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Report Finds Police Worldwide Criminalize Dissent, Assert New Powers in Crackdown on Protests

In a major new report, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations details a global crackdown on peaceful protests through excessive police force and the criminalization of dissent. The report, “Take Back the Streets: Repression and Criminalization of Protest Around the World,” warns of a growing tendency to perceive individuals exercising a fundamental democratic right — the right to protest …

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The USA Freedom Act: a look at the key points of the draft bill

Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com, Thursday 10 October 2013 17.16 EDT Director of national intelligence James Clapper. Sensenbrenner claimed intelligence chiefs had misused their powers. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Jim Sensenbrenner, the conservative Republican who co-authored the Patriot Act, is preparing to publish legislation that would significantly curtail the domestic surveillance powers afforded to the US intelligence agencies. The bill …

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Patriot Act author prepares bill to put NSA bulk collection ‘out of business’

Exclusive: Bipartisan bill pulls together existing efforts to dramatically reform the NSA in the wake of Snowden disclosures Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com, Thursday 10 October 2013 15.37 EDT Jim Sensenbrenner told the Guardian: ‘The disclosure that NSA employees were spying on their spouses … was very chilling.’ Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The conservative Republican who co-authored America’s Patriot Act …

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US Treasury warns against possible default

The US Treasury Secretary has warned that a possible US debt default would cause “irrevocable damage” to the US economy. Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on the 10th day of a partial federal government shutdown, Jack Lew said Thursday that the continued brinksmanship over the debt limit risks unforeseen consequences in the financial markets, the Guardian reported. Select Bitrate200 …

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House Republicans offer to lift debt ceiling through December

(Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday unveiled a plan that would avert a looming U.S. default, in a sign that lawmakers may end a standoff that has rattled financial markets and thrown America’s future creditworthiness into question. Ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama, it was unclear whether Republicans would be willing to end a …

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Federal Lawsuit: UN Killed Thousands in Haiti With Cholera

International scientists have concluded that the UN is responsible for the cholera outbreak that occurred in Haiti in 2010 that killed more than 8,000 residents and sickened an estimated 650,000. In a Federal District Court in Manhattan, a billion dollar suit was filed to force the UN to compensate the victims because of the use of a bioweapon in Haiti. …

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The Second American Revolution Is Well Under Way!

by Tom Heneghan, International Intelligence Expert UNITED States of America  –  It can now be reported that the U.S. government shut down is a massive U.S. Nazi Paperclip NSA disguise to cover up the entire total bankruptcy of ALL major European and Asian banks with the U.S. Federal Reserve as a counter party.   Item: This is why all foreign banks …

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Unanticipated Benefit of US Government Shutdown

Something to cheer about the US governnent’s ongoing budget battle! US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote today on Twitter: Due to the lapse in appropriations I will not be updating Twitter and Facebook regularly. Please visit @StateDept for updates. — Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 4, 2013 This means the hyperactive US Ambassador, whose every pronoumcement is a diplomatic disaster, …

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» The Real Crisis Is Not The Government Shutdown —

Paul Craig Roberts The inability of the media and politicians to focus on the real issues never ceases to amaze. The real crisis is not the “debt ceiling crisis.” The government shutdown is merely a result of the Republicans using the debt limit ceiling to attempt to block the implementation of Obamacare. If the shutdown persists and becomes a problem, …

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Official: Obama Considering Infinite US Debt to Federal Reserve

Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council and President Obama’s economic adviser, said : “A long-term extension of the debt limit would be better for the economy.” Sperling is suggesting that Obama “would be open to a short-term increase” in the debt ceiling to save the US economy.” Sperling said: “Longer is better for economic certainty and jobs, but …