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The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion by Maria Wolflingseder

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion by Maria Wolflingseder, 2007 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/20/18808617.php The market accepts and rejects like a Calvinist God. The market only promises itself. Its highest good is the economic boom. The Christian God’s reign was not of … Continue reading

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As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself

As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself by Sascha Abramsky, The Sacramanento Bee March 18, 2018, http://www.sacbee.com/article205750864.html In a 2005 essay, “In Defense of History,” published in the Guardian newspaper, the historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote … Continue reading

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Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers, 62 pages

Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers https://www.smashwords.com/cart/add/774250 POVERTY IS POLITICALLY INTENDED AND ECONOMICALLY CAUSED AND IS NOT A NATURAL PHENOMENON Poverty in a rich country is the result of political decisions and is not a natural phenomenon. Poverty … Continue reading

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The Trump Election by Christoph Hermann

The Trump Election by Christoph Hermann http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435439.shtml The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis, and the crisis of the Democratic Party led to the victory of Trump. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense … Continue reading

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Changing Consciousness: New Paradigms Needed!

Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people! How exciting to be living in a time crying for alternative economics, reduced working hours, shriveling the financial sector, expanding the public sector, becoming cloud- workers, translators, editors, … Continue reading

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Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change by Naomi Klein

Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change by Naomi Klein to read Naomi Klein’s article published in The Intercept August 28, 2017, click on https://theintercept.com/2017/08/28/harvey-didnt-come-out-of-the-blue-no/ to read George Monbiot’s “The Purse … Continue reading

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Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis by Marc Batko

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“Limits to Growth” Published Forty Years Ago

“Limits to Growth” Published Forty Years Ago by Larry Rasmussen and eco-socialist pamphlets http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/225104/index.php The MIT scholars under Dennis Meadows came to four core conclusions: 1) there are limits to economic growth on a finite planet, 2) the economy and … Continue reading

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Imagine a country without Wall Street and the Pentagon!

Happy O Canada Day (July 1), the 150th birthday of our great friend to the North! “When the state trusts citizens, citizens trust the state” (Justin Trudeau). The 26 community centers in Vancouver B.C. could represent a third way beyond … Continue reading

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For a Positive Narrative of the Left by Michael Brie

For a Positive Narrative of the Left by Michael Brie, 3/4/17 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/22/18797615.php Whether the dislocations and cyclical crises since 2008 will lead to its final farewell is a question that drives parts of the middle-class and not only the left. … Continue reading

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