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Psychology of Tyranny for a Philosophy of Despotism

"The underpinnings that fallaciously attempt to justify despotic regimes rely upon the perverted practice of controlling the public mindset in weak societies. The indisputable evidence that civilization is regressing at lightening speed is all us. Governments are becoming irrelevant with the passage of illegitimate authority consolidating into the hands of oligarchic cabals and global tyrants. An objective study of the voluntary abandonment of individual sovereignty is worthy of…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Petition: Demand Our Right to Recall MP's, as per pre-Election Promises

Before the last election, politicians were queuing up to promise this right to “recall” MPs who break the rules or their promises. But now they’re safely in Westminster, they seem to be going off the idea. A huge, people-powered push from thousands of us will make more MPs state their support publically and could lead to the government deciding to support these measures.



The government has published its own ideas about recalling MPs, but as I said…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 23, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Forget China, 'System D' Is World's Second Largest Economy

A recent article at Foreign Policy noted that the $10 trillion global black market is now the world’s fastest growing economy, and that in 2009, the OECD concluded that half the world’s workers (almost 1.8 billion people) were employed in the shadow economy. By 2020, the OECD predicts the shadow economy will employ two-thirds of the world’s workers. This new economy even has a name: ‘System D’.

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 23, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Wall Street Fraternity Mocks OWS and Laughs About Job Creation

It's all a big joke to them -- the obliterating of pensions, millions of families losing homes, crushing unemployment, lives destroyed. In 2009, just a few months after the devastating crash, they sang a parody song titled "We've All Lost Dough Together". This year, the current "Grand Swipe", Wilbur L. Ross Jr., who the New York Times called "a dean of vulture investing", made this joke for the bankster crowd:

“We have members from every firm that has failed, as well as…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 23, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments

The Economic Idiocy of Economists

The American Economic Association's annual meetings are a scary sight, with thousands of economists all gathered in the same place – a veritable weapon of mass destruction. Chicago was the lucky city for 2012 this past weekend, and I had just finished participating in an interesting panel on "the economics of regime change", when I stumbled over to see what the big budget experts had to say about "the political economy of the US debt and deficits".

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 23, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments

America's Great Divide Between Rich & Poor

Political Washington's austerity harshness causes greater harm. Shocking bipartisan indifference to human need and suffering is criminal.

In the world's richest ever country, poverty is highest among industrialized nations. Homelessness and hunger levels are unprecedented. Over 20% of US families haven't enough money to buy food and need help. 

Over half of US children need food stamps to eat. Tens of millions have no health insurance. Those with it pay double the…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 23, 2012 at 5:45am — No Comments

Why Occupy?

We want People put before Profits;

Communities before Corporations;

Workers' Rights before Executives' Greed;

Human Rights before "Security Concerns".

We want Democracy, not Plutocracy;

Honest Delegates, not Rogue Representatives;

Straight Talking, not "Spin";

Truth, not Lies.

We want Accountability, not Impunity;

Equality, not Inequality;

Social Justice, not Social Darwinism;

Justice for All, not Just for the Rich.

We want…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on December 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

"How exactly the Hedge Funds & the Financial Markets are Destroying the 99%" - by a Wall Street Insider (i.e. not me)

I believe this information is important & should be published as widely as possible (“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” - Henry Ford):

This is a self-post, so I'm not…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on December 2, 2011 at 4:36am — No Comments

It's Official: Capitalists & Oligarchs are ON STRIKE 'til they get EVEN LOWER Taxes & EVEN MORE Deregulation!

Ever wonder where all those Bailout Trillions have gone?  What about all the Stimulus Trillions?  Or all the "Quantitative Easing" Trillions?

Ever wonder why it is that, no matter how many tax cuts & no matter how much borrowed money our Neoliberal "leaders" shower on the Oligarchs - the so-called "Job Creators" - none of it seems to "trickle down" to the 99%?

Well it turns out they're On Strike!  And they're not going to "trickle down" any more…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 28, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

It seems the 1% is preparing to crush the Occupy Movement in the USA once & for all.  A Bill being rushed furtively through the US Senate would designate the entire United States as part of the "Global Battlefield", allowing Endless Detention without Evidence & without Trial, Disappearances, Assassinations, Summary Executions, etc. - in short, Nazi-style Totalitarianism, here & now!…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 26, 2011 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

#OWS => New forms of Nonviolence & Leadership emerging?

#OWS => New forms of Nonviolence & Leadership emerging?

“A leader leads by example, not by force” SunTzu

#OLSX #Occupy

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

The shocking truth about the crackdown on #Occupy

The shocking truth about the crackdown on #Occupy

"...then they attack you, then you win." Gandhi

#OWS #OLSX

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Foreclosed Homeowners Re-Occupy Their Homes

Foreclosed Homeowners Re-Occupy Their Homes

On Dec. 6, there will be a national day of action, “Occupy Our Homes,” where people across the country facing predicaments similar to Gage and Richardson may follow their lead.



Partly inspired by the Occupy movement, the day of action is supported by various community…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Occupy movement inspires rise in US campus activism

Occupy movement inspires rise in US campus activism

Students today, Debt-Slaves tomorrow... Resist or Die!

#OWS #OLSX

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

451 at Zuccotti Park

451 at Zuccotti Park

"Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people.", Heinrich Heine, 1821

#OWS #OLSX #Occupy

 

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

NON-VIOLENCE AS A POWERFUL WEAPON … LESSONS FROM HISTORY

NON-VIOLENCE AS A POWERFUL WEAPON

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win!

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Next up, Occupy Christmas

Next up, Occupy Christmas

Jesus would be on the side of the Occupy Movement, & WAS against the 1%!

#OWS #OLSX #Occupy

 

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Moving from Occupying Wall Street to Occupying Strategy

Moving from Occupying Wall Street to Occupying Strategy

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized”, Sun Tzu's "Art of War"

#OWS #OLSX #Occupy…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 25, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Unequal = Indebted

from The Progressive Economics Forum…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on November 23, 2011 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

Mondays
"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT


Thursdays
"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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Clay Forsberg posted a blog post

"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
Sep 20, 2012
Clay Forsberg is now a member of Occupy Cafe
Sep 20, 2012
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Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
Feb 6, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a blog post
Feb 3, 2012

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