text An Open Letter to the Chief of Campus Police by UC Student Workers UAW 2865 Santa Cruz
Our open letter to the chief of campus police, after being invited to an open forum about campus safety. Thanks Sarah and Ana for this pointed and clear response declining the "offer". We demand a demilitarized campus, as one of our sunshine demands. FTP....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:56PM
text Crash on the Horizon by Stephan Schulmeister
The systemic reasons for the crisis are more important than a sudden fall in prices. Stocks are held on average 22 seconds, not 6 months or ten years. Real capitalism is a plus-sum game. Financial capitalism is a zero-sum game. Profit is made at the expense of others. "Love for money" replaces trust. Different ways are possible after a financial meltdown....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:42AM
text Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99% by Hans Baumann and others
The capital surpluses are a constant source of new speculative waves and maneuvers regarding securities and currencies. The crisis of state finances is mainly a crisis of tax refusal. In the last years, the elites shifted the tax burden from businesses and high incomes to consumer taxes and fees. The states were systematically weakened over against the financial market actors....
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:00AM
text Federal Documents Reveal SPFPA President David L. Hickey Attempted to Bribe Two Braidwood by Braidwood Nuclear Officers Against Corruption
SPFPA President David L. Hickey FAILS to appear at an NLRB Hearing to testify on his behalf after 2 Exelon Braidwood Nuclear Officers accused him of attempting to offer these officers a Bribe as noted in Case No. 13-RC-212795....
Posted: Sat Mar 3, 2018 3:41PM
text Working Digitally in Just Economies by Bernhard Emunds
Reducing working hours is an attractive scenario, an optimistic picture of a possible future of society. Less than 2% of German workers labor in agriculture, down from 40% in the 19th century. The future of work is person-related work. The state must intervene with subsidies so the servic e society does not become the domestic service society....
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:29AM
text A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, SNAP, food stamps, WIC food assistance, Pell grants, the EPA, the Department of Education, the National Institute for Health and the Legal Corporation are sadistic. Are we headed back to the 11th century when narcissism and illiteracy were accepted and not overcome?...
Posted: Mon Feb 5, 2018 4:27AM
text French Railway Workers Demonstrate to Free Ahed Tamini'; BDS Victory; Oprah is Pro-Israel by Solidarity Forever
French railway workers demonstrated to free Ahed Tamini. See Do you suppose American workers will do the same on Ahed's birthday, January 31, 2018?...
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33PM
text Respect Chicago Transit Workers! Lower the Transit Fares! by repost
Chicago transit workers and transit riders are under attack. This is a report and solidarity campaign that they are launching....
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:21PM
text Capitalism Criticism 2.0 by Volkhard Mosler
"Capitalism contains crisis as rain clouds contain rain," said Jean Juares, a 19th century socialist. Profits increase in the neoliberal model, not investments (Nicolas Krowall). The competitive pressure drives businessmen to reduce the share invested in labor and wages. Instead, they invest in technology so they can produce just as much with less human labor. The result is disastrous for the whole system....
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:43AM
text Cal Labor Fed Protests Tax Bill Dec 4-6, 2017 by Organize the Unorganized
All hands on deck! We have to defeat the bill that would harm millions of working people so the rich can get even bigger tax breaks....
Posted: Mon Dec 4, 2017 8:35AM
text SEIU 1199 Protests Nazi Trump's Tax Bill 12/2/17 by Organize the Unorganized
SEIU 1199 protested Nazi Trump's Tax Bill which passed the millionaire's club known as the US Senate early Saturday morning, 12/2/17....
Posted: Sat Dec 2, 2017 10:17PM
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.
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