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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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Energy for tomorrow, 15 pp

Energy for tomorrow, 15 pp Markus Vogt Energy for tomorrow Perspectives of the transition to a post-fossil economy This article has been published in the series “Church and Society”, as no. 387, edited by the Catholic Centre of Social Sciences … Continue reading

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New Ebook Anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation”

New 159-page ebook anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” by Marc Batko, $2.99 from Barnes & Noble Nook ebooks: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alternative-economics-marc-batko/1123209914?ean=2940157719968#productInfoTabs The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, redefining state and market and re-envisioning work, security, health and strength. … Continue reading

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Why are the Lambs Silent? by Rainer Mausfeld

Why are the Lambs Silent? by Rainer Mausfeld, Jan 18, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/02/431754.shtml Techniques – fragmentation and propaganda – make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Indoctrination by Rainer Mausfeld

Neoliberal Indoctrination by Rainer Mausfeld, January 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/02/431734.shtml Neoliberalism tells the poor and weak that they are responsible for their misery. The true extent of social poverty barely reaches the public. A re-feudalization bomb rages and investors seek privatizing the … Continue reading

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Ignoring the Limits

to read the articles by Sonja Fercher and Georg Feigt, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/02/431720.shtml This crisis is only another warning shot of the current economic system and could offer a unique window of opportunity to leave behind the neoliberal path of … Continue reading

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