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Commentary :: International
The Crisis of Speculative Capitalism
21 Feb 2008
Since the end of July 2007, the world economy was shocked by a new severe crisis of the financial markets. The courage to regulate the financial markets to prevent a future uncoupling from the productive economy is still obviously absent. The hour of truth will inevitably come.
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News :: International
20 Feb 2008
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News :: Environment
Super Charged Weather
20 Feb 2008
NOAA released a report Friday that says January's temperature was close to average although they also pointed out that the Northeast region of the US had unusually warm weather.[1]
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News :: Globalization : Labor : Social Welfare
Phase of collapse of US real economy
20 Feb 2008
It is neither a “remake” of the 1929 crisis nor a repetition of the 1970s oil crises or 1987 stock market crisis. It is truly a global systemic crisis, that is to say a crisis affecting the entire planet and questioning the very foundations of the international system upon which the world was organised in the last decades.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Socialists: Iraq War Still Number One Issue
20 Feb 2008
The Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA have strongly opposed U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and have maintained that the Iraq War was launched only to advance U.S. imperialism and to control the vast oil reserves in the Middle East. Both socialist parties are calling for an immediate end to the military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the withdrawal and return of all U.S. troops, and the immediate release of all prisoners of war and detained civilians.
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Commentary :: International
Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade
20 Feb 2008
Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations are undemocratic and promote exploding inequality. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where democratic or civil society interests fall by the wayside."
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News :: International
Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez
19 Feb 2008
The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez
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LOCAL Announcement :: Globalization : International : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Postponed: "Iron Ladies og Liberia" screening (Fri. Feb. 22)
19 Feb 2008
Images_IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA small.jpgDue to inclement weather, this event is postponed.

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"Iron Ladies of Liberia" documentary screening and discussion
Friday, February 22nd
7:00pm, Free

She's already overcome tremendous obstacles to become the first woman ever elected president in Africa—now all she has to do is turn around Liberia — a country devastated by unemployment, debt, corruption, and the legacy of civil war. Follow Ellen Sirleaf Johnson through her first year in office as she faces angry mobs, ambitious political rivals, and high-ranking members of the international community. Her story is inspiring a new generation of leaders in Africa and around the world.

Our film will be followed by an informal discussion. Free popcorn provided!

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Politics
Fidel Castro will neither aspire to nor accept reelection
19 Feb 2008
Fidel_Castro_R.jpgCuban President Fidel Castro announced he will not aspires to nor accepts the positions of President of the State Council and Commander in Chief at the Parliament session scheduled for February 24th.
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Commentary :: Labor
CEO Salaries and the Minimum Wage
19 Feb 2008
"After the fall of the Berlin Wall, capitalism let its mask fall. Capitalism did not have to be social any more since socialism did not exist any longer as a counter-movement..Most economic leaders act irresponsibly toward Europe's people and the future."
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