fix articles 2262, world economic forum
Financial crisis and The time of change (tags)
A utopian society will have learned to decentralize power, to keep it manageable and controllable, instead of creating supranational institutions and conglomerates. Look at the EU & Brussels, an estimated 25,000 lobbyists besiege and work the deputies and commissioners.
The sacred cow & The propaganda machine (tags)
These campaigns by politics & the media, which prescribe an extremely narrow framework of what can be said, narrow freedom of expression to the Western narrative. Those who dare to express dissent are grabbed by their livelihoods.
The final system question Parts 1 and 2 (tags)
The enrichment elites of the West in particular have been trying for decades to extend their influence to the whole world. That is their declared concept. The worldwide "final victory" has been part of capitalism and imperialism from the very beginning.
The brainwashing plant and Against forgetting (tags)
Klaus Schwab created a suitable stage for his ideology in the WEF. According to Forbes magazine, the WEF's Great Reset agenda is another example of how rich, powerful elites assuage their consciences with phony efforts to help the masses, making themselves even richer .
Davos: Crises, Developing Country Debt, WB Forecasts (tags)
World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt
The Octopus of Davos and The club of right-wing apostles (tags)
Decisions affecting all of humanity are being made undemocratically by a wealthy global elite. And yet most of us look the other way, as if the WEF were a charity that wants to make the world a better place - and not an unscrupulous community...
How foreign policy elites are losing contact with their citizens (tags)
In addition to the destruction of two countries, trillions of squandered dollars, a massive refugee crisis, a new generation of U.S. war veterans in need of lifelong assistance, and countless dead as well as wounded, these "elites" are largely responsible for the distrust.
Cacophony of Corporatism, Subsidies & Inheritance Tax (tags)
History is written by the winners. The Orwellian "memory hole" has long been a reality and could soon lead to subsequent generations no longer being able to develop any awareness at all of what it means to lead a free and dignified life.
Reflections on the Political Crisis and Right-wing Populism (tags)
The policies of neoliberal globalization have driven an enormous strengthening of transnational corporations and finance capital, and at the same time the division between rich and poor, between the top "1%" and the rest of the "99%".
The psychology of the warmongerers and The war cannot be won (tags)
We should strive quite fundamentally for a different Europe and a different Russia, namely each freed from capitalist, parasitic oligarchy. The Jaurès maxim, "Capitalism carries war like the cloud carries rain," is more relevant than ever.
In the eye of the typhoon, Hardened fronts & The Nuclear War Bluff (tags)
Nuclear war is a big bluff & the last means of the cult to enforce its Great Reset to control & decimate humanity. Now is the time to recognize this & not be fooled again by the dilettantes in the Western governments. The growing worldwide resistance will end all plans of the globalists.
Nobody knew China landed on the moon and Bill Gates (tags)
In 2020, China was the second and so far only country besides the USA that was able to put a flag on the moon.
Question sanctions and The cry of the poor (tags)
In Germany, we tend to moralize and romanticize in politics. This prevents us from taking a sober view of world events. We fail to recognize that the U.S. is ruthlessly asserting its own interests, against enemy and friend. The interests of the EU and the U.S. have long since ceased to coincide.
The birth of propaganda and The war of perception (tags)
One of the founding fathers of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, therefore also openly admitted that especially in democracies, where the majority of people decide, the control of thoughts and feelings is a central tool. "Public relations involves 'the engineering of consent.'"
The lure of unreason and The crisis profiteers (tags)
The essence of transhumanism is pathological. This ideology is carried by psychopaths and narcissists. Such people love only themselves, their infallibility and uniqueness. The others are only mass. Mass is despised by "the unique".
Making yourself comfortable in capitalism (tags)
"Whoever has a wife should behave as if he had none, ... whoever buys as if he were not the owner, whoever makes use of the world as if he did not use it" (1 Cor 7:29f). Paul is speaking here to people who were "called" as slaves into the messianic church (1 Cor 7:21).
Degrowth - not just Green New Deals! (tags)
We live in a time of many and accelerating crises. Climate breakdown is breathing down our neck. Biodiversity is collapsing in ecosystems around the world, and many natural safety nets – water cycles, soil fertility, fish stocks, microbial diversity – are unraveling.
The Great Reboot and Investing in death (tags)
The WEF continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop - far removed from democratic processes. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!
The modeling of the human and Final victory of materialism (tags)
Birgit Naujeck, clearly opposes 5G, transhumanism, any eugenics, and the disembodiment of our language, which leads to the rewriting of history and gender. The Final victory of materialism coincides with its implosion!
Lay down your arms! (tags)
There are successful examples of non-violent, civil resistance in history. This spares human lives and, when things go well, achieves its goals at least as well as acts of war could. Ukrainian pacifists are trying to show a way out of the spiral of escalation.
"I feel like I've been transported back 80 years" (tags)
People are desperately fleeing from bombs and rockets. I feel transported back almost 80 years and become pensive. Europe had sworn to itself: Never again fascism! Never again war! The scars remain - at the age of 94, I feel them more strongly than ever.
The Danger in the Shadows (tags)
While everyone is distracted with Corona measures and coverage, the danger of nuclear war is increasing. The new "Krefeld Appeal" for Peace of November 2021 wants to draw attention to this danger and at the same time put public pressure on the government to stop the path it is on.
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.
The Trojan Horse and Away from the Herd (tags)
In "Away from the Herd," the author compares the modern plight with docile submissive people in WW1. "Tagore criticizes modern civilization, which is crushed by materialism. He compares it to a giant giraffe: intelligence has grown into excess and has departed from the heart, the body is wasting away.
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 Great Narrative (tags)
The question arises: Why does such a narrative have to be invented, why does it have to be prescribed and enforced by a few powerful and rich people? Here, an agenda is despotically implemented and then colored with fine words, in which we have no say.
Have the Architects of the Covid-19 Pandemic Lost Touch with Reality? (tags)
The push for mandatory vaccines creates additional injustices by ignoring sudden deaths of people soon after taking the vaccine. The heavy handed tactics of coercion used by the Israeli government are now being followed by other Western nations.
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.
I consume, theerefore I am (tags)
People who, according to Erich Fromm, are afraid of freedom, who, suffer from "mental constipation" according to Wilhelm Reich, With consumer freedom, the long tradition of Enlightenment thinking is simply erased:
Collective working-time reduction is long overdue (tags)
The overall economic fact is further that from 1960 to 2019 the volume of work (despite reunification) increased only from 56.2 to 62.6 billion hours (by 11.4%), while the potential labor force grew from 26.3 to 46.5 million persons, i.e. by 76.8%.
Power excess without end: Politics suffers from "long covid" (tags)
"Whoever should once play with the state of emergency to restrict freedom will find my friends and me on the barricades in defense of democracy, and this is meant quite literally," Willi Brandt once said. And what are the citizen sheep of today doing? They are lining up for their second vaccination injection.
The "Great Reset" and the Deep State (tags)
Taboo truths, about which the authorities remain shamefully silent, can indeed be kept under the carpet very well for decades. The course of history is massively influenced by these informal, unelected structures that operate in the interests of the old elites.
Underage guinea pigs (tags)
Children do not need vaccination for their own protection. Healthy children are at almost no risk from COVID-19, with a mortality risk of only 1 in 2.5 million (9). No previously healthy child under 15 years of age died during the pandemic in the United Kingdom, and hospital or intensive care unit admissions are very rare.
The Covidian Cult and The Higher Breeders (tags)
Back in October 2020, the author wrote an essay entitled "The Covidian Cult" (1), in which he described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the past six months have proven the accuracy of this analogy.
The Corona Complex (tags)
The seizure of power that we are currently experiencing must necessarily be a form of foreign domination. The population is not consulted on large-scale planning agendas, such as the Great Reset. We encounter this foreign domination, on the one hand, in the form of bundled interests of large power players
Learned Helplessness and Father of the Third Wave (tags)
Researchers have known for half a century the mechanism by which people can be induced to effectively lock themselves in their own mental prison ... and it wasn't long before intelligence agencies began to use this research for their own purposes.
The Invention of Reality and the Second Phase (tags)
Being human thus becomes an unsolvable task in the technocratic society... An immense pressure to conform can arise in a technocratic society, since the devaluation of the subjective is accompanied by a suppression of needs, which, when an entire population is affected, leads less to rebelliousness than to social conformity.
Corona: When will we ever understand? (tags)
The Corona measures of those currently in power are intended to prevent great calamity. They are used to justify the most severe restrictions on constitutional rights, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II.
8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic (tags)
"We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice."
Journalism reeks of betrayal of democracy (tags)
A "new normality" has taken root in our society. A climate of fear and severe, permanent encroachments on fundamental rights are shaping politics and social life. From the beginning of the pandemic, the media and politics have created a reality that almost treats the principles of democracy with contempt.
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
Welcome to the "new normality" (tags)
The piling up international bad news of the lockdown consequences for the poor and sick, for women, for children and for the elderly is coolly ignored and this heartless attitude is sold as "protection for the weakest".
Corona vaccine development - they prefer not to ask about risks and side effects (tags)
Thousands or even millions could be vaccinated on the basis of "emergency approval." We will probably have to live with the virus. The current strategy of damaging measures until a vaccine is available is a bumpy path with incalculable risks, side effects and visible collateral damage.
Behavior and body in the sights of capital (tags)
The proclamation of states of emergency in the spring of 2020, even if not in all countries, helped to consolidate a state crisis management system that overturned constitutions and now completely bypassed democratic decision-making processes.
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.
Rainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs (tags)
Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surface. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power.
China's 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan (tags)
China has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty in only three decades thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the population lived below the absolute poverty line of $1.90 a day. Today, there are `only' 43 million, three percent of the population of 1.4 billion.
The Shortwave Report 01/26/18 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.
Capitalism in the Faith Crisis (tags)
Trust in the "invisible hand" is a religious exercise ensuring a rule over people that is destructive and fatal. Christians and Marxists wage a common struggle against the spirit, logic, and praxis of the false money-god and its servants.
The Digitalization of Labor (tags)
Robots and algorithms are ready to automate many activities like the manufacturing robot Baxter... John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a future in which the work week of his grandchidren would by only 15 hours.
Farewell to Homo Oeconomicus (tags)
Capitalism is not running so well. Is this because people are judged wrongly with misguided models? Don't competition and cooperation strengthen each other? Why is the SF-condo model praised to the skies and the Vancouver BC- community center model scorned as unrealistic?
Farewell to Homo Oeconomicus (tags)
The model of homo oeconomicus is antiquated and over-simplified. Dominant economic models are not based on a realistic picture of humans... The model does not know different human human motives that could be differently activated depending on the context.
The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change (tags)
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Baseless Accusations of Russian Troops in Ukraine (tags)
Netanyahu in Paris (tags)
Philippines: Bill filed to close gender gap in politics and governance (tags)
Males continue to dramatically outnumber females in Philippine politics and governance, paving the way to a male-dominated political landscape and a persistent gender gap in the country’s public service system.
Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna (tags)
Palestinians Against Fake Peace Talks (tags)
Kerry in Davos (tags)
Netanyahu and Rohani in Davos (tags)
Jubilee USA Urges Business and Political Leaders at World Economic Forum to End Corporate (tags)
Washington, DC - Heads of state, financial ministers, celebrities and representatives from many of the worlds most powerful corporations are meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the 2014 World Economic Forum.
NATO's propaganda outlet for progressives - The Guardian's board members (tags)
It is completely disingenuous for anyone to suggest that the Guardian reports on Edward Snowden's revelations are much more than a carefully managed propaganda exercise deployed in the internal power struggle of the US-Anglo elite about how best to manage their declining global power and influence. Likewise, it is absurd to suggest that the Guardian editors are implementing a "publish and be damned" policy, as Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald has suggested, when it is inconceivable that their editorial policy on publishing Edward Snowden's material will not have been closely coordinated on the basis of the Board's relations with colleagues in the British government, in British intelligence and in the US-Anglo corporate sector.
The Soup Kitchen State Grows (tags)
Old age poverty is the result of dismantling the social state...What is lacking for the impacted is justice. Need justice and distribution justice have always existed in the political realm. The task of the social state was to fight poverty and protect citizens.
Is Capitalism at an End? (tags)
The capitalist system in its current form is no longer fit for today's world. The system that led us into crisis has long been ourdated. The brave new world of neoliberalism lies in ruin. Surveys show that a majuority of people regard capitalism as unjust and unsocial.
ABCs of Alternatives (tags)
The "ABCs of Alternatives" published in May 2013 includes chapters on democratization, globalization criticism, global social rights, good work, Keynesianism, knowledge commons, liberation pedagogy, no person is illegal, peace, rebellion, redistribution and the WSF,
Peace Process Pretense (tags)
Spectacle of Irrationality (tags)
The bailout umbrella may establish a modern kind of feudal rule. The abdication of politics is one of the worst consequences of the financial crisis. Many politicians believe the market-radical nonsense that tax cuts finance themselves.
Venezuela's Future (tags)
Waging War on US Workers (tags)
America's Left and Romney's Economic Agenda (tags)
Axel-Fair Schulz is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Potsdam.
Israeli Commanders Face Trial in Turkish Court (tags)
Cooperatives and the Good Life (tags)
The rights of businesses in exploiting resources end in the rights of nature according to the constitution of the bien vivir. This understanding of the person-nature relation surpasses the rationalist model of rule over nature realized in capitalism's globalized praxis. Art 395 of Ecuador's constitution affirms sustainability.
The Shortwave Report 09/16 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Turkey/Israeli War of Words (tags)
The Crisis of Financial Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)
The crisis of neoliberal financial market capitalism broke out in its center and has one central systemic cause. This crisis was triggered by the independence of the financial sphere... A solidarity mixed economy, democracy and peace are alternatives.
Turkish - Israeli Relations (tags)
Bretton Woods 2.0: Soros New World Order Conference (tags)
new world order
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.
The Shift of Power to the East and South (tags)
The shift of political and economic power from West to East and North to South and the rapid development of technological innovations have created a completely new reality..The claim of the US and Europe to being masters of the universe must be ended.
Tunisia: Talking About A Revolution (tags)
Lina Ben Mhenni … is a Tunisian assistant lecturer in linguistics at Tunis University and a blogger. Lina is mainly blogging about freedom of speech, human rights (especially women’s rights and students’ rights), social problems, and organ donation awareness. She likes photography, reading, writing, watching movies. Lina is also an athlete but within a special team: The Tunisian National Organ Transplant Team.
Reduced Working Hours (tags)
The neoliberal growth strategy ofr reducing the price of labor led to a system change from Keynesianism to neoliberal capitalism. Neoliberals never sought full employment. Rather their policy aimed at the permanent division of society.
Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption (tags)
Rankings understate reality
Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)
"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country. In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.” In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.” In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."
"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."
CALL OUT: HOW TO MAKE TROUBLE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE- U.S. EDITION (tags)
Call out for images and stories about innovative and satirical political pranks, scams, street art and direct action from the U.S.
The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)
"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America. This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."
Two Anniversaries: Berlin and Seattle (tags)
November 2009 was not only the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — an historical milestone reported to death by the corporate media — it was also the anniversary of an event the corporate media chose to ignore: the 10th anniversary of the mass protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in November and December 1999. The challenge for radicals and progressives today is not only to revitalize the spirit of Seattle but to take back the initiative in an era in which the biggest and most confrontational mass actions are being staged by the "teabag" Right.
Dethrone the Dollar (tags)
Political countervailing power of the G-millions against the economism of the neoliberals can only be formed with a long breath.. The grass grows from below; words fall empty from the top.
Stiglitz Calls for Global Solutions to Crisis (tags)
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that the only way to fix the world's economic crisis is to act globally. Speaking at the Development Policy Forum in Berlin on Monday he said the reform of the world's financial institutions wasn't going fast enough.
Putin and China: US Responsible in the Economic Crisis (tags)
Investment banks, the pride of Wall Street, have practically ceased to exist, Putin added. In only twelve months, their losses exceeded the profits of the past 25 years. Wen said the blind pursuit of profit led to the worst crisis since the Great Depression of 1929.
Time for a Bad Ideas Bank (tags)
The global economic disaster plunges economics into a legitimation crisis-not yet noticed by the vast majority of the affected. The current financial crisis involves dogmas that markets function best and correct their own mistakes.
Competing Ideologies: Davos v. Belem (tags)
alternate ideological views
Ceasefires, Israeli-Style (tags)
Israel never honors them.
The Shortwave Report 01/30 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
bill richardsons bio (tags)
bio of a liar
Energy and Climate - Hunger and Money (tags)
At the World Economic Forum, the extensive global crisis is trivialized to four "great risks." The neoliberal elite does not want a system change. It wants to assure itself against the threatening fourfold injustice. A 20% loss in the global social product could be avoided.
Money for those Arrested at the World Economic Forum 2003 (tags)
In late January and early February 2003, the World Economic Forum meetings were held in New York City. In a class action lawsuit later brought by demonstrators arrested at the meetings, it was alleged that the NYPD attempted to show the world it was in control by illegally arresting and detaining 215 persons.
Game of Deceived Deceivers (tags)
The worldwide game with fictional assets has a few winners and many losers. Who has deceived whom in the game of deceived deceivers is hardly clear. The world econmy is too important to be left to gamblers. We need far more than a few new surveillance cameras and watchmen in the casino
The Domino Recession (tags)
The greatest risks threaten through the crisis of the financial system, through further price increases for food, the sensitivity of global supply routes and the increasingly expensive sources of energy. 2008 could develop into a worldwide crisis year.
Is the "Mother of all Financial Crises" Imminent? (tags)
A trade-weighted devaluation of the dollar of around 25 percent is necessary allowing the US currency to ski "gradually and orderly" against free-floating currencies. The IMF could establish a "substitution account" with "special drawing rights" to avert a dollar panic.
The Subprime Tsunami Reaches the EU (tags)
Subprime mortgage credits in the US should not have been issued. Nevertheless subprime credits were extended in the volume of $1.3 trillion. An avalanche of expropriation roars in the valley. The banking crisis spills over into the credit system in the real economy.
"Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic (tags)
On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates is investing tens of his millions along with the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation and the Government of Norway, among others, in what is called the ‘doomsday seed bank.’ Officially the project is named the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group.
Gloria Arroyo’s Economy: NOT WORKING (tags)
Today, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo will again address the Congress to give a report on the achievements of her government, and at the same time express her primary focus for the next year. As she did during her previous State of the Nation Address (SONA) speeches, she may yet again boast the economic feats of her administration, including the strengthening of the peso and the recent booming of the stock market.
Bring on the clowns (tags)
We need a laugh
Under the Spell of the Hegemon: Book Review (tags)
Empire-building is a blindness, delusion and false security. Since all people yearn for free-dom and self-determiantion, imperial hubris is based on rewriting human nature & history stylizing arrogance as a natural law and trashing international law and democracy.
Nuclear Plans In Chaos... (tags)
Despite Iran being presented as an urgent threat to nuclear non-proliferation and regional and world peace - in particular by an increasingly bellicose Israel and its closest ally, the US - a number of Western diplomats and technical experts close to the Iranian programme have told The Observer it is archaic, prone to breakdown and lacks the materials for industrial-scale production.
Asheville Global Report interviews Sherman Austin (tags)
sherman austin served one year in federal prison after he was charged with "distribution" of explosives information. The website that he founded, Raisethefist.com, didn't contain any information on explosives — a link from his site to another website contained the information, the distribution of which austin was prosecuted for. Since his release in September 2004, he has been serving three years probation.
"The US is a Terrorist State": Leonardo Boff (tags)
Everyone feels we are on a wrong track because we do not have a social contract any more..The US is a terrorist state. The US acts with violence, crushes human rights and tortures Americans and foreigners.. As humanity, we stand at a crossroads.
Pentagon Threatens to Kill Independent Reporters in Iraq (tags)
Recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Eason Jordan, a CNN executive, told a panel that the U.S. military deliberately targeted journalists in Iraq. He said he "knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy," said Rep. Barney Frank (Dem) from Massachusetts who was on the panel with Jordan. "When we hear this statement with the knowledge that 63 journalists have been killed in Iraq, in addition to the fact that in a 14-month-period, more journalists were killed in Iraq than during the entire Vietnam War, one begins to get the feeling that the military clampdown on the media is more than a myth or a conspiracy theory'', Baghdad correspondent Dahr Jamail wrote. Some time ago the BBC's Kate Adie* openly said the Pentagon c.s. was out to kill 'un american' journalists, and gave an interview concerning those 'friendly fire' killings of her colleagues.
A World Civil Society is Arising: Leonardo Boff (tags)
In porto Alegre spiritual, human and ethical values were central..Everyone senses that we are on a wrong way since we don't have a social contract any more. This wrong way only leads to ears as in Iraq.. Relying on force for world order is very dangerous.
BTL:5th Annual World Social Forum Tackles Global Justice Issues (tags)
Interview with Njoki Njehu, director of the 50 Years is Enough Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
World forum seeks solutions to war, poverty (tags)
Forum registration lines reflected a rainbow of colors and ages. Young people were a very strong presence.
Five Years After WTO Protests: Seattle Weekly Trashes Anti-Globalization Movement (tags)
The media spin cycle leading up to major anti-globalization protests has become so predictable that activists have been forced to come up with better media strategies to keep up with the lies and disinformation. The mainstream media starts the cycle several months in advance with articles and coverage about the upcoming summit and accompanying protests.
Boston Social Forum: Significance, Achievements and Some Lessons Learned (tags)
analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers
"Wars are Good for the Economy": The Global Free Trade System (tags)
"The international free market was created artificially in the 18th and 19th centuries with the force of the English colonial state and did not develop naturally from the free exchange of goods as neoliberals constantly claim.."
Computer Student on Trial for Aid to Muslim Web Sites (tags)
"We very much wanted to be involved in this case because it is by far the most radical prosecution we've seen under the Patriot Act," said Ann Beeson, associate legal director of the national A.C.L.U.
An interview with Sherman Austin's Mother in G-spot (tags)
An interview with Sherman Austin's Mother, Jennifer Martin Ruggiero
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/23/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.
Empire strikes out (tags)
First publicated on the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 6
World Economic Forum in Warsaw April 28-30 (tags)
Alternative Economic Summit imc pl 23.12.2003 09:39 The implication of the World Bank and the World Economic Forum (WEF) in making political decisions in Poland is poorly known. At the upcoming WEF summit in Warsaw (28-30 April 2004) it's likely that there will be organised debates at an Alternative Economic Summit.
Draft Proposal for a Continental Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Network (tags)
On this tenth anniversary of the emergence of the Zapatistas from the Lacandon jungle, we call for the formation of a continental anti-authoritarian anti-capitalist network for North America. Our movements for liberation and freedom have met many challenges and our resistance continues to grow. It is now time to organize ourselves better through a de-centralized continental network of anti-capitalists
The Environment is Always an Economic Boom: Debating the Rightwing (tags)
The five rightwing arguments for downsizing ecology are criticized. "Ecological moderniza-tion triggers innovations, creates jobs, opens up export chances and lowers health costs.. In Switzerland per capital energy consumption could be reduced two-thirds.."
The Persecution of Sherman Austin (tags)
Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)
A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN
A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)
A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN
Democracy Now!: Sherman Austin Heads To Prison (tags)
Sherman Austin heads to jail today for a one-year term. He was charged with “distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction” after someone posted bomb-making information on his political website, raisethefist.com. Once he is is released he is banned from associating with anyone who wants to change U.S. government ‘in any way.’
Los Angeles Indymedia Center Interviews Sherman Austin (tags)
graphic © 2003 by charles amsellem. all rights reserved. activists may reproduce for non profit use only
Counter Productive Industries Coming to LA august 20-21 (tags)
Counter Productive Industries presents COLLECTIVE PRANKS, PROTEST GRAPHICS, AND SPACE RECLAMATION
SHERMAN AUSTIN SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN FEDERAL PRISON (tags)
Sherman's Case: In His Own Words (tags)
Sherman Austin's Legal Case in his own words.
Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)
"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German
Justifying Occupation (tags)
I thought this looked like an interesting reference for those wishing to develop arguments counter to the Spin and PsyOps coming from the Mainstream NewsWhores.
War on terrorism is a fraud (tags)
These are two fine articles from earlier that have been published on Independent Media Center. The first one is about the war on terrorism and the second one is about the oppressive system and what we can do together to make a real change. They interrelate. The first article lay out facts about the violent hegemony of US and the second article present concrete solutions to the situation. Please, take time to read them, print them and distribute them.
In the midst of Imperialist oppression-Irag (tags)
Bilderberg Black Out (tags)
To witness the annual Bilderberg conference is to realize how the “Lords of the New World Order”—the self-chosen elite of international finance, business, and politics—are allowed to assemble in secret and conspire with the connivance of the mainstream media.
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
The Patriot Act and Persecution of Sherman Austin (LA Weekly article) (tags)
Here's That List of Terrorists You Asked For... Mr. President (tags)
I have the latest update on that terrorist list you've been asking for, Mr. President. I keep submitting my reports to Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee , Sen. Bob Graham, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Porter Goss, the Florida GOP Rep. and House Intelligence Committee Chairman, but they keep loosing the documents or forgetting I ever gave them the lists... Can you please send it to them for me. I know they will listen to you.
MONDAY OC ANTI-WAR PROTEST & UPCMOING TEACH-INS (tags)
Organize, Organize, Organize (tags)
An overview of the critically important relationship... between online activism and the explosive growth taking place in the peace movement; specifically, how the internet can serve to expand and enhance that growth, if we online activists promote the application of the various internet tools to the organizational tasks of the mass movement -and do so in an organized, coordinated way.
Unocal Gets A Second Chance (tags)
AUSTRALIA +World NOWAR-round-up: Largest coordinated anti-war protest in history (tags)
Altogether 1 MILLION Australians marched against the oil war on Iraq and for bringing the troops home. This is a comprehensive preliminary round-up of the anti-war demonstrations that broke records in all bigger Australian cities, plus the world-wide coverage that will be printed in this weeks Green Left Weekly, Australia's largest indypendent and radical weekly newspaper.
Federal Judge Proves High Alert Is Strictly Political (tags)
Federal Judge Barbara S. Jones has proven herself to be an anti-democratic and constitutionally bankrupt lawyer as well showing her politics in the glaring light of public opinion by ruling against a peace march in New York City scheduled for Saturday the 15th February. Jones's ruling proves beyond a shadow of doubt that the high alert the White House put up last week is strictly political.
BTL:Third Meeting of World Social Forum in Brazil Addresses Issues of... (tags)
...War, Peace and Economic Inequality. Interview with the Soren Ambrose, of the 50 Years is Enough Network, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
Gates offers millions for diseases of poor (tags)
His foundation will give away $200 million to fight such maladies as HIV, malaria.
US to spend at least $4 bn to undermine democracy in Turkey (tags)
If the majority of the people in Turkey oppose the war, then for the US to pressure the Turkish government to support the war is to undermine democracy. Should the Turkish government answer to its citizens, or to the highest bidder with the biggest guns?
Seven-year-old boy, killed by army fire (tags)
Also Sunday, a seven-year-old Palestinian boy was killed and his six-year-old brother were wounded by army fire while playing near a military outpost on the outskirts of the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza, relatives said.
The European Summit in Copenhagen (tags)
SUPPORT RAISE THE FIST! BENEFIT SHOW, SAT DEC 28TH! (tags)
'RAISE THE FIST' BENEFIT SHOW! - SAT, DEC 28 (tags)
Cascadia Media Collective Presents... (tags)
The Cascadia Media Collective's newest film, Guerrilla Video Primer, will rock your heart, head and body.
WARRANTS FOR ARREST (tags)
All members of the Bilderberg Group are wanted on a material witness warrant issued on October 25, 2002, in connection with international racketeering, money laundering, theft, terrorism and other crimes.
WEF Protest Documentary Reviewed by Film Threat (tags)
The independent film web site Film Threat has just posted a review of the documentary short film "Protest! The WEF in NYC", a video chronicle of the protest march and rally that took place earlier this year.
9/11 In Context: Plans and Counterplans (tags)
The Global Fascist Terror State has arrived, the fruit of decades of planning, propaganda and provocation. September 11 was its coming-out party, and for us, the last wake-up call.
Activist beware of ANSWER & Not in Our Name (tags)
vanguards & Authoritarians
Activist beware of ANSWER & Not in Our Name (tags)
vanguards & Authoritarians
JUDGE REJECTS PLEA FOR RAISETHEFIST.COM WEBMASTER (tags)
globalisation means war (tags)
The global Swiss banking syndicate that is backing the war effort
Long Beach CA: Police State USA (tags)
This is an excellent summary of the past two years of police repression in Long Beach CA.
FEDS TO INDICT RAISETHEFIST WEBMASTER / LEGAL UPDATE (tags)
Thousands of Activists Rally in Jo'burg to Challenge World Leaders at Environmental Summit (tags)
Under the theme "A Sustainable World is Possible, " the Global People's Forum has officially opened up at an Expo Center 14 miles from the official site. Activists and NGO's will gather there for a variety of activities, rallies, and workshops on various sustainability issues ranging from environmental justice, water scarcity, and strengthing local economies.
FEDS TO INDICT RAISETHEFIST.COM WEBMASTER (tags)
LA-IMC TV Debuts on 8-19 and 8-22 on Local Cable TV (tags)
Catch the inaugural LA-IMC TV show on Adelphia Channel 77 on Monday (8-19) at 6pm, or on AT&T Channel 43 on Thursday (8-22) at 6pm.
While Inglewood Reacts: LONG BEACH CA: POLICE STATE USA (tags)
Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued. A June 14 Flag Day (flag burning) show at the info shop was shut done by the cops after repeated harassment. Young people living or shopping in the area of the info shop -- with no connection to anarchism, copwatch or the info shop-- have been stopped and hassled on the street by LB cops. The city attorney made a report to the LB city council last week about 'prosecution of anarchists' --
TTT report on persecution of Long Beach anarchists, activists (tags)
Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued.
Benefit Concert for Raise The Fist! (tags)
BENEFIT SHOW FOR RAISETHEFIST (tags)
"Music for Freedom" Benefit show for Raise The Fist (flyer)
Washington Post: Charges to be Dropped Against Raise The Fist (tags)
Newsbytes, the tech section of the Washington Post, reports that "Federal Charges will be dropped against the teen-aged operator of anti-gobvernment site Raisethefist.com..."
''The would-be teen terrorist'' (tags)
(YellowTimes.ORG) – Sherman Austin is 18. He is currently in the custody of the Feds as a result of a charge of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly during the World Economic Forum protests in New York. The FBI became interested with his website, raisethefist.com, long before the WEF protests.
PHOTOS: ANTI-WEF NY PROTESTS / DOWN WITH CORPORATE BLOODSUCKERS (tags)
On Feb 2, 2001 more than 15,000 gathered in New York to protest the meetings of the World Economic Forum.
BTL: Intl Global Justice Movement Discusses Alternative Development Models... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, who attended the World Social Forum and discusses the deliberations and action plans that came out of the Porto Alegre gathering.
I Declare Corporate Media Officially Irrelevant. WEF (tags)
First of all, I must thank NYC.Indymedia.org for doing an outstanding job of hosting all the dedicated individuals who traveled to NYC to cover the World Economic Forum from the other side of the looking glass in this fairy tale called democracy
Sherman Denied Bail (tags)
Copied from the AP newswire. Just says that he's going to be send back to LA, and that he was denied bail because the judge thinks he would not comply with his order. Tipograph, his lawyer, let out that this is a freedom of speech issue.
Video: Protesting the W.E.F. in New York City, 2002 (tags)
Between February 2nd and 3rd, more than 200 were arrested outside the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, which met in a veritable police state in New York City's elite Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Third World Debt Deemed Illegal (tags)
People's Tribunal on the Debt in Porto Alegre finds $1.8 trillion in debt illegal; World Bank, IMF & other lenders guilty of genocide
Chomsky Blasts WEF From Brazil (tags)
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Noam Chomsky arrived here for the World Social Forum (WSF) and immediately blasted the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New York as power-hogging, anti-global, and linked to "crude and vulgar" exploitation of the September 11 attacks.
"Anarcho-Terrorists Cut Their Teeth on Video Games"? (tags)
New slanders dehumanizing and demonizing protesters for global justice need immediate response!
WEF's weak point! (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point!
STORY: ANTI-WEF ACTIVISTS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN NYC, JAN. 24 (tags)
Activists planning to rally thousands of protesters outside the World Economic Forum next week soundly rejected the idea that the city is too traumatized in the aftermath of Sept. 11 to experience any more disorder. In fact, they predicted yesterday, New Yorkers will welcome a spirited dissent.
ANTI-WEF ACTIVISTS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN NYC, JAN. 24 (tags)
Activists planning to rally thousands of protesters outside the World Economic Forum next week soundly rejected the idea that the city is too traumatized in the aftermath of Sept. 11 to experience any more disorder. In fact, they predicted yesterday, New Yorkers will welcome a spirited dissent. (see picture of speakers below & separate story)...
COUNTDOWN TO ANTI-WEF PROTESTS (tags)
The A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition's logistics team in NYC has put together a list of things YOU can do in the last week to help make Feb. 1-2 protests in New York City vs. the World Economic Forum a resounding success! (ALSO: check out the calendar at the bottom of this post listing ANSWER-sponsored NY area events to participate in this coming week. Other events, including those outside NYC are listed on the pages of the ANSWER site : www.internationalanswer.org )
SAT F2: PERMITTED DEMO vs. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (tags)
In response to permit applications placed by organizers at International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), the New York Police Department have told us they *WILL NOT* be creating a Quebec-type exclusion zone surrounding the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the site of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF)...
World Economic Forum or Simply, Brutal Conquerors? (tags)
It is important not to be pulled into the language that the corporate conquerors are using to hoodwink the masses
We endorse the Anti-Capitalist Convergence Against the World Economic Forum. We also call on all ELF cells and allies to take direct action against WEF member corporations, in New York City or elsewhere, during the Week of Action from January 31-February 4. Urban Guerrilla Division Earth Liberation Front
the War on Capitalist Globalisation-Pacific Rim Front (tags)
Capitalist Globalisation continues. While activists are being distracted by the "war on terrorism", the global capitalists have resumed their war on us-WTO still meeting in Qatar,IMF/World Bank meeting moved to Ottawa, Canada- and now the World Economic Forum's East Asia Economic Summit.
The Cielo di San Francisco and Who IS Affected By These Actions (tags)
One of the organizers of the Portland picket of the Italian cargo ship the Cielo di San Francisco explains who was affected by that action and why they chose that target.
World Bank chief slams "superficial" anti-globalisation protests (tags)
"My worry is that the real issues of poverty, of AIDS, of corruption of the things that we're trying to fight, get pushed to a back burner and you see on the front page really the superficialities of the protests," Wolfensohn said.
Salzburg summit hit by protests (tags)
Clashes broke out when police tried to halt a march
Salzburg Protesters Sent Back to Vienna by Train (tags)
"Police charged and made a big push and the response from the demonstrators was to use flagpoles to start beating on police shields,"
Atrocities in Cancun at the World Economic Forum (tags)
While the world follows Britain's cattle disaster, and the American press remains virtually silent on the meetings between the Zapatistas and Fox's government, Fox's riot police savagely brutalize peaceful demonstrators in Cancun at the World Economic Forum, in an all-out attack on departing protestors. This is the face of the world elite's "Globalization." From Chiapas Indymedia. http://chiapas.indymedia.org/
Pictures of demos against World Economic Forum - Davos - Switzerland (tags)
Pictures of demos against World Economic Forum - Davos - Switzerland
IMC NEWS BLAST | WORLD SOCIAL FORUM -- WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (tags)
A compilation of photos, video, and audio and text reports from the Independent Media Center's coverage of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Released Thursday, February 1, 2001. Check the www.indymedia.org newswire for upcoming translations of this News Blast.
Melbourne Police Run Over Protester (tags)
The Melbourne IMC is carrying reports of police violence at the World Economic Forum protests, culminating in the story of an unmarked police car which knocked over several protesters and ran over one woman. This story and its following comments provide an unfolding picture.
Solidarity from Downunder (tags)
We have been listening, reading and watching what has been happening up in the USA. Our wishes and solidarity is with you.