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Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by the Institute of the Solidarity Modern https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/15/18796513.php The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only … Continue reading

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No Future and Computerization

No Future and Computerization by Theresia Pfister, Dec 29, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434053.shtml Crises, cracks in the mirror, wake-up calls and writing on the wall call us to rethinking and resistance, to new priorities and countermeasures. Resignation, obliviousness and the 2-inch world … Continue reading

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Democracy and the Social State by Franz Segbers

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433278.shtml Finance capitalism and Citizens United have turned life, language, and democracy upside down as the $150 million given by Wall Street to Hillary Clinton falls under the rubric “social engagement.” With these theses, Franz Segbers emphasizes the social state … Continue reading

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Profit-Making is Different than Profit-Maximizing by Ulrich Thielemann

Profit-Making is Different Than Profit-Maximizing by Ulrich Thielemann Feb 23rd, 2015 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/02/23/18768947.php Discussions of jobs and the economy are often marked by trivialization, distortion, unreality and wishful thinking. The neoliberal model promotes profits, not investments and rationalization and digitalization lead … Continue reading

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We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy by Conrad Schuhler

We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy by Conrad Schuhler, 2014. These theses arose at a podium discussion with spokespersons of Attac, Blockupy and IG Metal http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433047.shtml Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Society is divided into unequal classes. Rule … Continue reading

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Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/07/432662.shtml Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear by Rainer Mausfeld, 4/22/2016 The main responsibility of a government in a “democracy” is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of the non-owners… Our bombing Arab countries is not terrorism but … Continue reading

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Canada had its best election ever!

Canada had its best election ever two weeks ago. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party are now the Majority Party with 184 seats (previously 30 seats) and Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are termed out. “When government trusts citizens, citizens … Continue reading

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700 Free Movies

Without vision, the people perish. The future could be full of community centers, exchanging roles, free Internet books and reduced working hours if we could shift from quantitative to qualitative growth, from building stories on office buildings to telling stories, … Continue reading

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