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No Redistribution Without the Social State - by Norman Wagner and Matthias Schnetzer
In Austria 30 percent of the gross domestic product is spent on social services (not including education spending)... Since the 1990s, social security has been increasingly discussed as a financial burden and less as a social achievement... The irony is that the social state is the target of austerity measures in times of economic insecurity with high unemployment and rising poverty although it is then urgently necessary.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:42AM
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim - by Seana Sperling
Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:10PM
Reinvented Palestinian History - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:58AM
Attorney Stanley L. Cohen: Guilty of Doing His Job Honorably - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:41AM
The very lies that made the Cheney-Bush Iraq War possible. - by Ted Rudow III, MA
As Vice President Joe Biden warns it will take a "hell of a long fight" for the United States to stop militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:46PM
Deconstructing John Kerry's Big Lies - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:02AM
CDC Cover Up: Blacks are More Harmed by Fluoride - by Fluoride Action Network
When fluoridation was virtually the only fluoride source, black children suffered double the toxic effects of fluoride than others in the first human fluoridation experiment conducted on the entire population of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which began in 1945. To preserve fluoridation, it seems, this information has not been broadcast to the Black community.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:15AM
Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (Part II) - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:05AM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:22AM
The Coming Alternatives and The Function of the Enemy - by Jacob Augstein and Gotz Eisenberg
Future criticism of capitalism is not a taboo any more. Why is there so little resistance against capitalism? Capitalism is a secular religion... Thanks to ISIS, "we" can forget all the other problems. If any enemy disappears through detente or capitulation, the possibility of shifting one's conflict to it also fades.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:16AM
Wind power is cheaper than coal, 70pp - by DG Energy
A leaked report shows wind is the cheapest energy source in Europe, beating the presumably dirt-cheap coal and gas by a mile. Conventional wisdom holds that clean energy is more expensive than its fossil-fueled counterparts. Yet cost comparisons show that renewable energy sources are often cheaper than their carbon-heavy competition.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:16PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
Mass Surveillance Destroys Freedom - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:25AM
Media Uses Hazing Instead of Rape in Football Locker Room Attacks - by Football Fascism in U.S.
The scandal in Sayreville, NJ involving forced sodomy of young football players is being covered up at home by football fanatic parents and downplayed by the media. The media's term "hazing" is misapplied while ignoring the sexual nature of the crimes included forced sodomy. The cultural cover-up by football fanatics reeks of fascism on the local level while the media's downplay of words indicates nationalist fascism of football's Holy Grail.
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:23AM
The Inheritance of Inequality and Rethinking Growth - by Martin Schuertz, K Burmeister and S Stache
The economy exists for people, not vice versa. Economics should be pluralistic, not a monolith. The economy should be embedded in society; society should not embedded in the economy. Social and ecological reality should not be externalized or factored out but considered in discussion and future planning. What are the models. motors and myths of a sustainable economy? Thomas Piketty and alternative economics emphasize inequality and mass unemployment as present and future dangers of late stag...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:52AM
WSJ Columnist Mary O'Grady: US Imperial Tool - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:15AM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM
Obama Doublespeak Duplicity - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:51AM
A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership, 32pp - by Seattle to Brussels Network
Talks between the European Union and the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took off in the summer of 2013 with many political and business leaders hailing the deal as a silver bullet against the difficult economic recovery affecting both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 2:02PM