Occupy SF Plans To Converge On Financial District Friday

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Billed as an “occu-popup,” the cranky folks at Occupy SF plan on gathering in San Francisco’s Financial District on Friday, January 20 to protest money and stuff. How can you get involved? Easy. According to Occupy SF, you can simply “[c]hoose a street corner, take a chair and a sign and have your own Occu-popup! Invite […]

Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others

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Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America. In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have […]

Israel arrests Palestinian parliament speaker

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Abdel Aziz Dweik, the speaker of the defunct parliament and a member of Hamas, was arrested near Ramallah. Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 22:35 Israel previously held Dweik for 34 months in connection with the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit [EPA] The speaker of the defunct Palestinian parliament, a member of Hamas who was previously detained […]

Megaupload shut down by feds, seven charged, four arrested

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By Sean Gallagher | ArsTechnica Published about 2 hours ago The filesharing site Megaupload.com has been taken down by the FBI as the Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging seven people associated with the site. The 72-page indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury in Virginia on January 5, charges the seven people, including Megaupload’s founders Kim Dotcom and […]

Hollywood threatens Obama over SOPA

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After US President Barack Obama demanded revamped provisions in the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, Los Angeles film executives are rescinding their support of the commander-in-chief. While Hollywood hot-shots were in the past major contributors to the 2008 campaign for Barack Obama, movie execs are heated up over the presidents halting of SOPA. […]

NDAA Floor Speech

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Say what you will about Ron Paul, his constitutionalist views make him one of our greatest defenders in the Senate. Here he introduces legislation to undo the damage done by the NDAA’s more chillingly authoritarian provisions.

Muslim Woman: School Said I Was A Terrorist In Retaliation For Sexual Harassment Complaint

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  University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT   JILLIAN RAYFIELD TPM JANUARY 19, 2012, 4:51 PM 1329 13 A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut for allegedly expelling her and telling the FBI that she was a terrorist, she says in retaliation for a sexual harassment complaint she made against a fellow student. Balayla Ahmad filed […]

Rick Perry drops presidential bid to support Newt Gingrich

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has officially abandoned his presidential bid. Perry announced his decision at a news conference in South Carolina on Thursday at 11:00 AM local time. Rick Perry became the third Republican candidate to suspend their presidential campaign in the primary season after Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. One […]

5 Unemployed Moroccans Set Selves on Fire

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM ET RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Five unemployed Moroccan men set themselves on fire in the capital Rabat as part of widespread demonstrations in the country over the lack of jobs, especially for university graduates, a rights activist said Thursday. Three were burned badly enough […]

Accusing WikiLeaks of Murder

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Thursday 19 January 2012 by: Chase Madar, TomDispatch | News Analysis Blood on whose hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the blood of civilians.  Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about, or read a short essay about… civilian war casualties?  What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan, Iraq, and other ongoing wars were advertised […]

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