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And the First US Commercial Drone License Goes To... BP

June 10th, 2014
Categories: World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/And_the_First_US_Commercial_Drone_License_Goes_To..._BP/35847/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has granted oil giant BP the first-ever approval to fly drones for commercial purposes over U.S. land. Manufactured by AeroVironment, the drone is slated to conduct aerial surveillance over Prudhoe Bay in Alaska's Northern Slope.

Coal Company CEO Threatens To Sue EPA For ‘Lying’ About Climate Change

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014823228

Owner of largest independent coal producer in the U.S. threatening to sue Environmental Protection Agency over its new regulations on carbon emissions from existing coal plants, saying the agency has been lying about the existence of global warming, and that the earth is actually getting colder.

Australian pensioners and savers have bank accounts raided by government

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Australian_pensioners_and_savers_have_bank_accounts_raided_by_government/35842/0/0/0/Y/M.html

The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show.

Internet restrictions must not touch upon freedom of speech - Putin

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/165088-putin-internet-press-freedom/

The campaign against harmful tendencies in the internet, including pedophilia and propaganda of suicide cannot in any way justify restrictions aimed against civil freedoms and Human Rights, Vladimir Putin said at the Tuesday meeting with leaders of the Russian internet industry.

Ukraine orders humanitarian corridors in east-Video

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/10/366370/ukraine-orders-humanitarian-corridors/

Newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered creation of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians a way to flee the conflict-hit areas of the east, tasked government ministers with organizing transport and relocation conditions for civilians trapped in conflict-stricken areas to leave.

Many US Jews no longer back Israel

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/09/366204/many-us-jews-no-longer-back-israel/

Many American Jews no longer support Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Split among US Jews has its roots in the settlement building in the occupied territories after the 1967 Six Day War. Jewish leaders fear the split among Jews could undermine US support for Israel.

Lavrov: NATO expansion to the East is 'artificial, counterproductive'

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/164936-lavrov-nato-expansion-east/

The North Atlantic alliance’s attempts to go eastwards are “artificial” and contradict the pledge not to expand “one inch to the east” given to Russia, Russia’s Foreign Minister said after meeting his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja.

Immigrant children held at Arizona detention center in deplorable conditions

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/ariz-j09.html

Hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America transported from Texas to detention center Nogales, Arizona, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, expect 90,000 minors will cross into US without parents, Authorities overwhelmed by influx shipping them to Arizona.

Ron Paul: Obama’s Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match US Actions-Video

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/surveillance-big-brother/ron-paul-obamas-foreign-policy-rhetoric-match-us-actions/

US government rejects vote in Syria, can’t have election if millions have no ability to vote.”US-backed Poroshenko won election, millions had no ability to vote. “Illegal” for Crimea to vote to secede from Ukraine, not illegal for mob to overthrow elected government in Kiev. John Kerry:“victory for democracy.

Ukraine President Once Agent for U.S. State Department

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Two diplomatic messages from the WikiLeaks Public Library on U.S. Diplomacy indicate that newly elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko was an agent for United States State Department.Is he still working for Washington, DC?

Sheriff Calls Homeland Security On Journalist For Requesting Public Records

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/media-news/sheriff-calls-homeland-security-journalist-requesting-public-records/

Tennessee Sheriff Dalton refused to provide Friedmann, editor Prison Legal News with records pertaining to medical care other services for inmates, he paid him a home visit, ordered background checks, called Department of Homeland Security in effort to get federal agents to harass Friedmann.

Russian “Food Patriots” Blow Up Bottles Of Coke In Protest-Video

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russian_%E2%80%9CFood_Patriots%E2%80%9D_Blow_Up_Bottles_Of_Coke_In_Protest/35814/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Protesters sporting shirts with slogans like “Defend our children from overseas poison, “I refuse Cola for Russia, lining up plastic bottles of coke dropping in pieces of Mentos candy to chemically erupt a three-foot-high caramel-colored fountain.

Banks Share Customer Withdrawals, Money Moves With Spy Agencies

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Banks_Share_Customer_Withdrawals%2C_Money_Moves_With_Spy_Agencies/35812/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The U.S. Treasury Department said it sets limits while allowing the nation’s intelligence agencies to access reports that banks file on suspicious or large money moves by customers, including information about Americans.

Chase to Charge Customers Fees For Handing Cash Deposits

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Chase_to_Charge_Customers_Fees_For_Handing_Cash_Deposits/35822/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Beginning August 1st of this year, JP Morgan & Chase Co. will charge their customers for depositing cash into their accounts. According to an internal document sent to account holders, in less than a month from now “the fee for all types of Cash Deposit Processing (CDP) will be $0.25 per $100.

Chicago welcomes cannabis convention

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/164868-medical-marijuana-convention-chicago-cannabis/

Cannabis Conference was put together by a nonprofit organization called My Compassion, of patients and educators who promote the positive effects of marijuana when used against various diseases, including cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Annexing West Bank ‘only sane plan’ – Israeli Finance Minister

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/164784-israel-annexe-west-bank/

Taking over the West Bank is the “only sane plan”, even if it tears the Israeli government in two, Finance Minister Naftali Bennett has declared. The opposition threatens to topple the cabinet if it extends Israeli sovereignty over any settlements.

‘Not safe for our children!’ Mothers with kids flee Kiev crackdown in Lugansk-Video

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/164720-refugees-leave-ukraine-russia/

Refugees from all parts of eastern Ukrainian continue to arrive in Russia to escape Kiev’s military operation. About 20,000 women and children from Ukraine’s southeast have crossed the border in the last three days for an uncertain future.

US deploys stealth B-2 bombers in Europe (VIDEO)

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/164688-b2-bombers-deployed-europe/

The US Air Force has sent more of its bombers to Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth aircraft as part of a military exercise. On Sunday they joined three B-52 StratoFortress bombers already deployed in Britain. All the visiting American aircraft are stationed at RAF Fairford, a British air base west of London

Delaware Marijuana Bill Legalizes Possession

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/delaware-marijuana-bill-legalizes-possession/

A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware would allow adults to possess marijuana. Republicans are voicing opposition, calling marijuana a “pathway to greater drug use. Governor Jack Markell says he is open to discussions. 20 other states have decided to weaken penalties.

5 killed as Kiev continues to shell Slavyansk -Video

June 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/08/366142/shelling-kills-5-in-ukraines-slavyansk/

Five peoplek killed, Ukrainian forces shell downtown Slavyansk in country’s east. Four-year-old girl among the dead, died in fire at local leisure center. People of Slavyansk without water and electricity for days. Schools, houses, orphanage targeted by Kiev’s military in Slavyansk.

Fighting must end this week: Ukraine's Poroshenko-Fighting must end this week: Ukraine's Poroshenko Video9

June 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/08/366133/fighting-must-end-this-week-poroshenko/

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said that fighting in the eastern regions of the country must stop by the “end of this week.” And to do that, we must restore the Ukrainian border so that the safety of each Ukrainian citizen is guaranteed." Western countries promised to support Poroshenko.

Blasts, gunshots, fatalities as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

June 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/164604-pakistan-airport-attack-dead/

At least 13 people have been killed after a well-trained group of militants disguised as security guards stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. The standoff continued for 5 hours before all terrorists were eliminated by security forces.

Ukrainian Government Border-Guards Abandon Post at Russian Border

June 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukrainian_Government_Border-Guards_Abandon_Post_at_Russian_Border/35802/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Ukraine’s central government, has given up manning border with Russia in the southeast where opposition to authorities overwhelmed Kiev government’s ability to police border there. Guards at town of Severniy abandoned their post, anyone can cross unimpeded there to and from Ukraine and Russia.

Anti-monarchy demo held in Spain's Madrid-Video

June 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/08/366023/antimonarchy-demo-held-in-spain/

Thousands of protesters in Spain have urged the abolition of monarchy following the king’s recent abdication in favor of his son. Left-wing political parties and civil groups have demanded a referendum on the issue.

Obama meets Putin secretly in France

June 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/07/366004/obama-meets-putin-secretly-in-france/

US President Barack Obama held an “informal conversation” with Vladimir Putin during the 70th anniversary of D-Day in France. Although the two leaders ignored each other at the group photograph, the White House said they speak “for 10 to 15 minutes” once they went inside for the luncheon.

Poroshenko sworn in, but can he steer Ukraine away from abyss?-Video

June 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/164412-poroshenko-ukraine-president-swear/

Poroshenko gave his presidential oath on Saturday at an event attended by delegations from 56 countries. The US, key supporter of opposition forces, which ousted Poroshenko’s predecessor Viktor Yanukovich in armed coup and made way for his presidency, was represented by Vice President Biden.

Anti-homeless spikes installed in posh London neighborhood spark outrage

June 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/164524-spikes-homeless-london-outrage/

After photos of metal spikes designed to prevent homeless people from sleeping in posh London neighborhoods surfaced online, people have been venting their outrage with controversial invention all over the social media.

Belarus Dictator Reintroduces Serfdom after 153 Years

June 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Belarus_Dictator_Reintroduces_Serfdom_after_153_Years/35780/0/38/38/Y/M.html

President Alexandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet republic, decreed those toiling on collective farms, a leftover from communism, cannot under any circumstance quit their jobs. Critics said the longtime dictator wanted to turn the workers into serfs, in existence during the days of imperial Russia.

Pentagon to send military advisers to Ukraine

June 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Pentagon_to_send_military_advisers_to_Ukraine/35786/0/38/38/Y/M.html

American military advisers will soon arrive in politically fractured Ukraine in a move the Pentagon says is designed to build “defense institutions” in the country. US defense officials met with Kiev authorities to discuss how to help Ukraine build highly effective armed forces

MP suggests international exhibition on Ukrainian villainy

June 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/164152-russian-ukrainian-exhibition-war/

A senior MP representing the nationalist opposition LDPR wants to change international public opinion about the current regime in Kiev by putting on an exhibition depicting the humanitarian disaster in the south and east of Ukraine

Pakistan High Court Bans GM Crop Licenses for GMO Corn, Cotton

June 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/pakistan-high-court-bans-gm-crop-licenses/

This decision will result in a complete stall of all supply and sale of GM seeds in Pakistan, especially those which are altered with high pesticide and herbicide resistance. Considering that these crops have elsewhere been found to cause super bugs, super weeds, and human and animal illnesses,

Merkel: G7 leaders abstain from further sanctions against Russia

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/734823

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the Group of Seven most industrialized countries (G7) decided to abstain for the moment from imposing further sanctions against Russia, intend to discuss Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin in France this week .

Kerry Demands Poroshenko Prove Russia’s Involvement in East Ukraine Events

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140605/190366404/Kerry-Demands-Poroshenko-Prove-Russias-Involvement-in-East.html

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko prove that Russia is involved in the independence movement in the eastern regions of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed these claims.

International Labor Organization details impact of global austerity

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/ilo-j05.html

United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO): More than 70 percent of world’s population lack adequate income, health care, old-age pensions, other social protections, Governments continue to slash social safety net as unemployment, poverty grows, result of the global economic crisis.

Two Senior Police Officers Shot in Eastern Ukraine’s Horlivka

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014819378

Two senior police officers were shot on Tuesday in the east Ukraine city of Horlivka, weeks after the men refused to pledge their allegiance to separatist authorities in the region, among 13 law enforcement officials who refused to comply with 48-hour ultimatum by the region's authorities.

Safety Board: Equipment In BP Oil Rig Had Multiple Failures, May Still Be Issue For Some Rigs

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014819753

The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains problem for some offshore drilling. U.S. Chemical Safety Board details multiple failures, improper testing of blowout preventer, blames bad management. Found faulty wiring, dead battery, bent pipe in the device.

McDonald's CEO: 'We Will Support' A Minimum Wage Hike

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014819419

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson recently suggested his company would support a bill, proposed by President Barack Obama, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25. "I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward."

EU calls on Israel to reverse settlement plans -Video

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/05/365704/eu-urges-israel-to-reverse-settler-plans/

European Union called on Israel to reverse plans for building new settler units in occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), added it is “deeply disappointed” by Israel’s plans to build over 3,000 settler units on the occupied Palestinian territories, saying, "This move is unhelpful to peace efforts."

Venezuelan opposition leader set to stand trial-Video

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/05/365725/venez-opposition-leader-to-face-trial/

Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, is set to face trial on charges of instigating violence during anti-government protests in February. Lopez, who has been in custody for more than three months, is charged with arson and property damage as well as criminal association.

US, Russia say Ukraine should not be ‘pawn’ in power struggle

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/05/365706/kiev-should-not-be-pawn-in-power-struggle/

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart say Ukraine should not be a “pawn” in the power struggle between the West and East. Washington and Moscow agree that Ukraine should be a peaceful and stable bridge between Russia and Europe.

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