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Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition

Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition David Harvey Talk given at the World Social Forum 2010 Porto Alegre The historical geography of capitalist development is at a key inflexion point in w...
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Worth a read.I'm not sure total public collective ownership is the best for every one and place. A healthy mix of private and public ownership is a smart idea we need to hold to.

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Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires

Are you a temporally embarrassed millionaire? http://t.co/Z2QA86vTTi #sequester #news #politics
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I'm not for installing pure socialism...I lean toward a mix of private and public ownership and very involved and attentive public activism.

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Whose Forum is it Anyway? | U. S. Chamberwatch

The mission of U.S. Chamber Watch is to promote greater transparency and accountability in American political processes by shedding light on the funding and practices of the largest private interest lobbyist in America, the U.S.

 

"Have you been to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yet? If not, get moving! Hop on a plane, bus, train or carpool your way down to Washington, D.C. for your chance to finally meet the secretive members of the nation's largest private lobbying group. The U.S. Chamber influences policy impacting your health, safety, welfare, and small business on behalf of their multi-national, corporate members."

 
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The rise of the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms and paid for...
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Why The U.S. Is Not In A Cyber War

Why The U.S. Is Not In A Cyber War | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
American needs to protect itself from growing cyber threats—but the language of military aggression is misleading, says Brookings’ Ian Wallace.
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"The idea that America is in the middle of a “cyber war” isn't just lazy and wrong. It's dangerous. The war analogy implies the requirement for military response to cyber intrusions. America genuinely needs effective civilian government cyber defense organizations with strong relationships with the private sector and the active engagement of an informed general public. Creating and even promoting the fear of “cyber war” makes that more difficult.  Here’s why:

First, while the U.S fights its wars using the highly-trained professional within the U.S. Armed Forces, defending against cyber threats does not necessary require military expertise or prowess. True, most private individuals and corporations lack the knowledge and training needed to fight off attacks from elite Chinese, Iranian and Russian cyber “warriors.”  As a result, there is and will continue to be a pressing need for highly qualified information security experts to help defend the larger U.S. cyber landscape. Nonetheless, there are relatively simple ways to make it more difficult for the bad guys without escalating to a “war” standing. In 2011, the Australian Defence Signals Directorate (their equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency) showed that by taking just four key measures--“whitelisting” (i.e., allowing only authorized software to run on a computer or network), very rapid patching of applications and of operating system vulnerabilities, and restricting the number of people with administrator access to a system--85 percent of targeted intrusions can be prevented. These might appear more like prophylactic public health measures than warfare--and that’s the point. The United States does not need to declare “war” and call up the military to fend off cyber threats."

 

 
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Obamacare Rejection Leaves People Uninsured

Obamacare Rejection Leaves People Uninsured | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance.
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Warren: Bust banks that launder drug money

Warren: Bust banks that launder drug money | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"How many billions of dollars do you have to launder for drug lords?" the senator said.
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Pelosi Backs Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Pelosi Backs Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Republican House leadership to take up legislation recently introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) that would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour.
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Transcript: Lawrence Lessig on “Aaron’s Laws – Law and Justice in a Digital Age”: Section I « naked capitalism

Transcript: Lawrence Lessig on “Aaron’s Laws – Law and Justice in a Digital Age”: Section I « naked capitalism | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Aaron Swartz was a friend. He was a colleague. He was a co-conspirator. He lived for 26 years. Half of those 26 years he lived his life in public. He was a prodigy. At the age of 13 he was awarded the ArsDigita prize – there he is accepting the prize – for work that would eventually inspire things like Wikipedia. At the age of 14 he helped co-design the RSS protocol – there is his co-designer Dave Winer. At the age of 15 he was the core architect for the technical infrastructure for Creative Commons. Here he is launching that technical infrastructure:"


Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/03/transcript-lawrence-lessig-on-aarons-laws-law-and-justice-in-a-digital-age-section-i.html#LZWUIsX6vpYYOWzU.99

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Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law'

Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Like many activists before him, Aaron fell prey to a criminal justice system that entrenches the standing of the already powerful, and which has been used so many times to break unionists and stymie their organizing efforts.
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Mohamed Nasheed: Stamp out the dregs of dictatorship

Mohamed Nasheed: Stamp out the dregs of dictatorship | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A dictatorship doesn't always die once the dictator leaves power. Mohamed Masheed, once president of the Maldives, on dangers left behind.
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Three weeks ago, the first democratically elected president of the island nation of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, was ousted in a coup that brought back to power supporters of the past regime.

 

This week Mohamed Nasheed was arrested.

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Switzerland has stood up against excessive executive pay – your turn

Switzerland has stood up against excessive executive pay – your turn | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Brigitta Moser-Harder: Swiss outrage has translated into a vote against extravagant corporate behaviour in a clear sign for other countries
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Japan and the uses of adversity

Japan and the uses of adversity | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
FEW bright spots illuminate the bleak sequence of calamities unfolding in Japan. But here are two: the quotidian, stoic heroism with which so many Japanese have...
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36 Hours That Changed The Republican Party — Libertarians Believe Their Moment Has Finally Arrived

36 Hours That Changed The Republican Party — Libertarians Believe Their Moment Has Finally Arrived | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"Everything has changed."
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Don't know that this changed the party but it let them know the Libertarians don't need to have a party if they can just have the Republican Party and make it their own. I think there should be only one Libertarian running for office for each election and not two...So I guess the question is really are the Republicans gone and whose party is it anyway? It is good and shocking to see a so called "Republican" speaking with his own mind the GOP has a collective mind these days they must leave or get the boot.

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Syria's priceless heritage under attack

Syria's priceless heritage under attack | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Historian Dan Snow writes that Syria's heritage is under attack - but when the war ends it will be the foundation on which a shredded national identity can be rebuilt.
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This is another side of the cost of wars. The loss of shared culture and heritage sites built over thousands of years.

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Obama Shows His Humorous Side At D.C. Dinner

Obama Shows His Humorous Side At D.C. Dinner | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, Bob Woodward and Washington reporters on Saturday at a dinner that brought together the country's press and political elites.
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The Long Memory | John McCutcheon

The Long Memory | John McCutcheon | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Nice writing by a great song writer and song collector about a visit between a son and his dad.

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Who regulates the regulators? - Washington Times

Who regulates the regulators? - Washington Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Who regulates the regulators?
Washington Times
Only the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services cost American taxpayers more. ...
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Tuition At Public Colleges And Universities Hit Record Levels In 2012

Tuition At Public Colleges And Universities Hit Record Levels In 2012 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
College tuition has been rising steadily for decades.
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The Nonsense of Austerity - PBS NewsHour

The Nonsense of Austerity - PBS NewsHour | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHour The Nonsense of Austerity PBS NewsHour John Maynard Keynes, pictured above in 1942, overturned the ideas of neoclassical economics, advocating that fiscal and economic policy should be used to curb the adverse effects of economic...
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Drone Flights in the U.S.

Drone Flights in the U.S. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
EFF filed suit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), receiving thousands of pages about the certifications and authorizations the agency has issued for the operation of unmanned aircrafts, also known as drones.
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Public Address by Lawrence Lessig – Rooting out Corruption in Politics: Complicity and Complacency by the Media

Public Address by Lawrence Lessig – Rooting out Corruption in Politics: Complicity and Complacency by the Media | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Back to Calendar When: March 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Add to Calendar Add to Google Where: UNC School of Law, Rotunda ...
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“Intimidating”: Not to us, say Center School students - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

“Intimidating”: Not to us, say Center School students - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
“Intimidating”: Not to us, say Center School students Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) A high school class entitled “Citizenship and Social Justice” at Seattle's Center School created “an intimidating educational environment for a student,”...
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Number of Anti-Government Groups Hits Record High

Number of Anti-Government Groups Hits Record High | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center has found that the number of anti-government "patriot" groups in the country has risen to its highest level ever.
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