BACA | These are volatile times. As we all know, on December 6th one of our comrades was shot and killed in Greece. Our brothers and sisters in Athens, Thessaloníki, Dimitrios and all around the country that claims to be "the birthplace of democracy" have shown the Greek government and the governments of the world what they will get if they continue to ignore the needs of the worker and continue to show us where their true allegiances lie by bailing out their friends: the banks and the corporations. The entire world is covered in gasoline, Greece is only where the first match was struck. Full Story 7 Comments
solidarnosc | The 4th New England Assembly of the Northeast Anarchist Network is endorsing the call to a Day of International Action Against State Murders (see call from the assembly of the occupied Athens Polytechnic School, below). The day of action is this coming Saturday, December 20th, 2008.
Seven Star Hand | The Vatican and its primary cohorts are the secret rulers of Planet Earth and their primary tools of governance are secrecy and the deceptive triangle formed by money, religion, and politics. It is beyond obvious that monetary, religious, and political leaders will never solve humanity’s persistent problems. To do so would free you from their deceptions and put them out of work… Full Story 1 Comments
Joseph Nevins | Sixty years ago this week the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration has helped legitimate the supposed right of nation-states to regulate immigration, thus denying freedom of international mobility and residence, and undermining basic human rights in the process. Full Story 0 Comments
Adalah-NY | "I was beaten until I fainted. When I return to consciousness it was dark. The next day I crawled back." Testimonies from the mine in which Leviev is a partner. Shooting at residents, murderous beatings with digging spades, whipping, and being thrown into the mud. Tough testimonies from Angola describe the treatment of the area's poor by security personnel at the mine in which Leviev is a partner. Associates deny this: "those were not out people." Leviev's spokesperson: "The group created a revolution in the diamond industry in Africa in general and in Angola in particular. We have widespread social and philanthropic programs there." Full Story 0 Comments
NoDifferencePartyWorker | In a shocking betrayal of significant Canadian anti-war sentiment, the New Democratic Party has joined the pro-war Liberal party in a coalition party designed to unseat the ruling Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper.
Emilio de Lima(Ed) | The Master in Economics and official of the Ecuadorian Central Bank, March Naranjo Chiriboga, asked help from the Mercosur countries, mainly from Brazil, to overcome the global financial crisis. He believes that Ecuador, which has no own currency and uses the U.S. dollar for internal commercial transactions, will feel the results of crisis in a more pronounced way and will be one of the most affected countries in Latin America. Watch WS now at http://www.aenoticias.pr.gov.br/tv-aovivo.php
Emilio de Lima (Ed.) | 1 the strengthening of Mercosur and the adoption of money appropriated for South America 2 G-20 is to formalize the death of the G7 3 financial institutions are used to promote the renewal of European industrial countries 4 is the vision of the world from the perspective of a potential winner of a war that did not happen 5 Those who predicted a European counter weight to American hegemony underestimate the structural weakness of Europe 6 a solution that can lead to barbarism in the world 7 opposition to the credit system based on private initiative. 8 U.S. government to help the disadvantaged sectors and stabilize the U.S. economy
Emilio de Lima (ED.) | Adjusting to avoid the concentration of the financial system, maintaining that system under the domain of public power and invest in infrastructure and in social policies are functions that the state should recover from the current global crisis. That is what said the teacher called Alex Izurieta, senior secretary of Economic Relations of the United Nations (UN), which opened the afternoon schedule this Monday (8) of the seminar "Crisis - Directions and Truths", promoted by Government of Parana, at Curitiba . Watch the WS now at http://www.aenoticias.pr.gov.br/tv-aovivo.php
Emilio de Lima (Ed.) | Back to paste the increase of productivity to increase in wages. It is mandatory global cooperation so that the crisis is overcome. Need to overcoming politicaly and intellectualy neo-liberalism. Emphasize the value of work. Neo Progressive Keynesiasm
Emilio de Lima (Ed.) | Bringing interest rates to international levels, give some predictability to the exchange, restore the credit to producers and consumers, are some of the measures deemed urgent by businessmen, economists and authorities attending the event Full Story 0 Comments
Todd A. Davis | A short article about Obama's implementation of the phased troop reductions in Iraq. Full Story 0 Comments
Seamus Connolly | Ben Mcintyre and Paul Orengoh reveal in the Times of London, December 3, 2008, how President-elect Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was brutally tortured by the British during the Mau Mau freedom fighters uprising in support of Kenyan independence.
Fred Goldstein | Low-Wage Capitalism describes in sweeping detail the drastic effect on the working class in the United States of new technology and the restructuring of global capitalism in the post-Soviet era. It uses Karl Marx's law of wages and other findings to show that these developments are not only continuing to drive down wages but are creating the material basis for future social upheaval. Full Story 0 Comments
Adalah-NY | New York human rights advocates protested this evening at the Madison Avenue jewelry store of Israeli billionaire and settlement mogul Lev Leviev where the elite, online social group “A Small World” held a cocktail party to "Buck the Recession with Champagne & Diamonds." Ten protesters chanted and banged drums on the street in front of the store despite the rain and cold, and despite an aggressive, but failed attempt by the NYPD to move them down the street from the store.
Emilio de Lima (Ed.) | Brazilian Paraná State's Governor Roberto Requiao proposed the nationalization of credit, control of the exchange, the exemption of consumption and heavy investment in works of infrastructure as a way to overcome the crisis and maintain employment of brazilian people.
afrikakorps | A coalition of Indigenous elders, social justice activists and community organizers are voicing opposition to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. NO OLYMPICS ON STOLEN NATIVE LAND! Full Story 0 Comments
NYC Local of SP-USA | The NYC Local of the Socialist Party USA therefore encourages immediate acts of non-violent protest to defend education, healthcare, transportation and social services. All of these are our rights as human beings and are fundamental to the creation of a democratic socialist political project. Full Story 5 Comments
David Solnit | This was the question a group of organizers from different parts of the last decades of global justice organizing responded to last week at a forum in New York City put together by Deep Dish TV, an independent video/media pioneer. Here are my thoughts. Full Story 0 Comments
Frank Gifford | There is an amazing momentum of exploitation by the United States. Peak Oil, Resource Depletion, Climate Change, and Over Population. These problems really are imminently solvable, but only if we are able to perceive them as problems. Entropy Pawsed and Peace Communities are working to unite people to help to solve these problems. Full Story 0 Comments
Emilio de Lima (Ed.) | The organization of the workshop has already confirmed the participation of Gromyko Yury (member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Academy), Andrei Kobyakov (economist and expert in finance from the State University of Moscow, editor-in-chief of newspaper "Russian Entrepreneur" and of the site rpmonitor.ru and author of a book about the decline of the dollar), Mario LETTIERI (economist and former undersecretary of Economics and Finance at the Romano Prodi government (2006-08), responsible for the production of a motion for a "new Bretton Woods")
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