President Abraham Lincoln’s phrase in the Gettysburg Adress “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, is what a democracy is all about. Unfortunately politics, policies and personal preferences have turned a simple electoral system into a complicated mess. Electoral systems around the world employ various different calculations to determine winners and qualifiers. […]
Everyone feels passionate about something or other in their life at some point. Taking action sometimes requires petitioning. Here are some simple tips on how to go about the process of starting a petition. • First of all put the issue into words. This will be your opening statement in the petition. Don’t worry if […]
f you care about something deeply enough you will feel compelled to do something about it. But sometimes your cause will require action that is a little more aggressive than usual. This does not mean that you have to resort to violence; instead, it means that you should find a more visible way of making […]
An insecure or corrupt government will never let dissent go without punishment. If you are organizing a protest against such a government you must be prepared for consequences. The protest can be a peaceful sit in, a march to a significant place or even a violent measure (although this should not be a consideration). Whatever […]
Posted by Phin Upham “Aquaculture’s Troubled Harvest” by Bruce Barcott is an article about the fish farms throughout Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia. These remote islands “scattered through hundreds of miles of fjords,” were at first interested in the idea of getting fish farms. According to the article, they believed it would benefit the community by […]
Tax is the lifeblood of the government it funds the various operations of it such as law enforcement. These funds are collected from the corporations, the companies as well as each and every consumer living in the state. As simple as it may sound the process of paying for taxes and all its complexities aren’t […]
You no doubt put a lot of time and energy into planning your construction venture. It probably called upon all your expertise and experience to develop a plan that would bring the project in on time and on budget. That’s why it can often be so hard to struggle with the reality of your project […]
You have finally made it big; your investments are maturing, if not already matured. You now own your own empire of business around the country, and are readily expanding to other borders as you enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have made it, and now, you have every credential to prove it. You no […]
Financial transactions that lack ‘economic substance’ is classified as purchases of ‘distressed assets or debts’. In layman’s terms, these are financial undertakings in holdings that are not expected to generate any substantial revenue and profits; the reason why some individuals and entities still acquire such holdings is that they provide ‘tax breaks’ or ‘tax deductions’ […]
To the outside world, the current protests in Thailand are large demonstrations of people protesting actions of a recently dissolved majority government. This past weekend, the minority party in the government joined the protestors as they walked out of parliament. Consider Thailand is a country that has had an estimated twenty Coup D’état attempts in the last 101 years with a debatable …
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Washington Post (blog) The Volcker rule cites the Occupy Movement 284 times Washington Post (blog) The world hasn't heard much from Occupy Wall Street lately. But one branch of it, Occupy the SEC, has remained very busy — filing amicus briefs, testifying before Congress, suing regulators and writing comment letters, including a 325-page opus on the … Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall... [Read more]
The Guardian Why it's time to occupy the state The Guardian Similar to the Five Star movement, the X party's platform centres on the promise of a new electronic democracy, that chimes very well with the desire for participation expressed in the occupied squares of 2011. Other activists connected with the … and more »
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The protests in Ukraine that erupted after the president rejected possible EU membership are now aimed at high-level corruption. More countries are seeing protests demanding integrity from elected leaders.
The Ukraine protests for integrity
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New York Daily News OWS beating suit to cost city $82000 New York Daily News The city will pay out an $82,500 settlement to an Occupy Wall Street activist who claims police beat him up and arrested him three times – the last instance booking him on a years-old public urination warrant for someone else, the Daily News has learned.
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Ukraine’s decision to spurn close ties with the EU has sparked massive protests for more than a week. Did Moscow overplay its hand in pressuring the Kiev?
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Ukraine protests: Why Moscow played hardball with Kiev
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A group of 14 women jailed for protests in support of Egypt's ousted president will soon be free, after an Alexandria court revised their 11-year sentences, state news reported.
Court frees 14 women jailed for protests
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BBC News Are 'Fast-Food Worker' Protests Just Another Gasp of Occupy ? National Review Online (blog) The latest round of protests for higher fast-food wages hit New York City today, but they could have been mistaken for just about any other gathering of the city's progressive coalition. I finally ran into the 200 or so people (by one organizer's … Brainerd protesters fight for... [Read more]
Occupy's lawsuit partially rejected The Register-Guard A federal judge has dismissed a portion of Occupy Eugene's lawsuit against the U.S. General Services Administration, which the protest group accuses of carrying out an unconstitutional scheme that enabled the agency to evict demonstrators from a plaza … and more »
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Occupy's Rolling Jubilee Keeps Rolling — and the Band Plays On Huffington Post Occupy Wall Street's “Strike Debt” (SD) working group and its “Rolling Jubilee” (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if they have their way, it won't. The “sweet music” of being responsible for one more relieved debtor, one …
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