the amazing president of uruguay

By flip “If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay’s president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle. But the former …

New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

By Santiago Carrion A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal. On Wednesday, the Associated Whistleblowing Press published a new leak revealing US attempts to undermine privacy rights, net neutrality and internet freedoms through top-secret negotiations over the little-known Trade in …

New York Bans Fracking In Landmark Decision

New York Bans Fracking In Landmark Decision

By noah Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his cabinet agreed Wednesday to prohibit the widely used gas-drilling technique in the state, citing health issues and dubious economic benefits. Source: New York Bans Fracking In Landmark Decision

New social movements arise in Bosnia Herzegovina

New social movements arise in Bosnia Herzegovina

By Chiara Milan New grassroots movements, assemblies and unions are arising in Bosnia Herzegovina. Other post-Yugoslav countries experience similar returns of the left. What’s going on in Bosnia Herzegovina ten months after the uprising? Following the violent riots in February 2014, the citizens of Bosnia have jointly channeled their rage into horizontal and self-organized assemblies …

Action Council Events — December 18 to December 22

By MikeZonta Occupy SF ~ ACTION COUNCIL ~ NO MEETING ON Sunday, December 21, 2014 (Come flier outside GAP store to Stop Toxic Turf in GG Park) See Announcements for details Websites: OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org OccupySF: http://occupysf.org ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, December 18 D 18, Thursday, 8:30 am, Protest Systemic Corruption at California … → Source: …

Compound Profit

By donOld Interesting analysis from http://www.monetaryReform.com/profitDebt2.htm For any product or service that you can think of, if you break it down into its components and then trace each of those components back to the Earth, you will quickly see that labor and profit are really the only two costs in the whole production process. All …

Oakland tries to address how deeply rooted biases affect law enforcement (via pbsnewshours.org)

By MikeZonta In some communities, the long-tense relationships between law enforcement and minorities are suddenly very public and very hard to ignore. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports from Oakland on efforts to improve relations, using research from Stanford University on the deep and often hidden biases on race and inequality. Source: Oakland tries to address …