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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
image Black, Queer Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Assassinated 480_5f315e6e-ca15-4dba-b1bd-ea665386276d_1.jpeg by Colin Murphy
Councilwoman Marielle Franco, a feminist lesbian activist and emerging voice against police violence, was gunned down yesterday in her car...
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:58AM
text Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations by Lydia Andrews
During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the enjoyment of human rights of vast numbers of people entitled to the solidarity of the whole human family.”...
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:14AM
text Authoritarian Capitalism: Interview with Christian Fuchs by Christian Fuchs
Phenomena like Trump and the new nationalisms confirm the actuality of the theory of the authoritarian personality articulated by Wilhelm Reich, Erich Fromm, and Theodor Adorno. By their structure, capitalist social media are often so invested that they encourage individualism, narcissism and the cult of personality and are not social media....
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:24AM
text New US Bills Introduced to Tackle Global Tax Avoidance and Corruption by Lydia Andrews
This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption....
Posted: Fri Mar 2, 2018 2:26PM
image Reporters Without Borders are outraged by pressure on journalists in Moldova 480_reporters-without-borders_2-19-18_1.jpg by Don Owens
We have long got used to the fact that various human rights organizations monitoring the situation on matters relating to the freedom of expression, human rights and other ephemeral phenomena of the modern world try to ignore flagrant examples of their violations in the case it does not conflict with interests of their own patrons. By way of example, countries embarking on the road towards democracy usually raise no concerns to ardent defenders of universal human values, regardless of the rea...
Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:35PM
image Gigantesca movilizacion en defensa del proceso de cambio en Santa Cruz-Bolivia. 480_dwhmz31xcaabnur_1.jpg by Luis Gonzales Guardia
Gigantesca movilizacion en defensa del proceso de cambio en el monumento Chiriguano de la ciudad de Santa Cruz- Bolivia. La demostracion expresa su respado al presidente Evo Morales....
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:20PM
text State Investments and the Public Sector by Patrick Schreiner and Kai Eicker Wolf
The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. It is a kind of advance concession. It increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects on economic development....
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10AM
text New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 8:17AM
image A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts. 480_massachusetts-photo-by-tony_fischer-flickr_1.jpg by Jewish Voice for Peace Boston
Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 4:20PM
text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate ‎Negotiations by Lydia Andrews
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 7:55AM
text A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, SNAP, food stamps, WIC food assistance, Pell grants, the EPA, the Department of Education, the National Institute for Health and the Legal Corporation are sadistic. Are we headed back to the 11th century when narcissism and illiteracy were accepted and not overcome?...
Posted: Mon Feb 5, 2018 4:27AM
image 2017 Census of Agriculture: Harvesting Opportunity 480_27540110_2181870911826807_934150040313162384_n__3__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food Systems Investments to Transform Communities is a new tool released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis that utilizes data points provided by the Census of Agriculture. Last century we began our journey helping to quantify and qualify better opportunity for Black Agriculture producers toward impacting better health outcomes in our communities, in partnership with the USDA/NASS. A 2020 Vision was put forth as a methodology to utilize b...
Posted: Thu Feb 1, 2018 12:28PM
audio Westley Bayas III on the Unrig the System Summit (audio/mpeg 27.7mb) by WTUL News & Views
Civic and Community Consultant Westley Bayas III joined WTUL News & Views in the studio to talk about the upcoming represent.us Unrig the System Summit. Folks from near and far and across ideological and partisan lines will gather from February 2nd-February 4th in Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center to work on solutions to unrig the United States' political system....
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54AM
text New Orleans City Council Rescinds Universal Human Rights Resolution Due to Backlash Over Inclusion of Palestinians by US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2018 – Today, the New Orleans City Council rescinded a universal human rights resolution, R-18-5, under intense pressure from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO), simply because the resolution was introduced by a Palestine solidarity group which framed the resolution as a victory for Palestinian rights within the broader scope of human rights....
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:56PM
document Conservation, Tribal Groups Sue to Block Repeal of Federal Fracking Rule blm_fracking_rule_repeal_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, January 24, 2018 — A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued today to block the Trump administration’s repeal of a 2015 rule designed to protect water, wildlife and public health from the harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands....
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:47PM
image Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions 480_prison-abolition_1.jpg by National Lawyers Guild
It seems there could never be enough legal support to help the millions of prisoners who would benefit from having a lawyer at arms’ length. Whether it is lack of medical care, abhorrent nutrition, exposure to extreme temperatures, lack of clean water, or brutality by prison guards, there are endless inhumane conditions prisoners are forced to live through on a daily basis. The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office receives letter after letter from prisoners, mainly requesting a copy of th...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38PM
text Honor Roll of BDS Organizations Banned by Zionist Israel by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Nazi Zionist Israel has been so adversely affected by the successful Boycott Divest Sanctions movement that it is now lashing out, like a wounded, dying beast, with a list of 20 organizations banned from visiting the hellhole, US military base and settler colony called Israel. This honor roll is:...
Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2018 3:14PM
text CDC Promotes Lie of Nuclear Survival; Protest Jan 20-21, 2018 by No Nukes
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that on January 16, 2018, it will have a 1 hour session on the “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” claiming that “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.” See https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2018/January2018.h...
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 9:32PM
text 1/20-21/18: Response to Nazi Trump & Minions: "Never Say" Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Anthem by Anti-Fascist
With the complete destruction of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all anti-poverty programs imminent in 2018 to pay for the Trump Tax Scam of 2017, we will all certainly be at the January 20-21, 2018 Women's Resistance Demonstrations celebrating women's right to abortion won 1/22/73 in Roe v Wade and affirming our commitment to putting an end to the capitalist profit motive that is the cause of all our grief. The anthem of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Uprising of April-May 1943, Neve...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:17AM