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text Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis by Atila Kilic
A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, WIC food assistance, PBS, National Institute for Health, taxation and democracy must be resisted. Public policy is different than a wrecking ball or sledgehammer as democracy is different than following autocratic orders....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:18AM
image Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Contrary to Assurances, Collaborates with ICE 480_santa-cruz-county-sheriff-jim-hart-ice-dhs_1.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Evidence given to Sanctuary activists proves that Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart has been collaborating on “immigration-only” enforcement by ICE. Hart refuses to change the County Jail’s policies, which are voluntary....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:01PM
image The NoDAPL / Copwatch Food Truck. A WeCopwatch and Standing Rock Copwatch collaboration 480_sr1.jpg by WeCopwatch
In the fall of 2016, WeCopwatch traveled to North Dakota to support the indigenous-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s drilling along the Missouri River, right on the border of the Standing Rock Reservation. Water protectors had been experiencing violence and repression from local, and state authorities as well as DAPL employees....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:53PM
image Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available 480_c-artis-harris-and-her-children-dallas_1.jpg by Laura Sullivan & Meg Anderson / NPR
More than 2 million families now use vouchers to keep from becoming homeless. It's the government's largest program to help low-income families pay their rent....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:54AM
text Chelsea Manning is Free by Power to the People
Chelsea Manning, who exposed American war crimes in Iraq, as she was required to do by the Nuremberg Principles when a member of the US military, is free. She was released at 2 a.m. Central Time from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:37AM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Write Judge as Bankruptcy Process Begins by Abby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico religious leaders sent a letter to Judge Laura Taylor Swain as she presides over the first bankruptcy proceeding in San Juan to restructure more than $70 billion in debt.‎...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:47AM
text Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Process Begins by Abby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan....
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:26PM
image 8 Reasons Why Meat-Eating Anarchists Need a Kick Up Their Anthropocentric Ass 480_rabble-org-uk_by-ostracod_1.jpg by Animal Liberation Press Office
All systems of oppression are supported by defensive attitudes, justifications, trivialization and denial. Sometimes these claims might be fair enough, but people more often than not simply react to feeling attacked and respond from a selfish position of self-preservation....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:49PM
text Mental and Social Destruction in Neoliberalism and Its Overcoming by Ulrich Duchrow
The majority of the world's population doesn't want to know anything about globalized neoliberal capitalism anymore. Many millions are dying in its consequences. Every five seconds a child dies of the avoidable consequences of poverty. The political institutions are extorted or corrupted by the economic and financial elites and their media aids. The interests of the big owners of capital prevail with their legal and security machines. Democracy decays to a farce....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:25AM
audio New Orleans Residents say no to building a mental health jail add on. (audio/mpeg 27.7mb) by WTUL News and Views
On Thursday May 11, 2017 - New Orleans residents opposed to jail expansion and criminalizing mentally ill people voiced their concerns at a City Council Criminal Justice Committee hearing....
Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:16PM
text A Generation is Lost by Donna Hahn
Thousands upon thousands of researchers demonstrate for the freedom of science and research funding. Public policy isn't a wrecking ball or a sledgehammer. Democracy is different than following autocratic orders without compromise, negotiations, and countermeasures. Checks and balances often seem replaced by revolving doors, democratic legislation by lobbyists and democracy by neoliberal oligarchy. Progressives are fighting back. The EPA cut will only be 1%, not 31%....
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:23AM
image Standing Rock Copwatchers in the Bay Area 480_sr1_1.jpg by Standing Rock Copwatchers
In 2016 we left our families, our homes, our lives to go defend the water at Standing Rock, North Dakota. We stood in struggle with hundreds of tribes from across the country and continent. Our fight was for mother earth, and it was for our people, our history, and for our future....
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:05PM
audio Nicole Humphrey, 'Not Racist or Bigot,' on Class and Section 8 Housing (audio/mpeg 764.0kb) by FRONTLINE in Dallas, TX
"It's just not people who are of the same class as us. Which sounds bad, but I don't mean that in a bad way." - Nicole Humphrey...
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:14PM
image Homelessness: Our Failure As A Society 120_santa-cruz-post-office-homeless-campout-2.jpg by Micah Posner
While the City of Santa Cruz is statistically better than the County of Santa Cruz at providing low income housing, it is much worse in the way that it denigrates and criminalizes people who cannot afford the rents being offered....
Posted: Fri May 5, 2017 12:30PM
image Anne Hillerman: Song Of The Lion- A Legacy Series 480_18301462_1341035065979086_147776440374229591_n_1.jpg by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
A review with mystery writer/author Anne Hillerman's new novel- SONG OF THE LION...
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 7:01PM
text DACA Recipients Worried For Their Future by Nicole Wilcox
Individuals under the DACA administration are worried for their futures. President Trump has made it clear he is going to make changes towards the immigration policies. DACA recipients are waiting anxiously to hear what he will do....
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 5:04PM
image Detained Immigrants on Hunger Strike in Northwest Detention Center 480_ice-free-zone_1.jpg by NWDC Resistance / Resistencia al NWDC
The hunger strikers are putting their lives on the line because immigrant detention is already a matter of life or death....
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 2:44PM
audio Free Yeimi Galindo Madrid: Marching on May Day for Sanctuary for All (audio/mpeg 15.6mb) by WTUL New Orleans 9.15 News & Views
On Monday, May 1st, organizers for New Orleans' Center for Racial Justice's Congress of Day Laborers/Congreso del Jornaleros, STAND With Dignity, and other faith, labor, and community allies marched to call for freedom, jobs, justice, and sanctuary for all. The March stopped in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building to submit an application for the release of Ms. Yeimi Galindo Madrid, who is currently held in Immigration Detention Facility away from her two young ...
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 11:41AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News April 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of this who are working to create a nuclear free world....
Posted: Tue May 2, 2017 4:47PM
text Sen Sanders Joins 99 Senators for Israel; Supports Ann Coulter's Fascist Speech by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On April 27, 2017, all 100 US Senators, including Bernie Sanders, signed a letter initiated by Sen. Mark Rubio to the UN supporting Nazi Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s statement that “It is the UN’s anti-Israel bias that is long overdue for change.” This comes as 1500 Palestinians are on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons, protesting the horrifying conditions that are a clear violation of international law. This came a few days after Bernie Sanders condemned the protests of fascist Ann ...
Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:38PM