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Updates on the occupied sites, mainly the lsx and London ones but I'll post anything of specific interest on the 'occupy' scene.

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  1. proactivism:



PROACTIVISM: 
Q: The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are no longer in the news, but you make the case that income inequality is more important than ever. How so?
A: Because it’s getting worse. Look at the recent Federal Reserve numbers. Median wealth fell 40 percent from 2007 to 2010, bringing it back to where it was in the early ’90s. For two decades, all the increase in the country’s wealth, which was enormous, went to the people at the very top._______________________Info Source: Joseph Stiglitz: ‘This Deficit Fetishism Is Killing Our Economy’ 
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    proactivism:

    PROACTIVISM:

    Q: The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are no longer in the news, but you make the case that income inequality is more important than ever. How so?

    A: Because it’s getting worse. Look at the recent Federal Reserve numbers. Median wealth fell 40 percent from 2007 to 2010, bringing it back to where it was in the early ’90s. For two decades, all the increase in the country’s wealth, which was enormous, went to the people at the very top.
    _______________________
    Info Source: Joseph Stiglitz: ‘This Deficit Fetishism Is Killing Our Economy’ 

    (Taken with Instagram)

  2. zenfrogyeah:

Jonnie Marbles @JonnieMarbLes  It would be good to have a live split screen of the opening ceremony and the #criticalmass protesters being beaten up right now #london2012

OurOlympics @OurOlympics  We are kettled and arrests being made at Bow Road. Ppl dragged off bikes. Hit. Awful. #criticalmass

    zenfrogyeah:

    Jonnie Marbles @JonnieMarbLes

     It would be good to have a live split screen of the opening ceremony and the #criticalmass protesters being beaten up right now #london2012

    OurOlympics @OurOlympics

     We are kettled and arrests being made at Bow Road. Ppl dragged off bikes. Hit. Awful. #criticalmass
  3. Is Wal-Mart Destroying America? 20 Facts About Wal-Mart That Will Absolutely Shock You
  4. getinvolvedyoulivehere:

_-INTERESTING TIDBIT -_
The Pineal Gland or the “third eye” is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects our wake/sleep patterns and also Dimethyltryptamine, (DMT) which I’ll explain a bit more about later. An amazing fact is that the interior of the Pineal gland actually contains rods and cones just like our eyes! So somehow when ancient man described this gland as being the mind’s eye, they actually knew what they were talking about!
Scientists has finally been able to study how the Pineal gland is activated by looking at how light strikes your retina and hits a little nerve system which transitions the light to the pineal gland. When lights go off it signals your pineal gland to release melatonin and small amounts of DMT to produce our dream state. DMT is found in South American Shamanic potions such as Yopo and Ayahuasca. Studies show it can produce journeys to paranormal realms, change our perception of time and space, and provide the user with mystical experiences with spiritual beings.
The big secret is that contained inside of the Pineal gland is water, this is important because scientists are starting to see a calcification of this gland in people once they reach adulthood primarily due to high fluoride levels in our water along with other factors in our diets. In fact most people have a chunk of calcium in the center of our brain where the Pineal gland is that actually shows up on X rays. Therefore our ability to utilize it for its true spiritual potential is being restricted.

    getinvolvedyoulivehere:

    _-INTERESTING TIDBIT -_

    The Pineal Gland or the “third eye” is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects our wake/sleep patterns and also Dimethyltryptamine, (DMT) which I’ll explain a bit more about later. An amazing fact is that the interior of the Pineal gland actually contains rods and cones just like our eyes! So somehow when ancient man described this gland as being the mind’s eye, they actually knew what they were talking about!

    Scientists has finally been able to study how the Pineal gland is activated by looking at how light strikes your retina and hits a little nerve system which transitions the light to the pineal gland. When lights go off it signals your pineal gland to release melatonin and small amounts of DMT to produce our dream state. DMT is found in South American Shamanic potions such as Yopo and Ayahuasca. Studies show it can produce journeys to paranormal realms, change our perception of time and space, and provide the user with mystical experiences with spiritual beings.

    The big secret is that contained inside of the Pineal gland is water, this is important because scientists are starting to see a calcification of this gland in people once they reach adulthood primarily due to high fluoride levels in our water along with other factors in our diets. In fact most people have a chunk of calcium in the center of our brain where the Pineal gland is that actually shows up on X rays. Therefore our ability to utilize it for its true spiritual potential is being restricted.

    (via princessmonsanto-deactivated201)

  5. Princess Monsanto: Why do we crave what we do?

    princessmonsanto:

    You know, product placement for Coca Cola was even put in some educational films of the 1950’s and 1960’s… We’ve been programmed to like and accept it as a part of our culture…just like the rest of the world…

    Be prepared to see more corporations using manipulative means and ‘social justice…

    (via princessmonsanto-deactivated201)

  6. ruyhernan:

hindaothman:

Quick Facts about Guantánamo Bay:
Approximate number of prisoners detained at Guantánamo since January 11,2002: 779
Number of detainees released due to insufficient reason to keep them: 600
Number of detainees who remain at Guantánamo as of February 2012: 171
Number of trials completed since it’s opening: 3
Age of the youngest Guantánamo prisoner: 13
Age of the oldest Guantánamo prisoner: 98
Number of suicide attempts in Guantánamo Bay since 2002: 23
Number of alleged suicides amongst Guantánamo prisoners since 2002: 6
Interrogation methods in Guantánamo include, but are not limited to: water-boarding, physical abuse, forced injections, sexual assault, sexual humiliation,  sleep deprivation, environmental manipulation, violent dogs, forced nudity, using phobias, extreme cold, cultural humiliation, sensory bombardment, stress positions, sensory deprivation, isolation, ect.
In 2010, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (former aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell) stated that top U.S. officials, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld, had known that the majority of the detainees initially sent to Guantánamo were innocent, but that the detainees had been kept there for reasons of “political expedience”, meaning their reasons were inclined towards domination rather than being fair or just.


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    ruyhernan:

    hindaothman:

    Quick Facts about Guantánamo Bay:

    • Approximate number of prisoners detained at Guantánamo since January 11,2002: 779
    • Number of detainees released due to insufficient reason to keep them: 600
    • Number of detainees who remain at Guantánamo as of February 2012: 171
    • Number of trials completed since it’s opening: 3
    • Age of the youngest Guantánamo prisoner: 13
    • Age of the oldest Guantánamo prisoner: 98
    • Number of suicide attempts in Guantánamo Bay since 2002: 23
    • Number of alleged suicides amongst Guantánamo prisoners since 2002: 6
    • Interrogation methods in Guantánamo include, but are not limited to: water-boarding, physical abuse, forced injections, sexual assault, sexual humiliation,  sleep deprivation, environmental manipulation, violent dogs, forced nudity, using phobias, extreme cold, cultural humiliation, sensory bombardment, stress positions, sensory deprivation, isolation, ect.

    In 2010, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (former aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell) stated that top U.S. officials, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld, had known that the majority of the detainees initially sent to Guantánamo were innocent, but that the detainees had been kept there for reasons of “political expedience”, meaning their reasons were inclined towards domination rather than being fair or just.

    (Source: txt1, via princessmonsanto-deactivated201)

  7. zenfrogyeah:

Read this blog, Occupy and much more.  Inequality, tax dodging, fat cats, Monsanto, pharma, politics, alt news

    zenfrogyeah:

    Read this blog, Occupy and much more.  Inequality, tax dodging, fat cats, Monsanto, pharma, politics, alt news

  8. They’re KILLING us .. Monsanto  .. GM .. Easter eggs and child slave labour Lindt and Ferrero Rocher

    They’re KILLING us .. Monsanto  .. GM .. Easter eggs and child slave labour Lindt and Ferrero Rocher

  9. thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the Day. Barcelona, Spain. A protester adds to a barricade of burning tires during demonstrations and a general strike. News of a renewed Spanish recession has been met with further austerity measures and big spending cuts - policies to which the government is tightly cleaving. This is the first general strike in the three months since PM Mariano Rajoy took office.
Read: An article in The Nation on the radicalism of the Spanish student movement by Zoë Schlanger.
Photo Credit:  Reuters. David Ramos/Getty. Via.
View more Picture of the Day posts. Submit a photo.

    thepoliticalnotebook:

    Picture of the DayBarcelona, Spain. A protester adds to a barricade of burning tires during demonstrations and a general strike. News of a renewed Spanish recession has been met with further austerity measures and big spending cuts - policies to which the government is tightly cleaving. This is the first general strike in the three months since PM Mariano Rajoy took office.

    Read: An article in The Nation on the radicalism of the Spanish student movement by Zoë Schlanger.

    Photo Credit:  Reuters. David Ramos/Getty. Via.

    View more Picture of the Day posts. Submit a photo.

    (via )

  10. leftliberty:

Health reforms could damage NHS, warns draft risk register
Emergencies in the NHS could be less well managed under the government’s controversial health reforms, according to a draft version of a risk register on the bill which has been leaked.Labour claimed the register served as a “damning indictment” of the health reforms which recently passed into law after a bruising parliamentary battle.The warnings about the threat posed by the bill were issued in a draft version of the risk register, dated 28 September 2010, which was leaked to the health writer Roy Lilley.
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    leftliberty:

    Health reforms could damage NHS, warns draft risk register

    Emergencies in the NHS could be less well managed under the government’s controversial health reforms, according to a draft version of a risk register on the bill which has been leaked.

    Labour claimed the register served as a “damning indictment” of the health reforms which recently passed into law after a bruising parliamentary battle.

    The warnings about the threat posed by the bill were issued in a draft version of the risk register, dated 28 September 2010, which was leaked to the health writer Roy Lilley.

    Read more

    (via )

  11. thepeoplesrecord:

    March 22, 2012 in Montreal tens of thousands (I’ve heard estimates of 200,000+) took to the streets to protest tuition hikes.

    A main stream media article on it.

    (Source: thepeoplesrecord, via fuckcapitalism)

  12. leftliberty:

Despite flaws, Occupy deserves our participation
It’s November 16 at 4.30 AM and I’m sitting at JFK airport waiting to  board a flight while the New York Police Department is evicting the  Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park. I’ve just completed a  33-city tour with the Blue Scholars, which embarked from Seattle on September 17, and ended here in the nerve centre of capitalism.
It’s a surreal coincidence of timing that the epicentre of this  nationwide movement, which was born on the same day our tour started and  which we had just visited 24 hours after our last tour date, is now a  trash heap of books and tents. As I watch a live video stream of the  eviction happening just a train ride away, I’m reflecting on everything  I’ve seen and experienced having visited Occupy encampments and  mobilisations across the country for the past eight weeks.
Read more

    leftliberty:

    Despite flaws, Occupy deserves our participation

    It’s November 16 at 4.30 AM and I’m sitting at JFK airport waiting to board a flight while the New York Police Department is evicting the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park. I’ve just completed a 33-city tour with the Blue Scholars, which embarked from Seattle on September 17, and ended here in the nerve centre of capitalism.

    It’s a surreal coincidence of timing that the epicentre of this nationwide movement, which was born on the same day our tour started and which we had just visited 24 hours after our last tour date, is now a trash heap of books and tents. As I watch a live video stream of the eviction happening just a train ride away, I’m reflecting on everything I’ve seen and experienced having visited Occupy encampments and mobilisations across the country for the past eight weeks.

    Read more

    (via )

  13. jwilliamwashington:

Many of the world’s diamonds are harvested using practices that exploit and degrade children, communities, the labor force, and the local environment. Workers are subject to brutality, degrading working conditions, low pay, and sometimes death. Labor abuses are built into the industry in many parts of the world, community development remains stagnant, and environmental degradation continues apace.
Small-scale mining is usually an illegal activity carried out under dangerous, often unhealthy conditions, and without safety equipment, proper tools, or recognition from the state. Gender imbalances and child labor also plague the sector, which is composed of some of the poorest people in the world. Without formal training or education in their trade, small-scale miners often rely on harmful practices that can leave the earth ruined for future agricultural development.
Lack of regulation, harsh labor conditions, and poor wages make child labor a regular practice in the diamond trade. Children are commonly considered an easy source of cheap labor and are often sent into small areas of mines that adults aren’t able to enter. They are often given dangerous and physically challenging tasks, such as moving earth from pits, or descending from ropes into small holes or pits where landslides may claim their lives.
In Angola, a recent study found 46% of miners are under the age of 16, with many of the children working because of war, poverty, and the absence of education. And in India, where more than half of the world’s diamonds are processed, child labor is commonly used for cutting and polishing diamonds. Taken on as “apprentices,” these children suffer for years in dangerous conditions for little to no pay until they are replaced, often by younger siblings.
While over half of the Congo’s foreign exchange earnings are derived from the export of diamonds, and an estimated 700,000 people dig for them, most are unregistered, and their efforts are largely unrecognized. In fact, more than 90% of the country’s $700 million in diamond exports is produced by small-scale entrepreneurs earning wages of a dollar a day - the international standard for extreme poverty.
In Sierra Leone, diamond-rich regions remain poor in absolute terms. Partnership Africa Canada found that Kono District, which has produced billions of dollars worth of diamonds and is home to the largest concentration of artisanal miners, has a far higher level of poverty than Pujehun District, a largely agricultural area.

    jwilliamwashington:

    Many of the world’s diamonds are harvested using practices that exploit and degrade children, communities, the labor force, and the local environment. Workers are subject to brutality, degrading working conditions, low pay, and sometimes death. Labor abuses are built into the industry in many parts of the world, community development remains stagnant, and environmental degradation continues apace.

    Small-scale mining is usually an illegal activity carried out under dangerous, often unhealthy conditions, and without safety equipment, proper tools, or recognition from the state. Gender imbalances and child labor also plague the sector, which is composed of some of the poorest people in the world. Without formal training or education in their trade, small-scale miners often rely on harmful practices that can leave the earth ruined for future agricultural development.

    Lack of regulation, harsh labor conditions, and poor wages make child labor a regular practice in the diamond trade. Children are commonly considered an easy source of cheap labor and are often sent into small areas of mines that adults aren’t able to enter. They are often given dangerous and physically challenging tasks, such as moving earth from pits, or descending from ropes into small holes or pits where landslides may claim their lives.

    In Angola, a recent study found 46% of miners are under the age of 16, with many of the children working because of war, poverty, and the absence of education. And in India, where more than half of the world’s diamonds are processed, child labor is commonly used for cutting and polishing diamonds. Taken on as “apprentices,” these children suffer for years in dangerous conditions for little to no pay until they are replaced, often by younger siblings.

    While over half of the Congo’s foreign exchange earnings are derived from the export of diamonds, and an estimated 700,000 people dig for them, most are unregistered, and their efforts are largely unrecognized. In fact, more than 90% of the country’s $700 million in diamond exports is produced by small-scale entrepreneurs earning wages of a dollar a day - the international standard for extreme poverty.

    In Sierra Leone, diamond-rich regions remain poor in absolute terms. Partnership Africa Canada found that Kono District, which has produced billions of dollars worth of diamonds and is home to the largest concentration of artisanal miners, has a far higher level of poverty than Pujehun District, a largely agricultural area.

    (Source: itsdefinitelynothim, via fuckcapitalism)