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Feds ban legal marijuana growers from using government water supply

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160560-reclamation-water-bureau-marijuana/

United States Bureau of Reclamation delivers water to around 1.2 million acres of irrigated land west of the Mississippi, certain customers in the states Washington, Colorado told to find a new source. Districts that use government project water restricted supplying to marijuana growers.

Modern-day slavery a $150bn-a-year business – UN report

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/160460-un-slavery-billions-profits/

UN: 21 million people are working as modern day slaves, victim to trafficking, forced labor and sexual exploitation, The illicit market in exploited people generates billions of dollars in profit worldwide. remains virtually invisible, hidden behind a wall of coercion, threats and economic exploitation.

Nonsense!’ Putin slams Kiev’s stance on detained Russian reporters-Video

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/160500-putin-russian-journalists-kiev/

President Vladimir Putin: Accusations of illegally transporting weapons and “aiding terrorism” against Russian journalists detained in eastern Ukraine are “nonsense and delirium,” “unacceptable.” Warned Kiev’s crackdown on reporters in Ukraine will affect Moscow’s relations with “new Ukrainian authorities.”

Kiev ready for ‘final stage’ of military op in E. Ukraine

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/160568-kiev-military-operation-elections/

Acting President Aleksandr Turchinov says Kiev is ready to “clear eastern Ukraine of terrorists” in a final stage of their military operation, dubbed punitive by Moscow. This comes just after the parliament’s call for immediate troop withdrawal.

RT reporter Graham Phillips released in Ukraine after being held for 36 hours

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/160608-rt-phillips-uk-released/

Phillips says he is feeling ‘ok’ after questioning by Ukrainian security forces and spending a night in detention. After being arrested at a checkpoint near Mariupol on Tuesday, Phillips was transferred to Zaporozhye where he stayed the night. Ukraine's authorities did not charge him with anything,

Michelle Obama urges students to report on their parents discriminative comments

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_21/Michelle-Obama-urges-students-to-report-on-their-parents-discriminative-comments-6071/

On Friday during the graduation ceremony in Topeka, Kansas, the first lady Michelle Obama has urged school graduates to monitor their family and friends for any racial comments and remarks and report on them.

California bans NSA from spying on its residents

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_21/California-bans-NSA-from-spying-on-its-residents-1448/

California state has banned the NSA from spying on its residents. According to the new bill, from now on, the federal government would require a warrant from the judge for the agencies to get information about the residents' personal records and phone conversation.

The FCC Begins the Assault on the Internet

May 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/35201

Last week the Federal Communications Commission voted to move forward to pursue rule changes that would permit Internet service providers to give differing speeds of service to different websites.

Political repression mounts in run-up to Ukrainian presidential vote

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

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/ukra-m20.html

Unelected Western-backed regime in Kiev prepares presidential elections May 25, right-wing fascistic forces attacking and murdering members of opposition parties. Fraudulent character of elections arranged by the imperialist powers attempt to give Kiev government veneer of democratic legitimacy.

Civil servants hold strike in Italian capital-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/20/363374/civil-servants-hold-strike-in-rome/

Press TV: 20,000 civil servants walked off their jobs in Italian capital, Rome, to protest against local government’s planned salary cuts, say Rome’s mayor Ignazio Marino should not cut payments off their salaries. The planned cut was recommended by Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Kiev targets Slavyansk residential areas-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/20/363431/kiev-pounds-slavyansk-overnight/

Ukraine government troops stationed outside the city of Slavyansk in Donetsk region targeted residential areas of the city. Several houses destroyed during overnight attack on Tuesday, no reports of fatalities. Attack has sparked anger among residents, anti-Kiev sentiments continue to rise.

Ukraine rejects Russia’s demand to prepay for gas-Video

May 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/20/363473/kiev-not-to-prepay-for-russian-gas/

Ukraine warned future gas shipments stop June 3 if not paid for in advance. Kiev refused to pay for natural gas upfront as a protest to Russia’s decision to almost double former gas prices. Russia willing to resume gas talks with Ukraine if the European country settles part of its gas debt.

US Senate panel passes Venezuela sanctions bill

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/20/363493/us-senate-panel-backs-venezuela-sanctions/

US Senate panel has approved the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela over its handling of the ongoing anti-government protests. Asks the Obama administration to ban visas and freeze the assets of Venezuelan officials for their alleged human rights violations during anti-government demonstrations.

Microsoft maintains pressure on China after Windows 8 ban

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

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/20/microsoft-maintains-pressure-on-china-after-windows-8-ban/

Microsoft said Tuesday it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by China. Suspended cooperation with the U.S. on cyber security issues and banned the use of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system on all new government computers

Mistrial for cop who blew up woman's eye balls with pepper spray

May 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160260-mistrial-cop-pepper-spray-blind/

A hung jury forced judge to declare a mistrial in case of California police officer who permanently blinded woman with pepper spray while arresting her for traffic violation. The former cop was charged with excessive force. After four days of deliberation, the jury deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of conviction.

CIA barred from using vaccinations as cover after dozens of doctors killed

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

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160228-cia-vaccination-cover-clandestine-operations/

White House announced CIA will never again set up fake vaccination program as part of its espionage efforts. Promise was made in a letter to the deans of 12 public health schools – who have criticized the Obama administration for using a vaccination effort as a cover for reconnaissance.

China summons US envoy over cyber-spying charges, vows retaliation

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/160080-us-china-cyber-espionage/

China dismissed US accusations of industrial cyber-espionage against five of its military officials, published proof Washington is actually stealing data from China. Beijing also summoned US ambassador for an explanation, publishing its latest data on US cyber-attacks against China.

Thailand’s army invokes martial law but insists it is not staging a coup

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

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/19/thailands-army-invokes-martial-law-but-insists-it-is-not-staging-a-coup/

Thailand’s army on Tuesday declared martial law across the crisis-gripped kingdom “to restore peace and order for people from all sides”, following months of anti-government protests that left 28 dead, hundreds wounded. Move “is not a coup. Public need not panic, can still live their lives as normal.

Argentineans protest economic, social woes-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/15/362730/argentineans-protest-economic-woes/

Press TV: Unionists have held a massive demonstration in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, demanding that the government address economic and social problems. 50,000 people participated in marches leading to Argentina’s Presidential Palace.

Kerry fighting against majority of Americans opposed to US wars: Petras-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/20/363349/americans-opposed-to-us-interventions/

Professor James Petras: very clear in the U. S. vast majority of people opposed to US engaging in overseas wars which have no benefits to the US population nor to the US economy; nor do these interventions further democracy. Public wants to concentrate on economy and unemployment.

NSA collecting content of all phone calls in the Bahamas, according to Snowden leak

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160024-nsa-intercept-bahamas-phone/

“According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden,United States National Security Agency is reportedly collecting the contents of effectively every phone call dialed or received within the Bahamas, putting conversations of residents and tourists into hands of the NSA.

North Carolina law would make discussing fracking chemicals illegal

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160052-nc-outlaw-disclosing-fracking-chemicals/

North Carolina legislators considering bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose toxic chemicals energy companies use in hydraulic fracturing, offenders on the hook for fines or jail time. Unauthorized disclosure of fracking trade secrets including chemicals used a Class I Felony,

Florida Town Fires Entire Police Force Amid Found Corruption

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/florida-town-fires-entire-police-force/

All cops and elected officials in city of Hampton, Florida ‘let go’ due to exposed unlawful actions. Residents became privy to 31 federal, state, and local codes being broken by city officials. Government employees were double dipping, using city property for personal reasons.

Shock FedGov Court Ruling: Police Can Kick In Your Door and Seize Guns Without Warrant or Charges

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/shock-fedgov-court-ruling-police-can-kick-in-your-door-and-seize-guns-without-warrant-or-charges_05192014

In a unanimous decision earlier this month the Court determined that law enforcement officers are not required to present a warrant or charges before forcibly entering a person’s home, searching it, and confiscating their firearms if they believe it is in the individual’s best interests.

Florida mother fights court order to circumcise son Judge rules to honor parenting agreement calling for circumcision, despite the fact that the child is already 3 years old.

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Zionism, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.591158

A mother in Florida is fighting a court order to have her 3-year old son circumcised. Heather Hironimus entered a parenting agreement with Dennis Nebus in 2010 when their son Chase was born that included a clause stating the father would be responsible for planning and paying the circumcision.

Ukrainian ultranationalist leader calls for guerilla war against pro-federalists

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

Television debates with three nationalist presidential candidates ended up in calls to pursue a guerilla war against pro-federalist Ukrainian citizens and conduct targeted assassinations of their leaders.

Referendum will be held in Ukraine Kharkiv: Officials-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/18/363202/referendum-will-be-held-in-kharkiv/

Local officials in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv said they will hold referendum on independence from Kiev government. No date set for vote yet. Earlier in the day, clashes between Ukraine National Guard forces, pro-Russian protesters in city of Kramatorsk in Ukraine's region of Donetsk.

Bahraini forces intensify crackdown on protests

May 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/19/363221/bahrain-steps-up-crackdown-on-protests/

Bahraini regime intensified crackdown on protests, clashing with mourners after funeral of an anti-government protester on the island of Sitra. Doctors, nurses detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities. Appalling human rights record.

Big Owner of Monsanto Shares: Does Bill Gates Want Population Control?

May 18th, 2014
Categories: World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-owner-monsanto-shares-bill-gates-depopulation-agenda-exposed/

Bill Gates: The world today has 6.9 billion people and that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” Bill Gates believes the density of the population in poor areas is too big, and with his depopulation plans he can ‘solve’ that problem.

FDA To Ban Organic Farming?

May 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://survivalbackpack.us/fda-ban-organic-farming/

Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: organic farms that sell produce would be impacted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration new rules, would place restrictions on everything from compost to livestock to water. Many organic farmers will be forced out of business.

Albuquerque police promote cop who burned off homeless man's ear-Video

May 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/8938

Albuquerque Police Department is promoting an officer found guilty of excessive use of force to a new position meant to address allegations that the department frequently demonstrates excessive use of force. After a video of a homeless man being shot and killed by officers in March sparked protests.

Cisco Systems gear reportedly bugged by NSA

May 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Cisco_Systems_gear_reportedly_bugged_by_NSA/35266/0/38/38/Y/M.html

New revelations that the N. S.A. bugged Cisco Systems’ networking equipment so agency could spy on adversaries triggered biting response from the San Jose company. Shows images of the agency intercepting Cisco servers, routers computer networking equipment to install surveillance bugs.

US Politicians Line Pockets With Funds From Ecuador's Billionaire Bankers on the Lam in US

May 16th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/23722-the-best-protection-money-can-buy-us-politicians-line-pockets-with-funds-from-ecuadors-billionaire-bankers

Brothers, Robert ,William Isaias, sentenced 8 years prison for embezzlement, defrauded bank they owned. It collapsed; loss of $400 million, fled to Florida. Life of lavish luxury. Avoid jail by campaign donations to American politicians for"safety" from law. Ecuador President Correa calls for extradition.

Police, protesters clash during demo in Peru

May 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/17/362945/peru-police-protesters-clash-at-demo/

Peruvian police have clashed with students staging a demonstration to protest against a federal legislation that would shake up the country’s universities as well as the public sector. Riot police used tear gas in an attempt to put an end to the protest in the city of Cusco.

Explosions heard in Slavyansk, reports of fighting

May 16th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/159540-slavyansk-ukraine-fighting-explosions/

Military action reportedly resumed in the town of Slavyansk in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, with local residents reporting on social media loud explosions and a large number of signal bombs in the sky. Junta artillery is shelling from its positions on Mount Karachun.

Kiev proclaims post-referendum Donetsk, Lugansk regions ‘terrorist organizations’

May 16th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/159508-kiev-terrorist-organizations-donetsk/

New authorities in post-coup Kiev have listed the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as terrorist organizations, channels of weapons supplies; Ukraine’s deputy prosecutor general, Nikolay Golomsha. The two regions proclaimed themselves sovereign states after May 11 referendums.

Anger boils as Erdgoan's aide kicks protester-Video

May 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/16/362820/turkey-outraged-as-pm-aide-kicks-man/

Outrage growing in Turkey over photo that shows aide to prime minister kicking man protesting deadly mine disaster in Soma. during Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to city day after disaster Tuesday. Erdogan's deputy chief of staff, Yusuf Yerkel, aims a kick at him.

Net Neutrality Overruled by FCC Decried By Activists

May 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/us/news/2014_05_16/Net-Neutrality-Overruled-by-FCC-Decried-By-Activists-0685/?slide-1

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to allow Internet service providers to bill websites for faster access to their pages.
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Hidden Racial Anxiety in an Age of Waning Racism

May 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/05/unspoken-racial-tensions/362023/

Typically, April showers bring May flowers. This year, however, April also delivered a torrent of racially charged issues to the national stage. In Michigan, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban on university-admissions programs that use race as a criterion in college admissions.

Russia Has Strong Suspicions of US Mercenary Activity in Ukraine – Lavrov

May 14th, 2014
Categories: World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140514/189824222/Russia-Has-Strong-Suspicions-of-US-Mercenary-Activity-in-Ukraine.html

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: Moscow believes information that Western, and foremost American, mercenaries are operating in Ukraine to be true, “We are waiting for answers, because we have very strong suspicions that this might be true. The questions that we asked remain unanswered.

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