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Sanjay Perera |The economy of violence: Waste, expenditure and surplus

As we have seen there has largely been the channeling and misuse of energy and resources in economies that could have been used to generate abundance, but are used instead for production that involves unconscionable waste of resources and life forms. There is a framework of duality and polarity in which one group extracts from another mercilessly. The extraction of resources from the planet and all life forms results in an inordinate accumulation and hoarding of resources and wealth that is redistributed primarily amongst those who already have plenty.

Violence and the #occupy movement

Violence and the #occupy movement By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite    Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 10/30/2011   Washington Post A protester carries a sign referring to Scott Olsen, who was seriously injured at an Occupy event in Oakland, Calif., at Jamison Park in Portland, Ore., early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. A large group or protesters marched from More

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