To protect multinationals from government policies, CETA includes an investor-state dispute settlement process. Will give corporations based in Canada, EU a new tool to sue governments for policies that interfere with their profits. also gives corporations unprecedented rights to bid on public contracts.
Human rights groups say measure will lead to ethnic cleansing of hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins. Called for mass rallies against new plan, describing it as a “racist policy. Expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine created major obstacle to establish peace in the Middle East.
US military commanders often ignore reports of sexual assaults in the military for fear of reflection on their careers, says former Pentagon official Michael Maloof. The Pentagon says reports of sexual assaults in the US military increased by an unprecedented 46 percent this year.
Edward Snowden has forced a debate that is long overdue and that will slow or even reverse America's slide into a society of universal surveillance.
Vermont Governor signed bill to decriminalize weed, Cheshire County Department of Corrections Superintendent Richard Van Winkler :“If we decriminalize we allow illegal drug enterprise to flourish. “If we legalize, control, regulate, tax same as alcohol, we put illegal drug dealer out of business.”
U.S., Britain and Israel are the only nations to have fired missiles from remote-controlled drones, but the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles has become so prevalent that U.S. intelligence sources and private analysts say it is merely a matter of time before other countries use the technology.
UK Government to pass legislation, will make any behaviour perceived to potentially ‘cause nuisance or annoyance’ criminal offence. Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill grants local authorities, police, private security firms sweeping powers to bar citizens from assembling lawfully in public spaces.
Venezuelan government has expanded the scope of a crackdown on soaring inflation after sending troops into appliance stores over the weekend to slash prices. Large, unruly crowds massed outside such chain stores, hoping to take advantage of huge markdowns mandated by the government.
Police used rubber bullets, pepper spray to disperse crowd of Polish nationalist demonstrators during Independence Day march in Warsaw. The crowd shouted slogans directed against Russia, Poland’s eastern neighbor, demonstrators blamed for World War II atrocities, occupation during the Soviet era.
more and more people are going to be sitting in psychiatrists’ offices, describing their problems and issues; the psychiatrists will be making more and more unscientific diagnoses of mental disorders; and they will be prescribing more toxic and dangerous drugs to patients.
Thanks to rapid technological advances, the Australian security apparatus has reached an Orwellian scale. Its growth has not necessarily been the design of any elected government, but has rather been promoted by the Australian bureaucracy itself.
Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages,extremists talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, how to make the world a better place. You’re an extremist If ye dare to take care of yourself, be an individual who grows his own food, ye are an enemy of the state.
Only five people have fully completed the enrollment process in DC insurance exchange, from four of the insurance companies participating in the exchange. Two people enrolled in CareFirst BlueShield plansthree enrolled in Kaiser Permanente No data collected by UnitedHealthcare or Aetna .
The editor of the Guardian newspaper will be questioned by British lawmakers over his paper's publication of files leaked by ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, defended the newspaper's role, saying its coverage has prompted a debate about the extent of intelligence activities.
HealthSherpa.com, allow user to simply input zip code, view all health plans available to them. Free guide easier to find, sign up for health insurance only use carefully vetted, publicly available data. Added features:section on tax subsidies. Project a service instead of make money.
In Massachusetts, a bureaucrat wants police to enter private residences and “safeguard” guns under state law require firearms locked up, rendered inoperable. Similar legislation pulled in Washington state. Residents who refused to allow cops to search their homes without warrant faced year in jail.
Iranian deputy minister of industry, mines and commerce Safdar Rahmat-Abadi was assassinated on November 10, IRNA reported. According to the report, the unidentified men shot him when he was in his personal car in Golbarg Street, Tehran.
Saudi security forces clashed with foreign workers protesting new labor law one week into government visa crackdown on foreign laborers. Security forces dispersed large crowds, firing into the air, using batons. Ethiopian killed during crackdown, Ethiopian government efforts underway to return its citizens.
in an effort to balance privacy/safety with anarchic airspace drone pollution, he added, "we must fulfill those obligations in a thoughtful, careful manner that ensures safety and promotes economic growth, " as dangerous incidents involving drones have already taken place...
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Dangerous criminal arrested over a library book Oct. 23 on outstanding warrant. Allegedly failed to return a GED study guide that he checked out in 2010. Released on $200 bond and given a court date, in accordance with a local ordinance.
Britain has refused to endorse a declaration by the 47 members of Europe's human rights agency on Internet freedom after objecting to an investigation into the gathering of "vast amounts of electronic data" by intelligence agencies.
Military storing deadly sarin and VX nerve gas 100 miles from Louisville, destroying it an enormous challenge for US Department of Defense. Construction three quarters finished, starting the destruction process of the 523 tons of sarin, vx and mustard gas stored at the depot.
Attorney David Schorr slapped a court-appointed shrink with a defamation lawsuit for telling the judge deciding a custody battle with his estranged wife that he was an unfit parent for refusing to take his son to the fast food joint for dinner. Son tattled on his dad, wife flipped out and called the shrink.
Fort Worth Court of Appeals: Range Resources can go forward with defamation suit based on accusations that Lipsky mislead public of being able to set his water on fire. Tests show gas in his water well 162,000 parts per million (ppm). 50,000 ppm considered level for potential explosion
Proposed ban on addition of fluoride into drinking water. Independent deputy Catherine Murphy: right for people to be sceptical and questioned expert opinion fluoridation does not cause ill-health. Citing Holland, Germany as countries with good public health policy that do not put fluoride in the water
Motorola, owned by Google, applied for a patent: electronic tattoo placed on a person’s neck, acts as a “mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.” Announced the password pill, stomach acid-powered tablet turns your body into a living password equivalent of a floppy disk.
GE tree developed by ArborGen, biotechnology corporation to provide wood pellets that fuel power plants around world. Require substantial amounts of fertilizers and pesticides water. Spread seeds and pollens over great distances. Risks contaminating surrounding area.
Athens street turned into live studio by employees of Greece’s former state TV broadcaster, after police evicted them from their offices. Microphone, camera, lights on a street put Greece’s ERT back on the on air Thursday. news anchor, Aglaia Kiritsi, hosted show outside former headquarters of broadcaster.
Dean Acheson declared 51 years ago that power, position, and prestige are the ingredients of national security and that national security trumps law. In the United States democracy takes a back seat to “national security,” a prerogative of the executive branch of government.
Even if we already know the statistic, hearing it is pretty chilling: one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, by far the highest incarceration rate in the world. Things get even more terrifying when we look at the impact of the criminal justice system on particular marginalized communities
Undeterred by ethical concerns, police then took Eckert to Gila Regional Medical Center, where, over Eckert's objections, doctors performed an x-ray of Eckert's cavity, three enemas, a colonoscopy, and several cavity searches, as well as forced him to defecate in front of them. No drugs were ever found.
Jennifer Castilleja told KTRK that she offered to come to the school Wednesday morning and pay for the breakfast but Barber Middle School in Dickinson ISD refused to feed her 12-year-old unless it got the money first His account had run out of money. School is standing by its policy
Britain’s top spy chiefs said in televised appearance Thursday intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden have left its enemies “rubbing their hands with glee” and caused terror groups to change the way they communicate. The leaks from Snowden have been very damaging, they put our operations at risk.
Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday said he was outraged that most government services like the military and “organ selling” had not been turned over to private business. Stossel’s list of things that needed to be privatized included parks, libraries, law enforcement, military and “organ selling.
Group of companies, including Tiger Brands, Pioneer, Premier Foods fixed the price of bread and maize meal, commandeer the entire maize value chain squeeze the poorest South Africans. South African government, through Public Investment Corporation (PIC)largest investor in Tiger Brands.
October 12 March Against Monsanto (MAM), scores of police from half a dozen municipalities there, with dogs .previous demonstration, police told picketers to stand on pavement not on Monsanto’s grass. next event, cops said pavement too close to traffic ordered people to stand on the grass.
Fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf:“ too many gun owners believe any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,”all constitutional rights are regulated, I do not believe they have a right to use them irresponsibly.” Backlash was immense. Readers threaten to cancel subscriptions.
US Central Intelligence Agency is paying AT&T, a US telecommunications corporationmillions of dollars a year for company’s huge database of phone records for spying purposes. CIA supplies phone numbers of its targets outside the U. S., AT&T provides agency data on the targets’ phone calls.
Police in Greece have stormed headquarters of the country’s now-defunct public broadcaster ERT, evicting the employees who had occupied the building since June. Former employees of the state broadcaster had occupied the building since Greek government shut down the ERT.
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