HBTV | On Wednesday, at a White House state dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Richard Branson, billionaire businessman and Virgin Group founder, asked President Obama for a marijuana cigarette.
All Gov | News organizations have lost a significant share of their audience due to budget cuts that have impacted the quality and quantity of reporting.
Sorcha Faal | A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) “urgent bulletin” being sent to Embassies around the world today is advising both Russian citizens and companies to begin divesting their assets from Western banking and financial institutions “immediately” as Kremlin fears grow that both the European Union and United States are preparing for the largest theft of private wealth in modern history.
JG Vibes | As of now over a dozen prisoners are still on hunger strike and being force fed by guards.
JG Vibes | This week former San Antonio police officer James chin was charged with multiple cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The charges stem from a prolonged period of sexual abuse that lasted over 5 years, with the victims being just 6 and 8 year old girls at the time when it began
RT | One of the armored limousines in Barack Obama’s fleet has broken down after it was reportedly filled with diesel instead of petrol.
Jeff Berwick | What can we take away from the events of the last month? It’s the same conclusions we have been promoting for nearly three years. To start, get your assets outside of the Western financial system.
Clark Kent | Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei told reporters that four people had been officially sentenced to death on charges of corruption and “disrupting the country’s economic system.”
Andrew W. Griffin | In 2010, Videla claimed he kept the Catholic hierarchy informed about his regime’s policy of ‘disappearing’ political opponents and that Catholic leaders offered advice on how to “manage” that policy of disappearance.
Dean Henderson | In 1984 Vice-President George Bush pressured Export-Import Bank (EIB) President William Draper into providing Saddam’s government with $1 billion in US taxpayer-backed loans for a pipeline project in Iraq.
JG Vibes | The National Government are pushing a Cyprus-style solution to bank failure in New Zealand which will see small depositors lose some of their savings to fund big bank bailouts, the Green Party said today.
Tech Dirt | The Wall Street Journal's former publisher, Gordon Crovitz, has apparently decided to follow the lead of the NY Times' former managing editor Bill Keller in misrepresenting things having to do with Bradley Manning and Julian Assange to new and impressive heights.
Activist Post | Is Bitcoin now a safe haven currency? It wasn't long ago when it was considered merely an interesting crypto-currency to buy illegal drugs on Silk Road. Now, citizens all over Europe appear to be flocking to Bitcoin as the European finance vultures circle above.
R.J. Jacob | Very little opportunity existed for most people and someone who was born into a particular caste typically remained there for life.
JG Vibes | In looking deeper into what is going on at TED i saw that recently Eddie Huang, a restaurant owner and entrepreneur, talked about his negative encounters with TED when he recently appeared on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
JG Vibes | With so many of these cases popping up over the years it seems that this is a systematic problem that reaches far beyond "a few bad apples".
Michael Snyder | The global elite have now proven that when the chips are down they are going to go after any big pile of money that they think they can get their hands on.
Fiyinfoluwa Elegbede | There are good ways and bad ways to confront youth unemployment in Africa.
The Daily Bell | Mike Callaghan – Director of the Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre – provides us with insight into a big congressional battle going on over the International Monetary Fund.
Dean Henderson | BNL’s Consulting Board for International Policy included Henry Kissinger and his boss David Rockefeller, now chairman of Rockefeller Group.
Sartre | A cogent reaction from another renowned whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers fame, carries the weight of a brave man from another era.
Derrick Broze | Henry Kissinger is one of the most controversial statesman the United States has ever had. Known by some as the greatest diplomat for his work opening up relations between the Soviet and Chinese governments, Mr. Kissinger is also called a War Criminal by many others.
JG Vibes | Just in the past few days massive protests have continued to build in the Brooklyn area, in response to the highly suspicious death of young Kimani Gray, who was killed by NYPD officers. In the midst of this recent controversy a class action lawsuit against the NYPD is scheduled to begin, specifically regarding the stop and frisk policy.
Torrent Freak | Over the past years, we have seen an all-out assault on the messenger immunity, forcing liability onto commercial distribution services for merely carrying a message. The net effect of this is a drastic and catastrophic abolition of the freedom of speech in the Internet.
Lauren McCauley | A judge announced Sunday that two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of sexual assault in a highly-publicized trial that drew questions of a community's complicity in this criminal act.
OWS | The time appears ripe to begin introducing squatter philosophies such as self-organization and the struggle for Freiraum and community preservation into the broader public discourse.
Brandon Turbeville | Coming in combination with such recent announcements as the open desire of agencies like DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to create an Internet server that will house all verbal communications, it can scarcely be debated that the U.S.
Haru Mutasa | In Zimbabwe people are slowly beginning to pay for goods and services using their mobile phones - part of what's being called a micro-banking revolution.
Bruce Yandle | A frustrated group of sixth-graders from St. Paul's Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa, recently sent a message to President Obama: "The White House is our house," the class said in a Facebook video. "Please let us visit."
Anthony Wile | An interesting article in Forbes entitled "If Alan Greenspan Wants To 'End The Fed', Times Must Be Changing," informs us that the predictions we made long ago about the Federal Reserve are coming true.