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| July 23, 2015
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The absurdity of government austerity

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Austerity is practiced by people on a spiritual path. It involves turning inward, seeking the source of creation within one's self. In meditation and yoga, the attachment to external sensory inputs is dropped. The "outside world" is accepted as it is, but no particular importance is given to it. 

Austerities such as a simple diet and clothing, an unadorned living space, fasting, or sitting motionless for prolonged time periods may be helpful in attaining a deeper inner calm.

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| July 16, 2015
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| July 16, 2015
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| July 15, 2015

'Another world is possible': Peoples' Social Forum demands change

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The Peoples' Social Forum (PSF) in Toronto drew progressives to Ryerson's campus this weekend for discussions and workshops on everything from austerity to anti-racism.

The PSF is a counter-summit to the Pan American economic summit, just as the World Social Forum is a counter to the World Economic Forum.

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Why Greeks voted no to austerity package

July 13, 2015
| Last weekend, Greek voters turned down the terms of a financial bailout. Costas Panayotakis explains what led 60% of voters to reject the deal and what will happen next in Greece.
Length: 17:24 minutes (15.93 MB)
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Austerity fuels generational divide

July 11, 2015
| In a talk hosted by the CCPA, Markus Moos explores the factors behind growing inequality between and within generations.
Length: 33:21 minutes (30.54 MB)
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We are all (or should be) Greeks now

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