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Monsanto’s Bt-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-bt-toxins-found-kill-human-embryo-cells/

BT toxins are showing up in pregnant women,killing human embryo cells. Bt toxins are prominent in genetically altered crops such as corn, soy, wheat, and others, called Cry1Ab – and they can be lethal.

Ban: Hawaii First State to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/hawaii-first-state-ban-plastic-shopping-bags/

Honolulu County became the last of the state’s counties to ban the bags, completing the state’s ban as a whole, according to NBC News. Retailers have three years to get rid of their supply and come up with alternatives. Retailers will have to switch to reusable bags or paper bags that are at least 40% recycled.

Pakistan air force pounds North Waziristan, massacring scores of civilians

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/25/paki-j24.html

Pakistani military jets, helicopter gunships attacked several villages of North Waziristan Tuesday morning, killing 40. Military claimed targets were ‘militants,’ reports emerged from the area claimed scores of civilians were among the dead, including women and children.

Egyptian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/24/347529/egyptian-diplomat-kidnapped-in-libya/

Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Lassoued said that the diplomat, who works as an administrative attaché at the Egyptian mission in Libya, was seized on Friday evening from his house in the capital. "Talks are being held to free him." No further details were immediately available.

17 killed, dozens injured in Egypt clashes

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/24/347533/17-killed-dozens-hurt-in-egypt-clashes/

17 people have been killed and dozens more injured across Egypt as security forces attack supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out in several cities. Police used violent force against demonstrators.

Former C African Republic minister hacked to death

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/25/347547/former-car-minister-hacked-to-death/

Former health minister Dr. Joseph Kalite was hacked to death by machete-wielding Christian militiamen at the Central Mosque in the capital Bangui on Friday, a day after interim President Catherine Samba-Panza took the oath of office, pledging to bring peace and unity to the country.

French troops kill 11 Muslim fighters in Mali -Video

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/25/347578/french-troops-kill-11-fighters-in-mali/

French soldiers have killed nearly a dozen Muslim fighters in a military operation in northern Mali. Malian security sources said the French military operation was conducted north of the desert region of Timbuktu on Friday.

Radioactive Waste Dumped by Oil Companies Is Seeping out of the Ground in North Dakota

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Radioactive_Waste_Dumped_by_Oil_Companies_Is_Seeping_out_of_the_Ground_in_North_Dakota/32320/0/38/38/Y/M.html

oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.

Back to chaos: Police officer shot dead as violence resumes in Kiev -Video

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/kiev-rioters-chaos-police-167/

Clashes have resumed in central Kiev, following a tense ceasefire. Rioters are burning tires and hurling firecrackers and Molotov cocktails at police. There are reports of injuries. Police attacked by protesters, officer received a stab wound,

1000s stage pro-democracy demo in Bahrain -Video

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/25/347549/1000s-call-for-bahrain-democratization/

Thousands of anti-regime protesters held a demonstration in northeastern Bahrain, calling for democratization. The pro-democracy demonstration, dubbed People’s Cause. slammed the ruling Al Khalifa regime for crackdown on anti-regime protests,denying their rights demanding freedom.

AIPAC’s open revolt against White House: Report

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/24/347534/aipacs-open-revolt-against-white-house/

.AIPAC strongly lashed out at Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is known as a staunch Israel supporter, for being silent over the legislation,harsh criticism that one of Congress’s most pro-Israel lawmakers is not pro-Israel enough for the lobbying group. “

JEFF EDELSTEIN: Weedman in jail for marijuana, allowed to leave jail to smoke marijuana

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20140126/jeff-edelstein-weedman-in-jail-for-marijuana-allowed-to-leave-jail-to-smoke-marijuana

Ed Forchion in jail due to marijuana, gets out of jail once a month for 10 days to go smoke marijuana. Cancer patient, gets medical marijuana in California. In New Jersey, caught with pound of pot. New Jersey passed laws legalizing medical marijuana while in jail. Dazed and confused.

Senate bill would require smartphone ‘kill switch’ in case of theft

January 24th, 2014
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: /Senate bill would require smartphone ‘kill switch’ in case of theft

Senator Amy Klobuchar will introduce a bill to combat smartphone theft, require phone makers to install “kill switch” to prohibit a stolen device’s further use. demand all phones sold in United States have technology that terminate phone’s capabilities, Wi-Fi, games,if reported stolen.

Russia considering 30% import tax on foreign online retailers

January 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/russia-30-percent-import-tax-foreign-online-retailers

Russia considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, number of countries looking into measures to protect local operators. Looking at 30% tax on imports worth more than 7,000 roubles (£123) restrictions number of parcels imported, possibly via limits on delivery services such as DHL or UPS.

Russia Has Too Many Banks – Putin

January 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140122/186810629/Russia-Has-Too-Many-Banks--Putin.html

Dozens of Russian banks have been shut down in recent months after the financial regulator pulled their banking licenses in a campaign to tighten oversight of the country’s lenders. Consolidation could cause flood of new customers for large state-owned banks that dominate Russia’s financial system.

Greek Unpaid Electricity Bills Grow By €4 Million Per Day: Over 700,000 Pay In Installments

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

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Greek_Unpaid_Electricity_Bills_Grow_By_%E2%82%AC4_Million_Per_Day%3A_Over_700%2C000_Pay_In_Installments/32173/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Debts to utility amount to €1.3 billion growing €4 million per day. Payment plan scheme: do the process over the phone, up to 40 monthly installments with down payment between 20 and 50 percent. For low price of €49.99, payable in 40 installments, you too can have electricity! Many reconnect illegally.

Hospital Visitations Double in WVA After Government Says Water is Safe to Drink

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://intellihub.com/2014/01/21/hospital-visitations-double-in-wva-after-government-says-water-is-safe-to-drink/

Residents in West Virginia have been told that water is safe to drink following a recent chemical spill, but people continue to pour into emergency rooms. 411 patients have been treated for chemical-related illnesses at 10 different hospitals between January 9 and January 18.

Russian cops, Olympic officials tackle teen for unfurling LGBT pride flag at torch relay

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/21/russian-cops-olympic-officials-tackle-teen-for-unfurling-lgbt-pride-flag-at-torch-relay/

The Winter Olympics torch relay was making its way through Pavel Lebedev’s home town of Voronezh. Lebedev walked up to the parade line,unfurled a rainbow-colored LGBT rights flag. Within seconds, he was knocked down by two men Olympic officials held him until police arrived, held for questioning by police.

Canadian Government Bent on Expanding Weapon Sales Globally -Video

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/21362-canadian-government-bent-on-expanding-weapon-sales-globally

Canadian government is going to try and support its domestic arms industry by expanding the number of countries with whom it can do arms deal. Organized arms industrysells something in the range of $12 billion a year in weapons sales. Canadian arms industry six biggest in the world

BP Employees, Outraged by Lack of Compensation, Warn Oil Spill Victims

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

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/21295-bp-employees-outraged-by-lack-of-compensation

BP America employees are outraged over - what they describe as their company reneging on their pension plans by up to 75 percent, lying about it, and actively working against them in order not to pay them retirement benefits that were promised. It's become part of BP's internal corporate culture."

Syrian Kurds declare autonomy days before Geneva 2

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_22/Syrian-Kurds-declare-autonomy-ahead-of-Geneva-2-4102/

Syrian Kurds declared an autonomous provincial government in the country’s northern territory Tuesday. The territory will have its own president and ministers of foreign affairs, defense, justice, and education, elections in four months.

End Near for Shackling of Pregnant Women

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights-reproductive-freedom/end-near-shackling-pregnant-women

The massive $1.1 trillion spending bill (“omnibus”) passed by Congress last week and signed into law by President Obama includes a significant victory: a provision aimed at ending the atrocious practice of shackling pregnant women in immigration detention facilities.

Thai government declares state of emergency as protests drag on

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-thailand-protest-idUSBREA0K03H20140121

Thai government declared 60-day state of emergency to start Wednesday,wanted to prevent any escalation of two months of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power. Impose curfews, detain suspects without charge, censor media, ban political gatherings.

Strike shuts down Kashmir amid tensions

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346969/strike-shuts-down-kashmir-amid-tensions/

Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir held a complete shutdown strike amid rising tensions across Himalayan Valley. almost all institutions and businesses remained closed, traffic stayed off the streets in major towns of Kashmir Valley. schools, government offices closed in the Muslim-majority region.

Ukraine to use force if protests continue: PM

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346985/ukraine-to-use-force-if-protests-go-on/

Five-year jail term for blockading government buildings, hefty fines and prison terms for protesters who wear face masks and helmets. People who form convoys of more than five cars also face driving bans. Unauthorized meetings will be liable to a fine of up to $1,275, or detention of up to 10 days.

Fighting in Iraqi city of Ramadi intensifies

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346987/fighting-in-iraqi-city-intensifies/

Iraq Security forces, pro-government Sunni tribesmen attack key neighborhoods of Ramadi to get control from militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who have held areas three weeks. Captured ISIL leaders said Saudi military official ordered him to carry out several attacks.

Israeli PM threatens to teach Hamas lesson soon

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346993/netanyahu-threatens-to-teach-hamas-lesson/

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again threatened Hamas, saying he will teach the Palestinian resistance movement a lesson very soon. Israel carried out airstrikes on Palestinian territory Sunday and Tuesday night, killing at least two Palestinians, injuring several others.

Greece prevents Syrian govt. plane from refueling

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346915/syria-govt-plane-denied-fuel-in-greece/

Greece reportedly prevented a plane carrying Syrian government's delegation to international talks in Switzerland from refueling at Athens airport. Delay might result in cancellation of planned meeting between Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem who was on the plane and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Hillary Clinton pushed for US 'green light' for Israeli attack on Iran -Video

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/17/346150/clinton-pushed-for-israel-war-on-iran/

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for Washington’s "green light" for a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran. Former defense secretary also warned Obama “he needed to consider the ramifications of a no-warning Israeli attack,” and whether the US would get involved.

Former Virginia Governor And Wife Indicted On 14 Felony Counts Over Gifts Scandal

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/01/21/3188871/mcdonnell-indicted/

Ten days after he left office, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife Maureen were indicted on 14 felony charges on Tuesday. The indictments centered around tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts received by the couple from a wealthy tobacco executive, failed to disclose what he and his wife received.

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones

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

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukraine_Tracks_Protesters_Through_Cellphones/32202/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Ukrainian government used technology to pinpoint locations of cellphones near clashes between police and protesters. People near the fighting received text message: Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” New law: participation in violent protestpunishable by imprisonment.

France prepares $2 billion ‘cyber war’ defense upgrade

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

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/21/france-prepares-2-billion-cyber-war-defense-upgrade/

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: France will soon launch a 1.5-billion-euro ($2 billion) plan to defend itself against “cyber war” as a strategic priority, cyber attacks against French defence ministry organs have quadrupled in two years. Attacks coming from foreign powers, activist groups, intrusion attempts.

Michigan GOP official: ‘Herd all the Indians’ to Detroit, build a fence and throw in corn

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/21/michigan-gop-official-herd-all-the-indians-to-detroit-build-a-fence-and-throw-in-corn/

Republican county official in Michigan is in hot water after making racial comments about Detroit, including the idea that the city should be turned into a detention center for “all the Indians.” Insult to the city’s African-Americans and American Indians who occupied the land before Detroit was Detroit.

The Rich Own Half the World's Wealth and Robots Are About to Steal Half the Jobs

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Rich_Own_Half_the_World%27s_Wealth_and_Robots_Are_About_to_Steal_Half_the_Jobs/32201/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Automated machinery; robots, to generate efficiency gains for companies, more jobs will be displaced, more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. Jobs grow permanently scarce. Automation will replace factory workers, accountants, telemarketers, machinists, typists, retail jobs, to disappear.

Global unemployment rises above 200 million

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

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/21/jobs-j21.html

UN International Labour Organization (ILO): Official worldwide unemployment climbed to more than 200 million for the first time last year. Euro zone, percentage of people out of work hovered at a record 12.1 percent in November for the eighth consecutive month. North Africa hardest-hit region.

With Syria talks in disarray, UN yanks invitation to Iran

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/21/syri-j21.html

United Nations rescinded an invitation to Iran to participate in talks organized by the major powers on a political settlement of the three-year-old conflict in Syria. Controversy, two days before the so-called Geneva II negotiations were set to open in Switzerland,threaten the cancellation of the peace conference.

Police suspend Russian driver's license for 106 years over drunk driving

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/russia-police-license-dui-982/

Driver has driven under the influence of alcohol many times in the past. This is not the first time his license has been suspended. Some people whose licenses have been suspended for 100, 102 years, for 106, majority of drivers sell their cars and never drive again.

Texans angrily protest fracking after 30 earthquakes hit town

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/azle-texas-austin-fracking-979/

Residents from a Texas community demand ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, amidst allegations it’s to blame for a spate of recent earthquakes. Man who identified himself as a retired rocket scientist said it doesn’t take someone with his expertise to see that increased fracking is causing the quakes.

Russian FM raps EU, US for fueling violence in Kiev -Video

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346929/russia-blames-eu-us-for-ukraine-unrest/

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blamed some European governments for meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs amid a surge of violence in the country. warned against fanning the flames of conflict between Ukrainian government, opposition protesters, could cause situation to spiral out of control.

Egypt’s Morsi to face trial over espionage charges -Video

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346923/morsi-to-face-trial-on-espionage-charges/

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt. Ousted president and 35 others are accused of plotting with foreign organizations like Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as with Iran.

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