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GCHQ backlash? Anonymous website shut down following privacy rights protest
Anonymous UK’s website was recently targeted and taken down in the midst of a four-day privacy rights protest organized by the collective. The demonstration was held outside Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

02.09.2014 18:31

Military lawyer resigns in protest of ‘show trial’ of accused 9-11 mastermind
Last week, a US military lawyer on the defense team for self-proclaimed 9/11-attacks mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army in protest of the “show trial” conducted by the US at Guantanamo Bay.

02.09.2014 17:11

Israel ploughing ahead with settlement plan despite criticism at home and abroad
Despite a rift within the Israeli cabinet and international condemnation, Israel is determined to go ahead with plans to acquire 400 hectares in the West Bank, with the foreign minister saying it reflects “a wide-ranging consensus in Israeli society.”

02.09.2014 17:03

Families of Iraqi soldiers abducted by ISIS storm parliament – reports
Desperate and grieving relatives of Iraqi soldiers abducted by the Islamic State in Tikirt in June burst into Baghdad’s parliament. Over 100, some armed with metal bars and stones, demanded answers to what has happened to their loved ones.

02.09.2014 12:29

‘Blatant interference’: China condemns UK inquiry into Hong Kong democracy progress
Chinese authorities have demanded Britain drop an inquiry into the progress of democratic reforms in Hong Kong, accusing it of “highly inappropriate” interference in its internal affairs.

02.09.2014 09:52

​EU ‘mother-sucker’: Nanny state decrees dirty homes?
A vacuum cleaner ban lays bare the vacuum of power at the heart of the EU.

02.09.2014 08:59

Military aircraft buzz over Wales ahead of NATO summit
A series of training flights by military helicopters and other aircraft circled around the Welsh cities of Cardiff and Newport ahead of the NATO summit, in what has been called one of the largest security operations to ever take place on British soil.

02.09.2014 08:35

#FightFor15: Fast food workers to strike for higher wages across US
Hundreds of US fast food workers from MacDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC are planning a big protest on Thursday in an effort to boost the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The rally will include acts of civil disobedience.

02.09.2014 05:02

Green or clean? EU blacklists super-powerful vacuum cleaners
The EU has introduced a ban on powerful vacuum cleaners that run on 1,600 watts or more, which came into force September 1. Europe hopes it will help to save energy, but critics say the law is just meddling with private life.

01.09.2014 15:06

NATO summit: Obama, Cameron urge allies to ramp up military spending
Barack Obama and David Cameron will urge NATO members to increase military spending at the alliance’s summit in Wales, amid growing geopolitical tensions, Europe-wide austerity, and criticism that some countries are getting a “free ride”.

01.09.2014 11:28

Leftists suggest tax moves to ensure dominance of domestic food producers
The Fair Russia parliamentary caucus wants to offer a VAT break to food retailers if over half of the products on their shelves are made in Russia.

01.09.2014 12:09

Clashes resume in Pakistan as protesters briefly seize state TV station
Police have fired teargas at demonstrators in Islamabad who were trying to reach Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s residence. Earlier protesters, who have been picketing for two weeks against the PM, briefly took a state TV channel off the air.

01.09.2014 09:23

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