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textFrom Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality by Stefan Wallaschek
Society doesn't play any role in Ayn Rand's perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself andno one else - unlike the citizen engaged in society and actively championing a democratic process of enlightenment. Ryan defended the minimal state against the totalitarian and welfare state....
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22AM
imageFukushima 2020 Olympics Nightmare: Is PM Abe Criminally Insane?
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by Labor Video Project
This documentary investigates and exposes the plans of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring the Olympics baseball games to contaminated Fukushima. Although there is over a million tons of tritium radioactive water in tanks surrounding the plan, thousands of contamined bags of waste and melted nuclear rods still in the broken plants Abe has claimed to the Olympic Committee and world that Fukushima has been decontaminated....
Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:44PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
imageHawai'i Board of Education Bans Herbicides on School Grounds in Response to Community Concerns
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by Center for Food Safety
Honolulu, HI, June 28, 2019 — This week, the Hawai'i State Board of Education (BOE) released a memo announcing that it will be banning the use of herbicides on public school campuses effective immediately. The announcement is the result of a public meeting held on Monday between BOE officials, community members, and Dewayne "Lee" Johnson—the first plaintiff to win a cancer suit brought against Monsanto/Bayer....
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:59PM
textUtopia, Technology and Struggle. Ways out of the Crisis of Social Democracy by Marc Saxer
The crisis of social democracy is rooted in the abandonment of a vision beyond the pure market society. To become politically viable again, social democracy needs a positive vision of a post-capitalist world, the formulation of a new social-democratic utopia. The normative vision of this utopia is a Good Society with equal chances for everyone....
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23AM
textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM
textCongress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories by Kate Zeller
After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump....
Posted: Tue Jun 4, 2019 6:26AM
textDisaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time by Kate Zeller
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded....
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:05PM
imageArgentina Buenos Aires: Foro Agrario
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by reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras
Agroecología, propiedad de la tierra, justicia y el rol de la mujer atravesando y despatriarcando cada palabra....
Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 2:42PM
textHouses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories by Kate Zeller
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes....
Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:33PM
textBernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax by Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty
Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, the top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74% Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism. On the contrary, it was more egalitarian and productive. Young Americans sympathize with socialism....
Posted: Mon May 6, 2019 3:21AM
textHomelessness in California: A Problem We Can Solve? by Yannick McGhee
Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act is a new bill proposed to Congress to help curb the issue of homelessness....
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51PM
textHUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing by Lynda Carson
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation’s public housing units!...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:35AM
textThe Ugly Truth about U.S. Health Insurance by Troy Prouty
The truth about Healthcare in the U.S. makes it unsustainable due to special interest from two opposite forces....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:00AM
textVienna: Housing is a Human Right by German DGB Union
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are half the rents in Munich. Housing is a creative challenge since we are not born with housing like clams. The state cannot steal away from its responsibility to guarantee life, liberty, and happiness....
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 4:52AM
documentHomeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes
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by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Boise, Idaho, April 1, 2019 – Tonight, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the west coast states of the Ninth Circuit can sleep more safely, without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets. Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an en banc petition by the city of Boise in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), leaving in place its September 2018 ruling that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public property in...
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 2:58PM
textThe Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch
Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. This "politics of capital" was largely at the expense of a majority of the population, particularly wage-earners. A social consensus made possible the relative stability of liberal democracy up to the 1970s....
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:29AM
imageReport Finds Widespread Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim and Santa Ana Shelters
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by ACLU of Southern California
SANTA ANA, MARCH 14, 2019 — Orange County, in the midst of a dire homelessness crises, opened emergency shelters, giving hope to those who were living in punishing conditions on the streets. But what once was a symbol of hope has become a nightmare for many residents....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48PM
imageU.N. Committee Urges UK Government to Consider “Comprehensive and Complete Ban” on Fracking
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by Food & Water Watch
Geneva/London/Brussels/Washington, March 13, 2019 - In an extraordinary move, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) slammed the United Kingdom’s policies on fracking for failing to protect the rights of rural women, and urged the British Government to “consider introducing a comprehensive and complete ban on fracking.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23PM
textHUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Declare Trump’s 2020 Budget “Dead on Arrival” by Posted by Lynda Carson
Earlier today the Elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants demanded an immediate and total rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, released on March 11!...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:10PM