Category Archives: 2011

Finnish Prime Minister Marin Calls for a 4-Day-Week and 6-Hour-Day for Her Country

Finnish Prime Minister Marin Calls for a 4-Day-Week and 6-Hour-Day for Her Countryhttps://portside.org/2019-12-29/finnish-prime-minister-marin-calls-4-day-week-and-6-hour-day-her-country “A four-day work week, a six-hour workday. Why couldn’t it be the next step? Is eight hours really the ultimate truth? I believe people deserve to spend … Continue reading

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11-point Plan for a New Socialism by Mario Candeias

[This article published in Luxemburg December 2019 is translated from the German on the Internet, www.linksnet.de.] The break with the old neoliberal and new authoritarian policies becomes a necessity in the face of the multiple crisis. An impending economic slump … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson and the Long Shadow of Stalinism

The capitalist bourgeoisie needs and defends democracy as a form of social freedom only as long as it is useful to its own class rule. Their understanding of democracy & freedom is structurally limited-only he is a full-fledged human being … Continue reading

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Make Social Democracy Great Again

Erik Olin Wright spoke of smashing, taming, escaping and eroding capitalism as alternatives of a transformational left. We must resist the “selective perception” of the elite that ignores market distortions (tax havens, stock buybacks, micro-second trading and insider trading), market … Continue reading

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Video: Grace Blakeley, Financialization and the Climate Emergency, Nov 24, 2019, 1 hr 30 min

Grace Blakeley – Financialization and the climate emergency Grace’s talk in Berlin on November 12 in our series “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau”. Grace Blakeley: How the bond vigilantes are holding Argentina to ransom September 11, 2019 International institutions have … Continue reading

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Rollback of the Elite by Otto Konig and Richard Detje http://www.freembtranslations.net/2011/rollback-of-the-elite-by-otto-konig-and-richard-detje/

The opposition senator Jeanine Anez appointed herself the new “president.” The trigger for the coup was the election on October 20. President Evo Morales was declared the winner with 47% of the vote and a difference of 10 points from … Continue reading

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The Exodus from the Mega-Machine by Fabian Scheidler

His book “The End of the Mega-Machine. History of a Failed Civilization” explores the origins of economic power. For 40 years, the global economy has headed into a structural crisis that cannot be explained with the usual economic cycles. This … Continue reading

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Sanctions Are Like Bombs by Harald Neuber

Venezuela is one of 41 states that depends on food assistance to avoid a humanitarian crisis. The US government is copying its blockade policy against Cuba since the beginning of the 1960s. There is hardly any criticism of the US … Continue reading

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A Social Change is Overdue

by Christoph Butterwege, Nov 11, 2019. Social rental housing construction wjhich has been increasingly restricted since the 1980s must be resumed on a grand scale and rapidly promoted to offer low-income earners, single parents and large families a place to … Continue reading

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Impeaching a President and Impeachment and Corruption by Matthias Rossbach and Mark Tushnet http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/11/437896.shtml

Resisting “corruption: has occupied the American republic since its origin-along with the search for “virtuous leaders.” The impeachment process was understood as a remedy for corruption. The violation of the people’s trust through abuse of office – the misuse of … Continue reading

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