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Edited by Chris Smiley of The Peace Report
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Capitalism is killing us
“Commercial agriculture, timber extraction, and infrastructure development are causing habitat loss and our reliance on fossil fuels is a major contributor to climate change.”
We need to build a new system: one that will balance economic growth with sustainability and human flourishing.
“Large companies dedicated 93% of their earnings to shareholders between 2007 and 2016 – a shift from the early 1980s, when they sent less than half their revenue to shareholders and spent the rest on employees and other priorities, Warren said.”
Accountable Capitalism Act would bring about ‘fundamental change’, redistribute wealth and give more power to workers
Interesting proposal, with zero added cost to the American taxpayer. Worth the read and consideration.
“Warren wants to create an Office of United States Corporations inside the Department of Commerce and require any corporation with revenue over $1 billion — only a few thousand companies, but a large share of overall employment and economic activity — to obtain a federal charter of corporate citizenship.
The charter tells company directors to consider the interests of all relevant stakeholders — shareholders, but also customers, employees, and the communities in which the company operates — when making decisions. That could concretely shift the outcome of some shareholder lawsuits but is aimed more broadly at shifting American business culture out of its current shareholders-first framework and back toward something more like the broad ethic of social responsibility that took hold during WWII and continued for several decades.”
She’s unveiling a bill to make corporate governance great again.
“A new form of democratic eco-socialism, with the humility to learn from Indigenous teachings about the duties to future generations and the interconnection of all of life, appears to be humanity’s best shot at collective survival,” writes Naomi Klein.
Nathaniel Rich, in his massive New York Times Magazine article, argues “human nature” kept “us” from fixing climate change in the 1980s. He’s dead wrong.
“Facebook was instrumental in the election of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines in 2016. It was instrumental in the Brexit referendum in 2016,” says media studies scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan. “In all of these cases, [it] interfered in the democratic process, distributed propaganda, distributed misinformation, created chaos, often funneled campaign support outside of normal channels. And it’s largely because Facebook is so easy to hijack.”
“Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from Facebook and Instagram Tuesday after Facebook uncovered a plot to covertly influence the midterm elections. The tech giant said 32 fake accounts and Facebook p…
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Art House Politics apologizes for subjecting its audience, whose emotional and psychic wellbeing we have great concern for, to the thoughts of Alex Jones. We are instituting an equal time policy: for every minute of right wing intellectual thought we broadcast, we will also broadcast a restored and visualized minute of old left wing lectures – not as an indication of our beliefs, but to balance the discourse to the enlightened center.
May this carry a wave to American shores.
Hundreds of supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have launched a campaign to reinstate the historic Clause IV of Labour’s constitution in an attempt to “end capitalism and bring about the socialist transformation of society” Labour MPs, councillors and activists have joined forces with senior trade uni…