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The Coming National DNA Database

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

Link: http://thetruthwins.com/

A national DNA database is coming. Barack Obama has already said that he wants one. A major Supreme Court decision last month paved the way for one. The DNA of those that commit “serious crimes” is already being routinely collected all over the nation. Government to screen DNA of all newborn babies.

Plainclothesmen attack anti-government protesters in Turkey

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/13/313642/plainclothesmen-attack-turkey-protesters/

“In the beginning of the Taksim protest we saw that 10 or 20 guys with sticks in their hands and sometimes small knives. They were attacking the protesters or trying to make them afraid.

Bank To Spy On Customers Via Cellphone Location Tracking

July 13th, 2013
Categories: News, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: https://streetdemocracy.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/bank-to-spy-on-customers-via-cellphone-location-tracking/

Barclays’ new customer agreement terms (PDF) – set to come into force from October 9, 2013, will also permit the bank to collect social networking data as well as using private transaction information to bombard customers with unsolicited “services and products”.’

Edward Snowden appears at Moscow airport and renews asylum claim

July 13th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/edward-snowden-to-meet-amnesty-and-human-rights-watch-at-moscow-airport-live-coverag?CMP=twt_gu#block-51dfff25e4b080e8e94ca8e5

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty said they had received an email from Snowden setting out how he felt the US government was conducting an “unlawful campaign to deny my right to seek and enjoy ... asylum under Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.

Snowden documents could be 'worst nightmare' for U.S.: journalist

July 13th, 2013
Categories: News, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/13/us-usa-security-snowden-greenwald-idUSBRE96C08Q20130713?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

"Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had, if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed

Washington DC considers decriminalization of marijuana

July 12th, 2013
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/washington-consider-decriminalization-marijuana-026/

Councilman Tommy Wellson Wednesday unveiled legislation that would eliminate criminal penalties for anyone caught possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. If the bill is passed, those in possession of the drug would face a civil fine of $100, but would not drastically have their lives altered.

Elizabeth Warren Vows To Break Up Big Banks With Major New Legislative Push

July 12th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/

A bipartisan group of Senators are proposing the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” in an effort to curb the power of big banks by reinstating a Depression-era rule that separated commercial and investment banking.

California Prison System Guilty of Eugenics

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

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/california-prison-system-guilty-of-eugenics/49535/

doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections sterilized nearly 150 females between 2006 and 2010. Federal and state laws ban prisoner sterilizations with federal monies, California used state funds.

Russia Uses Snowden to Crack Down on Internet

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

Link: http://freebeacon.com/russia-could-crack-down-on-internet-freedom-after-snowden-leaks/

Russia’s government to tighten controls over the Internet after disclosures about National Security Agency (NSA) data collection programs. New law allows authorities to shut down websites deemed threatening to minors.Activists say law will be used to expand government controls over the Internet.

Kremlin turns back to typewriters to avoid security leaks

July 11th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/kremlin-turns-back-to-typewriters-to-avoid-security-leaks/50357

Russian service in charge of Kremlin communications looking to purchase old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks from computer hardware,prompted by WikiLeaks and the revelations of Edward Snowden.

Colorado Counties Want To Form 51st State To Avoid Environmental Protections

July 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/

Organizers in Kansas and Nebraska are also interested in joining the state they call “North Colorado.”Organizers met this week to draw up boundaries of the new state, as part of an ambitious schedule to draft a ballot initiative by August 1, and get a proposal before the voters in November.

Illinois Rep. Calls for Troops On Chicago’s Streets

July 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/illinois-rep-calls-for-troops-on-chicagos-streets/49518/

Rep. Monica Davis, a Chicago South Side Democrat, has demanded that the Governor of Illinois deploy the State Police and the National Guard on the city’s violence-wracked streets.

Federal Judge Authorizes Chevron’s Sweeping Subpoena Of Activists’ Internet Data

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

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/

It’s not just the NSA that’s collecting personal data.Federal judge in New York approved subpoena by Chevron to obtain any documents Microsoft has related to the identity of 30 anonymous individuals allegedly of interest in the litigation, including every IP address over a period of nine years.

GOP Push To Split Farm Bill Leaves Food Stamps Vulnerable To Severe Cuts

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/

A House Republican scheme to strip food stamp funding out of the farm bill would lead to the program being weakened or even outright dismantled. GOP having trouble finding the votes to support a split farm bill so far, but the tens of millions of Americans who rely on food stamps would be at risk.

Montana the first state to pass spy law

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

Link: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_022211de-e81a-11e2-9d43-0019bb2963f4.html

Montana made history this spring after passing the first state law to prevent the government from spying on anyone in the state by tracking personal information stored in their electronic devices

The infrastructure of a police state emerges in Europe

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/10/pers-j10.html

. There is no need to monitor of millions of citizens to track down terrorists.The real target of the intelligence surveillance is the vast majority of the people. This is the real enemy identified by the ruling class,confirmed bythe social counterrevolution currently taking place.

Russian government implements austerity as economy falters

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/10/rbud-j10.html

The government proposes to plug the “holes” by deep attacks on the working class, including cutting payments to the state pension fund, decreasing state procurements by five percent, and cutting spending on health care, education, and utilities.

After 32 years in prison, innocent man suing for malicious prosecution

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

Link: http://rt.com/usa/prison-innocent-suing-malicious-prosecution-862/

Andre Davis has filed suit against police and the medical center in Rantoul, Illinois, south of Chicago, for fabricating evidence to wrongfully convict him, then ignoring a DNA sample taken from the crime scene that, if examined, would have exonerated Davis years before his release.

Majority of Americans think Snowden did the right thing

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/snowden-americans-majority-poll-906/

Fifty-five percent of poll respondents consider Snowden to be a whistleblower, while only 34 percent consider him a traitor. there is little difference along party lines about the anti-terrorism effort, civil liberties, Snowden, unusual in a country sharply divided along political lines about almost everything.

Pentagon spends $34 million on unused military base in Afghanistan

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/afghanistan-pentagon-military-base-leatherneck-904/

The US military has constructed a $34 million building in southwestern Afghanistan, which it initially planned to use as its headquarters. But as the US scales back its troops, the brand new 64,000 square foot building may soon be demolished.

Snowden in danger of assassination by US forces

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/312900.html

Former American contractor Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press years ago, is concerned about kidnapping or assassination of American whistleblower Edward Snowden by U.S. forces.

US lobbying to block Snowden's way to South America

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/313179.html

American authorities have been lobbying the European allies to deny any flight carrying National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden access to their airspace.Every route from Moscow to South America would involve traveling through the skies of at least one NATO country.

US to send Egypt more F-16 fighter jets in coming weeks

July 10th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/313213.html

United States plans to send four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. Eight more F-16 fighter jets to be delivered in December. U.S. law, financial assistance to any country whose elected head of state is deposed in a military coup is prohibited.

Wal-Mart says it will pull out of D.C. plans should city mandate ‘living wage’

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/wal-mart-says-it-will-pull-out-of-dc-plans-should-city-mandate-living-wage/2013/07/09/4fa7e710-e8d0-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html?tid=pm_pop

The D.C. Council bill would require retailers with corporate sales of $1 billion or more and operating in spaces 75,000 square feet or larger to pay their employees no less than $12.50 an hour. The city’s minimum wage is $8.25.

Auto bill draft would require black boxes, allow NHTSA to issue quick recalls

July 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/29/AR2010042904700.html

All new cars would have to be equipped with "black boxes" that record performance data and federal safety regulators would be granted the authority to order immediate recalls under newly proposed auto-safety legislation being considered by Congress.

Tel-Aviv tries two Palestinian female activists over being involved in protest

July 9th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/09/313060/israel-puts-palestine-women-on-trial/

Amnesty International issued a statement saying that “They (the two activists) have been denied the basic human right to peacefully protest over land illegally seized by Israeli settlers, and the Israeli judiciary has used spurious legal tools to punish them.

Brazil to investigate evidence of sweeping NSA surveillance

July 9th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/brazil-investigates-nsa-surveillance-811/

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said that information provided by Snowden indicate the US was using Brazil as a “bridge” to gain direct access to other country’s data traffic.

Judge throws out ‘state secrets’ claim, allowing lawsuit against NSA to continue

July 9th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/state-secrets-nsa-lawsuit-continue-807/

Jewel vs. National Security Agency,filed in 2008 by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), AT&T customers who claimed Bush administration officials had conducted “illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet communications surveillance” by operating warrantless surveillance on US citizens.

'US in rage, they need Snowden for a show trial' - political analyst

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_07_06/US-in-rage-they-need-Snowden-for-a-show-trial-political-analyst-4908/

“The US is in a rage. They need Edward Snowden for a show trial in order to teach others not to do something like this ever again,” said in an interview to the Voice of Russia a political analyst Serghei Mikheyev.“This incident is yet another failure for U.S. intelligence,

Protest outside Egypt’s Republican Guard ends in bloodshed

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/08/protest-outside-egypts-republican-guard-ends-in-bloodshed/

Emotions ran wild on Monday near an elite military base in Cairo outside which at least 51 people were gunned down in a dawn attack on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. 430 people were wounded,

Family allegedly forced from home by police files rare 3rd Amendment suit

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/08/family-booted-from-home-for-police-detail-suing-with-rare-use-third-amendment/

A Nevada family is using a rare legal argument in a lawsuit claiming police tried to commandeer their homes for a surveillance operation and then arrested the homeowners for resisting -- invoking the Third Amendment, which bars soldiers from being "quartered" in a residence without permission.

Syria's Assad says opponents 'used up all tools' to oust regime

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/07/04/syria-assad-.html

"The countries that conspire against Syria have used up all their tools — moral, material and psychological — and they have nothing left except direct (military) intervention and this is too big for them to attain," Assad said in the interview.

Officials Bicker Over Biometric Database's Safety

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/169718#.UdtNLW0YN-w

Opposition to the program, which will gather intimate details on Israelis,is the possibility the data could be stolen or used by the government to impose controls on individuals by limiting access to services, and tracking them using biometric information.

Egypt: on the brink of disaster

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/05/egypt-brink-disaster-editorial

African Union called the coup for what it was and, notably, the European Union did not.As the deaths and injuries from street clashes and shootings rose, it is not difficult to see where this will end up. The stakes are huge, not just for Egypt but for the Arab world as a whole.

NSA Rejecting Every FOIA Request Made by U.S. Citizens

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/06/1221694/-NSA-Rejecting-Every-FOIA-Request-Made-by-U-S-Citizens#

NSA is classifying every single bit of data it receives from ordinary American citizens based on the premise that it has been gathered covertly.Documents requested may be denied if they are "properly classified as secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.

‘Everybody in Guantanamo has been tortured or abused’ - former detainee

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/op-edge/gitmo-strike-torture-inmate-724/

. When I was first taken into custody, it was the most torturous process I think that any person can imagine. It meant being stripped naked, it meant your body being searched, cavity searched as they called it. Having your hair shaved off, being punched and kicked and being spat upon.

The World as Free-Fire Zone

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/515806/the-world-as-free-fire-zone/

Its use has sparked a great debate—at first within the most secret parts of the government, but in recent months among the general public—over the tactics, strategy, and morality not only of drone warfare but of modern warfare in general.

The IRS Mistakenly Exposed Thousands of Social Security Numbers

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/irs-mistakenly-exposed-thousands-social-security-numbers-132648716.html

The incident involves the unwitting exposure of "tens of thousands" of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org.

Secret laws, secret government

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/08/pers-j08.html

The secret court that hears applications for wiretapping and other forms of electronic surveillance, under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, has issued secret rulings that vastly expand the spy powers of the National Security Agency, according to a report Sunday in the New York Times

US escalates threats against governments considering asylum for Snowden

July 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/08/snow-j08.html

Representatives of both Democrats and Republicans jumped in with threats. “Clearly such acceptance of Snowden to any country…is going to put them directly against the United States, and they need to know that,” Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey.

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