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Obama withdraws judicial nomination after two GOP filibusters

Obama withdraws judicial nomination after two GOP filibusters | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The president had nominated Caitlin J. Halligan to serve on a federal appeals court in Washington
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Germany's Left Party closes ranks with German intelligence - World Socialist Web Site

Germany's Left Party closes ranks with German intelligence - World Socialist Web Site | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Germany's Left Party closes ranks with German intelligence World Socialist Web Site On March 13, the Left Party invited the president of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (Office for the Protection of the Constitution, VS) Hans-Georg Maaßen,...
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Don't let the web site World Socialist scare you off and bring back thought of old Russian socialism. This is worth the time to read. All over the free world the freedom of expression may be at risk in the name of "Protection" from terrorist, cyber threats, economic terrorist and all other sorts of beast that encourage citizens to willing and without a fight or even barely a discussion surrender their rights for "protection".

 

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HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.
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Boehner: Obama 'on the ropes'

Boehner: Obama 'on the ropes' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
He says the president is hamstrung because House Republicans are balancing the budget.
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Boehner tells his "donors" the GOP plans to balance the budget leaving them rich and everyone else stripped of wealth by putting everything they can into some donors/investors pockets and taking nothing much out of their pockets to "sacrifice" toward balancing the budget....That is my take on this. It should promise the GOP further financing this year from the likes of ALEC and other “donors”. He wasn’t talking to the school teachers, postal workers, labor, the 3, 4, and 5 tour soldiers, retired or anyone in the 99% he plans to balance his budget on the backs of by asking for the shirts off their backs.

 

This has nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with the group he is speaking to.....the "donors" who seem to control the out come of the GOP budget to play their way. Money talks and gets action from the GOP Your grandma and Grandpa...not so much...They can work till 70 ...Heck they might even push it to 80.....Boehner will not be worried with a 6 figure Lobby income when he goes to work for his donors in his retirement like the GOP leaders before him. 

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Hardball with Chris Matthews

Hardball with Chris Matthews | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Iraq: 10 year later. How the media played a hand in taking the USA to war.

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The irony is that msnbc fired Phil Donohue for trying to have quest that opposed the Iraq war.

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No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men

No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd. 
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HSBC Faces Criminal Charges in Argentina | The Progressive Press

HSBC Faces Criminal Charges in Argentina | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After a six month investigation, Argentinian officials are leveling criminal charges against HSBC and its executives for money laundering and financial crime.
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'Power is service': Pope appeals for protection of the poor, the environment

'Power is service': Pope appeals for protection of the poor, the environment | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Pope Francis issued an appeal for the protection of the weak, the poor and the world environment Tuesday at a special Mass marking his inauguration as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
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This man "gets" the responsibility that comes with power.

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Tax and morality – can we judge what we don't fully understand ...

Tax and morality – can we judge what we don't fully understand ... | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
According to Denis Healy the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 'The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.' However, currently the legal and moral distinctions are being blurred.
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The Dangers of Quasi-Capitalism : Centre Right India

If our economy is to work to the advantage of the general public, the reasoning goes, businesses must instead pursue what is known as a “triple bottom line.” It is not enough for firms .....
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Iraq: the Story of My Testimony | OCCUPY WALL STREET

Iraq: the Story of My Testimony | OCCUPY WALL STREET | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Cyprus Bailout: Banks Relieved, Cypriots Squeezed | The Progressive Press

Cyprus Bailout: Banks Relieved, Cypriots Squeezed | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Cyprus to be offered large bailout, on conditions of continued aggressive austerity and new 9.9% individual account holder levies on all accounts in the nation
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The FBI and Occupy | SF Politics

The FBI and Occupy | SF Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

A federal judge will decide March 15 whether to dismiss a lawsuit by the ACLU and the Bay Guardian seeking access to FBI records showing the agency’s involvement with the Occupy movement.

As if often the case, the FBI’s legal motions tell an interesting story that sheds light on what some of the still-unreleased documents might show.

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"By law, the FBI can only investigate when there are federal crimes or federal statutes involved, and the vast majority, if not all, of the Occupy actions in cities all over the country were local in nature. Occupy was a famously diverse group of community-based organizations that had no national structure or leadership. In the few instances were Occupy protesters were charged with crimes -- mostly in cases of civil disobedience or minor vandalism -- there were no federal laws even remotely involved."

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The Myth Of ‘Dependency’: Almost All Households On Food Stamps Will Be Employed Within A Year

The Myth Of ‘Dependency’: Almost All Households On Food Stamps Will Be Employed Within A Year | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
One of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) favorite ways of defending the House Republicans’ budget is to claim the social safety net represents a moral threat to Americans’ character, as well as a fiscal threat to their country’s...
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Reshma Saujani for New York | Paid Sick Petition

Are you one of the 83% of New Yorkers who support paid sick time? Join your friends and neighbors and sign this petition.

 

Whatever you do, wherever you’re from, every one of us wants to care for our families without fear of losing wages or our jobs.

 

Over one million New York workers are in danger of losing their jobs because they don’t have guaranteed paid sick time. Working families are struggling to get by- they shouldn’t have to worry about getting sick and losing their jobs.

 

For over 1000 days, New Yorkers have been waiting for a vote on the Paid Sick Leave Act. A veto-proof majority of City Council stands ready to vote the bill into law. Still, New Yorkers wait.

 

Add your name to this petition because you believe that New York workers deserve paid sick time without fear of retaliation, losing pay, or losing their jobs.
 

The time to act is now.

 

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Corporate Education Reform Hits San Francisco Community College

Corporate Education Reform Hits San Francisco Community College | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Students and faculty are protesting changes proposed under the rubric of
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Can You Imagine Going Through Something Like This When You Were In High School?

Can You Imagine Going Through Something Like This When You Were In High School? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Most people could barely handle this as an adult.
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Dying vet’s ‘fuck you’ letter to George Bush & Dick Cheney needs to be read by every American

Dying vet’s ‘fuck you’ letter to George Bush & Dick Cheney needs to be read by every American | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Imagine that you're Bush or Cheney and you're reading this...
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Corporations record huge returns from tax lobbying, as gridlock in Congress stalls reform - The Boston Globe

Corporations record huge returns from tax lobbying, as gridlock in Congress stalls reform - The Boston Globe | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
By Christopher Rowland Globe Staff Corporate tax breaks illustrate how, for corporations, the Washington influence practice is a relatively low-cost, highly effective way to bolster the bottom line.
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2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally

Monkeys reject unequal pay 2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next
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Here is a Monkey's answer to inequality or so called merit pay for doing the same job. I think monkeys know how to protest better than people!

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Florida Elections Website Targeted By Cyberattack: Report

Florida Elections Website Targeted By Cyberattack: Report | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A Florida website became the first known target of an election-focused cyberattack last year, when more than 2,500 "phantom requests" for absentee ballots were made from international locations, NBC News reported Monday.
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Pupil insights: making politics and economics engaging in the classroom - The Guardian (blog)

Pupil insights: making politics and economics engaging in the classroom - The Guardian (blog) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Pupil insights: making politics and economics engaging in the classroom The Guardian (blog) James Read-Tannock, 17, from Arnold Hill School and Technology College, Nottingham: Key budget ideas include reversing previous increase...
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Iraq: the Story of My Testimony | OCCUPY WALL STREET

Iraq: the Story of My Testimony | OCCUPY WALL STREET | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
BEGINSCARNE ROSS EVIDENCE TO THE BUTLER REVIEW, JUNE 2004

I am in the Senior Management Structure of the FCO, currently seconded to the UN in Kosovo. I was First Secretary in the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York from December 1997 until June 2002. I was responsible for Iraq policy in the mission, including policy on sanctions, weapons inspections and liaison with UNSCOM and later UNMOVIC.

 

During that time, I helped negotiate several UN Security Council resolutions on Iraq, including resolution 1284 which, inter alia, established UNMOVIC (an acronym I coined late one New York night during the year-long negotiation). I took part in policy debates within HMG and in particular with the US government. I attended many policy discussions on Iraq with the US State Department in Washington, New York and London.

 

My concerns about the policy on Iraq divide into three:

 
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This is a Testimony everyone should read. Read it even if it is just to honor those many, many who have been killed on both sides fighting this war or died of were injured from just living where the war was being faught.

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Turning on a Dime: Paying People in Occupy Wall Street | OCCUPY WALL STREET

Turning on a Dime: Paying People in Occupy Wall Street | OCCUPY WALL STREET | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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