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textIndybay Pushes Back Against “Diamond Slavery” DMCA Takedown by Indybay
DMCA memory hole threatens to swallow article published on Indybay in 2003 about working conditions in Romanian diamond factory....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:47PM
textThe Idol Totters by Michael Kratke and Georg Rammer
Economists oppose the austerity religion and demand investments. Germans ardently believe in economic fairy-tales, that the 2007/2008 world financial crisis was a result of excessive state indebtedness, that state debts burden future generations, and that state debts always led to hyper-inflation. This only happened in a few special cases....
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 3:59AM
text"We Gotta Get Out of this Place" by Anselm Jappe
Bourgeois theorists have always believed capitalism to be “everlasting” because, they claim, it is in accordance with “human nature.” For them, all crises are only cyclical and transient: they are understood to be the result of imbalances between supply and demand, or are even praised as a form of “creative destruction.” This interview is from www.exit-online.org, 2/23/2016...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:12AM
textLabor Friendly Urgent Request by Scott Schroeder
Dear Friends of Labor,...
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:49AM
textHerbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man by J. Schuttler, J. Scholz and Y. Rudolph
"Manipulation of needs" is one of the control instruments. Rulers change needs through manipulation. False needs are needs imposed from above like the need for production and consumption of useless things. The need for freedom no longer exists. While individuals are manipulated and indoctrinated, they should be able to distinguish false and true needs....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 7:18AM
textMarket Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy by Colin Crouch
It is easy to influence politics with a lot of money, and civil society is often just a nuisance. In the US, this problem is everywhere, but Europe is catching up....
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:05AM
textFrom Enlightenment to Counter-Enlightenment by Stephan Schulmeister
Brilliant minds elevated "the market" into a "higher being" of the post-modern age to which we must submit. The primacy of the market replaced the primacy of politics. Dr. Schulmeister is an economic researcher in Vienna whose latest book is "The Road to Prosperity." His articles here include "Ten Theses on the Crisis and its Solution" and "Good intentions but Shipwreck."...
Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:45AM
textWe the Scattered in the Insult Society by Hans-Peter Martin
Hans-Peter Martin is the author of "Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone" (2018). Now it is Game Over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions even without democracy and without observing liberal human rights....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:48AM
textWhat is a crisis? A Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisis by Walter Otto Otsch and Stephan Pohringer
The economic guild interprets crisis through an ideological lens. The financial crisis was redefined as a state debt crisis. Illuminating the systemic causes of the crisis or discussing the crisis proclivity of the capitalist system as a whole is not possible anymore. Higher state debts are now made problematic and identified as crisis cause in Merkel's "living above our means."...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:26AM
textVenezuela Celebrates May Day 2019 by Imagine a Socialist U.S.A.
The May Day 2019 march inspires dreams of a socialist U.S.A. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEIubp9KpCo or https://venezuelanalysis.com/video/14466e...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 10:18PM
textPlease Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope by Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberlein
The old quotation of Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives are discussed. How can we be heroes of the new storyline?...
Posted: Wed May 1, 2019 7:34AM
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
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
textUber/Lyft IPO Creating Millionaires While Exploiting Precarious Workers by Edward Escobar - founder AIW
Uber/Lyft Rush To IPO Before the Labor Laws Catch Up...
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 3:44AM
textNational #DriversUnite Movement calls for SEC to reject Lyft IPO by The Alliance for Independent Workers
Protections for Gig Economy Workers Against Corporate Abusive Practices...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:11AM
textOakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight by Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa (WSWS Repost)
To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike....
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:43PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM
textUnion pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers’ strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS excerpt and link))
Vote “no” on sell-out agreement!...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:28PM
textTeacher anger exploding across the United States by Nancy Hanover (WSWS Repost)
Oakland strike, mass “sickout” in Kentucky...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 8:43AM
textOakland teachers continue strike as Kentucky teachers launch statewide sickout by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The issues which teachers confront across the United States are shared ones. Hundreds of teachers, parents and students on Wednesday afternoon shut down an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) board meeting! Teachers from San Francisco and Berkeley are initiating a wildcat sickout in support of Oakland teachers! Two of the largest school districts in Kentucky will close as a result of over 40 percent of their teachers reporting sick! Teachers in Oakland have formed a rank-and-file strik...
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27AM