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A better future after COVID-19 (tags)
People must decide how they want to live and what they want to produce in a fair ecological exchange that respects the interests of all people. This would also reverse the logic of competition between countries which is based on lowering labor costs, and promote ecological goals.
The Great Barrington Declaration (tags)
The ship was saved but all the passengers drowned - a Reaganomics cartoon
Unhoused and Mentally Ill in Venice (tags)
The way City of Los Angeles deals with unhoused people suffering with mental illness should be dismantled and defunded.
Corona and the collapse of modernization (tags)
Corona is the trigger but not the cause of the worsening crisis situation. It will accelerate the disintegration of capitalism. Pragmatism and cooperation on an international scale are called for. Infrastructure socialism takes health care from the market and insists on the common good
11-point Plan for a New Socialism (tags)
The break with the old neoliberal and new authoritarian policies becomes a necessity in the face of the multiple crisis. An impending economic slump would exacerbate this situation.
Dismantle the ICE Detention System (tags)
The entire detention system, which is a boondoggle for cops, should be dismantled.
Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes (tags)
Israeli leaders order soldiers to kill unarmed civilians who were protesting their lack of rights
Living Together Differently! (tags)
Modern politics must fight against excessiveness and inequality. All progress narratives have worn out. The cake will not become larger. The perspective of conviviality aims at abundance, not at tightening belts..
Fbi is a threat to national security & Congress cares Not (tags)
All military should be informed of this little fbi atrocity.
Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" (tags)
The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions."
Reasons for anarchism. (tags)
What is the future of freedom? What does a free world look like? Anarchism is the best way to guarantee the freedom of humans and animals, now and in the future. Anarchists want to eliminate government and other forms of hierarchy.
Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.
Self-Serving Politicians Behind Legislation – Robert G Tronge (tags)
To protect our children, It’s an emergency, if the passage of this law saves just one child then it has served its purpose. We have all heard these type of comments from our legislators. Friedrich August von Hayek once wisely said.
Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets (tags)
The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing and GE shift tens of billions to tax havens. According to a 2013 article, one building in Delaware has 285,000 mailbox firms.
KPFK and Pacifica, more doings, reposted here (tags)
Vital and Need-to-Know information is being reposted from pacificainexile.org here to inform all KPFK donors, sponsors, stakeholders, listeners and those who care about this Pacifica Radio Station's doing.
LGBT Activists attacked at Creating Change Conference (tags)
Is anti-semitism the new norm in America?
Tax Flight, Tax Avoidance and the Contribution of the Rich to Society (tags)
Multinational businesses cause the greatest losses through tax flight and tax avoidance. Between $21 and $32 trillion are invested in tax havens. Tax flight is a problem for democracy. Without tax revenues, politics renounces on creative possibilities.
Brits Denounce Netanyahu's London Visit (tags)
Putting Out Fires Should Be Number 1 National Priority (tags)
The worst fires in our history to plague the nation are occurring now.
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”
A Divided Society (tags)
Average wages in the US are lower than 30 years ago. Profits and income inequality explode, not investments. The austerity policy that has always worsened unemployment and economic growth is promoted as without alternative by German chancellor Merkel.
Bashing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsiras's Moscow Visit (tags)
On Getting Rid of Standardized Testing (tags)
A comment on a blog post about eliminating standardized testing.
Video: Occupy Love (2013), 1 hr 19 min (tags)
Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. Economics should be pluralist, not monolithic as the economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity.
Free Internet Book: All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen, 202pp (tags)
An inclusive, democratic society is a vision of a future of generalized security, community centers, free Internet books, exchanging roles, qualitative growth and soft power. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Without a vision, people become bones for Coca Cola.
Trade: Time for a New Vision, 20pp (tags)
50 civil society groups crafted the Alternative Trade Mandate in January 2014. States should be able to protect themselves from financial deregulation, risky financial products, genetically modified corn and salmon, chlorinated chicken and Investor-State Settlement mechanisms,
Philippines: Shield Yolanda rehab efforts from 'disaster capitalism' (tags)
Amid allegations of overpriced and substandard temporary shelters constructed for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, Akbayan Partylist urged the government to shield the rehabilitation efforts from possible “disaster capitalism.”
VIDEO: "Koch Brothers Exposed," 2012, 1 hr (tags)
Millions of dollars are spent in propaganda to convince the public that social security is bankrupt, that the retirement age should be raised to 70 and that social security should be turned into private retirement accounts. Millions are spent to undermine unions & privatize education.
Digital Age Privacy Rights (tags)
Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)
TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.
Austerity Policy Leads to Low Economic Growth, 43pp (tags)
This IMF Working Paper published on January 31, 2013 was co-authored by the chief IMF economist Olivier Blanchard. The IMF erred in its fiscal multiplier in estimating the effects of state spending cuts in deficit countries. The paper was greeted by silence in Germany and the US.
10 Theses about the Crisis: Ingo Schulze (tags)
German novelist Ingo Schulze's 2012 "Our Beautiful New Clothes" explains how we have accepted the form without the substance of democracy. People accepted the emperor's new clothes until a child cried "but he has nothing on." Maybe Hans Christian Anderson can help us.
Movie Director Kathryn Bigelow Should Be Charged With Violations (tags)
Movie Director Kathryn Bigelow should be charged with violations of the Violence Against Women Act for abusing Non-union movies extras!
Whitewashing Extrajudicial Killing (tags)
Social Inequality in America (tags)
On the misuse of the Philippine Senate MOOE fund (tags)
The Party of the Laboring Masses (Partido Lakas ng Masa - PLM) is spearheading a campaign to eradicate corruption, patronage politics and shamelessness among government officials. The picket today at the Senate is only the first of the PLM campaign to pursue transparency in government.
How To Defend the Public Sector (tags)
The attacks on the public domain, particularly public education, social services, and the public sector unions that are linked to these services, are coming in rapid-fire succession, sometimes in an overwhelming barrage where the victims have little time to comprehend what is happening and respond effectively.
Free Internet Book: Youth and Skills - Putting Education to Work, 450pp (tags)
Around one in six of the world’s population are aged between 15 and 24. These young people are disproportionately concentrated in some of the poorest countries, where their numbers are still rising. more young people in 2030 than it had in 1980.
Debt Tribunal and Green Socialism (tags)
Qualitative growth, breaking out of the box of quantitative growth, is the key to solving mass unemployment, environmental destruction and trade imbalance. A job in education costs 1/10 what a job in a chemical dye plant costs. The media is part of a system that refuses change.
Fast Food Blues (tags)
New research links fast food consumption with depression.
Charting a path out of impasse for Greece, and other countries (tags)
Should Greece remain within the eurozone or should it return to the drachma?
The market is a god that has failed (tags)
If the “market” keeps deciding more people should be unemployed, more education should be wasted, more people should not have a decent retirement, more public services should be eliminated, more wages cut while prices rise, and more money should be concentrated in fewer hands at the expense of everybody else, then why should the “market” be a holy sacrament that cannot be questioned?
"The illegitimate debts must be cancelled" (tags)
A neoliberal tax policy followed for twenty years drastically lowered the taxes paid by private corporations on their profits, above all by big business. The debts are not an incomprehensible plague but the result of a conscious and completely unjust policy.
The Cycle of fear (tags)
The Cycle of fear is my second article on hate and fear
Is Capitalism Devouring Its Children? (tags)
The state was extorted by the banks. Bailing out the banks was regarded as without alternative..Rating agencies should become public institutions and system-relevant banks dismantled. Growth- and stability funds should be established as the credit-givers of last resort.
Obama's Budget Deal: Neoliberal March in the US (tags)
What should be the state's role in the future? What values and priorities should be set in a time when public resources become scarcer under the pressure of state indebtedness? Less state, less support for the unemployed, poor and sick occurs along with a free ride for billionaires and big corporations.
Open Letter to LAUSD Board Regarding Grave Issues with CNCA's Charter for CRES #14 (tags)
When LAUSD V.P. Flores awarded CRES #14 to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) against the wishes and explicit votes of the Echo Parque community, and against the express recommendation of the Superintendent, she promised she would address the grievously problematic issues with CNCA's proposal regarding their exclusive and inflexible language program. Instead, nothing has been done to resolve this major point of contention between the corporate charter school operator and the community they will soon occupy.
THE POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE USA JUST BEGAN (tags)
The America began to bleed.
‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’: Request to Dismiss Appeals from an Uncertified Judgment, on Docket (tags)
The Motion and concomitantly filed papers have not addressed the controversial ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy itself, and have not sided with either of the parties in the case - the Log Cabin Republicans, or the US Department of Justice. Instead, the Motion has limited itself to arguments regarding the validity, or lack thereof, of the uncertified October 2010 Judgment, from which the appeals were taken. The motion has also addressed the validity, or lack thereof of the docket of the US District Court, Central District of California in the case, as a whole, and the implementation of the US District Court’s online public access and case management systems (PACER and CM/ECF).
Growth Madness (tags)
The history of the crisis of the western world that we all experience more or less consciously or unconsciously (or partly ignore) is a history of boundless lobbylism, political corruption, market fetishism and unbroken faith in growth..Economic theories were and are children of their time.
Bell Teaches Californians a Lesson (tags)
The Bell Republican scandal continues to teach citizens a lesson about why they should be involved in local government.
It just keeps getting better.. (tags)
It just keeps getting better..
Court ruling online: Gay & Interracial Marriage Issues the Same (tags)
The Court ruling at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/09cv2292/files/09cv2292-ORDER.pdf is a history lesson that makes it clear that the fight over gay marriage is the same as the fight over interracial marriage and that religion has no place in our secular Constitution. In 1948, California legalized interracial marriage; in 1967 the US Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage. The hysteria over children and preserving marriage was the same for interracial marriage as it is for gay marriage. The backers of Proposition 8 are clearly religious idiots trying to turn back the clock of history. Judge Walker's stay of his own ruling pending appeal should be lifted immediately so gay marriages can proceed in California immediately.
The Controversial Code NGO Peace Bonds is Back with Vengeance (tags)
The controversial Peace Bonds that earned a windfall profit of P1.48-billion for the Code NGO then headed by now Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, along with the sister of then Finance Secretary Isidro Camacho, is back under the rule of President Noynoy "No Wangwang" Aquino III. People's Organizations and responsible legislators are asking that DSWD's Dinky Soliman and her cohorts should be investigated and that people behind it should be held accountable for the mess that allegedly duped the Philippine government in billions of pesos. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, who used to hold the position during the time of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Arroyo, said she is willing to face the probe. The P1.4-billion earnings from the secondary sale of the bonds was alleged to have ended in the Peace Foundation she headed.
Excerpts from “How will our People’s War Attain a Qualitative Leap?” (tags)
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has called on us all, to rally around the leadership and exert utmost revolutionary efforts, seizing every moment in our people’s war, to achieve a qualitative development of the revolutionary struggle. This is the call of the hour. At a time when US Imperialism and its European cohorts are facing grave economic and financial crisis, far worse than the Economic Depression of 1930s, our people’s war can seize this opportunity to all-sidedly intensify our struggle and bring the revolution to a new stage of qualitative development.
TERRORIST GUTTER (tags)
Nor the gutters like Americans.
Sex Offender Terrorism and the San Diego Union-Tribune (tags)
Clearly the San Diego Union-Tribune has a new formula to increase its flagging circulation numbers while it glosses over or ignores more mundane but highly important social issues—focus on sexual offenders as a new modern day witch hunt. Every male is a John Gardner now and must be profiled.
Fight for the Dream: Whoever has a vision can be a physician (tags)
Brave New Films presents "War on Greed" starring Larry the Loophole
Afghanistan: Nothing is Good (tags)
The Security Council did not give Americans any blank check. The strongest military alliance of the world threatens to break down after eight years of war in Afghanistan.
March 4 Education March Downtown Los Angeles (tags)
A video, several photos, and snarky comments.
War criminals (tags)
Should be hung
Wells Fargo and Cheronda Guyton: Call for Investigation (tags)
Wells Fargo clearly lacks proper internal controls to prevent abuse of foreclosed property. As bailout money recipients, they have an obligation to the taxpayers.
Truth Action on the 8th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks (tags)
Anyone unclear on the purpose and methods of Truth Action should visit this thread: http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3227 Contrary to some rumors, racism and right-wing propaganda are UNWELCOME at truthaction.org.
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.
The Return of the State (tags)
The state is welcome again in this plight. The brazenness with which those who caused the crisis now demand state subsidies to bailout the financial system is just as breathtaking as the state readiness to fulfill this demand.
New UN Report Denounces America's Human Rights Record (tags)
America defiles human rights laws
Cheney and his gang should be watched and monitored. (tags)
They may try another 9/11 if Obama gets near exposing them.
Attac Catalogue for Democratizing the Financial Markets (tags)
The financial industry contributed over $5 billion in the last year in campaign gifts and lobbying to ensure that Wall Street oligarchs have their way in the media and congress. Attac is a global justice network committed to shriveling the financial markets.
Unemployed ? some thoughts that may help. (tags)
Out of a job ? again ? or suddenly scared of losing that job you complained so much about just recently ? You are not alone. Some thoughts of an unemployed. Share your comments and suggestions here too.
The Save Aaron Project, Preliminary Hearing (tags)
Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00am - 1:00pm Mendocino County Courthouse 100 N. State Street Ukiah, CA
The Save Aaron Project (tags)
Aaron Vargas was arrested for fighting back against a man who sexually abused him and many other young boys in the Fort Bragg, CA community. Read about him, and fight back against abusers with him.
The Truth: Will Pacifica ever be free? (tags)
The new Pacifica National Board promotes the policies of the Pacifica Hijackers and initiates the next round of the Pacifica struggle.
CHRY$LER: symbol of what is wrong in American business (tags)
Enough is enough! Chrysler is the epitome of greed prevalent in the corporate sector and it should be recognized as the symbol for much our economic woes.
PHILIPPINES: Scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement now! (tags)
The secret Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) document exposed by Sen. Joker Arroyo is the latest in a string of arguments to hang the iniquitous agreement. The secret document is an insult that adds to the injury of Daniel Smith’s contempt of our justice system.
The Israeli lobby (tags)
Must be prosecuted for the Gaza genocide
Back from the Wilderness: Joseph Stiglitz (tags)
Economy theory has long explained why unhindered markets do not correct themselves, why regulation was necessary and why the government had an important role to play int he economy. Many who worked for the financial markets forced a kind of market fundamentalism.
Obamanomics: Why the Stimulus Plan Will Not Revive the Economy (tags)
This article was published in: The Independent, Dec 12, 2008.
Gross Social Happiness (tags)
Social capital has dangerously disappeared in the last years and decades. In the whole economy, there should be more cooperation and less competition, more sustainability and less monetary striving for gain. One cannot solve problems with the same thinking that caused the problems,
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.15.08 (tags)
Political Ammunition You Can Use
Financial Crisis: Bending and Breaking (tags)
The governments still strike the pose of successful crisis management. The points are set for a state-sanctioned survival of neoliberlaism through bending and breaking, Instead of raising mass income, the state finances capital investments to liven up the domestic economy.
Tinkering with Symptoms (tags)
The bailout plan does not tackle the causes of the financial crisis. The question remains why financial institutions should be saved from a crisis they created and in which they earlier earned vast amounts of money. The American government has no Plan B.
An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi (tags)
Why I am glad that the bailout failed - for now, at least.
The Last Pharaoh’s Video Released -- Free Sneak Preview on Youtube…. (tags)
“This is the book that The Last Pharaoh and his gang do not want you to read and are trying to ban from circulation. This is the book that is a must read for every Western politician and decision maker, not to mention those who enjoy a true story. It should be under the pillow of Obama, McCain, Biden and Palin”,
The Time is Ripe: Democratic Controls of the Financial Markets! (tags)
Like the melting of the dollar, the energy, food and housing crises have systemic roots, the logic and dynamic of maximum profit.. The US is experiencing a "margin call." The world wants its money back. The economy and the financial markets should serve people, not vice versa.
If Israel Attacks Iran.... (tags)
"Friday's New York Times is reporting that multiple U.S. officials have stated that the Israeli military carried out what seemed to be a 'rehearsal' for a strike directed at Iran's nuclear facilities."
– The Raw Story
Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)
Incumbent San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis finally descended from the mountaintop and deigned to meet her Democratic primary challenger Mike Copass in a one-hour debate Sunday, May 25, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The biggest difference between the candidates came at the end, when Copass criticized Davis for consistently voting to fund the war in Iraq and Davis said that, though she'd opposed the original war resolution, she felt a need to vote for the funding to "support the troops."
Tenants Together Files Lawsuit to Ensure Prop 98 Ballot Title & Summary Reflect Attack on (tags)
"The overwhelming majority of funding behind Prop. 98 comes from landlords. The only reason they're funding this measure is to abolish rent control and other renter protections," said Dean Preston, Executive Director of Tenants Together. "Even the proponents' own ballot arguments list rent control as a principle provision of the initiative. We're simply asking that the title reflect the primary provisions so voters can make an informed decision."
The True Story Of The Bilderberg Group (tags)
Review: The True Story Of The Bilderberg Group By Daniel Estulin
Welfare State in the Market Trap (tags)
"The crisis of the welfare state is a crisis in the heads of the economic and political elites. The welfare state is a political barrier against the marketing of human labor. The welfare state can be regained through democratic solidarity.. Today one farmer feeds 88 non-farmers."
Mortgage Crisis Jeopardizing Working Class Families (tags)
If the two corporate parties, the Democrats and Republicans, take a wait-and-see attitude while the mortgage lenders and multi-billionaires take the hard-earned family resources of millions of Americans, the results will be catastrophic for working class families, and ultimately for our entire economy.
"Not in Our Name!" (tags)
At the conference, everything essential like participation of Hamas should be excluded. Residents of Tel Aviv could be among those who pay dearly for the mad plans of George W Bush. The Jews are made a pretext for a new crusade of Christian fundamentalists.
Campus Coalition Against Hate Group (tags)
Campus Coalition Against Hate Group protest Jim Gilchrist's, co-founder of the Minutemen, ignorant and hateful rhetoric.
Venezuela: another coupe in the works? (tags)
On Monday, November 5th, the campaign for the constitutional reform referendum in Venezuela was stepped up with the call by retired general Baduel for a NO vote. General Baduel was a close collaborator of Chávez and remained loyal to him during the April 2002 military coup which briefly ousted him. In July of this year he resigned from his position as Defence Minister and retired from active military office. His attacks on the constitutional reform are part of a concerted campaign by the ruling class to prevent it from being approved in a referendum which will take place on December 2nd. The amendments to the 1999 Venezuelan revolution were announced by Chávez after his election victory in December 2006 with the stated aim of bringing the Constitution into line with "Socialism of the 21st century". They were then formally proposed by Chávez in July, discussed throughout the country and passed with a whole series of modifications and additions by the National Assembly on November 2nd.
White House Manual Details How to Deal With Protesters (tags)
A White House manual that came to light recently gives presidential advance staffers extensive instructions in the art of "deterring potential protestors" from President Bush's public appearances around the country.
Should Journalists be Certified? (tags)
Reasonable people here in the U.S. appreciate, and also assume, that our culture’s news industry of executives, editors and journalists be held to high standards of professional conduct. A democratic republic needs, as well as expects, truth in reporting, and adequate, if not comprehensive, coverage on “all” important issues. To refocus the question of media fraud to one of whether journalists ought to be certified, or accredited by some kind of professional board, in order to be recognized as “professional” journalists, is, to say the least, shortsighted.
NeoCon 'Plan Africa' Oil Manifesto (tags)
“Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market. African oil tends to be of high quality and low in sulfur, making it suitable for stringent refined product requirements, and giving it a growing market share for the refining Centers on the East Coast of the U.S.” “National Energy Policy Report” Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney May 16, 2001
See Sicko for Your Health Care Now (tags)
Sicko is Michael Moore's Best Film Yet and we need your 100% attendance at every showing to bring a universal national healthcare system paid for with our tax dollars to the US, as exists in the rest of the industrialized world.
Torture supporter Dershowitz (tags)
Is there more to be said?
American Justice: Hicks Tortured, Rumsfeld Exonerated! (tags)
The now infamous Donald Rumsfeld has avoided legal responsibility for the extremely controversial ruling he made in December 2002, which effectively allowed the U.S. military to utilise torture methods against their perceived or imagined enemies. An American court ruled that Rumsfeld had no case to answer due principally to the fact that as Secretary of Defence he was IMMUNE from the charges! One Law for you and another for me! If the public ever wondered why Bush, Blair and Howard appear unconcerned over the prospect of war crimes charges, perhaps the Rumsfeld decision sheds some light on the matter.
Global Social Rights versus Neoliberalism (tags)
Building community centers, limiting the power of corporations and reflecting on a basic citizen income are steps to democratization and a positive public spirit.
SIGN THE PETITION (tags)
FILMMAKERS & AUDIENCES: PETITION THE MPAA FOR BETTER RATINGS!
Four Reasons Why Smith Should Be in RP custody (tags)
The AJLPP published this good article: THE UNDERSIGNED groups express their outrage over how the Department of Justice and the Department of Foreign Affairs have taken the cudgels for Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith who, we have learned, has been released to the custody of the US Embassy upon orders of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. These officials have forgotten that they represent the Filipino people and not an American serviceman. Instead of deferring to the judiciary's interpretation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), they have thwarted the legal import of the original provisions of the VFA and substituted their own meaning to justify the transfer of Smith's custody to the United States. This case is not only an issue of custody.
The Dangerous Double Standard (tags)
In the early nineties, people hoped for the irrevocable ending of fear and the great peace dividend.. The governing limit themselves to fighting symptoms. The causes of terror are not a theme for them.
Christian Morality and Economic Reason (tags)
Finance capital circling anonymously around the globe seeking only short-term profit must expect the resistance of the affected and of the church that turns to the affected. The question is who profits from globalization.
Capital Fears: US Corporations Threaten Investment Restrictions (tags)
Qualitative growth is an alternative to quantita-tive growth. Our culture rich in things is poor in soul. Instead of welcoming criticism, we make competition and inequality into dogmas, normalize war and militarize foreign policy.
Economic Values and Impending Collapse (tags)
Foreboding has hit the ranks of private equity firms; try as they might to unload vast amounts of funds (monetary value is inextricably linked to the movement of those funds) they have been unable to spend/invest at a rate that would sustain value let alone increase real profits! The ‘healthy figures’ reflecting increased acquisitions/investments are on paper only – it ‘looks good’ at the moment!
STOP THE KILLINGS, STOP THE HARASSMENTS IN KALINGA, CORDILLERA (tags)
The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante-USA) , a human righst and peasant advocacy group based in Los Angeles, express its militant solidarity with the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) in its protest against several cases of escalating harassments by police and military elements in the province of Kalinga. The Cordillera Human rights Alliance (CHRA) reported that cases of harassments were reported from Kalinga province. ?
surviving the bush democracy (tags)
Political Parties and Corporations Unite to Co-opt Immigrants Rights Movement. (tags)
July 10, 2006 Political parties and corporations unite to co-opt the immigrants rights movement.
Norway rules out resumption of talks (tags)
Norway rules out resumption of talks PEACE talks broker Norway said it saw no chance of a rapid resumption of the stalled peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF). “I don’t see the prospect of talks resuming in the near future,” Tore Hattrem, director general of the section of peace and reconciliation at the Norwegian foreign ministry, told AFP after four days of consultations with the NDF.
Protest vs. Protest: Immigration Shouting Match Forecast (tags)
Well, the day-laborer hiring center in the 1200 block of Flower Street in Burbank should be a pretty noisy place at around 8 a.m. this Saturday:
AP, Reuters violate Tibetan religion (tags)
Why are journalists helping Beijing, China against Tibetan Buddhism?
1960s anthology (tags)
Calling all young activists to publish your thoughts on the 1960s!!!
Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)
A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.
Calls for Dialogue in the Iran Crisis (tags)
Renunciation on force and non-aggression guarantees are crucial for de-activating the crisis along with convening a UN mediation commission. All military options must be excluded.
To the AMERICAN NATION (tags)
Interview with Gore Vidal (tags)
An interview with novelist, historian, and American patriot Gore Vidal.
On the rape of a Filipina committed by 6 US marines (tags)
We demand that the Philippine Government pursue all means necessary to immediately prosecute the six U.S. servicemen charged with raping a Filipino woman in Olongapo City. The Philippine government should do no less. The government owes it to all Filipino women. - Laban ng Masa - Pinay (Fight of the Masses/ Filipino Women's groups)
Noticias: Street gangs, Rappers and Insurgents (tags)
See a sniper rifle, new pistol,RPG - kiss the sky and clench our fists. To be real in this world is to be on fire! To shoot back is to be a man. Terrorism behind Homeland Security Thugs & billions a propaganda/hate they shove down throats of the poor & immigrants will be silenced. They say: Do what Whitey says or U like a terrorist organisation. Well comrades we got the Homie Security Department and we kickin into action.
Katrina: What Went Wrong (An Alternative View) (tags)
More could have been done.
September 24th 2nd Las Vegas Press Release (tags)
The Las Vegas community is being challenged over free assembly rights. Find out how 15 minutes of your time can help us put the city authorities in their place and why you should be keeping your eye on what happens in Las Vegas on September 24th. We would also like to see as many people as possible come down from LA for this event. Education, Housing, Healthcare, Jobs, Sovereignty, and Peace NOW!
More Time for Life, Laughter and Love (tags)
"Fewer and fewer persons produce more and more goods in an ever shorter time through increasingly efficient technology, better training and growing labor intensity." Growth cannot solve mass unemployment.
The Right Of Return To and the Right To Remain In New Orleans. (tags)
As the White House launches its sociopathic defense of the FuckYou Government response to Hurricane Katrina the latest from the dry ground in New Orleans is that even neighborhoods that did not flood, that are high and dry must be evacuated.
Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)
Repost fron Alternet.org
The Real Disaster: Bush and the Democrats (tags)
If Bush hadn't sent everyone off to war and blown the budget on the military, there'd have been stronger dykes in New Orleans and more troops and equipment to help with the rescue effort.
The Whole Bakery! (tags)
"Rebuilding the social state is imperative.. Leftist feminists never wanted half of the mouldy cake but sought to change the bakery completely.. An alliance against education- and social cuts is vital.."
Objection!!!: Supreme Court nominee seen as threat to women, labor, racial equality (tags)
WASHINGTON — Hours after President George W. Bush nominated John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court, fighters for human rights bombarded the Senate with demands that they reject him on grounds he is an enemy of women’s equality, labor rights and voting rights. Roberts’ nomination threatens to push the nation’s highest court further to the right for years to come, they said.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IS NOW IMPEACHABLE (tags)
This is from the Portland IMC: author: Joseph Hillier The evidence of brutality, torture, murder, corruption, conspiracy, and complete contempt for all standards of human decency that is certain to come out during the impeachment of Bush and his high administrative officials will forever discredit the evil neo-con, capitalist, corporate, militarist ideology.
Bush as Absolute Monarch of Guantanamo (tags)
The camp in Guantanamo has become a "propaganda- and recruitment tool for terrorists," Biden said and proposed a gradual closure of the camp in Cuba.
Undercurrents Video Activist Festival (tags)
Films wanted!! Seeking entries for annual BEyONdTV festival...
rEVOLUCIOnARY tRANSITION dESIGNS (tags)
The following program will typically be required of the revolutions in the Andes and throughout Latin America (the pace of adaptation and implementation may vary somewhat) :
Social Justice and Social Policy (tags)
We run the risk of making economic success absolute. However economicsuccess is a means to an end..Economic success is only legitimate when it improves the living conditions of citizens..The social foundations of democracy fade when poverty, unemploy-ment and social insecurity increase.
Against Rightwing Demagogues (tags)
Migrants did not only serve Nazis as scape-goats. As the fascists declared the Jews scapegoats, their grandchildren today blame foreigners for unemployment and social cuts. We need a literacy campaign against the social demagogues of the right wing.
Bush Sketches 'Wing-Clipping' Scenario for Syria's Exit from Lebanon (tags)
President Bush has sketched a wing-clipping scenario for Syria's exit from Lebanon, asserting that its intelligence organizations should no longer be allowed to influence government functions in Beirut and insisting the withdrawal should be completed before the spring elections for a new Lebanese parliament.
Manifesto of Porto Alegre (unofficial translation) (tags)
Another devel,opment model should be realized based on an energy-saving way of life and democratic controls on natural mineral resources, particularly drinking water. Military bases of foreign countries should be closed.. Another world is possible.
The Peace Movement Needs to Be More Militant, But Don't Write Off the Democrats Entirely (tags)
It was a mistake for the peace movement to give Kerry a pass during the campaign, and it needs to correct that error by becoming much more militant now. But that doesn't mean wholesale rejection of the Democratic Party.
Students Say Too Much Press (tags)
One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.
The Whole Democratic Leadership Should Be Sacked Immediately (tags)
While the pro-corporate leadership of the Democratic Party was busy blowing the US presidential election, they were taking millions from the State Department to join the Republican Party in helping to undermine the government of the Ukraine and—presumably—offering their demonstrab ly inept campaign expertise to Ukraine’s democratic opposition.
21st Century American Revolution (tags)
Time to Crash the Party (tags)
Instead of bemoaning the Bush election victory and calling Canadian Immigration, progressives should be busy organizing and planning to take over the Democratic Party, so this kind of debacle will not happen yet again.
Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution (tags)
Anglo-Saxon capitalism is an unbridled capi-talism whose profit logic overrules all social and environmental interests. Rhine capitali-sm has a social net so workers are not redu-ced to cost factors. "The Cold War against the social state leaves..another republic."
Social Collapse through Privatization (tags)
"A view of the person underlying the reforms should be opposed by the peace movement: the person as an isolated being competing unscrupulously for better living conditions in a state that sees its task more in establishing peace from above.."
The US Iraq Policy and Combating Terrorism (tags)
"America has the duty of the superpower to combat terrorism with political wisdom, not only with military superiority. Terrorism's causes must be understood and tackled.."
Yeah the wall is ILLEGAL (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's terror.
HEIGHTENED TERROR ALERT (tags)
The dog days of summer are here.
Same-sex marriage: Its time has come (tags)
The struggle for marriage equality saw its first major victory last month as Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Blood Enemies with the Same Goal (tags)
Mnay of us disagree with the war for different reasons. I for one am particularly disenchanted with the way this war has drawn attention away from more pressing issues and made Midlle East situations worse.
Gay Republicans to fight the Religious Right on TV (tags)
"The radical right wanted a cultural war, and now they have it ... Shame on Republicans who promote intolerance."
A Political Barometer (tags)
Testing the Popular Media Readership, I posted an article and engaged in a debate for four hours, here is a condensed version, which is a poignant example of what people are thinking.
'They should be tried by the Iraqis' (tags)
One iraqi said, "Some of the people inside (Abu Ghraib) have spent two years in prison and they are innocent ... The maximum sentence for the Americans is one year. Is that justice?"
at least 33% of Republicans are morons (tags)
Their beliefs are bonkers, but they are at the heart of power US Christian fundamentalists are driving Bush's Middle East policy George Monbiot Tuesday April 20, 2004 The Guardian
They hijacked the Pentagon (tags)
In March 2003, career military official and registered Libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski knocked heads with "the neoconservative coup" during "the hijacking of the Pentagon." Now she tells all....
WE ARE ALL STILL DEAD AGAIN (tags)
If any one is alive please set off the emergency broadcast system in your neighborhood because BUSH IS CRIMINALY INSANE. Every body I ever knew is probably dead and I was not told to shoot the TV. That was psychological warefare intense enough to kill everyone on earth. (detailed plans hidden)
The Politics of the Gang (tags)
Haiti should be a sobering lesson to those who entertain the fantasy of libertarianism. If the state is the ultimate source of evil, then what is turning all these boys into butchers?
The revolution in Venezuela is in Danger ! (tags)
Governator cuts Education and Parole (tags)
In a really weird twist of politics, did Arnie do something right?
"I will admit that there are some right-wing pseudo-christian, groups like voz de aztlan in whitey-er, I mean whittier, calfornia, that promote homophobia and anti-jewish american sentiment, but they reflect only a small, middle class, Anglo-identified segment of the larger Latino and Native American community. "
Assassinating JFK memory. (tags)
It is obvious that the neo-cons are now intent on rewriting our history -- President Kennedy was a whoring, drug-induced rogue and George W. Bush is a saint who, under no circumstances can be compared to Hitler
Rush the junkie deserves better treatment than he’d allow others (tags)
The fact is that narcotic addicts can - if adequately supplied with their drugs - lead perfectly productive lives.
Maoist Debate: Free Speech under Socialism (tags)
The following exchange was taken from the 2changetheworld.info website over the question of Freedom of speech after revolution.
How to drive KOBE SBM insane. (tags)
The reality is that he is already insane. However, there may be no limit to insanity. Let's push him further.
What Liberals Believe (tags)
Rich Lowry is editor of National Review and he has a deep understanding of Democrats and Liberals
about the way our IMC sites work.... (tags)
do you have any of the same problems / ideas for solutions at your IMC? what can we do as concerned communities to implement much needed changes without becoming part of the problem?
No Edisons Among The Keepers, Any More Than the Kept (tags)
Alex Jones (www.infowars.net)
I think that the US should allow North Korea to develop nuclear weapons (tags)
The Usited States should allow North Korea to create a threat in Asia. Maybe that might stop the fascist spread of Capitalism and help Anarchy
More State Intervention (tags)
"The German economy has skidded into a recession.. In a recession, the state must take a leadership role in solving the main problem, inadequate demand.." Translated from the German
A Continuous Procession of Clones for the State (tags)
I would never contemplate teaching kids to think that government should be about "doing something." That is the absolute worst thing you can do as a teacher if you want your students to have a respect for the freedom of the individual, the Constitution, limited government, free markets, and the founding of our once great republic. Inculcating kids with the crazy notion that government is constituted to "do something" every time life gets difficult or just inconvenient, only serves to roll out the red carpet for totalitarian government.
An American Student: what I believe... (tags)
I believe that Americans are taxed to death, and I don't work an 8-hour job every day, just so the government can hand out my money to crack addicts and freeloaders who will use it to get their fix or squirt out another poverty-raised kid.
THINGS THAT RIGHT-WINGERS JUST CAN'T SEEM TO ACCEPT (tags)
It has become increasingly noticeable that the Pro-Bush few who post at LA-IMC have intentionally ignored many truths that are obvious to everyone else. It’s time the methods by which these truths are deposed are revealed in one place.
What Anarchism Is, and What It is NOT (tags)
Foolish Anarchists, begging for money to fight people WITH money. Using their First Amendment Rights to protest the government which grants them. PATHETIC.
THINGS THAT LEFTISTS JUST CAN SEEM TO ACCEPT (tags)
It has become increasingly noticeable that the anti-Bush few who post at LA-IMC have intentionally ignored many truths that are obvious to everyone else. It’s time the methods by which these truths are deposed are revealed in one place.
U.S. Gets War Crimes Tribunal Exemption (tags)
The final deal dented the court's underlying principle that no one should be exempt from punishment for war crimes, and it angered court supporters and human rights groups.
Revolution = Rocket Ships For All (tags)
Revolution is going to Mars for vacation. Why not? Because governmnent is holding us back. Just like they did to the scientists throughout humanity. Humanity is just as stupid.
Economy for Human Needs (tags)
"If the peace movement, globalization critics and unions unite their struggles, sand can be thrown in the gears of neoliberal globalization. Then changing direction will be possible." Translated from the German
Gun Control (tags)
some shit on gun control
KOBE Must Be Impeded Through Active Measures (tags)
This dispatch is intended as a viral transmission. For this method of transmission to succeed, others must copy this article and repost it on other outlets. Please copy this dispatch and repost.
Taxes Should Be Voluntary Only (tags)
Taxes should be voluntary. Criminals use force - our government uses force to get our hard-earned money.
Taxes Should Be Voluntary Only (tags)
Taxes should be voluntary only.
I Call It Brainwashing (tags)
Why does the call for peace stir up such hatred?
How To Stop War - Become An Entrepreneur (tags)
Do like Switzerland (before they bought into the UN, more big government crap).
In other news - IMF reports globalization doesn't help the poor (tags)
While the world's attention is focused on war in Iraq, the International Monetary Fund has released a study finding there is little evidence that globalization helps poor countries. In other words, the protesters were right all along.
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.
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorist Links Found! (tags)
An open letter submitted to select United Nations officials, Security Council members, US congressmen and senators, and members of the media.
No Fly Zone (tags)
Don't like the rules? Don't play the game... and you still win.
How To Be Livid (tags)
Anger as a sane and appropriate response to the proposed war in Iraq. A guide for those still too shy to protest.
Bush policies blasted At UN (tags)
Faced with growing international skepticism, George W. Bush used much of his State of the Union Address in an attempt to build support for his drive to war with Iraq.
How to Grow Marijuana (tags)
Take the high road to financial freedom
take our Gmaize or starve (tags)
they call themselves humanitarian, but in pushing GM food on to third world countries they are opportunistically exploiting other peoples tragedies
Going to the Beach? (tags)
Don't forget to wear your toxics!
Lower the Voting Age to 16 (tags)
This peice was not paid for by MTV.
ACTA List Items Breakdown By Type Shows Academia Doing Its Job In A Democracy (tags)
ACTA's report, "Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America, and What Can Be Done About It," pretends to present a picture America's campuses as the "weak link" in responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11. ACTA's attack is based on the assumption that academia's role should be that of a cheerleader. But this breakdown of the items on the list shows the vast majority of items involve just the sorts of activity that academia should be engaged in.
U.N. Terrorism Talks Favor Cooperation Over Retaliation (tags)
The overriding messages from this week's General Assembly debate over terrorism are that retribution should be secondary to building a global anti-terrorism alliance that addresses the causes of violence - and that this alliance should be led by the United Nations, not the United States
Former Nuremberg Prosecutor Says "Rely More on Law than War" (tags)
Instead of war: "The United States should draw up an indictment against Osama Bin Laden and all of the terrorist groups known to the FBI, alleging the commission of crimes against humanity, details of which should be specified.... The US indictments should be submitted to the governments of Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and any other nations where such terrorist groups may be operating."
Saturday Anti-War March Meeting and Report On Said Meeting (tags)
Date and Times of Rally and commentary on tonights meeting.
Christopher Hitchens Discusses Why He Believes Henry Kissinger Should Be Tried.. (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Hitchens who explains why he believes Kissinger is a "one man international rolling crime wave" who should be tried for war crimes. "The Trial of Henry Kissinger" is published by Verso Books.
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Eleventh (tags)
11. Make voting easy.
Values That Count (tags)
Another incident (tags)
Wearing the words across your chest (tags)
Police fear the puppets and the costumes enough to pre-emptively arrest those who create them. But what if we all wore a message?
Welcome to L.A? (tags)