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NSA caught spying on 3 French presidents

François Hollande France

President François Hollande has called an emergency national defence council meeting after allegations by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks that America’s National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three successive French presidents. The meeting will be held at 9am on Wednesday “to evaluate the nature of the information published by the press… and to draw useful conclusions,” a …

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Greenwald: New Zealand government spies on its citizens

US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, said New Zealand officials are spying on their citizens, a charge that has provoked a harsh response from NZ Prime Minister John Key. Greenwald, who is in New Zealand to attend Kim Dotcom’s much anticipated “Moment of …

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Hawaii set to ban GMO crops

Kaneohe Hawaii

Two major victories against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are about to be achieved in Hawaii, where citizens and city council members have stepped up their game in opposition to open-air cultivations of GMO crops. According to The New York Times (NYT), the legislative committees of the “Big Island,” known as Hawaii, and …

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Monsanto hit with class action lawsuits in mystery GMO wheat case

Monsanto

American Farmers have launched two class action lawsuits against biotech giant Monsanto following the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat growing in the Pacific Northwest. According to farmers, the company’s negligence has ruined sales. Though the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has never approved either the growing or sale …

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Worldwide march against Monsanto taking place May 25, will you take a stand?

Monsanto GMO

With President Obama’s recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, food safety advocates are up in arms. As GMOs fill grocery store shelves at an alarming rate, more people are growing aware of the health risks associated with genetically altered organisms. People are growing tired of this disease-promoting, genetically manipulated …

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Occupy Monsanto protestors shutdown GMO seed distribution facility

Monsanto biohazard

On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) …

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Food inflation will affect entire globe in 2013

Food Inflation

Grocery prices in the United States have risen steadily for months now, but because of the drought here at home and other global market forces, food costs are set to skyrocket around the world as well, say experts. In addition to parched farmland throughout much of the U.S. and near …

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Pussy Riot sentenced to two years jail

Pussy Riot

A Moscow court has sentenced three members of Pussy Riot to two years in a medium-security prison for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity. The Judge said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Ekaterina Samutsevichshowed flagrant disregard for the church parishioners and the fundamentals of the Orthodox faith. “The Court …

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Monsanto to outlaw GMO labeling worldwide through TPP

TPP

It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it’s a secret trade pact being negotiated completely outside of law, with no congressional authority but with the aim of forcing nations around the world to ban GMO labeling, embrace Monsanto’s GMO crops and keep pharmaceutical prices artificially high to enrich the …

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Kim Dotcom: the TPP ‘proves’ that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama

Kim Dotcom

The secretive multinational trade agreement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “proves” that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama, according to MegaUpload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom. In part two of Wired.co.uk’s interview with the infamous entrepreneur, we talk about international copyright law, NSA surveillance, Hollywood’s “backward, outdated licensing model”, Barack Obama and Dotcom’s political ambitions. …

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White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

white house

Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a new White House report that is meant to address further the …

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Veterans using ayahuasca to cure depression and PTSD

Ayahuasca military veteran PTSD psychological trauma

After surviving firefights and a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, U.S. Army veteran Asa Barrett tried antidepressant drugs and therapy to overcome depression and bouts of anger. Nothing worked. But then, like many other foreigners, he journeyed to Peru’s remote Amazonian jungle to drink ayahuasca, a centuries-old, sacred indigenous brew that some Western …

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US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed 459 civilians

US airstrike Syria civilians dead

U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians …

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Russia and China hold large-scale war games

China and Russia military

NATO to counter with E. European war games in November Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops. Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed …

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Fukushima: Tepco is getting desperate as leaks won’t stop

Fukushima

After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima’s radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco now …

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TSA removes x-ray body scanners from major airports

TSA xray body scanner

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints at busier airports. …

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