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textHUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing by Lynda Carson
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation’s public housing units!...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:35AM
textLetter to the Class Struggles in the Faculty Lounge Publication "Commune" on Antifa by Mark Grady
A letter about the big problems of the Antifa phenom in the contemporary U.S. to the publication "Commune." In the same way that the sci-fi movie 'Planet of the Apes' generated a terrible sequel called 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes,' "Commune" is being called by some wags "Beneath the Planet of the Jacobin Magazine."...
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:45PM
textUN Forum Wrestles with Funding Development by Jubilee USA Network
After months of negotiations and four days of formal meetings, the United Nations voted on development policies at the fourth UN Financing for Development Forum. The UN meetings convene world leaders, ministers, governments, the IMF, World Bank and development groups. The annual process attempts to implement the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda, an international agreement that includes policies on debt, tax, trade, transparency and aid....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18PM
textTrump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela by Real News Network
See below for an interview on the Trump administration’s attempts to gather support in the Caribbean region for its terror campaign against Venezuela....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23AM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/19/19 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, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:14PM
textUS seeking to tighten the noose on Cuba by Real News Network
The Trump administration has announced it plans to enforce the Helms-Burton act which will seek to undermine the ability to do business in Cuba for companies from around the world....
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11PM
textThe Toxic Lure of “Guns and Butter” by Norman Solomon
A spoonful of rhetoric helps the militarism go down...
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:13PM
textThe Financial Market Casino Controls Politics by Ernst Wolff
The financial markets seem to be the measure of all things. Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their "competition," small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians give only give the trillions to big corporations. This subsidy net has become a kind of heart-lung machine, "socialism for the rich" or "new feudalism."...
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:12AM
textBach at U.S.-Mexican border from Cellist Yo-Yo Ma by Classical Music Fan
Born in Paris in 1955 of Chinese parents, moving to the U.S. at age 7, where he obtained music degrees from Julliard and Harvard, world-renowned classical music cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, performed at the US-Mexico border in a Bach festival on both sides of the border at Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, "In culture, we build bridges, not walls, " he said....
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:04PM
textBasra struggles to tackle drug abuse problem filling prisons by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
The southern Iraqi city of Basra is struggling to cope with a growing drug problem that has overcrowded prisons and strained police resources, only months after violent protests over poor municipal services. Basra’s prison system is clogged up....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:54PM
textExxonMobil Seeks to Restart Offshore Drilling Platforms, Truck Oil in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Environmental Study Released, Santa Barbara Hearing Set...
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:26PM
textThe Ugly Truth about U.S. Health Insurance by Troy Prouty
The truth about Healthcare in the U.S. makes it unsustainable due to special interest from two opposite forces....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:00AM
textIMF Issues Debt and Financial Crisis Warnings by Jubilee USA Network
As the Spring World Bank and IMF meetings begin, the IMF issued concerns over unsustainable debt and a possible financial crisis in two reports. African and Latin American debt experts are releasing new analysis of growing debt at the meetings....
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:29AM
textAssange Has Been Arrested for US Extradition by Caitlin Johnstone
Extradited for journalism. In a blur, everything that Assange and WikiLeaks have been warning about for years has been proven correct, contrary to mountains of claims to the contrary by establishment loyalists everywhere. The same government which tortured Chelsea Manning is in the process of extraditing her publisher so that they can silence him forever....
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05AM
textSomalia Leaders Call for Debt Cancellation by Kate Zeller
In Somalia, 60 percent of the 15 million person population lives in extreme poverty. According to the United Nations Development Programme almost 10 million people live in extreme poverty or close to poverty in Somalia while the war-torn African nation wrestles with a $4.6 billion debt. On Friday, Somalia's Finance Minister Abdirahman Beileh will call for debt cancellation for humanitarian assistance....
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:58PM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/12/19 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 Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:47PM
textJulian Assange of Wikileaks was arrested by cops in London by Lynda Carson
Double crossed by the Ecuadorian Ambassador and the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in an urgent tweet from WikiLeaks it said, “Ecuador has illegally terminated Julian Assange's political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019!...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43AM
textIMF Warns of Global Financial Crisis Risk by Jubilee USA Network
For the second day in a row, the International Monetary Fund raised concerns of pending financial crisis. Ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings, the IMF released the Global Financial Stability Report, warning of "vulnerabilities" in corporate debt, house values and sovereign (country) debt....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:55AM
textIMF Says Global Economy Faces a "Delicate Moment" by Jubilee USA Network
As world leaders, finance ministers, business leaders and development groups gather for the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, the IMF raises fresh concerns about the global economy. The IMF releases the biannual World Economic Outlook Report noting a slowdown in global growth and focusing on economic challenges that include unsustainable debt, trade tensions and the impact of natural disasters on the financial system....
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2019 11:58AM
textPending Sacramento Teacher Strike by Solidarity Forever
Sacramento teachers thought they won their labor contract in December 2017 only to find that the school district is not willing to honor the contract. See https://www.alternet.org/2019/04/the-sacramento-teacher-strike-is-a-warning-to-the-redfored-movement-everywhere/...
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 10:11PM