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text Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair by Sebastian Dittrich
Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, the value of a political system is measured by how well it secures liberal freedoms. Interest-groups like unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a socially just redistribution policy on the wealthy minority....
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:46AM
text June 5th Cal Primary: Two Greens Made Top Two for 11/18 Elections by Labor's Gains & Lessons
It finally happened. The Green Party of California has made the Top Two for November 2018 in US Congressional Districts 34 and 40. In District 34, Kenneth Mejia will run against incumbent Democrat Jimmy Gomez (43) who has only been in office for 1 year. In District 40, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan will run against incumbent Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard (76), who has been in Congress since 1993 (13 terms), but only 5 years in this new district. Both districts are in the Los Angeles area....
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2018 5:13PM
text ACLU Statement of Opposition to Anti-Homeless Measures at Louden Nelson Center and Park by ACLU (posted by Norse)
In April, ACLU Chair Peter Geldblum sent a letter to the City's Parks & Recreation Department expressing revulsion and concern regarding the recent closure of the bathrooms and other restrictive actions burdening the public and especially local homeless folks. I post it here....
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2018 1:53PM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s housing plan would raise rents by 20% on Oakland’s poor by Lynda Carson
As HUD Secretary Ben Carson takes aim at the poor with his catastrophic budget cuts to make up for the massive tax breaks given to the rich by Congress during the past year, he resides in luxury in Vienna, VA!...
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 9:42PM
text The Shortwave Report 06/08/18 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, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 4:16PM
text The Horror of the Prison Promoting, Judge Recalling Movement by Feminist & Prison Abolitionist
When this anti-prison woman first heard about the anti-rape movement, I recalled the Scottsboro Boys, a group of black boys and men framed for rape in the 1930s. Rape is certainly terrible, but in a capitalist society which does not promote rehabilitation, it is a class and racist weapon, and always a political football....
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 8:23AM
text Asylum Seekers Heinously Abused By Trump, Sessions, Kelly, Nielsen, Miller Etc by SNS
a litany of crimes against the poor and helpless by Trump, Sessions and company...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 5:19PM
text Sacramento City Council expected to vote on rent control ordinance by Lynda Carson
The City Council of Sacramento is expected to vote on an ordinance to establish a rent board, rent control, and just cause eviction protections during it’s meeting on June 12, or June 19!...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 3:25PM
text Neoliberalism or New Freedom for Corporations by Ulrich Spangenberger
"The interests of merchants always differ from public interests. As a rule, they are interested in deceiving and misusing the general public" (Adam Smith). Keynes established that the market alone cannot ensure prosperity for everyone. A redistribution of income from top to bottom and regulatory state action are necessary. Public policy means compromise and isn't a sledgehammer slashing everything but the military....
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 5:25AM
text 6/5/18 Results for Cal Governor's Primary; SF Mayor's Race; Propositions by Labor's Gains and Lessons
Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party will remain on the ballot; SF Mayor's race is too close to call; San Francisco tenants are winning city-funded eviction legal defense with Prop F; San Francisco Police Officers Association is losing their taser Proposition H. More below....
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 11:15PM
text Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering by California Peace
Today is primary day. Please vote for De Leon and not the lab animal torture record of Dianne Feinstein and her husband Richard Blum...
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 12:15PM
text Local residents on Congressional Accompaniment Tour to Palestine/Israel by Peter Klotz-Chamberlin
Local residents Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Tom Helman, David Furnish, and Joshua Grossman accompanied Congressman Jimmy Panetta's Executive Assistant Rose Leopold to Palestine and Israel April 27-May 4. They visited cities and villages under Israeli military occupation--Jerusalem, Susiya, Hebron, Khan Al Ahmar, and others. They observed Israeli military court proceedings with children. They met Palestinians, Israelis and also UN and US officials. They will report Friday, June 8, 7pm at RCNV, and...
Posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018 3:26PM
text California Legislators beholden to the landlord lobby vote to allow no-cause evictions by Lynda Carson
California Legislators beholden to the big moneyed interests of the real estate lobby and landlord lobby, double-crossed tenants throughout the state by defeating AB 2925!...
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 4:26PM
text Cape Cod: Colonial Folly To Atomic Revenge by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free future. Here is our May 2018 report....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:51PM
text Israeli Manipulation Of US 2016 & Other Elections by Exposure
Netanyahu and other prime ministers of Israel have manipulated US elections for many decades....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 3:53PM
text More Californians getting sick from pesticides, according to latest state report by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Agricultural cases up 50%; Monterey County third highest in California...
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:56PM
text G7 Hurricane Debt Relief Caribbean/Small Islands by Lydia Andrews
“This is the first time that Finance and Development Ministers are meeting jointly at the G7 and they can promote solutions for when financial crises and humanitarian crises collide” notes Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network Executive Director....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:41AM
text Trade War and Zero Deficit Myth by Stephan Krull and Beigewum Austria
State debts are often necessary and are not automatically bad economically. Investments are prerequisites of future prosperity. When private parties spend too little, the state must step into the breach. That the right measures are taken for the population is much more important than whether the balance of revenues and spending is positive, negative or balanced. Alternative to neoliberal free trade is just trade....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:30AM
text RimPac War Games--Imperial Hypocrisy on Steroids! by DLi
Last week the Pentagon announced it had "uninvited" China from the upcoming RimPac 2018 military exercises(the US had invited 24 other foreign nations to join in bombing and otherwise desecrating the environment) off the waters of Hawai'i. It cited the reason for the revocation is that China is "militarizing" in the waters of the South China Sea....
Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:20PM
text The Shortwave Report 06/01/18 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 Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:30PM