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May   2012

 

Michael C Ruppert Interview with Peter Joseph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34r7qpWlDMA

Confirmed: Fox News makes people dumb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeJbhrK6ZjQ

Casseroles protest - Montréal

http://vimeo.com/42848523

"No NATO, No War": Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit.

On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of Afghans for Peace, led a peace march of thousands of people. Iraq Veterans against the War held a ceremony where nearly 50 veterans discarded their war medals by hurling them down the street in the direction of the NATO summit. We hear the soldiers’ voices as they return their medals one by one from the stage. "I’m here to return my Global War on Terror Service Medal in solidarity with the people of Iraq and the people of Afghanistan," said Jason Hurd, a former combat medic who spent 10 years in the U.S. Army. "I am deeply sorry for the destruction that we have caused in those countries and around the globe."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa4gVZ43zp0

Crisis-led suicide epidemic: Greek mother & son jump to death

Induce by the economic crisis Greek media have reported suicides almost daily over the last few months – a shocking fact for a country that previously boasted one of the lowest suicide rates in the world.

http://www.rt.com/news/greece-double-suicide-crisis-136/

 

Can Going Without Money Hurt the Economy? One Man's Quest to Be Penniless

In the fall of 2000, Suelo (who changed his name from Shellabarger), decided to stop using money altogether. That meant no "conscious barter," food stamps or other government handouts. His mission was to "use only what is freely given or discarded and what is already present and already running,"

http://gma.yahoo.com/going-without-money-hurt-economy-one-mans-quest-211049892--abc-news-topstories.html

'Food-insecure' Canada rebukes UN official

"Canada has long been seen as a land of plenty. Yet today one in 10 families with a child under six is unable to meet their daily food needs," De Schutter, the UN special reporter on the right to food, said in a statement on Wednesday."These rates of food insecurity are unacceptable, and it is time for Canada to adopt a national right to food strategy."He said 800,000 households in the country are "food insecure". Canada has a population of 34 million. De Schutter also raised concerns about the treatment of the country's aboriginal peoples.”

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/05/201251623514721694.html

WWF calls on Canada to ease demands on its resources

Canadians are living far beyond the planet's means, according to a report from an international conservation group. The "Living Planet Report" says Canada has the eighth largest ecological footprint per person in the world. The footprint is based on the demands a country's residents place on natural capital.On an individual level, Canadians should try to reduce their overall energy use and make greener consumption choices when they can, said Price. That could be as simple as walking to the grocery store instead of driving and buying a green-certified product once there."We can actually live a better and healthier life by consuming less and more wisely," he said. The WWF report's Canadian statistics don't come as a surprise to at least one sustainability expert."As a rule, we use more water and we use more energy than most other countries per capita," said University of Ottawa professor Andre Potworowski."There are very little incentives or encouragement to use less."

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120515/120515_wwf_canada/20120515/?hub=CP24Home

Storm alert for world economies

A perfect storm – such is the general economic forecast from leading global institutions and experts. The US recession and euro zone turmoil coupled with disruptions in the global corporate credit market are expected to stress-test the globe soon.

http://rt.com/business/news/financial-storm-world-economies-993/

6 Global Conflicts That Have Flared Up Over Oil and Gas

Consider these flash-points as signals that we are entering an era of intensified conflict over energy.

http://www.alternet.org/world/155372/6_global_conflicts_that_have_flared_up_over_oil_and_gas?page=entire

 

April   2012

Financially motivated suicides on rise in Italy

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFPK-2ppZQg

Polluting China for the Sake of Economic Growth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120427100117.htm

No end in sight to global jobs crisis: ILO

In advanced countries, especially in Europe, employment is not expected to return to pre-crisis levels of 2008 until the end of 2016 — two years later than it previously predicted — in line with a slowdown in production. An estimated 196 million people were unemployed worldwide at the end of last year, forecast to rise to 202 million in 2012 for a rate of 6.1 percent, according to the United Nations agency's annual flagship report, "World of Work Report 2012".

http://arabnews.com/economy/article621821.ece

Motherboard TV: Free the Network

Motherboard's documentary on Occupy Wall Street, hacktivism, and the hackers trying to build a distributed network for the Occupy movement and beyond.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx93WJPCCGs

Greeks forced to kill themselves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG72L05i9a0

Pregnant mother leaps to her death with five-month-old son in her arms after losing benefits

 'We talked sister to sister and she told me how she was feeling. She said she was upset because she felt that she didn't exist'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1232911/Mother-leaps-death-baby-arms-benefits-stopped.html

The decline of Empire America

China is expected to be the top world economy in a matter of years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBCanYwazWs

SOPA changes name to CISPA

The SOPA-like bill would give companies the power to collect information on their subscribers and hand it over to the government and all they have to do is request it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya2TmSmbUQI

The Fashion Industry's Perfect Storm: Collapsing Workers and Hyperactive Buyers

http://truth-out.org/news/item/8307-the-fashion-industrys-perfect-storm-collapsing-workers-and-hyperactive-buyers

A consortium of factors was considered: hypoglycemia, the direct result of workers not eating enough; minor factory infractions that managers promised to address immediately. In the end, no single cause was named for the nationwide epidemic. Besides a 5$ "health bonus" for qualifying workers, no sweeping policy changes were offered to keep the incidents from continuing.

10 Unbelievably Sh**ty Things America Does to Homeless People

http://www.alternet.org/rights/154830/10_unbelievably_sh**ty_things_america_does_to_homeless_people?page=entire

The city of Orlando, for one, is committed to wiping out the scourge of public food donation, embroiling itself in a five-year battle with Food Not Bombs that has cost the city more than $150,000.

12 Year Old Girl Explains the Crimes Of The Canadian Banking System

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=axS-QdUkMqk

Success can’t just be measured in dollars

The 150-page report argues that traditional economic policy is at odds with human nature and inefficient at promoting happiness, because it focuses on income to the exclusion of all the other factors that support happiness and explain its variation across countries.

One study, for example, ranked Canadian cities based on income and life satisfaction. It found that in the richer cities (Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa) people were the least satisfied with their lives, whereas in the smaller and poorer ones (Charlottetown, Quebec City and especially St. John’s) people were far and away the most happy. Another study ranked people’s estimates of the likelihood that a neighbor would return a wallet they found containing $100, as a proxy for social trust, which predicts happiness more reliably than income.

Read the article
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/03/world-happiness-report-canada/?__lsa=98417c13

Download the 150 pages report

http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sitefiles/file/Sachs%20Writing/2012/World%20Happiness%20Report.pdf

 

 

 

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