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38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.

TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.

Obama's MyRA Proposal: Hold the Cheers (tags)

class war

Rich Congress, Poor America (tags)

inequalitys

The August 24 March on Washington: Why We Need a New Civil Rights and Labor Movement (tags)

It could have been left as a relatively small event that would make little impact, but plans for the 50th anniversary of 1963′s March on Washington appear to have taken another course.

VIDEO: "The Servant Economy" - Jeff Faux (tags)

Propaganda from the right has blown away cooperation. Since Reagan, the future has disappeared from American politics. The idea of planning for the future was embedded in the New Deal and lost completely with Reagan. Reagan photoshoped the future.

Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)

The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.

The One Percent Turns Class War into Generational War (tags)

The cost of making social security solvent for 75 years amounts to 0.58% of the GDP. The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars amount to three times as much. The cost of transferring wealth to the top 1% over the past thirty years is 6% of the GDP or 10 times as much as social security cost.

Productivity is For Chumps: Don't Take a Piss Without Getting Paid (tags)

If you remember just one thing this Labor Day it should be this: Don't take a piss without getting paid for it. Larry Ellison gets paid for every dribble, every excretion, why should you be any different?

Working America's Dismal State (tags)

depression

Spreading Activism for Change (tags)

worker struggles

Union Busting in America (tags)

worker struggles

Obama's New Chief of Staff and Economic Team (tags)

Wall Street dominated

Waging War on American Workers (tags)

targeting the middle class

ERRATA Summary of Value-Added Forum at 89.3 KPCC (tags)

I made one factual error about the Times database, which does not change the injustice of how they treated Rigo.

Summary of KPCC Forum on "Value-Added" Evaluation of Teachers (tags)

This summary of a Public Radio forum takes on special relevance because of the recent tragic death of Rigoberto Ruelas, an excellent teacher who was rated "less effective" by the Los Angeles Times

Growing Poverty in America (tags)

exponentially rising numbers

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Says Ben Bernanke Should Resign (tags)

U.S. Socialist Stewart Alexander says, “Bernanke’s speech and response to the U.S. economic crisis has revealed that Chairman Bernanke has failed in his responsibility to the nation and should resign. While providing future guarantees to Wall Street, Bernanke’s message only provided optimistic illusions for the tens of millions of working people that are struggling nationwide.”

Growing Hunger in America (tags)

a growing unaddressed emergency

What is "Neoliberal"? (tags)

Building community centers could be a way to learn from O Canada and break from the false religion of the market and profit. When the market and competition are made absolute, they become idols. CEOs are called job creators and workers "cost-factors."

Census Bureau Confirms Rising Poverty, Falling Incomes, and Growing Numbers of Uninsured (tags)

growing poverty and despair in America

Monetary and Fiscal Failure, Fraud, and Fear of What's Next (tags)

looting the treasury continues with militarism ready to confront dissent

533 JOBS LOST IN NOVEMBER, the MOST IN 30 YEARS (tags)

Labor Department statistics show that U.S. employers have cut 1.2 million jobs in the last three months. 'This was much worse than was expected,' one analyst says.

Doug Dowd's "At the Cliff's Edge" (tags)

an indictment of imperialism

The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)

Part II of how American workers are losing out.

The War on Working Americans - Part I (tags)

Working Americans are losing out in the war waged against them.

THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)

HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED

Building Bridges Radio: Union Rights For Eight Million At Stake! (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 26 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)

Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels

HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)

HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE

BTL:29 Cents of Every Tax Dollar Goes to Military Spending... (tags)

...a 20% Increase since 2000 ~ Interview with Anita Dancs, research director of the National Priorities Project, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:White House Campaign to Privatize Social Security Based on... (tags)

...Phony Crisis ~ Interview with economist John Miller, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

RECORDS FALL UNDER BUSH: THE BIG PICTURE (tags)

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce projects a record $631 billion annual trade deficit for 2004.

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)

RIP-OFF Massive pay cuts, longer hours loom for 6 million workers as Bush guts overtime (tags)

Women and working parents especially hard hit

No jobs, endless war: ‘Bush has made a mess’ From labor to hip-hop, voters mobilize to def (tags)

CHICAGO — Eight thousand Pillowtex workers were thrown out of work a year ago when the textile giant shut its doors.

BTL:Bush Administration's Military Expenditures and Tax Cuts Lead to... (tags)

...Unprecedented Deficit Spending ~ Interview with Max Sawicki, economist with the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Wages up for the well-off, but not for others (tags)

The gap between workers in the 90th earning percentile and the 10th has never been wider. Said Ann Owen, economist at Hamilton College (NY) and former Federal Reserve economist (DC), "we can probably project a future growth in inequality."

The Dean Deception (tags)

"Howard is not a liberal. He's a pro-business, Rockefeller Republican."

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.

Job Losses at Level of Great Depression (tags)

Job Losses at Level of Great Depression Contradict President Bush's Wishful Predictions

Job Losses At Great Depression Level (tags)

The wonders of Bushonomics on display for all. His Father may have been George Herbert Hoover Bush - does this make the current Bush Calvin Coolidge?

America's rich get richer thanks to tax-cutting Bush (tags)

Collectively, the 400 richest Americans are worth nearly one TRILLION dollars and it's mostly the top one percent who are pocketing Bush's tax cuts. Meanwhile, WalMart managers are teaching employees how to obtain food stamps.

BTL:House Passes White House Plan To Deprive Millions of Workers Overtime Pay. (tags)

Interview with Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)

Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.

'Class War' and the Bush tax cut (tags)

Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the libertarian Cato Institute defended Bush's tax cuts, "though the lower income earners pay a high burden in payroll tax for social security and Medicare, they get a higher proportion of their wages in retirement benefits than do the wealthy"

BTL: Ten Nobel Laureates and Hundreds of Economists Condemn... (tags)

...White House Tax Cut Proposal. Interview with Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

US reached debt limit, unemployment rampant (tags)

US national debt nears $6.4 TRILLION limit, so the US Treasury Dept. asks for higher debt ceiling for the Fed Govt; U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years...

From 2002 to 2003: The struggle continues (tags)

Editorial commentary George W. Bush must have expected clear sailing for his right-wing agenda of war abroad and giveaways to the rich when the Republicans regained majority control of the U.S. Senate and added to their majority in the House in the Nov. 5 elections.

(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)

an essay on the necessity of direct action

Bush covers for Wall Street thieves (tags)

WASHINGTON – Hammered with questions about his links to corporate crime, President George W. Bush hastily travelled to Wall Street July 9 and vowed to crack down on CEOs who enrich themselves through fraud while employees lose their jobs, pensions and health benefits.

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