Category Archives: Political Theory

Tax Reform in the US: Trump’s Attack on America by Soren Brandes, Dec 21

The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state. It strikes low-income persons and was prepared in the 1970s. $5 trillion is given to households with over a million dollars income! Tax cuts for corporations and … Continue reading

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Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock

Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock, 2013, grin.com http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435451.shtml According to neoclassical economic theory, the financial markets always return to equilibrium. Problems only occur because of state intervention. The 2008 financial crisis should never have … 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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Judge Orrick on Sanctuary Cities, Nov 2017, 28 pp

Judge Orrick on Sanctuary Cities, Nov 2017, 28 pp https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4254991-document-21296594.html Thanks to California Federal District Judge Orrick we can breath again! The constitutional state is not the security state. Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities. Toward a civilization of shared sufficiency … Continue reading

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The Perfect Totalitarian Rule: Orwell

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435432.shtml The security state is different from the constitutional state and is marked by generalized fear, de-politization and forms without substance. In 1984, Orwell warned of totalitarianism where the past was erased and the Party created a new language. The … Continue reading

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Video: “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” 1 hr 17 min

to watch the interview with historian Robert Dallek from Dec 5, 2017, click on https://www.c-span.org/video/?438138-1/franklin-d-roosevelt FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A Political Life By Robert Dallek 679 pp. Viking. $40 Franklin Roosevelt’s Story Is Worth Telling Again and Again By DAVID NASAW … Continue reading

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Video: “Super Amigos,” (2007), 1 hr 15 min

https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/super_amigos In Mexico City, five real-life “social wrestlers” have capitalized on the popularity of Mexico’s larger than life Lucha Libre wrestlers to fight for social justice rather than trophies. Wearing custom masks, costumes and capes like the wrestlers who inspired … Continue reading

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So the Yoke Becomes Easier and Capitalism Criticism 2.0

So the Yoke Becomes Easier and Capitalism Criticism 2.0 by Bernhard Emunds and Volkhard Mosler https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/28/18805543.php God has decreed definitively: salvation and life in abundance for people – not punishment and destruction. This new life begins with the emaciated and … Continue reading

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May the New Year be full of good surprises!

Arguing with a Trump supporter is like arguing with a pigeon who leaves its dropping on the plate, flies away and says it’s made America great again! Polish saying: You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but can’t … Continue reading

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