Posts made in November, 2012

Rolling Jubilee

Rolling Jubilee: Buying Up Distressed Debt, Occupy Offshoot Bails Out the People, Not the Banks WATCH THIS An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street has launched a new movement called “Rolling Jubilee” to buy distressed debt from financial firms, often for pennies on the dollar, and then canceling it so that borrowers do not have to repay. The people who incurred the debt in the first place...

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Vintage Anti-Suffrage Cards

Vintage Anti-Suffrage Cards

Check out this great post from Sociological Images. To use links go to original page. by Gwen Sharp, PhD A while back, David Dismore posted about his archive of suffragist postcards, which appeared in the early 1900s as part of the campaign for women’s right to vote. The postcards got the messages of the movement across in short, clear, and often humorous ways. Those opposed to women’s...

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Record Number of Women Elected to U.S. Congress

Record Number of Women Elected to U.S. Congress

Alina Selyukh Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A record number of women will serve in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives after sweeping victories in Tuesday’s election that challenged the traditional male makeup of the U.S. legislative branch. Twenty women will serve in the 100-member Senate and at least 81 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be women. A...

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