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Reduced working hours as a socio-economic investment (tags)
In this Austrian article, reduced working hours is seen as a socio-economic investment, not as a cost-trap. In a 1909 study by Sidney Chapman, shorter working hours leads to higher productivity and greater output. More time sovereignty and better health of workers would be long-term gains.
Working hours: A four-day week (tags)
Reducing working hours is a socio-economic investment that often brings better long-term health and more time sovereignty. A three-day or four-day workweek is the only way to ensure meaningful work to the rising generation. Public employment is necessary to supplement private.
History of an Eventful Myth: the 8-hour day (tags)
Since industrialization, it has been the norm for wage-earners of all ages, including children, to work 15 to 16 hours a day. There was no time for rest. An impoverishment of the working class was the result.
Dying to work at amazon (tags)
The human cost of obscene profits
Less is more and Tightening the rules for the unemployed (tags)
Gainful employment is just one form of work alongside others such as care work or voluntary work. Here I would like to endorse the model of the 30-hour week... There is a need to expand investment-based active labor market policy.
Finnish Prime Minister Marin Calls for a 4-Day-Week and 6-Hour-Day for Her Country (tags)
“A four-day work week, a six-hour workday. Why couldn’t it be the next step? Is eight hours really the ultimate truth? I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. This could be the next step for us in working life.”
Trade War and Zero Deficit Myth (tags)
State debts are often necessary and are not automatically bad economically. Investments are prerequisites of future prosperity. When private parties spend too little, the state must step into the breach.
November 2017 Honduras Pre-Coup Repeat Update: Part 1 (tags)
You might have heard about the world cup play off. How Australia won against Honduras in the middle of November this year as the privileged Australian soccer team bought its way out of jetlag with a private plane that got the players to Sydney many hours before the Honduran players arrived on economic flights. Whatever one makes of that, less than two weeks later, Honduras had an election, on 26 November 2017, which eventuated in another electoral fraude, a widespread grassroots insurrection and what is so far, another coup and a lot of repression. What comes below will be a part one – before the election – November news update, as what goes on 'normally' is extreme already and needs to be known. And part two will be an election/fraude/insurrection focus and the corresponding abuses and killings inflicted, it will be an update that will come shortly, covering 26 November 2017, to about mid December 2017.
Curriculum vitae paraphysique (tags)
Record de chômage rémunéré en France...
Time on our Side by Anna Coote (tags)
In her opening essay, Juliet Schor argues that countries in the rich world cannot continue to grow their economies if they are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to sustainable levels. We must face up to a future with little or no economic growth.
Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" (tags)
The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions."
Rethinking Working Hours (tags)
Working hours was and is a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part time or full time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?
Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours (tags)
Today's growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth society, a "renunciation society" or at least of a "green" capitalist model... A political transformation process is necessary. The economist John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a time when his grandchildren would only have 15hr wk.
Ujnemployment is (not) a Full-time Job (tags)
There are many scandals and injustices, for example that wealth concentration in Austria and the EU is increasing. However, the debate is again about the "unemployed unwilling to work" instead of about the widening gap.
March 2016 Honduras coup update - Berta's life (tags)
News of political murders, persecution and plunder in Honduras this March 2016, with a focus on the life of Berta Caceres
#Adventure2016 will offer 1,000+ hours of community service, plus education and fun! (tags)
#Adventure2016 will offer 1,000+ hours of community service, plus education and fun! This is its starting point! Orientation will take place in the Angeles National Forest and Pasadena.
More troubles? KPFK's got 'em. (tags)
OUR radio station must become more functional to have donors pay up ...to maintain the station. However, some signs of deterioration and neglect keep appearing. Sad. Scary. Can it die away ?
Progress Means Reduced Working Hours (tags)
Shorter hours can lead to economic growth, higher productivity, greater output, more time sovereignty and better long-term health of workers. Closing one's eyes to these arguments and only thinking of short-term profit is hostile to the future and not only hostile to the economy.
KPFK programmer writes subscribers & updates info: (tags)
A long-term KPFK programmer sent out this msg with the weekly schedule, which was not the usual. Concerns about on-going programs continuity are noted.
Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment (tags)
In these Austrian articles, reduced working hours is seen as a socio-economic investment, not as a cost-trap. In a 1909 study by Sidney Chapman, shorter working hours leads to higher productivity and greater output. More time sovereignty and better health of workers would be long-term gains
KPFK in Pacifica's meeting - more descriptions (tags)
These are excerpts REPOSTED for local LA listeners of KPFK - as to what else happens [not on-air-only presentations that are the slick surface of it all ] - written by a long-time prior dedicated PNB member.
The Lie of the Weak State (tags)
The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state...Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole.
Don't Travel to Israel Ever for Any Reason! (tags)
research material on meth use (tags)
collected material on meth use
Less Growth and Less Work (tags)
French economist Thomas Piketty described neoliberalism or finance capitalism as an "inequality machine." Profits soar and investments are delayed. Keynes spoke of three phases: investments, surplus and stagnation. Reduced working hours is the only way to full employment.
Gitmo in Chicago (tags)
Reviving an Explosive Topic: Reducing Work Hours (tags)
In truth, the introduction of the eight-hour day, the free Saturday and the fifth vacation week (in Austria) did not cause economic crises. Reduced working hours means more distribution justice for the general public and more quality of life for workers.
Video: Plenitude - Reducing Working Hours (tags)
Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Reducing working hours is the only way to full employment and averting the paper chase and resume heaven, the impossible status quo. The planet gets time off too. Sharing could develop into social capital as an alternative to barter and sale.
Self-Determination Means Market Determination (tags)
We face the continuing dissolution of traditional types, forms and rules, not a new type, a new form or a new rule... What was once called estrangement or objectification should appear as workers' own interest. .. Karl Polanyi spoke of a dis-embedded economy.
Punishing Palestinians Ruthlessly (tags)
Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)
Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.
All Nighter in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles California (tags)
August 17 was a hot Saturday. North East Radical Neighbors for Peace through Justice (NELA Rad) set up their weekly protest, at Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevards, at 2pm. They set out their signs, the standards: Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth, Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires, and Peace is not simply the Absence of Violence... to name a few. Smartly, they set up a shade awning, and broke out snacks, water bottles, a table and chairs. While this group usually addresses what they refer to as “Peace through Justice, and all the related issues,” this weekend they were focused on “Global Warming, and all the related issues.”
How An Animal Rights Activist Changed The World In 5 Hours (tags)
With only 5 hours of work, Henry Spira convinced Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to stop sending primates to the US.
30 Hour Work Week (tags)
Reduced working hours is the only logically and historically consistent answer to the annual productivity increases that are above the real growth rates of the economy and without reduced working hours lead to a decline of work volume and unemployment.
Retenes del Año Nuevo / New Year's Checkpoints (28/dec-1/jan) (tags)
¡Tomen toda precaución!
Be very careful!
Bangladesh Sweatshop Fire (tags)
Retenes del fin de semana del Día Memorial / Memorial Day weekend checkpoints (25-28/may/2 (tags)
¡Póngase abusado raza! Este fin de semana memorial va a haber un montón de retenes. A la gran cantidad de retenes también se suman varias patrullas de saturación, las cuales no constan esta lista. Cuidado también que la policía siempre realiza más retenes de los que se anuncian por la prensa. Si Ud. Mira algún retén en su área, favor de alertar a su comunidad al igual que la línea de retenes al 909-992-0440. Otra cosita: muchas de las agencias, al parecer, no están respetando la ley AB 353, la cual permite que un conductor cuyo único delito es manejar sin licencia (a excepción de que la licencia sea suspendida o revocada) llame a un conductor con licencia para recoger el carro antes del fin del retén. Este es su derecho, ¡pero lo hay que reclamar! Si no respetan este derecho suyo, les pedimos que marquen al mentado número para reportar el abuso. Con cuidado, ¡y que siga la resistencia!
Get wise, people! This Memorial Day weekend there will be numerous police checkpoints. In addition, there will be many saturation patrols, which are not listed here. Please be aware that the police always conduct more checkpoints than they announce through the media. If you see a checkpoint in your area, please alert your community as well as the checkpoint hotline at 909-992-0440. One more thing: it appears that many agencies are not respecting the law AB 353, which permits a driver whose only infraction is driving without a license (with the exception of suspended or revoked licenses) to call a licensed driver to retrieve the car prior to the conclusion of the checkpoint. This is your right, might you must demand that it be respected! If they do not honor your rights, we ask that you call the aforementioned number to report the abuse. Be careful, and keep up the resistance!
Police arrest copwatcher during checkpoint, Occupy Riverside responds (tags)
Friday, May 18, 2012
RIVERSIDE (California) - Police arrested a woman for observing a checkpoint Friday evening. The community responded in protest, occupying the area in front of Robert Presley Detention Center overnight, marching, and demanding the release of our comrade. The woman was released to the hospital at approximately eight o'clock Saturday morning, despite having suffered an epileptic seizure some nine hours earlier.
May 21 Deadline to Change Your Party Status to Peace & Freedom or Green to Save Both (tags)
You have until May 21, 2012 to change your party status or register to vote for the 6/5/12 election Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party to save these two parties, due to the anti-democratic “Top Two” Primary Prop 14 passed in June 2010. These 2 parties have been on the ballot only due to receiving enough votes in November elections, but not due to registration. Now, it must be by registration only. The Decline to State voters are 21% of the registered voters, or some 3 million people. If you want choices, you have to care about the parties NOW because Peace & Freedom and Green will most likely not make the Top Two for November and will be gone forever when this happens, as it will, in 2014, the governor’s race and other statewide constitutional offices.
Retenes del Fin de Semana 5 de Mayo / Cinco de Mayo Checkpoints 2012 (tags)
Despues de la aprobacion de la ley AB353, la cual que limita el periodo de decomiso para conductores sin licencia detenidos en retenes, el estado ha cambiado su tactica para usar mas la "patrulla de saturacion" para seguir quitandonos los carros. Por eso vienen varias patrullas de saturacion tambien en la lista.
Ever since the passage of AB 353, which limits the impound period for cars driven by unlicensed drivers caught in checkpoints, the state has changed tactics, using "saturation patrols" in order to continue taking our cars. That's why this list includes several saturation patrols.
KPFK May Day Coverage Schedule (tags)
KPFK has a full day of coverage, if you can't be at the marches all day, tune in to KPFK to get the updates. If you are at the marches, tune into get reports from around the world about May Day actions globally!
Why America's 99% have rebelled (tags)
They sign their messages, ‘I am the 99%’. Tthe message of the site is immediately clear: while our society’s richest one per cent enjoys a hugely disproportionate share of wealth and income, the economy has left the vast majority of us behind.
Democratic Party's Police Brutality v Occupy LA (tags)
Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lied when he said there was no police brutality at the November 29, 2011 eviction of Occupy LA, carried out by 1400 police evicting 292 peaceful campers.
BREAKING: Mayor Sets Deadline for Occupy LA, 12:01am Monday 28th (tags)
LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – Standing with the chief of police, the mayor announced today at 4:30pm that the police will beginning clearing and closing Solidarity Park at 12:01 am this Monday 11-28-11.
Supermarket Strike is Looming (tags)
The UFCW announced that they cancelled their contract, and are giving 72 hours notice that they may strike.
Dire State of America's Children (tags)
US-Style Free Trade's Dark Side (tags)
We Want a 4 Day Work Week! (tags)
The time has come for the 4 day work week.
El Salvador's Sweatshop Economy (tags)
Israel's Barbaric Solitary Confinement (tags)
same as torture
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.
Eight Theses on the New Culture of Work (tags)
Person-oriented work and labor-intensive work are vital in a post-industrial economy wrestling with decreasing resources. Work and security must be uncoupled like work and income. Reducing working hours is the only way to guarantee the right to work for all.
QUEZON CITY’S NORTH TRIANGLE RESIDENT FIGHTS WB-IMF LANDGRABBING/DEMOLITION (tags)
PESANTE Bulletin based in Los Angeles learned today that more than 8,000 residents of North Triangle , Quezon City ( formerly the capital of the Philippines) fought the demolition teams of the MMDA and the Police to a stand still and stopped the demolition of their homes yesterday. The PESANTE BULETIN said that rocks rained on the northbound lane of Edsa and traffic stood still on the busy thoroughfare for several hours as thousands of residents in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, thwarted a demolition team’s efforts to tear down their shanties Thursday morning.
US Tells Lebanon: Israel Can Destroy Your Entire Army in 4 hrs. (tags)
"I imagine that when S300 surface to air missiles start tagging those F16’s new thoughts will alight in long calcified minds. France has every right to supply Lebanon with those weapons. Given Israel’s proven imperialist nature the “real international community” will demand it."
Worldwide Economic Crisis: Two Opposite Models as Answers (tags)
In a large part of the population, there is a consensus that capitalism has no answers to the great social challenges of social security, hunger and climate change. An alternative investment program (emphasizing children, culture and climate change) gives a long-term answer.
India's "Hearts of Darkness" (tags)
labor exploitation in India
Chaldler police cheif gets slap on the wrist for having sex at work (tags)
Hmmm... The assistant police chief has sex with his girlfriend in motels while he is supposed to be working. And he doesn't get fired for it! I guess when your being paid $146,071 a year in tax dollars there is nothing you can do wrong.
San Antonio Police Department and Civilian Partner “Cellular On Patrol” Attempted “FrameUp (tags)
San Antonio Park Police and Cellular On Patrol try to frame homeless park visitor
Another KPFK Local Station Board election is fast approaching and your vote COUNTS!! (tags)
Make sure your membership is up-to-date prior to the deadline of June 30, 2010.
Overcoming the Dominance of Finance Capital (tags)
Changing power relations means taking up the social and political struggle against finance capital and regaining control over social resources. Reversing the redistribution of income from top to bottom is a prerequisite for containing the money flows in the financial sector.
Los Angeles Right to Housing Collective Fights for Tenant Rights (tags)
City Council made tenants wait over five hours before declining to vote on a moratorium against rent increases.When tenants voiced their anger, frustration and disappointment by chanting loudly in Council Chambers, Acting President Dennis Zine ordered Los Angeles Police Department to remove tenants from council. About 30 LAPD officers began roughly forcing tenants out of Council chambers.
ELECTION FORUM and DEBATE IN PTOWN, A SUCCESS (tags)
Once more the Filipinotown community proved that they are united in spirit and action. The DEBATE SA PTOWN, an election forum and debate between representatives of presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the Philippine presidential elections on May 10, 2010 was held in the KAPISTAHAN Grill last April 21 in Historic Filipinotown, in the heart of Los Angeles. For two hours, people gathered from different political parties and witnessed the slugfest between the supporters of the candidateswhich was filled with laughters, standing ovations and clarifications in a very lively discussions. Jay Valencia and Linda Cross of the Villanueva camp, Terry Herrera of the Aquino campaign , Bobby Reyes of the Villar-Legarda at Eliseo Art Silva of the Teodoro and Errol Santos of the Binay for vice president groups traded barbs and political views for two hours cheered on and egged by their supporters in lively debate..
BDS Loses Big at Berkeley (tags)
Berkeley anti-Israel Bill fails in 9 hour debate
California Democratic Party and Child Slavery (tags)
Children are worked long hours by the Democratic Party without pay. Their reward is often theft of their works and abuse from the people running the party.
Global Sweatshop Wage Slavery (tags)
Worker exploitation in America and globally
Guantanamo Detainee Deaths: Responding to the Defense Department's Whitewash (tags)
detainees were murdered
Pianeta di Amore Planet of Love Planeta lásky 愛的行星 Planeet van Liefde Planet of Love Плане (tags)
Radical global performative action: how 'bout a hug?
All Cards on the Table: For a Social Ecological New Deal (tags)
The neoliberal and fossilist finance market capitalism has become a discontinued model. With his New Deal, Roosevelt introduced state pensions, unemployment insurance and the minimum wage, reduced working hours and strengthened unions.
Guantanamo Detainee Deaths (tags)
Detainee murders called suicides
Planned Economy Instead of Chaos Economy (tags)
For years US imports have doubled US exports. For 10 years China has contributed $2 billion a day to finance US consumerism. Trade policy in the WTO, GATT and NAFTA have led to mass unemployment. Part time work for all and/or unconditional basic income could humanize society and assure dignified life.
Funding Sweatshops Globally (tags)
Brutal labor exploitation
115 signatures in 4 hours at farmers market (tags)
Saturday morning farmers market + 4 hours = 115 signatures on CCI Petition to legalize marijuana
A 25-Hour Week Would Be Enough (tags)
Prestigious businesses urge their workers to work less. In principle, rising productivity is full of blessings. It made possible reducing working hours since the Second World War. In crisis, the music stops playing. This crisis could be a chance to reform our working hoiurs model.
Goodbye GM, by Michael Moore (tags)
"It is with sad irony that the company which invented "planned obsolescence" -- the decision to build cars that would fall apart after a few years so that the customer would then have to buy a new one -- has now made itself obsolete.."
What's Wrong with a 30-Hour Work Week? (tags)
"there is something problematic with advocating a 30-hour work week at the beginning of the 21st century: a 30 hour week is not short enough! There is mushrooming unemployment amidst mountains of useless products. An hour of labor now produces more goods than has ever been the case in the history of humanity. Combining these means that there is no reason for anyone to work more than 20 hours per week."
VIDEO: Lessons of the Great Depression (tags)
Output per worker, efficiency or productivity, increased 25% from 1923-1930 while wages only increased 4%. The first problem is that people can't afford what they produce. The second problem is that we've been consuming the planet
Modern Slavery in America (tags)
Slavery thrives in America. Only its form has changed.
Obama & Olmert Shake Hands; Zionism Divides Arab & Jewish Workingclass (tags)
Two warmongers shook hands recently, Ehud Olmert and Barack Obama. Obama has always voted to give $6 billion a year to Israel, as do all Democrats and Republicans. The founding of the State of Israel was a deliberate effort to divide the Arab and Jewish workingclass with this war machine to maximize the profits of the capitalist class.
Monday 12/15: reports from Greece (tags)
Monday 12/15: reports from Greece
Memorandum 2008 Summary-Crisis Underrated (tags)
Without increasing internal demand, the upswing based on replacement investments and exports cannot continue. Without reduced working hours, adequate jobs will not be created in a world of reduced work volumes, rationalization and information technology.
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.
Scientology's "drug treatment" scam called NarCONon (tags)
Quack medical scams are epidemic around the world. Before handing one's money to any "drug treatment" company, do your homework and find out whether they are legitimate or not. Find out what people who have actually subjected themselves to the program have to say about it. Don't believe anything that the company says. Miracle claims are always hallmarks of financial frauds.
Journalists including DN! producer targeted by FBI in St. Paul (tags)
According to I-Witness reporter Eileen Clancy, an FBI agent came to Mike Whalen's house on Iglehart Avenue this morning, looking for an individual who was not present at the time. This afternoon, police broke into the house with guns drawn, detaining Whalen and the journalists for hours as dozens of reporters from all over the country stood outside, kept on the opposite side of the street by police orders. The six people inside the house—and one legal observer who came outside to try to talk to police—were handcuffed during the search of the house.
Long Beach Mass Action, July 10 Displays Community Unity (tags)
More than 600 people turned out in a two-hour march-rally last July 10 proving that the community is “the heart of Long Beach” The march led by the Long Beach Coalition for Better Jobs and Healthy Communities started with a picket at the Hilton Hotel at around 5:00 PM . Then the coalition marched to the Long Beach light house near the Aquarium of the Pacific where they held an hour long rally. Led by Hilton Hotel workers who are organizing themselves, Filipinos, Latinos, African- American hotel workers demanded hotel administration neutrality over their efforts to organize themselves.
PASS THE EQUITY BILL NOW! (tags)
The SB 1315 is being discussed in the Senate today. Good news- the senate has just voted in favor of moving forward to a floor debate on SB `1315 by a vote of 94-0 . But our work just begun. The senate will spend the next 30 hours to debate this bill.
Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)
According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods
labor law violations (tags)
take abuses to the labor department
Community Centers: Learning from O Canada! (tags)
The mosaic works in Vancouver, B. C. Community centers provide a buffer and cushion from the brutal and commodifying market. In happier days before Reagan and market fundamentalism, the Carnegie Center was bursting with activity, counseling, classes and circles.
Workers Assassinated at the Thyssen Krupp Steel-works in Turin! (tags)
During the night of Thursday December 6 the latest in a tragic series of "industrial accidents" struck 7 proletarian families at the Thyssen Krupp steel-works of Turin (Italy): 7 workers were overcome and charred by flames in a section where metal castings are cooled by an oil bath. Antonio Schiavone, 36 years old, married and father of 3 children was incinerated immediately, while 3 other workers, after suffering critical burns, died a few days later.
Blackwater moving to San Diego (tags)
City finds a clever way to keeps Blacks from renting apartments (tags)
This city gets apartment owners to refuse to rent to convicts, a racist trick to keep Blacks out of it's city limits. Many other cities use the same trick!
The Future of Work-driven Society (tags)
When less and less time needs to be spent working for a living in Western industrialised countries, this partial freedom of gainful occupation is increasingly becoming a problem for those dismissed. The vision of working less and living longer is a utopia that is also realistic.
Damascus: IAF planes dropped live ammunition on Syria during flyover (tags)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Monday that Israel Air Force warplanes dropped live ammunition during an alleged violation of Syrian airspace in the early hours of Thursday.
Protest anti-LGBT hater TODAY in WEHO (tags)
Fred Phelps, best-known for his "God Hates Fags" , demos is coming to town on Saturday (today!) to "conduct an outdoor religious service in fag-ridden Los Angeles." at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente for 3 hours, starting at 1:30 on Saturday TODAY AUGUST 11
A Short Introduction to Marx's Das Kapital (tags)
Marx’s analysis of capitalism, unlike bourgeois accounts, is conducted from a historical perspective. In other words, Marx was keenly aware that during the march of history, one economic system, because of internal, irreconcilable contradictions, has been replaced by another until it too falls victim to similar contradictions. Of course, when one is born and matures within a single economy and lacks knowledge of any other system, one tends to take one’s own for granted, believing that it will persevere forever. A historical perspective has the advantage of forcing us to rise above the provincial perspective that assumes economic systems are eternal. We survey from above the vast array of systems that have played their fleeting role on history’s stage. For this reason, Marx’s analysis of capitalism is specifically written with the purpose of unveiling its inner contradictions so that the possibility of its demise stands boldly in relief. This runs directly opposed to bourgeois portrayals of capitalism as “natural” and hence as unalterable as the law of gravity itself.
Global Warming Solution. Will it make it through the bureaucracy to the upper atmosphere? (tags)
My friend Joe Fox, who is a molecular microbiologist, invented a modality to absorb CO2 in the atmosphere and reverse the global warming problem in days. He is submitting his plan to www.VirginEarthChallenge.com. The Virgin Earth Challenge (Richard Branson-Al Gore) is a prize of $25m for whoever can demonstrate to the judges' satisfaction a commercially viable design which results in the removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases so as to contribute materially to the stability of Earth’s climate. The only problem is that it will be 3 years before they look at all the plans and judge who will receive the prize money.
US attack on Iran ...imminent (tags)
This must be nonsense
CNN does hours on Anna Nicole & 60 secs on Anti-War Protests! (tags)
Obviously CNN believes,by the allotment of its broadcast resources,that the demise of Anna Nicole Smith is the more important and newsworthy story!
More Employment through a Different Distribution (tags)
More employment comes through reduced working hours and public investments more than tax subsidies. The state has destroyed jobs. The global attack of neoliberalism has gravely damaged the democratic welfare state.
Sixth Day in Oaxaca - A Report (tags)
Good evening friends and companeros, I don't have much time. It is late. But here is a brief description of my experiences today.
Blitzkrieg in Gaza (tags)
They're killing the kids again
EXPLOSIVE: Tampa Bay News has Conspiratorial Emails in 2000 Election Fraud Coup d'État (tags)
Tampa Bay News now in possession of Douglas Alexander (former U.K. E-Commerce Minister) election emails. Emails deal with direct communications between Alexander, Karen Hughes (chief aide to Bush) Mel Sembler aka Bay Point Schools and Democratic traitor Al Rodgers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida along with current Florida A.G. Charlie (gay-in-the-closet) Crist.
Back Breaking News Exposes Chris Matthews of MSNBC (tags)
He condones Congressman Foley’s sexual activity with a Page of 21 years old because he was of age at the time. Matthews ignores the solicitation of the Page by the pedophile Foley before the Page turned 21 years old. Then it gets worse. Matthews compares the activities of homosexual-in-the-closet Foley to what Matthews considers scandalous which is President John F. Kennedy’s marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy when she was 22 years old and he was 34 years old. Is he insane or what?
EXPLOSIVE: NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST A RUSE! (tags)
CBS News ready to report that North Korea Nuclear Test was not a nuclear test at all in fact the explosion in North Korea was an accidental detonation of dynamite linked to three regiments in the North Korean army who patrol the area. Bush, Putin and the Chinese President created this façade to disguise a massive fund transfer out of the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago linked to funds that were designated for the payment of the Reagan-Mitterrand Protocols; funds that were due to Ambassador Leo Wanta. The funds of course belong to the US and French Treasuries not to the Chinese Box Gang. It can now be reported that that leader of North Korea, received 55 million dollars to go along with this ruse...
Back Breaking News: Further Update on N. Korea fraud, a hoax (tags)
None other than Fox News is reporting that the French Defense Minister has announced that the alleged North Korean Nuclear Test was a failure.
Dispatch from Ground Zero (overview-link to series of posts) (tags)
Week of 09/11/06 - 5th anniversary portests
Volunteer for Peace Candidate De Lear in Valley (tags)
If you would like to help us send the first Green to Washington D.C. and have a few hours a week to spare, please contact Alex at (310) 650-7481.
Hasan Shakur: A Maroon on Death Row (tags)
"Whether they murder me or not on Friday, I'm telling you, watch what Ima do, the ancestors are gonna be proud." Hasan Shakur uttered these powerful words a few days before he is scheduled to be executed in Texas, Thursday August 31st.
This Pain Has No Ceasefire (tags)
This stunning essay by Barucha Calamity Peller is a must read, and rightfully was rightfully listed in Google headlines tonight - reposted by Juan Santos
Some Courageious Thinking People in Israel (tags)
We wanted to protest the foolishness of this war," attorney Yifat Solel, who also serves on the Meretz board of directors, told Haaretz. "It's obvious that a military operation would cause the harming of innocents, and that the most significant achievement would be reached only through diplomatic negotiations."
Using drones to kill people (tags)
Drones can also be used by the people against the government!
The Status Quo (tags)
Perhaps the only question is whether the people or corporate elites should regulate and plan. Perhaps businessmen are not the only ones who understand growth and de-velopment. Perhaps profit worship and the self-healing market are myths.
SCF - Eviction Imminent! (tags)
The eviciton could happen at any time. SCF asking the community to increase their presence and support at the farm.
Cops over react as they almost always do! (tags)
Reported gunfire at Capitol wasn't
Save the Farm! (tags)
Mobilization at the SC Farm (tags)
activists throughout LA are being contacted about mobilizing at the South Central Farm
North High Students March to City Hall (tags)
Students from at least 7 different schools speak out at Riverside City Hall with support of Principal [North High School].
The Land Needs a New Vision (tags)
In capitalism, production is for the market instead of for satisfying needs..The postulate `Work as cheap as possible and at the worst possible conditions' leadsus back to the 19h century. We are far removed today from the watchword More Time for Living and Loving'.
The Smoking Gun: Samarra bombing not by 'insurgents' (tags)
The AFP is reporting that the bombing of the Golden Domed Mosque “was the work of specialists” and that the “placing of explosives must have taken at least 12 hours.”
Are All Unemployed Persons Idlers? (tags)
According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits lead to increased investments and more jobs. In reality corporations repress the worsening domestic economy through take-overs. Are the unemployed, seniors, students and the disabld made invisible?
Flexcar: Public Car Sharing in Los Angeles (tags)
Flexcar is a car sharing program that started in Seattle, Wa., but it is quickly spreading across America. You can now share hybrid cars with strangers in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and more!
Time Autonomy for Everyone (tags)
Given the enormous advances in productivity, radical reduction of working hours is an overdue demand. However working hours are actually lengthened.. Power relations are hidden behind the distribution structures.
The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (tags)
Copied from Socialist Woker online.
Hurricane Katrina-Our Experiences (tags)
Must-read eyewitness report by 2 paramedics stranded in NO
First hand account -"Trapped in New Orleans" (tags)
Two eye witnesses give their account of police hostility and official indifference to Katrina victims.
More Time for Life, Laughter and Love (tags)
"Fewer and fewer persons produce more and more goods in an ever shorter time through increasingly efficient technology, better training and growing labor intensity." Growth cannot solve mass unemployment.
Working Three Hours a Day is Enough (tags)
"Keynes predicted 60 years ago that three hours work per day would be enough. Instead more than seven million (in Germany) are in a desperate situation.. The system logic is obviously exhausted.."
The Whole Bakery! (tags)
"Rebuilding the social state is imperative.. Leftist feminists never wanted half of the mouldy cake but sought to change the bakery completely.. An alliance against education- and social cuts is vital.."
What's Left? Freedom to Dream? (tags)
A new ruling by the NLRB strips workers of the right to hang out and talk with fellow workers even during coffee breaks or off the job entirely. Welcome to the new feudalism. -------------
39 Demonstrations reported in April (tags)
It was a slow month compared to November, March, and a frigid January.
Commercialized Progressive Talk Radio Shows It's True Colors. (tags)
The progressive radio network, Air America Radio, just celebrated its first tumultuous year. Air America has an impressive line-up. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to my favorite program, Unfiltered. Unfiltered featured a co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, entertainer Chuck D, and activist and Rhodes scholar, Rachel Maddow. The chemistry between Winstead and Maddow often left me giggling along with their infectious laughter. Chuck D. had insights that are hard to find on the talk radio gamut that is dominated by white males.
critique of 3/19 (tags)
The March took too long to start, and that may have driven some people away. (esp. when RAINING!!!!)
Remembering those who serve …A tribute to America’s food-and-beverage workers (tags)
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Importance of French Workers’ Struggle to Keep 35 Hour Week Shouldn't be Underestimated (tags)
The real reason for U.S. capitalism's attempt to create anti-French sentiment is the French workers' stand for the 35 hour week at a time when U.S. and global capitalism is trying to normalize going backwards
No Business like socialism – booming blue collar business in Finland (tags)
When one has to pay 50USD for something normally worth of 5USD is there something wrong with the pricing in monopoly. But, how about selling it for 20USD in cash to fix the salary?
J20 - Not One Damn Dime Day (tags)
Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan. 20, 2005. The anti-inauguration!
Gov. Wants to Steal Your Lunch (tags)
By law, you're entitled to 30 minutes of paid lunch for every 8 hours of work, and two 15 minute breaks per 4 hours of work. The Gov. wants to make it harder for those already defrauded out of this from complaining.
Prevent the theft of our election (tags)
New Info proves that Central Tabulating Computers have modems connected and are open to manipulation. ie- all this stuff about vote challengers is just a diversion, because one person can change the state total from their home computer. Take the day off of work to help save our country. Yeah sure conspiracy nuts- they can’t steal it- wrong. We now have evidence that certainly looks like altering a computerized voting system during a real election, and it happened just six weeks ago.
From plains to shining sea — The call is 'Dump Bush!' (tags)
30 Hours are Enough (tags)
Over 6 million jobs would be created in Germany if the 33 million employees worked 20 percent less. 100 billion Euro would be restored to state treasuries. All that is needed is political will, not neoliberal indifference.
RIP-OFF Massive pay cuts, longer hours loom for 6 million workers as Bush guts overtime (tags)
Women and working parents especially hard hit
The grass is not greener (tags)
Poor Euros. More evidence of the failure that is socialism. Socialists destroy the incentive to work and yet claim to support "Labor."
occupied territory report back/police harassment (tags)
S. Korea, Hospital Workers General Strike (tags)
Right now, even the government is fighting against us more than before, we join the struggle of S. Korean working class.
The Four Day Week (tags)
"The neoliberal medicine Less State and More Market does not work.. That the neoliberal medicine does not heal the economy and society but damages them must be clear to everyone who hasn't suc-cumbed to the neoliberal delusion."
Israeli Attack on U.S. Ship Reveals Failure (tags)
Israeli Attack on U.S. Ship Reveals Failure
2/29 4-6 p.m. PST Haiti News on Pacifica Nationwide (tags)
Right now, for 2 hours, Pacifica radio stations and their affiliates are carrying Democracy Now/Flashpoints special on the US coup d'etat in Haiti today. Listen to KPFK, 90.7 FM.
The Relevance of Marxism (tags)
Some predictions Marx made during his analysis of capitalism that have proved to be accurate and one that has yet to come to pass.
Car Bomb West of Baghdad Kills at Least 17 (tags)
Just 12 hours after Saddam Hussein was captured....
Bus Drivers work for 35 hours without a break (tags)
Accidents happen because drivers are tired from working overtime to supplement their meager income and a lack of regulations reagarding working hours and public safety.
The 42-Hour Week (tags)
"Two currencies exist for prosperity: money and time.. What we need is shorter full-time work for everyone, a new culture of contented-ness and an intelligent working hours policy oriented in the needs of people." translated from the German
Wag the Turkey: Surprise Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 AM? (tags)
I may be a bit naive, and it has been a while since I served on active duty, but I can't recall ever sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner at 6:00 AM. Air Force One touched down at Baghdad International Airport, under cover of darkness, at 5:20 AM Baghdad time. Bush was on the ground for two and a half hours, his plane departing Baghdad at around 7:50 AM. Considering that it likely took some 30 minutes for Bush to disembark from Air Force One and travel by a heavily secured motorcade to the hangar where the troops were assembled, that means our military men and women were downing turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and non-alcoholic beer at a time when most people would be eating eggs, bacon, grits, home fries, and toast.
a cry for help (tags)
can anyone help please
The Collapse of the Middle Class (tags)
There has always been a wealthy elite in this country, and there has always been a gap between the rich and the poor. But the disparities in wealth and income that currently exist in this country have not been seen in over a hundred years. Today, the richest one percent own more wealth than the bottom ninety-five percent, and the CEOs of large corporations earn more than 500 times what their average employees make.
HUD Orders Public Housing Tenants to Volunteer (tags)
While California Republicans are lining up for their FEMA handouts others are loosing benefits. Here is another example with the HUD program. People who take part in the HUD program are forced to work eight hours a month for the benefit, as if they are not already tired and struggling!
Protest Schwarzenegger (tags)
Come one! Come ALL! Show your unity against the forces of right wing conservativism and capitalism.
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.
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.
WED. AUGUST 6th KPFK/PACIFICA Hiroshima Special (tags)
Special Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast Marks 58th Anniversary of Bombing of Hiroshima Live Recording of New Radio Adaptation of John Hersey's Hiroshima at 2 PM on August 6th on KPFK Starring Tyne Daly, Ruby Dee and Roscoe Lee Brown
Another G.I. dies in Iraq (tags)
(Photo) Thousands of Shiite Muslims protest outside the American headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday July 19, 2003, to protest reports that U.S. troops surrounded the home of a prominent cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, in the southern holy city of Najaf. The cleric had recently denounced the U.S. hand picked "Governing Council" as illegitimate.
In Los Angeles-GW Bush Brokers Bloody Bucks for Death (tags)
In Los Angeles-GW Bush Brokers Bloody Bucks for Death
Suicide Bombing Hits Israel for 5th Time in About 48 Hours (tags)
Suicide Bombing Hits Israel for 5th Time in About 48 Hours
KENT STATE/JACKSON STATE! (tags)
May 2003 marks the 33rd Annual Commemoration of American antiwar students being killed by National Guard Troops. Thirty three years ago President Nixon ordered U.S. Troops into Cambodia... widening the war against Vietnam... campuses all across the U.S. shut down in protest.
Closing Down the Press: Did the US Murder Journalists? (tags)
"The Americans were outraged at al-Jazeera's coverage of the civilian victims of US bombing raids. And on 8 April, less than three hours before the Reuters office was attacked, an American aircraft fired a single missile at the al-Jazeera office"
Killing journalists according to plan? (tags)
Yet worse to come?
Fuck The Police. They're Fucking Us. It's Out Of Hand, They're This Fucked Up. (tags)
What I find the most disturbing about the Oakland PD's use of rubber bullets, wooden bullets and everything else they lobbed at protesters...
QUESTION: WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO THE LA-IMC SITE FOR THE LAST 7 HOURS OR SO? (tags)
How about anyone else:
L.A. Anarchist banned from flight (tags)
L.A. Anarchist Gary Rumor was banned from flying to the Bay Area to attend the Anarchist Book Fair and Conference.
DOLPHIN GOES AWOL! (tags)
Even the Dolphins are against this insanity!
Too Much TV Increases Male Rage - BE CAREFUL (tags)
Several psychologists have recently warned that exposure to the endless hours of cable news theater of blood greatly increases the physical threat posed by marginally socialized males. This threat lasts for some time afterward.
I was arrested for peace (tags)
Account of participant in Saturday March 22nd's civil disobedience in protest of the war. This is a call to others to get arrested in the name of peace.
Latest Iraq Diary (tags)
Baghdad, as you must know, is now under heavy bombardment. We last spoke with our team in Baghdad two hours ago. The team is split up between three hotels in downtown Baghdad.
Pics of Westwood Anti-War Rally, More Civil Disobedience Arrests Thurs. 03-20 (tags)
We did it again, but we did it better this time. And we will do ever better tomorrow and after tomorrow. Hundreds of protesters sat on Wilshire boulevard, stopping the traffic for nearly two hours. This time we held our ground for nearly 2 hours. The Police didn't drag us to the sidewalk this time.
Arts In Action Open (tags)
WAR IN 48 HOURS (tags)
Bush announces WAR in 48 HOURS
SOA Trial Update: Final Group of Human Rights Activists Sentenced (tags)
Nuns, Priests, Veterans, Professors and Students Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial
BUSH TO DISMANTLE "ANTIQUATED" OVERTIME PAY (tags)
A Bush administration overhaul of decades-old labor regulations could force many Americans to work longer hours without overtime pay.
12,200 Articles Re: Anti War/Sample What The News Papers Are Saying (tags)
It's worth a glance to realize just how wide-spread, large and serious this movement has become here and around the world. http://news.google.com "anti war"
Google News Search: anti war: Brings-Up 13,000 To 17,000 News Articles (tags)
Google News Search "anti war" brings up between 13,000 and 17,000 News articles re anti war efforts. Below is the first page. Note: The articles constantly change, and come from around the country and world. Http://news.google.com
GoogleNews: 3,630 Newpaper Articles On Anti War Protests In The Last 3 Days (tags)
When I typed “anti war”, “protest” in GoogleNews more than 31/2 THOUSAND articles appeared (all published within the last 3 days). As impressive as the numbers, was the diversity of newspapers. It seemed that EVERY town in American had articles pertaining to Anti War Protests, and almost all of them seemed sympathetic to the cause. Below is a random page of the 100 pages of articles. GoogleNews seems to be a good tool to find and gauge media coverage. http://news.google.com/
Minority Opinion (tags)
With his sudden plunge into domestic affairs, President Bush is dogging the wag...
Israel Shoots To Death Palestinian For Banging On A Drum (tags)
and you thought South Africa's apartheid was bad........It ain't nothing like little Israel's version. And this wasn't any "accident" this is Israeli on-going policy. Declare a "curfew" and then kill any man, woman,and child that they see; shoot them with snipers from tanks.
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public
Anomalies in the Wellstone crash (tags)
Reports of anomalies in the Wellstone crash, plus a voxnyc.com report about the copilot in Wellstone's crash having taught al Queda's M. Moussaoui ar a FL aviation school, before the copilot left to work elsewhere (later as a source being queried by Wellstone re info the FBI failed to adequately look into?).
Moscow Gas Deaths - Why is the media trying so hard to mislead us? (tags)
We're being bombarded in every newspaper and TV report with "expert opinions" that the gas responsible for 116 hostage deaths in Moscow was an agent known as BZ. However, there are clear and obvious reasons why it could NOT have been BZ. A brief internet search would have elicited this information. Why are they conducting such a well-coordinated misinformation campaign?
OPERATION INTERLINK (tags)
A Mini Series On The Investigative Report Covering Arlene Berry Death Coverup...The new page is completely under reconstruction.
A Critical Look at the KPFK Emergency Summer Fund Drive (tags)
A Critical Look at KPFK's summer Fund drive reveals that new programming raised half as many funds per hour as regular programming.
Origin of Iraq invasion planning (tags)
Notes made at a command center briefing five hours after the WTC attacks make clear that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was determined to use the 9-11 tragedy as a pretext for overthrowing Sadam Hussein.
LA in Palestine (tags)
Beginning of a series of first-person accounts from Los Angelenos working in Palestine. Look for many more!
NBC Spins 911 (tags)
This is an excerpt from NBC Spins 911, a new booklet from Counter-Propaganda Press. This is a review of taped footage of NBC-TV News coverage of the September 11th event from about 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM NY time. Did NBC give us the news or a brainwash? Inquire about booklets to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videotapes also available.
'America's Most Wanted' Actors Guilty of Unlawful Sex (tags)
No jail time for TV perverts: The men were sentenced to five years of probation and a year of counseling, fined $5,000 and ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service.
In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful (tags)
16 February 2002 With the grace of Allah the Qassam Brigades declare responsibility for the missile bombing with Qassam-2 missiles of the Zionist settlement complex in Palestinian lands occupied since 1948 to the east of steadfast Gaza city on Saturday 4th Thul Hijja 1422H – 16/2/2002Ad at 6.15 am. Our Palestinian people … our Arab and Islamic Ummah:
Colombian President Breaks Off Peace Talks With Communist Rebels (tags)
BOGOTA, Colombia - President Andres Pastrana broke off the peace process with Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People's Army (FARC-EP) Wednesday night, hours after the guerrillas hijacked a jetliner and kidnapped a corrupt senator complicit in his government's war against the poor.
Enough is Never Enough When It Comes to Profits (tags)
Next up slavery...
The Shortwave Report 1/11/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.2MB & quick/streaming-3.3MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Netherlands, Russia, Cuba, China, Germany.
A Media Day In Infamy (tags)
A comment on the media hype and inaccuracies coming from the media.
Tell Long Beach Mayor & Police How You Feel. (tags)
See eyewitness accounts (Below) about Long Beach Police provocation and violence against nonviolent May Day Protesters. Then let the Mayor and Police Department know how you feel. Contact Information Follows...
The Gap/Don Fisher Protest (tags)
The Gap/Don Fisher Protest
Three Days of Hard Time in LA County Jail (tags)
Arrested in the Ramparts Police Station civil disobedience on August 16th. Just wanted to provide some details about what's going on in the pen.
KPFA let-down... a brief report on today's show broadcast from LA (tags)
a couple fleeting observations on radio situation
talk about media bias! (tags)