Alex Nathanson | Protesters gathered outside the Midtown offices of GHI and United Health. more... 0 Comments
Coalition Against Privatization | The GHI section of the protest was high-energy. There is currently a proposal to “convert” GHI & HIP into a merged for-profit company. Many speakers spoke against this proposal and in favor of H.R. 676. more... 7 Comments
Thomas Riggins | After 36 years Iraq's oil will again be under control of the four companies making up the old Iraq Petroleum Company. more... 0 Comments
Philip Faigle | Falling real interests, a weak dollar and an increasing demand from China led to a bubble on the market. In the long term, this bubble will burst. more... 0 Comments
PlaNet Finance US | PlaNet Finance US is organizing its first Global Happy Hour to support microfinance and the fight against global poverty.
Philip Faigle | In the poorest hundred countries, the high oil price is intensifying hunger and poverty. "These people stand at the edge of a possible disaster," Jeremy Rifkin says. The high prices for oil, gasoline and gas change the rules of globalization. more... 0 Comments
Weekly News Update | Retired general José Francisco Gallardo, who served eight years in prison for criticizing the Mexican army, said "Plan Mexico" was part of a "covert maneuver by the US so that through the militarization of the political and economic structures and the annexation of the army, it can appropriate the country's energy resources." more... 0 Comments
Stewart A. Alexander | Millions of working people are waking up to the harsh reality that the Bush stimulus package is not working and that the U.S. economy is already in a recession. Many economic indicators are revealing that the economy is in serious trouble. Just last week the U.S. Labor Department reported the lost of 49,000 jobs for the month of May, it was the highest lost of jobs since 1986; and as inflation continues to spread, the cost of energy and food will continue to weaken the U.S. economy. more... 0 Comments
Jorg Huffschmid | In the last ten years there was more speculation than ever, more than before the 1930 worldwide econmic crisis. A policy of deregualted financial markets made this possible. That real investment profits turn out relatively small encourages the speculation tendency. more... 0 Comments
Counterhegemonic | Now it seems that instead of combating the family values rhetoric, Obama has internalized it. Worse yet he has unleashed on a social group - African-Americans - who have suffered most from the outcomes of nearly 30 years of right-wing policy making. Simply put, Obama has placed his status as an African-American directly in the service of the personal responsibility and family values crowd. more... 3 Comments
Worker Freedom | June 13, 2008
Liam O'Donoghue | As if Wal-Mart didn’t have enough controversies to deal with, imagine the consternation in the PR war room when news hit that the retail giant was selling t-shirts bearing a Nazi SS skull. As the story unraveled, it turned out that Wal-Mart’s designer had ripped off the image from pop art superstar Shepard Fairey, whose reference for the Gestapo logo was 1960’s “biker culture.” Oops. more... 4 Comments
Markus Dettmer | Speculation results in preposterous exaggerations, with real consequences for the economy. Once again, it is the excesses of modern financial markets that are sending the world economy into convulsions. The financial markets have developed into a "monster" that needs to be tamed. (German president Horst Kohler in an interview with the German magazine Stern). more... 0 Comments
Elmar Altvater | World Bank president Robert Zoelick compared the food shortage with the Old Testament's "seven plagues" but forgot to mention the eighth is the World Bank itself. The World Bank insists on agricultural production for export, not for the local supply of the population. more... 0 Comments
Coalition Against Privatization | A coalition of health care rights and labor groups will hold a demonstration in front of the Manhattan office of GHI (441 9th Avenue) at 5:00 pm on Thursday June 19th as part of a National Day of Protest Against Health Insurance Companies. A march will proceed from the currently non-profit GHI to the offices of one of the largest health care profiteers, United Health (One Penn Plaza). Demonstrators intend to highlight their opposition to the proposed conversion of GHI & HIP to a merged for-profit company and support of the National Health Insurance Act (House Resolution 676).
Gregory A. Butler | Why are young construction workers falling from the New York City skies? Why do the gleaming hirises of this city have workers blood pooled on the sidewalks in front of them? Read the story you won't get in the mainstream media, from a worker/activist/writer on the inside.... more... 3 Comments
Ignacio Ramonet | Ignacio Ramonet is the editor of Le Monde diplomatique. more... 0 Comments
Peter Stern | It is time the U.S. "steps-up to the plate" and starts "swinging" aggressively at the oil cartel. more... 2 Comments
David Gordon Smith | As oil prices hit one record high after another, and OPEC warns of $150 a barrel by the end of summer, economists are warning of global recession and inflation. But German commentators point out that high oil prices also have an upside. more... 1 Comments
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