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The man behind the V for Vendetta mask

The man behind the V for Vendetta mask | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

The sinister Guy Fawkes masks made famous by the film V for Vendetta have become an emblem for anti-establishment protest groups. Who's behind them?

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Cartoon from 1912, one year before the creation of the Federal Reserve… amazing.

Cartoon from 1912, one year before the creation of the Federal Reserve… amazing. | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

Ok, so this appeared on a conspiracy site, but such an arresting image!

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Vive La US Revolution! Bill Bonner muses on the growing Occupy Wall Street protests

Vive La US Revolution! Bill Bonner muses on the growing Occupy Wall Street protests | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

The US is probably getting ready for a revolution. Back in the Cold War days, the CIA was asked to do a portrait of a country that might have a revolution. It decided that such a country would have three characteristics:

A big gap between rich and poor.

A middle class that was disappearing…or one that never existed in the first place.

A lot of people with a grudge.

The US fits each of these criteria. And then some others the spooks hadn’t thought about.

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A Survey Says Most Wall Street Workers Expect Same Or Higher Bonus As Last Year: Wonder How The Protesters Will React?

A Survey Says Most Wall Street Workers Expect Same Or Higher Bonus As Last Year: Wonder How The Protesters Will React? | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

While most Americans aren't expecting their incomes to rise with the cost of living in the near future, more than 60 percent of Wall Street professionals say they anticipate their bonuses will be higher or the same as the bonus they earned in...

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Occupy Wall Street: Egyptian Activist Goes 'From Liberation Square To Washington Square' (VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street: Egyptian Activist Goes 'From Liberation Square To Washington Square' (VIDEO) | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street supporters gathered in Washington Square Park on Saturday afternoon for a General Assembly intended to spread the movement's message.

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Occupy Wall Street Protest - A Video Montage

Not sure about the soundtrack, but some arresting images from the Occupy Wall Street demonstrrations

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Default: the student loan mini documentary (video)

Default: the student loan mini documentary (video) | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

Default: the Student Loan Documentary chronicles the stories of US borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the private student lending industry and their struggles to change the system.

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(VIDEO) Occupy London clashes: Fighting erupts at UK protest

Here's a new video from the Occupy London protesters

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Protesters attempt to occupy US Senate

Protesters attempt to occupy US Senate | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

Police arrest six demonstrators after nearly 100 flooded Capitol Hill in an effort to shut down Congress.

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'There's something happenin' here, what it is ain't exactly clear' Occupy San Diego, Day 1

'There's something happenin' here, what it is ain't exactly clear' Occupy San Diego, Day 1 | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

From East Coast to West ... yes, it's where all the liberals live (allegedly), but will this nonviolent protest spread to the rump of the US?

 

It’s been a long, short week, if that makes any sense at all… I haven’t slept much in the last few days, the wheels in my head have been spinning constantly, a mantra in the near reaches of my conscious...

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Evokes Vietnam-Era Protests Says NY Mayor Bloomberg

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Evokes Vietnam-Era Protests Says NY Mayor Bloomberg | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

The simmering discontent that has provoked the Occupy Wall Street protests has prompted numerous historical comparisons. Some are calling the movement a liberal version of the Tea Party. Others see a repeat of the 1930s populism that accompanied the New Deal.

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