Articles by Steve Rushton, Occupy

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From Greece to Spain to Britain: National Debt Audits Are Challenging Austerity
Steve Rushton, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2015

After being ravaged by austerity measures and unjust debts for years, Ecuador’s 2008 Debt Audit Commission found a large portion to be “illegal and illegitimate.” Consequently, Ecuador cut repayments and instead redirected millions of dollars into public services.

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Why Greece Is on the Brink of Putting Life before Debt
Steve Rushton, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2015

22 Jun 2015 – “Greece has been and still is the victim of an attack premeditated and organized by the IMF, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission, reads the Preliminary Report of the Truth Committee on Public Debt published last week in Greece. “This violent, illegal, and immoral mission aimed exclusively at shifting private debt onto the public sector.”

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Exclusive: Iceland’s ALDA Movement Seeks a Roadmap toward Systemic Change
Steve Rushton, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2013

Kristinn Már Ársælsson, a founder of Iceland’s Association of Sustainability and Democracy, advocates measures that enable participatory decision making, democratize the workplace, protect the environment and restructure the financial system.

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How Nordic Europe Is Guarding the Commons
Steve Rushton, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2013

Nordic Everyman Rights give people in most Scandinavian and Baltic countries guaranteed access to nature’s bounty, demonstrating a strong model for reclaiming the commons.

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Direct Democracy in Reykjavík: The Wisdom of the Icelandic Crowd-Sourcers
Steve Rushton, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2013

Better Reykjavík is one of the pioneering direct democracy projects originating from Iceland. By harnessing the collective wisdom of the crowd, it enables people to connect directly with political power and could be applied far beyond Iceland’s shores.

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The Capone Moment: Could LIBOR Fracture the International Banking Cartel?
Steve Rushton, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2013

The connections and complicity evident in the LIBOR rate-rigging scandal – especially on the part of regulators – are a weak point for the global banking cartel, which connects a broad network of financial institutions that until now have been discussed as “too big to jail.” But a brief look at the way Al Capone’s crime network was toppled by tax evasion in the 1930s reveals similar, delicate threads that could quickly unravel the current criminal banking regime.

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