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Our Beautiful New Clothes by Ingo Schulze

Our Beautiful New Clothes by Ingo Schulze http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/02/434401.shtml Neoliberalism seems to create “clothes no one can see” when it mystifies the market and competition and uses the austerity model, the location model and the adjustment imperative or extortion to turn … Continue reading

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The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press by Wolfgang Jungmann

The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press by Wolfgang Jungmann, Feb 3, 17 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2017/02/294992.php With the term “no alternatives,” come-of-age citizens who don’t join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. … Continue reading

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Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by the Institute of the Solidarity Modern https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/15/18796513.php The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only … Continue reading

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Video: Trump versus Truth by John Oliver, 23 min, 2/12/17

Trump versus Truth John Oliver, Feb 12, 2017, 23 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE Jon Stewart will be back on the air in March!!!

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The Lie of the Civilized Western World by Sascha Pommrenke

The Lie of the Civilized Western World by Sascha Pommrenke, Oct 2015 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2017/02/294938.php “Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich,” Peter Ustinov said and thereby contradicted the media picture “we,” the West … Continue reading

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War Without End by Peter Jaeggi

War Without End by Peter Jaeggi, 12/7/2016 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/08/18796277.php The West likes to pose as the moral authority for the whole world. The West overran the world for years with disastrous and illegal wars. Often all the crimes against international law … Continue reading

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President Trump – We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era by Jens Berger

President Trump – We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era by Jens Berger, 11/9/2016 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/06/18796204.php Trump managed to stage himself as a candidate waging a crusade against the political establishment. Only 9% of the population still stand behind … Continue reading

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War on Facts. The Fatal Consequences of Fact Resistance by Adrian Lobe

War on Facts The Fatal Consequences of Fact Resistance by Adrian Lobe, 1/26/17 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/02/434251.shtml The media that should have upended and embarrassed the propagandist legitimated him with billions of free advertising. The egomaniac could see China as merely the dust … Continue reading

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2017 Human Rights Report, 704 pp

2017 Human Rights Report, 704 pp by Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/wr2017-web.pdf The Dangerous Rise of Populism Global Attacks on Human Rights Values By Kenneth Roth, Executive Director Human rights exist to protect people from government abuse and neglect. Rights limit … Continue reading

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Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others

Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434200.shtml The economic crisis calls for social-democratic answers. The fading mass purchasing power (in Germany) is due to the increasing inequality of income and wealth. Deregulation promotes social problems … Continue reading

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