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War machine churns despite shutdown, participator economics: Alternative to capitalism?

October 09, 2013 04:30

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Abby Martin calls out the absurdity of de-furloughing thousands of military defense contractors because of ‘national security’, all the while leaving thousands of food and safety inspectors out of work due to the government shutdown. Co-founder of the participatory economics theory, Michael Albert, talks about how this philosophy would work for all, and why it’s different from other alternatives to capitalism. A look back on the tragic incident in 1985, when police firebombed a Philadelphia neighborhood in an attempt to punish members of the MOVE revolutionary political group. To this day, no one has been held accountable for the deaths of 11 people, including five children who were burned alive. Finally, we highlight a few of the most disturbing crowd control gadgets used by militarized police on protestors across the country.

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