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text Narcissism as a Subject Form of Capitalism by Peter Samol
The narcissist knows only two states: the absolute sense of powerlessness given the foreign determination of his existence and omnipotence fantasies together with the illusion of absolute individual freedom, independence, and unconditionality. Socialization cannot be left to an unconscious process since society's values are increasingly dysfunctional....
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:47AM
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 Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
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 Placerville Food Coop Workers Need Your Help! by Resist Workplace Bullies
The Placerville Food Coop nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada off Hwy 50 in Placerville Ca. use to be a relaxed mellow place to work. A small community food coop that employed maybe 25 people tops. Placerville has a long history of being a highly conservative area but that is changing quickly and the coop was a place where more liberal minded people could come to connect while enjoying a good organic healthy meal - a hub for the more left minded people in the area to connect and fee...
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:05PM
text RETHINK Leadership in All our Designs, Endeavors and POLICY by dogwood
For too many decades our union and other leaders have not done enough to educate themselves and the union members or the general public about the general problems and structures of capitalism, and other modes of design. Now we are very far "down the pike". Solutions abound, if we allow for real problem solving methods without preconceptions. Will the earth be virtually destroyed before the so called, union leaders get real....
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 6:06PM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" by Alternative Economic Policy study group
The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies inthe 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." The poverty rates increase and the pension systems are not secure anymore. The rich continue to commit fraud on the capital markets as though a financial- and banking crisis never happened....
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:04AM
text Capitalism as a Regressive Descent Society by Julian Bierwirth
The escalator is going down and no longer up as in the "social modern age." The social trend drives toward precariousness and the accompanying social descent. Social institutions and the securities developed in the "social modern age" are being cleared away. Citizenship as political sovereign is being replaced by the isolating structures of market citizenship. Trump's 2018 budget is more sadism, greed, hypocrisy and selective perception than public policy. Countermeasures are necessary to re...
Posted: Thu Jun 1, 2017 4:37AM
text Competition Ideology and Power Reality by Heinz-J. Bontrup
Competition cannot be an end-in-itself. Uncontrolled private power leads to misuse. Uncontrolled competition increasingly destroys itself through concentration and centralization processes and does not guarantee any optimal economic and social development. People are diverted from the real causes of cries-the neoliberal redistribution class project. Bastard-Keynesianism helps private parties with state indebtedness. Heinz-J. Bontrup pleads for economic democracy....
Posted: Mon May 1, 2017 5:03AM
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