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textThe Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality by Rainer Mausfeld
Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions....
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15PM
textThe United States of Distraction by Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff
Reviewed by Leon Kunstenaar...
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:30PM
textAlternatives to Chlorpyrifos Work Group Announced by Charlotte Fadipe
California takes legal step to cancel chlorpyrifos use despite lack of federal action • DPR and CDFA announce Work Group comprised of cross section of experts and leading figures to find alternatives • State agencies set up public portal to accept input...
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:19AM
textWhy Bernie Sanders Is Correct About the Washington Post -- and Corporate Media Overall by Norman Solomon
"The most sacred cow of the press is the press itself"...
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33AM
textTrump Finalizes Disastrous Weakening of Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Rollback Threatens Wildlife Across Country, Will Face Legal Challenge...
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:57PM
textFrom Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality by Stefan Wallaschek
Society doesn't play any role in Ayn Rand's perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself andno one else - unlike the citizen engaged in society and actively championing a democratic process of enlightenment. Ryan defended the minimal state against the totalitarian and welfare state....
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22AM
textBillionaire Stephen Ross of the Related Companies faces protests for Trump fundraiser by Lynda Carson
Reported by Politico, billionaire Stephen Ross the founder of “The Related Companies,” is facing a backlash for fundraising for the alleged racist President Donald Trump....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:44PM
textNancy Pelosi’s Bad Attitude Toward Progressives by Norman Solomon
The Capitol Dome is a bubble...
Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 2:15PM
textThe fascist attack in Gilroy and the US epidemic of mass shootings by Patrick Martin, WSWS
[August 3: This article is republished here the same day yet another white supremacist has killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, less than a week after the racist attack at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.]...
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:15PM
textThe Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith by Richard Parker
Only by challenging the "conventional wisdom" of the age, could Galbraith or someone like him hope to serve a truly useful role in history. Power here and its role in American decision-making and the role of what I have called "the permanent government" were necessarily for him the objects of that challenge. And today, even better than in the early 1960s, we can understand why....
Posted: Fri Aug 2, 2019 3:27AM
textThere’s Nothing Moderate About “Moderates.” A Primary Example Is Joe Biden. by Norman Solomon
Dodging the realities of corporate power...
Posted: Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:42PM
textFighting the Causes of Flight by Jens Berger
The refugee debate is back again but only the symptoms are in the spotlight. Refugees are fought instead of the causes of flight. The political failure is as dreadful as the forgetfulness of the media and politics. For the first time, more than 70 million persons are fleeing from war, persecution and conflicts. Every two seconds a person becomes a refugee....
Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:05AM
textSenate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure Projects by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 ― A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:56AM
textAIPAC’s Anti-BDS Resolution Easily Wins Bipartisan Support by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC’s HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vo...
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34PM
textJudge Halts Puerto Rico Bankruptcy for 4 Months by Kate Zeller
In a hearing on Wednesday, US District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain told Puerto Rico's government, creditors and a federal oversight board that for 120 days all debt suits will be on hold and sent to mediation. Puerto Rico is attempting to resolve more than $72 billion in debt....
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:43PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
textKarl Polanyi on Unfettered Capitalism by Rainer Hank and Wolfgang Merkel
Karl Polanyi condemned profit greed and deregulated markets. Todfay's capitlaism critics are his heirs and don't know it. An unfettered capitalism is responsible for the world economy coming out of joint. "Finance capital was put in the driver's seat."...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:20AM
text33 brave senior(kupuna) protectors on Hawaii's Mauna Kea detained by police by DLi
On Wednesday morning, State police removed 33 senior(kupuna) protectors from a human chain that had blocked--for 3 days--access to the Mauna Kea Road, by construction equipment that are slated to begin the Thirty Meter Telescope(TMT). The protectors are part of the hundreds-strong peaceful activists that had been up at the Mauna(mountain) since last Sunday, July 14....
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:39AM
text"We Gotta Get Out of this Place" by Anselm Jappe
Bourgeois theorists have always believed capitalism to be “everlasting” because, they claim, it is in accordance with “human nature.” For them, all crises are only cyclical and transient: they are understood to be the result of imbalances between supply and demand, or are even praised as a form of “creative destruction.” This interview is from www.exit-online.org, 2/23/2016...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:12AM
textStates Tackle Student Debt and For-Profit Colleges Rise by Kate Zeller
Washington, DC - As Democratic presidential candidates debate student debt, States attempt to tackle what they see as a debt problem impacting their economies....
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:13PM