“Moving Beyond Capitalism” conference works to build more humane world

By Paul Krehbiel "The capitalist class is in a serious crisis without solution," said David Schweikart at the Moving Beyond Capitalism conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, organized by the Center for Global Justice (July 30-Aug. 5, 2014).  "But there is a solution," he said, "economic democracy, democratic socialism."  Over 200 people from 15 countries discussed how to make this happen. Chronic high unemployment, depressed wages and benefits, cuts in social [...]

By |2014-10-02T16:13:11-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Beyond Capitalism, Paul Krehbiel|0 Comments

We Still Need $15 and a Union – NOW!

by John Parker, LA Workers Assembly As many know, in solidarity with fast food and retail workers demanding a livable wage, the Los Angeles Workers Assembly has submitted a Ballot Initiative Ordinance to the City Clerk and City Attorney for a $15 minimum wage to take effect immediately after passage. So, we are glad to see that the pressure created by fast food and Walmart workers demanding $15 and a union has [...]

By |2014-10-02T16:16:36-05:00October 2nd, 2014|John Parker, Labor|0 Comments

GI Rights

by Greg Foisie - volunteer for Change-links, KPFK, Addicted to War, and the Arlington West Memorial Santa Monica operated by Veterans for Peace Los Angeles GI "Rights" Are Not Rights - A review of human and labor rights, with an introduction to GI "rights" and related provisions in the context of militarism.   Synopsis - The necessity for the fulfillment of basic human needs are what are generally identified as being human [...]

By |2014-10-02T16:14:38-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Greg Foisie, Veterans|0 Comments

Our Nazis; Their Nazis — Ukraine and neo-Nazis

by William Blum Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the US, have seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects - the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate - have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it's been virtually unmentionable. I'm sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the [...]

By |2014-10-02T15:59:15-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Politics, William Blum|0 Comments

Recent Murders Awaken the US to the Reality of Its Violence, Racism, and Police Brutality

by Greg Foisie - Change-links volunteer Over the past few years, ongoing news coverage related to instances of the murders of unarmed black youth by white men have galvanized local communities resulting in large, nationwide protests over these tragic deaths.  They include the cases of an unarmed and subdued Oscar Grant killed on January 1st, 2009 by Johannes Mehserle, a white BART subway police officer in Oakland, CA; the murder of unarmed [...]

By |2014-10-02T15:59:05-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Greg Foisie, Human Rights|0 Comments

How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

by ARUN GUPTA I've never been to a protest march that advertised on the NY subway, $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet. Welcome to the "People's Climate March" in NYC. It takes place before a UN Climate Summit two days later.  I'll join the march, the Climate Convergence, and most important the "Flood Wall Street" direct action on Mon., Sept. 22. The movement [...]

By |2014-10-02T16:15:42-05:00October 1st, 2014|Arun Gupta, Commentary, Ecology, News|0 Comments
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