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textPlease close the glaring "Young Adult" gap in stimulus payments by Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH
Through an oversight, many young adults will receive NO stimulus payment. Please help raise consciousness about this....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 10:21PM
textAngola 3 Newsletter: DECARCERATE!!!! by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We dedicate this newsletter to the men, women and children in detention centers, jails and prisons, where they are unable to social distance or sanitize--leaving them to anxiously wait for the virus to take hold in their facilities. Please encourage your local governments to take action before the virus hits....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 9:55PM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/03/20 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 5:56PM
textOn the Power of Money - Three by Eugen Drewermann by Eugen Drewermann and Iring Fetscher
Only faith (as in a religion), the "invisible hand," the "law" of the "free" market can judge everything. State interventions can only be annoying. The market itself is allegedly "social". Everyone acts acording to his advantage. The system is not social but lives from the creation of permanent and growing injustice. "Needs" can be produced completely irrationally....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 6:56AM
textSan Francisco, CA: Windows of Union-Busting Bakery Smashed Out by Repost
The following communique’ was anonymously sent to It’s Going Down which we republish below. For context, the Tartine Bakery in San Francisco has recently resisted efforts at a unionization drive by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The communique’ reads:...
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 10:15AM
textIMF Gold Reserves Can Provide Coronavirus Relief Says Development Group by Kate Zeller
As the International Monetary Fund, G20 and world leaders consider urgent actions to confront the economic impacts of the coronavirus, a development group says IMF money is available to prevent crisis and support healthcare....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 8:05AM
textDominican Hospital's (mis)treatment of (disabled) homeless people by John Colby
As an advocate for (disabled) homeless people who blogs about this advocacy (thus I'm an independent journalist), I've come across numerous incidents of discrimination by Dignity Health's Dominican Hospital against (disabled) homeless people. I obtained a media statement about how Dignity Health's Dominican Hospital will (equally) serve homeless COVID-19 victims. Please report non-compliance to me....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 1:03AM
textCorrect behaviour when looting by burnin&lootin
How should I act when I'm looting. A guide for young and old....
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:14PM
textThe economy in the times of the coronavirus by R Hickel, Ingar Solty & Daniel Stelter
Most people’s thinking is determined by the development of the Covid-19 crisis, the return of “the hour of executive power” (Gerhard A. Ritter), i.e. state of exception legislation, and the fears which it evokes as well as the economic measures which appear to be in response to the health crisis....
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:21PM
textUnited Nations Agency Calls for $1 Trillion COVID-19 Debt Relief Package by Kate Zeller
A United Nations agency that predicted the 2008 financial crisis is calling for $1 trillion in debt relief for developing countries to battle the economic impacts of the coronavirus....
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:55AM
textGeneral Strike 2020 by Emerican Johnson
General Strike! Urgent Call to Action! Rent Strike!...
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:07AM
textCorporatis Demands Social Closenessing By Forcing People To Shop Limited Hours by blues
Back here, the Corporatis demands social closenessing by forcing people to food-shop during limited hours. In Northampton (MA), the 'Big Y' grocery stores are open as: =/ Effective Thursday, March 19th all Big Y stores will reserve the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for customers who are 60 and older or have compromised immune systems. Regular store hours are now 8 AM to 8 PM until further notice. This will give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product...
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52PM
textUpdates from the "Ignore Them Until they Disappear or Die Off" Genocide Zone by Robert Norse
While City & County officials who live indoors postulate, ponder, and predict, no safe shelters, sanitary shithouses, or reliable food services have opened up to replace those shut down. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) critic passes on some updates and the latest in-the-field reports from Food not Bombs still-serving-under-fire foodster Keith McHenry....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47PM
textTrump’s Mass Negligent Homicide Doesn’t Let Democratic Leaders Off the Hook by Norman Solomon
Failures of leadership in a time of coronavirus...
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22PM
textMasks4All by Anthony Ravlich
Wearing a mask can slow the coronavirus. If I wear one it protects you and if you wear one it protects me. It stems from human rights omissions at the UN i.e. duty to the community....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:49AM
textPeace is the New Priority for Planet Earth after CoVid19 Crisis by DLi
For decades Peace activists have been clamoring that the misplaced US priority on Militarism (wasting Trillions of dollars and narrowly focusing on imagined foreign enemies and/or real terrorists spawned by US policies) will decisively harm the health of citizens and the Planet itself. Sadly, 60 years after President Eisenhower warned of the danger of the Military Industrial Complex overshadowing the health and welfare of our society, the Peace agenda is still being sidelined to near extinct...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:39PM
textIMF Announces Coronavirus Debt Relief and Increased Lending Resources by Kate Zeller
As the coronavirus continues to take lives and wreak havoc on health systems and the economy, the International Monetary Fund announced plans for debt relief for poor countries and increased lending resources for all countries. ...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32AM
textHayek and the Social Question by Patrick Schroeder
Hayek, author of Road to Serfdom, said the market was self-healing and market outcomes were just outcomes. Wages determined by the market were automatically just. In his book "Submission is Freedom," unionist Patrick Schreiner explains how public investments and market corrections are vital....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:38AM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/27/20 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:54PM
textG20 Emergency Meeting Convenes on Coronavirus Health and Economic Impacts by Kate Zeller
Saudi Arabia chaired an emergency virtual G20 meeting for Presidents and Prime Minsters as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global economy....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23PM