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Homo Economicus and Dethronement of the Profit Principle (tags)

Max Frisch summarized economism int he formula: "what brings profit is rational." Economism is a business ethics conception, a justification theory for profit maximization that declares ethics superfluous. Ultimately this is an "ethic" without morality.

“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)

The law invites the ruling class, the government, the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to 'heal' them.

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.

The Business of America Is War (tags)

anti-war

Pakistani Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

Pakistani men residing in the U.S. travel to their homeland to get divorce decrees from Pakistan. They return back to the United States and seek recognition and enforcement of the Pakistani Islamic divorce decree in a state court. This article deals with the issues related to Pakistani Islamic divorce in U.S. courts.

Permanent Debt Bondage from America's Student Loan Racket (tags)

mega-theft

The Selling of the Woodrow Wilson Center (tags)

The DC-based Woodrow Wilson Center, established by Congress, has sold out to corporate America and political interests. Its president, former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, has questionable corporate links.

Prison Abolition In Practice --Part two of an interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Let’s get rid of prison rape. Let’s reinstitute rehabilitation. Let’s repeal certain draconian sentencing laws. All good and essential ideas. But very little – in some cases, nothing - will fundamentally change unless those ideas, and more, are advanced within a strategic framework of abolition.

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

Sexual Offense in California (tags)

Yet, somehow the attitude for some citizens thus goes, after more legislation has been proposed, and in process of being enacted (Assembly Bill 1844 Chelsea’s Law), in California following the recent rape and killings by one John Gardener, a sexual offender released from prison and not very closely and competently monitored by the system, is that everyone, that is everyone thought to be a “good” citizen of the state of California, ought be able to live in a Utopian world in which “no one” feels offended—especially sexually offended—and this idealism should reside no matter how arbitrary and contradictory the propensity to feel offended may seem.

Labor Under the Democrats #1 (tags)

Labor article 1

Child Slavery in Haiti (tags)

abusing Haitian children

Obama Supports Food Inc.'s World Domination and All We Get Is the White House Garden? (tags)

While Michele Obama took the needed steps in tearing out the White House lawn and planting an organic garden, her husband isn't so quick to drop the old pandering to biotechnology habits of big agribusiness corporations. With Obama's chosen staff of Tom Vilsack, Rajiv Shah, and Islam Siddiqui we have a continuation of the revolving door between corporate agribusiness, biotechnology and government regulators.

Condoleezza Rice Challenged on War and Torture at Stanford (tags)

Stanford University students, staff, alumni, and community have called for Condoleezza Rice to be held accountable for war crimes and torture. Challenging her return to the University, they are petitioning for a probe into her alleged violations of international and U.S. law.

How New York Fought the Budget Defecit and Won (tags)

While nearly every state is facing severe budget deficits, New York State showed how to balance the budget without completely destroying the social safety net. New York took a few progressive steps forward in balancing the budget and painted a more sensible picture of “shared sacrifice” than what the average politician has proposed. Instead of sacrificing social programs and increasing taxes that affect primarily workers, two new tax brackets were created for New York’s wealthier citizens, generating 4 billion dollars in state revenue. Prior to the new budget, New York’s highest tax rate was 6.85 percent, for anyone making $20,000 or more. The additional tax brackets are 7.85% and 8.97% for those whose income is more than $300,000 and $500,000. These new rates are temporary and set to expire in 3 years. According to the Times-Union, "In broad strokes, the agreement closes the state's estimated $16.2 billion budget deficit through $6 billion in federal stimulus dollars, $6 billion in cuts to an array of programs, and $4 billion in new revenue through an increase in the personal income tax on affluent New Yorkers." The grassroots movement that pushed this “wealthy tax” forward not only asked that new tax brackets remain permanent but also asked for a third tax bracket on New Yorkers earning $1 million or more annually, which would have raised an additional billion dollars.

The Fleecing of America (tags)

Public and private looting.

hillmedia (tags)

has the media really loaded campaign '08?

Think Tanks Stink (tags)

Fraudulent and Cowardly Punks At Think Tanks Around the Country Are An Abomination

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)

THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY

Liberal Extortion Tactics (tags)

Despite all their idealistic rhetoric about "tolerance," liberals are among the most intolerant individuals.

Bush Administration Endangers the Middle Class (tags)

"Nation-wide the social descent of many families sees a real threat.. the number of newly created jobs still lags behind the population growth. More Americans have been completely dismissed from the labor market.."

Building Bridges Radio -Modest Job Gains Insufficient, America Must Do More (tags)

BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO presents this 27 minutes radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK

We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)

The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.

On "Hating America" (tags)

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Bernie Weiner and I open a progressive web site ("The Crisis Papers" [www.crisispapers.org]) and write a few dissenting essays, and sure enough, we get an e-mail such as this: Are you people stoned? ...

Republic of Fear (tags)

In mid-April the New York Times tried to take the edge off a poll showing that, even as US troops were entering Baghdad, a majority of Americans remained opposed to the policy of pre-emptive war that Bush invoked in attacking Iraq.

It's about Oil, according to U.S. officials (tags)

Two articles reveal the true meaning of "security" - please copy/paste into an email and get the word out!

The Price of Oil?...War (tags)

Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein and CounterPunch explode the myths behind the looming Iraq War.

Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)

US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.

'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally O9 (tags)

'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally Oct. 9 in Washington

Love V Seeds of Fire (tags)

New approach to war against terrorism gaining ground on Capitol Hill

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