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Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a policy. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection. The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand-in-hand with fighting poverty.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:07AM
US policy in Honduras must change
Since 1982 a single landowner and sweatshop entrepreneur has benefited from US interventions in Honduras.While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton ignored pleas from Congress to cut off support to Miguel Facusse', who was remembered as a "colorful character" by the LA Times when he passed away last year at the age of 90. Today, I provide background for a new report from International Affairs Review: "¡Basta Ya! The United States is Overdue for a New Policy Approach in Honduras" by Laura Blume
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:59PM
Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment
It was a quarter of a century ago, on March 7th, 1991, when the proletarian uprising in Iraq against war showed to the world proletariat the only way forward to eliminate wars forever. As always, on the other side of the social barricade, all the global forces of Capital acted as one body to liquidate the autonomy of our class.
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:49AM
Steal City: Thoughts on some everyday struggles in Hamilton
200 copies of this text were distributed as a beautiful zine during the May Day 2016 celebrations in Hamilton’s Beasley Park. A Steal City… Far and wide, Hamilton is known as the steel city. Historically, the largest producer of steel in the country, our solidly working-class city has been built around the steel industry. For better or worse, steel has been integral to what it means to be a Hamiltonian. Against this backdrop, we want to make a slightly different proposition – we ...
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:02PM
An Anarchist Take on the Trump Campaign
As of this writing, there is no obvious path to the White House for Donald Trump. As Harry Enten recently pointed out, Trump's strong unfavorability rating (not his unfavorability rating, his strong unfavorability rating) stands at 53%, a full 16 points ahead of Hillary Clinton's heroic-in-its-own-right 37%. While some combination of electoral fraud and liberal third party candidate could conceivably send Trump to the Oval Office, if the election were to be held today he would lose.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:26PM
White House Acts on Corruption and Tax Evasion in Wake of Panama Papers
The Obama Administration announced actions to combat money laundering, corruption and tax evasion. In April, the "Panama Papers" leak exposed how "anonymous shell corporations" facilitate crime and corruption.
Posted: Fri May 6, 2016 11:48AM
Wales: #BreakFree climate activists invoke Welsh dragon in Ffos-y-fran coal occupation
Welsh climate activists invoked the mythical red dragon to say 'Break Free from fossil fuels' and 'No New Coal'. A red puppet dragon was used in the civil disobedient occupation of the Ffos-y-fran open cut mine in South Wales on May 3. This is the largest open cast coal mine in the United Kingdom.
Posted: Fri May 6, 2016 4:35AM
Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement
Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:41AM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece
Today the No Borders Camp on the island of Lesvos, with a population of 300-400 people, was forcefully evicted. Around 6 o’clock in the morning the people in camp were brought to the detention center Moria in overcrowded buses. This camp is known for deporting the people seeking asylum back to Turkey without a fair examination of their application.
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:13AM
Academic Peer Review: Simon Springer and ‘Anarcho-Geography.’
Recently Simon Springer attended a Geography conference in San Francisco, he met with like minded anarchists and anarcho-geographers. His general symposium was in regards to his recent essay, "Fuck Neo-liberalism." A resilient researcher, author and essayist on the subject of neo-liberalism, anti-capitalism, anarchist and anarcho-geographic theory, I felt that a peer review was necessary to help local anarchists understand his theories, and the somewhat recent exchange between he and David Ha...
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:01PM
NPR's Marketplace: The Voice of Loanshark Capitalism
The Los Angeles based show Marketplace is NPR's voice of Wall Street banksters, hedge fund billionaires. and the architects of destabilization of socialist governments.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:12PM
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:37AM
IMF Puts Spotlight on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis as Congress Debates Solutions
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will categorize Puerto Rico as its own entity in its economic database for the first time. Puerto Rico is in the midst of a significant debt crisis but is not eligible for IMF assistance because it is not a country.
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:12AM
Underdog Victories in History
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:56PM
#XochicuautlaAlert: Statement on San Francisco Xochicuautla
On Monday, April 11, 2016, around 800 State of Mexico riot police at the service of Grupo Higa laid siege to the Otomí community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, destroyed the camp set up in defense of the forest, used heavy machinery to illegally tear down the house of Dr. Armando García Salazar, and violently dragged out at least 25 men, women and children who were inside the house, including 64-year-old Isabel Hernández, a member of the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:00AM
#AlertaXochicuautla: Pronunciamiento sobre San Francisco Xochicuautla
El lunes 11 de abril de 2016, por lo menos 800 granaderos del estado de México al servicio de Grupo Higa sitiaron la comunidad otomí de San Francisco Xochicuautla, destruyeron el campamento levantado en defensa del bosque, usaron maquinaria pesada para derribar ilegalmente la casa del doctor Armando García Salazar, y con harta violencia echaron fuera a aproximada 25 personas que se encontraban en la casa, entre ellas la compañera Isabel Hernández de 64 años, integrante del Consejo Supre...
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:56AM
Puerto Rico Archbishop Invites Prayers for Congress, Creditors and Political Leaders
As Congress introduces legislation to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis, San Juan's Catholic Archbishop is inviting prayers that all "work together to find a solution to the crisis that respects the rights and dignity of all sides."
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:35PM
Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets
The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing, GE and scores of other corporations shift tens of billions to the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. According to a 2013 article, one building in Wilmington, Delaware has 285,000 mail box firms. Corporations seem to have rights without responsibilities. Trust and public spirit are replaced by cynicism and resignation when corporation...
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:34AM
March 39 and counting… Nuit Debout and the new French uprising
The spirit of resistance has captured the imagination of a new generation in France, as youth-led opposition to neoliberal labour “reforms” has spiralled into full-on rejection of the whole capitalist system on the street and squares.
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 8:32AM
French bank Societe Generale funding new #coal in Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic National Committee to Combat Climate Change (CNLCC) has written to French Bank Societe Generale, among others, over their funding of the new Punta Catalina coal plant. A contract was signed by the bank on 23 December 2015, just 11 days after the Paris Agreement on climate change was concluded at COP21. The coal project is mired from corruption allegations in Brazil affecting the firm contracted to build the plant, plus transparency allegations in the Dominican Republic,...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 11:45PM