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'Anti-austerity protests tip of iceberg' - Reports coming out of the UK suggest that more anti-austerity protests are expected to be held in the country following the surprise victory of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg, I think yesterday’s demonstration is the first but it won’t be the last and it won’t be the biggest demonstration against the Tories," John Rees, the Spokesperson for The People’s Assembly Against Austerity told Press TV on Sunday. He said thousands of people have already announced that they would take part in the rallies scheduled to be held next month.

“The People’s Assembly is planning on 20th of June a demonstration which has over 30,000 people saying they are coming to it on Facebook and that’s a month before it takes place,” John Rees added. On Saturday, British police clash with anti-austerity protesters in central London as thousands turn out to express anger at Tories rise to majority rule with only 37 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, media published on social networks indicated a heavy-handed response to the rally.

The Inhuman Failure of “Austerity” The Framers of the U.S. Constitution said the Government should provide for the “general Welfare,” a mandate to help build a strong and prosperous nation. But the concept has been lost in a wave of anti-government, “neoliberal” propaganda making the Market king. Close your eyes and imagine an affluent society with subsonic trains crisscrossing the continent. One that produces unlimited clean energy. Provides basic healthcare for everyone.

Values education for its own sake. Cultivates the arts and research to discover beauty and the unknown. An affluent society that responds with compassion to natural disaster. Conserves natural resources and protects the environment. And enjoys more leisure time. Cares about eliminating poverty and illiteracy. That ends racism and prejudice. Does the affluent society seem like a dream? Is it an impossible goal?
May 12, 2015

By Zen Gardner

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

This has been bothering me for some time. We have neighbors who treat their dogs horribly. They don’t beat them, but their indifference and neglect is heartrending. It’s not the norm in this country, as most dogs are free to roam most of the time and cared for in loving homes. Neglected animals are often adopted and lost pets are usually taken to the local vet who knows just about every animal and their owner in the area. Very kind and caring.

I know this for a fact as I found a lost pup and took it to her and she looked at it, recognized the markings on its tail, and excitedly said “I know where this dog lives!” She got on her phone and called them and they came and got their pup, just like that.

But this abusive family and their chained up, crying dogs got me thinking about this. The idea has been laid out in the mass mind of “treating people like animals” and the horrific negative context that reveals, as if our inbred attitude towards these marvelous creatures is one of cold dominance and exploitation.

Certainly that has become the case with the nightmare of factory farming and the general arrogance of desensitized so-called modern man, but is this a true reality we’re dealing with?

Or an imposed one humanity has come to unconsciously adopt, to its own demise?
The Manipulated Mindset of Cruelty

We talk about the “power elite’s” treatment of humans as cattle, that we’re “just animals” to be herded and harvested. We’re aware this is a wrong paradigm in every sense, yet in reality the people of this planet do manipulate and harvest animals. We love our pets, yet we condone mass torture and slaughter of other animals because it seems necessary to put meat on our tables to consume.

After all, isn’t survival man’s primary concern? Or is that one of the main roots of unconscious behavior.

Isn’t this similar to the power brokers loving their families while promoting eugenics and mass human die-offs to facilitate their programs? Where do you draw the line?

What’s the difference?

War, the random carnage of our own kind, has become accepted. Very few are able to tune into the abject horror of this every day reality. Indifferent drones and jets maim, kill and terrorize the innocent by the hour. Does anyone even feel the reality of this horror?

This will give you pause to think:

Waiting for truth and history to make a difference.

Waiting for the world to change...for the better!

No Justice...No Peace...

Friendship/Love/Trust/Respect/Unity for all living things...

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