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Raising interest rates to fight inflation is a crazy idea (tags)
A wrong analysis of the causes of inflation leads to wrong countermeasures. Wage restraint means a loss of purchasing power and does not change the increased energy prices. Higher interest rates will make loans more expensive, lead to less investment, eg renewable energies.
Opportunity instead of crises and End this madness! (tags)
Almost no one asks what an economic policy looks like that no longer subordinates everything to economic growth: How to reduce the debt mountain to a reasonable level without GDP growth? How can pensions be secured without GDP growth and employment be guaranteed?
Opportunity instead of crises and End this madness (tags)
History teaches that major course corrections usually emerge from crises. However, far-sighted economists and politicians should start thinking today about how to shape a future without debt crises, without ecological and social exploitation, and without compulsive growth.
The Endgame of Capitalism (tags)
I develop a positive vision for a system change in part four. Before that, however, the question is raised how the corporations envision the system change: Their way of wanting to preserve their power after the inevitable collapse of the Ponzi-scheme of financial capitalism is a transition from free-market capitalism to feudalism.
The Endgame of Capitalism: Introduction (tags)
This economic system is permanently out of joint. Interest rates have been virtually zero for over a decade, despite the fact that many consider interest a considered a cornerstone of the capitalist system. The central banks are pumping money into the system on an unprecedented scale, but this is not resulting in inflation.
Rents know no Corona (tags)
Numerous economists had predicted falling real estate prices and rental prices during the pandemic. But prices are rising. Once again, economists are surprised that reality does not want to follow their models... Central banks are squeezing even more money into the financial markets than ever before.
Because man is a human being (tags)
People don't have to remain victims. Rebellion and resistance against a disease-causing system serve to stabilize psychological existence and social coexistence. The basis for resistance is sensitization: perceiving that society is deprived and disenfranchised by privatization, for example, that people are violated.
Criminal banks and criminal capitalism (tags)
Since the 1970s, the real economy and the financial economy have been increasingly diverging. Gigantic assets vagabond around the globe, desperately looking for profitable investment opportunities.
Austerity's Hidden Purpose & From California Economics to Bidenomics (tags)
For governments pursuing austerity, spending cuts mean lower national income and fewer taxes. Unlike a household or a business, if the government cuts its spending during tough times, it is cutting its revenues, too.
Austerity and Corona (tags)
The Corona crisis is currently overshadowing three crises that are also currently being - covertly - negotiated: First, an economic crisis since the fall of 2019. Second, the crisis in municipal finances Third, an investment crisis, better known as an investment backlog.
Open Letter: Write off debt, win the future! (tags)
We are fortunate to have a creditor that does not have to fear losing its money: the ECB (European Central Bank). Our proposal is therefore very simple: let us conclude an agreement between the European states and the ECB. The ECB writes off the debt it holds (or converts it into perpetual interest-free debt).
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.
Against the neoliberal denunciation of the welfare state (tags)
No economist is so misunderstood and misinterpreted as Adam Smith. Many consider him to be an advocate of the "free market" and narrow-minded egoism. What a mistake! Smith saw an important and strong role for the state.
"Don't let them take democracy away from you" (tags)
"United we can and will overcome the time of darkness in America," he said. After four years of Trump's presidency, the Biden-Harris team wants to reunite the country, overcome the Corona crisis and boost the economy with millions of new jobs.
We cannot repay the Corona debts (tags)
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...If we do not succeed in pushing companies back into the role of debtors, the economy cannot function w/o new state debts.
"We do not live in capitalism" (tags)
After the transition to Atlantic turbo-capitgalism, little can be recognized from the earlier times of the initiatives of the social market economy. In this situation, the counter-factual and fact-immune creed of all conservatives is enmeshed in a deep unconsciousness about the world.
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.
Is Capitalism Out of Order? (tags)
Growing debt is actually not a big problem in a growing economy as long as it does not grow faster than the gross domestic product (GDP). The debt mountain of the capitalist world system is growing much faster than the world economic output.
Solidarity is not a Business (tags)
Private charity is the result of neoliberalism. Real services of general interest need global solutions... Ensuring that school buildings and education are intact is not a private responsibility, but a public one. It would be a mistake not to always insist on this public responsibility.
The Bank Of Israel, Gold, And The Third Temple (tags)
BUY GOLD, GLOBAL DEPRESSION COMING!
Puerto Rico Debt Advisors Subject to Conflict Disclosure (tags)
After an investigation into potential conflicts of interest in Puerto Rico's debt restructuring, the island's oversight board notes it will increase disclosure requirements for advisors. The investigation began in response to a debt consultant whose affiliate company holds Puerto Rico debt.
Paraphysique de l'anaphore (tags)
L'Histoire ne sent pas la rose...
A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism (tags)
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Pell grants, SNAP, WIC food assistance are sadistic.
Paraphysique de l'esclavage (tags)
L'esclavage de l'intérêt...
Précis du négatif (tags)
Intérêt de gratuité, gratuité de l'intérêt...
Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization (tags)
Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.
Report Questions Florida Payday Lending Rules (tags)
A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending says “payday” lending fees cost Florida residents $2.5 billion over the past decade.
Janet Yellen's Storytime (tags)
The US economy is not picking up speed, wages are not rising and the situation on the labor market has not improved... The world economy did not get going again after the greatest wealth redistribution in the history of humanity.
Wall Street Rally: Hold the Cheers (tags)
CFPB Fines Predatory Student Lending Practices; Religious Organizations Pray for Relief (tags)
Synagogues and churches held prayer services for students as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank $18.5 million for illegal student lending practices. The bank must repay students $16 million, pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and reform its lending practices. The Bureau accused Discover of overstating the minimum amount due in billing statements, misrepresenting students' total interest payments and engaging in illegal debt collection practices. The penalty is the first of its kind by the Bureau against a student loan company. "This fine sends a strong message to companies that take advantage of students," said Eric LeCompte, executive director of the religious anti-poverty coalition Jubilee USA Network, which advocates for responsible student lending policies. "Predatory lending traps students in debt." This past weekend, 64 faith communities from 26 states prayed and acted for fair student lending policies as part of Jubilee USA's national interfaith "Jubilee for Students" prayer event. In 2012 and 2013, the event pushed congressional legislation to stop federal student loan interest rate increases.
A Partial Privatization of Justice (tags)
On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system with irrevocable decisions.
TTIP: A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs and an End to Democracy (tags)
The parallel private 3-judge arbitration courts could be used by fracking, nuclear and cigarette companies to sue for lost profits. Laws and regulations in the public interest could be decried as indirect expropriations. A "regulatory chill" will deter communities by fear of lawsuits.
Racism at UCLA (tags)
ANALYSIS: Blatant act of anti-Semitism shocks UCLA community.
Paraphysique de l'anaphore (tags)
Nous sommes ce qui se passe...
Ragtag army of petition circulators in Arizona (tags)
Currently we are circulating petitions to legalize marijuana in Arizona for recreational purposes and I thought this was an article that would be of interest to people who are doing the work
Intricacies of economic growth (tags)
Paraphysique de l'esclavage (tags)
L'intérêt de n'avoir aucun intérêt...
interest free cooperative society on the anvil (tags)
interest free cooperative society
Politics Serving Free Financial Markets Creates False Incentives (tags)
Stable exchange rates, a strict regulation of (financial-) capital transactions, a transactions tax and low interest rates should make financial speculation so unattractive (“euthanasia of the profiteer”) that real investments would quickly expand to maintain full employment.
Addicted to Liquidity Injections (tags)
Bernanke's announcing of lower monthly printing of money was enough to make stock exchanges collapse in many threshold countries. The monetary policy of printing money and zero interest is caught in a vicious circle. Liquidity glut generates credit growth.
Detroit’s Retired City Workers in the Crosshairs (tags)
With Detroit’s finances looking increasingly dire, the city’s creditors are beginning to face off with one another, each trying to minimize their losses. The city’s pension fund, which supports retired city workers, has found itself in direct conflict with a formidable opponent, the bondholders, individuals and institutions that gave the city money in order to enjoy the interest on the loan.
America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Boondage Coming (tags)
Payday Loans: Modern Day Usury (tags)
US Economy: Troubled or All's Well? (tags)
The mainstreaming of anti-semitism: Salon partners with Mondoweiss (tags)
Mondoweiss is not simply a far leftist site. It is not simply a hate site. Mondweiss is a virulent pusher of anti-semitic tropes.
Libor Scandal Reflects a Cesspool of Financial Fraud (tags)
More for the one percent, less for the 99 percent (tags)
Apple will give $45 billion to stockholders but no has cash for its sweatshop workers, and other routine economic news.
Brazil: I have a dream… (tags)
But the best part of the dream was that the President commanded down the interest on the public debt to zero, and with it this year alone, remained over two hundred and fifty billion to invest in development, infrastructure, health, education, security and everything else even paying more than five hundred billion of other charges of the same debt.
America's Student Loan Debt Bondage (tags)
Constitutionally Protected Symbolic Speech (tags)
Product v. Process (tags)
Those who criticize the Occupation Movement see it and everything else as a product but what the OM is is process.
Philippines: PALEA holds motorcade on the 30th day of its protest vs. outsourcing (tags)
Also in commemoration of PALEA’s 30th day of protest against contractualization, solidarity actions were held in San Francisco and Los Angeles by US unions and the Filipino-American community. In San Francisco, the groups picketed the Philippine consulate and PAL ticketing office, and submitted a letter of concern to Deputy Consul General Alfonso Ver.
Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Oct. 20-23 2011 (tags)
The APIEL conference unites individuals working for environmental justice throughout Appalachia for a weekend of workshops addressing ecological problems, as well as the underlying policies that enable these issues to occur.
APIEL Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, TN Oct 20-23 (tags)
Attend the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference www.apiel.org
Public Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (tags)
America's Student Loan Racket: Soaring Default Rates (tags)
Money and Justice (tags)
We live on credit, shift costs and risks into the future and make possible a prosperity with the help of a policy of cheap money that is paid for by others. An interest-free money system would be a counter model to the growth pressure inherent in the present system.
The Government and the Housing Market (tags)
The housing market has long been the measuring stick of how well the economy is doing or how badly it is doing.
ICS phonebanking for Luis Sanchez? Conflict of interest much? (tags)
Just when you think the trail of scandals and unscrupulous behavior by LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez were at their apex, he reaches all new heights of disrepute by having his 501C3 phonebank for his political campaign.
Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill (tags)
It's Official, the LA Weekly is Ben Austin's personal public relations firm (tags)
How Jill Stewart's masseuse and porn ad pennysaver -- The LA Weekly -- has taken yellow journalism to new heights with its fanatical coverage of the corporate astroturf group Parent Revolution's school privatization pogroms in Compton.
Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived (tags)
"Alas, the Obama administration has backed the Geithner-Bernanke policy that “the economy” cannot recover without saving the debt overhead. The reality is that it is the debt overhead that is destroying the economy. So we are dealing with the irreconcilable fact that the Obama position threatens to lower living standards from 10% to 20% over the coming few years – making the United States look more like Greece, Ireland and Latvia than what was promised in the last presidential election. Something has to give politically if the economy is to change course. More to the point, what has to give is favoritism for Wall Street at the expense of the economy at large. What has made the U.S. economy uncompetitive is primarily the degree to which debt service has been built into the cost of living and doing business. Post-classical “junk economics” treats interest and fees as payment for the “service” for providing credit. But interest (like economic rent and monopoly price extraction) is a transfer payment to bankers with the privilege of credit creation. The beneficiaries of providing tax favoritism for debt are the super-rich at the top of the economic pyramid – the 2% whom Mr. Obama’s tax giveaway will benefit by over $700 billion. If the present direction of tax “reform” is not reversed, Mr. Obama will shed crocodile tears for the middle class as he sponsors the Deficit Reduction Commission’s program of cutting back Social Security and revenue sharing to save states and cities from defaulting on their pensions. One third of U.S. real estate already is reported to have sunk into negative equity, squeezing state and local tax collection, forcing a choice to be made between bankruptcy, debt default, or shifting the losses onto the shoulders of labor, off those of the wealthy creditor layer of the economy responsible for loading it down with debt."
So Cal Participates in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party (tags)
In tandem with groups around the world, locals participated in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party organized by 350.org.
Prohibition of Interest in Islamic Finance (tags)
Since the early 70s, Islamic economics was introduced to world of finance as a new instrument, whose purpose was to follow an economic system based on Islamic Shari'a or the law of Islam. One of the main elements of the system is the prohibition on interest rates.
Prohibition of Interest in Islamic Banking and Finance (tags)
Since the early 70s, Islamic economics was introduced to world of finance as a new instrument, whose purpose was to follow an economic system based on Islamic Shari'a or the law of Islam. One of the main elements of the system is the prohibition on interest rates.
LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 (tags)
Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA.
BANTAY Points Out ‘Conflict of interest’ in the Aquino III Cabinet (tags)
The BANTAY PILIPINAS based California said today that President Benigno Aquino lll’s decision to pick executives from big business for key Cabinet posts has placed his administration in potential conflict-of-interest situations, particularly in state-regulated enterprises, such as power, water, telecommunications and toll roads, the EPCC noted Tuesday. The BANTAY PILIPINAS said the big business appointments were a growing public concern because they were identified with four of the most influential business conglomerates in the country – the Ayala, Lopez, Aboitiz and Metro Pacific groups – to positions with powers to make or unmake business empires. The appointees mentioned were Transportation Secretary Jose de Jesus, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. De Jesus used to be president of Meralco (where the Lopez group and Manuel V. Pangilinan of Metro Pacific are controlling partners) and former executive vice president of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (headed by Pangilinan). Singson is a former president of Lopez-owned Maynilad Water and former director of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. Almendras is a former president of Manila Water and Cebu Holdings Inc. (both owned by the Ayala group) and former treasurer of the Aboitiz group.
Was UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan Paid-Off To Disclaim Interest in a Wash D.C. Unit??? (tags)
In The Words of UGSOA Local 52 President Robert Nowosielski "Something is Very Fishy Here"."Something Smells..If You Check Very Deep"
Targeting Activist University of Ottawa Students (tags)
Endangered academic and speech freedoms
A LEGITIMATE BRUNI FOR SALE (tags)
French politics turned a Mexican family drama.
Requião: brazilian safe step forward (tags)
For those people who dream and advocate a more radical solution, I let my suggestion: read "The five trillion that the "debt" have swallowed" and coolly examine the implementation of the budget over the past fifteen years.
The Face of Privatization (tags)
Under the present rule of neoliberal privatization, the all-embracing principle is conquest of the world transformed into rights of private property.. After destruction of the privatization myth, we need real democratization.
The Misery of Economic Policy (tags)
The military Keynesianism since Reagan guided the streams of surplus global money-capital into the US as a "safe harbor." The orgies of deregulation and privatization cleared the way for the "assets inflation" of the financial bubble economy.
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt": Part VI (tags)
Part VI of Federal Reserve Plunder
Let's Really Attack our Economic Problems (tags)
Let’s show the trickle down theory the door. If a goodly majority ever faces economic reality, we could fashion a better world. It is however the wealthy that will have to sacrifice.
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part II (tags)
Part II of Brown's superb book.
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt" - Part I (tags)
Federal Reserve debt entrapment 101
A $hort History of Banking (tags)
"Surely the Government is in control of the country and its supply of money? Surely money is only a symbolic token to facilitate the production, exchange and distribution of goods and services? Not so, say the Third Positionists, who reject both Capitalism and Communism..."
Banks get Bailout,Public gets Credit Card Usury!!! (tags)
"If you're able to charge 30 percent or, in a payday lender case, 200 or 300 percent, you don't care so much if the loan-in fact, you actually want the loan not to be repaid. You want people to go into debt. You want to accumulate this interest. ..........................................................................
Banks Injure Economic Stimulus Plan by Jacking up Credit Card Interest (tags)
Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?
The Landless Workers Movement and the American "bubble"... (tags)
We all know that tiny and small business those that employ more, we all know that the smart guys of the market should cover the leak that they have produced and they are all free and happy while people like the federal policeman Protógenes suffers mysterious accidents. Pictures at http://rvcb.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/511/
Demand a "Bailout" on your Credit Card Debt & Interest!!! (tags)
If these very same "Bailed_Out Banks" are freely being extended hundreds of $Billions and even $Trillions of dollars of "Free Money" (courtesy of the unwitting US taxpayers!) to offset their "self created" financial calamity,then why shouldn't American consumers also be "Bailed Out" of their vastly inflated and exploitive cedit card debt plus interest payments!!!
The Vote – A Blank Check for State Power (tags)
Voting is wrong!
Bush and the neocons caused it all (tags)
Al jazeera tells it all
Get Rid of Medicare Enrollment Penalties (tags)
Lifetime Penalties? Many newspapers recognize the absurdity that seniors are being forced to pay penalties for late enrollment under the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan; however, there is another similar and even larger issue no one seems to acknowledge or address.
Monetary Policy and Stagflation (tags)
50 countries already show double-digit rates; 42% of the world population is affected. Monetary policy reacts helplessly to stagflation. The financial bubble economy is an excess. When consumers finally spend the money they don't have, everything will be just fine.
The economy is not what they are saying!5 (tags)
"And another horror is that the stock market went up, which is Pretty Freaking Strange (PFS) since Barron’s reports that the earnings of the Dow Jones Industrials went down, dropping to $225.53 from $234.49. This has produced the unbelievable price-to-earnings ratio of 57! Earnings are going down, but the stocks are going up! To a P/E of 57! Un-freaking-believable!"
'The Transparent Cabal' (about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda) (tags)
(about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda)
Psychology of Crisis (tags)
Psychology has a great influence on developments of the world econmy. In Tokyo, the G7 states agreed to avoid negative terms to not worsen the situation. Neither the extreme price drop of the dollar nor of the Yen were mentioned in the final declaration.
The Republican Candidate (4 and 5) (tags)
If this is a subject of interest to you, in the United States today there are five Cuban prisoners, separated one from the other by thousands of miles. They have no area that can be sarcastically called the “Hanoi Hilton”. Their suffering and the injustice of which they are victims will be known the world over; don't doubt it for a minute
US Crisis Sends Europe's Housing Market into Free Fall (tags)
Investor George Soros sees the worst economic crisis since the Second World War as the aftermath of heavy debts and the credit crunch. Speculative greed for profits and contempt for whistle-blowers led to the crisis. Will there be system correction or only cosmetics?
CO 2 'Follows Temperature Rises' in Past Climate Changes (tags)
This is unequivocally true. The three ice cores of Greenland and the Antarctic have all shown this to be a fact.
The Real Financial Tsunami is coming! (tags)
"The $690 billion worth of “interest only” ARMs due for interest rate hike between now and July 2008 are by and large not Sub-prime but a little higher quality, but only just. There are a total of $1.4 trillion in “interest only” ARMs according to the US research firm, First American Loan Performance. A recent study calculates that, as these ARMs face staggering higher interest costs in the next 9 months, more than $325 billion of the loans will default leaving 1 million property owners in technical mortgage default. But if banks are unable to reclaim the homes as assets to offset the non-performing mortgages, the US banking system and a chunk of the global banking system faces a financial gridlock that will make events to date truly “peanuts” by comparison. "
Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)
Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)
Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict (tags)
As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms
The Neoliberal Catechism (tags)
Turning away from the state causes old age poverty and endangers life and limb.. The consequences of privatization are faded out in the US and Germany.. Defining freedom as only entrepreneurial freedom and freedom of capital can be easily veiled.
Homo Oeconomicus and Economic Theories (tags)
The neoclassical theory dominant today is different from the Keynesian theory that defined the decades after the 2nd World War. "Bad ideas flourish because theya re in the interest of powerful groups." (Paul Krugman)
And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....
Earth Day at the Highland Park Vigil (tags)
"Despite our emphasis on dire environmental issues, pedestrians expressed interest in our signs concerning war victims."
The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)
Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND THE 'G-Y' WORD (tags)
RUMBLINGS FROM IPOD NATION
Brazil: The "brake" is COPOM. (tags)
The logic of the the Growth Acceleration Program opposes classic economists as Michael Kalecki and John Keynes. The GAP that does not contain a expansionist monetary politics is not the GAP, is the anti-GAP, as, by the way, the last act of the Copom made clear.
Rare document / Indians (tags)
More documents like these are available. Send email for requests.
Ways to support palestine (tags)
26 ways to show solidarity
Documentally, the progressive podcast interview (tags)
Documentally is a human interest audio blog with interviews and music. Mentally documenting the mind.
California Propositions: Billions For Special Interest (tags)
When Governor Schwarzenegger ran for office in 2003 he promised to work for the people of California and not for the special interest, now in 2006 Arnold Schwarzenegger has become the champion of special interest groups. The 2006 bond and tax package, presented by the governor and the state legislature, is the worst package ever offered to California voters in the state’s history.
Enigmas: Bill Clinton suddenly very interested in the "health" of Africans? (tags)
...Or what about when President Clinton ordered the US Military missle strike on the AlQueda camp in the Sudan that turned out to be a legitimate (not to mention vital) pharmaceutical factory in that 3rd world country!
Track MinuteKLan Events (tags)
Thanks so much for all the interest and support we’ve received.
U.S. Aid to the Terror State of Israel (tags)
It would be interesting to know how many of those American taxpayers believe they and their families have received as much from the U.S. Treasury as has everyone who has chosen to become a citizen of Israel. But it's a question that will never occur to the American public because, so long as America's mainstream media, Congress and president maintain their pact of silence, few Americans will ever know the true cost of Israel to U.S. taxpayers.
Diabetes and Depleted Uranium ll (tags)
Italian Embassy Cover up Continues
When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)
Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.
In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.
Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.
THE 2005 RULING: PLANNED PARENTHOOD V. A.C.L.A. (tags)
The ACLA was so called convicted on threat statutes; also ordered to pay a HUGE civil award.) (This was the anti-abortion case-thing....
Mad Profits (tags)
The new typoe described by the sociologist Christopher Lasch in his book "The Blind Elite" is unscrupulously fixated on economic calculation.. He cannot feel a sense of responsibliity for the community of a city, region or country.
African-Americans, Economic Well-Being, and Immigration (tags)
...while the concern for African-American well-being is well placed, the source of the problem is not always correctly located...
Iran’s Oil Exchange threatens the Greenback (tags)
"The Bush administration will never allow the Iranian government to open an oil exchange (bourse) that trades petroleum in euros. If that were to happen, hundreds of billions of dollars would come flooding back to the United States crushing the greenback and destroying the economy. This is why Bush and Co. are planning to lead the nation to war against Iran. It is straightforward defense of the current global system and the continuing dominance of the reserve currency....."
International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)
Women of different political groups and professions were present at the March. Thirteen major groups joined forces under the banner “Martsa ng Kababaihan”. Present in big numbers were members of Akbayan, LABAN ng MASA, Bayan, Black and White Movement, women advocate groups like Gabriela Women’s Party, Welga ng Kababaihan, and WomenSpeak. In an interesting twist of history, this was the first time that the women’s movements gathered together in a common cause since the Marcos dictatorship.
Schwarzenegger Alienates Many Groups (tags)
The people of California elected Governor Schwarzenegger to provide leadership, to cut wasteful spending and to control special interest groups; however Schwarzenegger has categorized most Californians as special interest groups.
WILL IRAN BRING REVOLUTION INTO THE USA ? (tags)
Iran’s Oil Exchange Threatens the Greenback by Mike Whitney www.dissidentvoice.org January 24, 2006
Returning Money to the People (tags)
Please share this with those you know who are tired of being a financial slave because they have been duped into accepting a fraud!
Competition is not a Natural Law (tags)
Instead of working out and overcoming the causal problems, people put a veil of the fun society over the whole-as in the times of Rome..Ideologues elevate the principle of competition into a natural law to immunize the market econmy from all criticism.
URGENT ACTION NEDED! – IN SUPPORT OF ACCESS TV (11/7/05) (tags)
Anti-access legislation in Washington to be considered this week WITHOUT input from access community!
The Federal Reserve is Privately owned (tags)
The secret to enslaving a nation.
Fed Privately Owned (tags)
Learn about the financial fraud that has enslaved you your whole life!
"Counterpoints to the Standardized World": Book Review (tags)
"The world plague globalizationis a practiced philosophy in the interest of business and exploitation without responsibility toward our living space and without humanliness.."
Growth on Credit (tags)
"The US economy grows but depends on the rest of the world supplying hundreds of billions of more goods to the US every year than come from the US.. This will not last forever.."
Myths of the Economy (tags)
"Redistribution to poorer groups can increase growth..The public debate about the economy and economic policy is dominated by the practical necessity logic. Desires, interests and goals of social groups play no role in the discussion of economic reforms."
Ground Zero - (Californians Lead The Way Off The Cliff) (tags)
Mr. Greenspan and the German Way (tags)
Greenspan's dilemma is that interest rates must rise to reduce the trade deficit ($617B in 2004) and keep foreign investors ($2B a day) though this could burst the real estate bubble and raise consumer prices. US prosperity is a credit-b ased prosperity.
Populist #4 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
The Iraqi Nightmare (tags)
The truth is nothing is under control in Iraq. The number of suicide attacks, surprise assaults and car bombs has doubled since February to 70 per day.. The strategy for vic-tory is breaking down because Iraq is not going forward economically.
The Interest of Power in Brainwashing the Masses: Noam Chomsky (tags)
In a world full of potential danger, the risk for the global order and the norm of non-intervention on which this order rests is simply too great to accept unilateral actions against the collective interest. Allowing one means allowing everyone. (UN General Assembly 2004)
Short List of "Practical Necessities" (tags)
When interests rise, fewer and fewer investments occur in production and employ-ment, unemployment increases and the economy goes flat. This analysis of the Austrian economy could help the US battle deregulation and corporate enrichment.
Greenspan: Why is Anyone Still Listening to this Partisan Hack? (tags)
He’s a schill for the President, collects full Social Security benefits and a $200,000 salary, stands to collect another $100,000 a year in federal retirement benefits, and he wants to cut your Social Security benefits! Why should anyone listen to a guy with his lousy trackrecord as an economic and stockmarket forecaster anyway?
NIH AIDS researchers: money under the table (tags)
http://wid.ap.org/science/royalties.html Two top scientists - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and his deputy, H. Clifford Lane - are among 916 government researchers who have been receiving royalties on experimental drug treatments without disclosing those royalties on their annual ethics forms or on experimental patient consent forms.
Apocalypse Soon (tags)
With multiple crises—war, budget deficits and a collapsing dollar—on the horizon, the holier-than-thou Bush administration in the second term is likely to find itself facing a disaster of biblical proportions.
A letter in the interest of the America we love (tags)
A letter in the interest of the America we love
L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)
Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.
Inflationary Deflation or the Dominance of the Global Financial Markets (tags)
"When real interests are above real growth rates of the GDP, debtors are structurally overstrained. The debt crisis of the 1980s and the financial crises of the past decade suggest that a kind of post-modern `plundering capitalism' is arising.."
Some of Kerry's biggest fans are in the press (tags)
The 411 on 911 in Seoul- Michael Moore’s 911 Call to Seoul Gets an Answer (tags)
A coverage of the Seoul debut of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. 271 Words total.
Nationwide Troquero Shutdown (tags)
Truck drivers will be shutting down ports across the country for recognition of their employment status and right to collective bargaining. please forward to other indymedia sites where harbors are found. thanx
9/11 Commision Director, Philip Zelikow, has Major Conflict of Interest (tags)
Members of several 9/11 victim groups are calling for the Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, to step down siting a conflict of
Ralph Nader's campaign for President is growing very rapidly! (tags)
During the past couple of days, Mr. Nader has been traveling through Texas and visiting local universities to talk about his campaign for President. At each venue Nader has appeared at so far, upwards of 1,000 people have shown up to hear him speak. It's clear that interest in his candidacy is much bigger than some would like you to believe.
Using Fundamentals of US Foreign and Domestic Policy to Improve Your Life (tags)
Using Fundamentals of US Foreign and Domestic Policy to Improve Your Life (Satirical Commentary)
Howard ' no comment' Dean (tags)
Conflict of Interest infected Dean’s Vermont Record concerning police shooting. Dean refuses multiple press requests for comment.
Billions for Bankers--Debts for the People (tags)
In 1901 the national debt of the United States was less than $1 billion. It stayed at less than $1 billion until we got into World War I. Then it jumped to $25 billion.
Imperial ills: The Great American Problematic: The Youth and Imperial Justification (tags)
Here is but a taste of what the American regime, as nation-state, faces because of its manipulated misdirection into an all encompassing global regime: the American-led corporate global empire -- Imperium in Imperio.
Dean's Corruption in the Green Mountain State (tags)
Conflict of interest and corruption in Dean's Vermont.
Paying Back Student Loans - Grads vs Banks vs Congress (tags)
One would think that with the horrible economy, graduates who have tried to better themselves with higher education would be able to take advantage of the low interest rates when paying back their student loans. Only it's not that easy...
Anthrax suspect caught? (tags)
Steven Hatfill, who has been described as a “person of interest” in the investigation into a series of anthrax mail attacks in 2001, worked as recently as last year on a top-secret Defense Department project in which a mobile germ lab...
The 9-11 Hoax, the Federal Reserve and the World Bank (tags)
Scientific calculation shows that the amount of time and energy invested by nature to produce one gallon of petroleum converted into kilowatt-hours at the present commercial rates at which electricity is sold amounts to approximately $1 million per gallon....
Rummy Hiding His Cards On N. Korea Involvement? (tags)
What Didn't Rumsfeld Know About Reactor Sales, And When Didn't He Know It?
Let's Play Monopoly! (tags)
FCC Hands Over Keys To Boardwalk, Park Place
The Overthrow Of The American Republic Part 34 (tags)
CLASS STRUCTURE. Because of a brainwashing system of higher and lower education, most ordinary Americans, unlike Europeans, are almost completely blank when it comes to understanding CLASS.
Tax Cuts and Class Warfare (tags)
An argument against the beneficial results of tax cuts for the wealthy and trickle-down economics.
Proudhon Letter - Writer (tags)
Proudhon Letter - Writer
Public Order and Market Laws (tags)
This essay focuses on the erosion of international law in international relations and the undermining of democratic and social standards in the nation states of the First world. The author urges reflection on the ideas and values of civil society as weapons..
U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)
How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?
War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)
Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."
WAR MONGER BILL GATES SCAM (tags)
''Mr Gates interest in HIV/AIDS projects in India is not meant for charity, as it appears. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contributing funds to fight AIDS is to protect his billions of dollars of investments in pharmaceutical companies interested in conducting field trials in India,'' Mr Mulloli said.
I Should not be allowed to say the following things about America (tags)
As Americans, we have a right to question our government and its actions. However, while there is a time to criticize, there is also a time to follow in complacent silence. And that time is now.
Hmmm let's see (tags)
I think we've figured it out now!
Notes on the proceedings (tags)
Come prepared. How to give input during this organized forum.
What the Bible says about the Israeli ruling class (tags)
Bush foreign policy guided by Conservative Israeli Likud Party: What does the Bible say about totalitarian capitalism and economic justice?
Job Posting: AFL-CIO Media Outreach Internship (tags)
AFL-CIO Media Outreach Internship
[PFMPE] Promising Prosperity, and Delivering Perpetually Multiplied Indebtedness (tags)
Since banking-imposed instability and maldistribution of wealth paved the way to pretend central banking was a solution for banking-imposed instability and maldistribution of wealth, we have a century of the Democrat and Republican parties, tied to the purse strings of the instrument of multiplying indebtedness they ostensibly founded on our behalf.
SINCE 1973, AMERICAN TAX PAYERS PAID $1.6 TRILLION TO ISRAEL (tags)
Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person.
[PFMPE] Leaders Fit For Fools (tags)
Here we stand, willing victims of a system which not long ago collapsed the world's "economies."
U.S. Aid to Israel: What U.S. Taxpayer Should Know (tags)
Most Americans are not aware how much of their tax revenue our government sends to Israel.
Human Interest Story for editors.. (tags)
Real-life,' Homeless Man, Portrays Bum In Movies.'
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES (tags)
WHY WAR MEANS SO LITTLE IN AMERICA...
Debt "SLAVERY" and Mind Control (tags)
The illusion called debt and the clowns of the three ring circus, may they all burn in Hell!!
Rally at U.S. Capitol to Stop Yucca Mountain (tags)
Environmental Activists Rally at the U.S. Senate to Protest the Shipping of Nuclear Waste to Yucca Mountain Nevada.
Speaking of Fraud! (tags)
Imagine America without slavery! It is possible!
PHOTOS BY HANS BENNETT: ANGELS OF PUBLIC INTEREST DESCEND UPON FCC! (tags)
On Friday, March 12, the ‘Angels of Public Interest" descended upon the headquarters of the FCC. Head of the FCC, Michael Powell (son of US war criminal Colin Powell) recently approved the existence of even worse corporate media monopolies than ever before. The angels attempted to enter the FCC building to speak to either Michael Powell or a representative. However, the protesters were blocked by baton/stick wielding police officers who made very clear that they would use force to stop them from entering a building that supposedly represents the public good. AmeriKKKa, a democracy? Yeah, Right!
religion of the market (tags)
just came across this reading a great essay by buddhist David Loy. Check out his essay "A Buddhist Critique of Transnational Corporations" as well.
LIFE AND DEBT Goes Nationwide (tags)
LIFE AND DEBT /*** (Not rated) October 26, 2001 New Yorker Films presents a documentary produced and directed by Stephanie Black. Narration written by Jamaica Kincaid. Running time: 86 minutes. No MPAA rating.
Dillinger Gang-S11 poster< art project2> (tags)
This is Texas Tom Holmes poster in reponse to s11
Bush Administration Considers Waging ‘War on People’ (tags)
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice announced yesterday that, in the interest of national security, the Bush Administration may be considering a major new campaign against people.
Six Questions About The War (tags)
Is there a link between U.S. involvement overseas and attacks on American targets? What is the Corporate Interest in the Middle East? What is the Corporate Interest in Central Asia? Will military action foil the “terrorist threat”? Is this a “war against terrorism”? Who are NATO’s allies the Northern Alliance?
Dow Down A Record 681 Points -- Finishes Under 9,000 (tags)
Despite a half-point cut in interest rates, the Dow fell a record 681 points today, finishing at 8,924, according to preliminary calculations.
Australian troops for US wars (tags)
In a blunt message to Australia, US warhawk Richard Armitage said that Australians were expected to die alongside Americans in the event of a conflict with China over Taiwan.
Ya Basta Poll (tags)
Yellow Overalls formation in DC?
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Fourth (tags)
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Fourth Promote ethics, disclosure and information sharing.
People Skills (tags)
A helpful reminder to the LAPD who are monitoring this site -- "people skills" are allegedly the route for promotion in your army division.
U.S SUPREME COURT RACKETEERING SCANDALS (tags)
At issue is the 2nd Circuit's estimated 1.34 billion dollar pension plan portfolio and its refusal to publish 90% of its cases involving sitting judges with financial conflicts of interest