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text IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis by Lydia Andrews
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17PM
text The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 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. Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:03PM
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 The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
text The Shortwave Report 04/06/18 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. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Apr 5, 2018 4:29PM
text The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia by Ernst Wolff
Like his predecessor Obama, President Trump did not say a single word against the ruling house in Saudi Arabia. The US treats IS and the Saudi royal house differently. For decades, Saudi Arabia has been the US' closest ally in the Middle East and therefore enjoys Washington's unrestricted solidarity despite all its crimes....
Posted: Thu Apr 5, 2018 3:31AM
text 5 Reasons for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations by Austrian justice advocates
Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. Instead of social achievements, neoliberal globalization brings a deregulation race downwards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 2:46AM
text Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan by Lydia Andrews
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week....
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:38AM
text The Shortwave Report 03/30/18 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:18PM
text The Struggle aagainst Aggressive Tax Avoidance by Karl-Martin Hentschel and Christopher Berker
Experts estimate that a fifth of world wealth is hidden from the tax authorities of states and considerable parts of international corporate profits are not taxed. According to the Real World Economic Review, corporations in 2018 bought back $214 billion of their own stock. Google and Amazon parked billions in shadow financial centers. Aggressive tax avoidance makes a functioning state impossible....
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40AM
text Unemployment and New Ways by Jessica von Haeseler
The rise of unemployment worldwide has reached unparalleled dimensions. In 1999, 700 million were affected. The neoliberal economic theory promotes the prosperity of the rich, not society as a whole. Profit-maximization is often the only objective. The market is assumed to be a job-creator even though more jobs are eliminated than created with digitalization and the info-economy. Reducing working hours is vital....
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:56AM
text The Shortwave Report 03/16/18 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. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:27PM
text 5 Questions on Tax Justice by Elisabeth Massute
Tax justice must be created and tax avoidance stopped to fight inequality and poverty. Apple paid 0.0005% tax on its profits in Ireland - merely 50 euros on a million euros profits. Like all of us, corporations profit from public goods financed by tax funds. Corporations profit but give nothing back. Developing countries lose $100 billion every year and Germany 30 billion euros....
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:24AM
text Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief by Lydia Andrews
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37PM
text Trump - Hard as Steel by Tomasz Konicz
There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards on the world financial markets could finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing industry that suffocates in its own productivity....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:53AM
text Crash on the Horizon by Stephan Schulmeister
The systemic reasons for the crisis are more important than a sudden fall in prices. Stocks are held on average 22 seconds, not 6 months or ten years. Real capitalism is a plus-sum game. Financial capitalism is a zero-sum game. Profit is made at the expense of others. "Love for money" replaces trust. Different ways are possible after a financial meltdown....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:42AM
text Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters by Lydia Andrews
From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:27AM
text Under the Gun In Ireland by Michael Steinberg
A report on a visit to Northern Ireland in 1983. Today it is still ruled by Britain, as its "first and last colony."...
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:13PM
text The Shortwave Report 03/16/18 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. 29 minutes...
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:57PM
text fight4afrin communique I - 14.03.18: Breaking the silence - Organize the resistance by fight4afrin
Since the beginning of the fascist war in Afrin, anti fascists carried the war back to the places where it is approved, concealed, supported and made possible - in the states of NATO. Until now, in more than 70 actions in 9 different countries, the agitators and intellectual arsonists of this war, aswell as the ones who profit from it, were called to account....
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:55AM