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Thousands gather for anti-G8 protests in Northern Ireland

G8 protest

Thousands rallied in Belfast on Saturday, protesting against the coming G8 summit in Northern Ireland’s county Fermanagh. The action is part of the peaceful anti-G8 demonstrations meant to send a message of protest and concern to the G8-leaders. What started as 1,500-strong march to the Belfast City Hall in police …

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IRS admits targeting patriot groups

We The People

On Friday, the IRS apologized for singling out conservative groups, especially organizations that had “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names, for additional reviews during the 2012 election. According to the Associated Press, Lois Lerner, who “heads the IRS unit that overseas tax-exempt groups,” said such groups were targeted and …

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Monsanto announces huge profits despite worldwide backlash

Monsanto FDA profits

Amid widespread protests against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, the biotech giant has reported a 22 percent increase in net profits – an announcement that may spark further outrage about the provision that protects the company from financial damage. Monsanto on Wednesday reported that its net income rose 22 percent to …

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BP admits to 11 counts of manslaughter

Oil giant BP will fork over the largest criminal penalty in the history of the United States and plead guilty to criminal misconduct, sources report, with more charges possibly forthcoming over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The US Justice Department admitted Thursday afternoon that two …

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United Nations looking to control the internet

United Nations

United Nations report calls for Internet surveillance, saying lack of “internationally agreed framework for retention of data” is a problem, as are open Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes, and libraries. The United Nations is calling for more surveillance of Internet users, saying it would help to investigate and prosecute terrorists. …

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NY judge blocks law permitting indefinite detention

A US judge has blocked a military law that permitted indefinite detention of anyone without trial for aiding terrorism, declaring it unconstitutional. Journalists and activists claim the law impedes free speech, and could be used against them. NY Federal District Judge Katherine Forrest said that the law affected anyone who …

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How long will the dollar remain the world’s reserve currency?

We frequently hear the financial press refer to the U.S. dollar as the “world’s reserve currency,” implying that our dollar will always retain its value in an ever shifting world economy.  But this is a dangerous and mistaken assumption. Since August 15, 1971, when President Nixon closed the gold window …

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DHS rounding up veterans, throwing them in mental institutions

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Veterans are being targeted in aftermath of Homeland Security smear campaign. The lawyer who helped secure the release of Brendon Raub, a former Marine forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook, told the Alex Jones Show today that there are currently a …

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Obama fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans

NDAA protest

The White House has filed an appeal in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s ruling that bans the indefinite military detention of Americans because attorneys for the president say they are justified to imprison alleged terrorists without charge. Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in May that the indefinite …

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Push to put your money in Google’s CIA cloud wallet

Google Wallet

In Google’s Brave New World, all of your money will be in the “cloud” – a metaphor for data stored and retrieved over the internet – and you will pay for stuff with a swipe of a mobile device. Google rolled out this “service” in 2011 and calls it “Google …

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Ron Paul not suspending campaign, it is a media hoax

As the mainstream media continues to idiotically blather on about Ron Paul “quitting”, the campaign is forging ahead, today releasing a memo outlining Paul’s strategy for the GOP national convention. “Let me be very clear,” writes chief strategist Jesse Benton in the opening lines of the memo, “Dr. Paul is NOT dropping …

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Rand Paul launches campaign to end the TSA

TSA fly with dignity

Senator Rand Paul has issued a press release in which he vows to lead the charge to “end the TSA” and put a stop to the needless and humiliating groping of toddlers and grandmothers. Earlier this year, Paul was detained by the TSA after refusing to submit to an invasive pat down …

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Will Saudi Arabia crash the US economy following 9/11 bill?

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Editor’s note: Can the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. now sue the US government and military for the illegal wars that killed over 1.5 million innocent people and destroyed their countries? Or do double standards apply when the west is carrying out the crime? Saudi Arabia and its allies could retaliate against …

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The History Of The Postcard In America

For something that seems like such a simple concept, postcards have quite a bit of history behind them.   Surprisingly, their production and usage were restricted quite a bit in their early days, but changes in their regulation allowed the postcard business to expand and became quite popular by the …

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Israeli media calls for Iran and Germany to be nuked

Nuclear Netanyahu

Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views. In the opinion article …

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Noam Chomsky: United States is ‘world’s leading terrorist state’

Noam Chomsky terrorism

The United States is the “world’s leading terrorist state,” based on its deadly, CIA-run operations in the likes of Nicaragua and Cuba, according to new op-ed by historian and social philosopher Noam Chomsky. In a new piece posted at Truthout.org, Chomsky pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s classified review of its own …

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Declining United States to spend $1 trillion on nuclear weapons

Nuke

Despite campaigning on a platform that endorsed having “a nuclear-free world” in the not so distant future, United States President Barack Obama is overseeing an administration that’s aim has taken another path, the New York Times reported this week. On Sunday, journalists William Broad and David Sanger wrote for the Times that …

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Ron Paul: End the CIA!

Former congressman Ron Paul advocates for abolishing the United States Central Intelligence Agency in a new op-ed where he condemns the CIA and its controversial enhanced interrogation practices. On Sunday, the retired Texas lawmaker wrote on the website for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity that “CIA covert actions …

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Ron Paul wants to encourage an ‘epidemic of truth-telling’

Ron Paul Voices of Liberty

Former Rep. Ron Paul hopes his new online community will not only force policymakers to hear from the public, but promote more government whistleblowers. “Something that we can encourage and that is to get more whistleblowers,” the former Texas Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate said. “Think of Edward Snowden, …

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