Voices from Russia

Monday, 2 September 2013

2 September 2013. Video. Celebrate Labour on Labour Day

00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13

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In this Labour Day message, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labour and subject of the upcoming documentary Inequality for All, breaks down what it’ll take for workers to get a fair share in this economy… including big profitable corporations like McDonald’s and Walmart ponying up and finally paying fair wages. McDonald’s and Walmart… pay your employees decent wages! Your typical employee is now earning 8.25 to 8.80 USD (275-293 Roubles. 8.60-9.20 CAD. 9-9.60 AUD. 6.25-6.75 Euros. 5.25-5.60 UK Pounds) an hour. Most are adults, responsible for bringing in half their family’s income. You can easily afford to pay them 15 USD (500 Roubles. 15.60 CAD. 16.40 AUD. 11.40 Euros. 9.60 UK Pounds) an hour without causing layoffs or requiring price hikes. Your shareholders and executives are doing spectacularly well.

28 August 2013

Nick Berning

Move On

http://front.moveon.org/how-workers-can-get-a-fair-shake-a-labor-day-message-from-robert-reich/#.UiTwUBttiyo

Editor’s Note:

We have to end the charade of voodoo economics brought by Margaret “Milk Snatcher” Thatcher and Slobberin’ Ronnie (and reinforced by Shrub Bush). We produce the wealth… we deserve our fair share. If that’s “Red”… so be it, I’m proud to be a Red! Those who didn’t work to produce the wealth, shouldn’t take the lion’s share… and I’m not alone in thinking that way.

BMD

2 September 2013. It’s LABOUR Day… NOT “Management” Day!

00a IWW logo. 02.09.13

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00a1 IWW logo. 02.09.13

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00a2 IWW logo. 02.09.13

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00a3 IWW logo. 02.09.13

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00a4 IWW logo. 02.09.13

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The globe indicates that Labour (like Capital) is international. Subservient journalists such as Rod Dreher and Ann Coulter often call Unions “un-American” and “foreign-influenced”, but Capital receives praise from the Corporate Media and its running-dog Prostitute Press for exploiting poor countries and exporting jobs internationally to the lowest bidder. That’s interesting, it makes multinational Corporations scofflaws… they profit from wages that are illegal under the laws of developed countries and from regulatory climates abroad similar to that of the so-called “Gilded Age” (again, in obvious and deliberate flouting of laws in their home countries). That’s to say, most Republicans (and their analogues abroad) are criminal gangsters at heart… they advocate a business environment that does its damnedest to break every labour, safety, and regulatory standard on the statute books. They have NO part in Labour Day… it isn’t “Executives’ Day”, after all.

The Stars on the logo stand for:

  • Education
  • Agitation
  • Emancipation

At one time, in some areas of the USA, these words were considered “subversive” and illegal; the bosses used them as a pretext to jail union organisers. Indeed, today, the Southern USA is known for its hostility to organised labour (and coddling of mendacious business enterprises… Wal-Mart’s not in Bentonville AR for no reason, after all)… the Sectarian Evangelicals there teach that labour must grovel before Capital (for, you see, if you’re rich, you have God’s favour… if you’re not, you aren’t in God’s good graces, dontcha know). The letters IWW (besides the obvious!), have another coded meaning:

I WILL WIN!

Labour Day is for us to remember that the goodness that workers enjoyed in North America and Europe was FOUGHT FOR… the Affluent Effluent bosses didn’t give us anything without a bitter fight. All you have to do is to look at Wal-Mart… their reaction to the revelations of massive scheming on their part (which they call “outsourcing” and “right to work”) was an expensive ad campaign on TV… not an effort to put things right. The Golden Age of Labour was between 1933 and 1981… we’ve lived in a rapacious Dark Age since then. However, it looks as though things are looking up. We’ve tried voodoo economics for thirty-odd years… and they’ve failed. I only hope that its end won’t be overly bloody.

Again, this is LABOUR DAY… not BOSSES DAY. Let’s not dishonour our ancestors by forgetting that (that’s especially salient for us Russian Orthodox people, by the way). Keep it focused.

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Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Labour Day

Albany NY

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Pope Francisco Criticises “Savage Capitalism” On Visit to Food Kitchen

00 Remember Our Heritage. 12.06

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On Tuesday, Pope Francisco Bergoglio criticised what he called “savage capitalism” on a visit to a food kitchen, in an address in which he called for the revival of the values of generosity and charity, saying, “A savage capitalism has taught the logic of profit at any cost, of giving in order to get, of exploitation without thinking of people… and we see the results in the crisis we are experiencing”. Francisco greeted the men and women coming to the “Gift of Maria” food kitchen, located at the walls of the Vatican. The first non-European pontiff in centuries, the Argentine-born pope last week called for financial reform, condemning a “dictatorship of the economy” and a “cult of money”. Francisco has set a simpler style for the papacy since taking office in March, shunning traditional ornate garments, and living in a guesthouse instead of the Apostolic Palace. He said that he wants the 1.2-billion-member Catholic Church to defend the poor and to be more austere itself.

21 May 2013

Naomi O’Leary

Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/21/us-pope-capitalism-idUSBRE94K12K20130521

Editor’s Note:

There’s no joy in Mudville… actually, no joy in the District and its suburbs. You see, HH AGREES with Pope Francisco on the topic of capitalism. That is, the leaders of the two largest Christian bodies on the planet see eye-to-eye on the subject of DAS KAPITAL (and its soulless grasping votaries and devotees). They’re both LEFTISTS! They both DISAGREE with Paffhausen, Potapov, Mattingly, and Dreher… indeed, they make it clear that these American gents aren’t only wrong, they’re purveyors of an evil and putrid ideology of greed and godless pride.

As for us Russian Orthodox people, let’s remember Baba and Dede (and how they struggled for what’s right and true and just)… nothing more need be said…

BMD 

Some Vox Pop from the Cabinet:

“I remember my baba going after Metropolitan Leonty because she was worried her grandchildren would leave the Church if the services were only in Slavonic. The convert scum these days don’t know anything about anything”.

‘Nuff said…

BMD

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Orthodox priest attacked in Libya

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Archimandrite Joachim of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and all Africa was attacked at St George Church in Tripoli, its parishioners are Greeks and CIS citizens. An unknown gunmen fired at the priest when the latter was standing in the churchyard, but he wasn’t wounded. Greek and Cypriot diplomats issued a protest to the Libyan government over the incident.

5 May 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_05_05/73883379/

Editor’s Note:

The neocon Republicans and Interventionist Democrats cream their jeans over the new Libyan government. Actually, the place has descended into anarchy, which suits the Western multinational corporations just fine. You see, the money that Gaddafi “wasted” on social programmes will now flow into the already-swollen coffers of the McMansion dwellers. Isn’t that SPECIAL? Who cares if they shoot at priests? The money’s flowing to the RIGHT PEOPLE now… THAT’S what important. I observe that the inordinate cost of the attempt by the American political/economic ruling element at enforcing global hegemony by the multinational oligarchs has bankrupted the nation… it has crippled it for the next generation, at least (if not more… Reaganite voodoo economics sucked away at the substance of the economy). Those McMansions bear a very dear price tag, indeed… borne by the ordinary sloggers out there, not by the snotty affluent effluent filth who inhabit them. God DOES see and He SHALL judge.

If you vote for the Republicans, you vote for greed, torture, “the survival of the fittest”, and no regulation upon the most feral amongst us… Remember their motto… “Be silent, you ungrateful bastard, or you’ll find out what the Patriot Act‘s REALLY all about…”

The Nazis, at least, took care of the German working class (there’s no Tea Party equivalent of KdF)… the American Republicans do NOT… draw your own conclusions.

BMD

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