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Oct 10 2005 - "The People are Boiling with Rage" (3)

Hurricane Katrina has blown the problems in the face of George W Bush that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas: class, race and poverty. In the view of many Bush critics, the chaotic emergency relief was the conse-quence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation.

Oct 07 2005 - Networks and Power

Another world is possible. This is directed against the famous and thoughtless assumption of the impossibility of alternatives at the "end of history".. The substance of societies is tapped to benefit financial institutions.. Beginnings of a solidarian economy have formed.

Oct 06 2005 - Bush Administration in a Budget Dilemma

In 2006 the reduction or elimination of 150 federal programs are lined up. These cuts include vocational training, adult education, programs promoting the social interests of communities, environmental protection and heating subsidies for the poor.

Oct 05 2005 - Society without Make-Up

After the disastrous hurricane Katrina, the rage over the inactivity of the authorities ass great. However the censors appeared with their moralizing undertone when indignation was first heard in the media.. The camaraderie of government and media recalls other events.

Oct 04 2005 - Blood without Oil (3)

Security is more political than military, the UN has emphasized. The US strategy to secure the Iraqi oil supply with military action is an illusion.

Oct 02 2005 - Mysticism and Resistance (1)

Mystical experience cannot be separated from social relations.. The land that was once home became a place of homelessness, a land of culprits that saw itself as a victim and only rarely accepted responsibility.. Rage, rage against the dying of the light!

Sep 30 2005 - Katrina and the Prehistory

Robert Scheer in "The Nation" wrote that the catastrophe was the result of a campaign to systematically demonize the role of the central government in American life.

Sep 29 2005 - Time Autonomy for Everyone

Given the enormous advances in productivity, radical reduction of working hours is an overdue demand. However working hours are actually lengthened while millions of long-term unemployed must manage with social transfers.. Power relations are hidden behind distribution structures.

Sep 28 2005 - Irrationalism and Ideology in Risk Capitalism (1)

Reductionist worldviews promise "order" in the mixed-up social consciousness.. Psychoanalysis has coined the term "regression" for this process of escapism.. Psychic regression involves withdrawal to a state of original immediacy, an earlier, less complex state of the psyche.

Sep 27 2005 - A History of Concealment and Deception: Iran-US (1)

Sep 26 2005 - "Counterpoints to the Standardized World": Book Review

Sep 25 2005 - Katrina and the Death of Social Darwinism (5)

Sep 24 2005 - Political and Spiritual Corruption

Sep 23 2005 - Danger by Eduardo Galeano

Sep 21 2005 - Becoming a Child

Sep 20 2005 - Housing News-Feds Withold Disaster Assistance

Sep 20 2005 - Chaos on the Way to Organized Chaos (1)

Sep 19 2005 - The Deregulated Catastrophe

Sep 18 2005 - Remembering to Remember (1)

Sep 15 2005 - From Keynesianism to Thatcherism

Sep 14 2005 - Blown Away (1)

Sep 14 2005 - Exploding Profits and Stagnant Wages

Sep 13 2005 - False Hopes

Sep 11 2005 - Who Creates Values? (1)

Sep 10 2005 - Lessons of `Lawrence of Arabia' (2)

Sep 09 2005 - Sept 9 - Call in Day - Dave Domestic Programs!

Sep 09 2005 - Security State Replaces Social State

Sep 08 2005 - A Second Economy: Overcoming the Hurricane of Unemployment (1)

Sep 06 2005 - More Time for Life, Laughter and Love

Sep 04 2005 - "Tantamount to Negligence" (1)

Sep 03 2005 - Working Three Hours a Day is Enough

Sep 02 2005 - War, Capitalism and Elections

Sep 01 2005 - On Idleness

Aug 31 2005 - Bush as God's Warrior

Aug 30 2005 - Growth on Credit (1)

Aug 30 2005 - White House as Madhouse

Aug 30 2005 - Dependence Increases

Aug 29 2005 - Can the Empire Do Everything?

Aug 27 2005 - The Christian Paradox

Aug 26 2005 - How I Solved Sweden's Finance Problems

Aug 25 2005 - The Wavering State

Aug 24 2005 - The Market is Unjust

Aug 23 2005 - Safe as Houses

Aug 22 2005 - Alternatives: Another World is Possible!

Aug 19 2005 - Literacy in Economic Questions

Aug 18 2005 - The Whole Bakery!

Aug 17 2005 - Economics on a Human Scale (1)

Aug 14 2005 - A Reality Check for Corporate America

Aug 12 2005 - Social Security: Introduction

Aug 11 2005 - The Madness of George W. Bush

Aug 11 2005 - Worldwide Economic Crisis (7)

Aug 10 2005 - The UN as Stopgap

Aug 10 2005 - Washington Plays into the Hands of the Mullah (2)

Aug 09 2005 - The Crisis of the Media and the Fifth Estate (1)

Aug 08 2005 - Social Protection or Gibberish (2)

Aug 04 2005 - Dictatorship as Economic Advantage: China's Ascent (13)

Aug 03 2005 - Purgatory of the Market

Aug 02 2005 - Disinformation as a Strategy of Power (Part II)

Jul 31 2005 - Disappointed Hopes in Africa

Jul 30 2005 - Open Letter to Rev. Jerry Falwell

Jul 29 2005 - "Iraq's Security Situation has Deteriorated Dramatically"

Jul 27 2005 - "The West Must Withdraw From Iraq and Afghanistan"

Jul 26 2005 - Neoliberal Globalization and Alternatives: Overcoming Five Lies (1)

Jul 25 2005 - Myths of the Economy (2)

Jul 23 2005 - The Ultimate Oxymoron

Jul 21 2005 - The Divided Camp

Jul 19 2005 - Countering Doublespeak

Jul 18 2005 - Disinformation as a Strategy of Power

Jul 17 2005 - Venezuela Discovers More Oil - Bush Plans Invasion (2)

Jul 14 2005 - Theses on Domination and Barbarism

Jul 13 2005 - Manipulation by Language (4)

Jul 12 2005 - United States: Unsecured Futures

Jul 12 2005 - "Nine-Eleven" Retrospective

Jul 11 2005 - Theological Reflections on Economic Values

Jul 10 2005 - 60 Years Ago Dietrich Bonhoeffer was Murdered (1)

Jul 09 2005 - Europe and the Power of Capital

Jul 08 2005 - Clash of Cultures: Wal-Mart in Flagstaff (1)

Jul 07 2005 - Capitalism Criticism: Inexorable Struggle for Survival (1)

Jul 05 2005 - Constitutional State without Human Rights

Jul 04 2005 - Confessing Christ in a World of Violence (5)

Jul 02 2005 - Book Review: Reclaiming City Streets for People: Chaos or Quality of Life?

Jun 30 2005 - Totalitarian Techniques (1)

Jun 29 2005 - Speculations about Future US Policy

Jun 28 2005 - Disarming the WTO

Jun 27 2005 - Rebellion of the Spirit

Jun 26 2005 - Environmental Protection is a Question of Justice

Jun 23 2005 - Political Cartoons (1)

Jun 23 2005 - America against Washington (4)

Jun 22 2005 - Nat'l Council of Churches calls for Withdrawal from Iraq (1)

Jun 22 2005 - Voices of Resistance: Bloomington, Indiana

Jun 21 2005 - Conference of the Middle East Policy Council (1)

Jun 20 2005 - Capital and Labor: Deeds Must Follow Criticism

Jun 19 2005 - Strategy for Another World: Walden Bello's De-Globalization

Jun 17 2005 - How Much is Enough? (2)

Jun 16 2005 - Eleven Arguments for a Basic Income

Jun 15 2005 - Bush as Absolute Monarch of Guantanano (1)

Jun 14 2005 - Convictions and Corrections

Jun 13 2005 - Abundance and Scarcity (1)

Jun 12 2005 - It's the 21st Century, Mr. Bush (1)

Jun 11 2005 - Global Warming and Junk Science

Jun 11 2005 - Bush's Abuse of Power (1)

Jun 10 2005 - Bush's Abuse of Power

Jun 09 2005 - Economism, Economic Ethics and Donations (1)

Jun 08 2005 - Shock without Therapy, Market without Control (2)

Jun 08 2005 - Modern Barbarism (1)

Jun 07 2005 - Mobilizing against Education- and Social Cuts

Jun 06 2005 - Mr. Greenspan and the German Way (2)

Jun 04 2005 - The New Inequality Machine

Jun 03 2005 - On the "Insurgency" Myth in Iraq (4)

Jun 02 2005 - The "El Salvador Option" (2)

Jun 01 2005 - Economic Growth as Myth and Sickness (1)

Jun 01 2005 - Bush and Al Capone (1)

May 31 2005 - 100,000 Dead for a Heap of Lies

May 30 2005 - The Iraqi Nightmare

May 29 2005 - Basic Income as a Democratic Civil Right

May 28 2005 - In the fight for the future, CEOs are MIA (1)

May 27 2005 - Economic Growth Alone Cannot Solve Social Problems (1)

May 26 2005 - The Crisis of Work and its Future

May 25 2005 - The Unconditional Basic Income

May 24 2005 - The Vulgar Logger

May 23 2005 - The Conceited Empire

May 23 2005 - Blinded by America

May 22 2005 - Bush's Numbers Racket

May 22 2005 - Human Dignity is Inviolable (1)

May 20 2005 - The US against the UN (4)

May 20 2005 - Is the Social State Ending? (2)

May 19 2005 - Freedom according to the Stock Market (Gunter Grass)

May 18 2005 - "Managers Do Not Only Serve Shareholders"

May 17 2005 - On Dietrich Bonhoeffer

May 16 2005 - The Depressed Business Climate

May 15 2005 - Pastoral Care and Neoliberal Economic Policy (1)

May 15 2005 - Downtown Living Room in Vancouver, BC

May 14 2005 - "The Way is Clear": Venezuela

May 12 2005 - Without a Human Face

May 11 2005 - China's Rise to a Political and Economic Superpower

May 10 2005 - The Bush Administration and Iraqi Oil

May 09 2005 - What is Neoliberalism? (1)

May 08 2005 - "The Economy has Taken the State Hostage"

May 05 2005 - The Religion of the Market (1)

May 04 2005 - Moving out of the Superpower Orbit

May 03 2005 - Weak Dollar and Strong Bush: China and US Debts (1)

May 01 2005 - Bush Concealing Imperialist Goals Behind Democratic Rhetoric (1)

Apr 30 2005 - Climate Change! We Must Intervene!

Apr 29 2005 - Republican bullies should give up on proposed `nuclear' option to end filibusters

Apr 28 2005 - Work Less Party (Vancouver B.C.) Tickets People for Rushing through Life

Apr 27 2005 - Social Justice and Social Policy

Apr 26 2005 - Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts! (1)

Apr 25 2005 - Five Reasons for an Unconditional Basic Income for All

Apr 23 2005 - Grave System Error

Apr 21 2005 - How to Stop a Cancerous Economy: Book Review of `Growth Fetish' (2)

Apr 21 2005 - Against Rightwing Demagogues (1)

Apr 20 2005 - Industry without Happiness: On the Guaranteed Minimum Income (2)

Apr 19 2005 - The Security Mania

Apr 18 2005 - The Sinner who Refuses to Repent: John Bolton (3)

Apr 17 2005 - Privatization Bombed in Britain

Apr 16 2005 - 10 Reasons Why a Basic Income is Necessary Today (1)

Apr 14 2005 - Paul Wolfowitz as Head of the World Bank (5)

Apr 13 2005 - Block this Man! Protest against John Bolton (1)

Apr 12 2005 - Economists and their Ideologies (1)

Apr 11 2005 - From World Bank to America Bank (1)

Apr 09 2005 - The Long Emergency (2)

Apr 08 2005 - Capital Crimes: On Everyday Capitalism (1)

Apr 07 2005 - Neutering Social Security (1)

Apr 06 2005 - Opposing the European Rage of Privatization (2)

Apr 05 2005 - The Interest of Power in Brainwashing the Masses: Noam Chomsky (6)

Apr 04 2005 - A Minister Fights Back on Moral Values

Apr 03 2005 - Hijacking the Christian Faith

Apr 01 2005 - From Crisis to Crash (1)

Mar 29 2005 - The End of Neoliberalism and the Future of Economic Democracy (3)

Mar 28 2005 - Jews, Christians and Messianic Consciousness

Mar 27 2005 - Psalm 82

Mar 26 2005 - Gangs of America: Book Review

Mar 25 2005 - Shocked and awed into `freedom'

Mar 23 2005 - What is Neoliberalism? (1)

Mar 21 2005 - Prometheus and the Burnt Child

Mar 19 2005 - America's Preventive War as Ultimate Risk

Mar 17 2005 - Poverty, Market Fundamentalism and the Media

Mar 16 2005 - Theses on Violence (7)

Mar 15 2005 - Short List of "Practical Necessities"

Mar 14 2005 - Against Bush's Demagogic Foreign Policy

Mar 11 2005 - The Fifth World Social Forum (1)

Mar 10 2005 - Manifesto of Porto Alegre

Mar 09 2005 - Poems for Another World

Mar 07 2005 - The Power of Money and Expectation (1)

Mar 06 2005 - The Strauss Factor and the War Without End

Mar 06 2005 - The Strauss Factor and the War Without End

Mar 04 2005 - The Enough-For-All Campaign (1)

Mar 03 2005 - The Social State is Affordable (7)

Mar 02 2005 - Financial Advice: A Life Without Money

Mar 01 2005 - Why I'm Running for the Work Less Party (4)

Feb 28 2005 - "The US is Stuck in Quicksand": Arundhati Roy (1)

Feb 27 2005 - Reviving the Debate about Human Rights: Book Review

Feb 26 2005 - "Non-Humanitarian Catastrophes"

Feb 25 2005 - The Other Tsunami: Man-Made Catastrophes

Feb 24 2005 - The Bondage of Terror

Jan 13 2005 - A Moralist on the Social State

Jan 12 2005 - "The Enemy is on the Run" (1)

Jan 11 2005 - Does Hope Have a Future? (3)

Jan 10 2005 - Washing Away the Lies about Disaster Relief

Jan 09 2005 - The Donkey that Refused to Kick (1)

Jan 08 2005 - The Other Rage: Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder

Jan 07 2005 - Primal Fears Seize the Middle

Jan 06 2005 - High-Tech Rumsfeld under Fire

Jan 04 2005 - Another election stolen while America sleeps (2)

Jan 03 2005 - "Man of the Year" on a War Course Again

Jan 02 2005 - Globalization and the Social State

Dec 31 2004 - Freedom Toast for Breakfast (1)

Dec 30 2004 - Rep. David Wu on Voting Suppression (8)

Dec 29 2004 - Unprofitable of the World, Unite! (1)

Dec 28 2004 - Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization

Dec 25 2004 - Hope and Disappointment

Dec 24 2004 - Remembering Dorothee Soelle (2)

Dec 23 2004 - Part-Time Work for Everyone (1)

Dec 22 2004 - Paid Work and Basic Income (1)

Dec 21 2004 - First Gentleness, Then Severity

Dec 20 2004 - What is Democracy? (9)

Dec 19 2004 - Jesus was a Liberal (13)

Dec 18 2004 - Fallujah: LIberated or Obliterated? (1)

Dec 17 2004 - On Moral Values (3)

Dec 16 2004 - It's Time to Fight Back (1)

Dec 15 2004 - Symbiosis as a Basic Principle of Evolution (1)

Dec 14 2004 - What is Progress?

Dec 13 2004 - Fascism. The State Wages War against its Citizens (3)

Dec 13 2004 - The Second Term in Office

Dec 12 2004 - American Conquest of Falluja is a Pyrrhic Victory

Dec 11 2004 - The ABCs of Democracy or the Children of Iraq Thank You

Dec 10 2004 - Beyond Violence and Domination (4)

Dec 09 2004 - Millions on Strike

Dec 08 2004 - Open Words about the Empire

Dec 07 2004 - The Sinking of the West

Dec 06 2004 - No Prospect for Improvement

Dec 04 2004 - Saudis, Enron money helped pay for US rigged election

Dec 03 2004 - "I Smell a Rat"

Dec 03 2004 - The Chaos Can't Be Removed with a Magic Wand

Dec 03 2004 - On the Inefficiency and Danger of Nuclear Power

Dec 01 2004 - Plea for Political Utopias

Nov 30 2004 - The Economy of the Plundered South

Nov 29 2004 - Affordable Health Care for All (1)

Nov 29 2004 - Psychic Systems and Economic Growth

Nov 28 2004 - Overcoming the Deficit (1)

Nov 27 2004 - More Votes than Voters in Wyoming (4)

Nov 27 2004 - US After the Election: Permanent Alarm (1)

Nov 26 2004 - How Can We Escape This Abyss? (1)

Nov 24 2004 - The President Plays Poker (1)

Nov 23 2004 - Rumsfeld's War: Seymour Hersh (1)

Nov 22 2004 - America in Decline (3)

Nov 19 2004 - The New Corporate Liberation Theology. Part 1

Nov 18 2004 - E-Day: The Collapse of the Oil Lie (8)

Nov 17 2004 - Where is the Outcry? (2)

Nov 16 2004 - God Help America! Norman Mailer Interview (3)

Nov 15 2004 - The Politics of Irrationality in its Second Term

Nov 13 2004 - "Four more years" of what?

Nov 13 2004 - Don't Give Up Hope

Nov 11 2004 - Tweaking the vote

Nov 10 2004 - Affluenza - The Consumer Virus: The Market is our God

Nov 08 2004 - Shooting Back as War Propaganda

Nov 07 2004 - LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Nov 06 2004 - Theft or Stupidity? (3)

Nov 05 2004 - Vancouver B.C. plans to fight homelessness

Nov 02 2004 - Politicians and their Scapegoats (1)

Nov 02 2004 - RECORDS FALL UNDER BUSH: THE BIG PICTURE (2)

Nov 01 2004 - The Future of the World at Stake (1)

Oct 31 2004 - America's Opportunity to Educate

Oct 30 2004 - The One-Dimensional Ariel Sharon

Oct 29 2004 - China Expects the Collapse of the Dollar

Oct 28 2004 - Bush Supporters and their Denial of Reality

Oct 27 2004 - Global War Tribute

Oct 26 2004 - Bush and the Cowboy Soul

Oct 25 2004 - Bush and the Media

Oct 23 2004 - Noam Chomsky Interview

Oct 21 2004 - There Are Many And Realistic Alternatives (TAMARA, not TINA)

Oct 21 2004 - Bush, Kerry spar on US Domestic Issues

Oct 20 2004 - Criticism of the Social State is Irrational

Oct 19 2004 - Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution

Oct 18 2004 - The Iraq War has Increased Terrorism

Oct 15 2004 - Command from Above: Book Review

Oct 14 2004 - Are We Safer Than We Were Before 9/11? (1)

Oct 14 2004 - Bush-Democracy: Problems with Afghanistan Elections

Oct 13 2004 - Bush and the Wild West Myth

Oct 12 2004 - The Social State is a Civilization Achievement

Oct 11 2004 - The Demon and its Conjuring Trick: Money

Oct 09 2004 - Government Insider Says Bush Authorized 911 Attacks

Oct 08 2004 - Beyond State and Paid Labor

Oct 07 2004 - Ronald Reagan's Legacy (1)

Oct 07 2004 - Operation Iraqi Plunder

Oct 06 2004 - It's not about furthering our agenda (10)

Oct 04 2004 - US Dollar Heading for Collapse: Robert Reich (5)

Oct 03 2004 - The Problem with Faith in Politics

Oct 01 2004 - Fetishist Rumsfeld (2)

Sep 29 2004 - Kerry and the War Issue: Seymour Hirsch (3)

Sep 27 2004 - 45 Translated Articles to Celebrate the De-Selection (1)

Sep 25 2004 - Social Justice instead of Hartz IV - We Have Alternatives! (1)

Sep 22 2004 - Inflationary Deflation or the Dominance of the Global Financial Markets

Sep 21 2004 - Capital Logic on Trial

Sep 20 2004 - Naked Extortion

Sep 18 2004 - Social Collapse through Privatization

Sep 16 2004 - Economics and Ethics: The Stakeholder Model (1)

Sep 15 2004 - US Expert Sees Danger of World Recession (5)

Sep 15 2004 - US Poverty Increases Despite Economic Upturn

Sep 14 2004 - The Weather Map of Glolbalization

Sep 13 2004 - "We do not boast of our victory": Interview with Hugo Chavez

Sep 10 2004 - Bush Administration Endangers Middle Class

Sep 09 2004 - The US Iraq Policy and Combating Terrorism

Sep 08 2004 - Gay-marriage foe fails to make case (1)

Sep 07 2004 - Globalization Strikes Back (2)

Sep 06 2004 - Occupiers Lose Control (2)

Sep 05 2004 - "No More Years!"

Sep 04 2004 - Thank Immigrants for the Contributions They Make (3)

Sep 03 2004 - History is Global

Sep 02 2004 - Social Security is Not for Sale (1)

Sep 01 2004 - Can the Militarist See Outside the Box?

Aug 31 2004 - Education is not a Commodity for Trade

Aug 30 2004 - 30 Hours are Enough

Aug 27 2004 - "The Young Must Have a Chance"

Aug 26 2004 - The High Priests of Economic Nonsense

Aug 25 2004 - Nuclear Energy Belongs in the Technology Museum

Aug 24 2004 - The Social Infrastructure

Aug 23 2004 - The God of the EU Constitution

Aug 21 2004 - It Can Happen Here (5)

Aug 20 2004 - Is Despair Spreading in the Bush Camp?

Aug 19 2004 - The Costs of the Iraq War Shock the US Public

Aug 18 2004 - George W. Bush and his Watergate (1)

Aug 17 2004 - Globalization and Employment (1)

Aug 16 2004 - US Torture Scandal: "Unacceptable Whitewash"

Aug 15 2004 - Anthropology vs. Anthropologie (2)

Aug 14 2004 - Is a US Economic Collapse Due in 2005? (3)

Aug 14 2004 - Oil polices running on empty (1)

Aug 13 2004 - "Democratic Imperialism"

Aug 12 2004 - Review of Paul Krugman's "The Great Unraveling" (1)

Aug 11 2004 - Bush is his own Enemy

Aug 10 2004 - Behind the Scenes of Power

Aug 06 2004 - The World is not a Commodity: Another World is Possible

Aug 05 2004 - The Simple Intellectual: Noam Chomsky (1)

Aug 04 2004 - What is Privatization? (6)

Aug 03 2004 - "Wars are Good for the Economy": The Global Free Trade System

Aug 02 2004 - Financing Development

Jul 30 2004 - The Invention of the Frankenstein Monster: Interview with Carlos Fuentes

Jul 29 2004 - Tell-Tale Words by Daniel de Leon

Jul 28 2004 - Depleted uranium weapons (1)

Jul 27 2004 - Profit over Science

Jul 26 2004 - Bush's plan for Iraq is years of civil war

Jul 22 2004 - Increasing Inequality. Language, Community, Nature and the Future Endangered

Jul 18 2004 - The Powerful Never Make Mistakes

Jul 15 2004 - Beware of Tabloid Journalism!

Jul 12 2004 - Comparative Anthropology

Jul 09 2004 - The New Historical Simultaneity (1)

Jul 07 2004 - The Fuel of the World Machne

Jul 05 2004 - Saving the Rocky Mountains: Drilling, Mining and Logging in `Multi-Use' Nature (2)

Jul 02 2004 - "Reagan created the foundation for Bush" (2)

Jul 01 2004 - Knowledge is Power or Life inthe Pseudo (Money) Economy

Jun 30 2004 - Capital is Masculine: Book Review

Jun 29 2004 - The Crash Begins on the Golf Course

Jun 28 2004 - Brave New World: Book Review

Jun 27 2004 - Annulling Debts as a Great Step (1)

Jun 26 2004 - U.S. should face court, Annan says

Jun 26 2004 - The Social Movement Needs a Strategy (1)

Jun 25 2004 - Subsistence Economics: Avoiding Capitalist Exploitation

Jun 24 2004 - Against the War

Jun 23 2004 - Big Brother Says Hello: Post-modern Management (1)

Jun 22 2004 - Alternatives instead of Corrections

Jun 21 2004 - Fairy Tale about the Upswing

Jun 18 2004 - Mafiacracy

Jun 17 2004 - Marx Reloaded: Reflections on the 155th Anniversity of the Communist Manifesto (4)

Jun 16 2004 - Brave New World of Work: The Political Economy of Insecurity

Jun 15 2004 - The Icy Normality of Hunger

Jun 14 2004 - Joseph Stiglitz' "The Roaring Nineties"

Jun 13 2004 - Consumers of the world, unite!: On German Politics

Jun 13 2004 - Bankruptcy

Jun 11 2004 - Secondary Illiterates: The Crisis of Education in Western Industrial Countries

Jun 10 2004 - America's Self-Accusation

Jun 09 2004 - The Lonely Hero

Jun 08 2004 - "Arrogant, Misguided, Ruthless and Ideological": Kerry's Frontal Attack on Bush

Jun 07 2004 - America's Job Wonder is Pure Statistics

Jun 06 2004 - We interrupt the noise to look at the evidence

Jun 05 2004 - Advertising Damages Mental Health (9)

Jun 05 2004 - Stopping the Next Enron

Jun 04 2004 - Responsibility in Times of War (6)

Jun 03 2004 - The Bush Knife: Doomsday Atmosphere in Washington (1)

Jun 03 2004 - The Disaster of the West

Jun 02 2004 - Tamera, a Peace Project in Southern Portugal

Jun 01 2004 - US Economy as an Accelerated War Economy (1)

May 31 2004 - Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital (1)

May 29 2004 - The Empire's Fiasco (2)

May 28 2004 - Money, Power and the State: Capital Needs Control

May 27 2004 - Security is Indivisible

May 26 2004 - Privatization Dissolves Civil Society (1)

May 25 2004 - Worldwide "Consumer Class" Threatens the Planet's Future (1)

May 23 2004 - The Free Market Ends in Robbery: Professor Rademacher

May 21 2004 - Ignore her Advice at your Peril: Jane Jacobs (2)

May 20 2004 - The Cure is the Sickness: Combatting Poverty and the Washington Consensus

May 20 2004 - Resistance (1)

May 19 2004 - We are the People: Underage and Longing for Leaders

May 17 2004 - Why We Went in: Version 10.0

May 17 2004 - Systematic of Failure

May 14 2004 - The Kucinich Factor (1)

May 13 2004 - The True Face of War Just Won't Go Away

May 12 2004 - After the End of the Boom (1)

May 11 2004 - The Four Day Week

May 10 2004 - Crusaders

May 09 2004 - God Knows Suffering (6)

May 08 2004 - Critical Media

May 06 2004 - Strategic Warfare: Media Manipulations with Hostages

May 05 2004 - The American Way of War (1)

May 04 2004 - The False Promises of Finance Capitalism by Walden Bello (1)

May 03 2004 - America Facing Collapse: Review of Richard Clarke's "Against All Enemies"

May 02 2004 - The IMF and the World Bank: Disaster as a Natural Law

Apr 30 2004 - US Prevents Haiti Investigation (1)

Apr 29 2004 - "Misunderstandings and Misjudgments" (1)

Apr 28 2004 - USA-Correspondent on the Controversial Bush Era: Greatness or Megalomania

Apr 26 2004 - Enlightenment instead of Hangovers

Apr 22 2004 - Resisting the Mega-Bulldozer: From Crisis to the Political Offensive

Apr 22 2004 - Resisting theMega-Bulldozer: From Crisis to the Political Offensive

Apr 21 2004 - The Arrogance of the Superpower

Apr 19 2004 - The US Economy and its Problems (1)

Apr 16 2004 - United Shoppers of America

Apr 16 2004 - United Shoppers of America

Apr 15 2004 - The American Mission Discredited

Apr 13 2004 - The Person as a Slave or the World Conspiracy of Folly

Apr 12 2004 - The Lies of the Powerful

Apr 11 2004 - The Blessing Cycle by Rev. Margot Kasemann

Apr 08 2004 - Destructive Structural Adjustment

Apr 04 2004 - The Global Justice Movement: Criticism of Globalization (4)

Apr 03 2004 - Beyond the Class Struggle (1)

Apr 02 2004 - The Machine of Personal Responsibility: On the History of Liberal Ideology (1)

Apr 01 2004 - War against Iraq is Immoral (1)

Mar 31 2004 - The Supremacy of the US - A Soap Bubble

Mar 30 2004 - The Mother of all Battles

Mar 29 2004 - Is There Life on Mars? (2)

Mar 27 2004 - Economics in Service of Life.

Mar 26 2004 - Moderating the Consequences of Globalization

Mar 25 2004 - The Post-Modern Prince: The Working Class in the 21st Century (1)

Mar 24 2004 - Politics and the Rsing Generation (1)

Mar 22 2004 - Who Owns the SKY? Reviving the Commons (1)

Mar 21 2004 - The Social State under Attack

Mar 20 2004 - War as the Hardware of Capitalist Globalization (1)

Mar 20 2004 - The Crash of the Victor (2)

Mar 19 2004 - The Mafia Principle of our Society (2)

Mar 18 2004 - The Future is Possible!

Mar 17 2004 - The Two Americas

Mar 16 2004 - The Plutocrats' Lust for Power

Mar 15 2004 - Shock Therapy Leads to Disaster (1)

Mar 14 2004 - The Truth is a Threat: The Yes Men

Mar 14 2004 - Why They Had to Crush Aristide (12)

Mar 12 2004 - Collective Suicide or Globalization from Below? (1)

Mar 12 2004 - Global Positional Competition: World Economy Headed for Crash (1)

Mar 11 2004 - "They created facts where there are no facts" (Hans Blix)

Mar 10 2004 - Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman on Economic Policy (1)

Mar 09 2004 - Synchronized Media and the Club of the "Mad" (1)

Mar 07 2004 - Yoda's Apocalyptic Visions

Mar 05 2004 - Criticism of Neoliberalism: Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

Mar 04 2004 - Participatory Justice

Mar 03 2004 - Trust is Good - Arms Control is Better

Mar 03 2004 - The New Evil Empire

Mar 02 2004 - GATS: From Public Services to Commodities

Mar 01 2004 - Stammering Bush

Feb 28 2004 - "We never said there was an acute threat" (George Tenet) (1)

Feb 27 2004 - False Work Rage

Feb 26 2004 - Freedom, not Full Employment (1)

Feb 25 2004 - Plea for a Critical Christianity (1)

Feb 24 2004 - Rich Country and Poor State

Feb 23 2004 - Socialism and Christianity (9)

Feb 21 2004 - Exposing Bush's Talking-Points War (1)

Feb 20 2004 - How Free is Free Trade? (2)

Feb 19 2004 - The Globalization Trap: The 20-80 Society (1)

Feb 18 2004 - Future-Friendly Economies

Feb 16 2004 - Hunger Increases - Neoliberal Globalization Fails

Feb 15 2004 - Freedom, Equality and Justice or War and Peace

Feb 13 2004 - Bush's Shadow Hovers over the Davos Debates

Feb 12 2004 - Alternatives to Predatory Capitalism (1)

Feb 11 2004 - Children as a Poverty Risk is a Scandal

Feb 10 2004 - Nobel Prize Winner Stiglitz Advises Caution

Feb 09 2004 - Unemployment: The Person as Incidental

Feb 07 2004 - Will there be jobs on the Moon? (2)

Feb 07 2004 - Neoliberalism and Human Rights in Latin America

Feb 06 2004 - Demonstration against Social Cuts

Feb 05 2004 - Another Democracy is Necessary

Feb 04 2004 - US Military Policy and Arbitrariness

Feb 02 2004 - Against Social Cuts! November 2003 Berlin demonstration (1)

Feb 01 2004 - World Social Forum Challenges Inequality

Feb 01 2004 - A Friendly Stab in the Back: Voodoo Economics

Jan 30 2004 - The Growth Doctrine

Jan 30 2004 - Modernization and Globalization

Jan 29 2004 - Mother Country of Protectionism

Jan 27 2004 - Stress Epidemic Strikes American Forces in Iraq (1)

Jan 25 2004 - Triumph without Winners

Jan 20 2004 - "A Dreadful Mistake"

Jan 19 2004 - Human Rights are not Abstract

Jan 17 2004 - Auschwitz, Golgotha and Christology: God is a Non-Conformist

Jan 15 2004 - Against Normalization of War

Jan 14 2004 - Paradoxical Upswing: The Growth Puzzle

Jan 14 2004 - Embedding

Jan 14 2004 - Paradoxical Upswing

Jan 14 2004 - Embedding

Jan 13 2004 - Bush Sought `Way' to Invade Iraq

Jan 13 2004 - War in the 21st Century

Jan 12 2004 - Cynical Capitalism

Jan 11 2004 - The Welfare State and a Human Future

Jan 11 2004 - Rewriting the End of History: The Zapatistas (1)

Jan 10 2004 - Time Needs Radicalism and Radicalism Needs Time (1)

Jan 09 2004 - Future Questions: Corporations and Globalization

Jan 08 2004 - "We have lost 30 Years": Dennis Meadows

Jan 08 2004 - History after the End of History

Jan 07 2004 - Nature Strikes Back

Jan 06 2004 - The 30-Hour Week for Europe

Jan 06 2004 - Weapons for Peace

Jan 05 2004 - Christmas Address: Johannes Rau, President of Germany

Jan 04 2004 - Christmas Greeting by Sitting Bull

Jan 04 2004 - A Review of the Christmas Story

Jan 03 2004 - The Greater the Lies, the Less the Protest

Jan 03 2004 - Chiapas and the 13th Stele by subcomandante Marcos

Jan 02 2004 - No Human Right to Water (6)

Jan 01 2004 - When Trust Disappears

Jan 01 2004 - Reform - The Left has Lost its Favorite Term (1)

Dec 31 2003 - When Jesus Ate with the Poorest: Jon Sobrino

Dec 30 2003 - Happy New Year! The Gift of Encouragement (1)

Dec 28 2003 - "Worst Job Crisis"" since 1932: Unionist

Dec 28 2003 - The Last Man in a Totalitarianism without Alternative: George Orwell

Dec 28 2003 - The Protestant Understanding of Work (2)

Dec 28 2003 - The Angry God and the Loving God

Dec 28 2003 - Is the US Bankrupt? (8)

Dec 28 2003 - "Only the Suffering God can Help"

Dec 27 2003 - Mass Unemployment as an Act of Violence

Dec 25 2003 - The Great Ecumene of Peace against the Great Economists of War

Dec 24 2003 - Believing without Seeing

Dec 24 2003 - The Snail as Bearer of Hope: On the Zapatistas (3)

Dec 23 2003 - The Neoliberal Reorganization of the Universities (German translation)

Dec 23 2003 - Progress

Dec 22 2003 - Return to the Human Standard: Leopold Kohr

Dec 21 2003 - Misperceiving the World

Dec 20 2003 - Knolwedge in Building Cathedrals

Dec 19 2003 - The Silent Catastrophe

Dec 19 2003 - Looting the Future

Dec 18 2003 - "Liberals can also be remarkably intolerant": Kofi Annan (1)

Dec 17 2003 - Noam Chomsky: A Tribute (2)

Dec 13 2003 - America's Oceans Fished Dry

Dec 12 2003 - When Bush Redefines "War"

Dec 11 2003 - The Crash has Already Begun (1)

Dec 09 2003 - The Hidden Return of Keynesianism (2)

Dec 07 2003 - Justice is the Foundation of Peace (1)

Dec 05 2003 - After tjhe Failure of the World Trade Conference (2)

Dec 04 2003 - The US as the New Rome (3)

Dec 03 2003 - Millionaires and the Unemployed (2)

Dec 02 2003 - An Empire Falls: Chalmers Johnson's "Blowback"

Dec 01 2003 - The 42-Hour Week

Nov 30 2003 - Truth or Uncle Powell's Fairy Tale Hour

Nov 29 2003 - Asylum is a Human Right: A Dishonored Promise

Nov 28 2003 - The IMF and the Dollar-System (1)

Nov 27 2003 - One Great Family by Leonardo Boff

Nov 27 2003 - The Roman Ideology is Totalitarian

Nov 26 2003 - For a Society of Declining Growth

Nov 25 2003 - Three Poems for the New World

Nov 25 2003 - The Environment is Always An Economic Boom: Debating the Rightwing

Nov 24 2003 - Exodus from Growth

Nov 24 2003 - Money and Spirit

Nov 23 2003 - Education in an Age of Acceleration

Nov 22 2003 - Defeatism: Washington must face Iraqi Reality

Nov 21 2003 - Neoliberalism: Definitional Problems

Nov 21 2003 - Self-Censorship: LA Times and "Resistance Fighters"

Nov 20 2003 - The Transparency of Nature for the Mystery of Creation

Nov 19 2003 - Invitation to Paradise: Cult Marketing (3)

Nov 18 2003 - Changing the World Without Taking Power

Nov 17 2003 - The "Neoliberal Delusion" Condemned: Oscar Lafontaine

Nov 17 2003 - The Rage: Resistance and Empire in Iraq

Nov 16 2003 - Global Capitalism: Three Converts to Anti-Globalization (1)

Nov 16 2003 - Hippocrates and the Holocaust (1)

Nov 15 2003 - Rights of the Environment: Ecology and Eco-Fascism

Nov 15 2003 - The Blue Shock: The Limits of Growth

Nov 14 2003 - "This is an inverted world": Interview with Jeffrey Sachs

Nov 13 2003 - Economics in a Well-Organized Society (1)

Nov 12 2003 - The Philosophy of Short-Sightedness: Shareholder Value

Nov 11 2003 - War Ad on Willy St. Defaced

Nov 11 2003 - Bad Service: Intelligence Service as a Farce

Nov 11 2003 - Simpsons Parody the Bashing of Democrats (10)

Nov 10 2003 - Case for War Confected, say top US officials (2)

Nov 10 2003 - The Blind Spots of the Economy: Economic Theory in Crisis

Nov 08 2003 - Welcome to Brainwashington DC

Nov 07 2003 - "The Land is Full of Silver and Gold, Chariots and Idols"

Nov 06 2003 - Working in Dignity: "There will be no poor among you" (Deut 15,4)

Nov 05 2003 - Living Wisely in the Midst of the Absurd

Nov 04 2003 - Icy Times: Interview with Friedrich Schorlemmer

Nov 03 2003 - We are all Migrants

Nov 02 2003 - Free Trade Divides America

Nov 02 2003 - Chronic Deficits and Austerity

Nov 01 2003 - The Glorious Ego

Oct 31 2003 - Everything under Control on the Sinking Ship

Oct 30 2003 - Hysterical Populism

Oct 28 2003 - Works Righteousness or Social Justice: Have the Churches Lost their Social Voice?

Oct 26 2003 - Flexibility and Sanctions

Oct 26 2003 - Rightwing Extremism: Book Review of Christoph Butterwegge's "Rightwing Extremism"

Oct 25 2003 - Why Sharon is Dangerous

Oct 24 2003 - Unprofitable of the world, unite!

Oct 24 2003 - State Terrorism

Oct 23 2003 - For Liberation from Capital, State and Nation

Oct 20 2003 - The Absurdity of the Iraq War: Imprisoned in Hatred

Oct 14 2003 - Theses on Nonviolent Resistanced to US World Domination (1)

Oct 12 2003 - "A Military Moloch": Book Review of Chalmer Johnson's "The Suicide of American Democracy"

Oct 09 2003 - Fading Globalization: Against Asymmetry in Liberalization

Oct 08 2003 - Preventive War Leads to the Stone Age (1)

Oct 05 2003 - Make War, not Love by Eduardo Galeano

Oct 01 2003 - Make War, Not Love by Eduardo Galeano

Sep 29 2003 - Overtime at Headquarters: Ray McGovern on CIA Manipulation

Sep 28 2003 - "We are the Greatest Backwoods of the World": Interview with Norman Birnbaum

Sep 27 2003 - The Bush-Laden Network (1)

Sep 27 2003 - US-Iraq Policy - explained in a cartoon (3)

Sep 26 2003 - The Misery of Privatization (1)

Sep 26 2003 - "Like Mike Tyson against a Four-Year Old": Interview with Jean Ziegler

Sep 25 2003 - Easy Essay: Houses of Hospitality

Sep 25 2003 - Dorothee Soelle 1929-2003

Sep 23 2003 - Bush's Retreat (4)

Sep 21 2003 - Furious Americans

Sep 20 2003 - War for Terror

Sep 19 2003 - September 11: War and Peaceful Solutions

Sep 18 2003 - Bush's Short Trip into Purgatory (1)

Sep 17 2003 - Victory Brings Foolhardiness

Sep 16 2003 - Before the Third Iraq War: Book Review

Sep 15 2003 - New Bush Speech

Sep 13 2003 - Subsidized Hunger

Sep 13 2003 - New Reason for War (1)

Sep 10 2003 - US Economy: Comparing Apples and Oranges

Sep 08 2003 - Wild West Show

Sep 07 2003 - Bush Wants Corpses from Many Countries

Sep 05 2003 - Gulliver Calls and the Dwarfs Follow

Sep 03 2003 - Preventive War or Preemptive War

Sep 03 2003 - Blackout

Sep 01 2003 - Full Employment is Over and Noone Notices

Sep 01 2003 - Flexibility and Sanctions

Aug 29 2003 - The Sage of Imperialism: Harry Magdoff (1)

Aug 28 2003 - Activating State or Active Social State

Aug 27 2003 - At the Edge of Chaos. Is Globalization the Root of all Evil? (5)

Aug 26 2003 - Don't Trust Statistics You Didn't Falsify Yourself

Aug 26 2003 - Research as a Weapon: Manipulating, Falsifying and Repressing

Aug 25 2003 - Political Conservatives Tend to Black-White Thinking (2)

Aug 23 2003 - Four-Hour Day

Aug 21 2003 - Four-Hour Day

Aug 19 2003 - Caught in Consumption

Aug 18 2003 - Climate Change Endangers Growth of World Economy (1)

Aug 17 2003 - Jobless? Blame the System, not Yourself! (3)

Aug 16 2003 - US Before the Third Iraq War

Aug 15 2003 - Terror and the Empire

Aug 11 2003 - "Stop GATS!" Against Privatization of Services (1)

Aug 09 2003 - Big Brother (7)

Aug 08 2003 - Annan sees World Order in Crisis

Aug 06 2003 - The Superpower's Paralysis (1)

Aug 05 2003 - Jobless Growth

Aug 02 2003 - Conflicts are Pre-Programmed

Aug 02 2003 - No Privatization of Water, Education and Health Care through the GATS Backdoor

Aug 01 2003 - The Iraq War and the Fatality of a Psycho-Logic

Jul 31 2003 - US Nobel laureate Slams `Looting' Bu$h Regime, Urges Mass Civil Disobedience (1)

Jul 30 2003 - The Political Anti-Politics of Neoliberfalism (1)

Jul 29 2003 - Bush Records Gigantic Deficit

Jul 28 2003 - Privatization of Social Benefits and Resistance

Jul 27 2003 - "Last Convulsion of US Power"

Jul 26 2003 - Crisis and Wars

Jul 25 2003 - Deflation Threatens. A Specter goes about in Germany (1)

Jul 24 2003 - "The Car Promises Freedom" (2)

Jul 22 2003 - On the Human Right to Laziness

Jul 21 2003 - George Orwell" "1984"

Jul 20 2003 - Obsession and Peace (1)

Jul 19 2003 - Vaclav Havel's "Politics as Responsibility for the World" (1)

Jul 17 2003 - Pamphlet against the False Prophet, George W. Bush (1)

Jul 16 2003 - Manufacturing Consent

Jul 14 2003 - More State Intervention

Jul 12 2003 - Global Power Elites and the New Wars

Jul 09 2003 - Americanism and anti-Americanism

Jul 09 2003 - War Dictatorship

Jul 08 2003 - The Ethics-Boom as Ideology

Jul 06 2003 - Initiative to Reintroduce the Property Tax

Jul 06 2003 - Christ in the World of Work (5)

Jul 05 2003 - War Dictatorship

Jul 03 2003 - The Financial Costs of War

Jul 01 2003 - Happy Canada Day! Full Power in the Gospel of John (2)

Jun 29 2003 - "Let not your hearts be troubled" (John 14)

Jun 28 2003 - Transcendence and the Lord's Supper (9)

Jun 22 2003 - The `Left-Wing' Media? Review of the Monthy

Jun 22 2003 - After Neoliberalism

Jun 22 2003 - `Let Fury Have the Hour': The Passionate Politics of Joe Strummer

Jun 21 2003 - What's Happening? Boron Interviews Chomsky

Jun 20 2003 - Shop until the Tow Truck Comes

Jun 19 2003 - Housing as a Human Right

Jun 18 2003 - Hearing on 26-story condominium at 11th & Clay

Jun 17 2003 - Shop until the Tow-Truck Comes (1)

Jun 15 2003 - The Consumerist Manifesto. Book Review (1)

Jun 15 2003 - Triumph of Kleptocracy & Death of Reason

Jun 15 2003 - Life After Patriotism: The Brain behind the Brainwash (1)

Jun 13 2003 - Liberation Theology. Liberated by Christ

Jun 13 2003 - Fear as a Chance. Christoph Schlingensief founds the Church of Fear

Jun 12 2003 - A War Built on Fictions (2)

Jun 08 2003 - An Economic `Menu of Pain' - US government is going broke (6)

Jun 07 2003 - "Our Religion is called America": Interview with Norman Mailer

Jun 06 2003 - EU ratifies UN Biosafety Proposal

Jun 06 2003 - IMPERIAL AMBITION

Jun 04 2003 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Active Political Resistance as an Obligation of Faith (3)

Jun 04 2003 - Triumph of Kleptocracy & Death of Reason

Jun 03 2003 - Moment of Opportunity: Torque the System Towards Radical Action!

Jun 03 2003 - Life after Patriotism: The Brain behind the Brainwash (1)

Jun 01 2003 - On the Threshold to the 3rd Millenium: Hope and Misery of the Modern Age

May 31 2003 - "For Another World". Dorothee Soelle and "Pax Americana"

May 30 2003 - Theology of Hope. The Whole of Theology in a Focal Point

May 29 2003 - Weapons of Mass Hysteria

May 29 2003 - After the War is Before the War

May 28 2003 - Baltimore passes Anti-Patriot Act resolution

May 26 2003 - Stuck in a Depression On the Brink of War Again

May 25 2003 - Overcoming Violence

May 25 2003 - Public Order and Market Laws

May 22 2003 - "For Another World". Dorothee Soelle and "Pax Americana" (1)

May 22 2003 - Economy for Human Needs

May 20 2003 - "I am not an Exploiter"

May 15 2003 - Dreams and Nightmares (1)

May 15 2003 - Questions of Life and Death (interview with Noreena Hertz)

May 12 2003 - The Education of a Peacemaker (interview of Johan Galtung)

May 09 2003 - Questions of Life and Death

May 08 2003 - The Education of a Peacemaker

May 04 2003 - Peace with the Wolf of Gubbio

May 04 2003 - Our Hope is Justice

May 04 2003 - GATS - Privatization of Services

May 04 2003 - The McKinsey Society (book review)

May 02 2003 - Will the World Finance the Imperium Americanum? (1)

May 02 2003 - The Iraq War and the Structure of Imperial Power

May 01 2003 - Hard Reality

Apr 30 2003 - Against Social Darwinism (1)

Apr 29 2003 - "The System is always Fair", the Cat says to the Mouse

Apr 27 2003 - A Bodyguard of Lies

Apr 27 2003 - A Hundred Years of Chaos

Apr 27 2003 - Why I am a Christian Socialist

Apr 26 2003 - The Tower of Babel

Apr 24 2003 - The Tower of Babel

Apr 21 2003 - The Tower of Babel

Apr 19 2003 - The Eagle Has Crash Landed (4)

Apr 18 2003 - Of God and Man, in the Oval Office

Apr 16 2003 - Of God and Man in the Oval Office

Apr 14 2003 - Zapatistas' statement on "We Work for Peace and Justice"

Apr 12 2003 - Letter to Bush by Adolfo Esquivel

Apr 10 2003 - Letter to Bush - by Adolfo Esquivel

Apr 09 2003 - The War by Eduardo Galeano (1)

Apr 08 2003 - On Getting Along by Howard Zinn

Apr 08 2003 - What WeDo Now

Apr 07 2003 - The War by Eduardo Galeano

Apr 06 2003 - Bush does not want to let protestors decide policy

Apr 06 2003 - Zapatista Communiques, April 2003 (1)

Apr 06 2003 - Bush's Speech to the Unwashed Iraqasauers

Apr 04 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Apr 04 2003 - The US and Violence

Apr 02 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Apr 01 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Mar 30 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Mar 29 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Mar 27 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Mar 25 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Mar 20 2003 - Western Civilization at a Crossroads

Mar 19 2003 - Being Civilized means Learning from History

Mar 19 2003 - Being Civilized means Learning from the Past (2)

Mar 19 2003 - War is not the Path to Peace (1)

Mar 18 2003 - War is not the Path to Peace

Mar 17 2003 - War is not the Path to Peace (corrected)

Mar 17 2003 - War is not the Path to Peace

Mar 14 2003 - War is not the Path to Peace

Mar 13 2003 - UN Authorization Can't Make Rank Imperialism Just

Mar 13 2003 - For Our Common Future - No to War! Cancel the Debts!

Mar 12 2003 - September 11 and the Future of the Open Society

Mar 11 2003 - A People as Hostage (2)

Mar 10 2003 - Backin' the U.S., eh (3)

Mar 09 2003 - Saying No to War

Mar 09 2003 - 10 REASONS AGAINST THIS IRAQ WAR (4)

Mar 09 2003 - STOP THE WAR PREPARATIONS AGAINST IRAQ1

Mar 08 2003 - Terror and Energy Security

Mar 07 2003 - The Hyper-Power (book review)

Mar 07 2003 - Unequal Resource Distribution: Prosperity through Hunger

Mar 06 2003 - Key countries

Mar 04 2003 - An Anti-Commercial Manifesto

Mar 03 2003 - An Anti-Commercial Pamphlet

Mar 02 2003 - The Privatization of the World (1)

Mar 02 2003 - Preemptive Strike

Mar 02 2003 - Globalization - Fate or Challenge

Mar 01 2003 - George W. and Austerity

Feb 28 2003 - Declaration against War

Feb 27 2003 - US boycott of products from countries against war? (2)

Feb 26 2003 - Letter to Angola

Feb 22 2003 - Before a Defeat of International Law (4)

Feb 22 2003 - The Battle for Minds is Lost - Now the Battle for Hearts Begins

Feb 22 2003 - Before the War (2)

Feb 21 2003 - Zapatista Communique to Rebel Italy: No to War!

Feb 15 2003 - Democratic Socialism: A Transformational Project (1)

Feb 12 2003 - Setting the Auto-pilot to War

Feb 12 2003 - No to War!

Feb 12 2003 - Operation Desert Peace (1)

Feb 11 2003 - No to War!

Feb 11 2003 - Operation Desert Peace: Is Iraq War an Historical Mission?

Feb 08 2003 - Last Exit for the US

Feb 07 2003 - The End of World Order (1)

Feb 06 2003 - Get Up, Stand Up!

Feb 04 2003 - The Will to Paralysis: The Crisis of Shareholder Capitalism

Feb 04 2003 - Get Up, Stand Up

Feb 04 2003 - Revolutionary Cycles

Feb 01 2003 - Full Text of Speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy on 1/29/03 (3)

Jan 31 2003 - Which Direction is the US Heading?

Jan 29 2003 - War is not a Solution!

Jan 29 2003 - Workfare in Germany and the US

Jan 29 2003 - Red-Green Social Cuts

Jan 25 2003 - Choir for Peace

Jan 24 2003 - The Mud is Up To Our Necks

Jan 23 2003 - Make Law, not War

Jan 23 2003 - The World is What the Media Reports

Jan 22 2003 - Not of this World (3)

Jan 22 2003 - More Heat than Light

Jan 18 2003 - The World According to America

Jan 18 2003 - The Flexible Person

Jan 16 2003 - A Coalition of the Elites

Jan 14 2003 - Report on Layoffs Killed

Jan 10 2003 - The Unprovoked War

Jan 09 2003 - From Containment to Pax Americana

Jan 09 2003 - 12 Ways the Media Misreport Violence

Jan 04 2003 - Faith as a Balancing Act of Life

Jan 02 2003 - Globalism, Neoliberalism and Rightwing Extremism

Jan 02 2003 - Critical Pedagogy and the Retreat of the Left (4)

Dec 28 2002 - Adjusting to Neoliberal Globalization

Dec 28 2002 - New Year's Sermon

Dec 28 2002 - Wellspring of Sympathy Dries Up (2)

Dec 27 2002 - The Last Days Have Begun (6)

Dec 26 2002 - The Moral Power of Europe

Dec 26 2002 - New Year's Sermon (3)

Dec 26 2002 - Lilies of the Field

Dec 14 2002 - The Welfare State, Globalization and the Rule of the Market (34)

Dec 14 2002 - Counter-Realism

Dec 13 2002 - The War against Crisis (2)

Dec 06 2002 - The Loud Little Handful (1)

Dec 04 2002 - The Loud Little Handful (3)

Dec 04 2002 - Education of the Citizen, not the Homo Oeconomicus

Nov 30 2002 - Our Responsibility for the Earth

Nov 26 2002 - The Right to Development

Nov 26 2002 - US Peace Movement Can Deter War against Iraq

Nov 24 2002 - The Infinite War and its Roots

Nov 19 2002 - Condemned to Empire

Nov 16 2002 - We Vassals

Nov 16 2002 - We are all Migrants (1)

Nov 16 2002 - Latin America in the Trap

Nov 15 2002 - Offensive War:US Economic Policy behind US Military Policy

Nov 15 2002 - New World Order: Disorder Prevails

Nov 15 2002 - NoPaper for Passports: Broken Dreams for Buenos Aires

Nov 14 2002 - The Market in our Heads

Nov 14 2002 - The Blue Shock: The Limits of Growth

Nov 14 2002 - Education as Dialogue, not Instruction

Nov 14 2002 - Letter to the Murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero

Nov 09 2002 - The Horse, the Spider and the Snake: A Picture of Africa

Nov 09 2002 - Has the Age of Development Ended?

Nov 07 2002 - The Flexible Person: Critical Psychology and Fitness Training

Nov 07 2002 - The Wilderness Lives: The End of Prehistory as a Beginning (2)

Oct 31 2002 - Peace Ethics before and after an Attack on Iraq

Oct 31 2002 - The Erosion of Hegemony

Oct 31 2002 - The Blind Spots of the Economy: Economic Theory in Crisis

Oct 31 2002 - Global Exit: The Churches and the Total Market

Oct 26 2002 - The Gray Planet

Oct 26 2002 - Migration Blockades and Capital Streams

Oct 24 2002 - War Plans under Fire (1)

Oct 12 2002 - US President Bush Demands Free Hand for War from Congress (1)

Oct 12 2002 - Invulnerability as an Illusion

Oct 12 2002 - US President Bush Demands Free Hand for War from Congress (2)

Oct 11 2002 - A Million New Terrorists (1)

Oct 10 2002 - Einstein on Iraq

Oct 09 2002 - Ultimatum to the United Nations

Oct 09 2002 - The West as Arrogant, Greedy and Self-Absorbed: Jean Chretien

Oct 08 2002 - America's Right to the World

Oct 03 2002 - The Appetite of Leviathan (2)

Oct 01 2002 - American Internationalism

Sep 28 2002 - The Political "Middle" Moves to the Right

Sep 27 2002 - The Right-wing in the Middle

Sep 27 2002 - Right-wing Extremism in Germany

Sep 25 2002 - Children as a Poverty Risk

Sep 20 2002 - A Masterpiece of Disinformation (2)

Sep 20 2002 - The New Economy and its Illusions (1)

Sep 18 2002 - Overcoming Violence

Sep 18 2002 - Combating the Causes of Terrorism

Sep 14 2002 - Solidarity against Unemployment: The Bonn Declaration (2)

Sep 11 2002 - Rambo - Reason

Sep 09 2002 - The Troubling New Face of America

Sep 08 2002 - Survey: Europeans Say U.S. Partly to Blame for 9/11 (5)

Sep 07 2002 - Survey: Europeans Say U.S. Partly to Blame for 9/11

Sep 06 2002 - Reducing Mass Unemployment Requires Shift in Policy (1)

Aug 30 2002 - Faith Heals Reason

Aug 27 2002 - Breaking the Spirals of Violence! (1)

Aug 23 2002 - Speculation subverts Human Rights, a virtual pepper spray

Aug 19 2002 - Turning the Tables on Globalization (1)

Aug 17 2002 - Letter to Murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero

Aug 16 2002 - Globalization and Human Rights (1)

Aug 15 2002 - Sermon: A KAIROS Moment: Turning the Tables on Globalization (Mark 11)

Aug 15 2002 - For a Culture of Hope: Book Review

Aug 14 2002 - For an Anti-War Congress

Aug 10 2002 - The Demystification of the US (2)

Aug 07 2002 - The Obscene Gulf between Poor and Rich

Aug 07 2002 - A Heartless Son-in-Law: Enron and Crony Capitalism

Aug 06 2002 - Double Dip[

Aug 03 2002 - Crash and War

Aug 02 2002 - Attac: Another World is Possible (4)

Aug 01 2002 - The New International Solidarity: Book Review

Jul 31 2002 - The Stasi Way of Life

Jul 30 2002 - Pyrrhic Victory of a Blinded Superpower

Jul 27 2002 - The Differentiating President

Jul 26 2002 - Globalization Undermines Labor Laws and Social Standards

Jul 26 2002 - 16 Lies (1)

Jul 25 2002 - The Right to Development

Jul 24 2002 - The Human Right to Food

Jul 23 2002 - Manifesto for a Social Humanity

Jul 20 2002 - A Corpse Rules Society: Review of "Radical Capitalism Criticism" (1)

Jul 06 2002 - Solidarity with the Muslim Community

Jun 30 2002 - Financing Development (1)

Jun 26 2002 - The Specter of Anti-Americanism: Fog Bank of American Rule Ideology

Jun 25 2002 - Openness and Pluralism Have Disappeared in Israel

Jun 25 2002 - America Uncouples from the Rest of the World (1)

Jun 23 2002 - Perspectives of Libertarian Alternatives

Jun 23 2002 - Cycle of Stupidity (1)

Jun 22 2002 - Neo-liberal Consciousness

Jun 21 2002 - Health is not a Commodity

Jun 20 2002 - The Future of Work and Globalization of Insecurity

Jun 20 2002 - Globalization of Terror

Jun 20 2002 - Political Responsibility, not Military Fixation

Jun 18 2002 - Culture of the Global Pecking Order: Language and Ideology (1)

Jun 16 2002 - Lifegiving Satire: http://www.toostupidtobepresident

Jun 14 2002 - Apocalyptic Terrorism and the New World Order: The Longing for the End (1)

Jun 14 2002 - A Call to a Worldwide Coalition for Life and Peace (1)

Jun 13 2002 - From License to Plunder to License to Kill

Jun 13 2002 - Uncle from America: Ralph Nader Visits Berlin (1)

Jun 12 2002 - Pacifism and the New Violence: Ten Theses (1)

Jun 11 2002 - The World is not a Commodity: Another World is Possible!: Declaration of Attac

Jun 10 2002 - A Letter from US Citizens (1)

Jun 07 2002 - The Bush 9-11 Scandal for Dummies (2)

Jun 07 2002 - Washington Obsessions

Jun 07 2002 - The US is not Indispensable

Jun 06 2002 - Is War Returning? (1)

Jun 04 2002 - A World of Peace and Justice Looks Different

May 30 2002 - The Axis for Peace (1)

May 30 2002 - Disarm the Missiles!

May 27 2002 - The Constitutional Suspension of the Constitutional State

May 27 2002 - The Immigration Law Violates Human Rights

May 27 2002 - Regionalization, not Globalization! (1)

May 26 2002 - War is Sickness

May 25 2002 - The Shadows of Globalization: Ethiopia and the Promises of the International Mon

May 20 2002 - The Confession of Bombs

May 20 2002 - Business Sense and Social Darwinism: Book Review of Can Capitalism Be Saved?

May 19 2002 - The Machine (1)

May 18 2002 - The Machine

May 18 2002 - Business Sense and Social Darwinism: Book Review of: Can Capitalism Be Saved?

May 18 2002 - Global Ethos and Global Threat

May 15 2002 - Challenging the Elites

May 11 2002 - The Philosophy of Short-Sightedness: Shareholder Value (1)

May 05 2002 - Liberation Theology (1)

May 02 2002 - The Right of Hospitality overcomes Violence

May 01 2002 - Hey Eleanor, You Forgot a Few! From the Upside-Down World of Eduardo Galeano

May 01 2002 - Crash Course on Incommunications

May 01 2002 - "Clowns for the Market Circus": The Media and Globalization

Apr 30 2002 - Psalm 118: The World is not for Sale

Apr 25 2002 - America's Kindly Hegemony

Apr 24 2002 - Radical Capitalism Criticism: Book Review of Robert Kurz' New Book

Apr 23 2002 - Book Review: Noam Chomsky - The Attack

Apr 19 2002 - The American Special Way

Apr 18 2002 - The World is not a Balance Sheet: Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

Apr 18 2002 - September 11: Book Review of Noam Chomsky's "The Attack"

Apr 18 2002 - Theses on Globalization

Apr 18 2002 - Globalization: Schroder and Altvater

Apr 16 2002 - The Eternity of War

Apr 16 2002 - Big Oil Governs

Apr 16 2002 - Three Fronts

Apr 04 2002 - The US Seeks World Domination (2)

Apr 04 2002 - "Thatcherism Survives!"

Apr 04 2002 - Attac: Critical, Pragmatic and Convincing

Apr 01 2002 - Breaking the Spiral of Violence

Mar 21 2002 - "Income Disparities Threaten the Nation"

Mar 21 2002 - Porto Alegre: Viva Lula

Mar 21 2002 - Globalization of Solidarity Against Capital

Mar 18 2002 - The Axis of the Cold Warriors

Mar 13 2002 - Neoliberal Globalization and Social Movements: Interview with Eric Toussaint

Mar 13 2002 - The Spirit of America

Mar 10 2002 - The Axis of the Hardliners

Mar 06 2002 - Anonymous Power and Alientation from Self (1)

Mar 01 2002 - America Wants Its Money!

Mar 01 2002 - Modernization of the Welfare State: Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Feb 26 2002 - "Just War" is Impossible

Feb 23 2002 - The State and the Budget Deficit (1)

Feb 23 2002 - Peace, Joy and Smashing Pots and Pans

Feb 21 2002 - America in Blind Flight

Feb 21 2002 - The Capital of Terror

Feb 15 2002 - Attack on the International Monetary State

Feb 15 2002 - Work and the Activating State

Feb 15 2002 - The Metaphysics of Work

Feb 14 2002 - "Our Vision is More Powerful" (1)

Feb 14 2002 - Controversy was Rare in Porto Alegre

Feb 13 2002 - All the Message We Needed

Feb 12 2002 - World in Disorder: De-globalization: the Vision is still in its Infancy (1)

Feb 12 2002 - Attack on the International Monetary Fund

Feb 11 2002 - "One Country, One Vote"

Feb 11 2002 - Another World is Possible

Feb 10 2002 - Final Declaration of Porto Alegre

Feb 10 2002 - Against Permanent Global War

Feb 08 2002 - Harmful Levels/ Two World Forums

Feb 08 2002 - Pleading for a Social Conscience

Feb 02 2002 - Nickel and Dimed: Working Poor in the Service Society (1)

Feb 01 2002 - Twenty new translations Monday on www.mbtranslations.com

Jan 30 2002 - Economic Stimulus: Dead on Arrival

Jan 30 2002 - The Boeing Boondoggle

Jan 28 2002 - The Executive Marches: War and Internal Security in the US

Jan 27 2002 - The War that Produces Itself

Jan 27 2002 - Capitalism as a Cult

Jan 24 2002 - Exodus to New Life: Jesus' Resurrection in the Present (1)

Jan 24 2002 - Courage for New Orientation: The Sermon on the Mount and our Life Today (1)

Jan 19 2002 - Cannons at Sparrows

Jan 19 2002 - Racism and Social Darwinism as Drugs: The Lasting Effect of Social Poisons

Jan 15 2002 - Cooperation, not Violence

Jan 15 2002 - God, Idols and the Free Market

Jan 15 2002 - The American Way of Life: Moments of a Negative Utopia

Jan 15 2002 - The Disappointment after Sept 11

Dec 19 2001 - The US, Afghanistan and Terror

Dec 19 2001 - The Harvest is Great!

Dec 18 2001 - Everyone Becomes an Entrepeneur

Dec 18 2001 - Jeremiah and God's Future

Dec 16 2001 - Stiglitz Honored for Nobel Peace Prize in Economics

Dec 16 2001 - The Turbulent Past

Dec 16 2001 - "Fountains in the Wilderness": Isaiah 35

Dec 16 2001 - Right-wing Extremism in Germany

Dec 10 2001 - Terror and Globalization

Dec 10 2001 - The Third World and Globalization

Dec 10 2001 - Being Evangelical in a Multicultural Society

Dec 07 2001 - America's Brave New World

Dec 03 2001 - Four Lessons for Afghanistan: 1914, 1945, 1973 and 1989

Dec 03 2001 - Attack on the Founding Fathers

Dec 03 2001 - The Philosophy of Short-Sightedness

Dec 03 2001 - The Myth of Productivity

Nov 30 2001 - Attack on the Founding Fathers' Inheritance

Nov 26 2001 - Infinite Justice and the Road to Nowhere

Nov 26 2001 - "The World is Ten Years Old"

Nov 21 2001 - Be Rational, Think Utopian! (1)

Nov 21 2001 - Correcting Inequalities is Most Important

Nov 02 2001 - Totalitarian Economy and Paranoia of Terror

Oct 29 2001 - No Right of War

Oct 28 2001 - The End of Economics

Oct 28 2001 - Propaganda, not Journalism

Oct 18 2001 - Propaganda replaces Journalism

Oct 18 2001 - War Violates International Law

Oct 17 2001 - Pre-War Time - The Turn to More Violence

Oct 17 2001 - To a Solidarian Globalization

Oct 10 2001 - No Right of War

Oct 10 2001 - The Crisis as a Chance: Exodus from the Accumulation Logic

Oct 10 2001 - "The Poor are not Rebeling"

Oct 02 2001 - Recession not Collapse

Oct 02 2001 - The Strong is Helpless Alone

Oct 02 2001 - Punishment not Revenge: The Peace Movement is not Naive

Oct 02 2001 - Redistribution Creates Peace

Oct 02 2001 - End of the Neoliberal Age (1)

Oct 02 2001 - Globalization without a Human Face

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Oct 10 2005 - (3 comments) -

"The People are Boiling with Rage"

Hurricane Katrina has blown the problems in the face of George W Bush that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas: class, race and poverty. In the view of many Bush critics, the chaotic emergency relief was the conse-quence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation.

"THE PEOPLE ARE BOILING WITH RAGE"

George W. Bush has made serious mistakes. Many Americans think they need a new president, not only blankets and food.

By Andrea Bohm

[This article published in: DIE ZEIT 37/2005 is translated fro the German on the World Wide Web,  http://zeus.zeit.de/text/2005/37/Bush.]


The catastrophe can hardly be grasped or comprehended in its extent. New Orleans, a unique city, was swallowed up. The number of dead goes into the thousands. Several hundred thousand people are refugees in their own land whose government asked the help of foreign countries. The US needs a new president in the opinion of many Americans along with blankets, emergency beds and food rations. If George W. Bush pushed the responsibility for the miserably organized emergency relief on others, "I must get cracking," the democratic senator of Louisiana, Landrieu, said before a running camera. A threatened whipping by a member of Congress combined with a plunge in poll numbers is the temporary low in the president's term in office.

In all fairness, many have culpability in the catastrophic disaster control. Bush demanded an evacuation but it could not be ordered. The city authority ordered it too late and was surprised that many slum dwellers had neither cars nor money to reach security. The superdome and the conference center in News Orleans were traps for those left behind - and a PR-disaster for the White House. The television teams were everywhere; the relief convoys were nowhere. Local politicians cried SOS; the leaders of the country seemed deaf and ignorant in the first crucial days. Dick Cheney relaxed in Wyoming and Condoleezza Rice was caught shopping on New York's Fifth Avenue. George W. Bush broke off his vacation two days after the catastrophe and amazed the waiting journalists with the remark that no one expected the levees would break in New Orleans. In truth, the city had lived with this fear for decades.

With astonishingly incompetent slips, the president and his team promoted the image of a cold-hearted leadership squad faced with shocking misery - a misery that revealed more than the destructive power of nature. Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in the face of George W. Bush that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas: "class, race and poverty."

In the view of many Bush critics - including German chancellor Schroeder - the chaotic emergency relief in the hurricane area was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation. However the chaos in the flood was firstly the result of too much misguided state intervention. After the terror attack of September 22, 2002, the Bush administration created a super-department for homeland security. This mammoth bureaucracy also devoured the federal authority for disaster control since the bulk of the resources had to be combined for measures against terrorism. Washington reacted panic-stricken to an enemy named Katrina, not al-Qaida.

In the American capitol, presidential advisor Karl Rove pulls all the levers for damage control. Instead of gliding over the flood ed area in a low flight, the president now appears casual and personal in the refugee shelters - with a relief convoy in the background. An investigative commission under Bush's direction should uncover the shortcomings of the disaster deployment. Politically controversial projects like tax relief for the rich were first covered up. When the news about the death of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist burst in the headlines about Katrina, Bush nominated the somewhat moderate John Roberts as his successor, not the archconservative judge Antonio Scalia. The president signaled to the opposition: I was wounded and I know it.

Conciliatory personnel decisions are hardly enough to stem the political consequences of hurricane Katrina. Unlike after September 11, 2001, Bush cannot redirect the collective shock this time in readiness to struggle against an external enemy. Quite the contrary, the annoyance over the Iraq war that was growing in the last months anyway changed abruptly after hurricane Katrina into open rage. Over a third of the National Guard of Louisiana is presently stationed in Iraq - in actions for which national guardant are not trained and which fewer and fewer Americans think can be won. The governor of Louisiana lacked these troops for disaster relief.

Even more, hurricane Katrina shattered the self-image of a nation that long only say itself as a helper, avenger and protector of the weak and exporter of democracy, prosperity and order. Now it has to ask for blankets and beds. Italy sends transport planes and Germany technical relief organizations. Iran offered oil shipments. Fidel Castro - always a replacement candidate for the "axis of evil" - will send medicines. "Who are we," the columnist Maureen Dowd asked in the New York Times, "if we aren't concerned about our own people?"

This shock goes deeper than September 11, 2001. At that time the picture of a united America was drawn that forgot - even if in a latent state of war - all barriers and oppositions and waved the flag. In September 2005 furious residents of New Orleans held the extended middle finger in the camera and politicians insulted each other. Soldiers shot at looters and treated many of the black homeless more as insurgents than as flood victims. When the rapper Kanye West deviated from his text at a benefit TV-concert last Friday and declared, "George Bush doesn't care about blacks," the NBC television station turned off his microphone. Nevertheless the debate over poverty and racism is in full swing: on the street, on the websites of bloggers and in the columns of columnists. Maureen Dowd titled her column "United States of Shame." "Mr. President, we are furious," exclaimed an editorial of the Times-Picayune from New Orleans.

Even in the conservative camp, people wait for the "storm after the storm." "We are not at the point where something crashes. We are at the point where something bursts," writes the columnist David Brooks. "The people are boiling with rage and wont take it any longer."

Brooks refers to 1927 when the "great flood of the Mississippi" devastated a vast region and made 700,000 people homeless including 330,000 African-Americans. At that time the responsible politicians let the residential areas of the poor flood to save the city. African-Americans were driven together to build dams. Thousands of blacks and whites - half refugees and half prisoners - were freighted into "relief camps." The president at that time, Calvin Coolidge, saw his task as directing "the sympathy of the nation to the fate of the victims" and offering generous donations. The victims roared and elected a leftwing populist named Huey Long as governor a year later. Long carried out radical reforms to combat poverty. He also sent off the National Guard - to march on the oil fields of Standard Oil because the company did not want to pay the new tax financing school supplies. The "great flood" with its political consequences in Louisiana was one of the events that prepared the way for Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

What is the role of the state here? Rebuilding New Orleans - with secure levees, a solid infrastructure and socially mixed residential areas - would be a project of Rooseveltian proportions. Netter protection of American coasts from such disasters in the future requires public investments, international cooperation in protection of the atmosphere and guidelines in developing coastal beaches. It necessitates ending tax gifts to the super-rich and the insight that "homeland security" goes beyond the struggle against terrorism. In other words, it requires a George Bush who adopts a few lines from that president whose political inheritance the Republican Party has tried to destroy with great verve for five years. No one can imagine now whether and how this will happen.