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Plutocracy. Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος, ploutos, meaning "wealth", and κράτος, kratos, meaning "power, dominion, rule") or plutarchy, is a form of oligarchy and defines a society or a system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens.


The first known use of the term was in 1652.[1] Unlike systems such as democracy, capitalism, socialism or anarchism, plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy. The concept of plutocracy may be advocated by the wealthy classes of a society in an indirect or surreptitious fashion, though the term itself is almost always used in a pejorative sense.[2] Usage[edit] Examples[edit] Examples of plutocracies include the Roman Empire, some city-states in Ancient Greece, the civilization of Carthage, the Italian city-states/merchant republics of Venice, Florence, Genoa, and pre-World War II Empire of Japan (the zaibatsu). Modern politics[edit] United States[edit] Post World War II[edit] Russia[edit] As a propaganda term[edit] Occupy The Superbowl. Occupy the Super Bowl. Democracy Now! Occupy The Super Bowl. JUAN GONZALEZ: We turn now to Super Bowl Sunday.

Democracy Now! Occupy The Super Bowl

It’s the biggest football game and the biggest television show of the year. Last year, an estimated 111 million people watched it. But this year, viewers may have something more to watch than just the game. Occupy protesters in Indianapolis are gearing up to use the prime-time media spotlight to rally for union rights. AMY GOODMAN: Earlier this week, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a so-called "right to work" measure into law, making Indiana the 23rd state to enact similar legislation. Following the bill’s approval Wednesday, thousands of union workers held a protest march to Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played this Sunday. DeMaurice Smith recently appeared on Dave Zirin’s radio show Edge of Sports Radio. Protesters pack Super Bowl Village to denounce right to work. #13 of 17 Occupy Super Bowl 2012. Housing Activists Occupy Olympic Village.

Occupy Olympics London. Lockdown in London: Ex-U.S. Athlete Jules Boykoff on Olympic Censorship and Militarization. Photos du journal. Occupy olympics. Greenwash Gold Awards Ceremony. The UK private school that produced seven Olympians. Britain's Olympic stars are drawn from diverse backgrounds and plenty of Team GB's medal-winners have been inspired by teachers at state schools.

The UK private school that produced seven Olympians

But amid the medal haul one private school stands out for its eye-catching contribution – Millfield in Somerset has taught seven of the competitors and ex-pupils have won two gold medals. Helen Glover, who was at the independent school in Somerset from 2002 to 2004, won Britain's first gold medal in the women's rowing pair. Peter Wilson, who was at Millfield from 2000 to 2005, won gold in the double trap shooting. The school's other competitors include swimmer James Disney-May and fencer Sophie Williams.

Olympic school sport debate – Q&A. Zara Phillips (Gordonstoun) competing in Greenwich Park.

Olympic school sport debate – Q&A

While about a quarter of Team GB were privately educated, the proportion is even higher for sailing and equestrian events. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters Why do privately educated pupils dominate Olympic events and other elite sports? There has been a growing divergence in the standards of the facilities and coaching at private and state schools over the past two decades. As sports have become more professional, top private schools – which have long dominated certain sports – have invested heavily and now boast elite programmes with world-class coaches and facilities attracting aspiring athletes from around the world. Kostschoolverleden Britse medaillewinnaars 'onacceptabel' - Buitendienst Londen. Door: Patrick van IJzendoorn − 05/08/12, 18:11 © getty.

Kostschoolverleden Britse medaillewinnaars 'onacceptabel' - Buitendienst Londen

Brits baanwielrenner sir Chris Hoy. weblogSporten is in Engeland vooral het domein van de gegoede klasse, aldus onze correspondent in Londen, Patrick van IJzendoorn. Vrijwel alle Britse medaillewinnaars op de Spelen hebben onderwijs genoten op exclusieve privéscholen. Bij de medaille-uitreikingen tijdens de Olympische Spelen van Londen klinkt steevast de prachtige muziek van Vangelis uit The Chariots of Fire, een film waarin twee Britse studenten en hardlopers centraal staan die zich voorbereiden op de Olympische Spelen. Al voor de Spelen sprak de Britse premier David Cameron, zelf opgeleid aan het deftige Eton, bezorgd over de prominente aanwezigheid van privaat opgeleide sporters binnen Team GB, onder wie de baanwielrenner Chris Hoy en talrijke roeiers.

KostscholenDe onevenredige medailleverdeling is geen verrassing. Protesters occupy Olympics training site on Leyton Marsh. 'We reject Cameron and Coe's corporate Games': Protestors stage peaceful demonstration in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium. By Charles Walford Published: 21:40 GMT, 28 July 2012 | Updated: 21:40 GMT, 28 July 2012 Demonstrators have marched through one of the Olympic boroughs in protest at the 'Corporate Olympics'.

'We reject Cameron and Coe's corporate Games': Protestors stage peaceful demonstration in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium

Less than 24 hours after the Olympic Stadium was bathed in the glow of fireworks and good feeling, up to 400 people marched in Tower Hamlets to make their anger known over the power that big business has over the Games. 1.3.6 Protests at the London Olympics - Occupy Brooklyn TV, Episode 3. Counter Olympics Network. CON (counterOlympics) sur Twitter.