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Comment Re:Fear is a good thing for business (Score 1) 332

The wealthy own the mechanisms of the market, and they use this advantage to bleed everyone else dry. They own the politicians, too, so forget about being accountable to regulations or even having meaningful sets of regulations. And market accountability...? Too Big To Fail!

The disparity in wealth upsets the wealthy, too. So they inflame other kinds of conflict (among the working classes) to draw unwanted attention away from themselves.

Submission + - Dakota Pipeline Activists Accuse Facebook of State Collusion (

Burz writes:

An alternative media outlet covering the grassroots Indigenous struggle against the US$3.8 billion North Dakota pipeline project have accused Facebook of deliberately censoring "a critical moment of our coverage" as riot police cracked down on protesters. Amid a visibly beefed up police presence, at least 20 grassroots and Indigenous activists were arrested and Unicorn Riot were on hand to livestream the "direct action" to their Facebook page, but were blocked from doing so by Facebook. In comments made via email to RT, a member of the media outlet said their "collective members immediately noticed that the full Livestream event URL ( was being blocked from Facebook.” “Posts and comments with the URL both immediately triggered popup security alerts,” the unnamed member added. “We tried putting the same URL through Bitly shortening and that official Unicorn Riot page post was deleted by Facebook within a few minutes.

Their video shows a militarized police force drawing semi-automatic weapons on unarmed protesters.

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