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text The Shortwave Report 03/30/18 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:18PM
text The Struggle aagainst Aggressive Tax Avoidance by Karl-Martin Hentschel and Christopher Berker
Experts estimate that a fifth of world wealth is hidden from the tax authorities of states and considerable parts of international corporate profits are not taxed. According to the Real World Economic Review, corporations in 2018 bought back $214 billion of their own stock. Google and Amazon parked billions in shadow financial centers. Aggressive tax avoidance makes a functioning state impossible....
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40AM
text Unemployment and New Ways by Jessica von Haeseler
The rise of unemployment worldwide has reached unparalleled dimensions. In 1999, 700 million were affected. The neoliberal economic theory promotes the prosperity of the rich, not society as a whole. Profit-maximization is often the only objective. The market is assumed to be a job-creator even though more jobs are eliminated than created with digitalization and the info-economy. Reducing working hours is vital....
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:56AM
text The Shortwave Report 03/16/18 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, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:27PM
text 5 Questions on Tax Justice by Elisabeth Massute
Tax justice must be created and tax avoidance stopped to fight inequality and poverty. Apple paid 0.0005% tax on its profits in Ireland - merely 50 euros on a million euros profits. Like all of us, corporations profit from public goods financed by tax funds. Corporations profit but give nothing back. Developing countries lose $100 billion every year and Germany 30 billion euros....
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:24AM
text Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief by Lydia Andrews
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37PM
text Trump - Hard as Steel by Tomasz Konicz
There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards on the world financial markets could finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing industry that suffocates in its own productivity....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:53AM
text Crash on the Horizon by Stephan Schulmeister
The systemic reasons for the crisis are more important than a sudden fall in prices. Stocks are held on average 22 seconds, not 6 months or ten years. Real capitalism is a plus-sum game. Financial capitalism is a zero-sum game. Profit is made at the expense of others. "Love for money" replaces trust. Different ways are possible after a financial meltdown....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:42AM
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
text Under the Gun In Ireland by Michael Steinberg
A report on a visit to Northern Ireland in 1983. Today it is still ruled by Britain, as its "first and last colony."...
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:13PM
text The Shortwave Report 03/16/18 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 Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio. 29 minutes...
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:57PM
text fight4afrin communique I - 14.03.18: Breaking the silence - Organize the resistance by fight4afrin
Since the beginning of the fascist war in Afrin, anti fascists carried the war back to the places where it is approved, concealed, supported and made possible - in the states of NATO. Until now, in more than 70 actions in 9 different countries, the agitators and intellectual arsonists of this war, aswell as the ones who profit from it, were called to account....
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:55AM
text The SPD seeks compensation from Poland for the 'Recovered Territories' by Allison Sherman
In Germany, the Working Group of Young Socialists in the SPD (Jusos) is preparing a new draft law on compensation of damage, caused to the country by transferring the Recovered Territories to Poland's sovereignty in 1945....
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:21AM
text Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99% by Hans Baumann and others
The capital surpluses are a constant source of new speculative waves and maneuvers regarding securities and currencies. The crisis of state finances is mainly a crisis of tax refusal. In the last years, the elites shifted the tax burden from businesses and high incomes to consumer taxes and fees. The states were systematically weakened over against the financial market actors....
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:00AM
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 The Shortwave Report 03/09/18 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, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 4:16PM
text If Afrin falls ... it will have been too late! by Fight4Afrin
For more than 6 weeks we have had to watch the Turkish attacks on Afrin. Today, this project is standing with its back to the wall. The war is a struggle for existence or not-existence for the revolution in Rojava. Its time to take direct actions....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 8:35AM
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 Housing is not just another commodity by Friedhelm Hengsbach
Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. One's apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable identity, the third skin of the human person after clothing. Low-interest long-term housing tax credits, SROs, and nonprofit or cooperative housing are alternatives to indifference, market fundamentalism, and plutocracy....
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2018 8:04AM
text Democrats' S.Res 414 Anti-Venezuela Resolution by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
An anti-Venezuela government resolution, Senate Res. 414, sponsored by Democrat Richard Durbin of Illinois and co-sponsored by Democrats Menendez, Cardin, Van Hollen, Leahy, Nelson, Bennett, Coons, Reed, Kaine (Hillary’s VP nomination), and the Democrats’ sheepdog Bernie Sanders was introduced on February 27, 2018, reminiscent of the US CIA’s attack on Chile in 1973....
Posted: Sat Mar 3, 2018 4:25PM