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EXCLUSIVE: Davos Corporate Elite Debate the End of Democracy Breaking News,World

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent   The 2015 Annual World Economic Forum at Davos has begun their conference with one burning question : “Can governments that dissociate economic from political freedoms endure and prosper over the long term?” Because of “mass protest movements” resulting in obvious “state failures rather than stable democracies” the next question is “What has gone wrong with democracy [and] how can democracy be revived?” Interestingly, the open forum at the WEF debated whether or not democracy is dead and the conclusion that democracy’s future is “under serious challenge”. The accusation that…

Citizen’s United: How 5 Yrs of Corporate Political Speech Has Worked Out Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 21, 2015   Protesters at the US Supreme Court banned together on the 5th anniversary of the Citizen’s United decision that gave corporations “free speech” through money. In the USSC courtroom, 5 demonstrators were taken into custody and removed from the session. The devastating effects of Citizen’s United was synthesized in a report by GetMoneyOut presented at the New York University (NYU) Brennan Center for Justice (BCJ) symposium. The BCJ said that Citizen’s United was an example of “giving the wealthy more power to influence elections than at any…

With Steve Jobs Gone, Apple Attempts to Purchase US Gov Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 21, 2015   Apple has been busy lobbying nearly every governmental institution, according to records of their spending on influence over key players on Capitol Hill. The tech corporation has given money for influence to: • The White House • Congress • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) • Department of Homeland Security • Department of Education • Department of State In 2013, Apple spent $3.4 million on lobbying in Washington, DC and strategically hired Amber Cottle, former Democratic staff director for the…

Facebook is All Set to Impress Investors at Davos Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 21, 2015   At the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) “1,500 business leaders from over 100 countries, more than 40 heads of state and government and 300 members of government will attend .” Media and information are at for forefront of discussion at the WEF “followed by banking and capital markets as well as professional services.” Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, will be there with a report in hand that claims Facebook “contributed $227 billion in economic activity in 2014 and created 4.5 million new jobs…

EXCLUSIVE: The Ingenious Scheme to Install the Silent Brother Breaking News,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 20, 2015   The latest Edward Snowden revelations center on exposing how the National Security Agency (NSA) creates and uses their own private surveillance networks. Snowden provided documents to Der Spiegel alleging that the NSA “is using its network of servers around the world to monitor botnets made up of thousands or millions of infected computers. When needed, the agency can exploit features of those botnets to insert its own malware on the already compromised computers, through a technology codenamed Quantumbot.” Another “covert NSA program” called DEFIANTWARRIOR is able…

Why Does Mark Zuckerberg Dream of Artificial Intelligence? Breaking News,Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 20, 2015   Soumith Chintala, software engineer and artificial intelligence researcher for Facebook AI Research (FAIR) project, announced in a post that Facebook is opening opportunities for start-up corporations to use their online services and tools with the “hope that this newly open sourced code can save outsiders quite a bit of time as they build their own AI services.” Facebook will use the open source computing framework called Torch in order that academia and tech corporations such as Google and Twitter utilize algorithmic software more efficiently. Those tools…

2015 Davos: CEOs & Social Engineers Discuss Wealth Equality Breaking News,World

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 20, 2015 The World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland will be hosting their annual meeting January 21 – 24 this year with one thing on their mind – how to tackle wealth inequality. Attendees to the 2015 WEF includes “over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 other leaders from business and society” meeting to convene about “global challenges” such as: • Environment • Resource scarcity • Employment skills • Human capital • Genera parity • Long-term investing • Infrastructure • Development • Food security…