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US judge slams surveillance requests as “repugnant to the Fourth Amendment”

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/nsar-m21.html

Federal Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola denied a US government request earlier this month for a search and seizure warrant, targeting electronic data stored on Apple Inc. property, described as series of “overbroad search and seizure requests,” and “unconstitutional warrant applications.”

Anti-Russia propaganda and the fabrication of a new pro-war consensus

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/pers-m21.html

US officials, American media mountedpropaganda campaign, posturing as defenders of world peace. Washington Post editorialized “Mr. Putin’s claim that Russia should have a say in the political orientation of its neighbors, and whether they join alliances such as the European Union or NATO, is unacceptable.

How Do You Make Twitter More Popular? Try to Ban It

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

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/How_Do_You_Make_Twitter_More_Popular%3F_Try_to_Ban_It/33880/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Twitter users in Turkey unable to access the social media site after a block by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. increasingly tight internet restrictions, well-publicised dislike of Twitter, other social media sites, especially when they’re used to spread allegations of corruption in his government.

GATES FOUNDATION LOBBIES FOR FEDS TO COLLECT DATA ON COLLEGE GRADUATES' LIVES

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/GATES_FOUNDATION_LOBBIES_FOR_FEDS_TO_COLLECT_DATA_ON_COLLEGE_GRADUATES%27_LIVES/33868/0/0/0/Y/M.html

A study by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that would track the careers of college graduates long after they receive their degrees, attacking the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities for promoting laws that prevent up-close surveillance of students by the government.

British Move Toward Censoring “Unsavory” Internet Speech

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

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/British_Move_Toward_Censoring_%E2%80%9CUnsavory%E2%80%9D_Internet_Speech/33883/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Security and Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, has stated that the government is not content with censoring language viewed as terroristic but wants to remove “”unsavoury” content.” He acknowledges that such content is not illegal but express a desire to sanitize the web of such speech, wants censorship.

Syrian hackers claim to reveal how much FBI pays Microsoft for customer data

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

Link: http://rt.com/usa/syrian-hackers-reveal-fbi-microsoft-205/

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers reportedly obtained documents that reveal how much money FBI pays Microsoft to obtain or view a customer’s communication information. Microsoft allegedly emailed invoice at a rate of $200 per request. Microsoft: there’s nothing unusual here.

Senate leader orders probe of CIA computer hacking scandal

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/senate-leader-probe-cia-hacking-393/

Following allegations that the CIA spied on members of Congress as they looked into the agency's harsh interrogation methods, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ordered an investigation into the issue on Thursday. May have violated the Constitution by breaching congressional computers.

Communities grow weary of militarized police

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

As law enforcement agencies across the United States begin obtaining large armored vehicles, pockets of resistance forming among some communities concerned with the trend. Residents worried about potential police militarization, questioning the need to spend so much money on armored vehicles.

President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/putin-president-sanctions-bank-305/

Vladimir Putin has mocked US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying he will open an account at US-sanctioned Rossiya Bank. During a meeting with the country's senior security officials he added that he won’t introduce a visa regime with Ukraine. Said he will get his salary via the sanctioned bank.

Recent social unrests in Bosnia and Herzegovinia

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/18570

Thousands of Bosnians, mainly Bosniaks, have come to the streets protesting and asking for complete resignation of all political elites at all levels of government. High rate of unemployment, poverty, corruption and nepotism areamong main factors.

Mayans Win Huge Battle to Ban GMO Soy Crops

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/mayans-win-huge-battle-ban-gmo-crops/

Mayans of the Campeche Region have just won a two-year legal battle to get rid of Monsanto and their GMO soybeans (suicide beans). Following the ban of GM maize in Mexico, this ancient and agriculturally savvy culture has won a major battle against biotech monopolies around the globe

Ukraine’s new National Guard raises fears in country’s east -Video

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/ukraine-national-guard-training-937/

The new army of the coup-imposed government in Ukraine has begun training exercises outside Kiev. Although the National Guard’s roles are law enforcement and border protection, many in the country’s east fear the military unit will work against them.

US, Russia exchange threats at UN meeting on Crimea crisis; UN chief headed to Moscow, Kiev

March 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014760166

It was the council's eighth meeting in less than three weeks on Ukraine, a show of determination by Western powers to highlight Russia's diplomatic isolation over the Crimean Peninsula — even if the council is powerless to act because of Moscow's veto power as a permanent council member.

Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Searches in Maryland

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: /Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Searches in Maryland

Maryland State Police blocked both lanes of Interstate 270 with more than 30 police vehicles, numerous dogs, helicopters, officers going to car to car with weapons drawn. Motorists were approached by armed officers and ordered at gunpoint to submit to warrantless searches of their vehicles.

US Vice President Biden gaffes in Poland

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/18/355229/us-vice-president-biden-gaffes-in-poland/

Vice President Biden claimed he had led the fight for Poland to join NATO when he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Biden, whose tendency toward gaffes is well known, served as chairman from 2001 to 2003; Poland joined NATO in 1999.

Fast-food 'wage theft' protests staged across US -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355272/protests-held-across-us-over-wage-theft/

Fast-food employees, supporters in U S held rallies in 30 cities Tuesday over “wage-theft” by McDonalds, other fast-food restaurants, demonstrated outside McDonald's in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami to call attention to violations that deprive workers of money they're owed.

Kerry warns of world war over Crimea

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355250/kerry-warns-about-world-war-over-crimea/

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia about the Ukraine crisis, saying the “nationalistic fervor” in Crimea is similar to the build-up before World War II. Nearly 97 percent of voters in Crimea voted on March 16 to secede from Ukraine in favor of joining Russia.

New Zealand media bury fresh Snowden revelations

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/nzsn-m19.html

Edward Snowden: exposing New Zealand government’s involvement in global spying activities of (NSA buried by the country’s political and media establishment. New Zealand, Germany, Denmark and Sweden pressured by the NSA to change their laws to facilitate its operations

US hypocrisy on Crimean independence referendum

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/side-m19.html

President Vladimir Putin: Crimea’s referendum was in line with the “United Nations Charter, when Ukraine seceded from the USSR, it did exactly the same thing. Western colleagues agreed the unilateral separation of Kosovo from Serbia, exactly what Crimea is doing now, was legitimate.

Financial backer of Washington, DC mayor pleads guilty to illegal contributions

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/scan-m19.html

Jeffrey E. Thompson, a regional powerbroker and government contractor in Washington, DC, plead guilty to two felony charges in US District Court of the District of Columbia of conspiracy to subvert local and federal electoral financing laws .Spent more than $3.3 million to provide illegal cash for candidates.

War threats against Russia and the social crisis in the United States

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/pers-m19.html

Over past 25 years, the United States in a campaign of global militarist violence, increasingly reckless and unrestrained. Unending “war on terror” proclaimed after the 9/11 attacks used to justify constant scare-mongering and erection of a police state, has become a permanent feature of life in the United States.

Police and ANC fire on protesting South African schoolchildren

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/safr-m19.html

On March 15, African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Nkenke Kekana said his party would meet the citizens of Bekkersdal to discuss “concerns of the community.” Town residents, including schoolchildren, were shot at last week by the police and members of an ANC contingent campaigning in the area.

Exclusive: Target’s cheesy anti-union propaganda gets a modern makeover

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014759664

Narrators tell employees in company video If a union came in, “chances are they would change our fast, fun and friendly culture, with their way of doing business.” “Management doesn’t have to agree to any union demand.” There are people you can talk to; Supervisors; “Human Resources”;“Employee Relations.

Despite Promises To Fight Mortgage Fraud, DOJ Basically Ignored It, Then Claimed Success With Faulty Stats

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140317/17483026608/mortgage-fraud-key-part-economic-recession-basically-ignored-fbi.shtml

FBI: primary function no longer law enforcement but rather "national security. F.B.I. agents either ranked mortgage fraud as a low priority or did not rank it at all. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr:“In cities across the country, mortgage fraud crimes have reached crisis proportions.”

Israel budgets $3 bn for strike on Iran - report

March 19th, 2014
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Economic, Police State, Iran

Link: http://rt.com/news/israel-iran-war-budget-901/

Haaretz; Israel’s 2014 military budget includes at least 10 billion shekels devoted to preparations for war with Iran, Haaretz newspaper reports. Israel may strike Tehran’s nuclear sites even without US help. "No one can replace the US as the world's policeman. I hope the US will come to its senses."

Israel blocking humanitarian projects for Gaza: UN -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355327/israel-blocking-humanitarian-aid-un/

The United Nations says Israel has blocked humanitarian aid worth USD 110 million from reaching Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. implementation of UN projects has not been renewed, though it was agreed upon with the Israeli authorities. Fifteen projects worth $14 million are currently on hold.

Israel must go solo to strike Iran: Yaalon

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355237/israel-must-act-solo-against-iran-yaalon/

Israel’s minister for military affairs says Tel Aviv must go it alone in taking action against Iran over its nuclear energy program, said the US is not going to do anything to stop Tehran's nuclear activities and Israel must act alone. Criticized US President Barack Obama for “showing weakness.”

Obama, Putin on brink of breaking point

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355328/obama-putin-on-brink-of-breaking-point/

US government’s sanctions against Putin’s top advisors could be the “beginning of a deep freeze” in ties between the two former Cold War rivals. Obama-Putin dispute “had the potential to end very badly. Could spell the beginning of a long period of extreme diplomatic alienation between the West and Russia.

'Palestinians have to pay for home demolition costs' -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355340/palestinians-must-pay-demolition-costs/

Israeli court ordered demolition of Palestinian homes, ruling the homeowners must pay for the costs of the destruction of their houses. Each of the homeowners must pay 20,000 Israeli Shekels ($6,000) to Israeli authorities for the demolition of their homes. Many Palestinians facing same threat.

Obama rules out US military involvement in Ukraine

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/ukraine-diplomacy-obama-russia-949/

Barack Obama: US will not get involved in a “military excursion” in Ukraine, Washington will pursue diplomatic means with Russia over Crimea. "There is a better path, but I think even the Ukrainians would acknowledge to engage Russia militarily not appropriate not good for Ukraine either.

Mystified' US slams Israeli defense minister Ya'alon's criticism of Obama

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Mystified-US-slams-Israeli-defense-minister-Yaalons-criticism-of-Obama-345809

United States condemn Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon for criticism of Barack Obama, question his commitment to Israel. Implied US policy on Iran pushing Israel to plan for war, demonstrating weakness on Ukraine. Criticism of US administration extensive. State Department demanded an apology.

Ron Paul in USA Today: ‘Crimea Secedes. So What?’

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/ron-paul-in-usa-today-crimea-secedes-so-what/

Ron Paul has an op-ed in Tuesday’s USA Today wondering why the US is so eager to saddle up for war over a relatively insignificant piece of land thousands of miles away. Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?

‘Boycott Israel’ mobile app in final stages

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2014/03/18/boycott-israel-app-final-stages/

The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. database of warehousing product names and descriptions, the app will allow users to scan products to find out immediately whether they fall within the boycott’s guidelines.

Obamacare Throws 62 Year Old Man into $400,000 Debt

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Police State, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/obamacare-throws-62-year-old-man-400000-debt/

Larry Basich bought plan, Nevada Health Link insurance exchange payed premiums since November. No confirmation he had insurance. Nevada Health Link said he is enrolled, UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system, heart attack. $407,000 medical bills that no insurer is covering.

Congresswoman: Obama admin rule change lets insurance companies keep more profits, pay less for care

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/18/congresswoman-obama-admin-rule-change-lets-insurance-companies-keep-more-profits-while-paying-less-for-customers-care/#ixzz2wL3l8xaY

Proposed rule change allow insurance companies to keep an additional two percent of premiums for purposes other than medical care, reduce amount insurance providers will be required to pay for people’s medical care while increasing the amount companies allowed to retain for profit, executive pay.

2 killed in shooting near Crimea military research center, 'sniper detained' -Video

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/crimea-shooting-military-center-646/

Two people – a self-defense member and a Ukrainian soldier – were killed and two others wounded after snipers opened fire from a partially inhabited building near a military research center in Simferopol. One sniper was detained, another is on the run.

Putin: Crimea similar to Kosovo, West is rewriting its own rule book -Video

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/putin-address-parliament-crimea-562/

Russian President Vladimir Putin: Crimea’s secession from Ukraine was just like Kosovo’s secession from Serbia, and any arguments otherwise are just attempts to bend the West-advocated rules that were applied to the Kosovo case. Dismissed the allegations that Russia is violating international law.

NSA recording ‘100 percent’ of another country’s phone calls

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/nsa-mystic-retro-leak-630/

A secret spy program developed by the National Security Agency and reported publically for the first time on Tuesday has given the United States the ability to digitally record the contents of each and every phone call occurring across entire nations. Planned to be put in place across six countries.

Private school tells parents kids can be strip searched & have no constitutional rights

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Private_school_tells_parents_kids_can_be_strip_searched_%26_have_no_constitutional_rights/33793/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Officials at the Milton Hershey School strip-searched a student in the mistaken belief she had a smartphone, "which was prohibited contraband, then told her mother that the girl "does not have constitutional rights because she is in a private school," the girl and her mom claim in court.

Washington sets world on war path

March 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/16/354947/washington-sets-world-on-war-path/

One of the main purposes of Washington’s coup in Kiev was to have the new puppet government evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base in Crimea. Washington cannot use the government Washington has installed in Ukraine for that purpose if Crimea is no longer part of Ukraine.

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