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textSocialist Health Care Organizers Exit DSA by Scott Tucker & Larry Gross
Open letter from former members of DSA-LA explaining why they resigned from DSA following the organization's abandonment of a true fight for Single Payer health care in CA....
Posted: Thu, Sep 14, 2023 12:18pm PDT
textTenant Union to Picket Berkeley Landlords’ Eviction Party Today by TANC
Tenant union members to protest Berkeley Landlords’ eviction celebration happy hour today, September 12, from 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm, in front of 2700 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, CA....
Posted: Tue, Sep 12, 2023 1:13pm PDT
textEPA Makes Pesticide Incident Reports Publicly Available for First Time by Center for Biological Diversity
Data Details Serious Harms Caused by Pesticides...
Posted: Fri, Jul 28, 2023 7:16am PDT
textJeffrey Tumlin: our buses aren't jails by SFMTA Employees
This is an open letter from San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) employees regarding the events of July 8th, 2023 at the annual Dolores Park Hill Bomb, where Muni buses were used by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to transport detained teenagers to SFPD’s Mission Station....
Posted: Mon, Jul 24, 2023 8:31am PDT
textPut the Moxi, not Puny, in MUNI by David Giesen
The progressive left hobbles itself in not believing the advocacy of socializing land values is worth the energy expended. Without a clear, principled aspiration articulated, a larger, wider, transformative social justice program is unlikely to emerge in public discourse, much less at the ballot....
Posted: Thu, Jul 6, 2023 11:27pm PDT
textThe Great Leap Backwards by Wes (Scoop) Nisker
Scoop, the swami from Miami, addressed KFOG listeners as fogheads. The United States would be much better off without the self-appointed burden of keeping the world “safe” and “free” with the threat of our nuclear weapons. Also, as our economic growth slows down, we would use less energy and have less need for nuclear and coal power plants that pollute the environment....
Posted: Mon, Jul 3, 2023 7:23am PDT
textAuthoritarian Capitalism by Ingar Solty
The banks and auto corporations were bailed out and rescued and the ensuing public debt was invoked in order to cut public expenditures on health care, education, pensions, and public salaries. Furthermore, a new race to the bottom has started in the name of “global competitiveness."...
Posted: Mon, Jun 26, 2023 2:35am PDT
textCar Plants Are Making Medical Equipment - And Things Should Stay That Way by Ingar Solty
The time has come for progressive nationalization and socialization. This includes the financial sector, because only if we gain control over the financing of socially necessary areas of production will it be possible to ensure that we as a society can plan our future and the future of our finite planet democratically and thus avert the impending climate catastrophe....
Posted: Sat, Jun 24, 2023 7:32am PDT
textHomelessness: Structural Violence in a Rich Country by Christoph Butterwegge
The causes can be found in present social structures, prevailing property relations and mounting socio-economic crisis phenomena. Nowhere does the capitalist economic system fail so blatantly as in the supply of living space since apartments in Germany are treated like sausages, wall tapestries and throwaway handkerchiefs....
Posted: Thu, Jun 15, 2023 7:33am PDT
textThree Meetings This Month For Concord's Homeless Strategic Plan by None
The city of Concord (California), will be holding three meetings this week-and-a-half, regarding the development of a homeless strategic plan. Service providers and concerned residents are urged to participate....
Posted: Mon, May 22, 2023 2:25pm PDT
textIn Shadow Docket Decision, Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Mifepristone Ban by Dave Id
The supreme court basically punted the issue of a mifepristone ban back to the 5th circuit, issuing a stay this afternoon with little word on what they are thinking. Why that took them so many days to do remains a mystery....
Posted: Fri, Apr 21, 2023 5:21pm PDT
textIs our system still capable of solving the big problems of the future? by Timo Rieg
How high rents for residential and business premises are, how much biodiversity there is in our cultural landscape, whether there are twelve or thirteen grades up to the Abitur, are all determined by the rulers. Energy prices, construction prices, food prices are the results of politics. Desolate inner cities, new construction deserts and ugly industrial areas are made by politicians....
Posted: Fri, Apr 21, 2023 6:35am PDT
textPersons without a center by Lilly Gebert
"They have their great, constantly changing I, but none of them has a self, a core, an experience of identity (...) Where there is no real self, there can be no identity" (1). Without awareness of and confidence in his own self, man, Fromm argues, is disconnected from both himself and his environment. He believes neither in what he is nor in what surrounds him....
Posted: Sat, Apr 15, 2023 2:37am PDT
textBlow up the banking system! A free account for all is possible. by Yanis Varoufakis
Harsh austerity policies for the vast majority of people and state socialism for bankers, both practiced at the same time in Europe and the U.S. after 2008 - this had two consequences, as they have characterized the financialized capitalism of the past 14 years. First, this course poisoned the West's money....
Posted: Thu, Apr 13, 2023 1:50pm PDT
textCalifornia Department of Public Health’s Criminal Negligence—April 2023 by Nayvin Gordon, M.D.
California Department of Public Health deliberately sacrifices the lives of the elderly, sick, and disabled by removing all restrictions on the transmission of the Covid-19 virus in high risk locations....
Posted: Mon, Apr 3, 2023 5:56pm PDT
textGeneral Strike Can Root Out “Taliban” Embedded in U.S. Government and Supreme Court by Nayvin Gordon, M.D.
Religious fanatics are taking away our rights and replacing them with god-given rights---this must be stopped...
Posted: Wed, Mar 22, 2023 2:59pm PDT
textActivist Leads Fight to Stop Harassment of Vehicular Residents by Reggie Meisler (posted by Norse)
In an extensive and well-documented article on LookOut, activist Reggie Meisler published his research and activism to defend the rights of those in vehicles being harassed by police. Cops have been threatening and ticketing for signs not permitted by the Costal Commission....
Posted: Sat, Mar 11, 2023 5:00pm PST
textFood Not Bombs announces Meals-at-City-Hall today after top cop bans Lot #10 serving by Keith McHenry (posted by Norse)
Harsh rainy weather, the City's failure to provide adequate 24-hour Warming Center facility, and the Chief Escalante's recent ban on serving in the protected parking garage #10 have prompted the free survival food service to move to City Hall today and likely during future rainy days until reasonable alternatives are allowed....
Posted: Fri, Mar 10, 2023 8:56am PST
textARPA Funds and the Public Commons at Concord's Todos Santos by Someone
On the council agenda for their February 7th meeting, Concord's city council will consider giving nearly half-a-million dollars to the Todos Santos Business Association for "porters" and "private security". This private-public partnership to patrol Todos Santos Park and the adjacent downtown area will blur the lines between private property and public commons....
Posted: Fri, Feb 3, 2023 7:20pm PST
textThe right to water and 7 challenges to the welfare state by B Schusta, S Wixforth & S Pirklbauer
Visions need concrete, tangible measures that provide security in times of uncertainty and reliably carry all people through the huge changes. The sooner the challenges to the welfare state are recognized and addressed, the sooner the indispensable ecological transformation will also become a social one....
Posted: Fri, Feb 3, 2023 11:13am PST
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