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25.05.2014

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

These notes are an attempt to collect in a summarised way some of the common points between what are known as emerging movements, that is, the various social movements that have appeared in different parts of the world since 2011. They have been rehashed with the input… »

23.05.2014

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was a witness to some of… »

20.05.2014

As Another Major Bank Avoids Jail, Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan Gets 3-Month Term

While no Credit Suisse executives will be heading to jail for facilitating widespread tax evasion, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan has been sentenced to three months in jail and five years of probation. McMillan was arrested in March 2012 as protesters tried to re-occupy Zuccotti Park. She was convicted… »

19.05.2014

Net Neutrality: Wheelering and Dealing at the FCC

Net Neutrality: Wheelering and Dealing at the FCC

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Michael Powell is the son of Gen. Colin Powell. The elder Powell knows a thing or two about war. He famously presented the case for invading Iraq to the United Nations, on Feb. 5, 2003, based on faulty evidence of weapons of mass… »

15.05.2014

Burger Spring? Fast Food Workers Strike Worldwide

Burger Spring? Fast Food Workers Strike Worldwide

230 cities, 33 countries and 5 continents. Fast food workers are demanding higher salaries. “A few background facts from the Agenda Project Action Fund. (Alter Net) Fast food CEO’s make 1,200 times more than their employees The current federal minimum wage worker is $7.25 per… »

14.05.2014

Call for Ukraine Emergency Anti-war Actions May 9 – 26

Call for Ukraine Emergency Anti-war Actions May 9 – 26

The International Action Center, along with many antiwar, social justice and solidarity organizations is calling for emergency actions to oppose the dangerous US war mobilization in Ukraine. The Call, initiated by United National Antiwar Coalition, UNACpeace.org has broad support. The IAC urges you to support the Call and begin… »

10.05.2014

Nigeria Abductions Grab the Spotlight

Nigeria Abductions Grab the Spotlight

By Jim Lobe The fate of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the violent Islamist Boko Haram group from the northern Nigeria town of Chibok in mid-April has become something of a public sensation in the United States since the beginning… »

09.05.2014

Solitary Confinement Is Not the Answer

There has been much attention, and rightly so, on the CIA’s extensive use of torture, which the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is said to have documented in its still-classified 6,000-page report. The use of torture is not limited to the CIA, however. It is all too common… »

09.05.2014

Montreal’s police brutality captured on video

Montreal’s police brutality captured on video

Montreal citizens were invited to gather near police headquarters to talk about police brutality yesterday – May 7, 2014. The event was organized by one of Quebec’s largest and more militant student federations, ASSE, and the Coalition Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP). Roughly 100 supporters came out to… »

08.05.2014

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

By Chris Riley Mozilla‘s official blog on open Internet policy initiatives and developments In January, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order that prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking and discriminating against… »

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