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Wells Fargo Is Accused of Making Improper Changes to Mortgages (tags)
Wells Fargo has been accused in lawsuits of significantly extending mortgage loan terms of customers in bankruptcy without their knowledge.
For an Unconditional Basic Income (tags)
The basic income corrects the distribution effects of the labor market. It takes something from the higher paid to give to those who earn little or nothing. A leftist fights for a just social system. Robots and artificial intelligence replace human labor.
Crashing the Party (tags)
Twain in the nineteenth century exposed the excesses of America’s first Gilded Age and sought, without success, to avert the young nation’s lurch toward imperialism.
Video: This Changes Everything, 16 min (tags)
Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Access could replace excess as enough could replace more. Openculture.org gives us 700 free movies and 700 free E-books and 450 audio books (including 1984)! Are we ready to be more generous?
Jerusalem on the Boil (tags)
The unconditional basic income - a social concept for Europe (tags)
The time is right for alternative economics after the "money-out-of-nothing" phase. Access could replace excess and enough could replace more. www.basicincome.org and www.freembtranslations.net
KPFK SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ? (tags)
KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?
KPFK: self-destructing? or is it again the usual dysfunctioning? (tags)
Recent comments have been heard : that the Pacifica National Board may want to replace current management/ staff without Informing, or Getting Input from the Shareholders who ‘own’ + pay + sustain the station. What details are kept secret, and the usual silence on-air gags all conversation, or any sharing of what is actually happening ? Contrary to claims of ‘open communications’ it is still only a 1-way communication coming from inside KPFK to us out here - and nothing allowed to exit from the hallowed station-office halls to the Paying Public - the one that keeps the station afloat. Why ? What maneuvers could be happening ? When will the Shareholders find out [oh, is it already too late ?] to participate in this upheaval or learn of the intentions to make major personnel changes at KPFK ? huh ?
Global-warming debate shouldn’t exclude role of livestock (tags)
Regardless of what the actual total of livestock contribution to global warming, it is part of the problem and we ignore it at our collective peril.
California governor vetoes bills tied to individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (tags)
California is proceeding with caution in fulfilling the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gov. Jerry BrownJerry Brown vetoed Assembly bills 961 and 1461 last week to prevent unintended consequences of how the ACA could be changed depending on who will be in the White House after November.
San Onofre doesn't have to become our Fukushima (tags)
What went wrong at San Onofre last January is a classic tale of the abuse of power. San Onofre should be decommissioned (dismantled). It should never be allowed to restart.
California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike --interview w/ Critical Resistance (tags)
We discuss the recent statewide hunger strike initiated by prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. The strike is put in context, alongside a statewide grassroots movement calling for cuts in prison spending to address California?s budget crisis, and a recent US Supreme Court ruling that calls for the reduction of California state prisoners by at least 30,000, in response to overcrowding.
Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation (tags)
You Abandoned Your Most Loyal (tags)
In the lead up to the national elections of 2008 both parties rattled off their lists of things they would do differently. They told us how they would act regarding the dual wars middle class Americans have been forced to pay for ? even more so than the large corporations benefitting from the wars. They told us how they would reverse the problems caused by the sub-prime mortgage scam that caused the two bailouts of Wall Street. They told us how our civil liberties would be brought back to a place that made sense. They told us how sweeping changes Americans desired would be made reality.
CPUC may do away with land lines, the safest form of telephone communication tomorrow! (tags)
Changes afoot at tomorrow's Public Utilities Commission meeting
SAY GOOD BYE TO MORE LOCAL PROGRAMMING AT KPFK (tags)
Alan Minsky, Interim Program Director at KPFK Radio is planning more unilateral programming changes.
Cuba: dialogue ... and debate (tags)
* We present the no. 16 issue (July 2010) of CUBA LIBERTARIA, edited by GALSIC (Grupo de Apoyo a los Libertarios y Sindicalistas Independientes en Cuba). You may obtain a .pdf file of this edition in Spanish at email@example.com
KPFK programming: Compliments [for a change] and for changes in programming (tags)
One program on KPFK continues to deliver...Roy Tuckman's "Somethings Happening" show, deep into night, also in archives for day net users.
KPFK members may think CHANGES are not needed so should not occur...??? (tags)
Why are so many objecting to any changes attempted at Our Radio Station funded by listeners at KPFK ?
Wall Street Under Obama: Bigger and Riskier (tags)
After the financial levees broke and the crumbling banks ushered in the economic crisis, angry people clamored for drastic change in the financial system. Obama reflected these feelings well, at times using radical rhetoric to denounce the banking titans. What he promised was deep regulatory change so that such a crisis “would never happen again.” Like every other promise of substance, Obama’s pledge to “rein in” the banks has fallen by the wayside; the well-timed rhetoric smoothed over public tensions and now business is back to usual. The New York Times remarks:
Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)
"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."
Zhibin Gu: China's illness: self-appointed government vs corruption (tags)
Watch out on the hidden corruption of China! Is China's surging economy to be ruined by a self-appointed bureaucracy? Is China able to escape the deadly traps of lawlessness and corruption? What is really inside Chinese society, government and politics in relation to global financial crisis? Get realistic discussions and forecast on China and the world in the 21st century.
Is it just me or is it getting warmer? (tags)
global financial crisis, China, India, new world: Zhibin Gu (tags)
Which nation to become new leader, China, India, Brazil, Russia, or US? Is global financial crisis leading to a new world order? How to move ahead in globalized business, jobs, politics, management and wealth? Get new insights and analysis.
Cuba: The hurt of no longer being (tags)
* Fragment from a work by Daniel Barret about the evolution of Cuba’s political regime since November 17 2005 till today. This piece attempts to place the role of Fidel Castro these past months.
Banks get Bailout,Public gets Credit Card Usury!!! (tags)
"If you're able to charge 30 percent or, in a payday lender case, 200 or 300 percent, you don't care so much if the loan-in fact, you actually want the loan not to be repaid. You want people to go into debt. You want to accumulate this interest. ..........................................................................
The ABCs of Unionizing, Proposed Changes and the Worker Caught in the Middle (tags)
Summary on workplace unionization and a brief on proposed changes in light of pending legislation.
Pentagon Wants Cyberwar Range to 'Replicate Human Behavior and Frailties' (tags)
Congress has ordered the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, to put together a National Cyber Range, as part of a massive (and massively secret) $30 billion, government-wide effort better prep for battle online. The project is now considered a top priority for the Agency. And to make sure the facility is as true-to-life as possible, Darpa wants the contractors running the Range to be able to "replicate realistic human behavior on nodes," a request for proposals, released today, reveals.
The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced (tags)
The process of changes in favor of the Bolivian majority is at risk of being brutally restrained
Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump? (tags)
Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.
CO 2 'Follows Temperature Rises' in Past Climate Changes (tags)
This is unequivocally true. The three ice cores of Greenland and the Antarctic have all shown this to be a fact.
FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation (tags)
FCC proposal will harm independent journalism
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
Howard Government: over 5000 edits on Wikipedia (tags)
Public servants have been found to have edited Wikipedia entries. Staff from the department have been found to have made edits to Wikipedia entries on topics such as the "children overboard" affair. Treasurer Peter Costello's page was also edited, removing a reference to the nickname "Captain Smirk"...
Worst Case Climate Scenario? We've Got It! Times 2 (tags)
Two paragraphs from the British newspaper The Observer about a Pentagon study: "A secret report, suppressed by US defense chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world." "The [secret] document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents."
In Our Own Words: Youth Tours of South L.A. (tags)
Walking Tours of South L.A., Saturday June 9 and 16: Youth from South L.A will lead tours of the Vermont Corridor, focusing on cultural landmarks and significant historical changes.
Ubuntu Tribe, the movie (tags)
Ubuntu Tribe the movie is inspired in the Basque free software developers community, which actually has a lot of handicaps adapting the language to the fast changes of the new technologies.
Tundra Disappearing At Rapid Rate (tags)
It's like it waited until conditions were just right and then it decided to get up and run, not just walk.".....This sets up a "positive feedback," the same process that is associated with the rapidly decaying Arctic ice cap.
Your Govt Working Hard to Keep You Uninformed - Evidence (tags)
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has received a few of the documents it has requested from the White House after months of filing requests in their "investigation into suspicions that the Bush White House has edited scientific reports to downplay the effects of global warming."
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)
Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)
Retroactive Laws Invoked to Protect Administration Officials from War Crimes Prosecution (tags)
author: Paul Craig Roberts
Warm bodies that can kill are needed! (tags)
The U.S. Military needs any warm body that can kill. Honest! And they have lowered their standards.
The True Cause of Global Warming (tags)
With things warming up, no one is getting more hot under the collar than the president and vice-president it seems as a scenario not unlike "The Day After Tomorrow" begins to unfold on a global scale.
The Contradictions are our Hope (tags)
Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary Th WTO is undemocratic and unjust.
Venezuela's Chavez Says UN Needs a Revolution (tags)
Sept 7 Public Hearing Expands Ad Seg Torture, the power of a crowd is needed (tags)
California Dept of Corrections (& rehab - what a joke) has called a public hearing to expand the minimum time in the hole without a review hearing from 30 days to 90 days for some infractions, as long as six months MINIMUM for others. This punishes the mentally ill and children as there are no phone calls and getting visits is very hard while in cruel isolation, no canteen, no personal property in the 4' x 4' box,
ALL HAIL SATAN AND HIS DEMON bUSH (tags)
Sugar a Bitter Issue at CARICOM Summit (tags)
Sugar a Bitter Issue at CARICOM Summit
Enron, ENMOD, and the so-called Global Warming (tags)
GLOBAL WARMING IS JUST ONE PART OF A FARCE WHOSE TRUE PURPOSE IS TO SECRETLY DEPLOY ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION SCIENCE TO MELT THE ICE CAPS SO THAT ISRAELI AMERICAN INTERESTS COULD BEGIN TO EXPLOIT THEM...WE SHOULD PRAY THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD FOR IT VERY WELL COULD BE, AND IT IS MOST CERTAINLY THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNEW IT....
Why Such Drastic Changes Sought by Neo-cons? (tags)
Of course it is the inevitable, looming oil crisis that awaits the US (because of her thirst for oil) that has given this Administration the justification to invade Iraq on the "pack of lies" (1. Honorable George Galloway) that came out of this White House. That, although not justified in many people's minds, is pretty much understood by the rank and file.
Possibility of Abrupt Climate Change Needs Research and Attention (tags)
author: The National Academies Global climate, like other complex systems, is subject to abrupt changes if stressed. Global warming could cause such an abrupt shift, which could lead to severe problems for humans and other life.
SHACKLED BY ADVERSITY (tags)
BTL:White House Rules Changes on Forest Management Could Reduce Protection of.. (tags)
...Endangered Species and Limit Public Input~ Interview with Marty Hayden, legislative director with Earthjustice, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
"CLIMATE CHANGE" SCIENCE AND PRES. BUSH (tags)
The scientific community, tired of being refuted by "corporate scientists", came up with the definitive report that cannot be dispelled.
Impacts, Causes and Effects of North America's Forest Dieback (tags)
The following is a brief discussion of the extent and potential impact of America's forest dieback in the immediate future, as well as a discussion of the various causes and scenarios which describe the impact of forest loss on human civilization and the planetary ecosystem.
Its a MediaEmergenC !! Converge against Corprate Media! (tags)
Media EmergenC, a conference organized by the San Diego Independent Media Center to promote, strengthen and build democratic media organizations, will incorporate performance, street action, workshops, speakers and forums October 6-9 to raise a voice of opposition against the increasing corporate control of our media. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), an organization with considerable lobbying power in Washington D.C. which represents owners of media broadcasting outlets, will bring its annual conference, the Radio Road Show to San Diego October 4-8. The NAB was a major force behind the FCC's deregulation of media ownership guidelines and continues to lobby for the ability of a relatively few corporations to control a majority of the media outlets available to the American public. COME CONVERGE IN SAN DIEGO TO SAY FUCK CORPRATE MEDIA!!
San Francisco Indymedia, expanding our horizons (tags)
our new mission
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)
Our War Too - Gay Heroes, and Gay Necessities (tags)
A gay praise of the War Against Terrorism
Open Letter to the Global Indymedia Network from San Diego (tags)
SF Bay Area IMC's open letter to IMC newswire echoes problems faced in San Diego and other cities.
DEC 16th Diebold gets TRASHED by CA SoState (tags)
Voting Systems Panel - Dec 16 - Diebold gets thrashed" This meeting http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/vsp_121603.pdf was amazing, to say the least. You want to talk about vindication of the "hysteria" over Diebold? Well, this was it! Last month the State of California ordered Diebold to cooperate with, and to pay for an audit of their installed hardware/firmware/software versions statewide. Today partial results of that audit were released, and it was a doozie...
LA IMC and your privacy - bad changes made to software (tags)
Cookies, and other flaws
Congressmen of 'Integrity' refuse to penalize Mutual Fund abusers (tags)
Only 2 members of the House of Representative rejected legislation that would impose penalties against fund trading abuses. Who were these industry insiders? Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), key members of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Global Warming and Climate Change - connecting the dots (tags)
A collection of links to some stories I have been posting in the recent past, gathered together, which describe changes taking place in the climate around the world. Any one of these stories might not seem significant, but taken together they indicate that weather patterns are being disturbed and are changing around the globe, with the greatest changes taking place over the last three decades, and the rate of change has been accelerating in the last decade.
Why Montana needs to Re-Regulate the Energy Industry (tags)
In 1997, Montana privatized energy generation by selling off its assets -- fast-forward six years and Touch America and North-Western are bankrupt. "Nobody wants to eat crow, but slowly, bit-by-bit, we've been putting regulation back into place"
Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)
Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.
10-14-03 Poll: U.S. discontent increasing (tags)
Solid majorities of Americans support changes in the nation's political system, want the power to recall elected officials and are angry about the way some things are going in this country
The October 7th recall election of Gray Davis might be recalled by a Federal judge (tags)
The California Attorney General's office and Monterey County officials conceded that they need federal approval, and that without it, the entire recall election, including the two voter initiatives on the ballot, would have to be postponed, perhaps to the March primary.
Saudi Arabia behind Global Terrorism (tags)
"So if the Saudi’s were in Indonesia, Bin Laden was from Saudi, 15 of the Twin Tower terrorists were Saudi’s it was time to do some more research on Saudi Arabia:" A review of Saudi Arabia's REAL involvement around the world over the past ten years.
Vaclav Havel's "Politics as Responsibility for the World" (tags)
"What has greater weight: the political culture of unselfish service to the whole or the Mafia maneuvering between the laws..What I seek has the character of an ideal that we approach." Vaclav Havel was president of Czechoslovakia for 13 years.
Divine Forces Radio needs your help (tags)
Divine forces radio needs listeners to flood the k.p.f.k offices with emails and let the program director know you want 3 hours of D.F.R.
Eliminating the right to overtime pay! (tags)
More Bushit Plans to Screw Us All!
Reclaim the Media! (tags)
It should come as no surprise that the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to rewrite media ownership rules has stirred a firecry in Congress. Unlike the members of the FCC, members of the House and Senate must face the voters at election time.
becoming the media: who watches the watchmen? (tags)
On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission is planning on authorizing sweeping changes to the American news media. The rule changes could allow your local TV stations, newspaper, radio stations, and cable provider to all be owned by one company. [This time instead of depleting itself in a fight, those who would see something different MUST become the media. ]
Stop the FCC (tags)
If you believe that we need a free and independent media in the United States, we need you to send an email to Congress right now telling them so. Go to www.mediareform.net now, or stay here and let us explain.
FCC Forum Feb 18 at USC! (tags)
It's open to the public, but it's not clear whether public testimony will be taken. Perhaps there are other ways of making our voices heard before the FCC commissioners at USC....
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.
Global warming: Smog belches from Bush administration (tags)
The New Year began with environmentalists pressing two separate lawsuits charging the Bush administration with gutting the Clean Air Act and pushing policies that have accelerated global warming that poses a long term threat to life on earth.
Wild Rockies Earth First! halts logging truck with banner hang (tags)
WREF! halts a logging truck coming from the bitterroot national forest for the purpose of locking down to it and hanging a banner raising public awareness about the bitterroot salvage scam. 6 activists were arrested.
1999 Letter to LA Weekly re: slanted coverage about Pacifica (tags)
In July 1999, the LA Weekly published an article on the conflict surrounding Pacifica's lockout of the KPFA staff in Berkeley. Though that article was vastly superior in reportage to Ella Taylor's recentwork, then as now, the coverage was slanted and erroneous. This letter was sent to the Weekly in response.
The Alternative is Struggle! (tags)
...unite and strike like a clenched fist of all the forms of mass struggle!
Possible IMF/World Bank meeting changes (tags)
Local D.C. news: Secuity concerns lead to possible venue/date change for upcoming IMF/World Bank meetings.
Domestic Partner's Rights Bill Domestic Partners' Rights Bill in State Senate (tags)
The California Senate is considering a bill that would recognize sex marraiges and allow for some but not all equal rights as granted to straight couples.
Extreme proposals of Treasury's O'Neill mostly unreported (tags)
When a high-level government official calls for drastic changes in U.S. law, it ought to be big news. But in an interview reported by the Financial Times' Amity Shlaes (5/19/01 & 5/22/01), treasury secretary Paul O'Neill called for sweeping changes in U.S. tax and social policy, and some three weeks later, those statements have made hardly a ripple in the U.S. media.
Pacifica Listeners Earn Victory (tags)
Los Angeles, CA~ A day after 100 demonstrators picketed in front of KPFK, L.A. organizers claimed a victory for listener-sponsored radio, because controversial new bylaw changes were not taken up for consideration by the Pacifica National Board.
México en la Lucha III. Chiapas cambia-Mexico in the Fight III. Chiapas changes (tags)
The new governor of the state of Chiapas, who assumed office on Friday, Dec. 8, immediately began the process for freeing all Zapatista prisoners. La Jornada's top news report, on Sunday, Dec 10, describes what the State Attorney General will find when he begins, on Monday, Dec 11, to review the files. The original report, 1.) in Spanish, is first, followed by 2.) my translation into English. (My preferred title concluded: Mexico in the Struggle III. Chiapas changes. But it was too long.)