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SF Labor: Calls on Labor Movement to Mobilize in Washington, D.C. August 24 - by San Francisco Labor Council
In Support of the SCLC and King Center call for a March and Rally in Washington, DC on August 24, 2013 and in Support of the July 2 Northern California Demonstration to Demand a Massive Federally Funded Jobs-Creation Program and No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:21AM
The Elite Look Down on Democracy - by Jens Berger and Hans Springstein
The thought-models of the economy have conquered practically all other social sciences. The person in these models is a homo oeconomicus, a rational agent whose only drive is maximizing his benefits. In this view of the person, only an action with the driving force of egoism is rational. The rational action of individuals who must sell themselves on the labor market has an irrational moment. People carry out repressions that they cannot see because of the irrationality of the whole. The conse...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 4:24AM
Karl Marx Birthday - by WorkersAction
May 5th was the birth date of Karl Marx, one of humanity’s most influential theorists.
Posted: Tue May 7, 2013 8:49AM
No unions - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The death toll in Bangladesh has topped 200 after an eight-story garment factory building collapsed with thousands of workers inside. More than 1,000 people were injured, and an unknown number of workers are still trapped in the wreckage. Cracks had been found in the building, but workers say the factory owners forced them to go to work anyway.
Posted: Thu May 2, 2013 2:30PM
Corporations versus States: Arbitration Boards against Democracy - by Pia Eberhardt
In 2012 Ecuador paid the largest compensation sum in history $1.76 billion to Occidental for cancelling its oil production contract. Germany is threatened with a compensation of 3.5 billion euro for turning off two nuclear reactors. International investment agreements are part of the new constitutionalism, political-legal structures that secure neoliberalism quasi constitutionally by limiting the possibilities of state intervention and democratic control.
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:25AM
Neoliberalism as a Variety of Social Darwinism: Ten Million More Unemployed - by Christoph Butterwegge, G Horn and F Schmid
Social cuts are a danger for democracy..When fear of social descent or collapse seizes the middle class, the danger grows that exclusion-ideologies may gain acceptance like racism, nationalism or social Darwinism.. The economic future is given away on the altar of an ideology that raises location competition to the leitmotif of political-economic policy.
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:14AM
Red Umbrellas at Supreme Court:US Supreme Court Hears Anti-Prostitution Pledge/PEPFAR Case - by Carol Leigh
Sex workers gather to be a witness and a presence for the Supreme Court. "We stand together to assert that the voices of sex workers from around the globe and those who work to reduce their harm need to be taken into account in the development of legislation and policy that effects sex workers lives, health, safety, and livelihood."
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:27AM
Mirror images and ideological straitjackets on the path from Solidarity to sellout - by Systemic Disorder
A particularly harsh brand of capitalism was instituted via shock therapy in Poland, against the repeatedly expressed will of Poles. Unemployment, severe wage cuts and a growth in poverty were the results, just as with today’s austerity programs.
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:27AM
Workers at Lanesplitter in Oakland Walkout to Protest Working Conditions - by in solidarity
Workers from the local Lanesplitter Pizza Pub walked off their shifts Monday night to protest the working conditions and poor food quality of the company; customers walked out in support.
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:28AM
Budget Cuts and Happy Times - by Ingo Schmidt and Thomas Fricke
For three decades, a Troika from Wall Street, the US Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve pushed global (capital) investments with a mixture of tax cuts, cheap credits and overrated securities...The world economy is plagued by an excess of uncollectable debts as well as over-capacities and demand weakness. Is there a political way out of these calamities?
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:42AM
VIDEO: Role of Corporations in the United States - by marc
Corporations can be seen as associations of citizens, creations of the state that can be dissolved or persons. The US economy has shifted from a Fordist to a financialized economy. Real and nominal taxes are very different. Today corporations pay between 12-14% in taxes (Sen. Carl Levin).
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:51AM
VIDEO: The capitalist system needs patriarchal domination - by Eric Toussaint
Eric Toussaint is president of the Committee for the Cancellation of Third World Debt.
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:39AM
The BRIC - States: World Economy on a Silk Thread - by Jorg Goldberg
The year 2013 has a good chance of making economic history. For the first time since the beginning of European industrialization, the production volumes of the so-called threshold- and developing countries will surpass the volumes of the triad, North America, Western Europe and Japan... The phenomenon of sinking real investments is true for all `developed' countries... Hardly anything happens in the real economy while the central banks flooded the financial industry with money free of charge.
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:35AM
Social security cuts: Work until you drop - by Systemic Disorder
We have something here bigger than Barack Obama and whatever character flaws he might be perceived as possessing. Austerity is a bipartisan project.
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:30AM
Are Reforms of the Financial Sector Enough? - by Alexander Hageluken
This article focuses on seven errors and seven remedies of the financial crisis. The financial crisis was also a crisis of easy money. For years and again today, speculators exploited the situation that money was and is very easy to borrow in states like the US and Japan. Financial bubbles arise. The American Federal Reserve has a tradition of stimulating the economy with cheap money and low key interest rates. They contributed to the last financial bubble.
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2013 6:39AM
Another Dismal Jobs Report - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Apr 6, 2013 11:24AM
Please More Information About The Retaliation Lawsuit at Tenderloin Housing Clinic - by Community Housing Partnershiprship Employee
I would like more information about this lawsuit. Thanks.
Posted: Fri Apr 5, 2013 5:50AM
Growth Euphoria and Distribution Reality - by Norbert Reuter
The chasm between poor and rich opens even more. The uncoupling of growth and quality of life on one side and productivity and work volumes on the other side make clear that "business-as-usual" leads to growing problems, not to a solution. Deregulation, flexibility and corporate tax evasion inflate the profits of a few.. The German GDP rose 300% between 1960 and 2005 with 20% fewer workers. Reuter pleas for reorienting economic policy with distribution justice instead of the illusion of perma...
Posted: Thu Apr 4, 2013 6:48AM
Those who do the work in the workplace should get the rewards - by Systemic Disorder
People are taught to have a 19th century, romantic notion of capitalism — a myriad of small enterprises competing in a free market. But a “free market” has never existed. Capitalism was built on pushing people off their farms and passing draconian laws to force them into the new factories, and continues to be based on violence.
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2013 3:01PM
Why Don't Politicians Care about the Working Class? - by Mark Thoma
The national debt is not the most important problem to address. Reversing the polarization of the labor market is much more important.
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23AM