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Standing Rock Protest is Powerful

Mark Morey on the Social Revolution Taking Place
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:40 PM

Largely out of the headlines, the ongoing protest on Standing Rock is shining a bright light on how the big-moneyed interests with political clout steamroll the disadvantaged in order to get what they need. 

But in a rare David-vs-Goliath standoff, the Sioux tribespeople of Standing Rock Reservation are learning that they are not powerless. Their refusal to roll over and allow an oil pipleline to be built on their lands is growing into one of the largest resistance movements in recent years, drawing supporters from all over the country, and forcing the discussion of "Where do we draw the line?" in regards to our pursuit of depleting natural resources. » Read more

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German 'Demonstrations For Peace'

German 'Demonstrations For Peace'

A populist uprising in the making? We'd like to hear from our German readers.

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Rising Resource Costs Escalate Odds of Global Unrest

The critical 40% income-to-food threshold
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:34 PM

As we observe the growing unrest in Ukraine, there is the usual rush to ascribe a cause. Was it meddling by the West? Russia? Was it corruption by prior leaders? Simmering resentments that stretch back centuries that finally erupted?

The answers apply to Ukraine as well as to many other countries. Which is why having an accurate framework, a clear 'lens' for seeing what is actually transpiring, will prove far more useful to you than 99% of what you will hear on the ni » Read more

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Marianne Williamson: We Must Maintain a Healthy Sense of Protest

Speak truth to power
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 2:16 PM

Partisan politics is something we actively avoid discussing on this site. Instead, we prefer to operate in the domain of provable fact. But that doesn't mean that we have written off the political process entirely. » Read more

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Daily Digest 3/7 - Beware The Dow Jones High, Maine Town Declares Food Sovereignty

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:46 AM
  • Switzerland Clamps Down Hard on Obscene CEO Pay
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  • SEC shares expertise with FBI on algorithmic trading
  • Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
  • John Williams Exposes Government Lies
  • Scary New Satellite Pictures Of China's Ghost Cities 
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  • Haunting images at the heart of Detroit’s financial emergency
  • Saving Detroit City Council from Itself
  • Housing fuels record $7.33-billion bank profits
  • ‘We are angry’: Quebec students return to streets for nighttime protest against tuition increases, 50 arrested
  • How Tiny Cameras Have Become Big Business
  • Junior miners in survival mode, bracing for industry-wide culling
  • Fiat Monetary Theory: The Gamblers
  • Beware The Dow Jones Nominal Record High
  • 30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet
  • Maine Town Declares Food Sovereignty
  • The children going hungry in America
  • CDC sounds alarm on deadly, untreatable superbugs
  • Fending off the ‘nightmare bacteria’