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textNNU Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly & UAW GM Strike Scab Threat by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio hears about the Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly in San Francisco on September 13, 14 and 15th. We then talk with GM auto workers about the national strike and the threat of scabs at some plants....
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:03PM
imageHong Kong & The Termination of Cathay's Flight Attendant Ass. Pres. Rebecca Sy
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by Labor Video Project
Rebecca Sy, president of Cathay Dragon's Flight Attendants Association discusses her firing and the growing repression against working people in Hong Kong. She. also discusses the social conditions of the working class in Hong Kong....
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05AM
textThe Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality by Rainer Mausfeld
Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions....
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15PM
textThe Idol Totters by Michael Kratke and Georg Rammer
Economists oppose the austerity religion and demand investments. Germans ardently believe in economic fairy-tales, that the 2007/2008 world financial crisis was a result of excessive state indebtedness, that state debts burden future generations, and that state debts always led to hyper-inflation. This only happened in a few special cases....
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 3:59AM
text"We Gotta Get Out of this Place" by Anselm Jappe
Bourgeois theorists have always believed capitalism to be “everlasting” because, they claim, it is in accordance with “human nature.” For them, all crises are only cyclical and transient: they are understood to be the result of imbalances between supply and demand, or are even praised as a form of “creative destruction.” This interview is from www.exit-online.org, 2/23/2016...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:12AM
imageThe SF Mime Troupe, SF Chronicle & The Treasure Island Cover-up
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by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio on KPFA looks at the recent SF Mime Troupe play which was panned by the SF Chronicle reviewer. WorkWeek then hears from the SF Chron editor Audrey Cooper who talks about the powerful figures who are threatening their. reporters because of their stories on Hunters Point and Treasure Island. WorkWeek then hears from Treasure Island residents and Tetra Tech whistleblowers and former Cal-OSHA medical director Dr. Larry Rose about the failure to inspect sites and defend whistlebl...
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:47PM
textHerbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man by J. Schuttler, J. Scholz and Y. Rudolph
"Manipulation of needs" is one of the control instruments. Rulers change needs through manipulation. False needs are needs imposed from above like the need for production and consumption of useless things. The need for freedom no longer exists. While individuals are manipulated and indoctrinated, they should be able to distinguish false and true needs....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 7:18AM
imageBrazilian General Strike Against Privatization & Bolsonaro Government On 6/14/19
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by Labor Video Project
Millions of workers and students in Brazil went on strike against privatization and the Bolsonaro government....
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:54PM
imageThe Olympics, Fukushima, Creative Reconstruction & Capitalism
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by Labor Video Project
Professor George Wright discusses how the Japanese Abe government was able to bring the 2020 Olympics to Japan and organize the baseball games and Para Olympics at Fukushima. The Abe government has said that Fukushima has been "decontaminated" and although this is not the case, the Olympic committee officials have accepted this whitewashing of the dangers of Fukushima....
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43PM
textFrom Enlightenment to Counter-Enlightenment by Stephan Schulmeister
Brilliant minds elevated "the market" into a "higher being" of the post-modern age to which we must submit. The primacy of the market replaced the primacy of politics. Dr. Schulmeister is an economic researcher in Vienna whose latest book is "The Road to Prosperity." His articles here include "Ten Theses on the Crisis and its Solution" and "Good intentions but Shipwreck."...
Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:45AM
imageYellow Vests and Occupy Have a Messge
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by Leon Kunstenaar, Photo: Leon Kunstenaar
Pointing The Way To A New Progressive Paradigm...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:48AM
textWe the Scattered in the Insult Society by Hans-Peter Martin
Hans-Peter Martin is the author of "Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone" (2018). Now it is Game Over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions even without democracy and without observing liberal human rights....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:48AM
textWhat is a crisis? A Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisis by Walter Otto Otsch and Stephan Pohringer
The economic guild interprets crisis through an ideological lens. The financial crisis was redefined as a state debt crisis. Illuminating the systemic causes of the crisis or discussing the crisis proclivity of the capitalist system as a whole is not possible anymore. Higher state debts are now made problematic and identified as crisis cause in Merkel's "living above our means."...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:26AM
textPlease Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope by Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberlein
The old quotation of Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives are discussed. How can we be heroes of the new storyline?...
Posted: Wed May 1, 2019 7:34AM
imageFormer OSHA Med Director Dr. Larry Rose On DIR Christine Baker Corruption Scandal & OSHA
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by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek interviews former Cal-OSHA Medical Director Larry Rose about the systemic corruption scandal by former Division of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker. He discusses the role of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to prosecute Baker and her daugher and also the appointment of her by former Governor Brown to the Fraud Assessment Commission. Last he discusses the impact of deregulation of workers compensation with the support of Baker and the California AFL-CIO Art Pula...
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:25PM
textThe Financial Market Casino Controls Politics by Ernst Wolff
The financial markets seem to be the measure of all things. Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their "competition," small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians give only give the trillions to big corporations. This subsidy net has become a kind of heart-lung machine, "socialism for the rich" or "new feudalism."...
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:12AM
textUber/Lyft IPO Creating Millionaires While Exploiting Precarious Workers by Edward Escobar - founder AIW
Uber/Lyft Rush To IPO Before the Labor Laws Catch Up...
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 3:44AM
imageCA DIR Baker Corruption Scandal Continues Under Gov Newsom
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by WorkWeek Radio
The escalatiing California criminal corruption scandal involving former Governor Brown's Director Of Industrial Relations director Christine Baker and others is now enveloping Governor Gavin Newsom. Former Governor Brown covered up the corruption by his DIR director Christine Baker and appointed her to the California Fraud Assessment Commission after she was forced to resign as director of DIR. Governor Gavin Newsom continues to support her appointment and the Attorney General Xavier Becerra ...
Posted: Thu Apr 4, 2019 4:45PM
imageFed OSHA Whistleblower Whitman Challenges Major Corruption In Gov
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by repost
Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Darrell Whitman has sent a letter to Alexander Acosta, the US Secretary of Labor charging that there has been a systemic cover-up of corruption by firing and retaliating against Federal whistleblowers in the many government departments including DOL, DOD, FAA, NASA. He states that this is a threat to the health and safety of workers and the public in the United States. The FAA and other agencies have put the safety of the public in danger by the...
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52AM
textRainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs by Nico Beckert and Bernhard Romerke
Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surfaces. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power. Neoliberalism is no longer recognizable as ideology....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:44AM