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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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From the Constitutional State to the Security State

From the Constitutional State to the Security State by Giorgio Agamben, April 2016 in Luxemburg 1/2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/04/432130.shtml The state of emergency is that arrangement by which totalitarian powers were established in Europe. Hitler’s first official act after his nomination (to … Continue reading

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The Financial Market Crisis in the Light of the Social Market Economy

to read Jorg Althammer’s article, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/04/432012.shtml In 2007 and 2008 the US housing market almost completely collapsed. The crisis was brought about by a combination of state- and market-failures that intensified each other. The failure of the capital … Continue reading

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Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets by Sven Giegold

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/04/431999.shtml The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing, GE and scores of other corporations shift tens of billions of taxable profits to tax … Continue reading

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Capitalism as a Religion by Franz Segbers

Capitalism as a Religion by Franz Segbers http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/03/431895.shtml “Capital is the only god that the whole world knows, sees, touches, smells, tastes and excites all our senses. it is the only god that doesn’t encounter any atheists” (Paul Lafargue’s little … Continue reading

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Catch the Bern – The Impossible becomes the Inevitable

Hope, one world where many worlds fit and where everyone has a place (Zapatistas), is the radical hope of system change and is not incremental or cosmetic change Capitalism contains crisis as rain clouds contain rain (Jean Jaures in the … Continue reading

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