- All three Wall Street markets open down again after big falls on Thursday
- Stocks begin to recover by lunchtime but still suffer heavy losses over week
- London’s FTSE 100 drops below important 5,000 mark before finishing up
- South Korea in banking chaos as market plunges 5.7 per cent overnight
- Dow tumbles 500 on Thursday to year-low before slight rebound at close
- Investor George Soros says U.S. economy already into double-dip recession
Archive for 2011/09/23
Markets on course for worst week in THREE YEARS as Wall Street protest hots up and Soros warns U.S. already back in recessionPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness
What the internet has also afforded, is for ordinary people to get heard outside the confines of traditional corporate media, blurring the lines between journalism, communication, and advocacy. While this can make for a lot of misinformation and white noise, it can also enable ordinary people to reach a wide audience without gatekeepers, and allow programs like Uprising to reach people well beyond our geographical reachPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness
David Pakman is the host and Executive Producer of the David Pakman show, an independent television and radio show currently airing on about 150 stations across the US, on DirecTV & DISH Network, and through a popular podcast and youtube channel.
Michael Moore Calls for Support of Occupy Wall Street Protest, Decries Execution of Troy Davis. #OccupyWallStreet Is More Than a Hashtag – It’s Revolution in FormationPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty will be holding a protest in sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street protest that’s been going on in New York City
#OccupyWallStreet Is More Than a Hashtag – It’s Revolution in Formation
Occupy Wall Street Activists Disrupt Sotheby’s Art Auction (VIDEO)
In its attempt to suppress popular dissent, the NYPD may have just emboldened a movement - Troy Davis Protesters Occupy Wall Street
- Within minutes dozens of NYPD officers were attempting to physically force scores of demonstrators onto a strip of cement already packed shoulder-to-shoulder with people.
- Protester Brandon King, 27, found himself caught between the police and the crowd. With his back turned to the officers, King was yanked from the crowd and slammed into the pavement; arrested on charges of obstruction of governmental administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
- Joseph Jordan, 29, says he received similar treatment. He claims a senior police officer singled him out, saying “I’m sick of you.” A number of officers then piled on top of him, making it impossible to scream or breathe
- A hulking police officer grabbed a young woman by the back of her neck, yanked her over a metal barrier and slammed her into the ground, her skull smacking against a curb.
- A second officer then picked up Saman Waquad and tossed her back over the barricade where her back slammed into a cement stair.
- Moments later, a senior NYPD police officer announced that anybody still on Wall Street after five minutes would be subject to arrest.
- The protesters filed back in and suddenly the plaza –which has been criticized as the project of over-educated white kids– began to show signs of the diversity it has so sorely lacked.
Trend Micro has discovered an ongoing series of targeted attacks, known as “LURID,” that have successfully compromised 1465 computers in 61 different countries. We have been able to identify 47 victims including diplomatic missions, government ministries, space-related government agencies and other companies and research institutionsPosted: 2011/09/23 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Following months of denials, the FBI is now promising a “comprehensive review of all training and reference materials” after Danger Room revealed a series of Bureau presentations that tarred average Muslims as “radical” and “violent.”Posted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
But untangling the Islamophobic thread woven into the FBI’s counterterrorism training culture won’t be easy. In addition to inflammatory seminars which likened Islam to the Death Star and Mohammed to a “cult leader,” Danger Room has obtained more material showing just how wide the anti-Islam meme has spread throughout the Bureau.
German company Arri, a giant in the TV and film camera industry, has plead guilty to hacking the emails of their competitor Band Pro Film and DigitalPosted: 2011/09/23 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
After just a week on store shelves, “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” on Blu-ray has already set global sales recordsPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Europol: an EU portal should be developed for the exchange of best practice, analysis and assessments in relation to the use of the internet by individuals and groups associated with violent extremismPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, New Business Models
A Google executive believes that Facebook is becoming “a closed walled garden” and will soon end up like AOL and IBM: it will have to completely change its business in order to survivePosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness, Google
With millions of Americans unemployed, and millions of others losing their home and their savings, the almost constant anti-capitalist rhetoric — about Wall Street and corporate “fat cats” and “billionaires and millionaires not paying their fair share” — by elected leaders such as President Barack Obama, Senator Harry Reid, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and others is starting to take it’s tollPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Understanding the Arab Spring
The emergence of a category of a super-rich class is sharply juxtaposed with a majority class whose hopes have remained stagnant for decades, creating what in a recent New York Times op-ed, the Kenyan anti-corruption campaigner John Githongo aptly described as a resentment-induced rage that has fuelled revolt starting with North Africa, and spreading south of the Sahara.
There have been riots in London, protests in Wisconsin and against Wall Street in New York City, evidence that this resentment is not just a reaction to growing inequality in Africa alone. According to Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in their book ‘The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger’, inequality is a corrosive factor in the social well-being of people, and the United States, the world’s wealthiest and most powerful country, is also one of the most unequal.
Kindness, a virtue that adds to a moral code for humanity’s collective wellbeing is considered ‘subversive of neo-liberal assumptions that place value on utility and cost above other human values,’ according to Sue Clegg and Stephen Rowland (2010) of Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of London, respectively. Writing in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Clegg and Rowland observe that despite being an aspect easily recognised by students in a teacher, kindness is never considered in descriptions of ‘teaching excellence’, ‘student satisfaction’, nor ‘professional values.’
The Band of Rebels, a Rochester-based group of activists, are planning a rally next week at the HSBC Bank in Pittsford, in solidarity with those protesting on Wall Street in New York CityPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness
The Pittsford protest will take place on Monday, Sept. 26 from noon to 1 p.m.
BBC New York: Wall Street’s unwelcome warriors hang on to protest. If the economy and the markets carry on into further dire straits, some of those currently in the protesters’ firing line may find themselves stepping in to take their unwanted slices of pizzaPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness
We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent.
As members of the 99 percent, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come. Therefore we invite the public, our fellow 99 percent, to join us in a march on SATURDAY AT NOON, starting from LIBERTY SQUARE (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY.
This is a call for individuals, families and community and advocacy groups to march in solidarity.
We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Dallas, Seattle and Orlando. We’re still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.
Dutch language news article:
Two French women who continue to wear the full-face veil in defiance of a new law banning it in France this morning became the first to receive fines since its enactment
Website of Dutch politician Geert Wilders hacked after one of his PVV (Freedom Party) party members called Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan an “Islamic Ape”Posted: 2011/09/23 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
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Scientists Reconstruct Brains’ Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment – Imagine that. Capturing your visual memories, your dreams, the wild ramblings of your imagination into a video that you and others can watch with your own eyesPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.
I just can’t believe this is happening for real, but according to Professor Jack Gallant—UC Berkeley neuroscientist and coauthor of the research published today in the journal Current Biology—”this is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery. We are opening a window into the movies in our minds.“
Perhaps one day you would be able to go to sleep with a flexible band around your skull labeled Sony Dreamcam, wirelessly connected to your iPad 7.
Occupy Wall Street: Why are students flocking to protest? Occupy Wall Street Day 6: Protesters honour Troy Davis, Keith Olbermann sounds off, Chicago gets in on the actionPosted: 2011/09/23 in Education / Awareness
The Occupy Wall Street movement, now in its sixth day, is largely comprised of college students. Why is this demographic so attracted to this protest? Metro spent a night with protestors in Zuccotti park and spoke to college students about what brings them there.
When it’s not raining, and the U.S. isn’t executing people, life for the Wall Street protesters is actually kind of festival-like. There are tables set up with food and beverages, singing, dancing, drumming, teach-ins, and sign making. At one point in the video below, a few members of the NYPD join in the morning march.
The Dow Jones closed down nearly 400 points today after the Federal Reserve launched a $400billion attempt to prop up the flailing U.S. economy. A day that saw the Dow drop more than 500 points at midday trading ended 391 points down, capping Wall Street’s worst two-day loss since 2008.