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textHousing the Homeless: Austin, Texas by April Short
In a city as prosperous as Austin, no one should have to live on the streets, period. That became even more clear as we saw folks still sleeping out under bridges when we knew that zero-degree temperatures were coming—and sometimes there were hotels or lit-up buildings right across the streets....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:04AM
textChico Shines a Light, But Activists Here Must Do the Heavy Lifting by Robert Norse
Down Chico way, a Senior Sacramento Judge of the Eastern Division of the Federal District Court has stopped encampment sweeps dead in their tracks city-wide with a TRO in the Commanche Creek Greenway case. This was justified not by the fading COVID-19 shelter-in-place concerns, but rather by lack of shelter or campground alternatives for those being rousted....
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:57AM
textUS is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare by People Before Profits
As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See https://mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-inf...
Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:31AM
textThe language of violence by Marco P. Schott and Susan Bonath
"Newspeak" is what George Orwell called a language invented specifically by the Party to control the masses. Today, we are further along. The new language, invented specifically to enforce the Corona measures, seems harmless. Almost unobtrusively, the untruth creeps into our brains through frequent repetition. For example, it is often said that "the virus" requires a certain action....
Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:27AM
textBerkeley Anti-Homeless & Anti-Food... by Emperor Norton the Ninth
Anti-Homeless architecture in Berkeley, and covering up food waste, with the illusion and propagation of false environmental narratives......
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:12PM
textTwo letters to the editor on the pandemic lockdown by www.academia.edu
Our collective thinking has often been manipulated and corrupted (eg Vietnam, Iraq, Nicaragua, Iran). According to GlobalResearch.ca, the WHO made a late admission on Jan 20, 2021 that "the lockdown has no scientific basis" and test results are misleading. "Release the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown," urges Jens Berger, editor of nachdenkseiten.de....
Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 6:49AM
textJudge "Relocates" San Lorenzo Survival Campers by Robert Norse
At a status hearing on March 30th, Federal Magistrate Susan Van Keulen bought the City Attorney's restrictive and repressive plan to relocate the San Lorenzo Park residents to the Benchlands, and move those currently in the Benchlands, first to San Lorenzo Park and then...to nowhere....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:55AM
textRelease the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown by Jens Berger
If we were to discard the rigid vaccination plan, which is divided into priority groups, and simply release the vaccines to all interested parties, this would be a golden way out of the whole nightmare....
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47AM
textOakland schools set to reopen amid surge in pandemic by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS repost)
After a narrow ratification of the Oakland Education Association’s sellout agreement to resume in-person instruction, teachers are facing a dangerous end to the school year....
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:57PM
textCorona: When will we ever understand? by Ekkehard Basten and Manfred Lotze
The Corona measures of those currently in power are intended to prevent great calamity. They are used to justify the most severe restrictions on constitutional rights, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II....
Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:51PM
textCrisis of Privatization - Return of Public Space by Mario Candeias
The water supply for the population of Paris is to be completely restored to public ownership from 2009 on, as the Socialist mayor Delanoe announced on June 2nd 2008... Adam Smith already advocated that such “public goods“ have to be provided by the state.2...
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:43AM
textHR 1976 Medicare for All Act of 2021 by Socialized Medicine is What We Need
On March 17, 2021, Rep. Jayapal Pamila of Wash. state and Rep. Deborah Dingell of Michigan introduced this year's version of the urgently needed Medicare for All Act of 2021 with a total of 112 sponsors, all Democrats, and it needs 218 to pass. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1976/cosponsors?q={%22search%22:[%22actionSessionCode:\%22117-1|1000\%22+AND+billIsReserved:\%22N\%22%22]}&r=9&s=4&searchResultViewType=compact...
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:02AM
textThere is currently no alternative to national debt by Alternative Economic Policy study group
A private economy left to its own devices is completely incapable of immanently combating the crisis. This is especially true for increased, future-oriented investments for ecological modernization that serve climate protection. Even the vaccine against Covid-19, which will apparently be available shortly, would not exist without billions in government funding (subsidies)....
Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:12AM
textZero hunger, zero hypocrisy by Flo Osrainik, Lena Krainz and Florian Roetzer
Today, flight from hunger and war often enough does not lead to a new "home," but to a refugee shelter, homelessness, or deportation back into misery. In view of the worldwide crises and the distribution struggles still to come, where will this lead, if not to mass "homelessness"?...
Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:48AM
textAusterity and Corona: Who Pays for the Crisis? by Moritz Warnke
The Corona crisis is currently overshadowing three crises that are also currently being - covertly - negotiated: First, an economic crisis since the fall of 2019. Second, the crisis in municipal finances Third, an investment crisis, better known as an investment backlog. This crisis led to the debt brake itself being called into question by the capital side in 2019....
Posted: Mon Mar 8, 2021 11:27AM
textCorona and state. The winner is the one who defeats the pandemic by Angela Klein
Societies in Europe have accumulated enormous wealth, but a few wealthy people have appropriated it. With this wealth, the comprehensive work break and all solidarity measures can be financed without any problems. That is why we demand the introduction of a Europe-wide Covid solidarity levy on high wealth....
Posted: Sat Mar 6, 2021 2:29PM
textCorona vaccines-nothing would work without public funding by Byorn Radke, J Bischoff and B Mueller
"The Covid 19 crisis is a perfect test of whether a more public health approach to innovation and production will prevail in the years ahead. Although recent vaccine news has raised hopes, it has also exposed the broken business model of the pharmaceutical industry and cast doubt on the prospects of getting a vaccine to people and achieving the concept of 'health for all.'" (Ms. Mazzucato)...
Posted: Fri Mar 5, 2021 6:51AM
textUS ruling class moves to remove remaining restrictions as pandemic continues to spread by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
While the federal CDC has criticized Texas for ending all COVID-19 restrictions, the Biden administration policy of reopening all schools will have the same effect of spreading the pandemic....
Posted: Wed Mar 3, 2021 11:04PM
textDoes Corona policy threaten our fundamental rights? Scientist warns of "creeping process" by Ulrike Guerot
The state is allowed to restrict citizens in a pandemic so as not to endanger public health. But the state doesn't have the right to harm citizens. It does not get to decide which life is worth protecting and which is not. This article was published in German on 2/22/2021....
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:01PM
textWin win solution for homeless issues by miss La
The Dana Spriggs foundation resource and refuge for the homeless...
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:03PM