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text Bay Area News Group article on the Governor's race ignores Delaine Eastin by Stanley Sokolow
A news article today from the publisher of The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The San Jose Mercury News, and many other local newspapers, speaks about the positions of gubernatorial candidates on higher education in California. It completely ignores Delaine Eastin although she is tied in recent polls with one candidate that they did talk about. Eastin knows education in California, has big plans for it, and they should have included her in the story....
Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:27AM
text UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for by Jubilee USA
Officials from governments, the IMF, World Bank, the private sector and NGOs meet this week at the United Nations for the Financing for Development (FFD) Forum....
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:32PM
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
text Puerto Rico Should Cut Debt and Protect Poor Say Island Religious Leaders by Lydia Andrews
As Puerto Rico's oversight board considers a fiscal plan, major religious leaders say the final plan should cut debt, prevent austerity and reduce child poverty. San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Puerto Rico Evangelical Bible Society leader and the Executive Director of the island's Catholic Charities sent a letter to the oversight board....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:50PM
text IMF World Economic Outlook Report Raises Concerns for Long-Term Growth by Lydia Andrews
The International Monetary Fund releases its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report, forecasting global growth in the short-term and raising concerns on possible economic downturns beyond the next few quarters....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:27AM
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
text Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan by Lydia Andrews
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week....
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:38AM
image ACLU Report Urges Cities and Towns to Provide Internet Service as a Utility 480_web18-broadbandcommunity-chart_1.jpg by American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU SENDS REPORT TO OVER 100 MAYORS IN 30 STATES WHO EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR NET NEUTRALITY...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:01AM
image The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines 480_2017-anti-duterte-rally-laban-ng-masa_1.jpg by Joshua Makalintal
Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by ...
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:22AM
text Holy Ground Desecrated at Site of Apache Resistance to Arizona Mine by Center for Biological Diversity
Vandals Destroy Crosses, Eagle Feathers at Oak Flat Campground...
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:28PM
text Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief by Lydia Andrews
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37PM
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
image Black, Queer Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Assassinated 480_5f315e6e-ca15-4dba-b1bd-ea665386276d_1.jpeg by Colin Murphy
Councilwoman Marielle Franco, a feminist lesbian activist and emerging voice against police violence, was gunned down yesterday in her car...
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:58AM
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
text Authoritarian Capitalism: Interview with Christian Fuchs by Christian Fuchs
Phenomena like Trump and the new nationalisms confirm the actuality of the theory of the authoritarian personality articulated by Wilhelm Reich, Erich Fromm, and Theodor Adorno. By their structure, capitalist social media are often so invested that they encourage individualism, narcissism and the cult of personality and are not social media....
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:24AM
text New US Bills Introduced to Tackle Global Tax Avoidance and Corruption by Lydia Andrews
This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption....
Posted: Fri Mar 2, 2018 2:26PM
image Reporters Without Borders are outraged by pressure on journalists in Moldova 480_reporters-without-borders_2-19-18_1.jpg by Don Owens
We have long got used to the fact that various human rights organizations monitoring the situation on matters relating to the freedom of expression, human rights and other ephemeral phenomena of the modern world try to ignore flagrant examples of their violations in the case it does not conflict with interests of their own patrons. By way of example, countries embarking on the road towards democracy usually raise no concerns to ardent defenders of universal human values, regardless of the rea...
Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:35PM
image Gigantesca movilizacion en defensa del proceso de cambio en Santa Cruz-Bolivia. 480_dwhmz31xcaabnur_1.jpg by Luis Gonzales Guardia
Gigantesca movilizacion en defensa del proceso de cambio en el monumento Chiriguano de la ciudad de Santa Cruz- Bolivia. La demostracion expresa su respado al presidente Evo Morales....
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:20PM
text State Investments and the Public Sector by Patrick Schreiner and Kai Eicker Wolf
The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. It is a kind of advance concession. It increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects on economic development....
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10AM
text New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 8:17AM