text 20 Democratic Senators Support Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secty by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Billionaire former Democrat, now Republican, 79-year-old Wilbur Ross has been confirmed today as Commerce Secretary by 72 Senators, including 20 Democrats, including California's Senator Feinstein and Virginia's Senator Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate. For the vote, see
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:00PM
text The Merkel's Chancellorship results. 12 years of prosperity or fear? by Lee Weber
You can have it both ways, as many of historical striking examples show. In this way Yugoslavian industrial production increased substantially during Josip Broz Tito's dictatorship. And the Chinese Economic Miracle was a consequence of Mao Zedong's rule....
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:47AM
text Support AB 1506 to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. by Lynda Carson
California Assembly Members Bloom, Chiu, and Bonta introduced AB 1506 on February 17, 2017, and need your support for the proposed bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.. The bill would once again allow the regulation of residential rental housing pricing by local governments in California....
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:06AM
text Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations by Greg Williams
Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed requirements for title insurance companies to identify the real owners behind shell companies in six major metropolitan areas....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:40AM
text Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations by Greg Williams
Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year....
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:18AM
text Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
text Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by Institute of the Solidarity Modern
The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties... May we have courage to reverse our perspective! The failed elites will not give up without a fight any more than the forces of an authoritarian neoliberalism. "Only we ourselves can free ourselves from this misery."...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:01AM
text Trump Voids Dodd-Frank 1504 Transparency Rule by Greg Williams
President Trump signed into law Congressional action to void requirements that the oil, gas and mining industries report financial activity in countries where they operate....
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:42PM
text Merkel Failed as a Peace-Builder by Marko Bader
Do you remember all this publicity surrounding allegedly fake letter of German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel addressed to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko that sparked a week or two ago?...
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:57PM
text A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming. by JP Massar
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
text Impeach Trump Movement Has Started by Stop Fascism
On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) filed a “resolution of inquiry” that amounts to the first legislative step toward impeachment. From: The petition is at
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:40AM
text GOP leader threatens Berkeley protesters for protesting at Cal Berkeley by Lynda Carson
In response to the February 1st protest in Berkeley against the assault on sanctuary campuses, a day later, GOP leader Dan Adamini, Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party in Michigan promoted the idea that we need another Kent State massacre to bring an end to protests at Cal Berkeley!...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:45PM
text Monterey County Residents to Challenge Plan to Turn Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump by Center for Biological Diversity
KING CITY, Calif. — Monterey County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will attend a public hearing Thursday in King City to oppose a state plan to turn local underground water over to the oil industry for injection of contaminated waste fluid....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 11:03AM
text Poll: Most Americans don't want US embassy moved to Jerusalem by Grant Smith
An IRmep poll fielded by Google Consumer Surveys January 27-29 reveals 56.2 percent of the US adult Internet user population prefers the US keep its Israel embassy in Tel Aviv. Only 38.3 percent prefer moving it to Jerusalem, while 5.5 percent are either uncertain or have other responses. The statistically-significant survey has an RMSE score of 3.3%....
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 12:05PM
text President Trump - We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era by Jens Berger
Trump managed to stage himself as a candidate waging a crusade against the political establishment. Only 9% of the population still stands behind the elected congress in a country where established politics has hit rock bottom. Was this the revenge of the degraded? Does politics only give more to the top 1% and loses sight of the remaining 99%. Traditional politics has no answer to these questions. Insulting voters is not competence. Neoliberal politics knows many losers and very few winners....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 4:22AM
text The Instigator of the 'Theft of the Century' from the budget in Moldova Vlad Plahotniuc... by Olivia Young
The Instigator of the 'Theft of the Century' from the budget in Moldova Vlad Plahotniuc remains at liberty. Late in 2014, a 'theft of the century' happened in Moldova, and fraudsters stole $1 billion from the banking system of this country. The financial scandal triggered a severe political crisis in Chisinau. Dozens of thousands of people rallied in anti-corruption protests, and former Prime Minister of Moldova Vlad Filat was convicted for financial fraud. But yet, main beneficiaries of this...
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 2:39AM
text EU and USA help disposing oligarchs: Moldova's power broker a footstep away from imprisonm by Adrian Lungu
The withdrawal of $1 billion from the banking system of Moldova turned out to be a great shock to the world public and the story is coming to its logical end. The beneficiary party, their accounts and other assets, as well as the schemes of their crime are revealed....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 12:19AM
text The day Berkeley declared that hate speech is not free speech by Lynda Carson
The February 1st scheduled speaking event on campus with the fascist Milo Yiannopoulous of Breitbart was cancelled. The protesters then proclaimed it was a victory!...
Posted: Sat Feb 4, 2017 11:00PM
text Senate Overturns Dodd-Frank Transparency Measure by Greg
The US Senate voided a rule requiring greater financial transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries by a vote of 52-48....
Posted: Fri Feb 3, 2017 8:57AM
text Petition to Stop Betsy Devos' Confirmation as Education Secretary by Now is the Time
The petition to stop the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Education Secretary is at
Posted: Thu Feb 2, 2017 7:56PM