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document Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Living in Vehicles Moves Forward 1.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
On Friday, June 8, a U.S. District Court denied the City of San Diego’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit challenges the ticketing of homeless people living in RVs and other vehicles....
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:15PM
text More Public Investments are Sensible and Necessary by Philipp Heimberger
Low-interest rates should create possibilities for expansive budgetary policy. Public investments in the infrastructure and education could benefit future generations by helping raise long-term prosperity and well-being. The one-sided narrowing of budgetary possibilities is excessive and counter-productive....
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42AM
image ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Death 480_shreddedpaper_1.jpg by ACLU
UPDATE (05/29/2018): The ACLU and partners submitted public comments opposing Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s request to the National Archives and Records Administration last year. As a result of the campaign and overwhelming opposition from the public, NARA decided to review ICE’s proposal more closely. As of now, ICE has not made a new proposal regarding the destruction of these records. Government agencies with a long and well-documented record of abuse should not be permitted to des...
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48PM
text The Beam in the White House by Horst Schiefer and George Rammer
Iran is the "greatest supporter of terror," declared president Donald Trump. With that, he justified his peace-endangering cancellation of the nuclear agreement with Iran on May 8. Reducing foreign policy to scapegoating is Hitlerian. Hitler said the world was laughing at Germany and the Jews were responsible for all distresses and contradictions....
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:48AM
text In November voters can vote to repeal Costa Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
A vote for the Affordable Housing Act will be the voters opportunity to repeal the draconian Costa Hawkins Act, the 1995 law that severely limits cities’ rent control options!...
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52PM
text Federal Workers Alliance file lawsuit against three workforce executive orders by Lynda Carson
On June 13, 2018, a large coalition of 13 unions collectively known as the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), representing 300,000 federal workers, sued the Trump administration for violating the rights of government workers to be represented by unions in their workplaces!...
Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:11AM
image 2018 Juneteenth - US Census of Agriculture 480_img_8307_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Everyone should take the time to reflect upon the final Confederate Port, Galveston Island, Texas and honor the legacy of the US Colored Troops, many who used military pay and pensions to become Black Agriculture Producers....
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:08PM
text Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue by Christian Fuchs
Trump is not an individual phenomenon but one of many structural manifestations of the sudden change of neoliberalism into authoritarian capitalism. The media's profitmongering intensifies the visibility of rightwing ideology. Enlightenment has a negative dialectic under conditions of capital....
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:06AM
text Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake by Philipp Heimberger
The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment and did not reach its goal of permanently calming the financial markets. Public investments could raise economic growth both in the short- and long-term. State expenditures have a considerable influence on employment and growth....
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:16PM
text Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
Trump's Animals ICE And Prisoner Sexual Abuse Racists Are On The Loose!...
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:58PM
text Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair by Sebastian Dittrich
Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, the value of a political system is measured by how well it secures liberal freedoms. Interest-groups like unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a socially just redistribution policy on the wealthy minority....
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:46AM
audio New Orleans Treme Residents Hold Swimsuit Protest; Expose Recreation Commission problems (audio/mpeg 21.6mb) by WTUL News and Views
Amy Stelly, Treme resident, designer and water and human rights activist joined WTUL News and Views to discuss on going issues with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and its habitual marginalizing of tax-paying residents. Adult swimmers recently ran into problems with having access to the Treme Community Center pool as well as health and transportation issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 3:05PM
image Paid agents of the colonisers deceiving Australian Aborigines over land ownership 480_2012.jpg by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Native Title Service organisations and their lawyers are paid agents of the colonisers, falsely pretending that they operate in the best interests of their clients, the First Nations Peoples....
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 2:08AM
document Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates ca_evictions_are_fast_and_frequent.pdf_140_.jpg by Tenants Together
One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 11:10AM
text Neoliberalism or New Freedom for Corporations by Ulrich Spangenberger
"The interests of merchants always differ from public interests. As a rule, they are interested in deceiving and misusing the general public" (Adam Smith). Keynes established that the market alone cannot ensure prosperity for everyone. A redistribution of income from top to bottom and regulatory state action are necessary. Public policy means compromise and isn't a sledgehammer slashing everything but the military....
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 5:25AM
image Left-wing Woman, Maria Espinosa, Elected President of U.N. General Assembly 6e738557-1af8-4fcb-8090-6bd292787126.jpeg by Jonathan Nack
“Espinosa dedicated her victory to women in politics world wide, especially those who face gender discrimination.”...
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 6:17PM
image Tension between Australian Aborigines over sovereignty 480_ghillar_riverbank_mission_1.jpg by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Unless we address divisive policies, a gigantic David and Goliath struggle going on in Aboriginal Affairs has the potential to become an enormous disconnect between First Nations people supposedly aspiring for the same outcome....
Posted: Mon Jun 4, 2018 3:57AM
text Israeli Manipulation Of US 2016 & Other Elections by Exposure
Netanyahu and other prime ministers of Israel have manipulated US elections for many decades....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 3:53PM
image 500 Palestinian Detainees To Start Hunger Strike Next Week 480_palestinian-prisoner-hunger-strike_latuff_1.jpg by IMEMC
Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that 500 detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, have decided to start a hunger strike next week....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 2:30PM
text G7 Hurricane Debt Relief Caribbean/Small Islands by Lydia Andrews
“This is the first time that Finance and Development Ministers are meeting jointly at the G7 and they can promote solutions for when financial crises and humanitarian crises collide” notes Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network Executive Director....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:41AM