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Venezuelans organise Barter 2.0 to Survive the Economic War, avoid Inflation and Tax.

barter-takes-off-in-venezuelaby Nazareth Balbás via RT

Social networks have become the ally of the family economy of Venezuelans against rising prices. Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp work groups work as exchange sites for necessities: no money, no speculation.

The first surprise is the offer: varied, uneven, abundant. Second, the number of groups in the world. The third thing is that escapes public or private control.

Barter has become the new alternative for Venezuelans suffering the ravages of the economic war. The system, which has existed since time immemorial, gaining strength in the South American country with unique features is strongly mediated by social networks.porteo

Falling oil prices since last year has resulted in shortages of foreign exchange for the mono-exporting country. This along with the long campaign of boycott and sabotage from the USA, and the determined resistance of the deposed oligarchy articulated through the upper middle class, has led to hyperinflation and economic disaster. Continue reading Venezuelans organise Barter 2.0 to Survive the Economic War, avoid Inflation and Tax.

US Prison Strike: latest updates from ‘It’s Going Down’.

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Unpaid Saudi Guest Workers Starving as Bosses keep Billions Owed

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The exploitation of migrant workers is turning into a full-fledged humanitarian crisis.

Dawlat Khan has worked as a health and safety officer for the construction firm Saudi Oger in Saudi Arabia for nearly eight years, but his experience took a turn for the worse 8 months ago when his monthly salary of US $2000 abruptly stopped.

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According to The Middle East Eye (MEE) Khan is only one of some 50,000 Saudi Oger employees who have not been paid since last summer. The kingdom’s largest private company reportedly owes employees US $800 million in back pay.

Living in a work camp where rent is US $133 per month, Khan has to rely on friends for food and accommodation costs. Most crucially, like many migrant workers in the country, Khan’s family is reliant on his earnings in the kingdom.57427fd544f64

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Unable to send remittances home for the past 8 months, Khan says his family is suffering, with his wife having been forced to sell all her jewelry in order to send their eldest son to university this year. Continue reading Unpaid Saudi Guest Workers Starving as Bosses keep Billions Owed

Brazil’s US-backed Criminal Politicians to Destroy Dilma and Legalise Coup

 

by Pepe Escobar via Stratgic-Culture.org, shared with thanks.

Gang of corrupt Politicians likely to vote out Dilma, gain immunity and continue looting the public. US nods the OK.

Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 02/06/2016. Presidenta Dilma Rousseff durante Ato Mulheres pela Democracia contra o Golpe. Foto: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR
Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 02/06/2016. Presidenta Dilma Rousseff durante Ato Mulheres pela Democracia contra o Golpe. Foto: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR

The Rio Olympics are gone – Bolt, Phelps, Neymar, the green pool, the Ugly American Lochte and all – but a global audience may have been spared a shameful last act.

Mediocre incompetent opportunist, corrupt coward traitor, and certified political usurper, interim President Michel Temer, refused to go to the closing ceremony, afraid of being booed out of a packed Maracana stadium. According to the latest polls, 79% of Brazilians want Temer The Usurper out. Now.

Thus Temer The Usurper was not able, according to protocol, to pass the baton (for Tokyo in 2020) to visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Team Temer offered a meeting later on in the capital, Brasilia. Japanese diplomats flatly refused; who wants your Prime Minister to meet a coward in hiding? Continue reading Brazil’s US-backed Criminal Politicians to Destroy Dilma and Legalise Coup

Drown in a Downpour of LIES.. War against All Puerto Ricans

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Welcome to Puerto Rico: where everyone is a sucker, and the US government treats every man and woman – regardless of age and education – like a five-year old idiot.

The lies from El Norte pour down every day.

A whopper will come from the Federal Reserve Bank on August 8.


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A HISTORY OF LIES

  • In 1898, Gen. Nelson Miles announced that the US would “protect your property, promote your prosperity, and bestow the blessings of enlightened civilization.”

Then within a few years, the US owned 80% of Puerto Rico’s farm land…plus all its banks, railroads, public utilities, steamship lines, and the San Juan international seaport.e5e09-macheteros2bno2bterroristas1

  • In March 1917, Puerto Ricans were declared “US citizens.”

Then one month later, 18,000 Puerto Ricans were drafted into World War I.

From 1917 until 1976, Puerto Ricans were denied the federal minimum wage.

In 1948, the Ley de la Mordaza eliminated the first amendment.

From 1936 to 1992, over 100,000 “U.S. citizens” had secret FBI files opened on them.

To this very day, Puerto Ricans “citizens” cannot vote for congressmen, senators, or the president of the US.

Radical Cities and Social Revolution: An Interview with Janet Biehl

Activist and prolific writer Janet Biehl has famously taken up the theory and practice of Municipal Anarchism, as theorized by her companion Murray Bookchin in his lifetime. Recently the ideas have been taken up by the Kurdish leader Ocalan and enthusiastically implemented in the Rojava Revolution and Nth Kurdistan. biehl

Radical Cities and Social Revolution:
An Interview with Janet Biehl

The abstractness and programmatic emptiness so characteristic of contemporary radical theory indicates a severe crisis in the left. It suggests a retreat from the belief that the ideal of a cooperative, egalitarian society can be made concrete and thus realized in actual social relationships. It is as though – in a period of change and demobilization – many radicals have ceded the right and the capacity to transform society to CEO’s and heads of state.

Janet Biehl’s new book, The Politics of Social Ecology: Libertarian Municipalism, is an affront to this. It challenges the politically resigned with a detailed, historically situated anti-statist and anti-capitalist politics for today.

I asked Biehl about her new work in the fall of 1997 by email. ~ Chuck Morse


Your book is essentially programmatic: you set libertarian municipalism in a historical context and offer concrete suggestions for practice. What political circumstances made it seem especially important to produce this book now?facebook_event_173832189658154

As the political dimension of social ecology – the body of ideas developed by Murray Bookchin since the 1950s – libertarian municipalism is a libertarian politics of political and social revolution. It constitutes both a theory and a practice for building a revolutionary movement whose ultimate aim is to achieve an equal, just, and free society. My book is intended as a simple articulation of these ideas, which Bookchin himself has expounded elsewhere Continue reading Radical Cities and Social Revolution: An Interview with Janet Biehl

Rojava Revolution Plan: Organising and Funding Projects and Volunteers

The Coopfunding campaign raised 98K euros, now closed, (14 July16), but the contribute page lists various ways people for people to participate and help this cause. Also right now volunteers can`t get into as the siege is total.see also   Feed the Revolution: An Interview with Rojava Plan


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Rojava is the start. There is lots to do. We need skilled and revolutionary people who are motivated. We need specialists of all kinds.

Rojava is a New Revolutionary Confederation

Rojava is an autonomous region in north Syria. The region gained its autonomy in the summer of 2012 in the process of the Syrian uprising, establishing a society based on principles of direct democracy, gender equity, and sustainability. Rojava consists of the three cantons called Jazira, Kobani and Afrin.

 
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The Coopfunding campaign raised 98K euros, now closed, (14 July16), but the contribute page lists various ways people for people to participate and help this cause.  Also right now volunteers can`t get into  as the siege is total.


What’s The Plan?

In 1 year, we are going to implement these projects. Bringing the latest decentralized solutions to Rojava.