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US ‘strongly disagrees’ with drone strike reports that allege possible war crimes

US ‘strongly disagrees’ with drone strike reports that allege possible war crimes | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Responding to separate reports released Tuesday on aspects of the United States’ covert targeted killing operations abroad, the White House asserted drone strikes against supposed terror suspects was done “in accordance with all applicable law.”...
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sound of the plants - part 1

for all who asking me for documentation material - just download the two following links: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13690682/sotp_docu_material.zip https://dl...
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Juice Rap News: Police States of America

Juice Rap News: Police States of America | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Today we seek to comprehend the cause of the tension gripping the ‘Police States of America’ following a series of seemingly unstoppable deaths of black people at the hands of ‘Officers of the Peace.’
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US: Trauma in Family Immigration Detention | Human Rights Watch

US: Trauma in Family Immigration Detention | Human Rights Watch | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
(San Francisco) – Indefinite detention of asylum-seeking mothers and their children in the United States takes a severe psychological toll, Human Rights Watch said today.
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12yo boy killed by Cleveland cops had been charged with ‘inducing panic’ and ‘aggravated menacing’ – report

12yo boy killed by Cleveland cops had been charged with ‘inducing panic’ and ‘aggravated menacing’ – report | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Cleveland police had charged 12-year-old African American boy Tamir Rice, who was killed by police six months ago, with “aggravated menacing” and “inducing panic,” according to a police document published by US media.
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Texas gov Abbott sued feds at will before squashing local efforts to ban fracking

Texas gov Abbott sued feds at will before squashing local efforts to ban fracking | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new law that prohibits local ordinances banning fracking. Yet Abbott has bristled at similar top-down edicts from the federal government. As Texas attorney general, he sued the feds dozens of times in just such cases.
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Trident whistleblower to ‘turn himself in’ amid concerns over UK leaker’s fate

Trident whistleblower to ‘turn himself in’ amid concerns over UK leaker’s fate | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Treatment of whistleblowers by the UK government has been questioned after recent revelations by a British weapons engineer. The whistleblower went absent after going public with his report on lack of nuclear safety, but says he will surrender on Monday.
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Lindsey Graham to join presidential race: Consummate war hawk’s controversial statements

Lindsey Graham to join presidential race: Consummate war hawk’s controversial statements | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Three-term US Senator Lindsey Graham, a top cheerleader for the so-called ‘War on Terror’ and just about every other US military incursion around the world, has indicated he will run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
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Elon Musk Unveils the Tesla Powerwall a groundbreaking advanced technology provides off grid power - YouTube

Tesla Powerwall Keynote by Elon Musk "The Missing Piece"
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Down the rabbit hole: Bin Laden raid was staged after extensive Pakistan-US negotiations - report

Down the rabbit hole: Bin Laden raid was staged after extensive Pakistan-US negotiations - report | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Washington fabricated several key claims regarding the 2011 mission in which a US Navy SEAL team killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to legendary journalist Seymour Hersh in the latest challenge to the White House’s narrative of the raid.
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At Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen, you can pay it forward or pay with your time

At Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen, you can pay it forward or pay with your time | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Donations and dishwashing help fund meals at the rocker's New Jersey restaurant.
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‘Illegal under international law’: EU slams Israel’s settlement plans in East Jerusalem

‘Illegal under international law’: EU slams Israel’s settlement plans in East Jerusalem | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The EU has criticized Israel for recently approving the construction of 900 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, joining the US and Palestinian condemnation of Tel-Aviv’s settlement policies.
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Police union sues Port Authority for warrantless search of cops’ phones

Police union sues Port Authority for warrantless search of cops’ phones | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A police union is suing the New York Port Authority over improper policing, claiming in a federal civil rights suit that the agency had no right to search officers’ private cell phones during the investigation of a graduation party gone wild.
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US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer

US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The US military’s system of prosecution has to change, as rape victims are often put in positions where they even regret coming forward, Maribel Jarzabek, ex-Air Force lawyer, said on a recent HRW survey of sexual assault survivors.
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1000s form human chain outside Japan parliament over US military base (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

1000s form human chain outside Japan parliament over US military base (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Tokyo on Sunday, forming a human chain outside the parliament building to oppose the planned relocation of a US airbase on the island of Okinawa.
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Banks fined over $5 billion for criminal activity, did you get any of it?

Banks fined over $5 billion for criminal activity, did you get any of it? | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
May 21, 2015
Boulder, Colorado

Yesterday it was reported that some of the largest banks in the world were slammed with yet another stiff fine by the United States government.

This time it amounted to roughly $5.7 billion, after the likes of JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS admitted to c
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‘Ag-gag’ law targeting undercover workers adopted in North Carolina

‘Ag-gag’ law targeting undercover workers adopted in North Carolina | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Senators in North Carolina passed a bill penalizing all video and audio recording in restricted workplace areas. Critics say it unfairly targets whistleblowers. Previously passed by the House, the bill is now headed to the governor for signature.
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​Schools close in Seattle as thousands of teachers wage day-long strike

​Schools close in Seattle as thousands of teachers wage day-long strike | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Thousands of teachers marched through the streets of Seattle, Washington on Tuesday as part of a large-scale demonstration waged by educators wanting to see educational funding increased in the Pacific Northwest.
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Settlement over 2002 World Bank/IMF protests in DC imposes new police policies

Settlement over 2002 World Bank/IMF protests in DC imposes new police policies | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Police will have to adopt new polices with regards to dealing with demonstrators in Washington, DC as a settlement comes close to being finalized in a case concerning 400 protesters unlawfully arrested during a 2002 rally protesting the World Bank.
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White House, senators call for end to NSA phone data collection as Patriot Act renewal looms

White House, senators call for end to NSA phone data collection as Patriot Act renewal looms | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A handful of US senators used a series of speeches to denounce the NSA’s ability to collect mass amounts of Americans phone data. The White House joined them in pushing for NSA reform while also advocating the renewal of key Patriot Act provisions.
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Russia invites Greece to join BRICS bank

Russia invites Greece to join BRICS bank | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Greece has been invited by Russia to become the sixth member of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). The $100 billion NDB is expected to compete with Western dominance and become one of the key lending institutions.
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Police violence, executions, Gitmo: US grilled by UN human rights panel

Police violence, executions, Gitmo: US grilled by UN human rights panel | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The UN Human Rights Council called out the US over the disturbing trend of excessive force being used against minorities by law enforcement agencies, adding that the US has “largely failed” to follow up on recommendations made in 2010.
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Ruble-yuan settlements booming, set to reshape global finance

Ruble-yuan settlements booming, set to reshape global finance | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Settlements in local currencies between Russia and China now account for 7 percent of the bilateral trade, but the potential for growth is tremendous, experts tell RT. Yuan-ruble trade in Russia has grown 700 percent in a year.
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Mothers of dead police brutality victims march in DC

Mothers of dead police brutality victims march in DC | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Mothers from across the United States poured into Washington, DC on Saturday, choosing Mother’s Day weekend to march for justice for the loved ones they have lost to violent encounters with law enforcement.
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RT explores Paris’s migrant tent underworld

RT explores Paris’s migrant tent underworld | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
An atmosphere of fear and aggression reined among the vulnerable illegal migrants, the majority from Africa, sleeping rough on the streets and under the bridges of Paris, RT found while exploring the city’s make-shift immigrant camps.
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US NATO envoy: ‘I get most info on Ukraine conflict from social networks’

US NATO envoy: ‘I get most info on Ukraine conflict from social networks’ | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The US Permanent Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, has admitted that his knowledge about the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine comes mostly from social networks rather than intelligence reports.
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