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Announcement :: War and Militarism
October Maine Walk For Peace
20 Jul 2015
Join Maine VFP, Code Pink, Boston Smedley Butler Brigade VFP and many others sponsoring organizations for a walk from October 9 to October Along Route One in Maine protesting the militarization of the seas.
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News :: Police and Prisons : Politics : Race : Radical Culture
32 Of Many Reasons To Vote Against Presidential Candidate John Kasich
20 Jul 2015
Kasich has executed 12, has supported all illegal immoral wars, lost hundreds of millions of dollars for Ohio pension funds in the 8 years he worked for Lehman Brothers (which went bankrupt),
has cut school, library monies but has continued through his natural resources department to teach children to trap animals and to shoot with bows and arrows.
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Commentary :: Radical Culture
The end of capitalism
20 Jul 2015
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian.
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Commentary :: International
Alice in Schauble-Land: Where Rules Mean What Wolfgang Says They Mean
18 Jul 2015
Karl Whelan is a professor of economics at University College Dublin.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Austerity Urbanism, 28 pp
18 Jul 2015
Without the social contract (Rousseau), we become wolves to each other (Hobbes). Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation (Arnold Kunzli) http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266635.shtml
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News :: Globalization
Nous sommes le système
18 Jul 2015
Système de l'inhumanité, l'inhumanité du système...
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News :: Environment : Human Rights : International : Media : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 07/17/15 Listen Globally!
16 Jul 2015
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
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News :: Environment
Who Are The World's Biggest Tree Killers (Deforesters)?
16 Jul 2015
Deforestation is the biggest cause of violent weather patterns and climate freezing and heating. Some countries such as Korea after the war and Haiti have had such poverty that they were virtually totally deforested. Deserts have been created by past treekillers.
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News :: International
Pope Francis Calls for Global Bankruptcy Process
14 Jul 2015
Pope Francis called for an international bankruptcy process in a news conference as he left Latin America on Monday. According to the Associated Press, when asked about the Greek debt crisis, Francis stated, "if a company can declare bankruptcy, why can't a country do so and we go to the aid of others?" Francis offered further comments noting that too many countries are struggling with high debts and he suggested a United Nations bankruptcy proposal could be the solution.‎

“Pope Francis knows that heavy debt loads cause poverty and inequality,” said Eric LeCompte, who consulted the Vatican on its position. LeCompte is the head of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. “The Pope's statement is a logical extension of the Catholic Church's strong support of debt relief for struggling countries."

Last year, LeCompte led a delegation of global Jubilee organizations to advise Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on the need for a bankruptcy process to address inequality. The Catholic Church is a founder of Jubilee USA and supports its efforts to win debt relief for struggling countries.

In September of 2014, the United Nations General Assembly voted 124-11 to develop the bankruptcy process that Pope Francis referenced. LeCompte addressed the UN earlier this year on the creation of the process. This Fall, the United Nations is set to review progress on the proposal. Because International Monetary Fund (IMF) studies point to debt as a cause of inequality, the IMF is exploring aspects of a bankruptcy process based on an April 2013 paper. In addition to the debt crisis in Greece, nearly 50 countries‎ face worrying levels of debt distress according to World Bank statistics.
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Commentary :: Labor
Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment
14 Jul 2015
In these Austrian articles, reduced working hours is seen as a socio-economic investment, not as a cost-trap. A 1909 study by Sidney Chapman shows that shorter working hours can lead to higher productivity and greater output. Why can't we experiment with redefining work, health, strength and happiness? Sustainability means not taking resources and chances from the young.
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