AUSTERITY & OPPRE...
Follow
Find
4.0K views | +0 today
AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US
GOP News, Libertarian news, Democratic News, World News and Reflections of Trends & Events that impact Austerity, Oppression or Progression of Societies.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

The human cost of Syria’s conflict - World News | IOL News | IOL.co.za

The human cost of Syria’s conflict - World News | IOL News | IOL.co.za | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

This is a sad reality!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

To Curb Big Money's Political Corruption, Larry Lessig Makes Promising Start With a Million For People’s Super PAC

To Curb Big Money's Political Corruption, Larry Lessig Makes Promising Start With a Million For People’s Super PAC | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Is Lessig headed in the right direction?
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Want to know how to place your bet on a candidate "of the people by the people"? Read this!  At least it is a start on a way to beat big money at their own game!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Russian Roulette: the Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Thirty-One) | VICE News

Russian Roulette: the Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Thirty-One) | VICE News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

InterestinVICE News reporter Simon Ostrovsky tells the full story of his abduction and captivity in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russia forces.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Ukraine in Turmoil. War May Come at any Time - Intifada Palestine

Ukraine in Turmoil. War May Come at any Time - Intifada Palestine | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

krake onee Ukraine in Turmoil. War May Come at any Time
Intifada Palestine
They arrest or kill dissidents, activists, journalists. ... In the market, US Army rations took the place of local food. ...

Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Is there potential for war?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Monica S Mcfeeters from Coffee Party News
Scoop.it!

Obama Administration Rakes In Billions Off Student Debt

Obama Administration Rakes In Billions Off Student Debt | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Common Dreams


- Lauren McCauley, staff writer


Critics blasted the U.S. Department of Education for profiting off the backs of struggling students after a new projection by the Congressional Budget Office revealed Monday that the federal agency is set to make $127 billion from loan interest payments over the next ten years.

And despite promises to do the opposite, a student loan bill signed into law last year is driving up those interest rates even faster than projected, an internal government watchdog reports.

“This exploding debt is crushing our young people,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday, speaking at a student loan symposium at Suffolk University's law school in Boston. Warren was one of the few lawmakers who last year voted against the passage of the loan bill.

“These students didn’t go to the mall and run up a bunch of charges on credit cards," Warren continued. "They worked hard to learn new skills that will benefit this country. [...] They deserve our support, not an extra tax for trying to get an education.”


Read more at

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/15-6




Via Coffee Party USA
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Here are some numbers I missed awhile back. Did you?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

George Osborne’s £10 billion a year tax giveaway to big companies

George Osborne’s £10 billion a year tax giveaway to big companies | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Two illustrations of the fact that tax competition does not work have come to my attention this week.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

That is some give away!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Pope: The Bible Demands The Redistribution Of Wealth - ThinkProgress

Pope: The Bible Demands The Redistribution Of Wealth - ThinkProgress | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Pope: The Bible Demands The Redistribution Of Wealth ThinkProgress “In the case of global political and economic organization, much more needs to be achieved, since an important part of humanity does not share in the benefits of...
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

The Pope  kind of tells our GOP to choose between Jesus and Ayn Rand's ideals which they have turned this selfish hero into the mother of the modren GOP party and have laid their policy push on her values rather than those of Jesus....Go Pope! You Wake Em Up!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Mission Accomplished – The ‘Tea Party’ won

Mission Accomplished – The ‘Tea Party’ won | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
 Tea Party Accomplished Their Mission
Do not believe the headlines. The Tea Party did not lose. After the primaries on Tuesday the post mortem began.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Great link! 

Excerpt:


These articles give the impression that there is this great battle between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party. While optically that is true, it has never been the case. The Tea Party was an orchestration of events and people to ensure that the plutocracy was not destroyed by a charismatic president that got elected before the country was ready.

The Tea Party did not begin with Rick Santelli’s rant; it was a movement waiting to be sprung when needed.


Any objective observer must concede that President Obama accomplished a lot. Those big accomplishments were necessary to simply keep the poor and working middle class afloat as the juggernaut of unfettered capitalism was pulling them under.

The Tea Party however was poised to ensure that the most progressive side of President Obama’s policies remained unrealized.


They were also poised to ensure that the Republican Party remained the primary watchdog of the well-being of the plutocracy. They were the enforcers of the Powell Memo.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

How Protesters Make Noise by Saying Nothing

How Protesters Make Noise by Saying Nothing | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Silent protest can be a powerful strategy as long as it's disruptive and threatening. Two very different protests proved that this week.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Here are unique ways to use silence. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Because I Can: McDaniel (MS): Was He Really at The Chi ALEC Meeting?

Woulda been fun to connect an ALEC member to a neo-confederate conference.
And then
Today
I ran into these two clips:
McDaniel told the Clarion-Ledger political editor Geoff Pender, however, that he never attended the ball and was at a meeting of the ALEC at the time.
Really?
What'd McDaniel say?
State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he wasn’t at a “neo-Confederate” conference and ball that “Mother Jones” is reporting he attended and addressed.
“It’s unbelievable,” McDaniel said. “I was in Chicago then, at an (ALEC) conference. I wasn’t even there. I wasn’t even in the state.”
Really –
He was at the ALEC meeting?
“It’s unbelievable,”
He is confirming that he attended the meeting of the extremist American Legislative Exchange Council, to confirm he was not at the neo-Confederate conference in Laurel, Miss
Really –

Evidently McDaniel believes that the extremist ALEC is a more appropriate association for a US Senate candidate than the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), the Jones County Rosin Heels.
He felt he had to clarify where he was. 
Really?
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Not supporting Thad but sure not supporting McDaniel and the link should make Thad want to work hard to stay in DC....and just look who is supporting McDaniel......are they spooky or what?  McDaniel must have gone to the worst local play house on the planet to find these performers! ALEC is really going after Thad.....ALEC really plans buy up all Misissippi officials they can and they are well on their way to doing just that! DON"T LET THEM!!! Tell them Mississippi isn't for sale, then don't vote for anyone they endorce like McDaniel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k27-HC90dzc

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Net Neutrality: Sen. Al Franken Calls For #NoSlowLane - YouTube

Take action: http://NoSlowLane.com/
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Sign the Petition  Please sign today.

93%

70,304 people have taken action — 93% of our goal of 75,000!

Sign your name below

How can you help keep the Internet free?

I can make a video about why I want the FCC to protect Net Neutrality.

I can call public officials.

I can write a letter to the editor.

 

I'd write a public comment to the FCC.

 

I want action alerts from Senator Al Franken's campaign.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Vermont calls for constitutional convention to limit money in politics

Vermont calls for constitutional convention to limit money in politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Way to go VermontThe state wants to combat "the corrupting influence of money in our electoral process."

Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Way to go Vermont! Lead the way to remind Americans how things really get changed!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Meet the dealmaker who has Walgreen's HQ buzzing

Meet the dealmaker who has Walgreen's HQ buzzing | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Walgreen staffers shaken by talk of an HQ move to Europe might not find much comfort in Googling the name of a man in the room when the idea recently was hashed out: Stefano Pessina.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

I can drop Walgreens tomorrow! What about you? If you want to dodge Walmart as well sue local drug stores they can also offer discount rates and insurance paid meds and keep our money local rather than sticking it in someone like this guys pocket. Let him move all these drug stores to Switzerland or Morocco.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

▶ Van Jones - Full Speech on Prison Reform at American Constitution Society - YouTube

4/22/14 -- Van Jones FULL speech at the American Constitution Society about prison reform. "The smartest people in the White House are not any smarter than t...
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Van is always an inspiration!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

New "Who Has Your Back" report shows Internet companies competing on privacy

New "Who Has Your Back" report shows Internet companies competing on privacy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Excerpt:

When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?

When governments are after your personal data, which online services will stand up and defend it? In our fourth annual Who Has Your Back report, we look at companies' public policies and practices, so that privacy-conscious consumers can make an informed decision about who to trust with their most sensitive data. We were pleased to find out that, in a year rocked by high-profile disclosures of NSA spying reaching into our online accounts, many companies have responded by increasing their commitment to transparency, pushing back against mass surveillance, and fighting for their users. The full report goes into extensive detail about how each company performed, and what exactly our evaluation criteria were.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Why This Minister Is Joining Fast Food Workers In Their Fight For Higher Wages - Forbes

Why This Minister Is Joining Fast Food Workers In Their Fight For Higher Wages - Forbes | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

e moraForbes
Why This Minister Is Joining Fast Food Workers In Their Fight For Higher Wages
Forbes
But he, along with other residents of St.

Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

The moral side of the story is here!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Monica S Mcfeeters from Coffee Party News
Scoop.it!

Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?

Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's investments in Monsanto and Cargill have come under heavy criticism. Is it time for the foundation to come clean on its visions for agriculture in developing countries?


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is sponsoring the Guardian's Global development site is being heavily criticised in Africa and the US for getting into bed not just with notorious GM company Monsanto, but also with agribusiness commodity giant Cargill.


Trouble began when a US financial website published the foundation's annual investment portfolio, which showed it had bought 500,000 Monsanto shares worth around $23m. This was a substantial increase in the last six months and while it is just small change for Bill and Melinda, it has been enough to let loose their fiercest critics.


Seattle-based Agra Watch - a project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice - was outraged. "Monsanto has a history of blatant disregard for the interests and well being of small farmers around the world… [This] casts serious doubt on the foundation's heavy funding of agricultural development in Africa," it thundered.


But it got worse. South Africa-based watchdog the African Centre for Biosafety then found that the foundation was teaming up with Cargill in a $10m project to "develop the soya value chain" in Mozambique and elsewhere. Who knows what this corporate-speak really means, but in all probability it heralds the big time introduction of GM soya in southern Africa.


The two incidents raise a host of questions for the foundation. Few people doubt that GM has a place in Africa, but is Gates being hopelessly naïve by backing two of the world's most aggressive agri-giants? There is, after all, genuine concern at governmental and community level that the United State's model of extensive hi-tech farming is inappropriate for most of Africa and should not be foist on the poorest farmers in the name of "feeding the world".


The fact is that Cargill is a faceless agri-giant that controls most of the world's food commodities and Monsanto has been blundering around poor Asian countries for a decade giving itself and the US a lousy name for corporate bullying. Does Gates know it is in danger of being caught up in their reputations, or does the foundation actually share their corporate vision of farming and intend to work with them more in future?


The foundation has never been upfront about its vision for agriculture in the world's poorest countries, nor the role of controversial technologies like GM. But perhaps it could start the debate here?


In the meantime, it could tell us how many of its senior agricultural staff used to work for Monsanto or Cargill?


Via Coffee Party USA
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

This looks at why Gates is investing in GMO technology.

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Nomad
Scoop.it!

How One California Farm Will Provide Organic Vegetables and Hope for Veterans | Nomadic Politics

How One California Farm Will Provide Organic Vegetables and Hope for Veterans | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
by Nomad
One farm in Monterey County California offers an example of a innovative idea to help US veterans transition back into civilian life.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Enjoy this up beat story today!

more...
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:24 AM

Enjoy this inspirational story today!

Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Catholics Divided on Libertarianism as 'Heresy' - TheBlaze.com

Catholics Divided on Libertarianism as 'Heresy' - TheBlaze.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
TheBlaze.com
Catholics Divided on Libertarianism as 'Heresy'
TheBlaze.com
Is libertarianism “heresy”?
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Heresy?....I don't know...Anti-Christian and anti-altruism? Yes, for sure! That is what objectivism /libertarism is all about!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign to Tackle Student Debt and the Privatization of ... - Truth-Out

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign to Tackle Student Debt and the Privatization of ... - Truth-Out | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren's Campaign to Tackle Student Debt and the Privatization of ...
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

A must read about the second highest debt in our nation that is second only to mortgage debt.

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Nomad
Scoop.it!

Quote of Ancient Roman Poet Martial Just as True Today | Nomadic Politics

Quote of Ancient Roman Poet Martial Just as True Today | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A cynical observation about economic inequality has been handed down to us from Ancient Imperial Rome.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Inequalty has been with us in many forms over the years.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

FDR: WARNING ABOUT TODAY'S REPUBLICANS - YouTube

President Franklin D. Roosevelt tells the truth about the leaders of the modern Republican party. Somehow, in 1936, he foresaw what would be happening NOW. P...
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Short, Sweet, Funny and to the point!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Monica S Mcfeeters from Coffee Party News
Scoop.it!

Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power & the "Unstoppable" Left-Right Anti-Corporate Movement

Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power & the "Unstoppable" Left-Right Anti-Corporate Movement | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former presidential candidate and longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader joins us to discuss his latest book, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." Nader highlights the common concerns shared by a wide swath of the American public, regardless of political orientation, including mass government surveillance, opposing nebulous free trade agreements, reforming the criminal justice system, and punishing criminal behavior on Wall Street. Nader also discusses the U.S. push for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, General Motors’ new bid to escape liability for its deadly ignition defect, the revived nuclear era under President Obama, and challenging U.S. militarism through the defense budget.

Via Coffee Party USA
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Great News!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Club for Growth - SourceWatch

Club for Growth - SourceWatch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

What is the Club 4 GRowth and why are they after Thad Cockran in Mississippi?

Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

The Club 4 growth and the KOCH brother's money target THAD COCKRAN IN THIS AD..Thad is one of the only Mississippi DC REPS not on the ALEC exposed list as a member (though he often votes as though he was…he MAY not be in their back pocket). They are trying to fix that by putting in one more of their own for complete control.  This is an example of a non-profit right wing group the IRS was to investigate because it is against the law to have that status and promote a candidate for political purposes with 501 funds.


Here is the ATTACK AD ON THAD FROM THIS BILLION DOLLAR BOY CLUB 4 Growth 501funds.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1y0zWGMU_g

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Pharmacy board's actions raise questions about ethics, patient privacy, safety

Pharmacy board's actions raise questions about ethics, patient privacy, safety | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Pharmacy board president played role in connecting state regulators with his employer.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Do we need Walgreens anymore? Maybe not! They don't need us or our input or care about our privacy…Maybe we shouldn't give them our money either. 

more...
No comment yet.