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An Elected President Has Been Deposed: Egypt's Party Looks Premature - TIME

An Elected President Has Been Deposed: Egypt's Party Looks Premature - TIME | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An Elected President Has Been Deposed: Egypt's Party Looks Premature TIME It sure can feel like there is, and that feeling – boisterous, ecstatic, flag-waving – coursed through the streets of Cairo late into Wednesday night and well into Thursday...
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Here is a different take on the act of removing Morsi from office. Worth a read as we watch the future  in Egypt unfold.  Let us hope this forcast is wrong.

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Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the 4th of July | Perspectives, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the 4th of July | Perspectives, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Many of our patriotic verses were penned by progressives, and their most important note may be this: people can disagree with their government and still love their country.
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Interesting overview of patriotic progressives.

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Amid Nationwide Protests, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan Faces His Moment of Truth | Nomadic Politics

Amid Nationwide Protests, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan Faces His Moment of Truth | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Amid nationwide civil unrest, can the Turkish Prime Minister survive his own "Turkish Spring?" Here's a closer look at the causes for the wide-spread protests. Has the aggressive crackdown by the police made the situation worse?

Via Nomad
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Here's a look at the recent Turkish events.

America seems to have the only folks that appear to be not in the streets over things that upset them.

 

 

We allow rich people to have multiple personhoods in the form of corporate ownership. Many states have made it against the Law for their public employees to protest through demonstrations. We've cut unemployment for those that need it most. We allow total open access to everything in our personal life through corporate collection and sharing, or government hacking (since the companies claim they didn't know) of all the data they collect. We then allow 10 years (with a deal to entrap others and never use your hacking skills elsewhere) to 35-year prison terms for private individual who hack or share corporate or government secrets and are not willing to be a turncoat, even when the secrets that these felons found and told are all that corporations and governments the globe over are secretly spying, collecting data on us and sharing it. Remember checking OK to that block on “We the people willingly and knowingly forfeit our 4th amendment and dare not use the 1st amendment because it could be used against us.”

 

 

Oh Yes! But this week we are ready to celebrate independence now that our police and national guard with their military training have pepper sprayed and hosed down and practiced plastic pellet shooting techniques to get all those nasty student and underemployed protesters out of our parks for wanting crooked Wall Street gamblers and banksters in jail and their education not to make them indentured servants of banks for life.

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Protestors Win $1 Million Police Misconduct Settlement

Protestors Win $1 Million Police Misconduct Settlement | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The City of Oakland has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to end a lawsuit filed on behalf of 150 demonstrators alleging police misconduct in their 2010 mass arrest.
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Here's an update from Occupy Wall Street.

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‘Biggest protest in Egypt’s history’: LIVE UPDATES

‘Biggest protest in Egypt’s history’: LIVE UPDATES | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Millions have taken to the streets across Egypt to demand the resignation of President Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration.
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Happening today in Egypt! Many young people demand to have a more inclusive responsive government!

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The UFAA Program for Economic Recovery | United Front Against Austerity

The UFAA Program for Economic Recovery | United Front Against Austerity | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

This is a group that fights for workers in America! Join them on Facebook or online if workers rights and life matter to you!

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This is a group worth getting behind as far as I can tell! Click the title to look over some of what they are fighting for and share accordingly to what you support.

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Charts  »  Multimedia  »  The Hamilton Project

Charts  »  Multimedia  »  The Hamilton Project | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Hamilton Project’s chart gallery allows you to download, use, and share charts that engage the issues of our 21st-century economy.
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Here are some interesting charts done by a group that was even more interesting then their charts. This is sort of the Democrtaic version of the Cato Institute and is called thre Hamilton Project. It is interesting to note that both groups are strong supporters of the idea that free market deals can fix the world and cutting benefits promised instead of immediate pay increases to baby boomers over employment lifetime. Both groups seem to agree that by cutting social, protective, safety nets the country or really the Incorporate States of America can become stronger.

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The Hamilton Project: Same Corporatist Whine In New DLC Vessels | Firedoglake

The Hamilton Project: Same Corporatist Whine In New DLC Vessels | Firedoglake | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Hamilton Project - the Financial Times loved it: In that context, we welcome the launch yesterday by the Brookings Institution of a new platform - the
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This is an older article I found as I researched what the Hamilton Project is about. I saw some charts that would be interesting to post here and thought I would look into the source as I often do. I will scoop the charts  to post here as well as the lead to this blog. I recommend readers look over all three to consider how progressive Obama is on many critical issues. This might explain why the changes that improve our everyday life have been slow, small or totally ignored.

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Austerity: 'unprecedented erosion' in living standards - The Guardian

Austerity: 'unprecedented erosion' in living standards - The Guardian | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Herald Scotland
Austerity: 'unprecedented erosion' in living standards
The Guardian
If you thought you were feeling the pinch, here's probably why.
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Here is a report on how austerity is working out in Britian.

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Slideshow: Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act | BillMoyers.com

Slideshow: Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Before Snowden, the Obama administration has used the act to prosecute six government officials. Read about their cases in our slideshow.
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Moyers take on life is always worth our time.

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How Class Works | Professor Richard D. Wolff

How Class Works | Professor Richard D. Wolff | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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I always try to listen to Professor Richard Wolf. He has a very great way of focusing on the target points.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
By Alexander Reed Kelly Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg remains a steadfast example of the courage he recognizes in Edward Snowden and others in the current generation of whistle-blowers.
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Here is a  whistle-blower from the past sending a message to a new generation of whistle-blowers.

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Reform and Revolution at Left Forum 2013 - CounterPunch

Reform and Revolution at Left Forum 2013 - CounterPunch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Reform and Revolution at Left Forum 2013 CounterPunch Stone's concept of these “negative totalizers” stressed that these are human creations and hence contingent realities that can be reversed; he called for a new Bastille, and optimistically...
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I don't consider myself to be either extreme left or right. I do like to read what those on all sides left, right, top, and bottom or from any other direction bring to the table of ideas. This is a link to some of those ideas with links to readings of even more articles on a wide range of topics and ads to larger books to purchase. Worth keeping on your reading list to pick through from time to time. You might agree with some of these authors, improve your argument against these ideas or just plain gain a potential different insight or understanding. Many of these artilces are worth the read.

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Gang rape, the dark side of Egypt's protests

Gang rape, the dark side of Egypt's protests | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A Dutch journalist was gang-raped in Tahrir Square. But, Nina Burleigh says, scores of Egyptian protesters are savagely raped, and the message is: Stay home.
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Hat's off to Egypt! But there is a dark side!

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Preview: Surviving the New American Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Preview: Surviving the New American Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Two decades in the making, the intimate story of two American families struggling to find their place in the new economy.
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Here is a private preview of Moyers upcoming report on Frontline.

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War on the Unemployed

War on the Unemployed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Bad economy? Punish the victims! (War on the Unemployed http://t.co/RHM6q1JrBR)
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Is life too easy for the unemployed? You may not think so, and I certainly don’t think so. But that, remarkably, is what many and perhaps most Republicans believe. And they’re acting on that belief: there’s a nationwide movement under way to punish the unemployed, based on the proposition that we can cure unemployment by making the jobless even more miserable.

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In Defense of the Mask - Exposing The Truth

In Defense of the Mask - Exposing The Truth | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Are they afraid of the Power of the Mask or are they afraid of the Power of the People? On behalf of humanity let me issue my objections to this ‘law’.
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There is no iota of doubt that this stupid law, far from noble is a venomous attack to silence dissent and to discourage popular assembly.

The so-called “royal assent” will not cure the irremediable defects of the law! That law is illegal, immoral and utterly against the very interest of the public!

Hence, on this utterly important ground, I also consider the said law in contravention of the Constitution!

Further, I overwhelmingly agree with civil liberties advocates’ argument that “the measures could create a chilling effect on free speech and that peaceful protesters can unintentionally find themselves involved in an unlawful assembly.”

Lastly, how could said law and civil liberties be reconciled? Or to put it in another manner: how the draconian law will be reconciled with the constitutional rights of the citizens?

It is a well-entrenched rule of universal constitutional law, sanctioned and recognized by international convention that if a law or a rule or a statute or a measure is in contradiction or in direct violation of the constitution, said law or rule or statute or measure shall be declared invalid and ineffective, by virtue of its being unconstitutional!

Finally, the law is also illegal for being biased and discriminatory. Why?

The stupid law is compelling demonstrators, activists, protesters, etc. not to wear any masks; then why the hell those policemen are wearing gas mask?

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As student loan interest rates double, strategize to keep education debt to a ... - New York Daily News

As student loan interest rates double, strategize to keep education debt to a ... - New York Daily News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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As student loan interest rates double, strategize to keep education debt to a ...
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We allow giant corporate profits to go untaxed and hidden offshore but we can not afford to allow our youth affordable education. This must be corrected.

 

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Rates on newly issued subsidized Stafford loans are set to double to 6.8% on Monday. Students who take out these loans can expect to pay hundreds -- or even thousands -- more.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/education-debt-minimum-article-1.1386713#ixzz2XmbYY6Rr

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Hilton, union workers agree to contract for San Francisco hotel

Hilton, union workers agree to contract for San Francisco hotel | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Workers at The City’s largest hotel have ended a dispute with management over health care, an agreement that could bode well for San Francisco’s vital tourist industry as large events and projects approach.

Via Joseph Pomponio
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This is the right way to run a business. Any industry that treats it's employee's and often even customer's desires as irrelevant really does not deserve a business licensee.
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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:29 PM

This is how management and labor can meet, understand and agree. So why do others demonize unions?

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Obama's "Smoking Gun": His Hamilton Project Speech shows his links to Goldman, Entitlement Cuts (Part 2) | MyFDL

Obama's "Smoking Gun": His Hamilton Project Speech shows his links to Goldman, Entitlement Cuts (Part 2) | MyFDL | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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This is a different point of view from what we hear in the main media. I have scooped 3 related articles I'm posting today that focus on what the Hamilton Project does.

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North Carolina Republicans Drastically Cut Benefits For Job Seekers

North Carolina Republicans Drastically Cut Benefits For Job Seekers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Life gets tougher as of Sunday for over 400,000 out of work Tarheels as a set of unprecedented cuts to jobless benefits passed by North Carolina Republicans in February take effect.
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Those not able to find work and living in the South and other traditionally conservative states might want to take note of this conservative successful effort. This is the Republican solution to unemployment.

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55 Million Good Reasons to Go to College

55 Million Good Reasons to Go to College | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The U.S. economy will generate 55 million job openings by 2020, according to a new report, which claims 65% of those jobs will require some college-level education. (Report: U.S. economy will generate 55 million jobs by 2020.
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Before anyone you know buys into the idea college is not going to be as important as job training in the future have them read this!

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As World Awaits US Reaction to NSA Leaks , Movement Emerges to Support ... - Democracy Now

As World Awaits US Reaction to NSA Leaks , Movement Emerges to Support ... - Democracy Now | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As World Awaits US Reaction to NSA Leaks , Movement Emerges to Support ...
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The movement shows people feel a contracted, 29 year old  worker should  not have been the fiirst to bring this discussion front and center so he should not be to blame if our elected officails failed to bring this discussion to the surface.

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How Dozens of Companies Know You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks

How Dozens of Companies Know You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As news websites around the globe are publishing story after story about dragnet surveillance, these news sites all have one thing in common: when you visit these websites, your personal information is broadcast to dozens of companies, many of...
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This tells how some data is mined when we are using the computer.

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Cohort Fund's comment, June 26, 2013 8:22 PM
This is why I read the newspaper - the paper kind.
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On PRISM, Partisanship and Propaganda

On PRISM, Partisanship and Propaganda | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

How can anyone claim with a straight face that there is robust oversight when even members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are so constrained in their ability to act that they are reduced to issuing vague, impotent warnings to the public about what they call radical "secret law" enabling domestic spying that would "stun" Americans to learn about it, but are barred to disclose what it is they're so alarmed by? Put another way, how can anyone contest the value and justifiability of the stories that we were able to publish as a result of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing: stories that informed the American public - including even the US Congress - about these incredibly consequential programs? What kind of person would think that it would be preferable to remain in the dark - totally ignorant - about them?

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Following this story as close as possible is surely a duty of every citizen to ensure the security and validity of our government remaining a government for the people by the people. People can't be governing if they are kept uninformed and in the dark.

 

Our proxy representative government has become too small and trusted too much for too long to serve growing masses without corruption of the intended process. Translate the last line to meaning "we the people" have been sitting on our hands entertaining ourselves to death letting a few mostly, well intended people we elect attempt to shape our lives without us even getting in the game planning or paying much attention. 

 

The sleeping giant, which is the free people of the United States, needs to wake-up now. The people of our nation have always been its real power and we do not need to lay our rights down and move aside. This spying that eventually allows oppression of speech and innovative ideas has been used extensively in communist and militarily, enforced socialistic regimes and always to suppress opposing ideas that challenge the powerful. We are lucky a number of young, warrior, citizens have been willing to but their life on the line to bring this to a citizen review. Choosing to ignore our responsibility to look over the truth and decide what we think about it would be foolish at best.

 

In case you are just getting wind of this attempt to waken the American public and even the citizens of the world with knowledge and the war against their efforts here are some other whistleblower, rebels for truth to be exposed;

 

Aaron Swartz felt public funded efforts which include our personal data and college research should not be held captive behind private company pay walls for access or sharing. http://boingboing.net/2013/01/24/aarons-army.html

 

Bradley Manning who attempted to hold a mirror up and show a reflection of the conduct of war. Warning on adult content from Marine Ethan McCord:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kelmEZe8whI

 

Jeremy Hammond, before Snowden hacked to shine a light on Spying on a grand multinational scale for governments and corporations by a private company. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130528/11363423231/lulzsec-hacker-jeremy-hammond-pleads-guilty-to-cfaa-charge-faces-10-years.shtml

 

And of course the most recent rebel Snowden as he exposes the depth and breath of spying on all citizens: https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/13-4

 

 

Last, we remember the rebel founder of wiki-leaks Julian Assange that allowed some of these rebels a voice:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/16/julian-assange-ecuador-foreign-minister

 

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