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US State Department employee charged with taking bribes from Chinese spies & lying about it

US State Department employee charged with taking bribes from Chinese spies & lying about it

Published time: 30 Mar, 2017 00:44Edited time: 30 Mar, 2017 05:34 An employee at the State Department’s Caucasus Affairs office is facing felony charges of obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI after allegedly accepting undisclosed gifts and money from Chinese agencies. Charges against Candace Claiborne were announced Wednesday by the […]

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US ignores human rights condition to sell Bahrain F-16 jets

US ignores human rights condition to sell Bahrain F-16 jets

The administration of US President Donald Trump has decided to ignore Bahrain’s human rights record in order to sell F-16 fighter jets to the Arab monarchy. The US State Department informed Congress on Wednesday that it plans to approve a request by the Persian Gulf nation to purchase 19 of the jets from Lockheed Martin […]

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Video: ‘I am over the moon, this is what we were campaigning for’ – UKIP leader on Brexit

Video: ‘I am over the moon, this is what we were campaigning for’ – UKIP leader on Brexit

Britain’s PM Theresa May has signed an historic letter invoking Article 50 – confirming the end of Britain’s time in the EU. UKIP leader Paul Nuttal joins RT to … Via Youtube

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Video: EFF Director: WikiLeaks Move to Share CIA Hacking Tools with Tech Giants Could “Make Us All Safer”

Video: EFF Director: WikiLeaks Move to Share CIA Hacking Tools with Tech Giants Could “Make Us All Safer”

http://democracynow.org – We speak with Electronic Frontier Foundation Executive Director Cindy Cohn about thousands of documents WikiLeaks published this … Via Youtube

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Huge range of sterling forecasts clouds horizon for Brexit talks

Huge range of sterling forecasts clouds horizon for Brexit talks

ReutersMarch 29, 2017 While banks warn Britain’s European Union divorce could drive the pound below $1.20, their option traders have cut the cost of insuring against further falls in the two years it has left inside the bloc. A company wanting to insure its revenues or financial investments against further falls in the currency could […]

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The Next Phase in the War on BDS

The Next Phase in the War on BDS

The Israeli state has violated international law more than any other country, yet has rarely, if ever, been held accountable for crimes and misconduct.
Israel’s successful public relation campaigns through the ever-willing western media partners, coupled with the relentless work and pressure carried out by its powerful backers in Washington DC, London, Paris and elsewhere, has borne stupendous results.
For a while, it seemed that Israel was capable of maintaining its occupation and denying Palestinians their rights indefinitely, while promoting itself as ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’.
Those who dared challenge that skewed paradigm through resistance in Palestine were eliminated or imprisoned; those who challenged Israel in public arenas anywhere in the world were smeared as ‘anti-Semitic’ or ‘self-hating Jews’.
Things seemed to move forward nicely for Israel. With American-western financial and military aid, the size, population and economy of illegal settlements grew at a fast rate. Israel’s trade partners seemed oblivious to the fact that settlement products were manufactured or grown on illegally occupied Palestinian land.
Indeed, for a long time the occupation was very profitable with very little censure or pressure.
All that Israeli leaders needed to do was to adhere to the script: Palestinians (more…)

Doctors find RFID chip embedded in sex trafficking victim

Doctors find RFID chip embedded in sex trafficking victim

When an emergency room doctor received a triage note reading “I have a tracker in me” one day last fall, he probably felt like he was in a spy movie. While psychiatric patients were not an uncommon sight in the hospital, this situation was different. The woman appeared lucid and had an incision, so the doctors gave her an x-ray. What they saw rendered them speechless: A tiny metallic object a little bit bigger than a grain of rice had been embedded in her side.
The woman, who was in her 20s, was being forced by her boyfriend to have sex with other people for money, which she then had to hand over to him. The doctor likened the chip, which was contained within a tiny glass capsule, to the tagging that is frequently seen in animals, “like she was somebody’s pet that they owned,” said Dr. A (whose identity and hospital are being omitted for his own protection).
Human trafficking involves a person taking advantage of someone else for profit, whether it’s an employer holding a person’s passport, someone being locked inside a room, or having RFID chips implanted into their skin. It can be found in industries like domestic service and manufacturing as well as prostitution.
Most of us don’t have any firsthand experience with human trafficking, so it is hard to wrap our minds around (more…)

Banned video reveals the horrors of Venezuela’s starving population

Banned video reveals the horrors of Venezuela’s starving population

Once thought to be a promising and upcoming socialist utopia, Venezuela is now caught in a death spiral towards famine, starvation and poverty, all of which are directly linked to the corruption of a centralized authoritative regime. The conditions in Venezuela are so bad, in fact, that the government must set up barriers and restrictions for the news media so that the socialist country’s reputation isn’t damaged any further.
In February of this year, for example, CNN was kicked out of Venezuela for reporting on the poor conditions inside Caracas Public High School. “CNN, do not get into the affairs of Venezuela. I want CNN well away from here,” demanded President Maduro. “Outside of Venezuela. Do not put your nose in Venezuela.”
However, despite this resentment towards the news media, ABC Australia journalist Eric Campbell was recently able to capture undercover footage of the horrific conditions inside of Venezuela. The video shows a country replete with starving Venezuelans lining up in the streets for food, people digging through the trash to find a small bite to eat, and also violent thugs and gangs that are quickly climbing the nation’s social ladder.

“They’re here from 3 a.m. to buy two packets of flour,” one man explained in the video. “That’s (more…)

All ANP content flagged as ‘inappropriate’ in restricted mode by YouTube/Google, Doesn’t fit their liberal views

All ANP content flagged as ‘inappropriate’ in restricted mode by YouTube/Google, Doesn’t fit their liberal views

First thing this morning I saw a video by Paul Joseph Watson titled “My Last Ever Video,” where he discusses the blatant censorship by Google, via their YouTube channel, where conservative Independent Media has now been deemed “extremist.” Not 10 minutes after watching that video I see that one of Daboo’s video channels (Dahboo777)  had been deemed “inappropriate” by YouTube for users that have “restricted mode” turned on.
(Article by Susan Duclos from AllNewsPipeLine.com)
ALL ANP CONTENT FLAGGED AS ‘INAPPROPRIATE’ ON YOUTUBE ‘RESTRICTED MODE’
Since search engine traffic and YouTube videos being monetized are all part of generating revenue to keep Independent Media websites in business, supporting the cost of the work we do and maintaining our sites, all forms censorship on the part of Google are meant for one purpose and one purpose only, to strangle Independent Media in an attempt to shut us all down, specifically those that lean to the right of the middle on the political spectrum.
So, I decided to see if our video channel, which is under my name because it is connected to Google which merges all accounts, was also being censored.

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Here’s how Obama made it possible for sensitive information about Team Trump to be leaked

Here’s how Obama made it possible for sensitive information about Team Trump to be leaked

In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s stunning presidential win over Hillary Clinton, a surge of leaked intelligence made its way to the Washington establishment media, leaving many current and former intelligence officials dumbfounded as to how such information – much of it very obviously from electronic surveillance – could have been obtained in the first place.
A report this week by Circa News likely provides an answer: On their way out the door, aides to former President Barack Obama examined National Security Agency incidental intercepts of Americans who were traveling abroad, fully exploiting rule changes Obama made in 2011 under the guise of fighting terrorism, foreign espionage and hacking.
The rule changes meant that top aides like National Security Advisor Susan Rice and top intelligence and Justice Department officials like former CIA Director John Brennan and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, among others, were granted access to raw intelligence intercepts involving surveillance on foreign figures who often were monitored talking to American citizens. (RELATED: House Intel chair to call Comey, Rogers in for ‘closed session’ following discovery of ‘concerning info’ in intelligence reports)
Circa News noted further:
Dozens of times in (more…)

Video: Elon Musk’s Neuralink aims to connect human brain with AI

Video: Elon Musk’s Neuralink aims to connect human brain with AI

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, is backing a new company that seeks to explore the possibility of merging the human brain with artificial intelligence … Via Youtube

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