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BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF - Bloomberg

BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF - Bloomberg | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Bloomberg BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF Bloomberg The biggest emerging markets are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank...
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Germany can't fix 'austerity dictator' image alone - Deutsche Welle

Germany can't fix 'austerity dictator' image alone - Deutsche Welle | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Hindu Germany can't fix 'austerity dictator' image alone Deutsche Welle But "the Germans" had become a "watchword for domination or discipline or austerity" in the eurozone, according to Derek Scally, a Berlin-based correspondent for the "Irish...
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Mounting Morality Campaign | Sierra Express Media

Mounting Morality Campaign | Sierra Express Media | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There is the saying that when survival is at stake, morality takes a secondary position. In other words, the desperation to survive can cause people to engage in immoral activities; chronic poverty and destitution can promote ...
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That Giant Sucking Sound...it's the Oligarchs

That Giant Sucking Sound...it's the Oligarchs | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The oligarchs are sucking dry America's middle and working class, while the rest of us are being left to feed off of their crumbs.
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Journalists must be allowed report freely – Rabbitte - Irish Independent

Journalists must be allowed report freely – Rabbitte - Irish Independent | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Journalists must be allowed report freely – Rabbitte Irish Independent Mr Rabbitte also highlighted the importance of the media "to speak truth to power and to challenge authority", describing it as "one of those slender columns that sustain...
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Obama's Call for Protest in Israel - The Jewish Press

Obama's Call for Protest in Israel - The Jewish Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Obama's Call for Protest in Israel
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... twice declined to call Israeli settlements “illegal” while standing next to P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas, and he praised Israeli technology, ingenuity, democracy and culture.
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OccupyStreams.org

OccupyStreams.org | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Watch live video feeds and livestreams from Occupy Wall Street events across the world. Because the revolution will not be televised... (Do you have a livestream that should be up on Occupy Streams?
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Battling it out

Battling it out | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Venezuela’s presidential campaign heats up ON APRIL 14th, Venezuelans will elect a new president. The choice, if one believes what the two main candidates say...
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Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case

Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Monday in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers.
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Special: Ralph Nader - Seventeen Solutions for America | Link TV

Special: Ralph Nader - Seventeen Solutions for America | Link TV | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In this speech given October 2012, Ralph Nader warns that our country is in the midst of serious fiscal and social distress and proposes 17 solutions for how he believes we can get our country back on track.
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Poll: Half Of Americans Want To Break Up Big Banks

Poll: Half Of Americans Want To Break Up Big Banks | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
If the American people had their way, big banks may not stay so big much longer. According to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, 50 percent of Americans want the government to break up the country's big banks.
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Make sure you deal with regional or local banks and that the bank also have a record of not selling customer loans to big banks.

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Noam Chomsky: Occupy Has Created Solidarity in the US

Noam Chomsky: Occupy Has Created Solidarity in the US | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

The Occupy movement has helped rebuild class solidarity and communities of mutual support.' Noam Chomsky, Democracy Now!


Via nadia dresscher
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This is so worth listening to....When you take a coffee break, link on this and listen to what this wise, observant and reflective man has to say. He talks of many critical ideasa not just the occupy movement. 

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Por @democracynow: "Chomsky dice que el movimiento Occupy ha ayudado a reconstruir la solidaridad de clase y las comunidades de apoyo mutuo a un nivel no visto desde los tiempos de la Gran Depresión. 

 

"El movimiento Occupy espontáneamente ha creado algo que en realidad no existía en el país: las comunidades de apoyo mutuo, la cooperación, los espacios abiertos para el debate ... personas que hacen cosas y ayudan a los demás", dice Chomsky. 

"Eso era una gran carencia. Existe una propaganda masiva, desde hace un siglo, que dice que no hay que preocuparse por nadie más, sólo hay que cuidar de uno mismo .... Reconstruir la solidaridad de clase, aunque sea en pequeñas ámbitos de la sociedad, puede ser muy importante, para cambiar la concepción de cómo debe funcionar una sociedad ".

 

Chomsky también da su valoración del presidente Obama, con quien. dice, se han atacado las libertades civiles de una manera que ha "ido más allá de [George W.] Bush."

 

Noam Chomsky es escritor y profesor emérito de lingüística y filosofía en el MIT, donde enseñó durante más de medio siglo. Es autor de decenas de libros, el último, "Occupy"."

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ICAN – International Citizen debt Audit Network

ICAN – International Citizen debt Audit Network | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Can't pay, Won't pay! Join Cyprus for a citizens audit. Democracy, not hegemony http://t.co/5xQIyaegI4 #HandsOffCyprus @StrikeDebt
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This is what ICAN states about what they are on their web site: 

 

"The International Citizen Debt Audit Network – ICAN, has been born under the slogan “We don’t owe! We won’t pay!”, bringing together movements and networks in different European and North African countries, fighting austerity measures through the implementation of Citizen Debt Audits." 

North and South American citizens might want to start forming our own ICAN networks as our Own Austerity rebranded as "The Sequester" so some might not notice begins to settle in on middle, lower income, disabled, the very young and the old, and military veterans and their families.

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Cancer fighter: Understanding the politics of food (2)

Cancer fighter: Understanding the politics of food (2) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
While most people would not consider food a “drug,” the truth is food can be as potent as many medications, eliciting even immediate and often very strong reactions within the body. Caff eine for example, is an extremely ...
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Mounting Morality Campaign | Sierra Express Media

Mounting Morality Campaign | Sierra Express Media | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There is the saying that when survival is at stake, morality takes a secondary position. In other words, the desperation to survive can cause people to engage in immoral activities; chronic poverty and destitution can promote ...
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Ironic Warnings from Pat Robertson and Donald Trump | Nomadic Politics

Ironic Warnings from Pat Robertson and Donald Trump | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Pat Robertson of the CBN's 700 Club and Donald Trump supply two examples of the Conservatives complete inability to understand irony.
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This Fact About Income Inequality Will Blow Your Mind

This Fact About Income Inequality Will Blow Your Mind | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Another day, another mind-blowing fact about the staggering difference between the haves and the have-nots.
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Around the World in Six Ideas: From Rat Brains to Losing our Religion

Around the World in Six Ideas: From Rat Brains to Losing our Religion | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
From rat brains to losing our religion.(Around the World in Six Ideas - Newsweek: Newsweek Around the World in Six Ideas Newsweek Thanks to technology they… http://t.co/RrKQedDBN5)...
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Why Ukip, the Tea Party and Beppe Grillo pose a threat to the mainstream - The Guardian

Why Ukip, the Tea Party and Beppe Grillo pose a threat to the mainstream - The Guardian | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Guardian Why Ukip, the Tea Party and Beppe Grillo pose a threat to the mainstream The Guardian Whether we are talking about Ukip, Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement or the Tea Party, populists of all kinds are exposing old and hidden fault lines...
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Banks, pay them for... | Facebook

Banks, pay them for... | Facebook | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
OccupyWallSt.org wrote: Banks, pay them for everything. Whose... Join Facebook to connect with OccupyWallSt.org and others you may know. (Banks, pay them for everything. Whose stupid idea is this?
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This speaks for everyone about everything! I think we need to join several of these push back groups like Occupy and form more local and community chapters over the world. It appears to often our so-called "leaders" are forgetting why they are in their jobs when it comes to everyone but those with rich, deep pockets. Officials are suppose to be our push back but we are getting a "Failed", "Error", "Page Not Found" message when we call them or see their actions.

 

Too often they are like Thelma and Louise willing to drive us out over and cliff only they plan to jump out and just send everyone else over the edge, foolishly thinking the dive won't snag them.

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After Violence in Myanmar, a City Counts the Dead

After Violence in Myanmar, a City Counts the Dead | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Army units have restored order to Meiktila, Myanmar, where 32 people have been reported killed and the death toll is expected to rise. (Dear @nytimes: When will the "religious rioting" occurring in Myanmar be called what it is?
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Powerful Democratic Operatives in D.C. Help South Carolina Republicans Retain Control

Powerful Democratic Operatives in D.C. Help South Carolina Republicans Retain Control | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison is a powerful lobbyist for the Podesta Group. He's about to become the Chairman of the state party.
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Regional development should focus on high-potential companies - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Regional development should focus on high-potential companies - TheChronicleHerald.ca | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Regional development should focus on high-potential companies TheChronicleHerald.ca Our research indicates there must be a shift from expecting regional development agencies to satisfy everyone's needs and priorities to having a model with a...
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Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide | The Progressive Press

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In Myanmar, ethnic Muslims known as the Rohingya face displacement and possible genocide at the hands of area Buddhist militants and local authorities.
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With major Western economic and banking interests such as the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS, owner of the U.S. “Citizens Bank” corporation,) as well as British finance giant Barclays backing the development of the pipeline, numerous calls for divestment throughout the human right advocacy community have been made, dovetailing concerns over further violence.

UK based human rights advocate and founder of “Save the Rohingya,” Jamila Hanan said of the coming developments, in a statement to energy industry watchdog “Priceofoil.org”:

“We are anticipating a third massacre of the Rohingya on the same scale which took place in Rwanda. We have been informed that this will take place sometime between now and mid-April.”

As outrage over both the atrocities taking place in Myanmar, as well as Western media’s relative silence on the matter continues to rise, the “hacktivist” group Anonymous has launched its own initiative to draw attention to the crisis.

Dubbed “OpRohingya,” Anonymous in collaboration with online and grassroots partners, has planned matching “Twitterstorm” and “Paperstorm” actions, aimed at pressuring officials and media outlets throughout the globe and Myanmar specifically, to speak up and condemn the violence which continues to plague the Rohingya.

 
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Sequestration: A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - Dr. Paul M. Johnson

Sequestration

Originally a legal term referring generally to the act of valuable property being taken into custody by an agent of the court and locked away for safekeeping, usually to prevent the property from being disposed of or abused before a dispute over its ownership can be resolved. But the term has been adapted by Congress in more recent years to describe a new fiscal policy procedure originally provided for in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act of 1985 -- an effort to reform Congressional voting procedures so as to make the size of the Federal government's budget deficit a matter of conscious choice rather than simply the arithmetical outcome of a decentralized appropriations process in which no one ever looked at the cumulative results until it was too late to change them....

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http://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/sequestration

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Here's the plain english and do notice the Antonyms, also known as the "opposite" defintions, for those that may have forgotten high school english terms.

This is directly from the thesaursus.com online:

Main Entry:sequester  [si-kwes-ter]  Show IPAPart of Speech:verbDefinition:isolate, secludeSynonyms:cloister, close off, cut off, draw back, enisle, hide, insulate, island, secrete, segregate,separate, set apart, set off, withdrawAntonyms:bring out, make public, reveal, uncover Main Entry:commandeerPart of Speech:verbDefinition:seize, take overSynonyms:accroach, activate, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, confiscate, conscript, draft,enslave, expropriate, grab, hijack, liberate, moonlight requisition, preempt, requisition,sequester, sequestrate, snatch, take, usurp Main Entry:confiscatePart of Speech:verbDefinition:steal; seizeSynonyms:accroach, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, commandeer, confisticate,expropriate, glom on to, grab, hijack, impound, liberate, moonlight requisition, possessoneself of, preempt, sequester, sequestrate, swipe, take, take over, usurpAntonyms:give, offer 

 

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