India Partially Lifts Communications Blackout in Kashmir, Internet Still Down

India Partially Lifts Communications Blackout in Kashmir, Internet Still Down By Rezwan Indian authorities have partially lifted access to communication networks in Kashmir. Access to the internet, however, remains cut off. On August 5, Srinagar, the main city in Jammu and Kashmir, went under complete lockdown as the government of India revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution that provided special autonomy status since 1950 to the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. Access to mobile, landline, and internet networks were suspended and roadblocks were put on the streets and…

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Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism — The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador

Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism — The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador By Dylan Charles The South American nation of Ecuador has been in the throes of a bloody populist revolution for nearly two weeks now. On October 3rd, 2019, President Lenín Moreno announced the enactment of Decree 883 which effectively ended decades of government fuel subsidies, causing the price of gasoline and diesel to jump sharply overnight. In a televised speech on Oct. 3, Moreno announced executive order 883 which “liberates the price of diesel and extra gasoline,” justifying…

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The Price of “Freedom”? US Drone Massacres Dozens of Afghan Farmers as They Slept

The Price of “Freedom”? US Drone Massacres Dozens of Afghan Farmers as They Slept By Matt Agorist Jalalabad, Afghanistan — Imagine for a moment that you had just finished a long day’s work with two hundred other farmers. You were settling down to relax for the night, when out of nowhere, Hellfire missiles rain down from drones in the sky and blow up dozens of your coworkers, maiming and tearing limbs from dozens more. Imagine if this happened inside the United States. Imagine the reaction from politicians and the US…

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Fusion Centers, Citizen Spies and the Debasement of the American Character

Fusion Centers, Citizen Spies and the Debasement of the American Character By Karen Melton Stewart No matter if you are in the “Trump-resistance” or a QAnon Patriot, it is likely significant numbers of you have been successfully debased by your state Fusion Centers, despite political leanings. Only raw avarice and a total disregard for the Constitution is needed. For those who do not know what a Fusion Center is, it was decided after 9/11 that the Federal, State, and local authorities were failing to sufficiently communicate with each other in…

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US Military Surrounding Venezuela With New Deployment In Guyana

US Military Surrounding Venezuela With New Deployment In Guyana By Tyler Durden The US military has effectively surrounded Venezuela, ahead of a possible military intervention. We’ve reported in the past that the Pentagon is jointly working with Colombia, Brazil and other regional partners on how to crush Venezuela’s economy so that President Nicolás Maduro would step down. Now there’s a new report that the US military has been deployed to the impoverished South American nation of Guyana, the first time in a decade. The country is located on South America’s…

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Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger

Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger By Aaron Kesel For over a decade, New York lawyer and activist Steven Donziger, of Donziger and Associates, has been fighting Chevron after the oil giant bought out Texaco. However, just when we think we’ve seen it all in the Chevron case, NY District Court Justice Lewis Kaplan seeks to prove we ain’t seen nothing yet. Judge Kaplan wants Amazonian lawyer, Steven Donziger, destroyed, at all costs! Background This author was first made aware of the Amazonian villagers’ suffering, and…

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Report Reveals Number Of Environmental Activists Killed Each Week

Report Reveals Number Of Environmental Activists Killed Each Week By John Vibes As images of the Amazon burning were shared across social media this week, the world is turning its attention to the battle between indigenous people and the powerful interests who are seeking to take their land for financial gain. It is important to note that many of the images shared in the wake of the recent fires were actually falsely attributed; however, there is a very real crisis taking place in the Amazon, and in other tropical regions…

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Cities Unveil Unethical Homeless Reporting, While LA Pushes Anti-Homeless Law

Cities Unveil Unethical Homeless Reporting, While LA Pushes Anti-Homeless Law By Aaron Kesel The cities of San Francisco and Seattle are testing a new way to report homeless encampments or “tent cities” via dialing 311 or using an app. Meanwhile, LA lawmakers are pushing to ban homeless people from parks, schools, and other designated areas, LA Times reported. Snitch On Homeless People, See Someone Say Something: Residents of Seattle can now report homeless encampments quickly and remotely, providing citizens the ability to send a report directly to a corresponding city…

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Facial Recognition: 10 Reasons You Should Be Worried About The Technology

Facial Recognition: 10 Reasons You Should Be Worried About The Technology By Birgit Schippers, Queen’s University Belfast Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Already widespread in China, software that identifies people by comparing images of their faces against a database of records is now being adopted across much of the rest of the world. It’s common among police forces but has also been used at airports, railway stations and shopping centres. The rapid growth of this technology has triggered a much-needed debate. Activists, politicians, academics and even police forces are…

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Outrage After Police Photographed Taking Wheelchairs from Injured Homeless and Crushing Them

Outrage After Police Photographed Taking Wheelchairs from Injured Homeless and Crushing Them By Eoin Higgins Boston, MA — (CD) Police in Boston Tuesday night reportedly destroyed three wheelchairs belonging to homeless city residents in a garbage truck compactor as part of a crackdown targeting the city’s transient population. “Operation Clean Sweep” began August 2 after a county corrections officer was allegedly struck during a fight involving a number of people on “Methadone Mile,” a stretch of the city near Massachusetts Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard where there are a number of clinics and…

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