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textSecret police in Portland violated human rights of peaceful protesters by DLi
Videos showing U.S. Federal secret police(with no badges and riding in unmarked vehicles)inflicting massive violence on mostly peaceful protesters are running viral across the Globe. Yet the Federal governing regime brazenly avows that this will be the "new normal" in major cities from now on......
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40PM
textAmerican Sustainable Business Council has blueprint for a post-covid economy by Ramona du Houx
With many stimulus plans in the offing it's clear they must address systemic racism. American Sustainable Business Council has blueprint for a post-covid economy that does that....
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:06AM
textThe state must cushion the economic impact by Heiner Flassbeck
Heiner Flassbeck expects a slump of the German GDP of 20-30%, Neither Trump nor Merkel said a word about stabilizing the economy. You can't just shut downthe erconomy and then hope nothing happens. Companies, banks and people must be supported. Money must go to those now becomiing unemployed.....
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:48AM
textG20 Finance Ministers Kick COVID Crisis Decisions to Fall by Zach Conti
Washington DC - Chaired by Saudi Arabia, G20 Finance Ministers met virtually and focused on the global health and economic impacts of the coronavirus. A communiqué issued by the Ministers suggested most decisions on the crisis will be made later in the year....
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:22PM
textMilitary-garbed agents in unmarked vehicles at Martinez protest by Pika-Nonymous
During the July 12th protest in Martinez there were military-garbed agents, who arrived and left in unmarked civilian-looking vehicles.It is unclear what agency they are part of....
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:16PM
textThe 9 coffin nails of democracy by Roland Rottenfuss
Democracy is an achievement and must be won anew, expanded and defended against attacks in every era... The political conformity of the mainstream press is a sad chapter. "Representative democracy" is a fine word, but who do the representatives actually represent today? Citizens want "representatives of the people."...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:41AM
textThe Shortwave Report 07/17/20 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, NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:12PM
textThousands of Elected Officials see a turning point, and rally against fossil fuel industry by Ramona du Houx
In this historic moment of reckoning for the energy future of America, elected officials join indigenous and front-lines organizers in celebrating victories over unjust and exploitative pipelines. With the tide of public opinion clearly opposed to carbon emissions and the oil industry's devastating reevaluations the vise-like grip of the fossil fuel industry’s lobbying influence has begun to weaken....
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:42PM
textQuestions Still Unanswered by Robert Norse
In late May, I wrote SCPD boss Andy Mills a lengthy letter reiterating questions asked him around three years ago that have largely been unanswered with any specificity. He responded ("An Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/29/18833367.php). This is my follow-up to his response written in mid-June. I received no answer to any of the follow-up questions...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:33PM
textAn Ultimate Meaning of the Bernie 2020 Campaign: “Not Him. Us.” by Norman Solomon
We've got to lead ourselves out of the capitalist wilderness...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:53AM
textEconomic impact of corona lockdowns by Christian Kreiss
Even before the current lockdown-induced economic depression, the assets of the lowest 20 percent of US households - between 2007 and 2019 - had fallen by about a third according to the Wall Street Journal, and their incomes had fallen by 2 percent in real terms in these 12 years. Then came the lockdown. It hit the bottom fifth of the US population correspondingly hard....
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:31AM
textLarge corona aid for "small" companies by Bulgan Molor-Erdene
Dozens of tenants in buildings owned or managed by Trump received funds. More than 20 companies registered at 40 Wall Street, an office building Trump has owned since the mid-1990s, have also reportedly received government loans of at least $20 million. Among the recipients were law firms, financial services companies and non-profit organizations....
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:40AM
textAdvice on Corona and Budget 2020 by Rudolf Hickel, Christine Resch & Georg Feigl
Emancipatory politics is characterized by the fact that interests are negotiated. The post-Corona phase will show what can be learned about the relation between politics and capital. Civil society should be engaged and resistent to the ruling politics....
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:29AM
textCapitalism, Coronavirus and the Road to Extinction by Eren Duzgan
The only way to ‘re-embed’ our economies and save our lives from ecological collapse is by intervening in the very heart of the beast: land and human beings need to be taken out of the market. The beast is not tameable; it needs to be killed....
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:52AM
textUnemployment Claims Still Not Paid; Picketlines Needed by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Today's check of the Twitter, https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EDDFailOfTheDay&src=typed_query&f=live, shows that the Unemployment office is still not paying claims dating back to March and private profit contractor Deloitte is still allowed to touch confidential information and pretend to process these basic claims when Deloitte should be fired immediately for obvious violation of its contract to pay the claims immediately....
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:42AM
textFinancial Markets and National Socialism by Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn
Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda " on March 15, 1933. "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way [...]" He wanted them to stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support....
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:18AM
textThe Shortwave Report 07/10/20 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, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2020 4:52PM
textThe economy for faith healers by Tomasz Konicz
Due to the sharpening contradictions of late capitalist socialization, barbarism, not reason, is increasing. Reason is not advancing in the overall historical movement, as once postulated by Hegel. Only the overcoming of this false whole, which is decaying openly, would offer humankind a chance of survival....
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2020 7:40AM
textThe Job Guarantee in the Corona Pandemic by Maurice Holgen and Dirk Ehnts
A fundamentally new European economic order based on solidarity is needed. This is the only way to better face future crises and address the growing inequality of wealth. Important building blocks of this "future structure" are a permanent departure from restrictive fiscal rules, the expansion of the EU's own resources, and public investment. Life is not a monopoly game....
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2020 6:35AM
textCal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party....
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2020 10:44AM