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text IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis by Lydia Andrews
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17PM
audio Canadian Journalist Turns Rwandan Genocide Story Inside Out (audio/mpeg 3.6mb) by KPFA Saturday News/Ann Garrison
A Google Search for “Syria” and “Rwanda” turns up millions of hyperlinks, most of them likening the Syrian and Rwandan conflicts and calling for intervention in Syria to "stop the next Rwanda." Judi Rever's new book, "In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front," turns the story of what actually happened in Rwanda inside out....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24PM
image Refugee Caravan Carries On to Defend the Right to Seek Asylum 480_refugee-caravan-mexico_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
We call on the people of the United States to support and join our struggle. Already, allies from the Tohono O’odham people, the National Alliance of Domestic Workers, and the Palestine people have expressed solidarity. We hope that more people and organizations feel that our struggle is their struggle as well....
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:20PM
text The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
document The Second Amendment : A Sacred Covenant of Ethnic Cleansing and Slavery Between the Nation State and Settler Militias second_amendment.pdf_140_.jpg by Seeding Sovereignty
A Seeding Sovereignty zine explaining the gun violence issue from an Indigenous perspective. It explains how “the historical context that led to the creation of the Second Amendment is actually based on the process of land annexation and the mitigation of local populations through assimilation, genocide or slavery--much of which took place at the point of a gun.” Written by Christine Nobiss. Art by Jackie Fawn Illustrations....
Posted: Fri Apr 6, 2018 11:44AM
image Indefinite Detention Is Torture 480_pict0055-thumb-275x366-1504_1.jpg by Curt Wechsler
Habeas corpus, or the Great Writ, is the legal procedure that keeps the government from holding you indefinitely without showing cause. “The serious physical and psychological harm that results from such detention can constitute cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” charges The Center for Victims of Torture. “These effects are amplified in detainees who have been tortured or experienced trauma prior to commencement of indefinite detention.”...
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 3:45PM
text Trump - Hard as Steel by Tomasz Konicz
There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards on the world financial markets could finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing industry that suffocates in its own productivity....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:53AM
text Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters by Lydia Andrews
From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:27AM
text Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations by Lydia Andrews
During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the enjoyment of human rights of vast numbers of people entitled to the solidarity of the whole human family.”...
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:14AM
image “I’m Turning Point USA’s Top Activist in the Country, & I Quit this Shitty Organization” 480_fascist_picture_1.jpg by Dr. Danny Weil, ESQ
“Last semester, Frankie told us we were not allowed to bring Kyle Chapman (the Based Stickman) to our campus since Turning Point wants to distance itself from the alt-right, despite him being a Constitutionalist Ron Paul supporter. Meanwhile, Frankie was liking tweets from notorious Charlottesville attendee and white nationalist icon, James Allsup”...
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:06PM
text Turning Point USA opens door for white supremacists on campus by Dahn Shaulis
Turning Point USA is a racist, anti-feminist, anti-intellectual organization backed by billionaires, the NRA, and members of the fossil fuel industry. It has organizations at hundreds of high schools and college campuses. And the group uses dirty tricks to incite others on campus....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 11:51PM
image Turning Point USA Colorado State University event erupts in violence 480_charliepicture_1.jpg by Dr. Danny Weil, ESQ
Turning Point USA states on its website it is devoted to the promotion of the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government, but as we shall see, this is just a cover for their misogyny, white supremacy and fascist ideology. The group is joined at the hip with a subaltern group of rabid fascists, gamesters, misogynists and racists, including the fascist fight club, the Proud Boys (https://medium.com/@willsommer/the-fratty-proud-boys-are-the-alt-rights-weirdest-new-...
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 1:19PM
text A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, SNAP, food stamps, WIC food assistance, Pell grants, the EPA, the Department of Education, the National Institute for Health and the Legal Corporation are sadistic. Are we headed back to the 11th century when narcissism and illiteracy were accepted and not overcome?...
Posted: Mon Feb 5, 2018 4:27AM
text Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed....
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:58AM
text Solidarity with the People of Tunisia by Friends Everywhere
Stand in solidarity with the People of Tunisia to fight against austerity measures. Free all the political prisoners and drop the criminal charges!...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12PM
image What is real anarchism? 480_realanarch2.jpg by Winter Oak
Anarchism is a philosophy which, over the years, has often been seriously misunderstood, thanks largely to the efforts of its enemies. But the situation seems worse than ever today, in that even those who call themselves anarchists sometimes lack a clear understanding of what it involves. Sometimes they accept the comic-book version of anarchism presented to us by the mainstream media and so help perpetuate that parody. Sometimes they undermine the whole sense of anarchism by trying to combin...
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:39AM
image "Ranch of Hope" Yoshi Kaneda 480_aj201205150058m_1.jpg by Yoshi Kaneda
Masami Yoshizawa a cattle farmer from Fukushima has been battling to protect his cattle and let the world know the results of Fukushima and the role of the Abe government...
Posted: Fri Dec 8, 2017 10:54AM
text Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans by Lydia Andrews
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed ‎taxes....
Posted: Fri Dec 8, 2017 9:50AM
image Broadband monopolies to censor Internet content 480_ajit_pai.jpg by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
There is a growing consensus within the ruling establishment that the Internet must be purged of oppositional, left-wing, socialist and anti-capitalist ideas, with the ending of net neutrality being yet another major step toward the implementation of Internet censorship. The recently released plan by the Federal Communications Commission to abolish net neutrality has evoked mass opposition across the US and around the world....
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:58AM
text Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:05PM