DAY 226

Banking on the People

Source: occupy.com

According to both the Mayan and Hindu calendars, 2012 (or something very close) marks the transition from an age of darkness, violence and greed to one of enlightenment, justice and peace. It’s hard to see that change just yet in the events relayed in the major media, but a shift does seem to be happening behind the scenes; and this is particularly true in the once-boring world of banking….

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Real Estate 4 Ransom – Melbourne made documentary on vimeo

Source: Contribution via occupy.melbourne.media@gmail.com

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REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation that forced so many into debt. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that, with tax havens a favoured option for the wealthy.
The result – we are taxing the wrong things, causing more problems whilst bankrupting once proud economies. A systemic change is essential if we are to avoid these damaging boom-bust-bailouts.

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What’s On This Week

TAFE Cuts, Education and the Capitalist Crisis

Monday: Employers and their governments around the world want education and training to make workers more profitable but at the same time want public spending slashed and education to become a market. This forum will address the background to the TAFE cuts and how to campaign for public education.

Melbourne Free University – RAGING AGAINST THE RICH: Occupy and its antecedents

Wednesday: Check out this special session from Melbourne Free University featuring speaker Verity Burgmann.

Rally In Support Of Julian Assange

Thursday: Meet at the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Victorian Head Office at Casselden Place, 2 Lonsdale Street (corner of Spring Street) on Thursday and demand that the Australian Federal Government act to ensure justice for Assange.

Weekly Whimsical Workshop

An all-in-one weekly workshop for Occupy Melbourne at Experimedia in The State Library.

WOW (Women Out Wild) : A night of music, circus, spoken word and dance spectacular!

A night of music, circus, spoken word and dance spectacular to help fundraise for a Womenn’s Circus International Outreach Project in France.


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