Snowden to Putin: Are You Guilty of Mass Surveillance?

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden appeared Thursday on Russian state television via video link, where he posed a question to Vladimir Putin’s during the president’s annual question-and-answer program: Is the Russian government spying on millions of people? Putin side-stepped the question. The full exchange—transcribed by Slate—is as follows: _____________________ This work is licensed under a Creative […]

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Amid Eastern Ukraine Vote, Soldiers Open Fire on Crowd

(2:15 PM EST): Associated Press reports:  Ukrainians across eastern and southern regions of the country on Sunday cast their votes in controversial local referendums despite demands from leaders in Kiev (and the U.S. government) that such elections not be held. Long queues of voters were reported in Luhansk, Donetsk, and elsewhere though assessments differed on […]

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli Shooting of Teens a 'War Crime'

The May 15 shooting of two Palestinian teens by Israeli forces may amount to a war crime, Human Rights Watch stated Monday. Nadim Nawareh and Mohammed Salameh, both 17* years old, were marking the Nakba or “catastrophe” by participating in a demonstration near the Ofer military prison in the West Bank city of Beitunia when […]

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In Nigeria, Mothers of 'Stolen' Schoolgirls Demand Action

Heartbroken families, whose young daughters were recently abducted from a boarding school, stormed the National Assembly in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday in a massive display of grief and anger over the government’s failure to rescue the stolen girls. “May God curse every one of those who has failed to free our girls,” said Enoch […]

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Comcast Assembles Massive Lobbyist Army to Push Mega-Merger

Internet and cable giant Comcast has assembled an army of lobbyists to drive through its proposed merger with its second largest cable competitor—Time Warner Cable. But media justice campaigners across the U.S. are determined to stop a deal they say would strike a blow against free speech, media diversity, and access to vital services. “The […]

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FDA May Be Seeking to Use Untested Technology in Livestock Feed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be looking to use emerging technology in products for livestock that could make animals on factory farms gain weight and absorb medications faster. Click Here: cheap INTERNATIONAL jersey The technology in question is nanotechnology, the process of manipulating or creating matter at the molecular level. While there […]

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'Politically Explosive' Docs Show How NSA Wiretaps Earth

New reporting by The Intercept and a partner newspaper in Denmark reveals that the National Security Agency, beyond its well-documented close-ties to the so-called Five Eyes nations, has extensive and previously unknown surveillance agreements with other nations that allow it unsurpassed access to global communication systems and the private information of the world’s citizens that […]

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Dept. of Justice: Corporations Are People… Gitmo Prisoners Are Not

Lawyers for the Obama administration declared in a court document filed Tuesday that people detained by the U.S. at the Guantánamo Bay prison are not “persons” protected by the U.S. Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The argument came in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of two men held at Guantánamo—Emad Hassan from Pakistan […]

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Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared, Says State Audit

Placing the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvania residents at great risk, the state’s environmental regulatory body is “woefully” unprepared to monitor and regulate the shale oil and gas drilling boom, charged a report released by the state’s Inspector General on Tuesday. According to the audit, the “meteoric growth” of the shale gas industry, which is […]

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