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The machine is broken (tags)
Corporations are also using their profits to repurchase their own shares (thereby boosting stock indices to record levels), to finance mergers and acquisitions (which increase concentration, but not investment, and often involve cutting jobs)...
The machine is broken (tags)
The presumption of mainstream economists and business journalists (as well as political and economic elites) is that the capitalist machine is the only possible one, and that it will work. Except it’s not: corporate profits have been growing (the red line in the chart above) but investment has been falling.
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 wrong climate strategy of the United Nations (tags)
To stay below 1.5 °C, net global CO2 emissions must be reduced by 59 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. 80.2 percent of these emissions are due to the burning of fossil fuels. In 2019, these fuels still met 84.3 percent of humanity's energy needs.
Financial Markets and National Socialism (tags)
Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda "7 on March 15, 1933.: "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way. [...]" They should stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support.
Kudzu Root grows in many US states has anti alcoholism help (tags)
Kudzu is native to Japan yet was imported into the Southeast to control erosion. It is used in China and Taiwan to alleviate some symptoms of alcoholism.Harvard Medical School is actively studying how to treat consumers with it.
Capitalism and Worldwide Inequality (tags)
Thomas Piketty's motto "Inequality is always a problem when it is excessive" introduces the new World Inequality Report. Inequalities of income and wealth swell globally and in individual regions and nations.
Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" (tags)
Statement of Dr. Walden Bello, National Chairman of Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses), Nov 30, 2017
"The Public Trust Doctrine," Wealth Inequality, and Iraq (tags)
"The Public Trust Doctrine" is a fundamental precursor to modern environmental law. The doctrine has often been characterized as an attribute of sovereignty that carries constitutional force.
Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (tags)
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
The Social State Benefits All of Us (tags)
The social state can on ly fulfill expectations when financed on a broad and just basis. The social state must be adjusted to do justice to the pressing challenges.."The social state is the greatest cultural achievement in the 20th century"
INDY's KPFK radio program being eliminated ? too ? (tags)
Indymedia on air RADIO program is being eliminated? Is this true ? Can no one share relevant information in different platforms & formats? is KPFK selecting OUT this site's representatives? Has anyone here let their audiences know this ? here?
Pacifica-KPFK Archives, director resignation (tags)
Pacifica Archives Director Brian De Shazor has announced his resignation from Pacifica Radio, effective June 30th. The Archives are housed in same KPFK building in LA>
Politics in the Age of Acceleration and Sharing (tags)
Why do international crises always come over us so suddenly, seemingly without any signal? This happens because we consistently ignore all the signs. We want to know everything in real time-and miss the big connections. Whoever sows weapons reaps refugees.
Public to share the love to get rescued lions home to Africa (tags)
ADI is inviting the public to visit www.loveanimals.org/33-lions-back-to-africa.html, share the love and help get the 33 lions home
TPP: an attack on the GPL? (tags)
Read from the Ecommerce section of the TPP.
The Useful State (tags)
With slogans like "Less State, More Private," the state was run down for years. Neoliberal ideology managed to present it as a bureaucratic monster. Banks were bailed out. In the emergency, the most wicked neoliberal becomes the state fan. The history of innovations shows the state takes risks
8-year-old Yemeni Child Dies At Hands Of 40-year-old Husband On Wedding Night (tags)
International Women's day story
MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL! SIGN NEW 2015 WHITE HOUSE PETITION! (tags)
New 2015 White House Petition: MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL! Until your petition reaches 150 signatures, it will not be publicly viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People, so be sure to share this URL: Short URL: http://wh.gov/ibBsc Save and Share this URL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-marijuana-legal/5WhqqlSb "we petition the obama administration to: MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL!" Published Date: Feb 12, 2015 Issues: Agriculture, Civil Rights and Liberties, Regulatory Reform
Ways out of Capitalism (tags)
This introduction to Tomasz Konicz' "On the Search for Alternatives to the Permanent Capitalist Crisis" (2014) is translated from the German. Empire could be replaced by republic as excess could be replaced by access and more by enough Capitalist contradictions/dislocations are signs.
The Uber-fication of the Democratic Party (tags)
For decades, the Democrats have been the workingperson's party, but no longer. Many important muck-e-mucks have abandoned the beleaguered worker.
A Frenchman Admonishes Americans to Equality (tags)
With his book and the data, Thomas Piketty has shaken the self-understanding of American society.. In 2010 the richest one percent had around 20 percent of the total income. In the 1970s the share was under 10 percent.
Shift from paddy to other crops cultivation (tags)
shift from paddy to other crops
interest free cooperative society on the anvil (tags)
interest free cooperative society
Michael Ruppert dead. (tags)
A man who worked at telling others what he found out and believed to be dangerous has just died at age 63. He had also been heard locally on KPFK radio a few years ago and had a radio show elsewhere called Lifeboat Hour radio show.
More Info about Pacifica, which holds KPFK's license, etc. (tags)
– More than is visible in any informative[vs. those preferring to attack] LA medium . So here are some reposts - parts of what is on URL that appears to be about KPFA in Berkeley but that also affects all PACIFICA FDTN stations equally. The confusion, conflict about the Exe Director Reese has opened up the box and more info is being revealed, finally ! These links and information is intended to be Shared, Exposed, Discussed, and later Resolved too. Not to set up more conflicts or malicious actions, please !
OJOS Eyewear: New Company Launches, Changing the World in Their Sights (tags)
No sacrifices to eyewear quality or style while they maintain being eco-stewards & global givers. Creating & inspiring change through their “Go, Be, Do” mantra. Go explore the globe, Be the change you want to see in this world, Do something extraordinary. Proceeds go towards creating a better world by combatting poverty, deforestation, & pollution. OJOS Eyewear’s launch campaign now live via www.indiegogo.com. Join the movement & share the news. Together we can change the world & inspire others. (Video is 98 seconds)
Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)
Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.
KPFK: self-destructing? or is it again the usual dysfunctioning? (tags)
Recent comments have been heard : that the Pacifica National Board may want to replace current management/ staff without Informing, or Getting Input from the Shareholders who ‘own’ + pay + sustain the station. What details are kept secret, and the usual silence on-air gags all conversation, or any sharing of what is actually happening ? Contrary to claims of ‘open communications’ it is still only a 1-way communication coming from inside KPFK to us out here - and nothing allowed to exit from the hallowed station-office halls to the Paying Public - the one that keeps the station afloat. Why ? What maneuvers could be happening ? When will the Shareholders find out [oh, is it already too late ?] to participate in this upheaval or learn of the intentions to make major personnel changes at KPFK ? huh ?
Twitter Censoring www Political Speech is Not IPO Concern$.. (tags)
Until Twitter owners allow individuals the realistic opportunity of building their own larger followers base without using paid program APT$ to delete those who un>follow Twitter users,they will never retain long time users ..
World Reaction to US Government Shutdown (tags)
Capitalism is not the Opposite of the State (tags)
Without the permanent intervention of the state, there would be no functioning capitalism. No economic branch depends on the state like the financial branch The deregulation was based on the trick of slandering state regulation as strait-jackets.that could strangle the economy.
New 9/11 truth book is out (tags)
In 2010, Dimitri Khalezov told us that the WTC was demolished by three 150 kiloton nukes. His 9/11 book is now available on the internet
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits (tags)
Comparisons with Other Countries: Americans pay a smaller proportion of total income in taxes than do people in any other advanced capitalist economy. as in Western European countries.
CISPA Is Back (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Semirara mining disaster - A wake-up call on government to change course (tags)
A change in mining policy and use of coal in power generation must be taken into consideration when government agencies conduct their investigations on the mining disaster that took place off Semirara island in the province of Antique, the labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party) said in a statement.
The Homeless: Violence, Love, and Illness in the Streets (tags)
WE GO INTO THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA AND ASK THOSE BEARING THE COLD RAINY WET WEATHER HOW THEY FARE THROUGH HARD TIMES.
Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities (tags)
Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent’s take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010).
Incentive package attracts TL 5.5 bln in investment in 40 days (tags)
Turkey has received 480 project proposals worth TL 5.5 billion since the introduction of a new incentive package on June 19 designed to attract both foreign and domestic investment to the country.
OCCUPY LA come! What to BRING Oct 1 @ 12 N City Hall (tags)
Whether you can attend occupying space at CITY HALL downtown on Oct 1 at 12 N, [some are walking from Pershing Sq at 10 am to here], or cannot stay, you can help with some supplies, drop off, deliver, stay a while, leave, return, JOIN in any way you want!
Is that OnStar or OnSnitch (tags)
Will OnStar keep the police informed of your every move?
Video: Understanding the Financial Crisis (tags)
Distorted incentives drove the failure of risk management. There was an evaporization of trust in 2008. In September, Lehmann Brothers and AIG went bankrupt.
"Parent" Trigger co-author Austin knew he was breaking laws while he lobbied the SBE (tags)
Criminal mastermind Ben Austin, of the Walton, Broad, and Gates Foundation funded astroturf charter school proxy group Parent Revolution, illegally and unethically influenced the passage of the so-called Parent Empowerment Act (aka parent trigger) law. Although the State Board warned Austin that his actions were in violation, he and his group were able to circumvent democracy and get their charter school market share legislation pushed through the SBE. This letter vindicates my accusations of Austin's malfeasance.
The Largest Food Not Bombs Ever! Discussion & Thoughts. (tags)
The 2010 Hempstead Food Share Bonanza was the largest Food Not Bombs ever and the largest vegan Thanksgiving ever! On that day over 30,000 pounds of food was shared with thousands of people, and Long Island Food Not Bombs followed this with nearly a dozen consecutive Thanksgiving events throughout the rest of the week, sharing a total of nearly 55,000 pounds of groceries in 5 days!
The Wobblies (please share) (tags)
A very well made video from 1979 about the IWW.
ALWAYS Click "view hidden posts" on articles here .... (tags)
too many people tell Indy folks to hide a post they dont like ...a viewpoint....a description they dont want... a way to censor any dissent or disagreement....and occasionally an obscene or nasty words strung together just to make crud in print. Many are not "hate" or bad or insulting. Check it out for yourself by clicking "view hidden posts" at top of article before seeing what comments ARE available to read.
As Iraq War Continues, a Surge in Contractors (tags)
Tempe Cops want you to register your cell phone with them (tags)
Tempe cops want your cell phone number!!!! - "The information will be limited to the participant's neighborhood. The city will not share names, addresses or phone numbers, Enright said, nor will residents be bombarded with messages." - Believe that and I have some land in Florida I want to sell you!
COMMUNE: A Film (tags)
Letter from Traci to Mina and Malcom (tags)
Note; We published the letter of Traci to the family of John Delloro, a union leader who passed away unexpectedly. We pay tribute to this great guy -Editors) Saturday, June 5, 2010 Dearest Mina and Malcolm, I'm sure this finds you alongside a large pile of notes, letters, and cards on your dad for you and your mom. I wanted to share some thoughts with you - thoughts that will surely live among an infinite number of countless stories that so many of us out here in the world have about your dad. I hope they all reach you, hold and lift you with the love we have for him and all of you. This is just one of an innumerable many.
Gear Up for the 2010 Trans & Womyn's Action Camp in Cascadia! (tags)
TWAC = The lovely sound of smashing patriarchy! We are only 7 weeks away from this years Trans & Womyn's Action Camp in Cascadia and want YOU to present a workshop or share a skill.
A soldier’s journey (tags)
As we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the first people power revolution, a historical event which saw the collective power of the Filipino people, permit me to share with you the reflections of a military man, a member of the uniformed service whose institution has been seen more as the enemy of the people, a source of corruption and a protector of a privileged few instead of being the defender of the people. Let me share some of my thoughts on this significant event which inspired me and has led me to a journey of arduous yet just and necessary struggles; a journey marked by persecution and incarceration.
Xmas still remains an old-styled story of kindness (tags)
Xmas can be seen as other than in our today's mind views....as older-images of Santa give other meaning and value to what only a few could own, even before... but the IMAGE creates positive meanings even now.
The “Rape Rooms” are now in Honduras (tags)
"In the article you will find the interview with Al and an audio report from a female victim."
Unemployed ? some thoughts that may help. (tags)
Out of a job ? again ? or suddenly scared of losing that job you complained so much about just recently ? You are not alone. Some thoughts of an unemployed. Share your comments and suggestions here too.
The ABCs of Unionizing, Proposed Changes and the Worker Caught in the Middle (tags)
Summary on workplace unionization and a brief on proposed changes in light of pending legislation.
Anarchist Fun Faire (with an E) in Riverside (tags)
Saturday, February 21 2008 RIVERSIDE California -- A small crowd gathered at multiple sites in Downtown Riverside for a series of workshops, talks, and entertainment, all part of the Anarchist Fun Faire.
No One Can Escape the Crisis (tags)
From a long-term perspective, the crisis could bring about a radical rethinking in politics and the economy away from the mantra of shareholder value and the pursuit of short-term profits. The neoliberal model of the Washington consensus has revealed its fundamental weaknesses.
What is happening at KPFK ? want to share your info ? (tags)
More concern about OUR airwaves in our local station, KPFK. OUR radio station, paid for by our money, time, work, love, and efforts.... to reduce the secrecy within. OUR source of educational & political information...the same KPFK org that denies us active participation in it's survival or demise. Just what is going on there ?
THE GREEN, ANTI-WAR FILM, "FUEL" THEATRICAL RELEASE, ITS BUS, AND HOW YOU CAN HE (tags)
Now that America has chosen our next president, the real work of reinvigorating our great nation begins. That's why I am thrilled to share with you that "FUEL," the critically acclaimed Sundance award-winning documentary on green energy, opens in theaters this month! The film, FUEL informs people about green energy solutions that exist today and motivates viewers to take action now. By achieving our goal of 15 million Americans seeing FUEL by the end of 2009, we can generate the nation-wide support necessary to end our addiction to oil.
Banks Make People Homeless Every Day: Protest against Foreclosures, Evictions, and Bailout (tags)
October 25, 2008 HEMET - Inland Empire activists joined at the intersection of Florida and Girard Streets, where a bank sits on each corner, to spread the message about the injustice of the home foreclosures that have been affecting our area more intensely than most.
Banks dictate conditions of US financial bailout (tags)
The 936 point rise on the US stock market yesterday was the American ruling elite’s initial verdict on the extraordinarily favorable terms the government is granting to financial firms in the $700 billion bailout passed by Congress on October 3. Far from heralding improving economic conditions for working people, the Wall Street surge reflects the financial establishment’s success in extorting massive sums of money from taxpayers.
FIGHT THE WALL STREET ADDICTION FRAUD AND “RESCUE” TRAP! TIME FOR REAL SOCIALIST CHANGE (tags)
The new Paulsen-Bernanke package to “rescue” Wall Street will only puff the speculative bubble and trap the working people’s money in it. It hopes to keep the addiction, greed and gluttony for speculative profits going. It’s time to beat down Wall Street capitalism! Time to put working people’s welfare first! Time for real, socialist change.
KPFK blogspot now open for UNITING to improve Our Station. (tags)
A new SPACE to share our concerns, our suggestions, our input about KPFK and it's workings, it's dysfunctionings, it's help make improvements. Be Helpful. Share your thoughts there, but only if you want to do more than complain. No Maligning. Only Uniting & Sharing please.
Dear Americans by Helmut Schmidt (tags)
Will America stop consuming a large share of the savings and capital formation of other nations? The trust of Europeans in American leadership is shaken today. We want to love America again. But we are skeptical because Washington seems focused on only troops and finances.
KPFK and Pacifica Need Good Governance (tags)
Can a "Clean Slate" of candidates for the KPFK Local Station Board rescue the station and the Pacifica Network from internal turmoil, legal challenges and financial collapse?
FREE ACTION CAMP HUMBOLDT FOREST DEFENSE SEPTEMBER 6TH-10TH! (tags)
HUMBOLDT FOREST ACTION CAMP SEPTEMBER 6TH-10TH!
oaxaca comic book (tags)
graphic interpretation of the events in oaxaca from an antiauthoritarian perspective. Print it out and share it with your friends or use it for your solidarity group!
Really Really Free Market (tags)
Santa Barbara's 3rd Really Really Free Market draws in the community to participate in an experimental alternative economy based on gift giving and mutual aid.
Love Thy Neighbor (tags)
In New York City, Afrocentric blacks and liberal whites fight over the image of Africa.
Entertainment Material Donations Stifled (tags)
Many entertainers appear for charities, but none donate 100% of their money, & none will allow me to.
Is Diversity Dead? The Media Ownership Debate (tags)
The ethnic variety in American society is greater than any other country in the world and greater than it has been in the past. But you wouldn’t know it to see what’s offered in mainstream media or to look at who actually owns the media. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved
The Financial Crisis of the IMF (tags)
The IMF is an extremely undemocratic system. Instead of one country-one vote, the good capitalist principle one dollar-one vote was in effect from the beginning. Whoever paid most had the most votes and the greatest influence.
Free Media Software (tags)
This is the political statement for the dyneLbolic media operating system CD, a special CD that turns any PC computer into a media workstation. If you want software that doesn't engage in the tricknology of the system, you want free software.
EVO MORALES' COURAGEOUS MOVE NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET ALONG WITH HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)
EVO MORALES' DECISION TO SERVE INTERESTS OF HIS PEOPLE AHEAD OF THOSE OF US NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET.
Make and share our own media on May 1st (tags)
Here are some ways to share the media we make on May 1st, to tell our own stories and to hear the voices of our sisters and brothers who will be joining the struggle across the country and around the world
ShelterFinder volunteers needed (tags)
Call for help with shelter data in LA area
The Cult of Capitalism (tags)
And in the end we can look back on our lives and remember all the great shows we watched on television; the great virtual escape from alienation.
REMINDER THURSDAY: Orange County Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Gathering (tags)
Everyone is invited to mourn Thankstaking!
Orange County Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Gathering (tags)
An Orange County gathering to reflect on Thankstaking!
October Surprise Voter Forum (tags)
Would you like a place to share info and discuss who/what to vote for with your Northeast Los Angeles neighbors?
Help Sought to Identify Possible "Vigilante" Group (tags)
Persons with knowledge of extra-legal, vigilante-style groups operating in Southern California (cults, corporate espionage, etc.) are being sought in an attempt to expose their activity.
The First Day (tags)
New organization to raise funds for a great cause.
Hate comes from fear (tags)
An op-ed piece on hate and fear and the people who publish on this website.
Most in U.S. think Bush was lax on Terror (tags)
Bush's overall job approval rating is 51 percent, down slightly from November and just above the 50 percent level that heralds a danger zone for candidates seeking reelection.
Save & share local seed diversity (tags)
Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. ~ Henry Thoreau ~ Share the wonder...
Israelis Fire at the People of Gaza (tags)
Israeli helicopters and snipers shoot indiscriminately at people in Rafah and Gaza City.
D.I.Y. FEST / SKILLS SHARE (tags)
D.I.Y. FEST / SKILLS SHARE
RIAA, Loyola Univ. Accuse 2 Students of Illegal File-Swapping (tags)
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY HANDS OVER TO RIAA NAMES OF TWO STUDENTS SUSPECTED OF FILE-SWAPPING
Volunteers Needed to Represent Alive & Well (tags)
Our friends and supporters, the multiple Grammy winning band The Foo Fighters, have invited Alive & Well to share our information on their tour stops across the country.
Taco Bell Hunger strike (tags)
update from day 2 of the hungerstrike.
The Joy of Sects...Call for submissions (tags)
Calling for submissions to an informational booklet about sectarian groups.
POETRY NIGHT AT THE LONG BEACH INFOSHOP THIS FRIDAY! (tags)
POETRY NIGHT AT THE LONG BEACH INFOSHOP!
Right Wing Wigs Out-Falwell, Robertson, Coulter Go Over The Edge (tags)
Rightwing religious zealots Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson attempted to shift blame for the slaughter of innocents away from their fellow religious fanatics in the ranks of Islam, and put it squarely on the shoulders of secular and religious Americans who don't share their brand of bigotry. Meanwhile, anti-feminist columnist Ann Coulter called for an outright holy war. "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
Street Protests (tags)