Italy’s highest court upheld guilty verdicts against 22 CIA agents and one army officer convicted of abducting the imam in 2012, and also ordered a retrial for five Italian ex-operatives accused of involvement
it’s possible for individual iPhone users to protect themselves from government snooping
A tiny California desert town is making a drastic change to reverse its downward spiral and embrace an enlightened future
George W. Bush has culpability for both 9/11 and the Iraq war. Keep the pressure on, Donald.
The UK study is the largest of its kind and the findings may surprise you. Very few studies have made this type of food comparison – it has the potential to put some arguments to rest.
This is happening at the same time Gallup finds libertarian voters outnumber conservatives, liberals, and populist voters. Do the math, reformers!
Tech giants, including Facebook, have said Apple was right to refuse a court ruling to help the FBI break into the iPhone of a California shooter
Conscious rapper Kendrick Lamar took his recent Grammy performance as an opportunity to raise awareness about mass incarceration
Just get out of the way
More specifically, for hemp
The letter follows another in 2009, which laid out similar concerns about the Israeli medical establishment’s collusion with the country’s security apparatus and other violations of international medical ethics
Putin recently said that Russians need to be protected from GM crops. The food latest ban follows that credo.
A bill under consideration in the New Jersey legislature would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect
Dubbed ‘the world’s poorest president,’ he recently retired after a five year run as the president of Uruguay
What if school not only taught you the basics like reading, writing, and arithmetic, but also how to build a community from the ground up?
Clint Bolick has been at the forefront of libertarian and conservative public-interest litigation for nearly three decades
…fruit growers have asked the government to de-register the genetically modified (GM) Arctic Apple until further studies can be conducted
If we fail to turn second-graders into Socrates, our kids may end up becoming expert at making a living, but they will be incompetent at creating a civil society.
“Unlike people in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, China, Russia, New Zealand and other countries where labels are required, Americans don’t know if the food they eat has been genetically modified. People have a right to know what they are eating,”
WikiLeaks chief, who is avoiding extradition by living in Ecuadorian embassy, has won UN backing
Court grants Arctic village rights over hunting and fishing after lawyers for state were accused of ‘rhetoric of race biology’
After months of navigating through bureaucratic roadblocks and community anxieties, two Long Island medical marijuana dispensaries have opened to the public on Friday
In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews professional surfing legend Kelly Slater in Oahu Hawaii fresh off his heroism saving a Mom and child from a rogue wave
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We wish both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders good luck at the elections.
Please, check out NewEarth or HiddenIncaTours on youtube to get a glimpse of how little we know about our history.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accepted a ceasefire deal announced by Russia and the United States
…a team of programmers will release a ground-breaking new video game called No Man’s Sky, which uses artificial intelligence and procedural generation to self-create an entire cosmos full of planets
Pollution and Environmental Damage
But campaigners against FGM strongly criticized the proposal, saying it would undermine global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned ritual.
If the EU is increasingly perceived as illegitimate by the people in its member states, it is just a matter of time before those states that can afford to leave will do so
A billionaire superman with a rictus grin, striding straight past human drones, tethered to machines and blinded to reality by blinking plastic masks
“Those who understand this policy are criticizing us, and those who do not are also criticizing us,” said one official this week
Turkey Launches Yet More Attacks on Syrian Kurdish Targets
Yemen is the latest U.S. foreign policy disaster. For all the wrong reasons, the United States has been instrumental in enabling Saudi Arabia’s ruthless war of choice in Yemen
John McAfee, a computer security pioneer, has offered to crack a phone belong to a San Bernardino shooter free of charge in just three weeks – if the agency drops its “back door” order to Apple, which he says is “the beginning of the end of the US.”
Wishful thinking has been an integral driver of the “recovery” 2009-2015
With Turkey on the brink of going to war with Russia and, implicitly, Iran, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is looking for an excuse to invade Syria
If that seems out of the question, remember the CIA once started a war over bananas… literal bananas
At least since 2014 the Obama administration has armed a number of Syrian armed groups even though it knew the groups were coordinating closely with the Nusra Front, which was simultaneously getting arms from Turkey and Qatar
“I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time.”
To understand how cannabis became so stigmatized, you have to understand something about a plant that is very similar to cannabis but different enough that making it illegal would be preposterous: hemp
Is Henry Kissinger really a war criminal?
The story this year is the American people’s complete and entire rejection—via the ballot box—of failed political dynasties
The peoples are powerless because their governments do not represent them
What is the role of government in society?
Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month’s sanctions relief
“…Clinton offered the money men—and, yes, they are mostly men—at Goldman’s HQ a bit of a morale boost.”
Clinton won’t release the transcript of that talk, or any of her other paid speeches to Wall Streeters
In a manual provided by the United States Air Force and originating from the Department of Defense, an “extremist” is described as someone who “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
Between 2011 and 2015, Gulf states were the most significant market for sales by the United States, the world’s biggest arms exporter, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) found
Germany’s Federal government has announced it’s new “trojan horse” computer software which will allow it to spy on citizens computers and smartphones
We had to bomb Libya, we are told, because Libya has become a hotbed of ISIS activity
Letting the government bypass iPhone security measures won’t stop terrorists—or make you safer
Israel has razed over 200 EU-funded buildings in the West Bank in the past two years. This year alone around 480 people, including 220 children, have been left homeless.
Nearly 15 years after the tragic events of 9/11, family members who lost loved ones in the WTC towers are still fighting for transparency
The administration’s Syria policy has been a joke for years, and it’s getting even worse
Former President Bill Clinton on Monday met in secret (no press allowed) with roughly 100 leaders of South Florida’s Jewish community
“Two years of violence, shelling and fear have left an indelible mark on thousands of children in eastern Ukraine,” said Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine
“In the Cizre district of Sırnak, around 150 people have been burned alive in different buildings by Turkish military forces. Some corpses were found without heads. Some were burned completely, so that autopsy is not possible,”
In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court just killed the rights of citizens outlined in the Fourth Amendment by stating that police officers may enter a home, or parts of the home, without a warrant and can seize evidence to use in the arrest and prosecution of citizens
Nearly 50 people were killed in airstrikes that hit several hospitals and schools in northern Syria on Monday, though multiple conflicting reports added to confusion over who was responsible
…any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face “severe penalties” under the criminal law
…recent reports have indicated that the US military has broken its record for civilian casualties every single year in Afghanistan, for the past seven years
…creeping use of counter-terrorism policies in the U.K. being used to clamp down on civil liberties by way of the PREVENT programme
The sudden Turkish attacks come just days ahead of the start of a ceasefire in Syria
‘…how “exceptional” or “indispensable” the United States is’
Palestinian villagers in a remote corner of the occupied West Bank are bracing themselves for more demolitions this week, just days after Israeli army bulldozers left more than a hundred people homeless
This is the UK, the dissident is Julian Assange and it suddenly seems that the world’s leading experts on arbitrary detention have no clue what they are talking about.
Only in the twisted minds of NYPD officials would “more powerful weapons” be a solution to prevent their officers from killing people
According to Newsweek, well-respected investigators from all over the world agree that thousands of people have had their organs forcefully extracted, without anesthetic, while held in Chinese prisons
The boy, who suffered severe internal injuries, was admitted to a children’s hospital
To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, ActionAid visited Somaliland, where an estimated 98% of girls endure the practice