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Debt Collective, student loans, student debt, Corinthian Colleges, Rolling Jubilee

Organizers of the student debt strike that helped lead to the closure of Corinthian Colleges say the DoE's proposed rules would place a heavy burden on student debtors contesting fraudulently issued loans.

popular movement, radical movements, corporate control

We have to organize around a series of non-negotiable demands, dismantle the mechanisms the rich use to control power – and destroy the ideological and legal system cemented into place to justify corporate plunder.

freedom of assembly, right to assemble, right to free specch, Citizens’ Security Law, Black Lives Matter, First Amendment, gag law

Faced with mounting unrest and unwilling to offer reforms, democratic governments are rolling back traditional rights at an alarming rate. How many rights must be abrogated before a democracy becomes a police state?

U.K. austerity cuts, Independent Living Fund, money in politics, conservative donors, banker donations

Britain’s multiple crises can be traced to big political donations and corporate ties to the U.K. government. On the eve of the country’s General Election, Occupy.com examines how the 1% have gained from investing in politics.

 International Labour Day, May Day, International Workers' Day

Thousands rallied worldwide to celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1. In some countries demonstrations turned violent with police deploying tears gas.

Baltimore protests, Baltimore riots, Freddie Gray, police brutality, police violence, Baltimore Uprising, water shutoffs, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore police, Law Enforcement Bill of Rights

The people have demanded to be heard, and now, the city, state and federal government have to listen – the real fight is just beginning.

Posted 5 days 1 hour ago
Freddie Gray, police violence, police brutality, Baltimore protests, incarceration rates, Wall Street gambling, derivatives trading, public banking, postal banking

The bankers get our money, charge us for taking it and leave cities’ budgets bare. Schools close, small businesses shut down, social programs fold and only the cops remain.

Posted 5 days 21 hours ago
Global Witness, How Many More?, environmentalist killings, land defender killings, indigenous resistance

As people worldwide await the UN conference on climate change in Paris, lost in the larger narrative are the individual stories of people battling environmental injustice on the local level – and paying the biggest price for it.

Posted 6 days 23 hours ago
Bernie Sanders, TPP, Baltimore, Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out!

Spring is rising and so are the people – we cover the latest, from marchers in D.C. demanding racial justice to the ongoing protests in Baltimore.

Posted 5 days 21 hours ago
Corinthian Colleges, Everest Institute, Wyotech, Heald College, for-profit college, student debt, student loans

It was “not a school chain but a fraud factory, propped up by the Department of Education and taxpayer money for far too long,” wrote a group of Corinthian students waging a debt strike and refusing to pay their loans.

Posted 6 days 22 hours ago

This Friday, the Port of Oakland's rumbling cranes will stand silent as workers rally against recent police shootings and violence.

Coalition to Stop Fast Track, Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S. Conference of Mayors

While lawmakers are pushing full steam ahead, city officials are making their own concerns about the legislation crystal clear.

Chipotle, GMO ingredients, GMO-free

Starting this week, Chipotle’s 1,831 restaurants are now using non-GMO corn and has made a switch from soybean oil to GMO-free sunflower oil and rice bran oil for their cooking.

Finland elections, Finns Party, Finnish Greens

Finland is also not immune to the growing politics of prejudice surging in Europe since the financial crash.

income inequality, wealth inequality, plutocrats, plutocracy, oligarchy, peak plutocracy, privatizations

A few years ago there was considerable debate about “peak oil," but now we may be reaching a more dangerous point: peak plutocracy, where society and the environment can sustain no more concentration of power and resources.