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51 min ago | Salon

Obama administration throws support behind body cameras for cops

One of the most widely supported reforms being pushed in the wake of Michael Brown's killing gets a big endorsement New York City police officers watch as Occupy Wall Street activists march through the Lower East Side during May Day demonstrations on Tuesday.

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1 hr ago | Common Dreams

Rolling Jubilee Announces Abolishment of Nearly Four Million Dollars...

On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Rolling Jubilee has, for the first time ever, bought and abolished student debt: $3,856,866.11 of student debt owed by 2,761 people across the United States. With the aim of building a broad-based debt resistance movement, the Rolling Jubilee relieves debtors by buying debt for pennies on the dollar.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Kos

NY-21 - Elise Stefanik Has Received Thousands in Donations from Controversial Contributors

There's the old saying that "you're judged by the company that you keep." A close examination of Elise Stefanik's FEC disclosure filings reveals that she's received numerous contributions from controversial individuals, several of them being Washington D.C. lobbyists, many of them with connections to former Upper Hudson Valley Congressmen John Sweeney and the late Gerald "Jerry" Solomon , who were arguably once two of the most reprehensible, corrupt elected officials in the Northeast.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Sweeney, Cohen Group, Consulting, Tom DeLay, George Bush

Merinews

'India Against Negativity' launched

Very recently a galaxy of 5-star people gathered at a 7-star venue in Bhubaneswar to form a 10-star club called 'India Against Negativity'. The noble but untold intention of the promoters of this club is to protect the land grabbers, mining criminals, chit fund looters and last but not the least the commoditizers of education & health.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Times-Standard

The 1 percent of the 1 percent

I was watching a CNBC stock market show the other day when they brought up the 1 percent/99 percent divide. Ever since the Occupy Wall Street movement began back in 2011, doesn't it seem like the 1 percent have become sort of modern-day villains? So I thought it might be a good time to check in and see how they're doing.

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Related Topix: Boston, NY

Reuters

A constitutional amendment to take Big Money out of politics dies quietly

This week the U.S. Senate considered a constitutional amendment that would have allowed Congress and state legislatures to limit the power of money in politics. The debate was not much covered in the media because the outcome was so predictable.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Supreme Court, ACLU

The Nation

Why Hong Kong's - Occupy Central' Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared

Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now, the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory's political system, too.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Russia Taday

Judge sides with Occupy Eugene: '1st Amendment does not go to sleep at 5 p.m.'

A federal judge ruled that the General Services Administration wrongly infringed on the First Amendment rights of Occupy Eugene protesters by severely restricting the hours and days they were allowed to demonstrate. The group, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, sued the GSA for denying a permit so its members could protest in a public plaza in Eugene, Oregon in 2012.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

Russia Taday

a Prisons, poverty & socialism: An interview with Cecily McMillan

Caleb Maupin is a political analyst from New York City and is an activist with the International Action Center and Workers World Party. He has worked against police brutality and mass incarceration.

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Related Topix: Prison, New York Government, New York, Opinion

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Updated: Republican govs group seeks to link Mary Burke, Occupy Wall Street

The state ranks last in the country in the overall well-being of African-American children based on an index of 12 measures that gauge a child's success from birth to adulthood, according to a new report being released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Madison -- A new attack ad seeks to link Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke with the liberal Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin

Mon Sep 08, 2014

American Thinker

Why Do Peacenik Liberals Make War on Business?

Last week, I wrote a brilliant piece arguing that we should stop mewing kids up in government child-custodial facilities, and let them go out to work. But there's a problem.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, North Carolina

Media Life Magazine

Tim Pool joins cable network FusionThe former journalist with Vice...

Cable network Fusion is adding to its journalistic credibility. The network has brought in former Vice journalist Tim Pool , naming him a senior correspondent and director of media innovation.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Sun Sep 07, 2014

OUPblog

Moving from protest to power

Now that the National Guard and the national media have left, Ferguson, Missouri is faced with questions about how to heal the sharp power inequities that the tragic death of Michael Brown has made so visible. How can the majority black protestors translate their protests into political power in a town that currently has a virtually all-white power structure? Recent experiences demonstrate that moving from protest to power is no easy task.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, Activism

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

Big labor spending big bucks on co-ordinated fast food protests

Protests outside fast food restaurants flared up in cities around the country Thursday, organized by groups with plenty of ties to prominent labor unions.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, New York, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International, Energy, Oil & Gas, Big Box Retailers, Public Relations

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Fed: Don't Blame the 1%, Blame the Top 3%

The Federal Reserve 's triennial Survey of Consumer Finances , released Thursday, contains data on the wealth and income of Americans from all walks of life. It found deepening wealth and income inequality in the post-recession years, with significant pay gains limited to the richest families.

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Business Journal

Duly Noted: NYPD skin deep, Times Square characters united, Picasso on the move

Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley discusses the fitness craze of CrossFit and compares the rate of injury to other sports. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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Related Topix: CrossFit, Fitness, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services

Common Dreams

Surviving the Ups and Downs of Social Movements

On May 30, 1977, 2,400 people descended on the town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, to protest the building of a nuclear power station. A day later, more than half of them would be arrested.

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Related Topix: Seabrook, NH, Activism, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

How a Fight for $15a 2 may make it difficult to go to McDonalda s on Thursday

Without better pay, workers say they will walk out for the day - and, unlike in previous actions, there may be civil disobedience . This is Fight for $15: the non-union labor movement that has been trying to call attention to the plight of fast-food workers for about two years.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, US Politics, US News

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Erie Times News

3 film series at Mercyhurst University

If the plural of series is serious-, then Mercyhurst University is seriously serious about films. This fall, the university offers three film series, each with a different focus, not all of them necessarily serious.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, City Island, Drama Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Music!

Examiner.com

Calvary Review: Suffering Innocence

In this film, director John Michael McDonagh, whether consciously or unconsciously presents the notion of everyone within a given group being painted with the same brush and suffering for the atrocities committed by a few.

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Related Topix: Calvary, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

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