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text The MacArthur Tranist Village Developers -- Researching Boston Properties by The Occupy Research Insitute
The proposed MacArthur Transit Village is being worked through the approval process in Oakland. The structure, to be constructed adjacent to MacArthur BART, was the subject of an Oakland Design Review Committee meeting on August 10th. The transit village, which would become the tallest building in North Oakland, has drawn civic argument (both pro and con) regarding the height, environmental and aesthetic impacts, and the number of affordable housing units. While the building is the subject...
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:53AM
text Growing Inequality Harms the Political Economy by Stefan Trappl and Branko Milanovic
Neoliberalism and finance market capitalism encourage creating money out of thin air, precarious work, exploding inequality and environmental destruction. New politicis, assumptions and countermeasures are necessary to combat inequality. Although productivity has risen, wages have stagnated and average workers earn less than in the 1970s. Wages are not only a cost factor but an important demand factor leading either to investments or social blight....
Posted: Thu Aug 4, 2016 10:38AM
text The occupation at home by urbano
Therefore, liberation in tandem with other oppressed social groups and against established authority, not empowerment against other social groups in collusion with established authority is the solution to the chronic social plight of black lumpen proletarians in America....
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:05PM
text Walgreens will start surcharging San Francisco Federal Credit Union Members by Victim
Effective, July 31, 2016, ATMs located in approximately 560 California Walgreens stores will no longer be part of the "surcharge-free" CO-OP ATM Network....
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:39PM
text UN Summit Reaches Debt, Tax and Trade Agreements by Greg Williams
Member countries of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) renewed a mandate for the UN agency on economic issues. The agreement will guide UNCTAD's work for the next four years...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:10PM
text Holy See Calls on UN Development Summit to Build an Inclusive Economy by Greg Williams
Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, called on a United Nations development summit to address debt, tax, trade and environmental policies that impact poverty....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:32AM
text Negotiators Struggle for Agreement on Debt and Tax Issues at UN Development Summit by Greg
A United Nations global development summit begins its fourth day of difficult negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya. The member countries of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) define the institution's purpose and economic and development focuses every four years....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:46AM
text On the tragic and the farcical of the British referendum by Void Network
An analysis about BREXIT from a Greek Anarchist point of view...
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:55AM
text Bus Rider's Association Brings Change by Lemon Tree
A statement and update from one of the members of the bus rider's association, a group that came together to fight the bus cuts. Wider thoughts and realities are brought into the picture of what is taking place locally with transportation issues....
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 4:58PM
text Liberty means what on the 4th of July? by David Giesen
The 4th came and went, and no one, even me, bothered to talk about the significance of freedom in public discourse on this special day. Is the Republic shuttered? Is Independence Day merely an excuse for popping some colorful gunpowder? The author rallies the citizenry with a short recap of what the meaning of the Liberty Bell is truly about....
Posted: Mon Jul 4, 2016 11:46PM
text Press the press on homelessness by David Giesen
Inforum at the Commonwealth Club hosted a panel of journalist biggies who didn't finger community-generated land values as the key to addressing homeless issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:36AM
text Senate Passes Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Bill: Legislation Heads to White House by Greg
The United States Senate passed Puerto Rico debt legislation 68-30. President Obama will sign the legislation Thursday before Puerto Rico likely defaults on nearly $2 billion in debt payments. The legislation passed with majorities from both parties....
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:01PM
text Senate Faces Puerto Rico Vote Before July 1 Deadline by Greg Williams
The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:30AM
text What's Left after Brexit? by DLi
Despite the resounding Gloom and Doom from the Corporate-bin-Laden media and the vast majority of the globalized Private Bankster class, there is indeed Life after the British electorate voted to leave the European Union, a thoroughly Capitalist project to strengthen the Dictatorship of the Profitariat in the Euro zone....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:40AM
text Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporate Slavestate by Mike Whitney
"The EU is an instrument of the ruling classes of Europe for the imposition of brutal austerity measures—most directly on the workers of Greece, of Spain, Portugal and Ireland, but also on workers in the UK, France and Germany... .Prime minister, Cameron, has even proclaimed an "Age of Austerity" as his government imposes cuts of €263 billion, equivalent to over 10 percent of Britain's GDP, at the cost of the destruction of 20 percent of all public sector jobs..."...
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:38PM
text How Donald Trump bankrupted by Ted Rudow III, MA
Trump decision to partake in what may amount to "calculated tax fraud"—a felony. We begin by looking at how Donald Trump bankrupted his Atlantic City casinos, but still earned millions...
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:07PM
text Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis by Greg Williams
Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.‎...
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:04PM
text Consumer Protection Bureau Unveils New "Payday" Lending Rules by Greg Williams
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases new rules governing "payday" lending - high interest loans that impact low-income communities....
Posted: Fri Jun 3, 2016 8:44AM
text Are you with Hillary? Why? by Akio Tanaka
Some things to consider before the California Democratic Party primary....
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:16AM
text The expenses of the poor by Ted Rudow III, MA
But the Capitalistic financiers of Trump and his kind: They're all like a bunch of pimps! (Or Panders: Those who solicit business for a whore, and share in her wages and profits)...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:23PM