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Be afraid, exultant Greek neo-Nazis warn rivals



Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn warned rivals and reformers Sunday that “the time for fear has come” after exit polls showed them securing their entry in parliament for the first time in nearly 40 years.

"The time for fear has come for those who betrayed this homeland," Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos told a news conference at an Athens hotel, flanked by menacing shaven-headed young men.

"We are coming," the 55-year-old said as supporters threw firecrackers outside.

According to updated exit polls, the once-marginal party will end up winning over six percent of the vote and sending 19 deputies to the 300-seat parliament on a wave of immigration and crime fears, as well as anti-austerity anger

Full Story: France24

Posted at 7:02am and tagged with: politics, risk,.

Be afraid, exultant Greek neo-Nazis warn rivals


- Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn warned rivals and reformers Sunday that “the time for fear has come” after exit polls showed them securing their entry in parliament for the first time in nearly 40 years.
"The time for fear has come for those who betrayed this homeland," Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos told a news conference at an Athens hotel, flanked by menacing shaven-headed young men.
"We are coming," the 55-year-old said as supporters threw firecrackers outside.
According to updated exit polls, the once-marginal party will end up winning over six percent of the vote and sending 19 deputies to the 300-seat parliament on a wave of immigration and crime fears, as well as anti-austerity anger
Full Story: France24

robertreich:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 13,338 Tuesday, its highest since December, 2007. The S&P 500 added 16 points. Wall Street will remember May 1 as a great day.

But most of these gains are going to the richest 10 percent of Americans who own 90 percent of the shares traded on Wall Street. And…

Posted at 10:10am and tagged with: politics, USA, inequality,.

Paul Higgins: This is great but how can she say “Tumblr, whatever that is? I thought these guys were on top of social media?

climateadaptation:

barackobama:

idrownideas:

The best campaign counter-attack video I HAVE EVER SEEN. Obama 2012 

”So we’re going to call their BS when we see it and we need your help to call them on it too and set the record straight. So share this, tweet it, facebook it, I keep hearing about tumblr and whatever that is…please use that too. Thank you.”

-Stephanie Cutter / Deputy Campaign Manager at Obama for America. 

And a Tumblr shout-out. 

Using facts in a campaign? How uncouth!

Posted at 6:53am and tagged with: politics,.

How WWII codes on Twitter thwarted French vote law



Twitter users turned the French presidential election into a battle between a green Hungarian wine and a red Dutch cheese in a bid to get round tough laws banning result predictions.


Full Story: France24

Posted at 1:51pm and tagged with: politics, social media, tech, technology,.

How WWII codes on Twitter thwarted French vote law


Twitter users turned the French presidential election into a battle between a green Hungarian wine and a red Dutch cheese in a bid to get round tough laws banning result predictions.

Full Story: France24

[infographic] Sortable: The Rise of the Slacktivist

 The stats from Pew are especially good to toss out to the critics of clicktivism.


Story: Clicktivist

Links to Sortable seem to have a problem so go to http://sortable.com/blog/ and look for the data sources

Posted at 10:11am and tagged with: politics, activism, tech, technology,.

[infographic] Sortable: The Rise of the Slacktivist

 The stats from Pew are especially good to toss out to the critics of clicktivism.

Story: Clicktivist
Links to Sortable seem to have a problem so go to http://sortable.com/blog/ and look for the data sources
In the past 30 years in the US, they have lobbied for 15 pieces of legislation aimed at tightening their grip on their content, as technology has moved ever faster to prise their fingers open.

robertreich:

Europe is in recession.

Britain’s Office for National Statistics confirmed today (Wednesday) that in the first quarter of this year Britain’s economy shrank .2 percent, after having contracted .3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. (Officially, two quarters of shrinkage make a recession). On…

Posted at 5:29pm and tagged with: economic, risk, politics,.

Paul Higgins: Well worth a look. What was rejected or did not make it shines a light on attitudes and the times they were done.

newyorker:

New Yorker Covers Your Were Never Meant To See

Next week marks the publication of Françoise Mouly’s “Blown Covers,” a book whose subtitle says it all: “New Yorker covers you were never meant to see.” Mouly, who is the art editor at the magazine, describes how iconic New Yorker covers came to be, and also, how some covers never came to be. Here, she shares a selection of those new classics plus the cover ideas that were either too naughty, too crazy, or simply too ahead of their time.

- On newyorker.com, more of the covers you were never meant to see, with expanded images and descriptions from the artists: http://nyr.kr/IziXSf 

Posted at 6:55am and tagged with: politics, just because,.