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The welfare state – anchor of stability in the crisis

by Joseph Woss, 4/27/2020, awblog.at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/11/18832972.php Work, income and wealth must be distributed more fairly, and a number of “rules of the game” in our society must be changed. The upheaval forced by the crisis will hopefully force even hard-boiled … Continue reading

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“Reopen the Economy”: the Republicans’ Nero Decree by Mike Lofgren, 5/10/2020

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Corona: US military develops rapid Covid-19 test, 5/3/2020

by Monique Ryser “Our test would be an absolute breakthrough,” says Ringeisen. It would massively improve the diagnosis of infected persons and enable them to be quickly quarantined so that they do not infect other people. The test should be … Continue reading

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Antifascists demand that May 8 become a holiday in Germany by John Spohr

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/08/18832925.php Former German President Richard von Weizs├Ącker spoke out in favor of interpreting Germany’s military defeat as a liberation and postulated that May 8 was a “gateway to the future”. The real goal is a nationwide public holiday, as demanded … Continue reading

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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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