Global Capitalism: A Looming Capitalist Crisis, Major Candidates Ignore It

Video with Richard D. Wolff, 96.33 min, uploaded by Democracy At Work, Oct 12, 2016 … these programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For October 12th, these will include:

Economic Solution Links:

COOP Profile:, an online software worker cooperative based in Aotearoa New Zealand;
Producing a software to help you Making good decisions with your group …;

Interview with Alanna Krause, co-founder and worker-owner of, on Democracy At Work, Oct 2, 2016.

Could you provide some background on Loomio? What problem does your service/product solve?

  • Loomio is a decision-making tool for groups who want to collaborate democratically. It enables more transparency and inclusion, with fewer meetings and emails. Unlike a survey or poll, it facilitates a process of constructive deliberation, synthesising solutions from diverse viewpoints.
  • We created Loomio to solve a problem we ourselves were having, and then found a lot of other people need this tool, too. It can be very difficult to get everyone together for a meeting, and even then you often only hear from certain voices or you run out of time. Meanwhile, trying to make clear, well-documented decisions using mass reply-all emails or open-ended social media messaging is a mess.
  • With Loomio, it’s easy to include all the stakeholders, and converge on clear outcomes you can act on together.
  • Loomio originally grew out of the intersection of activists from the Occupy movement and entrepreneurs from Enspiral, a network of positive impact businesses. We realized we were trying to solve the same problem — fast, inclusive, effective decision-making — so we tackled it together.

What inspired you to found Loomio as a worker cooperative as opposed to a traditional model? … // … (full interview text).

Other Links:

Limited ’self-defense strikes’: US military destroys 3 ‘radar sites’ in Yemen, on RT, Oct 13, 2016;

Podesta files: Top 10 revelations from leaked Clinton campaign e-mails, on RT, Oct 13, 2016: RT brings you a comprehensive look at ten most stunning revelations – ranging from hatred for the phrase “everyday Americans” to extraterrestrial contacts – found in emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta that were released by WikiLeaks …;

  • from 1. Attitude towards ‘everyday Americans’,
  • by 6. Policy-making and ‘backroom deals’ should be concealed from voters,
  • and by 9. Chelsea Clinton ‘acted like a spoiled brat’,
  • to 10. ‘Extraterrestrials, the highest form of intelligence working directly with God’ … Aliens want to help humans but are afraid of violence on Earth, Apollo program astronaut Edgar Mitchell wrote to Podesta in 2015, citing an impending space war and the Vatican’s knowledge of alien life …;

Gorbachev’s Nuclear Initiative of January 1986 and the Road to Reykjavik, on National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 563, Compiled and edited by Svetlana Savranskaya and Thomas Blanton, Research assistance from Tal Solovey and Nadezhda Smakhtina, October 12, 2016:

  • Soviet nuclear abolition proposal in January 1986 welcomed by Reagan, set stage for historic Reykjavik summit and the INF Treaty 30 years ago;
  • Gorbachev believed US dismissed idea as propaganda but declassified documents show major internal debate, consultations with allies, serious presidential support, 32 docs, notes;

Prison Uprisings, From Attica to Today, on Dissent, by Tim Barker, Oct 7, 2016;

What’s Left for Brazil? on Dissent, by Lucas Iberico Lozada, Oct 4, 2016;

Krisenvorsorge: Tipps & Hilfestellungen zur Vorsorge für den kommenden Systemcrash, 56.33 min, von Schweiz5 am 20. Sept 2016 … mit Michael Vogt spricht mit Gerhard Spannbauer, Experte zum Thema Krisenvorsorge … mit einer Vielzahl theoretischer Tipps, welche konkrete Produkte und Tricks über einen Systemcrash hinweghelfen;

Iran Deal: A Step Toward Re-imagining the Middle East – Panel Discussion, 106.33 min, uploaded by Massachusetts Peace Action, Sept 11, 2016 … with Stephen Kinzer, Stephen M. Walt, Shahin Tabatabaei and, as Master of Ceremonies, Jimmy Tingle’s unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy and commentary …;

Courting Armageddon – Helen Caldicott, 40.12 min, uploaded by Massachusetts Peace Action, Sept 9, 2016;

Fallen Angels, true cost of sex tourism - Philippine’s fatherless kids, 49.10 min, on RT, by Alyona Simikina, May 25, 2016: Angeles City in the Philippines is a well-known sex tourism destination. There used to be an American air base here, but now it’s popular among mainly retired men who travel in search of sex for sale. Hundreds of local young women work in the bars and night clubs offering additional services for the money they desperately need to make ends meet and feed their families. The real victims though are the sex workers’ children, conceived by foreign travellers …;

SOS: Sold Out Slaves, Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis, 26.40 min, on RT, Feb 12, 2016;

Eurokrise: Was wird aus unseren Ersparnissen? Wie bringe ich mein Geld in Sicherheit? 13.03 min, von Recht auf Durchblick am 27. Jan 2015 … Interview mit Michael Grant – Bestsellerautor und Krisenexperte in Deutschland …;


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