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A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows. (Amy Cavenaile/The Washington Post; iStock; Emojipedia) In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism.

A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Richard Wolff on the Changing Tides of Capitalism and Socialism.

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Richard Wolff on the Changing Tides of Capitalism and Socialism

How the world media reacted to David Cameron 'dead pig and drugs' claims. Claims that David Cameron performed an obscene act with a dead pig and smoked cannabis during his studies at Oxford University are spreading around the world.

How the world media reacted to David Cameron 'dead pig and drugs' claims

The extraordinary allegations were made in a new unauthorised biography of the Prime Minister written by Lord Ashcroft. The Conservative peer and donor claimed an anonymous MP had seen a photo of the alleged incident with the pig, during a Piers Gaveston Society event, although he had not seen any evidence himself.

Lord Ashcroft said an unnamed Conservative MP told him about the pig allegations Downing Street was refusing to comment today as international media outlets picked up on the story, although it was noticeably absent from the websites of several major newspapers. Vivienne Westwood: ‘We’ll all be migrants soon’ You don’t so much interview Dame Vivienne Westwood as end up as an audience to her monologues.

Vivienne Westwood: ‘We’ll all be migrants soon’

Britain’s most famous designer is promoting How to Change the World, a documentary about the birth of Greenpeace, although she doesn’t actually have anything to do with the film itself – she just wants to draw attention to climate change. She is fanatical about drawing people’s attention to climate change. Banksy's Dismaland Artists Replace Hundreds Of TfL Adverts With Controversial Anti-Arms Dealing Posters. If-david-cameron-really-cared-about-refugees-he-wouldnt-have-just-welcomed-th... This week London plays host to one of the biggest arms fairs in the world.


DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) takes place in London’s docklands. When it was last here in 2013, 1,500 exhibitors sold small arms, missiles, planes, tanks, military electronics, warships, surveillance and crowd control equipment to 67 countries. Among them were some of the most fragile places on earth suffering the worst human rights abuses, including Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Pakistan. READ MOREGovernment invites regimes with 'appalling' human rights to arms fair "Why is the Government letting it taking place?

" Natalie Bennett: Jeremy Corbyn's Victory Helps The Green Party, Not Hurts It. Green Party leader Natalie Bennett insists Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership victory will benefit, not harm, her party’s support across the country.

Natalie Bennett: Jeremy Corbyn's Victory Helps The Green Party, Not Hurts It

Speaking to The Huffington Post UK from the TUC Conference in Brighton this afternoon, Ms Bennett brushed off claims thousands of Green Party supporters would be attracted by Mr Corbyn’s anti-austerity message. Ms Bennett, who faced criticism during the General Election campaign for a series of below-par media performances, argued her party offered the “complete package” for voters concerned about the environment and living standards. During Labour’s leadership election, almost 2,000 people who had signed up to vote were banned from taking part after they were discovered to be Green members or supporters. Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest - BBC News. Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever? - B... Image copyright Tweets MPs Delete One of the founders of a project to catalogue politicians' deleted tweets has hit back at Twitter for shutting down its accounts - even though he admits they were violating the network's rules.

Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever? - B...

It was a blow to a project designed to scrutinise public servants. Twitter has put a halt to the functionality of 31 "Politwoops" accounts. These were designed to highlight the behaviour of politicians who tried to delete things they'd posted on Twitter. It worked by using a clever bit of software to consistently scrape the messages of politicians and discover when they tried to delete tweets. ​can a picture change the world? All week my Facebook feed has been echoing back and forth with the photograph of Aylan Kurdi; in which the three-year-old boy lies dead, face down in the sand on a Turkish beach, the surf washes over him, a Turkish soldier stands above him.

​can a picture change the world?

Aylan is just one of over 2000 to have died so far this year making the crossing from across the Mediterranean to Europe. Surprised-that-syrian-refugees-have-smartphones-well-sorry-to-break-this-to-y... “Hey, those people fleeing war in Syria aren’t poor at all!


Look, they all have smartphones!” Is one increasingly tedious complaint that has been bubbling away on social media recently. Owning a mobile phone, it seems, should render one ineligible for help when trying to stop themselves and their families from dying in a war. On the surface this may look like xenophobia searching for something to grab on to following a shift in the public mood towards refugees from the Middle East. But it is actually a fairly progressive stance: just weeks ago the anti-immigration brigade were complaining that migrants are unskilled and just want our benefits. Syria is not a rich country, but it is not a poor country either: it ranks as a “lower middle income” according to the World Bank. Migrant crisis: Influx will change Germany, says Merkel - BBC News. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the "breathtaking" flow of migrants into Germany will "occupy and change" the country in the coming years.

Migrant crisis: Influx will change Germany, says Merkel - BBC News

She said Germany would speed up asylum procedures and build extra housing, but called on other EU states to help. French President Francois Hollande said quotas for EU countries to relocate 120,000 migrants were being planned and that France would take 24,000. Meanwhile, the flow of migrants across Europe shows no sign of easing. On Monday, large numbers of people were reported to be streaming into Hungary across its southern border with Serbia.

How fashion got political at the vmas. Britain has no room for refugees? What about these rooms? Andy Burnham, following the lead of the Prime Minister of Finland, has offered up his house to refugees, after widespread attention to the refugee crisis. These gestures made us wonder about official residences available to those in Government in the UK - which could possibly be otherwise used by refugees if vacant. These are all grace and favour residences and as such the rent is paid largely by the state (i.e. us, the taxpayer). Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris offers to buy an ISLAND so migrants can '... Telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris willing to pay up to $100million for island He has also offered to provide jobs to build housing, schools and hospitalsHe said: 'The way they are treated now, they are being treated like cattle'More than 2,300 people have died at sea trying to reach Europe this year By Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline Published: 11:23 GMT, 4 September 2015 | Updated: 16:52 GMT, 4 September 2015 Naguib Sawiris (pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010) has offered to buy an island from Greece or Italy so migrants can build their own country An Egyptian billionaire has offered to buy an island from Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.

Announcing the initiative on Twitter, telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris said: 'Greece or Italy sell me an island, I'll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country'. Distraught father of drown migrant family collapses in tears. Dress codes: can there be a productive relationship between politics and fash... Has one picture shifted our view of migrants? - BBC News. Image copyright Naser jafari / Twitter. Refugee petition races above 100,000 threshold - BBC News.

Image copyright PA. 30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today. Today is Women's Equality Day. Celebrated on August 26th in the US, it commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Haunting Image Of Drowned Boy Sums Up Consequences Of 'The Syrian War In One Photo' SEE ALSO: How The Graphic Image Divided Britain's Press. The 7 Modern Deadly Sins of Digital Leadership  How many refugees should Britain take?

Yvette Cooper is said to have “broken a political taboo” by calling – rightfully – for every city and borough in Britain to take 10 families from among the four million refugees who have so far fled from Syria. Kanye West says he will ‘run for president.’ Because politics is entertainment. Kanye West is running for president, y'all. Yes: President. My 5-Year-Old Daughter Recreates Photos Of Heroic Women To Learn History. Would You Vote For Me? Young artist Arminas Raugevičius presented our well known world leaders in an unusual way.

His works spread through social network instantly and got a big feedback from society. Jeremy Corbyn Rejects Accusation Of Associating With Holocaust Denier Paul Eisen. Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We are not doing celebrity, personality or abusive politics – this is about hope’ Do degrees matter in creative industries?