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text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds First Meeting by Greg Williams
The newly created Puerto Rico economic oversight board holds its first meeting and will elect a chair on September 30 in New York City. Congress created the 7-member board as part of legislation to address the island's debt crisis. An independent group of academics, lawyers, finance experts and civic leaders formed a task force to monitor the oversight board and the progress of the Puerto Rico debt legislation....
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:50AM
text Gewindeberg Lays Out Next Step Towards Abolition by Remigius Presto
In remarks recently delivered at Speakers Corner, Gewindeberg said the world was waiting to be presented with a proposal how to put an end to the current misery of democratic capitalism and its failure to cease its aggressions and abuses. A large part of the problem is that the misery attempts to bring about situations where few to no alternatives are possible as to influence decisions in its favour, which of course due to that happen to be more miserable than those where they are. Democratic...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:07AM
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
text UN Conference on Trade and Development Warns Global Economy is in "Fragile State" by Greg Wiliams
A report released from a UN group calls the global economy "fragile" and urges action on trade, tax and debt policies to improve economic growth. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) annual "Trade and Development Report" notes rising debt and inequality levels. The report warns that current economic challenges may be more difficult to manage than the 2008 global financial crisis.‎...
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:12AM
text Power Elites: On the Great illusion of Pluralist Liberalism by Marcus Kloeckner
With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic procedures. Mills broke through the wall of dominant ideological convictions as the great unquestioned illusion influencing citizens' ideas of reality. "Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power."...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:10AM
text Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 — Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is responsible for 29 pipeline safety incidents since 2006, in which 9,555 barrels of hazardous liquids were leaked, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Center for Biological Diversity. Those spills resulted in $9.5 million in property damage, according to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18PM
text Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours by Heinz-J. Bontrup
Today's growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth society, a "renunciation society" or at least a "green" capitalism model. Meanwhile, 1.6 earths would be necessary because humanity exploits natural resources faster than the earth can generate them (cf. recent accounts of Earth Overshoot Day)... A political transformation process is necessary. The economist John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a time when his grandchildren would only face a 15 hour work week....
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:58AM
text Mozambique President Meets IMF and World Bank As Debt and Corruption Concerns Loom by Greg Williams
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi is in Washington for a series of meetings with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Secretary John Kerry and US AID's Gayle Smith....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:41AM
text New Report Finds Corporate Offshore Tax Avoidance ‎a Growing Problem by Greg Williams
According to a new report, secretive offshore tax avoidance practices are on the rise among multinational businesses....
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:56PM
text Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? by Lynda Carson
The Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo in San Francisco is John Stumpf, who resides in a $7 million penthouse condominium on Russian Hill in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08AM
text Oil Giant Enbridge to Purchase Gas Behemoth Spectra by via Sierra Club
Deal Would Create One of the Largest Corporate Polluters in the Country...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:13PM
text solidarity to the usa prisoners strike by anarchist from greek prisons
Solidarity...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 12:39PM
text US and Puerto Rico Faith Groups Send Congress Recommendations on Island's Crisis by Greg
Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 1:26PM
text We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy by Conrad Schuhler
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion and acknowledgment of the imperatives of capitalism grow out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour. In its attempt, it changes both the one who resists and the entire environment that witnesses. These theses arose at a podium discussion with representatives of Attac and IG Metal in 2014....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:09AM
text White House Announces Puerto Rico Oversight Board Membership by Greg
The White House is announcing members of Puerto Rico's fiscal oversight board established as part of legislation to address the US territory’s debt crisis....
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:41AM
text Generation Y Doesn't Fulfill Expectations by Thorsten Schroeder
The revolution from Silicon Valley has shaken traditional American branches to the core. The Smartphone is more desirable than the car since the drive-in movie theater was replaced by Netflix. "The Facebook post may be more important for self-esteem than the Italian vacation, the luxury trip or the car in the garage." In a constantly changing world of work, investments in one's abilities are more important than one's own home....
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:34AM
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