fix articles 182783, monde diplomatique
A world run for shareholders (tags)
The future could be full of free Internet books, community centers (as in Vancouver B.C.), English editions of Le Monde diplomatique, exchanging roles, cloud workers and soft power.
Tyranny of the one per cent (tags)
Serge Halimi is an editor of Le Monde diplomatique.
Shoot the Messenger: Wikileaks-Journalism or Espionage (tags)
"If freedeom of speech is takne away, then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter." (George Washington)
"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites (tags)
"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."
Remembering Howard Zinn (1922 - 2010) (tags)
He'll be sorely missed.
Theologians of the Market Economy (tags)
Mandeville's thesis that private vices often change inadvertently into collective virtues as a bee collaborates in building a beehive is a literary construction. The market in Smith's explanation is nothing but a religious paradox.