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Joseph Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All - by www.billmoyers.com
The Nobel Prize-winning economist explains why America's future prosperity depends on tax reform today.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:07AM
Israeli Ship Blocked in Oakland - by Steve Martinot
The Palestine solidarity movement in the East Bay successfully blocked an Israeli ship from being fully unloaded. In the process, serious malfeasance by the Port of Oakland occurred in its collusion with the ship, and against the community and the longshore union (ILWU).
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:32PM
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
7 Rip-Offs that Corporations and the Wealthy Don't Want You to Know About - by Paul Buchheit
The US faces a revenue crisis and a war-spending crisis fueled by corporate tax evasion and an out-of-control empire-building foreign policy. As offense was and is called defense in Vietnam, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Iraq and Afghanistan, profitable corporations are called "non-profit organizations" in late state capitalism. As Humpty Dumpty said, words mean what I say they mean.
Posted: Mon Aug 4, 2014 6:15AM
Analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety and animal and plant health - by Dr. Steve Suppan
The TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, being negotiated behind closed doors could create a free trade zone of 800 million. Corporations could sue states under the investor-state dispute settlement provision, states cannot sue corporations and judgments would not be reviewable. The 3-person arbitration court system may be an unnecessary parallel system that privileges foreign investors. Public sector jobs, social and environmental regulations, anti-fracking and anti-geneti...
Posted: Fri Aug 1, 2014 6:13AM
Oakland City Council's $12.25 minimum wage proposal shot down - by Lynda Carson
The July 29 Oakland City Council measure to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 failed, leaving it up to the voters to pass a $12.25 minimum wage increase proposal in November!
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:55AM
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
Word Processor: A review of the Bay Area's 'Processed World' in 'The Baffler' - by Office temp
Processed World was an ostensibly subversive magazine aimed at office workers and others who worked in SF's Financial District in the 1980's.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:23AM
The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith - by Marc Lee and James Galbraith
From The Great Crash, we have of course the conviction that financial panics affect real activity. No one in the 19th century or with experience of agriculture ever seriously doubted that the economy runs on credit or that real activity depends on banks. Only in the higher reaches of academic life could such a thing be denied. The denial, nevertheless, took powerful hold.
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:22PM
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations - by Southwest German Radio
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiated in secret gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections.
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:56AM
Learning from Roosevelt: His "New Deal" - by Stephan Schulmeister
The Civilian Conservation Corps helped overcome the basic pessimistic mood in society. Within a few months, 500,000 young persons had hope again. The government should intervene in case of an economic emergency... The Social Security Act (1935) introduced unemployment and pension insurance and set up additional measures for the socially weak... The National Labor Relations Board should prevent intimidation of employees by employers and promote the process of collective bargaining.
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 6:54AM
The Myth of America's Golden Age by Joseph Stiglitz - by Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist at the World Bank and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics, teaches at Columbia University in NYC.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 5:53PM
An Illusory America by Norman Birnbaum - by Norman Birnbaum
more at www.freembtranslations.net, www.nextnewdeal.net, www.foreffectivegov.org, www.onthecommons.org, www.therealnews.com, www.worklessparty.org and www.submedia.tv
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 5:33PM
The Middle Class Continues Shriveling - by Thomas Piketty
A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82% That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered... There was a great reduction of global inequality in the last decades - as in the convergence between threshold countries and rich cou8ntries.
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 5:22AM
Bay Area Robin Hoods Steal from the Government to Give to the Solidarity Economy - by David Gross
Local war tax resisters are redirecting their taxes to help the solidarity economy grow and thrive.
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:34AM
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
Memorandum on Leaked TISA Financial Services Text - by Prof. Jane Kelsey
This memorandum provides a preliminary analysis of the leaked financial services chapter of the Trade in Services Agreement dated 14 April 2014.
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:21AM
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
SF Labor Council Calls For Reinstatement Of KFPA Pacifica "Morning Mix" Show - by reposted
The San Francisco Labor Council called for the reinstatement of the KPFA Pacifica "Morning Mix" show which was cancelled unilaterally by the interim manager Richard Pirodsky with the support of Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson, KPFA "Upfront" host Brian Edward-Tiekert, Pacifica Interim Executive Director Bernard Duncan and the KPFA News Department heads Eileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle.
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:31PM