Monthly Archives: February 2013

Supreme Court upholds eavesdropping on US citizens

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a challenge to a federal law that broadened the government’s power to eavesdrop on phone calls and e-mails. Due to decision the Supreme Court will never rule on the constitutionality of that 2008 law. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/us/politics/supreme-court-rejects-challenge-to-fisa-surveillance-law.html?ref=us  The coffin is slamming shut on the ability of private citizens and […]

Israel tortures Palestinian to death

Palestinians call it an “assassination” of Arafat Jaradat, the prisoner who died in Israeli custody on Saturday. Palestinian leaders have placed blame for Mr. Jaradat’s death on what they described as “severe torture” during interrogation. Israeli officials had at first attributed the death to a heart attack. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/world/middleeast/palestinians-demand-inquiry-into-detainees-death-in-israel.html But Palestinian officials said the lack of […]

US denies arming Al Qaeda

Syria’s rebels get most of their arsenal from US Allies Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia but the new US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US is only looking to provide non-lethal assistance to carefully vetted fighters opposed to Syrian President Basher Assad. Who are they fooling with this hypocrisy? http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/02/27/world/europe/ap-eu-kerry.html?ref=world

Elite want older guinea pigs for space mission

“The idea of sending older astronauts on longer duration missions, after they have had children, has been around for a while. The reasoning is that such a long duration mission, outside of the protective magnetosphere of the Earth, could leave them infertile. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21603490 “However results emerging from the so-called Mars500 project suggests that even carefully […]

Donna Karan steals photographers images

DKNY uses 300 of US photographer’s photos  in a Bangkok shop window display without permission or compensation after the fashion firm fails to negotiate on use. DKNY offers the bullshit excuse, “it appears that inadvertently the store in Bangkok used an internal mock up containing some of Mr Stanton’s images.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21599919 “We apologize for this […]

Britain obstructs justice for trade

The lawyer for the family of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was murdered in London in 2006, accused Britain and Russia on Tuesday of colluding to try and shut down an inquiry into his death for the sake of trade links. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/02/26/world/europe/26reuters-britain-russia-litvinenko.html?ref=world The British government is trying to keep some information about the death […]

Lithuanians tell Chevron to go away

Lithuanians are protesting against the government’s plan to proceed with shale gas exploration. The demonstrations in Vilnius were fueled by a recent decision to issue an exploration license to U.S. oil company Chevron in western Lithuania. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/02/26/world/europe/ap-eu-lithuania-shale-gas.html?ref=world  Protesters on Tuesday banged drums and held signs reading “Chevron, go away!” and “No American capitalists on Lithuanian […]