fix articles 54038, traditional
The road to barbarism (tags)
Capital is losing its capacity for productive investment and is turning to the financial markets, which are more profitable. It is with this money that the war machine and the trade deficit are financed. The US is under great pressure to constantly show that it is in control.
Post-capitalist Perspectives (tags)
Capitalism is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for alternatives.Can greater social equality be achieved without changing property relations?
Video: After Words with Naomi Klein, 57 min (tags)
Trump follows the traditional rules of branding, not the traditional rules of politics. Absolute power through wealth is his principle or ideology. Cutting corporate taxes to 15% and ending the inheritance tax help the rich.
West Bank Village Struggles to Survive (tags)
Medicare Privatization Plans (tags)
Is China?s Strategic Culture Anti-Militaristic? (tags)
The strategic culture of the People?s Republic of China (PRC) is a contested spiritual concept that is being debated both inside and outside of China and I hope my contribution will help add to this debate. In this paper I will explore the two main variants that go into making up the dualistic concept that is Chinese Strategic Culture so as to ascertain whether should be considered as anti-militaristic.
The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination (tags)
The Arab democratic uprisings have brought a rush of nostalgia to many people who staged their own democratic revolutions years earlier. As they watched events unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Al Jazeera and CNN, that feeling of “all that is solid melting into thin air,” as Marx would have put it, returned to many of those who went to the barricades during the original People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986.
WikiLeaks at the Forefront of 21st-Century Journalism (tags)
"WikiLeaks is filling a void in traditional media, as the level of distrust of the mass media is now at record highs. A recent Gallup Poll found 57 percent of Americans do not trust the media, and a Pew Poll found a record low 29 percent trust the media. There is good reason for distrust. The New York Times helped start the Iraq War by publishing the false weapons of mass destruction story. It recently misled the public about a Blackwater employee arrested in Pakistan by hiding the fact that he worked for the CIA, while reporting that Obama said he was a diplomat. Even the way the Times and the Washington Post reported on WikiLeaks documents showed reason for distrust. WikiLeaks described Iranian long-range missiles that could hit European cities but also reported that Russian intelligence refuted the claim. The Times and the Post evidently made a decision to exaggerate Iranian capability and mislead readers by excluding the Russian intelligence report. The Times admits it provides WikiLeaks documents to the government in advance and excludes material at the request of the government."
Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)
In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.
Protect Sacred Sites: Stop Toxic Dumping on O'odham Land (tags)
On March 29, 2008 Traditional O’odham leaders and International Supporters arrived in the small village of Quitovac in the Northern Sonoran State of Mexico to honor the land, the sky, the water, and all life, and to continue organizing to stop the building of a toxic waste dump that’s planned to be placed just a few miles from one of the most sacred ceremony sites of the O’odham.
The battle for ayurveda: India is racing to record the details of its traditional medicine (tags)
The database, totalling more than 30 million pages and known as the Traditional Knowledge Data Library, has come about for one very simple reason: to prevent Western pharmaceutical giants and others using this traditional Indian information to create a product for which they then obtain a patent.
O’odham Return from Gathering with Mexico’s Indigenous and Subcomandante (tags)
A short report back on the recent indigenous resistance gathering in Northern Mexico
In Plain Sight (tags)
Welcome to 2007, the year of plain sight and little doubt! The criminal incompetence of the Bush regime is impossible to hide, thanks in part to a highly successful American son, Bill Gates – and everyone thought that Bin Laden posed the greatest threat to the American way of life! It was Bill Gates, the world’s most successful capitalist, who, a decade ago, accelerated the development of the “information super highway”. His superbly streamlined and devastatingly efficient marketing machine facilitated the age of open communication that many take for granted today.
Venezuela, Elections 2006: Anarchists Speak (tags)
From the Commision of Anarchist Relations (Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas) and its organ El Libertario, we disseminate three texts in which we publically express our perspective on the upcoming Venezuelan elections of December 3, 2006.
Another lame ass federal government program to steal from us??? (tags)
Precarious of the World! (tags)
May Day is a response to the crisis of traditional union representation. The loss in influence and fighting strength of the unions has its cause in the changed working conditions in so-called post-Fordism. The eight-hour day is increasingly replaced.
Fast Food Media (tags)
The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.
Grassy Narrows Warns Weyerhaeuser: “Withdraw or Face Fierce Campaign” (tags)
The Grassy Narrows First Nation, an indigenous community in Northwestern Ontario, has issued an ultimatum to logging giants Weyerhaeser and Abitibi-Consolidated. The companies must either immediately stop their destructive use of the land or prepare themselves for a fierce international campaign.
Rice That Saves Lives? (tags)
This Rice Can Save Lives & Cure Blindness. Why Do People Protest It?
Concert to Support the South Central Farmers (tags)
Zack de la Rocha, members of Ozomatli, Quetzal, and others perform to support the struggle of the South Central Farmers
Concert for the South Central Farm (tags)
Zach de la Rocha, Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal and others join 350 Families in South L.A. to Defend Community Farm Concert to save the community farm @ 41st & Alameda. Nov. 22nd event will mobilize the community in Support of the South Central Farmers
ANTHEM TO BENEFIT AMERICA’S HOMELESS (tags)
FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, GOSPEL SUPERSTAR, EDWIN HAWKINS MAKES A MUSICAL APPEAL TO HELP AMERICA’S HOMELESS
Announcing the release of “People In Need”recorded by Gospel Superstar Edwin Hawkins, Gospel Diva Tramaine Hawkins and the world renowned Edwin Hawkins Singers to benefit hurricane survivors and America’s homeless.
A Deep Response to Russell Means' Excellent Analysis of European Political Limitations! (tags)
This is a thought-through response to Russell Means' article "For American to Live, Europe Must Die". The original article, listed in the general publishing archive below (which *should* be put in the features section, but we know that most IMC'ers are playing meta games), is a MUST READ for all who are serious at all about the realities of our time, including post-Left anarchists!
S. KOREA. 11.02/Last week's struggle report... (tags)
...by Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective (MSSC), nowadays since more than 350 days in strike against mass arrestings and deportation of migrant workers.
A MOM'S FYI: Of Politics & War, An Information Quest (tags)
Poltics/War Info Quest
Pat Tillman is not a hero: He got what was coming to him (tags)
However, in my neighborhood in Puerto Rico, Tillman would have been called a "pendejo," an idiot. This was not "Ramon or Tyrone," who joined the military out of financial necessity
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)
Biodiversity & intercropping alternatives to GE biotech monoculture (tags)
With genetically engineered biotech crops taking over sustainable intercropping subsistence farming, the lives of African people are in the hands of multinational biotech corporations and their genetically engineered monoculture seeds..
Where Can Liberals Go to Get Respect? (tags)
Libertarian logic is circular -- If something isn't working, the solution is always the same: We need even freer markets and even less regulation -- without a mystical faith in free markets, their arguments fall apart.
A Christian Persecution Complex (tags)
I'm most bothered by Limbaugh’s biased use of history. The fact is that our secularist fellow citizens have good reasons to worry about those of us who defend the "good old days" when our kind of belief system dominated public life.
Medical Racism, Bush Bans Chinese Herb (tags)
With the banning of Ma Huang (Ephedra) a Traditional Chinese Medicinal herb without any real medical evidence of harm to the public and against the recommendations of an independent medical and scientific body, the Bush administration is committing an act of medical racism against the Chinese American community that relies on Ma Huang as a part of highly effective medical patent herbal remedies.
Complex Adaptive Systems & Revolution (tags)
This paper proposes a new theory on revolutionary change. This paper is motivated by the desire to fill a gap in understanding between those bound to traditional anarchist methodology of change and the new disorganized resistance movement, a movement promulgated by the author. The hope is to facilitate understanding of this new paradigm of revolution among traditional anarchists. The disorganized resistance movement encourages multithreaded revolutionary activities and thus seeks not to replace the traditional methodologies but to increase their utility by supplementing traditional methodology, which we consider to be a necessary but insufficient component of revolutionary struggle with that which it lacks, a complete revolutionary methodology adapted to the realities of modern life. This new methodology embraces the concept of meme-warfare. However, before addressing meme-warfare in detail (as we will in a future article), we introduce you to the underlying concept space.
ARTINO Art Exhibit & Performance (tags)
The ARTINO Arts Group of Los Angeles will close their Group Exhibit celebrating Mexican Independence Day, with a special CLOSING PARTY, Sept. 27th. 3 - 6 pm. The exhibit's closing will commemorate Mexico's murdered and missing Women of Juarez.
Libertarian Links Free Trade to Freedom, Peace (tags)
Palmer, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said anti-globalization activists are missing the bigger picture. By way of analogy, Palmer referred to Homer’s Odyssey saying that Homer is telling the reader that "the cyclops is a savage because he doesn’t trade. He lives in the preferred world of the anti-globalization activists."
A Principled Conservative in Opposition To Bush (tags)
One of the lies the Shills like to promote is that "all GOOD REPUBLICANS" support the Bush Junta's aggressive War of Conquest. This is not true. Here is one of the growing number of PRINCIPLED Conservatives standing to oppose
Colombia: U'wa people reject oil explotation in Kera Chikara (tags)
COMMUNIQUÉ TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN RESPONSE TO THE DISCOVERY OF PETROLEUM IN OUR ANCESTRAL TERRITORY KERA CHIKARA
Occidental Petroleum to Leave U'wa Land (tags)
Los Angeles-At its annual shareholder meeting Friday, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formally Samore), located on the traditional territory of the U'wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U'wa to halt the oil project.
Oxy to Leave U'wa Land (tags)
Los Angeles—At its annual shareholder meeting today, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formerly Samoré), located on the traditional territory of the U’wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U’wa to halt the oil project.