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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia

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Dear Good People of West Virginia: “Freedom” and “Patriot” do not mean what you think they do. We have breaking news today of a new Big Coal disaster in the offing in The Mountain State. Just days after the Dan River coal ash spill affecting North Carolina and Virginia, and mere weeks after West Virginia’s own Freedom Industries Elk River chemical debacle (which cost the citizens of that state over $19 million each day the “do not use” water order was in effect) – here we have another coal behemoth, Patriot Coal, scurrying to “inform” the public about a new…

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U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video)

Kevin Scott Sutay, a veteran of the USA war in Afghanistan who wandered in to territory of the Colombian rebels while backpacking in the region, was taken hostage by the rebel group FARC four months ago. He was quietly turned over to Cuban and Norwegian International Red Cross officials yesterday. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s office issued a statement, saying: “We are pleased about the liberation today of U.S. citizen Kevin Scott Sutay who was in the hands of the FARC.” The statement included gratitude to the Colombian government and President Juan Manuel Santos for their efforts. The…

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Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters

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What does the George Zimmerman Verdict really mean? Putting aside the racial aspect for a moment, there is a much greater impact from the Zimmerman verdict. Due to the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida and other states, it is increasingly common for an armed man to shoot and kill an unarmed person and go free without ever standing trial. Local prosecutors complain that it’s far more difficult to file charges against shooting suspects because the law says they only have to claim they felt “threatened” by their victim to justify the shooting. If the only other person involved in…

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BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video)

Bombshell report on the Guardian today claims that the British government spied on politicians and officials who participated in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009, according to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and seen by the Guardian. The report alleges that the UK intelligence agencies monitored foreign politicians and officials through their computers and their phone calls. All correspondence was intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic. More from the Guardian: The…

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Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike

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In a referendum on Sunday June 9, Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed government’s move to tighten asylum restrictions, while the number of refugees in the country has spiked. Human rights activists who had hoped the vote would reject the laws that sparked the referendum. Instead, almost 80 percent of voters gave it the green light. After this vote people won’t be able to seek asylum through Swiss embassies anymore – which had been unique in Europe. Military desertion is no longer considered a valid reason to be granted asylum. Military desertion has been the key reason cited by Eritreans, who…

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American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video)

Warning Graphic Images. Viewer Discretion Advised! Associated Press reports that a 33-year-old Michigan woman, Nicole Lynn Mansfield, was killed in Syria while fighting alongside the opposition forces, the FBI confirmed Thursday. According to her family’s statement to Detroit free Press, Mansfield was raised as a Baptist in Flint Michigan and converted to Islam after meeting an Arab immigrant and married several years ago, but later divorced him. Syrian media outlet broadcasted the incident (see video) as breaking news on its website and claimed Mansfield was a terrorist who was fighting together with two other people, one from England. All three…

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CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that for the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level reached 400 parts per million, meaning concentration of carbon dioxide gas in the Earth’s atmosphere is the highest ever. Climate Central, an independent climate research organization, explains that a rise in CO2 emissions would bring greater atmospheric warming and exacerbate the effects of climate change. Research also shows the effects would be irreversible as CO2 molecules can remain in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. According to Climate Central researcher and writer Andrew Freedman, the last time CO2…

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Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet

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In Europe, Ireland is the country with the strictest abortion laws. Under the current law, abortion is a crime unless if it occurs as a result of a medical intervention performed to save the life of the mother. Mrs Halappanavar, a 31 year old woman originally from India, was 17 weeks pregnant when she started feeling pain in her back and was bleeding. She sought medical attention and tests revealed that she was going through a miscarriage. Over the course of three days, she pleaded with her doctors to perform a termination. The doctors justified that they could still hear…

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Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies

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Boston is in a state of lock down today as a massive manhunt continues for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been named as a primary suspect in the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Authorities have urged Boston residents to stay indoors and all bus and cab service has been suspended while police continue their search. The FBI and National Guard are assisting. The lock down comes following a violent rampage early Friday morning, where Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlane are said to have robbed a 7-11, killed an MIT police officer and fled in a stolen SUV. In a confrontation with…

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2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing

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Two explosions, presently speculated to be the result of planned bombings, have rocked the city of Boston at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Initial reports state that presently dozens are injured. There has yet to be any official reports on the size of the explosions, and no credit has been taken for the attacks. Unconfirmed twitter traffic suggests some runners and spectators may have lost limbs and possibly lives. Jackie Bruno, a correspondent with New England Cable News (NECN) reported via tweet to have seen runners with legs “blown off…” After the initial explosion, Boston Police reported detonation…

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Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike

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On Thursday April 4th, for the second time in less than a year, workers at fast food restaurants in New York City staged a surprise strike. Over 400 workers at restaurants like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Burger King walked off the job. The workers, who mostly earn the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25, demanded a living wage of $15 an hour, as well as the right to union representation. The strike was timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, who was killed while in Memphis, Tenn. to support striking sanitation…

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N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment

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Guam will soon be host to a U.S. missile defense system, as sabre rattling and war time rhetoric continue to spill from Pyongyang. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, will be deployed to the U.S. protectorate of Guam in the coming weeks, in an effort by the U.S. to buffer itself against any potential North Korean missile threats. Statements, made in a press release by the Pentagon today regarding the move, reflected Washington’s growing concern with the increasingly heated threats and actions made by North Korea in recent weeks. “The United States continues to urge the North…

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Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre

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(From Assed Baig, Independent U.K. Reporter, on the ground in Burma.) Reports of what actually took place in the Central Myanmar town of Meiktila are still emerging. IDPs are beginning to speak out and tell the world of what they witnessed with their own eyes. “They beat them in front of me. I was watching. I can still see it.” Noor Bi, is crying as she describes the moment when she saw her husband and brother murdered in front of her eyes as she fled Meiktila. The mob out numbered the police and they were unable to protect the Muslim…

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Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners

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After the signing of recent agreements with South Sudan, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has said that he will release all political detainees from his country. In a speech to open a new session of parliament, Al-Bashir said: “Today we announce a decision to free all the political prisoners and renew our commitment to all political powers about dialogue.” Al-Bashir, in power since 1989, did not say when and how many prisoners would be released. “We confirm we will continue our communication with all political and social powers without excluding anyone, including those who are armed, for a national dialogue which…

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A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching

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In most nations, citizens do not give second pause to the ever-present flow of daily information. To the rights and privileges that come with a free press. “News”. It is something that perhaps Americans take for granted every day. Gadgets, phones and laptops ablaze. It is constant, what is readily available to us for daily consumption. It exposes all that is there to be exposed; the good, bad, shameful and hideous. In other countries, there is little-to-no information permitted, in fact, laws on the books outright barring the flow of this information. A most cruel (yet easy) way for governments…

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Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar

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(Author’s Note: Over the past month, violence and ethnic cleansing has wracked the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also formerly known as Burma, leaving thousands displaced and hundreds, possibly thousands dead. Though conventional media have been largely lax in their coverage of it, the independent media, such as The Progressive Press and Vice, with the help of bold journalists in the field, as well as networks such as EndGenocide.org, Anonymous and SavetheRohingya, have managed to bring greater attention to the plight of the Rohingya, as well as ethnic Muslims throughout Myanmar. We will continue to cover the story as it…

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Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms

Activists the world over are voicing outrage and calling for action, regarding a new wave of genocidal violence, which is expected to begin shortly in Myanmar. Anonymous, along with others, are planning another round of demonstrations and “twitterstorms” to demand media and governmental attention be drawn to the atrocities, which have thus far gone largely unreported by mainstream Western media outlets. Panic and terror are gripping Muslims throughout Myanmar today, as rumors and official warnings of further escalations of ethnic violence and genocide circulate throughout the country. Yesterday, military authorities were reported to have ordered the Rohingya village of Paikthe…

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Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU

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Struggling European Union member country Cyprus reached a last-minute deal on Monday morning with the international lenders, to shut down its second-largest bank in return for a €10 billion ($13 billion) bailout. Critics say the deal would inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors that include a large number of wealthy Russians. After charged negotiations between the Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the heads of the European Union, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank, an agreement emerged to avert a collapse of the banking system – hours before the deadline. This agreement is aimed at preventing the…

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Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide

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Human rights advocates throughout the globe are working overtime today to draw attention to the increasingly dire state of affairs in Myanmar. In recent decades, the centuries old ethnic tensions between the majority Buddhist population and the minority Muslim population (known as the “Rohingya,”) have led to increasingly bloody clashes between the two communities. This month alone over thirty people have died in waves of violence carried out against the Rohingya villages and neighborhoods by Buddhist mobs. Some reports claim that many of the mobs were led by area monks, who have allegedly been publishing anti-Muslim propaganda and inciting acts…

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IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal

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According to a statement made by IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s attorney, French investigators have searched her Paris home today, as part of an inquiry into her role in a €285 million ($367 million) arbitration deal between the businessman Bernard Tapie and a state-owned French bank. Bernard Tapie who is a well-known supporter of the ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, won a 2008 settlement over the mishandled sale of Adidas in the 1990s. Lagarde was the France’s finance minister under Sarkozy administration when the deal was made. Critics said the settlement was in favor of the tycoon and it was too generous. Investigation…

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