Category Archives: capitalism and anti-capitalism

everything i needed to know about Amazon’s dark arts i learned from the wsws

Amazon HQ, Seattle
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Ecomodernism v Ecosocialism (Ian Angus’s version)

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De-dollarization, Venezuela, and the Pentagon’s New Budgetary Axis of Evil


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Unity and Uniformity Reunified

This originally appeared at my place in 2007 on the eve of the anniversary of German Reunification. The title “zur Einheit” means both “To Unity” and “To Uniformity”. It was a commentary on the development of the area along the river Spree, particularly a stretch in my neighborhood that got dubbed “Mediaspree” because of the nature of some of the businesses set to move in.

I re-entered it as “zu unverbindlichen Bürgerentscheiden” (To Non-Binding Referenda) on Sunday, 13 July 2008, which was the day of a referendum on a choice of alternatives to the plans put in place. It basically involved the desire to delimit construction: first, that a 50 meter strip of publicly available space remain between any construction and the river and, second, that no structure exceed the height limit that had been standard prior to the massive sell-off that occurred with reunification. (There are stories, lots and lots of stories (pun intended)).
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via TRNN: ‘Wall Street Got a Bailout, Why Not Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico was in dire economic straits before Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit, and ongoing US-imposed restrictions will make recovery impossible, says labor leader Hector Figueroa
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from the streets of Olympia

State Capitol
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‘Fool Me Twice Trojan Horse Democrats Pile into the House of Single-Payer’


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