All Further Articles for 2012-06-01

Friday, June 1, 2012
Arrêtez-Moi Quelqu’un! (Someone Stop Me!)
With negotiations between Quebec protesters and government officials at a stalemate, a new site is posting photos of those choosing to disobey Special Law 78, which suspends the right to freedom of assembly. French not necessary: the joyful, defiant faces, and their numbers, say it all.
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The Failure of Austerity: Soup Kitchens in the Birthplace of Democracy
A recession has become a depression in Greece, where an economy run by "a group of gangsters" is hurting all the wrong people. Echoes of ancient cultural reference points from Sisyphus to Icarus, and a harbinger of what might await the rest of Europe. "There is precisely zero chance of austerity working. It is the same as thinking you can escape from gravity by waving your arms up and down."
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The Difference Between You and A Corporation
Remember when regular folks caused the recession? We don't either. Here are lots of them saying they're pissed at 16 multinational corporations for the harm they've done. With proof they've done it. "That's not liberty - it's just cheating."
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wal-Mart Drops ALEC
A beleaguered Wal-Mart has become the 19th and largest company to dump ALEC, saying the right-wing group has strayed too far from "the Jeffersonian principles of free markets." Of note: ALEC loves Stand Your Ground laws, Wal-Mart is the country's biggest gun seller. Friday is the giant retailer's annual meeting, where it's expected to face some unhappy shareholders. "Save money, live better? Like hell." - Wal-Mart employee.
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