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The Real Housewives of Wall Street | Rolling Stone Politics

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-look-whos-cashing-in-on-the-bailout-20110411?print=true ^^The technical name of the program that Mack and Karches took advantage of is TALF, short for Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. But the federal aid they received actually falls under a broader category of … Continue reading

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BBC – Newsnight: Paul Mason: Twenty reasons why its…

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/paulmason/2011/02/twenty_reasons_why_its_kicking.html From the page: Dictatorships rely not just on the suppression of news but on the suppression of narratives and truth. More or less everything you need to know to make sense of the world is … Continue reading

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Promoting happiness and cutting welfare: what a devious …

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/nov/28/happiness-cameron-welfare-cuts-bentham The neatness of neoliberal utilitarianism is that it echoes consumer culture; it flatters the individual that they are in control and are making their own choices, whereas the treadmill of work and consumption is tightly … Continue reading

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This Is The Article I Am Sick Of Reading & Ten Percent

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.tenpercent.org.uk/2010/05/31/this-is-the-article-i-am-sick-of-reading If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT LEVEL (short film)

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsEZr3s1aBA [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsEZr3s1aBA[/youtube] …

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What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy? -…

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23519 We too have lived through an era of stability, certainty, and the illusion of indefinite economic improvement. But all that is now behind us. For the foreseeable future we shall be as economically insecure as … Continue reading

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HBO – White Light/Black Rain – The Destruction of…

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.vureel.com/video/2999/HBO–White-LightBlack-Rain–The-Destruction-of-Hiroshima- WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, looks at the reality of nuclear warfare with first-hand accounts from those who survived and whose lives were forever changed … Continue reading

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Could the great recession lead to a great revolution? |…

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0730/p09s01-coop.html Historians frequently view revolutions as extraordinary and unanticipated interruptions of state social regulation of everyday life. This isn't the case. In my work as editor of a new encyclopedia of revolution and protest, I've reviewed … Continue reading

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Monday demonstrations in East Germany – Wikipedia, the…

Stumbleupon Review of : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday_demonstrations_in_East_Germany The Monday demonstrations in East Germany in 1989 and 1990 (German: Montagsdemonstrationen) were a series of peaceful political protests against the authoritarian government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) of East Germany that took place … Continue reading

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sp!ked: humanity is underrated

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.spiked-online.com Radical neo-liberal corporate appeasers, apologists, lackeys, and lickspittles …in populist crypto-libertarian clothing. Monbiot has the story: But there is a group which has travelled even further, from the most distant fringes of the left to … Continue reading

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