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text Veterans petition Amy Goodman: Syria coverage by vfp
Veterans for Peace is petitioning Amy Goodman to improve Democracy Now's coverage of Syria. The text of this PETITION is below; along with links to several references. Please read, and if you agree with the veterans, please sign it....
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:37PM
text CALL ON THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE G20 SUMMIT 2017 IN HAMBURG by Mojmir Babacek
Great number of world governments possess weapons enabling remote control of the human nervous system. The fact that they classify them is a direct threat to democracy....
Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:05AM
text Call for Solidarity on August 19th from Incarcerated Kinross Rebel in Michigan by J Taylor
Inmate and rebel, J. Littlejohn, writes to all those imprisoned and impacted by the criminal justice system, calling for nationwide solidarity on August 19th, 2017 to ask for an end to mass incarceration and slave labor. Littlejohn was placed in segregation after participating in the September 9-10 strike and actions at Kinross CF in Michigan....
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:01PM
text Limits to Growth Published Forty Years Ago by Larry Rasmussen and eco-socialist pamphlets
The MIT scholars under Dennis Meadows came to four core conclusions: 1) there are limits to growth on a finite planet, 2) the economy and the population are now growing exponentially, 3) exceeding the limits will lead to a collapse of industry, agriculture, and the population, and 4) an orderly withdrawal is possible and collapse averted through a radical turning away from the growth course. More raw materials were used up in the first 20 years of the new century than during the entire 20th ...
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:19AM
text Video: After Words with Naomi Klein, 57 min by www.booktv.org
Trump is following the traditional rules of branding, not the traditional rules of politics. Cutting corporate taxes to 15% and eliminating the inheritance tax help the rich. Trump is merging the Trump industry with government....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:34PM
text Democrats Join Republicans to Give Trump $696 billion for War, More than Trump Requested by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, 117 Democrats and 227 Republicans in the House of Representatives joined to give Republican Pres. Trump $696 billion for the military, more than the $603 billion he asked for. HR 2810, on Roll Call 378, now goes to the Senate as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Yet, only 114 Congresspeople have endorsed HR 676, Medicare for All. San Francisco’s Rep. Democrat Nancy Pelosi voted for the military budget but has failed to endorse HR ...
Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:05AM
text Democrat Pelosi Calls Abortion A Fading Issue by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco millionaire Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post in May 2017 that she thinks abortion is a fading issue and should not be a litmus test issue for the Democratic Party. This angered enough women and abortion providers to set up a website with a letter to Nancy Pelosi from abortion recipients and their supporters to change her tune at https://letter.abortionfunds.org/ and to publish this letter as a full page ad in the July 12, 2017 San Francisco Examiner....
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:51PM
text Review of Brontez Purnell's Since I Laid My Burden Down by Eugenio Negro by Eugenio Negro
San José satirist Eugenio Negro reviews Oakland artist Brontez Purnell's new novel Since I Laid my Burden Down....
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 3:38PM
text Mozambique Audit Reveals Corruption and Short Falls in Financial System by Abby Wilhelm
Ahead of President Trump's first G20 meeting in Germany this weekend, Mozambique released an audit exposing violations of the country's laws to secure now-defaulted loans....
Posted: Wed Jul 5, 2017 2:20PM
text European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations by Abby Wilhelm
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting....
Posted: Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:39AM
text Tax Avoidance: Drastic Consequences for the Public by Philipp Gerhartinger
Taxes are the most important foundation of all government activities and public services. Tax sovereignty is the heart of nation-state sovereignty. Corporate economic activities and profits cannot be clearly assigned to nation states anymore. Founding offshore partnerships is child's play. Many fiscal problems would be solved if business tax avoidance and tax fraud were made difficult or prevented....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 5:49PM
text Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline by Center for Biological Diversity
Launch of New Nationwide Offshore Leasing Program Could Expand Drilling Into Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:50PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working for a nuclear free world. Here is our June 2017 report:...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:36PM
text Puerto Rico Board Meets on Anniversary of Debt Legislation by Abby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico's oversight board is holding its eighth public meeting in San Juan at the Sheraton Hotel Convention Center....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:03AM
text Imagine a country without Wall Street and the Pentagon! by Marc Batko
July 1 is Canada Day, the 150th birthday of our great friend to the north. Crisis and opportunity are represented by the same Chinese letter. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Another economy is necessary where people can experience generalized security....
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:48AM
text Legislation Combats Shell Company Corruption by Abby Wilhelm
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) heralded the House introduction of the Corporate Transparency Act at a press conference at the House Triangle....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:58AM
text Sign the petition to PBS: Schools Inc. Is right-wing propaganda-Air the documentary by Diane Ravitch
PBS is pushing a propaganda series to push privatization of education in the US and there is a campaign to call for another documentary to show...
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:54AM
text How the World Heads for the Next Crash by Yves Wegelin
Governments secure the money of the rich. State debts have grown in nearly all countries of the world since 2010. Ten years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the economy is again in a standstill or mired in crisis. Trump wants to cancel the most recent bank regulations and cut taxes for corporations in half....
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:28AM
text Economic Stagnation and its Mastery by Markus Marterbauer
Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate. Social housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to greater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to greater use of tax havens, companies buying back their own stock and more speculation on foreign currencies. The state should represent the public interest and yet special or private interests are often in the driver's seat with deregulation, privatization and liberalized mar...
Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:07AM
text The President as Businessman by Rudolf Hickel
Trump's gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. State indebtedness increases on account of neoliberal fiscal policy, not through infrastructure investments. Revenue losses of over six trillion dollars are expected for the first decade after the Trump tax cuts start. In his symbolic politics, Trump sells the illusion that the old order can be restored. Only market efficiency counts for this system, not social justice. Cancelling food, housing and health care benefits is sadism and greed,...
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:29AM