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Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" (tags)
In the figure of Bonaparte, the state made itself independent over society at a time when the bourgeoisie lost the capacity to rule the nation and the working class had not yet gained that ability.
Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? (tags)
According to neoclassical economic theory, the financial markets return to equilibrium. Problems only occur because of state intervention. The roaring twenties led to an enormous stock euphoria. In 2018, companies inflate their stocks in a $70 billion stock buy back program.
Republicans against the Poor and the Sick (tags)
The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is now trying to make the ACA "implode" through decrees. The insured are reacting to their higher premiums. A series of states have filed actions against the decrees.
Facing a Possible State of Emergency (tags)
The danger of authoritarian "solutions" grows when the constitutional state is dismantled, undermined or suspended. Basic western values were betrayed in the so-called "war on terror." All persons have the same inalienable human rights irrespective of nationality, origin or religion.
The Unending Story of the Achievers (tags)
All personal and corporate success depended on state investments in roads, schools, hospitals, community centers, airwaves, food safety and water quality. The achievers' myth ignores this, Austrian researcher Bruno Rossmann explains.
From the Constitutional State to the Security State (tags)
The state of emergency is that arrangement by which totalitarian powers were established in Europe...These three characteristics of the security state-maintaining a generalized state of anxiety, depolitization of citizens and renunciation on any legal certainty-should make us think.
Growth Criticism and Social-Ecological Transformation (tags)
Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Words can be like spears breaking frozen souls. (Kafka) Education is the great transformer (John Kenneth Galbraith). Economics as taught today is like brainwashing. (Ulrich Thielemann) Incentives to investing in the real economy are vital after the phase of credit- and bubble prosperity.
The Catastrophe has Already Begun (tags)
Capitalist growth has become the problem, promotes famines and strangles full employment. Can the world be rescued? Mass unemployment has never lasted as long as today; global problems increase... A change of consciousness is necessary so the population strives for justice.
10 Strategies of Manipulation Revisited (tags)
Sylvain Timsit shows how society is influenced and what information is deemed relevant. http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/2012/03/05/sylvain-timsit-ten-techniques-for-the-manipulation-of-public-opinion/
The Netherlands marks Theo van Gogh murder/An Islamophobe and antisemite is no saint (tags)
Every year, in the Netherlands, the filmmaker Theo van Gogh is commemorated. This year [ten years ago he was killed], with commemorations, debates, his films, TV documentaries and so on. However, van Gogh should not be remembered at all, since he was an Islamophobe and antisemite. Every commemoration is a slap in the face of Jews and non western muslims.
From Scarcity to Glut? (tags)
The industrial countries practice a lifestyle of non-sustainability and consume the resources of the earth too quickly. This is true for energy, raw materials and metals. Still the knowledge of oil's finiteness cannot be evaded. We should use this time to develop alternative energy infrastructures.
ISIS Destroys Memorial & Church of Armenian Genocide in Der Zor, Syria (tags)
ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.
TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed (tags)
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP seems to pick up speed
Prevent the Comeback of the Cold Warriors! (tags)
What lessons were learned from Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iraq and Afghanistan? Can countries become incapable of learning? Is preemptive war, confusion of offense and defense, a Hitlerian perversion? Does cooking intelligence create cynicism instead of public spirit?
Militarism in Germany (tags)
NSA's Top Hacking Unit (tags)
Oil Espionage: Targeting OPEC (tags)
Obama Encourages Spying on World Leaders (tags)
Der Spiegel Interviews Assad (tags)
NSA Bugs UN Headquarters (tags)
EU A Key NSA Target (tags)
Stasi's New Incarnation (tags)
30 Hour Work Week (tags)
Reduced working hours is the only logically and historically consistent answer to the annual productivity increases that are above the real growth rates of the economy and without reduced working hours lead to a decline of work volume and unemployment.
Armenian Genocide Martyrs Memorial Severely Damaged In Syria (tags)
Shelled memorial symbolically situated in killing fields of Armenian Genocide.
Egypt Solidarity Video (tags)
The arab revolution must triumph!
The Financial Crisis and the Failure of the Modern Economy (tags)
The US government debt shot up from 2.9% in 2007 to 5.9% in 2008 and 11.9% in 2009. At the summits of Washington, London and Pittsburg, the goat was made the gardener. Ineffective rules were resolved that hardly helped regulate the financial markets.
Der Zor Diary: A Pilgrimage to the Killing Fields of the Armenian Genocide (tags)
How could I let our ancestors know that the Armenian soul and our dreams of liberty, even in exile, did not die with them?
Detroit - Es gibt keine Bombe (tags)
Am 25. Dezember 2009 wurde der 23-jährige Nigerianer Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab auf dem Detroit Metropolitian Airport in Romulus, USA festgenommen. Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab reiste mit dem Flug 253 der "Northwest Airlines" von Amsterdam, Niederlande in die USA. Während des Fluges entzündete Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab sich selbst, dieses Entzünden empfanden die mitreisenden Passagiere als Bedrohung, überwältigte Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab und löschten ihn hierbei.
URANIO AG: Source of Future Energy (tags)
URANIO AG is tomorrow's energy source!
23 Theses on the Capitalist Crisis (tags)
Since the middle of the 1990s, the real economy only grew on account of the expansion of credit. After the dot.com crisis, the floodgates were opened. In the next four years, the Fed brought more dollars in circulation than in the whole 200-year US history.
Welfare State and Inner Security (tags)
The punitive side of welfare state reform is read as a success. Problems result because firstly there is not enough work and secondfly thoser integrated in work can often hardly live from that. Massive exclusion and precariousness exist everywhere.
Lying into "Humanitarian" Wars (tags)
The worst lie of all is that we are not waging war but only taking "humanitarian peacekeeping measures" in Orwellian newspeak.. The great chance is that a generation will rise up that doesn't need to enter history through the battlefield.
Rightwing Anti-Capitalism (tags)
The interests of the working class are no longer defended by the dominant parties. On the background of this representation crisis (cf Gramsci), rightwing populist parties have electoral successes all over Europe.
Fountainhead: XXI Black International Cinema Berlin Germany, St. Louis Mo. 2006! (tags)
Overview of an international, intercultural film festival presentation at the St. Louis Art Museum & Berlin Germany 2006!
Fountainhead: XXI Black International Cinema Berlin Germany, St. Louis Mo. 2006! (tags)
Overview of an international, intercultural organization based in Berlin Germany producing: annual film festival, cinema distribution, weekly television program, publishing, dance theatre.
Prince Bernhards Nazi-history; open letter (tags)
In The Netherlands, Prince Bernhard placed an article through his freemason end-editors connections in "The Volkskrant" to cover-up his secret Nazi-history and other affairs.
Actiondays "No to the war on iraq" (tags)
Woldwide actiondays against war will be at 14. 15. and 16. march 2003. The organisations of peace hope that the war against Iraq will never be reality, but they take precontions for a day X – the day of a possible attac against iraq. Then there will be actions against the war all over the world from 17 to 19 a clock.
Latuff: persona-non-grata in German-spoken IMCs (tags)
I'm honoured to be a frequent contributor for many Independent Media Centers, but did you ask yourself why my posts are usually hidden and alleged to be anti-Semitic by German-spoken IMCs? Norman G. Finkelstein can explain it to us (in English and German).