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Revealed: How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy

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The Big Dig

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Can Mongolia's mining boom protect national interests and local livelihoods while reaping the economic benefits?
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FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US — RT

FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US — RT | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs upwards of 15,000 undercover agents today, ten times what they had on the roster back in 1975.
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Ethical Storysharing: My Words, Not My Story : Video For Change

Ethical Storysharing: My Words, Not My Story : Video For Change | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Our colleague Aspen Baker with Exhale shares her experiences and views on ethical #storytelling. http://t.co/lW8xz3BM #digitalstorytelling

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Sharing stories, listening, while allowing others to express how they see things is a powerfully connective tool we so often forget. 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:15 AM

Now here is a very powerful article about how a story, once it leaves our lips, can be co-opted, changed, and used to divide -- all counter to the original message of the story.


Truly there are significant ethics involved in story sharing -- especially for nonprofits, and with for-profit businesses also. 


Many social issues are emotionally charged. That's the case here where the topic is abortion. Same with guns, drugs, violence, hunger, etc.


Look beyond the abortion topic here and really hear the message about story sharing ethics.


When nonprofits share the stories of those they serve -- or highlight a social problem -- ethics become critically important.


When businesses share employee or customer stories and do not pay attention to the ethics of story sharing, they are in for a backlash.


To download a free ethical guide for storytelling, go to my website at http://www.juststoryit.com/story-resources.htm and scroll down the page to download #5


Be an ethical story sharer. Do the right thing.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 7, 2013 1:52 PM
That is so true Monica! I love playing with listening activities so I can be more aware of my surroundings, and more aware of what people are really trying to tell me. And of course marketing without listening is just broadcasting, which won't take you very far!
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Anger Over Fiscal-Cliff Deal Fires Up Tea Party

Anger Over Fiscal-Cliff Deal Fires Up Tea Party | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The GOP’s cave on the fiscal cliff is galvanizing the Tea Party, which vows retribution. By David Freedlander. (RT @freedlander: "If you think 2010 was the Tea Party Congress, just wait until 2014.
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Green Party calls for a Student Debt Jubilee, urges student protests against skyrocketing tuition costs

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Green Party leaders spoke out on education at the beginning of the New Year and called for a student debt jubilee and free tuition to state colleges and universities in 2013.

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Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Conservative activist groups such as Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth and Heritage Action all pressured congressional Republicans to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief, but a backlash led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie led to a wise reassessment.

 

by JON AVLON, CNN

 

"It's why the American people hate Congress. Unlike the people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a bomb on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Congress for refusing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief in the final hours of the 112th Congress. It was an instant classic of principled political outrage. It provided a strong dose of what Washington has been missing: blunt, independent leadership.


Christie prosecuted the case by pointing out that hurricane relief had been provided more quickly to others: For victims of Katrina after 10 days and victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida after 30 days. But residents of the New Jersey and New York coast have been waiting 65 days to date for some relief.

Christie also accurately pointed out that Northeast states such as New Jersey and New York send more to the federal government in taxes than they get back in federal aid, unlike many of the red states represented by conservatives in Congress. The "makers versus takers" narratives fall apart fast when confronted with reality. [MORE]


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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, January 4, 2013 11:31 AM

Keep your eye on this one. Women, children, families have suffered and will continue to suffer until the do-nothing Congress gets over itself.

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Happy New Year! Obama signs NDAA, codifies indefinite detention

Happy New Year! Obama signs NDAA, codifies indefinite detention | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
By Madison Ruppert Editor of End the Lie Yesterday, despite hollow veto threats and meaningless “reservations,” Obama eviscerated the Constitution and the most essential civil liberties that were s...
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Monica S Mcfeeters's comment, January 2, 2013 10:56 PM
I'm not seeing much about this that seems official that says this deal was signed. Anyone who finds more confirmation of Obama signing the 2013 NDAA please suggest it to this scoop it. I'm seeing this on twitter, but not finding it on main links.
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Fiscal Cliff Deal FAQ: What Just Happened and What It Means For You

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Budget cliffs forever
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The lessons of the fiscal cliff

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How much is too much?

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THE popularity of austerity policies has waned over the past several years thanks to evidence that it may have been counterproductive. But many are still worried by... (How much public debt is too much?
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Report: HSBC To Pay Record Fine To Resolve Money Laundering Allegations

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This may be the world's largest wrist slap.
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Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason...

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A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines and caused some to abandon voting altogether was intentionally designed by Florida GOP staff and consultants to inhibit Democratic voters, former GOP officials and current GOP consultants have...
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Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary

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The GOP's Anti-Muslim Wing Is in Retreat

The GOP's Anti-Muslim Wing Is in Retreat | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Why Republicans finally seem to be distancing themselves from the Muslim-bashers in their midst.
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CIA being sued over domestic spying collaboration with NYPD — RT

CIA being sued over domestic spying collaboration with NYPD — RT | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The CIA is being sued for withholding information about its cooperation on domestic spying as part of the New York Police Department’s counter-terrorism surveillance program.
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Those Who Despise the Radical Son Will Fall in Love With his Progressive Daughter

Those Who Despise the Radical Son Will Fall in Love With his Progressive Daughter | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Meet the late Sarah Horowitz, child of political activist David Horowitz, who managed to fuse the painful lessons of her father’s life with a mystical Judaism to complete the task he never could: showing how the Left could save itself from...
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I ran across an article that was very condemning of Van Jones. He is a a man I do admire so far. I followed that article to the source to learn where it came from. Then I followed up to see who funded the site. I then went on to read several articles about a man named David Horowitz. Ironically I began to read how this man had been most of his life openly and actively what he accused Van Jones of being and then he changed his mind. Then there was a mention of a one time estranged daughter he wrote a book about who was firmly opposite of what her father had become and was a very completely committed progressive. I followed that link as well and found this very heart touching summary of what I feel is a truth. I think I may be buying a book written by this hateful David Horowitz in remembrance of his daughter.

 

 “A Cracking Of The Heart” might be a good book for both parties and all people to read.

 http://www.amazon.com/Cracking-Heart-David-Horowitz/dp/1596981032/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1258493876&sr=8-1

 

 This is what the reviewing author (David Swindle) sums up of Sarah Horowitz lasting legacy: 

 

"The world could not be effectively changed at the level of government. Merely passing laws, smashing institutions, and electing better politicians would not work to heal the world. To do so was to not really go to the root of the problem. To pursue tikkun olam effectively, to truly be progressive, to be radical in spirit, one must operate at the level of individual people – not governments, laws, and institutions.

This approach takes the Left out of the political arena and returns it to the religious realm from which it originally emerged. Focusing on healing individual souls is the way churches and synagogues function. And here’s the secret: it works. Good houses of worship do heal people’s souls and make them better people.

Sarah understood this. That’s why she primarily worked this way: she taught autistic children, she worked with poor communities in foreign countries, she taught at her synagogue alongside her mentor the late Rabbi Alan Lew.

Both those on the Right and the Left need to understand this: the way to heal the world is one shattered human soul at a time." (From the article)

 

Her father David Horowitz who appears to live life exactly opposite of how his daughter lived her short life wrote this book about her.

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Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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by JUAN A. LOZANO (Huffington Post)

 

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once considered among the nation's most powerful and feared lawmakers, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for a scheme to influence elections that already cost him his job, leadership post and millions of dollars in legal fees.

 

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay, a Houston-area Republican, on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002.

 

Prosecutors said DeLay will likely be free for months or even years as his appeal makes it through the Texas court system. [MORE]

 


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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, January 3, 2013 7:00 PM

AWESOME post and a very relevant topic. This is a must blog to follow!

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Google's Eric Schmidt to make humanitarian visit to North Korea - The Guardian

Google's Eric Schmidt to make humanitarian visit to North Korea - The Guardian | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Guardian Google's Eric Schmidt to make humanitarian visit to North Korea The Guardian He is pushing science and technology as a path to economic development for the impoverished country, aiming for computers in every school and digitised...
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There are more positive ways to lead where we hope others will follow and Eric Schmidt seems to be showing that side of communiication and negotiation skills.

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NDAA 2013 - Indefinite detention without trial is back — RT

NDAA 2013 - Indefinite detention without trial is back — RT | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in Washington have stripped an amendment from next year’s National Defense Authorization Act that could have kept the government from indefinitely detaining US citizens without charge or trial.
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The fiscal cliff negotiations, in one chart

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From NASCAR to rum, the 10 weirdest parts of the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill

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UN: Syria Death Toll At 60K

UN: Syria Death Toll At 60K | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After 21 months of fighting. (UN: Syria Death Toll At 60K http://t.co/GBS4vfeq #cheatsheet)
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Oppression occurs in many places for different excuses.

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The Big Lie About the "Entitlement State"

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"Even aside from the numbers, Brooks is fundamentally wrong that transfer programs can “bankrupt the nation.” Transfer programs, as their name suggests, transfer income from one part of the population to another. Social Security, for example, is primarily an intergenerational transfer program. It taxes current workers to fund benefits for current retirees. (Most people pay taxes that fund other people’s benefits, during one part of their lives, and then receive benefits paid for by other people’s taxes, during another part.) The “losses” for those who are paying the taxes, at any given time, are not losses to society as a whole. They are balanced by the gains to those who are receiving the benefits." (from the article)

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