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textRAND Corporation: No one can win this war by Michael Maier
Authors Samuel Charap and Miranda Priebe conclude "that in addition to averting a possible escalation toward a Russia-Nato war or Russian nuclear deployment, avoiding a protracted war is a higher priority for the United States" than regaining territorial control through Ukraine. As a result, the analysis sees first a cease-fire and eventually an agreement as crucial....
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 11:44pm PST
textDeSantis' First Law Enforcement Appointee Perjury and Failure to Disclose homicide arrest by Jon Edwards
DeSantis 2019 Broward County Sheriff Appointee Perjury Investigation and Homicide Arrest - failure to Disclose - Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony...
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 4:06am PST
textARPA Funds and the Public Commons at Concord's Todos Santos by Someone
On the council agenda for their February 7th meeting, Concord's city council will consider giving nearly half-a-million dollars to the Todos Santos Business Association for "porters" and "private security". This private-public partnership to patrol Todos Santos Park and the adjacent downtown area will blur the lines between private property and public commons....
Posted: Fri, Feb 3, 2023 7:20pm PST
textThe right to water and 7 challenges to the welfare state by B Schusta, S Wixforth & S Pirklbauer
Visions need concrete, tangible measures that provide security in times of uncertainty and reliably carry all people through the huge changes. The sooner the challenges to the welfare state are recognized and addressed, the sooner the indispensable ecological transformation will also become a social one....
Posted: Fri, Feb 3, 2023 11:13am PST
textWhy War? by Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and W Borchert
The way to international security leads over the unconditional renunciation of the states of a part of their freedom of action or sovereignty, and it should be undoubted that there is no other way to this security... (P)owerful psychological forces are at work paralyzing these efforts. Some of these forces are out in the open. The need for power of the ruling class of each state is one force....
Posted: Wed, Feb 1, 2023 12:38pm PST
textBiden Wielding DNC to Guard Against Progressive Challenge by Norman Solomon
To the victor goes the right to spoil...
Posted: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 7:00am PST
textOn Pacifica’s CRD: Hands Off Uhuru; Unionists Call for Freedom for Mumia; Florida New Coll by Pacifica's CRD
On Pacifica’s CRD: Hands Off Uhuru; Unionists Call for Freedom for Mumia; Florida New College under Attack; Somali Democracy...
Posted: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 6:16am PST
textDemocracies against Autocracies by Conrad Schuhler
"We are striving for close transatlantic coordination in China policy and are seeking cooperation with like-minded countries in order to reduce strategic dependencies. Indeed, relations with China must be 'shaped in the dimensions of partnership, competition and system rivalry'."...
Posted: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 5:24am PST
textThere is nothing to fear from China by Hans Bohler and Klaus von Dohnanyi
Non-interference in the affairs of other states and emphasis on what united them for mutual benefit were thus an important element of Chinese notions of cooperation from very early on, just as in Chinese philosophy existence presupposes coexistence. Individual rationality was supplemented in China early on by relational rationality....
Posted: Sat, Jan 28, 2023 10:15am PST
textOil Industry Seeks Supreme Court Review of California Offshore Fracking Ban by Center for Biological Diversity
9th Circuit Refused Previous Request, Upheld Lower Court Decision...
Posted: Thu, Jan 26, 2023 11:38am PST
textTurn of the times and Negotiations instead of truce by Herbert Bertsch and Peter Wahl
"Public opinion continues to cling to pragmatism and pacifism. Skepticism toward military means has even increased since the beginning of the war." For example, in a May poll, 49 percent thought, "The most important thing is to end the war as soon as possible, even if that means Ukraine ceding control of territory to Russia."...
Posted: Tue, Jan 24, 2023 7:02am PST
textBiden 2024 Decision Pits the Party’s Elites Against Most Democrats by Norman Solomon
Power brokers vs. democracy...
Posted: Mon, Jan 23, 2023 8:13pm PST
textRussia's war against Ukraine and What are the war aims? by Peter Becker and Gen. Erich Vad
Erich Vad is an ex-brigade general. From 2006 to 2013, he was the military policy advisor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He is one of the rare voices who spoke out publicly against arms deliveries to Ukraine early on, without political strategy or diplomatic efforts. Even now he speaks an uncomfortable truth. This is a military escalation. We are going down a slippery slope....
Posted: Sat, Jan 21, 2023 11:20am PST
textConcerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda by Anjoulie Woodhead
World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt...
Posted: Fri, Jan 20, 2023 3:55pm PST
text80 environmental groups & elected officials support price gouging penalty on oil companies by Ramon du Houx
80 environmental and public health advocacy groups and elected officials have sent a letter of support to Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), author of legislation setting a price gouging penalty on refiners to be taken up in a special legislative session called for by Governor Gavin Newsom....
Posted: Fri, Jan 20, 2023 1:52pm PST
textCalifornia's record high gas prices have set the stage for showdown with oil companies and by Hank Greenberg
On November 19th, Californians paid $5.30 per gallon of gasoline, while Texans paid $3.02. Stopping this price gouging with a windfall profit cap has become a priority of the governor. If Gov. Newsom can pass a windfall profits cap, it will be viewed as a major victory over the California oil industry. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s official plan to combat these high prices was introduced by State Senator Nancy Skinner, on the day the legislature reconvened to swear in members, Decembe...
Posted: Thu, Jan 19, 2023 4:04pm PST
textThe Club of Right-Wing Apostles by Thomas Schwendener
Two chief advisers to Donald Trump have launched a think tank for "global freedom" in Zug. At the founding event, the Swiss U.S. ambassador spoke about the "woke inquisition."...
Posted: Thu, Jan 19, 2023 2:29pm PST
textHow foreign policy elites are losing contact with their citizens by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
In addition to the destruction of two countries, trillions of squandered dollars, a massive refugee crisis, a new generation of U.S. war veterans in need of lifelong assistance, and countless dead as well as wounded, these "elites" are largely responsible for the distrust of Washington that has eaten culture and politics in this country to the core. Trust in American institutions is dwindling....
Posted: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 6:35am PST
textWhat are the chances for peace in Ukraine? by M von der Schulenbert, A Lieven and H Neuber
There must be another way to peace. But there can only be if we stop believing that only weapons or the annexation of foreign territories can bring peace; if we accept that the world does not belong only to the West, that there will be no single world power, the USA, and that the expansion of NATO does not contribute to stability in Europe....
Posted: Sun, Jan 15, 2023 6:29am PST
textNegotiated Solution - No Alternative! by Wolfgang Herzberg and Tomasz Konicz
NATO intervention seems unlikely so far, after U.S. President Biden ruled out direct military intervention even in the run-up to the war...Nevertheless, a further escalation of the war cannot be ruled out. At present, the powerless left has only the option of fighting for peace and of educational work: of emphasizing the survival necessity of a post-capitalist system transformation... (TKonicz)...
Posted: Thu, Jan 12, 2023 8:22am PST
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