Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11.11.11 Occupy The Streets - Occupy The World


Occupy Movement Reaches Paris

Inspired by the 'Occupy' movement in the United States, French protesters have started their anti-corporatism protests in the heart of Paris' financial district, La Defense, Press TV reports.
Heeding the call of an online campaign, hundreds of protesters thronged at Paris' key business district to protest against uneven distribution of wealth and the current economic crisis in the European country.
"In France, people think that it's okay for us. It's not like Greece. It's not like Spain, but it will come here so we have to be aware," said a protester.
The protesters set up their camps despite efforts by the French police to force their way into the encampment and confiscate blankets and food.
"They took the people by their legs, taking them out and sometimes hitting them and then took the tents, breaking them," said another protester.
The demonstrators believe the harassment is a prelude to mass arrests.

Joe Cassano, In His Own Words

How did Joe Cassano — the man who brought down AIG, and with it, perhaps the entire global financial system, with those disastrous credit default swaps — talk about what his unit, AIG Financial Products, was up to?

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says

Night Of A Thousand Masks -11.11.11 - Anonymous

Another nun burns herself to death in Tibet

Palden Choetso (also known as Choesang), 35, a Tibetan nun from the Gaden Choeling (also called Dharkar Choeling) near Nyitso monastery in Kham Tawo region of eastern Tibet set herself on fire today at around 12:40 pm local time.

Plastic bullets available to police for Wednesday's student protests

Scotland Yard says officers are free to use baton rounds in extreme cases but critics say tactic is 'appalling and un-British'

Genocide: Canada Aboriginal Children Murdered with Kevin Annett 2/2

Kevin Annett joins Alex to discuss the dig in Canada to unearth the remains of thousands of indigenous children that met a mysterious end.

Russia and China warn America against Iran strike as tensions rise ahead of damning atomic agency report

Russia and China have expressed growing concern about a possible American military strike against Iran over its nuclear programme.

Indian Governement Files Biopiracy Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government has decided to take an offensive approach against this attempted agricultural takeover by suing Monsanto for "biopiracy," accusing the company of stealing India's indigenous plants in order to re-engineer them into patented varieties.
Brinjal, also known in Western nations as eggplant, is a native Indian crop for which there are roughly 2,500 different unique varieties. Millions of Indian farmers grow brinjal, which is used in a variety of Indian food dishes, and the country grows more than a quarter of the world's overall supply of the vegetable.

Manipulation Of Your Mind by Government Agenda [Brian Gerrish]


Asteroid Anxiety? Astronomers Say Not to Worry

Asteroid 2005YU55 approaches and is the subject of research, not the script of Hollywood. Space rock the size of an aircraft carrier stays between Earth and the Moon's orbit. (Nov. 7)

Judge OKs $410M settlement for Bank of America
A federal judge on Monday gave final approval to a $410 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit affecting more than 13 million Bank of America customers who had debit card overdrafts during the past decade.
Barry Himmelstein, an attorney for customers who objected to the deal, said he calculated that the bank actually raked in $4.5 billion through the overdraft fees and was repaying less than 10 percent. He said the average customer in the case had $300 in overdraft fees, making them eligible for a $27 award — less than one overdraft charge — from the lawsuit.

The hidden beauty of pollination: Louie Schwartzberg on TED.com
Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.

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