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Is it Time to Police the Police? - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

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Speculating About Global Violent Uprizing. When Is It Necessary?
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Young people 'nothing to live for'

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This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians | VICE United States

This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians | VICE United States | Deliberating Violent Revolution | Scoop.it
With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it's pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of all the corruption. Luckily, there's an app for that.
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Exposing the secrets of unaccountable power

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British journalist and WikiLeaks editor Sarah Harrison, who helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden get to safety on his flight from Hong Kong to Moscow, discusses the "Battle against unaccountable power."
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Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: "This Won't End Pretty" | Zero Hedge

Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: "This Won't End Pretty" | Zero Hedge | Deliberating Violent Revolution | Scoop.it
The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.
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Watch a Jaw-Dropping Visualization of Every Protest Since 1979

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Penn State doctoral candidate John Beieler has created a time-lapse visualization of every protest on the planet since 1979. And it is jaw-dropping.
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The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

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In 2002, investigative journalist and TED Fellow Will Potter decided to take a break from his regular beat, writing about shootings and murders for the Chicago Tribune. He went to help a local group campaigning against animal testing: "I thought it would be a safe way to do something positive," he says. Instead, he was arrested, and so began his ongoing journey into a world in which peaceful protest is branded as terrorism.
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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

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One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube

"Refresh the page and check your Flash Player is up to date if you have Audio Issues!" Chris Hedges speaks on 29/3/2014 at the "One Nation Under Surveillance...
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Indian factory workers beat CEO to death

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Six arrested after workers attack jute factory boss with stones and iron rods in dispute over hours.
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Michael Hastings: Obama declared war on the press, press should declare war on govt. & Pentagon - YouTube

ORIGINALLY POSTED AS When Michael Hastings said this, he signed his DEATH sentence BUT THEN supposedly REMOVED BY THE USER Technocrats under the bonnet The f...
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How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

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“Avoid socks. They are a fatal giveaway of a phony nonconformist.”

“Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?,”
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): iTunes, Assad, and Right Said Fred - YouTube

Right Said Fred (really!) appears on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad what a dick he is. It's going to be especial...
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Boycott FIFA Maffia World Cup 2014 Brasil

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14 Tactics Used by the Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent for the Oligarchy - Waking Times « Waking Times

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March for Democracy - Hong Kong - YouTube

July 1st, Hong Kong, huge numbers take to streets to march for democracy. Hong Kong's unofficial referendum organized by Occupy Central, a protest group whic...
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Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert 'unspecified US war' – ‪Cryptome‬

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Not by us, though, says coy leaker tweet
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Why Equality Works Better

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Greenhouse

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The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the
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Driver, 60, caught 'using cell phone jammer to keep motorists around him off the phone'

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A vigilante Florida motorist is facing a $48,000 fine for allegedly using an illegal cell phone jammer in his SUV to keep drivers around him off the phone.
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'No more austerity:' Thousands rally in London demanding alternative from govt (VIDEO)

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Thousands of protesters hit streets in London in a “no more austerity” march, which demanded an alternative to the “greed and selfishness” of the Con-Dem coalition.
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How WikiLeaks opened our eyes to the illusion of freedom

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Slavoj Zizek: Julian Assange, who went into exile in the Ecuadorean embassy two years ago, has blown apart the myth of western liberty
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When the Pentagon Wants to Predict Unrest, It's Time to Be Unpredictable | VICE News

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A multi-million dollar DoD research project assumes civil breakdown and works to contain dissent. It's time to think outside the box.
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Will Potter: The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest - YouTube

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Cory Doctorow novel pulled from school reading for 'questioning authority'

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Little Brother has been dropped from Florida high school programme over fears parents might object
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Paper money is unfit for a world of high crime and low inflation - FT.com

Paper money is unfit for a world of high crime and low inflation

Abolishing physical currency would achieve two valuable objectives, writes Kenneth Rogoff
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Has the time come to consider phasing out anonymous paper currency, starting with large-denomination notes? Getting rid of physical currency and replacing it with electronic money would kill two birds with one stone.
 

First, it would eliminate the zero bound on policy interest rates that has handcuffed central banks since the financial crisis. At present, if central banks try setting rates too far below zero, people will start bailing out into cash. Second, phasing out currency would address the concern that a significant fraction, particularly of large-denomination notes, appears to be used to facilitate tax evasion and illegal activity.

 
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Yes, there are some important arguments in favour of the status quo. These include a likely loss of seigniorage revenue – the profit central banks make by printing money – even if anonymous paper currency is replaced with purportedly anonymous electronic government currency. Even though central bank “profits” are turned over to national treasuries, the ability to skim off expenses without having to beg can help insulate central banks from political pressures. But the real costs to governments would be much less than the loss of seigniorage revenues might indicate, because they would gain revenue by making tax evasion more difficult. There would also be savings from crime reduction.
 

Another issue is that society may want to preserve the right for individuals to make anonymous payments in certain activities, even if it is desirable to strip away the cloak of anonymity from those engaged in tax evasion and crime. Anonymity, for example, facilitates experimentation at the fringes of society with activities that might ultimately become legal (buying marijuana, for instance).

The idea of finding creative ways to get around the zero bound on interest rates has been championed for more than a decade by Willem Buiter, a former UK Monetary Policy Committee member. Phasing out paper currency is by far the simplest. With electronic payments mechanisms becoming increasingly prevalent even in small transactions, and with the supply of paper currency overwhelmingly top-heavy with large-denomination notes, the case for keeping the currency status quo has weakened.
 

Without going into gory detail, in both the eurozone and the US there is roughly $4,000 in circulation for every man, woman and child, and it is not easy to find. In Japan the figure is almost double that. In the US and Japan, more than 75 per cent of currency is held in the largest denomination notes, the $100 bill and the Y10,000 note. The situation in the eurozone is different only in that there is a larger range of high-denomination notes going all the way to €500, but the basic point is similar.

 
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True, it is likely that a significant share – perhaps half – of dollars and euros circulates internationally. Some portion of this is surely abetting illegal activity and tax evasion. (In arresting Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord, two months ago, authorities found a room containing more than $200m, and this was not a first.) Then again, dollars and euros, including large-denomination notes, are also used for legal purposes. Even so, there still appears to be a very large share circulating in domestic underground economies, estimated to be at least 7-8 per cent of gross domestic product for the USand considerably higher for Europe.
 

Of course, if governments could credibly issue an anonymous electronic currency, the problem of the zero bound would still be solved and central banks could keep pushing their product. Even if this outcome is feasible, however, it is hardly desirable. Note that if governments do stop issuing anonymous currency, then they would probably have to ensure that the private sector did not proffer a Bitcoin-like substitute. Otherwise, illegal activities would proceed unabated, and the government would forfeit even the small inflation tax revenue it gets now. Finally, a shift away from anonymous paper currency would ideally involve co-operation among governments.

Perhaps the right place to begin is by phasing out large denomination notes. This might be enough to accomplish the main objectives. It is time to consider whether paper currency is vestigial, or worse.

  
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Rising Resource Costs Escalate Odds of Global Unrest

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As we observe the growing unrest in Ukraine, there is the usual rush to ascribe a cause. Was it meddling by the West? Russia? Was it corruption by prior leaders? Simmering resentments that stretch bac
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