Author Archives: Marc

System change

According to Robert Reich, US taxpayers paid $107 billion more on the police than on public housing. The upside down world happens through misguided priorities, neoliberal myths about the self-regulating market, and making the poor invisible. If every billionaire paid … Continue reading

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The discussion about Corona

https://la.indymedia.org/news/2020/12/299986.php by Herbert Bottcher, May 2020 Corona can only become a kairos if we gain the theoretical capacity of recovery and create the conditions for a transformation. Taking the healthcare system away from the markets and obliging large companies to … Continue reading

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Journalism reeks of betrayal of democracy

Journalism reeks of betrayal of democracy by Marcus Klockner, Bernd Druecke and Joseph Steinbeiss, 2020 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/04/18838786.php A “new normality” has taken root in our society. A climate of fear and severe, permanent encroachments on fundamental rights are shaping politics & … Continue reading

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US billionaires got $1 trillion richer during Corona

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/27/18838682.php by Jakob Reimann and Bernd Hontschik, Nov 2020 A recent study by the Institute for Policy Studies determined that the 647 billionaires in the USA have been able to increase their assets by $960 billion since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Bolivia: the left returns to power

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/25/18838656.php Bolivia – the left returns to power “The people have won” by Otto Köenig and Richard Detje The Bolivian people have proven that reason, dignity and fighting spirit cannot be suppressed either by a military coup or by government … Continue reading

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Trump is defeated

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/23/18838631.php Trump is defeated by Joachim Bischoff and Bernhard Mueller Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the new presidential team of the United States. Still the incumbent tries to overturn the result in several states. Joe Biden has won the … Continue reading

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Trump’s United States is looking more and more like a banana republic

Trump’s United States looks more and more like a banana republic by M Kilian, H Wetzer and C Zaschke https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/22/18838617.php “The country that was once an exemplary democracy is becoming a Third World banana republic.” For a week now, Joe … Continue reading

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Democracy beyond Corona

Democracy beyond Corona by Roland Roth, 9/28/2020 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/16/18838489.php Diverse democracy immunizes against authoritarian impositions. Whether the experiences of the lockdown will result in lasting damage in the sense of a democratically consumptive “new normality” depends not least on whether it … Continue reading

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Democracy and COVID19

Democracy and COVID-19 by Nikolaus Dimmel, Christina Berndt, Wolfgang Kubicki and Ulrike Bauereithel, October 2020 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/13/18838445.php Lockdown and curfews, state of emergency and tracing apps, compulsory testing and quarantines, serial stops, compulsory masks, short-time work and mass unemployment, waves of … Continue reading

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Biden’s victory shifts the balance of power in Washington

Biden’s victory shifts the balance of power in Washington An analysis by Daniel Haufler https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/12/18838440.php Oh, it’s going to be so nice when you hardly hear from Trump any more. Daniel Haufler is the responsible editor for the online debate … Continue reading

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