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Video "Hitlers Polizei" | Dokumentation und Reportage | ARD Mediathek
Police as instrumental piece for Power. First to use is against political enemies. Then against all other enemies! ... Gesinnungswandel. Nazifizierung. Als ueberlebenschance. Als einzige job security. Angleichung. Bedinnungslose hingabe. // History doesn't have to repeat itself, but rhymes. // wegsperren aller die als gefahr gesehen werden. und wenn man auch dafuer gesetze machen muss, spezial fuer diese faelle. regiemgegner. "Schutzhaft" als Schreckensinstument. ohne vor einem richter zu kommen, ohne verteidiger. Willkuer und Terror! --- Geheimpolizei Gestapo. "Staatsfeindliche taetigkeit." "Volksschaedlinge." "Volkshygiene" << ie LGBT etc "Fremdkoerper" // Im polizeigefaengnis werden dann gestaendnisse ... erzwungen. Wie im Krieg gegen den Terror heute. // Aus polizisten werden polizei soldaten, nicht dem rechtsstaats dienig, sondern dem Fuehrer.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges on What it Takes to be a Rebel in Modern Times - YouTube
If you care about the truth you eventually run into problems as the journalist who usually manipulates facts for a living. // neoliberalism sold to us through lies and manipulated facts. // 2/3rds of the country in poverty. // mania for hope is a political pacifier even for the liberals, keeping people hopeful - keeps people complacent. // moral imperative for civil disobedience. // but do not use the word hope! // game is fixed. // rebellion led by day class intellectuals. that band together with the underclass. // if you have whole-sale surveillance, you can't have investigative journalism // it's about ratings and money, they don't do journalism. << corporate media. // dismantling BBC by tories is a power play by tories (power elite) // &! - Most of the information we spread online is quantifiably “bullshit” - The internet encourages the spread of information that is emotionally resonant but factually untrue
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges June 8, 2015 Town Hall Seattle - YouTube
Ceased all power and rendered the citizen powerless. This is no capitalistic democracy. This is crony capitalism. Capitalism has no internal constraints. remove external constraints & it will see & use everything (private free market enterprise) as replaceable & commodity w a price (even the planet): the environment, workers health. &! non-violent revolution! // Revolutions are internal affairs w different dynamic. All succesful revolutions are fundamentally non-violent. No revolution is successful until sizable internal protection/security defects (Whistleblower et al) and refuses to fight for the discredited regime/plutocracy/oligarchy/Elite/Super Rich/1%/Corporation/crony capitalism/tax evasion/tax avoidance and joins the revolution. // Living in truth & speaking the truth to power. Pulling people into the streets & discrediting the status quo. Dont pit people against each other. Essay. The power of the powerless // If we do not break it. We & our children have no future!
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Kolumne ǀ Vier Jahre nach Occupy — der Freitag
[ jeder fuer sich selbst ] Kolumne Die Occupy-Bewegung ist längst Vergangenheit. Die Ungleichheit jedoch wächst weiter. Vor allem, weil wir eine faire Gesellschaft immer noch dem Wachstum unterordnen [...] Warum ist es nötig, sich hinter vorgeblichen wirtschaftlichen Vorteilen einer faireren Gesellschaft zu verstecken? Warum ist Moral zur Begründung nicht genug? Sind wir nur bereit, Flüchtlingen zu helfen, wenn sie prima in unseren Arbeitsmarkt passen? Vier Jahre nach Occupy zählt immer noch vor allem anderen, was der Wirtschaft guttut. Deren Primat steht nicht in Frage. Da ist es fast egal, dass zum Jahrestag nur ein paar versprengte Occupy-Fans in den Zuccotti-Park kamen.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us | Yanis Varoufakis | Comment is free | The Guardian
Debt restructuring has always been our aim in negotiations – but for some eurozone leaders Grexit is the goal [...] To frame the cynical transfer of irretrievable private losses on to the shoulders of taxpayers as an exercise in “tough love”, record austerity was imposed on Greece, whose national income, in turn – from which new and old debts had to be repaid – diminished by more than a quarter. It takes the mathematical expertise of a smart eight-year-old to know that this process could not end well. [...] In my first week as minister for finance I was visited by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup (the eurozone finance ministers), who put a stark choice to me: accept the bailout’s “logic” and drop any demands for debt restructuring or your loan agreement will “crash” – the unsaid repercussion being that Greece’s banks would be boarded up. [...] Wolfgang Schäuble, decided that Grexit’s costs were a worthwhile “investment” as a way of disciplining France et al,
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Surveillance Economy and Extreme Income Inequality: You Can't Have One Without the Other - YouTube
Uber and Airbnb is equal to informal economy (uncertainty) = staying power only for owner of marketplace (wealth accumulation & ultimate bargain power as owner of (monopoly/oligopoly form of marketplace). Silicon Valley made the informal economy cool again bc its on your smartpone (homescreen). Uber & Co are becoming, as owners of said marketplace, the new super elite (with no shared economic interest & no stakeholder in local economy). Disenfranchised & Price war. // The perfect, crazy, too good to be true, idea - will crash eventually (accumulating wealth with little to no input [see stakeholder theory/shared economic interest/long-term views and interest!]). // Start-up Lesson/Advice: "cost of choice" & paying computation with advertising = corruption (Google, Facebook &Co) paying (Wall Street, short-termism [Fast Food]) for micro-management of your life, of your choice. = U loosing free will. //
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Occupy Central’s polite protesters: The Hong Kong demonstrators are disciplined, organized, and prepared.
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous. [...] These aren’t just idealists; these are savvy political operators who understand successful nonviolent resistance. [...] The answers to these questions can be found in the appropriately titled “Manual of Disobedience.” Published online several days before the Occupy Central campaign was set to begin, the document (written in Chinese and English) is part how-to guide and part philosophical mission statement. It details the movement’s tactics, the rules for nonviolent protest, the legal codes that may be violated, and the exact procedure to follow should someone be arrested. It also implores protesters to “avoid physical confrontation, but also to avoid developing hatred in [their] heart,” and explains that the protests must be a model of the values that they are striving to see in their society, namely “equality, tolerance, love, and care.” [...] Book - Blueprint for Revolution.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming - YouTube
- history has it that the thriving middle class made USA. period. // --- and the future of work - needs investment! as capitalism, a flat world and software eats the world - eats up jobs (robots, automation, off shoring, outsourcing, outside advisory and contractors only (for everything that is not key) etc). >> thus education has got to change to be for the 21st century || + Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power --- #civic #PowerPlay #AbuseofPower #illiteracyaboutpower #willfulignorance >> #participation #calltoaction #sharewhatyoudo +!+!+ +!+!+
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Steve Jurvetson never sells a share of a company he invests in - YouTube
59m7s >> what if we erase the digital divide ... transforming the pyramid into a conical spike because of winner takes all network effects. .... >> ~30hr work week - Robert Skidelsky, ... contribution to the collective worth society, unpaid. - unconditional living wage/income ... a basic income redistribution. fairness. people that work in low to non-profit companies because of added value to society ... paid by excess profits of X ... we are all in the same boat. we are all interconnected. dependent on each other. +++ // doing more with fewer staff. & practical skills you need in today's workplace, u don't learn at university. Elon Musk, the most important men 4 the future. bc he's swinging big, willing to fail with his ambition(s). attracts similar minds. [down the line come's Bill Gates 2.0, Larry & Sergey, & others that work on sustainability of food and energy.] ADD Larry Page on that topic - // vid id Wdnp_7atZ0M
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Thomas Piketty’s numbers aren’t wrong: The Financial Times’ big whiff misstates his central argument -
Thomas Piketty’s numbers aren’t wrong: The Financial Times’ big whiff misstates his central argument Paul Krugman and others shoot down an overblown "Capital" critique which misrepresents his data, findings and point || ++ Here, we review the claims and counterclaims and conclusions one can draw about L’Affaire Piketty. >> || + || +++ Thomas Piketty accuses Financial Times of dishonest criticism Author of bestselling economics book says paper is ridiculous to suggest his thesis on rising inequality is incorrect >>
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
INEQUALITY FOR ALL - Upward Mobility on Vimeo
This is a clip from the Robert Reich film "Inequality for All." You can see or order the whole film here. It's also available to watch instantly on Amazon, or you can get the DVD from Netflix. It is truly worth your time to see the whole movie — I promise! Fact-checks by Robert Reich's very capable crew. + - Twitter user GroteMond has rightly pointed out that socialism isn't technically equal distribution of wealth. However, in the case of this video, the video creator is referring to the majority of Americans' perception of what socialism is, not what it actually is. So yes, there's yet another thing we are generally misinformed about. + USA Healthcare +
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february 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ This Michael Bloomberg Interview is the Perfect Swan Song - YouTube
On Monday we took a look at the recently released Michael Bloomberg New York Magazine interview. As the 2013 NYC Mayoral primary comes to an close and we head to the general election, now is the perfect time to start prepping for Mayor Bloomberg's farewell... Note: Filling in for Sam Seder in this clip is Majority Report producers Michael Brooks and Matt Binder. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube:
Trickle-down  economics  superrich  plutocracy  Michael  Bloomberg  occupywallstreet 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
The Swedish riots: What really happened?
Various studies have shown that statistics such as these can cause serious problems. Dr Arnold Goldstein, author of The Psychology of Group Aggression, wrote that people often participate in a “mob” due to a feeling of dispossession, “the belief that others are climbing up the economic ladder while oneself is not, or the belief that one’s own earlier economic gains are being lost.” Meanwhile in a 2011 paper entitled “It’s the Local Economy, Stupid! Geographic Wealth Dispersion and Conflict Outbreak Location”  a group of Norwegian academics found that civil conflicts are more likely to occur in areas with low absolute income with large departures from the national average, regardless of whether the country’s per capita GDP is high overall. Unsurprisingly, considering the areas where the riots happened, in Sweden, median household income for non-European immigrants is 36 per cent lower than for native Swedes. 
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june 2013 by asterisk2a
The Value of “Top Talent” | The Baseline Scenario
“[The fund] lost 43% in 2008, among the worst losses by a hedge-fund that year.” “Both investors and employees defected during the crisis, with top talent leaving to start hedge funds of their own.” “But with a 30% return in 2012 and a 14% gain this year, TCI has crossed its high-water mark.” Makes you think.
hedgefonds  bonuses  investment  banking  hedgefund  war-for-talent  retailinvestment  hedgefunds  WallStreet  Top  Talent  bonus  salary  occupywallstreet  Talent  investment  management 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
29C3 in Hamburg: Jacob Appelbaum spricht auf dem CCC-Kongress - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Not my Department", dafür bin ich nicht zuständig, das Motto der Veranstaltung. Das Zitat wird in einem Lied dem Raketenbauer Wernher von Braun zugeschrieben. Zwar ist er dafür zuständig, dass die Raketen starten, aber wo sie wieder herunterkommen - das sei nicht sein Fachgebiet.

KeyNote on YouTube;;=9m46s
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december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Spain's 'Indignants' mark protest anniversary
Tens of thousands of people have protested in a number of Spanish cities to mark the first anniversary of the "Indignants" movement.
Indignants  greatrecession  GFC  2012  unemployment  sovereign  debt  crisis  PIIGS  occupywallstreet  Spain 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
Thousands join May Day march for workers rights in New York - YouTube
Occupy Wall Street joins labor, immigrant rights groups protest economic injustice on international workers day ...

[Is that a first in NYC?]
class-warfare  occupywallstreet  2012 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
Wall Street Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Coupons - Bloomberg
Lower base pay, and lower bonuses bc of miserable business for finance bc of the economic slump in the West, the sovereign debt crisis, ZIRP, QE, and consolidation and cutbacks at the firm.

- Peter Schiffs brother turned into a media storm over WallStreet angsts ...;,1518,818772,00.html

The article generated over 1500 comments within 2 days.
99% see again their anger over finance excess supported in this article/report/interview.
occupywallstreet  class-warfare  PeterSchiff  AndrewSchiff  2012  compensation  bonuses  wallstreet 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons - YouTube
Pepper spray and tasers are in increasing use by both police and military, and more exotic non-lethal weapons such as heat rays are in the works. At TEDxCanberra, ethicist Stephen Coleman explores the unexpected consequences of their introduction and asks some challenging questions.

- perfect for abuse -
police  policestate  abuse  occupywallstreet  taser  pepper  spray 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
MMT (Modern Monetary Theory) is biased towards anti-crony capitalism | Bill Mitchell – billy blog
1.) Abandon Crony Capitalism.
2.) Use jobs generated by 'job guarantee' to serve public good.
= then we have a chance to have a ying - yang between socialism (job guarantee) and capitalism (saving more than consuming).

full employment and price stability go hand in hand.
monetary policy is buffer stock to fiscal policy and the economic cycle ...


So I advocate – outside the realm of MMT – grass roots action to reinforce the democratic connection between citizen and government. To make it harder for governments to be co-opted. For example, I would ban political funding and allocate a fixed amount of public funds to the candidates for public office to be used for electoral purposes. I would have very strict conditions placed on electoral commentary within the media etc.

The logic has been to reduce the capacity of the financial market and political elites to capture government policy and skew the benefits in their favour
macroeconomics  employment  NAIRU  unemployment  occupywallstreet  fiat  currency  capitalism  economics  economic-thought  policy  monetary  modern  monetary  theory  monetary  theory  MMT 
january 2012 by asterisk2a
Mark Blyth on Austerity - YouTube
Fallacy of composition.

Who is footing the bill of the GFC!? And the mistakes of the past?!
debt  private  public  inequality  occupywallstreet  class-warfare  politics  OECD  history  economics  GFC  austerity  deleveraging  richardkoo  recession  balancesheet 
january 2012 by asterisk2a
Globaler Nacktprotest: Schrei's raus, zieh dich aus - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Kultur
nackte tatsachen fuer aufmerksamkeit. die normale proteste nicht mehr bekommen.

OWS is ebenfalls so ein un-normaler protest
Spaniens indignitas und deren Camps sind auch un-normale proteste, fern ab der norm.
feminism  democracy  protest  2011  culture  society  occupywallstreet 
november 2011 by asterisk2a
has woodstock quality, structural problem, skill shortage, america's best years are long over,

Harvard’s Gergen Says U.S. Plagued by Inequality (Audio)

Oct 17, 2011

David Gergen, director of Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a former adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, says social inequality is "a serious issue for the country." Gergen talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
occupywallstreet  inequality  USA  economic  history  unemployment  youth  minority  presidency  barackobama  election2012  mittromney 
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Wall Street Loses Its Immunity -
For the financialization of America wasn’t dictated by the invisible hand of the market. What caused the financial industry to grow much faster than the rest of the economy starting around 1980 was a series of deliberate policy choices, in particular a process of deregulation that continued right up to the eve of the 2008 crisis.

Not coincidentally, the era of an ever-growing financial industry was also an era of ever-growing inequality of income and wealth. Wall Street made a large direct contribution to economic polarization, because soaring incomes in finance accounted for a significant fraction of the rising share of the top 1 percent (and the top 0.1 percent, which accounts for most of the top 1 percent’s gains) in the nation’s income. More broadly, the same political forces that promoted financial deregulation fostered overall inequality ...
Money talks in American politics,
occupywallstreet  paulkrugman  wallstreet  lobby  lobbyist  Lobbying  regulation  history  deregulation  financial  reform  presidency  barackobama  mittromney  election2012 
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Wall Street Protest Backed by New Yorkers 3-1: Poll - Bloomberg
Occupy Wall Street, the movement that’s spread from Lower Manhattan to as far as Rome and Hong Kong, is backed by New Yorkers by a ratio of almost 3-to-1, Quinnipiac University pollsters found.
Sixty-seven percent of New York City voters said they agree with the protesters’ views, the university’s Polling Institute reported today. Support ranged from 81 percent among Democrats, to 58 percent from independents, to 35 percent by Republicans. By 72 percent to 24 percent, voters said demonstrators who obey the law can stay as long as they want.
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Globale Proteste gegen Banken. 99 Prozent blieben zu Hause
"Wir sind 99 Prozent" lautete der Slogan, der am Samstag die Menschen weltweit gegen die Bankenbranche auf die Straße bringen sollte. Doch in Frankfurt versammelten sich gerade mal 5000, in anderen Städten waren es noch weniger. War den meisten nicht klar, gegen was sich ihre Wut richten sollte?
occupywallstreet  germany 
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Guest Notes From The Sales Desk - A Few Thoughts On The Occupy Wall Street Movement | ZeroHedge
The bottom line is this thing is going mainstream and although the message isn’t completely clear or concise, Americans all over the country are beginning to sense the turning point this movement represents.

In their brilliant book about the history of US generations, The Fourth Turning, William Strauss and Neil Howe called the current phase of history we are passing through as a ‘Fourth Turning’. Their characterization of this phase is as follows,

“A CRISIS arises in response to sudden threats that previously would have been ignored or deferred, but which are now perceived as dire. Great worldly perils boil off the clutter and complexity of life, leaving behind one simple imperative: The society must prevail. This requires a solid public consensus, aggressive institutions, and personal sacrifice.” -The Fourth Turning, Strauss and Howe, 1999
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Years of abuse by powerful led to current crisis: economist - YouTube
Oct. 6 - Economist and Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs says since the 1980s Wall Street CEOs abused the U.S. economic and political systems, culminating in the 2008 financial crisis.
occupywallstreet  greatrecession  economics  economy  history  USA  jeffreysachs  inequality  poor  rich  politics 
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Bloggende Wall-Street-Gegner: "Wir kriegen nichts, die Banker alles" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Netzwelt
Tausende US-Bürger protestieren gegen die mächtigen Finanzinstitutionen ihres Landes: "Occupy Wall Street" ist ihr Motto, die Wall Street besetzen. Die weitgehend friedliche Besetzung auf den engen Straßen von Manhattan wird über das Netz organisiert - und im Internet geben Hunderte der Bewegung ein Gesicht.

Auf dem Tumblr-Blog "We are the 99 Percent" erzählen Amerikaner von ihrem ganz persönlichen Alptraum, von hohen Krediten, die sie für ihr Studium aufgenommen haben, von Arbeitslosigkeit, zahlreichen Nebenjobs, von Krankenversicherungen, die sie nicht versichern wollen. Die Blog-Betreiber erklärt den Titel "We are the 99 Percent" so: "Wir machen viele Überstunden für wenig Geld und ohne Rechte - wenn wir überhaupt Arbeit haben. Wir bekommen nichts, während 1 Prozent der Bevölkerung alles bekommt. Wir sind die 99 Prozent."
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october 2011 by asterisk2a

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