Monthly Archives: May 2016

FDR’s First 100 Days by Horst Dippel

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432417.shtml This reading sample of “A History of the US” is translated from the German. The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, … Continue reading

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The state should represent the public interest

The risk managers turned out to be the risk creators! The goat pretended to be the gardener! Corporatists turn private risks into public risks and put the cart in front of the horse and wonder at the destruction! Bernie could … Continue reading

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Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap

Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap by C. Methmann, A. Haack and J. Eisgruber, Attac Basis Text, 2007, reading sample, vsa-verlag.de http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432369.shtml The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, … Continue reading

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The Language of Neoliberalism

to read this book review of “Imagine Economy. Neoliberal Metaphors in Political-Economic Discourse” by Sebastian Friedrich, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432329.shtml Knowledge enables people to interpret reality. Metaphors and pictures give things a new meaning and can change reality when people act … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Resurfaces and Breaks Down the 2016 Election

700 free movies, 700 free e-books and 450 free audio books are ours at http://www.openculture.com. How can you be hard-nosed with 700 free movies? Jon Stewart Resurfaces and Breaks Down the 2016 Election: The “Man Baby” v. the “Inauthentic” in … Continue reading

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38 Arguments Against TTIP

38 Arguments Against the TTIP (2015) by Harald Klimenta, Maritta Strasser and Peter Fuchs http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432226.shtml TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing in the profits of a few. The ISDS (Investor-State-Dispute Settlement) … Continue reading

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TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors “nonsense” that undermines democracy and the constitutional state and could lead to an avalanche of lawsuits and the … Continue reading

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