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Raising interest rates to fight inflation is a crazy idea (tags)
A wrong analysis of the causes of inflation leads to wrong countermeasures. Wage restraint means a loss of purchasing power and does not change the increased energy prices. Higher interest rates will make loans more expensive, lead to less investment, eg renewable energies.
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
Social consequences of the Corona crisis in Austria (tags)
Two million Austrians suffer income losses from the Corona crisis. Good news comes today from New Zealand (half-price transit), Finland (affordable apartments for the homeless) and Great Britain (four-day work with five-day pay). This good news is reported by Scoop.me.
Education neoliberalism disguised as social policy (tags)
The share of the workforce with a college, university or technical college education is rising. The ever-increasing demands on skilled workers and the needs of the labor market are also driving up the cost of education. It is right and necessary to ask questions about financing.
Crisis rent instead of debt trap (tags)
Store closings, event cancellations, slumping orders, short-time work and job losses, especially in precarious employment, have left many unable to afford their apartments or rented commercial space. Despite initial easing, there is no end in sight.
Strengthening the welfare state (tags)
Trump's smear campaigns, scapegoating, fear mongering, $8-trillion tax heists, corporate welfare, attacking the poor, minorities, seniors, disabled, children and students have left democracy in intensive care. Helicopter money, a Marshall Plan for journalism and ending wars could revive the debate culture.
The welfare state - anchor of stability in the crisis (tags)
Work, income and wealth must be distributed more fairly, and a number of "rules of the game" in our society must be changed. The upheaval forced by the crisis will hopefully force even hard-boiled defenders of the existing to rethink.
Corona pandemic: Black Swan on the Way to Depression (tags)
The question is whether the broad masses have learned anything from the last crisis, whether they can build up such strong pressure not to be asked to pay again for the costs of rescuing large companies, banks and states.
Selling off. The Price of Privatization in France (tags)
Liberalization and privatization have ultimately only confused consumers, but have whetted the appetite of the industry bosses and their puppets even more. The takeover of the state by the private sector is no longer about the realization of an ideological project.
26 Ways Trump Has Increased The National Debt By 4 to 5 Trillion Dollars (tags)
The corporate media boycott of Kevin De Leon, abolitionists of the death penalty, animal rights activists, vegans, and antiwar experts, There is a little more discussion about Trump's savaging of our national treasury.
22 Ways Trump Has Increased US Deficit By 4 to 5 Trillion Dollars (tags)
Despite cutting money for the health of hundreds of millions of Americans, education, bridges, mass transit, environmental enforcement, etc Trump has added trillions to the deficit.
Banks Enriched By Trump Deficit Increase Of 4 to 5 Trillion $ (tags)
The Trump regime under the guise of cutting government costs has increased them. Between 4 and 5 trillion dollars in costs have been added to the deficit enriching Chinese, Swiss, Japanese, British and American banksters.
Glass a dangerous and costly way to transport items (tags)
Glass packaging breaks and cuts feet and flattens tires. It also costs 10x more to transport it with shipping costs.
State Investments and the Public Sector (tags)
The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. it is a kind of advance concession, increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects
Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive (tags)
Privatizations do not usually lead to lower prices. Privatizations often entail hidden costs. if a business saves by investing less in training, the state has to invest more. Privatizations mostly mean staff reductions, lower wage, and increasing work pressure.
Key Declaration about Mental Illness and Homelessness in U.S.A. by E. Fuller Torrey (tags)
Author of the Tragic Odyssey of the Homeless Mentally Ill a Text by Harper and Row. Until the laye 1950's most seriously mentally ill lived in state hospitals It became feasible to discharge 100,000's of thousands when medications improved. by 1985 the population had decreased by 80%
Drug Industry Bandits (tags)
Obama's Latest Demagoguery (tags)
The hidden costs of trade treaties (tags)
The free trade treaties with Canada (CETA) and the United States (TTIP) are not threatening European standards, the negotiators in Brussels assure us. Yet environmental and food safety regulations have already been weakened.
Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)
Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right (tags)
Wind power is cheaper than coal, 70pp (tags)
A leaked report shows wind is the cheapest energy source in Europe, beating the presumably dirt-cheap coal and gas by a mile. Conventional wisdom holds that clean energy is more expensive than its fossil-fueled counterparts. competition.
Legal costs for marijuana arrest (tags)
Legal costs for marijuana arrest
TTIP: Emperor's New Clothes (tags)
Welfare state achievements, quality and environmental standards as well as consumer interests are up for negotiation..For Austria, an annual jobs gain of 0.06% is forecast...93% of the consultations were with lobbyists.
The Future of the Captured State (tags)
Keystone XL: State Department tells the environment to drop dead (tags)
The U.S. State Department appears to be cooking the books in its studies of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Could this be a sign that the Obama administration is preparing to approve a project that potentially could be the tipping point for uncontrollable global warming?
Comment on Keystone XL Pipeline - Open until March 7, 2014 (tags)
Building pipelines means abandoning a decent infrastructure. European train do not derail all the time. They have invested in the infrastructure and a longer horizon that saves money and prevents environmental degradation. Vancouver B.C. has 26 community centers!
Obamacare Harms America's Workforce (tags)
Eating Out Or Eating At Home (tags)
15 reasons to eat at home... and other reasons to eat out
Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)
Medicare for All - John Geyman M.D. (tags)
In an editorial published by the Huffington Post on January 24, 2013, John Geyman, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, makes a case that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not be able to fix the continuing problems of rising health care costs...
Wars against Terror (tags)
"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake" (Jeanette Rankin). "Every war has two losers" (William Stafford). "You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but can't make an aquarium out of fish soup" (Polish proverb).
They frack because clear air and water aren’t profitable (tags)
Newly developed fracking techniques represent an intensification, yet a special law known as the “Halliburton loophole” exempts fracking from federal regulations.
Obamacare Rips Off Americans (tags)
Milliman Medical Index on Obamacare (tags)
Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage (tags)
Obama's Neoliberal Budget (tags)
Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare (tags)
Iraq: Ten Years After the Invasion (tags)
The wars begun in 2001 have been tremendously painful for millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and the United States, and economically costly as well. Each additional month and year of war will add to that toll.
More Evidence Obamacare Ripped Off Americans (tags)
San Onofre Layoffs: Latest Sign of Nuke Plant’s Demise (tags)
The announcement of the impending layoff of one third of the San Onofre nuclear plant's workforce is yet another indication of the demise of this troublesome nuke.
Queer Democrats Unanimously Oppose Pension "Reform" (tags)
The hottest issue on the June 5 ballot in San Diego is Proposition B, the public pension "reform" initiative sponsored by openly Queer Right-wing City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio. It would freeze all city workers' pay for five years and abolish the city's pension system for new hires, replacing it with a 401(k)-style plan. The product of a decade-long propaganda campaign by the radical Right politicians and media, it's expected to pass easily — but the predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality, after hearing a debate on it, unanimously voted to oppose it at their April 26 meeting.
Preventing Peace to Wage War (tags)
Challenging Obamacare (tags)
Why Blade Runner? Your Thoughts and Memories Are Not Your Own (tags)
While we may not have been directly implanted with Eldon Tyrell's niece's memories, our DNA reeks of Horatio Alger and our own bootstraps.
The Rule of Supply-Side Economists (tags)
Supply-side economists dominate wherever one looks in politics, economics and the media. That wages and salaries are not onl.y costs but also demand usually doesn't interest supply-side economists.
The Financial System as a Parasite of the Economic System (tags)
In the global tax competition over tax revenues collapsing worldwide, states are run by a global financial and banking system and made into debtors. The factors taxes and labor are effectively marginalized as mere costs to be shifted. Taxes and labor (straw) are transformed into gold.
Medicare Privatization Plans (tags)
Eurozone Doomsayer Got it Right (tags)
Ron Paul : Freedom to Die (tags)
A riff on a Krugman column.
Philippine Congress asked to suspend interest for ?corrupted debts? in 2012 budget (tags)
MANILA, Philippines ? On the last few days of the budget committee hearings, a debt watchdog has asked the House Committee on Appropriations to follow President Benigno S. Aquino III?s example by suspending interest payments for ?corrupted debts and deals? in the proposed 2012 national government budget.
Israeli Home Demolition Terrorism (tags)
A Decade of US War Costs (tags)
Striking for Health Care (tags)
The supermarket workers in So Cal have gone over three months without agreeing on a new contract. The fight is mostly over health care benefits; if they lose, all workers in retail will see benefits decline.
Market Failure Wherever One Looks (tags)
7-8 million jobs lost in two years, 150,000 public sector jobs lost in September, are signs of total system incompetence. It's time to redefine state and market and adopt alternative economic policy with reduced working hours and infrastructure investment.
Pell Grant And Scholarship Fund Help College Students With Tuition, Fees, And Textbook Cos (tags)
College tuition and fee assistance is something that many college students often need as the costs of attending a college or university have been on the rise and necessitate supplemental aid for many who cannot meet college costs out-of-pocket. Scholarships and grants are one way in which students have been able to find the funds they need to help pay college tuition, fees, and even meet extra costs like textbook purchases.
Free College Tuition, Fees & Text Books (tags)
College scholarships are available from a variety of sources and can be obtained by a large number of college students who need help paying college tuition, fees, and even for those who need assistance meeting costs for things like textbooks. Free financial aid from scholarships can be greatly beneficial as the costs for attending a college or university are on the rise and, luckily, almost any student can receive some form of financial aid through college scholarships.
Attorney Richard Fine's Self-Inflicted Wounds (tags)
A great deal of local fanfare has been made of the 15 month-and-running incarceration of Richard Fine by Los Angeles Superior Judge David Yaffe, especially by Leslie Dutton of "Full Disclosure Network." A close examination of the facts and the law suggest that Mr. Fine challenged the Court on the weakest grounds imaginable, and has been wrong on both the law and the facts from the start.
Media Disseminated Myths about Obamacare (tags)
lies and deceit about health care reform
Universal Single-Payer Healthcare Coverage: An Economic Stimulus Plan (tags)
Imagine - doing the right thing is economically beneficial.
Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)
Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.
GABNET DECRIES "TRADE-OFF" OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM (tags)
GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.
Forced Health Insurance Costs Could Damage Housing Market (tags)
Citizens caught in this Catch 22 which there may be millions, may not be considered poor for federal assistance to buy health insurance.
Obamacare Targets Entitlements (tags)
the plan is to make America Guatemala
Health Bill Proposals Could Cause Job-Losses For Non-Health Care Workers (tags)
If Costs Of Forced Private Health Insurance Prevent Home Buyers Qualifying For Home Loans, That Will Hurt Construction and Manufacturing Workers, Financial Institutions And Home Values Dependent On A Stable Housing Market?
Health Bill Raises Economic Concern For Real Estate (tags)
Has Obama discounted the collateral economic damage and costs the current health bill proposals will cause Americans via surcharges and higher taxes?
VIDEO: Chomsky on Health Care (tags)
Health care costs are double other countries with worse outcomes. Up to 2004, these ideas were never on the agenda. In 2008 this changed. Manufacturing industry came out for universal health care since their survival was endangered by skyrocketing costs.
The Obstacles to Real Health Reform - Private Insurers and Big PhRMA (tags)
Predatory providers are the real problem
Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer (tags)
real health care reform
Obamcare - A Health Care Rationing Scheme to Enrich Insurers, Drug Companies and Large Hos (tags)
Obamacare will make a bad health care system worse.
Push the Prez to fix Health Services NOW (tags)
MoveOn.org has a petition on line that goes right to your representative...but you can create and write your own better version. Send it out now. To everyone and every govt official you can find. Make your thinking known. Make a change. Now !
Health Providers, Pharmaceuticals Still 'Ripping-Off' Americans (tags)
It just doesn't end! Every year American consumers must pay more for their health care and pharmaceutical needs and every year health care providers and the pharmaceutical industry --- with the help of our Congress --- figure-out new ways to cut their costs and increase ours.
The crisis hits the auto industry (tags)
A didactic drama about jobs
Deforestation Costs More than Financial Crisis (tags)
It is a steep bill. Our shrinking forests cost us up to $5 trillion a year -- far more than the current banking crisis. Environmentalists hope the sobering calculation, made by a European Union commissioned team, will focus political will on funding conservation.
Growth and Social Justice: Joseph Stiglitz (tags)
The trickle-down economy does not function. The left understands the market and rhe role the market can and should play in the economy. The right doesn't understand either. The Bush administration is nothing but the old corporatism in a new garment.
Distribution Justice is the Command of the Hour (tags)
Mass unemployment, low wages, precarious jobs and falling real income strain the social budgets, not demographic development. Something is not right when poverty grows while the super-wealthy receive more benefits and subsidies.
De-Acceleration or Globalization 2.0 (tags)
"The wondrous global division of labor came about in which threshold countries lend money to the US to buy Chinese or Indian products..Must cut-flowers from Africa be promoted in Europe?..With de-acceleration, globalization will catapult fewer jobs around the globe.
"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.
Rising Health Care Costs: the tsunami that never ends (tags)
The giant wave soon will engulf us all. People just can't afford the rising costs of health care!
Six Trillion Dollars (tags)
The US military occupation of Iraq cannot be won militarily and cannot be paid for. The military occupation was sold as a cheap war that would only help the US and the world: more security and a lower price of oil. Empire and double standards bring only nihilism and distrust.
The Shortwave Report 12/07/07 ¡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.
Los Angeles Becomes The Largest City in the Country to oppose the Iraq War (tags)
End The War LA, Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against the War and others, call for a mass convergence at city hall at 9:15AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH at Los Angeles City hall to put pressure on our elected officials to pass an historic anti-war resolution.
Iraq Occupation - $720 Million Per Day (tags)
hail satan and his servant jesus christ
Health Care for Everyone is Possible in California (tags)
Angelenos demand health care reform as the current insurance system denies life-saving treatment
War Against Terror Costs US $12 Billion a Month (tags)
The promising title "The Way Forward" is a whitewash. Thorugh the invasion and occupation, Iraq first became a failed state where terrorist groups thrive.. The war that would only cost peanuts (Wolfowitz or Perle) may cost $1 trillion.
Brazil: Road passing taxes lose in the states and win in federal justice. (tags)
after pleasant expensive sojourns in resorts to the costs of the association of banks that control the road passing taxes say that signed contracts have to be fulfilled.
Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)
The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.
From Iraq War to Middle East War (tags)
Bush ignores everything that experts, the opposition majority and the US public want.. Bush's course recalls Nixon's 1970 invasion of Cambodia, expanding the battle while swearing withdrawal.
Funds Needed for Eric McDavid (tags)
After more than a year of pretrial incarceration and the associated legal costs, Eric McDavid is preparing to go to trial and needs to raise funds to mount the best defense possible.
Gov's health plan good step, but universal coverage doomed, say Greens (tags)
Governor's health plan step in right direction, but universal coverage doomed because politicos too ‘in debt' to powerful special interests, says Green Party of California.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 11/3/06 ¡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, Cuba, China, and Russia.
Hidden Costs of the Iraqi War Exposed (tags)
As of Oct. 3, 2006, the Iraqi War has led to the deaths of 2,720 U.S. military personnel, cost taxpayers $331.1 billion, while Iraqi civilian casualties are estimated at over 100,000. However, there are also “hidden costs” to this awful conflict. Some were revealed at a Capitol Hill “Iraq Forum” on Sept. 26, 2006. They are the costs to the children of Iraq; to the Iraqi War Veterans; and to the American taxpayers, who are stuck with the tab, while other economic and social priorities go unanswered.
Congress' fluffy measures keep constituents happy (tags)
Isn't unneeded, unnessary government great at wasting our money to get people re-elected?
How do you spell a "jobs program for cops" - "orange security level" (tags)
Added security piles on costs at Sky Harbor Airport sees little hope of repayment if alerts continue
2006 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro; Immokalee, Fl; Sep 21-24 (tags)
Student/Famworker Alliance is a national network of youth and students organizing in solidarity with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields. We work in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a membership-led organization of mostly Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian low-wage immigrant workers in Southwest Florida. Together we won the Taco Bell Boycott in 2005. For more information, visit http://www.sfalliance.org
The problem with the idea of “an immigration problem.” (tags)
Why so many different takes to "the immigration problem?" The answer lies in the oversimplification of the issue. I will not diagnose the source(s) of these over-simplistic notions, only attempt to clear up the mud.
Mad Profits (tags)
The new typoe described by the sociologist Christopher Lasch in his book "The Blind Elite" is unscrupulously fixated on economic calculation.. He cannot feel a sense of responsibliity for the community of a city, region or country.
Bush Administration in a Budget Dilemma (tags)
The continuation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to a doubling of the budget deficit in the next ten years..In 2006 the reduction or elimination of 150 federal programs is lined up.
Facts About Undocumented Immigrants (tags)
The Antis will have you believe that undocs drain the US economy, but facts show that they pay more into the Tax machine then they take out.
Myths of the Economy (tags)
"Redistribution to poorer groups can increase growth..The public debate about the economy and economic policy is dominated by the practical necessity logic. Desires, interests and goals of social groups play no role in the discussion of economic reforms."
Drum Beat for Cannabis (tags)
Weekly Cartoon from Dirt Worshiping Heathens Sketchbook
Double Duty, Single Salary (tags)
A genius of time management in Oregon has shown America the future: two jobs for one paycheck. ----
Pensions hijacked: Bankruptcy scam rips off 119,000 United workers (tags)
CHICAGO — “You might see me coming down the aisle 20 years from now with my walker,” said flight attendant Melissa Madden. Faced with the slashing of their pensions to the tune of $6.6 billion, she and other United Airlines flight attendants here warn that if United gets away with using bankruptcy to dump its pension obligations, the nation’s entire defined-benefit pension system — and the futures of the 44 million workers it covers — could come tumbling down. Retirement for American workers could become a thing of the past.
Without a Human Face (tags)
Hundreds of thousands of families are at risk with CAFTA, The import duties will be dompletely removed. Guatemala's small farmers will not be able to compete with the heavily subsidized products of the US agricultural industry.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/15/05 ¡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. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
Health in Neoliberalism (tags)
A cost explosion has not occurred in legal health insurance in Germany. If there is a financial problem, it is the problem of inadequate revenues. Mass unemployment is the central cause of the rising health premiums.
Paid Work and Basic Income (tags)
The goal of basic income advocates is to neutralize capitalism in one of its central premises: the generalziation of paid labor as the only or at least dominant path of securing existence. The future would be brighter if this were on the agenda.
On the Inefficiency and Danger of Nuclear Power (tags)
If follow-up costs of nuclear energy production were included,k nuclear energy would be the most expensive form of energy, not the cheapest. Coming generations will worry about problems produced by present generations in their short-sightedness.
The Costs of the Iraq War Shock the US Public (tags)
"If Bush wins again, the attack is the best defense delusion threatens and the realiza-tion of the self-fulfilling prophecy of the American rightwing that sees a coming clash of civilizations between Islam and the West."
The Bush Medicare Nightmare (tags)
US Taxpayer: Your itemized bill for the Iraq Occupation (tags)
Findings by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy in Focus: over 9,000 Iraqi civilians were killed; al-Qaeda's membership stands at 18,000; costs will exceed $3,400 for every US household.
Secondary Illiterates: The Crisis of Education in Western Industrial Countries (tags)
"Euroepan literacy and the schooling of society were not generous civilizing gifts to people but part of that process described as `inner colonialization'..Infrastructural institu-tions are not market enterprises but overall social conditions for the market economy.."
Illegals cost Arizona $1.3 billion, report says (tags)
US Economy as an Accelerated War Economy (tags)
"A recovery based on job losses, wage cuts, increased health care costs, an incomparable increase in student fees and growing poverty is not John Kerry's idea of an American economy that works for America's workers.."
As war's tab mounts, GOP questions strategy (tags)
"we need to restrain what are growing messianic instincts - a sort of global social engineering where the United States feels it is both entitled and obligated to promote democracy - by force if necessary" -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas
War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)
Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.
Iraq Occupation Policy Under John Kerry (tags)
The anti-war activists should not harbor any illusions about John Kerry and the Democrats. The goal of anti-war activists should be the liberation of Iraq from the illegal Anglo-American occupation and its deadly consequences. It does not take a belief in determinism to figure out that the occupation can end under either Bush or Kerry if the economic and political costs become prohibitive for the financiers, the transnational corporations, the politicians and the military. These costs can rise if the Iraqi resistance grows strong, or if the anti-war movement in the West can put effective public pressure, or both
An Empire Falls: Chalmers Johnson's "Blowback" (tags)
"The US military, Johnson declares, is transforming into an autonomous system. The mammoth military establishment is an indispensable instrument for the American empire..The military regards its own interests as higher than the old ideal.."
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)
"It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger." Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)
it is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger." Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923
Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)
Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.
Ridiculous Liberal Posturing re Israel's Syria Incursion (tags)
Blowing up innocent children in Haifa is accepted as pretty much normal business in the Middle East. But taking out the supposedly empty infrastructure of a killers' training base on Syrian soil is terrible.
Activating State or Active Social State (tags)
"Cuts in benefits are not social reforms but a relapse to the last century when society didn't protect its members from general life risks on account of deficient resources.The welfare state is indispensable for the society altogether and for the socially disadvantaged
Working Clas U.S. Perspectives 2003 -2004 (tags)
Bored with the Border (tags)
We're too busy protecting the borders of other countries.
Pre-war predictions of quick exit, oil-financed reconstruction evaporate (tags)
Even as U.S. troops continue to be killed in Iraq at the rate of about one a day, the United States faces the prospect of occupying the country indefinitely and leading an international reconstruction effort costing tens of billions of dollars, according to several estimates.
A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)
Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.
SHUT DOWN THE SOA: Massive Protest and Direct Action at U.S. Military Base (tags)
Join thousands from across the Americas from November 21-23, 2003 at the gates of the U.S. military base Fort Benning in Georgia - home of the notorious School of the Americas (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) - to stand in Solidarity with the victims of the School of Assassins and to speak out against terror and violence. ENGAGE IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, TO CLOSE THE SOA/WHISC, AND TO CHANGE OPPRESSIVE U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.
AS THE ECONOMY CRUMBLES - June 16, 2003 (tags)
Summarizing the crappy economic news of the week.
stop the dirty air war at home, 300 Sept 11s is enough (tags)
Public pressure needed to stop energy companies from killing thousands more people.
THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE US (tags)
this is an article that was up on the cs monitor website plz read and leave comments Title: Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US Author: David R. Francis Publisher: The Christian Science Monitor Date: Dec 9, 2002 Copyright © 2002, The Christian Science Monitor
FUCK ISRAEL THE COST OF ISRAEL (ARTICLE FROM CS MONITOR) (tags)
WHAT IS THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE US FIND OUT HERE IN AN ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR (CS MONITOR)
Our Troops "They Died For Ariel Sharon" (tags)
"Our troops will be fighting a proxy war in Iraq, and beyond, not to protect U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks, but to make the world safe for Israel. When the dead are buried, let the following be inscribed on their tombstones: They died for Ariel Sharon."
The Wonders of Bushonomics (tags)
"...we face the worst hiring slump in twenty years; production as measured by the GDP minus government is falling; the deficit is ballooning; oil and gas prices are soaring even as retail and travel sectors slash prices; and all of Europe is clearly falling into recession. What's a government to do? Why, go to war, of course."
New CESR fact sheets about the Iraq crisis (tags)
New CESR fact sheets about the Iraq crisis
SINCE 1973, AMERICAN TAX PAYERS PAID $1.6 TRILLION TO ISRAEL (tags)
Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person.
Ten Disgusting Things about Corporations (tags)
Fast fact sheet about how corporations ruin our lives
UCI Faculty say NO to war on Iraq (tags)
"No" to War in Iraq October 2002
no resolution... (tags)
The Appetite of Leviathan (tags)
Money replaces the `cosmos' as the unifying social characteristic. Every pack of wolves is more socially organized than free enterprise persons..The little monsters should be tamed by the enormous monster"Leviathan". The state share has increased everywhere.
Average Medical Malpractice Payouts Only $43,000; Virtually Unchanged in 10 Yrs (tags)
Refuting insurance company claims of "exploding" medical malpractice costs, a new analysis shows that negligence payouts average only $42,607.03, only slightly more than a decade earlier -- $39,093.31. As a percentage of national health care expenditures, malpractice costs are at an all time low, 0.55 percent. [And yes, the insurance companies, too, are looking for a government bailout.]
The Cielo di San Francisco and Who IS Affected By These Actions (tags)
One of the organizers of the Portland picket of the Italian cargo ship the Cielo di San Francisco explains who was affected by that action and why they chose that target.
Lon Beach to Redraft Events Policy (tags)
People for Community Empowerment sued the city when the group was required to get permits for its July 4 rally on energy issues.
Long Beach tries to bill May day prtestors for police costs (tags)
short article from Long Beach Telegram
Amazon.com to Begin Outsourcing Customer Service Operations to India (tags)
Move reflects company's new focus on reducing U.S. labor costs.
yes, paul, we do know (tags)