The Big Picture: undercurrents / influences / inspirations
Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
This bastardised libertarianism makes 'freedom' an instrument of oppression | George Monbiot | Comment is freeIllustration by Daniel Pudles
Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος , ploutos , meaning "wealth", and κράτος , kratos , meaning "power, dominion, rule"), also known as plutonomy or plutarchy , is rule by the wealthy . Its first known use was in 1652. [ 1 ] Unlike systems such as democracy or anarchism , plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy and has no formal advocates.
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía) ; from ὀλίγος (olígos) , meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho) , meaning "to rule or to command") [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people.
democratic government slippage
free speech - online freedom
PRIVATE PRISONS AMERICA
The state has also faced lawsuits over prison conditions; click for a slideshow. From Brown v. Plata On Wednesday, citing "a sick culture of deputy-on-inmate hyper-violence [that] has been flourishing for decades in the darkness of the L.A.
By Katy Stech Bloomberg News
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by Canadian author Naomi Klein , and is the basis of a 2009 documentary by the same name directed by Michael Winterbottom . [ 1 ] The book argues that the free market policies of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman have risen to prominence in some countries because they were pushed through while the citizens were reacting to disasters or upheavals. It is implied that some man-made crises, such as the Falklands war , may have been created with the intention of pushing through these unpopular reforms in their wake.
Donald Ewen Cameron ( ( 1901-12-24 ) 24 December 1901 – 8 September 1967 ( 1967-09-08 ) ), [ 1 ] commonly referred to as "D.
Videos are springing up across the internet showing uniformed members of the New York Police Department in white shirts (as opposed to the typical NYPD blue uniforms) pepper spraying and brutalizing peaceful, nonthreatening protestors attempting to take part in the Occupy Wall Street marches. Corporate media are reporting that these white shirts are police supervisors as opposed to rank and file.
Ayn Rand ( pron.: / ˈ aɪ n ˈ r æ n d / ; [ 1 ] born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum ; February 2 [ O.S.
This article is about the novel. For the film adaptations, see Atlas Shrugged: Part I , Atlas Shrugged: Part II , or Atlas Shrugged: Part III .
WAR ON EDUCATION AND STUDENTS
De Publieke Omroep is wettelijk verplicht toestemming te vragen voor het gebruik van cookies.
students / teachers protests initiatives
#Chile students' #protests 2011 #education 02mySocActi_201109_no
A prison is a trap for catching time.
The anti-globalization movement , or counter-globalisation movement , [ 1 ] is critical of the globalization of corporate capitalism . The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement , [ 2 ] alter-globalization movement, anti-globalist movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, [ 3 ] or movement against neoliberal globalization.
Het Wereld Sociaal Forum (WSF) wordt elk jaar gehouden als tegenhanger van het World Economic Forum in Davos , de WTO en de G8 -ontmoetingen.
Global Warming / Climate Change
Jonathan Latham (Photo Credit: auspices ) Imagine an international mega-deal.