Update: Monday, 11:00 A.M., July 13th, 2015. The European Zone governments, the Eurogroup, led by Germany demanded even more concessions and humiliation from Greece such as controlling Greek privatization and the funds generated from it and monitoring and controlling the Greek government’s budget as a price for Greece staying in the Eurozone. It explicitly states there will be no forgiveness of Greek government debt. The Greek Prime Minister, Tsipras, accepted these new conditions which is further blackmail by Germany and Eurogroup. The new plan is even worse than the deal that the Syriza leaders forced through parliament on Friday, July 10th. This even more restrictive austerity plan will now go back to the Greek parliament but Greece has little choice but to “accept” this imperialist deal if it rules out leaving the Eurozone.
What follows is my commentary of July 11th, 2015 after Syriza proposed a restrictive austerity plan with the hope that the Troika would accept it. The Troika led by the German finance minister, Schauble, has now demanded an even greater violation of Greek sovereignty.
by Peter Bohmer, July 11, 2015
Another Police Shootings of African-Americans! It Can Happen Anywhere in the U.S including Olympia. It Did Happen Here!May 27, 2015
by Peter Bohmer, June 4, 2015
Nomination of Larry Mosqueda for emeritus faculty at TESC, Peter Bohmer, May 20, 2015
Please join Kshama Sawant at our fundraiser Friday, June 12th from 6-9 P.M. There will be food and drink. Kshama Sawant will give a talk at this social and community event and fundraiser which is at Patty and Larry Mosqueda’s house, 2725 Westwood Dr., Olympia, WA 98502
Since her election in 2013, Councilmember Sawant has led the opposition to the corporate agenda in Seattle. An unapologetic fighter for working people, she refuses all corporate donations and only accepts the average worker’s wage. She has tirelessly advocated for workers and the environment, risking arrest standing with workers in Sea-Tac AND stopping coal trains from running through Washington. She is anti-capitalist and an advocate for socialism.
Although Kshama Sawant does not represent Olympia directly, her election to the Seattle City Council and her outspoken support for key movements and issues has furthered activism here such as the movement for a $15 hour minimum wage . Opposition to her reelection will be funded by major corporations. So Kshama Sawant’s reelection is important far beyond Seattle. That is why we are organizing this fundraiser.
Join us in our urgent fight to defend a true champion of the working class and anti-corporate politics! We hope you can make it.
Even if you cannot make this fundraisert, please make a check out to “Vote Sawant’ and mail it to the Mosqueda address above, or go to http://www.kshamasawant.org/
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
What follows is the Powerpoint presentation on the economics of $15 an hour of the Economics for Everyone Workshop led by Peter Bohmer and Savvina Chowdhury on April 8, 2015 at Traditions Cafe at Fifth and Water Street in downtown Olympia. We followed powerful presentation by four low wage workers who are active in Working Washington, a statewide group organizing low wage workers. Our next Economics of Everyone workshop is Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 7 P.M. at Traditi0ns on “The Anti-Austerity Struggle in Greece and Spain and Lessons for the United States”.
My talk at Rally Organized by the Badass Teachers Association (BAT) against High Stakes Testing, Feb. 16, 2015February 16, 2015
by Peter Bohmer, at Sylvester Park, downtown Olympia at the “Against Toxic Testing” rally.
Here is the syllabus for the winter 2015 quarter of the Political Economy and Social Movements: Race, Class and Gender Program that I am teaching with Savvina Chowdhury and Martha Schmidt.