The Wolf Report 27 June 2013: The Lost Art…

26 June, 2013 — The Wolf Report nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

1….of staring blankly into space

Everywhere.  And everyone.  Smartphones.  Everybody’s staring at his or her smartphone.  Some are staring at their smartphones, multi-multi-tasking I suppose.  Or just showing off, as if one flat screen can’t possibly make him or her available enough to all those out there dying to connect. Multiple smartphones.  On the first day of Christmas, the true love offers one Blackberry.  On the second day, two Samsung Galaxy 4s.  On the third, three Iphones.  But nobody’s giving anybody Nokias, that’s for sure.  There is no Christmas for Finland.

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South Africa after Marikana massacre: Strike wave and new workers' organisations challenge old compromises By Leonard Gentle

28 November 2012International Labour Research and Information Group

[Comment: This is a really interesting, well-written, witty, informative as well as an excellent summation of events since the 1990s, and proves once again just how traitorous reformism is for any revolutionary movement. A must read if you want get beyond the cliches and the ideologues. WB] Continue reading

Taking on the Military Keynesians By Mark Engler

27 November 2011 – via Foreign Policy in Focus

War: The Wrong Jobs Program

war-economy.jpgMore than 40 years ago, long before anyone had ever heard of Barack Obama, before the collapse of Bear Stearns, and before contemporary debates about bailouts and debt ceilings, two authors, Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy, considered a tricky problem. In times of downturn, the government must spend to stimulate the economy. Yet getting the political establishment to agree on one particular program of spending seemed nearly impossible.

Baran and Sweezy phrased the conundrum as a question: “On what could the government spend enough to keep the system from sinking into the mire of stagnation?”

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The Occupied Wall Street Journal – news from the revolution — RT

15 October 2011 — The Occupied Wall Street Journal – news from the revolution — RT

As some mainstream media networks continue bashing the Occupy Wall Street protests, the movement publishes its own newspaper at a secret location. RT takes a sneak peek into what the Journal is all about.

­Every revolution has a manifesto. Occupy Wall Street does not – yet. What they do have is the Occupied Wall Street Journal. Attracting readers from all walks of life like bees to honey, the newspaper documents the story of the occupation in the words of those out on the streets calling for change in the US.

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Video: Mainstream media vs. Occupy Wall Street – the battle — RT

13 October 2011 — Mainstream media vs. Occupy Wall Street – the battle — RT

While the mainstream media criticizes the demonstrators for being anarchist hippies, corporate media outlets don’t actually go into the crowd that much to listen to what the frustrated people have to say.

­Reporters go live from across the street. TV satellite trucks are on stand-by for violence and arrests. The independent and foreign channels are the ones covering the important issues from within the action. RT’s Anastasia Churkina takes a look at media coverage of Occupy Wall Street.

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