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"The Pitchforks ARE Coming" - A Billionaire Warns His Fellow Oligarchs What Is Coming Down the Pipe
Society & Culture  (tags: economic injustice, income inequality, wealth, greed )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn't eventually come out.
Teacher's Resignation Letter: 'My Profession No Longer Exists'
Society & Culture  (tags: education, schools, teaching, testing, privatization )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Increasingly, teachers are speaking out against school reforms that they believe are demeaning their profession, and some are simply quitting because they have had enough. Here is one resignation letter from a veteran teacher.
75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: socialism, public works, welfare, fire department, police, subsidies, public transit, social security )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Socialism. There is nothing more feared and hated in America. The word alone sends shivers down the spine of the American people.
A Florida Judge Sentenced a Man to 60 Years in Prison for This?
Society & Culture  (tags: injustice, crime, Florida )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Last October, officers with the Broward Sheriff's Office pulled a car over because of its tinted windows. In the driver's seat was Herbert Smith, a lanky 23-year-old with heavily lidded eyes and high cheekbones.
Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 85
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, astronauts, NASA, Apollo, obituaries )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - space.com
Edgar Mitchell, who 45 years ago became the sixth man to walk on the moon, died on Thursday (Feb. 4), the day before the anniversary of his lunar landing. He was 85.
Lawmakers Call for British Trials of Genetically Modified Insects :>(
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika, Aedes Aegypti, genetically modified insects, scientists, Oxitec, OX513A, dengue, Brazil, microcephaly, intrauterine )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - reuters.com
Britain should challenge "woefully inadequate" European regulations & launch field trials of genetically modified insects that are designed to wipe out disease-carrying bugs that harm crops & people. GMI like the Aedes Aegypti spreading Zika in Brazil?!
Israel Shoots the Messenger: An Open Letter to Ban Ki-Moon
World  (tags: middle-east, UN, Richard Falk, israel, palestine, Human Rights, strategy, denial of human rights )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - middleeasteye.net
More widely, and fundamentally, shooting the messenger is part of a broader Israeli strategy to avoid giving any visibility to substantive criticisms of its behaviour. You are merely the latest victim, and one of the most highly placed.
Still a Window of Opportunity: Trade Deals and the TPP Corporate Power Grab - Resistance Must Continue!
Business  (tags: TPP, Trade Union analysis, signature, ratification, resistance )

Evelyn
- 20 hours ago - iuf.org
Unions and their allies have a window of opportunity to stop the TPP. Signing must be followed by ratification by the signatory governments
Why Cameron Wont Stop Boycott of Israel
Business  (tags: Activism, War on Want, BDS, Conservative Party, Israeli settlements, PSC, occupation-oppression of Palestinians, OPT, European Union, world, usa, ethics, news, money, law, politics, society )

Jess
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Palestine solidarity activists are mobilizing against the UK governments efforts to stop local councils divesting from weapons producers and firms that assist Israels crimes
 
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