Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, is pushing fascinating cooperatively run manufacturing ventures in the country- see the BBC report here. I think lessons will be learned there that will be added to the lessons already being learned in places like Argentina regarding the feasibility of democratic, worker-run enterprises. This news is a huge boost to that movement and model for constructing a more economically democratic society.
Dorian Breuer's news archive
A news and issues scrapbook of a Chicago commuter who reads newspapers found on public transportation.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Un-F*ing believeable. Perhaps not. We are all going to die. The Pentagon accidentally published (then removed) a non-classified document containing war plans for a preemptive strike using nuclear weapons.
What do we have to do here to survive??? Thanks to Cursor.org for that news/info.
Also, when will we hear in our dead media (blah blah blah) about the hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay??
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Nation States not for almost anyone...
Hmm. For those lovers of Nation States as a way of organizing human affairs and society, some bad news. Most people, according to the BBC, don't think their country "is governed by the will of the people."
As for the United States and Canada, "49% of people said they trusted religious leaders, compared to a global average of 19%." It was quite a small sample size for the US and Canada, only 1,500 people. But still, very interesting.