Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2011

Social Movements vs. 'Social Movements': Comparing Occupy and the Tea Party

Scott Borchert, Truthout: 'There are some very small similarities between Occupy and the Tea Party. Whereas Tea Partiers share a very general (albeit misdirected) rage against the political establishment, Occupy also expresses general distrust of the political-economic system. This, in my mind, is where the similarities end. On another level, the decentralized, leaderless orientation of Occupy is dramatically different from the largely centralized, heavily leader-oriented Tea Party phenomenon?. This is a dramatic difference between Occupy and the Tea Party.'

Occupy CUNY: Education Should Be Available to All

J.A. Myerson, Truthout: 'There are campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY) situated so far away from downtown Manhattan, global capital of the interests of wealth, that subways don t run anywhere near them, the subway stops of the financial district, by contrast, popping up every couple of blocks in any direction.... Uniting the students and teachers of the CUNY system Monday was resistance to the decision of the CUNY Board of Trustees ? to impose a five-year tuition surge of $300 a year.'


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Massiver Missbrauch von Ein-Euro-Jobs

Seit Einführung der sogenannten Ein-Euro-Jobs im Zuge der Arbeitsmarktreform Hartz IV kritisieren Erwerbslosen-Initiativen und Gewerkschaften die Vergabe der Arbeitsgelegenheiten (AGH) an Arbeitslosengeld II Bezieher. Denn der vielfach geäußerte Kritikpunkt, die Ein-Euro-Jobs ersetzen reguläre Arbeitsplätze ist nun nach beinahe sieben Jahren auch im Bundesarbeitsministerium angekommen. Was vielfach Betroffene täglich erleben, zeigt ein interner Prüfbericht des Arbeitsministeriums. Denn oftmals verdrängen Ein-Euro-Jobs sozialversicherungspflichtige Beschäftigungsverhältnisse. Weiterlesen:

85-year-old Woman Strip Searched at JFK Airport

By Nicholas Hirshon

'I walk with a walker - I really look like a terrorist,' she said sarcastically. 'I am tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.'

88 Year Old Lady Violated At Kennedy Airport


With age come such things as catheters, colostomy bags and adult diapers. Now add another indignity to getting old - having to drop your pants and show these things to a complete stranger.

13-year-old handcuffed and arrested for burping in class

A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque public school principal, a teacher and a city police officer. The suit was filed on Wednesday, the same day the district in New Mexico was also sued by the family of a seven-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed to a chair.

From Information Clearing House


Radiation emitted by full-body scanners used at U.S. airports


Teen detained by TSA for design on her purse

Yahoo! News

It s not unusual for 17-year-old to find themselves in hot water with the fashion police. But on a flight from Virginia to Florida, Vanessa Gibbs found herself detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the appearance of her purse. And just to be clear, it wasn t the content inside the purse that the TSA objected to. No, agency officials took exception with the design of a gun on Gibbs' handbag...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Take the Constitution as 'Passenger Advocate'


Legislator feuds with TSA over Alaska airport scannrs

Anchorage Daily News

The device at Alaska airports is basically a see-through enclosure that the passengers enter and raise their arms, at which point two sensors rotate around their body, emitting electromagnetic waves. TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said Monday the waves ...

A Disturbing Truth: The Deception of Media

By Madison Ruppert

The December 5th, 2011 cover of Time Magazine represents a disturbing truth: the American corporate-controlled establishment media presents a picture of the world that is meant to placate and pacify the people of the United States in favor of presenting reality as it is.

Africa Lies Naked to Euro-American Military Offensive

By Glen Ford

The momentum of the Euro-American offensive flows southward, and will soon set much of the continent afire.

West Policy on Syria Could Ignite WWIII


The situation in Syria is just a warm-up before a real confrontation, which will draw Russia and China into action.

Why There Will Be a No-Fly Zone in Syria

Erdogan, in his push for a no-fly zone, needed an Arab State to join him. He found it in Jordan, scared of a dragged-out crisis on its doorstep. France takes the lead for Europe, after the boost of its victory in Libya, and a president who wants to show his population that he is willing to fight for freedom in the Middle East.

Russia supplies cruise missiles to Syria

The missile system will 'enable Syria to protect its entire coast from a possible seaborne attack.'

Russian Navy Squadron Reportedly En Route To Mediterranean

The officials said the squadron, including the heavy-aircraft-carrying cruiser 'Admiral Kuznetsov,' is to make a call at the Russian base in the Syrian port of Tartus.

Arab states won t allow Syrian 'massacre'-Saudi prince

A senior Saudi prince said on Friday that Arab states would not allow 'the continued massacre' of the Syrian people, while saying he believed President Bashar al-Assad was unlikely to step down voluntarily.

WWIII Is Coming Soon And Here Is Why


We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at the big picture and connect the dots.

From Information Clearing House

Rüstungsexportkampagne kritisiert drastische Steigerung der Kriegswaffenausfuhr und fordert grundsätzliches Verbot

'Vorsätzlich Öl ins Feuer bestehender Konflikte'

Rüstungsexportkampagne kritisiert drastische Steigerung der Kriegswaffenausfuhr und fordert grundsätzliches Verbot. 'Diese neuerlichen Rekordzahlen sind der Ausverkauf jeglicher Rüstungsexportkontrolle und stellen Art. 26 des Grundgesetzes auf den Kopf" lautet das Fazit von Rechtsanwalt Dr. Holger Rothbauer. 'Wir fordern mit der Kampagne 'Aktion Aufschrei - Stoppt den Waffenhandel? ein grundsätzliches Verbot der Ausfuhr von Kriegswaffen und Rüstungsgütern.'üstung

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