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image Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system Citizens Action Party (Akbayan) 2013-11-25 11:49 AM
Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system
Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers. (image/jpeg)

image Super typhoon Haiyan is climate wake-up call Akbayan, Aksyon Klima, Yeb Sano 2013-11-14 9:07 AM
Super typhoon Haiyan is climate wake-up call
It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda. (image/jpeg)

text International Monetary Fund Reviews International Bankruptcy Process for Sovereign Countri Jennifer Tong 2013-10-11 8:22 PM
During the course of the annual IMF meetings, the Fund, civil society and financial ministers continue to discuss the implementation of an international bankruptcy process for sovereign countries. (text/plain)

text IMF Secures Windfall Gold Sales Profits for Concessional Lending to Low-Income Nations Jennifer Tong 2013-10-10 6:24 PM
On October 10, 2013, the International Monetary Fund announced that member countries have approved their commitment to fund the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) for concessional lending. Financing comes from windfall profits made from the IMF selling part of their gold reserves that currently totals $3.4 billion. Currently, the IMF provides zero-interest financing to low-income nations through this fund. (text/plain)

text U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Take Argentina and NML Capital Debt Case Jennifer Tong 2013-10-07 5:15 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take the landmark debt case between Argentina and bondholders led by NML Capital, a hedge fund that buys the debt of countries in financial crisis. Argentina is expected to file a second petition in the coming months that the Supreme Court will review and decide again if it will hear the case. (text/plain)

text Caligula Game jacinto 2013-09-15 6:18 PM
Was Warhol another Hitler? (text/plain)

text Declaring Syria Regime Illegitimate Sends Strong Human Rights Message and Exposes Lenders Jennifer Tong 2013-09-03 8:28 PM
Over the last year, a religious antipoverty organization has met with U.S. Treasury and White House officials to encourage them to declare the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad an illegitimate government. This action would impose restrictions on lending to Syria that supports its military or the needs of the Assad regime. When governments or financial institutions make this declaration it lets lenders know that if they lend to Syria they may not receive a return on their investment. Types of lending and financing that could be affected are arms contracts with Russia and oil investment from Iran. (text/plain)

text Hedge Funds Win 2nd Circuit Court Ruling in NML Capital vs. Argentina; Global Poor Lose Jennifer Tong 2013-08-23 6:31 PM
Argentine Bonds Surge as Ruling Delayed as U.S. Supreme Court Considers Taking Appeal (text/plain)

text Norwegian Audit Finds Loans to Developing Countries Don’t Follow New Lending Standards Jennifer Tong 2013-08-19 2:07 PM
Last week, Norway became the first lending country to audit the loans it made to developing countries. The consultant firm Deloitte assessed whether past Norwegian loans to governments, including repressive regimes in Egypt and Indonesia, were compliant with current principles of responsible lending and borrowing developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). (text/plain)

image Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement Raphael Sperry interviewed by Angola 3 News 2013-08-17 8:33 PM
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has... (image/jpeg)

image On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) 2013-07-29 11:04 AM
On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year
Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality (image/jpeg)

image Filipino workers challenge to Aquino’s SONA: Address inequality PM, APL, Sentro-Nagkaisa 2013-07-26 11:00 AM
Filipino workers challenge to Aquino’s SONA: Address inequality
Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises. (image/jpeg)

text Snowden and Latin America Expose Washington’s Impotence in a Changing World Finian Cunningham 2013-07-22 7:25 AM
One of America’s genuine heroes, Major General Smedley D Butler revealed in his memoirs the true, abhorrent nature of Washington’s foreign policy. Butler had led countless military operations in Central America and the Caribbean as a US Marines Corp commander in the era of «gunboat diplomacy» during the early 1900s. Years after his retirement, he spoke out candidly and ruefully of his highly decorated military service in a book entitled War is a Racket. Here is how Butler characterized with unsparing words his service for country in 1935, five years before his death: (text/html)

text West Losing on All Fronts in Syria Finian Cunningham 2013-07-20 11:42 AM
Not only are the US, Britain and France losing their criminal covert military war for regime change in Syria, these state terrorists are also caving in on the propaganda front. (text/html)

text Orange Violence, Hangover from British Misrule Finian Cunningham 2013-07-16 2:42 AM
To many people around the world, the violence in Northern Ireland this weekend may seem incomprehensible. After all, it is nearly 15 years since the political conflict in the British province of Ireland was officially declared over, with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. (text/html)

text What’s Next for the Egyptian Revolution Shamus Cooke 2013-07-14 5:56 AM
Egyptians are making history at a frantic pace. After the largest protests in Egypt’s history initiated the downfall of the first Muslim Brotherhood government, a military-led massacre of Muslim Brotherhood faithful quickly altered the political dynamic. Everything is in flux. (text/plain)

text Grassroots protests planned nationwide in response to PRISM and government surveillance Evan Koser 2013-06-12 2:48 AM
Disgruntled citizens have begun collaborating their efforts online in an attempt to redress their grievances over the United States government's surveillance policies. (text/plain)

image PHILIPPINES: Millions of Votes for the Democratic Left AKBAYAN - Citizens Action Party 2013-05-31 1:36 PM
PHILIPPINES: Millions of Votes for the Democratic Left
While the Commission on Elections has yet to announce the official results of the 2013 partylist elections, we would like to thank the Filipino voters and everyone who have made Akbayan Partylist's sixth straight electoral victory possible. (image/jpeg)

image Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety -Interview w/ author and ex-con Shawn Griffith Angola 3 News 2013-05-23 5:16 PM
Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety -Interview w/ author and ex-con Shawn Griffith
If given the attention it deserves, an important new book is certain to make significant contributions to the public discussions of US prison policy. The author, Shawn Griffith, was released last year from Florida’s prison system at the age of 41, after spending most of his life, almost 24 years, behind bars, including seven in solitary confinement. (image/jpeg)

image Why Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz Must Be Released From Solitary Confinement Interview by Angola 3 News 2013-04-24 6:19 AM
Why Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz Must Be Released From Solitary Confinement
This month, a 30-day action campaign was launched demanding the release of Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz from solitary confinement, where he has been held for over 23 consecutive years, and 28 of the last 30 years, in Pennsylvania prisons. (image/jpeg)

text 14,000 Idle Wind Turbines a Testament to Failed Energy Policies Bob Adelmann 2013-04-12 10:03 AM
14,000 Idle Wind Turbines a Testament to Failed Energy Policies (text/plain)

text Pope Francis Concern for Poor Drives Review of Vatican Bank Bryant Lewis 2013-04-11 8:45 PM
Jubilee USA Executive Director Releases Statement on Pope’s Focus on Corruption and Illicit Capital Flight Impacts on Poor (text/plain)

text Argentina Payment Plan Would Protect Poor Bryant Lewis 2013-04-10 3:54 PM
Hedge Fund Holdout - NML Capital - has Until April 22 to Respond Religious Community Awaits 2nd Circuit Court Ruling (text/plain)

audio Rustbelt Radio for March 25, 2013 Pittsburgh Indymedia: Rustbelt Radio 2013-03-25 9:36 PM
A verdict is reached in the Steubenville Rape trial; local employee hour cutting in anticipation for the Affordable Care Act; and on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Iraqi groups come together to launch the Right to Heal campaign. (audio/mpeg)

text Obama’s Still Shopping for a Grand Bargain Shamus Cooke 2013-03-21 7:52 AM
President Obama’s recent closed-door sessions with Republican congressmen to reach a “grand bargain” has roused suspiciously little attention in the mainstream media. What scant reporting has occurred presents the following narrative: President Obama is a “middle ground” politician attempting to breach political divides with erstwhile Republican opponents. In reality these meetings are not between political opposites, but kindred spirits; perfectly matched ideologies that differ only in implementation, and only by degrees. (text/plain)

text Detroit Citizen’s Prepare to Fight Their Corporate Master Mark Vorpahl 2013-03-20 8:18 AM
Fresh from shoving his “Right to Work for Less” legislation down the throats of Michigan’s workers, Governor Rick Snyder has grown bolder in pursuing a corporate agenda. He has now appointed Kevyn Orr of Jones Day law firm to act as an Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) of Detroit. (text/html)

text Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed Shamus Cooke 2013-03-13 5:21 AM
When President Obama campaigned in 2008 in Portland, Oregon over 70,000 people came to hear his speech. And although I missed the event, I was intrigued by the raw emotion that the candidate’s words inspired in my community. Obama re-visited Oregon during his 2012 campaign, but the inspiration had faded from his voice, and the audience had drastically changed. The Oregonian explains: (text/plain)

text DHS and US Military Make Final Preparations Before Announcing Martial Law Susanne Posel 2013-03-07 10:01 AM
DHS and US Military Make Final Preparations Before Announcing Martial Law (text/plain)

text President Hugo Chavez has Died Tamara Pearson 2013-03-07 1:24 AM
Workers Action joins the progressive peoples of the world in experiencing a loss with the passing of Hugo Chavez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It will be up to the working class of Venezuela and its allies to carry forward the socialist revolution that Chavez so courageously launched and that has been serving as a beacon for revolutionaries around the globe, while surrounded by a capitalist world that is mired in war, poverty, and environmental destruction. (text/html)

text 2015 end of times Jim Morris 2013-03-05 8:52 AM
2015 (text/plain)

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