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It becomes almost a life-and-death spirit - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Judge Approves NFL Head Injuries Settlement A federal judge has approved a settlement to compensate National Football League players who suffer the impacts of repeated head injuries. The NFL estimates nearly a third of its players will suffer long-term cognitive problems, like Alzheimer’s. After 5,000 players sued the league, the NFL has agreed to pay up to $5 million to players who develop certain crippling neurological diseases. Critics say the settlement will exclude people whose cond...
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:46PM
Details Revealed: How Silicon Valley Tycoons Hacked Into The Stock Market And Faked Trades - by Paula Emerson
Tesla Motors blows up, gets sued, is charged with fraud, has homicidce charges, gets blamed for market manipulation...and what happens each time a business horror about Tesla is announced? It's stock goes UP! How is that possible unless someone is running the "Flash Boy" algorithm on the stock exchange to fake the Tesla volumes?
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:14PM
Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements - by Axel Flessner, J Baertner and S Liebrich
The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. They could demand compensation in the billions from the states. States could be deterred by the threat of lawsuits from environmental and labor protective regulations. These agreements are not trade bills but bills to increase corporate profits and privilege foreign investors...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:20AM
Worldwide Grassroots Support Going to Kobane and Rojava - by Teachers4Peace in Kobane
Kobane is out of the headlines, but please let us not forget that people there are living amidst a city utterly reduced to rubble. Assistance is starting to flow from the European grass roots: funds, medicines, medical equipment and other resources.... but more is needed.
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:03AM
World Bank Announces Package of Aid and Loans to Ebola-Affected Countries - by Sophia Har
The World Bank announces $650 million in new concessional loans and grants for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone at the start of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:11AM
Overdue farewell to dogma - by Thomas Palley and Gustav Horn
Mainstream economics did not see the crisis coming – and so far it has not done much to overcome it. However, at least in the USA, a rethink has started.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:10PM
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Protests are being held across the country today in what organizers call the "largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers." Fast-food workers in 230 cities are walking off the job as part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:12PM
IMF Reports Debt and Human Crises Drive Uneven Growth - by Sophia Har, Jubilee USA Network
Global Stability and Economic Outlook Reports Released
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:24AM
Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! - by Thilo Bode
How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP negotiated in secret, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The threat of a lawsuit can have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protective regulations. A parallel private arbitration system (ISDS) is created that privileges foreign investors over labor and the environment. Philip Morris, Violea, Vattenfall, Occidental, Pacific Rim and Metalclad are flagrant examples of profit ...
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:20AM
Anarchist News Site - by Ana
Anarchist news site featuring struggles from around the world: http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:58AM
Grenada Reaches Debt Deal as Caribbean Mired in Debt Problems - by Sumi Yi
Grenada Could Influence Global Debt Negotiations
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:51AM
Bashing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Moscow Visit - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 7:16AM
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Moscow - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 12:15PM
Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe - by Andreas Botsch
The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments, the latter without discernible social benefits...The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model for fiscal policy. The equation of public and private debt carrying-capacity is a classical fallacy from part to whole. What is right for individuals can be harmful for the whole... Politics should hold to empirical fa...
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:20AM
People's Park: Chancellor Dirks Will Remember It For You, Wholesale - by Save People's Park Trees
This week is Spring Break; one day this week, workers from HortScience will enter the park and remove trees. On March 5th of 2012, the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission passed a resolution in favor of reinstating a community advisory board before any alterations to the park are made. This resolution was made after the UC destroyed trees and flattened berms on the west end of the park. On April 3rd of 2012, Berkeley city council unanimously passed the resolution titled: "Ensuring Commun...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:06PM
Fight Back! News Activism - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:43PM
Global Iron Curtain: Repressive States control human rights at UN. - by Anthony Ravlich
American Professor describes the World's State Criminals deciding human rights issues at the international level. While, in my view, a Global Iron Curtain exists with the UN hiding very much of enormous and profound importance from the rest of humanity.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:20AM
Oakland: Google Bus Paint Bombed - by anonymous
A google bus was paint bombed in the Temescal district during the morning commute. The bus was full of googles.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:05PM
Growth, Prosperity and Quality of Life - by Enquete commission
"Our understanding of a modern economic and social system is strongly influenced by the phase between 1950 and 1975 in West Germany when the social market economy was created and democracy was re-stabilized...Since then the economic, technical and political conditions have changed enormously nationally and internationally. New answers are necessary both to protect social and democratic achievements and to overcome new challenges resulting from finance capitalism, ecological endangerments and...
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:17AM
Oakland: Blockade of Facebook Bus at Macarthur BART Station - by Fuck the Zuck Bus!
A Facebook shuttle bus had its morning commute disrupted.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:14PM