Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wall Street occupiers inch toward a demand—by living it | Waging Nonviolence – People-Powered News and Analysis

The occupation is becoming more than a discrete action with a single demand, as Adbusters first conceived of it. Instead, the occupation seems to be swelling into a movement, a mode of organizing that is capable of handling many kinds of complaints, at many levels of society. Read more…

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New State Voting Laws: Barriers to the Ballot? | Testimony of Judith A. Browne-Dianis Co-Director, Advancement Project

The threat to an inclusive democracy – full participation by Americans in the electoral process – is quite real and quite pernicious. It is being effectuated through a well-organized and well-financed campaign. The right to vote, particularly for racial minorities, young voters, senior citizens, the working poor and people with disabilities, is under assault. Download pdf…

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– Finansfolk tar mer risiko enn psykopater | E24

Dette avdekkes i en ny studie, som også viser at de er mer opptatt av å sabotere motstanderen, enn av å tjene penger. Les mer…

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Judith Browne Dianis: Democracy Under Attack | Huffington Post

Today, we are witnessing the greatest assault on democracy in over a century.

Through a spate of state laws that restrict the type of identification a voter may use, limit early voting, place strict requirements on voter registration, and deny voting rights to Americans with criminal records, many voters will be cast out of the democratic process before they even make it to the polls. Those who do make it will face additional challenges. Read more…

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Koch’s web of influence | iWatch News

Koch Industries is spending tens of millions to influence every facet of government that could affect its global empire. Read more…

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Going Rogue: Share Traders More Reckless Than Psychopaths, Study Shows | SPIEGEL ONLINE | News | International

What makes individual stockbrokers blow billions in financial markets with criminal trading schemes? According to a new study conducted at a Swiss university, it may be because share traders behave more recklessly and are more manipulative than psychopaths. Read more…

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How we made the media pay attention | Waging Nonviolence – People-Powered News and Analysis

Communications are extremely important for civil resistance. At the most fundamental level, when a group has decided that it must try to halt certain practices, start specific reforms, change the policies of an unresponsive system, clean up democracy, bring down a despot, or lift a military occupation, it is critically important to convey the grievance with clarity. Yet attentive news coverage can never be taken for granted or assumed. It must be won. Gaining the attention of the news industry is one of the central functions that must be planned by a nonviolent movement that hopes to succeed. Read more…

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