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April 2014 Blog Posts (6)

global surveillance infrastructure to “master the internet”

For almost 70 years, a secret post-war alliance of five English-speaking countries has been building a global surveillance infrastructure to “master the internet” and spy on the worlds communications.

This arrangement binds together the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to create what’s…

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Added by joe taylor on April 25, 2014 at 16:15 — No Comments

Effective Remedies for Inequality - Geoff Davies

To speak of capitalism is to invite an un-constructive shouting match.  Capitalism has caused great harm to people and the world!  Yes but capitalism is what has made us rich! A more useful framing is that there have been, and can be, many ways to structure a market economy.  When one looks into the mechanisms that have operated in market economies, one can readily identify mechanisms that pump wealth from the 99% to the 1%.
 
The financial markets are…
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Added by joe taylor on April 21, 2014 at 12:18 — 2 Comments

The Age of Austerity – What Can You Do. NatCAN National Conference Report 2014

The Conference Report can be found here (as the latest Update).



http://bit.ly/R5Ou6k



It's a summary of main points brought out by the speakers and it opens the door for further discussion, including your comments and…

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Added by joe taylor on April 10, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Racism In Action is the power to interupt my development

So out of order when you know what's coming next and looking for racism ADVICE in Birmingham Marked Urgent:



We are writing to make an official complaint about the way in which Fircroft college has treated members of our organisation iletoCPN relating to a booking on a basic gardening course. Obvious blatant RACISM



After receiving confirmation about booking on the course March…

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Added by kenyasue Smart on April 2, 2014 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

The Credit Card Gravy Train by Ellen Brown

Did you realise that every time you use a credit card you're getting ripped off, even if you pay it off immediately?
 
This article by Hellen Brown (author of Web Of Debt, among others) gives the inside information on the whole credit card industry gravy train - fascinating.
Example:
 

Even when the balance is paid on time every month, credit card use imposes a huge hidden cost on…

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Added by joe taylor on April 2, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

The People's Movement has been Hijacked by Prof Michel Chossudovsky

If the anti-globalisation movement is actually being funded by the corporate élites, there's a reason and that's has to be a worry!
 
A couple of snips from the paper:
 
“By providing the funding and the policy framework to many concerned and dedicated people working within the non-profit sector, the ruling class is able to co-opt leadership from grassroots communities, … and is able to make the funding, accounting, and evaluation components…
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Added by joe taylor on April 1, 2014 at 23:12 — 1 Comment

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