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“With Washington wading into another war in the Middle East, one iconic US whistleblower says Americans are being kept in the dark about the risks of the latest intervention. And he called for more people to spill the beans, as RT’s Ameera David reports.”

There is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love but that which is manifested in loving.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt | CNN

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.

In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.

While the group is unable to purchase the majority of the country’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt because it is backed by the federal government, private student debt is fair game.

This debt Occupy bought belonged to 2,700 people who had taken out private student loans to attend Everest College, which is run byCorinthian Colleges. Occupy zeroed in on Everest because Corinthian Colleges is one of the country’s largest for-profit education companies and has been in serious legal hot water lately.

Following a number of federal investigations, the college told investors this summer that it plans to sell or close its 107 campuses due to financial problems — potentially leaving its 74,000 students in a lurch.

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He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!
Anne Frank

This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history.

Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone.

To change everything, we need everyone on board. September 21 in New York City. Join us.

http://peoplesclimatemarch.org/

Organizing a bus, train or rideshare in your community? Want to? Let us know at peoplesclimate.org/transportation or email buses@peoplesclimate.org

patrick ryan and i worked the graveyard at skadden arps starting 1999. this is brilliant. and so is he.
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In his 2000 article for Time Magazine, “Are We Coming Together or Falling Apart?”, writer Pico Iyer tries to make sense of globalization questioning its validity in terms of human needs. I recently returned to his article and found that, even if unintentionally, he makes a perfect case for…