If you're a street photography-loving New Yorker who's worried about being stopped and harassed by the New York Police Department, check out this official memo that was sent out to officers back in 20...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, has said the ruling Communist Party must embrace reform with fresh vigor to stave off social and economic malaise, sources said, citing accounts...
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"it is surprising that the Scottish Government is doing so little to correct the grotesquely skewed priorities of Creative Scotland. The cabinet secretary for culture should be kicking up a storm of her own over this misuse of public funds."
Seumas Milne: Ecuador is pressing for a deal that offers justice to Assange's accusers – and essential protection for whistleblowers...
The solution is obvious. It's the one that Ecuador is proposing – and that London and Stockholm are resisting. If the Swedish government pledged to block the extradition of Assange to the US for any WikiLeaks-related offence (which it has the power to do) – and Britain agreed not to sanction extradition to a third country once Swedish proceedings are over – then justice could be served. But with loyalty to the US on the line, Assange shouldn't expect to leave the embassy any time soon.
"If Mr. Assange is extradited to the United States, the consequences will reverberate for years around the world. Mr. Assange is not an American citizen, and none of his actions have taken place on American soil. If the United States can prosecute a journalist in these circumstances, the governments of Russia or China could, by the same logic, demand that foreign reporters anywhere on earth be extradited for violating their laws. The setting of such a precedent should deeply concern everyone, admirers of WikiLeaks or not."
The public don't pay photographers to follow Rihanna around or pay journalists to make things up about her, writes Hind.
..we have tried leaving important and difficult decisions in the hands of the experts of the regulatory state or to the play of market forces. The financial crisis and the bungling response have made both options seem absurd. This might seem like a time to start thinking seriously about democracy.
Apple has for the third time this month rejected an iPhone app which alerts the user to a drone attack and to the number of people killed.
This is no doubt an uncomfortable prospect for the US authorities, whose use of drones extends to Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, where no war has been declared. Such drone strikes have killed more than 3,300 people in Pakistan alone since 2004, according to reports by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Reprieve is working to expose and challenge the programme, through investigation on the ground and representing victims in legal action across various..
This site offers a reward to people attempting a citizen's arrest of Tony Blair, for crimes against peace, and the chance to donate towards that reward.
The bounty (one quarter of the total pot at the time of application) can be claimed by anyone who meets the following conditions:
1. He or she attempts a citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace.
2. The attempt is non-violent and causes no injury to Mr Blair or those around him.
3. The attempt is reported in at least one mainstream media outlet in a bulletin, programme or article (ie not just a comment thread). The judgement of what is mainstream is at the discretion of those running this site. The purpose of this condition is to ensure that the attempted arrest has political consequences. Links to the report(s) must be sent with the application for the award.
4. The claimant provides proof that he or she is the person mentioned in the report(s).
5. The claimant applies for the award within 28 days of the attempt.
6. If several people are involved in a single arrest attempt, or if more than one person makes an attempt at the same event, one quarter of the total pot will be shared between them.
7. The bounty is not payable to friends, family or colleagues of the founder of this site.
Well, some folk are quick off the blocks. After yesterday's musings about the slight decline in overall bus transport use in Scotland over the last decade, a chap from Lothian Buses sent me this info today.
"Who wouldn't want to see a bus toppled on its side and put back upright again. Cmon Edinburghers – get along to Central Depot, 55 Annandale Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4AZ on Saturday 22 September between 11.45 and 16.00. "
Today on the 700 Club, Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent Paul Strand spoke to Jesten Peters of Keys of Authority Ministries who said that her organization’s prayer efforts helped steer Tropical Storm Isaac away from Tampa in order to...
There was a lot of queueing at the BBC's Leith Special Fringe Show – at times it felt like Ryan Air with smiles. Queuing to validate our free tickets we whiled away the time playing Spot the Leither. According to the programme ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Another JPMorgan Chase & Co risk manager, who worked for a division that lost at least $5.8 billion on a series of complex derivatives trades, has hired a lawyer in connection with probes into the so-called "London Whale" trading debacle, according to sources familiar with the investigations.
The notoriously conservative Washington Post (WaPo) editorial board published a tacit threat to Ecuador for Ecuador's granting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum :
Since when do run-of-the-mill sexual assault suspects cause the U.K to threaten to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy, and Scotland Yard to spend $80,000 a day guarding the Ecuadorian Embassy? If that's the case, the U.S should spend a little more money hunting down Roman Polanski, who actually pleaded guilty to sexual assault and then fled the country.
the U.S. has empaneled a grand jury and is seeking to indict Assange on Espionage Act charges or worse ...
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