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July 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Local Lawmaking: A Call for a Community Rights Movement

Mon, 7/1/2013 - by Thomas Linzey

A little over 10 years ago, a small, rural township in central Pennsylvania banned corporate factory hog farms from their community. A couple of years later, several New Hampshire and Maine towns banned Nestle and other corporations from extracting water for…

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Added by Cromag on July 9, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The Political Brain

A recent brain-imaging study shows that our political predilections are a product of unconscious confirmation bias



By Michael Shermer



The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion ... draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises ... in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former… Continue

Added by Cromag on July 7, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Transnational Capitalist Class and the Discourse of Globalization

By Leslie Sklair

Cambridge Review of International Affairs

2000

1. Introduction

Remarkably for a sub-discipline in the social sciences, theory and research on globalization appears to have reached a mature phase, in terms of volume of publications if not their quality, in a relatively short period of time. Most attempts to survey the field, despite their differences, agree that…

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Added by Cromag on July 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 4: Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase

Wed, 7/3/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall
originally posted on occupy.com

In May, JPMorgan Chase was listed as the …

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Added by Cromag on July 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 3: The Influence of Individuals and Family Dynasties

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

The following is Part 3 of the Global Power Project, originally published at Occupy.com

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. In …

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Added by Cromag on July 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 2: Identifying the Institutions of Control

 

Wed, 6/19/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Global Power Project, an investigative…

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Global Power Project, Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class

 

Wed, 6/12/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the…

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Added by Cromag on July 2, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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