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textCourage ahead! by Kerstin Chavent
Every person has the right to behave as he or she sees fit. The dignity of the human being is inviolable - even when we think we see that harm is coming from the behavior of another. This is how we preserve our own dignity. No one can stop us from being the change we want to see in the world ourselves. No one can stop us from believing in the good in people and from resisting,...
Posted: Sun, Oct 1, 2023 5:27am PDT
textA Simple Algorithm Shows All Global Warming Temperatures by Zbigniew Charnas
It turned out in the summer of 2023 that the forecasts of the UN IPCC scientific panel could already be consigned to the bad archive of history. A linear extrapolation of the trend from 2000 to 2023 would result in a value reaching 3 *C of warming of the Earth's surface at the end of the 21st century. The maximum level indicated was 4.5 *C. In 2023, we can talk about the development of an increase in this temperature to at least 10 *C plus, and maybe up to 17 *C plus (CH4 clathrates). It turn...
Posted: Sun, Oct 1, 2023 3:32am PDT
textWe are Zombies by Tomasz Konicz
Zombie movies are an apocalyptic genre, in which there is an inkling that the given social order cannot last & has reached its development limits. The first great wave of zombies hit the Western culture industry during the crisis period of the seventies of the 20th century, when the "Golden Age" of post-war capitalism, full employment and mass consumption, came to an end....
Posted: Fri, Sep 29, 2023 6:17am PDT
textRussia's victory in an economic war by Tomasz Konicz & Herbert Boettcher
If perspectives for ways out of the increasingly worsening crises of capitalist socialization are to emerge, it is indispensable to look at the whole of conditions and their complex entanglements. It is necessary to break with the myths and life lies of the 'free West' as well as with those of a mission for a Russian empire or any other autocratic fundamentalism....
Posted: Tue, Sep 26, 2023 1:10pm PDT
textElisabeth Bronfen: "What amazes me most is the stubborn ability to repress" by Elisabeth Bronfen
We've greatly reduced the required reading... Five short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, plus the one compulsory piece of Shakespeare from the basic course and vampire and fantasy stories. If very little is read, diversity goes out the window, too....
Posted: Mon, Sep 18, 2023 11:38am PDT
textClimate strike: How elites have been fighting Generation Alarm for five years by David Goessmann
Some activists are later sentenced to pay millions in damages, others have to spend months in prison for their civil disobedience. In the Bild newspaper, RWE boss Rolf Martin Schmitz calls them "eco-terrorists." But neither heat, nor summer drought, nor coal protests led the politicians to ask questions about the climate....
Posted: Sat, Sep 16, 2023 4:17am PDT
textShock therapy without end by Justin Turpel
Ukraine must not sell out its resources, minerals, fertile lands, but must be able to rebuild the infrastructure necessary for life and economy on its own. It needs living and housing space, labor laws and incomes that are attractive for the people who want to live there and, moreover, for the numerous refugees who want to return to a livable country of origin....
Posted: Thu, Sep 14, 2023 2:22am PDT
textCalling on USians to Memorialize Jennifer Laude, Call for American Withdrawal from the Philippines by Anonymous
An Urgent Plea from the Philippines...
Posted: Wed, Sep 13, 2023 7:21pm PDT
textDe-escalation instead of war of attrition by Lia Becker
The call for negotiations alone is no longer enough. In a situation in which parts of the Western alliance are struggling to find ways out of the war and at the same time more and more heavy weapons are being supplied for a war that will last for years, the social left should campaign more strongly than before for "mutual de-escalation" and security guarantees, for European independence...
Posted: Mon, Sep 11, 2023 3:47am PDT
textUkraine war: the business with death by Frank Haubold`
State-sponsored arms shipments cause corporate profits to skyrocket. That warlike conflicts boost the business of arms corporations is a well-known fact, but never in recent history have Western arms firms and corporations been able to enrich themselves so shamelessly from human suffering as in the Ukraine conflict....
Posted: Thu, Sep 7, 2023 4:26pm PDT
textClimate catastrophe and `freedom of consumption' by Thomas Meyer
It is not five to twelve, but five past twelve, as philosopher Slavoj Žižek writes. The fact that climate change is a fact (the details may well be debated) and poses a serious threat to humanity is something that the last fool should have realized by now.1 It is also clear that the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases must be radically and rapidly reduced....
Posted: Mon, Sep 4, 2023 10:37am PDT
textHappy Anti-War Day! - September 1 - Say No! by Angela Klein
War always has two losers. Neither side can win the Ukraine war. Russia will not lose a war of attrition. Ukraine lacks recruits, artillery and time!...
Posted: Fri, Sep 1, 2023 6:39pm PDT
textThe war cannot be won by
The Jean Jaurès maxim, "Capitalism carries war like the cloud carries rain," is more relevant than ever. Only in another - post-capitalist, social-ecological - Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, can peace and justice become a reality. Whether this is a realistic scenario? That is up to each and every one of us....
Posted: Wed, Aug 30, 2023 4:49am PDT
textThe UN Charter must be the heart and soul of any new peace architecture by Michael von der Schulenburg
The Ukrainian war will also end one day, and we will have to strive again for a new peace order to "save future generations from the scourge of war." A peaceful and fair world for the soon to be 10 billion inhabitants of the earth, 9 billion from the 'Global South', must be built on the principles of the UN Charter. The UN Charter must therefore be at the center of every peace movement....
Posted: Mon, Aug 28, 2023 5:07am PDT
textExtradition of Julian Assange threatens First Amendment, Press Freedom by Marjorie Cohn
JURIST: My favorite Supreme Court Justice of all time is William O. Douglas. A staunch defender of the First Amendment, he asserted in his book Points of Rebellion, “We must realize that today’s Establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution.”...
Posted: Fri, Aug 25, 2023 3:35pm PDT
textAfter Capitalism by Ernst Hellmann
African socialism & the Common Good economy are discussed. In view of the problems we face in our society today, triggered by the striving for power of the elites leading to social inequality, environmental destruction & corporate greed, there are good reasons to practice the common good economy as an alternative & sustainable economic model more strongly worldwide....
Posted: Wed, Aug 23, 2023 2:24am PDT
textInverted World by Michael Sailer
Wars of aggression and sanctions against half the world are called "defense", "education" means paramilitary drill for usability in the profit industry under strict avoidance of any real formation of mind and feeling, the robbery of common goods is called "privatization", and self-evident areas of welfare mutate into dysfunctional "service"....
Posted: Sun, Aug 20, 2023 6:52am PDT
textWelcome to post-democracy! by Tomasz Konicz
In the current systemic crisis, this capitalist pseudo-democracy is producing a real dystopia on a par with the nightmares of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley: the apparently responsible citizen (in reality a powerless object in the heteronomous process of capital exploitation) chooses the way in which his intensified exploitation and alienation is to be concretely organized and perfected....
Posted: Fri, Aug 18, 2023 3:13am PDT
textThe greatest show on earth by Daniele Ganser
"It takes considerable fragmentation in the media portrayal of these crimes and radical recontextualization as a 'struggle for democracy and human rights' for crimes of this magnitude, as well as their historical continuity, to become virtually invisible to the public. Although all of this is extensively documented, these crimes are virtually absent from the public consciousness," Mausfeld explains....
Posted: Sun, Aug 13, 2023 6:43am PDT
textHumanity cannot survive a nuclear war by Jeremy Corbyn
In the face of the threat of nuclear war, I echo the appeals of the UN Secretary General, Pope Francis, and world leaders like President Lula: De-escalation, diplomatic intervention, and an end to this brutal war. The longer the fighting continues, the more lives are lost, the more our fragile climate is destroyed, and the greater the threat of total annihilation becomes for all of us....
Posted: Thu, Aug 10, 2023 7:59am PDT
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