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US Freedom Act a ‘surveillance act in disguise' - ex-MI5 agent

RT | August 30, 2015

The US is playing games with public trust by passing different versions of the same intrusive surveillance system, a modern day Panopticon.

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Blood in the Hills: Leonard Peltier and the Pine Ridge Reservation Shoot Out, Forty Years Later

By Mark Trecka | The End Of Being | June 26, 2015

In the late morning of June 26th, 1975, two young FBI agents named Jack Coler and Robert Williams entered the property of Lakota Sioux elders Harry and Cecelia Jumping Bull while ostensibly investigating the theft of a pair of cowboy boots, and engaged in a firefight with several native activists who were camped there.

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A region evolves with rising China


South-East Asia’s complex big power relations demand careful and considered understanding, where frequent complications and familiar gut reactions do not help.

WHEN countries have difficulty relating to a rising China, part of the problem lies in not understanding where China is heading and not knowing what it will become. 1,440 more words


Time to End Police Militarization (and Its Causes) in the United States

Note: This is lengthy personal research on an issue of great importance to justice, civil liberties and 2016 election platforms in the United States. I feel strongly that a study of causes of police militarization must accompany any news consumption of police use of force. 5,536 more words

Policy And Politics

Guardian adopts Climate denial techniques

The Guardian has made much of a recent FOI release of death rates among benefit claimants. The DWP had delayed releasing the data as long as they could, one might wonder why they bothered. 488 more words

Lemon Spotting

The Triumph of the Nanny-State: Lock-down those classrooms or I'll hit you with my heroic lunch-box

By ann summers

We wanted to nip the problem in the bud,” (1990)

A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by drawing a gun. 167 more words


Ex-cop with 6 kill notches teaches police how to shoot or be killed

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RT | August 28, 2015

A former Arizona police officer, who killed six people during his 12-year career before it ended after the latest shooting, is now selling firearm training simulators that jolt people who hesitate to shoot.

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