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text IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis by Lydia Andrews
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17PM
text Public Banking: Bringing Taxes Back To Us by Sebashtian Coval
Public banking will bring great equality and economic prosperity to local regions...
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:17PM
text The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
text Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges by Urs Gascha, Marc Chesney & Thomas Bieger
The financial sector that has gone off course should serve the real economy again in the future. The exchange functions like a gigantic casino with the difference that a casino is more transparent and is easier to understand. Throwing some sand in the gears with a transactions tax would slow down the speculation. Only opening the exchanges two days a week would be better....
Posted: Mon Apr 9, 2018 4:14AM
text 5 Reasons for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations by Austrian justice advocates
Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. Instead of social achievements, neoliberal globalization brings a deregulation race downwards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 2:46AM
text Trump - Hard as Steel by Tomasz Konicz
There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards on the world financial markets could finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing industry that suffocates in its own productivity....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:53AM
text Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters by Lydia Andrews
From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:27AM
text Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations by Lydia Andrews
During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the enjoyment of human rights of vast numbers of people entitled to the solidarity of the whole human family.”...
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:14AM
text The Headline We Waited for: Ban USA From Olympics by Long Overdue
For those of us who can easily remember the anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s, and all the other horrors of US imperialism since then, the headline on a leading capitalist website, Huffington Post, "Ban The United States From The Olympics," is a sign that US imperialism is finally sinking in its own waste of drugging and raping its own athletes, while pointing the finger at other countries, especially Russia....
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:16AM
text Calif Cops work with alt-reich to attack and prosecute counter demonstrators and Antifa by Sludge
Follow the Guardian link. Fascinating confirmation of what we already gleaned from the news. Cops side with neo-nazis, white supremacists and the violent alt right terrorists and finger and prosecute counter demonstrators....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 7:27PM
text Turning Point USA opens door for white supremacists on campus by Dahn Shaulis
Turning Point USA is a racist, anti-feminist, anti-intellectual organization backed by billionaires, the NRA, and members of the fossil fuel industry. It has organizations at hundreds of high schools and college campuses. And the group uses dirty tricks to incite others on campus....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 11:51PM
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 The Future as Transformation by Birgit Mahnkopf
There is no future with present-day capitalism. Capitalism stands for a movement of endless profit-making. Only a radical breach with the capitalist accumulaltion dynamic can nurture the hope of a reasonably tolerable future for human civilization on this planet. Climate change is not avoidable anymore today even if its cumulative effects are first expected in the middle of the millenium. Ms. Mahnkopf is a professor of European social policy in Berlin....
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:33AM
text Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed....
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:58AM
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