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Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - PRISM Break

Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - PRISM Break | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program. Stop reporting your online activities to the American government with these free alternatives to proprietary software.
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Domestic Extremists or Domestic Goddesses?

This brilliant video was made by the Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp http://www.aldermaston.net/camp/415 The private company known as the Association of Chief...
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National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/25/undercover-police-domestic-extremism-unit

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Faslane Peace Camp

Has been here for 30 years campaigning against nuclear weapons. People living in all weathers, a community of committed campaigners. The camp has been a base...
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Panic attacks | the Mental Health SOS starter guide to mental illness - by Rethink Mental Illness

"Panic Attack" Created by HOST Universal Producer: Amina Makele Animator: Izabela Barszcz Second Animator: Matthew King Sound Design: Joss Diggory Campbell V...
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Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat

Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild: Blackberries: Many wild berries are not safe to eat, it’s best to stay away from them.
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True Power Comes From Knowing Yourself

True Power Comes From Knowing Yourself | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." -Laozi, Ancient Chinese Philosopher believed to have written the Ta...
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Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup | Personal Power | Scoop.it
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..."And speaking of Roundup, this year Monsanto, the product’s evil manufacturer, agreed with the New York Attorney General’s office to discontinue their use of the terms “biodegradable” and “environmentally friendly” in ads promoting Roundup. Why? Because these terms were bald-faced lies. Roundup is neither biodegradable nor environmentally friendly."

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Gördüm - Bir Gezi Parkı Direnişi Belgesel Filmi / Documentary Film

Gördüm / I Saw Gezi Parkı Direnişi Belgesel Filmi / A Documentary Film about Gezi Park - Istanbul Görüntülerin hakları çapuling yapan sinemacılara aittir /…
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Ethos Art Gallery: Sacred Geometry hits the streets

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Woolwich attack: Ex British Army Sikh responds to London terror attack on Lee Rigby

Short blog about London Woolwich terror attack, the killing by beheading of British Army soldier Lee Rigby. An ex-British Army officer Sikh Londoner responds...
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Moazzam Begg: “Woolwich attack done for the cameras”

Moazzam Begg: “Woolwich attack done for the cameras” | Personal Power | Scoop.it
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"The Woolwich attackers and the English Defence League (EDL) – who organised anti-Muslim rallies last night in protest – seemingly have one thing in common: both believe there is an imminent – or even current – war with Islam, not only in occupied lands but, right here on the streets of Britain. Few people actually believe this but there will undoubtedly be a backlash as a result of what happened yesterday."

 

Moazzam Begg - Cage Prisoner.

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Barber, 82, offers haircuts for hugs in Conn. park

Barber, 82, offers haircuts for hugs in Conn. park | Personal Power | Scoop.it
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LOWE: Language key in humanizing sex workers

LOWE: Language key in humanizing sex workers | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Consider two possible headlines about the same crime:

 

•Hooker killed in alley

 

 

•Mother of two found dead

Which one do you care about more?

Leslie Jeffrey is certain it’s the second.
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Heart risk warning over painkiller

Heart risk warning over painkiller | Personal Power | Scoop.it
People with heart problems are advised to stop using one of the most commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs in the UK, diclofenac.
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How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever

How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don't like the fact the internet makes you easy to find.
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Anticipate Miracles and Magic

Anticipate Miracles and Magic | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Whether we realise it or not, we have expectations of how life goes and how the world around us operates. We are subtly looking for evidence each day to reinforce what we expect from life and from the world around us.
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Genes Get in Your Eye | The Scientist Magazine®

Genes Get in Your Eye | The Scientist Magazine® | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.
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RossSpeaks: The Rains of Castamere review

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As part of a mentoring programme Ross was tasked with writing a blog and achieving 100 hits on it before he leaves for a visit to Google and The Telegraph offices in London on Tuesday 18th June...

 

Please help Ross get his 100 hits

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Occupied Taksim: A Picture From the Taksim Protests

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London G8 protests: Pictures of clashes between riot police and anti-capitalist demonstrators

London G8 protests: Pictures of clashes between riot police and anti-capitalist demonstrators | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Violent confrontations led to 57 arrests for offences including criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon
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1:33 AM on 12/6/2013

 

Once again the heavy hands of the establishment attempt to quash any rightful, peaceful protest against the G8 and all it stands for; maintaining wealth for the rich at the expense of the poor - worldwide.

And don't be fooled by the 'violence' question as it arises (as often as possible) relating to G8 protests; that tactic is wearing thin.

Not that I condone either violence or vandalism BUT be aware of every time the two words are confused by mainstream media - to ensnare you into thinking the protestors are 'violent anarchists' - some of us are, and are proud to be Anarchists - especially in a world where voting into a system which does NOT serve its people but perpetuates crimes against humanity.

Violence is murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children who just happen to be in the way, on the Pathway to Petrol.

Be assured, the ONLY violent people attending this year's G8 conference are the WORLD LEADERS who;

*Ensure the cogs of the war machine keep turning
*Perpetuate poverty, hunger and inequality
*Poison our water and steal our air
*Rob the poor to feed the rich
*PUT PROFIT before PEOPLE
*Use EVERY means possible to divide and conquer
*Vilify those who attempt to expose the greed and corruption of the G8

Yes, be aware - be very aware; in 2005 at Gleneagles many took part in demonstrations, some like myself, discovered six months later (without being arrested or cautioned for ANYTHING!) we were STILL on at least one 'watch-list' - for protesting about exactly what I've written here.

Pay attention to WHO is ACTUALLY violent.

 
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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance | Personal Power | Scoop.it
The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows
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"I am not afraid," he said calmly, "because this is the choice I've made."

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'Very Focused, Very Aggressive Attacks'

'Very Focused, Very Aggressive Attacks' | Personal Power | Scoop.it
The murder of soldier Lee Rigby has provoked a backlash of anger across the UK, including the attacking of mosques, racial abuse and comments made on social media.
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Friends are now being targeted with racist comments and open aggression.

 

Get a grip folks - people are people the whole world over - calm down and think only about HOW we can avoid these situations and tragedies in future. 

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Pop-Up Union

The Pop-Up Union has been formed by staff as a way to come together in opposition to privatisation and outsourcing. It is open to all workers on campus - whether you’re one of the 235 or not. The P...
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Via AFed Scotland;

Wow, have you heard about the Pop-Up Union? Down in Sussex University, management are threatening to outsource 235 jobs on site but the mainstream unions have been rubbish. So, this new union has been formed for those who want to take industrial action. It's horizontally run, has low subs at 50p, is registered with the state as a trade union but plans on dissolving itself after the fight is over. It's already the second biggest union on campus. Exciting stuff.You can donate to them here: http://sussexagainstprivatization.wordpress.com/donate/ http://popupunion.org/

 

 

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Flesh-eating bug alert after deaths

Flesh-eating bug alert after deaths | Personal Power | Scoop.it
Health officials have issued an alert after the deaths of two injecting drug users who had contracted the flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitis.
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How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans

How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans | Personal Power | Scoop.it
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