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Post-lockdown world (tags)
Everything works, nothing has to Is it even conceivable that after the crisis everything will continue as before? 28 realistic-utopian proposals for a completely renewed society after Corona
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.
"We do not live in capitalism" (tags)
After the transition to Atlantic turbo-capitgalism, little can be recognized from the earlier times of the initiatives of the social market economy. In this situation, the counter-factual and fact-immune creed of all conservatives is enmeshed in a deep unconsciousness about the world.
A warrior Biologist is asking for Help (tags)
Crusade to help a brave Biologist with achondroplasia to pay his hip replacement surgery
De la sexualité asexualisée (tags)
Des films que même Vichy censura...
USA Man-Living Country Woman Hating (tags)
They force girls to love men.
Studies Show More Feminist an Area, Less Violence (tags)
Studies show that the more feminist areas in a community- the lles violence.
President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should not Pay Puerto Rico Debt (tags)
According to a report from Axios, President Trump told advisers that additional hurricane relief monies should not be sent to Puerto Rico as the monies could be used to pay the island's debt.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc (tags)
Washington Post reporters are to be commended for their tremendous investigative work in uncovering details of Donald Trump regime crimes. Their work is a separate issue from the record of Jeff Bezos
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.
Trade War and Zero Deficit Myth (tags)
State debts are often necessary and are not automatically bad economically. Investments are prerequisites of future prosperity. When private parties spend too little, the state must step into the breach.
Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themse (tags)
Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themselves
In Praise of Taxes by Nicola Liebert (tags)
Our tax system p[romotes private wealth and impoverishes the community. Even if no one pays them gladly, most are aware taxes int he interest of the community are sensible. "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society" (Oliver Wendell Holmes, former Supreme Court justice).
Benjamin Tucker: American Mutualist Part 1 (tags)
In an Individualist Mutualist market economy of Josiah Warren, Benjamin Tucker, or Stephen Pearl Andrews employers can indeed pay themselves more money than their employees for equal time worked however even though they can pay themselves more money than their employees for equal time worked they are still Mutualists and not Capitalists. Why is this?
Elephants giving rides at this year’s Minnesota Renaissance Festival were abused, says Ani (tags)
Elephants supplied for rides at this year’s Minnesota Renaissance Festival have been filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) being beaten by their handler, Mike Swain, during training. ADI is asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides.
Now Hear This (tags)
This post represents a summary of how the fbi/cia/Police community have destroyed our humanity.
Philippines: Duterte’s gravy TRAIN for the rich (tags)
The tax system in the Philippines is biased towards the rich. The Duterte government’s new tax reform package House Bill (HB) 5636 or the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), recently adopted by the Lower House of Congress, further burdens the poor – the unemployed and under-employed -- and low-income earners.
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System (tags)
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB185 and AB 412 http://cts.vresp.com/c/?LegalServicesforPris/6211c91da4/TEST/7c77ea8fd3/bill_id=201720180AB412 ) would address many of the disparities.
February 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ In February 2017, another indigenous Tolupán activist was murdered, attacks against Copinh and supporters in the calls for justice continue, uni students were attacked again by uni administration, and for asking questions about it a week later, a journalist was attacked. Meanwhile, workers are feeling the squeeze with more dismissed public service workers than ever before, and mining workers fighting for bearable work conditions and pay
Elephants giving rides at this year’s Colorado Renaissance Festival were abused, says Anim (tags)
ADI is asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides
The Steep Cost of Tax Dodging (tags)
Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa, in a photo taken on September 15, 2014. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations...
Undocumeted Labor Showing Up Inside MacDonalds in Some States (tags)
Macdonalds is adding insult to injury: Not only do they pay a low salary. They are now skirting the e-verfy law which is intended to help workers pay taxes and avoid over competiion for scarce jobs which are sometimes seasonal or Part Time.Rodeo necassary. Dont tread on
Pacifica is also KPFK and scandals are being transparentized. (tags)
Revelations have been published at the 1 website that dares to tell more of the internal doings of each and all Pacifica 5 radio stations, nationwide. KPFK is always connected to the others. Financially and otherwise. What happens at it’s umbrella – Pacifica- located in Berkeley is vital to it’s survival. Some revealed emails between a prior PNB member and Pacifica’s atty-counsel is posted there. See below
Puerto Rico Avoids Default Governor Announces Revenue "Claw-Back" to Fund Government Ser (tags)
Puerto Rico doesn't default under outrageous debt structuring.
Presidential Candidates Criticize Pfizer Merger (tags)
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's merger with Allergen, a smaller Ireland-based firm. The candidates claim Pfizer's goal is to move its headquarters to Ireland on paper where it will pay a lower tax rate without changing its US business activities. This practice is known as a "corporate inversion."
Drug Industry Bandits (tags)
Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Vision (tags)
Corbyn v. Sanders (tags)
KPFK in MeltDown.NOW. (tags)
KPFK seems to be sliding down....hill...into financial decay...so say the paid-staff-programmers, now, finally admitting what has not been on-air told before. Or changing owners maybe ? Wont know till After it all Fallllls away ?
Greece and Troika Agree on Bailout Deal in Principle (tags)
IMF: Greek Debt Untenable (tags)
Ukraine: Rogue State Deadbeat (tags)
TTIP - Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp (tags)
Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a decade through structural adjustment programes imposed by the World Bank and the IMF. (Walden Bello)
KPFK & PAPCIFICA forum in LA (tags)
June 12 - 15 2015 - Fri-Sat-Sun, here in LA are 3 full days of meetings by Pacifica PNB & KPFK's LSB...with brief public-comment times barely included. See website for agenda.
Grand Theft Netanyahu? (tags)
KPFK FUND DRIVE drives on and on and on ..... (tags)
no end in sounds of repeat programming, desperate guilt ploys, and asking for money to save what may be a dying old radio station. sad. but may be time for real changes, any how, any time, on air time especially.
Video: The long dark shadows of plutocracy - the NYC housing crisis (tags)
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation, said Arnold Kunzli, emeritus Swiss professor, in 1990. (http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266635.shtml)
Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)
Hedge Fund Seeks Sanctions Against Argentina (tags)
Judge Gives Court-Appointed Mediator More Power to Resolve Dispute
Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right (tags)
Argentina Faces US Contempt Hearing (tags)
US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa scheduled Argentina to appear for a contempt hearing on Monday, September 29. At issue is Argentina's failure to follow a court order to only continue to pay the 92% of bondholders who restructured after the country's 2001 default if Argentina pays a group of hold-out hedge funds. Argentina organized payment to restructured bondholders via an Argentine bank to avoid paying the hedge funds. The hedge funds, popularly known as "vulture funds," are asking the judge to hold Argentina in contempt and fine the South American country $50,000 per day.
Argentina Braces For Default (tags)
Argentina is likely to default barring a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations with hold-outs or a court order. Argentina's grace period to pay bonds restructured after its 2001 default expires July 30th. Predatory funds and hold-outs may use court ruling to target Grenada and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Argentina Debt Payments Blocked by US Court (tags)
The Argentine government announced Thursday that it transferred funds to the Bank of New York Mellon to pay the 92% of bond holders who restructured after Argentina's 2001 default.
Tax Extenders Cost Billions (tags)
The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities...
Hamas says it will pay $60M to families of people killed in Gaza coup (tags)
Reunification of Fatah and Hamas
Fighting for Internet Freedom (tags)
LA Weekly promotes a slanted view of Pacifica/ KPFK (tags)
LA Weekly produced an article about Pacifica, which involves KPFK of course, that was apparently biased and the writer maybe even was a prior student of Cooper whom he liked to quote as if an "expert" but may not at all be so. The letters written to LA Weekly were on line and in print 2 more times to display the local concerns. This Open letter to their Editor is to respond to all 3 of those print-postings.
Listen to KPFK's staff talking to Pacifica Exe Director (tags)
Listen to a KPFK interview with Summer Reese a few nights ago, produced and interview by Roy Tuckman and Eben Rey, available on Soundcloud. Interesting to have direct verbal vocal information instead of so many other internet shades of grease that proliferate in trying to form stories and gossip and biased versions of what happened to whom. The direct person involved in the personnel issues of Pacifica are discussed here. KPFK listeners called in and added opinions also. Can the whole organization be saved and healed and repaired so it will not repeat [and again and again] ???
Pacifica IS also KPFK, so let's not ignore what going on (tags)
Pacifica is struggling with who is it's new Executive Director with much dramatic flurries, acting outs, resistances, alliances, and stories barely coming out, even on internet. A few reports of happenings is being sent out to the 'rest of us' by Tracy Rosenberg, a former termed out PNB member. We here in LA are playing dumb and treated as if we were even dumber...muted actually. see her site for other stories and commentators too.
Why is KPFK still failing to thrive ? (tags)
KPFK is more than intimately tied to it's umbrella leader Pacifica, whose latest Executive Director has been 'fired' by some of questionable authority and who refuses to accept the factionalization that predominates these radio stations operations. But no actual factual information is ever available, not locally from KPFK or most other sites on line. Mostly the usual malicious attacking anyone else blurbs are found online. Why do we who pay dearly to subscribe, to be members, to sponsor KPFK programs [tho we may not chose to pay for all pgrms presented there, if given any free choices ] . We, outside the sacred halls of radio station know NOTHING from our local sources of KPFK or Pacifica 'news' and information Finally 1 site just went up, see below. Just recently a new site went up that allows no comments but is intended to take a side in the national malicious arguments on line about who runs the Pacifica PNB [nat’l board] and petitions are included therein. see http://2014.supportkpfa.org and also maybe tour thru facebook https://www.facebook.com/notes/tracy-rosenberg/turning-off-the-water-and-firing-the-lawyer/10201760444914193 to learn a bit more about what is dramatically occurring in Pacifica’s Berkley offices. To search out what may be factual or actual from what are marketing-promotional or negative-attack-ads blurbs takes hours of time and reading and is uncompensated ‘work’ just to know where even our KPFK dollars are being spent or set up to be wasted. And other than a midnight interview that was not heard by the great majority of KPFK listeners gave a hint of what is happening to Pacific, about it’s Executive Director, and the future of the whole set of radio stations affiliated and dependent on some structure that is stable and honest…if possible.
Why is KPFK still failing to thrive ? (tags)
KPFK is more than intimately tied to it's umbrella Pacifica, whose latest Executive Director has been 'fired' by some and who refuses to accept the factionalization that predominates these radio stations operations. But no actual factual information is ever available, not locally from KPFK and only malicious attacking blurbs are found online. Why do we who pay dearly to subscribe, to be members, to sponsor KPFK programs [tho not all pgrms would we chose to pay for given any free choices ] know NOTHING from our local source of 'news' and information? ?
Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)
Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.
The So-Called Technological Unemployment, and Permanent Piecework (tags)
All the hype about technological unemployment only provides a glimmer of hope against the cold reality of a highly mechanized future of shitty, low pay jobs.
RENT may not be Controlled in LA City soon...watch out ! (tags)
Rent Control may be diluted and rents increased if CC Parks get's his strange way. He often acts as a dissenter but this time [maybe again] it is AGAINST the Renters of his city of LA. Ex-police chief wants to gouge renters so they pay for landowners' expenses for earthquake prevention, that should already be paid thru yearly Rental Increases every single year, regardless of individual improvements made on apartments. UNIFY and LEARN MORE to not allow this proposal to City Council to gain any momentum. [and see other good article w/info here @ Indy that lists City Council members' contact info to immediately start ACTING IN ALL OUR city residents' behalf. NOW !
Take Action Now to Stop Your Rent From Skyrocketing! (tags)
Repost of a CES email. Link goes to LA Times story.
Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status? (tags)
Giving a tax-exempt status to the NFL is like Stephan Harper's perversion of remaking Canada a bitumen staple theory. Vancouver BC has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away. Maybe a future of community centers is a third way beyond state and market.
Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)
The Corporate Tax Rate Debate, 30pp (tags)
Lower taxes on corporate profits not linked to job creation
Obama's Healthcare Fix (tags)
A War on the Poor by Paul Krugman (tags)
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. Since the 1980s, the banks carried out a "quiet coup" (Simon Johnson) by spending over $4 billion on campaign contributions and lobbying over ten years.
Obamacare Sticker Shock (tags)
shadowy media (tags)
If it walks like a duck .....
The Food Stamp Solution (tags)
Let's all get on food stamps.
Mill Avenue Jack in the Box tows cars (tags)
For years the Jack in the Box on Mill Avenue in Tempe between 7th Street and University has been towing cars and ransoming them back to their owners
American exceptionalism (tags)
No brag, just big lie.
Destroying Greece to Save It (tags)
Detroit Citizen’s Prepare to Fight Their Corporate Master (tags)
Fresh from shoving his “Right to Work for Less” legislation down the throats of Michigan’s workers, Governor Rick Snyder has grown bolder in pursuing a corporate agenda. He has now appointed Kevyn Orr of Jones Day law firm to act as an Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) of Detroit.
The Sacrificial Lambs, the Innocent; Those That Got Caught In the Middle (tags)
The reason we as Americans are okay with giving a certain portion of our hard earned dollars towards foreign aid, is that we want to help those in need. There are certainly people around the world that need help financially, and we have all seen and read the stories. It's important to remember that we are blessed and fortunate to live in this great nation of ours. There are many more less than fortunate people living far below the standard of those in a Western nation, than those living at that level or even close to it. We often forget, but when the time comes, we are compassionate - most of us anyway.
Reroute It (tags)
There are all manner of things that get done with our tax payer cash. Countless. If we learned of them all just today, most voters would probably demand to elect entirely new representatives from entirely new parties. If the cable news network’s decided each to dedicate a full day to listing all the things they went to, each taking a separate day in successive order, there would be hell to pay. Just think of the things we know about that have had us so upset since 2003.
Social Inequality in America (tags)
Americas Lackluster December Jobs Report (tags)
Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio - Phoney baloney Libertarian (tags)
Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio likes to paint himself as a conservative Libertarian, but he isn't any more of a Libertarian then Hitler.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith tries to justify a $42,000 raise for himself (tags)
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith tries to justify a $42,000 raise for himself. He thinks he deserves $80,000 for the part time job of being the Mesa Mayor.
In show of power, financiers impose will on Argentina’s Navy (tags)
Billionaire speculator buys bonds of indebted countries at pennies on the dollar and then uses every means possible to get them to pay him for the full value, regardless of the cost to those countries’ people.
Read this then vote (tags)
Read this then vote
Jack Welch, former GE CEO, Imagination At Work (tags)
Thanks to agressive warmongering and inflated government contracts, GE saw great growth and expansion under Mr. Welch's leadership. Today he returns to the limelight to bite the hand that feeds him, as he attacks the accuracy of current employment figures. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics,
MTA LOCKS OUT many with tap robotized machines and Inadequate Tools for LA PUBLIC rail use (tags)
Tap machines set by MTA in rail stations have confusing & frustrating too little info and options. Sr. rates not shown or flick off, Tap card only good for 1 day, has fixed $$$ amts to add fares, LACK OF any real ASSISTANCE or clarity in how to use them plastic cards - so have we turned into robotized plastic obedients who overpay, cant communicate with metal machines, and are Tapped OUT of metro-rail use ? NOT in big LA, but it is ! Someone fix it quick or we'll be locked out of our humanity and intelligent responsiveness and responsibilities too. Tap cards are not a helpful solution required to transport in LA - MTA listen up ! .... but have they ever ?
Financing the Government: Romney Must Get the Message (tags)
The role of the state and the necessity of common action is a main theme in the political debate. Regulation ensures the same rules for everyone in competition. Conservative politicians in the US underrate the importance of publically provided education, technology and infrastructure.
There is no democracy without economic democracy (tags)
Cooperatives would not have stratospheric executive pay or financiers getting fat by skimming off a large share of the pie — without the need to produce excess profits, the result would be reduced work hours, higher pay and more left over for investment and taxes to pay for social services.
And The Workers Suffered (tags)
Politics has become so much a show about the candidates. We love a good show, after all the film industry as we know it and Hollywood were born right here in the good old USA. I'm a huge movie person, and the things that remove us from our everyday struggles for a small time, and don't leave us with life destroying addictions and/ or blow apart our bonds with the people we are closest to, are good things. After all, the people that actually do the work that build the wealth and corporations into what they are deserve it.
All Eyes on Chicago's Teachers (tags)
It’s impossible to exaggerate the national importance of the teachers’ struggle in Chicago. If the Chicago teachers’ union — 26,000 members strong — goes on strike, many critical yet ignored political issues will go into the national spotlight, exposing nastiness that many politicians and labor leaders would like ignored until after the presidential elections.
Seat Filling for the Stars: Sitting Pretty or Slave Labor? (tags)
I went undercover at a televised show called “Teachers Rock,” which was broadcast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. I applied to be a seat filler with hopes of learning how this highly unusual profession works. Could this be the key to unemployment? Could filling seats fill bank accounts? It turned out the answer was no because the salary is zero.
There Is Insurance Where You Can Take Your Kids To The Doctor And Pay No Bills (tags)
Canadian like health insurance in the U.S. would save money for you whether you are an adult or kid.
Israel's Neoliberal Hammer Stikes (tags)
Single Payer Health Insurance Has No Bills For You To Pay (tags)
If we ever get single payer health insurance everybody will save money.
What's Wrong with San Diego's City Finances? (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality heard a presentation July 26 from "Paradise Plundered" author Vladimir Kogan. The book, co-written with professors Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie, argues that San Diegans have long wanted their city government to do far more in services than they're willing to pay for in taxes -- and recently they and the politicians seeking to lead the city, most notably Right-wing Queer Mayoral front-runner Carl DeMaio, have been scapegoating city workers and their unions for the city's pension crisis and other financial shortfalls.
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!).
O'BS Insurance Profiteering Health Care Approved (tags)
In a 5 to 4 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld the insurance profiteering scam the Democrats are promoting as healthcare when it has nothing to do with healthcare and everything to do with maximizing insurance industry profits. The vote was Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor for, vs Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Yes, we still have to pay $700 a month to Kaiser if we are 60-64 plus $25 to see the doctor and $10 for lab tests. SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IS WHAT WE NEED TO PUT AN END TO ALL THAT GREED.
How could they [SNWA] not have known? (tags)
Drought and over extended water rights to developers resulted in the SNWA pushing the panic button and proposing the rural water grab pipeline as a needed measure to prevent an "urban collapse" scenario. The SNWA propaganda may be serving the interests of developers looking to build suburban sprawl along the U.S. 93 corridor parallel to the proposed pipeline route.
Wisconsin's Recall Election (tags)
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.
All Three Holding Hands, Skipping and Dancing (tags)
Politics is such an easy thing to get caught up in. This is especially true when there are issues of such critical importance as we face currently especially with regards to the economy and our military. Right now American politics seem so polarized and in many ways it can be, yet on the larger issues it hasn't been that way at all. The talk has been there, but when actual moves were made regarding the larger issues, the only two parties we have weren't so different at all.
Mission Viejo Urgent Animal Care Caught in Extortion Racket (tags)
24 hour animal hospital in Mission Viejo reported to be caught in extortion racket
BTL:Single-Payer Advocates Favor High Court Overturning Obama Individual Mandate (tags)
Interview with Dr. Margaret Flowers, Maryland pediatrician and member of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris
Income Inequality Undermining American Democracy (tags)
This is NOT a study of my own, merely a pointer to a piece published by the New York Times, dealing with growing income inequality, undermining US democracy.
Banker Occupied Europe and America (tags)
U.S. Election 2012: State of the Union Address – Too Little Too Late (tags)
Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late, Response by Stewart Alexander for the Socialist Party USA and the Alexander/Mendoza 2012 Campaign
US taxes go to anti-women Israel (tags)
After hearing Democracy Now's expose of an Israeli woman who was attacked for refusing to give up her seat to a man, I had to research this. I found not only this vicious anti-women story, but also one of Zionist men spitting on an 8 year old girl for being "indecent" in dress. This is the stench of religion for which we American taxpayers pay as Israel does not exist for one second without US tax dollars to the tune of $6 billion a year to protect US oil profits. Here are the stories.
Destroying the American Dream (tags)
Banker Occupation and Europain (tags)
NY-NJ bridge policeman earns $221,000 (tags)
Wow they sure pay piggies well!
Learning from Roosevelt (tags)
Harry Hopkins, head of WPA under Roosevelt, created 4 million jobs in 2 months. How many jobs in health care, education, bridge repair, community centers and journalism could be created today? Solutions are not lacking, only political will. Viva sharing and redistribution!
“Paradise Plundered” Takes Aim at San Diego’s Political Culture (tags)
Once upon a time, San Diego had a reputation for being an efficiently governed city whose taxes were low -- and so was its level of services, especially to working-class and lower-income people. Today the level of services is even lower and the city is so wretchedly governed the New York Times called it "Enron by the Sea." What happened is explained in the new book "Paradise Plundered," whose co-author, Vladimir Kogan, came to the Hillcrest Town Council October 11 and talked about the city's infamous pension crisis.
Occupations Across America (tags)
The revolution is happening right now. Here is a link to some of the Occupations breaking out across the country with more being added every day.
Public Be Damned (tags)
With passage of the stop gap measure in the Senate yesterday there may be people in Congress patting themselves on the back and feeling as though they have done something great. And the fact that they actually passed the bill allowing the stopgap spending measure for FEMA to go through is a good thing, surely. But really, this is what they should be doing. It's what should have been happening since January of 2009. Finding middle ground in order to get on with the business of legislating is what we pay them for.
Ron Paul : Freedom to Die (tags)
A riff on a Krugman column.
Heading for Economic Ruin (tags)
US Prepares Iraq Retreat (tags)
US military is paying bribes to Iraqi tribes not to attack its withdrawl.
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.
Greece must deny to pay an odious debt (tags)
In times of harsh neoliberal austerity and limited national sovereingty, the denial to pay an odious and illegitimate debt is a moral, political and social need. (by Nicolas Mottas/American Chronicle)
We Want a 4 Day Work Week! (tags)
The time has come for the 4 day work week.
Pay For Your Own Security Guards (tags)
Starting at the end of World War II our nation’s race to outpace, outgun and implement checks for every new threat developed under the Soviet Union moved fast, hard and with narrow focus. Every inch of our nation’s military, espionage apparatus and government was tinged with red menace paranoia. Apparently it was not hard to abandon the perspective of our founding fathers regarding the use of our military overseas and overburden the map with proof of our overreach. We did not see it as that at the time, we became focused on, and at times way too caught up with, out-doing our mortal enemy the USSR.
BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents (tags)
"We will not abandon our committment to Social Security" (tags)
"This is my vision for America-a vision where we live within our means while still investing in our future; where everyone makes sacrifices but no one bears all the burden; where we provide a basic measure of security for our citizens and we provide rising opportunity for our children.."
Tax Day Protests on April 18th! (tags)
Several groups are planning different Tax Day (April 18th) protests against austerity, tax loopholes for the rich, and the banksters.
Icelanders Vote on Predatory Bailout (tags)
Tepco is the End of the Market Economy (tags)
Tepco operated antiquated nuclear reactors and glossed over the hard of a meltdown. The Japanese government will probably nationalize the firm since it cannot pay a fraction of its liabilities. What lessons do we learn? Should the public sector be expanded? We are all Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Spirit: Courage for Other States to Emulate (tags)
Proposed California budget slashes education (tags)
Amid looming budget deficits, school districts across California are preparing to fire teachers, close schools, cut programs, and increase class sizes, to cover reduced state funding. Like Democratic and Republican governors across the country, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force workers to pay for the economic crisis, while corporations make record profits. Within the state the richest Californian, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has a net worth of $27 billion, more than the entire state deficit.
El Salvador's Sweatshop Economy (tags)
Hard Times in Illinois (tags)
worse coming nationwide
MY PEARLS IN TWITTER FOR REUTERS (tags)
It is necessary to scrub in the journalists' face the world just as we see it to prove that we see more than the propagandas that they do.
Obama Capitulates to Republicans (tags)
What’s Going On In Europe? (tags)
"The attack on education is an international phenomenon. In the UK on Wednesday, tens of thousands of students walked out of classes over tripled tuition fees. Thousands participated in a demonstration in London, where more than 1,000 were penned in and contained by police for hours. Police used batons to beat back students attempting to reach parliament. The demonstrations in Britain came two weeks after more than 55,000 took to the streets throughout the UK. A crackdown by the government has included the arrest of dozens of students. In the US, there have been mass protests and, in some cases, occupations in the state of California against tuition fee increases of more than 30 per cent. The education cuts in Italy and the UK are part of a wave of austerity measures throughout Europe aimed at forcing workers and young people to pay for an ongoing economic crisis."
Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived (tags)
"Alas, the Obama administration has backed the Geithner-Bernanke policy that “the economy” cannot recover without saving the debt overhead. The reality is that it is the debt overhead that is destroying the economy. So we are dealing with the irreconcilable fact that the Obama position threatens to lower living standards from 10% to 20% over the coming few years – making the United States look more like Greece, Ireland and Latvia than what was promised in the last presidential election. Something has to give politically if the economy is to change course. More to the point, what has to give is favoritism for Wall Street at the expense of the economy at large. What has made the U.S. economy uncompetitive is primarily the degree to which debt service has been built into the cost of living and doing business. Post-classical “junk economics” treats interest and fees as payment for the “service” for providing credit. But interest (like economic rent and monopoly price extraction) is a transfer payment to bankers with the privilege of credit creation. The beneficiaries of providing tax favoritism for debt are the super-rich at the top of the economic pyramid – the 2% whom Mr. Obama’s tax giveaway will benefit by over $700 billion. If the present direction of tax “reform” is not reversed, Mr. Obama will shed crocodile tears for the middle class as he sponsors the Deficit Reduction Commission’s program of cutting back Social Security and revenue sharing to save states and cities from defaulting on their pensions. One third of U.S. real estate already is reported to have sunk into negative equity, squeezing state and local tax collection, forcing a choice to be made between bankruptcy, debt default, or shifting the losses onto the shoulders of labor, off those of the wealthy creditor layer of the economy responsible for loading it down with debt."
Foreclosure: Banks Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Obey the Law (tags)
Banks may not use terms like "vig" or "nut", but they are foreclosing as zealously as loan sharks. They're throwing innocent tenants out of their houses in the process. What can you do about it?
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.
October-November 2010 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)
In This Issue: 1) Obama Declines to Push Immigration Reform 2) Deportations of Immigrants Hit Record High 3) NLG Emergency Hotline 4) FBI Harassments of Anti-War Activists 5) DREAM Act Debates 6) Fall Calendar of Actions 7) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)
"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."
Jerry Brown's first time as governor (tags)
Jerry Brown's first time as governor and the taxpayer revolt
The Neoliberal Experiment and Europe's anti-Austerity Strikes (tags)
"The neoliberals are fully in control of the bureaucracy, and they are reviving Margaret Thatcher's slogan, TINA: There Is No Alternative. But there is, of course. In the small Baltic economies, pro-labor parties have made it clear that the alternative to government shrinkage is to simply repeal the debts, withdraw from the Euro and break the banks. It is either the banks or labor - and Europe has just realized that this is truly a fight to the economic death. And the first test will come this Saturday, when Latvia holds its national parliamentary elections."
Prostitution Ads on Craigslist and Moral Majority Matters (tags)
Why does society call it “adult” if adults don’t have the right to freedom and liberty in the first place? Why does any government think it has a right to “dictate” morality to the American people and treat them like they are eternal adolescents? This zealous effort on the part of government employees and law enforcement is a thinly disguised attempt to dictate more oppressive “Judeo-Christian” morality in our country that is supposed to have a separation of church and state Unfortunately plenty of people still live with the “scourge” mentality that sexual pleasure and the reality of lust is somehow sinful and evil.
How to get Financial Aid to Pay for College Tuition (tags)
The high cost of a college education is a major concern all parents and students have today. Student loans are one way to handle this situation; however, there are other ways to get financial aid to pay for college tuition that should be considered and exhaustively researched. You may be pleasantly surprised as to just how much financial aid you may be able to get to pay for college tuition and this will certainly be a major factor when determining what college you may be able to apply to for enrollment.
Start Paddling or Get Outta Our Canoe (tags)
Homelessness in not the problem, it is the symptom of a warped societal structure. Land-grabbers took title of the land, and the people have to buy/rent from them. Land is not made available for dwelling untill 100s of dollars can be squized out of each square-foot.
Choosing your words wisely: The language of Obama's Oval Office speech (Steve's Grammar) (tags)
When the Water Dragon rises from the Sea as we have seen in 2010 it is time to pay attention to what the earth is telling us. We are all integrally connected on this planet and our mother is angry because of the arrogance and greed of men.
Saving is not a Solution (tags)
The capital markets repeatedly force the real economy to its knees. The savings orgy should help heavily indebted states regain the trust of the financial markets. In a play from the madhouse, states must run into debt to bailout their money-houses.
Chaldler police cheif gets slap on the wrist for having sex at work (tags)
Hmmm... The assistant police chief has sex with his girlfriend in motels while he is supposed to be working. And he doesn't get fired for it! I guess when your being paid $146,071 a year in tax dollars there is nothing you can do wrong.
The Five Dirtiest Businesses in Orange County (tags)
Some Orange County Customers are losing money, funds and worse at some of the OC businesses.
Extra Tax Refund for Workers: Sch M: Making Work Pay (tags)
Be sure to complete Schedule M for Line 40 on your 1040 income tax return to get your economic stimulus if your adjusted gross income is less than $95,000 a year ($190,000 on joint return) or you are not a dependent on another return. It is called Making Work Pay and Government Retireee Credits.
CPP-NPA Permit to Campaign Fees: Fundraising or Opportunism? (tags)
The Philippine Left and the 2010 Elections The issue of the New Peoples Army collecting ‘permit to campaign fees’ (euphemistically named ‘revolutionary taxes’ by the Communist Party of the Philippines) from capitalist traditional politicians (trapo or rug) wanting to campaign in NPA strongholds has once again resurfaced in the lead-up to the May 2010 elections. The fees buy these trapo politicians a ‘permit to campaign’ in NPA areas. According to a February 5 Dateline news report, documents obtained from an NPA leader arrested in January this year, pegs the taxes from P30 million for a presidential candidate to P5000 for a candidate for local council. It’s a well-known ‘secret’ in the left that this practice of tax collection during elections is a lucrative source of fundraising for the CPP-NPA.
Hey, Landlord, Show Me Your Credit Report (tags)
Given the current financial crisis, it's time to revise Civil Code § 1950.6 to allow tenants to get landlords' credit reports. The law should require reciprocity.
Above the Law (tags)
The business sector of the U.S. — particularly the giant corporations that dominate our economy — literally regard themselves as above the law. Not only do they pay millions of dollars in legal bribes to politicians under the guise of “campaign contributions” to gain legislation that makes them BILLIONS in additional profits, they merrily disregard existing laws on issues ranging from labor to the environment to health and safety and paying their taxes. And a U.S. population brainwashed by decades of Right-wing propaganda extolling the private sector and the “free market” as good, efficient and honest — and damning the public sector as ineffective and hopelessly corrupt — has led most Americans to see government, not corporations, as their real enemy.
UCLA starts upping parking even for disabled visitors (tags)
UCLA started charging parking fees for blue curb parking, pay-for-spot parking spots, and anywhere on campus....except for the 16 or so coin meters, [soon to be eliminated as the other meters have been already ] starting Jan 1, 2010
Global Sweatshop Wage Slavery (tags)
Worker exploitation in America and globally
Former Pacifica Radio Interim Executive Seeks Retroactive Extra Pay (tags)
Word has it that after ending her tenure as Pacifica's Interim Executive Director, former board chair Grace Aaron is demanding that the board pay her retroactively for health benefits that were never agreed to.
CENSUS needs part time workers...wanna take the test ? (tags)
Census is late but trying to recruit everyone especially people who can speak other languages too...here are the how-to-apply details I encountered doing it today
UCLA increases parking fees some more (tags)
UCLA has instituted a $3/ parking fee on Disabled Placard holders everywhere on campus after years of following Calif State free parking for legitimate blue zoned areas, starts Jan 1, 2010, but.....
Argentine Power: “Nothing will matter, only money”. “The perverse is not sensitive (tags)
Bahianoticias.com by Silvia Paglioni – Translation special is carried out by Mrs. Alicia Vega (see other). Transcript of the dialogue between Dr. Graciela Gómez (lawyer) Estela Gamero (psychologist) and Silvia Paglioni, host of “It depends …” during the Micro “Echoes of Romang Informa” on Tuesday 22 December which was on FM 89.5 Las Américas. Graciela was referring to the tremendous unequal risky struggle (threats and squeeze) that is carried out by complaints to the Justice by lawyers, doctors, scientists, injured citizens and few journalist since over two years with respect the issue of pesticides, fumigation, transgenic soya, etc.., being Graciela Gómez, a lawyer and notary, one of the complainants with more courage to publicly defend the Argentine citizens who are helpless and bewildered as all their legal, civil and human rights are broken , by political power, business, foreign corporates.
The Economic Crisis Ends; the Political Crisis Begins (tags)
First Iceland, then Ireland, now Greece. Much of Europe is mired in inescapable debt and bankrupt nations, the result of crashing banks, bank bailouts, and soaring unemployment. The U.S. and U.K. watch from a distance, knowing their turn is next. The European corporate-elite — like their American counterparts — lavished non-stop praise on the “bold yet necessary” decision to bail out the banks; the economy was supposedly saved from “impending collapse.” But every action has an equal but opposite reaction. Bailing out the banks saved the butts of dozens of European bankers, but now millions of workers are about to experience a thundering kick in the ass.
Democrats Won’t Discuss Collateral Economic Damage Health Care bill Will Cause Americans (tags)
Americans that can’t afford health insurance or pay opt-out penalties, the IRS shall pursue and may file liens destroying their credit.
The Neolbieral Restructuring of California State Government (tags)
state budget cuts, the imposition of fee increases at post-K-12 educational institutions and the prospect of the passage of a water bond in November 2010 foreshadow the successful imposition of the neoliberal model on California
Steve Hadley: Council Candidate's Odyssey from Pulpit to Politics (tags)
San Diego City Council candidate Steve Hadley is considered an underdog because he doesn't have the party connections, name recognition or donor base of his opponents. But he's got a lot of assets; as the chief of staff for the Councilmember he's running to replace, Donna Frye, he's got her support and that of the community organizers and activists he's worked with as part of her office. He's also got a compelling personal story; he grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist church, pushed the church towards greater acceptance of equality for women and Queers, then left the ministry to study law and work in politics.
Comments from an Inmate (tags)
He says it's all nonsense. I won't tell the state he's in because my correspondents tend to suffer retribution for their letters.
Funding Sweatshops Globally (tags)
Brutal labor exploitation
California’s Budget Crisis: The Rich Profit, Workers Pay (tags)
Public report and discussion of the who, why, what, and what next of the California State Budget. Includes strategizing on how to build a movement to demand a sane, pro worker budget
Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities (tags)
vicious labor exploitation
Riverside; TXI Hexavalent Chromium Cement Dust "Reduced" (tags)
In the past year following a legal settlement, TXI Riverside cement pays 1 million and agrees to clean up of hexavalent chromium laced cement dust, though could be planning a future shut down and eventual conversion of the factory to an EPA Superfund site..
The CCI Ironing Board Brigade to Legalize Marijuana (tags)
On September 8th, 2009, a network of true believers across the state kicked off the petition campaign for the California Cannabis Initiative, and the effort has been gaining substantial momentum ever since.
NCO Financial: Front and Center to Answer for Abusive Practices! (tags)
NCO Financial Services, run by Michael Barrist, is one of the worst collection agencies. Fight back against their abusive practices!
Mexican Nationals fleeing into the United States (tags)
Shopkeepers along the U.S. Mexican border recite the list of "protection" fees they pay to the MDC’s to just stay in business: 100 pesos a month for a stall in a street market, 30,000 pesos for an auto dealership or construction-supply firm. First offense for nonpayment: a severe beating. Those who keep ignoring the fees - or try to charge their own - may pay with their lives
Fight Abusive Collection Agency Practices! (tags)
Know your rights and fight back. You could be due a refund or settlement through a class action lawsuit.
How to Lower the U.S. Deficit Without Killing Social Security (tags)
When it was recently announced that the federal deficit was $2 trillion higher than previously estimated, corporate vultures — after years of high-altitude circling — began their descent. The dying entity they’re after is the U.S. social safety net — Social Security, Medicare, etc. Years of waiting have finally paid off; the long awaited pretext for scavenging has arrived in the huge federal deficit.
Harassed by Mann Bracken? (tags)
Mann Bracken used to force people into arbitration. Guess what, they owned the arbitrators! Learn your rights and fight back, you may be due a refund!
Harassed by Collection Agencies? (tags)
If you have been mistreated by a collection agency, you may be due a refund!
Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)
Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.
Debt Collection Arbitration Scam EXPOSED (tags)
Collection Agencies and Arbitrator's have not been at arm's length, producing unfavorable results for consumers. Learn your rights! You may be eligible for a refund or to participate in a class action lawsuit.
Democracy Alarm: Financial Management (tags)
After the stock market crash, financial management acts as though nothing happened. The state was obviously treated only as a useful idiot by parts of the moribund financial management. The little taxpayers pay for the repair.
The World's Largest Parasites (tags)
Why a universal single payer insurance plan is the only logical answer to the health crisis in the United States. Health insurance companies are large parasites and should be abolished completely.
The Democrats vs. Public Education (tags)
Public education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.
New People's Rebellion/Revolution: Refuse to Pay your Credit Card Bills!!! (tags)
Hell you can't arrest 10 or 20 million or more people for not paying their monthly bills! All you can really do is to "Negotiate" with them! .............................................................................
REFUSE TO PAY YOUR CREDIT CARD BILL??? (tags)
The banks have had all the rights and all the "Bailouts" up to this point - now its time for the American public to clearly and unmistakably demand their rights!!!
VIDEO: Schwarzenegger's Shock Therapy - Poor Pay For Sins Of The Rich (tags)
Now that Washington has ruled out an immediate bailout for California, we know who will pay the ultimate price for the crisis born on Wall Street: the state's most vulnerable citizens. And with many states facing similar crises, this could be a preview of where the country as a whole is headed.
Who Will Pay for Healthcare? (tags)
There’s a jumbled, increasingly hysterical tone to the health care debate going on in Washington. On each side of the uproar lie powerful and opposing interests: on one side the giant corporations who make billions of dollars via the status quo; and on the other, the majority of working people who suffer immensely from it. Creating a health care “compromise” between these two interests is of course impossible, but seeing the politicians in Congress attempt one is at least good entertainment.
With pro-market leaders, the road ahead will be difficult for working people. (tags)
It is the responsibility of all activists to learn from the past and help our movement change course.
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 !
EPCC COMMENDS CALIFORNIA VOTERS FOR REJECTING ANTI-PEOPLE BUDGET MEASUREs (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) highly commends and congratulates the California voters for rejecting a package of budget-balancing measures that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said were needed to keep a $15 billion deficit from widening to $21 billion. Only the proposal to limit lawmaker pay passed. Five of the propositions failed with 64 percent of the votes counted, according to California’s elections office. Despite threats from lawmakers and fear mongering that the crisis would aggravate because of the a record $42 billion budget gap, the people voted against the measures. The losing proposals would have capped spending and
The Anti-Tax Protests: Not Just for the Right Wing (tags)
On tax day, April 15th, "Anti-tax" protests were held all over the nation, with some success. Thousands of people showed up in certain cities to vent their frustration with what was supposed to be a protest against taxation in general. The outcome was quite different. If one looked at the signs that were carried by the majority of the participants, messages were being sent that were impossible to disagree with: tax money should not be given to banks and corporations. Of course. Ordinary people should not have their taxes raised through higher sales taxes, and additional taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, property, or gas. Right on.
Obama's New World Order (tags)
Obama's imperial agenda
Global Day of Action: We Will Not Pay for Your Crisis March 28 Berlin (tags)
Dominance of the profit logic and economization of all areas of life must be ended. Capitalism cannot solve global problems like poverty, insecurity, climate change, destruction of the environment, wars and dismantling democracy-it causes them!
Modern Slavery in America (tags)
Slavery thrives in America. Only its form has changed.
NO vote for Villaragosa...no kingships here (tags)
Have you been to a local LAPL library lately? Have you noticed a big poster looking down at you smiling, of course, as Big Brother ? Have you turned on your TV and found the same aspiringpretender filling potholes,cutting green ribbons, shaking any hands out there, etc. etc. etc....yep....not doing his Mayoral job, just doing all self promotions, ever since he arrived here......
The First Phase Needed in Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is to Overturn the NLRB (tags)
Card Check Ruling on Dana-Metaldyne.
A Short History of US Government Handouts (tags)
The American way - socialized costs and privatizing profits
Music On The Subway (tags)
Last year I lived in Boston, where they, Have Music At The (T) Subway stations. You pay 50 Dollers, and you Get a pass. They even allow Amplified Music.
Banks Injure Economic Stimulus Plan by Jacking up Credit Card Interest (tags)
Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?
Jan 28-29: Israel Strikes Gaza; Finklestein's Photos on US/Israel War Crimes (tags)
On January 28-29, as on January 27, Israel violated its ceasefire and bombed Gaza, continuing its program of genocide, just like the Nazis. The photographic evidence is very clear. We American taxpayers pay for this to the tune of $15 million a day/$6 billion a year
Why Bailing Out Banks Doesn't Work (tags)
The New York Times recently posed an excellent question: “Why save banks if they won’t lend?” (January 19, 2009) Before the first $350 billion “installment” of the bailout, we were told that the money was needed to “unfreeze” the credit markets, meaning that banks would again be willing to lend businesses the money they needed to continue doing business. Despite hugely popular opposition, the bailout proceeded, and absolutely nothing changed.
Nevada; UNLV Students Protest Gov Gibbon's Budget Cuts (tags)
Following Nevada Governor Jim Gibbon's state of the state address where he proposed cutting higher education throughout Nevada by 50% to account for a budget shortfall, students from UNLV rally in protest over cuts to needed education services.
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.
9/11 and the Yogurt Shop Murders (tags)
Are Larry Silverstein's 9/11 related lawsuits part of an insurance claim money laundering scheme?
Bank of America Forces Workers to Suffer (tags)
Bank of America, founded in California, has pressured Republic Windows to withhold paychecks from workers, AFTER gettinga 45 bil bailout from our taxes.
Constant vigilance is the Price we must pay, for our FREEDOM (tags)
The New President learns how to Walk! Talking about keeping your enemies near? He can still hear our cheers and consul, ringing in his ears. Our Government will learn how to walk, again. But, it must take a few baby steps first
Taxpayers Revolt (tags)
This profit motive system based on material wealth has degraded us to selfish, greedy rulers of a global economy that we helped to create and have now plunged it into the unavoidable world depression of the 21st century. The scenario of the boom bust capitalist system is antiquated and needs to be replaced.
Eric McDavid - Update and Writing from Eric (tags)
Update on Eric and writing from him
Frank Moore, write-in candidate for President on immigration! (tags)
Frank Moore, write-in candidate for President (http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/), on immigration!
The Terrorist Among U.S. (tags)
("Papers, - Do You Have Your Papers?") Do you remember the Fred McMurray Building in Oklahoma City? It was blown up by an ex-army USA home-grown terrorist. Do you want this to happen again? How many Federal Government checkpoints will it take until a patriotic American goes crazy and becomes a terrorist? (I feel it will be an ex-military person who has seen checkpoints blow up before and knows exactly what it is they are doing.)
TXI Riverside Cement pays $1M for hex-chromium in dust (tags)
After many years of residents' exposure to carcinogenic hexavalent chromium particulates found in their cement dust, TXI corporation of Riverside agrees to a 1 million dollar settlement for the damages they caused.
Lehman sought millions for execs while seeking bailout (tags)
Bush and the neocons caused it all (tags)
Al jazeera tells it all
An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi (tags)
Why I am glad that the bailout failed - for now, at least.
I have an idea (tags)
Let's ALL stop working under the table and pay federal tax.
The Bush B.S. 700 Billion Bail Out Plan, or, "Let THEM FALL!" (tags)
This is my commentary on the current situation of the fear tactics being used by the current adminstration to attempt to "cow-down" the American public that each and every American Family MUST cough up $10,300.00 EACH to bail out the American Economy.
Congress Please Don’t Do It (tags)
Bottom line the middle class was already on the decline and should this bailout be implemented the middle class as we know it will disappear and after all the dust settles and everything is said and done, it boils down to the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer and the poor is who pays.
STOP THE PUBLIC BAILOUT OF A.I.G.! TIME FOR REAL CHANGE! (tags)
The U.S. government is poised to bail out AIG with a conservatorship or new bridge loans. It hopes to punish instead the taxpayer public. Stop the public bailout of private wealth! Fight for a real public take-over of AIG! Time for real, socialist change!
Please! DO NOT BAIL out for-profiteers with our taxes !!! (tags)
A Letter to All our Government officials, openly sent requesting NO BAILOUTS !
Women's Transitional Living Center Emergency Fundraiser (tags)
Women who have been victims of domestic violence or human trafficking could be the latest victim's of the state's budget stalemate. The budget deadlock threatens a women's shelter that's giving them refuge.
EPCC SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS PROTESTS (tags)
“NO TO PAY CUTS! “We work, we sweat, we won’t pay your debts!” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC ) and the Justice for Filipino veterans (JFAV) through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, vehemently condemns California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing an executive order forcing up to 200,000 permanent state workers to start receiving the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour The EPCC further scores the governor’s executive order that also includes a hiring freeze, no overtime pay and the releasing of contract consultants. (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1) . Additionally, the order will lay off 10,300 contract and part-time workers.
The Devastation of Glabalizattion (tags)
The most devastating affects of Globalization; Culture loss, environmental destruction.
Toll plans continue to put special interests above public good (tags)
Nowhere is the fight against toll roads stronger than in the state of Texas. In fact, Texas is the NATIONAL frontier for the fight against Bush and Gov. Rick Perry's plan for the Trans-Texas [Mexico and Canada] Corridor.
LA TRASH Fees ROCKETING again (tags)
LA Mayor and Council want to AGAIN raise solid-waste-trash-collection fees, a 'hidden indirect tax". This is an OPEN letter to them. Copy it or write your own, please. Don't stay mute and be beaten down, like trash.
Thousands Marched Through Downtown Milwaukee (tags)
Protesters want a fair and just immigration reform bill passed within the first 100 days of the next President’s term
Vegas anarchists flyer against taxes, torture and war on April 15th (tags)
April 15th is Tax Day, and in honor of the occasion, a newly-formed activist group, the Southern Nevada Alliance of the Libertarian Left, took their first public action today and issued their first communique with flyers posted on the streets of Las Vegas aiming to raise consciousness about the violence of the tax-and-torture warfare State.
Israel Uses Attack to Justify Further Aggression (tags)
Despite the fact that Hamas was not responsible, and others claimed responsibility, Israel's ruling Extremists plan to use the attacks to 'justify' further aggression into Gaza.
“¡Aguirre Si, Labor No!” (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine announces its endorsement of progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as San Diego city attorney, despite the opposition of reactionary city employee unions more concerned with preserving the pensions of current city workers than protecting the salaries and benefits of future ones.
San Diego Tips Decision Sparks Suit in NYC (tags)
The Starbucks decision in San Diego has spurred a lawsuit for baristas in New York.
The Great Plastic Meltdown (tags)
The real estate crisis turned out more serious than the bank's risk divisions estimated. The prices for new homes fell twelve percent in December 2007. The assets of private households shriveled two trillion dollars within a year.
ASU bus pass program (tags)
ASU buys 30,000 year long bus passes from the city of Phoenix for $700,000. The passes will be used by ASU students and employees
US court nixes RP ‘privilege’ over real estate tax debts (tags)
In a legal debacle for Manila, a United States federal court judge has ruled that the Philippines cannot invoke diplomatic privilege so that it would not be compelled to pay $19 million worth of unpaid real estate taxes to the New York City government. The New York City government scored a victory over real estate tax-delinquent states, including the Philippines, India and Mongolia, after US District Judge Jed Rakoff, in a written opinion, ruled in favor of the city. Rakoff’s ruling will force the three countries, which are renting out offices and business establishments housed in diplomatic buildings in New York, to settle their financial obligations to the city’s government. Reports said India owed the city $39.4 million including taxes, while Mongolia has to pay $4.2 million.
SS ENDORSES ROMNEY AND NADER (tags)
After giving it a lot of thought, I have decided to endorse Mit Romney and Ralph Nader. This follows the Texas governor's lead in endorsing more than one candidate. Both of my endorsements may still have a chance. I think every society needs some one like Ralph Nader. One. You may already be starting to see the genius of this endorsement.
The US Will Experience Its Big Surprise (tags)
The dollar devaluation has to do with many things, above all with the double deficit. The US must become indebted more and more. China and Dubai could go on a shopping spree and buy oil companies. The US must earn euros to pay for the oil to be imported.
labor law violations (tags)
take abuses to the labor department
Heath Insurance Bill Puts Poor at Risk (tags)
I got this in my email. The latest health care law is likely to pass, because progressive health care supporters are split on the issue. Unions are split on it. Political energy for real universal health care is being lost. This bill is similar to the one offered by the governor, but because it's sponsored by Speaker Nunez, the dealmakers have managed to get more liberal support for it. Working class and poor people need to organize to demand protections from the gaps in this bill.
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
McDonald's farmworker raise fought by growers (tags)
McDonald's Corp.'s high-profile deal to raise wages for Florida tomato pickers appears to have run into a major obstacle: Florida's tomato farmers.
The Myth of “Co-Management” in Venezuela: Reflections on Alcasa and Invepal (tags)
* With a lot of rhetoric and propaganda the Chavez administration has advanced different examples of co-management which, they claim, demonstrate their desire to transform Venezuela’s relations of production. A compañero from Europe visited us recently and got to know two of the most celebrated cases: Alcasa and Invepal. Here is the report he prepared for El Libertario # 51 about the actual working conditions in the country’s most “important” co-managed businesses.
UAW Sellout at GM and Chrysler (tags)
Corrupt UAW bosses sell out their rank and file
48 Hour Health Care Vigil Downtown (tags)
It's Our Healthcare is protesting the Governor's veto of AB 8 and his proposed "health care" plan.
DoJ argues against net neutrality, says - trust us (tags)
By Nate Anderson | Published: September 06, 2007 - 03:53PM CT
Labor Day Hypocrisy (tags)
Government and business mock labor's day.
The War on Working Americans - Part I (tags)
Working Americans are losing out in the war waged against them.
New land of opportunity (tags)
Los Cabos rises as place to realize the Mexican dream
Workers' Rights Violated by One of L.A.'s Largest Real Estate Developers (tags)
Lawsuit Filed Against Thomas Gilmore and Associates
Irish National Media (tags)
The end of oil Documentary, RTE, Irelands National Media Provider, while talking about the price of oil, fails again to inform the public about the real cost involved
The High Price of Cell Phones (tags)
Cell Phone technology has gone mainstream recently. Almost everyone, it seems, has a cell phone or similar device. The advantages of having this technology are readily available and promoted in the advertising for these products, but what about the drawbacks and dangers? This paper will shine some light on the dark side of widespread cell phone use, including possible radiation exposure and brain injury risk, increased risks of vehicle accidents, the disruptions caused by ringing phones and those who talk on them in inappropriate places, the financial costs of monthly fees and surcharges for services, the high turnover rate of phones resulting in large amounts of e-waste, hand muscle strains from using tiny keyboards, and the reduction of face-to-face personal contact.
Presidential Hopeful Alexander wants $10 Minimum Wage (tags)
The Democratic control Congress recently passed a minimum wage increase tied to a Bush-Iraq War spending bill for $120 billion; within the next two years America’s lowest paid wage earners will receive a $2.10 pay increase. Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander says, “It’s not enough.”
Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion For 9/11 Claims (tags)
"Seven Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion As Settlement For 9/11 Insurance Claims"
jeb bush Joins the Tenet Gravy Train (tags)
Israeli banks profit from Holocaust (tags)
"Investigations by the Israeli parliament have dug up disturbing evidence that Israel has been profiting for decades from vast sums invested in local banks by European Jews who died in the Nazi death camps."
Wolfowitz to be sacked (tags)
if he does not resign
How to punish police assaults on peaceful marches (tags)
When police assault a peaceful protest like the immigrant march today, stern punishment of their masters is called for. This is simple: small groups get awayor never went, and carry out punitive raids on economic targets.
I wii not resign (tags)
I only slaughtered 600,000 people
Thousands of Construction & Farm Workers Live in Hovels in Coachella Valley (tags)
The "Harvest of Shame" 1960 TV documentary program has been updated with the same horrifying conditions for the people who harvest our food and build and repair our homes, while they have almost no food and no homes, right here in filthy rich USA.
GO GAY: END THE WAR IN IRAQ (tags)
Now Is the Time for Gays & Lesbians to End the War
Washington No Match For Big Oil (tags)
Most of the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are reluctant to challenge big oil, insurance companies, health care providers and many of the big corporations that are driving up inflation because these candidates for president will be relying on the same big corporations to contribute the hundreds of millions necessary for a successful campaign in 2007 and 2008. The Democrats and Republicans are selling America to the highest bidders.
150,000 March Against Iraq war on Jan. 27 in Wash, DC (tags)
Message of “Impeach Bush” fills the streets around Congress Next Step: March on the Pentagon Saturday, March 17th
Millions Struggling to Survive On Low Wages (tags)
The 110th Congress is now in session and congressional leaders are expected to move on a broad range of critical matters that are a vital concern to the entire nation; topping the list is the Iraq War, the national debt, the balance of trade, affordable health care, immigration, solving the nation’s energy crisis, the environment, and minimum wage. Congress is expected to move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage from the present rate of $5.15 to $7.25 per hour by 2009; it will be the first such increase since 1997.
FAITH BASED INCINERATOR INITIATIVE (tags)
It is my grave concern that American workers, especially Christian workers, and others who snub wisdom in spite of, or in lieu of faith, be paid on time, and on their regularly scheduled payday. Therefore I demand that Bush pay me what he owes me on time or God will surely torture him in hell for a minimum of 500 years. The current balance due would be about 100 million dollars.
Phoenix is the most expensive place in the nation to rent a car because of taxes (tags)
Taxes in Phoenix and Arizona make Arizona one of the most expensive places in the nation to rent a car. The government theives at Sky Harbor Airport will shake you down for $7.80 to $30 a day for a car rental
Measure H is Not a Magic Bullet (tags)
If I could wave my magic wand, Proposition H—the billion-dollar “affordable” housing bond measure--would disappear from the November 7th stage, and the Prop H supporters would be revealed as illusionists.
Feinstein asks "Which Arnold?" (tags)
Feinstein led off the rally today for Angelides. Surrounded by local Democratic candidates, Feinstein launched a withering attack that clearly defined Democrats as standing with the middle class that needs government to protect their interests.
UGSOA-Court Halts UGSOA Union Officials’ Attempt to Undermine Florida’s Right to Work Law. (tags)
Union hierarchy unlawfully threatened to have Tampa Federal Courthouse security officers fired for refusal to pay union dues
FILIPINO WORKERS IN THE U.S. FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS (tags)
Thousands of FIlipino workers in the hospitals, hotels and ships all over the United States went on strike to fight for their rights. Thousands of them in the different unions are poised to fight for their rights until next year
Get your New Cameros Now! (tags)
Forget Uncle Sam sweetening the pot! For $40.000 an enlister is willing to trade his place onb the front for yours even if you are 42 Years Old! and if it becomes a hardship you get a WHOLE $750.00 a month can you say sustainability?
Cyber-protests grow over soccer sex slaves (tags)
Chimpy W. Bushitler does it again - refuses to stop his slick oil buddies from getting illegal prostitutes.
THE 2005 RULING: PLANNED PARENTHOOD V. A.C.L.A. (tags)
The ACLA was so called convicted on threat statutes; also ordered to pay a HUGE civil award.) (This was the anti-abortion case-thing....
COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)
Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels
Dear Just Wondering - So many myths, So little time (tags)
"just wonderings" post is so full of falsehoods about immigration its hilarious, but also indicate of the ignorance of the anti-immigrant crowd. Even with a rudimentary understanding of the historical dynamic between the U.S. and Mexican society one can trash such a flaccid attempt at satire.
JUSTICE FOR L.A. FASHION DISTRICT WORKERS! (tags)
SISTERS and BROTHERS: Take a moment out of your day to help workers of the Los Angeles Garment District fight for justice!
The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)
The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.
DUTY- FREE, México City´s Free Trade Agreement (tags)
Hey man, enough with articles that criticize street vendors. We´re all in it together. What´s the big deal? Don´t have any money? Go out and sell something. Don´t have a steady job? What do you want it for? It´s a drag dealing with the boss, bad pay, and lousy hours. On the street, you are the king or improvisation.
WAR OR PEACE WITH THE URWRNC
Direct Action Gets the Goods! IWW Chicago Victory for Unpaid Worker (tags)
IWW picket wins back wages for unpaid worker in Chicago, IL
Maryland forces Wal-Mart to pay for employee health care -- Will California be next? (tags)
The Maryland General Assembly became the first state legislature in the nation Thursday to approve legislation forcing Wal-Mart (WMT) to pay more for its employee health care, potentially paving the way for other states to follow suit.
UGSOA is Losing Members by The Hundreds - 387 in Less Then 2 Months (tags)
What's going on at UGSOA ? It seems President Jim Vissar is once again trying to deceive the members into thinking that the UGSOA International union is financially sound, when it reported Total Net Assets of Just $56,969 dollars or .17 cents per member. This Financially Broke Storefront Union is in Serious Trouble.
a broken dream
Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Tookie Williams funeral service (tags)
In the kind of funeral normally reserved for a dignitary, religious leaders and celebrities traveled to violence-wracked South Los Angeles to pay respects to the man who helped found a deadly street gang, then spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.
Sports and Athletes Held Accountable (tags)
Why shouldn't we hold athletes accountable for poor performance. Make dis-incentives as much a part of their contracts as incentives.
Returning Money to the People (tags)
Please share this with those you know who are tired of being a financial slave because they have been duped into accepting a fraud!
Flexcar: Public Car Sharing in Los Angeles (tags)
Flexcar is a car sharing program that started in Seattle, Wa., but it is quickly spreading across America. You can now share hybrid cars with strangers in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and more!
Something we need to be concerned about, the U.S. debt to foreign countries, lets not pay (tags)
The U.S. stands a good chance of becoming a third world country in the future. I just heard on Nightline that "our" government helps pay for the war in Iraq by taking out loans from other countries like China. What a stupid thing to do.
Back to Financial Basics (tags)
United States Congressional Record - March 17, 1993 - Vol. #33, page H-1303 - Speaker- Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House: "Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner's report that will lead to our demise."
Families to the Brink (tags)
Property taxes. No single campaign issue ignites such anger and confusion, especially among people living in the 6th District in Camden County, where they pay the highest school taxes in the state.
Progressive Left: Stop Bashing the Red Cross Without Reason! (tags)
Why is KPFK saying, "Don't donate to the Red Cross"?
Voices of the Lost and Forgotten- Pt. 4: Families In Poverty (tags)
Part four in a five part series on the alarming increases of homelessness, poverty, and hunger in America.
Critique Of Pure Treason: (tags)
IMPEACH BUSH...NOW!!! BRING OUR TROOPS HOME...NOW!!!
Silent Violence (tags)
If you like peace the notion of silent violence may be uncomfortable - disturbing even. But the elements that make violence what it is; fear, pain, danger, and death are all contained within deprivation. The only difference perhaps is that one is a result of aggression and the other a result of ignorance.
2005 Annual Pay for Active Duty Enlisted Soldiers (tags)
2005 Annual Pay for Active Duty Enlisted Soldiers
DARPA TIA ENMOD PLAYAS NEW MEXICO WHITE WELFARE (tags)
israels agent bush will pay anybody to snitch, and the drones of xtianity believe israel is gods chosen people and are happy to sell out freedom and america....all the terrorist talki is just a bush warning, pay us, or we will do more 911's...
The Social Security Distraction Game (tags)
Left, Right, Center - not the real solution, just a distraction so they can continue pushing their real agenda - imperialism.
If We Don’t Change The Union, The Union Will Change Us (tags)
The Bay Area grocery workers' contract continues to erode workers' living standards and strengthens the employers' resolve. Only a revolt in the ranks can reverse this trend.
No Business like socialism – booming blue collar business in Finland (tags)
When one has to pay 50USD for something normally worth of 5USD is there something wrong with the pricing in monopoly. But, how about selling it for 20USD in cash to fix the salary?
Eli Lilly is Scum (tags)
Global Leadership Conference 2005: Chairman Sidney Taurel tells company leaders that "we must maintain our sense of urgency" in carrying out the 2005 priorities while adapting swiftly to the demands of a tough, ever-changing environment. (Urgent because we are sinking like a ton of Bricks) (Tougher for LLY to lie their way out. The evidence is mounting against them.) (Swiftly, because consumers are fed up with LLY Crap &Lies) Taurel emphasized those messages in opening and closing comments at the annual global leadership conference (GLC). More than 150 Lilly leaders from around the world attended in Indianapolis.
The Phony Social Security Crisis (tags)
Bush's Phony Social Security Crisis Gains National Attention!
In America’s Industrial Heartland Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Campaign takes Off (tags)
Anger at corporations and their politicians finds concrete expression in North West Indiana
Saudis, Enron money helped pay for US rigged election (tags)
According to informed sources in Washington and Houston, the Bush campaign spent some $29 million to pay polling place operatives to rig the election for Bush.
Hang on to Your Waqllet! Don't Let Them Touch Social Security! (tags)
The administration and congress are pushing a huge scam, claiming Social Security is in trouble and needs to be destroyed in order to save it. Don’t believe a word of it. After all, when’s the last time you can remember a Republican doing anything nice for a poor person voluntarily?
Open Letter to America from a Canadian (tags)
Originally published in the Baltimore Chronicle over two years ago, this piece just gets more prophetic with time
ACT Paid Canvasser Positions Available-Las Vegas (tags)
We pay $10/hr to get trained (3-hr paid training) and do work supporting Democratic candidates and making sure people go to the polls to vote.
Bushonomics: 39 million locked in poverty (tags)
1 in 4 families are ‘working poor’ Report calls for minimum wage hike
California Election Web Forum (tags)
A sleepy forum to advocate or defend your favorite (or most hated) propositions.
Is Bush Turning Communist? (tags)
Confusion among capitalists and Union leaders mounts as Bush calls for ownership of health plans and appears to support big government involving itself in matters of the market.
Too good to be true: Look out for quick-cash jobs [USC Student Newspaper Article] (tags)
Students who stumble upon "dream" jobs such as envelope stuffing or knife selling, often end up with lost time and money.
Starving Amid Plenty (tags)
With society awash in cash workers are expected to take cuts and be thankful
FINAL OCAP APPEAL BEFORE WE ARE FORCED TO LAY OFF ORGANIZERS (tags)
OCAP needs Your Help
March for Farmworkers (tags)
No Human Being is Illegal
INVASION OF SOCIAL SECURITY (tags)
BUSH DECLARES"OWNERSHIP SOCIETY"TELLS CONVENTION HE’S ORDERED INVASION OF SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND
RIP-OFF Massive pay cuts, longer hours loom for 6 million workers as Bush guts overtime (tags)
Women and working parents especially hard hit
55 Reasons against G. Bush (tags)
This month August saw 55 dead coalition troops up to the 22th, in still occupied Iraq. What is wrong about names like "al anbar" province, Najaf or Lance Cpl. Seth Huston(19). All these names can be found on CNN`s official casualty report. Remarkably only 241 of those sacrificed are over 30 years old, the vast majority of 664 accounts for the under 30 years old soldiers. 431 of the lost were under 24, when they gave their life for the removal of the evil saddam hussein and the great initiative of liberalization of the middle east.
Big Business Hurts Itself and Workers by Opposing Socialized Medicine (tags)
Ideological blindness makes U.S. corporate interests oppose socialized medicine, even though by having to pay health benefits themselves makes them wildly uncompetitive with similar companies in Europe or Canada.
No jobs, endless war: ‘Bush has made a mess’ From labor to hip-hop, voters mobilize to def (tags)
CHICAGO — Eight thousand Pillowtex workers were thrown out of work a year ago when the textile giant shut its doors.
is there a link to footage of the latest LAPD beating? (tags)
IF anyone has a link to the footage, please post it here. CNN makes you sign up for a pay service to access it. They're making money on it.
"The Ant and the Grasshopper" (tags)
Moral: socialism is the last refuge for a scoundrel.
Coverup At Boeing? (tags)
Internal documents suggest a campaign to suppress evidence in a pay-bias lawsuit
Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities? (tags)
In a recent poll on the CNN website, viewers were asked the "poll" question of whether or not they believed that Wal-Mart stores were "good" for the "community." Perhaps it is not surprising that a large majority answered "no."
Garment Workers–Demonstration Against Forever 21 & Sweatshops (tags)
In front of the Santa Monica Mall, Saturday May 29th between 3 PM and 4 PM more than 50 garment workers protested against Forever 21 labor practices and sweatshops. Below find 13 pictures, a 70 seconds video, and the content of a Garment Worker Center’s flyer.
Pass the Petroleum (Jelly)! (tags)
Talk about crude prices... We could use a little lubricant ourselves right now.
Billder For President 2004 (tags)
First Draft Declaration Of Write-in Presidential Candidacy of Bill Gallagher, 2004 Presidential Election, United States Of America.
"D" is for Domination (tags)
Sleezy phone sex moguls work former welfare mothers in boiler room conditions.
A Thank-you on Tax Day (tags)
You pay because we care. A message from Mr. and Mrs. Corporate America or social programs for the richest.
the way to an established tent-city (tags)
Marchers Protesting Elimination of Police Overtime Pay Brutalized by Police (tags)
ALTEMAN GIGS MILLER AND THE EGLB (tags)
ERIC ALTEMAN, author of "What Liberal Media?" intellectually assasinated Dennis Miller, paid campaign staff member for the GOP, who owes Eric double pay for last night, which has prompted CNBC to give up the EGLB.
Six Social Security Myths (tags)
Alan Greenspan got a lot of people talking about Social Security last month by pointing out that future funds won't be enough to fund future obligations. What a surprise! What is far more surprising, however, is how much the continued fallout exposes our collective ignorance about Social Security.
did you know saddam was once made an honorary citizenof detroit (tags)
in 1980. An odd story, apparently true. It shows he had a brighter side. When did any president last offer to pay off a churches debt?
BTL:CBS Censorship of Political Ad During Super Bowl Sparks Debate on... (tags)
... Media Access Interview with Zack Exley, organizing director of MoveOn.org's Voter Fund conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS
Dean Dumps Debt On Iowa Deli (tags)
West Des Moines, Iowa, January 26, 2004 - They came to town, tried to get your vote and then left for New Hampshire. But one presidential candidate may have left a big bill for a small West Des Moines deli.
Using Fundamentals of US Foreign and Domestic Policy to Improve Your Life (tags)
Using Fundamentals of US Foreign and Domestic Policy to Improve Your Life (Satirical Commentary)
We Must Do What We Can 2 (tags)
The time for action is now, are you human enough to answer the call?
2004 - Year of the Slave (tags)
The time has come to take back your Power People!!
dont blame me? (tags)
I am fed up with all the spoiled little union workers attitudes.
Some Strike Health Benefit Numbers (tags)
I found that link on Ken and John's site about the actual benefits that the supermarkets are balking about, and ran some numbers.
Help! The "special interests" are attacking me! (tags)
Will all you please help me? I'm being attacked by all these "special interests" who think the state should pay for their services. The nerve of them. Do these "special interests" really think that California is their personal piggy bank? My billionaire friends don't want to pay higher taxes to pay for these "special interests"! They worked hard to earn their billions of dollars. They deserve tax relief to buy more yachts, mansions, and fancy cars. All these "special interests" will do is squander all of their money. Help me take back Sacramento from these "special interests" so the billionaires who put me where I am today won't have to pay more taxes so the state can spend, spend, spend!
Why is the Pentagon ripping off the troops? (tags)
Explains WHY Pentagon penny-pinching budget cutters are betraying the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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."
Billions for Bankers--Debts for the People (tags)
In 1901 the national debt of the United States was less than $1 billion. It stayed at less than $1 billion until we got into World War I. Then it jumped to $25 billion.
BTL:Congress Passes Medicare Prescription Drug Bill Which Critics Call... (tags)
...a Gift to Pharmaceutical Companies and Moves System Toward Privatization.Interview with Gail Shearer, director of health policy analysis, Consumer's Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Let'em Eat Cake - Citizens Ripped-Off Big Time (tags)
"Let'em Eat Cake", that's the message from Washington/AARP, now identified as, American Association of Repugnant Pimps; per the Bill written-of, for, and by the pharmaceutical companies. I take exception to the fact that we are paying the salaries of legislators and for the upkeep of the marbled halls of corporate government. The executive board rooms of the pharmaceuticals, oil, gas, electric etc., would be better suited to the privatization of government on all levels. Let them pay for the heating, lights and perks.
Bring'em Home - Not Send'em Off (tags)
I have worked for years with veterans of other wars living under bridges, in abandoned cars and empty tenements. Forgotten cannon fodder-kicked to the curb. War is about, and always has been, despite the Public Relations propaganda; power-greed and conquest; with the poor doing the dirty work of filling rich men's coffers. No politician's sons or daughters are over there, and President Bush's daughters (for all his "Bring'em On" bravado), won't be joining young, beautiful NH Commander Mary. I rest my case. Jude Moriarty
LA COUNTY APPROVES REPARATIONS FRO WHITES NOT BLACKS (tags)
Los Angeles Count Baord of supervisors apporved agenda item 48 which moves to gain support from President Bush and others to pay reparations to German Jews. Some citizens found this tio be racist and unfair to blacks seeking reparations and acknowledgement of the Black Holocaust.
Me? A liberal? (tags)
After looking at Canada, I've become a real fan of some kind of national health plan. Of course, that would lead to big government and higher taxes, but maybe it's us little guys got a little something for our money, too.
Supermarket workers in struggle (tags)
The significance of the strike is based in the issue of health care. We are the only industrialized country to not have health care and the union estimates about 60 million went some time with out having any health care last year. This number is growing based the deteriation of the tiny bit of basic rights and benefits we have. It is time for us to not be on the defensive of these issues and begin to fight back.
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.
[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)
LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades
Health care costs spark Calif. strikes (tags)
VAN NUYS, Calif. – Daniel Lucra, 19, just wants to keep his health care in case he gets sick or hurt on his job behind the deli counter at Albertson’s, where slippery floors and sharp blades can cause injuries.
Is it about to be the Christmas again? (tags)
There is no such thing like justice or Law in this World in the end. Anyone saying else would be telling a lie. There are only abusers and used until you are powerful enough to protect yourself.
TEAMSTERS REFUSING TO CROSS PICKET LINES @ Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions & Albertsons (tags)
SECURITY OFFICERS UNION - SPFPA - JOIN US TODAY (tags)
The SPFPA has approximately 20,000 active members in the United States, SPFPA is the largest International Union of Security, Police and Fire Protection Officers in America today!
Why Aren't Buses Free? (tags)
Why aren't buses free? They benefit auto drivers most, they should pay for them.
PAYING TWICE (tags)
PAYING TWICE, PEOPLE LOVE DOUBLE TAXATION
Fields of Hunger: Lives of the Fresno Farmworkers (tags)
Long Beach City Manager Attacks Union Before Captive Audience of Library Employees (tags)
Long Beach bureaucrats show up at meeting of library employees, tell them they have to rescind small payraise City agreed to in contract because "the people" demand it.
WTRPF Issues New Appeal on Behalf of War Tax Resisters (tags)
Press release from the War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund announcing new funding appeal for war tax resisters.
Chicago teachers (tags)
An open letter to Chicago Public School teachers
US Fines, May Jail Woman Who Was 'Human Shield" in Iraq (tags)
Faith Fippinger, "a retired schoolteacher who went to Iraq to serve as a 'human shield' against the U.S. invasion is facing thousands of dollars in U.S. government fines, which she is refusing to pay." She could face 12 years in prison for taking this courageous stand against the US War Machine.
The post office is a forced monopoly. (tags)
The post office is a forced monopoly. So is the railroad system, except for James Jerome Hill's railroad.
Stealing The Internet (tags)
With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?
No offense intended, awakening expected ! (tags)
American people shouldn't have to pay for the crimes of their government.
U.S. prosecutors sue Quaker group over pacifist's unpaid taxes (tags)
Priscilla Adams says she doesn't mind paying taxes. She just doesn't want her money going to the military.
BTL:House Passes White House Plan To Deprive Millions of Workers Overtime Pay. (tags)
Interview with Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
When government is strong, the individual is weak. (tags)
To the extent that government is strong, the individual is weak.
Family Compensation for Miltary Deaths (tags)
There are a few inequities that need to be addressed. I know my fans at Indymedia will help me get the word out. I'm counting on you Diogenes, Sheepdog, and X.
July 4 we Celibate what? Our independence? Our Freedom? (tags)
"...deriving their Just Powers from the consent of the governed." Did you give your consent to have your rights stripped slowly away? If you are not fighting it you are whether you wish to accept the responsibility or not.
Corporate Welfare from the Viewpoint of a Moron (tags)
I've fallen and I can't get up!!
Eliminating the right to overtime pay! (tags)
More Bushit Plans to Screw Us All!
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.
'Class War' and the Bush tax cut (tags)
Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the libertarian Cato Institute defended Bush's tax cuts, "though the lower income earners pay a high burden in payroll tax for social security and Medicare, they get a higher proportion of their wages in retirement benefits than do the wealthy"
Consider a third alternative (tags)
Libertarians are just like those racist liberals who think that blacks deserve to go to school more than whites, simply by virtue of their blackness. Don’t give me that lifetime of oppression rubbish.
War Tax Resistance Made Simple (tags)
Regardless of the specifics, the basic truth is about half of your income tax is going to the military. For all the millions of people who've taken to the streets in the past four months to prevent or oppose this war, this is like a kidney punch from behind: You may spend your days, nights and/or weekends working to preserve peace, but everyone who pays taxes is financially helping to support the war.
So far we have no information (tags)
Not embedded reporters get captured or simply killed! By evil Saddam? No, by nice Americans: 'So far we have no information !' the usual statement (this time by Powell)
Just Say No To Forced Taxes (tags)
Don' want war? Don't pay forced taxes. Taxes should be voluntary only.
Memphis 1968: We remember (tags)
An assassin’s bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers.
How To Stop War - Become An Entrepreneur (tags)
Do like Switzerland (before they bought into the UN, more big government crap).
Brave Administration Willing to "Pay A High Price" In US Lives (tags)
It is comforting to know that our brave administration is willing to pay a "high price" in the lives of our sons and daughters to have their war.Referring to nights in World War II "when we'd lose 1000 people", he added: "There will come a time maybe when things are going to be much more shocking."
Humanitarian Aid - what is the US responsibility in Iraq? (tags)
Excellent analysis. Especially issue #3 where she explains that the companies getting rich on war & rebuilding - Halliburton, Bechtel, etc - should pay for humanitarian aid to Iraq through a special 50% Excess Profit/Windfall for War tax.
Bush Admin Proposes an End to Overtime Pay (tags)
Bush Admin Proposes an End to Overtime Pay - Take Action PLEASE
Let's bring the PsyOps War Home! (tags)
PsyOps, your taxes pay for it. It's time to give some back to your community.
Voter Initiative: Vote or Pay $50. (tags)
Our groop has come up with our contribution on how to take back this once glorious nation. Our system of government, our democracy, can only be expected to work if there is an active voting population. Our solution is to fine those who choose to violate our social contract of democracy fifty dollars ($50).
Not one penny for the war budget! and other articles at Frontlines (tags)
Visit us often as we update our website daily with news and analysis of interest for antiwar and left wing activists. Traductores al español se buscan.
REFUSE THE WAR TAX (tags)
IF you are opposed to Bush's plans for war on Iraq, AND you owe taxes for 2002 that you have not yet paid, THEN consider tax resistance as an act of civil disobedience!
Stop being fooled and wake up... (tags)
All money is controlled by the Vatican and all politics are controlled by money and religion. You are fighting the smoke screen people while the Mystery Caesar continues the successful deception and enslavement of the entire world!!! The time has come to finally GET A CLUE...
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.
HELP PAY FOR SUPER BOWL ANTI-WAR TV AD (tags)
Time is running-out! Help pay for an Anti-War TV ad from "Move-On" to play on this Sunday's SuperBowl.
Who funds the left? (tags)
Surprise! The major source of funding for the left is the 1% of richest Americans. They give more to the Democrats than to the Republicans.
Pt. 5, On the duty of Civil Disobedience (tags)
Offered in memory of Chief Crazy Horse: to his spirit,to his people, to his children, to hsi land, beyond the 7th generation.
Pt. 4, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (tags)
Thoreau's essay became the most influential of his writings, serving, for example, as a model for Ghandi's campaign of passive resistence in India, and as a handbook for the underground in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Re "loans" To Israel: They're Never Paid Back. (tags)
Letter re "loans" to Israel. In a "nut shell" they're never paid back.
Ten Disgusting Things about Corporations (tags)
Fast fact sheet about how corporations ruin our lives
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES (tags)
WHY WAR MEANS SO LITTLE IN AMERICA...
Debt "SLAVERY" and Mind Control (tags)
The illusion called debt and the clowns of the three ring circus, may they all burn in Hell!!
Dykes vs Costa Mesa (tags)
Recently anti-globilization protesters complained of mistreatment in Costa Mesa. Now Lesbian activists may have trouble of their own with that Orange County city.
May Day Protest at Pasadena City College: Dolores Huerta Supports Campus Labor (tags)
300 students, staff, and faculty march in solidarity with workers around the world on May 2.
Report from the Beverly Center Forever XXI demo (tags)
SPIRITED PROTEST OUTSIDE THE BEVERLY CENTER, FOCUSED ON CLOTHING RETAILER "FOREVER XXI", IS WELL RECEIVED BY SHOPPERS
Starlink GE corn - Kraft "off the hook" (tags)
Kraft was sued for selling GE corn that isn't approved for human consumption in its Taco Bell supermarket products, but part of the court settlement is that they have to put coupons on their products in the stores. Coupons are a marketing tool - is this really punishment?
UNION BUSTING! In the Fund for Public Interest (tags)
One of the largest progressive non profits in the nation, is attempting to silence workers who tried to oganize a labor union!
How the IMF/WB make domestic economic policy in Argentina (tags)
Transcript of a story told by Beverly Keene of Servicio Paz y Justicia (Service for Peace and Justice) and Jubilee South, both in Argentina.
Protest outside Taco Bell Headquarters This Jan 15. BOYCOTT TACO BELL (tags)
Religious Supporters Declare "Season of Conscience" and Join Boycott Against Forever 21 (tags)
This is the press release for the Saturday demonstration. Forever 21 can rake in $400 million this year, but the people who make the clothes are paid sub-minimum. If this rubs you the wrong way, show up and protest.
Forest Service wasted $1000's to fine a protester $15 (tags)
And so the Forest Service wasted Thousands of dollars to fine a protester $15, that is justice!!!
Big Turnout and Big Support for Forever 21 Picket (tags)
Over 150 people turned out to support a boycott against Forever 21 for garment worker abuses.
URGENT: AntiWar Action Opportunity supporting Berkeley (tags)
By Supporting Berkeley We Can TURN THIS STORY AROUND!
Pacifica Radio Fdn nearly bankrupt, KPFA in peril (tags)
Pacifica Foundation officers informed KPFA (94.1 FM, Berkeley, Ca) management that the organization is out of money, having spent over two million dollars over the past three years on corporate law firms, security services, and public relations agencies. Over the past two years, however, KPFA has exceeded all fundraising goals, and should show a surplus of over $200,000. Instead, KPFA has over $100,000 in unpaid and overdue bills, including $9,400 to PG&E for electricity. The station may be off the air if the PG&E bill is not paid by Monday, October 22.
Background Info on the CIW struggle: Farmworkers vs Taco Bell. (tags)
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization based in Immokalee, Florida, has asked to meet with Taco Bell representatives to discuss the working and living conditions of the farmworkers who pick Taco Bell's tomatoes. So far, Taco Bell has refused to talk.
Some History of UFW: From Book: LA CAUSA: The Migrant Farmworkers Story Larios (tags)
This is sold in some parts of our country as a childrens book. Really it is more like Labor Studies or Chicano Studies or U.S. History. 93 pages. Authors Dana Catharine de Ruiz and Richard Larios with Mr. Alex Haley, General Editor. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers.
Democracy Now! Staff Suspended Without Pay (tags)
The crisis with Pacifica Radio’s flagship national news show, Democracy Now!, has gotten worse. Pacifica management has now suspended award-winning host Amy Goodman and the entire staff without pay.
Up to 5,000 Wash. state apple workers march for better pay (tags)
11 a.m. press avail., 1 p.m. rally Sunday Aug, 5 in Yakima Up to 5,000 Wash. state apple workers march for better pay, push UFW bills to legalize undocumented farm laborers
Union Workers and Supporters Rally at San Diego Union Tribune (tags)
300 plus people gathered in front of the San Diego Union Tribune to rally in support of Union Workers who have been involved in a nine-year struggle with the paper for a decent contract. the paper has responded with dirty tactics and typical union busting techniques.
Former Riverside Police sergeant contests arbitration (tags)
Several days after an arbitrator reversed his firing, Preece's lawyer announced that his client will not settle for a demotion and 30 day suspension, but only full exoneration. The ball is now in the court of the City Council, which will meet on Tuesday in closed session to determine what position it will take, as an upset community watches.
Top Censored Stories ( in song ) (tags)
Who Will Tell the People by David Rovics
The Rally is going on right now.... I can hear helicopters circling Activists (tags)
Activists made a friendship circle at the South East Circle of Balboa Park, then Head to the Streets towards the San Diego Convention Center while Police Presence remains High, and While California Highway Patrol officers block streets and circle the area with a Loud disruptive Helicopter in the air. As the Activists march, so do the police officers behind them.
Day 24 on the MTA Picket Line (tags)
Interviews with MTA drivers on the 24th day of the strike.
TWO AMERICAN PIES (tags)
Which pie do you want to be in - the always shrinking unconscionable pie or the ever-increasing homeless pie?
Refusal to Pay Forest Service Adventure Pass (tags)