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Corona, capitalism and nature by Marijke Colle, May 2020

Corona, capitalism and nature by Marijke Colle, May 2020https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/06/18832845.php “Radical reforms are needed. The policies of the last forty years must be reversed. The government must play a stronger role in the economy. It must no longer regard public services … Continue reading

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When fear reigns and The gaps in the market-oriented health care system by Anna Jikhareva and Anne Jung, April 2020

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/18832818.php What was thought to be temporary has remained until today. Temporary rules became law. Snowden warns of a similar process in the context of a real crisis. Surveillance is accepted on an unprecedented scale. The virus is dangerous. But … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

China’s factories are back, its consumers aren’t, NYTimes.com, May 1, 2020 For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. (Mark 4, 28) Over 1100 translated articles … Continue reading

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Hashtag#General Strike

by Lukas Hermsmeier and Susan Boos, April 2020 Hashtag#General Strikeby Lukas Hermsmeier and Susan Boos, April 2020 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/04/438479.shtml How do you prepare for the time when the affluent society crumbles? French intellectuals have even declared a new science – “collapsology.” … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Theses on the Corona Exceptional State

by Rolf Gossner, 4/18/2020 Thoughts and Theses on the Corona Exceptional State by Rolf Gossner, April 2020https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/24/18832608.php Maximum vigilance is now required to ensure that the new state of emergency does not gradually normalize and that the authoritarian turnaround does … Continue reading

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The car industry before and after the Corona pandemic by Stephan Kroll and End the Climate Crisis by Christian Hofmann, April 2020

by Stephan Kroll and Christian Hofmann, April 2020 The car companies should now be converted into providers of mobility needs based on socio-ecological sustainability. Reduction of working hours – short full time of an average of 30 hours/4 days per … Continue reading

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Corona Pandemic: Black Swan on the Way to Depression by Ralf Streck, 4/13/2020

An adequate taxation of international corporations and the abolition of tax loopholes have been waited for in vain.The question is whether the broad masses have learned anything from the last crisis, whether they can build up such strong pressure not … Continue reading

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History of an eventful myth: the 8-hour day

History of an eventful myth: the 8-hour day by Elias Felten and Thomas Ritt, 3/16/2020https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/11/18832272.php Since industrialization, it has been the norm for wage-earners of all ages, including children, to work 15 to 16 hours a day. There was no … Continue reading

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There Goes the Rule of Law by Bill Moyers

and “We do not live in capitalism” by Wolfgang Belitz and Yves Wegelin There Goes the Rule of Law by Bill Moyers http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2020/04/438414.shtml Trump weaponized and disfigured the rule of law by making the Dept of Justice go after his … Continue reading

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On the Power of Money: Three by Eugen Drewermann

by Eugen Drewermann and Iring Fetscher Only faith (as in a religion), the “invisible hand,” the “law” of the “free” market can judge everything. State interventions can only be annoying. The market itself is allegedly “social”. Everyone acts according to … Continue reading

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