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2015 Greek Election

“The Greeks, whether in anger or real enthusiasm, have voted for a hard left-movement that is fundamentally opposed to the current profile of the German-led eurozone. We take that seriously.” -Charles Robertson, Renaissance Capital

Via Alexis Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister – live updates
Full Story: Syriza’s Tsipras sworn in after Greek government formed with rightwingers

State of the Union – Your Life Matters

“Your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids” [said the President, with a straight face]

Via With “Your Life Matters,” President Obama Changed the Debate Over Police Violence and Race – Mic

My take: The sad thing here is that when scared rural whites see “Black Lives Matter” they read “Only Black Lives Matter” when protesters actually mean “Black Lives Matter TOO” — and this unspoken difference hints at how very close our values are to each other, even when they seem entirely disparate and intractable.

Activists Plastered the Tube with Posters Telling People Their Jobs Are Bullshit

“A job that isn’t bullshit should have concrete benefits to other people. But we can’t do jobs that aren’t bullshit because of debt…It would be nice if we were rewarded for making people’s lives better, not punished.” – David Graeber

Via Activists Plastered the Tube with Posters Telling People Their Jobs Are Bullshit

All over the world, the challenge to the old order is growing

“…however much the west tries to recapture lost ground, the global order will not revert to the status quo ante. There may be growing conflict, but there will be no return to unchallenged US diktat or uncontested economic catechisms. Alternative centres of power are forming. Both internationally and domestically, the old order is coming apart. The question will be what replaces it.” -Seumas Milne

Via All over the world, the challenge to the old order is growing

Charles Koch on Criminal Justice

“[Chief Counsel] Holden said Charles Koch wondered afterward “how the little guy who doesn’t have Koch’s resources deals with prosecutions like that.” – Roy Wenzel, Wichita Eagle

Via Charles Koch’s views on criminal justice system just may surprise you

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