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How the Creative Response of Artists and Activists Can Transform the World | The Nation

How the Creative Response of Artists and Activists Can Transform the World | The Nation | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
It's the antidote to the consumerism and cynicism that define our culture.

Via EmilieSoleil, Janet Owen Driggs
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For those that think changes can't be made by individuals uniting for common cause this article begs to differ with that hopelessness idea.

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Using Manuel Castells as a reference, the power of ICTs become apparent in a setting of social movements. They create a space of public discussion and debate that can be compared to Habermas' public sphere. The power of communication is evident as activists act as a counter-power challenging the existing order and institutions in place. 

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Concern over Brexit's impact on political landscape in Northern Ireland

Concern over Brexit's impact on political landscape in Northern Ireland | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Irish parliament wants input into EU negotiations amid fear British departure could affect north-south relations The fragile political settlement in Northern Ireland would face greater instability if the UK votes to leave the EU in David Cameron’s...
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U.S. Health Care Companies Enjoy Big Opening In India - Forbes

U.S. Health Care Companies Enjoy Big Opening In India - Forbes | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
India's economy is expected to grow 7.5% in the year ahead, driven by ever-growing demand for energy, infrastructure, and technology and high-quality healthcare. I've traveled to India to see what's happening.
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Trampling culture, destroying history | The Why Files

Trampling culture, destroying history | The Why Files | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Deliberate destruction and looting threaten antiquities. Is this the rule or the exception through history? Why destroy culture?
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The attacks on historical sites in the middle east and now Egypt are a sad destruction of knowledge and our link to access communications from people of our past. Yes, it is our history there as well as theirs. Many of the stories of the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims and those that predate all those faiths lay in the dust and artifacts of those lands. Here is a story of how often and why this has happened. This is an interesting read.

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In the Sharing Economy, No One's an Employee

In the Sharing Economy, No One's an Employee | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Carlos Barria / Reuters What do construction companies, strip clubs, and services like Uber and Lyft have in common?
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Heavy metal: Life at the world's largest shipyard - BBC News

Heavy metal: Life at the world's largest shipyard - BBC News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
How South Korea has become a global leader in shipbuilding.

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Policies on employee appearance and social media use declared unlawful - Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)

Policies on employee appearance and social media use declared unlawful - Crain's Cleveland Business (blog) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board just issued some key rulings on employee handbook provisions.

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You might want to look over this!

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Patriot Act That Dennis Hastert Passed Led To His Indictment

Patriot Act That Dennis Hastert Passed Led To His Indictment | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On Oct. 24, 2001, then-House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) shepherded the Patriot Act through the House of Representatives. It passed 357 to 66, advancing to the Senate and then-President George W.
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Chinese Democracy Isn't Inevitable

Chinese Democracy Isn't Inevitable | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jerry Lampen / Reuters The flaws in China’s political system are obvious. The government doesn’t even make a pretense of holding national elections and punishes those who openly call for multiparty rule.
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Trade Is a Striking Example of the Political Power of the Affluent

Trade Is a Striking Example of the Political Power of the Affluent | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The long-term trend toward reducing restrictions on trade reflects the preferences of the wealthy more than the poor or middle class.
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Strong ethics are more than their own reward

Strong ethics are more than their own reward | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Leaders of every organisation, whether it is corporate, not for profit, government or academic, ignore the health of its ethical culture at their peril.

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How great power competition has changed

How great power competition has changed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Power is now more evenly distributed in the international system. As a result, there is rising geopolitical competition among great powers. Shivshankar Menon lays out the several consequences of this increased competition.

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"In sum, great power relations have deteriorated considerably in the last few years. While there are limits to how bad they can become, there are also limits to their ability to produce international outcomes on urgent issues."

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Legendary Native American Singer-Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on Five Decades of Music, Activism

Legendary Native American Singer-Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on Five Decades of Music, Activism | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, Buffy Sainte-Marie returns to the Democracy Now! studios. Her song "Universal Soldier" became one of the classic antiwar songs of the 1960s. Buffy Sainte-Marie once said, "It’s about individual responsibility for war and how the old feudal thinking kills us all." Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote the song in 1964. A year later, just months after U.S. ground forces invaded Vietnam, the British singer Donovan turned it into a hit. She has also written and sung about the struggles of Native American and First Nations people for decades. She worked with the American Indian Movement and began the Nihewan Foundation for American Indian Education. Her political activism would lead her to be largely blacklisted from commercial radio in the 1970s. On her new album, she re-records two songs from what’s become known as her "blacklist years." Five decades later, Buffy Sainte-Marie is still making powerful music. She has just released "Power in the Blood." It’s her first studio album since 2008.
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Confederate memorials splashed with 'Black Lives Matter' slogan

Confederate memorials splashed with 'Black Lives Matter' slogan | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The 'Black Lives Matter' movement and the controversy over commemoration of the Confederate Army converged Monday when activists spray painted the slogan on Confederate memorial in Baltimore.
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I think a better answer would be place a monument to a black hero close by in a manner that upstages this monument. Or push to have large bushes hide it. Not sure showing the angry, reactive side to a controversy is the best answer for change.

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A new birth for social democracy

A new birth for social democracy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
With the global economy undergoing fundamental transformation, Kemal Derviş argues that a new social contract is needed to account for the increasingly important role that individual preferences, and individual responsibility, play in today’s world.
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Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark

Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Some economists point to Denmark, where fast-food workers make more than twice what they would in the United States, in discussions about American wages.
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America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Charles Rex Arbogast / AP It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their turn before a judge, you wouldn't be able to tell.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Can a relative progressive win over the GOP? (+video)

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Can a relative progressive win over the GOP? (+video) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Senator Lindsey Graham is a fire-breathing hawk on national security issues. But he’s shown a willingness to work with Democrats in bipartisan fashion on issues like climate change and immigration. Is that a winning presidential strategy?
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IRS sending letters to 200000 taxpayers on hacking - Detroit Free Press

IRS sending letters to 200000 taxpayers on hacking - Detroit Free Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service is sending letters to about 200,000 taxpayers who are at risk of ID theft because hackers appear to have sensitive data.

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News to know! Watch your  mailbox...

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Four robots that will take our jobs

Four robots that will take our jobs | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
While the world’s most advanced robots are still trying to master stairs (and karate), there will come a time when many jobs currently held by humans are done by robot workers.
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How an Inaccurate Soundbite Might Take Down Obamacare

How an Inaccurate Soundbite Might Take Down Obamacare | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Joshua Roberts / Reuters The Supreme Court is about to decide another blockbuster case arising under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt

A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
James Steidl/ Shutterstock/The Atlantic CINCINNATI—When they were deciding where to settle down and raise a family, Lorena Mora-Mowry, a lawyer from Venezuela, and her husband Paul, a mechanical engineer from California, performed extensive research.
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Senate Vote Is a Victory for Obama on Trade, but a Tougher Test Awaits

Senate Vote Is a Victory for Obama on Trade, but a Tougher Test Awaits | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Senator Mitch McConnell aligned with the president to push the deal, which would link 12 nations on either side of the Pacific into a trading bloc and expand the president’s trading authority. The legislation still requires House approval.
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While we were celebrating heroes this weekend look who was undercutting the efforts  of those that died for our freedom. I bunch of cowards, sneaks and vultures who seek to not let us have a voice. Just Saying!!!!! Mitch tried to slip in the vote on mass surveillance of citizen in renewing  the Patriot Act  as well this weekend...Give us a break Kentucky why didn't you ditch this guy!??? Just don't bother them with your wishes as citizens while their big multinational donors own them. VOTE THEM OUT AND TAKE OUR BUSINESS TO COMPANIES THAT DON"T OVERCHARGE US ENOUGH TO BUY THE GLOBE AND CORRUPT OUR POLITICIANS!!!!! PLEASE FOLKS LET'S WAKE UP!!! IS OBAMA A GOP TROJAN HORSE? THAT IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION!!!

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Shareholder Group Says Ernst & Young Knew About Wal-Mart Mexico Bribery Allegations

Shareholder Group Says Ernst & Young Knew About Wal-Mart Mexico Bribery Allegations | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A small shareholder group says Wal-Mart’s longtime auditor, Ernst & Young, knew about possible bribery in Mexico long before the company disclosed it to U.S. authorities, highlighting a little-plumbed area of U.S. anticorruption law.

CtW Investment Group, which works with union pension funds that hold about 0.15% of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stock, made the claim in a letter last Thursday to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which oversees public companies’ outside accounting firms.

The letter cites an internal Wal-Mart email dated Feb. 27, 2006, that says employees in Wal-Mart’s Bentonville, Ark., headquarters “briefed Ernst & Young over the past several months,” along with some of the company’s directors, on an internal investigation into the possible bribery. It wasn’t until late 2011 that Wal-Mart disclosed its investigation to the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the company’s securities filings.

CtW said in its letter that Ernst & Young likely should have reported the suspected bribery to the SEC and should be investigated by the accounting oversight board, because the acts under investigation and how the investigation was handled could have affected the retailer’s financial statements.

The challenge raises the question of external auditors’ responsibilities when their clients may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the tough U.S. antibribery law. If an outside auditor discovers a potentially illegal act, it generally is only expected to notify responsible authorities within the company, accounting and legal experts said. But it may be obliged to notify the government if the appropriate steps aren’t being taken and a company’s books may be compromised, they said.

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Ernst & Young, which has been Wal-Mart’s outside accountant for decades, said it couldn’t comment on matters involving its clients. Wal-Mart wouldn’t comment, saying the bribery investigation is ongoing. PCAOB and the SEC also declined to comment.

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I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned.

I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
“You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the...
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