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...read more
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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...read more
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...read more
12 threats to your vote Intimidating letters. Pressure from employers. Phony mailers. Dirty tricksters are trying to steal the election (FROM SALON) BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD With just 10 days left to go until the election, this is where the campaign can get a bit sketchy as candidates and their allies pull out all the stops and reach into their bags of dirty tricks to suppress, intimidate or otherwise...read more
Why a Day for Girls? â€œWe want to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others AND in our own eyes.” Why a day just for girls? Because girls can save the world. And we deserve a bigger part of it. A Dozen Reasons As girls, we experience inequality in every aspect of our lives. There are a billion reasons why we need the Day of the Girl, but letâ€™s start with just a dozen (all are...read more