CounterPunch: How US and WTO Screwed India Over Domestic Production of Solar Energy

counterpunch squareHow the US and the WTO Crushed India’s Subsidies for Solar Energy

The subsidies which provoked the ire of the United States are in the form of Domestic Content Requirements (DCRs). These mandate that a set proportion of specified materials used in the NSM must be manufactured in India. . . .  The US attack on India’s energy subsidies represents breathtaking hypocrisy. The US itself provides subsidizes for renewables.

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Sep 1

Jean Lievens: Amazon as 24/7 Hell – Standard

Categories: Commerce,Ethics

Amazon’s 24/7 Hell Is the Future of Work

Working at Amazon may be hell, but so is working everywhere else. Or at least it will be soon. The blockbuster New York Times report documenting Amazon’s “bruising” white collar culture is a fine piece of labor reporting, yet its revelations shouldn’t be too surprising. What the New York Times reports about Amazon seems generally consistent with the ways in which institutionalized work is being reorganized all over the planet.

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Aug 20

Antechinus: 1worker1vote — Cincinnati’s Experiment

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Antechinus

Cincinnati’s experiment with an economy that works for everyone

The 1worker1vote network has developed and is beginning to implement a “union co-op” model, which calls for a business structure that combines worker, and sometimes community, ownership with union representation. With the model, 1worker1vote hopes to demonstrate the viability of a democratic economy, both in terms of ownership and management, capable of eventually replacing the corporate-managed economy that generates astounding wealth for those at the top while leaving nearly a quarter of the country living in poverty and half the population stuck in a debt trap with zero net assets.

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Aug 11

Lee Camp: McCain Steals Land from Native Americans

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Jul 31