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imageFormer OSHA Med Director Dr. Larry Rose On DIR Christine Baker Corruption Scandal & OSHA
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
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
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
image"Trumping With The US Empire" Leo Panitch On Trump, Capitalism, Multi-Nationals & Socialism
by Labor Video Project
Leo Panitch a professor emeritus at York University and co-editor of the Socialist Register spoke on "Trumping With The US Empire" in San Francisco on 2/20/19....
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:09PM
textWhy Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon's Game by Amihai Glazer
New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in incentives in exchange for some 25,000 jobs. My conclusion: is that Incentives just don’t work....
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:59PM
textTen Years After the Financial Crash by Rudolf Hickel
US economic statistics are dubious since financial markets are based on financial products and money out of nothing. Tax havens, micro-second betting, stock buybacks, and corruption through lobbying are market- distorting and cause revenue shortfalls....
Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2019 3:40AM
textThe Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism by Sergi Halimi, Pierre Rimbert and E Altvater
The people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same as the old capitalists: to make the rich even richer. Cheap money seduces to new speculation. The governing elites fail to prevent the threatening climate collapse and gamble away the future of coming generations....
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:34AM
image“Public Education Is Not Your Plaything”: L.A. Teachers Strike Against Privatization & Underfunding
by Democracy Now
Los Angeles public school teachers are on strike for the first time in three decades. On Monday morning, tens of thousands of teachers braved pouring rain on the picket line for the strike’s first day. Some 20,000 people marched through downtown Los Angeles, demanding smaller class sizes, higher pay, the regulation of charter schools and more nurses, counselors and librarians. Over 31,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles are striking....
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:46PM
textMarkets as a Fetish, Globalization and Dissent Management by Joachim Hirsch, Rainer Mausfeld, and W Raza
Economic inequality must be reduced and democratic participation regained. Resisting tax avoidance, financial market regulation, climate policy, and globally combating poverty must be priorities. Unlike apples and bananas, financial products are not visible but hidden. Rainer Mausfeld explains how emancipative needs for change are neutralized. Opinion management is a vital technique of control....
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:54AM
textTaxes - The Great Bluff by Nico Beckert and zebralogs
A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Tax flight and an increasingly unjust tax system are connected with inequality, trifling chances of advancement and the decay of social cohesion....
Posted: Sun Jan 6, 2019 3:57PM
imageMacron Go Away! Thousands Face Gas Attacks In Their Protest Macron's Government In Paris
by Labor Video Project
Thousands of people from throughout France attended a rally in Paris against the Macron's fuel tax and increasing poverty of people in France....
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:59PM
image"The Cleaners" An Interview With Film Directors Hans Bloch & Moritz Riesewieck
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek interviews film makers Hans Bloch & Moritz Riesewieck about their film "The Cleaners" who are hired to do the censoring on Facebook....
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:12AM
textTrumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices by Rudolf Hickel and Lukas Hermsmeier
Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Instead, private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trumponomics is a disaster that is really a sleight of hand. $8 trillion was given to the super-rich. The poor, seniors, children and students are attacked....
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:56PM
imageAnakbayan Santa Cruz condemns the state supported extrajudicial killings of Human Rights Rights defenders in the Philippines
by Anakbayan Santa Cruz
Anakbayan Santa Cruz denounces the trend of U.S- backed, state supported violence that has resulted in the brutal murder of Atty. Ben Ramos - Secretary General of the National Union of People’s Lawyers-Negros Occidental (NUPL). On November 6, 2018 people’s lawyer and human rights defender Ben Ramos was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting commissioned by the state to silence yet another activist and defender of the people....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 5:07PM
textTrumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices by Rudolf Hickel and Lukas Hermsmeier
Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Instead, private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trumponomics is a disaster that is like a sleight of hand. $8 trillion was given to the super-rich. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 3:40AM
imageBrazil's 2018 Election, The Working Class, Fascism and Capitalism In Brazil
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent election of anti-labor racist militarist Jair Bolsonaro and how the failure of the Workers Party PT brought this reactionary to power in Brazil....
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:16PM
textThe Big Lie and the 8-Hour Day by Andre Losing and Stephan Kroll
All personal and corporate success depends on state investments in roads, schools, hospitals, libraries, food safety, water quality, clean air and airwaves. The Internet, touch-screen technology and GPS originated from state risk-taking. The state becomes corrupted when it turns away from public interest and reducing poverty and becomes the plaything of private or special interests. 8-hour day is 100 years old...
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:10AM