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Ukraine war: the business with death (tags)
State-sponsored arms shipments cause corporate profits to skyrocket. That warlike conflicts boost the business of arms corporations is a well-known fact, but never in recent history have Western arms firms and corporations been able to enrich themselves so shamelessly from human suffering as in the Ukraine conflict.
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.
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.
We are all social democrats now. Almost all of us (tags)
A few weeks ago, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said rich households should pay higher taxes. Inequality in income and wealth had reached proportions that threatened social peace. The head of the IMF, Alfred Kammer, called on the German government, as in previous years, to increase its investments.
Disempowering the US cartels (tags)
Technology corporations mostly form oligopolies, if not monopolies. U.S. President Joe Biden is signaling that his administration wants to crack down on monopolies... Klobuchar's bill aims to boost antitrust action in many ways: it seeks to increase funding for the FTC and the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.
Corporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax Law (tags)
The tax breaks identified in this report are highly concentrated among a few very large corporations. Just 25 companies claimed $37.1 billion in tax breaks in 2018. That’s almost exactly half the $73.9 billion in tax subsidies claimed by all 379 companies in our study.
Zero hunger, zero hypocrisy (tags)
Today, flight from hunger and war often enough does not lead to a new "home," but to a refugee shelter, homelessness, or deportation back into misery. In view of the worldwide crises and the distribution struggles still to come, where will this lead, if not to mass "homelessness"?
Game over for monopolists? (tags)
Elizabeth Warren, for instance, seeks to break up large technology platforms and then use public utility rules to make sure that there are no conflicts of interest in the dominant platform business model. In other words, if you operate a marketplace and set its rules, you cannot also sell products on it.
The chances of the Corona crisis (tags)
Public debt only became a problem after the bank bailouts...Crises cause fear and reinforce deep-seated anxieties.. The market under capitalism is not an efficient distribution mechanism, but a means to enrich private corporations at the expense of society and its environment.
Poor Countries Lose Billions from Tax Avoidance, Reveal "Mauritius Leaks" (tags)
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released evidence that laws in the country of Mauritius help corporations avoid taxes globally, including on the continent of Africa.
The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics (tags)
Financial markets seem to be the measure of all things. Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their "competition," small and medium-size businesses are the fools. A complex subsidy jungle exists in nearly all states, a "socialism for the rich" or "new feudalism."
Public Good or Private Wealth (tags)
The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care.
The Cure is the Sickness: Washington Consensus (tags)
Reality could replace the elite economic myths!
The Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society (tags)
Inconceivable sums were given out without hesitation when the banks were bailed out from bankruptcy. The rich triumph and despise others as losers. Corporations and the rich must desist from their selfishness and accept their responsibility for society again.
The Dictatorship of Corporations (tags)
Why do the majority of politicians so often make decisions against the public interest and in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism arose on account of the dramatically stronger market- and financial power of companies. I sound the alarm. The power relations in our society are shifting endangering democracy andthe market economy,
5 Reasohns for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations (tags)
Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies.
5 Questions on Tax Justice (tags)
Tax justice must be created and tax avoidance stopped to fight inequality and poverty. Apple paid 0.0005% tax on its profits in Ireland - merely 50 euros on a million euros profits. Corporations dodge their just contribution as part of society through tax avoidance.
New US Bills Introduced to Tackle Global Tax Avoidance and Corruption (tags)
This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption.
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.
Religious Development Group Urges Stronger Corporate Reporting Standards (tags)
Jubilee USA, a religious development group, asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require greater disclosure of what payments corporations make to governments where they operate.
Be very careful about tax reform. (tags)
Tax reform might INCREASE YOUR TAXES instead of reducing them. Please be sure that Obamacare individual mandate repeal is in bill before voting for it.
The Driving Force of Global Inequality (tags)
Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s: tax avoidance. Taxes that are avoided must be compensated by higher taxation of households with lower incomes.
Fake lives matter! A satirical look at corporate personhood (tags)
This is a satirical look at the racist origins of corporate personhood. This article shows how a slavery amendment (the 14th) was used to grant constitutional rights to corporations, while at the same time, denying those rights to freed slaves and their descendants. CC-BY-NC-SA
Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing by Joseph Stiglitz (tags)
In a country with so many problems – especially inequality – tax cuts for rich corporations will not solve any of them. This is a lesson for all countries contemplating corporate tax breaks – even those without the misfortune of being led by a callow, craven plutocrat.
European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations (tags)
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting.
Tax Avoidance: Drastic Consequences for the Public (tags)
Taxes are the most important foundation of all government activities and public services. Corporate economic activity and profits cannot be clearly assigned to individual nation states anymore. Founding offshore centers is child's play Tax avoidance and tax fraud lead to revenue crisis
Trump's "Greatest Tax Reform of History" - A Windfall for Millionaires and Corporations (tags)
Under the Trumpian tax reform, the corporate tax rate could fall from 35 to 15%. The drastic reduction of the corporate tax will lead to lower tax revenues of $2 trillion in 10 years. "This is not fiscal policy but a robbery led by Trump."
Rigged reform - Oxfam Media Briefing, April 12, 2017 (tags)
US companies are dodging billions in taxes but the proposed reforms will make things worse.
Incoming Thai King Advised On Silicon Valley Transition (tags)
It has been swarmed by rumours busying special media top dogs over the last weeks, but is in fact the compass of the scared Buddhist country‘s clergy after the military coup there: Leading religious figures above Bangkok’s corruption-ridden administration have concurred to the conclusion of an earlier Islamic State verdict on the future of the hotbed of monopoly online corporations near the North American half-continent‘s Eastern coast which is also being claimed by the Unitedstates‘ military-industrial complex. It says as to preempt them from obtaining a more dangerous position in world heritage handling than was the Catholic church’s pre-industrial scripture monopoly in central Europe which in the seventh century split the Abrahamic faith, legacy cartels from the global war economy are to be handled according to a twentieth century template taken from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki ultimatum.
Reasons for anarchism. (tags)
What is the future of freedom? What does a free world look like? Anarchism is the best way to guarantee the freedom of humans and animals, now and in the future. Anarchists want to eliminate government and other forms of hierarchy.
The Supposed "Omnipotence" of Politicians (tags)
The key to a new peace policy could lie in denouncing mechanisms of economic coercion that are not only states and politicians. As the warnings of Eisenhower and JFK teach us, politics is massively subject to the influences of economic power.
Why You Don't Hear About All These Bankruptcies (tags)
This is the root of Americas problems. Couple with deterioration of the voting process, and the power of the jury, our country is about dead. Americans imply consent to all this international legalese in numerous ways, but mostly by spending the cash of the federal reserve banking monopoly without qualifying that at every opportunity with the statement "All rights reserved".....b
Five myths about tax havens (tags)
When tax havens assist kleptocratic elites in hiding their cash with impunity, they don’t guard against corruption and despotism — they help perpetuate them. Tax havens provide an escape route from laws that is available only to a rich minority that can afford to use it...
The Steep Cost of Tax Dodging (tags)
Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa, in a photo taken on September 15, 2014. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations...
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Pandering to the Corporate Whores of the Storage Industry (tags)
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez must be getting large contributions from the Self Storage Industry since she is so willing to destroy her California constituent’s lives with her thoughtless, reckless, despicable, unconscionable, unethical and out right immoral plan, CaliforniaAB-983.
Bernie Sanders' Socialist America (tags)
Bernie believes there has been a corporate takeover of American democracy, and this is where he returns to the idea of political revolution. In nearly every speech he makes this clarion call, ...neither he nor any other politician can make the necessary changes alone.
10 Shocking Realities of the TPP (tags)
Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not see the text.
Tax Justice for Social Justice (tags)
Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. These companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets.
Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)
Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.
TTIP - Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp (tags)
Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a decade through structural adjustment programes imposed by the World Bank and the IMF. (Walden Bello)
TISA vs Public Services, 28 pp (tags)
The TISA is among the alarming new wave of trade and investment agreements founded on legally binding powers that institutionalize the rights of investors and prohibit government actions in a wide range of areas only incidentally related to trade.
America the stupid (tags)
If you use your mansion as a chicken coop, it will soon be good for nothing else. So beware how you use your precious right of free speech.
Open Letter on TTIP and Financial Regulations (tags)
The TTIP, "Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership," has been secretly negotiated since June 2013 and massively threatens social and environmental regulations and public sector jobs. Corporations could sue states, states could not sue corporations and decisions are irrevocable.
US Midterm Electoral Results (tags)
UN's Gross Deceit: ethical human rights needed (tags)
Desc UN's gross deceit omitting certain human rights to enable operation IMF (human rights free zone) which pursues elitist globalization. Activists serious lack of understand of political globalization which sees dominance of bureaucrats. Also, decimation animal population.
OECD Takes Strong Stance on Corporate Tax Avoidance (tags)
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a major proposal for curbing corporate tax avoidance yesterday. The OECD recommends international cooperation to prevent large corporations from avoiding taxes in the countries where they do business. The OECD plan comes amidst increased calls to crack down on corporate tax avoidance.
TISA versus Public Services (tags)
Public Services International published a 28-page report "TISA versus Public Services" on April 28, 2014.
Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy (tags)
Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand compensation when their profits are narrowed by democratic decisions.
7 Rip-Offs that Corporations and the Wealthy Don't Want You to Know (tags)
The US faces a revenue crisis and a war-spending crisis fueled by corporate tax evasion and an out-of-control empire-building foreign policy. As offense was and is called defense in Vietnam, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Iraq and Afghanistan, double speak triumphs in the US.
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.
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections
Ten threats to Americans: Lori Wallach (tags)
Lori Wallach is director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Tax Extenders Cost Billions (tags)
The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities...
Video: Why Capitalism is Killing the Planet, 27 min (tags)
Market anarchy as promoted by Adam Smith is different than prioritzing human needs. We must put the brakes on industrial growth. Equivalent jobs must be provided for closed industries.
Supreme Court Rules for Big Money (tags)
TTIP: A Tranatlantic Constitution of Corporations? (tags)
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economy, health and food policies of countries outside the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. A flood of lawsuits can be expected.
TTIP: International Mega-corporations prevent social and ecological globalization (tags)
In the reality of international monopolist competition, narrow economic profit interests dominate to the disadvantage of broad prosperity gains. Protection of foreign mega-investors before indirect expropriation leads to a dispossession of nation state democracy.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)
The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!
Governments give themselves a ‘free trade’ offer they can’t refuse (tags)
The secret agreement Obama doesn’t want you to know about will have secret tribunals as well.
State of Power 2014, 99 pp (tags)
In its third annual "State of Power" report, TNI uses vibrant infographics and penetrating essays to expose and analyze the principal power brokers that have caused financial,. economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.
Corporate Taxes in America (tags)
The Corporate Tax Rate Debate, 30pp (tags)
Lower taxes on corporate profits not linked to job creation
Representatives Doggett and DeLauro Introduce Legislation to End Sequestration and Corpora (tags)
Rep Doggett introduced a replacement to the sequester today which would make it harder for corporations to use tax havens.
TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)
[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]
Spiteful Government Puts Hammond in Slammer 10 Years (tags)
Framed and defamed, anarchist hacker was egged on by an FBI snitch, Sabu, to attack foreign targets.
The Super Rich Reinvent U.S. Capitalism (tags)
As U.S. corporate profits soar to record highs, food stamps for the neediest were quietly cut. The politicians who are demanding endless cuts to social programs — Democrats and Republicans alike — insist that the U.S. is broke, all the while conveniently ignoring the mountains of tax-free wealth piling up in the pockets of the super rich.
The UAW Takes One Step Forward, and One Backward (tags)
Trying to rebound off the ropes, where it has been pummeled for the past several decades, The United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched an aggressive organizing campaign in the South, in line with an AFL-CIO resolution emphasizing organizing there, where unionization rates are weak across the board.
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).
Three things nobody can avoid: Death, taxes and corporate lies (tags)
Dozens of the biggest corporations in the U.S. paid no taxes in years in which they racked up huge profits — taxes paid by Corporate America are so low that individuals account for eight times more in tax revenue than businesses.
Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto (tags)
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Our Proposal for Changing the System and not the Climate (tags)
The capitalist system has exploited and abused nature, pushing the planet to its limits, so much so that the system has accelerated dangerous and fundamental changes in the climate.
US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)
Corporations versus States: Arbitration Boards against Democracy (tags)
In 2012 Ecuador paid the largest compensation sum in history $1.76 billion to Occidental for cancelling its oil production contract. Germany is threatened with a compensation of 3.5 billion for turning off two nuclear reactors.
Detroit Citizen’s Prepare to Fight Their Corporate Master (tags)
Fresh from shoving his “Right to Work for Less” legislation down the throats of Michigan’s workers, Governor Rick Snyder has grown bolder in pursuing a corporate agenda. He has now appointed Kevyn Orr of Jones Day law firm to act as an Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) of Detroit.
AFL-CIO’s Own Oil Disaster (tags)
With less than transparency, the AFL-CIO just issued a statement endorsing “expanding the nation’s pipeline system.” Although it did not explicitly endorse the Keystone XL pipeline, the labor federation nevertheless managed to extend its blessing to the project while hiding behind vague generalities. However, the logic of its position is unambiguous: the federation is in favor of extending pipelines in general and without qualification; the Keystone XL is a pipeline. Therefore logic compels us to infer that the federation supports the extension of the Keystone XL pipeline.
On the Stupidity of being Marrisa (tags)
Yahoo is banning telecommuting.
Obama’s Shakedown of Medicare (tags)
In a political era of corporate dominance it was inevitable that doublespeak would become the official language of Washington, DC. Now “cuts” to social programs are referred to as “savings,” while the destruction of these programs is “reform.” This is the essence of President Obama’s doublespeakish “Race to the Top” public education “reform,” as well as his yet-to-be-announced deficit plan based on Medicare “savings.”
More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)
The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities
Reroute It (tags)
There are all manner of things that get done with our tax payer cash. Countless. If we learned of them all just today, most voters would probably demand to elect entirely new representatives from entirely new parties. If the cable news network’s decided each to dedicate a full day to listing all the things they went to, each taking a separate day in successive order, there would be hell to pay. Just think of the things we know about that have had us so upset since 2003.
Obama/Boehner Two-Step (tags)
Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)
It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.
Labor’s Call to Action: The Grand Bargain Betrayal (tags)
The labor movement is in terminal crisis. After decades of declining membership, the union movement has been targeted for destruction: private sector union membership is near eradication, and now the corporations are on a public-sector mopping up mission, using the city, state, and federal budget deficits as an excuse to target public sector unions. Obama’s Race to the Top education policy specifically targets the nation’s most powerful union workers, the teachers.
Portland Anti-Austerity Protest Draws 1,000 Despite Police Violence (tags)
It’s difficult to build a pre-election protest with so many labor and community groups busy campaigning for Democrats. Nevertheless, over 1,000 people marched the streets in Portland, Oregon against austerity cuts to education and other public services and the consequent debt accumulated by students.
Activist San Diego Shows “Genetic Roulette” Film (tags)
Activist San Diego screened “Genetic Roulette” Saturday, September 22 at the Joyce Beers Community Center. The film is directed by Jeffrey M. Smith and is based on his book of the same title, an exposé of the health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMO's) in the food supply. The showing was co-sponsored with the Yes on 37 campaign, which supports Proposition 37 on the November ballot, that would require genetically modified foods sold in California to be labeled as such.
Mitt "47% Victims" Romney Reveals His Allegiance to Wealthy (tags)
Despite his attempts to appeal to the 100%, Mitt Romney spoke his mind and heart by showing disregard for the 47% of people whom HE (NOT US) considers to be victims who want to live on welfare for their natural lives. If anyone is promoting class warfare it is Mr. Romney himself by appealing to the wealthy elites who will fund his commercials.
And The Workers Suffered (tags)
Politics has become so much a show about the candidates. We love a good show, after all the film industry as we know it and Hollywood were born right here in the good old USA. I'm a huge movie person, and the things that remove us from our everyday struggles for a small time, and don't leave us with life destroying addictions and/ or blow apart our bonds with the people we are closest to, are good things. After all, the people that actually do the work that build the wealth and corporations into what they are deserve it.
GLP Expands Safety Net from Soc Sec & Public Assistance in Times of Economic Uncertainty (tags)
While the establishment Republicans and Democrats are dependent on corporations for lobbyist funding and thus return the favor by rewarding corporations with taxpayer subsidies, the Green Liberty Party is immune to the disease of corporate dependency.
Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution (tags)
The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.
How Is All That In The Interest Of US Taxpayers? (tags)
Our democracy here in America has brought many positive things. It has brought positive things for Americans and for people living abroad. It has inspired others to try and have a more equal and free system of government in their own nations. It has inspired the best and the brightest from other nations to come to our nation seeking a better life for themselves, thus contributing something to their lives and to our nation. Positive things no doubt.
Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution (tags)
The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.
Pensions Under Attack (tags)
On Friday, July 6, President Obama signed into law a bill that would renew transportation programs and extend low interest rates on student loans for one year. While this minimal gesture resulted in, no doubt, sighs of relief from those burdened by student debt, tucked away within the bill's pages was a little-noticed proposal to further erode the funding of workers' pensions. The bill was a brilliant sleight of hand where what it appeared to be giving with one hand distracted the public from what it was taking away with the other.
Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)
About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."
GLP 2012 Presidential Campaign; No Corporate Lobbyist Funding Allowed! (tags)
Green Liberty Party is a fusion party between the Greens and the Libertarians that provides an alternative to the current status quo of Republicans and Democrats that are both heavily under the infuence of corporate lobbyists. To alleviate the corporate lobbyist dependency the GLP will not accept any campaign contributions larger than 10.00 from any anonymous individuals, and no money from corporations or professional lobbyist groups.
Community Activist Join Labor Against Phony "Trade" Deal (tags)
Progressive San Diego's official opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a NAFTA-like agreement seeking to subject the U.S. and a wide range of other countries to corporate dictatorship — began July 2 with a rally outside the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the TPP's negotiators are meeting. Speakers from labor, environmental, women's and Queer organizations explained what the TPP means to them and why it should be stopped.
Money, Power, and Politics (tags)
There has been much talk recently about the impact of money on politics, especially in the wake of the Citizens United ruling that has ratcheted up the role of corporate money in political campaigns. Organized labor was quick to blame this ruling for its defeat in Wisconsin. And many have assumed that the relation of money to politics is like a law of nature: the more money one has, the more political power one can wield.
NAFTA and European Union: Different sides of the Atlantic but same function (tags)
The logic of the multi-national euro currency is tighter economic integration and loss of popular sovereignty.
Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream (tags)
"The first step toward public ownership is recognizing that it is not the radical departure most imagine it to be. Two of the most cost-effective health providers in the United States—one a far-reaching insurance system, Medicare; the other a direct hands-on healthcare delivery system, the Veterans Administration—are run by the government.."
Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander wants term limits for Congress and SCOTUS (tags)
U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says, “It is time to amend the U.S. Constitution with term limits on Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court to end the monopoly the Democrats, Republicans and big corporations have on the political process in Washington DC.”
The CDM in Africa Cannot Deliver the Money (tags)
At a time the carbon markets face a profound crisis, this report provides critical policy analysis and case documentation about the role of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa. Instead of providing an appropriate flow of climate finance for projects related to greenhouse gas mitigation, the CDM has benefited large corporations (both South and North) and the governments they influence and often control. South Africa is a case in point, as both a victim and villain in relation to catastrophic climate change.
All Three Holding Hands, Skipping and Dancing (tags)
Politics is such an easy thing to get caught up in. This is especially true when there are issues of such critical importance as we face currently especially with regards to the economy and our military. Right now American politics seem so polarized and in many ways it can be, yet on the larger issues it hasn't been that way at all. The talk has been there, but when actual moves were made regarding the larger issues, the only two parties we have weren't so different at all.
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.
Corporate Tax Rate Reduction Proposals--Are Some "Persons" Better Than Others? (tags)
If history holds true, corporations will continue to get their tax reductions and their write-offs. And "close the loopholes" hoopla can be saved for the next election.
Cornel West lectures on social justice; PD harasses occupier for flyering (tags)
February 1, 2012
POMONA - The prophetic voice of Cornel West was heard by hundreds of people this evening at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. West lectured on self-knowledge, what it means to be human, suffering, and the Occupy movement's role in confronting social, civic, and economic death of our society, as well as its moral bankruptcy. The CSUPD, however, sent a different message when its agents silenced an activist by prohibiting him from handing out flyers.
F29 SHUTDOWN THE CORPORATIONS CALL TO ACTION: Occupy Walmart! (tags)
Join Occupy Riverside, Redlands, San Bernardino Valley, Los Angeles and other Occupy groups in the region for the mass participatory direct action targeting Walmart's largest warehouse and distribution center. NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!
Occupy Redlands Protests Citizens United Decision (tags)
Friday, January 20, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - On the two-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, Occupy Redlands staged a protest outside the federal bankruptcy court near downtown Riverside, just a few blocks from the former encampment of Occupy Riverside. Citizens removed limits on corporate campaign contributions to individual candidates, branding the money as "free speech." The ruling, and the sense that it helped to cement that the corporations are in control of the political system, was a strong motivating factor for many middle class people who formerly felt franchised to join the occupy movement. Once supporters from Occupy Riverside arrived, about 30 people were present on the corner outside the court.
San Diegans Rally Against Citizens United Decision (tags)
Though the original location had to be changed when agents of the Department of Homeland Security blocked off the original one, San Diegans nonetheless held a rally January 20 against the Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, which opened the floodgates for even more corporate influence over American politics and elections.
Repeal NAFTA/WTO is Ron Paul’s Answer to Undocumented Immigration & Domestic Job Losse (tags)
Part of promoting non-interventionist foreign policy is allowing for foreign nations to have self-determination and autonomy in their own economy. The greatest limiting factor to achieving democracy and self-determination in any nation is an unstable economy caused by unequal trade laws. This inequality between trade partners can occur because of different resource qualities or quantities or as a result of trade agreements that benefit one nation above another.
Akbayan Youth Supports Occupy Wall Street Movement (tags)
Akbayan Youth applauds and supports Americans who have decided to occupy various centers of corporate greed in America, most notably Wall Street in New York. They represent the voices of poor and middle class Americans – 99% of American society – who demand that corporations shoulder the burden of salvaging the economy. We view the spontaneous and peaceful actions in New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and other major cities as an inspirations for our own struggles in the Philippines.
Banker Occupation and Europain (tags)
Behaving Honorably (tags)
Recently in addressing the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq President Obama discussed the idea that to do so was honoring the troops that made so many sacrifices there. He discussed the idea that ending our mission there was the right thing to do. He essentially asserted that by ending the conflicts there and focusing on our home front that we as a nation were behaving honorably. He discussed honoring the Bush timeline as the right thing to do, though he didn't necessarily use those words.
Philippines: PLM Rejects Neoliberal Policies of the Government (tags)
PLM Campaigns for a Welfare State System
For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.
Hope after Citizens United: Russ Feingold speaking in Eugene on Monday Nov 7 (tags)
Corporations, legal fictions, run your lives and your government thanks to the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision. With Reagan, taxation shifted from corporate to individual. Russ Feingold will be speaking at EMU in Eugene at 4 PM on Nov7
Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)
"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.
Beyond the Occupation (tags)
Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements, including Occupy San Diego, have dramatically changed the terms of political and economic debate in the U.S. Before they arose, it looked like the only choices the American people would be given to understand the disaster that has befallen them in this nation's economic collapse was the mild pro-corporatism of the Democratic Party and the ardent, Ayn Randian pro-corporatism of the Republicans and the Tea Party. What's more, so far the Occupy protesters have shown an ability to learn from the Left's past mistakes, pattern their movement after the American Revolution (as the Tea Party did) and junk the hideously unworkable process of consensus decision-making.
Occupying LaLa Land (tags)
--where the illusion meets the road
Occupying LaLa Land (tags)
--where the illusion meets the road
The Tax System is Out of Control (tags)
Citi-group and Bank of America operate many branch offices in tax havens. The use of tax havens deprives the state of $100 billion annually. "These tax havens accelerate the transfer of assets from local communities and the global South to the bank accounts of the richest..."
Obama's Budget Deal: Neoliberal March in the US (tags)
What should be the state's role in the future? What values and priorities should be set in a time when public resources become scarcer under the pressure of state indebtedness? Less state, less support for the unemployed, poor and sick occurs along with a free ride for billionaires and big corporations.
Romney: Corporations are people (tags)
Romney: a candidate for writing the Idiot's Guide to Citizens Untied.
U.S. Election 2012- Alexander to Obama: Feed the Nation?s Hungry (tags)
As the lines for the nation?s hungry have increased, President Obama and Congress have consistently subsidized big corporations and banks, billionaires and big corporations have received big tax breaks, the U.S. military and foreign operations are expanding abroad, the U.S. has engaged in a war with Libya, and it is now being estimated that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost the U.S. government $4 trillion.
Is America Fascist? (tags)
Before we can determine if America has succumbed to fascism, we first must have a good definition and understanding of what fascism really is
A New Declaration of Independence, July 4, 2011 (tags)
As a free and independent people, we have full power to punish corporations for their criminal acts and to impeach, expel and dishonor our judiciary and our so-called representatives for their allegiance to corporate masters.
Video: Joshua Holland "The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy" (tags)
The effective tax rate is half the nominal corporate tax rate. Two-thirds of US corporations paid no tax. GE took a $3.2 billion corporate tax credit. l.
Supreme Court Lets Corporations (tags)
Pay For Your Own Security Guards (tags)
Starting at the end of World War II our nation’s race to outpace, outgun and implement checks for every new threat developed under the Soviet Union moved fast, hard and with narrow focus. Every inch of our nation’s military, espionage apparatus and government was tinged with red menace paranoia. Apparently it was not hard to abandon the perspective of our founding fathers regarding the use of our military overseas and overburden the map with proof of our overreach. We did not see it as that at the time, we became focused on, and at times way too caught up with, out-doing our mortal enemy the USSR.
The World Social Forum (Feb 6-11, 2011) (tags)
"Another world is possible," Susan George declared at Porto Alegre. 80,000 activists came to Dakar. The world has changed, not only through the financial crisis that showed the market often causes more problems than it solves. The WSF has become a source of hope for a just world.
ICEF Crooks to get gobbled up by competing Corporate Charter Chain (tags)
The corporate model charter schools follow makes for some interesting aftermath. They are now beginning to monopolize by swallowing each other up. If charters were the first step towards privatization, this is the first step towards the Wall-Martization of education.
Video: The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (tags)
Wall Street and the banksters have destroyed our economy and received trillions of our money. A general strike was called today in Madison Wisc to regain control of our democracy and repel corporate power endangering elections and the economy.
The Two Roads Out of Recession (tags)
Recent events in Washington, D.C. should provoke fear and outrage in the average American worker. As the jobs recession staggers on, politicians and labor leaders alike seem bizarrely distanced from reality, unable to advance any ideas that remotely correspond to the basic demands of those tens of millions of unemployed, under-employed, or poorly paid workers. Instead, what we get is President Obama's recent groveling to the corporate-dominated Chamber of Commerce, pleading with them to hire workers. The President's recent speech to the Chamber implied many dangers, which neither labor federation-- AFL-CIO and Change to Win -- bothered to point out. In fact, the AFL-CIO applauded sections of the speech, rather than condemning its sinister motives. If labor unions align themselves with the President's and the Chamber's pro-corporate path out of the recession, a workers’ road to recovery will be bypassed.
Prepping Minds for War Against China (tags)
You'd think the U.S. was already at war with China, given the immense amount of anti-China rhetoric spouting from the government and media. But selling wars takes time. The average American hasn't bought in to this false advertising yet. So the big lie will be repeated until its roots are deeply sunk into the American psyche: China, says the U.S. government, is a threat that needs to be "dealt with.” This propaganda assault is multi-faceted, taking aim from all directions. Any China-related issue -- military, economic, and social -- is open for attack. For example, the head of the U.S. Department of Defense, Robert Gates, recently visited Asia and focused much of his trip talking about China as a "military threat.”
Guns. Violence. Tucson. Mexico. China: The tentacles of capitalism (tags)
The capitalist class desperately try to separate the actions of individuals from society. There is no "system". Capitalism is never to blame, only the crazed and murderous actions of flawed individuals.
The Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society (tags)
In the last decades, wealth has concentrated in a few hands. The increasing inequality does not offend us; this inequality is the result of an active policy. The rich prevail; they are subsidized and relieved from contributions to the social infrastructure while social benefits are cut.
Seven Reasons Why the Economy Can't Recover (tags)
As the recession grinds on, politicians in most industrial countries have an incentive to make exaggerated claims about the supposed coming economic recovery. Some say the recession is over. Obama is in the group that claims we're on "the road to recovery,” while other nations can only spot recovery "on the horizon.” Below are seven important social phenomena that point to a more realistic economic and political outlook. 1) Central Banks are Dumbfounded. The usual tricks that U.S. and European central banks use to avoid recessions are long-exhausted. Interest rates cannot get any lower. And because cheap money wasn't working, the printing press was turned up a notch, into what the U.S. federal reserve calls quantitative easing -- injecting hundreds of billions of dollars into the world economy, escalating an emerging trade war.
Not Heard on Free Speech Radio 90.7 KPFP (tags)
The stranglehold over society and the economy exercised by this parasitic social layer, this modern-day aristocracy, must be broken once and for all.
50 million starving in USA; Corporate Profit Records Broken (tags)
While the capitalist class promotes its second celebration of genocide of Native Americans, the other being Columbus Genocide Day, with its orgy of eating food that is mass produced in a manner that is harmful to the food source and the consumer, 50 million Americans face hunger.
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine: London Session (tags)
working for peace and equity
The Democrats Prepare to Move Right (tags)
On the eve of the Republican-dominated mid-term election, working people were told to vote Democrat to prevent a "truly dangerous" Republican party from taking power. There is an element of truth in this: the Republican Party has been sprinting to the far right for decades, to the point where they are incapable of speaking sensibly about political issues. But in a close second place in this rightward scramble are the Democrats, who've spent decades racing into the arms of the corporations that dominate both political parties unchallenged.
Interpreting Jon Stewart's Politics (tags)
Any criticism of Jon Stewart must begin with enthusiastic praise: his Daily Show is where millions of people go for important news that is purposely ignored by the mainstream media. Consequently, both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have become icons of the political Left. During the Bush administration, their shows highlighted the lies and hypocrisies used to engage in foreign wars while destroying the civil liberties in the United States; Colbert's speech at the White House Correspondence dinner - with Bush present - will go down in history as a moment of great courage and confrontation between a satiric comedian and a war criminal.
Where the Hell is the Progressive Rebel Party? (tags)
Teabaggers are being “bagged” back into the same old two party system—that is not just corrupted but corroded—so the joke will ultimately be on them—exactly in the same way that the joke was on progressives, who equally thought a corporate owned “top-down” Democratic Party was going to deliver a new deal of any kind—even as the bottom up got many of them elected into office.
Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) October 17, 2010 First One Hundred Days of Failure and Broke (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) calls the 100 days of Benigno S Aquino III, the first one hundred days of failure and broken promises. This is a prelude to the tragic six-years we have to suffer under this new dispensation. Just look at what transpired during his first 100 days:
Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)
The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.
THEIR COMING 2 TAKE AWAY YOUR ABORTION & SAME SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS little u.s. voters .... (tags)
BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY THAT MUCH OF THIS BUSH~ROVE $750 BILLION TARP WALL STREET~ BANKERS PONZI $$ ARE ALSO IN THIS KARL ROVE ELITE BILLIONAIRE'S ELECTION FUNDING...
BET YOUR SWEET BIPPIE THAT BUSH~ROVE PONZI TARP BILLIONS ARE ALSO IN THIS ELECTION FUNDING (tags)
SO YOU STILL DO NOT BELIEVE THAT KARL ROVE AND HIS BILLIONAIRES ARE GOING TO TAKE ABORTION AND GAY MARRIAGE OUT OF AMERICA WITH THEIR BIG $$ MEDIA BRAIN~WASHING IN EVERY COUNTY EVERY STATE AND EVERY CITY IF NEED BE~ THEIR ALSO VERY LOADED WITH BUSH~ROVE $750 BILLION PONZI TARP WALL STREET~BANKERS BAILOUT $$ AND HAVE BEEN WAITING TO SPEND THEM THIS ELECTION CYCLE AND IN MANY OF OUR FUTURE BIG $$ AMERICAN ELECTIONS.
WILL KARL ROVES BILLIONAIRES & NY BILLIONAIRE MEG WHITMAN PREVAIL WITH THEIR $$$.... (tags)
IF WERE CORRECT HERE AT LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS & COLLUSION BETWEEN KARL ROVE & OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT HAPPENED~ all our little American voters NEED 2 KNOW PRIOR OUR BILLIONAIRES NOVEMBER ELECTION'S !!!
THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)
The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,
Oil Pollution and Organized Irresponsibility (tags)
The question of the responsibility of corporations is raised in principle in the historic environmental disaster at the Gulf of Mexico. The legislation leaves open many loopholes.
Public Anger and Distrust of Business and Government (tags)
opposition to business and government
“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)
Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.
"The System is Incestuous" (tags)
"We have a two-po9le system with corporations that direct the economy and authorities that should protect us from market failure. The corporations hire people who come from the government and the government hires people from the corporations..."
BTL:Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support Limiting Corporate Spending in Election Campa (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
CA Governor Candidate Alexander, SPUSA: BP Oil Spill a Crime not a Disaster (tags)
The explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that released millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been called a “Disaster” by many. It isn’t a disaster. It is a crime.
How Recessions Cause Wars and Revolutions (tags)
A quick glance around the globe reveals a ruined international economy, wars and more wars in the works, and revolutionary movements aplenty — all connected phenomena. No, the apocalypse is not coming; but the international economic system currently used to arrange the social order is crumbling, taking everyone down with it. The global capitalist system is in far worse shape than most people realize: it may only take the tiny economy of Greece to go bankrupt to break this camel’s back — and finally the word “recession” will be antiquated and “depression” will be in vogue.
In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)
The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.
The Economics Behind Immigration Reform (tags)
How convenient for Goldman Sachs. Just as most working people were demanding that the Goldman bosses and other Wall Street criminals either be massively fined, jailed or worse, the nation’s attention is suddenly forced to react to the racist immigration law in Arizona. And although the two incidents are not directly related, they represent a trend that is likely to increase in the months and years ahead.
THE NEW DEMOCRACY (tags)
It is necessary to destroy the democracy of the corporations.
How Wars are Born: the US vs. China (tags)
Those of us making the “radical” claim that wars are the result of economic/corporate interests pushed abroad, were recently given a nod of approval from a typically unfriendly source, The New York Times. The corporate controlled New York Times published a revealing article about how U.S. foreign policy really works, and why. The motive behind the sincerity is that China’s foreign policy was being attacked. However, the article soon made it clear that China’s policy is the same as the U.S.’s : dominating regions that are of “economic (corporate) interest” — raw materials, cheap labor, shipping lanes, markets, etc. — through military buildup.
Labor Leader Jack Gerson Endorses Stewart Alexander for California Governor (tags)
Today, public education is being challenged by corporations that have an interest in taking control over public education. Stewart Alexander says he would agree that the educational system is flawed; however, “We cannot abandon education to the private sector, for-profit corporations. Corporations are concerned with the bottom line, increasing profits; this will result in having non-union teachers and workers and increase cost for the public sector.”
Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part 2 (tags)
In Part I of this essay we looked at strategies in defense of public education that are referred to as “ultra-left,” meaning that they veer so far left that they sever ties with the working class and consequently lose all traction when it comes to influencing the movement. Here we will examine strategies that veer to the right, often ending up in the camp of opportunism, which means sacrificing principles and working class independence for the sake of quick but illusory gains. The interests of working people are subordinated to those of the capitalist class and the politicians who represent them, be they Democrats or Republicans. Finally, we will return to the question of how to proceed forward.
Why Teachers Unions Matter (tags)
Nowadays a newspaper cannot be opened — or a TV turned on — without one being subjected to anti-teacher misinformation. The anti-teacher hysteria looks diverse on the surface, but underneath, this public controversy seeks to dislodge teachers unions: the right-wing trashes teachers’ unions outright, while the “liberal” media takes a more subtle, sophisticated approach, blaming the state of public education on “bad teachers” who must be fired and replaced. Both styles are the same in essence.
The Way Forward for the Movement in Defense of Public Education (tags)
On March 4, students, staff, teachers, faculty and their unions on all levels of public education created history by uniting and pouring out onto the streets to engage in what were overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations to defend public education. The movement swept through small towns and large cities with demonstrators, including young elementary school students, carrying picket signs while yelling chants expressing their determination to fight back
Above the Law (tags)
The business sector of the U.S. — particularly the giant corporations that dominate our economy — literally regard themselves as above the law. Not only do they pay millions of dollars in legal bribes to politicians under the guise of “campaign contributions” to gain legislation that makes them BILLIONS in additional profits, they merrily disregard existing laws on issues ranging from labor to the environment to health and safety and paying their taxes. And a U.S. population brainwashed by decades of Right-wing propaganda extolling the private sector and the “free market” as good, efficient and honest — and damning the public sector as ineffective and hopelessly corrupt — has led most Americans to see government, not corporations, as their real enemy.
Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander: Who Are You Kidding Jerry Brown? (tags)
While going on the attack against Jerry Brown for representing the interest of billionaires and wealthy Californians, Alexander has gone on the offensive against Republican front-runner Meg Whitman charging that “she is a corporate insider and lacks the experience to govern California.” Stewart Alexander says Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are presenting themselves as candidates for the people; however, “they are corporateers who will support the same old politics that will only benefit the wealthy few.”
Support the Protests says Ohio Socialist Senate Candidate (tags)
Dan La Botz, the Cincinnati school teacher who joined the Ohio race for U.S. Senate last month, issued a statement today supporting the national day of protests over the crisis in education. He also called for the creation of system of free, quality public education such as some states, such as California, had in the 1960s. “The Obama administration and the U.S. Congress provided trillions in grants, loans, and federal insurance to banks and corporations for the bailouts,” said La Botz. “The total military and war budget comes to almost $750 billion dollars. The President’s proposed education budget is just under $50 billion dollars. The Obama government provided hundreds of times more money to the bankers than it will to teachers and students, and it will spend 15 times more on arms and war than on our children’s education. Obama proposes more loans for college students, loans that will saddle more families and students with more debt. We don’t need loans—we need free education.”
How Obama's Health Care "Reform" Kills Health Care (tags)
It’s difficult to understand a subject when those explaining it are motivated not by truth, but profit. In the case of health care, both Democrats and Republicans have huge financial incentives to obscure, mislead, or lie. Instead of common sense and honesty directing the debate, bags of money facilitate the conversation, funneled in from the health care industry via lobbyists into Congressmen’s pockets. This is the real reason that Obama’s “health care summit” was full of free-market jargon, staged debate and fake rage.
Is America going dumb as well as fascist? (tags)
Is it something in the food or on TV?
Taxing the Rich Wins in Oregon (tags)
Victory! Thousands of Oregon workers fought valiantly over the past weeks to ensure that corporations and the rich will see their taxes raised, so that social services, health care, and education could be saved. Massive phone banking operations, door-to-door canvassing, and rallies were used by union and community members to educate the public about a progressive tax measure used to offset the state’s dire budget situation.
Can Obama reverse the silent coup d’etat in the US? (tags)
The coup d’etat completed by the flawed Supreme Court ruling in the United Citizens v FEC case.
Keith Olbermann on Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling (tags)
"The next nine men and women on the Supreme Court will get there not because of their judgment nor even their politics. They will get there because they were appointed by purchased presidents and confirmed by purchased Senators."
The Coup D’etat in America. (tags)
Ends the rule of the Constitution. We the people are now cogs in the corporate machine.
The Death of American Liberalism (tags)
It’s no exaggeration to say that President Obama was the Democrats’ last chance to maintain some level of political legitimacy in the eyes of working class Americans. Now, after a year of solid pro-corporate policies, it’s obvious Obama has failed; and with him the Democratic Party.
The Origins of Modern Socialism (tags)
The specter of socialism is again haunting the minds of the corporate elite, from the Americas to Europe and beyond. This, after decades of pro-capitalist campaigning from the corporate media, which has always confused “capitalism” with “freedom.” But of course freedom and democracy cannot exist alongside tremendous inequalities of wealth — or next to corporations wielding absolute power over elections and governments.
Journalism, Redistribution and Social Generosity (tags)
"The earth does not belong to people; people belong to the earth." (chief Seattle)> Nature is not a free good, external or sink but our living mother and basis for future human life. Alternative economics and community centers could lead us out of the dystopia of imperial wars.
End the Fed? Or End the Market Economy? (tags)
When Republican Congressman Ron Paul recently introduced legislation to audit the Federal Reserve, diverse sections of the political spectrum applauded. And rightfully so. The Fed’s role in the still-developing bank bailouts is one of utter secrecy; the total cost of which — as estimated by the bailout’s Special Inspector General, Neil Barofsky — could cost taxpayers $23.7 trillion. The fact that legislation needed to be introduced to raise the question of the whereabouts of these funds points to a larger breakdown in U.S. democracy.
Obama has aged 15 years since he took office (tags)
That is because, as Chavez says, he is a prisoner.
What is at Stake with Free Trade (tags)
In the ten years since the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, global opposition to free trade and “globalization” has exploded. The general public now has a basic understanding of how the world economy works … against them: companies scour the globe searching for slave wages, which help push down wages in “developed” countries; any regulation that reduces profits — environmental, financial, labor, etc. — is destroyed or ignored. The two focal points of the anti-globalization movement have been dismantling of the WTO and free trade agreements; both legitimate targets. However, what happens if both goals are accomplished? Mission Accomplished?
One man and his donkey bring down the US empire (tags)
With a little help from US corporations
Global Warming Accelerates While US Backpedals (tags)
Two recent studies have shocked the world in regard to global warming. A phenomenon that was to happen “possibly in our lifetime” has evolved into a threat capable of transforming the world in ten years time. A recent, extensive study of the northern polar ice caps released by climate expert Professor Peter Wadham, concluded that the Arctic Ocean would be “mostly” ice free in 10 years during the summer months. This study is a stunning compliment to research done by NASA at the South Pole, which noted that ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003. The research concluded that the rate of melting is accelerating, creating a “runaway effect.”
What Obama Isn't Telling American Workers (tags)
A lot is happening in the tumultuous realm of global economics. The “Great Recession” has caused tectonic shifts internationally, with outcomes that will dramatically change the lives of millions of people in the U.S. and beyond. And while Obama is acknowledging this fact with repeated references to “a new world order,” he isn’t explaining how this adversely affects working-class Americans.
Obama failure in office (tags)
Must be down to his bosses.
The U.S. Creeps Closer to a Police State (tags)
When word first arrived that the G-20 would be meeting in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, activists began organizing protest demonstrations. Events like this are what freedom of speech is made for. What better occasion to protest than a meeting of the world’s 20 top leaders — most of them deservedly hated — where they will be imposing policy on billions of people worldwide? The majority of protesters consisted of labor and community groups; they encountered an army of police…literally.
The Ju-Ju man said “Blaa – blaaa – blah”. (tags)
And that’s all we got.
The First Shots of the Trade War (tags)
With the G-20 summit approaching, cheerful talk of “international cooperation” fills the White House press-room. These comments carry with them the implication that “free trade” is integral to “cooperation,” a fact made explicit in the last meeting of the G-20. There, in the name of “united action,” world leaders agreed not to install any new protectionist measures. Since then, protectionist measures have flourished. Instead of global cooperation we have its opposite: international tensions are on the rise as trade disputes sharpen.
Who Should Hold the Power? (tags)
The Supreme Court decision on September 18th reversing spending limit legislation was a great step forward for corporations. They have been restricted from investing from their general funds in political campaigns. This means they now can contribute hundreds of millions per company to whichever candidate, party or campaign they wish. They once bore the shackles damning them to relatively level footing with normal citizens, but no more.
Wall Street Under Obama: Bigger and Riskier (tags)
After the financial levees broke and the crumbling banks ushered in the economic crisis, angry people clamored for drastic change in the financial system. Obama reflected these feelings well, at times using radical rhetoric to denounce the banking titans. What he promised was deep regulatory change so that such a crisis “would never happen again.” Like every other promise of substance, Obama’s pledge to “rein in” the banks has fallen by the wayside; the well-timed rhetoric smoothed over public tensions and now business is back to usual. The New York Times remarks:
It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead (tags)
The “transparent government” that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of “the deal” that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.
Cracks Emerging in NAFTA (tags)
The once-solid North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is starting to show its age. The 1994 trade agreement that laid the foundation for the economic/political integration of North America is encountering serious internal ruptures, threatening future “progress.” The problems are numerous: fights over trade, immigration, and military cooperation are all issues that Obama recently discussed in Mexico with his NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada. The annual meeting that usually delivers plans for additional integration was instead used to remedy these heated issues, none of which were fully solved.
A Cure for an Ailing Economy: Taxing the Rich (tags)
Healthcare isn’t the only social ill in the U.S. that needs a serious remedy. The list is long and growing: state budget crises, unemployment, infrastructure, education, housing, food assistance, etc. These are all things that must be paid for, but the money seems to be in short supply. When a country is in as much debt as the U.S., – $12 trillion and counting — the tasks at hand seem all but unachievable. And this is exactly what many politicians would like you to believe.
Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela (tags)
The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the “dictatorial” Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy “coincidentally” matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.
Democrats and Republicans Join Hands Over Immigration (tags)
Even the most optimistic Obama supporter should cringe in response to the White House’s recent “bi-partisan immigration talks.” What could Democrats and Republicans possibly have in common over immigration? Quite a lot it turns out. An enormous sell-out is being prepared for the U.S. immigrant population and Latinos especially — who came out in record numbers in many swing states to vote for Obama last year. Attached to these votes are huge expectations.
Making Sense of a U.S. Owned General Motors (tags)
Now that the United States owns General Motors, many are asking, “What’s in it for taxpayers?” This is an extremely good question, considering that taxpayers may spend up to $100 billion [!] towards a company that’s currently worth around $450 million. (Wall Street Journal, 6/02/09) This large discrepancy in numbers means, obviously, that taxpayers could lose tremendous amounts of “investment” money if Obama’s “profit first” plan is put into effect. What is this plan? Strip the company to a fraction of its former self, using far fewer workers and making far less money in the hopes that GM will then out-compete the foreign competition on the world market.
The End of Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Capitalism (tags)
"Guaranteeing the social infrastructure and social security for everyone should be central instead of guarantees for banks and corporations and socialization and democratization of the economy instead of nationalization!"
Water is a Human Right, not a Commodity (tags)
In Bolivia there was a bloody struggle over water. Indigenous persons led the water war in Cochabamba. Water is a human right and must be withdrawn from the logic of profit maximization.
Hechos Para Trabajadores (tags)
May 1st issue of (Hechos Para Los Trabajadores) Facts for Working People. How the police are the "swine flu" and if working class people organize we will win " Vencerenmos"
Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)
At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…
EPCC STATEMENT OPPOSING AND CONDEMNING HR 737 (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) composed of different community and people’s organization in Los Angeles vehemently condemns and opposes the HR 737 or the Nograles Resolution seeks to amend the 1987 Constitution’s economic provisions. The EPCC stands with the Filipino people and the Filipino American community that militantly oppose the treasonous bill only seeks favorable and one-sided benefits to foreign corporations and business and is virtually giving away the Philippines to foreigners.
What Obama's Trip to Europe Revealed (tags)
Declaring something a success doesn’t necessarily make it so. We learned this at the Bush-led G-20 summit only four months ago, when global leaders were expected to do something far-reaching in response to the world-wide economic crisis, instead of chatting about it. When nothing came of the meeting, we were told that the summit “succeeded” because it “laid the groundwork” for the next G-20 gathering, recently led by Obama. The four months between G-20 summits was one of rising massive unemployment and social misery for millions of people, creating an urgency that was unmet by the world leaders in London.
What is Behind the AIG Scandal (tags)
The controversy surrounding the American International Group (AIG) is one for the ages, for it starkly reveals who is really running our economic system and to what end. In an effort to please two irreconcilable groups — the vast majority, average working Americans, versus the few financial elite — Obama has lately resembled a tightrope walker on a tattered rope. The AIG debate has now unsettled this delicate balance; no longer will it be so easy to give billions to Wall Street while fake rage is hurled against this same group. The jig is up.
March 11: Burn Your Health Insurance Bill Day (tags)
Why is single-payer off the table? A round-table with Dr. Quentin Young, national coordinator for Physicians for a National Health Program; Geri Jenkins, a registered nurse and the co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee; and Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter. He is starting a new project called, "Single Payer Action."
FBI might mean: Finished, Busted and Internment For Corporate Crooks (tags)
Are convictions, fines and imprisonment enough punishment for corporate executives proven guilty of crimes that damaged the U.S. economy?
Will Obama Start the Next Trade War? (tags)
While campaigning to be president, Obama gave the general impression that he would act “cooperatively” to solve international problems, moving away from the Bush strategy of irresponsible “unilateralism.” But Obama took an aggressive stance towards China even on the campaign trail, including the accusations of “currency manipulation,” “violating intellectual property rights,” and “devaluing their goods.” Of course, the average American cares nothing about these types of crimes, nor should they.
Portland's Town Hall Meeting on the Economic Crisis (tags)
On January 31st, Portland Oregon held an important — perhaps historic — mass meeting in response to the economic crisis. Dozens of unions and other progressive organizations were able to attract over 800 people to hear an analysis of the crisis itself, proposed solutions, and a variety of workshops which included everything from labor rights, trade and immigration, and a "green economy." It is believed that this was the first such event in the country.
Before the Bank Crisis:Where did All The Money Go??? (tags)
...or is it all just a "Big Scam" by the banks and corporations to use "Financial Terrorism" to manipulate and coerce the American public for its own greedy purposes???
The Case for Socialism (tags)
The world today is undeniably chaotic — war, abject poverty, and unimaginable wealth exist side by side. In an attempt to explain the current social turmoil, some have resorted to religion and apocalypse, while others place the blame on the few bad apples that held positions of power as the economy slid into destitution. And then there are those who blame conspiracy, immigrants, or a society-wide lack of morality. All of the above explanations seem to be missing a crucial ingredient. A simple observation should be central to any explanation of the current economic crisis: There are huge surpluses (or overproduction) of houses, cars, food stuffs, and many other products that millions of people desperately need, but cannot afford to buy. This is the essence of the problem.
Why Bailing Out Banks Doesn't Work (tags)
The New York Times recently posed an excellent question: “Why save banks if they won’t lend?” (January 19, 2009) Before the first $350 billion “installment” of the bailout, we were told that the money was needed to “unfreeze” the credit markets, meaning that banks would again be willing to lend businesses the money they needed to continue doing business. Despite hugely popular opposition, the bailout proceeded, and absolutely nothing changed.
Nevada; UNLV Students Protest Gov Gibbon's Budget Cuts (tags)
Following Nevada Governor Jim Gibbon's state of the state address where he proposed cutting higher education throughout Nevada by 50% to account for a budget shortfall, students from UNLV rally in protest over cuts to needed education services.
The Massacre in Palestine and the Threat of a Wider War (tags)
Yet another Israeli-led and U.S.-backed massacre is taking place as the world watches in horror. The western media, desperately trying to peddle the puny rockets of Hamas as bullying, does journalistic back flips in avoiding the utter carnage brought down by the much more powerful –- U.S. made and paid for — Israeli missiles.
The Massacre in Palestine and the Threat of a Wider War (tags)
Yet another Israeli-led and U.S.-backed massacre is taking place as the world watches in horror. The western media, desperately trying to peddle the puny rockets of Hamas as bullying, does journalistic back flips in avoiding the utter carnage brought down by the much more powerful — U.S. made and paid for — Israeli missiles. In an effort to target Hamas, the Israeli military has massively bombed over 300 sites and counting, including a five story building that was demolished at a university campus. As of this writing, 391 Palestinians have been officially counted as dead with nearly 2000 wounded. The number of dead is certainly undercounted, as bodies still lie under mountains of rubble (the number of dead Israelis is five). To say that only “Hamas militants” are being targeted is a most shameful lie.
The Danger of Right-Wing Populism (tags)
A strange trend is appearing in the political realm of the Left. Self-proclaimed political conservatives — many current or former members of the Republican Party — are being given considerable room in Left publications, for example in Counterpunch and BuzzFlash. At first it seemed accidental, with only sporadic occurrences. Now these “renegade” right-wingers enjoy ample room in spaces formally reserved for “lefties only.” How is this to be explained?
We're all socialists now (tags)
Get the Government dosh.
Financial Crisis: Bending and Breaking (tags)
The governments still strike the pose of successful crisis management. The points are set for a state-sanctioned survival of neoliberlaism through bending and breaking, Instead of raising mass income, the state finances capital investments to liven up the domestic economy.
Rev. Billy on Black Friday (tags)
this is something he sent out. it's not related to the man who was killed at walmart.
Racism, Immigration, and Profit (tags)
People are rightly confused about the issue of immigration -- it is a complex phenomenon and many things need to be considered. Often times, there seem to be equally compelling arguments and statistics on either side of the issue, creating even more confusion. Unfortunately, the immigration debate is often tinged or even marred by racism - usually subtly, sometimes openly. This feeling finds a receptive audience not because of prejudice, but out of fear. Indeed, racism cannot exist without fear. We believe that, at bottom, recent immigration-related topics -- from ballot measures to border fences -- directly or indirectly contain elements of racism and fear. Unraveling the basis for this fear, as well as those in charge of creating it, is essential if one is to make an informed decision on the immigration question. While doing this, we will attempt to uncover the deeper reasons that have created the atmosphere that has projected this issue on to center stage.
The "haves and have-mores" must move on (tags)
And bring their "Masters of the Universe" with them
An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi (tags)
Why I am glad that the bailout failed - for now, at least.
Twin Terrorists (tags)
Bush....an economic terrorist
Democrats push for quick adoption of Bush plan to bail out Wall Street (tags)
Where is the common ground between the libertarian and socialist perspective in opposing the GW Bush 700 billion for billionaires bailout? Why did Democrats bite into GW's fishhook by accepting this theft of taxpayer dollars to support irresponsible and criminal banking corporations??
Please! DO NOT BAIL out for-profiteers with our taxes !!! (tags)
A Letter to All our Government officials, openly sent requesting NO BAILOUTS !
America Surrender...NEVER (tags)
It has long ago surrendered to the war and scum corporations and Israel.
U.S./Mexico Border Wall Risks Endangered Species Extinctions from Gene Isolation (tags)
Risks of the U.S./Mexico border wall on native species of ocelots and other mammals include extinction from genetic isolation of disconnected populations.
Stillbirth of the WTO (tags)
"The negotiations in the NTO changed into a battle of the developed countries for their mammoth corporations over the market opening of developing countries. Access to education, health care, water-and energy-supply and telecommunciations should be human rights."
The Devastation of Glabalizattion (tags)
The most devastating affects of Globalization; Culture loss, environmental destruction.
Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond (tags)
The global debate around free-trade and its consequences has evolved tremendously in recent years, from tiny circles of leftist critics into a broad international protest movement. Although the movement began to bloom in response to the policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the biggest demonstrations have been in response to the now-popular "bi-lateral" free-trade agreements that economically powerful countries sign with poorer nations. Once one has become conscious of the problems created by free-trade agreements, whether they are international or regional, an immediate task presents itself: finding a feasible alternative. Yes, the trade policy advocated by most big business politicians is "free-trade," and yes, this policy has had devastating consequences for working and poor people worldwide, while filling the already-full bank accounts of the rich. But the issue of "free-trade" alone isn't sufficient to fully explain the vast social problems that plague so many countries.
World Bank and IMF Policies Caused Food Crisis (tags)
The IMF changed its economic direction and took a market radical neoliberal economic course at the beginning of the 1980s with the rise of monetarism. Hunger inthe world can only be overcome with long-term sustainable strategies, not with the short-term horizon of Wall Street.
MGM MIRAGE STOP THE UNION - BUSTING (tags)
MGM MIRAGE NAMED AS LAS VEGAS UNION-BUSTER OF THE YEAR
Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade (tags)
Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations are undemocratic and promote exploding inequality. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where democracy or civil society interests fall by the wayside."
Bush administration's North American Union SPP plan reveals a totalitarian agenda (tags)
The SPP, is basically an ominous "merger" of the largest corporations in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with the governments of these societies, further backed with U.S. military and comprehensive police enforcement. The so-called Montebello summit of North American leaders, was a mere dress rehearsal of a clique of well-documented Neo-Nazi interests that seek to create a fascist state. In the Neo Nazi sponsored NAU, the people will have what American colonists referred to as "taxation without representation",with added oppression.
Camp Justice for Farmworkers Rights in Delano, CA (tags)
Farm workers gather at second Camp Justice event in Delano, CA to organize and share skills to fight poverty wages, pesticide exposure and other abuses faced daily by farm workers in CA's central valley..
The High Social Cost of Low Corporate Taxes (tags)
It is now taken for granted that social services in the U.S. will be under-funded – if they are funded at all. This isn’t because average people think that such things are unimportant, but because we’ve been taught by “our” representatives in government that even a miniscule social safety net is economically impossible (it is never explained why – it just is). As this approach continues to dominate mainstream political life, the living standards of working people everywhere are being destroyed, and the meager reforms politicians have always promised us have devolved into even tinier crumbs and counter-reforms. Indeed, reforms that benefit the working class seem to be impossible in Washington now-a-days, precisely at a time when the wealth of the country has never been greater. To make sense out of such irrationality, one has to consider that this issue isn’t limited to the 50 states of the U.S. – it’s an international problem, and its cause is no accident.
U.S. corporations profit from undocumented migrants (tags)
Minutemen/SOS racist assertions derail any open dialogue about NAFTA/WTO free trade policies as a source of undocumented immigration that enables corporations to exploit migrant farmworkers..
Capitalist Globalization and the "middle-class" (tags)
Since the 1970s, the social consequences of the current period of capitalism (commonly referred to as globalization) have primarily affected the working class, especially those in manufacturing jobs. Despite the consequential deterioration of large cities and countless smaller towns — not to mention the pauperization of large segments of the population — the effects were dismissed by politicians and the mainstream media as necessary evils. The victims of this process were told to pick themselves up by their boot-straps, go back to school, and learn to integrate into the new, technology-driven global economy. How things have changed! Experience has exposed all the promises of globalization to be lies, and now those who think of themselves as "middle-class" are finding themselves on the chopping block. These skilled workers — engineers, Information Technology workers, accountants, legal and medical personnel, etc. — are confronted by the combined forces of a shrinking labor market, outsourcing, and the corporate-led importation of foreign workers through the H-1B visa program.
Washington No Match For Big Oil (tags)
Most of the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are reluctant to challenge big oil, insurance companies, health care providers and many of the big corporations that are driving up inflation because these candidates for president will be relying on the same big corporations to contribute the hundreds of millions necessary for a successful campaign in 2007 and 2008. The Democrats and Republicans are selling America to the highest bidders.
NEW MEXICO BIDS FAREWELL TO CONSUMER PROTECTION: LOBBYISTS KILL ASPARTAME BAN (tags)
How corporations destroy consumer protection legislation to product their product from liability suits, questions, and legislative action
Kucinich on the Issues: Make 2008 the year of We the People (tags)
The problems facing America today are many, but they can be solved with a President that has the best interests of all Americans at heart. Too many politicians are tied to corporate interests, depending on these vested interests to finance their campaign, which adversely affects the Politician's stance on issues. From ending the war in Iraq, to providing Universal Health Care, Dennis Kucinich's platform is based on what is good for the people, not the corporations. please read the issues and download a copy for friends and family.
UCSB Students Plan Strike Against War, Feb. 15 (tags)
Students and allies at UC Santa Barbara have called for a student strike on Feb. 15th to oppose the war and occupation of Iraq, further escalation, and the Bush administration's apparent plans for a military strike against Iran.
welcome energy crisis (tags)
15 points to break with oil addiction
Follow Chavez's Lead; Nationalize US Oil (tags)
Chavez took the needed step of nationalizing Venezuela's petroleum reserves to prevent multinational corporations (ie., Exxon-Mobil)from theft of resources. Here in US, we would be wise to follow Chavez's example..
Millions Struggling to Survive On Low Wages (tags)
The 110th Congress is now in session and congressional leaders are expected to move on a broad range of critical matters that are a vital concern to the entire nation; topping the list is the Iraq War, the national debt, the balance of trade, affordable health care, immigration, solving the nation’s energy crisis, the environment, and minimum wage. Congress is expected to move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage from the present rate of $5.15 to $7.25 per hour by 2009; it will be the first such increase since 1997.
Manifiesto: Wellcome Energy Crisis (tags)
This text is translated in 6 languages, spreaded around te world. Brake our oil adiction. Act now!
Capital Fears: US Corporations Threaten Investment Restrictions (tags)
Qualitative growth is an alternative to quantita-tive growth. Our culture rich in things is poor in soul. Instead of welcoming criticism, we make competition and inequality into dogmas, normalize war and militarize foreign policy.
Information Control: The Disempowerment of America (tags)
“Information is power and whoever controls the information has the power.” This simple axiom applies today more than ever in America – with an addition to it. Whoever controls information access has the power to control the direction of our country, especially since the media are the most pervasive and omnipresent purveyors of information in the U.S. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved
The New Breed (tags)
A recent news report detailing the effects of Globalisation – western economic/military expansionism by any other name – and the explosion of organised criminal activity in the Balkans was aired today on ABC Radio Australia. The primary item of interest dealt with the negative impact that Western Europe, including the UK, is experiencing as a result of the activities of Albanian, Turkish, Bosnian, Bulgarian and Serbian criminal syndicates. According to the report NATO’s intervention and the subsequent elimination of traditional regulatory forces and authorities in the region has facilitated the “explosion”.
Inverted Values (tags)
An Australian corporate director who FAILED to perform was recently relieved of his position; he nevertheless was able to walk with a $30 million severance package. This case is not uncommon, directors who fail to perform ensure they win regardless of other factors. Public companies are milk cows for these unscrupulous types.
Top 10 Corporate Spenders On 2006 Initiatives Give $134 Mil. (tags)
Corporations Give 61% of Total Initiative Funding, Outspend Unions 12 To 1 Prop. 89 Will Level the Playing Field
Behind the love/hate relationship of China and the U.S. (tags)
A zealous distrust of China is something most American’s learn at an early age. The lessons include stunning visuals of atrocities, complete with attacks on helpless Tibetan monks and nuns, fearless democracy-seeking students staring down advancing tanks, and innumerable horrors of life within the totalitarian ‘communist’ society (yes they are still calling themselves that, and yes our government still clings to the word— as an abusive epithet— in a McCarthy-like attempt to browbeat). China cannot be defended if one is on the side of democracy, equality, and freedom, but neither can many of the US’ allies, past and present, who’ve had similar records (the US itself is looking more and more like China every day). Because China is outside the domain of US dominance, it is viewed as a competitor, and a threat; therefore, Chinese human-rights violations are a god-send for the White House PR staff, who look for any reason to conjure fear and create misgivings towards a country who, for purely economic reasons, is the prime candidate to face the US in World War III.
THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)
HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED
Trouble in the Pipeline (tags)
Hidden oil spills, cover up and manipulation of the media.
MSN Censors Writer After Emailing Juaneno Unity article (tags)
Not long after emailing friends and family an article I wrote on Juaneno Unity, my MSN email account was closed for 5 or 6 days.
The Troop Question (tags)
As the shaky ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel lumbers on, the European governments expected to ‘enforce the peace’ have been stuttering and stalling in the face of actual commitment. It was France who took the initiative originally, who as head of UNISFL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), promised 3000 troops. After analyzing the situation further, an about-face occurred, and the troop level was reduced to 400 non-combatant personal. Italy saw opportunity and declared itself the replacement, promising 2000 troops; France, not to be outdone, reasserted leadership responsibilities, but with 2000 troops this time; Italy was then, thanks to its charitableness, awarded France’s old job as head of UNISFL. After all this, the seesawing attitude of the rest of Europe continues. These governments are demanding more definitive ‘rules of engagement’; they’re curious about the prospects of actual fighting, and are rightfully scared of being viewed as a foreign occupier in Hezbollahland. Bush is intent on seeing that his backfired war-effort is partially salvaged, and has insisted that Europe “hurry up” with military aide, since the U.S. has none to spare. It may be prudent to examine why Europe— who views Israel and the U.S. with apt distrust— is both eager and terrified to help them pursue their interests. Note: a working assumption will be that ‘humanitarian reasons’ is a sophistic answer, meant to lure citizens into obedience.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (11) Mystery Diseases: Human Health (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 11th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with so-called "mystery" diseases afflicting human health in this terrible -- and worsening -- GMO era.
In Tribute to Fidel Castro (tags)
Part I, "In Tribute to Fidel Castro", lists some of his extraordinary, truly astonishing achievements. Part II asks, "How Can We Best Honor Him?", and answers with an Action Plan designed to defeat the Corporation-Government-corporate Mass Media axis that threatens Cuba and all of us with an international Fascist strait-jacket.
Oil Robbery by Law: The Economic Invasion of Iraq (tags)
The US does not rob Iraq of its oil. The emphasis is on sharing. Production Sharing Agreements are long-term agreements between oil corporations and coil states. Richard Perle once said solidarity means countries agreeing with the US.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (4) GM-Insulin (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 4th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing with GM-INSULIN. (see the 2nd, "Hepatitis B Vaccine", for a rundown of the extreme dangers of genetically engineered medicine)
GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused many disease epidemics-- documented but unpublicized. Note that GE medicine has been totally ignored by environmentalists and anti-GMO campaigners. Read and take heed -- it may save your health or life.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)
Genetic Engineering has already caused many DISEASE EPIDEMICS -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 2nd in a series revealing the epidemics. Note that GM medicine has been almost totally ignored by environmentalists. Do read and take heed. -- it may save your health or life.
A Century of Oil Imperialism (tags)
The current Iraq War, waged primarily to seize incredibly rich oil resources for the benefit of the U.S.-UK Oil Cartel, was predictable. This type of imperialistic evildoing has been going on for a century, and countries and individuals who get in the Cartel's way tend to meet violent ends.
Creating a Grassroots Democracy While Outlawing Genetic Engineering (tags)
Genetic Engineering is a nightmare technology that has already caused a number of deadly, crippling and injurious disease epidemics, documented but unpublicized. Outlawing Genetic Engineering by grassroots education/activation techniques will help create a Grassroots Democracy.
Stop Biotech Bullies from controlling food (tags)
Senate Bill 1056 prevents local communities from having any choices about limiting biotech genetically modified crops in their town or county. Biotech lobbyists have Sacramento's politicians in Assembly Agriculture eating out of their hand..
Exposing NCLR’s Corporate Ties. (tags)
National Council of La Raza: What's in a name?
Green syndicalist response to CA water board decision (tags)
The usually deaf (hard of hearing) official characters of the CA water board are directly responsible for the increased militarization of labor and ecoactivists in the pesticide soaked central valley..
US-Arroyo Regime’s Sell-Out of People’s Resources to Foreign Mining Corporations Most Desp (tags)
Pesante-USA supports the stand of a growing number of Filipinos and the Catholic Church which has been crusading against opening the country to foreign mining companies. They are correct in saying that mining would only lead to the further destruction of the environment, the exploitation of indigenous people and communities, and eventually the massive loss of other sources of livelihood in the surrounding areas.
COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)
Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels
Alias Del Monte (tags)
United States of America’s Hilly Billy visits Tampere Communist region today, May 9th 2006, and is the main speaker in a seminar handling leadership and future challenges. Seminar was situated into Tampere by Finish Top Socialists Corporations and their executives.
Washington renews demand for cuts to Social Security, Medicare (tags)
The Bush administration, echoed by much of the mass media, seized upon reports released May 1 on the fiscal health of the Social Security and Medicare system to renew its demand for drastic cuts to these two major entitlement programs, thereby gutting retirement benefits and health care for older Americans. According to the reports, issued by the trustees of the programs’ trust funds, the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to become insolvent by 2018, due largely to rapidly rising costs of American health care outstripping the payroll taxes that fund the program. The report on Social Security indicates that this program will be able to pay out 100 percent of benefits until 2040, when the trustees predict the fund will be exhausted—a year earlier than previous projections. After that it would be able to cover 74 percent of promised benefits out of revenues until 2080, when it would decline to 70 percent.
Why politicians hate immigrants (tags)
Throughout the history of the United States immigrant workers have been the victims of racism, exploitation, and in times of war, internment and violent attacks. While Spanish-speaking immigrants have had especially turbulent periods in the past, only recently have politicians made attempts at further marginalizing this already oppressed layer of society. Why these attacks are suddenly reemerging is something left unexplained in the mainstream media, and is thus an important issue to examine.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)
HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE
Networking: Content filtering grows (tags)
Stupid corporations, with yet another excuse to buy more software that nobody really needs.
4/22 Protest of Bush regime H2 greenwashing (tags)
Reportback on GW Bush visit to CA Fuel Cell Partnership in West Sacramento. Protesters expose the Bush hydrogen (IPHE) plan as a continuation of petroleum addiction and corporate subsidies. Greenwashing of Earth Day, shame on the Petroleum Puppet pResident..
Lucerne, Switzerland Becomes GATS-Free (tags)
Over 80 communities in Switzerland have insisted on stopping GATS-liberalization for social, ecological and democratic reasons.. In Europe, over 1000 communities have declared themselves GATS-free zones.
OUT AND SHOUT INTO THE STREETS! (tags)
We Fil-American students call on our fellow justice-loving students to raise their anti-imperialist voices on April 15 and May 1 to fight for full immigrant rights and forge an anti-imperialist solidarity with the working people and migrant peoples of the U.S..
THE IMMIGRANT LIE (tags)
Why immigrant rights? Why now? Why all the furvor of freedom within Amerika? Do you understand the bigger picture, or are you all just a bunch of slaves?
Capital Needs a Counterveiling Power (tags)
Functionless profits do not lead to more investments..The market, competition and profit are not ends in themselves. The economy exists for people, not vice versa.
The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)
The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
Criticism is Unlikely (tags)
George Orwell in "1984" warned that criticism ahnd dissent would be expunged from memories and children would be born for Big Brother. In capitalism's last phase, the myth of the self-healing market drowns out alternatives of a future-friendly economy.
MLK Parade 2006 in LA (tags)
It’s sad to see this year again that the parade was more a market place for corporations, and a hunting ground for the military, craving for young people to enlist, than a truth commemoration for the achievement of the greatest leader in U.S. history.
Bono, man of the corporations. (tags)
More dead in Africa.
Why Peabody Coal fears solar energy (tags)
Some potential problem corporations causing the delay of solar energy availability and continued dependency on polluting petroleum/coal corporations as energy extortionists..
GATS as a Political Project (tags)
The goal of GATS is the worldwide liberalization in trade and investments for the service sector.. Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes Medicade cuts.
Forests resist global US imperialism (tags)
The ongoing devastation of forests is resisted by people everywhere who desire a healthy ecosystem for the future, not the destruction caused by the Bush regime and their corporate timber barons.
what corporations are behind animal testing? (tags)
How do pharmaceutical corporations profit from animal testing and their "investment business with disease"? Some ideas on why the American Chemistry Council and pharmaceutical corporations continue to endorse unreliable animal research as a fast track to the commercial market.
Central Valley Earth First!ers organizing (tags)
Earth First!ers are needed to organize in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley (aka Central Valley) to bring visibility to corporate logging corporations like Sierra Pacific Industries, suburban sprawl in wetlands habitat, potential extinction of endangered species as loss of vernal pools continues, effect of toxic pesticide drift used by corporate agribusiness, dams blocking anadromous fish migrations, etc..
Exploding Profits and Stagnant Wages (tags)
"Domestic demand has stagnated for years.. Money for investments exists in excess in Germany. However investments declined 0.7% in 2004 despite record profits. Invest-ments fell for the fourth year in a row and are 13 percent lower than the 2000 level.."
Federal Officer on "death row".... (tags)
PLEASE HELP - URGENT.......
Fluoride, uranium X, cancer in workers (tags)
Fluoride and uranium based nuclear weapons manufacture in the 1950's exposed many North American citizens of African descent to radiation and fluoride exposure..
Grow Jojoba and Decommision Klamath Dams in 2006 (tags)
If Klamath Valley farming collectives would grow jojoba, tepary bean and other CA drought tolerant natives, then there would be no need for maintaining the expensive dams on the Klamath River. The Klamth dams' FERC license expires in 2006, decommision dams and restore Klamath for salmon!!
What is Neoliberalism? (tags)
The market assumes control more and more while social policy is driven down with the argument of "personal responsibility." Growing impoverishment and social exclusion of ever-larger groups are the inexorable consequences.
George Bush is a murderer! (tags)
Lizard loyalist GW Bush and skull and bones homo erect this, is a terrorist and should be shot on site going by the laws and edicts written up since his 911 mass a cure...
Even U.S. Corporations Like Canada's National Health Plan (tags)
Even as they lobby in Washington against any move towards socializing the health care system, U.S. companies are shifting production to Canada where they don’t have the cost of paying for employee health care, and once there, they are joining Canadian firms in calling for better funding for health care and more extensive services. What’s going on here?
Things are going from bad to worse? - It has gotten worse, folks! (tags)
The neo-cons are aware that Americans are un-informed (by corporate design) and domicile (courtesy of ESPN). Americans will not leave the couch and a good game on TV to stand out on the street to protest anything nowadays. So the onslaught continues. Congress is making haste at taking away rights that have been built up through decades of struggle.
From Democracy to Omniocracy (tags)
Shouldn't we consider a move away from Democracy – which is really just a rule by the elite (humans) – to an Omniocracy (a government of, by and for all living beings)?
The Social Security Distraction Game (tags)
Left, Right, Center - not the real solution, just a distraction so they can continue pushing their real agenda - imperialism.
The Social State is Affordable (tags)
That "we" can no longer afford the social state is gossip. Thinking this gossip will end is wishful thinking. In truth, we cannot afford the prevailing financial policy.
Prisons for Profit; corporations benefit from slavery (tags)
As the economy worsens more low income people are given longer prison sentences and forced into below minimum wage slavery. Centralized prisons consume great amounts of energy, increasing the wealth of corporations while decreasing the health of the community..
2004's Top War Profiteers (tags)
A list of the top corporate war profiteers from 2004.
Agua es para la gente, not Coca-cola (tags)
How does Coca-cola claim ownership of aquifers under las montanas de Chiapas? CEIPAC is organizing a campaign contra Coca-cola for the negative effects on health of the community.
Consevative's Almighty Values Debunked (tags)
Aren't you sick of hearing about the Conservative's Almighty Values?
Inaugural Donors to Boycott (tags)
Dozens of businesses and lobbying groups made six-figure donations to sponsor official events for President Bush's inauguration next week, earning them tickets to dinners, balls and other events in which Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are expected to appear
Nevada's Toxic Mining Corporations Leave Mess (LVIMC) (tags)
Nevada for too long left a wasteland by mining corporations engaging in mineral theft from Newe Sogobia. The devastation from mine tailings contaminates the water for decades or more.
In America’s Industrial Heartland Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Campaign takes Off (tags)
Anger at corporations and their politicians finds concrete expression in North West Indiana
Outrageous! That is what many are calling the war profiteering by U.S. corporations.
Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004 (tags)
Fred Burks of WantToKnow is fairly consistent in relevant informative articles exposure. http://www.WantToKnow.info/
Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)
The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)
Required Reading for Non-Swing-State Voters (tags)
The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)
Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)
The speech he gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)
Social Justice instead of Hartz IV - We Have Alternatives! (tags)
"Millions of jobs are missing in Germany.. This unsocial policy of redistribution from bottom to the top is pursued by the govern-ment and mainstream parties to assure extra profits for the mammoth corporations.. No new jobs will be created.."
Its a MediaEmergenC !! Converge against Corprate Media! (tags)
Media EmergenC, a conference organized by the San Diego Independent Media Center to promote, strengthen and build democratic media organizations, will incorporate performance, street action, workshops, speakers and forums October 6-9 to raise a voice of opposition against the increasing corporate control of our media. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), an organization with considerable lobbying power in Washington D.C. which represents owners of media broadcasting outlets, will bring its annual conference, the Radio Road Show to San Diego October 4-8. The NAB was a major force behind the FCC's deregulation of media ownership guidelines and continues to lobby for the ability of a relatively few corporations to control a majority of the media outlets available to the American public. COME CONVERGE IN SAN DIEGO TO SAY FUCK CORPRATE MEDIA!!
Social Security is Not for Sale (tags)
The market is a tool effective after fundamental political questions are answered: What kind of society do we want? Are education, health care, housing, water and land public goods or privileges?
He's no Hugo Chávez . . . (tags)
This month he did something no other US politician has dared to do, and took on the Anti-Defamation League, the organization which smears opponents of Israeli policy as anti-semites. He won't be elected in November, of course, but that's not the point. The point is that if you want to change a system, you have to start now, rather than in some endlessly deferred future. And the better Nader does, the faster the campaign for change will grow.
REVOLT AGAINST THE EMPIRE (tags)
REVOLT AGAINST THE EMPIRE WELCOME TO THE GREAT BOYCOTT
A Tale of Two Kings (tags)
Colonialism changes form, but continues unabated as it has for over five hundred years. While reading King Leopold's Ghost, I was impressed by the similarity between the fabrications and lies Leopold used to justify his actions with those used by George W. Bush to justify the Iraq war. The economic motivation and incredible hypocrisy of both men are also similar.
Community garden soil phytoremediation (tags)
Starting a permaculture community garden on a contaminated landspace involves phytoextraction, using plants like Brassica juncea to remove the heavy metals like lead from the soil..
Restoring Eelgrass to the Pacific Bays (tags)
Focus on Humboldt Bay, includes info on eelgrass restoration for the Pacific coast..
Anti-FTAA initiative in Paraguay (tags)
The anti-FTAA movement considers that this agreement will mean subdue mechanisms for our nations. The governments will be subdued to this mechanisms or game rules that respond to the interests of the big corporations and which will negatively affect the social and sensitive sectors of the national economy. They state that the FTAA is supposed to be a stage of negotiation with low operative costs for corporations, but at the same time it impose concepts and laws that won’t allow the governments to make public policies encouraging the strength of the little and middle companies and national industries.
The Empire of Ignorance, Hypocrisy and Obedience (tags)
Article by the author of The Empire of Ignorance, Hypocrisy and Obedience, first published on CommonDreams and in Australia's largest newspapers. The American people didn't know its troops abused prisoners in Iraqi jails. Ignorance. Officials who knew pretend they didn't know. Hypocrisy. The parents of soldiers say their kids were forced to follow orders. Obedience. Read on...
Troubled Nation (tags)
From Melbourne's largest newspaper. The American people didn't know its troops abused prisoners in Iraqi jails. Ignorance. Officials who knew pretend they didn't know. Hypocrisy. To excuse the perpetrators, parents of soldiers say their kids were forced to follow orders. Obedience. Read on...
return Medicine Lake to native people (tags)
Calpine's proposal for geothermal drilling of Medicine Lake was pulled from the agenda in Sac Water Quality meeting. Now would be a good time to find a way to protect the healing waters of Medicine Lake before Calpine tries again to push development (they will, nature of the corporate beast)
Primates locked in cages 4 pharma profit (tags)
Written about primate research lab in UC Davis, same concept of pharmaceutical corporation sponsored propaganda applies to primate/animal research elsewhere..
A Thank-you on Tax Day (tags)
You pay because we care. A message from Mr. and Mrs. Corporate America or social programs for the richest.
We Are Not Stupid (tags)
The elite corporate media thinks that the masses that are stupid, it is they who are stupid for believing the corrupt corporate pr machine.
US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)
Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.
The Lord of the Rings: Good versus Evil (tags)
A comparison of a couple of the good versus evil theories propagated by the Bush administration with one that I think bears a closer resemblance to the truth.
Offshoring of jobs a hot issue (tags)
Typically high paid middle class Information Technology workers are learning what blue collar workers have known for decades-- the offshoring of working people's jobs sucks.
CoupsRUS: Haiti and Venezuela (tags)
An argument that the CIA is involved in both Haiti and Venezuela and the techniques they use to overthrow governments.
Building Bridges Radio-The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S. (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Dean's Rough Ride (tags)
From the narrow perspective [of the party establishment], Dean represented a political Antichrist. The unvarnished way he talked. The glint of unfamiliar, breakthrough ideas in his speeches. His lack of customary deference to party elders (and to the media's own cockeyed definition of reality).
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Iraq's New War: Blackmarket Bloodshed and Corporate Intrigue (tags)
Who has been targeting Iraq's police and military? The likely culprits are, mysteriously, not even being mentioned as a possibility by Bush or the media
Biodiversity & intercropping alternatives to GE biotech monoculture (tags)
With genetically engineered biotech crops taking over sustainable intercropping subsistence farming, the lives of African people are in the hands of multinational biotech corporations and their genetically engineered monoculture seeds..
Library Sets Up Shrine To Corporate Thieves (tags)
As corportate-controlled state and Federal governments slash basic services to fund military and tax breaks for the rich, Long Beach Library worships Vons, other exploiters.
Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)
While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.
Immigration plan ‘chains workers’ (tags)
The “more compassionate” immigration system for undocumented workers proposed by President George W. Bush on Jan. 7 will grant corporations greater ability to pit U.S. workers against the global work force for domestic jobs, say labor and immigrant rights leaders.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: The Top 11 Reasons Bush Wants to Go to the Moon and Mars (tags)
Bush can't pull off a trip to eat turkey in Baghdad - yet thinks he can pull off a mission to Mars. What's his motivation?
We Must Do What We Can 2 (tags)
The time for action is now, are you human enough to answer the call?
The Rise of Fascism (tags)
"When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History" by Thom Hartmann Published on Sunday, March 16, 2003 by CommonDreams.org The 70th anniversary wasn't noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago - February 27, 1933. They commemorated the anniversary by joining in demonstrations for peace that mobilized citizens all across the world.
Misleaders’ Strategy Undermines Grocery Strike (tags)
"The strategy of relying on token informational pickets in in northern California, rather than extending the strike, is part of a loosing strategy by the UFCW bureaucrats that is defeating the strike. With a defeat in southern California it will be easy to extract concessions here. Victory will only come through real solidarity, with a militant rank and file class struggle leadership in the union that challenges the career bureaucrats for the continued life of the union!" --Steve Argue
Mad Cow Disease/Mad Capitalism Disease (tags)
Most scientists believe mad cow disease comes from the feeding of ground up bodies of dead and diseased cattle to other cattle, that we end up eating.
Everything the Greedy,Right Wing Republicans TOUCH turns to CRAP!!!! (tags)
President Bush's Right Wing Republicians have the "Midas Touch" - but in "Reverse" - everything they and their Greedy Wall St. Cronies touch, rapidly turns to C-R-A-P!
Only One KKK and Its "White" (tags)
In response to the ignorant post below about a "hispanic KKK," there is no such thing. There is only one KKK and it is made up of misguided people of European descent who falsely claim this land as well as a bogus sense of racial purity.
Boycott Corporations (tags)
great list of free anti-war anti-bush MP3's from incredible artists including Paula Cole, REM, Bonnie Raitt, Beastie Boys, Michael Franti, Billy Bragg, John Mellencamp and many many more!
FTAA – No way! (tags)
In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Slave Master Revolt;Critique of DNC Call (tags)
GP Candidate Comes to LA (tags)
Green Party Candidate for President David Cobb comes to Los Angeles.
Stop big corporations from brainwashing more children! (tags)
No more big corporations peddling their junk food and other crap to our kids!
Operation No Sleep for The Council of the Americas (tags)
Due to the intensive police harassment in Miami Operation No Sleep for the Council of the Americas is now in effect. The target list of 130+ corporations is on page 9 of the news archives of www.ftaaimc.org.
Anti-Globalize the Corporate Globalization Movement - DO IT NOW! (tags)
The Implosion Of America (tags)
Nearly half a million jobs have gone missing in the information sector since March of 2001. Another 7,000 disappeared in telecommunications. 8,000 have lost jobs in computer systems design, while 10,000 positions in company management went missing.
As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits (tags)
WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”
Nanotech, animal testing and military (tags)
Oregon site info on nanotech and military, corporations like Raytheon and Gyre. Primates are strapped to chairs with electrodes on the brain to control robotic arms, called animal machine interface..
FBI steps up repression of activists in Michigan with formation of Grand Jury (tags)
The FBI and Coast Guard issued subpeonas to a federal grand jury to two activists in Michigan on Tuesday
BLACK BOX VOTING: How corporations want to hack democracy (tags)
The first seven chapters of Bev Harris' incendiary masterwork on the digitzed theft of our right to vote and have those votes counted
Take this quiz (tags)
Take this quiz. Find out whether you have your head screwed on straight or not.
Protesters Should Love WTO (tags)
Why the anti-globalization movement should try to disrupt the work of the World Trade Organization is a mystery to me. Instead, they should learn to love corporations like McDonald's.
Why democrats act like republicans (tags)
But yourself in the shoes of a democratic politician: you need support. You need voters, volunteers, and donations. You try to move left. But people on the left join third parties, choose not to vote, or don't even care. So what can you do?
DEMOCRACY OR HYPOCRISY? (tags)
The Great Myth of US Benevolence (tags)
A few thoughts about the reluctance of many Americans to accept the realities of US imperialism.
"Stop GATS!" Against Privatization of Services (tags)
"The `Washington Consensus' from the 80s promised that a neoliberal policy - liberalization and deregulation - would be good for eveyrone. In fact, local structures are destroyed, human lives are annihilated through hunger and poverty.."Trans fr German
Bad News! If You're Not Part of the Top %10 Corporations, GW's Policies Will Not Help You (tags)
This is a short rebuttal to the biased Reuter's article that claims that George W. Bush's so-called "free market" economics are working. Cut through all the financial broker's jargon in the piece and you'll see that it doesn't say anything about job losses in the service sector, or that the so-called upsurge is based on profits made by primarily defense-related corporations that benefited from bush's tax cut for the rich.
Thom Hartmann: 'Want to win an election? Just control the voting machines' (tags)
You'd think in an open democracy that the government - answerable to all its citizens rather than a handful of corporate officers and stockholders - would program, repair, and control the voting machines. You'd think the computers that handle our cherished ballots would be open and their software and programming available for public scrutiny. You'd think there would be a paper trail of the vote, which could be followed and audited if a there was evidence of voting fraud or if exit polls disagreed with computerized vote counts. You'd be wrong.
A Plan for Privilege and Power (tags)
The American people, no longer treated to a steady diet of "embedded" reporting, are beginning to realize the true cost of the government's nice little war to make the Middle East safe for Zionists, bankers and multi-national corporations.
Extremist Judicial Nominee Passes on Largely Partisan Vote (tags)
Victor Wolski’s ideology makes him uniquely unqualified for the Court of Federal Claims where he would decide whether taxpayers must pay corporations to comply with health, safety, environmental, and other safeguards.
Corporate Subliminal Collusion: How the Bilderberg Pulls the Strings (tags)
In our ostensibly civilized society we forget that corporations are not moral or ethical entities. If you think I'm too critical, consider the following. Back in the early days of the blue-collar labor movement workers were actually dying on the job. Preventable explosions and mine collapses occurred regularly. 20, 40, even 80 and more miners at a time lost their lives.
Bush Wants To Bankrupt America: There is Method To His Madness (tags)
This plan is so obvious at this point that it is hard to believe because it is happening so fast and the Democrats and even conservative non- neo-con Republicans don't realize what Bush and his neo-con buddies are up to.
Pro-War Cliches (tags)
An analysis of the cliches used to justify US interventions and war crimes in other countries.
A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)
Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.
About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case - Pt. 2 (tags)
The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.
Triumph of Kleptocracy & Death of Reason (tags)
"The great danger of the lynch-mob terror-bubble we find ourselves trapped in, as the Germans under the Nazi regime were, is losing touch with the rest of the world..This is no longer our government, but has been stolen from us by country-sized corporations and their henchmen." from Slingshot 2003
CORPORATION USA (tags)
Only SLAVES and CORPORATIONS need to use capitalization of their names. Better check your ID to make sure they haven't used capital letters, otherwise your a slave without any rights... yes thats right!! check Roman Law
Questions of Life and Death (tags)
"Many politicians lack a moral imperative today. They act as though they have no options because the economy dictates conditions. This is not true. Politicians can still make decisions in the interests of many, not in the interests of a few.." From German
Libertarians mock the Left, May Day (tags)
The giveaway, and the clue to the real motive of today's left and their hangers-on, is that all their protests are against -- they are anti-capitalism, anti-free trade, anti-using the environment for man's benefit -- but they are not for anything.
Libertarians mock the Left, May Day (tags)
The giveaway, and the clue to the real motive of today's left and their hangers-on, is that all their protests are against -- they are anti-capitalism, anti-free trade, anti-using the environment for man's benefit -- but they are not for anything.
3 point plan to end the regime (tags)
Overturn corporations as "individuals" ruling, take private money out of elections and join the World Court---Author's 3 point plan to end shadow regime's crimes against humanity.
The Rise of the Third Reich and Bush (tags)
This is why he projects his shadow on Saddam Hussein.
Mad Libs for the New World Order (tags)
When we were kids, we played a fun game called Mad Libs where you'd answer some questions, and the answers would be put into an essay. The combinations were often funny, and sometimes profound. I made up a Mad Lib about the American Empire. Let's go!
When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History (tags)
To the extent that our Constitution is still intact, the choice is again ours.
The Bermuda Project (tags)
Corporations using offshore tax dodges are deserting America in a time of trouble, says the Bermuda Project. As Americans prepare to pay their taxes, corporate fat cats are abandoning our country to avoid paying their fair share.
The Spoils of War (tags)
Capitalists profit from war both from the destruction of a country and from the reconstrution afterwards, and of course from the natural resources like oil.
Boycotts Brew as Baghdad Burns (tags)
Don't let your money flow freely and ignorantly into the pockets of those whose actions you oppose. Find out more about the Global Boycott for Peace.
American eco-terrorists declare war (tags)
Homegrown environmental radicals cast their own fatwah on America this week. Eco-thug Craig Rosebraugh called on his antiwar troops to take "direct actions" against American military establishments, urban centers, corporations, government buildings and media outlets.
Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)
The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.
Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)
The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia
Lawsuit filed demanding apartheid reparations from transnational corporations (tags)
Several groups have filed suit against the banks and other transnational corporations that financially propped up the apartheid government of South Africa during the sanctions era. The transnationals that funded the apartheid repression must be held accountable for their actions, and should pay reparations.
WAR IS A RACKET (tags)
Smedley Butler was a true American Hero. Twice winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor (only one of 19 men to ever be so honored - and one of the few to live to tell about it). Commandant of the United States Marine Corp - in his later years he came to realize how his courage had been misused.
Help the Watts Garden Club Create Jobs (tags)
With the help of the "Bioneers", the Watts Garden Club has been created in Watts, CA. For over a year now we have networked with the entire Watts Community teaching, networking, informing and enlighting the residents of Watts on many subjects relating to, but not limited to agriculture. We need help to get the word out in the community.
Who funds the left? (tags)
Surprise! The major source of funding for the left is the 1% of richest Americans. They give more to the Democrats than to the Republicans.
The fight for water. A fight for human rights (tags)
Water. We see it everywhere. (see related story below) Many of us take water for granted. All we have to do is open a faucet and this life-sustaining liquid just pours out into our glass to quench our thirst. But in many places it is not so simple to get that clean glass of water.
In These Times (tags)
What has the nation become
pbnberkeley news notice - 12/20/02 (tags)
Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!
The Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program (tags)
Even before Iraq released its weapons-program dossier on 7 December 2002, it was said that the report would name the corporations that supplied Iraq with the equipment and other material it needed to develop biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Soon after the report was released, those suspicions were confirmed.
Free Music&Art -- LA To LA, Burn TV & Radio...Fascist Propaganda Tools (tags)
Fascism and exclusion in Alabama and prisons for profit, also known as State sanctioned slavery and extortion in California's legal system.
The Railroad Barons Are Back - And This Time They'll Finish the Job (tags)
This administration is set to complete what the railroad barons pushed the Grant administration to start: to take democracy and its institutions of governance from the hands of the human citizen/voters the Founders fought and died for, and give it to the very types of monopolistic corporations the Founders fought against when they led the Tea Party revolt against the East India Company in Boston Harbor in 1773.
Proud and Insolent Youth Incorporated (tags)
The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.
The Denial of Imperialism (tags)
The denial of the existence of US imperialism in the corporate media and academia and the manifestations of its actual existence.
Sweatshops and Imperialism (tags)
The conditions in Third World sweatshops and the relationship between sweatshops and imperialism.
Ten Disgusting Things about Corporations (tags)
Fast fact sheet about how corporations ruin our lives
Time to Remove the Bananas...and Return Our Republic to Democracy (tags)
Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush both seem to have a funny idea about democracy: they think it's about voting.
UNEQUAL PROTECTION: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (tags)
Thom Hartmann will be giving a talk on his new book at The Bodhi Tree, Nov 23, 3p. His new book UNEQUAL PROTECTION: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (Rodale/October 2002) is an in-depth look into how corporations have hijacked democracy.
Defeat Corporate Communism (tags)
New book excerpt explaining how everything we thought was bad about communism is what's wrong with corporatism
Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)
Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.
Recap of Bush term (tags)
What Bush has undone in just 21 short months
Capitalism's Injustices (tags)
A discussion of the injustices of the capitalist system.
UN LEADERSHIP TILTING TOWARD BIG BUSINESS AT WORLD SUMMIT (tags)
Between the non-binding, unenforceable Global Compact and the partnerships being used by the likes of McDonald's to cloak themselves in the U.N. flag, it is becoming more and more evident that the U.N. has fallen into the pockets of big business -- all to the detriment of those who are supposed to matter most, the people.
Grassroots meeting urges good jobs now (tags)
LINTHICUM, MD. – Washington-based Good Jobs First (GJF) brought together 300 labor union, community and environmental activists July 11-13 to demand that corporations provide living wage jobs with health care and union rights in exchange for the tens of billions of dollars in annual taxpayer subsidies they enjoy.
FASCIST CORPERATIONS PULLING THE STRINGS (tags)
THE FASCIST CORPORATIONS HAVE BEEN RUNNING THESE TERRORIST OPERATIONS OVER SEAS FOR MANY YEARS NOW THEY ARE MAKING A MAJOR ACTION HERE IN THE U.S. ROUND UP TIME FOR ALL DISENTERS DEATH CAMPS ARE IN YOUR NEAR FUTURE
NAFTA's Chapter 11 Provision Protects Corporate Profits, Undermines... (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dan Seligman, director of the Sierra Club's Trade Program.
10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 (tags)
10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 Named By Multinational Monitor Magazine
PepsiCo goes after Indy Rock (tags)
PepsiCo has just begun a marketing campaign for its new energy drink called "Amp" (http://www.ampenergy.com). What is different about this marketing scheme is that they are using Indy rock bands to sell it!!!
House GOP “Stimulus” Bill Offers Over $100 Million Each To 14 Corporations (tags)
House GOP “Stimulus” Bill Offers 14 Large, Low-Tax Corporations More than $100 Million in Tax Rebates Each IBM alone is slated for a $1.4 billion rebate check. The “stimulus” tax-cut bill just approved by the House Ways and Means Committee calls for some $25 billion in immediate tax rebates to large profitable corporations that paid the low-rate “alternative minimum tax” over the past decade and a half because loopholes cut their regular income tax bills to little or nothing.
SHUT DOWN CAPITALISM!!! (tags)
By boycotting ALL major corporations, to start with, we will take a great step toward TAKING BACK our RIGHTS and ESTABLISHING TRUE DEMOCRACY!!
Profoundly Changed (tags)
A post to an LA mailing list.
A Call for a Student Strike- 09/28 (tags)
On Friday, September 28, 2001- a call for a student strike.
Are Corporations Obsolete (tags)
A historical look at the development of corporations, and suggestions to improve the situation.
Seeking Change in Genoa (tags)
G-8 nations have pledged to address poverty, disease and debt reform at this weekend’s meetings, but activists and campaigners don’t believe the G-8 has what it takes to make real change.
MAKING A KILLING: CORPORATIONS PROFITING FROM U.S. PROXY WAR IN LATIN AMERICA (tags)
EXPOSING THE PRIVATIZED WAR: NAMING NAMES OF CORPORATIONS PROFITING FROM 'SECRET' U.S. PROXY 'WAR ON DRUGS' IN SOUTH AMERICA, A WAR TO PROTECT AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Flag Protest Aims to Get U.S. Thinking (tags)
A blast of symbolic disobedience will force America to think hard about the meaning of its original revolution and its subservience to corporations today,"
Taking from the Poor to Serve and Protect the Rich (tags)
Drawing: Chaia Heller makes the connections (tags)
Chaia Heller of the Vermont Based Institute for Social Ecology
Drawing: Chaia Heller makes the connections (tags)
Chaia Heller of the Vermont Based Institute for Social Ecology
Corporations Outdo Nations (tags)
Today, the balance of power has shifted. 51 of the top 100 economies are corporations, not nations.
Dot-Sucks Web Contest! Call for Entries (tags)
The new internet top level domain (TLD) ".SUCKS" is reserved for parody and critique. TM owners need not apply! Enter the contest with your favorite corporation.
Nader invested in 7000 worst corporations in the world including Occidental (tags)
Naders Traitors hve finally bumped me off the list of supporters. After seeing the video of his excuse that he has owned Fidelity for several years because he is "planning to go to an investors meeting after the election" doesn't cut it with this anti-imperialist.Is he going to go talk to all the 7000 stock holders meetings?
Web Billboards (tags)
Web Billboards to Hit Corporations
Stop Genetic Engineering & Build a Just, Sustainable Food System (tags)
At a teach-in attended by nearly 250 people at Fairfax High on Saturday, August 12, speakers provided real information to correct the lies told by the media, biotech corporations, and US government. Many described the revolving door between federal regulators and the biotech industry which compromises the safety of our food supply. After the teach-in, activists marched to nearby Trader Joe's food store to demand that Trader Joe's stop selling genetically engineered food.
Go FOR the media! (tags)
Call to Action for Domestic & Global Justice (tags)
Challenge the Democratic and Republican parties this summer in Philadelphia and Los Angeles! Now is the time to take action for domestic and global justice!