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The Great Leap Backward (tags)
Scoop, the swami from Miami, addressed KFOG listeners in the Bay Area as fogheads. The United States would be much better off without the self-appointed burden of keeping the world “safe” and “free” with the threat of our nuclear weapons.
Let the advertising die! (tags)
Advertising leads to useless purchases because it often persuades consumers to have needs instead of satisfying existing desires. This leads to excessive consumption of resources and materials and thus damages the environment.
Pandemic and the Policy Roots of a Steady State Economy (tags)
We are in the midst of a radical disruption and nurturing the roots of a just transition. Whichever way events unfold over the coming years, it’s clear that returning to the pre-pandemic status quo is less realistic and more difficult than embracing the change that’s well underway.
Tax evasion and avoidance and Democracy at a tipping point (tags)
The biggest losses from tax evasion and avoidance are caused by multinational corporations, followed by wealthy individuals. Sums in the triple-digit billions up to one trillion. Euros are evaded annually in the EU. 21-32 trillion US dollars are undeclared via tax havens
Paraphysique du capitalisme (tags)
Toutes les fractions du capitalisme...
Opinion: What the brewing interstate travel wars over abortion portend (tags)
The Supreme Court seems ready to undo Roe v. Wade, the landmark case recognizing the right to choose abortion, in a matter of weeks, and blue as well as red states are already preparing for what might be coming next: a conflict between states seeking to facilitate out-of-state travel for abortion and those trying to shut it down.
Was the policy of detente a political mistake? (tags)
The Virtues of a 28-hour Week: Work less, pollute less (tags)
The number of workers is growing faster than the amount of work available. We live in a society where work is poorly distributed. Three days off for every four days worked could be liberating. The goal would be increased well-being, gaining time and losing a kind of consumption not really synonymous with pleasure.
Learning to shrink (tags)
An economy that does not grow can nevertheless always change and even improve in the process. It can become more ecological, for example. Last year, for example, CO2 emissions fell by almost six percent - more than at any time since the Second World War.
S.F STILL PROMOTING MURDER (tags)
San Francisco still refusing to tell the truth about any of this. Still promoting genocide and crimes against humanity.
Superior Brain Function In Vegans, Vegetarians, And Fruitarians (tags)
Diets without animal or fish flesh, eggs or dairy are free of many neurotoxins
Invitation to New Thinking (tags)
The pandemic has made the risk of our extensive lifestyle tangible. For this global crisis is not an exogenous shock. Rather, crass, profit-oriented globalization has fueled its spread.
How to generate unemployment and deflation (tags)
The theory put forward by fair-weather philosophers that the pandemic will be a salutary shock leading to a better, more sustainable world is wrong. Less is not more, but less. Corona is not an opportunity, it is an evil. We can only hope that one day it will pass.
Le serment de l'impunité (tags)
L'impunité du serment...
Subsidence phénoménologique (tags)
Peur d'avoir peur...
Social Inequality and Universal Basic Income (tags)
The welfare state in Germany is not as efficient as in the Nordic countries. In Germany, more than twice as many persons are at risk of income poverty - particularly children and single parents. We have to make a decision: entrepreneurial paradise or a little less faith in the market.
Le génocide anarchiste, génocide nonreconnu (tags)
De nos si pauvres loisirs...
Bélître, avoir n'est pas être (tags)
De tous les styles, je suis le malappris...
Uncle Joe Doesn't Look At Old Women-Much Less Touch Them (tags)
The old men won't even look at the old women, much less tough (grope) them.
Paraphysique du poliorcétique privatisé (tags)
Le monde de la banque...
Women Earn 10% Salary & 1% Wealth Worldwide (tags)
From The Invisible Woman by Dale Spender
"Game Over" (tags)
The financial economy uncoupled from the real economy.
Steer clear of work morality! (tags)
The change must begin with a fundamental collective questioning of our world of work and work morality. Everyone should have the chance to find meaning and identity outside the world of work and develop more freely.
Le serment d'impunité (tags)
Exercices de pensée...
Paraphysique de l'aplanissement diversifié (tags)
Uniformisation de la diversité, diversité de l'uniformisation...
What the State Can Do (tags)
The power of ideology is so great it easily creates a distorted perception of facts. Where money is spent is crucial, not the size of the public sector. The Internet, the touch screen, semi-conductors and the GPS were developed with state risk capital. Tax havens cause revenue shortfalls.
US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions (tags)
Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's economic plans are too simplistic. Innovations and ideas are lacking. Many people despair. Washington did not always ignore the middle. FDR's New Deal built 165K public buildings.
Paraphysique de l'atimie (tags)
Rides de la modernité, la modernité des rides...
The Coded World: Loss of Democracy and Abandonment of Knowledge (tags)
Neoliberalism is the enemy of knowledge. Specialized knowledge and the experience of skilled workers are sought less and less in a world ruled by simple numbers and algorithms. Through economization, powerful private enterprises manipulate or withhold information.
Mammal Flesh Sandwiches Slaughter The Rainforest, Criminally Waste Water, (tags)
In the over thousand fires burning in Canada and the US, in the violent storms, the flooding in some areas and drought in others, record heat in summer and cold in winter, we are seeing the effects of climate change (global heating and freezing)
Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income? (tags)
Work and income have already uncoupled because of automation and the digital world. The basic income will lead to guaranteeing everyone the right to work and to share socially, economically and politically in a less stressful and less authoritarian economy.
SYRIZA Sellout Triggers Internal Party Revolt (tags)
The Hazards of Statins (tags)
a litany of negative consequences of statins
KPFK difficulties continue (tags)
repost info from other sources that are not available to KPFK donors in LA - why no transparency ever ? still.....
Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions (tags)
THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.
4 Of Biggest Cow Killing States Experience Violent Tornadoes (tags)
The link between animal agriculture and violent weather patterns has long been established in studies.
KPFK and Pacifica- woes unrelenting... (tags)
We in LA all wish to report or hear or write better news of improvements, less begging for more and more monies on air, less internal confusion and conflicts, and financial stability and ethics.....but ... not yet, or if ever possible is unknown...
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.
Open Letter to LA indymedia re hardly any more comments (tags)
changes to keep out the riff-raff repeaters were made here at la.indy.media and notice the lack of effort most will make to jump the hurdles and whatallittakes to respond, even if we want to we seem to say "why bother if it takes that much More effort ?"
The Correlation Of Sexual Function To Diet (tags)
Optimum sexual functioning occurs with vegan or fruitarian diet
The Coming Alternatives and The Function of the Enemy (tags)
Future criticism of capitalism is not a taboo any more. Why is there so little resistance against capitalism. Capitalism is a secular religion... Thanks to ISIS, "we" can forget all the other problems. If an enemy disappears, the possibility of shifting our conflict to it also fades.
Gangsters, escrocs, voleurs, assassins (tags)
Le capitalisme a besoin des fausses réconciliations pour continuer sa prolifération...
The Average Vegan Weighs 23 Lbs Less Than The Average Nonvegetarian (tags)
While a newspaper columnist promotes toxic food, numerous studies establish that vegans and fruitarians are more slender and healthful
Putin on Ukraine's Sham Election (tags)
Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)
Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.
ABC Disney Promoting Deforestation (tags)
ABC Disney is involved in propaganda for the treekilling industries.
Obamacare Fallout (tags)
The Food Stamp Solution (tags)
Let's all get on food stamps.
The Elite Look Down on Democracy (tags)
The thought-models of the economy have conquered all other social sciences. The person in these models is a homo oeconomicus, a rational agent whose only drive is maximizing his benefits. Only an action with the driving force of egoism is rational.
Neoliberalism as a Variety of Social Darwinism: Ten Million More Unemployed (tags)
Social cuts are a danger for democracy..When fear of social descent or collapse seizes the middle class, the danger grows that exclusion-ideologies may gain acceptance like racism, nationalism or social Darwinism..The economic future is given away on the altar of an ideology that raises location competition to the leitmotif of political-economic policy.
On the Stupidity of being Marrisa (tags)
Yahoo is banning telecommuting.
Social Inequality in America (tags)
Israel's Jihad is mine (tags)
. As a Muslim, I am clear: my loyalty is with Islam, and therefore explicitly with justice, justice for all humanity, a humanity that must include Jews. Hamas is obscenely unjust, so how can my loyalty be with them? To be loyal to Hamas is no less than to abandon Islam. To be loyal to Hamas is the ultimate blasphemy.
Defeating “Right to Work” (tags)
The passage in Michigan of the anti-worker legislation grotesquely misnamed “Right to Work” (RTW) should be putting the entire nation on red alert. The downward pressure on the standard of living such bills unleash on the vast majority extend well beyond the union ranks. The bill’s success in Michigan, a pivotal state for organized Labor, indicates the unfolding of a national campaign by RTW’s backers.
Hurricane Sandy's Austerity Lessons (tags)
While surely unintentional, this natural disaster has afforded those affected by it a small taste of how countless others around the rest of the world live – and many not just during a crisis, but on a regular basis.
Israel's Neoliberal Hammer Stikes (tags)
Economist Hans Christoph Binswanger and his views (tags)
He has always been a maverick. In the seventies and eighties Hans Christoph Binswanger taught economics at the Swiss Unviersity of St. Gallen.. Capitalism has to be reformed so it will be less aggressive and less vulnerable for crisis.
Warehouses, Workers & Wal-Mart (tags)
A group of workers for a warehouse that works exclusively for Wal-Mart invade the management offices with a list of demands that included crazy things like less dangerous conditions, hours that didn’t stretch from way before dark to way after dark, pay that met the legal definition of a wage and an end to global hunger (well, not really the last one—yet!).
Please Oh LA Times Get A San Diego Section—Please! (tags)
The U-T has never been, over the time I have lived in southern California, a terribly great paper—despite all the awards the news industry gives onto itself. Yet it is really the opinion pages at the U-T that suck (even with less news and staff). OK, given that the front page is now celebrity central as Hollywood Variety Magazine—that is a tabloid sensation for a cult of personality is questionable too.
Do Something Truly Revolutionary (tags)
The world we live in leaves most of us wracked with stress and confusion. It is hard enough getting through the week and making it to the next paycheck with the hopes it will cover all the bills including transportation needs and getting food on the table. Upon closer examination it does seem at times at least some of that stress is avoidable. We can't totally avoid it in our lives, but there's no need to add to it for ourselves, and likewise for others – especially those closest to us.
More for the one percent, less for the 99 percent (tags)
Apple will give $45 billion to stockholders but no has cash for its sweatshop workers, and other routine economic news.
Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid (tags)
Electric cars suck? (tags)
They have a limit range of maybe 65 miles and they are very expensive compared to normal cars with the Volt costing $40,000. I suspect that many tree huggers who thought they were buying a car that used clean electricity to power it will be disappointed when they discover that dirty coal fueled power plants produce the energy they use to charge their allegedly clean electric car.
Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)
Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)
Abbas and Fayyad: Collaborationist Israeli Allies (tags)
Israeli Oppression Continues While Talking Peace (tags)
Productivity is For Chumps: Don't Take a Piss Without Getting Paid (tags)
If you remember just one thing this Labor Day it should be this: Don't take a piss without getting paid for it. Larry Ellison gets paid for every dribble, every excretion, why should you be any different?
Need overwhelms Southern California food pantries (tags)
Los Angeles and Orange Counties, long known as centers of Southern California wealth and glamour, are now home to more than half a million people seeking help from food pantries.
UFCW Local 135 Union Stores Not Facing a Strike (tags)
Facing a strike at the three largest grocery chains in southern California ? Ralph's, Albertson's and Vons ? the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135 prepared this list of stores in San Diego County which they represent and which will NOT be involved in the likely upcoming strike. Since at this time they have not posted this list on their own Web site, http://www.ufcw135.org, Mark Gabrish Conlan and Zenger's Newsmagazine are making it available as a public service. Please help support this action by reposting this list and spreading it far and wide on the Web, and hopefully this will give the union leadership the message that they need to join the 21st century and promote this list on their own Web site.
Spanish Voters Reject Austerity (tags)
We Want a 4 Day Work Week! (tags)
The time has come for the 4 day work week.
Business in Crisis: Vulnerable to Attack (tags)
Sectarian leftists love to moan about the power of capitalism. It seems it cannot be upended or even reformed. Activists are hooked on hopelessness. Is it any wonder why activists are caught blindsided by events like Tunisia, Egypt, and Wisconsin? These recent actions are manifestations of resistance against the presumed neoliberal order.
BTL:Obama's Staff Shake-Up Signals Less Hope, Less Change (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
The KPFA/KPFK/Pacifica NPR Evening News (tags)
One segment on the Tuesday broadcast demonstrates the ongoing disconnect between the news staff and some station staffers and the political and economic reality that Obama has brought us and make many ask why contribute to a second NPR.
Youth Walk To Assist The Millions Who Live On $1.25 a Day or Less (tags)
World Bank has estimated that there are over 1.3 billion impoverished persons in developing countries who live on $1.25 a day or less
Katrina's Destructive Aftermath (tags)
willfully inflicted harm on many thousands
Gaza's Electricity Crisis (tags)
one of many problems under siege
Labor Under the Democrats #1 (tags)
Labor article 1
Illinois: A State in Crisis (tags)
Illinois a microcosm of America
Growing Public Anger in America (tags)
Washington blamed for nation's woes
Culture of Profit (tags)
The 2010 Worldwatch Report was compiled by 60 scholars. "To avoid collapse, nothing less is urged than a revolution of the dominant cultural model, the replacement of our consumer culture with a model of sustainable prosperity."
Washington Asserts Colonial-Style Control of Haiti at UN Donors’ Conference (tags)
"A Washington Post blog on Thursday noted: “Despite universal lip service about the necessity of Haitians taking ownership of their rebuilding, no one was really fooled. Hillary Clinton, as US secretary of state, was co-chair of the conference... Bill Clinton—the “United Nations special envoy for Haiti”—will be calling the shots in the near term in conjunction with Haiti’s prime minister as to the strategy, coordination and direction of that international aid. Can you say, ‘Mr. Viceroy?’” Of the $5.3 billion in short-term aid pledged at the conference, the US accounted for only $1.15 billion, less than the $1.7 billion pledged by the European Union and even less than Venezuela’s pledge of $1.3 billion. The US pledge to help a country whose devastation is largely the result of over a century of American imperialist domination, including repeated military occupations, is a tiny fraction of the amount allocated to bail out Wall Street."
How Obama's Health Care "Reform" Kills Health Care (tags)
It’s difficult to understand a subject when those explaining it are motivated not by truth, but profit. In the case of health care, both Democrats and Republicans have huge financial incentives to obscure, mislead, or lie. Instead of common sense and honesty directing the debate, bags of money facilitate the conversation, funneled in from the health care industry via lobbyists into Congressmen’s pockets. This is the real reason that Obama’s “health care summit” was full of free-market jargon, staged debate and fake rage.
We did this. (tags)
And will continue to do it.
The tax that no one is talking about! (tags)
The tax that no one is talking about!
California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks (tags)
The tax that no one is talking about!
Lula rethinks his succession (tags)
All those individuals and companies that today invest in government securities, taking advantage of high interest rates set by COPOM, can redirect their resources to also profitable and secure financing of the myriad of infrastructure works that the country has demanded for decades, as those international companies engaged in oil exploration can continue to do so, under a new set of laws that guarantee the interests of Brazilian population and the preponderance of a Petrobras with less shares at the New York Stock Exchange and more shares under direct control of the Brazilian national state.
The Second Honduran Coup Came Today Because the First One Failed (tags)
"The timing of the elections set for November 29, 2009 is now a straight jacket, especially in the context of current confusion, the emergency decree... the complex media situation (an open and truly fair media being the sine qua non for an election of this significance), and the need for enough reconciliation to give confidence to the whole process." Facusse’s proposal is in effect on behalf of The Third Coup, or at least a trial balloon toward its attempt. But beyond its whacky proposals above, The Third Coup has an even more fatal flaw: It was developed in a back room by rich and powerful magnates, without so much a consulting, much less dialoging with, a single worker, or farmer, or student, much less their organizations that represent the great mass of the mobilized Honduran people. For it is their power from below that has prevented both malicious coups this year from triumphing. No regime - not any more - can hold on to power in Honduras unless it sufficiently satisfies the amalgam of social movements that are now popularly referred to as The Resistance. Furthermore, to attempt to reward Micheletti just two days after he bared his despotic teeth – in effect, betraying his other coup plotters in their lust for portraying this pustch as “not a coup” - with a lifetime unelected post in Congress, as Facusse’s proposal does, indicates a mindset so far removed from the realities demonstrated over the past summer, so profoundly out of touch with the overwhelming sentiment of the majority of his countrymen and women, that it offers a glass window into the mysterious mind of the oligarch, trying one more time to extract advantage over everybody else, even as his best made plans come crashing down all around him."
GMA AND TEODORO CANNOT CLAIM THE VETERANS VICTORY AS THEIRS (tags)
We wrote this letter as a rejoinder to the steady stream of propaganda from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and ever willing Philippine government functionaries led by Secretary of Defense Gilberto Teodoro and his lackeys namely PVAO retired General Ernesto Carolina and their paid hacks. But the glaring fact it is more than six months now when the Stimulus Bill was passed and only less than 3,000 Filipino veterans in the United States have received their checks. We want to know what keeping the claims so slow. The United States is deliberately using the claims as a propaganda tool to make the Filipino people accept their Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the proposed changes in the 1987 constitution that will give them 100% ownership of Philippine lands and corporations.
Last Dance for Capitalism (tags)
Capitalism reaches its inner limit and strangulates itself and the environment. Increasingly effective measures lead to fewer and fewer workers producing ever-greater quantities. The real economy becomes an appendage of speculation bubbles.
Self-Abandonment of the System (tags)
The banks are seemingly on Victory Street and taxpayers face bankruptcy. Bailing out banks by printing money is a dubious recovery. Paulson, Bernanke, Summers and Geithner are the architects of a policy of easy money. The money given to banks does not reach the economy.
Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana (tags)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown’s phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.
Public School is Poison for our Children (tags)
School cuts are destroying projects that are an antidote to school, schools have been limiting our children's rights and school can't teach our children but force them to memorize which we won't remember later.
Better Growth (tags)
We persuaded ourselves permanent economic growth was the answer to all questions. We should now engage in a growth debate about the nature of this growth, not whether we should renounce on economic growth. Increased GDP can mean destruction of foundations in long-term
Colorado Justice! Man found GUILTY of Murder of Trans Woman! (tags)
Story originated from the Anti-Violence Project Legal Services of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Unemployed ? some thoughts that may help. (tags)
Out of a job ? again ? or suddenly scared of losing that job you complained so much about just recently ? You are not alone. Some thoughts of an unemployed. Share your comments and suggestions here too.
3 Recent Graphical Economic Indicators (tags)
Three major indicators were publish recently. The US economy is slowing down gravely and the signs are definitely showing the de-acceleration.
Slouching Towards the Barackalypse; Growth & Climate Change (tags)
As the neoconservative faction of the GW bush regime finally exits D.C., yet is now replaced by the neoliberal faction of the Obama/Clinton administration (not yet a regime until they commit war crimes like GW Bush did), is this simply the other face of our Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde split personality? Will Barack "Nice Guy" Obama now fix the human rights violations and ecological disasters of GW "Evil One" Bush to restore the collapsing U.S. empire? What does peak oil theory say to visions of future economic growth??
Gross Social Happiness (tags)
Social capital has dangerously disappeared in the last years and decades. In the whole economy, there should be more cooperation and less competition, more sustainability and less monetary striving for gain. One cannot solve problems with the same thinking that caused the problems,
The crisis hits the auto industry (tags)
A didactic drama about jobs
Betrayal of hope by Obama's new neoliberal regime (tags)
People who thought that Obama would bring us change and some sort of positive direction need to brace themselves for the ultimate betrayal once the new neoliberal Obama regime replaces the old neoconservative GW bush regime, another shift change in the psychiatric ward we call the United States..
Sharp drop in migrants’ money transfers from US (tags)
Mexico depends on migrants' remittances for eight percent of its Gross Domestic Product compared to 12 percent in Guatemala and no less than 18 percent of El Salvador's GDP. And these are the official statistics, which do not include US dollars passing the US border under car mats.
The Age of Austerity Dawns (tags)
The burst bubble of the New Economy should have been understood as a warning. Then as today, wishful thinking and greed blocked the view to reality. Recessions offer a period of welcome recovery. Losing the hectic turbo-capitalism is not really a great loss.
The Concept of Work for Less (tags)
Work For Less laws (otherwise known as "Right To Work") are on the march, with backers attempting to add Colorado as their twenty-third state. Coalitions of labor, business, and religious organizations are fighting the onslaught, but they could use some help.
The Law of the Jungle (tags)
The current crisis of the developed capitalist system is taking place when the empire is about to change leadership in the elections to be held in a few days; it was all that was left to see.
Criticism of Consumerism and Criticism of Capitalism (tags)
With the striking climate change, the "western lifestyle" has come into crisis. Our consumption is more environmentally-friendly but we simultaneously consume more and more so the environment is hardly relieved. Necessary social framing conditions are faded out.
Conservation, Conservation, Conservation! (tags)
We have lost our consumer control to the corporate dictatorships.
Our failed earnings...getting me scared ! (tags)
Money is the Problem - getting it, saving it, earning it...whatever words are used "recession" or not, "economis" or not, whatever word is convenient to explain what ARE the conditions are that we are trying to live-in, it doesnt matter semanically.....
Compare Provisions in “Hitler’s Laws” with FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 (tags)
The FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 May be Passed by the U.S. Senate Before You Can Read this.
"Oil Crisis Changes Globalization" (tags)
In the poorest hundred countries, the high oil price is intensifying hunger and poverty. "These people stand at the edge of a possible disaster," Jeremy Rifkin says. The high prices for oil, gasoline and gas change the rules of globalization.
Debunking the food crisis (tags)
After decades of liberalization and globalization which was supposed to bring prosperity for the majority, how is it that the vast majority of people are impoverished? We don't need more globalization but less of it.
Work and Work Moralists (tags)
The machine offers less and less work to more and more people. The person of the work-based society believes only work can give meaning to life. Redefining work, security, health and strength is imperative for civilization to triumph over barbarism
The Midas-Excess and Pleonexia (tags)
The Midas-excess, the more-addiction or pleonexia is similar to the grand delusion of self-righteousness. Our narcissist culture, the dance around the golden ego, must be fought on all fronts. The vulgar materialist dismisses everything inward, spiritual and divine.
CUBA Calls for End to Insensitivity... (tags)
Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque spoke on Monday, September 24, at a UN high-level event on climate change in New York, United States. We offers here the full text of the Cuban diplomat's speech.
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.
Eric McDavid Update - Less than 2 weeks to trial!e (tags)
Funds still needed for legal fees...
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
Who Profits From the Crash? (tags)
A criminal corruption on the highest planes is at the heart of the assets transfer. Every few decades, the real owners of the world arrange an economic crisis to steal the assets of the people. The incredible sum of $325 billion was injected into the financial system within a few days.
SOS/Minutemen in Long Beach (tags)
A handful of SOS and Minutemen faithful showed up on the corner of 7th and Atlantic in Long Beach to protest the sanctuary given to Liliana, a 29 year old immigrant from Mexico by St. Luks Episcopal Church.
THIS AUGUST: Convergences 4 Climate Action -- Down w/ the Fossil Fuel Empire & Up w/ Life! (tags)
COME CO-CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE TO AN ENERGY-DEPENDENT WORLD!
Just under a month from now -- August 8-14th -- regional North American Convergences for Climate Action will bring hundreds of social justice and environmental activists together to fight the fossil fuel empire and create truly sustainable, bio-regionally appropriate and community-based responses to climate change. The events on the West Coast and in the Southeast are modeled after the inspiring 2006 Climate Camp in the UK, which will reemerge this year at Heathrow Airport from August 14th-21st.
Trickle Down Economics (tags)
The big brother from the North misled the South.. The slogan "More Market, Less State" is losing a few old friends in Europe.. What is changing is the discourse, the eulogy of the market and its possibilities.
Green Candidate Brezenoff Criticizes New Energy Bill (tags)
"The energy bill now before the Senate, far from being any kind of solution to our economic and environmental crises, represents exactly the kind of thinking and legislating that has brought us to the point of crisis in the first place," says Brezenoff.
The Greater Wrong Of The Right (tags)
Nobody wants to take the bull by the horns... (tags)
On March 28, less than two months ago, when Bush proclaimed his diabolical idea of producing fuel from food, after a meeting with the most important U.S. automobile manufacturers, I wrote my first reflection...
Schwarzenegger Betrays Students on Tuitions (tags)
Advocate groups for free education consider the recent tuition hikes for UC and CSU students to be no less than a tax on college students. California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has done nothing to make education affordable for students since he was elected in 2003. In the past the governor’s office has made it clear that education is a right for K-12, but not for higher education.
David Simon: “We’re Headed Towards Separate Americas!” (tags)
The award-winning author of the acclaimed HBO program, “The Wire,” painted a grim picture of this country. David Simon said: “We’re headed [towards] separate Americas.” Speaking at Loyola College, in Baltimore, MD, on Feb. 6, 2007, he said that “unencumbered Capitalism has become our God.” In our greedy society, Simon underscored: “Human are worth less, not more: less.” He said America is going to be a “more brutish, cynical and divided place.”
How the Rich Become Richer and the Poor Poorer (tags)
The rich become richer by taking more from the poorer and the poor.. How long will humanity fall to capitalism and the asocial drives of a small clique of beneficiaries?.. We can't afford the rich.
Join Chomsky, Sheehan, Zinn, etc: Out of Iraq Now! (tags)
petition: Wht we stand for immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq Now!
Party and Class (tags)
A party lives when there is the existence of a doctrine and a method of action. A party is a school of political thought and consequently an organisation of struggle. The first characteristic is a fact of consciousness, the second is a fact of will, or more precisely of a striving towards a final end.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 11/17/06 ¡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. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
'Hungry' dropped from report (tags)
If they are going to waste money producing all these worthless government reports at least they should write them in English that everybody can understand instead of using "very low food security" to mean "hungry"
Today's Youth: Efficient, Harmonious and Creative (tags)
For 40% in England, neither career nor consumption are in first place in their desires but downshifting, exchanging a financially attractive but stress-filled career for a less streneous but more fulfilling way of life with less income.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/6/06 ¡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.
Straightening the Dogs' legs (Attempting the Impossible) (tags)
If little bunches of speedsters then show up, it will be proper to say: here are some of those men who only appear once every five hundred years. As we once recalled to the cold Zinoviev, who used to say that referring to Lenin. We will wait for them to be embalmed. We don't feel we deserve such an honour.
Work Above Everything (tags)
Capitalist at the start of the 21st century set out to realize the utopia of a life without work-and cannot face this fact-because of its own inner pressures. Reducing working hours is crucial for lowering unemployemnt. Creating a social net is a precondition for sharing work
Katyusha Damage Much Less Than Claimed by Israel (tags)
srael's military superiority has not changed. There is no Arab power which can challenge it, and it has had unprecedented support from the US and Britain. Even so, its inability to defeat Hizbollah has reduced its military deterrent. This may tempt it into another round in Lebanon, a war in which it would hope to avoid any further mistakes.
Appeasement 2006: Europe capitulates to American-Israeli aggression (tags)
The international conference in Rome held Wednesday to address the crisis precipitated by the Israeli attack on Lebanon ended without a call for a ceasefire. According to numerous press accounts, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood virtually alone in opposing any language in the conference statement suggesting that the Israeli onslaught, which has already caused close to 500 civilian deaths and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, should be ended any time soon.
Work to Live (tags)
Interview with Joe Robinson, author of Work to Live about how to beat the unwritten rules of work life, the stuff no one ever talks about that drives overwork, missed vacations, and you to wits end.
CARS HAVE NO FUTURE (tags)
two wheels = the only solution
Frank Moore Announces Run for Presidency in 2008! (tags)
Frank Moore, avante-garde artist and unrelenting defender of free speech, is running for President. Candidate of the Just Makes Sense Party, Frank's tagline is "I Get Results!" His Presidential Platform follows. For more information, go to the Frank Moore for President website and blog: http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/ & http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/blog/ .
Intel's (Moore's) Law and Microsoft's Lawlessness Ending -- Economic Crisis (tags)
Dell, Microsoft, and Intel stocks are in freefall. Like the last Tech Wreck (in 2000), this one has to do with Moore's Law.
Why Are Gas Prices So High? (tags)
A Primer on Oil: Past, Present, Future of Oil and Gas in the United States
What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement ... and Soon (tags)
Un Pueblo Unido
Nader -- Bush's Divorce from Reality (tags)
author: Ralph Nader CounterPunch March 25 / 26, 2006 Impeachment or Resignation: Pick Your Poison
MEXICO CITY (tags)
The results of the census, carried out in October and November, were at least 2 million less than originally had been projected.
Thretening with the Checkbook (tags)
In 1984 the US cancelled its membership in the UN organization for education, science and culture (UNESCO) Down-is-up America,. the land of reversible cups, harvests fear and mockery as long as arrogance marginalizes criticism in the multipolar world.
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?
IRS Free income tax software (tags)
Per IRS web site, List and links to Free software for preparing Form 1040 and other tax forms. Most of the software listed by the IRS allows Electronic Filing (E-File) of your income tax return. Some of the software listed will prepare your State income tax return. Where is my Refund?
Lifelong Work (tags)
Pension schemes and the labor market are in an irreconcilable opposition. This schizoid argumentation has long sunk into mass con-sciousness..A society with the highest productivity of world history chains seniors to production longer than in the Middle Ages.
London and US (tags)
On Elusive Peace
CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM (tags)
Every year since 1990, the United Nations publishes its Human Development Report. It contains the most authoritative data on the state of the world. These reports are available online: hdr.undp.org/reports/view_reports.cfm?type=1. Based on those reports (referred to by year, followed by page), what does our world look like?
Sinking News Ships: But it's not the Rats Who Will be Leaving (tags)
Three big metro dailies are cutting back on staffing, in another cycle of less reporting, less news, fewer readers and lower profits. At this point, it almost doesn’t matter though—they’ve gotten so bad already.
BOOK REVIEW ON THE FINAL THEORY (tags)
THE FINAL THEORY, Rethinking our Scientific Legacy was apparently a best selling book indicating less understanding of physics than I do. Mark Mcrutchen is the author, the promotions are online, and supposedly has had good reviews by unreliable sources of information. The promotions for the book are internet virus bait including a free first chapter. Guess what I found without reading the whole book? Bullshit maybe?
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/22/05 ¡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.
Wireless World: Phone-plan competition hot (tags)
A story about monthly mobile phone plans.
NWO Routed (tags)
French and Dutch Patriots Rout the New World Order
The Endless Cycle of Stupidity (California Style) (tags)
How does a state with the sixth-largest economy in the world go 9 billion in debt? The short answer is "Democrats."
They have to admit it now: GULF STREAM SLOWING (tags)
author:(London) Times They have found that one of the engines driving the Gulf Stream the sinking of supercooled water in the Greenland Sea, has weakened to less than a quarter of its former strength.
Work Less Party (Vancouver BC) Tickets for Rushing through Life (tags)
On April 28 the Work Less Party will ticket persons for rushing through life, running to heart attacks. This annual event awakens people to enlightenment and liberation from work ideology and work fanaticism. Alarm Clocks Kill Dreams is their motto.
Five Reasons for an Unconditional Basic Income for All (tags)
Participation in modern societies is only possible when one has an income.. The pro-posal to grant a basic income to every person independent of gainful work results from human rights and from pragmatic-economic considerations.
The truth. (tags)
Nader -- Restarting the Anti-War Movement (tags)
author: RALPH NADER Political movements require momentum, they need to consistently build and aggregate. When they take a lengthy break from organizing and stop the momentum it is difficult to re-start.
Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site (tags)
Redding is also suffering from the effects of Iron Mountain Mine, a Federal Superfund site given the cold shoulder by the Bush/Norton regime. The clean-up of this mine will not be as expensive as the 400+ billion dollar military budget and nuclear weapon contracters that gobbble up more than their share of rio agua from the north..
Maria Full of Cultural Colonialism at the Oscars (tags)
"Maria" would make a poor soap opera, a mediocre documentary, and as a movie, a superior treatment for insomnia.
Work Less Party replies to the Throne Speech (tags)
Alarm Clocks Kill Dreams.
my View of Alex Jones. (tags)
Alex Jones ... An OPINION piece.
Beyond Kyoto (tags)
The predicted consequences of global warming are manifest.. In 2050 England will be half under water.. Production shifts to low-wage countries. Instead of preventing this shift, politics still urges all people to adjust to the little group of egoists.
Be Grateful For The Little Things (tags)
Like your penis?
The 'American Dream' Is Not Dead (tags)
a call to war
High Election Turnout in West Hollywood (tags)
Voted today in West Hollywood Park around 11 am. Polling place was very busy for that time of day but poll workers were very well prepared and lines were very short (average of less than one minute wait).
Genocide of African Americans (tags)
Approximately 50,000 African Americans are dying each month in America, according to the National Vital Statistics Report.
The more US troops that die the better (tags)
Some anti-imperialist words for those who really are against the US occupation of Iraq.
Poem to the Israeli Government: "I Have No More Secrets To Tell" (tags)
The ambiguously free man, Mordechai Vanunu
California-The Prison State (tags)
Too many lockups lead to service lockouts
Sweden: Poorer Than You Think (tags)
American Majority: The Antiwar Movement Was Right (tags)
A majority of Americans now agree with the anti-war movement that the War in Iraq was a mistake, a new poll by the mainstream media has found. During protests leading up to the war, opponents argued against troop deployment and claimed that the attacks would make the U.S. less safe.
Energy Disinformation (tags)
From Raygun to Bush (tags)
From Raygun to Bush: It’s Mythomania to Comic-books, and Ignorance becomes bliss
NEO NAZI GROUP: 'BERG' "ONE LESS KIKE" (tags)
An American neo-nazi group has placed a graphic video of the beheading of Nick Berg on its website under the title “one less kike”, provoking outrage among Jewish leaders.
The True Face of War Just Won't Go Away (tags)
"Perhaps if we saw more of the true face of war in all its disgusting horror we'd be a little less quick to accept its necessity from politicians.. Already it begins to look like President george W. Bush's political Waterloo.."
Stroke the rich (tags)
IRS has become a subsidy system for super-wealthy Americans IRS winks at rich deadbeats
Oxygen is a human right (tags)
when petrochemical fossil fuel exhaust clouds the air with smog, corporations profit from selling oxygen at oxygen bars for the people with enough money to breathe easy..
Guardsmen Killed By Pentagon Penny-Pinching (tags)
Explains how the Pentagon is killing American soldiers.
How to Narrow the Great Race Divide (tags)
Yes, there has been progress, but the racial divide has not closed. It's time for America to admit that -- and do something.
Beware Global Cooling. (tags)
Global Cooling is far less kind that Global Warming.
It?s been a good year (tags)
The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.
Millionaires and the Unemployed (tags)
"The millionaire could simply pay his unemployed. If we calculate 12X5X1000 is 60,000 Euros a year. This is the sum that the highest segment of this class saves by the lowering of the top tax rate from 48 to 42 percent planned by Mr. Schroeder."
Jewish Lessons on the Environment (tags)
Shabbat is a holy covenant among Jews, but it can also be a holy grail for environmentalists.
CHERYL SEAL ALERT: Bush Pentagon Plans to Orbit Monstrous Space Bomber (tags)
While America's is diverted by the Bush UK visit and the Energy and Medicare bills crises, Bush, aided and abetted by NASA and Boeing, are laying plans to create a fleet of space bombers
Goverment boycott threats CBS (tags)
A clear case of considered deception (tags)
The ultimate evidence of a deliberate CDC attempt to disguise the fact there is NO teenage 'AIDS' in America. Also read the shocking facts of "Grannies Gone Wild".
More Radical, Less Extreme: From Weatherman to the ELF (tags)
Violence is not the issue. I don’t think it ever was. Not back in the day when the Weather Underground blew up toilets in the Capitol Building and not today as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) flips out over SUVs and condominiums. Revolution isn’t a leather-jacket tactic radicals adopt – it is a transformation of the whole society made by millions. It can be violent, but it’s not about violence. And it’s definitely not, as the old saying goes, a dinner party.
Conservative-Libertarian Split: Liberals Get It, Conservatives Don't (tags)
The left is aware of the emerging conservative-libertarian schism while the right for the most part remains in denial.
Caiifornia recall debacle ends just as I predicted (tags)
A few months back I wrote a short piece arguing that the Republicans would win the recall vote, unless they gave up their attempt to salvage Davis's position. I sent that piece to Buzzflash, which chose not to publish it. Now my forecasts have been proven sound. When will Democrats learn?
WTO/Cancun issues.... Agricultural Subsidies? (tags)
Wide Right (tags)
George W. Bush is doing for his Party what the Kremlin did for theirs...
GOP = Goldwater's Old Party? (tags)
Antiwar libertarian bloggers and Internet columnists often link to left-of-center websites like Indymedia, Common Dreams, Alternet.org and CounterPunch while others consider voting for Democratic candidate Howard Dean.
The Real Deal on Iraq (tags)
This e-mail received from a good friend and he vouches for the authenticity of the message. As you read this, think about the murder rate on the streets of every metroplex in this nation. Summed up -- very likely in the double digits-daily. So why is there not the outrage exhibited by the Liberals in the media to match their outrage about our forces in Iraq? Do you suppose it is safer for our troops on the streets of Baghdad than it is for us on the streets of our large cities? Or is it the Vietnam card being replayed?
LA call your Sen. and ask her to support S.1046!! (tags)
S. 1046 could help create an independent and less monopolized media. But why isn't Sen. Feinstein signed on to it??
Less than one in a million (tags)
Caucasian heterosexual women (even including I..V. drugs users) represent an 'AIDS' risk of only about ONE IN A MILLION or less. In California last year there were only 79 cases.
A War Built on Fictions (tags)
"Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are far less than a fact. And what is less than a fact is a fiction. There has been a lot of fiction in the rush to war that followed 9-11."
Nomads for Peace (tags)
change your address and change the world!
Rachel Corrie: "I think the word is 'dignity'" (tags)
A few words on a young woman silenced and now too quickly forgotten.
Activist Backgrounder to Tuesday's FCC event (tags)
Taken from answers to a several questions asked by IA-IMC to this San Francisco Media Activist. A backgrounder to the event and what activist are doing and can do.
Resisting "Complexity Management" (tags)
Taxes, taxes, taxes: High on the Bush agenda (tags)
It has been written that the more things change, the more they are the same. And that certainly holds true when it comes to battles over taxes. True, the powdered wigs of James Madison’s time are gone. And yes, George Bush has replaced "Teddy" Roosevelt. But the issues are the same – who pays and how much.
A Guide to Videotaping Police at Demonstrations (tags)
A Training Manual for Videotaping Police at Demonstrations
Animal Testing (tags)
why the hell do they test their products on animals?
A Day at the Mall (in response to 9-11-02) (tags)
When this poem originally circulated on e-mail, it was headed "in response to the day." And the e-mail itself was titled "nine eleven."
what drives the animal testing industry? (tags)
why the hell do they test their products on animals?
Honky Wanna Cracker? A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism (tags)
Forwarded by Tom Gorman. The article's on the mark, and easy to read. -jk
DESMOND TUTU and IAN URBINA speak against Israeli Apartheid (tags)
The United States has a distinct responsibility to intervene in atrocities committed by Israel the single largest recipient of US arms and foreign aid. Israel occupation's end should be TOP concern for ALL Americans.
Anarchist Timeline updated to 2500 entries (tags)
This is a significant updating, from 1,500 entries to 2500+ Dates & Events
Update: Bomb Sharon not Saddam (tags)
If America is to bomb people based on evilness, we should be bombing Sharon and not the less evil Saddam.
Labor 's View: Europe Wins Olympics (tags)
Europe won the 2002 Winter Olympic Games; the United States was a distant second. The Olympics represents the collective wealth of the workers of the world which allows some people to spend their time worrying about figure skating routines. Because labor is better organized in Europe, Europe spends more on social services and less on the military, and has the championship at the Olympics and the better overall health and welfare of its people to show for it.
Letter on Runaway Production (tags)
In the buildup to a large runaway production rally at the Hollywood Bowl- Sunday December 2nd at 1pm
A DELICATE BALANCE (new poems from NYC) (tags)
Perfect, Shelleyian poetry once again appears, where & when most acutely needed. This small, green-covered handbook, recently printed less than 5 minutes away from the World Trade Center in New York City, proposes & pleads for an understanding of Time that is, temporarily, for many, still in agonized suspension. Readers will find, buried within it, many clear messages from a clearly necessary future.
Radical Education: John Taylor Gatto (tags)
Lefties have a lot of homework to do when it comes to "education."
McCarthyism in San Diego (tags)
Cops have too Much Power
boycott petition the congress http://www.boycott-republicans.com (tags)
"The Corner" -- Review of Book Behind Emmy-Winning Program (tags)
There’s a strange mirroring between the corner addicts and ourselves. Our addiction to the war on drugs mirrors their drug addiction -- we spend more and more to get less and less, we know it’s not working, it’s destructive, yet we can’t find the strength to quit, it’s unthinkable to quit.
The Dubious Character of Jesse Jackson's Politics (tags)
A brief essay calling into question the class character of Jesse Jackson's political activity