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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Though there are undoubtedly many bitterly disappointed people at the outcome of last night’s referendum on Scottish Independence, I personally am nowhere near so negative, and in many ways think that how things have turned out may actually have been the best possible result for those[...]

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THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT (US) TAKES ON STUDENT DEBT

 
BY VAUHINI VARA : CROSSPOSTED FROM THE NEW YORKER
It can be hard to tell what remains, these days, of the Occupy movement. On the third anniversary of the first protests in New York, activists are fighting one another in court for control of the Twitter handle @OccupyWallStNYC, while the flow of new articles[...]

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Livestream: Climate Jobs and Climate March 2014

Conference 2014: The International Fight for Climate Jobs – For a Future that doesn’t Cost the Earth
The International Fight for Climate Jobs – For a Future that doesn’t Cost the Earth
https://www.facebook.com/events/1449652681972280/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
This conference was timed to coincide with the International People’s Climate Marches taking place on the Sunday, From London to New York[...]

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Livestream: Radical Housing Network, Anti-MIPIM Public Meeting

Radical Housing Network: Anti-MIPIM Public Meeting
Original Invite:
We’re facing a major housing crisis.
Rents and mortgages are out of control and there are five million people on council waiting lists. Public land that should be used to build the homes we need is being sold off to speculators.
Our neighbourhoods are under threat from[...]

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AUSTERITY AFFECTS LAW AND ORDER

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
The inevitable consequence of Free Market Capitalism is that society becomes ever-more unequal, as the wealth gap between those at the top and those at the bottom gets larger and larger. This happens directly (with salaries diverging, and wealthy people using their assets to generate yet[...]

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE

By Clive Menzies; crossposted from Critical Thinking
 
When the CRC wheel out Tony Blair (Mr Dodgy Dossier) to make the case against Scottish independence, their desperation to maintain the status quo becomes obvious.
Gordon Brown, as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, sold UK gold reserves at between $256 and $296 per ounce (a 20[...]

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London rally says ‘Yes’ to Scottish independence

London rally says ‘Yes’ to Scottish independence. Crossposted from A World to Win
A rally in support of Scottish independence in London heard civil rights legend, socialist and former MP Bernadette Devlin McAliskey defend the right of people to change their state system.
“The state and the government are whipping boys of the bankers and[...]

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EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISDS IN CETA OUTSIDE BIS

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills Offices in London 12th September
Today the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement was discussed in Brussels by the European Union Trade Policy Committee.This coming week is the last chance for the Investor State Dispute Settlement provision to be removed from the text.
The EU Commission is likely to completely[...]

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European Citizens Initiative to Stop TTIP is Rejected

By Inka Stafrace

A bitter blow to all of activists and campaigners against the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was served on Wednesday the 10th September, as the European Commission rejected the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to stop TTIP and CETA from being further negotiated.
If the[...]

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