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Activists plan vigil for Gitmo's Briton

Activists plan vigil for Gitmo's Briton 08 May 2013 British activists are to stage a protest outside the parliament on Thursday, May 9, demanding the British government to bring Shaker Aamer home from the United States' notorious Guantanamo prison in Cuba. The Save Shaker Aamer Campaign plans to hold a vigil outside the House of Commons every weekday until May 21 to renew their demands for Aamer's immediate release.

MI6 distributes 'ghost money' as bribes to Afghan warlords, drug cartels

MI6 distributes 'ghost money' as bribes to Afghan warlords, drug cartels 08 May 2013 Britain's foreign spying apparatus MI6 has been funneling tens of millions of pounds to corrupt officials in Afghanistan as bribes in a corrupt attempt to buy influence in the country. According to western media reports, MI6 is secretly spending UK taxpayers' money in the form of 'ghost money' bribes in Afghanistan to prop up warlords and corrupt authorities...

Enron CEO Skilling Strikes Deal to Get Out of Prison 10 Years Early

Enron CEO Skilling Strikes Deal to Get Out of Prison 10 Years Early 08 May 2013 Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling would be out of prison as early as 2017--more than 10 years early--under a proposed sentencing agreement submitted Wednesday to a federal judge in Houston, CNBC has learned. Under the agreement, which could be finalized in a matter of weeks, Skilling would give up all of his remaining rights to appeal, and his 2006 convictions on 19 criminal counts would stand.

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel --Physicist pulls out of conference hosted by president Shimon Peres in protest at treatment of Palestinians 07 May 2013 Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

DOJ: We don't need warrants for e-mail, Facebook chats

DOJ: We don't need warrants for e-mail, Facebook chats --An FBI investigation manual updated last year, obtained by the ACLU, says it's possible to warrantlessly obtain Americans' e-mail 'without running afoul' of the Fourth Amendment. 08 May 2013 The U.S.

Navy Ship Can't Meet Mission, Internal U.S. Report Finds

Navy Ship Can't Meet Mission, Internal U.S. Report Finds 07 May 2013 U.S. Navy leaders were warned last year that a $37 billion program to build Littoral Combat Ships can't meet its promised mission because the vessels are too lightly manned and armed, according to a confidential report.

Air Force sidelines 17 nuclear officers, Minot unit suffering 'rot' from within

Air Force sidelines 17 nuclear officers, Minot unit suffering 'rot' from within 08 May 2013 The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control - and, if necessary, launch - nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks. "We are, in fact, in a crisis right now," the commander, Lt.

Pentagon report shows big jump in sex crimes in military

Pentagon report shows big jump in sex crimes in military 07 May 2013 The Obama administration expressed outrage about a recent high-profile Air Force groping scandal on Tuesday as the Pentagon released a study estimating that the number of sex crimes involving military personnel soared 37 percent last year.

Disgraced South Carolina ex-governor Sanford wins House seat

Disgraced South Carolina ex-governor Sanford wins House seat 07 May 2013 Former Republican Governor Mark Sanford made a stunning political comeback on Tuesday, rebounding from a sex scandal to beat Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a personality-driven election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that put a national spotlight on South Carolina.

U.S. Weighs Wider Wiretap Laws to Cover Online Activity

U.S. Weighs Wider Wiretap Laws to Cover Online Activity 08 May 2013 he Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. The F.B.I. director, Robert S.

Radioactive water released into Lake Michigan before Palisades nuclear plant shutdown Sunday

Radioactive water released into Lake Michigan before Palisades nuclear plant shutdown Sunday 06 May 2013 Before Sunday's shutdown of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, about 79 gallons of diluted [?!?] radioactive water were released into Lake Michigan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday, May 6. The cause of the increase in volume of leaking water is unknown, according to an event report Palisades filed with the NRC.

Anti-US Drone Candidate Imran Khan injured in Pakistan poll rally fall

Blackwater mercenaries already busy little assassination bees: Anti-US Drone Candidate Imran Khan injured in Pakistan poll rally fall 07 May 2013 Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been injured after falling off a lift that was taking him on stage for an election rally. Officials told the AFP news agency that the former cricketer suffered head injuries after the fall in Lahore.

Pakistan Election 2013: Imran Khan Vows to Shoot Down US Drones If Elected

Pakistan Election 2013: Imran Khan Vows to Shoot Down US Drones If Elected [It's about time!] 04 May 2013 In the lead up to Pakistan's general election, which will take place on May 11, the former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has again vowed

Nun, other activists face trial for breaching U.S. nuclear security

Nun, other activists face trial for breaching U.S. nuclear security 06 May 2013 An elderly nun and two other environmental activists who broke into a supposedly secure facility that stores enriched uranium for nuclear bombs go on trial on Tuesday over the incident that embarrassed the U.S. government.

UnitedHealth Group CEO's Pay Down 28 Percent Last Year to $34.7 Million

UnitedHealth Group CEO's Pay Down 28 Percent Last Year to $34.7 Million 26 Apr 2013 UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley had a 28 percent decline in compensation last year compared with 2011, according to documents filed Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Head of Air Force's anti-sexual assault unit arrested for sexual battery

Head of Air Force's anti-sexual assault unit arrested for sexual battery 06 May 2013 The officer in charge of the Air Force effort to curb sexual assault in the military was arrested over the weekend for allegedly grabbing a woman by the breasts and buttocks in a parking lot not far from the Pentagon, officials said on Monday.

False Flag Stew

False Flag Stew by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 07 May 2103 "A 'false flag' operation is a covert attack on foreign or domestic soil carried out by governments or organizations under a false identity, aimed at placing blame on the enemy." (Haaretz) Examples of false flags abound. Recent, notable false flags include: Israel's bombing of the USS Cole; the 9/11 terrorist attacks ('Mom?

Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria

Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria 04 May 2013 Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who once served as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff, believes that the chemical weapons used in Syria may have been an Israeli "false flag" operation aimed at implicating Bashar Assad's regime.

Obama to Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny

Obama to Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny [...And the horse you rode in on.] 06 May 2013 U.S. President Barack Obama gives the commencement address to the graduating class of The Ohio State University at Ohio Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

UN's Del Ponte says evidence Syria rebels used sarin

UN's Del Ponte says evidence Syria rebels used sarin 06 May 2013 Testimony from victims of the conflict in Syria suggests [US-backed] rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said. Carla Del Ponte told Swiss TV that there were "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof". Ms Del Ponte did not rule out the possibility that government forces might also have used chemical weapons...

Water cannons on standby for summer riots

Water cannons on standby for summer riots --German-made water cannons are to be approved for use in mainland Britain within weeks, the Sunday Express understands. 05 May 2013 Home Secretary Theresa May is said to be in favour of their deployment by police for the first time outside of Northern Ireland amid fears of summer riots.

Police face discipline in deadly Ohio police chase

Police face discipline in deadly Ohio police chase 30 Apr 2013 A dozen Cleveland police supervisors face internal discipline charges stemming from a chase that saw officers fire 137 shots and kill a fleeing driver and his passenger, the city's police chief said Tuesday.

Palisades nuclear power plant shuts after water leak

Palisades nuclear power plant shuts after water leak --Nuclear plant, about 80 miles east-northeast of Chicago, also leaked in 2012 05 May 2013 Operators of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Michigan removed it from service Sunday morning because of a water leak from a tank, which last year caused seepage into the control room.

O'Connor: Maybe SCOTUS should have declined cert in Bush v. Gore

O'Connor: Maybe SCOTUS should have declined cert in Bush v. Gore 29 Apr 2013 Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is having some second thoughts about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant cert in Bush v. Gore.

BART will ban 'unruly' riders starting Monday

BART will ban 'unruly' riders starting Monday 05 May 2013 (San Francisco) A new rule starting Monday will allow Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to ban violent or unruly passengers. Under the new policy, BART will be allowed to keep people away for up to a month or even a year.

8 American-led Soldiers Die in Attacks in Afghanistan

8 American-led Soldiers Die in Attacks in Afghanistan 05 May 2013 Eight soldiers with the American-led military coalition were killed Saturday, making it the bloodiest day this year for Western troops fighting here. Two were shot in an insider attack, one died in a small-arms attack and five Americans were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, according to statements from the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan officials.

Regional countries slam Israeli attack on Syria

Regional countries slam Israeli attack on Syria 06 May 2013 A number of countries in the Middle East are pointing their fingers at Israel on Sunday after the latter attacked Syrian military facilities near Damascus earlier in the day. The Syrian state TV said Israel launched an airstrike on a military research center in a suburb of Damascus before dawn of Sunday.

U.S.-backed rebels used sarin gas, not Syrian government - U.N. investigator

U.S.-backed rebels used sarin gas, not Syrian government - U.N. investigator 05 May 2013 U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

U.N. voices 'grave concern' at reports of Israel strikes in Syria

U.N. voices 'grave concern' at reports of Israel strikes in Syria 05 May 2013 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday voiced alarm at reports Israel has struck targets inside Syria, but said the United Nations was unable to confirm whether any such attacks had taken place. "The Secretary-General expresses grave concern over reports of air strikes in Syria by the Israeli Air Force," Ban's press office said in a statement.

Seven U.S. troops killed in Afghan bomb, insider attack

Seven U.S. troops killed in Afghan bomb, insider attack 05 May 2013 Seven U.S. soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO and Western officials in Kabul said, capping off one of the bloodiest weeks for international forces this year. Five U.S. soldiers were killed in the southern battleground province of Kandahar when they were struck by an improvised bomb on Saturday, a spokesman for the U.S.

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