg 19.2MB) - by Janet Hays
Kathryn Johnson of Public Citizen flew from Washington D.C. to New Orleans to help urge Cedric Richmond oppose the “fast tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mammoth trade deal that will undermine labor, health, and environmental policies in the United States and allow corporations to sue federal and state governments for passing legislation that results in a loss of profit. The TPP is the largest trade agreement in the history of the United States. “Fast tracking” ...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:25PM
G7 Finance Ministers Focus on Growth in Face of High Debt - by Sophia Har
G7 finance ministers gather in Dresden, Germany, to discuss promoting "sustainable growth" in the face of growing global debt. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is among the ministers gathering. The meeting takes place amid debt crises in the Eurozone and the developing world. The ministers meet after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported slow economic growth and increased debt burdens during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. "It's impossible to experience sustainable growth, w...
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:34AM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via 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 the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt - by Sophia Har
Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:18AM
Governments Negotiate UN Agreement on Global Development - by Sophia Har, Jubilee USA Network
The United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and finance ministries are meeting in New York to finalize an agreement for the Financing for Development Conference (FfD) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July.
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:46PM
Heterodox Economics, Cultural Anthropology, and Radical Transformation with DJ Ferman-León (audio/mpeg 97.0MB) - by Felipe Messina (crosspost)
Radical economist Dr. Michael Hudson, on Bonnie Faulkner's Guns and Butter (KPFA/Pacifica Radio), has called the University of Missouri’s heterodox economics department, the anti-Chicago School of Economics. Lumpenproletariat.org speaks with one of the most interesting thinkers and theoreticians at UMKC’s radical economics department about radical transformation and social change. (70 minute audio file)
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:40AM
Wealth is not a Private Affair - by Ulrich Thielemann
The US faces a revenue- and a war-spending crisis. The top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982; corporations stash trillions in tax havens. Joseph Stiglitz warns that inequality creates suboptimal economies. Since capital gains taxes are half of regular taxes, speculators pay much less than workers. Alternative economics emphasize that our economic problems are endogenous, not exogenous. Profit-maximizing is different than profit-making (Ulrich Thielemann). In late stage financial capi...
Posted: Thu May 7, 2015 5:23AM
On the End of Capitalism - by Ulrike Herrmann
Capitalism will collapse in a chaotic and brutal way... The bridge from capitalism to the new "post-growth economy" is lacking. Hardly anyone reflects about the process of transformation... If the climate should be spared, fly8ing cannot be a human right. The unpleasant R-word that threatens growth will be unavoidable again: renunciation. This cannot be limited to flying since energy consumption can only be reduced by producing less.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 8:37AM
World Bank and IMF Announce $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad - by Sophia Har, Jubilee USA Network
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announced $1.1 billion in debt relief for Chad. The money comes through the IMF and World Bank's two major debt relief programs: the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI). Chad is the 36th country to receive HIPC relief and the first since 2012. Chad is the fourth-least developed country in the world. More than half its population lives in poverty.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:54AM
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015: video (video/mp4 341.4MB) - by El Enemigo Común
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:29PM