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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Michael More on Obama Healthcare Bill

“A Victory for Capitalism”
President Barack Obama is signing the main healthcare overhaul bill this morning at a White House ceremony. We speak with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. “The healthcare bill that was passed ultimately will be seen as a victory for capitalism,” Moore says. “It protected the capitalist model of providing healthcare for people—in other words, we are not to help unless there is money to be made from it.”

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jihad Jane: U.S. Citizen Female Jihadist

They come up with US female jihadists

Midnightrider | March 09, 2010 - Federal prosecutors unsealed criminal terrorism charges Tuesday against a Pennsylvania woman who allegedly used the Internet to recruit men and women across the globe to "wage violent jihad."

Colleen R. LaRose, a U.S. citizen who used the nicknames "Fatima LaRose" and "Jihad Jane," has been in custody for months while the FBI and Justice Department pursued leads in the investigation, according to federal sources.

War machines gather outside Moscow.

gathering of ballistic missile units

RT | March 12, 2010 - Residents of one settlement in the Moscow region are worried about the gathering of ballistic missile units in the neighbouring. Locals are no strangers to war games as they live next to a military training ground but they have never seen such a number of state-of-the-art weapons. Egor Piskunov reports from the site.

Amnesty International Human Right report.

US State Department Issues Annual Human Rights Report.

VOA  |  March 12, 2010 - The U.S. State Department's annual report on human rights worldwide issued Thursday cites an upsurge in efforts to restrict access to the Internet and other new communications means, and escalating persecution of vulnerable minorities. The report is sharply critical of the rights performance of several countries including China, North Korea and Iran. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's not Ahmadinejad!

This is to ask Facebook not to filter users from Iran and other embargoed countries.

Weeks after Iran removed Facebook from its lengthy list of banned websites, and while Iranians had just begun to enjoy their cyber-freedom, the harsh words of "You Are Not Authorized" might be returning to their digital life; this time not from the Islamic Republic officials, but from Facebook officials!

The new Facebook governance document includes a rule which bans some countries including Iran from using facebook:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pentagon gunman sought ‘truth’ about 9/11

Anti-government writings linked to shooter reveal long-held frustrations

NBC, and news services | updated 11:02 a.m. ET March 5, 2010

Internet postings linked to the suspected gunman in a Pentagon subway shooting suggest long-held frustration with the government's reach into the private life of Americans.
The suspect, John Patrick Bedell, 36, died after exchanging gunfire with two police officers (picture). He spent weeks driving to the Capital area from the West Coast, authorities said Friday.

US police arrest 150 students in California.

Fri, 05 Mar 2010  |  PressTV

US police arrest a group of protestors in Oakland, California.

Police in the US have arrested at least 150 students participating in peaceful nationwide rallies to protest against cuts in educational funding. 

Baton-wielding police said Thursday they arrested the protestors who blocked a freeway and caused traffic for an hour in California's Oakland region. 

According to authorities, one protester suffered serious injuries after jumping from an elevated freeway while officers were making arrests.

Students Take To The Streets Across America!

March 4, 2010 | Students across California and the US Protest Budget Cuts During Day of Action to Defend Public Education

Students across California and other parts of the US took part in a national day of protest against higher tuition fees and budget cuts at post-secondary institutions.

Protest organizers state that they hope to raise awareness about how the recession is affecting universities, calling Thursday a Day of Action to Defend Public Education. Students caused disruptions at the University of California at Santa Cruz UC Berkeley, and other universities across California. Protests also took place at the University of Maryland.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gamal Mubarak has a formidable contender!

ElBaradei free to seek presidency: Mubarak
but many Egyptians believe he will seek to hand the presidency to his son Gamal, 46

BERLIN (Agencies)

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Thursday that former U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei was welcome to run for the presidency if he wants, but tartly dismissed any suggestion that he was a national hero.

Anti-Islam Dutch MP gains momentum

AljazeeraEnglish | March 04, 2010 "On June 9th we will become the biggest party in the Netherlands"

That statement was recently made by Geert Wilders, a leader of the Freedom Party, who is well known for his outspoken stance against Islam and immigration.

According to preliminary vote counts in local elections, the party has earned leading spots in major cities such as the Hague and Almere.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Scars of War: Soldier abandoned in battle with post-traumatic stress

Russia Today  -  The British Army is being accused of failing its troops who develop deep psychological trauma after serving in combat. As one former soldier faces double murder trial in Iraq, his distraught mother says it would never have happened if her son was properly treated for severe post-traumatic stress.