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Take Action NOW to Topple the TPP (takes only 1 minute)

Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Politics with 2 Comments

January 22nd marks the beginning of a ten-day push by groups who work on a wide variety of issues to stop Congress from granting the President Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The push culminates in an Intercontinental Day of Action against the TPP on Jan 31- with events and actions being planned all around the world. To help topple the TPP, go to stopfasttrack.com and follow the quick and easy instruction

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US Army Robots Will Outnumber Human Soldiers 10 To 1 By 2023

Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
US Army Robots Will Outnumber Human Soldiers 10 To 1 By 2023

Talking at a US Army demonstration of autonomous weaponized robots at Fort Benning, Georgia, experts said that “ten years from now, there will probably be one soldier for every 10 robots. Each soldier could have one or five robots flanking him, looking for enemies, scanning for land mines.”

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What the World Looks Like Without Net Neutrality…

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments

Thanks to a ruling on net neutrality by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – the internet could start looking a lot more like your cable TV package

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The Danger of Ignoring Eisenhower’s Warning about the Military Industrial Complex – Abby Martin

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments

Abby Martin remarks on the anniversary of President Eisenhower’s farewell address, citing his warning to the American people of the danger of the military industrial complex

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Chris Hedges: What Obama Really Meant Was …

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: What Obama Really Meant Was …

Chris Hedges on what Obama really meant in his NSA speech: Throughout American history, intelligence services often did little more than advance and protect corporate profits and solidify state repression and imperialist expansion. War, for big business, has always been very lucrative and used as an excuse to curtail basic liberties and crush popular movements.

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Whistleblower: Too Big to Jail Banks Guilty of Funding Terrorism and Money Laundering

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Bankers & Wall St. with 0 Comments

Banks say they are the pillar of the modern society – ruling the streams of money across the globe and keeping a tight grip on the world’s economy. What happens in the offices of top level management is kept secret. Even governments are afraid to get confront the enormous financial giants. But today we talk to a man who single-handedly fought the corrupt banking system, with no one behind his back: whistleblower Everett Stern is today’s guest on Sophie&Co.

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Microsoft, Facebook: Obama’s NSA Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments

President Barack Obama announced reforms to the way the National Security Agency collects digital information in a speech at the Justice Department on Friday. The proposed changes include more oversight by the Executive Branch, reworking national security letters that force private companies to turn over customers’ information to the NSA and an end to Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for bulk metadata collection.

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Thievery: How Congress Keeps Stealing From Our Retirement Benefits and Social Safety Net

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Thievery: How Congress Keeps Stealing From Our Retirement Benefits and Social Safety Net

Congress has a nasty habit that’s not going away. It has been stealing a few billion here and a few billion there from earned retirement and safety net payments, overlooking whether those benefits have been promised or are even sufficient. Military pensions, unemployment, disability and Social Security are all targets.

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Marianne Williamson Discusses Her Congressional Campaign and Why the System Needs Reform

Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment

Marianne Williamson discusses her congressional campaign and why the political system needs reform of the heart and mind in this uncensored interview with Sean Stone on Buzzsaw. She outlines her goals for public office, the label of “new age,” running as an independent, and the dark lessons of the 1960’s in this full length discussion.

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MUST SEE: Judge Jeanine Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton Over Benghazi

Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Politics with 1 Comment

With this week’s issuance of the bipartisan investigation report on Benghazi, a raging Judge Jeanine Pirro confronts Hillary Clinton, head-on, for Clinton’s duplicity and negligence as Secretary of State.

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Elites Call for “Extraordinary Crisis” to Preserve New World Order That Is Being Threatened by Non-State Actors Like Edward Snowden

Posted by on January 18, 2014 in Corruption with 5 Comments
Elites Call for “Extraordinary Crisis” to Preserve New World Order That Is Being Threatened by Non-State Actors Like Edward Snowden

Writing for the Atlantic Council, a prominent think tank based in Washington DC, Harlan K. Ullman warns that an “extraordinary crisis” is needed to preserve the “new world order,” which is under threat of being derailed by non-state actors like Edward Snowden.

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Obama’s NSA Reforms Are “A Bouquet of Roses” to the Intelligence Agencies; Julian Assange Responds To NSA Reforms Speech

Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments

Earlier today, President Obama outlined reforms of America’s controversial surveillance tactics – which had ensnared millions of people’s phone calls, texts and emails around the globe. After praising the NSA and its importance to security, he admitted it made mistakes in its collection of private data. President Obama also asked the Congress to establish an independent privacy defender in the federal courts, to increase the supervision of intelligence work. Michael Ratner: By portraying NSA surveillance as “patriotic,” President Obama ignores the violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. Julian Assange: This president has been dragged kicking and screaming to today’s address. He’s been very reluctant to make any concrete reforms. Unfortunately today, we also see very few concrete reforms…

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NSA Collects Millions of SMS Messages Worldwide

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA Collects Millions of SMS Messages Worldwide

Newly leaked documents reveal the NSA collects hundreds of millions of text messages a day. The NSA and its UK sister-agency, the GCHQ, pair two previously unreported and top-secret national security programs to collect in bulk and then analyze millions of SMS text messages and other digital data sent around the world each day by mobile phones. Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who left the US last year with a trove of sensitive intelligence documents, supplied the news agencies with the evidence, both outlets reported on Thursday.

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Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning), the former US Army intelligence analyst who was found guilty of releasing the largest set of classified documents in US history, will be honored in absentia for her role in exposing the dark nature of civilian casualties in Iraq. Manning, who is currently incarcerated at Leavenworth Prison, will be recognized at a ceremony in absentia at Oxford University’s prestigious Oxford Union Society “for casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy,” according to the press release, published by activist and author David Swanson.

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Nigel Farage: We Are Now Run By Big Business, Big Banks and Big Bureaucrats

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments

Nigel Farage, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 15 January 2014. Farage: “We are run now by big business, big banks, and in the shape of Mr Barroso, big bureaucrats.”

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