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textGeorge Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representaion and Power by Anarchist People of Color
This is a critique of weaponized identity politics used to silence rebels and gain political capital....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:38PM
textManslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin by Read Black's Law Dictionary
After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming sin...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:55AM
textAn Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder by Robert Norse
In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:28AM
textThe Shortwave Report 05/29/20 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. Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle....
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:19PM
textExtremely Growing Inequality Destroys Democracy by Albrecht Mueller
When one percent have half of the wealth, mistrust and cynicism drown out public spirit and trust between the generations. A fair tax system includes closing tax havens, micro-second trading, stock buybacks and insider trading...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:54PM
textAmy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest by Norman Solomon
Opportunism Running Amuck...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:36AM
textOur normality is not returning by Adam Tooze
Enormous and immediate compensation measures have so far prevented an immediate global financial collapse. But now we are facing a protracted period where falling consumption and declining investment will lead to further contraction. 73 percent of American households report having suffered a loss of income in March. For many, this loss is catastrophic....
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:20AM
textCircuit Judge Tosses Out Governor Kate Brown's Coronavirus Restrictions In Oregon by AP
Circuit Judge Tosses Out Governor Kate Brown's Coronavirus Restrictions In Oregon...
Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 3:10AM
textPolice State Terrorism for Memorial Day Weekend by Swords to Plowshares Now
On the eve of a war holiday, Memorial Day weekend, recognized as the beginning of summer, Friday, May 22, 2020, the police state was out in full force wasting our tax dollars while we have 100,000 unemployed in San Francisco and 40 million unemployed nationwide, and perhaps 20,000 homeless in San Francisco and perhaps 1 million homeless nationwide....
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:06PM
textCorona and the collapse of modernization by Roswitha Scholz and Herbert Bottcher
Corona is the trigger but not the cause of the worsening crisis situation. It will accelerate the disintegration of capitalism. Pragmatism and cooperation on an international scale are called for. Sometimes the state protects life and sometimes relaxes it in the interest of the functioning of the economy. Infrastructure socialism takes health care from the market....
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:40AM
textThe Shortwave Report 05/22/20 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 Japan, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba....
Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:31PM
textClass War -- Not the Media Hokey Pokey -- Is What It’s All About by Norman Solomon
Scorching the earth with greed...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:14PM
textSad exiled kings and health dictatorship by Bjorn Vedder and Ralf Klausnitzer
Life in a "fatherless world," as the English philosopher Shaftesbury wrote around 1700, is cruel and dysfunctional because a person without a father lacks "the relationship to the whole." A first creeping, then rapid change of values has occurred within our societies from "freedom" as the highest value to "security," the desire for controllability of the future....
Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:37AM
text#MakeThemPay: Rent Striking Tenants Car Caravan to Bay Area Corporate Landlord by Posted By Lynda Carson
#MakeThemPay: Rent Striking Tenants Car Caravan to Bay Area Corporate Landlord as Part of National Day of Action Organized by #CancelRent Movement!...
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:26PM
textThe Forgotten History of the Financial Crisis by Adam Tooze
In the United States between late 2008 and early 2009, 800,000 people were losing their jobs every month. By 2015, over nine million American families would lose their homes to foreclosure—the largest forced population movement in the United States since the Dust Bowl....
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:44AM
textCalifornia Proposes Regulations to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2020 — California state officials released a proposed rule today to reduce the number of endangered whales and sea turtles that get entangled in commercial Dungeness crab gear. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program (RAMP) was prompted by steep annual increases in reported whale entanglements and a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:09PM
textWave of layoffs in the US election campaign by Joachim Bischoff and Frank Adloff
The corona pandemic triggered the most massive job losses in the USA since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Unemployment rose to its highest level in more than 70 years. In April alone, 20.5 million jobs outside agriculture were cut, according to the government administration....
Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:33AM
textThe war metaphor in the Corona crisis by Johannes Haver
Instead of a positive elimination of conditions, a social regression could also occur: intensified competition in the fight for market share, "exclusive solidarity" (Klaus Dörre) in the fight for jobs and welfare benefits. Will governments master the crisis? Will world society cannibalize itself?...
Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:16AM
textSanta Cruz Needs Community Control of Surveillance by Tracy Rosenberg
Santa Cruz has a community control of surveillance law in front of the City Council. We need transparency, advanced notice and joint decisionmaking about pervasive surveillance everywhere. Sign the petition (from ACLU) https://action.aclu.org/petition/cn-santa-cruz-surveillance-petition...
Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:37PM
textWorld Health Assembly Wrestles with Coronavirus by Kate Zeller
As the global coronavirus death toll tops 300,000 people, the leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to hold their leadership meetings virtually from May 18th - 19th....
Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 6:27PM