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Goldman bankers get rich betting on food prices as millions starve

Goldman bankers get rich betting on food prices as millions starve | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Goldman Sachs made more than a quarter of a billion pounds last year by speculating on food staples, reigniting the controversy over banks profiting from the global food crisis.
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John McCutcheon - Christmas In The Trenches - YouTube

I did not put these pictures together, nor would I want to take any credit for it. John McCutcheon - Christmas In The Trenches. My name is Francis Tolliver. ...
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This is the John McCutcheon song about a Christmas event 100 years ago….

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A New Resistance

A New Resistance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Forty years ago, a chemical was born. It's in our food, water, air, soil, blood, urine and breast milk.
Are you Roundup Ready? Or ready for a New Resistance?
Watch the trailer
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Here is a link to the trailer of a new film on round-up

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Paul Krugman warns severe austerity measures are pushing countries to brink of fascism

Paul Krugman warns severe austerity measures are pushing countries to brink of fascism | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Inequality has always come at a severe price to everyone in the end. That cost was paid by the rich as well as the poor. The backlash of inequality in recent history was Soviet Russia and Castro in Cuba. The cost to the wealthy was tax of 100% when everyone got sick of the  their dominance, greed and control took everything they had to the State which at least fed, clothed, educated people, provided a place to live, kept the lights and water on and even treated the sick and provided jobs.  That is starting to sound desirable right ????  We need to reel our rich individuals and companies in before they mess everything up for everyone including their own rich families. Those rich of the past were either killed or forced to run out of the country with what rices they could take. Nowadays there will be no where for the rich to run as the austerity has gone global.  


A blend of capitalism and socialism has served us well during the last century….The extreme of either of these two opposing ideas of capitalism and socialism has not served us well. Once the rich succeed in their harvest of resources, power and wealth  then the backlash sets in and it has never been pretty or played out well for the rich. The desperate don't have time to be understanding or nice to the rich they feel stepped on them, took unto themselves the gains made from everyone's labor and efforts.. That backlash of extreme socialism did help the poor and working class…. But it also limits their power and rights as well as well.

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1,892 US Veterans Are Thought to Have Committed Suicide Since January 1, 2014

1,892 US Veterans Are Thought to Have Committed Suicide Since January 1, 2014 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
'Nearly 1,900 military veterans are thought to have taken their own lives in just 2014 alone, according to an estimate from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.' Paul Szoldra, Business Insider
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Will the CIA's 'torture report' pose a threat to Americans?

Will the CIA's 'torture report' pose a threat to Americans? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As the CIA is poised to release its first public report on the agency's own use of torture on Al Quaida detainees, the U.S. security community braces for possible backlash abroad.
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Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age | George Monbiot

Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age | George Monbiot | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative. In the first of a new series, here’s how we can take on the fat cats
Does this sometimes feel like a country under enemy occupation?
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How people have come to depend on food banks to survive

How people have come to depend on food banks to survive | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A former army nurse and a mother of three talk about how food banks have been the last line of support • Tories seek to avert rift with Church of England in wake of food bank reportBarbara Tolley has been involved in the community all her life,...
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Communes still thrive decades after the '60s, but economy is a bummer, man - Al Jazeera America

Communes still thrive decades after the '60s, but economy is a bummer, man - Al Jazeera America | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Modern utopias -- or intentional communities, as their proponents prefer -- still have to deal with dystopian finances
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Southern Democrats urging a return to party basics - SFGate

Southern Democrats urging a return to party basics - SFGate | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
ATLANTA â€" Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as...
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Canal Boats: The Last Option For Affordable Living In London Is Causing Problems

Canal Boats: The Last Option For Affordable Living In London Is Causing Problems | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
One issue most people who live in the center of metropolitan cities encounter is rising prices.
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US strikes target Islamic State forces in Syrian towns of Raqqa and Kobane (+video)

US strikes target Islamic State forces in Syrian towns of Raqqa and Kobane (+video) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The expanding US-led campaign against the Islamic State in Syria saw a wave of bombings today.
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Can Ferguson spark new civil rights movement? How times have changed. (+video)

Can Ferguson spark new civil rights movement? How times have changed. (+video) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The protesters who have gathered in Ferguson and beyond want to start a national movement. But the changes ushered in by the civil rights movement mean today's issues are more deep-seated.
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Hidden fees are eating up your 401(k)s

Hidden fees are eating up your 401(k)s | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Robert Hiltonsmith says if you knew that 30% of your retirement savings are chipped off, you would probably be outraged.
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How We Came to Accept Police Brutality as the Norm 1/2 | Nomadic Politics

How We Came to Accept Police Brutality as the Norm 1/2 | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
With all the protests around the country about abusive law enforcement, it is a good time to ask how we as a country got into this situation. Is it simply a matter of racism permeating police departments or does it go deeper?
With all of the safeguards hard-wired into the Constitution, how could we have allowed it to happen?
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Twelve year olds are shot or arrested for nothing, a 17 year old possibly hung and a man warning police he could not breath was allowed to die…All these show we need to take a real look at where we are today.

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What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to

What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The bill has 1,603 pages. From changes to the Affordable Care Act, to potatoes, and wolves, we found some gems.
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Back from the Brink: Heroin's Antidote (Excerpt)

Back from the Brink: Heroin's Antidote (Excerpt) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In this excerpt, VICE News visits parent support group Learn2Cope as Mary Jane McHenry speaks to parents of children with opioid addictions.
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▶ Sen. Warren Calls on House to Strike Repeal of Dodd-Frank Provision in Funding Bill - YouTube

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the Senate floor on December 10, 2014 to call on the House of Representatives to remove from the government funding bill a ...
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How will Hong Kong protestors respond to shut-down?

How will Hong Kong protestors respond to shut-down? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Hong Kong's student protestors erected barricades in the city's street over two months ago, to demand democratic elections; they must now decide how to prepare for a court-ordered dismantling of these sites, planned for Thursday.
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Why more smart devices won't help the poor - New York Post

Why more smart devices won't help the poor - New York Post | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
New York plans to build one the largest municipal Wi-Fi networks in the world, delivering Internet access to poorer areas and, Mayor de Blasio boasts, “bridging the digital divide.” Setting aside h...
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New York is reaching out to include it's poor into the technology age!

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Mass surveillance exposed by Snowden ‘not justified by fight against terrorism’

Mass surveillance exposed by Snowden ‘not justified by fight against terrorism’ | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Report by Nils Muižnieks, commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, says ‘secret, massive and indiscriminate’ intelligence work is contrary to rule of law The “secret, massive and indiscriminate” surveillance conducted by intelligence...
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U.S. employers add 321,000 jobs in November

U.S. employers add 321,000 jobs in November | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
U.S. employers added a robust 321,000 jobs in November — the biggest jump in three years.
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Hong Kong protesters and police face off as violent exchanges continue

Hong Kong protesters and police face off as violent exchanges continue | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Police use batons and pepper spray against pro-democracy activists as night of confrontation continues into Monday

Hong Kong: clashes escalate between pro-democracy protesters and police Continue reading...
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Democracy protesters clash with police in Hong Kong

Democracy protesters clash with police in Hong Kong | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mostly young protesters battled with security forces after they tried to surround the Hong Kong government headquarters.
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Pope Francis fails to find common ground in Turkey (+video)

Pope Francis fails to find common ground in Turkey (+video) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Francis said the rise of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria is a threat to the region's Christian minority. Turkey's President Erdogan said the fault lies with the West.
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The Retirement Cafe

The Retirement Cafe | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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This is a helpful retirement blog designed to include plans for those with moderate income and retirement funds.

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