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Shutting It Down: The Costs of Silencing Occupy Dissent | Nomadic Politics

Shutting It Down: The Costs of Silencing Occupy Dissent | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Shutting down dissent is costly. After a court ruling this week stemming from the Occupy Wall Street, we learned how much police state tactics by law enforcement cost the American taxpayer. But then the American taxpayer has had to foot the bill, not once, but twice.
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Story about the cost of wrongful arrests.

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How to Organize After Occupy Wall Street

How to Organize After Occupy Wall Street | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Leah Hunt-Hendrix is a writer and an organizer for economic justice. Max Berger is a Citizen Engagement Lab Fellow. It’s time for a discussion about what it will take to bring democracy to the United States.
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Here are some insights and opinions on how to continue to engage citizens to participate in a democratic society.  A democratic society requires more effort to hold onto then showing up twice a year at a voting box.

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Ayn Rand: the Tea Party’s Miscast Matriarch » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Ayn Rand: the Tea Party’s Miscast Matriarch » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Ayn Rand: the Tea Party’s Miscast Matriarch
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As we move into elections is this really the mother of our future?

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Paul Bremer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Bremer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lewis Paul Bremer III (born September 30, 1941) better known as Paul Bremer, is an American diplomat. He is most notable for leading the occupational authority of Iraq following the 2003 invasion by the United States. He served in this capacity from May 11, 2003 until June 28, 2004, serving as head of state of the internationally recognized government of Iraq.

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Bremer is going to be on CNN as a featured Iraq expert!!! Paul Bremer decided in the first year after the invasion of Iraq to fire the entire Sunni part of the Iraqi army, which was nearly everyone I believe. That is as though everyone in the US Army was told they were out of work in a single day and it was back in the day when Dad was the main or only bread winner for a family. Many of these Iraqi troops were very willing to work with the US to see the country change for the better and offered their services and were flat out refused and some even hunted down instead of the US accepting the offer for them to help in the rebuilding of their own nation.


Was that a smart move for the USA, the future dead, American 5,000 + soldiers the 3,000+ other nation's soldiers and the 100,000+ dead Iraqi citizens? His appearance on CNN  or anywhere else should only be to admit quilt of his fumbling in Iraq and that he is completely useless as an advisor on Iraq! We might or might not need to help…..But why would anyone listen to this man? He was a clueless man with no empathy or understanding of humanity and the basic needs of mankind, much less Iraqi culture, needs and values. The man IS NOT a visionary so why let him speak when he is unfortunately in a position where people with power or regular uninformed citizens might foolishly again think he knows something? 

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Polarization in American politics

Polarization in American politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Political polarization is the defining feature of early 21st century American politics, both among the public and elected officials. Our study finds that Republicans and Democrats are further apart than at any point in recent history.
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Here are some interesting numbers. They do seem to wipe out any third parties for their consideration like the main media also seems to do. Still, these are very interesting numbers.

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The Fall of Iraq - What You're Not Being Told

The Fall of Iraq - What You're Not Being Told | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you're being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media.
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Wow how they changed the tunes they played. Now what? Something to think about.

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Al Shabaab Explained - YouTube

Who is Al Shabaab and how did they become a major force in Somalia? AJ+ looks at what gave rise to the Somali armed group and how they gained support among t...
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Brief talk about Al Shabaab  and how they came to be who they are.

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Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides'

Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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The economic crisis in Europe and North America led to more than 10,000 extra suicides, according to figures from UK researchers.

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Building a solidarity network guide

A guide to building a successful solidarity network along the lines of the Seattle Solidarity Network, written by two SeaSol organisers, in text and PDF pamphlet format. PDF versions: US paper size: http://libcom.org/files/seasol-pamphlet-expanded-US.pdf A4 paper size: http://libcom.org/files/seasol-pamphlet-expanded-A4.pdf
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I thought this was interesting and you might too!

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Worried About a Tax Audit? Learn These 5 Things About the New Taxpayer Bill of Rights - DailyFinance

Worried About a Tax Audit? Learn These 5 Things About the New Taxpayer Bill of Rights - DailyFinance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
For many years now, we've covered the noble efforts of Nina Olson -- someone most Americans have never heard of. She's been working
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Here is something many may find interesting.

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Big Muddy: Mississippi’s dirty Senate race one of many primaries to watch | Al Jazeera America

Big Muddy: Mississippi’s dirty Senate race one of many primaries to watch | Al Jazeera America | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Senate vet Cochran is challenged by tea party favorite McDaniel in a race that features sex, big money and videotape
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Here is a study on how big money buys the South!

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Freed Taliban militants ‘committed to deal’

Freed Taliban militants ‘committed to deal’ | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Five leading Afghan militants freed in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl have pledged to honour an agreement with Qatar.
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Here is an update on those 5 men in the trade!

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▶ Almeda points out racial implications of school maps - YouTube

http://www.12thhighschool.org Prince William board's vote on high school boundaries delayed pending DOJ inquiry By Michael Alison Chandler, Washington Post: ...
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Very important message from concerned parents where these new privately owned, but publicly funded schools are coming in and depleting funds from existing public schools.

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Very important message from concerned parents where these new privately owned, but publicly funded schools are coming in and depleting funds from existing public schools.

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Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela Get Failing Grade in Battle Against Human Trafficking

Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela Get Failing Grade in Battle Against Human Trafficking | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report released on June 20, relegated the three countries to the third and lowest tier in the grading system that evaluates governments' responses to the issue of modern day slavery.
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This is an update on human trafficking.

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Column: You can't reconcile Ayn Rand and Jesus - USATODAY.com

Column: You can't reconcile Ayn Rand and Jesus - USATODAY.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Idolatry of the conservative icon should lead to some GOP soul-searching, as Christian morality has no place in an 'Atlas Shrugged' world.
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Are the Republicans embracing the "real anti-christ" as a leader of Christians in their party?


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"But Ayn Rand is the GOP's new savior, and no one seems to be taking notice of just how opposed their two philosophies are." 


"Rand's trinity is "I me mine." Christianity's is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So take your pick. Or say no to both. It's a free country. Just don't tell me you are both a card-carrying Objectivist and a Bible-believing Christian. Even Rand knew that just wasn't possible."

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ISIS seizes former chemical weapons factory in Iraq | MidEast | Daily Sabah

ISIS seizes former chemical weapons factory in Iraq | MidEast | Daily Sabah | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sunni radicals in Iraq, who have overrun a swathe of territory north of Baghdad in a lightning offensive, have taken control of one of Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons factories, a US official said Thursday.

"We are aware the that the ISIS... | Daily Sabah
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At this link you will find other current information on what is happening in the middle east.

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Iraq's unique place in the Sunni-Shia divide

Iraq's unique place in the Sunni-Shia divide | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Iraq and Iran are two of only a handful of countries that have more Shias than Sunnis.
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More interesting facts to review.

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Iraq asks US for air support

Iraq asks US for air support | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Iraqi government has requested for US airstrikes as the insurgents, led by fighters from the ISIL, battled their way into the biggest oil refinery.
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Air caps are the least intrusive way to cut down violence…. at least when you have the strongest air force in the world that is true.

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How an arrest in Iraq revealed Isis's $2bn jihadist network

How an arrest in Iraq revealed Isis's $2bn jihadist network | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

reta article Seizure of 160 computer flash sticks revealed the inside story of Isis, the band of militants that came from nowhere with nothing to having Syrian oil fields and control of Iraq's second city

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This article gives a great look into how ISIS recently funded the groups rapid growth and efforts. It also reveals who many of these people are and where they came from. Surely is a very interesting article.

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How America became uncompetitive and unequal

How America became uncompetitive and unequal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
How corporate mergers contribute to economic inequality.
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Great Article! We've been flying a lot lately….American Airline companies are a great example of mergers gone very bad and producing horrid service…so are cable, ISPs and telecom companies.

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Mississippi Freedom Summer » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Mississippi Freedom Summer » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mississippi Freedom Summer
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Interesting article!

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Experts say father's involvement pivotal to proper child rearing - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Experts say father's involvement pivotal to proper child rearing - Las Vegas Review-Journal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Experts say father's involvement pivotal to proper child rearing
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A little bit of a learning experience.
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Here is my father's day theme….I think this is so true!

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Veterans deal with a financial learning curve - Roanoke Times

Veterans deal with a financial learning curve - Roanoke Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Veterans deal with a financial learning curve
Roanoke Times
In corporate America, everything from resumes to management styles is different, he said. Personal finances, especially, require some homework.
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Fitting back in isn't so easy!

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As jihadists take aim at Baghdad, Iran steps in to help historical foe

As jihadists take aim at Baghdad, Iran steps in to help historical foe | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Iran is coming to the aid of its historic nemesis, sending elite fighters to Iraq in the wake of a Sunni insurgency that has claimed two key northern cities and now threatens Baghdad, Fox News has learned.
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Wow! This is a big deal. Read over it. Other key American Allies in the MidEast said some time ago that the way America handled the Iraq issue from the beginning could have handed Iraq to Iran on a silver platter.

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EFF backs striking miners on wages

EFF backs striking miners on wages | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mineworkers demanding R12 500 per month from platinum producers have the full support of the EFF.
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This is an interesting group that is backing the strikers!

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