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US judge slams surveillance requests as “repugnant to the Fourth Amendment”

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/nsar-m21.html

Federal Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola denied a US government request earlier this month for a search and seizure warrant, targeting electronic data stored on Apple Inc. property, described as series of “overbroad search and seizure requests,” and “unconstitutional warrant applications.”

Anti-Russia propaganda and the fabrication of a new pro-war consensus

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/pers-m21.html

US officials, American media mountedpropaganda campaign, posturing as defenders of world peace. Washington Post editorialized “Mr. Putin’s claim that Russia should have a say in the political orientation of its neighbors, and whether they join alliances such as the European Union or NATO, is unacceptable.

Masked Men Storm, Seize Two Ukraine Cruisers In Sevastopol

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Masked_Men_Storm%2C_Seize_Two_Ukraine_Cruisers_In_Sevastopol/33861/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Heavily-armed masked men in military attire, stormed two Ukraine corvettes, Lutsk and Khmelnitsky, in what is now Russian territory at the port of Sevastopol. Shots fired, no casualties. Tensions in the region remain high despiterelease of Ukrainian naval commander held by pro-Russian forces.

How Do You Make Twitter More Popular? Try to Ban It

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/How_Do_You_Make_Twitter_More_Popular%3F_Try_to_Ban_It/33880/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Twitter users in Turkey unable to access the social media site after a block by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. increasingly tight internet restrictions, well-publicised dislike of Twitter, other social media sites, especially when they’re used to spread allegations of corruption in his government.

GATES FOUNDATION LOBBIES FOR FEDS TO COLLECT DATA ON COLLEGE GRADUATES' LIVES

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/GATES_FOUNDATION_LOBBIES_FOR_FEDS_TO_COLLECT_DATA_ON_COLLEGE_GRADUATES%27_LIVES/33868/0/0/0/Y/M.html

A study by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that would track the careers of college graduates long after they receive their degrees, attacking the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities for promoting laws that prevent up-close surveillance of students by the government.

Petrodollar Alert: Putin Prepares To Announce "Holy Grail" Gas Deal With China

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Petrodollar_Alert%3A_Putin_Prepares_To_Announce_%22Holy_Grail%22_Gas_Deal_With_China/33874/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Moscow natural gas supply deal with Chinat isclose after years of negotiations. Gazprom hopes to pump 38 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per year to China from 2018 via the first pipeline between the world's largest producer of conventional gas to the largest consumer.

British Move Toward Censoring “Unsavory” Internet Speech

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/British_Move_Toward_Censoring_%E2%80%9CUnsavory%E2%80%9D_Internet_Speech/33883/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Security and Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, has stated that the government is not content with censoring language viewed as terroristic but wants to remove “”unsavoury” content.” He acknowledges that such content is not illegal but express a desire to sanitize the web of such speech, wants censorship.

Gas Talks Between Ukraine And Gazprom Cancelled, Naftogaz Chairman Detained On Corruption Probe

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Gas_Talks_Between_Ukraine_And_Gazprom_Cancelled%2C_Naftogaz_Chairman_Detained_On_Corruption_Probe/33881/0/0/0/Y/M.html

The issues for debate are supply and pricing of gas from Russia and the payment for over $2bn of existing debt owed. Ukraine expects gas prices to rise 40% as Russian discounts fade.

Syrian hackers claim to reveal how much FBI pays Microsoft for customer data

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/syrian-hackers-reveal-fbi-microsoft-205/

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers reportedly obtained documents that reveal how much money FBI pays Microsoft to obtain or view a customer’s communication information. Microsoft allegedly emailed invoice at a rate of $200 per request. Microsoft: there’s nothing unusual here.

Senate leader orders probe of CIA computer hacking scandal

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/senate-leader-probe-cia-hacking-393/

Following allegations that the CIA spied on members of Congress as they looked into the agency's harsh interrogation methods, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ordered an investigation into the issue on Thursday. May have violated the Constitution by breaching congressional computers.

Communities grow weary of militarized police

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

As law enforcement agencies across the United States begin obtaining large armored vehicles, pockets of resistance forming among some communities concerned with the trend. Residents worried about potential police militarization, questioning the need to spend so much money on armored vehicles.

Water-energy crisis threatens earth’s future - UN

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/water-energy-un-crisis-225/

UN "Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades," amid surging populations and economies. This increase could badly strain earth's limited resources. UN, “To obtain water requires energy, and to produce energy requires water.

President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/putin-president-sanctions-bank-305/

Vladimir Putin has mocked US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying he will open an account at US-sanctioned Rossiya Bank. During a meeting with the country's senior security officials he added that he won’t introduce a visa regime with Ukraine. Said he will get his salary via the sanctioned bank.

Russian ships, bombers in Latin America worry US officials

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/21/355593/russia-ships-bombers-worry-washington/

US lawmakers and Pentagon officials raised concerns over Russia’s plans for sending navy ships, long-range bombers to Latin America, planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. President Putin’s national security team met last week to discuss strengthening military ties with the region.

Syngenta Halts GMO Corn Seed Sales in Canada Due to Importer Resistance

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/syngenta-halts-gmo-corn-seed-sales-canada-due-importer-resistance/

Agro-giant, Syngenta, halted commercial sales of a new GMO corn strain due to lack of approval. This corn was to be ready for planting the first time this year, but now without overseas importer’s OK including Japan, Mexico and South Korea, not approved for China or European Union.

Ukraine, “Colored Revolutions”, Swastikas and the Threat of World War III

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-colored-revolutions-swastikas-and-the-threat-of-world-war-iii/5374625

As the US, EU and Britain huff and puff in barrel loads of clichés: “red lines” are “crossed”, “sovereignty and territorial integrity” has been “violated”, they stand “shoulder to shoulder” with their Neo-Nazi counterparts in the interim puppet government. They are “resolute” against “Russian aggression”

NATO’s “Mystery Gunmen” Seek to Strengthen Kiev Regime’s Hand

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, War

Link: http://counterpsyops.com/2014/03/20/natos-mystery-gunmen-seek-to-strengthen-kiev-regimes-hand/

In yet another attempt to widen the confrontation between Russia, Crimea, and the Western-backed regime in Kiev, snipers have opened fire on both Ukrainian and Crimean defense forces at a small military base within the heart of the Crimean peninsula, the administrative city of Simferopol.

Recent social unrests in Bosnia and Herzegovinia

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/18570

Thousands of Bosnians, mainly Bosniaks, have come to the streets protesting and asking for complete resignation of all political elites at all levels of government. High rate of unemployment, poverty, corruption and nepotism areamong main factors.

Mayans Win Huge Battle to Ban GMO Soy Crops

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/mayans-win-huge-battle-ban-gmo-crops/

Mayans of the Campeche Region have just won a two-year legal battle to get rid of Monsanto and their GMO soybeans (suicide beans). Following the ban of GM maize in Mexico, this ancient and agriculturally savvy culture has won a major battle against biotech monopolies around the globe

Ukraine’s new National Guard raises fears in country’s east -Video

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/ukraine-national-guard-training-937/

The new army of the coup-imposed government in Ukraine has begun training exercises outside Kiev. Although the National Guard’s roles are law enforcement and border protection, many in the country’s east fear the military unit will work against them.

US, Russia exchange threats at UN meeting on Crimea crisis; UN chief headed to Moscow, Kiev

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014760166

It was the council's eighth meeting in less than three weeks on Ukraine, a show of determination by Western powers to highlight Russia's diplomatic isolation over the Crimean Peninsula — even if the council is powerless to act because of Moscow's veto power as a permanent council member.

Real Stories: Cannabis can Conquer Lyme Disease

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cannabis-can-conquer-lyme-disease-2/

cannabis oil may be the solution for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a beneficial balance of THC and othe cannabinoids. Available in states that allow medical marijuana.

French Gov’t Insists EU Raise Awareness About Toxic Chemicals in Foods

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/french-government-insists-eu-stop-using-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-used-food-products/

French government are putting pressure on the European Union (EU) to define the list of growing chemicals in those foods, and to raise awareness about the serious detriment they pose to people’s health. GMOs aren’t the only poisons being rejected by France.

More Ukrainian cities call for secession vote -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/16/354941/more-ukraine-cities-call-for-secession/

Thousands hold rallies in country’s eastern cities of Donetsk and Kharkiv, call for referendum to secede, join Russia. Protesters in city of Kharkiv demanding a referendum to become part of Russian territory. Donetsk’s city council has refused to recognize Ukraine’s new government.

Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Searches in Maryland

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: /Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Searches in Maryland

Maryland State Police blocked both lanes of Interstate 270 with more than 30 police vehicles, numerous dogs, helicopters, officers going to car to car with weapons drawn. Motorists were approached by armed officers and ordered at gunpoint to submit to warrantless searches of their vehicles.

US Vice President Biden gaffes in Poland

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/18/355229/us-vice-president-biden-gaffes-in-poland/

Vice President Biden claimed he had led the fight for Poland to join NATO when he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Biden, whose tendency toward gaffes is well known, served as chairman from 2001 to 2003; Poland joined NATO in 1999.

Fast-food 'wage theft' protests staged across US -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355272/protests-held-across-us-over-wage-theft/

Fast-food employees, supporters in U S held rallies in 30 cities Tuesday over “wage-theft” by McDonalds, other fast-food restaurants, demonstrated outside McDonald's in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami to call attention to violations that deprive workers of money they're owed.

US funding ghost workers across Afghanistan: Report

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355369/us-funding-ghost-workers-in-afghanistan/

A senior western audit officer raised concerns US funds to pay Afghan police may be going to non-existent "ghost workers". US and Afghan officials blame each other for embezzlement, corruption. Afghan officials accuse US gives funds to the Taliban, say American helicopters delivered weapons to militants.

Bomb blast kills 6 members of family in NW Pakistan

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/20/355397/bomb-blast-kills-6-in-nw-pakistan/

Aalim Deen Mehsud, local commander of outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), tried to remove explosive material from a mortar shell at his home. "He was trying to cut the shell with a hand saw and take out the explosives when the explosion occurred, killing himself, four women and a child of his family.

Italian court upholds public office ban for Berlusconi -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355274/berlusconi-public-office-ban-upheld/

Italy’s highest appeals court upheld ruling that bans former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from public office for two years over tax fraud conviction. Berlusconi "extremely disappointed, had appealed against the public office ban. Found guilty August last year of organizing a complex system of tax evasion

Nationwide strike paralyzes public transport across Italy

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355390/public-transport-strike-paralyzes-italy/

Press TV: A nationwide public transport strike has paralyzed several cities across Italy following unions’ failure to reach an agreement with the government over workers’ contracts. Unions are calling for an increase in wages and a reduction of working hours.

Kerry warns of world war over Crimea

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355250/kerry-warns-about-world-war-over-crimea/

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia about the Ukraine crisis, saying the “nationalistic fervor” in Crimea is similar to the build-up before World War II. Nearly 97 percent of voters in Crimea voted on March 16 to secede from Ukraine in favor of joining Russia.

National Geographic to Update World Map With Russian Crimea

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140319/188567736/National-Geographic-to-Update-World-Map-With-Russian-Crimea.html

National Geographic Society announced plans to redraw world map to show Crimea as part of Russia after the Ukrainian breakaway region’s reunification with Moscow is finalized. Organization’s geographer: National Geographic maps “the world as it is, not as people would like it to be.”

New Zealand media bury fresh Snowden revelations

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/nzsn-m19.html

Edward Snowden: exposing New Zealand government’s involvement in global spying activities of (NSA buried by the country’s political and media establishment. New Zealand, Germany, Denmark and Sweden pressured by the NSA to change their laws to facilitate its operations

US hypocrisy on Crimean independence referendum

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/side-m19.html

President Vladimir Putin: Crimea’s referendum was in line with the “United Nations Charter, when Ukraine seceded from the USSR, it did exactly the same thing. Western colleagues agreed the unilateral separation of Kosovo from Serbia, exactly what Crimea is doing now, was legitimate.

Financial backer of Washington, DC mayor pleads guilty to illegal contributions

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/scan-m19.html

Jeffrey E. Thompson, a regional powerbroker and government contractor in Washington, DC, plead guilty to two felony charges in US District Court of the District of Columbia of conspiracy to subvert local and federal electoral financing laws .Spent more than $3.3 million to provide illegal cash for candidates.

War threats against Russia and the social crisis in the United States

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/pers-m19.html

Over past 25 years, the United States in a campaign of global militarist violence, increasingly reckless and unrestrained. Unending “war on terror” proclaimed after the 9/11 attacks used to justify constant scare-mongering and erection of a police state, has become a permanent feature of life in the United States.

Police and ANC fire on protesting South African schoolchildren

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/safr-m19.html

On March 15, African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Nkenke Kekana said his party would meet the citizens of Bekkersdal to discuss “concerns of the community.” Town residents, including schoolchildren, were shot at last week by the police and members of an ANC contingent campaigning in the area.

Exclusive: Target’s cheesy anti-union propaganda gets a modern makeover

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014759664

Narrators tell employees in company video If a union came in, “chances are they would change our fast, fun and friendly culture, with their way of doing business.” “Management doesn’t have to agree to any union demand.” There are people you can talk to; Supervisors; “Human Resources”;“Employee Relations.

Despite Promises To Fight Mortgage Fraud, DOJ Basically Ignored It, Then Claimed Success With Faulty Stats

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140317/17483026608/mortgage-fraud-key-part-economic-recession-basically-ignored-fbi.shtml

FBI: primary function no longer law enforcement but rather "national security. F.B.I. agents either ranked mortgage fraud as a low priority or did not rank it at all. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr:“In cities across the country, mortgage fraud crimes have reached crisis proportions.”

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