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image Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system Citizens Action Party (Akbayan) 2013-11-25 3:19 AM
Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system
Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers. (image/jpeg)

text VIDE: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism Henry Giroux 2013-11-24 5:53 PM
Henry Giroux: Is the market mentality so powerful and taken for granted that public imagination cannot resist? Educated hope recognizes problems without romanticizing. Ideas matter and offer framework to allow us to be critical and literate. (text/plain)

text "End Times for Obama": A Dangerous Conservative Myth Ira Chernus 2013-11-17 11:34 AM
Ira Chernus is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Mythic America: Essays and American Nonviolence: The History of an Idea. He blogs at MythicAmerica.us. (text/plain)

text Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy Patrick Schreiner 2013-11-11 5:37 AM
In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change. (text/plain)

text A War on the Poor by Paul Krugman Paul Krugman 2013-11-05 5:05 AM
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. Since the 1980s, the banks carried out a "quiet coup" (Simon Johnson) by spending over $4 billion on campaign contributions and lobbying over ten years. (text/plain + 1 comment)

text When Prevention Becomes Paranoia Bernd Greiner 2013-11-04 4:39 AM
According to Bernd Greiner, more Americans die annually from deadly bee stings than from terrorism. The 68-antiwar movement should have taught us to redefine security, health, strength and happiness and not fall into the traps of militarism or financialization. Jobs create true security. (text/plain)

text VIDEO: "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," 1hr www.booktv.org 2013-11-03 5:30 AM
In "The Unwinding," George Parker grapples with the end of the Roosevelt republic and the need to fight organized money. He sees 1978 as a beginning when California passed Proposition 13 and de-funded education. (text/plain)

image Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism Jose Maria Sison 2013-11-02 10:17 PM
Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism
Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism, second book of 5-book series by Jose Maria Sison under the general title Continuing the Revolution (image/jpeg)

text Consumption: Endless Growth is Senseless Edward Skidelsky and Robert Skidelsky 2013-10-29 5:10 AM
Writing in 1930, John Maynard Keynes thought people would soon have everything they need and envisioned a 15-hour work week. In the midst of the worst economic crisis, he foresaw a world where people had to work much less because their needs were satisfied. (text/plain)

text VIDEO: Kennedys Don't Cry, 1hr 36 min www.snagfilms.com 2013-10-24 4:56 PM
The left needs celebration and organization! Enjoy this beautiful historical documentary! (text/plain)

text ABCs of Alternatives Rosa Luxemburg foundation 2013-10-21 5:11 AM
The "ABCs of Alternatives" published in May 2013 includes chapters on democratization, globalization criticism, global social rights, good work, Keynesianism, knowledge commons, liberation pedagogy, no person is illegal, peace, rebellion, redistribution and the WSF, (text/plain)

text From Obamacare to Trade George Monbiot 2013-10-16 12:33 PM
Superversion not subversion is the new and very real threat to the state. (text/plain)

text International Monetary Fund Reviews International Bankruptcy Process for Sovereign Countri Jennifer Tong 2013-10-15 9:39 AM
International Monetary Fund Reviews International Bankruptcy Process for Sovereign Countries (text/plain)

text International Monetary Fund Reviews International Bankruptcy Process for Sovereign Countri Jennifer Tong 2013-10-11 2:09 PM
International Monetary Fund Reviews International Bankruptcy Process for Sovereign Countries (text/plain)

text Heiner Flassbeck on the US Budget Conflict Heiner Flassbeck 2013-10-11 6:12 AM
The current ceiling of $16.7 trillion will be reached on October 17. If the political camps cannot agree on a new upper limit, the largest economy of the world will be insolvent – with possibly disastrous consequences for the world economy. This October 2013 interview is translated from German (text/plain)

text Obama's credibility - and that of his critics Serge Halimi 2013-10-04 5:48 AM
Serge Halimi is an editor of Le Monde diplomatique. (text/plain)

text Career-accelerator Narcissism Reinhard Haller 2013-09-24 6:02 AM
Narcissism has nothing to do with self-love since the narcissist cannot love anyone, not even himself. Rather narcissism involves self-infatuation. The narcissist has a craving for superficial love and affection as an addict is driven by longing for hollow feelings... (text/plain)

text Free Internet Book: The Common Good François Houtart and Birgit Daiber 2013-09-16 4:18 PM
Rethinking the reproduction of life and the continuity of life on our planet from the perspective of the paradigm of the Common Good of Humanity is an urgent necessity in the current situation. (text/plain)

text Sweet sound of global philanthropy Bernard Hours 2013-08-10 5:14 PM
Bernard Hours is an anthropologist and honorary director of research at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD). His latest book is Développement, Gouvernance, Globalisation: du XXème au XXIème Siècle”, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2012 (text/plain)

text Joint Open Letter by 150 human rights, digital rights and media rights NGOs to Obama PEN Center USA and PEN International 2013-08-08 2:43 PM
Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures have triggered a necessary and long-delayed public debate about the acceptable boundaries of surveillance in a democratic country, a debate that on 5 June you welcomed having. (text/plain)

text The Responsibility Lie Roland Rottenfusser 2013-08-06 2:38 PM
Responsible in little things and powerless in big things, the end consumer should compensate for mistakes committed by large powerful organizations. A kind of crowd-sourcing of the sense of responsibility occurs... Real problems can only be solved through structural change. (text/plain)

image On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) 2013-07-29 10:27 AM
On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year
Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality (image/jpeg)

text Information Consumption The Price of Hypocrisy Evgeny Morozov 2013-07-26 6:05 PM
"Even the best laws will not lead to a safer internet. We need a sharper picture of the information apocalypse that awaits us in a world where personal data is traded to avert the catastrophy. " (text/plain)

text The Aesthetic of Neoliberalism Roberto de Lapuente 2013-07-16 8:44 PM
The aesthetic of neoliberalism bids farewell to the bad in its environment. Originality and color disappear. Crap tends to make itself into an inquisition and banishes everything that cannot be adjusted in the trash of the system. (text/plain)

text Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy Lobby Control 2013-07-15 7:12 PM
The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital. (text/plain)

text They want capitalism without democracy; we want democracy without capitalism Blockupy 2013-07-11 9:00 PM
The policy of crises and impoverishment disrupts our lives and the lives of millions of people in the world. More than 300 persons were gravely injured through blows, tear gas and pepper spray. Blockupy had an important political success. (text/plain)

text The Ideological Mantra "Competitiveness" Robert Musik 2013-07-08 9:00 PM
The policy that Merkel and Co. forced on the crisis countries has led to social catastrophes...The competition ideology has managed to establish the notion that generalized competition is the real human condition. (text/plain)

text How Egypt Killed Political Islam Shamus Cooke 2013-07-07 7:44 PM
The rebirth of the Egyptian revolution ushered in the death of the first Muslim Brotherhood government. But some near-sighted analysts limit the events of Egypt to a military coup. Yes, the military is desperately trying to stay relevant — given the enormous initiative of the Egyptian masses — but the generals realize their own limitations in this context better than anybody else. This wasn’t a mere re-shuffling at the top of society, but a flood from the bottom. (text/plain)

text Total opposition - interview with anarchist writer Paul Cudenec vast minority 2013-07-02 6:04 PM
In an interview with The Vast Minority, writer Paul Cudenec calls for anarchists to unite in "total opposition" to the global capitalist system. (text/plain)

text VIDEO: President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin CSpan Video 2013-07-02 2:58 AM
Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West Berlin.  (text/plain)

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