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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
image A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts. 480_massachusetts-photo-by-tony_fischer-flickr_1.jpg by Jewish Voice for Peace Boston
Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 4:20PM
text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate ‎Negotiations by Lydia Andrews
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 7:55AM
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
image 2017 Census of Agriculture: Harvesting Opportunity 480_27540110_2181870911826807_934150040313162384_n__3__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food Systems Investments to Transform Communities is a new tool released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis that utilizes data points provided by the Census of Agriculture. Last century we began our journey helping to quantify and qualify better opportunity for Black Agriculture producers toward impacting better health outcomes in our communities, in partnership with the USDA/NASS. A 2020 Vision was put forth as a methodology to utilize b...
Posted: Thu Feb 1, 2018 12:28PM
audio Westley Bayas III on the Unrig the System Summit (audio/mpeg 27.7mb) by WTUL News & Views
Civic and Community Consultant Westley Bayas III joined WTUL News & Views in the studio to talk about the upcoming represent.us Unrig the System Summit. Folks from near and far and across ideological and partisan lines will gather from February 2nd-February 4th in Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center to work on solutions to unrig the United States' political system....
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54AM
text New Orleans City Council Rescinds Universal Human Rights Resolution Due to Backlash Over Inclusion of Palestinians by US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2018 – Today, the New Orleans City Council rescinded a universal human rights resolution, R-18-5, under intense pressure from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO), simply because the resolution was introduced by a Palestine solidarity group which framed the resolution as a victory for Palestinian rights within the broader scope of human rights....
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:56PM
document Conservation, Tribal Groups Sue to Block Repeal of Federal Fracking Rule blm_fracking_rule_repeal_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, January 24, 2018 — A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued today to block the Trump administration’s repeal of a 2015 rule designed to protect water, wildlife and public health from the harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands....
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:47PM
image Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions 480_prison-abolition_1.jpg by National Lawyers Guild
It seems there could never be enough legal support to help the millions of prisoners who would benefit from having a lawyer at arms’ length. Whether it is lack of medical care, abhorrent nutrition, exposure to extreme temperatures, lack of clean water, or brutality by prison guards, there are endless inhumane conditions prisoners are forced to live through on a daily basis. The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office receives letter after letter from prisoners, mainly requesting a copy of th...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38PM
text Honor Roll of BDS Organizations Banned by Zionist Israel by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Nazi Zionist Israel has been so adversely affected by the successful Boycott Divest Sanctions movement that it is now lashing out, like a wounded, dying beast, with a list of 20 organizations banned from visiting the hellhole, US military base and settler colony called Israel. This honor roll is:...
Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2018 3:14PM
text CDC Promotes Lie of Nuclear Survival; Protest Jan 20-21, 2018 by No Nukes
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that on January 16, 2018, it will have a 1 hour session on the “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” claiming that “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.” See https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2018/January2018.h...
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 9:32PM
text 1/20-21/18: Response to Nazi Trump & Minions: "Never Say" Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Anthem by Anti-Fascist
With the complete destruction of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all anti-poverty programs imminent in 2018 to pay for the Trump Tax Scam of 2017, we will all certainly be at the January 20-21, 2018 Women's Resistance Demonstrations celebrating women's right to abortion won 1/22/73 in Roe v Wade and affirming our commitment to putting an end to the capitalist profit motive that is the cause of all our grief. The anthem of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Uprising of April-May 1943, Neve...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:17AM
text Someone left a box of horse manure for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin by Lynda Carson
Steven Mnuchin is one of Trump’s numerous very wealthy cabinet members living in luxury while the treasury of the country is being plundered by the latest tax bill passed by the corrupt Republicans in the House and Senate!...
Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:40PM
text Tax deform bill reveals the most corrupt government that money can buy by Lynda Carson
To call your Member of Congress to say “NO” to the tax deform bills?: Toll free number for the US Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044 or 1-888-516-5820 - Call NOW and call often!...
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:36PM
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
text Despised Peter Roskam of Wheaton picked for notorious tax bill negotiations by Lynda Carson
Wheaton is a racist town. Back in the mid 1970s, someone tried to get a permit to build an apartment building near Gary Avenue and Jewel Road, but it was opposed and blocked by many families in the area. This included my own family and grandfather who lived in his windmill house nearby at the time (now owned by my uncle Steve), because they were afraid that the apartment building would allow blacks to move into the neighborhood. I was ashamed of my family when that racist incident occurred an...
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 9:39PM
image Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" 2017-bmp-laban-ng-masa.jpg by Walden Bello
Statement of Dr. Walden Bello, National Chairman of Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses), Nov 30, 2017...
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 2:08AM
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 $67 billion in tax cuts to 11 donor families to the GOP by Lynda Carson
To call your Member of Congress to say “NO” to the tax deform bills?: Toll free number for the US Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044 or 1-888-516-5820 - Call NOW and call often!...
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 1:22AM