With his book and the data, Thomas Piketty has shaken the self-understanding of the US. In 2010, the richest one percent had 20 percent of the total income. In the 1970s the share was under 10 percent.
by IG Metal, Verdi service union and Christoph Butterwegge
11 Aug 2014
The TTIP. the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US, is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible
IG Metal, Verdi service union and C Butterwegge comment.
As the Israeli assault on Gaza enters a month, with over 1900 Palestinians killed already, join us in a march of solidarity with the Palestinian people to demonstrate against the US government's enabling role in the massacre, including the $3 billion in aid every year as well as its unconditional political support for the land siege and naval blockade that renders Gaza as the world's largest "open air prison."