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textThe Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality by Rainer Mausfeld
Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions....
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15PM
textThe United States of Distraction by Nolan Higdon and Mikey Huff
Reviewed by Leon Kunstenaar...
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:30PM
textOn September 1, tenants get additional time to respond to notorious three-day notices by Lynda Carson
In California, beginning September 1, 2019, a new law known as AB 2343 takes effect regarding the three-day notice that tenants get served by landlords or their agents. This includes the notorious 3-Day Pay Rent or Quit notice that may lead to an eviction process....
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16PM
textThe Shortwave Report 08/16/19 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 Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio....
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16PM
textJewish Activists and Allies Confront Amazon for Profiting Off ICE Terror by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
More than 1,000 Jewish activists and allies gathered at an Amazon book store in New York City on Sunday to protest the online retail behemoth's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which swept up nearly 700 people last week in what was reportedly one of the agency's largest-ever raids....
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32AM
textAlternatives to Chlorpyrifos Work Group Announced by Charlotte Fadipe
California takes legal step to cancel chlorpyrifos use despite lack of federal action • DPR and CDFA announce Work Group comprised of cross section of experts and leading figures to find alternatives • State agencies set up public portal to accept input...
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:19AM
textWhy Bernie Sanders Is Correct About the Washington Post -- and Corporate Media Overall by Norman Solomon
"The most sacred cow of the press is the press itself"...
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33AM
textHousing crisis is being exacerbated by the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
Recently in El Cerrito, just when the renters believed that they have gained some just cause eviction protections from the greedy landlords and realtors involved in gouging the renters with exorbitant rent increases, and displacing the renters with eviction-for-profit schemes, here comes the California Apartment Association (CAA), and their BIG MONEY. BIG MONEY has been used by the CAA to meddle in the affairs of the city leaders with a petition to block an eviction protection ordinance from ...
Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:02PM
textTrump Finalizes Disastrous Weakening of Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Rollback Threatens Wildlife Across Country, Will Face Legal Challenge...
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:57PM
textFrom Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality by Stefan Wallaschek
Society doesn't play any role in Ayn Rand's perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself andno one else - unlike the citizen engaged in society and actively championing a democratic process of enlightenment. Ryan defended the minimal state against the totalitarian and welfare state....
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22AM
textBillionaire Stephen Ross of the Related Companies faces protests for Trump fundraiser by Lynda Carson
Reported by Politico, billionaire Stephen Ross the founder of “The Related Companies,” is facing a backlash for fundraising for the alleged racist President Donald Trump....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:44PM
textIndybay Pushes Back Against “Diamond Slavery” DMCA Takedown by Indybay
DMCA memory hole threatens to swallow article published on Indybay in 2003 about working conditions in Romanian diamond factory....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:47PM
textIs an Innocent Black Man Being Framed for Murder in OC? by Womens Advocacy
Who killed Wendi Miller? Co-witnesses on a case where there was big payout resulting from her death wonder if they are next. Was an innocent black man framed?...
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:21PM
textPark Service Floats Plan to Shoot Native Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore by Center for Biological Diversity
POINT REYES, Calif., August 8, 2019 — The National Park Service released a draft plan today that calls for shooting native elk to allow for expanded cattle ranching and commercial agriculture at Point Reyes National Seashore. The plan would allow the killing of tule elk, damage to wildlife habitat, harm of endangered species, degradation of water quality and create new conflicts with other native wildlife species....
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 2:29PM
textMozambique Charges Former President's Son, Officials for Secret Debt Scandal by Kate Zeller
Mozambique charged the former president's son and 19 others on corruption, fraud and blackmail in relation to a $2 billion dollar loan scandal....
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 2:02PM
textThe Shortwave Report 08/09/19 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 Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio....
Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 5:00PM
textNancy Pelosi’s Bad Attitude Toward Progressives by Norman Solomon
The Capitol Dome is a bubble...
Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 2:15PM
textThe Idol Totters by Michael Kratke and Georg Rammer
Economists oppose the austerity religion and demand investments. Germans ardently believe in economic fairy-tales, that the 2007/2008 world financial crisis was a result of excessive state indebtedness, that state debts burden future generations, and that state debts always led to hyper-inflation. This only happened in a few special cases....
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 3:59AM
textThe fascist attack in Gilroy and the US epidemic of mass shootings by Patrick Martin, WSWS
[August 3: This article is republished here the same day yet another white supremacist has killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, less than a week after the racist attack at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.]...
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:15PM
textSan Francisco Empty And Abandoned Building List by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
San Francisco Food Not Bombs publishes the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's list of empty and abandoned buildings every three months. We file a sunshine ordinance request in order to obtain the list....
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 6:47AM