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The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Law by Stefan Talmon

The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Lawby Stefan Talmon, 3/27/2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437527.shtml Prof. Stefan Talmon is the director of the Institute for International Law at the University of Bonn The US collaboratively built international law and its institutions and … Continue reading

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We the Scattered in the Insult Society

We the Scattered in the insult SocietyHans-Peter Martin, Sept 24, 2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437504.shtml Hans-Peter Martin is the author of “Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone” (2018). Now it is Game over for the … Continue reading

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What is a Crisis? A Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisis

by Walter Otto Otsch and Styephan Puhringer, 5/2/2019 What is a Crisis? Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisisby Walter Otto Otsch and Stephan Puhringer, May 2, 2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437484.shtmlThe economic guild interprets crisis through an ideological lens. The financial … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax by Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty, March 2019http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437468.shtml Warren’s proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between … Continue reading

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Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hopeby Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberleinhttp://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437450.shtml The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: “The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster.” The … Continue reading

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Radical change and alternative economics

What is rational in micro-economics (e.g. being competitive) can be irrational in macro-economics (e.g. countries beset with mass unemployment). Neoliberal myths and fairy-tales like efficient financial markets, “finance drives the real economy,” the market is self-healing, growth can be infinite, … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide When Unpleasant Journalists Can Be Simply Redefined as a “Hostile Secret Service“ by Mathias Broeckers, 4/16/2019http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/04/437420.shtml CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a “hostile secret service” and Julian Assange is not a journalist. … Continue reading

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30% off on “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” – $4.87 until 5/19

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/604567 coupon code – ZB96J 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, Helmut Martens, Franz Garnreiter, Sven Giegold, Karl Georg Zinn, Mohssen … Continue reading

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Faith Heals Reason by Dorothee Soelle, 2011, http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/12/413206.shtml

“There is a beautiful fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen where the devil builds a mirror that distorts everything beautiful and good into nothing. The most glorious countrysides appear like boiled spinach, the best persons are repulsive or without torsos.. … Continue reading

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The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics

The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics by Ernst Wolff, 10/1/2017http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/04/437397.shtml Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their “competition,” small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians only give the trillions to big corporations. Corporations depend on subsidies. In the … Continue reading

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