Capitalist planning: we can’t find a damn job! By Roland Michel Tremblay

Roland Michel Tremblay

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By Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
27 October, 2009

Capitalist planning

Only do something if one can make a dollar

And certainly don’t do anything

If one cannot make at least a billion dollars


Isn’t it amazing?

For simple minded people

Like me, like us all

Living in a simple world

At a time when no one is working

At a time when no one is doing anything

Such wasted essential resources at hand

Such short sight from our leaders

Is amazing

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End:Civ: The first premise of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

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October 27, 2009

http://endciv.com
This piece breaks down the first premise of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.

Features interviews with Ward Churchill, John Zerzan, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Michael Becker

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Ecuador: The Tribes vs. Chevron-Texaco + Ecuador wants money not to drill in Amazon

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October 27, 2009

More at http://www.linktv.org/latinpulse

(Latin Pulse: October 27, 2009) Thousands of people representing Ecuador’s indigenous tribes are suing Chevron-Texaco over the pools of toxic wastewater the company left behind. Following Chevron-Texaco’s 30 years of profit from indigenous lands and resources, the tribes are seeking 27.3 billion dollars from the California-based corporation for the clean-up. We talk with Joe Berlinger about his new film on the case, Crude, and with Amazon Watch about the worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl. But Chevron-Texaco is not the only problem for the indigenous communities of Ecuador; the native population is taking to the streets, demanding a seat at the negotiating table with the government in order to contest other proposed developments on their territories.

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The Daily Show: From Here to Neutrality

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The Daily Show
Oct. 26, 2009

John McCain asks the government to stay away from the Internet with the Internet Freedom Act of 2009.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-26-2009/from-here-to-neutrality

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MOC: The Easy Way To Win on Net Neutrality – Internet F*cking Freedom!!

Memo to Michael Moore and Matt Taibbi: Capitalism Rules, Like it or Not by Robert S. Becker

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By Robert S. Becker
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Oct. 27, 2009

It’s hard not to like Michael Moore, our nation’s inspired, activist jester. What other unshaven, baseball-hatted, whistle-blowing filmmaker-entertainer elevates liberal consciousness while performing as media darling? What other bear-like, working class mensch amasses great wealth (but not arrogance) by mocking predatory industry and slavish governments? Likewise, admirable Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone leverages his brash, rebellious voice as journalist-watchdog, a knight errant who punctures the painful boils of today’s diseased capitalism.

Even more astounding is how Moore and journalists now “frame” much of the left-wing critique of systemic failures. In great part, sustained prominence reflects far more financial independence from corporate octopi than mass media satirists Jon Stewart or GE-NBC employees Keith Olbermann.

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Black Tuesday and a Return to Big Government By Mike Whitney

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By Mike Whitney
October 27, 2009 “Information Clearing House

October 29, marks the 80th anniversary of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the event which most historians point to as the beginning of the Great Depression. On Black Tuesday, traders dumped 16 million shares in one day sending the markets into freefall. In the months that followed, stocks rallied–sometimes for long periods at a time–but the underlying economy continued to deteriorate as consumers curtailed spending and cut back sharply on credit. As a result, hundreds of banks were shuddered, thousands of businesses failed, and unemployment soared to 25 percent. Public confidence plunged and the economy slipped into a decade-long slump. Tariffs were thrown up, international trade slowed to a crawl, and shanty towns began to sprout up across the country.

In his article, “The Main Causes of the Great Depression” Paul Alexander Gusmorino said:

“Many factors played a role in bringing about the Great Depression, however, the main cause was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920’s, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during the latter part that same decade”.

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Senate Finally Allows Guantánamo Trials In US, But Not Homes For Innocent Men by Andy Worthington

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by Andy Worthington
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27 October 2009

After railing against Senators and Representatives for their cowardly, uninformed and unacceptable attempts to prevent President Obama from bringing any Guantánamo prisoner to the US mainland for any reason — even for trials — which I wrote about most recently in an article entitled, “On Guantánamo, Lawmakers Reveal They Are Still Dick Cheney’s Pawns,” I’m delighted to report that, last Tuesday, the Senate finally saw sense, voting, by 79 votes to 19, as part of a $42.8 billion bill for Homeland Security, to accept that the administration can bring prisoners to the US mainland to face trials.

The vote follows a similar climbdown two week ago by the House of Representatives, which had recently allowed itself to be mesmerized by a paranoid motion proposed by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ken.), and the bill will now be signed into law by President Obama.

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Myth America II: 20 Greatest Myths Of The Robber Class And The Case For Revolution by Cindy Sheehan

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Oct. 27, 2009

PRE-ORDER: MYTH AMERICA II

After touring for four months in about 40 cities with Myth America ONE, through my interactions with thousands of people, I realized that I had barely skimmed the surface of the Class War topic.

Now with job loss at record rates and USAians being evicted from their homes, or having their homes foreclosed on at a rate of one every 7 1/2 seconds; with the wars raging hotter and hotter, and with the establishment giving itself prizes for carnage, after a whole lot of work, Myth II is just about ready to be sent to your email box.

MYTH AMERICA I exposed and dispelled 10 MYTHS. MYTH II exposes and dispels 10 more to round out the subject. MYTH II is broken up into two parts: FOUNDATIONAL MYTHS and OPERATIONAL MYTHS and gives more solutions to the grassroots revolution of values that MYTH I proposed.

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Lest we forget? by William Bowles

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27 October 2009

There is something ironic—if not downright obscene—about the fact that in the UK the Poppy is used as the symbol of remembrance for all those who have died in the UK’s countless imperial wars, a symbol that is being used to punt the latest ‘adventure’, Afghanistan, home of the opium poppy.

The use of the Poppy flower as a symbol of remembrance stems from the fact that the Poppy grew in abundance in the slaughterhouse called Flanders in WWI, due apparently to the fact that the artillery shells exposed the formerly deeply buried seeds to the sun.

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Scott Horton Interviews Sibel Edmonds and John M. Cole

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Scott Horton
Antiwar Radio
October 26, 2009

Former FBI contracttranslatorturned whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and former FBI counter-intelligence officer John M. Cole discuss State Department cooperation with the “mujahedeen” in the Central Asian Turkic countries through the Turkish military and intelligence in the time before 9/11, a State Department order to release suspicious Uzbeks and Turks after the attack, the neocons’ and realists’ joint-attempt to negotiate the invasion of Iraq from Turkey in the summer of 2001, Continue reading

Lawrence Wilkerson: From US debt to the geopolitics of oil, the US empire will come to an end

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TheRealNews on Oct 27, 2009

Wilkerson: From US debt to the geopolitics of oil, the US empire will come to an end

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Celente: Wall Street has hijacked Washington D.C.

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RussiaToday
October 26, 2009

Although Wall Street seems to be optimistic about economic recovery in the near future, economists like George Soros and Gerald Celente warn that things could only get worse in the future. Celente calls the U.S. economic system ‘perverted.’ RT’s Dina Gusovsky gets more details from Celente.

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Stop Sri Lanka’s crimes by Suren Surendiran

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Thanks to Suren Surendiran who sent this to DS.  His website: http://www.tamilsforum.com

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crossposted on guardian.co.uk
26 October 2009

Sri Lanka has committed nearly every form of crime against humanity. We must act against this state aggression

The US is the latest country to join the ever-growing list of nations that condemn Sri Lanka for its violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity and related harms in its fight against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is complicit in almost all the acts listed in the Rome statute of the international criminal court in its definition of crimes against humanity, according to evidence in a report published by the US state department for Congress on 22 October.

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