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Commentary :: Politics
Crashing the Party, 16 pp
27 Nov 2016
Twain in the nineteenth century exposed the excesses of America’s first Gilded Age and sought, without success, to avert the young nation’s lurch toward imperialism.
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Commentary :: Labor
Why Mainstream Economists are Responsible for Electing Donald Trump
25 Nov 2016
There are lots of economists, both everyday and academic, who understand that a tiny group at the top has captured most of the benefits of trade agreements and other measures that have allowed U.S. corporations to engage in increased international trade, both importing and exporting commodities that have boosted their bottom-line.
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News :: Politics
An Uncertain Future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
25 Nov 2016
The future of a federal consumer watchdog agency is uncertain amidst pledges to reduce the agency.
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News :: Globalization
Précis du négatif
25 Nov 2016
L'intérêt de gratuité, gratuité de l'intérêt...
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News :: Environment : Human Rights : International : Media : Politics : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 11/25/16 Listen Globally!
24 Nov 2016
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. Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.
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Commentary :: Politics
Video: How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism (1946), 10 min
23 Nov 2016
Nobody likes a despot — even despots know it. But actually identifying despotism can pose a certain difficulty — which despots also know, and they’d surely like to keep it that way. Hence Encyclopedia Britannica’s Despotism, a ten-minute Erpi Classroom Film on how a country slides into that eponymous state. It uses the example of Nazi Germany
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
The ABCs of Meaingless Economic Phrases
22 Nov 2016
The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the austerity creed. Politics must tend to every need of capital as a scared doe and therefore lower taxes.
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News :: Globalization
Le système soi-disant contre le système
22 Nov 2016
Le système est toujours du système...
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Commentary :: Organizing
The First 100 Days Resistance
21 Nov 2016
Modified: 05:06:00 PM
The New York Times' First Profile of Hitler: His Anti-Semitism Is Not as "Genuine or Violent" as It Sounds (1922)
http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/the-new-york-times-first-profile-of-h
In 1922—at the dawn of Hitler's budding nationalist movement—The New York Times published its first profile, and explained his demagoguery away.
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Announcement :: Environment
released : Beyond the red lines – system change not climate change (film)
21 Nov 2016
From the lignite mines in the Rhineland to the port of Amsterdam or the
streets of Paris during the World Climate Summit, the struggles for
climate justice are fought at more and more fronts. Beyond the red lines is the story of a growing movement that says „Enough! Here and no further!” and commits civil disobedience taking the transition towards a climate just society into its own hands.
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