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News :: Labor
'Cops Out of the Unions!' California Union Calls on AFL-CIO To Terminate Police Union's Memberships
28 Jul 2015
Citing a "long history of police intervention in labor politics and its complicity in racial violence," the UAW members say they want the cops' union out of the country's largest labor federation. (Ben Musseig / Flickr)
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News :: International
United Nations Votes for Global Bankruptcy Principles
28 Jul 2015
A United Nations committee adopted nine principles to create a global bankruptcy process for countries. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz addressed the final session of "The UN Ad Hoc Committee on Sovereign Debt Restructuring" that the UN General Assembly established last fall. Countries currently cannot access bankruptcy protection when they face economic crisis. The World Bank notes that 49 countries face worrying levels of debt distress and the International Monetary Fund notes debt is the root cause of inequality. In recent months, governments across the Caribbean, Greece and Argentina expressed an immediate need for a global bankruptcy process.

"With so many countries facing debt crises, we urgently need solutions to protect investors and poor people," noted Eric LeCompte, who is participating in the UN meetings. LeCompte is the executive director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "The UN's work is a step in the right direction, but we still have a lot of work to do if we want a legally binding process."
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Greece demonstrates...
28 Jul 2015
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only point where he apparently got something concrete, is that of the reduction in military spending: the creditors have accepted that it is weaker than what they asked for...
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Commentary :: International
Tormenting Greece is about sending a message
28 Jul 2015
Many of Germany’s leading thinkers, from Günter Grass to Jürgen Habermas, have issued similar warnings. It is not accidental that these warnings came from men old enough to remember Nazism and their country’s physical and moral post-war devastation. The generation now in power in Germany seems to have forgotten everything. It is now not even a case of being “first among equals” – Germany is first in a new Europe of unequals.
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News :: Globalization
Paraphysique du non-dit
27 Jul 2015
Consommer pour travailler, travailler pour consommer...
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?
26 Jul 2015
Work and income have already uncoupled because of automation and the digital world. The basic income will lead to guaranteeing everyone the right to work and to share socially, economically and politically in a less stressful and less authoritarian economy. Workers would have the freedom to say No to excessive or exploitative work.
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News :: Education : Environment
Growing Movement To End Environmentally Destructive Lawns
25 Jul 2015
The earth can no longer afford the waste of lawnmowers which prevent the reforestation of a planet which badly needs each leaf and blade of grass.
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News :: International
Repudiate Syriza’s Sellout to the EU! ENOUGH! (Trotskyist Group of Greece)
24 Jul 2015
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News :: Environment
Summer of discontent: Mega-project protests across B.C.
24 Jul 2015
System change, not climate change!
The people united shall never be defeated!
The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination, creativity and the rights of nature.
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News :: Environment : Human Rights : International : Media : Palestine : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 07/24/15 Listen Globally!
23 Jul 2015
Modified: 07:15:52 PM
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 Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
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