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Protecting Your Internet Privacy

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By Rowan Wolf

InternetPrivacy.jpg On March 1, 2012, Google is implementing its new (good-bye) privacy standards. Not like there was a ton of protection there to start with, but it is evaporating. There are three pieces from Electronic Frontier Foundation that I encourage people to read and follow.
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U.S. Support for War Crimes Investigation of Libya Hinged on Exemption for Americans

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By Marian Wang. Republished from ProPublica.

In an effort to hold Libya accountable [1] for its violent crackdown on protesters, the U.S. and other members of the United Nations Security Council voted in favor of a resolution [2] asking the International Criminal Court to investigate whether the Libyan government has committed crimes against humanity. The ICC announced today [3]that an investigation was found to be warranted and would proceed. Read more

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Lies and More Lies About Economic Resources

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This is a cut from the DemocracyNow! broadcast for March 3, 2011. It covers the ongoing resistance in Wisconsin, and the lies of the RepubliCons. Special feature with David Cay Johnston.

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Bradley Manning Hit with New Charges in WikiLeaks Case, Including “Aiding the Enemy”

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From DemocracyNow.org March 3, 2011 report Bradley Manning Hit With New Charges in WikiLeaks Case.

This is a critical issue that shows the massive hypocrisy of Obama. The attack on taking down WikiLeaks as a watchdog site and using Bradley Manning as an example of what happens to whistleblowers. Twenty-three hours a day in solitary and mounting charges  -including one that leads to execution.

DemocracyNow! 3/3/11 Bradley Manning Hit with New Charges in WikiLeaks Case, Including \”Aiding the Enemy\”

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True Reason for China’s Appeal to American Industry Even More Shameful Than Low Wages

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By Russ Wellen. Republished from FPIF.

All too often the mainstream media, whether out of cowardice or lack of curiosity, defaults to a reflexive replication of the meme of the day. They’re apparently oblivious to the maxim — apologies to Socrates — that a meme (a cultural practice or idea) unexamined is a meme not worth repeating. In the process, they pass along assumptions as outrageous as they are dangerous to said culture.

Two such examples of conventional wisdom that are almost universally unquestioned by corporate news recently came to our attention. Bear with us as we stray into domestic policy before returning to foreign affairs.  Read more

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If this anti-American, then I am anti-American

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ANTI-AMERICAN?

By Tom Joad | [print_link]

Whenever anyone dares to point out the painfully obvious fact that the U.S. and its leaders have for two hundred years consistently acted in a fashion diametrically opposed to the values which America claims to represent, that person is instantly accused of being anti-American. Read more

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Walker – the Duplicitous Billionaire Puppet

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By Rowan Wolf

KochWalker.jpgIf there were any doubts about where Wisconsin Governor was coming from, there is none after the phone conversation between Walker and Ian Murphy of the The Buffalo Beast. Murphy pretended to be David Koch of the Koch Industries, and had an amazing conversation with Scott Walker. Read more

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