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‘Vote for us or be electro-shocked!’ Indian politician accused of scaring people over voting machines

November 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/india-vote-electric-shock-842/

A politician in India’s largest party has been accused by rivals of scaring people into voting for his Congress Party candidates, by telling them that electronic voting machines (EVMs) will give them electric shocks if they press other buttons. India’s second largest party has filed a complaint.

Video shows Saudis beating Ethiopian migrants

November 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/17/335070/saudis-beat-ethiopians-video-shows/

Video posted online shows men mercilessly beating Ethiopians. A person shown lying dead on the ground with bullet mark in the chest. Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers forced to leave the country, many arrested, some killed. Saudi Arabia population 27-million, foreign workers 11 million.

NPT useless in Middle East: Israel PM -Video

November 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/16/334981/npt-useless-in-middle-east-netanyahu/

Netanyahu: nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) useless in Middle East. Problem countries not the ones which refused to sign the NPT. Israel rejects all agreements, refuses nternational regulatory inspections of its nuclear facilities. Said Iran should not possess heavy water reactors, centrifuges

Twelve more migrants die off Greek coast

November 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/16/refu-n16.html

Twelve undocumented migrants drowned early on Friday after their fibreglass boat just 7-8 metres (23-26 feet) in length sank off Greece. Four were children. They are believed to be Syrians fleeing the civil war. 15 survivors of the tragedy, swam to shore from the rocks to which the boat was tied.

French automaker Renault can cut off your car battery if you don’t make payments on time

November 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/16/french-automaker-renault-can-cut-off-your-car-battery-if-you-dont-make-payments-on-time/

Renault: has the right to prevent charging the battery in case of non-payment on the car or battery effectively making “your” vehicle worthless. In service contract in fine print. Huge advancement for car dealers, financial companies, and police.

Fast and Furious Grenades – Another Obama ATF Smuggling Operation

November 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fast_and_Furious_Grenades_%E2%80%93_Another_Obama_ATF_Smuggling_Operation/30400/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Justice Department: Attorney General's office informed of dangerous person exporting hand grenades, allow him to continue making bombs, claimed they could "track" his explosives to find out where they were going. US attorney failed to prosecute him, said case lacked "jury appeal."

Dozens of Democrats back Republican anti-Obamacare bill

November 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/16/obam-n16.html

Republican bill would undermine Obama’s health care overhaul by allowing insurance companies to sell policies to new as well as existing customers that do not meet the requirements laid down in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Panic among congressional Democrats over debacle of Obamacare.

‘We reject illegal killings’: Germany suspends drone purchase -Photo

November 15th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/germany-halts-drone-purchase-763/

Berlin has suspended the purchase of armed drones on the grounds that it “categorically rejects illegal killings.” Amnesty International accused Merkel’s government of aiding the US with drone strikes in Pakistan. Significant opposition in Germany. Pew Research poll: 59 per cent of population.

Militiamen kill 13 people in Tripoli protest -Video

November 15th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/15/334863/militiamen-kill-7-in-libyan-capital/

Militiamen in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, opened fire on peaceful anti-militia demonstrators killing thirteen, injuring scores of others. Hundreds of people carrying white flags as sign of peace at the capital's Meliana Square on Friday. Militiamen hiding inside the headquarters started firing at the crowd.

Secret report warns France on the verge of revolt as tax issue unites protesters

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16432

Secret document leaked to Le Figaro newspaper: society is in the grip of tension, exasperation and anger, legitimacy of tax is now widely questioned. This mix of latent discontent and resignation erupts through sudden bouts of anger, almost spontaneous, and not within structured social movements.”

‘Killer Robots’ could be outlawed

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State, Science

UN committee meets to decide whether to investigate banning controversial technology. Machines which kill without any human intervention, unmanned drones, soldier robots, missles, large guns.Serious threat to the world. Could "go rogue be hacked, jammed, copied.

Businesses cut full-time workers to meet Obamacare mandate, study says

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Businesses_cut_full-time_workers_to_meet_Obamacare_mandate%2C_study_says_/30344/0/15/15/Y/M.html

Small businesses cutting work hours, stop offering health coverage, replace full-time with part-time workers because of Obamacare. Law makes business pay health insurance or penalty if over 50 full-time employees. Defines full-time worker as 30 or more hours per week.

Have You Been Smoking Pot? Denver Police Have a New Way to Tell: The 'Nasal Ranger'-Photo

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/have-you-been-smoking-pot-denver-police-have-new-way-tell-nasal-ranger

Denver, Colorado: legalized marijuana, passed new “odor ordinance,” potential $2,000 fine for polluting air with high concentrations of cannabis. Enforcement plan: olfactometer, or "nose telescope" has ability to record concentration of marijuana in the air, GPS coordinates of where smell is from.

UN: 460,000 Sudanese displaced by Darfur conflicts

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/14/334712/460000-displaced-in-sudans-darfur-un/

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA):tribal conflicts displaced 460,000 people in Sudan's Darfur this year. Fled their homes in Darfur as a result of inter-tribal fighting, clashes between SAF (the Sudanese army),armed movements. Main security threat in region.

US orders UK not to publish Chilcot probe findings -Video

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/14/334700/us-govt-blocks-chilcot-inquiry-report/

The Independent: US government ordered Britain not to publish contents of inquiry into the Iraq War carried out by Sir John Chilcot. PresidentObama insists certain parts of the Iraq Inquiry, could not be released as it is focused on the pre-war conspiracy hatched by George W. Bush, Tony Blair.

Terrorist attacks kill over 40 people in Iraq -Video

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/14/334670/over-40-people-killed-in-iraq-attacks/

Attacks against mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein. Bomb attacks: cities of Baquba, Kirkuk, Hafriyah. Series of bomb blasts across Iraq. Iraqi ministry of health, interior and defense: 1,000 killed 1,600 injured in October. No group claims responsibility for the attacks.

Obama changes signature healthcare plan after public backlash -Video

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/obama-healthcare-changes-law-725/

Disastrous launch, public outrage: 106 thousand obtained insurance under new healthcare law, five million peoples plans cancelled, will have to pay higher premiums to obtain new insurance. Americans: president 'untrustworthy, dishonest.' Speaker of the House, John Boehner: “There is no way to fix this.”

US firms poised to seize trade opportunities in Iran

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/13/334537/us-firms-eye-trade-relations-with-iran/

American companies want to do business with Iran, and tough competition between European and US firms will shape once sanctions against the Islamic Republic are lifted. Oil, gas, General Motors. Israel, furious at recent Geneva talks. Iran biggest market for consumer goods in Middle East.

12 pro-Morsi supporters given 17 years in prison Video

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/14/334603/12-promorsi-supporters-get-17-years/

Egyptian court has sentenced 12 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison for taking part in a student-led demonstration against the military-installed government. Protesters were convicted of attacking the headquarters of al-Azhar University during the protest in October.

Snowden never traded secrets for money - lawyer

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/snowden-money-running-out-623/

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden running out of money, his lawyer revealed, never traded secrets for cash, never received anything for information. Savings he had, almost entirely spent on food, rent, security and so on,” relying on citizens, organizations who offer him assistance.

US govt intel researchers to ‘radically expand’ facial recognition capabilities

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/US_govt_intel_researchers_to_%E2%80%98radically_expand%E2%80%99_facial_recognition_capabilities/30309/0/0/0/Y/M.html

United States intelligence community to launch a program that will thoroughly broaden the capabilities of biometric facial recognition software in order to establish an individual’s identity. Effort to “radically expand the range of conditions under which automated face recognition can establish identity,”

Poppy fields forever? Record opium output boosts Afghan warlords’ power base

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, World, Afghanistan, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/afghanistan-opium-un-warlords-657/

Taliban imposes tax on poppy farmers in areas it controls, participation, selling, transferring the crop. Afghan government officials, tribal warlords involved in opium trade action. US-led coalition rejected crop eradication operations by its soldiers, fear bankrupting farmers forcing them to join the insurgency.

ShotSpotter Has Started Marketing Itself to Schools

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16416

Unnamed Oakland charter school first in the country to use ShotSpotter SiteSecure system, able to detect gun has been fired, where it was fired. Use network of microphones, communicate information to police car computer screens instantly with floor plan of school, type of gun used.

Government Spying Causing Self-Censorship, Privacy Fears Among U.S. Writers

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=42054

Many American authors are worrying about the freedom of the press and some are avoiding writing or speaking about controversial topics. Writers assume everything they do electronically is subject to monitoring.

Britons told to prepare for life-time austerity

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/12/334403/britain-needs-lifetime-austerity/

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced life-time austerity in the UK, calling on Britons to prepare for permanently slimmed-down public sector, austerity should last forever, Britain must get used to being a “leaner, more efficient state,” and more prosperous private sector.

Bulgaria students clash with police, five arrested-Video

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/12/334411/bulgaria-students-clash-with-police/

Students tried to cordon off parliament building by forming a human chain around it to prevent lawmakers from leaving on Tuesday as they escalated their demonstrations against the Socialist-led government. Unable to pass a heavy police blockade around the parliament.

Netanyahu says world too soft on Palestinians

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000788290?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: world too soft on Palestinians, time to turn a critical eye. Palestinians pampered by the international community,” ignored Palestinian incitement, refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state, accepted halfhearted Palestinian attempts to fight violence.

Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA): A ‘Corporate Bill of Rights’

November 12th, 2013
Categories: Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/canada-european-union-free-trade-agreement-ceta-a-corporate-bill-of-rights/

To protect multinationals from government policies, CETA includes an investor-state dispute settlement process. Will give corporations based in Canada, EU a new tool to sue governments for policies that interfere with their profits. also gives corporations unprecedented rights to bid on public contracts.

What’s Right with Sweden? Prisons Close as Demand Falls

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/whats-right-with-sweden-prisons-close-as-demand-falls/

Prison numbers in Sweden, which have been falling by around 1% a year since 2004, dropped by 6% between 2011 and 2012 and are expected to do the same again both this year and next year. Swedish government—citing a rapid fall in demand—has now ordered the closure of four prisons.

Obama extends state of emergency against Iran for another year

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Iran

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_11_12/Obama-extends-state-of-emergency-against-Iran-for-another-year-9200/

US President Barack Obama has announced Tuesday he decided to extend the state of emergency against Iran for another year. Decision was made as “our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal”. routine renewal of policy, not new or connected in any way to the Geneva discussion.

Israel to build 20,000 settler units in West Bank

November 12th, 2013
Categories: World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/12/334375/israel-to-build-20000-settler-units/

Human rights groups say measure will lead to ethnic cleansing of hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins. Called for mass rallies against new plan, describing it as a “racist policy. Expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine created major obstacle to establish peace in the Middle East.

New Hampshire prison official calls to ‘legalize, control, regulate, tax’ marijuana

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/11/new-hampshire-prison-official-calls-to-legalize-control-regulate-tax-marijuana/

Vermont Governor signed bill to decriminalize weed, Cheshire County Department of Corrections Superintendent Richard Van Winkler :“If we decriminalize we allow illegal drug enterprise to flourish. “If we legalize, control, regulate, tax same as alcohol, we put illegal drug dealer out of business.”

CIA says 87 nations now possess drones

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16373

U.S., Britain and Israel are the only nations to have fired missiles from remote-controlled drones, but the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles has become so prevalent that U.S. intelligence sources and private analysts say it is merely a matter of time before other countries use the technology.

The Birth of a Police State: UK Police to be Granted Sweeping New Powers

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Birth_of_a_Police_State%3A_UK_Police_to_be_Granted_Sweeping_New_Powers/30266/0/38/38/Y/M.html

UK Government to pass legislation, will make any behaviour perceived to potentially ‘cause nuisance or annoyance’ criminal offence. Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill grants local authorities, police, private security firms sweeping powers to bar citizens from assembling lawfully in public spaces.

Troops ‘occupy’ retailers as Venezuela issues lower-price mandate

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Troops_%E2%80%98occupy%E2%80%99_retailers_as_Venezuela_issues_lower-price_mandate/30270/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Venezuelan government has expanded the scope of a crackdown on soaring inflation after sending troops into appliance stores over the weekend to slash prices. Large, unruly crowds massed outside such chain stores, hoping to take advantage of huge markdowns mandated by the government.

Philippines declares state of national calamity -Video

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/12/334245/philippines-declares-state-of-calamity/

Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared state of national calamity caused by monster Typhoon Haiyan. Extent of devastation: information passed from one person to another, no television, radio, internet. Unprecedented scale of damage made it harder to co-ordinate relief operations.

Polish nationalists attack Russian embassy during Independence Day march

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/poland-protest-russia-nationalists-551/

Police used rubber bullets, pepper spray to disperse crowd of Polish nationalist demonstrators during Independence Day march in Warsaw. The crowd shouted slogans directed against Russia, Poland’s eastern neighbor, demonstrators blamed for World War II atrocities, occupation during the Soviet era.

Libyan separatists take over oil exports as PM warns of foreign intervention

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/libya-separatist-oil-company-514/

A separatist Libyan region announcedestablishment of independent oil company after taking over several commercial sea ports. Tripoli struggles to regain control, PM warned of foreign intervention unless govt rule restored. Protesters told staff at Mellitah port, to cease gas exports to Italy .

Referendum in Switzerland to place upper limit on salaries

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/11/swis-n11.html

November 24, the Swiss to vote on the 1:12 initiative would impose an upper limit on salaries, highest salary in a company could be no more than 12 times that of the lowest wage within same firm. Nobody should earn the same in one month as a colleague would take one year to earn.

”People Who Grow Their Own Food Labeled Extremist By Dept. Of Defense

November 10th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://healthydebates.com/people-who-grow-their-own-food-labeled-extremist-by-dept-of-defense/

Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages,extremists talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, how to make the world a better place. You’re an extremist If ye dare to take care of yourself, be an individual who grows his own food, ye are an enemy of the state.

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