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text Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in California by Kimberly Bravo-Fiesco
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn't guarantee the right to live, work, or go to school anymore under President Trumps new policies. Recipients of DACA are now being denied their basic human rights and being detained. This could ultimately affect our social and economic systems....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:31PM
text Trumponomics: Failure Pre-Programmed by Rudolf Hickel
Macro-economic and ecological connections are simply ignored with the concentration on short-term profit. The planned reduction of corporate taxes from the current 35% to 15 or 20% recalls the Laffer curve as the basis of Reagan's fiscal policy error. Between 2009 and 2015, the top US corporations stashed $1.6 trillion in tax havens. The social state and the energy turn are not funded but subverted. Oxfam explains how the Trump reform will worsen life....
Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:42AM
text Sonoma County Rent Crisis by Kendyl Saxby
Call to action to find solutions to the Sonoma Co. rent crisis....
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:03PM
text Rethinking Working Hours by Sophie Jaenicke
Working hours were and are a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part-time or full-time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:19AM
text For an Unconditional Basic Income by Thomas Straubhaar
The basic income corrects the distribution effects of the labor market. It takes something from the higher paid to give to those who earn little or nothing. A leftist fights for a just social system. Robots and artificial intelligence replace human labor. Fears of changes should be confronted with a basic security....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:05AM
text Unemployment and Inequality by oekom.de
"The past will devou8r the future" if there is no radical change of direction in economic development. That is Thomas Piketty's prediction. Piketty sees the solution in a global capital tax or wealth tas....
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 7:20AM
text Our Beautiful New Clothes by Ingo Schulze
Neoliberalism seems to create "clothes no one can see" when it mystifies the market and competition and uses the austerity model, the location model and the adjustment-imperative or extortion to turn economics into nature. Ideology makes facts appears as natural laws so we resign. Ingo Schulze wrote an 80-page cautionary tale against a market-conforming democracy. Democracy means a community that is able to do justice to its responsibility....
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:15AM
text Trump's New Pick Alexander Acosta Worked For Union Busting Law firm in Chicago by reposted
Alexander Acosta Worked As A Lawyer for A Chicago Union Busting Law Firm...
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:22AM
text Labor Files Friend of the Court Brief Against Muslim Ban by Solidarity Forever
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has made the briefs and livestream of the 2/7/17 hearing available to the public without having to use PACER due to the high interest in the case State of Washington v Trump, 17-35105, on the Muslim ban. The long list of friend of the court (amicus) briefs and other items of interest may be found here....
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:04PM
text House Repeals Dodd-Frank Transparency Provision; Senate Prepares to Vote by Friday by Greg
The US House of Representatives repealed a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector by a vote of 235-187....
Posted: Wed Feb 1, 2017 2:45PM
text House Poised to Repeal Global Anti-Corruption Measure; Senate Action to Follow by Greg
Within the next 24 hours, the US House of Representatives could repeal a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39AM
text Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others
The economic crisis calls for social-democratic answers. The fading mass purchasing power (in Germany) is due to the increasing inequality of income and wealth. Deregulation promotes social problems like precariousness and greater income inequality. Many in the US worry whether an enlightened spring will follow the capitalist winter. If corporations paid the tax rate they paid under Reagan (33%) instead of 22%, all public tuition could be eliminated ($160 billion annually)! If the 2400 F-35s ...
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:16PM
text Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides by Center for Biological Diversity
Illegal Approval of Dicamba Use on Engineered Crops Will Harm Farmers, Environment...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:53PM
text No Future and Computerization by Theresia Pfister
Crises, cracks in the mirror, wake-up calls and writing on the wall call us to rethinking and resistance, to new priorities and countermeasures. If the government is only a tool of self-enrichment and double standards, the murky future will be full of cynicism and mistrust? Didn't the Club of Rome around 1970 warn that it was "5 minutes before 12"? Tim Price and his $300K of health care stocks raise suspicions of illegal insider trading....
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 8:30AM
text The Good Life for All - A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner
What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can live good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what belongs to everyone and is used in common-natural, social and cultural common property like water, raw materials, land, knowledge and their social control-are an alternative to the growth economy....
Posted: Sun Jan 1, 2017 8:56AM
text The election for a seat on the SFERS' Board of Directors is crucially important. by repost
The majority of San Francisco city workers are subsidizing the spectacular benefits for Retired policy officers like SFERS Board member and retired SFFD. The election for a seat on the SFERS' Board of Directors is crucially important....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:25PM
text Uncle Joe Takes us to the circus by vincent scotti eirene
chapter from my book, "the day the empire feel...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 9:41AM
text 1/20/17 SF General Strike Call by Solidarity Forever
In the SF Examiner, 11/27/16, Peter Gallotta and Gabriel Haaland of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club called for a general strike on 1/20/17 in San Francisco when the latest Hitler to be selected as president is crowned, Donald Trump, after losing the popular vote but winning the concession to slaveholders, the Electoral College vote....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:06PM
text Fidel Castro 1926-2016 by Que Viva La Revolucion Cubana
This time it is true. The leader of La Primer Tierra Libre De Las Americas, the First Free Territory of the Americas, as Radio Havana Cuba describes Cuba, Fidel Castro, has died at age 90. The many previous announcements were the usual lies of the CIA which tried many times and failed to kill Fidel and destroy the Cuban Revolution....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:12PM
text To Defeat Trump … And the Democrats, Fight for Workers Revolution by Internationalist Group
After all the media hype, suddenly it turned out that Republican Donald Trump was elected. The racist, sexist, immigrant-bashing, woman-molesting Trump would be the next CEO of the United States and commander-in-chief of U.S. imperialism. In deep shock and disbelief, tens of millions asked, how could this happen? In Muslim, Latino, African American and immigrant families there was raw fear. Soon mass protests began, with many chanting “Not My President” (as if Democrat Clinton, a certified wa...
Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:49PM