Archive for 2011/11/02
Anonymous Identifies Cop Who Shot Marine Vet Scott Olsen
In a world where the lines between media gatekeepers and their corporate parent companies often become blurred, it takes a separate entity to speak for those whose voices are drowned out by poverty, unemployment or hopelessnessPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
Police have evicted dozens of Occupy Brisbane protesters after the city council said it wanted them out of a CBD parkPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
They’re fighting a ‘corporatocracy’ that has bought governments, created armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystemsPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
MF Global, the securities firm led by former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, admitted using clients’ money as its financial troubles mountedPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
MF Global filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, after a big bet on European debt threatened to topple it. It became the first big Wall Street casualty of the European debt crisis
U.S. alleged plot is its attempt to deviate attention from the Occupy Wall Street movement, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saidPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
A senior Iranian commander has called on American intellectuals to break the US media blackout on anti-capitalism protests and expose ‘the true nature’ of Washington policiesPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
RULE #1: Everything is a commodity and everything must be done for profit
RULE #2: Capitalist production is privately owned and driven forward by the commandment “expand or die.”
RULE #3: Is the drive for global control and dominance
Those three economic laws that I’ve laid out are at the root of the capitalist-imperialist system. But the preservation and extension of this system requires a state power. You see, capital is private and competing. But the capitalists of a given country–like the U.S. or France or Russia or Germany–they have common interests. The state power in France acts to safeguard the common strategic interests of French capital–and so too in Japan or Russia.
The capitalist class dominates the economy. It controls the major means of production–land, raw materials and other resources, technology, and physical structures, like factories). The government is a key part of a state power that is controlled by the capitalist class, no matter who is president. But this state plays a special role in society. It’s not acting in the interests of this or that corporation or bank. It acts to protect and expand the economic system and to keep the whole society functioning as a capitalist society.
At the centre of the Occupy Wall Street movement is a man with an excellent grasp of the international banking systemPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
Specifically, Vlad Teichberg knows a lot about the repackaging of subprime debt into collateralised debt obligations, a measure widely blamed for triggering the global financial crisis.
Indeed, he worked on several himself. Mr Teichberg, 39, is one of the original members of the Occupy Wall Street encampment and a prime mover in efforts to spread the protest movement worldwide and initiate a discussion of potential objectives via a global television network.
He is also a former derivatives trader who worked at Deutsche Bank and at Swiss Re. “I was part of a group that put together CDOs,” he said. “I ended up being one of the people (who) built that bomb that blew up the whole economy.”
The Oakland Police Officer’s Association sent a letter to Mayor Jean Quan questioning why the city plans to beef up its police presence at strike-related events while giving other city workers leeway to participatePosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
Hundreds of teachers will be among thousands expected to participate in the general strike organized by Occupy Oakland todayPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
Occupy Wall Street brought energy efficiency to a new level when the Sustainability Working Group introduced an innovative project involving bicycle-powered generatorsPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
his effort began after an incident on October 28, where dozens of New York City Fire Department and Police Department officers confiscated six gas and diesel generators from Zuccotti Park due to “safety issues.”
After the generators were seized, individuals involved in Occupy Boston contacted protesters in New York and offered to give them bicycles attached to motors. This gave the Occupy Wall Street protestors a groundbreaking way to create power by simply peddling at bike stations.
They’re Mad About Scott Olsen, Benefit Cuts, And 20% Unemployment
Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has expressed his support for a suggested Robin Hood TaxPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
So says Community Bank of the Bay CEO Brian Garrett, who is fed up that banks of any shape, size or scope are labeled as the enemy by the Occupy Wall Street movements that have spread nationwide.
Warning: The video is graphic and prolonged. Don’t watch if you can’t handle, or don’t want to see, serious physical and emotional abuse.
Some think that the big name server and server chip manufacturers will soon come under threat from upstartsPosted: 2011/11/02 in Education / Awareness
So the United States stands behind the current approach which harnesses the best of governments and private sector and civil society to manage the technical evolution of the Internet in real time. This public-private collaboration has kept the Internet up and running all over the world.
Just as important in our view, as to whether the Internet functions effectively, is what people are free to do there in that space without fear of being targeted by criminals or having their private information exposed or being punished by their governments for expressing their views online.
And this brings me to the concept that is absolutely fundamental in our view to any conversation about the future of cyberspace: Existing principles of international law apply online, just as they do offline, in our view.