Archives July 2012 - Occupy Toronto

TRNN’s “Quebec Students Continue Resistance”

Occupy Toronto 30 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   VIDEO The Real News Network (TRNN) – latest report from the Quebec movement against neo-liberal austerity. 80,000 participated in the July 22nd version of the monthly marches – the 5th such monthly protest – even though the leadership of the movement had called for a rest period, in preparation for an Bill 78 mandated reopening of the s... Read More »

Hemispheric Resistance to Canadian Mining

Day of action organizers speak out about repression, connections, solidarity by Sandra Cuffe On August 1, actions will be taking place across the western hemisphere, including in Canada, Colombia, the United States and El Salvador, to denounce human rights and environmental abuses carried our by Canadian mining and other extractive industries. VANCOUVER—From Canada to Argentina, preparations are... Read More »

VIDEO: ‘shatterer’ of Glass-Steagall, ‘we need Glass-Steagall back!’

Occupy Toronto 26 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   Sanford Weill, financier turned banker – CEO of Citigroup (retired) – suggests in a CNBC interview on Wednesday, July 25th 2012, that finance and banking should be split again – like the 1933, Glass-Steagall Act mandated. He also says derivatives should be traded on their own exchange – so innovative vehicles (like credit default swap... Read More »

Reflections on a Revolution – “ROAR” Magazine – good source for global news, You should Go!

Occupy Toronto 26 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   Click on Image – or here to go to the page shown: http://roarmag.org/about-roar/   From the description: Reflections on a Revolution (ROAR) is an online magazine that seeks to amplify the voice of our generation amidst the clamorous cacophony of a rapidly changing world. ROAR aims to bring you some of the world’s most inspiring ne... Read More »

US Cities could declare ‘eminent domain’ on bank fraud houses, sell them back to dwellers at 1/2 price, save world

Occupy Toronto 26 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   “..there’s something brewing that looks like it might be a blueprint to effectively take on Wall Street: a plan to allow local governments to take on the problem of neighborhoods blighted by toxic home loans and foreclosures through the use of eminent domain…”   Via Rolling Stone, via Common Dreams,   “From an Unlikely S... Read More »

TRNN’s Bill Black Reports: Bank regulators conspired with HSBC bank to hide fraudulent practices

Occupy Toronto 25 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   First instalment of a regular series at The Real News Network today, “Bill Black, author of ‘The Best Way To Rob a Bank is to Own One’ begins a regular TRNN feature reporting on financial news.” Youtube Channel: TheRealNews Bill Black is an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, a white-c... Read More »

VIDEO: RSA Animate’s “Crises of Capitalism” up to 1,802,717 views, 14,002 likes, 966 dislikes

Occupy Toronto 24 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   “.. renowned academic David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?” (RSA Animate) Good description of the current crisis of capitalism, Karl Marx’s ‘shrinking rate of return’ observation, and ends s... Read More »

On Shredding the Magna Carta – Noam Chomsky

Occupy Toronto 01 August 2012 by Michael Holloway   Destroying the Commons: On Shredding the Magna Carta by Noam Chomsky Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.One of only four surviving exemplifications of t... Read More »

Economics for the 99% Booklet

By Center for Popular Economics CPE supports and stands with the Occupy movement. We have produced this resource which we hope will be useful for activists who are fighting for an economy for the 99% – one that is just and sustainable. This booklet is intended for distribution to activists in the Occupy movement. It is designed to serve as a resource for anyone working in any of hundreds of ways... Read More »

The ‘R’ word, at radical economist site, Zero Hedge – “Where Is The Line For Revolution?”

  Occupy Toronto 01 August 2012 by Michael Holloway   One of my favourite blogs, Zero Hedge, where “Tyler Durden” (re: movie ‘Fight Club’, 1999) posts about the collapse of the new world order. Posted July 19 2012:   Guest Post: Where Is The Line For Revolution? Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/19/2012 18:41 -0400 at Zero Hedge ETC Federal Reserve Guest Post LIBOR Martial L... Read More »

‘new economics foundation’ – ‘new economy’ renegade economists propose radical changes in banking

Occupy Toronto 01 August 2012 by Michael Holloway   ‘The Centre and Centre-Left, Social Democrats and Liberal opposition parties could effectively, electorally challenge neo-liberal governments’ economic policy with this model…’   “new economics foundation” is a group of renegade economists who have named themselves as part of a new school called the  ‘new economy’ scho... Read More »

1% Ex Doctor & Ex CEO

  is on the hot seat. The tell was Chris Mazza hiring his girlfriend Kelly Long and ordering the Board to approve his actions! This is an example of what happens when you move from a Not for Profit to a For Profit. It shows what happens when you run a Public entity like a Business… http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1228532–ornge-mazza-s-performance-long-on-drama-short-o... Read More »

VIDEO: Tim O’Reilly, ‘Work on stuff that matters’

  Occupy Toronto 18 July 2012 by Michael Holloway   “..a business should create more value than it captures.” One of the most engaging philosophers of our time, combining a leading edge comprehension of technology and ancient understandings in the humanities – O’Reilly Media and Open Source Convention founder, Tim O’Reilly talks about ‘what’s wrong with this economy... Read More »

VIDEO: Tim O’Reilly, ‘Work on stuff that matters’

Occupy Toronto 01 August 2012 by Michael Holloway   “..a business should create more value than it captures.” One of the most engaging philosophers of our time, combining a leading edge comprehension of technology and ancient understandings in the humanities – O’Reilly Media and Open Source Convention founder, Tim O’Reilly talks about ‘what’s wrong with this economy’ in... Read More »

VIDEO: Gar Alperovitz, ‘these are revolutionary times’ in keynote at U.S. Green Party Convention

Occupy Toronto 01 August 2012 by Michael Holloway   By the looks of it, the Green Party of the United States is FAR to the left of the Green Party of Canada, after the US party’s national convention this weekend. What do you think? Is that true? Via “Domocracy Now!“, Gar Alperovitz gave this keynote address at the United States Green Party convention that selected Massachusetts physic... Read More »

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