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textCredit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Mozambique Loan Scandal by Kate Zeller
On Friday, former Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse pled guilty in US Federal Court for accepting millions of dollars in a fraud scheme that led to a $2 billion Mozambique loan scandal and debt crisis in the East African country....
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:09PM
textKarl Polanyi on Unfettered Capitalism by Rainer Hank and Wolfgang Merkel
Karl Polanyi condemned profit greed and deregulated markets. Todfay's capitlaism critics are his heirs and don't know it. An unfettered capitalism is responsible for the world economy coming out of joint. "Finance capital was put in the driver's seat."...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:20AM
text33 brave senior(kupuna) protectors on Hawaii's Mauna Kea detained by police by DLi
On Wednesday morning, State police removed 33 senior(kupuna) protectors from a human chain that had blocked--for 3 days--access to the Mauna Kea Road, by construction equipment that are slated to begin the Thirty Meter Telescope(TMT). The protectors are part of the hundreds-strong peaceful activists that had been up at the Mauna(mountain) since last Sunday, July 14....
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:39AM
textVenezuela and International Law by Urs P. Gascha
International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger....
Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:07AM
textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM
textFurther Hong Kong Protests Planned Against Extradition Law by Peter Symonds (WSWS Repost)
Hong Kong’s top official, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, faces a deadline of today to abandon a planned extradition law that has sparked huge protests on the past two Sundays. The widespread opposition reflects deep fears that the bill, which will allow extradition proceedings to mainland China, will enable Beijing to seize political dissidents....
Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54AM
textDon't Privatize the VA by Veteran
Join Veterans to Take Action on June 6th to Save Our VA!  On June 5th and 6th, veterans around the country are going to take action to rally in support of the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and speak out against privatization and the roll out of this dangerous new policy. ...
Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2019 2:12PM
textCongress, White House Move Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories by Kate Zeller
On Thursday, the Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief plan to aid Americans recovering from natural disasters in US Territories like Puerto Rico and States including Iowa. The House of Representatives and the White House are expected to approve the Senate plan....
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:53PM
textWe the Scattered in the Insult Society by Hans-Peter Martin
Hans-Peter Martin is the author of "Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone" (2018). Now it is Game Over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions even without democracy and without observing liberal human rights....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:48AM
textMafia Don Twits another tantrum ahead of crucial trade talks by DLi
2 days before the crucial trade talks between China and the USA(the 2 largest economies in the world), "Mafia Don"(ald) T-rump threw another Twitter tantrum, by threatening to charge 10% - 25% tariffs on $200 Billions' worth of imports from China. This additional gouging would be on top of last year's unilateral tariff on $50 Billions' worth of Chinese goods coming into this country. But really, what kind of lunatic would poison the mood of these delicate negotiations--practically at the elev...
Posted: Wed May 8, 2019 9:06PM
textCalmly Fighting for a Nonviolent Future by Jose Cervantes, Michaela Goldstein, Olivia Iv
In reviewing nonviolent movements across history, our group realized that practicing non violence can manifest in a many diverse ways. Through our research we came to understand that “nonviolence” is essentially a way of life, as opposed to existing only in single instances or short-lived movements. We will briefly introduce some of the non violent practices currently occurring in Sonoma County, illuminate what motivates these individuals to follow a nonviolent way of life, as well as explore...
Posted: Tue May 7, 2019 3:44PM
textWhy So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign by Norman Solomon
Scribes for corporate capitalism find grassroots activism inscrutable...
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 11:57AM
textSecond Deadly Cyclone Hits Mozambique by Kate Zeller
Category-4 Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique Thursday night, the second severe storm to hit the country in six weeks....
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:00PM
textGive Nonviolence A Chance by Lauren Trettin
This article gives readers ideas to help you help the world fight against violence....
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:46PM
textExradition: Wikileaks and the IRA in SF by Michael Steinberg
The looming extradition of Julian Assange to the US reminds us off another such case in San Francisco 25 years ago....
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:34PM
textLetter to the Class Struggles in the Faculty Lounge Publication "Commune" on Antifa by Mark Grady
A letter about the big problems of the Antifa phenom in the contemporary U.S. to the publication "Commune." In the same way that the sci-fi movie 'Planet of the Apes' generated a terrible sequel called 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes,' "Commune" is being called by some wags "Beneath the Planet of the Jacobin Magazine."...
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:45PM
textUN Forum Wrestles with Funding Development by Jubilee USA Network
After months of negotiations and four days of formal meetings, the United Nations voted on development policies at the fourth UN Financing for Development Forum. The UN meetings convene world leaders, ministers, governments, the IMF, World Bank and development groups. The annual process attempts to implement the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda, an international agreement that includes policies on debt, tax, trade, transparency and aid....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18PM
textIMF Issues Debt and Financial Crisis Warnings by Jubilee USA Network
As the Spring World Bank and IMF meetings begin, the IMF issued concerns over unsustainable debt and a possible financial crisis in two reports. African and Latin American debt experts are releasing new analysis of growing debt at the meetings....
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:29AM
textSomalia Leaders Call for Debt Cancellation by Kate Zeller
In Somalia, 60 percent of the 15 million person population lives in extreme poverty. According to the United Nations Development Programme almost 10 million people live in extreme poverty or close to poverty in Somalia while the war-torn African nation wrestles with a $4.6 billion debt. On Friday, Somalia's Finance Minister Abdirahman Beileh will call for debt cancellation for humanitarian assistance....
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:58PM
textIMF Warns of Global Financial Crisis Risk by Jubilee USA Network
For the second day in a row, the International Monetary Fund raised concerns of pending financial crisis. Ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings, the IMF released the Global Financial Stability Report, warning of "vulnerabilities" in corporate debt, house values and sovereign (country) debt....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:55AM