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Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?

Changes in the capitalist system’s operating procedures, rules and regulations are always presented as if they were in everyone’s interest, a kind of “everybody wins” social progress. The changes usually turn out to be mostly or entirely in capitalists’ ... [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
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Some suggestions for an ecologically sound and socially just economy

Two weeks ago I returned from my fiftieth class reunion at Oberlin College in Ohio. The brief discussions I had there with environmental faculty and students left me feeling a bit dazed. So many good and intelligent people, so concerned, and doing what ... [Published ZNet - 4 hours ago]
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Thousands Charged with Drug Possession Walk Free

Michael Halpert, a baby-faced public defender, is glancing through a file when his client, a bleary-eyed African-American woman who was arrested for drug possession, is called to the bench.It’s a busy Friday in July. Halpert estimates that as many as ... [Published ZNet - 4 hours ago]
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Why Obama Underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

President Obama admitted on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the US had underestimated  the military potential of ISIL.Obama understands that a generational struggle is going on in the Middle East, but some of his comments in the interview seemed to ... [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
Entities: Barack Obama, Syria, Iraq
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Economic Norms for Mental Health Promotion

Posted in: Economics, Economy, Health, Politics/Gov., Reimagining Society, Social Policy, United Kingdom, Vision/Strategy | 1 commentThe UK government’s strategy for mental health promotion – No Health Without Mental Health – claims that a “healthy economy” ... [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
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Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

During the 1930s, the WPA sent out workers to interview men and women who had been slaves before the Emancipation Proclamation. It was 72 years after slavery had been abolished and the interviewees were old but their memories were still vivid. When probed ... [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
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How is the Cookie Crumbling?

I had concluded my last article (“Troubling Times for the Constitutional Republic,” Mainstream, Vol LII, No. 36, August 30, 2014) on a note of speculation about how Modiji’s equation with the ground-level  Hindutva campaign directed chiefly at Muslims ... [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

The Rise of German Imperialism

the German government decided to supply the Northern Iraqi Kurds with arms shipments in support of their struggle against the Islamic State (IS). This is the first time in post-World War II history that Germany officially sends weapons to a conflict ... [Published ZNet - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

What do WikiLeaks, Manning and Snowden Reveal about US Political Culture?

The documents leaked by US army soldier Chelsea Manning and those disclosed by former CIA and NSA employee Edward Snowden have elicited quite different reactions. As the immediate reaction in the US to these groundbreaking cases has settled, few would ... [Published ZNet - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Google, GE And Others Contribute To Climate-Change Deniers In Congress, Report Finds

According to oft-cited statistics,  climate scientists are 95%-99% certain of climate change  – about as certain as they are of the link between smoking and lung cancer. Nonetheless, an estimated 58% of US Republican congressmen claim to be unconvinced ... [Published ZNet - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

New Yorkers Call Lyme Disease the New Plague

“It’s a plague! It really is,” asserted  Howard Stern in an interview  with Daryl Hall, who suffers from Lyme disease along with his wife and two step-children. “A lot of people don’t know this, but it’s a serious problem.” Stern went on to say, as Hall ... [Published ZNet - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Krugman Needs New Sunglasses: Science Fiction, Ecocide, and Cheap Change

Prepare for an Alien InvasionJust because someone has a PhD, a Nobel Prize, a prized Princeton professorship, and a regular columnist position at The New York Times doesn’t mean they’re really all that clever.Take the leading US liberal and partisan Democrat ... [Published ZNet - Sep 28 2014]

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...But, as Arundhati Roy said on Democracy Now! during the 2014 elections: "Anybody who's speaking against this kind of economic totalitarianism is a Maoist, whether you are a Maoist or not." http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/9/is_india_on_a_totalitarian_path]

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Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
Why Obama Underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
Economic Norms for Mental Health Promotion [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better? [Published ZNet - 23 hours ago]
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Krugman Needs New Sunglasses: Science Fiction, ... [Published ZNet - Sep 28 2014]
New Yorkers Call Lyme Disease the New Plague [Published ZNet - Sep 28 2014]
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