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text China's 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan by Fred Schmid
China has brought hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in only three decades thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the 800 million Chinese lived below the absolute poverty line of $1.90 a day. Today, forty years later, there are 'only' 43 million, three percent of the population of 1.4 billion. Blue skies in Peking! The hourly wage has tripled since 2006 from $1.20 to $3.60....
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 6:19AM
text Are phone applications taking over our lives? by Jeffrey Robinson
High usage of phone applications are changing the perception of face-to-face interactions....
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:08PM
text The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:54PM
text KZYX in Philo, California experiencing various kinds of covert action? by chaz
A few nights ago, I tried calling one of my favorite independent radio stations as I had done for years before. I was on a landline. I got through alright, but then something happened that I had never experienced: my voice sounded clear on my end, but on the radio's end, it came across all garbled and missing words. Was this merely "rain in the phone lines" as the DJ thought? Or some kind of jamming technique being directed at independent radio?...
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:50PM
text David Minton Silva by Not forgotten
David Minton Silva died....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:11AM
text What was the Fluoride Death Smog Disaster? & Other Questions re Fluoridation by jenny miller
In one of the most successful PR campaigns in the history of the world, Edward Bernays convinced the American public to start adding toxic industrial waste to our water supply. Now, decades later, the evidence shows zero benefit to the public and immeasurable harm....
Posted: Thu Mar 1, 2018 11:12AM
text Berkeley lied, the homeless paid by Mike Zint
A recent fire, a city employee lie, the press, and the result. The homeless get blamed for everything, just because they are homeless....
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01AM
text Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing “local news” by Will Morrow (WSWS repost)
Facebook's latest step aimed at censoring online information....
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 9:09AM
text Deliberate Dysfunction? KPFA's Decade of Financial Mismanagement by by Daniel Borgström and Steve Gilmartin
And now today in 2018, the SK are openly calling for bankruptcy! What a coincidence! Who would've ever guessed! Now let's look at SK tactics, strategy. I mentioned the September 2005 minority report by Max Blanchet, the warning about excessive spending. Also in the same month of that same year, an email from Brian Edwards-Tiekert of SK was leaked; in it Brian had written to his group, "How do we make our enemies own the problems that are to come?" and that has been SK strategy all these ...
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:44PM
text For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship by Editorial Board of the WSWS (repost)
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists...
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39AM
text Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? by Steve Brown
The Pacifica interim executive director and CFA are pushing for Pacifica to go into bankruptcy despite the fact that the majority of the board are against bankruptcy....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:52AM
text Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
During October 2017, in favor of Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled with a summary judgement in a lawsuit against WBAI Radio and the Pacifica Foundation, over alleged unfair, unreasonable and exorbitant annual increases in the rent for situating the station’s transmitter at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 8:56AM
text Pacifica ED's motion to file for bankruptcy to protect its assets, including KPFA by picasso
A motion widely circulated on voluntary bankruptcy for Pacifica from the network's interim executive director, in the wake of a $1.8 million judgment against WBAI for failure to pay Empire State tower rent. The Pacifica board voted 11 to 7 to go into closed session 12/28/17 and then failed to take action on this motion....
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:59PM
text The Imminent Threat to KPFA / Pacifica Radio by picasso
Message from KPFA general manager, from reprint of a blog by Doug Henwood (who produces KPFA's Behind the News). https://lbo-news.com/2017/12/27/pacifica-death-watch-this-time-its-really-real/...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:51PM
text What The Dickens Is Going On? (Some Slightly More Accurate Info on KPFA/Pacifica) by Tracy Rosenberg
Pacifica should make every effort to remain independent and not be eager to throw up its member-purchased assets for grabs, at the discretion of the federal government and a creditors committee headed by an aggressive capitalist real estate speculator and billionaire. That’s a bad place to be. It would make Lew Hill cringe....
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:24AM
text Real estate mogul Tony Malkin wants KPFA and Pacifica Foundation properties by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., may take control of KPFA Radio - 94.1 FM, and the entities controlled by the Pacifica Foundation as soon as January 8, or January 12!...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49AM
text KPFA radio at risk due to $1.8 million judgment against Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
On the 6:00PM KPFA evening news on December 28, 2017, it has been reported that the Pacifica Foundation board members were deadlocked on a vote this evening to go into foreclosure, or file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, due to over $2 million owed to ESRT because of the unpaid use of the antenna (unpaid tower rent) at the Empire State Building, in New York City!...
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24PM
text Corp Controlled Public radio normalizes Trump’s misleading response to deadly train wreck by repost
Corporate Controlled Public radio normalizes Trump’s misleading response to deadly train wreck...
Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42PM
text Boycott Utah by Chuck Tripp
Following the collaboration between the Trump administration and Utah's politicians in their efforts to kill the Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments in southeastern Utah, it has become absolutely imperative that U.S. and international consumers boycott all goods, products and services originating in that state. This should include refusal to purchase Utah agricultural products, attend Utah colleges and universities, visit Utah's ski resorts and parks, or purchase tech...
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:03PM
text Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
People embraced the internet because it promised a free and unimpeded way to access and share information. The Trump administration is now paving the way for widespread government censorship and the end of treating internet services as a public utility....
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:40AM