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Ukraine war: Why is the Pentagon actually running out of ammunition? (tags)
The larger problem is financialization. Step by step, this conquered all areas of society. And finally it also reached the holy grail of the military-industrial complex. With financialization came the neoliberal market doctrines of capacity reduction, downsizing, "lean inventories," and cutting costs.
The inflation debate and The inflation conundrum (tags)
If inflation is the result of a distributional conflict, it can be deliberately stopped by governments. Governments could skim off the higher profits through a tax in order to subsidize energy costs for consumers. Governments could also raise taxes (on the rich).
The right to water and 7 challenges to the welfare state (tags)
Visions need concrete, tangible measures that provide security in times of uncertainty and reliably carry all people through the huge changes...The indispensable ecological transformation must also become a social one.
Who can afford capitalism anymore? and Why are prices rising? (tags)
When the state now debates the need to create relief packages for employees, pensioners, unemployment benefit recipients, trainees and families, this is official confirmation that the result of wage labor is also poverty. The majority of citizens find themselves in a dual role...
Ukraine war - a new stage (tags)
One of the peculiarities of this war is that it remains a war of aggression by Russia, but some characteristics have changed. When Tsar Putin gave the order for war in February, the war was against fascism in Ukraine...Putin's order for partial mobilization is also good news. It means that nuclear weapons will probably not be used.
Raising interest rates to fight inflation is a crazy idea (tags)
A wrong analysis of the causes of inflation leads to wrong countermeasures. Wage restraint means a loss of purchasing power and does not change the increased energy prices. Higher interest rates will make loans more expensive, lead to less investment, eg renewable energies.
Energy crisis: market intervention by policymakers is necessary (tags)
We are in the middle of a multiple energy crisis. The supply of energy is in danger, and prices will continue to rise. This is not only a problem for private households and companies. There is a danger that persistently high inflation will become entrenched. Then severe economic depression
The war in Ukraine and the consequences for the world economy (tags)
The Corona pandemic already shows that a rethink of trade policy is needed and that the neoliberal form of globalization is not fit for the future. Large-scale investments in renewable energies and a fair design of trade agreements would be advances that benefit everyone.
Amazon's Meteoric Rise in World Capitalism (tags)
Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.
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"?
COVID-19 and Catastrophe Capitalism (tags)
The scale of the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences on world accumulation are unprecedented, with the global economic costs still increasing. At the end of March, some three billion people on the planet were in lockdown or social-distancing mode.36
Loretta Lynn Was Kidnapped From Kentucky Taken To Washington State (tags)
Green peace cannot easily be called to be attentive to the environmental scourges and debates that are in daily u.s. life. In past years Greenpeace USA has bought as well as maintained a bus to travel to places in the continental us. This freedom to travel has brought investigators to the areas near Baton Rouge Louisiana an extensive zone of conlict.
Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies (tags)
Rents explode in cities after massive sales of public housing to brutal investors. In 1987, there were 5.5 million social apartments in Germany. Today, there are 1.5 million. Land speculation was prevented in Vienna. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up possible development land.
Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! (tags)
The Alternative Housing Summit on Sept 21 in Berlin discussed alternatives to the market-based housing policy. Exploding rents and lack of affordable housing are the most burning social questions. More market is not the solution! Housing for People, not for Profits!
Promote Public Housing! (tags)
A basic principle of the market economy is that the market only reacts to solvent demand, not to needs. If a need is not reflected in a solvent demand, the market simply does not react. The supply side expansion of affordable housing is key, not subject promotion.
Housing as Infrastructure (tags)
Housing as a human right is sometimes superseded by the right of speculation. Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (a Federal program), non-profit or cooperative housing and SROs (single room occupancy) are solutions to the housing crisis.
The US's Public Housing Crisis May Worsen With Trump Budget (tags)
As of 2016, fully 90 percent of the nation's public housing households were headed by someone who is elderly, has disabilities, worked (or had recently worked) or was subject to work requirements through another program. Many are dependent on public housing...
Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive (tags)
Privatizations do not usually lead to lower prices. Privatizations often entail hidden costs. if a business saves by investing less in training, the state has to invest more. Privatizations mostly mean staff reductions, lower wage, and increasing work pressure.
Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization (tags)
Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.
Renters Pay the Bill for Market Failure and State Failure (tags)
The extensive privatizations of the last 15 years have contributed to a market radicalization. Privatization was the door opener for the growing influence of financial market logic in housing. Developing a cooperative or nonprofit sector is a necessary and feasible alternative.
Energy (R)evolution by Greenpeace, 364 pp (tags)
This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average temperature rises to no more than 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius.
Cochabamba: Water as a Human Right (tags)
The economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. The TTIP, TPP and TISA trade agreements create a parallel private arbitration system that gives corporations special rights to sue states. Labor and environmental arein danger.
Nazi Kiev Offiial Greeted in Ottawa and Washington (tags)
Historic Sino/Russian Trade Deal Signed (tags)
Israeli Unaccountability (tags)
It's not science fiction anymore: Monsanto seeks to control world's food (tags)
Seeds containing genes patented by Monsanto account for more than 90 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. and 80 percent of U.S.-grown corn. The company has a long history of bullying farmers, spreading GMOs throughout the food supply and intimidating anybody who gets in its way.
More Evidence of Chupacabra than Bipartisan Fiscal Cliff Hype (tags)
The bipartisan hype over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is an attempt my the status quo to institute severe austerity measures that would effect seniors, disabled and other people dependent upon the social safety net that is set up on the chopping block by BOTH Democrats and Republicans. There may be more evidence of the mythical chupacabra (goat sucker) than there is proof of any upcoming fiscal cliff. Either way we are dealing with some really mangy bloodsuckers!
18th World Water Day: Uphold right to water, Philippine Pres. Aquino told (tags)
MANILA, Philippines – Disappointed with the muddled position of the current administration in recognizing one of the most basic human rights, around 200 members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition took to the streets Tuesday urging President Benigno S. Aquino III to step up and uphold the human right to water.
Sacking McChrystal: Testimony to a Lost War (tags)
the illegal, lost Afghan war
The Face of Privatization (tags)
Under the present rule of neoliberal privatization, the all-embracing principle is conquest of the world transformed into rights of private property.. After destruction of the privatization myth, we need real democratization.
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt": Part VI (tags)
Part VI of Federal Reserve Plunder
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part V (tags)
Part V of Federal Reserve plunder
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.
PANIC DECLARED Empty store shelves, gas pumps, ATMs ahead. (tags)
Who am I to declare a panic? Don't worry about that yet; just stock up on a little cash and canned goods. When everything the feds do JUST MAKES THINGS WORSE -- we are in a panic. Not just grandpa's Depression, but a good old-fashioned running-scared panic when the shelves go bare ...
Excesses of Supply Theory (tags)
In Germany, the competitiveness of businesses is still set above strengthening domestic demand. Therefore Germany could skid into a recession. In the US, trickle-down economics, tax cuts benefiting the top 1% and military Keynesianism make the economic future ominous.
Full Speed Against the Brick Wall (tags)
Massive capital has streamed into the raw material sector and crude oil. When we leave the market to speculators, panic rules. The economy falls into a double crisis-out of scarce raw materials and energy and falling profit rates and mass demand.
Drought and Israeli Policy Threaten West Bank Water Security (tags)
Inadequate West Bank water.
The Eighth Plague (tags)
World Bank president Robert Zoelick compared the food shortage to the Old Testament's "seven plagues" but forgot to mentionthe eighth is the World Bank itself. The World Bank insists on agricultural production for export, not for the local supply of the population.
Mexico's National Security Cabinet expected to declare a state of emergency (tags)
Calderon is reported to be rushing more Mexican Army troops to the border cities of Juarez, Tijuana, Mexicali, Palomas and others.
Mexico Exports Corn and Impoverished Farmers (tags)
Food that Mexico could have easily produced itself must be purchased for ten billion dollars every year from the US. Today Mexico can offer ruined farmers as its most important export article. Prices for corn, wheat and rice soared 40-50 percent within eight months.
Why Is Oil More Expensive? (tags)
The reason for the high price of oil is that specualtive capital after the eruption of the US real estate crisis in the summer of 2007 now wreaks its havoc in the oil- and other raw material sectors. Workers have a world to win whose contours can hardly be defined.
Militants slam lifting of rice import quotas (tags)
- Militant groups on Tuesday attacked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s decision to lift rice import quota as a way to ease the rice shortage the country is reportedly experiencing. The farmers group Kilusang Mayo Uno said that removing the quota would benefit only the rice cartel, which KMP claims is behind the rice supply shortage and is allegedly manipulating prices. KMP chair Rafael Mariano explained that even with the quota of 300,000 metric tons of rice, the private sector only imported less than 10 percent of that volume over the past two years because of high world prices and local tariffs on imports.
The Price of Oil Breaks the $100 Mark (tags)
There is no chance that the average price per barrel will fall under $70 up to 2015. This was not inevitable Since the first oil price shocks in the 1970s, many measures were possible to throttle the consumption of oil and energy. In Europe, the oil consumption has fallen 30-40 percent since the 1970s.
The Power of Fossil (tags)
A redirection toward regenerative sources of energy is our ownly option. A conversion of energy production and a change of our way of life are indispensable. Energy autonomy is only possible with smaller units and democratic procedures of self-determined energy policy.
Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)
Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
Elbit, Dassault, HAL Team on Mirage Upgrade (tags)
Although the contract has not yet been signed, officials with HAL, prime contractor for the $1 billion upgrade program, said Elbit has been selected to supply electronic warfare systems and other avionics.
MORE TROOPS MEANS MORE GENOCIDE (tags)
Good fucking luck Democrats.
Oil in Brazil and the world: analysis under diverse aspects. (tags)
Brazilian government must suspend, while the sector is reorganized, the rounds of licitations of areas promoted by ANP.
Hold Bayer Accountable for LL601 GE Contamination of Rice (tags)
USDA to retroactively approve Bayer's illegal LL601 GE rice after contamination discovered. Write letter to hold Bayer Crop Science accountable for contaminating US food supply with GE rice (LL601), aka "Liberty Link" rice, resistant to Bayer's manufactured "Liberty" glufosinate herbicide brand.
Is the Dollar Hegemony Ending? (tags)
The demand for dollars will fall significantly when oil is transacted in euros. The US must control its twin deficits and reduce its foot-print to keep the confidence of foreign credi-tors. Radical restructuring and removal of incompetent leadership could avert crash.
Peak Oil and Politics (tags)
Among the many shouts of warning from environmentalists about global catastrophes, ‘Peak Oil’ stands out as the newest and most imminent. The issue has gained special acceptance from different sections of the left, who have chosen it as their primary concern – aside from of course, defeating Bush. Peak Oil and other environmental issues, such as global warming, have created important political questions that need to be addressed; the following is an attempt to analyze the different political considerations that arise when one discusses the topic of Peak Oil.
VENEZUELA GRANDEST OF GRAND PRIZES FOR US (tags)
NEW ESTIMATES OF VENEZUELA'S OIL RESERVES MAKES IT GRANDEST OF GRAND PRIZES TO US
Water as a Commodity (tags)
The rage of the residents of Soweto is directed against the installed meters.. The first mammoth prepaid water project started in 1992 under Margaret hatcher.. The water suppliers cynically described this as "self-disconnect."
Life is More than Capital (tags)
Ulrich Duchrow and Franz Hinkelammert focus on the mis-developments in the third world where privatization of the water supply led to higher prices. international conglomer-ates made profits and paid no local taxes.
Returning Money to the People (tags)
Please share this with those you know who are tired of being a financial slave because they have been duped into accepting a fraud!
Saddaming the House of Assad. (tags)
Now that the U.S. coercion in the form of the Bolton recess appointment as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. has produced the U.N. Special Investigation Commission Report on the assassination of a former prime minister of Lebanon, it is time to ask the obvious question.
Blood without Oil (tags)
Security is political not military, the UN has emphasized. The US strategy to secure the Iraqi oil supply with military action is an illusion.
From Keynesianism to Thatcherism (tags)
The analysis of whether aggregate economic problems are more on the supply- or demand side and whether they are short-term or long-term precedes all state economic policy.
The Value of Workers (tags)
Maybe we need them to take care of us. Maybe we need them to, as *they* say, take the risks. But then again, maybe we don't.
What is Neoliberalism? (tags)
Every search for alternatives must question the "great narratives" of the free market, efficiency, competition and entrepreneurship. Economic laws could be analyzed as social constructions and economic models as social models.
Oil policies running on empty (tags)
"People here seem to have an inexplicably difficult time coming to terms with the idea that they don't have infinite access to a finite resource. Well, now it's wake-up time. Again."
UCLA Students on Day Three of Hunger Strike (tags)
Students at UCLA are on hunger strike until UCLA decides to honor its strict code of conduct and stops doing business with Taco Bell!
Are We Out of Gas? (tags)
War On Terrorism is a Ruse/Secret Pentagon Climate Report (tags)
In other words the conservative elites are going after control the strategic oil supply throughout the world in order that they will have the fuel that their tanks, helicopters, fighter jets and troop transports will require to seaze control of what remains of the collapsing food and fresh water supply. The war on terrorism is simply just a ruse.
Grip of Death (tags)
This is the world that has been pulled down over your eyes to blind you from the truth...
Why Montana needs to Re-Regulate the Energy Industry (tags)
In 1997, Montana privatized energy generation by selling off its assets -- fast-forward six years and Touch America and North-Western are bankrupt. "Nobody wants to eat crow, but slowly, bit-by-bit, we've been putting regulation back into place"
"The gigantic blackout (that will certainly not be the last) was a direct consequence that the US is so exemplary in the special neoliberal disciplines privatization and lower costs..Profit maximization at any cost leads to abstract cost cutting pressure." From German
Cleveland, OH has been without water for several hours (tags)
The Mayor of Cleveland stated around 9PM Central that if the power was not restored to the city within 2 hours, the city's water supply would cease to function.
SCENARIO 1.1 "Liberty" (tags)
The unfortunate events in a sleepy little town called "Liberty," as envisioned by Jonah.
Iraqi Dead Civilians Murdered By George W. Bush (tags)
Iraqi Dead Civilians Murdered By George W. Bush
What Script is the Pentagon Really Reading From? (tags)
Ok, what the hell is really going on?
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.
Watered-Down Rights (tags)
The needs of the few apparently outweigh the needs of the many when it comes to quenching California's thirst
Praise for the Peace Movement In America By Lloyd Hart (tags)
These conservative elites' in America and around the world don't give a damn about you or me or our children.
Radio frequency (RF) identification chips coming--and SOON (tags)
From the--TopangaPeaceAlliance-- listserve
Corporate responsibility (tags)
Tuesday, Oct. 1st- Nationwide call-in day to get Staples to stop selling products made from old-growth forests!! Call 1.800.536.6676 to let Staples know that as the largest, and fastest growing office supply chain in the US, they have a responsibility not to sell our old-growth forests as office paper and pencils!!
A Global French Revolution Is Coming, And We're The Aristocrats. (tags)
An Open Letter to the Johanesburg Conference on Sustaining the Empire.
Vancouver Stops Water Privatization Scheme (tags)