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The leaked campaign to attack WikiLeaks and its supporters – Glenn Greenwald
A proposal to help Bank of America destroy the group and its advocates reveal a deeply lawless mindset
Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence: WHO
Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organization warned on Friday.
Anatomy of a revolution: Meet the young Egyptian activists who started it all (slide)
Here’s a full breakdown of the Egyptian protests, explanations of the moving parts, and profiles of the activists
Strip-searched woman sues after her ‘genitals are groped’ when she fails to disclose raspberries at border
The 46-year-old is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents is suing for violation of the fourth amendment.
When Democracy Weakens
While Egyptians celebrate, we should look at the American democracy.
Lawmaker Calls for Limits on Exporting Net-Spying Tools Author: Ryan Singel
A U.S. company that makes net-surveillance tech sold its tools to Egypt’s state telecom — prompting a federal lawmaker to call for limits on such sales to make sure it’s not used to repress human rights.
Stuxnet Hit 5 Gateway Targets on Its Way to Iranian Plant Author: Kim Zetter
Attackers behind the Stuxnet computer worm initially targeted five Iranian organizations with links to the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant, according to a new report from security researchers.
Diktatur
Das Kapital unserer Machtelite ist nicht deren Geld, sondern unsere Feigheit. Das scheint das Geheimnis der kritischen Masse zu sein, jener Zahl an Aufständigen, die notwendig ist, um uns unsere Angst vor den Repressalien eines diktatorischen System zu nehmen
Ultimate hoarding: Study finds mankind could store 295 exabytes of data
University of Southern California researchers have put a number on how much information humans can store, communicate and compute: 295 exabytes, give or a take a zettabyte.
The Biased Interrogation of Donald Rumsfeld
The Bush administration trilogy was supposed to arrive in this order: President Bush’s book first, then Vice President Cheney’s, and finally Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s. But Cheney, because of heart trouble, couldn’t finish on time. So Rumsfeld stepped forward last week with Known and Unknown, his absorbing and vigorously argued memoir, accompanied by hundreds of recently declassified or previously unreleased documents available online at www.rumsfeld.com.
Top US military commander to visit Israel, Jordan Author: Agence France-Presse
WASHINGTON – The top US military commander will visit Israel and Jordan Sunday and Monday to reaffirm US support following the collapse of the presidency of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will begin his trip in Amman where he will meet with King Abdullah II and […]
Miliband economy warning on visit
Ed Miliband warns of a “big gamble” on the economy, on his first official visit to Wales as Labour leader.
White House Wants Phone Records Without Oversight Author: timothy
An anonymous reader writes “The Obama administration’s Justice Department has asserted that the FBI can obtain telephone records of international calls made from the US without any formal legal process or court oversight, according to a document obtained by McClatchy.”Read more of this story
Can Cable Block the Google TV Revolution? Author: Sam Gustin
Behind the scenes at the Federal Communications Commission, a quiet war is being waged over the future of television. It isn’t getting as many headlines as net neutrality or the Comcast/NBCU merger, but the debate is nearly as important. It’s about how far Google, Sony and their allies can take their Google TV system.
China rail minister investigated
China’s minister of railways Liu Zhijun is placed under investigation “for serious disciplinary violations”, the official Xinhua news agency says.
Suddenly, a Call for Palestinian Elections
The decision was announced in the West Bank city of Ramallah after a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which oversees the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, is also the chairman of the P.L.O.
Middle East rulers make concessions
Bahrain: Bahrain’s king has decided to give $2,650 to each family on the Gulf island, the latest step the Sunni rulers have taken to appease the majority Shia public before protests planned for next week… Yemen: ..President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on February 3 he would not seek to extend his presidency, in a move that would end his three-decade rule when his current term expires in 2013.
Egypt’s military backs democratic civilian rule Author: Reuters
CAIRO – Egypt’s new military rulers told the nation on Saturday they were committed to civilian rule and democracy after Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow and said they would respect all treaties, a move to reassure Israel and Washington. Pro-democracy activists in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the epicenter of an earthquake of popular protest that unseated Mubarak, […]
Merkel will need opposition votes for euro fund deal
Der Spiegel said the legal opinion on the issue — pointed to by an MP from Merkel’s junior coalition partners — found that a two-thirds majority would be required because the European Stabilisation Mechanism (ESM) would involve an extensive intrusion into the Bundestag’s administrative sovereignty.
Oil falls, stocks edge up as Mubarak resigns
Oil and gold prices fell while world stocks rose on Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down… The greenback was also supported by data showing the U.S. economic recovery is gaining traction. Resurgent concerns about the European sovereign debt crisis weighed on the euro.
Neue Weltreservewährung: Globalisten drängen auf Sonderziehungsrechte des IWF
Mithilfe der quantitativen Lockerungsmaßnahmen fördert die US-Notenbank die Schritte in Richtung einer durch den IWF und die globalistischen Zentralbanken kontrollierten Weltwährung. Die quantitative Lockerung ist nichts weiter, als die Abwertung des US-Dollars durch das Aufdrehen der Druckerpressen. Der Investor Marc Faber merkte letztes Jahr an, dass diese Spielgeldinterventionen durch die Federal Reserve eine finale Finanzkrise auslösen werden, die zur Auslöschung des US-Finanzsystems führt. Die US-Notenbank “wird Geld drucken, drucken und drucken, bis die finale Krise das gesamte System auslöscht.”, so seine Warnung.
IMF Says Adding Chinese Yuan To SDR Still Too Early
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Friday it is still too early to add the Chinese yuan to international foreign exchange reserve assets as the currency has yet to be fully liberalised
Mubarak steps down: Opinion-makers weigh in Author: News Desk
Opinion-makers comment on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepping down after three decades of rule. read more
DailyMotion Now Streaming Live News Author: timothy
An anonymous reader writes “Beet.TV reports that DailyMotion has begun streaming live news from Al Jazeera, BBC, and France 24 among others. They write, ‘Paris-based DailyMotion, the world’s second biggest online video site, has integrated with London-based live news portal Livestation to provide a number of live streaming television news networks including Al Jezeera, Bloomberg, the BBC, France 24, and sources from other nations as well as from oganizations including the United Nations and NASA.'”Read more of this story
Italy moves on Tunisia migration
Italy declares a humanitarian emergency after nearly 3,000 migrants, mostly from Tunisia, arrive in the space of a few days.
Egypt army vows civilian handover
Egypt’s military vows to oversee a transition to civilian rule, as crowds continue to celebrate President Mubarak’s resignation.
FBI can obtain phone records without oversight, Justice Dept memo claims Author: Nathan Diebenow
Without court oversight, the nation’s top law enforcement agency can obtain domestic records of telephone conversations made to international receivers, the Justice Department claimed recently. “[The Office of Legal Counsel] agreed with the FBI that under certain circumstances (word or words redacted) allows the FBI to ask for and obtain these records on a voluntary […]

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