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New Ebook Anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation,” 135 pp

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/604567 This new ebook anthology will be available from Smashwords.com from Feb 22 for $3.99! The anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” includes 3 translator’s introductions, 3 poems from the translator, 12 articles by Tomas Konicz, and articles by Ulrike Herrmann, … Continue reading

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Audio: What’s Wrong with TPP? 27 min

Audio: What’s Wrong with the TPP? Scott Sinclair, Michael Geist and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Feb 1, 2016, 27 min https://www.policyalternatives.ca/multimedia/altpolicy-episode-4 Canada has said it will sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new twelve-country international economic pact. … Continue reading

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Capitalism’s growth problem by David F. Guccio

https://rwer.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/capitalisms-growth-problem/#more-22125 Contemporary capitalism has a big problem. And no one seems to be able to refute it. The problem, as Robert J. Gordon sees it, is that economic growth is slowing down, it has been for decades, and there’s no … Continue reading

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You Want to Move to Canada if Trump Wins?

“The US has always been Canada’s Mexico” Maybe Senator Sanders will win in Iowa and become a snowball that grows bigger and bigger! to read the hilarious article by Alex Lithwick and Dahlla Lithwick published on Jan 27 on slate.com, … Continue reading

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Rosa Luxemburg Explains Capitalism Using Spoons

to read the book excerpt “Rosa Luxemburg Explains Capitalism Using Spoons” by Kate Evans, Verso Books, published on truth-out.org, Jan 14, 2016, click on http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/34411-rosa-luxemburg-explains-capitalism-using-spoons The inspiring life, engaging prose and intellectual prowess of Rosa Luxemburg leap off the page … Continue reading

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The arc of history bends toward justice!

The arc of history bends toward justice (MLK). The welcoming tradition is part of American history, not only the traditions of fear and personal enrichment. The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history. The … Continue reading

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TransCanada sues the US for $15 billion under NAFTA

Orwell warned against Newspeak where lies become truth and slavery becomes freedom. The TPP like the TTIP and TISA is a blatant threat to democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration court system excludes the public, allows foreign … Continue reading

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Social Inequality Today by Helmut Martens

Social Inequality Today by Helmut Martens, Jan 2015 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/04/18781479.php The neoliberal rollback has created growing instabilities. An advancing process of de-democratization and social re-feudalization is connected with the rise of the new “super-rich.”.. The development of global capitalism reveals its … Continue reading

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Video: Super Amigos (2007), 1 hr 15 min

Reality begins when we all begin to believe. Enjoy this free movie that could inspire us to bring hope and possibility into our late capitalist cul-de-sac! Housing, health care and education should be public goods, not private privileges. http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/super_amigos In … Continue reading

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2 minutes with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/canadian-prime-ministers-message-to-the-gop-is-two-minutes-of-awesome-video/ Two months ago, our cousins to the north, Canada, ended the disaster known as conservative government, throwing out Prime Minister Stephen Harper along with his party and replacing them with liberals in huge numbers. Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau … Continue reading

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