Sam Dotson, a police chief in St. Louis, has alarmed citizens after announcing his desire to deploy drones over American cities. The “unmanned aerial observation units” would be used to monitor citizens, invoked the threat of terrorism.
Australia has approved plans to buy several Triton drones to patrol the country’s borders at a cost of US$2.7 billion. The government believes the drones can help to prevent illegal immigration. Asia-Pacific tensions have stoked need for countries in the region to monitor commercial maritime interests closely.
sraeli warplanes have carried out fresh aerial attacks against Gaza Strip, a day after an airstrike against the enclave. At least three air raids, hit several locations. Palestinian resistance movement of Islamic Jihad responded to air raids Tuesday by a volley of rockets.
Obama promised in his 2007 campaign to label GMOs, has yet to follow through. Now, over 200 anti-GMO groups are pressuring Obama to act. 20 states considering GE labeling. FDA has ability to require food industry to label foods as genetically modified, but do not, require labeling of 3000 food ingredients.
industrial hemp in competition with petrochemical companies, textile and logging industries, pharmaceutical companies. Can be grown more easily than cotton with less water and less pesticide. Hemp isn’t marijuana; it comes from a different strain of the plant.
The Guardian: The West is planning a new push against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad through funding proxy war on the conflict-stricken country. The paper said information based on leaks from United States, Israel, Jordan and Persian Gulf Arab states.
Ukraine’s interim prime minister says the country will likely sign a long-awaited political accord with the European Union next week. Arseniy Yatsenyuk made the announcement on Wednesday, after talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
e United Nations says the number of civilian casualties from US drone strikes in Afghanistan has tripled in the past year. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counterterrorism Ben Emmerson warned on Wednesday that civilian deaths resulting from US drone attacks are intensifying in Afghanistan.
Egypt has demolished 1,370 underground tunnels between the country and the besieged Gaza Strip. Palestinians use the underground tunnels to transfer essential supplies, including food and fuel into Gaza, which has been blockaded by Israel since 2007.
Venezuelan police clash with students during a demonstration to mark a month of anti-government protests in the country. 3,000 students marched in Caracas demand release of their peers detained during earlier protests. Students threw rocks at police, who disperse them with tear gas and water cannon.
Press TV: The European Parliament has voted to suspend certain data-sharing agreements with the United States in light of the recent espionage by Washington. Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld: “They have no business monitoring millions of innocent citizens like a giant peeping Tom.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel should reoccupy Gaza resume military control of the Gaza Strip after a barrage of 41 rockets was fired from the Palestinian territory. No injuries or damage were reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel will respond “forcefully” to the rockets.
NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using social media site as launching pad to infect a target’s computer, files from a hard drive, sentt spam emails malware, cancovertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam.
Private Companies Are Using Automated License Plate Readers To Spy On You, Your Cell Phone Is Spying On You, Entire “Big Brother Housing Developments” Are Now Being Designed, Our “Smart Televisions” Are Spying On Us, Data Mining – Your Personal Information Is Big Business.
Bachmann:donors on our side don't like to have their names vilified and that's what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that's it," Democrats should be prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their intimidation of billionaires.
US President Barack Obama and his economic team are discussing options on how to damage Russia’s economy, The New York Times reported. Obama’s sanctions plan against Russia has worried major American companies unwilling to lose business to competitors.
Edward Snowden interview Monday via teleconference to (SXSW) Austin, Texas; global mass surveillance occurring in all of these countries, are setting fire to the future of the Internet. Event itself was significant, a live broadcast to a US audience made by someone hunted by US government.
US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt declared that the United States would not recognize the results of the “so-called referendum” as it regards Crimea. threatened further steps against Russia. US and the EU were in complete agreement that harsher sanctions could follow the referendum.
Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio demand providers stop broadcasting five Russian channels to ensure informational security in compliance with the decree “About urgent measures on ensuring national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair supporter of government spying upset because she believes CIA may have spied on a congressional computer network. Feinstein said CIA may broken law, violated the Fourth Amendment of Constitution by searching the network.
Twenty-nine states have altered mandatory sentencing laws since 2000. Sentencing reforms focused on changing punishment for nonviolent drug offenders, give judges more discretion in deciding penalties. Even conservatives reconsidered laws, realized trimming budgets include shrinking fiscal demands of prisons.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.
BAE systems Q-Warrior high-tech headset to live-stream data to soldiers,showing multi-dimensional, full-color displays of battle zones outside their fields of vision. Ability to digitally track friendly and enemy locations, display 3D maps of battlefields, and watch live video from drones.
Libyan defense minister took over duties as prime minister this morning. The oil tanker The Morning Gloryhad had at least 234,000 barrels of oil aboard but is now said to be on fire after being hit by a missile.
State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.
NATO has begun wargames in Poland as recently dispatched US jets are set to take part in the exercises. US: drills were planned before the outbreak of unrest in Ukraine. 12 US F-16 fighter jets and 300 personnel are due to arrive in Poland by Thursday.
German parliament building may be soon checked for bugs and eavesdropping landlines to ensure privacy. Berlin is ramping up security amid a scandal over electronic surveillance by US National Security Agency. Areas of interest is supposedly secure rooms used for negotiations related to confidential matters.
Maoist rebels has ambushed a convoy of security forces in the troubled central India, killing at least 18 people and injuring several others. Victims included 16 paramilitary soldiers, an inspector from the Central Reserve Paramilitary Force and a civilian, attacked when they were clearing mines laid by rebels.
Peace activists in Britain are seeking to legally pursue two international weapons dealers who put illegal torture equipment on display at the 2013 DSEI arms fair in London. Illegal equipment including leg irons and stun batons. Products they were marketing were banned under British law.
Clashes have broken out between the protesters and riot police in Turkey following the death of a teenager on his way to buy bread when he was caught up in a street protest during mass anti-government protests last year.
Congress is proposing a bill – No. 268/2007, that would allow exemptions on a current GMO ban, which restricts terminator technology in the country. This would then allow these seeds to cross-contaminate organic crops. ‘Terminator’ or ‘suicide’ seeds are planned to die in one year
14-year-old girl, Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming for health class, fire alarm tripped due to science experiment gone awry in school. Her clothes were in her locker. Teacher told her not enough time to change. Forced outside per fire alarm protocol ten minutes, in St. Paul, Minnesota, it was -5 degrees.
Security vendors have confirmed that a bit of malware named Uroburos by obscure German anti-virus company G Data Software AG is a sophisticated, dangerous and widespread tool likely written and controlled by a national intelligence agency, has been attacking government and military sites since 2005.
US ambassador to Kiev: US officials including FBI agents are in Kiev helping a Ukrainian-led investigation into corruption under ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. Other international governments” assisting in the Ukrainian investigation “to uncover financial crimes committed by the previous regime.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has said that it will deploy Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) reconnaissance planes in Poland and Romania to monitor the spiraling crisis in Ukraine.
Germany: Angela Merkel to Russian President Vladimir Putin; planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all parties to remain calm, urged a political solution.
Washington ramping up pressure on its allies to intensify provocations, threats against Russia over Ukraine, spoke of universal agreement “on the need for Russia to pull its military forces back to their base” and for “the deployment of international observers and human rights monitors to the Crimean peninsula.
Congressional authorities who defended National Security Agency spying upset after being spied on by another branch of U.S. intelligence. Inspector General's office, agency tasked with CIA oversight, asked Department of Justice to investigate claims the spy agency monitored computers used by Senate aides.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney cited treaty violations by Russian President Vladimir Putin reason U.S. should consider “military options” in response to invasion of Ukraine. There are military options that don’t involve putting troops on the ground in Crimea. We could reinstate ballistic missile defense program.”
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
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