28 Signs That The West Coast of the US Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

21 October 2013 — The Truth

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain. Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin. Continue reading this...

Three Duke Ellington Classics: Medley – Black and Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooch

16 October 2013 — Jazz on the Tube


I think I could have been no more than 13 or perhaps 14 when I bought my first jazz album and it was the 1957 classic, ‘Duke Ellington Presents – The Bethlehem Years Volume 2’ made I think after his epic return to fame at the Newport Jazz Festival, after some time in the doldrums. It blew me away, and to this day, whenever I play it I am astounded by the sheer perfection of the arrangements and by the virtuosity and soul of the soloists. Each track on this album, from the opener, ‘Summertime’ through to the last, ‘The Blues’ is a gem with Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocals) on ‘I can’t get started’, the Gershwin classic is total perfection. This is the classical music of the 20th century.


It was around this time I got to meet the man himself, backstage at the Gaumont Cinema in Kilburn. I even shook the master’s hand in his dressing room. In the concert I would stand right at the front, my elbows on the stage, glued to the orchestra as they joked and laughed but never missed a beat, like some kind of soul machine. It was heaven to a kid like me, addicted to jazz.


 This trio of songs was recorded in 1959 in Switzerland probably the time I met him. The recording sucks but so what, it’s the Duke…

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[PCHR_e] Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 August 2013)

29 August 2013 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights  LTD (non-profit)

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

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Guardian editor says newspaper forced to destroy hard drives By Thomas Gaist

21 August 2013 — WSWS

In a comment published Monday, Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger wrote that he and other Guardian journalists were faced with unofficial threats of legal action by the British government, and therefore were forced to destroy hard drives containing material from whistle blower Edward Snowden.

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Greenwald partner sues Home Office as UK defends ‘Miranda op

20 August 2013 — RT

The UK Home Office says it has “to protect the public”, but Miranda has accused Britain of a “total abuse of power” and has said he will take legal action against the Home Office. The Guardian is “supportive” of his action.

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The Time for a Serious Discussion on the Future of Global Cyberspace Has Come By Boris Kazantsev

26 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Snowden affair, as expected, is snowballing, gathering more and more new details and revelations. This has already led to several international scandals (including the egregious example of what happened with Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane) and most likely will lead to more. 

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Family Sues G4S For Killing Angolan Deportee By Pratap ChatterjeeFamily Sues G4S For Killing Angolan Deportee By Pratap Chatterjee

10 July 2013 — Corpwatch Blog

United Families & Friends Campaign rally. Photo by 4WardEver UK. Used under Creative Commons license.

The family of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee in the UK, has brought a civil lawsuit against G4S, the world’s largest private security company. Mubenga died on October 12, 2010 while being restrained by G4S guards who were hired to help deport him from the country.

Mubenga lived in the UK for 16 years but was convicted for involvement in a pub fight. He was then deported by the UK Border Authority (UKBA) under laws that allow non-citizens to be kicked out of the country if they are sentenced to prison.

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Overproduction, Overcapitalization (1) By S. Artesian

11 July, 2013 — The Wolf ReportNonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

1. Anti-Executive Summary:  Marx’s theory of revolution is not one that correlates the improving or worsening prospects for revolutionary overthrow with improving or worsening economic conditions.  In this regard, Marx is neither a “crisis=revolution” advocate, nor a “growth=revolution” theorist.

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The All-Seeing Eye of Big Brother By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

30 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Europe and the US are being rocked by scandals related to the creation of a system of total surveillance and control over the population of the planet. In the middle of June, human rights defenders from the American Civil Liberties Union sued the US government and US intelligence agencies for wiretapping. Continue reading this...

Video: SOCMINT’S reading everything you write online

27 June 2013 — RT

Apparently GCHQ are grabbing this post, along with everything else digital. A police unit acronym SOCMINT, or Social Media Intelligence Task Force, or something like that, is monitoring the Web looking for radical ideas. As the video says, this is not new but it does add to the view that the UK is now a total surveillance state, a hair-breadth’s away from Fascism.

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Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima

27 June 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

The Accident Is NOT Contained

Record high levels of radioactive tritium have been observed in the harbor at Fukushima.

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Inventor of World Wide Web accuses West of hypocrisy

27 June 2013 — RT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has lashed out at Western governments, calling them hypocritical for spying on the internet while reproaching other oppressive nations for doing the same; adding that the revelations may change the way people use computers.

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GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications

21 June 2013 — The Guardian

Secret document detailing GCHQ’s ambition to ‘master the internet’

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Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency NSA.

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