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GAIA : Index

GAIA : Index

Debt Versus Democracy: A Battle for the Future Strike Debt on Fifth Avenue for Global Noise Demo. (Photo: Marisa Holmes) In the US and Europe, the movement of squares has responded to attacks on the social good by debt resistance and direct democracy. In assemblies, mic checks and self-organization, they demonstrated that another world is possible. Now the movement is articulating full-scale resistance. The movement of squares was born of the crisis of debt and democracy. The crisis began in the mid-1970s when the US went off the gold standard and pursued policies of inflation, effectively plunging the Third World into a debt crisis. By 2006 and 2007 the housing bubble was already in the making. Despite public outcry, Congress responded by approving the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and they effectively socialized the private debts of the financial sector and placed the burden of these debts on taxpayers. Strike Debt in Central Park for Global Noise Demo. The average American has a double debt burden.

CDTM Zero Waste Europe | EU Waste blog – Phasing waste out of the system List of corporate scandals This is a list of corporate collapses and scandals. A collapse involves a major insolvency or bankruptcy of a failure. A scandal involving allegations of unethical behavior by people acting within or on behalf of a corporation. A corporate scandal sometimes involves accounting fraud of some sort. List of major corporate collapses[edit] The following list of corporations involved major collapses, through the risk of job losses or size of the business, and meant entering into insolvency or bankruptcy, or being nationalised or requiring a non-market loan by a government. List of scandals without insolvency[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] Jump up ^ [2009] NSWSC 1229^ Jump up to: a b Jerry W. Further reading[edit] External links[edit] 33 biggest corporate implosions

Resistance From a Cage: Julian Assange Speaks to Norwegian Journalist Eirik Vold Julian Assange, founder of Wikilieaks.org, pictured outside the Frontline Club in London, July 26, 2010. (Photo: The New York Times)This is an exclusive English translation of an interview published Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the Norwegian news outlet Dagens Næringsliv. Julian Assange is the itinerant hacker from the Australian Outback who gave the world the biggest leak of secret documents in history. Seven months into his embassy asylum, the cyber crusade for transparency goes on. This is not the first time that WikiLeaks has come under attack, Assange tells me. "We had been through a couple of fights. A cryptographer friend? Travelers in the Australian Outback "I do what I do because I saw the opportunity," Assange says. Don't even bother to ask if he became the world's most famous leaker and the West's number-one dissident because of his special family background and childhood in the Australian Outback. "I really don't like that approach," he says. Meet Mendax The Rebel Library Notes:

Sondage : indépendance et pluralité des journalistes et des médias L’Observatoire des Journalistes et de l’Information Médiatique a lancé du 7 au 16 février une consultation publique sur la perception du système médiatique français. Nous proposions à nos lecteurs de donner leur avis sur l’indépendance et la pluralité des journalistes et des médias, en répondant à un sondage de 12 questions. Ce sondage est désormais fermé. L’Ojim a mis en ligne son premier sondage sur les médias pendant une semaine et vous avez été plus de 5000 à répondre, un résultat très encourageant. Il faut bien situer la valeur de ce sondage. Les médias sont considérés comme peu ou pas indépendants (95%), influencés par leurs propriétaires (88%), les annonceurs (81%) alors que la liberté d’expression tend à se dégrader en France (85%). Les journalistes sont classés à gauche (47%) voire très à gauche (39%) et sont considérés comme éloignés des réalités (89%) ; leur manque de pluralisme idéologique nuit à leur indépendance (60%). Cliquez pour télécharger (PDF / PNG / JPG)

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Ce site a été choisi parce que le climat et la géologie du Spitzberg se prêtent parfaitement à un tel projet de conservation et que les pays scandinaves sont fortement impliqués dans ce dernier. Creusée près de la petite ville de Longyearbyen (1 900 habitants)[1] dans l'archipel arctique du Svalbard à environ 1 120 km du pôle Nord, cette chambre forte est gérée par un accord tripartite entre le gouvernement norvégien, l'organisation internationale Global Crop Diversity Trust et la banque génétique nordique (une coopération des États scandinaves sous l'autorité du Conseil des ministres nordiques). La première pierre a été posée le 19 juin 2006 en présence des premiers ministres de Norvège, de Suède, de Finlande, du Danemark et d'Islande. L'inauguration officielle a eu lieu le 26 février 2008[2]. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Financement[modifier | modifier le code] Construction[modifier | modifier le code]

Why Chavez Chose Social Safety Net Over Skyscrapers People walk by graffiti showing late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, as they head to pay their final respects during Chavez's funeral ceremony at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, March 11, 2013. (Photo: Mauricio Lima / The New York Times) Since news broke last week of the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, reactions to that leader’s passing have been pouring in. While many argue that Chavez did incredible things for Venezuela and its people, there are those, especially here in the US, who don’t have such a rosy view of the former leader. That’s where Associated Press business reporter Pamela Sampson comes in. In a piece from last Tuesday, speaking about the legacy of Chavez, Sampson wrote that, “Chavez invested Venezuela's oil wealth into social programs including state-run food markets, cash benefits for poor families, free health clinics and education programs. You heard that right. Now, if these were the feelings of just one journalist, we could move on.

Earthlife Africa Jhb | Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace quit stakeholder forum over Eskom Espionage Climate change Eskom Espionage: Eskom responds to Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace +++ Addition to the post: Johannesburg, Monday 18 February 2013 – Eskom has sent a reply to Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace regarding the spying that has taken place on these organisations by the infamous ‘Swartberg Intelligence Services’. However, the personal response made by Eskom’s CEO Brian Dames is totally inappropriate: none of the demands of the affected civil society organisations have been met. Johannesburg, Wednesday 13 February 2013 – Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace have suspended their participation in Eskom’s NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted Swartberg Intelligence Support Services to spy on the organizations. “Eskom’s shocking move highlights the deep rot within the organisation that takes us back to the dark days of apartheid. Contact: Download: Click here to download the press release.

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