Strike Debt Radio Takes Aim: The All-Seeing, All-Knowing Credit Industry.

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“Imagine being tracked 24/7 by an invisible network…” Three “global corporate conglomerates” store the data that majorly affect your ability to get through life. “Forty two states allow the checking of credit histories when an employer is hiring.” Even hospitals are looking at credit scores to determine whether they will treat you. Listen as Father Mike explains to daughter Cassie why she can’t borrow the car… because she has no credit history. And then explains some alternatives to the credit card consumerism cage. It’s all here in the latest edition … Continued

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Math is Hard. Let's Go Urban Shield Shopping.

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The Urban Shield trade show, featuring weapons of individual and privacy destruction, commenced yesterday, September 4th, and will end on September 8th. Some intrepid reporters gained access to the displays, and were able to tweet out pictures of equipment being hawked to police forces attending the event. Want a tank? At the Urban Shield cop convention in Oakland, sponsored by Homeland Security and a lot of companies. pic.twitter.com/LujKp3gmwa — Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) September 4, 2014   How about a couple of shirts to wear at pro-war rallies? Here are some … Continued

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Fight For $15 Takes Action Around the Country. Oakland Confronts Jack-in-the-Box, McDonald's.

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Strike actions and civil disobedience have taken place across the country today in the next escalation of the Fight For $15/hr and the right to form a union without retribution. Tweets have noted events in: Boston, New York City, Philadephia, Charlotte, Miami, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Flint, Indianapolis, Wisconsin (city unspecified), Chicago, Rockford Illinois, Little Rock, Houston and, of course, Oakland. Police were “running out of handcuffs” in Detroit and other protest sites saw arrests as well. 87rh @McDonalds essentially shut down. No workers only management inside! #strikefastfood pic.twitter.com/J8aDJ7WxvK — Fight For … Continued

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Urban Shield 2014 Arrives.

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From September 4th, 2014, until September 7th, 2014, Urban Shield reappears in Oakland, CA. It’s four days of glorifying militarized police and their deadly toys. It’s a convention which markets death via its trade show and whose 2013 publicity has a picture of commandos on a BART train pointing assault weapons while a passenger rides nonplussed. It’s 2014 publicity pictures are equally horrifying. Four days of weapons on display, sessions on how to deal with terrorists (but none on how to de-escalate a crowd situation or talk someone down who … Continued

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