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Trickle Down Economics

Thomas Assheuer | The big brother from the North misled the South.. The slogan "More Market, Less State" is losing a few old friends in Europe.. Some economists bid farewell to the idea of the cold calculating subject.. What is now changing is the discourse, the eulogy of the market and its possibilities. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges:Korea-US Free Trade Act;NYC Housing Authority Crisis

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, June 25, 2007, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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The Neoliberal Catechism

Matthias Burghardt and Albrecht Mueller | Turning away from the state causes old age poverty and endangers life and limb.. Defining freedom as only entrepreneurial freedom and freedom of capital can be very easily veiled. more...  0 Comments

Max Keiser and the 'Ulimate Weapon'

Stacy Herbert | “US financial activists have recently introduced astute boycott strategies. Created by Max Keiser, the BVR attempts to identify listed companies that are financially the most sensitive to a boycott. We have refined this concept in our scoring model.” - “Consumer Power,” Cheuvreux June 2007 more...  0 Comments

Who Frees Us From Capital?

Thomas Assheuer | Whole continents bowed to the Washington Consensus in the hope of growth and prospereity.. The World Bank must end its embittered attack on distribution policy.. Evo Morales in Bolivia nationalized the oil and gas economy and raised the monthly minimum wage to $100. . The big brother from the North misled the South.. The slogan "More Market, Less State" is losing a few old friends in Europe.. The dogmatic core of the old theory evaporates. If capitalism is a religion, there are fewer and fewer believers. more...  0 Comments

The World Bank's Customers Are Disappearing

Michael R. Kratke | Many developing countries that gained needed credits only on World Bank conditions are poorer today than before. The Good News is that the cartel of creditors is dissolving. The wards of the World Bank are freeing themselves from its coercion. more...  0 Comments

Peruvian Town Pays the Price in Pollution for the Opulence of One New Yorker

Jimmy Wells | An infamous polluter and millionaire resident of New York, Irs Rennert, takes millions of dollars from a metalurgical complex high in the Peruvian Andes, while children in the town suffer from extreme amounts of lead, arsenic, and other heavy metals in their blood. The children are born with low birth weights, developemental problems, and high instances of cancer, while the company refuses to make the improvements necessary to make the metal smelter a sustainable part of the community. more...  2 Comments

IWW Victory for Fired Starbucks Barista Isis Saenz

Worker Freedom | New York, NY- Less than three months after the National Labor Relations Board hit Starbucks with a 30-count legal complaint, the federal agency has once again accused the coffee giant of breaking the law in a continuing effort to undermine the IWW Starbucks Workers Union [StarbucksUnion.org]. Based on an independent investigation into the company’s conduct, the Board has alleged that Starbucks fired outspoken union barista, Isis Saenz, for protected organizing activity. more...  0 Comments

Aaron Russo asked 'Just who owns the Federal Reserve?' Here's the answer...

George Hewes XXiii | Aaron Russo's seminal film, 'America: From Freedom to Fascism', required watching for all patriotic Americans, asks this question but his respondent, Ron Paul claims 'no-one really knows' - Here are the empowering details:- more...  1 Comments

Max Keiser Presents: Lifestyles of the Rich and Sadistic

stacyh | Max Keiser's awesome satirical film on the glamorous lifestyles of those on the front line of the War on Terrror. From luxury hotels to private jets and champagne, kidnapping and outsourcing torture on the US taxpayer can be a great way to see the world on 50,000 dollars a day. Max looks at the status conferred by the taxpayer onto those who are costing America the most in terms of moral authority and honor.
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Basic Income Creates Trust

Gunter Voss | No life of luxury would be possible with the basic income. People in paid work would always be financially privileged by the promotion prospects.. The protestant work ethic does not aim at persons only motivated by material reward. Rather this ethic consists in a strong inner drive, in a "calling" to work even without pay. more...  0 Comments

Fair Play & Fair Pay (IndyKids)

Amanda Vender | The Summer 2007 IndyKids is Out!

Go to www.indykids.net to download the paper and teacher’s guide, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes stories about a Palestinian kids photo project, Pittsburgh Pirates fans demanding better treatment for the workers who make baseball merchandise, articles on Africa, Iraq and immigration, letters, summer reading, movies, the debut of IndyKids’ new cartoon strip with mascot Wilton the Worm and more!

Visit:  http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Monday:Voices of Iraqi Workers; Battle for Welfare Rights

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, June 18, 2007, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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Canada Votes to Exclude Water from NAFTA

madhatter | Canada Votes to Exclude Water from NAFTA more...  0 Comments

6/18/07 Time Calls for Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants

! | The May Day marches of the workingclass have finally driven home to the ruling class the obvious and only citizenship solution for 12 million undocumented immigrants who do all the hard, physical labor: AMNESTY NOW! See the June 18, 2007 cover story of Time magazine. more...  2 Comments

When Market Journalism Invades the World

Serge Halim | When one listens to the mass media, modernity is equated with free trade, strong currencies, deregulation, privatizations, communication and Europe. Outdated notions are associated with the welfare state, government in general, unions, the nation-state and the people. more...  0 Comments

Laissez-faire Capitalism, Desensitisation and Moral Bankruptcy

peptide | Two events in particular typify the modern age, the exploitation or rather the reduction of poor, exploited and victimised humans as body part suppliers -- kidneys in particular -- and the vacuous, worthless celebrity of a no-talent, mindless, American rich girl whose presence in the mass media is constant. While millions suffer injustices, tortures and hardships, Paris Hilton is served for mass consumption; coverage of the horrific trade in living human body parts is avoided for obvious and shameful reasons! more...  0 Comments

The Neoliberal Offensive and the Battle over Public Property

Manfred Szameitat | Since the removal of the socialist camp, imperialism has resolved to repossess important sources of raw materials. This appropriation process and its political protection can best be described as the re-colonization of the world.. Privatizations promote a whole branch of investment banks, management advisors, lawyers, tax consultants, PR-agencies, stock brokers and so forth. more...  0 Comments

Homo Oeconomicus and Economic Theories

Andreas Novy | The neoclassical theory dominant today is different from the Keynesian theory that defined the decades after the 2nd World War. "Bad ideas flourish because theya re in the interest of powerful groups." (Paul Krugman) more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges:NYC Residential Construction:This is What the Bottom Looks Like

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program.
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