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As Europe debates migrant crisis, a surge of boatpeople in Southeast Asia

As Europe debates migrant crisis, a surge of boatpeople in Southeast Asia | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who face persecution at home are making perilous boat crossings to Thailand and Malaysia, provoking strong reactions from regional governments. Thailand is a hub for human trafficking.
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How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy

How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute about what he calls "government-sponsored segregation," and how it has led to police-community tensions.
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Great program to day!

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Statue Honoring Whistleblowers Snowden, Assange, Manning Unveiled in Berlin / Sputnik International

Statue Honoring Whistleblowers Snowden, Assange, Manning Unveiled in Berlin / Sputnik International | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A statue depicting whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning was unveiled in Berlin on Friday, as a celebration of freedom of expression and the courage to expose truths.
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Victoria Woodhull: The Fascinating Story of America's First Female Presidential Candidate | Nomadic Politics

Victoria Woodhull: The Fascinating Story of America's First Female Presidential Candidate | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Victoria Claflin Woodhull was without argument one of the most talked-about women of the 19th century. Although something of an eccentric with a slightly unimpressive background, her biography, with its ups and downs, is a fascinating one. Her outspoken opinions about women's rights puts her far ahead of her time.
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Here's Why Rudy Giuliani Would Rather Talk about Black-on-Black Crime than Ferguson | Nomadic Politics

Here's Why Rudy Giuliani Would Rather Talk about Black-on-Black Crime than Ferguson | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Remarks on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri by Rudy Giuliani have caused a bit of a stir in the media. Some have charged him with showing his racist side.

For those who know Giuliani's record as mayor of New York, nothing he has said is much of a surprise.
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Educating for Democracy: What Makes a 'Great Student'? - Huffington Post

Educating for Democracy: What Makes a 'Great Student'? - Huffington Post | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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The Internet Is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

The Internet Is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
It’s a revolution nearly 100 years in the making.
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The federal ‘structuring’ laws are smurfin’ ridiculous

The federal ‘structuring’ laws are smurfin’ ridiculous | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Be careful when filling out that deposit slip. You could be committing a felony.
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Why you should really start doing more things alone

Why you should really start doing more things alone | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
We're all leaving a lot of happiness on the table.
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Self-imposed oppression of behavior occurs for those that cannot go out into life without a friend. There is a certain freedom in aloneness.

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BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015– Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today,

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The Rich Are Not Entitled to Bankrupt the United States

The Rich Are Not Entitled to Bankrupt the United States | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich.
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House Approves Controversial Cybersecurity Bill - US News

House Approves Controversial Cybersecurity Bill - US News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Critics of previous cybersecurity bills included Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff, who has characterized the privacy provisions of past bills as inadequate, opened debate Wednesday by announcing his support the legislation in the hope that it could prevent future attacks on U.S. networks.


Congress has been pressured to address cybersecurity after numerous companies suffered data breaches last year, including at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Target Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, and health insurer Anthem .

“At some point, we need to stop just hearing about cyber attacks that steal our most valuable trade secrets and our most private information, and actually do something to stop them,” Schiff said.

Privacy protections in the bill are stronger than in previous efforts, he said, while adding that improvements still needed to be made to make sure companies are not given too much immunity if they share unnecessary customer data or if they fail to act on leads about hacker threats.

“We need to further clarify that our liability protection only extends to those who act – or fail to act – reasonably,” he said.

The White House also supported the House bill on Tuesday, signaling President Barack Obama would sign the legislation, but the White House also wants changes made. Along with calling for limits on the collection and sharing of unnecessary consumer data, the administration said giving companies too much legal protection for failing to protect consumer privacy or to act on hacker threat data “may weaken cybersecurity writ large.”
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I don't mind companies protecting their own interest as long as it doesn't undermine our private interest. Sounds like they want a free pass on their "oops" sorry that happened mistake or deliberate  mass data scoops to save time and just happened to catch your personal business and info but don't hold this company accountable..

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Bill Would Make ‘Policing For Profit’ Ticket Schemes a Federal Civil Rights Violation

Bill Would Make ‘Policing For Profit’ Ticket Schemes a Federal Civil Rights Violation | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Police departments all over the United States are raking in the money from average citizens. These aren't hardened criminals, they are every-day people
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Swartz doc director: Oracle and Larry Ellison killed Aaron's Law

Swartz doc director: Oracle and Larry Ellison killed Aaron's Law | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Did tech giant Oracle, and its founder and CEO Larry Ellison, pay to stall an important piece of legislation named in honour of late internet pioneer Aaron Swartz? That's what Swartz documentarian ...
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Both Republicans And Democrats Have an Age Problem

Both Republicans And Democrats Have an Age Problem | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The New York Times ran a long feature earlier this month claiming that the election of President Barack Obama in 2008 has done little to inspire young people to run for office. The article had some...
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Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress | WIRED

Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress | WIRED | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Thursday that the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata was not authorized under the Patriot Act and was therefore illegal.
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The Starkville Enclave: How a Mississippi Town is Defying Failed GOP Policy | Nomadic Politics

The Starkville Enclave: How a Mississippi Town is Defying Failed GOP Policy | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mississippi might be considered America's Third World state but there are signs of hope.
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A Look at Obama's Progress on Homelessness In the Face of Conservative Parsimony | Nomadic Politics

A Look at Obama's Progress on Homelessness In the Face of Conservative Parsimony | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There's some good news about Homelessness.Obama's initiatives are actually working in spite of the Conservative insistence on the past tight-fisted policy that has never worked...
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Future of War & the United States Military 21st Century Battlefield Soldier

An insightful analysis and glimpse in the future military and terrorism threats to the United States of America and the Western world. Tags: Future (Media Genre) ...
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What No One Tells You About Changing Your Life | Stephenie Zamora

What No One Tells You About Changing Your Life | Stephenie Zamora | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There's something many people don't talk about when it comes to transformational experiences... the hard, confusing and frustrating side of change.
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My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary - Wired

My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary - Wired | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Using the hashtag #talkpay, people are tweeting about how much money they make—a radical thing to do in a culture that treats disclosing your salary as the ultimate taboo.
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The American Legislative Exchange Council: A Primer On The Premier Right-Wing Corporate Lawmaking Shop | Political Correction

The American Legislative Exchange Council: A Primer On The Premier Right-Wing Corporate Lawmaking Shop | Political Correction | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Excerpt: But read THE FULL ARTICLE.

percent of ALEC's annual revenues." [Justice.org, May 2010, emphasis added]

ALEC Is A Secretive Organization. As reported by NPR: "Much about ALEC is private. It does not disclose how it spends its money or who gives it to them. ALEC rarely grants interviews. [Senior policy director Michael] Bowman won't even say which legislators are members." [NPR.org, 10/29/10]

ALEC Provides Ready-Made Pieces Of Law To Legislators Who "Often Have No Staff To Do Independent Research." As reported by Mother Jones:

With more than 2,400 state lawmakers as members -- roughly one third of the nation's total -- ALEC is a year-round clearinghouse for business-friendly legislation. Its nine task forces, each composed of legislators and representatives from private industry, sit down together to draft model bills on issues ranging from agriculture to school vouchers, which are then introduced in state legislatures across the country.

Though it calls itself "the nation's largest bipartisan, individual membership association of state legislators," ALEC might better be described as one of the nation's most powerful -- and least known -- corporate lobbies. While other lobbyists focus on the federal government, ALEC gives business a direct hand in writing bills that are considered in state assemblies nationwide. Funded primarily by large corporations, industry groups, and conservative foundations -- including R.J. Reynolds, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute -- the group takes a chain-restaurant approach to public policy, supplying precooked McBills to state lawmakers. Since most legislators are in session only part of the year and often have no staff to do independent research, they're quick to swallow what ALEC serves up. [Mother Jones, September 2002, emphasis added]

ALEC Connects Conservative State Legislators With Corporate Lobbyists. As reported by Fortune: "The organization [ALEC], founded in 1973 and funded mostly by corporations and conservative foundations, exists to bring business-friendly state lawmakers together with lobbyists for corporations, including AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Wal-Mart, and Johnson & Johnson. It drafts model bills related to its goals of free markets and limited government. Issues that ALEC has influenced include Arizona's anti-immigration law, tort reform in Mississippi, and the opposition to Net neutrality. Despite the intimate involvement of lobbyists, ALEC officials insist the organization is not a lobbying group, since it doesn't follow lawmakers to try to advance their bills. Instead, ALEC is a charity, a status it justifies because of its educational mission. The designation allows the group to collect tax-deductible contributions, and it eases lawmaker travel to ALEC events." [Fortune, 1/10/11, emphasis added, internal citations removed]

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What/Who is ALEC? Read over this to find out the power this unelected body is asserting over our officials and policy in our nation and by extension through out the globe. SHARE BROADLY! THIS ORGANIZATION IS SHAPING OUR WORLD TO SUIT THEIR OWN DESIGN  WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. BY THE WAY, THERE ARE AT LEAST 60 MORE, LESS, LARGE GROUPS LIKE ALEC OUT THERE AS WELL. NOT ALL TARGET MAINLY REPUBLICANS.

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What We Know Now - The American Prospect

What We Know Now - The American Prospect | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after we started the Prospect, the challenges of redressing inequality and reviving democracy are even more urgent.
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WATCH NOW: Lawrence Lessig Makes the Case for an Elizabeth Warren Candidacy

WATCH NOW: Lawrence Lessig Makes the Case for an Elizabeth Warren Candidacy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On Monday night Mayday Pac co-founder and Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig made the passionate case for Run Warren Run at "An Evening With Lawrence Lessig In NYC." Check out the full video:  Van Jones also spoke at the event and told the story of the first time he met Elizabeth Warren. Take a look:
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Click on Van Jones talk as well!

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JFK and the Ignorance of Voters | Nomadic Politics

JFK and the Ignorance of Voters | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A Kennedy quote is the basis for this meme about the dangers of ignorance.
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