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17.10.2011

#OccupyLSX initial statement

What follows is a statement agreed by the Occupy the London Stock Exchange General Assembly based on the discussions carried out by small groups. "At today’s assembly of over 500 people on the steps of St Paul’s, #occupylsx collectively agreed the initial statement below. Please note, like all forms of direct democracy, the statement will always be a work in progress". »

17.10.2011

Opening of the Sun Gate in Madrid’s Square

The day started with the heartening news from Japan that Tokyo had just joined the 'global day of mobilization' adding its strength and uniqueness to over 1000 cities in 85 countries, working to mediate a fundamental change in the world economic and democratic systems. Around 4 PM, we walked toward Sol with a group of friendsto participate in a Radio show on the "Movement 15M". »

15.10.2011

15M Movement: “Youth Manifesto”

FRIENDS: “Our call for change unites us. We want a new society that gives people priority over economic and political interests. We want to demonstrate that society has not gone to sleep, and that we will keep fighting for what we deserve by peaceful means. We want all this, and we want it now.” (Sol, May 2011). »

07.10.2011

Turning Up The Heat On Wall Street

New York, October 3, 2011– The stakes went up for the Occupy Wall Street protest movement this weekend after police escalated their repression with the arrest of over 700 peaceful protesters during a march across the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1. »

07.10.2011

‘Tahrir Square’ Against Wall Street Greed

New York–Daily protests and an ongoing park occupation in the financial district of New York City are gaining growing national attention as an expression of anger against Wall Street greed–and now the brutality of police against demonstrators, after the NYPD savagely attacked a march rom the encampment to Union Square on September 24. »

06.10.2011

War through the media

There are people who claim that humanity, since its origins, can only be interpreted in terms of war: we have always killed each other. We kill each other to steal; we kill each other to occupy a particular space, a cave or a piece of fertile land. We also kill each other to be the leader, out of envy, due to jealousy or sadism. »

01.10.2011

Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea — Poverty, Torture, Extrajudicial Killings …

Over the past year, the world has watched with great interest as the Arab Spring has dissolved decades of repression. Citizens weary of injustice have stood up and demanded control of their destinies. I wish that oppressed people everywhere in Africa could benefit from the dramatic changes we are witnessing in North Africa. »

30.09.2011

Philippine migrant worker wins landmark Hong Kong residency case

In Hong Kong the High Court has ruled that a domestic helper from the Philippines should be allowed to apply for permanent residency in the city. The case was brought by Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a resident of Hong Kong since 1986. The ruling follows a landmark judicial review of what has been the long term practice ever since the British ruled Hong Kong. »

26.09.2011

The Money Delusion: The Ultimate WMD (as Saddam and Gaddafi painfully learned)

The crisis in the economic system has been well anticipated by those who noticed the complex and esoteric way in which modern Monetarism creates scarcity through taking money out of a hat to lend it, but not making enough to repay with interests. Speculation then concentrates it. Challenges to such bizarre and poverty creating system are not tolerated. Oct 15th Wake Up Day. »

23.09.2011

US cancels nuclear-capable missile test on International Day of Peace

The US Air Force is standing down its plan to launch a nuclear-capable missile on the United Nations International Day of Peace. It’s a very small step, but it is a step in the right direction. It’s possible that the Air Force planners didn’t know about the International Day of Peace or even that there is such a day. »

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