Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been filming in Sochi since Sunday, had violent run-ins with authorities. Cossacks attacked Pussy Riot, beat with whips and sprayed a lot of pepper gas. Cossack military leader, described the performance as a “some sort of a cheap provocation.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has begun installing hundreds of high-definition cameras on buses throughout the transit system as part of a plan to implement video surveillance across the entire bus and subway fleet, streamed in real time to the MBTA control center.
Benefits are being slashed to give those who depended on them "hope," David Cameron has declared. The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, has warned that the coalition's changes have left many in "hunger and destitution", will be made a Cardinal by the Pope this weekend.
More U.S. tax money given to Israel than to any other nation, $8 million per day. Large disbursements given to other Mideast nations, on behalf of Israel. Policies causing escalating harm entangled U. S. in wars, damaged economy, undermined democratic processes, placed citizens in danger.
: Israel does not have an image problem that can be fixed with better PR or by defaming those who criticize it. Israel has a reality problem, with occupation, apartheid, colonization, racism and the systematic denial of the rights of indigenous Palestinians solely on the grounds that they are not Jewish.
American taxpayers have built city in Virginia so Pentagon can practice occupying American cities, putting down protests by citizens, prisoners re-educated to appreciate US policies. In “extreme necessity” the training embraces deadly force. “Warning shot will not be fired.
"France and Germany have decided to send elements of the Franco-German Brigade to Mali: the first deployment under the aegis of the EU and in an African location. January last year France intervened in Mali to push back Islamist insurgents who had taken over much of northern part of the country.
Brutal consequences of evictions being carried in Spain by the banks in collaboration with the courts and police. Since the financial crisis hit Spain in 2008, through the end of 2012, there have been hundreds of thousands of forced evictions. Most foreclosures result in evictions. Social catastrophe. Repossession,
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the Obama administration will not be releasing any more information about the controversial use of drones to kill American citizens. information is classified for very legitimate reasons that go right to our national security interest.
As fallout continues over news dozens of kids’ lunches were dumped last month because of overdue payments, Salt Lake City School District leaders decided to hire a public relations firm, issued request for proposals from public relations firms for $49,999 $1 shy of what’s required for full board approval,
Republican lawmaker in Arkansas attempting to insert amendment into Medicaid expansion bill prevent state from using federal funds to promote Obamacare, doesn’t want uninsured to know about their healthcare options. “We’re trying to create barrier to enrollment to lower costs.
A McDonald’s restaurant in New York fired a worker after 8 years for buying food for firefighters after they put out a house fire, covered the $83 cost of the meals herself, boss accused her of opening “a whole bee’s nest,” she said, expected to spend next few weeks looking for job. Has already received offers.
Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) are issuing new chipped driver’s licenses and IDs under the STAR ID initiative that promises to “improve the integrity and security of state-issued driver licenses and identification cards, which, in turn, will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud.”
NYPD pepper sprayed a 5 month old toddler,entire family was brutally treated by police officers. pepper-spray caused children to scream out and choked the two-year old, who went into fits of vomiting,” reads the lawsuit. “Ms. Taylorplaced in handcuffs as the minor children cried in fear and pain.”
Multiple bankers have been found dead in recent weeks, all of them have been ruled suicides despite fact little information released in some of the cases. Many of these deaths tied to JP Morgan is arousing further suspicion. Were these bankers killed for knowing too much?
Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across country, eight categories of information” it believes newscasters should cover. Every major repressive regime of modern era begun with attempt to control press.
EPA restrictions ban production, sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States rule changes enacted following pressure from environmental groups. Tightened restrictionson the level of fine airborne particulate emissions wood-burning stove emit.
ThatsMyFace.com, of Oregon, selling a Snowden doll for $99, on its website. Proceeds go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit that added Snowden to its board of directors. Foundation’s executive director Trevor Timm said the group never contacted about the toy.
Five anti-government protesters shot dead, 47 police officers and 150 protesters injured in clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament building in central Kiev. Russia: policies of Western countries contributed to the clashes. Lawmakers fail attempt to strip President Yanukovych some of his powers.
Ban will outlaw underwear containing less than 6 percent cotton imported, made, sold in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan. 30 women protesters in Kazakhstan arrested wearing lace underwear on their heads shouting "Freedom to panties. $4 billion worth of underwear sold in Russia annually, 80 percent foreign made.
The biggest private bank in Iran is suing the UK government for $4 billion, according to a claim filed in London’s high court. The Brits imposed sanctions on the bank over alleged links to Iran’s controversial nuclear program, alleges UK government encouraging other authorities to place sanctions on the bank.
Brussels has frozen research grants for Swiss universities worth hundreds of millions of euros in retaliation after Switzerland voted to cap the number of immigrants entering the country in a nationwide referendum. More EU citizens moved to “Switzerland than anticipated, putting squeeze on national budget.
Venezuela has given three American diplomats from US Embassy in Caracas 48 hours to exit country. President Nicolas Maduro leveled accusations of conspiracy, meeting with students to incite anti-government sentiment, training, financing and the creation of youth organizations to foment violence.”
March 2nd through March 4th, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will hold its annual celebration of Zionist domination of American politics and media. The 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington, DC Convention Center will attract thousands of fanatical Zionists, and angry protestors.
French are preparing to restore a GMO maize ban in their country just before farmers prepare for Spring planting. A Senator of the currently ruling socialist party is calling for a ban to counteract an anticipated swell of activist upset over genetically modified organisms. France largest grower of crops in Europe,
Common interest in offshore mineral exploration areas throughout Eastern Mediterranean, Israel, Cyprus tightening defense air, naval exercises. relations between Israel, Cyprus, Greece warming. Israel’ relations with Turkey deteriorated since rise of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan power
Washington is ready to help Manila in the event that Beijing invades Pag-Asa, the second largest island in the disputed Spratly Islands, a top US military official said, could not say what form of assistance may be extended to the Philippines but noted that the two countries have existing defense treaties.
Der Spiegel: Germany resumes counter-espionage of US, allies, response to NSA surveillance, US economic spying, deeply criticized. Tracking US, Britian. Merkel: build communication network in Europe, German intelligence stepped up. Mandate: Ministers use encryption, less rhetoric more action.
Jamaica, politicians discuss easeing marijuana laws. Mexico City, lawmakers proposed new plan to let stores sell cannabis. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction. Some see a potentially lucrative industry in regulation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing building a European communications network to help improve data protection. It would avoid emails and other data automatically passing through the United States. Classified NSA documents revealed large amounts personal data collected from internet by US.
People with serious pre-existing diseases, paying for expensive drug treatments no help from health care exchanges.If medicine needed isn't on list, not covered. doesn't count against your deductible. Have to pay completely out of pocket. MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication.
US has numerous military bases in Japan and across the region, and would be obligated to provide military assistance under the mutual cooperation treaty should China launch a strike in an attempt to strengthen their hold on the disputed territory.
Protest rally in Montenegro against government's tough austerity measures and high unemployment turned violent after police clash with demonstrators. Demonstrators blame government for high unemployment, economic mismanagement and alleged corruption, calling for its resignation.
Violence between Kurdish protesters, Police in southeastern Turkey. Protesters hurled stones petrol bombs. Police used water cannon, tear gas. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighting for autonomous Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey since 1980s. Tens of thousands dead on both sides of conflict.
Egyptian army demolished ten more tunnels under border with Gaza Strip under Israeli blockade. Has destroyed hundreds. Lifeline for Gazans living under the Israeli siege. Palestinians use the tunnels to bring essential supplies, such as food, cooking gas, medicines, petrol, and livestock, into the Gaza Strip.
Better Markets, a non-profit Wall Street watchdog, filed a lawsuit Monday against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging that its $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis was an illegal cover-up.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department facing lawsuit, one of many over appalling acts of police brutality. Shooting 80-year-old man to death with a submachine gun while he lay in his own bed. Suspected of having methamphetamine, after receiving anonymous tip. Sheriffs found no drugs.
Campaign to impose porn filters that not only often don't work, also block legal useful websites including technology news sites like Slashdot, digital rights groups like EFF, rape counseling websites, and more. Legitimate websites inaccessible, extend to websites deemed "extremist.
Digital Recognition Network supplies machines that quickly read license plate numbers as drivers pass by, new Utah law bans license plate collection by private companies. Company arguing that collecting license plate numbers is free speech. Law intended to protect drivers’ privacy.
Billionaire capitalist Tom Perkins told audience at Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Americans shouldn’t be able to vote unless they pay taxes and that the wealthy should have more votes. what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes.
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