Greece's Golden Dawn leader and two MPs stripped of parliamentary immunity

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in International News, News, Politics | No Comments

via Euronews The Greek parliament stripped the far-right Golden Dawn leader and two of his MPs of their parliamentary immunity on Wednesday. It means they can now face charges for illegal possession of firearms. Nikos Michaloliakos along with Christos Pappas and Yannis Lagos were brought from prison, where they have been held since last autumn […]

Liver cancer vaccine effective in mice

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in News, Science News | No Comments

via Science Daily Tweaking a protein expressed by most liver cancer cells has enabled scientists to make a vaccine that is exceedingly effective at preventing the disease in mice. Liver cancer is among the fastest-growing and deadliest cancers in the United States with a 17 percent three-year survival rate. Vaccines help direct the immune system […]

US must play nice with China to put astronauts on Mars

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in International News, News, Science News | No Comments

via New Scientist Securing the survival of humanity is just one of several reasons why NASA should focus on sending people to Mars. The trouble is, the space agency will find it tough to afford the trip. That’s the conclusion of a sweeping review of the value of the US human space flight programme released […]

Hundreds killed in northeast Nigeria attack

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in International News, News | No Comments

via Al Jazeera Boko Haram fighters dressed as soldiers have killed at least 200 civilians in three communities in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses have said. A community leader, who witnessed the killings three days earlier, said on Thursday that residents of the Gwoza local government district in Borno state had pleaded for the military to send soldiers […]

Violence threatens bid to eradicate guinea worm

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in News, Science News | No Comments

via New Scientist So near – and yet so far. Health workers in South Sudan are close to making the parasitic guinea worm only the second human disease ever to be eradicated. Just 11 cases have been seen this year in the country, the worm’s last major stronghold, compared to 55 at this time last […]

Belarus Dictator Reintroduces Serfdom after 153 Years

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in News | No Comments

from News – AllGov Europe’s only dictator has decided it’s time to bring serfdom back to his isolated country. President Alexandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet republic, decreed recently that those toiling on collective farms, a leftover from communism, cannot under any circumstance quit their jobs.   Critics said the longtime dictator […]

New Study: Walmart Scammed American Taxpayers for $104 Million by Giving Executives Obscene Bonuses

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in News | No Comments

from Alternet The company is a parasite sucking the country dry. This just in: Walmart used a tax loophole to get you and me to pay millions to executive fatcats in undeserved bonuses. How do you like that? You probably don’t like it at all, because you know that on top of that, […]

1 Dead, 3 Injured In Seattle Pacific University Shooting

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in News | No Comments

via TPM News SEATTLE (AP) — A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, killing one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, Seattle police said. Police say a student building monitor at Seattle Pacific University disarmed the gunman […]

Judge Asks for More Information About NSA Spying Evidence Destruction After Emergency Hearing

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in News | No Comments

from Deeplinks Government Argues Court’s Order Does Not Apply to Certain Categories of Surveillance San Francisco – A federal judge asked for more briefing today after an emergency court hearing over destruction in a case challenging NSA spying from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Andrew Crocker, Rick Wiebe, and Cindy Cohn "We are […]

NSA whistleblower Snowden seeks Brazil asylum

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in International News, News | No Comments

via Al Jazeera Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower, has said he has requested asylum in Brazil, in an interview with journalists from the country. Appearing on Brazil’s Globo TV channel on Sunday, Snowden said he would not exchange information in return for asylum. “I already sent a petition to the Brazilian government requesting […]

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