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textEssays On Change - Call for Submissions by Corina Roberts
Be the change, we're told. But how. What are the nuts and bolts of unraveling the tangled web we're trapped in? And can we resist just going back to sleep?...
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2020 8:01AM
textMinnesota public safety commissioner thinks riots related to 'white supremacist organizers' by thinker
I share both an article and the most recent Thom Hartmann Program broadcast to highlight how we are probably being manipulated to play into Trump and the extreme right's plans....
Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:12PM
textThe misunderstood class warrior Martin Luther King by Sylvie Laurent
Today, 50 years after his assassination, Martin Luther King is more glorified than ever... The memory of the social revolutionary was politically instrumentalized, King was appropriated from all sides. But in order to tell the story of the reconciled nation, the dissident had to be erased from memory....
Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:24AM
textRigged-How SpaceX launch makes the rich richer & the poor poorer by taking publlic goods by Kanoh Nishizawa
SpaceX launch represents the latest transfer of public goods into private hands. A vital, enduring, feature of state capitalism....
Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:24AM
textManslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin by Read Black's Law Dictionary
After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming sin...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:55AM
textExtremely Growing Inequality Destroys Democracy by Albrecht Mueller
When one percent have half of the wealth, mistrust and cynicism drown out public spirit and trust between the generations. A fair tax system includes closing tax havens, micro-second trading, stock buybacks and insider trading...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:54PM
textAmy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest by Norman Solomon
Opportunism Running Amuck...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:36AM
textOur normality is not returning by Adam Tooze
Enormous and immediate compensation measures have so far prevented an immediate global financial collapse. But now we are facing a protracted period where falling consumption and declining investment will lead to further contraction. 73 percent of American households report having suffered a loss of income in March. For many, this loss is catastrophic....
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:20AM
textCircuit Judge Tosses Out Governor Kate Brown's Coronavirus Restrictions In Oregon by AP
Circuit Judge Tosses Out Governor Kate Brown's Coronavirus Restrictions In Oregon...
Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 3:10AM
textCorona and the collapse of modernization by Roswitha Scholz and Herbert Bottcher
Corona is the trigger but not the cause of the worsening crisis situation. It will accelerate the disintegration of capitalism. Pragmatism and cooperation on an international scale are called for. Sometimes the state protects life and sometimes relaxes it in the interest of the functioning of the economy. Infrastructure socialism takes health care from the market....
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:40AM
textClass War -- Not the Media Hokey Pokey -- Is What It’s All About by Norman Solomon
Scorching the earth with greed...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:14PM
textSad exiled kings and health dictatorship by Bjorn Vedder and Ralf Klausnitzer
Life in a "fatherless world," as the English philosopher Shaftesbury wrote around 1700, is cruel and dysfunctional because a person without a father lacks "the relationship to the whole." A first creeping, then rapid change of values has occurred within our societies from "freedom" as the highest value to "security," the desire for controllability of the future....
Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:37AM
textThe Forgotten History of the Financial Crisis by Adam Tooze
In the United States between late 2008 and early 2009, 800,000 people were losing their jobs every month. By 2015, over nine million American families would lose their homes to foreclosure—the largest forced population movement in the United States since the Dust Bowl....
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:44AM
textWave of layoffs in the US election campaign by Joachim Bischoff and Frank Adloff
The corona pandemic triggered the most massive job losses in the USA since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Unemployment rose to its highest level in more than 70 years. In April alone, 20.5 million jobs outside agriculture were cut, according to the government administration....
Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:33AM
textThe war metaphor in the Corona crisis by Johannes Haver
Instead of a positive elimination of conditions, a social regression could also occur: intensified competition in the fight for market share, "exclusive solidarity" (Klaus Dörre) in the fight for jobs and welfare benefits. Will governments master the crisis? Will world society cannibalize itself?...
Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:16AM
textWe cannot repay the Corona debts by Heiner Flassbeck
Now there are exactly two ways to revive the economy. The first and best option is to push back the neo-liberal agenda, strengthen the trade unions... The state must be asked to join the ring as a debt-maker - and forever...If we do not succeed in pushing companies back into the role of debtors, the economy cannot function without ever new state debts....
Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:01PM
textPost-lockdown world by German weekly freitag.de
Everything works, nothing has to. Is it even conceivable that after the crisis everything will continue as before? 28 realistic-utopian proposals for a completely renewed society after Corona. freitag.de, May 2020...
Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 4:37PM
textParamilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History by Michael Molitch-Hou
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an “anti-poaching” mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa....
Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:52AM
textThe welfare state - anchor of stability in the crisis by Joseph Woss
Work, income and wealth must be distributed more fairly, and a number of "rules of the game" in our society must be changed. The upheaval forced by the crisis will hopefully force even hard-boiled defenders of the existing to rethink - if only because otherwise dramatic distribution conflicts threaten....
Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 3:16AM
textCorona: US military develops rapid Covid-19 test by Monique Ryser
"Our test would be an absolute breakthrough," says Ringeisen. It would massively improve the diagnosis of infected persons and enable them to be quickly quarantined so that they do not infect other people. The test should be introduced as soon as possible. He specifies mid-May as the date....
Posted: Sat May 9, 2020 6:57AM