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Guantanamo detainee found dead in his cell

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An undisclosed Guantanamo Bay prisoner died over the weekend after guards at the US detention facility found him unconscious in his cell. The prisoner died in solitary confinement, in Camp 5, that holds those who have violated prison rules. The prisoner was placed in solitary confinement after splashing a guard …

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Criticism of Israel’s government on college campus labelled as antisemitism

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A group of California academics have slammed the recent move by the state legislature to pass a bill on alleged anti-Semitism on campus. The open letter, from California Scholars for Academic Freedom, blasts the resolution (HR 35) for posing “a clear threat to academic freedom in the University of California and the California State University systems,” …

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Former reporter Amber Lyon exposes massive censorship at CNN

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A former CNN correspondent defies threats from her former employer to speak out about self-censorship at the network. In late March 2011, as the Arab Spring was spreading, CNN sent a four-person crew to Bahrain to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of internet technologies and social media by democracy activists in the …

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The Declining West: Tragedy or Comedy?

During the Vietnam War, Sweden was an independent country with a moral conscience, and Sweden gave sanctuary to US war protestors who refused the draft. Washington realized the cost to itself and purchased the Swedish government in order to prevent a reoccurrence of moral conscience on the part of any …

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Hungary throws out Monsanto and the IMF

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I don’t know about you, but I would label my personal knowledge of Hungary as wanting, if not painfully incomplete. It’s not an easy country to come to grips with, not least of all of course because Hungarian doesn’t look like any western language we know with the possible exception …

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‘US doesn’t need UN to oust Assad’ – Clinton

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Hillary Clinton threatens the US and “like-minded states” might pursue regime change in Syria in circumvention of the UN if the new resolution on Syria is “toothless”. Russia’s Foreign Minister believes the conflict is still solvable diplomatically. Having conducted talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, …

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Do you want to join the German FBI?

Germany’s equivalent of the FBI has put out a notice inquiring about highly-trained computer professionals who know how to exploit windows, speak different languages, and fight the bad guys. In short, Germany is developing its own spyware. Although the Bundeskriminalamt’s (BKA) job offer is not overt, it is neither by …

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CIA beast devoured Iraqi nation

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The recent declassified CIA document about the fallacy of the US justifications for the Iraq war attests to Washington’s rapacious strategy to “devour” the oil-rich country without leaving the Iraqi nation with any alternative, a political analyst says. “What the CIA file documents is the fact that Iraq was ferociously …

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Gray State Movie

Gray State Movie

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7FVXERKFE[/youtube]   The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to …

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