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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Berlin Tenants' Movement Occupy Square

Published on Jul 31, 2012 by TheRealNews : Social housing tenants occupy central square demand a rent freeze and nationalization of social housing

Massive power cut strikes northern India

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : Hundreds of millions of people have been left without electricity, after a massive power cut in India. The Northern Grid network collapsed, causing disruption in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan states. Blackouts were also reported in the capital New Delhi

Monday, July 30, 2012

U.S. Security: 9/11 and Rapid Rise of Private Contractors

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by ForaTv : Washington Post journalist Dana Priest explains how, in the weeks following the 9/11 attack, Congress' security funding precipitated a massive budget for private-sector contractors.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

London Games:

‎...the Economics & Militarization of 2012 Olympics, this once in four years dedication to the Olympian Gods and Goddesses is getting over our heads, out of our hands & emptied our coffers?

Jul 28, 2012 : London has showcased the Best of British at the Olympics opening ceremony but it's the morning after the night before. And those who aren't so happy with the games are showcasing their reasons why. They wouldn't let them anywhere near the Olympic Stadium but hundreds of protestors have gathered down the road in mile end against what they call a militarized and corporate Olympic games.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Building a movement for change!

Published on Jul 26, 2012 by RussiaToday : As the divide between people and power in the US widens, protest movements are getting more exposure than ever before. RT talks to Bill Ayers - radical activist, author and former Professor at the University of Illinois.

The medium or method proposed by this bloke (below)!

Uploaded by o1OpTiMuS1o on Mar 28, 2010 : Robert D. Steele, former spy, the son of an oil man, blows the cover off all the mess that is going on.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Scotland Debates Independence

Published on Jul 23, 2012 by TheRealNews : Will Independence be good for ordinary people and what will it mean for UK's nuclear weapons program?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Russian Duma passes NGO bill

Published on Jul 16, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews ; The Russian lower house of Parliament has just passed a bill that requires all foreign-funded non-governmental organizations to register as 'foreign agents'.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

'Easy' parking spots for women introduced by German mayor.

A German mayor has courted controversy by allocating so-called easy parking spaces to women.

parking spots for women introduced by German mayor

So far the mayor says he has received mostly positive feedback despite expecting some 'humourless reactions from the political correct' and being accused by one angry female critic of exhibiting 'male pig-headedness' Photo: Alamy

Spaces in a new car park in the Black Forest town of Triberg now come with male and female symbols. The spaces for women are wider and well lit, while those for men are close to concrete pillars and can only be reversed into. Explaining the policy, Mayor Gallus Strobel said it was a natural decision because men are better at parking than women.

"In the new car park we found that two place were not rectangular, at an angle to the road and placed between walls and pillars; that makes parking difficult so we decided to allocate them to men," the 58 year-old mayor told Germany's Spiegel magazine.

But, he added, that there were great women drivers, and all women were welcome to try and park in the men-only spaces. Mr Strobel, who denies accusations of sexism, also pointed out that 10 spaces were reserved for women as opposed to just two for men.

So far the mayor says he has received mostly positive feedback despite expecting some "humourless reactions from the political correct" and being accused by one angry female critic of exhibiting "male pig-headedness. One man, the mayor reported, said he would travel to the town just to try the parking.

In an attempt to deflect any charges of sexism Mr Strobel also indicated that the whole affair may be a marketing ploy aimed at drumming up business for the small town of 5,000, more famed for its waterfalls and natural beauty than being a bastion of male chauvinism.

"I never expected this reaction," he said. "I've been on the phone all day, the TV will come. I am happy, and it looks like we've hit a raw nerve in society. It's been a great marketing gimmick.

"Women can come here and prove me wrong, and while they're at it they can see the town's attractions," he added.

Original report | 11July 2012