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Commentary :: International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
No to the Bailout of the Capitalist Speculators!
28 Sep 2008
The financial crisis that has been heating up since early 2007 reached the boiling point in late September. Credit markets virtually stopped functioning. A full-blown panic swept stock markets worldwide. The U.S. economy is in the throes of a recession that could turn into a Depression lasting for years. In these dire straits, the Wall Street speculators who set off this crisis are demanding that the government rescue them with a bailout priced at $700 billion. The actual costs will be far higher, a trillion dollars or more. Meanwhile, the Democrats are pushing hardest for the Bush bailout of the banks. Presidential candidate Barack Obama blames "greed" for the crisis on Wall Street (capitalism without greed?) and says there must be no "blank check to Washington" -- meaning he's for putting in a few conditions as window dressing. Following in the Democrats' footsteps, the AFL-CIO labor bureaucrats called a demo for "No Blank Check for Wall Street." Yet no amount of regulation will stop the boom-bust cycle of capitalism. Meanwhile unemployment lines are growing and a million families were thrown out of their homes by bank foreclosures in the last year. While the fat cats, Democrats and bureaucrats are all going for the Bush bailout to prop up U.S. capitalism, revolutionary Marxists oppose this trillion-dollar giveaway to the Wall Street speculators, calling instead for a program of transitional demands leading to the expropriation of the banks and the entire bourgeoisie through workers revolution.
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News :: Politics
Congress standing up to the bailout
28 Sep 2008
Transcript of address from Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio
The latest reality game-Wall Street Bailout-has a counter-game called Wall Street Reckoning.
The Capitol switchboard is easy and free: 800-270-0309
Hundreds of calls will not be ignored.
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News :: Politics
Photos of Animals Sarah Palin Killed, Caused To be Killed, or of A Species She Is Harming
27 Sep 2008
Modified: 06:33:39 PM
1spPalintaughttokillptarmigansatearlyage.jpgPalin is not responsible for the fact that she
was taught to kill ptarmigans and other animals
at an early age. She has broken federal law
in finding loopholes for idle rich trophy seeking
aerial hunters machine gunning bears, wolves
and their cubs and pups from helicopters.
BP paid for her inauguration. Chevron, a big
contributor to Alaska Republicans, has because
of her, tripled pollution into the beluga whale
waters of the Cook Inlet. works to end
the brutal Iditarod Palin supports. It is not
necessarily apparent in the picture that
one of the dogs is either dead or unconscious
while being dragged. Others die of freezing,
smashing, drowning, hunger etc. Palin and her
husband own a commercial fishery. Competition
for fish causes Canadian fishermen to club
seals, Norwegians to kill whales, Japanese
to knife dolphins.
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Announcement :: Education : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
Oct. 4 Video Screening - May Day 2008: Historic Port Strike Against the War!
27 Sep 2008
providence 04 Oct screening flier.jpg
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Commentary :: International : Labor : War and Militarism
NYCLAW Antiwar Digest
27 Sep 2008
It was Mr. Obama who seemed more aligned with President Bush's current policy of authorizing American special forces to cross the Afghan-Pakistan border into Pakistan's tribal areas that Al Qaeda and the Taliban have used as a sanctuary.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
The Financial "Meltdown"of the USA was caused not by Left Wing Hippies but by Right Wing Conservativers!
26 Sep 2008
Modified: 11:34:55 PM
It was caused and instigated by the Bush Regime and their corrupt pals who constitute what is known as Republican "Right_Wing Conservatism"!
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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
26 Sep 2008
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Commentary :: Politics
Russians and Chinese Laugh
26 Sep 2008
Bailing out speculators is like protecting the sharks fromthe sardines. Executives should absorb the losses by a 95% pay cut. Taxpayers shouldn't pay the robbers for robbing them. Sperculation should be discouraged, not rewarded. The Capitol switchboard is easy and free: 800-270-0309
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 9/26/08 Listen Globally!
25 Sep 2008
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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Interview :: Labor
America in Decline: Richard Sennett
25 Sep 2008
In the race to the bottom, the worship of profit and the self-healing mearket, education, retraining workers, social mobility and intercultural learning fall by the wayside. The US imports engineers and programmers. School districts spend 600 times as much on sports.
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