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text KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the role of the NNU-CNA nurses to support healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico and what the conditions are for the people. WorkWeek also looks at the role of the Jones Act and how it is affecting Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11AM
text WorkWeek 10-10- 17 On Labor & N. CA Fire And Long Term Care In National Healthcare Bill by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio looks at the role of labor in the growing catastrophic fires in Northern California from firefighters to the thousands of workers who have lost their homes and jobs. It also looks at the exclusion of longterm care in the Healthcare For All Bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders...
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48PM
text The Fairy-tale of the End of the Financial Crisis by David Stein
Between 2008 and 2010, the EU Commission approved state aid of 4.3 trillion euros. The potential crisis of the global econnomy has grown and not declined. A system crash was prevented by the concerted actions of central banks and states. The challenge of the left is to free the state treasury from captivity as a hostage of the banks. The financial institutes must be regulated as causal agents of the crisis and saddled with the bill....
Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2017 5:15AM
text State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy by Mohssen Massarrat
Contracting debts exploded under neoliberalism since the 1980s - unlike the state debts in the Keynesian era from the 1950s to the 1970s - and produced a structural debt bondage for the overwhelming majority. The financial sector arose parallel to the "indebted state." In the past, increasing state indebtedness was often instrumentalized as a bogeyman for attacking the social state....
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:06PM
text Is Randi Weingarten Using Teachers Union to Advocate for Israel? by IRmep
Five minute video documentary exposes Randi Weingarten continuing practice of past American Federation of Teachers presidents in co-opting the union to advocate for Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldscNCMgt6g...
Posted: Sat Sep 9, 2017 5:06AM
text Petition For Worker Justice at Community Housing Partnership! by Djakuju Dobre
Workers Justice at Community Housing Partnership!...
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:23PM
text Narcissism as a Subject Form of Capitalism by Peter Samol
The narcissist knows only two states: the absolute sense of powerlessness given the foreign determination of his existence and omnipotence fantasies together with the illusion of absolute individual freedom, independence, and unconditionality. Socialization cannot be left to an unconscious process since society's values are increasingly dysfunctional....
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:47AM
text Tax Avoidance: Drastic Consequences for the Public by Philipp Gerhartinger
Taxes are the most important foundation of all government activities and public services. Tax sovereignty is the heart of nation-state sovereignty. Corporate economic activities and profits cannot be clearly assigned to nation states anymore. Founding offshore partnerships is child's play. Many fiscal problems would be solved if business tax avoidance and tax fraud were made difficult or prevented....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 5:49PM
text Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
text How the World Heads for the Next Crash by Yves Wegelin
Governments secure the money of the rich. State debts have grown in nearly all countries of the world since 2010. Ten years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the economy is again in a standstill or mired in crisis. Trump wants to cancel the most recent bank regulations and cut taxes for corporations in half....
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:28AM
text Placerville Food Coop Workers Need Your Help! by Resist Workplace Bullies
The Placerville Food Coop nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada off Hwy 50 in Placerville Ca. use to be a relaxed mellow place to work. A small community food coop that employed maybe 25 people tops. Placerville has a long history of being a highly conservative area but that is changing quickly and the coop was a place where more liberal minded people could come to connect while enjoying a good organic healthy meal - a hub for the more left minded people in the area to connect and fee...
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:05PM
text RETHINK Leadership in All our Designs, Endeavors and POLICY by dogwood
For too many decades our union and other leaders have not done enough to educate themselves and the union members or the general public about the general problems and structures of capitalism, and other modes of design. Now we are very far "down the pike". Solutions abound, if we allow for real problem solving methods without preconceptions. Will the earth be virtually destroyed before the so called, union leaders get real....
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 6:06PM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" by Alternative Economic Policy study group
The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies inthe neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions." The poverty rates increase and the pension systems are not secure anymore. The rich continue to commit fraud on the capital markets as though a financial- and banking crisis never happened....
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:04AM
text Capitalism as a Regressive Descent Society by Julian Bierwirth
The escalator is going down and no longer up as in the "social modern age." The social trend drives toward precariousness and the accompanying social descent. Social institutions and the securities developed in the "social modern age" are being cleared away. Citizenship as political sovereign is being replaced by the isolating structures of market citizenship. Trump's 2018 budget is more sadism, greed, hypocrisy and selective perception than public policy. Countermeasures are necessary to re...
Posted: Thu Jun 1, 2017 4:37AM
text Competition Ideology and Power Reality by Heinz-J. Bontrup
Competition cannot be an end-in-itself. Uncontrolled private power leads to misuse. Uncontrolled competition increasingly destroys itself through concentration and centralization processes and does not guarantee any optimal economic and social development. People are diverted from the real causes of cries-the neoliberal redistribution class project. Bastard-Keynesianism helps private parties with state indebtedness. Heinz-J. Bontrup pleads for economic democracy....
Posted: Mon May 1, 2017 5:03AM
text Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in California by Kimberly Bravo-Fiesco
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn't guarantee the right to live, work, or go to school anymore under President Trumps new policies. Recipients of DACA are now being denied their basic human rights and being detained. This could ultimately affect our social and economic systems....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:31PM
text Trumponomics: Failure Pre-Programmed by Rudolf Hickel
Macro-economic and ecological connections are simply ignored with the concentration on short-term profit. The planned reduction of corporate taxes from the current 35% to 15 or 20% recalls the Laffer curve as the basis of Reagan's fiscal policy error. Between 2009 and 2015, the top US corporations stashed $1.6 trillion in tax havens. The social state and the energy turn are not funded but subverted. Oxfam explains how the Trump reform will worsen life....
Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:42AM
text Sonoma County Rent Crisis by Kendyl Saxby
Call to action to find solutions to the Sonoma Co. rent crisis....
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:03PM
text Rethinking Working Hours by Sophie Jaenicke
Working hours were and are a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part-time or full-time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:19AM