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The right to water and 7 challenges to the welfare state (tags)
Visions need concrete, tangible measures that provide security in times of uncertainty and reliably carry all people through the huge changes...The indispensable ecological transformation must also become a social one.
Saving the planet by disempowering the elites (tags)
Humanity is at the final crossroads of becoming aware of the drama of the ecological and peace crisis in which it finds itself. The book "The Eco-Catastrophe" is a wake-up call to take note of the seriousness of the situation, to accept the Herculean tasks ahead, to understand the growth ideology of global capitalism.
Asia's Future (tags)
"Europe derived great power and huge profits from colonizing Asia, Asia has grown amazingly because of American and European outsourcing, and now the United States and Europe are propped up by infusions of Asian investment and talent. This is the true nature of the global system, not multipolar competition."
The Job Guarantee in the Corona Pandemic (tags)
If the tax system is not reformed in an equitable manner, this will probably mean 10 to 20 years of cutbacks, starving basic services such as education, health, and care, as was the case in many European countries after the 2008 financial crisis.
Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)
The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives and discussed.
The Shortwave Report 06/08/18 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? (tags)
On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit as StandWithUs (SWU), and, as of October 2013, operated from within SWU’s LA office.
Gaza to get desalination plant (tags)
EU and UNICEF fund 6,000 the project
At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)
The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.
The Shortwave Report 05/24/13 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
“Little Guantanamo” Exposing the CMU (tags)
Daniel has an article on The Huffington Post today! Please comment on the article so it gets seen by all and makes it on the home page! Digg it, Twitter it, Share, become a fan, Buzz up, etc. Do it all! Please spread the word in every way possible. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-mcgowan/tales-from-inside-the-us_b_212632.html
creating the new world (tags)
Very important, because in each heart, this Love is powerful. But this Love is also as powerful as it is disregarded. So, we are trying to make you know it better, feel it better.
New York Times - Children Die in Aids Drug Trials, but the Drugs are Fine, Fine, Fine (tags)
The Guinea Pig Kids story of foster children being used in AIDS drug trials continues
SEIU Pres Stern's Key CA Operative Tyrone Freeman Linked To Corruption (tags)
SEIU Pres Andy Stern is seeking to consolidate hundreds of thousands of workers in California and force them into a homecare workers local led by hand picked LA operative Tyrone Freeman. It has now been revealed that Stern's ally is California has been using hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his family members for video and pr services. The many workers of the local earn around $9.00 an hour
AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!” (tags)
On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He’s the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: “We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends.” On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.
Release of 22 Chinese Fishermen Meant to Appease China, Fishers’ Group Says (tags)
The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya or National Alliance of Small Fisherfolk Organizations) said on March 15 that the dismissal of the case against and the subsequent release of 22 Chinese fishermen last March 14 was meant to appease the Chinese government currently irked over the scandal and diplomatic repercussions created by the controversial Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU).
EU prepares for hard-core Chad mission (tags)
As the EU sets peacekeeping plans in motion, the size of the force and the rules of its engagement in this hotspot remain key questions.
U.S. Army's Radioactive Blowback (tags)
Many will recall the haunting lyrics of "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. In the wake of the U.S. military's deployment of DU munitions in the desert regions of the Middle East, a horrifying new impication is given to the lyrics. "All we are is dust in the wind".
Ongoing threat of radioactive depleted uranium (tags)
The nuclear threat of depleted uranium continues to plague US soldiers and Iraqi civilians experiencing illness and/or death from exposure to radioactive DU..
German Greens, Conservatives draw closer together (tags)
Last week, the conservative Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the free-market liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) started official talks aimed at forming a new coalition government in the state of Baden-Württemberg, after elections were held there at the end of March. Both parties aim to agree on a coalition pact by May 6. The state’s premier, Günther Oettinger (CDU), made this announcement two days before the CDU’s parliamentary faction was due to meet. The CDU had previously held two meetings each with the FDP and the Green Party to assess the possibilities of forming a coalition government. The discussions with the Greens signified yet a further convergence between the two parties and will undoubtedly be viewed in the not-too-distant future as a preparation for the first CDU-Green state government.
It's Time To Stop the War--on Immigrants! (tags)
The Senate is torn between welcoming undocumented families and turning them into criminals. Immigrant and immigrant-descent communities, the now-awakened giant, forced the Senate to blink. Actions over the next two weeks will determine what the Senate finally does. And in the interim, the progressive Left needs to stand up in massive numbers.
2 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS (tags)
a) SAVE OUR STATE TO BULLY MORE DAY LABORERES IN LAGUNA BEACH THIS SATURDAY b) MINUTEMEN HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO--GROUPS CALLED ON TO COUNTER--THEIR PRESENCE!!!
Interviewing the Youth Anti-War Movement (tags)
Earlier this month M. Junaid Alam of Left Hook asked four of CAN's elected representatives about the political imperatives and realities the movement faces, including internal debates, the effect of linking up with anti-war veterans, the extent of right-wing harassment, and mobilizations planned in the near future.
"WAR: Protest in America" Series Screening at REDCAT (tags)
Free daily screenings of a powerful anti-war film collection. Includes Julie Talen's "Sixty Cameras Against the War" which can be downloaded for free through www.glimpseculture.com
NLRB issues complaint against SEIU for threatening San Francisco janitors (tags)
One More Example of the Corruption in the SEIU
NLRB issues complaint against SEIU for threatening San Francisco janitors (tags)
One More Example of the Corruption in SEIU
Strikers as Terrorists? (tags)
June 27, 2002 A CounterPunch Exclusive Strikers as Terrorists? Ridge Calls Longshoremen's Chief by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
Homeland Security & Union Busting (tags)
In a CounterPunch exclusive, Alexander Cockburn shows how the Bush Administration's phony and fascist "War on Terrorism" is being waged against decent working people here at home.