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Californian university police chief resigns after Occupy protest pepper spray incident

Californian university police chief resigns after Occupy protest pepper spray incident | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
A police chief responsible for a Californian university campus has resigned over an incident in which sit down protesters were pepper sprayed. Her decision to quit followed a damning investigation.

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Prescott council hears opposing views on Occupy Prescott - Prescott Daily Courier

Prescott council hears opposing views on Occupy Prescott - Prescott Daily Courier | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
Prescott council hears opposing views on Occupy PrescottPrescott Daily CourierThe first speaker, Mike Wilkey, urged the council to form an ad-hoc committee to study Occupy Prescott's request for the council to pass a resolution that declares...
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On Speaking Up: Why I Support Occupy

On Speaking Up: Why I Support Occupy | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

Because every day on the ocean is a gift, and I want to be able to make a living while sharing this gift with you. And that is why I support Occupy.


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The Internet Archive adds over 1 million torrents to the site, by Martin Brindmann

The Internet Archive adds over 1 million torrents to the site, by Martin Brindmann | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

Martin Brinkmann :

"The Internet Archive over at archive.org is a non-profit that is building a digital library of Internet sites, accessible via the Wayback Machine, and other forms of culture in digital form. It is one of the largest repositories for books, music, images and movies which are all freely available for download at the site.

Up until now, users who visited the website could either download the files directly to their computers, or in the case of media files, stream the contents instead. Today, over one million torrents (currently 1.399,074 torrents) have been made available including the sites live music converts, a movie and audio book collection, and lots of books."

 

http://archive.org/ ;

"provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public."


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Books | AlterNet

Books | AlterNet | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

Book from Noam Chomsky on Occupy now available.

From Occupy's onset, Noam Chomsky has supported its critique of corporate corruption and encouraged its efforts to increase civic participation, economic equality, democracy, and freedom for the 99%.

Through talks and conversations with movement supporters, Occupy presents a crystallization of Chomsky's latest thinking on the cornerstone issues, questions, and demands that are driving ordinary Americans to protest.


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FINANCIAL TYRANNY: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time

FINANCIAL TYRANNY: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

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Edufactory - Conflicts and Transformation of the University

Edufactory - Conflicts and Transformation of the University | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

April 25th is “1T Day”: Occupy Student Debt

by ANN LARSON and MALAV KANUGA

“We work and we borrow in order to work and to borrow. And the jobs we
work toward are the jobs we already have. Meanwhile, what we acquire isn’t education; it’s debt.”


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Catalogablog: Linked Data for Libraries > Youtube video

Catalogablog: Linked Data for Libraries > Youtube video | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

OCLC has a video on YouTube, Linked Data for Libraries. "A short introduction to the concepts and technology behind linked data, how it works, and some benefits it brings to libraries." A nice fifteen minute introduction.


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Occupy movement and 'tea party' have some common targets - Fremont Tribune

Occupy movement and 'tea party' have some common targets - Fremont Tribune | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
TheImproper.comOccupy movement and 'tea party' have some common targetsFremont TribuneIn the presidential race, it's striking to note that the Republican and Democratic candidates' campaigns contain only vague echoes of.COLUMN: Occupy movement is...
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Bombs, rocket kill 11 Afghan civilians: officials

Bombs, rocket kill 11 Afghan civilians: officials | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
Bomb blasts and a rocket attack have killed 11 civilians including at least four children in the space of 24 hours in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.A roadside bomb ripped through a pickup truck Saturday in the Chora district of ...
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Pictures: Now or Never? 9 Places to See Before They Slip Away

Pictures: Now or Never? 9 Places to See Before They Slip Away | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
For summer travel with lasting impact, consider destinations that are changing fast—Glacier National Park, the Everglades, and more.
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Afghanistan Designated Major US Ally - World News Tweets

Posted on 7/7/2012 by staffwriter. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Kabul Saturday on a previously unannounced drop-in on her way to Tokyo for an international donor conference for Afghanistan.
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John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, Deep Brown Black 3N | Haircolor At Home

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, Deep Brown Black 3N | Haircolor At Home | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
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No Comment - Morocco World News

No Comment - Morocco World News | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
Morocco World News. Rabat, August 9, 2012. The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport is believed to have decided to abide by the cultural cooperation agreement signed between the Spanish and Moroccan governments in 1985, ...
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Occupy Memphis Evicted | WREG.com — Memphis News & Weather ...

Occupy Memphis Evicted | WREG.com — Memphis News & Weather ... | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
(Memphis) Memphis Police have removed Occupy Memphis protestors from the Main Street Mall downtown. Police came in around 6 a.m. Friday and cleared all the protesters out. City public works employees then tore down ...
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RBS: Inside The Bank That Ran Out Of Money

RBS: Inside The Bank That Ran Out Of Money | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
The Royal Bank of Scotland was once a famous Scottish institution; a bank with a reputation for prudence.But in October 2008, less than a decade after Fred Goodwin took over as chief executive, it came within hours of collapsing.

RBS later posted the biggest loss in UK corporate history – 24 billion pounds – which damaged the bank’s reputation for financial prudence and Scotland’s image as a global financial center.

Using previously unbroadcast footage of the bank’s top executives and interviews with bank insiders, this documentary tells the compelling story of a national catastrophe.

 

Watch the full documentary now


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Swarms, multitude, and activism: weaving the transatlantic conversation with OWS

Swarms, multitude, and activism: weaving the transatlantic conversation with OWS | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
This post is about an event that will happen tomorrow, a continent away, the other side of the Atlantic. Few of you reading it will have a chance to read it in time to decide to go there and be par...

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Gary Dorrien discusses Occupy Wall Street | The Christian Century

As a social ethicist whose field was invented by the Social Gospel movement, I treasure the Social Gospel's emphasis on just distribution and the common good, along with Reinhold Niebuhr's realist emphasis on power politics and the faults of liberal idealism. But liberationist criticism adjudicates what I take from the Social Gospel and Niebuhrian traditions. Social justice must not be reduced to concerns about the fair distribution of things. It is also about giving voice to oppressed communities and being liberated from structures of oppression and dependency. Because some groups are privileged, social justice involves paying attention to the differences between groups in order to fight against racial injustice, sexism, violence, exclusion, discrimination against GLBTQ individuals and communities, and other forms of domination.


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Califa, DCL, Open Library Make Commitments to Smashwords’ Library Direct

Califa, DCL, Open Library Make Commitments to Smashwords’ Library Direct | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it

RT @ShiftTheDigital: Califa, Douglas County Libraries and Internet Archive's Open Library Make Commitments to Smashwords’ new Library Direct http://t.co/2Jz5Lb1N...
"to acquire variations of the top 10,000 best-selling ebooks from indie distributor Smashwords. All told, the three separate commitments total about $100,000. The sales will occur through Library Direct, a new service that Smashwords has launched to facilitate the transfer of large collections of ebooks to libraries."


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Occupy Wall Street’s Moral Ground

Occupy Wall Street’s Moral Ground | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
“The Occupy Wall Street movements and climate action movements stand on the same moral ground and affirm the same moral principles: It’s wrong to wreck the world. It’s wrong to wreck the health and hopes of others.

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UK on red alert as flooding threat increases after ... - BBC World News

Join 2 other subscribers. Recommended Links. URL: http://www.bbc-worldnews.net/2012/07/uk-on-red-alert-as-flooding-threat-increases-after-friday-night-downpours/. Get the latest BBC News · London2012 · Deals of the ...
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Barnardo's boss tells of her mission as she returns to her roots

Barnardo's boss tells of her mission as she returns to her roots | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
SOME days Anne Marie Carrie goes home from work shaking with anger at injustice.
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Twitter / JoelBoweyCTV: Weird clouds on the way in

Twitter / JoelBoweyCTV: Weird clouds on the way in | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. (Weird clouds on the way into the Toronto newsroom this morning.
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Frank Ocean

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At least 45 killed as torrential rains, floods hit southern ... - World News

At least 45 killed as torrential rains, floods hit southern ... - World News | Newsroom Free Press | Scoop.it
MOSCOW - At least 45 people died in floods after torrential rains in Russia's southern Krasnodar region near the Black Sea, a spokesman for local police said on Saturday.
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