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textClimate Emergency Includes the Threat of ‘Nuclear Winter’ by Norman Solomon
The ultimate climate change...
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:31AM
textTrump aides, House members helped plan January 6 attack on Congress by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
Two organizers of the January 6 rally at the White House told Rolling Stone magazine that they had “dozens” of meetings with leading Republicans in Washington....
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:38PM
textThe Collapsing American Military by Paul Craig Roberts
Russia and China can be provoked into becoming military threats by Washington’s aggressive policies. When Washington identifies Russia and China as threats, Washington means that the rise of the two countries has ended Washington’s short-term unipolar rule. The “threat” that Washington is concerned about is the loss of US hegemony....
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:15PM
textMisstatements Regarding the "Pacifica Lawsuit" by Akio Tanaka
Pacifica did file a complaint against New Day; however there has not been any court judgment on the complaint....
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:54PM
textThere is an alternative to maximizing profits by Peter Ulrich
In a new encyclical, the Pope denounces the pursuit of profit. The Sonntagszeitung spoke about this with the business ethicist Peter Ulrich. He defends the Holy Father, criticizes the managers and calls for economy for fifth graders... Ultimately, the essence of these products is to make money out of money, without taking the inconvenient detour via the real economy....
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:28PM
textComedian Dave Chapelle’s The Closer: A racist tirade disguised as stand-up comedy by Nick Barrickman (WSWS repost)
To an extent without precedent by any entertainment figure in recent memory, Chapelle openly advocates anti-Semitism and gloats over racist violence directed against Asians....
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:30AM
textTrump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality by Richard Hoffman (WSWS repost)
The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations....
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:07AM
textMassive Subsidies to Big Oil are Ongoing by Leon Kunstenaar
Welfare to fossil fuel industry costs taxpayers $20 billion a year and is a major contributor to global warming....
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:35PM
textCapitalist dilemmas and The Greed for More by Nikolaus Gietinger and Justus Cider
The overexploitation of nature did not remain without resistance. However, these were ignored by both the left and the right due to the hopelessness of the capitalist form of wealth. The "requirements of shipping and agriculture" destroy original functions of the floodplain landscapes. "And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself," said Greta Thurnberg...
Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 5:44AM
textRenaissance of the Social Market Economy by Ulrich Thielemann
A social market economy is based on two political pillars: (1) taming the market dynamics via regulation and (2) mitigating its consequences in distribution policy. (3) The development and care of an economic culture of moderation and fairness in dealing with one another forms the third, the cultural pillar of taming and civilizing market interactions....
Posted: Thu Oct 7, 2021 7:13AM
textThe Neoliberal Indoctrination by Marc Batko
Homo oeconomicus fades away as an economic theory along with market fundamentalism and market radicalism. Market failure and state violence epitomized by Enron's expansive accounting method and the aggressive wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria should be lessons if the future is worth living....
Posted: Tue Oct 5, 2021 3:51AM
textA Declaration of Independence by Rubikon editors
Utopia resolutely in sight But all those pillars of a free democratic basic order must have stood on feet of clay anyway, must have been more dummies than real basic pillars, otherwise they could not have been washed away so quickly, easily and thoroughly. We are now called upon to tread truly new paths...
Posted: Sat Oct 2, 2021 5:18AM
textThe oppressed majority by Rubikon editors
The war on the virus is a crucial backdrop for destabilization and fear, before which vast amounts of public funds are siphoned off in the name of saving lives, saving the environment, and saving people's livelihoods - all of which are attacked by the arbitrariness of this very capitalist rule. Since the war on the virus is largely on public funds, we are bombarded with propaganda narratives....
Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:02PM
textOvercoming the epidemic of loneliness by Fabian Scheidler
The planet can do without human beings, but humanity cannot do a second without the planet. A subsystem can never dominate the superordinate system, nor can it grow indefinitely within it. For this simple reason, the two central premises of industrial society - endless growth and domination of nature - are deadly illusions based on a reversal of the real order of priorities....
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:27AM
textThe Endgame of Capitalism: Introduction by Norbert Haering
This economic system is permanently out of joint. Interest rates have been virtually zero for over a decade, despite the fact that many consider interest a considered a cornerstone of the capitalist system. The central banks are pumping money into the system on an unprecedented scale, but this is not resulting in inflation. Economic momentum is much weaker than previously....
Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:42AM
textRents know no Corona by Peter Samol
Numerous economists had predicted falling real estate prices and rental prices during the pandemic. But prices are rising. Once again, economists are surprised that reality does not want to follow their models... Central banks are squeezing even more money into the financial markets than ever before....
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:08PM
textWoodward revelations expose Democrats’ calls for “unity” with Republican coup plotters by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
The Biden White House and Democratic leaders in Congress see any investigation into the January 6 plots as an obstacle to bipartisan collaboration with the Republicans....
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:25AM
textEconomic Crisis in the Anthropocene by Adam Tooze and Elmira Bayrasli
I think it’s a full embrace by the Democratic Party of the reality that they are in a life-and-death struggle for the future of American democracy and from their point of view – and I happen to share this view – that depends on their not losing the congressional majority to the GOP in 2022, which doesn’t necessarily end American democracy, but it takes us in a direction which is really bad....
Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:29AM
textAs War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote by Norman Solomon
"The Blob" of militarism keeps on oozing...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:09PM
textSeptember 11, the “war on terror” and the criminalization of American politics by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The White House and media have rolled out the red carpet for the war criminals of the Bush administration, showing that the criminality of the “war on terror” has permanently entered the bloodstream of American politics....
Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:09PM