fix articles 10513, basic law
Stolen childhood and The language of violence (tags)
To make the hospitals fit for the "pandemic of the century", the government did nothing... The population will suffer in every respect - with one lockdown after another, inadequate health care, increasing impoverishment and lack of prospects, and presumably with endless depression.
Covid protests and Weimar Family Court (tags)
Democracy lives from criticism and protest. The Weimar Family Court has banned two schools from requiring students to wear masks and take Corona tests - because the children would be harmed "physically, psychologically, pedagogically and in their psychosocial development."
The language of violence and The clinic lie (tags)
"Newspeak" is what George Orwell called a language invented specifically by the Party to control the masses. Today, we are further along. The new language, invented specifically to enforce the Corona measures, seems harmless. Almost unobtrusively, the untruth creeps into our brains through frequent repetition.
There is currently no alternative to national debt (tags)
A private economy left to its own devices is completely incapable of immanently combating the crisis. This is especially true for future-oriented investments for ecological modernization that serve climate protection. The vaccine against Covid-19, which will apparently be available shortly, would not exist without govt funding.
Crisis rent instead of debt trap (tags)
Store closings, event cancellations, slumping orders, short-time work and job losses, especially in precarious employment, have left many unable to afford their apartments or rented commercial space. Despite initial easing, there is no end in sight.
Strengthening the welfare state (tags)
Trump's smear campaigns, scapegoating, fear mongering, $8-trillion tax heists, corporate welfare, attacking the poor, minorities, seniors, disabled, children and students have left democracy in intensive care. Helicopter money, a Marshall Plan for journalism and ending wars could revive the debate culture.
For a borderless pragmatism. Outline of a Progressive Migration Policy (tags)
Immigration leads to stronger economic growth, which in turn creates jobs, Without migration, we would all be sitting in Olduvia in East Africa, as we were 100,000 years ago. About 3% of the world's population, about 215 million people, live in a state other than the one in which they were born. Migration has always existed.
The long struggle for a post-capitalist society (tags)
The (Corona) crisis has relentlessly exposed the inability of neoliberal capitalism and its political personnel to meet the elementary needs of the people. Even if it is not felt to the same extent in Germany due to the depressing political conditions: the neoliberal offensive is in a deep existential crisis.
Building Bridges (tags)
The new normality is characterized by fear, social distancing and increasing state control. Many fear that the current situation could become permanent and that our liberal democratic legal system could be transformed into a dictatorial system of injustice.
Security State 4.0 (tags)
The future of humanity and the earth require a break from the rule of capital and the security state.... The political public is now at least beginning to discuss again how to deal with the constitution and fundamental rights. It remains to be seen what will become of them.
On the prohibition of the war of aggression (tags)
Happy Anti-War Day Sept 1, 2020! Peace is not everything but without peace, everything is nothing (Willy Brandt). The German Basic Law mentioned in this article is equivalent to our constitution.
The turn to less: Corona and the consumption dilemma (tags)
The Corona crisis could be the beginning of a better normality. Corona could make a turning point in history. The global North has benefited from unequal trade relations. Global employment has lost its role as the center of life. We must get out of the old path dependencies.
Economics in the times of the coronavirus (tags)
Most people’s thinking is determined by the development of the Covid-19 crisis, the return of “the hour of executive power” (Gerhard A. Ritter), i.e. state of exception legislation, and the fears which it evokes as well as the economic measures in response to the health crisis.
Democracy - a Plea toStrengthen It and Fight for It (tags)
We as democrats must take care of democracy as a learning system. If we do not do so, democracy will wither away.
Chaos.Thbe New Age of Revolutions (tags)
The End of the Megamachine brings to light the roots of the destructive forces threatening the future of humankind today. Dismantling Western progress mythologies, Scheidler shows how the logics of endless capital accumulation have devastated both human societies & ecosystems
Good Housing for All and Rent Madness (tags)
Apartment rents have increased faster thant he incomes of wage earners. Real estate decays to an object of speculation. Capital seeks lucrative investments. Hectic activity and bustle replaces inactivity and idleness since the protests of renters cannot be ignored any more.
A Social Change is Overdue (tags)
Social rental housing construction which has been increasingly restricted since the 1980s must be resumed on a grand scale and rapidly promoted to offer low-income earners, single parents and large families a place to stay.
A Short Response To Mordechai Kedar’s No More Safe Haven (tags)
Global Judeopathy, Mass Jewish Migration To Israel, Make English An Official Language in Israel!
The Judicial Dictatorship in Israel, is not Democracy (tags)
Judicial Dictatorship Distorts Democracy in Israel. Israel Needs Judicial Reform Now!
Housing is not just another commodity (tags)
Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. On'e apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable identity, Long-term low-interest housing tax credits & SROs, are alternatives to indifference.
News Capsule 8/29/2007 (tags)
Elections are being organized in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk. The Iraqi Government opposes this but a significant Kurdish minority is supporting affiliation with the Kurdish Autonomous Region.Hurricane Harvey has threatened Houson refineries for 4 or 5 reasons
Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)
The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?
Competition Ideology and Power Reality (tags)
Competition cannot be an end-in-itself. Uncontrolled private power leads to misuse. Uncontrolled competition increasingly destroys itself through concentration and centralization processes. Bastard Keynesianism helps the banks. People diverted from real cause of crises
Democracy and the Social State (tags)
Finance capitalism and Citizens United turn life, language and democracy upside down as the $150 million given by Wall Street to Hillary Clinton fall under the rubric "social engagement." With these theses, Franz Segbers emphasizes the social state as the foundation of democracy.
We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.
How Much State Does the Social Market Economy Need? (tags)
The use of property is only legitimate within the limits of the public interest. Whoever takes a risk must bear it and be liable for the losses. The state has the political task of laying down effective rules for risk assessment, liability and providing transparency. Distributive battles intensify.
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.
Netanyahu Vows Harsher Police State Viciousness on Palestinians (tags)
Israel Declares War on Palestinian Hunger Strikers (tags)
Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.
Challenging Israel's House Demolition Policy (tags)
Netanyahu's "Jewish State" Bill - Full text (tags)
Netanyahu's "Jewish State" Bill - Full text
Israel: Racist Pariah State Writ Large (tags)
Israeli Settlements Prevent Peace (tags)
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)
“The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.” Our state was systematically weakened in the last 15 years by extensive tax cuts. I remember the lowering of the top income tax rate.
Global Protests Against Bedouin Ethnic Cleansing (tags)
New Israeli Discriminatory Laws Tabled (tags)
Dispossessing East Jerusalem Palestinian Residents (tags)
Israeli Referendum Measure Blocks Land for Peace (tags)
More Evidence of Fake Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks (tags)
Israel's Fascist Government: Part II (tags)
Israel's One of the World's Biggest Land-Grabbers (tags)
Israel' 19th Knesset (tags)
Israeli Election Results (tags)
Israeli Elections (tags)
Hardening Israeli Fascism (tags)
Privatizing Israel's Legal System (tags)
Separate and Unequal in Israel (tags)
Israel: Profile of a Police State (tags)
Mass Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike (tags)
State of Human Rights in Israel (tags)
Anti-Democratic Knesset Bills (tags)
No Peace or Justice in Our Time with Netanyahu (tags)
Israel's Proposed Counterterrorism Law (tags)
Brutally Isolating Detainees in Israeli Prisons (tags)
Netanyahu's Government: Israel's Worst Ever (tags)
Unrecognized Palestinians: Illegally Demolishing Their Homes and Villages (tags)
actions against Israeli citizens
Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees (tags)
detainees are tortured and abused
Palestinian Detainee Abuse During Operation Cast Lead (tags)
clear evidence of Israeli war crimes
Occupied Palestine: Home Demolitions, Dispossessions and Residency Rights Revoked (tags)
More evidence of Israeli lawlessness
Deteriorating Conditions for Israeli Arab Citizens (tags)
Israel wants the city exclusively Jewish
Deteriorating Conditions for Israeli Arab Citizens (tags)
20% of the population affected
Freedom of Association Restrictions and Discrimination in Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
destructive Israeli policies
Palestinian Dispossession in East Jerusalem (tags)
Israeli ethnic cleansing to make E. Jerusalem exclusively Jewish
Israeli Unaccountability and Denial: Suppressing the Practice of Torture (tags)
Torture is official Israeli policy
Israeli Theft of Palestinian Property (tags)
Israeli ethnic cleansing
Israel's Ofra Settlement on Unauthorized Palestinian Land (tags)
more Israeli land theft
Israel's Discriminatory Land Policies (tags)
Israeli laws sanction Palestinian land theft
Human Rights in Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
serious human rights violations
Fascist Rule in Israel (tags)
Israel lurches to the right.
Global Human Rights Groups Protest Slaughter in Gaza (tags)
Jeff Halper's "An Israeli in Palestine" - Part I (tags)
Halper's excellent book.
Sixty Years of Palestinian Displacement, Occupation and Suffering (tags)
On May 14, remember the Nakba.
Jonathan Cook's "Blood and Religion" (tags)
Israel's imperial plan.
"Unrecognized" Palestinians (tags)
How Israel discriminates against its non-Jewish citizens.
New island found in Mediterranean (tags)
with Arabic speaking people
"Demonstration" Government in Palestine (tags)
IS-Israeli led coup against the democratically elected Hamas government
Beijing's Errant Children (tags)
Now that Hong Kong is anxious for self-rule and Taiwan is serious about nationhood, China is awakening from a dream of a peaceful reunification with its democratic territories -- another round of terror is likely.
Israel & Occupied Territories: US Country Reports on Human Rights Practice (tags)
We can assume this is why Israel did not wish to make an appearance at the Hague but sent instead a bus. All of these offenses needed to be discussed but Israel refused to show up and be present. The US continues to reward such behavior with American Tax Dollar$.
Focus On Jerusalem ~ (Michael Tarazi's Bad Fences Part IV) (tags)
International And Humanitarian Law IS Non-Negotiable. US tax dollars should NOT be funding any kind of terrorism, including this!
Anti-Democratic developments on the Israeli parliamentary scene (tags)
Dear friends, It is our sad duty to bring to your attention a set of very serious and dangerous developments on the Israeli parliamentary scene. The ruling coalition, headed by the Likud and the Labor Party, has given its support to a set of recently adopted draconic measures. These new laws are cynically aimed at canceling the representation our faction, the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality and that of the Arab lists, which together hold ten seats in the 120 member Israeli Knesset.