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No Indictment #Ferguson
In preparation for a no-indictment decision, here is the important information to know.

Sad that this page needs to exist, but certainly seems well-planned and I'm pleased to see this in public this way.
ferguson  indictment  protest  occupy 
10 days ago by npdoty
sleep on, dream on « acme records
you're dream that we're all free- we can end poverty> theCCC play 'sleep on, dream on' > On
occupy  ows  acmerecords  from twitter_favs
15 days ago by kitoconnell
The Creepy New Wave of the Internet
[A]s human behavior is tracked and merchandized on a massive scale, the Internet of Things creates the perfect conditions to bolster and expand the surveillance state. In the world of the Internet of Things, your car, your heating system, your refrigerator, your fitness apps, your credit card, your television set, your window shades, your scale, your medications, your camera, your heart rate monitor, your electric toothbrush, and your washing machine—to say nothing of your phone—generate a continuous stream of data that resides largely out of reach of the individual but not of those willing to pay for it or in other ways commandeer it.

[...]

Last year the Department of Homeland Security responded to 256 cyberattacks, half of them directed at the electrical grid. This was double the number for 2012.
surveillance  internet  occupy 
23 days ago by mattkelly
Siegel for Oakland on Twitter: "No longer Mayor Quan's legal advisor. Resigned at 2 am. Support Occupy Oakland, not the 1% and its government facilitators."
No longer Mayor Quan's legal advisor. Resigned at 2 am. Support Occupy Oakland, not the 1% and its government facilitators.

(Why he's my choice for mayor of Oakland.)
oakland  occupy  jeanquan  twitter  mayor  politics  election 
24 days ago by npdoty
Plutocrats Against Democracy
American politicians don’t dare say outright that only the wealthy should have political rights — at least not yet. But if you follow the currents of thought now prevalent on the political right to their logical conclusion, that’s where you end up.
vote-suppression  occupy 
4 weeks ago by mattkelly
Luntz Warns GOP on Occupy Wall Street, "Don't Say Capitalism" Because Americans "Think Capitalism Is Immoral" | ThinkProgress
“I’m so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I’m frightened to death. They’re having an impact on what the American people think of capitalism.”
occupy  occupywallst  occupywallstreet  capitalism  markets  parecon  pr 
4 weeks ago by msszczep
The Profits-Investment Disconnect
[T]his kind of divergence — in which high profits don’t signal high returns to investment — is what you’d expect if a lot of those profits reflect monopoly power rather than returns on capital.
occupy 
4 weeks ago by mattkelly
States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers
[M]aking personal loans to people on the financial margins can be a highly profitable business [...]
class  occupy 
5 weeks ago by mattkelly
MyWireless.org | Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA)
Urge your representatives to permanently extend the Internet tax moratorium:
occupy  netneutrality  ITFA  from twitter
5 weeks ago by creatrixx
Walmart Workers Demand $15 Wage in Several Protests
By not paying their workers a living wage, the activists say, such businesses squeeze the very people they hope to sell to.

“I can’t afford anything,” said LaRanda Jackson, 20, who earns $8.75 an hour working on the sales floor at a Walmart in Cincinnati. “Sometimes I can’t afford soap, toothpaste, tissue. Sometimes I have to go without washing my clothes.”
occupy  minimum-wage 
5 weeks ago by mattkelly
Using Twitter to mobilize protest action: Online mobilization patterns and action repertoires in the Occupy Wall Street, Indignados, and Aganaktismenoi movements
Information, Communication & Society - Volume 18, Issue 2

"The extensive use of social media for protest purposes was a distinctive feature of the recent protest events in Spain, Greece, and the United States. Like the Occupy Wall Street protesters in the United States, the indignant activists of Spain and Greece protested against unjust, unequal, and corrupt political and economic institutions marked by the arrogance of those in power. Social media can potentially change or contribute to the political communication, mobilization, and organization of social movements. To what extent did these three movements use social media in such ways? To answer this question a comparative content analysis of tweets sent during the heydays of each of the campaigns is conducted. The results indicate that, although Twitter was used significantly for political discussion and to communicate protest information, calls for participation were not predominant. Only a very small minority of tweets referred to protest organization and coordination issues. Furthermore, comparing the actual content of the Twitter information exchanges reveals similarities as well as differences among the three movements, which can be explained by the different national contexts."
research  protest  democracy  twitter  occupy  2014 
5 weeks ago by macloo

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