fix articles 28087, mike davis
The State as a Human Cage (tags)
"Personal performance" always depends on the work of past generations and state interventions. The 1% stylize inequality as a motor to innovation, growth and development. Exploding inequality is the end to public spirit and interdependence.
LAPD High Crimes (tags)
Angry leftists seek silver lining in debt deal and 7 videos (tags)
May we mend our own pockets and put the horse (14 million jobs and drying up the tax havens) before the cart (economic recovery/economic democracy)! Robert Kuttner speaks about this at http://prospect.org/.
Haiti Earthquake: Capitalism, Occupation and Revolution (tags)
The earthquake that wrecked the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas on January 12 produced human tragedy of almost unfathomable proportions. It has been termed “the most destructive natural disaster in modern times.” Five months later, Haiti is no longer in the headlines or on the nightly TV news, but for the hard-hit Haitian population the scene has hardly changed. Now a new disaster is in the making as the hurricane season begins. This was a calamity made by capitalism: the earthquake was predictable and was predicted; the inferior construction methods are the result of Haiti’s poverty, and the swollen slums were the result of U.S. policies that have destroyed Haitian agriculture, forcing peasants off the land. On top of everything, Haiti is under imperialist occupation: Washington makes sure it has ultimate control of the strategically placed island, as it has throughout the Cold War and since. Haiti's devastation is not the result of “natural” causes or even “neo-liberal” policies – it is the product of the oppression of this semi-colonial country by the imperial masters ever since black slaves rose up to abolish slavery and throw out the colonialists two centuries ago. No new “economic model” can resolve this: what’s required is a new Haitian Revolution, a workers revolution overthrowing capitalism throughout the Caribbean and extending into the heart of imperialism.
'Making Cents: Life Below the Bottom Rung' (tags)
A new series of oil paintings examining the daily existence of people making a living in the worst working conditions in the global economy.
CAPITALIST CATASTROPHE AND PROLETARIAN STRUGGLES (tags)
Hi fellows, here is the very first draft translation in English of the first pages of our last review in French "Communisme" N°60. Sorry for the language but improvements will come later. Meanwhile, have a good reading and we are waiting for your comments and critics...
Anti-Semitism in Los Angeles (tags)
Daphna Ziman's devastating personal experience of anti-Semitism at a recent event at which she was being honored.
“¡Aguirre Si, Labor No!” (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine announces its endorsement of progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as San Diego city attorney, despite the opposition of reactionary city employee unions more concerned with preserving the pensions of current city workers than protecting the salaries and benefits of future ones.
The Price of Oil Breaks the $100 Mark (tags)
There is no chance that the average price per barrel will fall under $70 up to 2015. This was not inevitable Since the first oil price shocks in the 1970s, many measures were possible to throttle the consumption of oil and energy. In Europe, the oil consumption has fallen 30-40 percent since the 1970s.
DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA: Masters of war plan for next 100 years (tags)
"We think urban is the future," says James Lasswell, a retired colonel who now heads the Office of Science and Technology at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. "Everything worth fighting for is in the urban environment."
Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)
Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.
International Conference on Immigrant Rights at San Diego State University on December 9th (tags)
Immigrant Rights Conference with Keynote Speaker Nativo V. Lopez
A Bavarian Provocation (tags)
Violence was and is not the prerogative of any single religion as the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestine demonstrates. During the Cold War the Vatican, with rare exceptions, supported the imperial wars. Both sides were blessed during the First and Second World wars; the US Cardinal Spellman was a leading warrior in the battles to destroy Communism during the Korean and Vietnam wars. The Vatican later punished the liberation theologists and peasant-priests in Latin America. Some were excommunicated.
Catastrophe as Blueprint (tags)
"The majority of the electorate is now living outside the cities. The people there don't want to spend one cent for the cities. This rejection of all public spirit arose through America's suburbanization."
Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)
"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."
Mike Davis Speaking at UC Riverside (tags)
Mike Davis, socialist historian, will be speaking at UC Riverside.
The Vanishing (tags)
An “unbroken forest” of oaks and conifers blanketing the highlands of Iraq and Iran . . . The hills of Palestine and Lebanon, crowned with cedars and pines . . . “Dense forest growth” in arid North Africa . . . Juniper, fir and sycamore woodlands blanketing Syria, and oak groves dotting the Arabian peninsula.
Life and Death in Our Cities (tags)
the globalization of misery
Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)
Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"
ANSWER does it again. Your Anti-war Group is a Fascist Authoritarian Vanguard (tags)
ANSWER is NOT the answer
The TRUTH regarding the "banning" of Rabbi Lerner (tags)
David Corn and Marc Cooper of The Nation have launched a campaign against ANSWER for the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner from the speakers podium. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Let Anti-War Rabbi Michael Lerner Speak (tags)
Rabbi Michael Lerner has been banned from speaking at the antiwar rally in San Francisco this Sunday, February 16. One of the rally organizers, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), has stated that it will not allow a "pro-Israel" speaker to take the stage.
BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN!! (tags)
If you liked the main story about Hollywood celebrities coming out against the war,come see this art show. The exhibit deals with Hollywood's involvement in war propaganda and comments on celebrities who've come out against the war and makes the point that they're working within a corrupt industry and their voices are not more important than yours or mine - or rather, as long as we give them importance our voices will be less important. The exhibition makes the case for supporting and making independent media and art!