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Tomorrow is The Global Day of Action Against Torture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST TORTURE Join organizations and individuals from across the political spectrum for protests, rallies, and gatherings on Saturday January 31st, to bring attention to the disturbing use of torture by global governments. We also wish to shed light on victims of mass incarceration…
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Singer Neil Young boycotts Starbucks over Vermont GMO label lawsuit, over 300,000 sign petition

| WTF News | UPDATE: Starbucks releases statement clarifying that they are not a party to the lawsuit but members of the GMA, who's actions are "separate" which they have not officially pledged support for though their funds benefit as members. Singer Neil Young has announced that he is boycotting…
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FOIA Request Reveals NIST Control of 1,000 Hours of 9/11 WTC Phone and Radio Recordings

FOIA records obtained from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) pursuant to a request for internal NIST correspondence during their investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) building destructions, reveal NIST's control of 1,000 hours of telephone and radio recordings captured as the events of September 11, 2001…
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Huge Palestine Flag Hung From Manhattan Bridge For Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions March (Photos)

| WTF News | A large Palestine flag was hung from the Manhattan Bridge today as protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest against the ongoing genocide in Gaza. HUGE flag hung over the Manhattan Bridge. It says "Gaza. #Boycott #Divestment #; #NYC2GAZA ; Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August…
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1000′s of Californians Prevent Israeli Ship from Docking in Oakland ‘BlockTheBoat’

Revolution News An Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday remained at sea as between 2,000 and 3,000 pro-Palestinian activists streamed towards the port entrance, chanting and waving flags. The protesters intended to form a picket line to prevent work crews…
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Jews Stage Massive Anti-War Protests In Tel Aviv, New York and Elsewhere

Washington's Blog Opposing Israeli Policy Does Not Make One a “Self-Hating Jew” A huge anti-war protest is being held tonight by Jews in Tel Aviv: (Jews and Palestinians have been holding anti-war protests throughout Israel, but the mainstream media has refused to cover them.) Jews also protested the Gaza war…
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Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Spying

EFF Flight Promotes , New Site Calling on Congress to Act Bluffdale, UT - The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Utah to protest the government's…
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After The March Against Monsanto, Momentum Favors The People

The Organic Prepper By Jefferey Jaxen It is clear that we have just witnessed the largest single worldwide protest against a company and their products. What’s also clear is the major public disgust for anything bearing the words ‘Genetically Modified Organism’. Monsanto’s only refuge lies in the massively funded mouthpieces of news clips and public…
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How to record police encounters without losing your video

Police State USA (Source: Breitbart) Technology is a double-edged ; It has enabled the government to become more intrusive than ever with its online spying ; However, cheap and discreet recording devices make it much more feasible to hold cops on the street accountable. Police State USA encourages holding government…
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Resistance to gun laws spreads to New York’s SAFE act as protesters burn registration forms

| WTF News | The resistance in the northeastern United States is spreading in response to new policies on registration of rifles and tyrannical restrictions on hardware. New York gun owners have been voicing opposition to the specifics of the unSAFE act for months now. Sunday, activists provided an organized…
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Project Censored: 20+ universities for media Truth over ‘junk food news’

Washington's Blog Project Censored The Movie – 2-minute trailer: Project Censored is leading 24 US universities and colleges for media literacy and truth, reports Associate Director Dr. Andy Lee Roth. With validated independent news stories, annual “Top 25 Censored Stories,” and Daily Censored, Project Censored is an essential resource for…
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Anti-GMO crop, pesticide ballot initiative launched in Hawaii

| WTF News | The legal challenges to GMO are increasing in number and intensity. Reuters A citizens' group on Maui on Monday launched a petition to allow voters to consider temporarily suspending production of genetically modified crops (GMOs) on the Hawaiian island. The group said its "temporary moratorium initiative"…
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CFS, Allies Seek Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Ban of Genetically Engineered Crops, Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Center for Food Safety Center for Food Safety (CFS) today (Feb. 25) filed a formal legal challenge demanding that the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by prohibiting the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges.  Public Employees for…
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Protesters wage ‘taco boycott’ to take on RSA during major security conference

Salsa and security don't usually have a lot in common, but they sure did this week during the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, California. The convention — hosted by well-known cybersecurity company RSA — has been a mainstay of the computer community since 1991. Following some damning revelations made…
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13-year-old defies ‘big brother’ and refuses to be fingerprinted

Digital Journal Cardiff - Since 2012, over 800,000 children have had their biometric data taken by the government in the United Kingdom via the school system. One 13-year-old girl is refusing to comply with the demands. In 31 percent of cases, the programs obtaining fingerprints or other biometric data from…
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‘The day we fight back’: 6,000 websites protest surveillance, honor Aaron Swartz

More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz’s death. The February 11 online protest, going by the title ‘The Day We Fight Back’, is…
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As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Lawmakers

Nation of Change Eric Ross spent much of the morning on Friday, January 31 standing on an overpass above Interstate 90 in Bellevue, Wash., holding a 30-foot-wide banner that read: "Stop Reichert's NAFTA. Flush the TPP. Vote No on Fast Track." The "Reichert" called out in Ross' sign is Congressman…
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GMO Resolutions Voted Down at Monsanto Shareholder Meeting, Activists Arrested At Protest

| WTF News | Two resolutions on the safety and environmental impact of GMO crops were presented to investors at the Monsanto shareholders meeting on Tuesday. [email protected] shareholders voted down the #Occupy #Monsanto #labelgmo resolution (4%) & @harrington_inv on environment (6%). $mon Fuck #gmo— (@WTFRLY) January 28, 2014 The first…
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Activists Halt Monsanto Seed Plant Construction in Argentina

Natural Society The seed-giant and GMO evil genius Monsanto is promising to appeal a recent decision by a labor appeals court in Argentina to stop construction of a seed-manufacturing plant there. Activists filed the initial complaint to put the brakes on the factory, citing health and environmental concerns associated with…
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Father, Son to begin cross country GMO protest run Saturday, January 18

Via Needless to say, we’re excited about our transcontinental run scheduled to start on January 18th, 2014, from Huntington Beach, California. We’ve been talking, planning, preparing and, of course, running, for more than a year. A lot has happened in that year. Through his love of running coupled with a…
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Pussy Riot abandons ‘brand,’ will form human rights group

The recently released members of punk band Pussy Riot say they will not continue their musical project, but will instead fight for human rights in Russia. The women plan to crowdfund a rights group and have invited Khodorkovsky and Navalny to join. Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina held…
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Manchester protesters block fracking test site with wind turbine blade (VIDEO)

Protesters have blocked access to a shale gas drilling site with a ton wind turbine blade tied up with Christmas bow. A local activist group says the act is “symbolic” and the UK should be pursuing more environmentally-friendly energy sources. The “early Christmas present” – as it has been dubbed…
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Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists will be freed under amnesty

The members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Greenpeace activists and protesters jailed after the May 2012 Bolotnaya demonstration will be freed in an amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, Russian media report. A total of 25,000 people will be freed under the amnesty initiated by…
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Chick-Fil-A to remove butane, dyes, high fructose corn syrup by 2014 after meeting ‘Food Babe’

| WTF News | To say that activism is a lost cause is wrong, especially when it comes to food. Daily Mail Chick-fil-A says it's removing high-fructose corn syrup from its white buns and artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings as part of a push to improve its ingredients.…
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Dallas Sheriff’s Dept. Lies About Assault On Peaceful Protestors

InfoWars by Kit Daniels Sheriff’s spokesperson completely distorts the truth The spokesperson for the Dallas Co., Texas sheriff completely distorted details on the department’s violent attack against peaceful demonstrators by stating that deputies ordered the crowd to move and disperse when no such order was given prior to yesterday’s assault.…
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“Thank You Edward Snowden” Ad Campaign Coming to Washington DC Public Bus System

| WTF News | To Snowden's credit, his actions have completely changed the conversation of the global community regarding surveillance. Politico The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced Wednesday that buses carrying ads with the National Security Agency leaker’s face next to the message, “Thank You Edward Snowden,” will be…
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NSA chief says Snowden leaked up to 200,000 secret documents

Reuters Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked as many as 200,000 classified documents to the media, according to little-noticed public remarks by the eavesdropping agency's chief late last month. In a question-and-answer session following a speech to a foreign affairs group in Baltimore on October 31, NSA Director…
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Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond sentenced to ten years in jail

Internet activist Jeremy Hammond who pleaded guilty to hacking servers of the private intelligence company Statfor and leaking its information to anti-secrecy site, WikiLeaks, was sentenced to ten years in jail on Friday, November 15. The release of internal emails belonging to Strategic Forecasting Inc. or Stratfor, has become one…
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Wikileaks: Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Leaked

Wikileaks Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of…
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Russia: Artist Nails His Testicles to the Ground in Moscow’s Red Square to Protest ‘Police State’

| WTF News | Russia protests harder than you. Period. ALSO READ: AFP: Pussy Riot ‘punk’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ‘still en route to penal colony’ in Siberia Metro (UK) A man was arrested after stripping naked and nailing his own testicles to the ground in broad daylight and in full view…
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AFP: Pussy Riot ‘punk’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ‘still en route to penal colony’ in Siberia

| WTF News | It's no secret that the band Pussy Riot has many detractors and that has not changed after garnering worldwide attention for their cause after incarceration. AFP went ahead and hit them with the splashy headline surely just because the band is punk rock right? France24 AFP…
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Million Mask March Protest Outside Monsanto’s Washington DC Building

| WTF News | The Million Mask March lets Monsanto know they're watching. Fuck @MonsantoCo RT @AnonOpsLegion: #MillionMaskMarch at doors of #Monsanto building #MMM #Nov5th #Anonymous #DC -- ; (@WTFRLY) November 6, 2013 Why would Monsanto need an office in Washington DC, no farmland Oh yea, they have the US…
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Genuine Activism? Russell Brand Makes His Presence Felt At The London Anonymous Million Mask March

| WTF News | Russell Brand is making quite a name for himself Is it genuine? Hey look @rustyrockets showed up at the #MillionMaskMarch ; Anonymous Operations (@YourAnonCentral) November 5, 2013 I CANNOT BUT <3 @rustyrockets he's at the #millionmaskmarch in London supporting #Anonymous— Liza Sabater (@blogdiva) November 5, 2013…
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Did Anonymous Hack The Fox News Website Because The Media Ignored the Million Mask March?

| WTF News | Fox was very very quiet about this. There is that big march of hackers, enthusiasts and activists going on around the world today. Maybe they got No #MillionMaskMarch coverage by @cnn @foxnews @msnbc @cbs @abc @nbc @nytimes @bloombergnews @bbcnews, not even @yahoonews' crap frontpage— (@WTFRLY) November…
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Revlon, supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, uses cancer-causing chemicals in its cosmetics

Natural News by Raw Michelle Revlon, one of the largest cosmetic companies in the country, known for their supportive stance in breast cancer research, is talking the talk but not walking the survey put out by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics uncovered the startling news that the cosmetic giant is…
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NFL, Oregon, NMSU Pinkwash Uniforms But How Much Goes to Breast Cancer Cure & What About the Cause

| WTF News | Baran Hines The purpose of this article is to highlight the hypocrisy of the "pinkwashing" campaign made ubiquitous by the NFL, which has now spread to college football. The No Fun League has gone way out of it's way to stop the antics of players from…
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Oct 12 March Against Monsanto, 52 Countries, 500 Cities

| WTF News | What is the March Against Monsanto about? #monsanto being awfully chatty this AM. they do realize that there is a WORLDWIDE march against them today? #SayNoToGMO #bigbusinessbiggovt— EMILY (@emms244) October 12, 2013 So @MonsantoCo floods @Twitter to PR counter the #MarchAgainstMonsanto, but no mention on earnings…
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‘You Should Have Expected U.S.’: Series of Attacks Hit Midwest Ahead of Massive Electric Grid Drill

The Daily Sheeple by Melissa Melton The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward after the third in a series of power grid attacks in Arkansas left 10,000 residents without power over the weekend. The attacks began back in September: In the early morning hours of September 29, 2013, officials with…
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Belgium: Firemen protesting cuts in Brussels soak cops in foam – Video

| WTF News | Business Insider On Monday, firefighters in Belgium took to the streets to protest working conditions and cuts to the budget. Protesting firefighters gathered in front of the prime minister's office where they were blocked by riot police and barbed wire fences. Some firefighters began to set…
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‘Truckers for the Constitution’ Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen

US News Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, , beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally. Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations…
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Art of resistance: Palestinians plant flowers in Israeli tear gas canisters

Residents of a Palestinian village have planted flowers in hundreds of Israeli, spent tear gas canisters, to honor those killed during their weekly protests against the separation barrier. The village of Bil’in, 12 kilometers west of Palestinian de-facto capital Ramallah, has recently become a symbol of peaceful resistance to the…
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Oath Keepers is Going “Operational” by Forming Special “Civilization Preservation” Teams

Oath Oath Keepers is instructing its 30,000 members nation-wide to form up special teams and sub-teams in each Oath Keepers chapter, at the town and county level, modeled loosely on the Special Forces “A Team” (Operational Detachment A ) model, and for a similar purpose: to be both a potential…
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ReThink911 Raises $25,000 in Three Days to Keep Billboard in Times Square through October

The ReThink911 campaign raised over $25,000 from September 28 to September 30 to keep its 54-foot-tall billboard in Times Square through the month of October. The  fundraising drive came on the heels of a month-long, twelve-city, $225,000 international advertising campaign – spearheaded by the billboard in Times Square – that…
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