Category Archives: USA

Amnesty: Drone Strikes Amount to War Crime

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Author: Jon Boone

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US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns. Amnesty International has highlighted the case of a grandmother who was killed while she was picking vegetables and...

The True State of the US Economy

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Author: PressTV

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The fact that stock prices have been drifting lower, doesn’t prove that the economy is headed for recession. Nor does political dysfunction (government shutdown), droopy home sales, plunging confidence, chronic high unemployment, rising levels of extreme poverty, unprecedented public dependence of food stamps, weak personal consumption, stagnant wages, falling middle...

Snowden: ‘US Spying Defines Our Humanty’

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Author: RT - Video

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The video fragments of a meeting, attended by the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake and former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks – all whistleblowers in their own respects – were released by WikiLeaks...

The Iron Man Cometh: US Army Commissions ‘TALOS’ Suit

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Author: RT

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The fantastic fictional powers enjoyed by comic book superheroes and villains – including enhanced strength, night vision and resistance to bullets - may become a reality soon if the US military gets its way. As if inspired by Marvel Comics itself, the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has commissioned a Tactical...

Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award

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Author: PressTV

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National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, accepted an award on Wednesday from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the NSA’s electronic surveillance of Americans and people around the globe. The award, named in honor of...

‘US Unchained Itself From Constitution’

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Author: RT - Video

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Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA surveillance programs prove that the US has abandoned the rule of law, betraying its own constitution, whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake, told RT. A group of US whistleblowers and activists has present Snowden with a Sam Adams Award for ‘Integrity in Intelligence’ in Moscow on Wednesday....

Should You Trust US Companies With Your Data?

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Author: Jillian Scharr

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When the secure email provider known as Lavabit, which National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had used, abruptly ended its service, founder Ladar Levison couldn't go into details of the shutdown for legal reasons. However, the message Levison posted on the Lavabit home page on Aug. 8 strongly...

Halliburton Lined Up as Potential U.K Fracking Partner

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Halliburton, the American oil services giant that featured prominently in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, has been lined up as a potential contractor in Britain’s oil and gas “fracking” industry, The Independent has learnt. The energy company, previously run by former US Vice President Dick Cheney, has held confidential talks with...

Why You’ll Soon Be Paying Rent to the Chinese

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Author: Porter Stansberry

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Today, I want to talk about something easy and basic, something that every American should understand. When you borrow money, you eventually have to pay it back – plus interest. That’s all you need to know to understand the financial crisis and the terrible consequences we face if we don’t...

Big Island of Hawaii Passes Ban On GMOs

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Author: Tom Callis

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A County Council committee gave a bill that would restrict the use of genetically altered crops a positive recommendation Tuesday, ensuring that the legislation would survive nearly five months after the committee first took on the controversial issue. The legislation, Bill 113, was moved forward to the council level in...

$80 Million for California Earthquake Warning System

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Author: Robin Kemker

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$80 million in seed money was approved for the California Earthquake Early Warning Alert System by California’s legislature and subsequently signed by California Governor Jerry Brown. On March 13, the experimental California Earthquake Early Warning Alert System signaled an earthquake had taken place. About 30 seconds later, the actual quake...

America’s Drug Empire

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Author: Gordon Duff

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It was only a week ago that the US government released Eric Harroun, a former soldier who had been fighting with foreign backed al-Qaeda terrorists and the CIA against the Assad government in Syria. This week, former Army sergeant Joseph Hunter and a group of other veterans, one from Germany’s...

Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Is Found in a Pennsylvania Stream

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Author: Surprising Science

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In the state of Pennsylvania, home to the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, 74 facilities treat wastewater from the process of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”) for natural gas and release it into streams. There’s no national set of standards that guides this treatment process—the EPA notes that the Clean Water Act’s guidelines were...