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stagnant wages, rising wages, outsourcing jobs

A majority of Americans have no savings to draw upon if they lose their job, and two-thirds of all workers are living paycheck to paycheck – which is why they won’t risk losing a job by asking for higher pay.

Elizabeth Warren, Antonio Weiss, Lazard, Wall Street Democrats, Dodd-Frank Reform, inversion, tax inversions, Independent Community Bankers of America

Bolstered by grassroots groups eager for any anti-Wall Street crusade and a vibrant progressive media that hung on her every word, the Massachusetts senator succeeded in knocking out Antonio Weiss’s nomination at Treasury.

surveillance programs, mass surveillance, NSA spying, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union, Privacy International, Liberty, James Clapper, data collection, metadata, Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act

Europe’s top rights body says mass surveillance practices are a fundamental threat to human rights and violate the right to privacy enshrined in European law.

Bitcoin, blockchain, alternative currencies, digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, decentralized economies

The emerging blockchain movement can build systems that incentivize carbon reductions, make renewable energy, increase microfinance, decrease costs in remittances and education, and lower barriers to entries across industries.

Barrett Brown, relevant conduct, hacking, hacktivists, Stratfor hacking, Jeremy Hammond

Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for hacking Stratfor. But he's not a hacker - he's a journalist.

Powell Memo, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, total boycott, economic alternatives, worker-owned businesses, student debt, student loans, banking alternatives, move your money, Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee

This is a strategic memorandum to all movement organizers, social justice organizations, and free citizens disgusted with a corporate state that has systematically extracted our wealth and resources while giving back nothing in return.

Posted 5 days 9 hours ago

The annual conference features globalization’s "Mafiocracy" of bankers, industrialists, oligarchs, technocrats and politicians who promote common ideas and serve common interests: their own.

Posted 6 days 10 hours ago

The left-populist party headed by Alexis Tsipras is positioned to win Greece’s elections Sunday on a progressive platform to reverse austerity cuts imposed on the country over the past half decade.

Posted 4 days 8 hours ago
The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too.
Posted 6 days 10 hours ago
Antiquities Act, land preservation, national parks expansion, pipeline spill, oil spills, Bridger Pipeline LLC, Exxon Mobil pipeline spills, Keystone XL pipeline

Some residents are reportedly smelling and tasting oil in their drinking water, causing the EPA to test water samples and the city water plant to cease drawing water from the river.

Posted 6 days 10 hours ago

The pay ratio between the highest- and lowest-paid worker-owners in cooperatives is between 3:1 and 5:1, compared with a ratio of roughly 600:1 in traditional corporations.

oil boom, too big to fail, oil and gas investments, plunging gas market

The Street hyped junk bonds, instigated mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged loans or new shares that it pushed into the hands of investors, who were bamboozled into thinking all risk had been removed from the oil equation.

The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too.

The annual conference features globalization’s "Mafiocracy" of bankers, industrialists, oligarchs, technocrats and politicians who promote common ideas and serve common interests: their own.

US Public School Students, Poverty

The explosion in the number of needy children in the nation’s public classrooms is a recent phenomenon.

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