fix articles 10935, analysis
IMF Issues Debt and Financial Crisis Warnings (tags)
As the Spring World Bank and IMF meetings begin, the IMF issued concerns over unsustainable debt and a possible financial crisis in two reports. African and Latin American debt experts are releasing new analysis of growing debt at the meetings.
Texas Declares,"It's Fake News,Our State Judicial System Is Not Shithole Country Status" (tags)
Surprised? Texas Governor Greg Abbott when Sate Attorney General even attempted to execute-murder Hank Skinner even without DNA tests on court evidence. Our U.S. Supreme Court forbid MR Skinner's murder at that time.
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.
Media Activism in Argentina (tags)
Compañeros, me leí con satisfacción el análysis del paritarias de prensa.
Making Sense of the CETA, 128 pp (tags)
An analysis of the final text of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety (tags)
The TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, being negotiated behind closed doors allows corporations to sue states for lost profits in 3-person arbitration courts. Only corporations can sue and judgments are not reviewable.
Is Capitalism to Blame for the Syrian War Drive? (tags)
Obama’s push for war in Syria seemed so deeply irrational, so crazed, that many people naturally asked, “Why is this happening?” And “who” wants it to happen? Few Americans actually believed that Nobel Peace Prizing winning Obama suddenly wanted to bomb Syria because “Assad gassed his own people” (especially when zero evidence was given to prove this).
So Cal Diverting Homeless Funding to Others??? (tags)
Public Advocate on Santa Barbara Homeless task force blasts diversion of moneys away from homeless, rape crisis and other vulnerable populations to other perhaps worthy causes outside of the mandate. This is what is called a usurpation or diversion issue, in social worker lingo, but means basically that those on the bottom of the barrel continue to be overlooked by "helpers",
Democrats Got Exactly What They Wanted With Unconstitutional "Individual Mandate" (tags)
Most Democrats never intended to pass a public option or "Medicare for all." Those that did were living in a mush-headed liberal Twilight Zone.
Federal Protective Service Building Security Agency's Workforce Plan Questioned (tags)
The Federal Protective Service agency has an annual budget of roughly $1 billion, and employs 1,225 full-time workers and 15,000 contract security guards at more than 2,300 federal facilities nationwide
Introducing the LA Anarchist Weekly (tags)
Introducing the LA Anarchist Weekly
Some Thoughts on Obama and the US Empire (tags)
Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
LA Greens recommendations for Feb. 5 Election (tags)
Recommendations for the Feb. 5, 2008 Primary Ballot by the Los Angeles Greens, include a detailed analysis by the Alameda County Greens and the GPCA Green Focus publication PDF.
'Sensitive' documents indicate Cheyenne Mountain's better for NORAD (tags)
John Pike, a leading defense expert and director of globalsecurity.org, says NorthCom's transition from the mountain is a "little difficult to understand," given that the nation has nuclear missiles ready to launch on "hair-trigger alert." "Where the hell do they think they'll be getting the alert from?" he says of the transition to the Peterson Building 2 basement. Pike also is puzzled by the move of Air Force Space Command's space control to Vandenberg, since the military in the past has argued that the expensive upgrades at the mountain required space and missile tracking systems to be "co-located," to avoid confusion that space debris could be incoming munitions, or vice versa.
Researchers Believe Wastewater Analysis Tool Could Improve Drug Surveillance (tags)
“It’s like a very diluted urine sample collected from an entire community,” Field said....A team of researchers has developed an automated monitoring method that makes it possible to detect traces of drugs – from cocaine to caffeine – in municipal wastewater.
A Short Introduction to Marx's Das Kapital (tags)
Marx’s analysis of capitalism, unlike bourgeois accounts, is conducted from a historical perspective. In other words, Marx was keenly aware that during the march of history, one economic system, because of internal, irreconcilable contradictions, has been replaced by another until it too falls victim to similar contradictions. Of course, when one is born and matures within a single economy and lacks knowledge of any other system, one tends to take one’s own for granted, believing that it will persevere forever. A historical perspective has the advantage of forcing us to rise above the provincial perspective that assumes economic systems are eternal. We survey from above the vast array of systems that have played their fleeting role on history’s stage. For this reason, Marx’s analysis of capitalism is specifically written with the purpose of unveiling its inner contradictions so that the possibility of its demise stands boldly in relief. This runs directly opposed to bourgeois portrayals of capitalism as “natural” and hence as unalterable as the law of gravity itself.
Review of E. SAN JUAN's ON THE PRESENCE OF FILIPINOS IN THE UNITED STATES (tags)
Filipinos in the U.S. today comprise the largest community of Asians in the U.S. But knowledge about Filipinos is scarce; instead, trivialities, cliches, and stereotypes are disseminated by Filipino historical associations. This review calls attention to one serious effort to approach Filipinos from a historical-materialist point of view.
Open letter to Amnesty International (tags)
Apart from writing terrific looking reports, and with the exception of bringing much sought after relief in few individual cases, what level of global impact has Amnesty International had over the years? Its own ongoing reports on Israel-Palestine are of exactly zero impact, as empirically evident by the continual reality of new faits accomplis being daily constructed on the ground! In Project Humanbeingsfirst's view, this is entirely because the battles are often being fought at the "low order bits of the issues", when "the higher order bits" entirely determine where "the page faults" (in computer science geek-speak). This deplorable failing in our view, can easily be remedied by addressing the issues at the right levels of abstraction.
Chinese multinationals, trade and politics: challenges, opportunities, globalization (tags)
learn the deeper issues about globalization, China and world development
What the World Trade Center Building Designers Said: Before and After 9/11 (tags)
For a long time its been assumed that the WTC was designed to withstand a 707 flying into it at a low speed. But its now been confirmed that the original design was made to withstand a plane flying at 600 MPH.
Editorial cartoon series: "Your Jackass Slate For 2008!" (tags)
Here we are not even six months after The Most Important Election Since The Last Mass Extinction Event and, like Christmas commercials during the World Series, the Democratic "stars" have already announced their candidacies for the 2008 Presidential Fracas...
Challenge to Investigative Journalists. (tags)
The American public needs to see a lot more actual analysis of the Iraqi Constitution that the U.S. has attempted to dictate to the Iraqi people. Why has such an analysis been hid from us? Would it expose too much of U.S. government’s real intentions? This should be the focus of Washington’s legislative debate about supporting Iraq?
A Brief Field Guide to Moles N Trolls @ IMC LA (tags)
From Frothing loonies to Reasonable Persuaders. ( and why they turn into Frothing Loonies ) in a short order.
California Legislature passes involuntary outpatient commitment bill (tags)
With bipartisan super-majority votes that stunned and dismayed mental health clients and advocates, the California Senate and Assembly passed involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) bill AB 2357, sending the bill to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto. The bill would extend Laura's Law, California's existing outpatient commitment law, by five years.
The Concept of Innocence in Today’s World (tags)
This short paper does not pretend to a thorough analysis, however, it is hoped that the few indications would suffice both to verify assertions and to indicate a rich direction for further research.
Innocence implies a lack of guilt or blamelessness; the images humans readily associate with the concept of innocence are those of infants, suckling babes, children and the newborn. A species tends to identify and place value on itself. In contrast to instinctive emotions we have the superimposition of cultural values/demands. Religion is the traditional repository and medium of constructed/cultural values. A cursory analysis would reveal that cultural values are not usually compatible with strong instinctive emotions. The value placed on the lives of defenceless children, infants and the newborn will be the criteria utilised to easily prove our assertions.
The Long War: The Apotheosis of Capitalism Part One & Two (tags)
Sheepdog's Pic. Extremely important perspectives on the current goading of the people into a future of war and terror, and Project Granite Shadow. Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone provide analysis on the collapse of Capitalism into Permanent War.
Activist political expert Webster Tarpley gives State of World Message on Alex Jones Show (tags)
Author Tarpley will be giving his cutting, contrarian, but enormously revealing analysis of current crises in Iran, Palestine, the putative "war on terror" and the disturbing state of our union: Monday 12 noon EST.
The London Bombings: The Footprints of State Terror (tags)
The analysis of the 'sword play' of 7- Jul -05 and the involvement of the friendly intelligence agencies. Scotland Yard, MI6, the Mossad and my personal favorite, the CIA.
Former Bush Team Member-WTC Collapse Likely A Controlled Demolition (tags)
author: Greg Szymanski Highly recognized former chief economist in Labor Department now doubts official 9/11 story, claiming suspicious facts and evidence cover-up indicate government foul play and possible criminal implications.
Why I am protesting J20 organizing (tags)
The Logic of Military Intervention (tags)
Examples: Iraq, Burma, Sudan, Palestine/Israel
Fairly Unbalanced-The Sam & Greg Spin. (tags)
[ Disclaimer: The following is personal opinion only and is not meant to attack the K.I.L.L.radio staff, their crazy and wild hosts with their sometimes entertaining programs or the concept of this often listened to stream. ]
Capital Logic on Trial (tags)
"Rainer Roth in The House of Cards puts the mechanisms of the capitalist economy on trial.. To counter the long-term descent of profit rates, the tax burden for businesses, a constant 21% from 1960 to 1980, has spiraled down to only 8% today.."
Ignoring Iraqi Death Toll Labelled a “Holocaust Denial” (tags)
American authorities have consistently refused to quote casualties other than among Coalition troops (805 deaths, according to a current UN report). The UN puts the deaths of Iraqi soldiers at 11,000, while estimates of the collateral deaths of Iraqi civilians from the war have varied from 8,875-10,275 (UN) to 21,700-55,000 (Medact, UK, November 2003).
Globalization Study Group in LA (tags)
Is there any interest in forming a study group to discuss globalization, to seek some personal and community understanding of it, and to brainstorm plans of action to deal with it? Would you be interested?
KPFA: Ralph Schoenman's analysis on 9-11 hearings and BIG PICTURE (tags)
Ralph Schoenman provides a sharp summary of state-sponsored terrorism, 9-11 and this week's Congressional hearings in context; 30 minute informal talk with Bonnie Faulkner, KPFA producer of "Guns & Butter," broadcast today on KPFA/KFCF (mp3 format). You may not agree with all of his views or analysis, but as a practice the methodology of review of "threads" reported in mainstream media and assembled into a picture--even if others squawk conspiracy theory--provides insight into the ruling elite dynamics, even if you don't subscribe to the full breadth of any given "conspiracy theory." It's important to question and dig - to keep an open mind - this information is presented in that spirit as you'll never find these views in the mainstream. Older talks / radio programs can be found at the "Taking Aim" link herein
PEACE PEOPLE! Possabilities of Progressive Policies is Presently Powerfully Popular (tags)
We are living in the past if we think the voting public is not ready to elect a progressive, populist President. This is not the past. Dean's way is precisely the WRONG approach. Heck, look what Dean did to Vermont - he took a 74% re-elect rate and whittled it down to 50.4% in 2000, before quitting in 2002 to "run for President" while the ranks of "progressives" and republicans grew in Vermont until no Democrat could get elected, and his own Lt. Governor lost to the Republican in 2002 - Vermont is governed by a Republican and NO POSITION DEAN EVER HELD IN VERMONT IS IN DEMOCRATIC HANDS NOW.(incls.-2000 Vote Analysis, Are You a Burning Flame, GrannyD, Jane Fonda + Poem)
The US as a Rogue State (tags)
Is the US a system of finance capital without genuine freedom? "Now and then Chomsky speaks of the US as the freest country in existence.. He seeks to inform, not convert. He looks skeptically at the media and sees in the media instruments of capital.."
Employment Opportunities at the NSA (tags)
At the NSA, were continuously looking for bright, young, and energetic minds in our mission to infiltrate subversive organizations. Fifth column collectives and communist groups such as Indymedia, A.N.S.W.E.R., and the Open Society Institute are such criminal organizations with the malicious intent of crippling or destroying the American ideals of freedom and self-determination. These radicals are a very real threat in our society that routinely must be dealt with. The NSA is currently hiring. If you’re a patriot and looking for a rewarding career, then we’ve got a job for you.
Cracking the Media Walls (tags)
A key advantage held by the Right is a "mass-media echo chamber," from which stories are spun via outlets like the Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the Weekly Standard and Fox News. Progressives have nothing comparable at the national level.
Book Review: The Film Director's Intuition (tags)
The Film Director's Intuition is an incredible book!
Trade Talk: Speaking In Tongues (tags)
Recent ZNet Commentary on WTO
Prop 54 Voter Info Forced to Revise and Be More Accurate (tags)
CONNERLY SUFFERS DOUBLE DEFEAT IN COURT TODAY
Pentagon's Terrorism Futures Market Plan Condemned (tags)
The Pentagon [was about to set] up a stock-market style system in which investors would bet on terror attacks, assassinations and other events in the Middle East. Defense officials hope[d] to gain intelligence and useful predictions while investors who guessed right would win profits.
RESIST THE STANDARDIZED TESTS (tags)
------------------------------------------------------------------------ WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE LEARNING Resist the standard tests David Rapaport Tuesday, May 13, 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ As California continues to operate in fiscal peril, we must seek to be innovators. But there seems to be no will to look at testing as a place to cut expenditures. So why not save hundreds of millions of dollars statewide and millions locally by permanently invalidating the highly disruptive state testing process?
[pepperface: media analysis eZine and alternative media hub, updated daily] (tags)
[the sniffy "blind empire" underground media hub has moved to its own site at pepperface.com]
Ignored looting indicative of US disinterest in WMD (tags)
All of Iraq, from factories and mansions to government ministries, party headquarters, and military installations is being picked clean by looters. Why is there no US concern that critical evidence of WMD is being lost and destroyed?
Analysis: The War Is Over (tags)
An analysis of the current campaign in Iraq and the real objectives of the war, with parallels to Hitler's invasion of Poland, the sieges of Stalingrad and Leningrad, and lessons from Gulf War I. Though the war has not ended, the main objective for the U.S. has been fulfilled.
reports from the microcosm (tags)
i have posted a local community activism resource center for the west los angeles area featuring reportage and images from the ongoing anti-war demonstrations including analysis, stories, links, and images. updated every single day.
SUPPORT ELECTRONICIRAQ.NET! (tags)
NEW INDY NEWS WIRE LAUNCHES FROM IRAQ!
Build the Power: Revolutionary Organization Gets Off the Ground (tags)
Various people from around the country meet to develop an organization based on the Bring the Ruckus proposal released in April 2001.
Analysis of Oct. 7 Bush Speech (tags)
Bush's simplistic arguments deconstructed.
A Critical Look at the KPFK Emergency Summer Fund Drive (tags)
A Critical Look at KPFK's summer Fund drive reveals that new programming raised half as many funds per hour as regular programming.
9/11 "Conspriacies" and How The Right and Left Try to Disprove Them (tags)
Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed of the Global Research Institute (a non-profit think tank) provides what is probably the best article and research on the U.S. government's pre-knowledge of the 9/11 attack, and how establishment journalists on both the right and left have made it their duty to disprove these facts.
Sep - Oct Attacks? (tags)
Will there be a next phase of the war on terrorism?
ARA* Research Bulletin Issue #3 (Winter/Spring 2002) Out Now! (tags)
ARA's top-notch journal
Chaos Analysis Questionnaire (tags)
Give it a try!
Army expansion threatens wildlife, hearings this week in Riverside and Pasadena (tags)
Army tanks threaten to wipe out the desert tortoise, rare plants and 110,000 acres of public land. Come to hearings to oppose Ft. Irwin expansion: Riverside 1/17 and Pasadena 1/19.
X-Files Movie Analysis, Exposing MJ-12 Savagery Via Slain Truthwarriors (tags)
Visit this all in one page, read the X-Files Movie Analysis, with supporting 'smoking gun links' including the Aids Flow Chart. Also former high level U.S. Military personel, gunned down, and infected with cancer for exposing very hidden secrets. See those secrets now. Tell a friend today, and spread this far and wide.
Average Medical Malpractice Payouts Only $43,000; Virtually Unchanged in 10 Yrs (tags)
Refuting insurance company claims of "exploding" medical malpractice costs, a new analysis shows that negligence payouts average only $42,607.03, only slightly more than a decade earlier -- $39,093.31. As a percentage of national health care expenditures, malpractice costs are at an all time low, 0.55 percent. [And yes, the insurance companies, too, are looking for a government bailout.]
The weblog: our pick of analysis on other websites (Guardian) (tags)
The weblog The weblog: our pick of analysis on other websites
Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Vaporizing the Entire Middle East (tags)
Today, I was trying to eat a very tasty plate of spaghetti when the guy at the next table over echoed what seems to be the majority sentiment to, as he so cleverly and insightfully put it, "Achieve energy independence, then completely obliterate the entire Middle East." Never mind that Afghanistan is 1000 miles away; let's investigate this idea:
Thoughtful Analysis, Calm Reflection (tags)
"As the situation lurches toward more devastation, violence and deaths of innocents around the world, alternatives to the hype machine must be effective in offering a forum for calm reflection, for thoughtful analysis, for understanding and truth, and for building a sense of community outside the narrow definitions portrayed in the corporate media."
Analysis: G8 defensive as summit ends (tags)
Analysis: G8 defensive as summit ends
COUP WATCH: Palm Beach Ballot: Expert Analysis of Visual Attributes (tags)
In sharp contrast to off-the-cuff opinions that have proliferated the last few days, Dr. Dillman offers an informed analysis based on his knowledge of the field of questionnaire design. Originally circulated via a professional email list.
Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention (tags)
Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention, from an outsider for outsiders (and a somewhat mainstream audience). I wanted to spend more time at the NAAC, but felt like I didn't fit in! There is discussion of putting on "our own" anarchist conference in Arizona by and for AZ anarchists.