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Presidential Candidates Criticize Pfizer Merger - by Greg
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's merger with Allergen, claiming Pfizer's goal is to move its headquarters to Ireland on paper where it will pay a lower tax rate without changing its US business activities.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47AM
Black horse - by Ted Rudow III, MA
I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6:56 KJV.)
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:56PM
Puerto Rico Government Meets with Debt Holders in New York - by Greg
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank is meeting with advisers of some of the finance firms that own Puerto Rico's debt to present a plan to comprehensively resolve the island's debt crisis.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:17AM
Economic Crises as Sicknesses and Catastrophes - by S Puehringer, M Schnetzer and P Schreiner
The 2008 financial crisis is often wrongly described as a "state debt crisis" where cause and effect are inverted and economists and the market are released from responsibility. The Austrian economist Stephan Puehringer shows how sickness and catastrophe metaphors dominate discussion. The "patient Germany" has a "serious infection" or the German economy has been "infected." The "American crisis" is described as an "economic Tsunami." How perverse that the social state is dismantled and work...
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:14AM
Ataques en París - by partido comunista internacional
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:09AM
Attacks in Paris - by International Communist Party
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:52AM
G20 Focuses on Paris Attacks and Economic Stability - by Greg Williams
G20 Calls on Congress to Pass IMF Voting Reform
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:31PM
Capitalism is the Problem - by Ferdinand Scholz and Matthias Kiefer
Prosperity in large part is based on the ecological and social exploitation of poor countries in Africa and Asia. Today 20% of humanity consume 80% of global resources. For several billions people, hunger, sickness, exploitation and low wages are the daily routine while a tiny upper class swims in unfathomable abundance. The poor are played off against each other while the richest hide billions in tax havens. Counter-measures are necessary for a world moving to justice, inclusion and human...
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:18AM
10 Shocking Realities of the TPP - by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not be seeing the text.
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 4:49PM
Reviews: Submission as Freedom. Life in Neoliberalism - by R Beyss, S Friedrich and W Gaum
The challenge of neoliberalism took an offensive form in the global North with the victories of Reagan and Thatcher. No coop and no dictatorship were needed to gain mass support for the political ideological hegemony. A neoliberal morality was implemented connected with market conformity, adjustment readiness, self-discipline and active, competitive, entrepreneurial and egoistic life praxis. Stagnation, unemployment and futurelessness demand counter-measures. Is the market self-healing? What...
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 3:38AM
Greek conscripts: 'we won't take part in fighting migrants' - by Diktio Spartakos
A collective statement on the migrant crisis from “Diktyo Spartakos” (‘Spartacus Net’), a far leftist formation inside the Greek army, and signed by conscript soldiers from 50 different units.
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 10:16PM
TPP Text Reveals Broad New Powers to Attack Food Safety, Food Labeling Laws - by via Food & Water Watch
11.5.15, WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Obama administration released the long-secret text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that would weaken consumer protections, undermine U.S. food safety standards and prevent commonsense food labeling. The language included in the TPP is more aggressive than previous trade deals and provides broad new powers for other countries and foreign corporations to challenge U.S. food safety and food labeling measures.
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 8:37PM
Memorandum 2015 - by Alternative Economic Policy study group
For 40 years, the Bremen study group has published memorandums. The council of experts promoted the profits of businesses, not aggregate economic demand. Public net investments in Germany have been negative since 2003. While full employment was reached in the 1960s, mass unemployment in Germany surpassed the five million mark because of neoliberal structural reforms and fiscal policies favoring capital. The ice on which the neoliberal agenda moves has become thinner.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 5:02AM
New York Times' Columnist Joe Nocera: "The Patent Troll Smokescreen" - by Nocera
New York Times' Columnist Joe Nocera: "The Patent Troll Smokescreen"
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:02PM
It would be Ayn Rand - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Rep. Paul Ryan has officially been elected as the 54th speaker of the House after he got the votes of 236 members. At an Atlas Society meeting celebrating Ayn Rand's life in 2005, Ryan said that "The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand"
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:42PM
Economist: "TTIP is Doomed" - by Pierre Sauve
Resistance rages across the parties. Two hegemons negotiate who are not accustomed to making compromises. The US and the EU are like two proud gorillas. Investment jurisdiction is an enormously profitable niche. The lawyer branch will put up a fierce resistance against losing that niche. The US doesn't want the agreement without investment protection.
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:24AM
Tax Justice for Social Justice - by Martina Neuwirth and Thomas Kattnig
Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. At the same time companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. According to the EU commission, 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets through tax fraud and legal tax avoidance. $50 billion are smuggled out of Africa - more than the continent receives in developmental aid.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:54AM
(A-Radio) Eastern Europe 4: Anarchists and the tenants movement in Warsaw - by A-Radio Berlin
As part of a journey through Eastern Europe a member of the Anarchist Radio Berlin had the opportunity of talking to another comrade of the housing project Syrena. The main topics of this interview were the history of re-privatization through ruthless landlords and local autorithies in Warsaw like the case of the murder of the tenants activist Jolanta Brzeska in 2011 as well as the wild tenants struggles against these mechanisms and their cooperation with the anarchist movement regarding soar...
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:30AM
Tax Flight, Tax Avoidance and the Contribution of the Rich to Society - by Silke Otsch
Multinational businesses cause the greatest losses through tax flight and tax avoidance. Between $21 and $32 trillion are invested in tax havens. Whoever can buy expertise and services can utilize tricks and tax havens. Tax flight is a problem for democracy. Without tax revenues, politics renounces on creative possibilities. Without state investment programs, the Internet, GPS and the touch-screen would not exist. Ending the offshore coalition is vital for remedying imperfect democracy and...
Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:17AM
(A-Radio) Eastern Europe 3: Anarchism in Warsaw - the Syrena and Przychodnia squats - by A-Radio Berlin
As part of a journey through Eastern Europe a member of the Anarchist Radio Berlin had the opportunity of talking to a comrade of Syrena. Syrena is a squat in the inner city of Warsaw and has its origins in the tenants movement. In this interview we talk about the huge amount of activities like anti-racist work, social work and anarchist activities that are getting started out of Syrena. Further we talk about the connection to the Przychodnia Squat which is located directly behind Syrena as w...
Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:19AM