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What you knew all along: Powerful criminal syndicate inside Bank of England

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A powerful criminal syndicate with links to money laundering, assassinations and terrorism infiltrated the Bank of England (BoE), a damning new report has revealed. The scandal was uncovered by BuzzFeed News on Thursday, following an investigation into how the UK’s criminal underworld ...

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Giant security flaw makes 950 million Android phones vulnerable to texting hack

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Android is by far the most dominant smartphone operating system in the world, and it has just been found to be vulnerable to a serious smartphone security flaw which allows devices to be hacked by simply sending them a text ...

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NSA pledges to eventually delete old bulk surveillance records. Oh sure, we can trust them, right?

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The National Security Agency will eventually delete the trove of millions of telephone records it controversially amassed under the Patriot Act, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced Monday. Destruction of the bulk surveillance records, which the NSA ...

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US govt never minded Americans killing rare lions before Cecil – WikiLeaks document

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WikiLeaks has unveiled a secret document on US hunters in Zimbabwe allegedly sent from a US official to the CIA, casting light upon the recent killing of Cecil the lion, a popular attraction to Zimbabwean Hwange National Park’s visitors. A ...

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Galloway to rejoin Labour if Corbyn elected as party leader

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Former British MP George Galloway says he is ready to rejoin the Labour Party if Jeremy Corbyn is elected as its leader. Asked if he would rejoin a Corbyn-led party, he said: “Definitely. Pretty damn quick. And I think hundreds ...

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G4S youth detention center ‘should cease to exist’ due to extensive problems – report

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A Florida juvenile detention center run by a controversial security company should “cease to exist,” according to officials and a damning grand jury report that said the decrepit facility and lack of security are “ripping off” the state’s citizens. The ...

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Afghan War Is Not Over, Says Judge, So Indefinite Detention Can Continue

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Though President Obama has publicaly championed end of combat operations in Afghanistan, that doesn’t mean prisoners of war can be released by Jon Queally A federal judge on Thursday rejected the petition of a Guantanamo detainee who had requested to be ...

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US imposes further sanctions on Russia

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The United States has imposed additional sanctions on Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Thursday imposed sanctions on eleven more people and 15 more companies. “Today’s action ...

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Virtual reality is next mass trend – Facebook’s Zuckerberg

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After Facebook’s video strategy turned out to be a success, the social network giant’s CEO is now eager to completely revolutionize the way we communicate by mastering virtual reality technologies. Discussing his company’s 2015 financial performance on Wednesday, among other ...

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AIPAC targeting vulnerable Democrats over Iran agreement: Analyst

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The main Israeli lobbying group in Washington, AIPAC, has started targeting vulnerable Democrats in order to change their mind on the Iran nuclear agreement, an American political commentator in Boston says.  “The foreign lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ...

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The Failure — and Future — of Democracy In Europe

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Europe’s proven plenty capable at regulating lightbulbs and vegetables. But it’s failed utterly at making democratic decisions about money. By Vojko Volk There’s at least one reason we should be grateful to the Greek people for exposing the European Union’s ...

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New Sandra Bland footage released to dismiss rumors of violent mistreatment

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Texas officials have released a new batch of videos showing Sandra Bland as she was being processed at Waller County Jail. The release aims to dismiss rumors that the black activist was already dead when her mugshot was taken. Bland’s ...

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These rabbis prove criticism of Israel’s campaign of terror is NOT anti-semitic

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A group of 30 rabbis has criticized the “unjust” demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank in a letter to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK. The British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights spoke out against the impending ...

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The Americans With Disabilities Act Is a Model for the World — Literally

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The landmark U.S. disability rights legislation became the basis for an international treaty embraced by much of the world — but not, ironically, by the U.S. itself. by Janet Lord July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities ...

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Ukraine Is Ripe for the Shock Doctrine

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Like many states in crisis before it, Ukraine serves as a perfect opportunity for neoliberal transformation. by Sean Guillory While a crisis of faith, of sorts, has resounded in western discourse on the economic effectiveness of austerity, this scepticism, rather ironically, ...

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Who Does Our Economy Serve? Hint: It’s not you

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During a speech at New York University Friday, Hillary Clinton took aim at “quarterly capitalism,” her name for corporate the United States’ endless – and senseless – pursuit of profits. Now, Clinton isn’t exactly Elizabeth Warren, and sometimes it sounds ...

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Cameron refuses another Scottish Referendum

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The British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will not hold another referendum on Scotland while he is in power. UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said there is no need for another referendum on Scottish independence, emphasizing that no ...

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New Jersey state troopers to wear body cameras

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All on-duty New Jersey state troopers will be equipped with body cameras, acting state Attorney General John Hoffman has announced. The state’s top law enforcement official also released policies that will guide how local police should use body cameras. The ...

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Corrupt Cameron says ‘Dirty money not welcome in Britain’. Stop laughing, I’m not making this up

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White-collar criminals who launder billions by buying luxury UK properties must be tackled, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday. Experts warn these fraudsters are distorting the UK property market and pushing up house prices in the process. Cameron’s criticism ...

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London Underground serial killer ‘covered up’ by Home Office, former detective claims

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A former detective claims Scotland Yard covered up the case of a self-confessed serial killer who pushed up to 18 people to their deaths on the London Underground during the 1970s. Retired Scotland Yard Detective Geof Platt said the cases ...

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2nd Scottish independence referendum ‘inevitable,’ says Salmond

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A second referendum on Scottish independence is “inevitable,” former First Minister Alex Salmon has said amid fears the union is “hanging by a thread.” The ex-Scottish National Party (SNP) leader said the government’s failure to live up to the ‘No’ ...

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Saving Armstrong’s moon suit: Crowdfunders raise $500,000 in 5 days

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It took a mere five days for a Kickstarter campaign to preserve the historic space suit, which Neil Armstrong wore during his moon walk in 1969. In that short space of time it managed to reach its $500,000 target. The ...

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‘UK parliament computers click porn sites over 20,000 times a month’

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Newly revealed data shows UK parliament computers visited pornographic websites at least 247,000 times last year, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) query. The FOI report says the visits to X-rated websites from the UK parliament’s computer network saw ...

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Obama Gitmo plan: Kick out half, bring in half

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The Obama administration wants to step up transfers of 52 Guantanamo prisoners to foreign countries and bring in the rest to prisons on US soil, allowing the notorious military-run legal black hole to be closed, a presidential aide said. “Why ...

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Scotland Yard police station converted into £10,000 per night luxury hote

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London’s Scotland Yard police station, site of the original Jack the Ripper investigations, is to be converted into a £10,000 per night luxury hotel in a £110 million deal involving UK property developer Galliard and the Dubai-based LuLu group. The ...

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Nearly 100,000 German Beekeepers Demand a Ban on GMOs

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Bees’ importance cannot be overstated. As TrueActivist has shared before, the tiny, bumbling insects are responsible for a lot – making them essential in the future of our planet. Therefore, with massive bee die-offs (otherwise known as ‘colony collapse disorder’), ...

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Racism, economic inequity parallel issues in US: Democratic candidate

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says racism is a problem parallel to income inequality in the US after he was criticized for focusing only on economic issues. “We have to address both” institutional racism and economic inequality to combat poverty in ...

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Chomsky: ‘The Real Question is…What Exactly Is The Threat of Iran?’

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Scholar and activist questions the need for a nuclear agreement when Iran has not violated the nonproliferation treaty by Nadia Prupis As U.S. Congress considers signing the unprecedented nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers announced earlier this month, renowned scholar ...

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As Obama Lectures Kenya, What Lessons Must US Learn from Africa?

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Obama receives applause in Kenya, but region continues to suffocate under U.S. policies whose results often run counter to stated goals by Jon Queally As President Barack Obama spent the weekend in Kenya—from where he departed on Sunday after making a ...

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Almost all psych drug use is unnecessary, claims doctor researching medical holocaust of over 5 million psych med victims

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More than half a million people age 65 years or older die every year in the West from psychiatric drug use, and the worst part is that these death pills aren’t even effective at treating either mental illness or depression. ...

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You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers

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Ronnie Cummins On Thursday, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, ...

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Criminal investigation sought into Clinton’s private email account

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The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled sensitive government information with the use of a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, according to a report. The request ...

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Shame on Eric Holder, Wall Street’s Attorney General

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Well, well, well. Eric Holder is returning to his cushy job at Covington & Burling where he reportedly pulled in $2.5 million the last year he was there. Holder didn’t think it was strange he was returning to one of ...

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Regional War Escalates as Turkey Openly Bombs Targets Inside Syria

Airstrikes on Friday comes as Turkish government also gives US military and other allies permission to stage further operations from its facilities along the Syrian border by Jon Queally Proving that a larger regional war remains among the most significant threats ...

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Take It Down: US Support for Jim Crow Israel

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When it comes to flags, George Carlin said it best: “I see them as symbols, and I leave them to the symbol-minded.” Yet, those who fanatically oppose particular flags are just as symbol/simple-minded as those who wave them. For example, ...

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Pro-Israel groups in US expand campaign against Iran nuclear accord

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The most influential pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States is expanding its campaign to pressure Congress into rejecting the recent accord over Iran’s nuclear program. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the biggest Zionist group in the US, ...

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Anti-war politician building momentum for Labour leadership

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Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy ‘takes on a much wider significance, because it can be part of rebuilding a left committed to social movements,’ says Stop the War Coalition by Deirdre Fulton Veteran UK politician Jeremy Corbyn, a 66-year-old left-winger whose stances against ...

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‘Corporate Influence Has Won': House Passes Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

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Legislation dubbed the DARK Act had backing of powerful groups who poured money into defeating state-level GMO-labeling efforts by Andrea Germanos The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would block states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered ...

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US, Israel can’t tolerate Iran’s independence: Analyst

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Israel and the Zionist lobby in the United States are working with Congress to attack Iran’s nuclear program as a pretext to undermine Tehran for its independence from American hegemony, an author and analyst in Chicago says. “There is an ...

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22 percent of US children live in poverty: Report

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Nearly one in four children is living in poverty in the United States, a higher percentage compared to the poverty rate during the Great Recession in the late 2000s, according to a new report by a child advocacy group. About ...

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New Probe Exposes Horrific Child Abuse by Israeli Forces

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Palestinian children face chokeholds, stun grenades, and forced confessions at the hands of Israeli forces, Human Rights Watch report reveals by Sarah Lazare Israeli forces are choking, beating, and abusing Palestinian children as young as 11, arresting and coercing them into ...

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Greece, The Troika and Maggie Thatcher

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by David Morris In its policies toward Greece, the “Troika” — a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund — has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher’s social and political philosophy, ...

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MSM finally admits Western diets lack nutrition and cause disease… a decade after independent media sounded the alarm

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The mainstream media and their high-paying pharmaceutical sponsors make it seem like disease is random, striking people without warning. In this way of thinking, people start to feel like helpless victims. They can quickly become scared and lose touch with ...

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Seeking War to the End of the World

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If the neoconservatives have their way again, U.S. ground troops will reoccupy Iraq, the U.S. military will take out Syria’s secular government (likely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State take over), and the U.S. Congress will not only kill ...

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California man arrested for allegedly ‘treating’ cancer patient with bag of dirt

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A California man is out on bail after being accused of posing as a doctor and illegally practicing medicine. He allegedly gave a desperate cancer patient expired medication and a “baggie of dirt” for treatment, authorities say. Investigators in Ventura ...

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Police falling short of child protection

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Major improvements are needed to child protection in the UK, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). South Yorkshire police have been urged to make serious changes to improve child protection, just three years following the Rotherham child sex ...

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9/11 victims could lose financial aid: NY lawmakers

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Victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US may lose financial support in October 2016 unless Congress reauthorizes the compensation fund, say three New York lawmakers. The lawmakers have issued warnings as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will ...

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The Value of Protest

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As a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders, my first reaction to hearing about Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest at Netroots Nation was disappointment.  This looks bad, I thought.  Bad for Bernie, who is the only presidential candidate with any chance ...

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​British ex-MEP jailed for 5 years over expenses fraud

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A former UKIP MEP has been jailed for five years at South London’s Southwark Crown Court for unlawfully claiming almost £500,000 worth of expenses from the European Parliament (EP). Ashley Mote, 79, of Hampshire, southern England, submitted false claims for ...

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Experimental GMO wheat crop devoured by aphids; written off as yet another total biotech failure

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A U.K.-based agricultural research organization recently threw away nearly $5 million on a failed field trial of experimental, genetically-modified (GM) wheat. Rothamsted Research says it is “disappointed” that the transgenic crop, known as “whiffy wheat,” utterly failed to deter aphids, ...

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As Cuban Flag Rises in U.S. Capital, ‘Antiquated Policies’ Still in Place

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The ‘removal of the economic, commercial and financial blockade… the return of occupied territory in Guantánamo, and respect for the sovereignty of Cuba,’ must come next, said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez by Nadia Prupis The Cuban embassy on Monday officially ...

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State General Assistance Programs Are Weakening Despite Increased Need

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State General Assistance (GA) programs, which provide a safety net of last resort for those who are very poor and do not qualify for other public assistance, have weakened considerably in recent decades and are continuing to do so, despite ...

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US should hang NSA leaker Edward Snowden: Former senator

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The United States should publicly hang National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden if he is captured by the US government, according to a former Republican senator. “We need to hang him on the courthouse square as soon as we ...

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​Slavery victims abandoned by UK govt face further abuse, exploitation

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Traumatized human trafficking survivors, abandoned by the government, are at high risk of being lured back into the clutches of criminals, a new report reveals. Thereport, published by The Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) on Monday, shows victims freed from “modern ...

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Snowden documentary filmmaker sues US over years of harassment

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Oscar-winning film director Laura Poitras is suing the US government to find out why she has been searched, questioned and subjected to enhanced security screenings over the past six years, being stopped over 90 times during the course of her ...

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Spoiler alert: How US politics could wreck the Iran deal

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The US and world powers have struck a landmark deal with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, but the agreement faces tough obstacles ahead – particularly with Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates vowing to unravel it. With much of the ...

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Just a ‘Mistake,’ As US Airstrikes Kill Allied Soldiers in Afghanistan

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Helicopters attack outpost in broad daylight in what could be worst such incident in nearly 14 years of war by Jon Queally In what may be the worst “friendly fire” incident of the U.S. war in Afghanistan since it began in ...

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Cameron sets out plan against ‘extremism’

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined a new five-year government strategy to tackle what he termed as extreme ideology. Cameron said that “the root cause of the threat” Britain faces “is the extremist ideology itself.” He also said the ...

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‘UK’s RAF training foreign states to counter militant missiles’

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A new report says staff from the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) are training foreign governments to prevent airliners being shot down by militant missiles. According to the Sunday Times, a team of British experts, including RAF troops, has been ...

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Sanders Putting Pressure on Clinton in Democratic Contest

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But Bernie Sanders is always there. Garnering the largest crowds of the presidential race. Raising millions of dollars, more than nearly every other candidate of either party. And boasting a following that can only be described as intense. Over the ...

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Watchdogs Reveal Chamber of Commerce ‘Blowing Smoke’ for Big Tobacco

"[T]he U.S. Chamber and its AmCham affiliates have joined the tobacco industry in fighting effective tobacco control policies in multiple countries—often without filly disclosing that they are working with the tobacco industry—implying that the full force of the U.S. business community is behind these efforts and that economic harm could result if countries move forward," states the report. (Photo: Raxon Rex/flickr/cc)

New report sheds light on joint efforts to undermine public health protections against tobacco by Sarah Lazare A new report sheds light on the shadowy and coordinated efforts of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the tobacco industry to use intimidation, ...

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High Court rules surveillance legislation ‘unlawful’

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The High Court has ruled that emergency data retention and surveillance legislation the coalition government introduced last year is unlawful. The law is the latest government and intelligence legislation to be deemed illegal. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, ...

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How the Billionaires Bought “Justice” for Scott Walker

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Scott Walker is the perfect example of how billionaires can purchase justice a la carte to protect their pet politicians. Now that’s not to say that Scott Walker himself is a billionaire. But he has a well-known relationship with billionaires ...

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Can Simply Living Near a Fracking Site Send You to the Hospital?

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Residents living near shale gas wells are more likely to be admitted to hospitals for heart, nervous system, and other medical issues by Nadia Prupis People living near “unconventional gas and oil drilling” operations were more likely to be hospitalized for ...

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British authorities plan to release prisoners who study behind bars

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Prisoners who study hard whilst imprisoned could be eligible for early release under new plans by justice secretary, Michael Gove. In what is being described as the first major speech on prison policies, Gove suggests inmates who work towards gaining ...

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Israel losing strategic value to US imperialism: Activist

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The successful conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries has threatened Israel’s strategic value to the United States, an American political activist in Chicago says. “Israel opposes this peace deal with Iran, because it does represent an ...

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In it together? Slimey 10% pay rise approved for British MPs while people starve

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MPs will receive a pay rise from £67,060 to £74,000 which will be backdated to May 8, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (ISPA) has announced. The rise of 10 percent has been approved despite fierce criticism from MPs and the ...

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Thatcher made secrecy pact with Saudi king over ‘corrupt’ arms deal

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Margaret Thatcher promised Saudi Arabia secrecy ahead of a £43 billion arms deal thought to have been blighted by corruption, newly-released documents reveal. The papers uncover correspondence between Saudi and British public figures and officials involved in the Yamamah deal ...

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US ‘to boost’ military aid to Israel after Iran nuclear deal

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The US has offered to increase military aid to Israel by another $1.5 billion per year to ease tensions over the nuclear deal with Iran, media has reported. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to make the offer during next ...

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Deutsche Bank probed by UK regulator for ‘laundering Russian cash’

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Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank breached anti money laundering laws for its Moscow clients, it has emerged. The Financial Times reports the inquiry focuses on the bank’s so-called mirror trades executed in ...

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Snowden documentary filmmaker sues US over years of harassment

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Oscar-winning film director Laura Poitras is suing the US government to find out why she has been searched, questioned and subjected to enhanced security screenings over the past six years, being stopped over 90 times during the course of her ...

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Obama calls for criminal justice reform in system ‘skewed by race and wealth’

President Barack Obama is leading a drive for a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system. He wants a federal review of solitary confinement, voting rights restored to former felons, and Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year’s ...

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7/7 led to wars abroad and loss of freedoms at home… but do we know what really happened that day?

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For the London media 7/7 is ‘done and dusted’, but for Tony Gosling, who helped cover the IRA London bombing campaign for the BBC, nothing could be further from the truth Tony Gosling RINF Alternative News http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=170296#170296 BRISTOL – At ...

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13 holes in government & media account of 2005 London Bombings

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Litany of media, police & judicial failures: 10th anniversary of 7/7 London Bombings Lies & betrayal of victims’ families: 10th anniversary of 7/7 London Bombings Tony Gosling RINF Alternative News 1. Train the alleged bombers are supposed to have caught ...

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ACLU Asks Appeals Court to Halt NSA’s Resumption of Bulk Phone Records Collection

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NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union today asked the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit to halt the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ call records, arguing ...

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​End regressive, ‘stupid’ war on drugs, campaigners tell Cameron

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Families of people who have died or been imprisoned due to UK drug legislation handed a letter to Number 10 on Tuesday, as the House of Lords debated Britain’s new Psychoactive Substances Bill. The relatives connected as part of the Anyone’s ...

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Washington’s hypocritical denunciations of Chinese “land reclamation” in the South China Sea

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By Oscar Grenfell A central component of the US-led provocations against China this year has been the Obama administration’s claims that Beijing’s “land reclamation” activities in the South China Sea constitute a threat to “freedom of navigation” and “security and stability” ...

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Pope Francis Calls for Global Bankruptcy Process

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WASHINGTON – Pope Francis called for an international bankruptcy process in a news conference as he left Latin America on Monday. According to the Associated Press, when asked about the Greek debt crisis, Francis stated, “if a company can declare ...

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Londoner arrested for ‘abstracting electricity’ on train

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A man has been arrested in London for charging his phone using a socket on a London Overground train. Robin Lee, a 45 year old artist from North London, was handcuffed and arrested for abstracting electricity. Lee was then also ...

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Cameron considers plan to have workers fund sick pay

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David Cameron is considering new plans to make workers save their own money to fund their sick pay, Downing Street has confirmed. The controversial idea, first suggested by the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, is an attempt to ...

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Obama, Saudi King Salman speak on Yemen war, Iran nuclear conclusion

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US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have held talks over Riyadh’s war on Yemen as well as the conclusion of nuclear talks between Tehran and the six global powers. As the monarchy continued its ...

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​Privacy rights group calls for ‘democratic control’ of UK spies

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Civil liberties group Privacy International (PI) has criticized a controversial report on state surveillance, calling for improved regulatory oversight so spy agencies can be held to account. The privacy rights group demanded the reforms after a report on state-sponsored snooping ...

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‘NHS failing elderly patients’

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A report conducted by academics has revealed that one in three patients over the age of 65 in hospitals are treated with sub standard care with those who are blind or deaf receiving the worst care. The study was conducted ...

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‘Draconian’ new strike legislation could bankrupt Labour – union chiefs

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Union bosses have accused the government of attempting to starve the Labour party of funds, as the Conservative Party unveils the biggest crackdown on trade union rights Britain has seen since 1985. Legal reforms proposed by the majority Conservative government ...

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US judge orders release of Guantanamo force-feeding tapes

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The US government must release eight of 32 videos depicting the “disturbing” force-feeding of a detainee held for 12 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, a federal judge has ruled. Gladys Kessler, a senior US District Judge ...

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US accuses Russia of trying to collapse Ukraine economically

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US Vice President Joe Biden has accused the Russian government of trying to collapse Ukraine economically, saying Kiev is “now under siege.” “Russia is trying to undermine the stability and sovereignty of Ukraine by any means it can, including attempting ...

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We Can All Get by Quite Well Without Banks – Ireland Managed to Survive Without Them

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A 1970 strike in Ireland provoked an admirable outbreak of ingenuity – Greece should take note Television reporters stand in front of the shut doors of banks in Athens and speak as if a few days more of bank closure ...

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A College Education Instead of Mindless Militarization

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Adam Vogal (Common Dreams) – As the United States military continues to sell the idea of joining its ranks to high school students throughout the nation as the best way for many poor students to get financing for college, the will ...

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‘Modern slavery survivors abandoned by UK govt.’

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A new report in the UK reveals survivors of abuse in modern day slavery are not looked after by the government and are exposed to homelessness, thus becoming an easier target for traffickers. According to the report titled ‘Life beyond ...

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The APA torture scandal and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial

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By Tom Carter A 542-page independent report made public by the New York Times on Friday implicates the American Psychological Association (APA) in the CIA torture program. The devastating report, prepared by a team of attorneys led by former federal prosecutor ...

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UK PM wants more killer drones, forces against ISIL

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has told defense chiefs that the country should be spending more money on the Special Air Services (SAS) and drones to better combat the threat of ISIL. While last week’s emergency budget saw public services ...

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Eleven Things Other Countries Do Way Better Than the US

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America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many politicians, anointed by God herself to lead the world ...

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Will Obama Undo the Harms of the War on Drugs?

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Reports are circulating that President Obama is preparing to commute the sentences of dozens of individuals currently imprisoned for nonviolent drug-related crimes. So far in his presidency, he has only commuted the sentences of 43 individuals; that number is expected ...

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The Power of Persistence in New York City’s Fight for Affordable Housing

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The crowd of tenants was growing raucous in Cooper Union’s Great Hall in lower Manhattan on June 29. On stage, a long table awaited members of New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board, or RGB, which had been set to vote ...

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Deranged war hawk claims peace activist makes the World ‘incredibly dangerous’

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham follows Medea Benjamin’s comments on blowback by saying she’s ‘radical Islam’s best hope’ by Andrea Germanos Presidential hopeful Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday told peace activist Medea Benjamin that people like her “make the world ...

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Data breach affected 21.5 million in US

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Personal information of 21.5 million Americans has been stolen allegedly by Chinese hackers, says the Office of Personnel Management. Following its long-awaited damage assessment, the office said on Thursday that hackers, who breached US government databases, stole information of those ...

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Judge Slams ‘Frivolous’ Government Appeal; Pledges to ‘Move Fast’ on Guantánamo Tapes Release

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WASHINGTON – A federal judge has slammed the Obama Administration’s stalling over the release of 32 force-feeding tapes from Guantánamo Bay, calling the Government’s prior appeal ‘the most frivolous I have ever seen.’ In a hearing this morning in Washington ...

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Think Greece’s Economy Is the One in Trouble?

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China’s tumbling stock markets plunged even further today, intensifying fears the country was tail-spinning towards the biggest financial disaster since the 1929 Wall Street crash. Almost $3trillion (£2trn) – more than the entire economic output of Brazil – has been ...

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Ron Paul raises $7 million for White House bid

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Republican US presidential candidate Rand Paul has raised $7 million in the first quarter of his 2016 White House bid. According to Paul’s campaign, mostly small-dollar donations were made to the Kentucky senator, a Tea Party favorite who inherited a ...

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Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israeli Settlements in the West Bank?

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I’ve gotten a fair bit of correspondence complaining that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hasn’t said anything recently in support of the human rights of Palestinians. Of course, Sanders isn’t talking a lot about a lot of things that a ...

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