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Apartheid at NYU? Prof. Michael Rectenwald Is Afraid So

Apartheid at NYU? Prof. Michael Rectenwald Is Afraid So  (Part I) 20 Jun 2013 Joan Brunwasser (OpEdNews) interviewed Dr. Michael Rectenwald, who is on the faculty of New York University in the Global Studies Program as well as being the founder and chair of CLG (Citizens for Legitimate Government)... JB: This week, you wrote a disturbing piece [published by CLG] called 'Apartheid at NYU.' What did you mean by that? MR: ...This faculty has absolutely no representation on the Faculty Senate, the governing arm of the university. This is a significant exclusion, much like the kind of voting situation that pertained in Great Britain before the voting reform laws were passed in 1832 and 1871, and only a few landholders could vote or run for elected office. (Part II of the interview is here.)

Obama to Pick Bush-Era Justice Dept. Official to Lead F.B.I.

Obama to Pick Bush-Era Justice Dept. Official to Lead F.B.I. 21 Jun 2013 President Obama on Friday plans to announce the nomination of James B. Comey, a senior Justice Department official under President [sic] George W. Bush, to become the next director of the F.B.I., according to White House officials. The Senate, which will not be in session in August, is bracing for a significant fight over nominations in July, and it is not clear whether the administration has allotted enough time for the Senate to confirm him by Sept. 3, when Robert S. Mueller III, the F.B.I. director, is mandated to leave his post.

Outbreak of deadly piglet virus spreads to 13 states

Outbreak of deadly piglet virus spreads to 13 states --Mortality among very young pigs infected in U.S. farms is commonly 50 percent, and can reach 100 percent 19 Jun 2013 A swine virus deadly to young pigs, one never before seen in North America, is spreading rapidly across the United States and proving harder to control than previously believed. The virus now has spread to 13 states - with more than 100 positive cases to date - since it was first diagnosed in the United States last month, said Montserrat Torremorell, the Allen D. Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine. No direct connection has been found between the U.S. outbreak and previously identified outbreaks in Asia and Europe, say scientists and researchers.

House rejects farm bill, 62 Republicans vote no

House rejects farm bill, 62 Republicans vote no 19 Jun 2013 The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill classist corpora-terrorist giveaway Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements [and Orweillian GOP drug tests and databases] on those who receive them. Those cuts weren't deep enough for many Republicans who objected to the cost of the nearly $80 billion-a-year food stamp program, which has doubled in the past five years. The vote was 234-195 against the bill, with 62 Republicans voting against it...Only 24 Democrats voted in favor of the legislation after many said the food stamp cuts could remove as many as 2 million needy recipients from the rolls.

Federal court rules against hunters importing polar bear trophies

Federal court rules against hunters importing polar bear trophies 18 Jun 2013 Hunters cannot import skins or rugs made from polar bears for their own personal display, a federal court affirmed on Tuesday. Since 2008, polar bears have been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used to prevent hunters from importing pelts and other parts of the animals...The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed with a lower court in siding with the FWS, prohibiting those imports. It is "quite clear," Judge David Tatel wrote in the court's decision that Congress intended to grant the law's protections "to all depleted species, regardless of how they achieve their depleted status."

WikiLeaks says Michael Hastings contacted it just before his death. Are they implying he was murdered?

WikiLeaks says Michael Hastings contacted it just before his death. Are they implying he was murdered? 19 Jun 2013 WikiLeaks just threw some gasoline onto the conspiracy fire. On Wednesday night, they Tweeted: "Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him." What exactly are they trying to say? Hastings has certainly been in contact with WikiLeaks before. And Hastings's last article was about the evils of the NSA -- which ended with the tantalising line, "Perhaps more information will soon be forthcoming." Glenn Greenwald Tweeted a link to the piece after Hastings' death.

USDA Slashes Food for Women, Children, Subsidizes Wineries Instead

USDA Slashes Food for Women, Children, Subsidizes Wineries Instead 20 Jun 2013 On Wednesday, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs penned a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack pointing out waste and abuse within the department that could be cut in order to pay for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) assistance that the department slashed for 600,000 women and children. Coburn points out that despite sequestration, on April 4, representatives from the USDA Rural Development Office held "a workshop on their agency's economic development and affordable housing programs" for residents of Martha's Vineyard. Clearly, affordable housing is not the key issue in an area whose cheapest home is listed at $260,000 (a two-bedroom condo). In fact, Coburn points out, the "entire island of Martha's Vineyard has been designated as a rural area eligible for taxpayer backed home loans by USDA."

8,000 troops from 19 countries join Jordan 'war games' in readiness for spreading Syria conflict

8,000 troops from 19 countries join Jordan 'war games' in readiness for spreading Syria conflict 19 Jun 2013 The West may be flip-flopping over whether or not to send lethal arms to the Syria 'rebels,' but that has not stopped a 12-day military exercise in Jordan, in which thousands of troops from a variety of countries are preparing for the possibility of fighting in Syria. The war games come to an end tomorrow. The exercises, which have been guided by the American military, are the latest stage of Amman's preparation for eventually being sucked into the conflict. The US has already deployed Patriot missile systems in Jordan, near the Syrian border. The operation has been given the moniker, 'Eager Lion' [lol] and involves 8,000 troops from 19 Middle Eastern and European countries.

Ex-UBS, Citi trader Hayes in UK court on Libor charges

Ex-UBS, Citi trader Hayes in UK court on Libor charges 20 Jun 2013 Former UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes appeared in a London court on Thursday accused of conspiracy to defraud in connection with a global investigation into the Libor interest rate rigging scandal. Hayes is the first suspect to face a court in an inquiry stretching from North America to Asia into how traders rigged crucial benchmark rates such as Libor (London interbank offered rate), against which trillions of dollars of loans are priced.

Two men accused of bizarre radiation plot

Two men accused of bizarre radiation plot --Remotely controlled X-ray weapon would supposedly have been able to deliver lethal doses of radiation to unsuspecting victims 19 Jun 2013 Two men from upstate New York have been accused of trying to make and sell a portable X-ray weapon that they "intended to sell to Jewish groups or a southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan," and which could be fired at people perceived to be enemies of Israel, the Times Union reports. Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, according to the paper. The two men could face 15 years in prison and $250,000 fines. A press release from the Department of Justice explains investigators said that Crawford reached out to Jewish organizations (at least one of which reported his strange behavior to the police) for assistance with the technology involved in making the X-ray weapon.

Men built X-ray gun to shoot Israel opponents - FBI

Men built X-ray gun to shoot Israel opponents - FBI 20 Jun 2013 The FBI has charged two men with making a portable X-ray weapon that they intended to use to secretly sicken opponents of Israel. An indictment charges 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford and 54-year-old Eric J Feight with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists with the weapon. Investigators have said Crawford approached Jewish organisations in 2012 looking for funding and people to help him with technology that could be used to surreptitiously deliver damaging and even lethal doses of radiation against those he considered enemies of Israel.

Three killed, 15 injured in two bomb blasts in Iraq's Diyala Province

Three killed, 15 injured in two bomb blasts in Iraq's Diyala Province 19 Jun 2013 At least 3 people have been killed and 15 others injured in two bomb blasts hit in Iraq's Diyala Province. According to Iraqi officials, the explosions took place on Wednesday in al-Miqdadiyah city situated some 80 kilometers northeast of Baghdad. No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

Man Accused of Threatening to Murder, Burn Sen. Cruz

Man Accused of Threatening to Murder, Burn Sen. Cruz 19 Jun 2013 A Houston man is accused of threatening to kidnap, murder and burn U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his father and also to "blow up" the sun if he wasn't paid $3 million. Nick Gates was being held Tuesday in the Harris County jail on a $10,000 bond. He's charged with making a terroristic threat. Investigators allege threatening phone calls made June 5 to Cruz's offices in Austin and San Antonio were traced back to Gates.

WikiLeaks Says It Is Working to Negotiate Asylum in Iceland for Snowden

WikiLeaks Says It Is Working to Negotiate Asylum in Iceland for Snowden 20 Jun 2013 WikiLeaks activists in Iceland are discussing with government officials there the possibility of asylum for Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed hundreds of classified documents on N.S.A. surveillance, Julian Assange, the founder of the antisecrecy group, said Wednesday. "We are in touch with Mr. Snowden's legal team and are in the process of brokering his asylum in Iceland," Mr. Assange said in a conference call with reporters. He said both the legal and practical obstacles were under review by Mr. Snowden's lawyers and supporters.

Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: operator

Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: operator --Reports continue to emerge of leaks in storage pools, tanks and pipes. 19 Jun 2013 Cancer-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said Wednesday, as it pledged to 'prevent' them getting into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said tests showed the highly toxic strontium-90, a by-product of nuclear fission that can cause bone cancer if ingested, was present at levels 30 times the permitted rate. The firm said it had also detected tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, at around eight times the allowed level. "From groundwater samples we collected, we detected 500,000 becquerels per litre of tritium, that is very high," a TEPCO official told a press conference.

Maine governor to stop talking to 3 newspapers

Maine governor to stop talking to 3 newspapers 19 Jun 2013 Maine's blunt-spoken governor [Grade 'A' sociopath] doesn't mince words when opponents dare to cross him but he's saved some of his harshest criticism for newspapers, once telling schoolchildren he isn't a fan of papers and another time saying that reading one is "like paying somebody to tell you lies." Now it's gone to an extreme, with Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his administration regime cutting off comments to three newspapers including one serving the state's biggest city. Adrienne Bennett, the governor's press secretary, said Wednesday that it was her decision to give a blanket "no comment" to the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal in the state capital of Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, where LePage once served as mayor.

Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash --FAA radar evidence reportedly pointed to a missile hit - although they declined to speculate if it was a terrorist attack or friendly fire 19 Jun 2013 Investigators from the first probe of doomed TWA Flight 800 called Wednesday for a new examination of the tragedy, resurrecting old claims that a missile downed the plane. A half-dozen people involved in the original inquiry into the July 17, 1996, blast that killed 230 people on a Paris-bound flight out of JFK Airport claimed new evidence supports the oft-suggested missile theory. "We are not speculating in the least," insisted Tom Stalcup, co-founder of the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization. New evidence suggests there were more than 100 traces of explosives found in the plane's wreckage, and internal CIA documents suggest a cover-up, they charge.

FBI admits to domestic surveillance drone use

FBI admits to domestic surveillance drone use 19 Jun 2013 The FBI has admitted it sometimes uses aerial surveillance drones over US soil, and suggested further political debate and legislation to govern their domestic use may be necessary. Speaking in a hearing mainly about telephone data collection, the bureau's director, Robert Mueller, said it used drones to aid its investigations in a "very, very minimal way, very seldom". However, the potential for growing drone use either in the US, or involving US citizens abroad, is an increasingly charged issue in Congress, and the FBI acknowledged there may need to be legal restrictions placed on their use to protect privacy.

FBI director tells Congress agency uses drones for surveillance on U.S. soil

FBI director tells Congress agency uses drones for surveillance on U.S. soil 19 Jun 2013 FBI director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that the nation's top law enforcement bureau uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil, though only on a "very, very minimal basis." Mueller, the FBI director since 2001 who is set to retire this year, acknowledged that his agency uses drones in its investigative and law enforcement practices, and is further working to establish better guidelines [?!?] for the use of drones. The FBI director's words come amid a simmering national debate in recent months about what limits should be placed on the government in its law enforcement and anti-terrorism activities.

Afghan Taliban say they killed 4 US troops

Afghan Taliban say they killed 4 US troops 18 Jun 2013 The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four American troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the U.S. on finding a political solution to ending the nearly 12-year war in the country. The deadly attack underscores the challenges ahead in trying to end the violence roiling Afghanistan through peace negotiations in Qatar with militants still fighting on the ground.

Assange will not leave Ecuador embassy even if Sweden drops extradition bid

Assange will not leave Ecuador embassy even if Sweden drops extradition bid 18 Jun 2013 Julian Assange will not leave Ecuador's embassy even if Sweden drops its extradition bid over accusations of sexual assault, because he fears moves are already underway by the US to prosecute him on espionage charges, he has said. On the eve of the anniversary of his seeking asylum in the embassy in Knightsbridge, Assange said he believed a sealed indictment had already been lodged by a grand jury in Virginia, which could see him being arrested and extradited by Britain to the US to face prosecution over the WikiLeaks cable releases. "The strong view of my US lawyer is that there is already a sealed indictment, which means I would be arrested, unless the British government gave information or guarantees that would grant me safe passage," the WikiLeaks founder told a small group of news agencies.

1 in 9 U.S. bridges in need of repair

1 in 9 U.S. bridges in need of repair 19 Jun 2013 More than one in nine bridges in the USA -- at least 66,405, or 11% of the total -- are structurally deficient, according to a new report. These are not rarely used, out-of-the way structures: Each day, Americans take 260 million trips over structurally deficient bridges, says the report from Transportation for America, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition that works to improve transportation. The structurally deficient bridges are 65 years old on average, and the Federal Highway Administration estimates that repairing them would cost $76 billion. [Right, but the sociopaths in the US government would rather fund the Syrian rebel cannibals.]

Rep. Michael Burgess Says 15-Week-Old Male Fetuses Pleasure Themselves

Rep. Michael Burgess Says 15-Week-Old Male Fetuses Pleasure Themselves 18 Jun 2013 At what age do young boys begin sexual self-exploration? As early as 15 weeks in utero, according to Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas. "Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful," said Burgess, a former obstetrician-gynecologist. "They stroke their face. If they're a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?" The tea party congressman, 62, made the awkward argument during a House Rules Committee hearing today about H.R. bill 1797, which would ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization.

U.S. to launch formal peace talks with Taliban

U.S. to launch formal peace talks with Taliban 18 Jun 2013 The Obama administration will start formal peace talks with the Taliban on Thursday in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, the first direct political contact between them since early last year and the initial step in what the administration hopes will lead to a negotiated end to the protracted war in on Afghanistan. Afghan government representatives are not expected to attend the meeting. But U.S. officials said the United States wants to eventually hand over the process to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his appointed peace council.

House passes far-reaching anti-abortion bill

House passes far-reaching anti-abortion bill 18 Jun 2013 The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a GOP war on women.  The legislation, sparked by the murder conviction of a Philadelphia late-term abortion provider, would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception, defying laws in most states that allow abortions up to when the fetus becomes viable, usually considered to be around 24 weeks. It mirrors 20-week abortion ban laws passed by some states, and lays further groundwork for the ongoing legal battle that abortion foes hope will eventually result in forcing the Supreme Court to reconsider the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that made abortion legal.

NSA head, lawmakers defend surveillance programs

NSA head, lawmakers defend surveillance programs 18 Jun 2013 The head of the National Security Agency [General Keith Alexander] said U.S. surveillance programs had helped disrupt more than 50 possible attacks since September 11, 2001, as sympathetic members of Congress also defended the use of the top-secret spying operations. In the first public hearing dedicated to the programs since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed them this month, members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee showed little will on Tuesday to pursue significant reforms. Instead, both U.S. officials and lawmakers spent hours publicly justifying the phone and Internet monitoring programs as vital security tools and criticized Snowden's decision to leak documents about them to media outlets.

The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings

The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings 19 Jun 2013 After contradictory stories emerged about an F.B.I. agent's killing last month of a Chechen man in Orlando, Fla., who was being questioned over ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the bureau reassured the public that it would clear up the murky episode. But if such internal investigations are time-tested, their outcomes are also predictable: from 1993 to early 2011, F.B.I. agents fatally shot about 70 "subjects" and wounded about 80 others -- and every one of those episodes was deemed justified, according to interviews and internal F.B.I. records obtained by The New York Times through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The last two years have followed the same pattern: an F.B.I. spokesman said that since 2011, there had been no findings of improper intentional shootings.

Reporter Michael Hastings dies at 33

Reporter Michael Hastings dies at 33 18 Jun 2013 Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings, best known for the Rolling Stone profile that led to Gen. Stanley McChrystal's retirement, died in a car accident early Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to his employers at Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone. He was 33. Hastings wrote "Runaway General," the 2010 Rolling Stone blockbuster story on Gen. Stanley McChrystal that ultimately led the general to step down from his position leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Civil rights groups sue NYPD over Muslim spying

Civil rights groups sue NYPD over Muslim spying 18 Jun 2013 The New York Police Department's widespread spying programs directed at Muslims have undermined free worship by innocent people and should be declared unconstitutional, religious leaders and civil rights advocates said Tuesday after the filing of a federal lawsuit. "Our mosque should be an open, religious and spiritual sanctuary, but NYPD spying has turned it into a place of suspicion and censorship," Hamid Hassan Raza, an imam named as a plaintiff, told a rally outside police headquarters shortly after the suit was filed in federal court in Brooklyn.

Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment

Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment 18 Jun 2013 Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the government. The legal filing, which invokes the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, is the latest move by the California-based tech giant to protect its reputation in the aftermath of news reports about far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance of Internet traffic. Revelations about the program, called PRISM, have opened fissures between U.S. officials and the involved companies, which have scrambled to reassure their users without violating strict rules against disclosing information that the government has classified as top-secret.

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