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#321 Posted : Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:22:20 AM(UTC)
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Everything just started with protecting one of the last and most treasured green spaces in Istanbul from conversion to a shopping mall and then it turned to a big rise against government and opposition party CHP's support on protesters made big chaos on Taksim square, now things are so much different than inception of protests, now it's not about only protecting trees .
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#322 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 12:38:55 AM(UTC)
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Ankara police block activist funeral cortege, raid memorial protest with tear gas

http://rt.com/news/ankara-police-funeral-raid-778/

SCANDALOUS !!!


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#323 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:12:51 AM(UTC)
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Brazil sees largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week

http://rt.com/news/mass-protests-continue-brazil-844/

OCCUPY THE MUNDIAL...for a few milliards of $$$...LESS !!!

WE ARE LEGION...EXPECT US...


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#324 Posted : Friday, June 21, 2013 6:44:39 PM(UTC)
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Guards cut short FEMEN topless demo during Hollande visit to Paris Air Show


 Two Femen activists (L) are detained by security personnel after staging a protest near French President (unseen) during his visit to the 50th International Paris Air show at Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 21, 2013.


Two members of Ukrainian feminist protest group FEMEN have tried to stage a topless protest during a visit by French President Francois Hollande to the Paris Air Show but were handcuffed by his bodyguards and removed from the show site in the Bourget. The two young women were intercepted while they were moving toward Hollande shouting "Liberate FEMEN" and crying out the names of two of three French women who were sentenced to four months of jail in Tunisia on June 12 for a similar demonstration. One German woman joined the French women in the Tunisian action and received the same prison term.


 

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#325 Posted : Saturday, June 22, 2013 10:34:51 AM(UTC)
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden faces 30-years in prison as U.S. government asks Hong Kong to extradite NSA leaker and charges him with espionage

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346247/Edward-Snowdon-NSA-whistleblower-faces-30-years-prison-charged-espionage-theft-U-S-government.html

Hong Kong IS CHINA; would be a surprise if they did this.


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Alireza on 6/22/2013(UTC)
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#326 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 4:59:33 AM(UTC)
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Don't worry, be happy...



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#327 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 7:33:58 AM(UTC)
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HOT EFFIN' DAMN! 


Hong Kong lets Snowden leave to Moscow, with Cuba among possible destinations


HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, charged by the United States with espionage, was allowed to leave Hong Kong on Sunday, his final destination as yet unknown, because a U.S. request to have him arrested did not comply with the law, the Hong Kong government said.


Edward Snowden left for Moscow on Sunday and his final destination may be Cuba, Ecuador, Iceland or Venezuela, according to various reports. The move is bound to infuriate Washington, wherever he ends up.


"It's a shocker," said Simon Young, a law professor with Hong Kong University. "I thought he was going to stay and fight it out. The U.S. government will be irate."


Russia's Interfax news agency quoted a source at the Aeroflot airline as saying there was a ticket in Snowden's name for a Moscow-Cuba flight. Itar-Tass news agency cited a source as saying Snowden would fly from Havana to Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.


The South China Morning Post said his final destination might be Ecuador or Iceland.


A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was unaware of Snowden's whereabouts or travel plans.


The WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website said it helped Snowden find "political asylum in a democratic country". It did not elaborate, other than to say Snowden was "currently over Russian airspace" with WikiLeaks legal advisers.


The White House had no comment on the WikiLeaks posting.


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last week he would not leave the sanctuary of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London even if Sweden stopped pursuing sexual assault claims against him because he feared arrest on the orders of the United States.


U.S. authorities have charged Snowden with theft of U.S. government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and wilful communication of classified communications intelligence to an unauthorized person, with the latter two charges falling under the U.S. Espionage Act.


The United States had asked Hong Kong, a special administrative region (SAR) of China, to send Snowden home.


"The U.S. government earlier on made a request to the HKSAR government for the issue of a provisional warrant of arrest against Mr Snowden," the Hong Kong government said in a statement.


"Since the documents provided by the U.S. government did not fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law, the HKSAR government has requested the U.S. government to provide additional information ... As the HKSAR government has yet to have sufficient information to process the request for provisional warrant of arrest, there is no legal basis to restrict Mr Snowden from leaving Hong Kong."


It did not say what further information it needed, but said Snowden left Hong Kong "on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel".


CHINA SAYS U.S. "BIGGEST VILLAIN"


Hong Kong, a former British colony, reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 and although it retains an independent legal system, and its own extradition laws, Beijing has control over Hong Kong's foreign affairs. Some observers see Beijing's hand in Snowden's sudden departure.


Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said earlier this month that Russia would consider granting Snowden asylum if he were to ask for it and pro-Kremlin lawmakers supported the idea, but there has been no indication he has done so.


Iceland refused on Friday to say whether it would grant asylum to Snowden, a former employee of contractor Booz Allen Hamilton who worked at an NSA facility in Hawaii.


The South China Morning Post earlier quoted Snowden offering new details about the United States' spy activities, including accusations of U.S. hacking of Chinese mobile telephone companies and targeting China's Tsinghua University.


Documents previously leaked by Snowden revealed that the NSA has access to vast amounts of internet data such as emails, chat rooms and video from large companies, including Facebook and Google, under a government program known as Prism.


In its statement, the Hong Kong government said it had written to the United States "requesting clarification" of earlier reports about the hacking of computer systems in Hong Kong by U.S. government agencies.


"The HKSAR Government will continue to follow up on the matter, so as to protect the legal rights of the people of Hong Kong," it said.


China's Xinhua news agency, referring to Snowden's accusations about the hacking of Chinese targets, said they were "clearly troubling signs".


It added: "They demonstrate that the United States, which has long been trying to play innocent as a victim of cyber attacks, has turned out to be the biggest villain in our age."


(Additional reporting by Fayen Wong in Shanghai; Nishant Kumar in Hong Kong; Alexei Anishchuk and Steve Gutterman in Moscow, and Tabassum Zakaria in Washington; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)


 

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#329 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:27:42 AM(UTC)
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A map showing Edward Snowden's route and his possible next destinations

SNOWDEN now in Moscow...and then as above???

ASSANGE...SNOWDEN...WHO'S NEXT ?



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#330 Posted : Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:22:23 AM(UTC)
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Gay Marriage Decisions: Happy Hollywood Reacts on Twitter

http://www.thewrap.com/media/article/prop-8-doma-die-happy-hollywood-reacts-twitter-99861

HURRAY for the RAINBOW PEOPLE !!!:)


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#331 Posted : Friday, June 28, 2013 12:46:35 PM(UTC)
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#332 Posted : Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:36:35 AM(UTC)
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Ecuador's Correa: Solution for Edward Snowden's destination 'in hands of Russia...

http://rt.com/news/snowden-asylum-correa-russia-438/

The POWER of RUSSIA !!!


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#328 Posted : Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:22:32 PM(UTC)
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Europe wants explanations from US concerning total surveillance


Europe wants explanations from US concerning total surveillance




On Sunday, Germany's Minister of Justice Sabina Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger sharply criticized the US's plans to work out a system of monitoring individuals' online communications in Germany and other European countries.






Speaking at a meeting in the Ministry of Economy and Technologies, Ms. Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said:


“Things like that resemble the time of the Cold War. The 21st century is a time when information – as a rule, preserved by electronic means – plays an extremely important role, and people want guarantees of security of their private information. We are very concerned with the fact that the US is working out a program called “Prism”, aimed at intercepting people's private information. We would appreciate it if representatives of various companies and various organizations explain to us whether and how we can keep our private information secure now while communicating with someone on the Web.”


Last week, participants of a meeting of the German parliament discussed issues of security in the Internet, and, in particular, new spying programs. German MPs are insisting that draft laws should be worked out, which would ban spreading any personal data about employees of German establishments and enterprises outside the European Union.


The German Ministry of Justice says that Germany's authorities have first learned about the US “Prism” program from publications in media sources. The ministry's representative Ulrich Weinbrenner comments:


“We have taken into account this information in media sources and have asked several German government organizations – the police, the Federal Office of the Criminal Police, the Federal Service of Protection of the Constitution and the Federal Office of Information Security – to tell us what they know about the “Prizm” program. All these organization answered that they have no information about it. The same answer came from Germany's Federal Intelligence Service and the Customs Criminal Office.”


Germany's Minister of Economy and Technologies Philipp Rosler is also concerned with the news about the creation of a program for spying on the Web.


“We are very concerned with this,” he says, “and we would like to start an open dialog over this issue. Together with Germany's Minister of Justice Sabina Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, we would like representatives of Web industry to answer the following questions: Have private messages of German citizens been intercepted on the Web? If yes, what was the scale of these interceptions? Did they know about this interceptions, have they given their consent to it? If this interceptions were done against the will of people whose messages were intercepted, have the interceptors been punished in any way?”


Mr. Rosler is not the only person who would have liked to receive answers to these questions. The European Commission is demanding explanations from the US why US secret services have spied on the Web after a number of European officials. A candidate for the German Chancellor's post from the Socialist Democratic Party Peer Steinbruck believes that the incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel is incapable of keeping the situation with the Web spying under control. Mr. Steinbruck is demanding that Ms. Merkel should give explanations concerning this issue. Several other German parties – for example, the Pirate Party – are also putting forward similar accusation against Ms. Merkel. In Germany, the Chancellor's office coordinates the work of special services, and Ms. Merkel's opponents believe that she is responsible for the poor work of the country's special services.


In 3 months from now, parliamentary elections are due to be held in Germany. In such a situation, every step of Ms. Merkel, who, besides being Chancellor, is also the head of the Christian Democratic Union Party, may either raise or decrease her popularity.


NSA intercepted 500 million German communications a month


U.S. intelligence services listened to and tracked about half a billion phone calls, e-mails and SMS messages of German citizens on a monthly basis the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday citing a secret report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) which they obtained from ex-CIA officer Edward Snowden.


The Ministry of Justice of Germany has demanded an immediate explanation from the United States in connection with the report, noting that such actions are reminiscent of what U.S. intelligence was doing during the Cold War.


On Saturday it was also announced that NSA also monitored the Delegations of the European Union in Washington and New York and hacked into their computer networks.


US to discuss EU spying charges through diplomatic channels


The United States said Sunday it will respond to the EU via diplomatic channels over new allegations of US bugging of EU offices.


"While we are not going to comment publicly on specific alleged intelligence activities, as a matter of policy we have made clear that the United States gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations," added a statement from the office of the Director of National Intelligence.


Demands for clarification from Europe came after a report in Der Spiegel magazine that the United States had tapped EU offices in Washington, Brussels and at the United Nations.


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#333 Posted : Tuesday, July 02, 2013 10:27:15 PM(UTC)
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Yes, Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group!


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Cross Posted from Political Blindspot


A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it... (read much more):


http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/yes-monsanto-actually-did-buy-the-blackwater-mercenary-group/

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#334 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2013 6:59:18 PM(UTC)
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Snowden, will you marry me?


Anna Chapman, the red-haired Russian secret agent expelled from the United States in 2010, seized the moment and proposed marriage to CIA leaker Edward Snowden, who is on the run after disclosing details of a top-secret surveillance program that allegedly targeted millions of Americans.


                      

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#335 Posted : Friday, July 05, 2013 5:22:20 PM(UTC)
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Dartagnan;325061 wrote:


           


Snowden, will you marry me?


Anna Chapman, the red-haired Russian secret agent expelled from the United States in 2010, seized the moment and proposed marriage to CIA leaker Edward Snowden, who is on the run after disclosing details of a top-secret surveillance program that allegedly targeted millions of Americans.


                      



 


I'd love it!  Go for it, Ed!

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#336 Posted : Friday, July 05, 2013 7:08:21 PM(UTC)
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Russia's computer programmers top of the world


кабель интернет компьютерные технологии связь




A crack squad of Russian computer programmers took advantage of the home terrain to win 1st prize at the world finals of The Association of Computing Machinery’s International Computer Programming Contest (ICPC) in St. Petersburg this week, while the highest placed American team narrowly missed out on the top ten.






The St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics won the prestigious contest for the second year in a row. The top scoring US team was Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, placing 11th.


 The Association of Computing Machinery’s ICPC, also known as “The Battle of the Brains,” began as a contest held at Texas A&M University in 1970, but in 1997 IBM became sponsor and participation has since expanded by more than 1100 percent.


According to the official website, “This year, ICPC participation included 29,479 of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines from 2,322 universities from 91 countries on six continents.”


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#337 Posted : Saturday, July 06, 2013 3:33:52 AM(UTC)
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Edward Snowden offered asylum by Venezuelan president

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/06/edward-snowden-venezuela-asylum

Also Nicaragua offers asylum !!!


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#338 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2013 11:04:28 AM(UTC)
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http://youtu.be/x4XOFz8cT40

Snowden strikes again: 'NSA in bed with Germany'


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#339 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 5:45:08 AM(UTC)
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Srebrenica remembers massacre after Mladic arrest

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110712/world/Srebrenica-remembers-massacre-after-Mladic-arrest.375141

HOLLAND remembers...about the only one?


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#340 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 10:54:11 AM(UTC)
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Snowden wants asylum in Russia, ready to meet condition not to damage US...seriously????

http://rt.com/news/snowden-meets-rights-activists-013/

Gonna marry that Russian woman maybe? Nice couple LOL


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