Allow me to introduce myself.

I’m a second generation Chicagoan. Live on the north side and work on the west side. I was around in the 70’s as a hippy. What little of Marx I understood then I liked. So when governments are democratic l tend to prefer them especially, of course, over corporations. My standards for democracy [...]

Hard Times and Horsemeat: Coming Here?

Andrew Kreig Justice Integrity Project

February 17, 2013

My morning newspaper Feb. 17 provided several depressing reports. I learned more about the spread of horsemeat in Europe’s human food supply. Subscribers read also about austerity measures in the United States that hurt the young, old, and those in between.

The downward developments are worth noting, [...]

Week Shaping Up to Be Make-It-Or-Break-It Moment For Greece

International Business Times, By Eleazar David Meléndez, October 08

A meeting in Athens Tuesday between the Greek political leadership and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be a highlight in euro zone crisis developments this week. The visit could also determnine the Hellenic Republic’s future within the currency union.

The visit by Merkel into what is [...]

French protesters march in ‘resistance’ to austerity

Thousands take to the streets of Paris in move described by government minister as ‘fundamental error’

The Guardian, By Kim Willsher, September 30

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest against the spread of [...]

Austerity anger: Protesters hit the streets of Madrid, Lisbon in tens of thousands

RT, September 29

Tens of thousands of Spanish and Portuguese protesters have gathered on the streets of Madrid and Lisbon to rally against the economic pain caused by the countries’ harsh austerity programs.

In Spain, demonstrators spoke out against government spending cuts, tax hikes, and the nation’s alarmingly high unemployment rate.

The protest was centered [...]

Why I gatecrashed David Hartnett’s dinner party

Adam Ramsey

(Originally posted by New Internationalist, republished under a Creative Commons license)

Last week, some friends and I burst in on a speech from the retired HMRC boss Dave Hartnett at a tax dodgers conference. The video of our action has since gone viral. Here’s why I did it:

I stood as [...]