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textFinancial crisis - it's crashing again and The time of change by Thomas Walter & GW Smigielski
A utopian society will have learned to decentralize power, to keep it manageable and thus controllable, instead of creating supranational institutions and conglomerates whose size and financial power detach them from any democratic control. Just look at the European Union: In Brussels, an estimated 25,000 lobbyists besiege and work the deputies and commissioners....
Posted: Tue, Mar 21, 2023 3:04pm PDT
textInflation debate and The inflation conundrum by Yves Wegelin and Thomas Sablowski
If inflation is the result of a distributional conflict, it can also be deliberately stopped by governments. Governments could skim off the higher profits through a tax in order to subsidize energy costs for consumers. Governments could also raise taxes (on the rich, it should be added) as a way to curb economic demand and thus inflation....
Posted: Mon, Mar 6, 2023 7:26am PST
textSF Rally To Stop The War In Ukraine On The First Year Anniversary by Labor Video Project
On the one year anniversary of the Ukraine war a rally was held against US intervention....
Posted: Sat, Feb 25, 2023 4:12pm PST
textFree Mumia & Stop Racist Police Murders! For General Strikes To Stop Racist Terror & Murders by United Front Committee For A Labor Party
The UFCLP calls for mass worker/labor actions including general strikes to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and racist police terror and murder. We also protest the San Francisco Labor Council bureaucrats who opposed supporting the ILWU Local 10 initiated march and rally. These bureaucrats like the national AFL-CIO leadership continue to support the Democrats and Republicans who support more funding for the police along with their militarization. The AFL-CIO, SEIU, IBT, CWA and other unions continue to ...
Posted: Thu, Feb 16, 2023 5:44am PST
textCritique of Religion and Market Religion and Post-colonialism by Franz Hinkelammert and Sebastian Pittl
Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. "Man is the highest being for man." Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of man in the Communist Manifesto. There he says: "In place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and class antagonisms comes...the free development of all. "...
Posted: Sun, Dec 18, 2022 3:20pm PST
textWho can afford capitalism anymore? and Why are prices rising? by Suitbert Cechura and Guido Speckmann
When the state now debates the need to create relief packages for employees, pensioners, unemployment benefit recipients, trainees and families, this is official confirmation that the result of wage labor is also poverty. The majority of citizens, however, find themselves in a dual role in the market economy: as workers & as King Customer, they are supposed to buy, to return the money....
Posted: Thu, Nov 10, 2022 7:56am PST
textThe music monument: Working class hero by Tom-Oliver Regenauer
As soon as you're born they make you feel small, By giving you no time instead of it all, Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all. A working class hero is something to be, They hurt you at home and they hit you at school, They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool....
Posted: Wed, Oct 19, 2022 2:19am PDT
textPandemic and the Policy Roots of a Steady State Economy by James Magnus-Johnston
We are in the midst of a radical disruption and nurturing the roots of a just transition. Whichever way events unfold over the coming years, it’s clear that returning to the pre-pandemic status quo is less realistic and more difficult than embracing the change that’s well underway. James Magnus-Johnston is a PhD researcher at McGill University....
Posted: Fri, Sep 16, 2022 7:02am PDT
textThe thought matrix expands by Marco P. Schott
Who has followed the change of the Internet over the last 10 years carefully, will agree with me that the at the beginning very wide spectrum of knowledge, which was available to one in the www, became thinner and thinner and more and more limited. Censorship and deletion of search results is becoming more and more obvious....
Posted: Wed, Sep 14, 2022 2:22pm PDT
textOregon: The toughest heat protection law in the US by Daniela Gschweng
Heat waves are becoming more frequent and longer Farm workers, people on construction sites, and even firefighters have been largely dependent on the goodwill of their employers during a heat wave. How long Oregon's heat protection law will remain in effect is an open question. A group has filed a lawsuit against it....
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2022 2:55am PDT
textWhen Billions of our Tax Dollars are given to Corporations then our Labor is Slave Labor by Modern Slavery Exists
Modern Slavery Exists! When we pay taxes and then the U.S. Congress votes to give billions of our tax dollars to corporations as subsidies, then we have worked as slave labor....
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2022 1:18pm PDT
textTotal Competition or Repressive Administration of People by Gerd Bedszent
An awareness of the monstrosities of our glorious capitalist society is the first prerequisite for thinking beyond that society. One should always remind oneself:..The regularities of capitalist society are not laws of nature, so they can be abolished in principle. With such abolition, a new society can become possible....
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2022 5:00am PDT
textThe lure of unreason and The crisis profiteers by Jorg Bibow and Peter Frey
The essence of transhumanism is pathological. This ideology is carried by psychopaths and narcissists. Such people love only themselves, their infallibility and uniqueness. And this is reflected in their visions and goals, which they approach without any scruples. The others are only mass. Mass is despised by "the unique"....
Posted: Thu, Jul 28, 2022 3:11pm PDT
textGuidance to the system change, parts 1 and 2 by Thiemo Kirmse
World War II led to U.S. domination of the political West, which was able to make its mark on the part of the world it more or less controlled. Led and dominated by the military-industrial complex and engaged mentally in a war with the Soviet Union, the USA suppressed any efforts of autonomous state developments that contradicted its interests....
Posted: Fri, Jul 22, 2022 7:35am PDT
textStop Privatization Of Education, Port & Public Services: SLAP Educational Conf Intros Pt 1 by SLAP
The Schools and Labor Against Privatization SLAP had an educational conference on July 9, 2022 and these were the first two presentations...
Posted: Thu, Jul 14, 2022 8:56am PDT
text95 Theses Against the Rule of the Financial Markets by
The financial markets have made themselves independent of the real economy. As the selling of indulgences led to Martin Luther's 95 Theses in 1517, the dominance of speculative financial markets has led to revenue shortfalls of US cities and states. Tax havens hide between $22 trillion and $33 trillion according to the Tax Justice Network....
Posted: Wed, Jul 6, 2022 12:41pm PDT
textMyths of the Crisis and Enemy Images in the Media by Tomasz Konicz and Sabina Schiffer
The Ukrainian ambassador was quoted in the FAZ as saying: "All Russians are now our enemies". One may understand him personally, but this rhetoric is classic enemy image cultivation. After all, there are also Russians who reject Putin's war of aggression or are brave enough to protest against it. This homogenization is pre-Enlightenment and always wrong....
Posted: Fri, Jun 24, 2022 7:48am PDT
textThe work critique of millenials and A new universalism of emancipation by Norbert Trenkle
The 4-Hour League, an alliance founded in 2016 to campaign for the 4-hour day is concerned with pushing back wage labor in order to have more time for a good life, for a gender-just redistribution of care activities and putting an end to the overexploitation of nature. Thus, it aims at breaking with the capitalist logic of efficiency and performance....
Posted: Thu, Jun 23, 2022 8:52am PDT
textThe Wrecking of CCSF & A Frontal Union Busting Attack While AFT 2121 Tops Are Paralysed by respost
The CCSF administration and Board of Trustees are quickly liquidating and shutting down CCSF. The AFT 2121 tops are completely paralyzed and unable to fight this open union busting because of their decades of concession bargaining and corporate business union methods. They also refuse to call out the Democratic Party politicians in San Francisco who have gone along with the privatizstion and destruction of CCSF....
Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2022 10:04pm PDT
textThe War On Teachers & Guns: An Oakland Teacher & Iraqi Marine Vet Speaks Out by Labor Video Project
An Oakland teacher and OEA member Gregorio Guiterrez who is also a Iraqi marine veteran speaks out about the efforts to arm and train teachers to deal with gun attacks on schools and defend against the continuing massacres. This interview was done on May 28, 2022 at Parker Elementary school where an occupation is taking place to stop the school closure and defend the school and public education....
Posted: Sun, May 29, 2022 10:03am PDT
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