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text The State of Work in the Age of Anxiety Harold Meyerson 2013-12-03 1:11 PM
From 1947 to 1974, American workers brought home most of the wealth they produced. Since 1974, they have steadily lost power - and they're getting just a fraction of the wealth they produce today. Harold Meyerson is editor-at-large at The American Prospect and a columnist for The Washington Post. (text/plain)

text VIDEO: Wage Crisis with Joseph Stiglitz 2013-11-30 11:53 PM
Economic hardship in the world's biggest financial superpower. he squeezed American middle class (text/plain)

text Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Typhoon Relief Funds Jennifer Tong 2013-11-29 2:38 PM
Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the world has responded with astounding generosity, donating tens of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort--$37 million from the United States government alone. Unfortunately, since the typhoon struck on November 8th, the Philippines has spent more than $310 million paying off overseas debts, and it will spend a total of $6.7 billion this year alone. (text/plain)

image Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system Citizens Action Party (Akbayan) 2013-11-25 11:49 AM
Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system
Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers. (image/jpeg)

text Expanding Social Security by Paul Krugman Paul Krugman 2013-11-23 7:21 PM
Paul Krugman, professor of economics at Princeton, was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2011. (text/plain)

image Super typhoon Haiyan is climate wake-up call Akbayan, Aksyon Klima, Yeb Sano 2013-11-14 9:07 AM
Super typhoon Haiyan is climate wake-up call
It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda. (image/jpeg)

text The Super Rich Reinvent U.S. Capitalism Shamus Cooke 2013-11-12 2:07 AM
As U.S. corporate profits soar to record highs, food stamps for the neediest were quietly cut. The politicians who are demanding endless cuts to social programs — Democrats and Republicans alike — insist that the U.S. is broke, all the while conveniently ignoring the mountains of tax-free wealth piling up in the pockets of the super rich. (text/plain)

text The Time Has Come For $15 Minimum Wage Mark Vorpahl 2013-11-11 9:04 AM
In one of comedian Chris Rock’s routines, he observes: “You know what that means when someone pays you a minimum wage? You know what your boss is trying to say? ‘Hey, if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.’” (text/html)

text Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea Mark Blyth 2013-11-09 1:42 AM
Book review: "Slaves of Defunct Economists: Why politicians pursue austerity policies that never work" by Henry Farrel, Washington Monthly, Mar/Apr 2013 (text/plain)

text Studying Economics Today is Like Brainwashing Ulrich Thielemann 2013-11-06 12:23 PM
The blind trust in efficient markets must be replaced and bankers given a new understanding. Profit making is different than profit maximization. Banking should be a public function not a casino and the real economy and the environment not abandoned. Economics should be a pluralist discipline, open and welcoming to alternatives and critical perspectives. (text/plain)

text Is Obama Fundamentally Shifting His Middle East Strategy? Shamus Cooke 2013-11-05 2:14 AM
The Saudis and Israelis are fuming. Obama’s talks with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani point to a possible new direction in U.S.-Middle East policy. Iran is the regional archrival of the Saudis and Israelis, who for decades have shared the mantle as the main U.S. allies in the Middle East. (text/plain)

text Protest Underscores Continuing Privatization of Oregon Schools Pete Shaw 2013-11-04 4:02 AM
The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon. (text/plain)

text VIDEO: "The UnwindingL An Inner History of the New America," 1hr 2013-11-03 2:23 PM
In "The Unwinding," George Parker grapples with the end of the Roosevelt republic and the need to fight organized money. He sees 1978 as a beginning when California passed Proposition 13 and de-funded education. (text/plain)

text Tips in Finding Cheap International Holiday Packages Vinod Kumar Saini 2013-10-31 5:12 AM
Fortunately, there are now travel agencies that allow even ordinary people to afford travelling abroad through their cheap international holiday packages. (text/html)

text Movie Review: Dirty Wars Brad Forrest 2013-10-30 5:08 PM
Jeremy Scahill, reporter for such outlets as The Nation and Democracy Now, has come out with the most hard hitting documentary of recent years entitled, “Dirty Wars.” He takes us around the globe from Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia documenting the crimes of U.S imperialistic foreign policy in tragic detail. (text/plain)

text Supreme Court - FIRST AMENDMENT ATTACK UPON ARIZONA HARASSMENT STATUTE - Sheriff Joe not scott huminski 2013-10-26 9:44 AM
The unconstitutional Arizona harassment statute, a favorite tool of the police state of Arizona used to silence dissent, is challenged in the United States Supreme Court in Huminski v. City of Surprise, Arizona. (text/plain)

text The Coming Grand Bargain: “We’re All Neoliberals Now” Shamus Cooke 2013-10-22 1:30 AM
After the U.S. government shutdown you’d expect Republicans and Democrats to remain at each others’ throats, so different was their vision for the country, or so it appeared. (text/plain)

text Labor Needs to Recalibrate and Fight Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-10-12 2:32 AM
While the U.S. media has been obsessed with the in-fighting between Democrats and Republicans, as well as the recent government shutdown and the global/domestic ramifications of a possible government default, little attention has been paid to a looming disaster confronting working people: Obama is again threatening to cut “entitlement” programs, meaning Social Security and Medicare. (text/plain)

text IMF and Grenada Negotiate Debt Restructuring Jennifer Tong 2013-10-11 8:24 PM
During the annual International Monetary Fund meetings, the IMF is meeting with the government of Grenada on a debt restructuring plan. Grenada has a public debt-to-GDP of nearly 110 percent. The island nation’s economic growth over the past few years has remained stagnant due to the effects of the global economic slowdown and recovery from hurricanes. (text/plain)

text International Monetary Fund Reviews International Bankruptcy Process for Sovereign Countri Jennifer Tong 2013-10-11 8:22 PM
During the course of the annual IMF meetings, the Fund, civil society and financial ministers continue to discuss the implementation of an international bankruptcy process for sovereign countries. (text/plain)

text Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competition Peg Johnston 2013-10-11 5:02 PM
Push back against anti abortion extremism with your video. (text/plain)

text IMF Secures Windfall Gold Sales Profits for Concessional Lending to Low-Income Nations Jennifer Tong 2013-10-10 6:24 PM
On October 10, 2013, the International Monetary Fund announced that member countries have approved their commitment to fund the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) for concessional lending. Financing comes from windfall profits made from the IMF selling part of their gold reserves that currently totals $3.4 billion. Currently, the IMF provides zero-interest financing to low-income nations through this fund. (text/plain)

text The UAW Takes One Step Forward, and One Backward Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-10-10 9:46 AM
Trying to rebound off the ropes, where it has been pummeled for the past several decades, The United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched an aggressive organizing campaign in the South, in line with an AFL-CIO resolution emphasizing organizing there, where unionization rates are weak across the board. (text/plain)

text Fast Food Workers Win a Union…through Zoolidarity Shamus Cooke 2013-10-10 2:25 AM
Union members have watched in awe as fast food workers struck over the last year, calling for “$15 and a union.” Despite the slogan, however, the prevailing wisdom has been that union recognition isn’t really the goal; that’s too hard against giant employers insulated by a layer of franchises, with a part-time and transient workforce. (text/html)

text They frack because clear air and water aren’t profitable Systemic Disorder 2013-10-09 9:39 PM
Newly developed fracking techniques represent an intensification, yet a special law known as the “Halliburton loophole” exempts fracking from federal regulations. (text/plain)

text U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Take Argentina and NML Capital Debt Case Jennifer Tong 2013-10-07 5:15 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take the landmark debt case between Argentina and bondholders led by NML Capital, a hedge fund that buys the debt of countries in financial crisis. Argentina is expected to file a second petition in the coming months that the Supreme Court will review and decide again if it will hear the case. (text/plain)

image RADI.MS The media you were waiting for will soon be born. radi media shield 2013-09-24 7:35 PM
RADI.MS The media you were waiting for will soon be born.
A new world from integral revolution (image/png)

text 911 tapes Christina Korbe George Waksmunski 2013-09-24 2:46 AM
Why have the 911 tapes been released for Christina Korbe (text/plain)

text Taç NevresimDunyasi 2013-09-17 2:51 PM

image 3rd Radical Mycology Convergence Callout! Radical Mycology Collective 2013-09-16 8:53 PM
3rd Radical Mycology Convergence Callout!
he Radical Mycology Convergence is a unique gathering of mycologists, mushroom enthusiasts, and Earth stewards coming together to share skills and information on the numerous benefits of the fungal kingdom for humans and the planet. The RMC is a multiple-day long event consisting of workshops, presentations, and various projects using fungi and other organisms to remediate & restore damaged environments. (image/jpeg)

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