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text Solidarity with the People of Tunisia by Friends Everywhere
Stand in solidarity with the People of Tunisia to fight against austerity measures. Free all the political prisoners and drop the criminal charges!...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12PM
text "der Furor" in the White House by DLi
A lurid tale of chaos and cut-throat infighting in the latest Washington palace intrique. But the larger historical picture is that of an accelerating collapse of the once-mighty USA "sole Superpower" which is imploding in dramatic and bizarre fashion. During this unprecedented confusion, even the most despicable, racist, sexist, xenophobic and jingoistic candidate in US presidential history was able to become selected as the latest "Criminal-in-chief" in the White House....
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:55AM
text Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans by Lydia Andrews
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed ‎taxes....
Posted: Fri Dec 8, 2017 9:50AM
text BCR, Identity Europa rallying tonight at Sproul Plaza by Anon.
Berkeley College Republicans and Identity Europa are holding a rally 6:30PM tonight at UC Berkeley campus, using Kate Steinle's death as a prop to push their agenda....
Posted: Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:46AM
text Base Erosion and Profit Shifting by Olesya Kazantseva
Closing tax havens, ending tax competition, and prohibiting profit-shifting are necessary for a fair tax system. The richest 1% in Pennsylvania could receive another $3 billion from Trump’s tax scam! Democracy is different than plutocracy. Problems do not disappear when they are ignored or repressed as fake populists and lies must be overcome with truth-tellers and sharing wealth. Only radical change can avert egoism replacing solidarity. The state should serve the public interest and yet pri...
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 7:43AM
text Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:05PM
text Religious Development Group Urges Stronger Corporate Reporting Standards by Lydia C. Andrews
Jubilee USA, a religious development group, asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require greater disclosure of what payments corporations make to governments where they operate....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:27AM
text Oakland A’s stadium proposal is not welcome at Peralta’s Laney College by Lynda Carson
The Oakland A’s new stadium project proposal is a bad deal for Oakland taxpayers, and the environment. If the Oakland A’s relocate to a new location away from the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum, reportedly the tax payers will be stuck paying off $163 million in debt for the Coliseum, and $85 million for the arena the Warriors are abandoning!...
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:15PM
text The Driving Force of Global Inequality by Gabriel Zucman, H Schumann and F De Masi
Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s: tax avoidance. Business groups assign profits to different subsidiary firms as though they were independent entities. Avoiding corporate taxes enriches a small group of persons. Taxes that are avoided must be compensated by higher taxation of households with lower incomes. A new loophole is always found. Closing tax havens and ending tax competition is vital for a fairer tax system....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:32AM
text Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair by Center for Political Education
Center for Political Education is excited to bring together nearly 20 authors and activists for this year’s Howard Zinn Book Fair. We will host five different sessions that will put authors of new works in conversation with local organizers to help explore Black Reconstruction themes of land, education, labor, political power, and resistance. Featuring: Jordon Camp, Dawn Phillips, Melissa Crosby, Damien Sojoyner, Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, Chela Delgado, Sónia Vaz Borges, Gaye Theresa John...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 3:04PM
text Survival instead of Profit by Michael Lowy
Capital is a powerful machine of commodification. Since the capitalist market economy became autonomous and "separated" from society, capital has only functioned according to its own laws, the impersonal laws of profit and accumulation. The deepest shadow that hangs over us is neither terror, environmental collapse nor global recession. It is the internalized fatalism that holds there is no possible alternative to capital's world order....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:59AM
text Celebrate the Russian Revolution on it's 100th Anniversary! by Freedom Socialist Party
Down with all tyrants! Join us on Saturday, November 18th for this centennial celebration of the Bolshevik revolution!...
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:32PM
text open letter to the Mayor of Berkeley by Thomas Lord
I recommended to the Mayor of Berkeley, and to some concerned residents, that they heavily video the so-called alt-right at rallies. Since this is arguably in contradiction to what some anti-fascists advise (e.g. it risks exposing anti-fascists) I want alert the community....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:08PM
text A Public Bank of Oakland Could Provide Financial Services to Cannabis Industry by R. Robertson
Oakland will spend $75,000 on a study to examine the feasibility of establishing a public bank in that city. Most corporate banks do not conduct business with the cannabis industry, even where cannabis operations are legal, pay taxes and hire employees. The study will hopefully prove that a public bank would be able to provide financial services to the cannabis industry....
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:10AM
text David Duke campaign contributor Roger Grigsby reopens O’mei restaurant by Lynda Carson
Reportedly last Friday in This Small Planet, during the past week there has been an “Open” sign at the O’mei restaurant in Santa Cruz, in addition to a “Now Hiring” sign....
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:34AM
text IMF and World Bank Meetings Begin With Growth Forecasts and Crisis Risk Warnings by Abby Wilhelm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank begin their annual meetings which run between October 13th and 15th....
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:32AM
text IMF Warns Climate Impacts on Poor Countries Can Affect Growth and Stability by Abby Wilhelm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its biannual report on the state of the global economy, predicting that economic growth for several wealthy countries will continue....
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:56AM
text Trump Calls for Puerto Rico's Debt to be "Wiped Out" by Abby Wilhelm
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out....
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 8:21AM
text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement by Abby Wilhelm
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto Martínez....
Posted: Tue Oct 3, 2017 11:59AM
text Mexico: The Earthquake of Our Struggle for Our 43 Children by Anonymous Contributor, (reposted from IGD)
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Posted: Sun Oct 1, 2017 9:03PM