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textRemembering Ladonna Brave Bull Allard by Al Carroll
LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, also known as LaDonna Bravebull Allard, passed on. She was preceded by her husband Miles by two years. I'm proud to say I knew her for many years as part of NAFPS, or New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans. She was best known to most for her leading role in the NoDAPL movement....
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:22PM
textNeoliberalism prevents forward-looking policies by Ines Schwerdtner
Never learned! Not only since 30 years, please, it is round about 200 years since Rockefeller and Standard Oil. Today now we have to bitterly accept that the planet is not a factory and not a limited company. Capitalism is not an option for life!...
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:30PM
textUS is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare by People Before Profits
As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See https://mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-inf...
Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:31AM
textThe language of violence by Marco P. Schott and Susan Bonath
"Newspeak" is what George Orwell called a language invented specifically by the Party to control the masses. Today, we are further along. The new language, invented specifically to enforce the Corona measures, seems harmless. Almost unobtrusively, the untruth creeps into our brains through frequent repetition. For example, it is often said that "the virus" requires a certain action....
Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:27AM
text#ChauvinIsGuilty Reports Juror Misconduct by Justice for George Floyd
Here is the juror misconduct in the Derek Chauvin trial from #ChauvinIsGuilty, posted 4/9/21: Juror #11 swiveling in chair #5 doodling on note pad during testimony. Defendant got up and stood by the guest of #5 during recess and defense atty shooed away media when they attempted to speak with that person! BIASED JURY! See https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChauvinIsGuilty?src=hashtag_click&f=live...
Posted: Fri Apr 9, 2021 12:14PM
textSuicide watch for Mr. Derek Chauvin by Uchenna Okeke
This is a letter I wrote to the Warden of Oak Parks Correctional Facility in Minnesota where Mr. Chauvin is incarcerated. I would like to share it with Indymedia....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:36PM
textLockdown for the Military by Reiner Brown
Life can only be saved with a consistent policy of social justice, of cooperation instead of capitalist competition for profit and supremacy. Peace is the basis of sustainable politics. The world is too small, too vulnerable, nature too endangered for wars and military. Climate justice requires no to war and yes to disarmament....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 3:35AM
textChauvin Trial is Another Courtroom Trial for TV Ratings by Justice for George Floyd
The Derek Chauvin Trial which began on March 8, 2021 with jury selection, the most important phase of a trial, is now in its second week of trial testimony and this courtroom drama is now shown in its entirety on C-SPAN, CNN and MSNBC, at the expense of much news, clearly demonstrating that with Nazi Trump out of office, this is the hysteria focus to build ratings by these capitalist so-called news programs....
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:09AM
textEconomic crime by Hans See
The issue of white-collar crime, on the other hand, is apparently impossible to address. None of the major parties has so far shown any inclination to take up the demonstrable threat to the welfare state and democracy posed by white-collar crime in the election campaign....
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 4:57AM
textThe Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year by Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen
An antiwar message ignored...
Posted: Thu Apr 1, 2021 3:31PM
textRelease the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown by Jens Berger
If we were to discard the rigid vaccination plan, which is divided into priority groups, and simply release the vaccines to all interested parties, this would be a golden way out of the whole nightmare....
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47AM
textPelosi names D.C. National Guard Commander William Walker to be House Sergeant-at-Arms by Jacob Crosse (WSWS repost)
The naming of military members to head the security of the House and Senate speaks to the intense crisis still roiling the capitalist state and the ongoing lack of trust between its security apparatus and Congress....
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:28AM
textWho are the 10 Biggest Pandemic Profiteers? by inequality.org
The combined wealth of the nation’s 657 billionaires increased more than $1.3 trillion, or 44.6 percent, since the pandemic lockdowns began. [See Master Table] Over those same 12 months, more than 29 million Americans contracted the virus and more than 535,000 died from it....
Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:11AM
textCorporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax Law by ITEP
The tax breaks identified in this report are highly concentrated among a few very large corporations. Just 25 companies claimed $37.1 billion in tax breaks in 2018. That’s almost exactly half the $73.9 billion in tax subsidies claimed by all 379 companies in our study....
Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:00PM
textUSA Allowing Mentally Ill to Buy and Use Guns by Abolish All Guns
We have had 2 mentally ill people in 2 weeks engage in massacres, using guns they bought recently with no background checks. There are now 400 million guns in civilian hands in the USA, a country of 332 million people. Most of the guns are unregistered. The USA is the worst in the world in gun ownership with 120 guns per capita. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated_number_of_civilian_guns_per_capita_by_country...
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:19AM
textIMF Announces $650 Billion in Emergency Reserves Needed to Confront Pandemic Crisis by Zachary Conti
The International Monetary Fund announced $650 billion in emergency reserve funds are needed to confront the global coronavirus health and economic crisis....
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:20AM
textThe Ultimate Gold Panning & Proespecting Guide by Michael Webster
First, let’s talk about the proper equipment, and of course the first thing you need is a good gold pan....
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:39PM
textThe Urgent Need for a Biden-Putin Summit by Norman Solomon
The current reckless abandon of diplomacy...
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:01PM
textCrisis of Privatization - Return of Public Space by Mario Candeias
The water supply for the population of Paris is to be completely restored to public ownership from 2009 on, as the Socialist mayor Delanoe announced on June 2nd 2008... Adam Smith already advocated that such “public goods“ have to be provided by the state.2...
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:43AM
textWe can do to the Senate what Brits did to the House of Lords by The Daily Beast
After two centuries as an anti-Democratic force, the Senate needs to adapt or it might wake up one day and find that its powers have been stripped down to ceremonial engagements. Don’t laugh! Our neighbors from across the pond not too long ago did exactly this to the House of Lords....
Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:05AM