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Wednesday, 18 April

06:03

Researchers develop algorithm to detect fake users on social networks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Washington researchers have developed a new generic method to detect fake accounts on most types of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. According to their new study in Social Network Analysis and Mining, the new method is based on the assumption that fake accounts tend to establish improbable links to other users in the networks. With recent disturbing news about failures to safeguard user privacy, and targeted More

The post Researchers develop algorithm to detect fake users on social networks appeared first on Help Net Security.

05:13

Tech-skilled cybersecurity pros in high demand and short supply "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The worldwide cybersecurity skills gap continues to present a significant challenge, with 59 percent of information security professionals reporting unfilled cyber/information security positions within their organization, according to ISACAs new cybersecurity workforce research. The research is the result of polling 2,300+ cybersecurity professionals who hold ISACAs Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or Cybersecurity Nexus Practitioner (CSXP). Among the concerning trends revealed in part 1 of the ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2018 Report, released today at More

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04:13

Distributed security event correlation solution helps SOCs combat cyber-attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Micro Focus announced ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 7.0, the latest release of its solution that prioritizes security threats and compliance violations with real-time threat intelligence to quickly identify and impede potential cyber-attacks. Micro Focus ArcSight ESM 7.0 enables security operations centers (SOCs) to become agile, expand their cyber security footprint and respond quickly to evolving threats. By collecting, correlating, and reporting security event information at a massive scale (up to 100,000 correlated events per More

The post Distributed security event correlation solution helps SOCs combat cyber-attacks appeared first on Help Net Security.

03:49

Cisco announces new endpoint and email security services "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

To combat the rise of advanced threats targeting employees, Cisco is announcing new email security services at RSA Conference 2018, to protect users from fraudulent emails, as well as new capabilities to protect employees devices from ransomware, cryptomining, and fileless malware. Endpoint protection Nearly all endpoint security solutions on the market claim to block 99 percent of malware. But what about the one percent of threats that evade detection using sophisticated techniques? Cisco Advanced Malware More

The post Cisco announces new endpoint and email security services appeared first on Help Net Security.

03:03

BigID is this years most innovative startup at RSA Conference "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

BigID was named Most Innovative Startup at the 2018 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest. A judging panel comprised of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry veterans selected BigID from a group of 10 finalists and announced the winner at RSA Conference 2018. Based in New York and Tel Aviv, BigID uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer and employee data at petabyte scale. Using BigID, enterprises can better safeguard More

The post BigID is this years most innovative startup at RSA Conference appeared first on Help Net Security.

02:47

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'Democrats show, once again, that they are no allies, accomplices, friends or champions of tribal sovereignty.'

02:18

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the areas original language and tribal ties.

02:17

US, UK warn Russians hackers are compromising networking devices worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Russian state-sponsored hackers are targeting network infrastructure devices worldwide, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdoms National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have warned on Monday. A joint technical alert published by the organizations says that the targets are primarily government and private-sector organisations, critical infrastructure providers, and the Internet service providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors. The attackers are compromising routers, switches, firewalls, Network-based Intrusion Detection System More

The post US, UK warn Russians hackers are compromising networking devices worldwide appeared first on Help Net Security.

02:16

Hey, kennt ihr den schon? Die USA und Grobritannien ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Hey, kennt ihr den schon? Die USA und Grobritannien warnen vor einer globalen Cyberattacke Russlands. Belege gibt es wie blich nicht.

Also so langsam wrde ich ja rein aus Langeweile-Grnden an deren stelle mal zumindest bei einem oder zwei der Vorwrfe zumindest einen gefaketen Beleg beilegen. Das ermdet sonst so.

Sonneborn hlt die Rede des Jahres im EU-Parlament. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sonneborn hlt die Rede des Jahres im EU-Parlament. Gut, den Joke ber Macrons Frau htte ich persnlich weggelassen. Aber hey, was wei ich schon ber Satire. :-)

Sicht aus Frankreich:Und auch von den Sozialisten hier ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sicht aus Frankreich:

Und auch von den Sozialisten hier im Europaparlament wurde Macron schon vorbereitet. Da hie es vom Franktionschef, dass die Madame Non, also die Bundeskanzlerin und die Bundeskanzlerin, und die Mini-Schubles, so wurde das wrtlich gesagt, Macron das Leben sehr schwer machen werden.
Das wre doch mal ein toller Bandname! Mdme Non und die Mini-Schubles!

Das wre doch auch mal was fr die Karrikaturisten, so ala Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge :-)

Take Italy out of the war machine while there is still time (Comitato No Guerra No Nato) "IndyWatch Feed World"

17/04/2018 - The missile attack by the United States, Great Britain and France on a sovereign member state of the United Nations, the Syrian Arab Republic, violates every elementary rule of international law.  ...

02:16

They Were Not Gassed: Famed Reporter Reaches Syrian Chemical Attack Site "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert Fisk Syria Chemical Weapons(ZHE)  Robert Fisks bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but hes encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced []

02:14

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

02:11

Italy: Half-naked statue covered with a sheet for Islamic conference "IndyWatch Feed War"

This Telegraph story is very sloppily written. Conservative politicians seized on the case, claiming it was an example of Italy going too far to accommodate the feelings of immigrant communities. That would suggest that non-Muslim Italians covered the statue in order to avoid offending Muslims. But then we get this: I covered the statue but []

02:10

WATCH: Pink Floyd Frontman Stops Concert To Explain False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pink Floyd

"What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people," Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said.

The post WATCH: Pink Floyd Frontman Stops Concert To Explain False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

02:05

Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Referring to tribes lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.

02:02

Supreme Court: Will US Abide By Treaties With Indigenous? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against the United States and 21 Indian tribes. The main question in the case is narrow whether the state must quickly replace hundreds of culverts that allow the flow of water under roads but also block salmon migration. Yet the underlying issue is far broader. At stake in the case is the Supreme Courts ongoing role as the nations highest arbiter of justice. Despite immense changes, that role remains grounded in a 229-year-old Constitution premised on the supremacy of federal treaties and individual rights. In previous cases, the Supreme Court upheld the tribes rights to fish salmon, spelled out by various treaties entered in the 1850s. But, having insulated those rights from destruction previously, the court must now decide their meaning for the 21st century and beyond.

01:59

Diputados pretenden agencia de regulacin ambiental transexenal "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

PRI, PVEM y PAN buscan que agencia de regulacin ambiental sea electa por EPN; durara en funciones hasta 2023. Busca colocar allegados a fracking, denuncian Regeneracin, 17 de abril del 2018. Diputados del PRI, PAN, PVEM pretende reformar la Ley de la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Industrial y Proteccin al Medio Ambiente con la creacin []

La entrada Diputados pretenden agencia de regulacin ambiental transexenal se public primero en Regeneracin.

01:58

Real Reporting on Syria by Publius Tacitus "IndyWatch Feed War"

While the vast majority of the media--print and electronic--have been missing in action on the real story about what happened on the ground in Douma, Syria, the upstart, conservative One America News Network showed up. A OANN reporter went to...

01:55

Syria Bombing Designed to Distract "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After the Syria Bombing, did you have that pit-of-the-stomach feeling that you had been deceived about a military strike? Accept the Syria bombing as a Wag the Dog deceit, a pretense to deliver a largely harmless distraction for an ulterior motive, as in the manner of a Roman emperor staging a stadium show for the masses.

01:55

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zimbabwe President Lauds Chinhoyi 7 Filmmakers
17 APR, 2018 - 14:04
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa speaks to Commander Defence Forces General Philip Valerio Sibanda while Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant-General Edzayi Chimonyo and Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe Air Marshal Elson Moyo look on after watching Chinhoyi 7 Battle film, at Ster Kinekor, Sam Levy Borrowdale, Harare today.-(Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)

Herald Reporter

President Mnangagwa and Vice President Chiwenga, together with Cabinet Ministers and service chiefs, today had a chance to view local liberation war movie Chinhoyi 7 at Ster Kinekor, Borrowdale in Harare.

The private viewing comes ahead of the launch of the film anytime soon.

Based on the Chinhoyi Battle of 1966, where first shots of the Second Chimurenga were fired, the film seeks to correct some misconceptions about the war.

President Mnangagwa hailed the film players for documenting the countrys history adding that Zimbabweans should safeguard the countrys hard-won independence.

The burden of defending our land and passing on the patriotism in our blood is upon us to pass on to generations to come, he said.

01:54

Siobhan in Shadowproof: Prosecutors Invoke Union Memberships to Criminalize Inauguration Day Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In prosecutions against Inauguration Day protesters, the government contends some of the defendants union memberships qualify as evidence of a conspiracy to commit a crime.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters converged for the Inauguration Day protests in 2017. One of the demonstrations, an anti-capitalist and anti-fascist march dubbed Disrupt J20, commenced in Logan Circle before heading out into the streets. Protesters marched in the streets carrying banners and signs, and chanting against Donald Trump. During the march, a handful protesters broke off from the main group and smashed the windows of a few store fronts, including a Starbucks.

Police, who monitored people involved in the protest for months before the demonstration, responded indiscriminately with stingball grenades and a deluge of pepper spray. Over 200 people were kettled, including protesters, journalists, legal observers, and street medics.

The first of nearly two-dozen trials over property allegedly damaged during the protests started in November last year, ending in sweeping acquittals for six defendants just before Christmas. After acquittals that month, the government dropped charges for all but 59 of the defendants.

The governments communications to the press state the logic behind this decision: To focus on the core group that we believe is most responsible. Yet in all of the governments proceedings in what is known as the J20 trials, Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff admitted she has already identified at least 12 individuals she thinks broke windows at the protest.

For the rest of the defendants, the government invoked Washington D.C.s Riot Act, a law that was used against demonstrators who protested following the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. The law has not been used against protesters in D.C. since those demonstrations.

So why do so many individuals still face trial?


Read more from me and Elizabeth King on Shadowproof.

-Shiv

01:53

Netflix Paid $105 Million To Unite Worlds Greatest Actors For What Will Be The Most Anticipated Film Of The Century "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Luke Miller Truth Theory

Netflix has just purchased the rights to The Irishman, a film that will unite Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci & Harvey Keitel. The $105 million deal will be directed by Scorsese and ready for release in 2019.

Based on true events the film will tell the story of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman played by Robert De Niro. Fellow wiseguy Jimmy Hoffa will be played by Al Pacino, with Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel also starring.

The actors are very familiar with each other many having starred in past films together, however this will be the first time all involved will be working simultaneously in a film together.

Netflix has secured the rights to what will likely be the most anticipated film of the century, in which they paid $105million for the rights. The deal will allow them to share the film to their 93 million subscribers and will surely boost their subscriptions.

Netflix reportedly started negotiations with Scorsese after Paramount Pictures dropped out of the project, with a spokesperson sayingScorseses movie is a risky deal, and Paramount is not in the position to take risks. This way, he can make the project he wants,

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01:52

As Tree-Cutting Continues For The Mountain Valley Pipeline, So Do The Protests "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Coffey knew, as soon as she read an urgent text from a neighbor and left work in a rush, that it was the day she had been dreading the day that tree-cutting for the Mountain Valley Pipeline would invade her family farm on Bent Mountain. For three years, Coffey had fought the natural gas pipeline. She spoke against it at a public hearing. She marched against it at a rally on Capitol Square in Richmond. She argued against it when Mountain Valley took her to federal court, where the company obtained an easement through her property by eminent domain. On the day the tree-cutters arrived unannounced, Coffey did the only thing left within her power. She stood as close as she could to the pipelines right of way, marked by blue-and-white flagged stakes, and dared the men with chainsaws to keep coming.

01:49

With WhatsApp update, you can regain deleted files "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Concerns have been raised about the new update of WhatsApp, which allows users to access videos and images they have deleted. It is believed the update clearly shows that the app stores users personal information for longer than it says it does. The update, which is now available to Android users worldwide, enables users to []

The post With WhatsApp update, you can regain deleted files appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:48

Senate confirms NHRC boss, NERC Chairman "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Mr Anthony Ojukwu for appointment as Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Prof. James Momoh for appointment as Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The confirmation of Ojukwu followed presentation of the report of the []

The post Senate confirms NHRC boss, NERC Chairman appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:47

The Battle for Speakers Corner "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is this a defining moment? Ive lived in London for ten years now, and I had never heard of Speakers Corner upon my arrival. I knew nothing of its history and relevance, both past and present, until one Sunday I was cycling through and noticed the crowds and the speakers. One older lady on a []

01:45

Global Forecast (04-17-2018) "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Trump remains ambivalent on new Russia sanctions

Contradictory statements from the White House are leading to confusion over whether or not new sanctions will be slapped on Russia.

The threat was originally made by Nikki Haley, who said that new sanctions would be announced early this week. The sanctions are a response to Russias indirect support for Syrias chemical weapons program. Haley, speaking on NBCs Face the Nation, said they would target companies providing the kind of equipment that could be used in the production of chemical weapons.

 

The post Global Forecast (04-17-2018) appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

01:45

We Retain the Dignity of the Revolution "IndyWatch Feed War"

The answer to why we dont accept that Assad remains in power is obvious: he killed our children, and the scars of their smiles are etched on our hearts.

01:44

Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.

01:39

Trump administration hits brakes on threat of swift, new sanctions for Russia over Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

White House now evaluating options after UN representative Nikki Haley said new measures over suspected Syrian chemical-weapons attack were forthcoming

Reuters
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya are seen before the United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria at the U.N. headquarters last Friday.

By Rachel Koning Beals

NEWS EDITOR

The Trump administration said Monday that it is evaluating prospects for new sanctions against Russian entities and companies involved in Syrias chemical-weapons program, an apparent step back from a pledge just a day earlier by Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, for swift, new punitive actions.

We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters Monday. Were evaluating, but nothing to announce right now.

On Sunday, Haley said new sanctions against Russia were imminent as part of the U.S. response to a suspected Syrian chemical-weapons attack earlier this month. She said they would be announced on Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Read: Trump wants Arab allies to send troops to Syria, to replace U.S. forces

You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down, Haley said on CBSs Face the Nation. Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasnt already. And they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ] and chemical weapons used.

Democratic lawmakers criticized the administration for not acting immediatel...

01:39

Five arrested, as Jewish protesters block Senator Cardins office over his silence on Gaza killings "IndyWatch Feed War"

Other news

Jewish activists storm senators office as lawmakers sound off on Gaza
WASHINGTON (Haaretz) by Amir Tibon A group of around 30 demonstrators from the left-wing Jewish group If Not Now gathered Monday in front of the office of Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) to protest Israels use of deadly force against thousands of Palestinian demonstrators on the Israel-Gaza border in recent weeks. The demonstrators called on Cardin, one of the most senior Democratic Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to denounce Israels response, specifically its use of live ammunition to keep Palestinian protesters away from the border fence between Israel and Gaza. The protesters blocked the entrance to Cardins office and asked: How many more lives need to be lost until you will speak up about the violence in Gaza? Cardin was slated to speak before the annual J Street conference in Washington later on Monday afternoon. Five participants were briefly detained during the demonstration, which took place as an increasing number of Democratic legislators in Washington have spoken out against Israels handling of the events on the Gaza border.
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/jewish-activists-storm-senator-s-office-as-lawmakers-sound-off-on-gaza-1.6008583

[Senator Bernie Sanders later praised the group, If Not Now, in his own speech to the J Street conference. Editor]

Dozens of American Jews arrested protesting Gaza violence
+972 mag 16 Apr by Edo Konrad  From Boston to San Francisco, young activists from IfNotNow demonstrate outside the offices of prominent Jewish institutions and senators, demanding they condemn Israels violence against Gaza protesters   32 American Jews were arrested across the United States last week in a series of actions outside the offices of major Jewish institutions and elected officials to protest the ongoing violence against Palestinians at the Israel-Gaza border.
The actions, organized by the Jewish-American group IfNotNow, took place in Boston, New York, Twin Cities, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, where young Jews de...

01:39

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

All Welcome to Observe Democracy in Action: ED
17 APR, 2018 - 00:04
Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa has reiterated his message that this years general elections will be free and fair, saying the world is welcome to come and witness the polls that are constitutionally due in July.

Posting on his Facebook page recently, the President said: We have promised to hold free and fair elections and that is exactly what we will do. We are inviting the international community to be a part of this new chapter in Zimbabwean openness, democracy and freedom.

Zimbabwe has invited 46 countries to observe the polls.

President Mnangagwas calls for a free and fair election are backed by amendments to the Electoral Act, which are already before Parliament.

Yesterday, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission urged political parties to make their proposed amendments to the Electoral Act in Parliament.

The MDC Alliance recently threatened to boycott the elections if their demands for electoral reforms were not met.

In an interview yesterday, ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba said: There are reforms to the Electoral Act that are before Parliament. We disseminate that information to political parties to make their input there.

ZEC is an independent body (and) we dont make laws, but we just make recommendations to the lawmakers. The political parties should propose the changes that they want in Parliament.

On staffing of ZEC, Justice Chigumba said: ZEC has no evidence of any of its permanent employees who is still a serving member of the military. If anyone has that evidence, they should bring it forward.

All our employees went through the interview processes and the law does not stop us from employing members of the military who have retired.

Apart from inviting 46 countries to observe the polls, Government has also invited several international organisations.

The Sadc Parliamentary Forum and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), including the Com...

01:38

Attack on Construction Vehicle in Solidarity with the ZAD and Camp White Pine "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Submitted to Philly Anti-Capitalist

Dear international anarchist thugs, illegalists, casseurs, and defenders of wildness,

we are reporting live from Philadelphia. An attack has just been made, throwing a wrench in the cogs of the machinery of progress well more literally some wires were cut and windows smashed on one of their bullshit bulldozers.

We have word that this attack was done in solidarity with the ZAD and Camp White Pine (hi! both of which are facing their own local bullshit bulldozers. The attackers have also sent rebel greetings to area anarchists whove been keeping it live (and especially those who share the specifics of their attacks to allow others to reproduce them).

Fuck work
Fuck progress

Signing off for now,
Team Illegal

01:38

Russian military releases full report for US-led missile attack on Syria, what air defense systems were used and their effectiveness - Veterans Today | News Military Foreign Affairs VA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

_________ Al Masdar Russian military releases full report for US-led missile attack on Syria, what air defense systems were used and their effectiveness BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) The Russian military has released a full report on the US-led missile attack against Syria during the morning hours of April 14, part of which details what []

01:35

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zimbabwe Visit: Chinese Delegation Jets In
17 APR, 2018 - 00:04
Zimbabwe Herald

Zimbabwe Investment Authority chief executive Mr Richard Mbaiwa (right) in a business meeting with the Chinese delegation in Harare yesterday. Picture by Justin Mutenda

Felex Share Senior Reporter

China has sent an 11-member delegation to Zimbabwe as a follow-up to President Mnangagwas State visit to the Asian economic giant early this month where several business deals were signed, while relations between the two countries were elevated to the highest status.

The delegation is exploring investment opportunities in various sectors in response to President Mnangagwas invitation and call that Zimbabwe is now open for business.

The Head of State and Government was in China two weeks ago where he sealed multiple business deals that will result in new projects, including giving traction to those that stalled under the previous political administration.

The latest Chinese delegation to arrive in the country on a week-long exploratory mission is led by China Trade Promotion Centre director Mr Tan Wenbao.

The organisation falls under Chinas Ministry of Commerce.

The delegation includes managers from various companies interested in energy, agriculture, health and infrastructure development.

The group yesterday met Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) chief executive officer Mr Richard Mbaiwa before meeting Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) officials.

Mr Mbaiwa said the visit by the Chinese delegation was triggered by President Mnangagwas recent State visit to the Asian economic giant.

Their arrival is in response to the invitation that has been made by President Mnangagwa through his message that Zimbabwe is open for business, he said.

We met some of the officials who came from China a few days ago and they indicated that they wanted to come and they have done so. When the President spoke and we interacted with them, we then cemented everything and from our discussions more delegations are headed for Zimbabwe.

They are following up to look at...

01:34

Libertad para las voces del Lago Izabal en Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las y los defensores del lago estn pagando con un alto precio la defensa del agua en El Estor, Izabal, pues los niveles de contaminacin por parte de una empresa minera son evidentes y ninguna instancia del estado de Guatemala ha tomado cartas en el asunto para revolver y hacer algo por el lago, que es la fuente de vida de muchos ecosistemas, animales y personas en  varios municipios del departamento.

Desde hace ms de 60 aos El Estor y sus comunidades libran una guerra contra el extractivismo y la contaminacin de la empresa Minera Maya Niquel[1] , conocida ahora como CGN-Pronico, misma que ha sido provocado un alto costo de vidas, asesinatos, violaciones sexuales, desalojos, asesinatos, prisin poltica y sobre todo impera una negacin a la justicia.

La contaminacin del lago de Izabal[2] ha sido denunciada en distintos momentos por varias organizaciones y en las recientes manifestaciones. En los ltimos aos han dejado muertos, como fue el caso de Carlos Maaz[3] de la Gremial de Pescadores Artesanales de Izabal, el pasado 27 de mayo 2017, fue asesinado y reprimido por la Polica Nacional Civil (PNC), este caso como es de esperar no ha avanzado para determina quien o quienes son los responsables.

Tengo un ao de acompaar y viajar a El Estor y sin duda que el ambiente contra los defensores de derechos humanos que estn haciendo trabajo de denuncia y organizacin, por medio de la comunicacin y otras formas de organizacin, es hostil y muy complicado, no hay ninguna garanta de la vidas de todas y todos los que trabajan para pedir la libertad por el lago de Izabal.

Cristbal Pop, Vicente Rax, Thomas Che, Eduardo Bin, pescadores artesanales organizados en la Gremial de Pescadores, han sido  criminalizados  con los delitos  de amenazas, instigacin a delinquir, asociacin ilcita, reuniones y manifestacin ilcita, daos y detenciones ilegales.

En el marco de todo este contexto tambin se encuentran acusados de los mismo delitos Carlos Ernetos Choc y Jerson Xitumul Morales, ambos periodistas comunitarios, esto es una amenaza directa contra la libertad de expresin y en el caso de Jerson[4] fue detenido y estuvo en prisin de manera arbitraria varios...

01:33

US, UK, and Australian governments accuse Russia of targeting networking infrastructure "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An alert warns that since 2015 large numbers of enterprise-class and consumer routers, switches, firewalls, and Network-based Intrusion Detection Systems have been compromised to further the national security and economic goals of Russia.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

01:32

Gun Violence Debate Needs To Include Police Militarization And Drug Prohibition Violence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S.  Later that night, black Brazilian city council member and vocal critic of Brazils militarized law enforcement, Marielle Franco, was assassinated. Four days later, 22 year old father of two, Stephon Clark, was shot in his back eight times by the Sacramento Police. While news outlets and social media made note of these murders, the national conversation instead largely focused on the March for Our Lives protest that took place the following weekend. As the media continued to cover the responses to the March for Our Lives, news broke that the two officers responsible for the murder of Alton Sterling would not be facing charges for their use of lethal force that left yet another black father dead.

01:31

Some Israeli soldiers on Gaza border have reached out to Breaking the Silence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some Israeli soldiers who are posted to the Gaza border have reached out to Breaking the Silence, the dissident Israeli group that prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to ban because it publishes soldiers testimonies that are highly critical of the occupation.

Avner Gvaryahu, the head of Breaking the Silence, described the contacts during a panel at the J Street conference in Washington yesterday:

As long as there will be an occupation, soldiers will speak out. As long as we will continue to control Palestinians, there will be those people who say I have to take responsibility for what I did. And the numbers of soldiers who are coming are as high as they were ever, you know even soldiers reaching out who are currently on the border with Gaza.

I later asked Gvaryahu if these soldiers are refusing to shoot, as BTselem, the human rights organization, has urged. No, I said, some of them have reached out to us, he responded.

What are they saying? We dont know yet. We have to sit down with them and verify the testimonies and so on, he said.

Typically anonymous but extremely detailed, soldiers testimonies to Breaking the Silence have documented persecution, abuse, detention, and killings of Palestinians. Its report after the last large Gaza massacre of 2014 fostered international demands for war crimes prosecutions, and led to the official crackdown.

Israeli soldiers have shot and wounded more than 1000 Palestinian protesters, killing more than 31, over the last two-and-a-half weeks. Almost all have been reported to be unarmed.

 

Gvaryahu described 2-and-1/2 years of heavy, heavy attack on his group from the Israeli right wing. That includes almost a dozen bills in the parliament to try and ban the group from access to public spaces, or from speaking in schools, as well as efforts to block international funding, and personal threats of violence.

When you look at what is happening in Israeli society you would expect after these two years of attacks, that soldiers would stop coming to Breaking the Silence. I was actually fearful of that, he said. But that has not been the case, and he thanked many organizations for blunting these attacks, including the Meretz Party, Yesh Din, Peace Now, BTselem and our mother and father, the New Israel Fund.

He also urged Americans to support Breaking the Silence and invite the g...

01:31

Mother Do You Think Theyll Drop the Bomb? Roger Waters Denounces White Helmets as Fake "IndyWatch Feed War"

Posted on April 16, 2018  by Richard Edmondson Roger Waters, speaking at a concert in Spain, branded the White Helmetsuniversally portrayed by Western media as glorious heroesas a bunch of frauds. We live in a world where propaganda seems to be more important than whats really going on. Roger Waters In a time of universal deceit, telling []

01:30

NCAI President Jefferson Keel Responds to Senate Vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON Yesterday, the Senate failed to come up with the necessary votes to proceed with a full vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, an amendment to the National Labor Relations Act that would include tribes in the same exempt category as all other government employers in the United States. The Senate voted 55-41 in favor of moving forward with the legislation, but this tally fell short of the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster.

Obviously, this is disappointing, said NCAI President Keel. But I want to thank the Senate for taking up this important issue, and thank each Senator for the time he or she spent to understand the issue and the nature of tribal governments. From the comments we heard on the Senate floor today, we still have much work to do to educating Congress about the fact that tribal sovereignty is not a conditional proposition. However, I am encouraged that we won a majority of votes, and that our issue made it to the Senate floor. We will be back.

NCAI President Jefferson Keel.

The purpose of the legislation is to fix a problem created by the National Labor Relations Boards decision to single out Indian tribes as the only form of government in the United States subject to the National Labor Relations Act. Over 90,000 other units of government in America, who employ over 21 million Americans, are not subject to the NLRA. The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is a crucial step for Congress to ensure that the United States consistently respects the sovereignty of tribal governments.

Keel continued: Everyone knows that the U.S. Constitution set up our federal system of governm...

01:30

The Real Reason New Yorkers Are Mad About Chick-Fil-A Has Nothing To Do With Christians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The New Yorker recently published an article by Dan Piepenbring bemoaning the establishment of a new Chic-fil-A restaurant in New York City. Dan appears to be a talented writer pining for the good old days when throngs of hypocritical hippies protested outside of the Citys first Chic-fil-A restaurant only to turn around and stuff their faces with chicken and waffle fries when no one was looking (we know what youre all up to). He affectionately looks back to the time when Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a boycott on Chic-fil-A. Just reading that sentence in his article made me want to eat a chicken sandwich every day for the rest of my life. Alright you got me; I already wanted to do that, but now I actually might.

Dan, like so many progressive writers before him, continues to search for controversy in Chic-fil-As Christian message. They are collectively becoming the boy who cried bigot. The owner, brace you for this one, supports the traditional Christian definition of marriage. Oh the horror. Somehow this makes eating at Chic-fil-A an act of bigotry. Never mind the fact that each restaurant boasts more images of cows than crucifixes.

But then, after he exhausts his claims of Christian bigotry, in a piece of writing that is truly astounding, Dan finds fault with Chic-fil-As use of cows, despite the fact that they do not serve beef. Just as Christianity does not belong in New York City, fictional cows do not belong in Chic-fil-As marketing. Eat mor chikin is nothing more than the barbaric rallying cry of the bloodthirsty cows. It is the cows schadenfreude, says Dan, purportedly with a straight face. I wonder how long hes been waiting to squeeze that word into an article.

Dan goes on to point out that despite not being open on Sundays, Chic-fil-A is well on its way to becoming the third largest fast food restaurant behind McDonalds and Starbucks. In fact, the average Chic-fil-A restaurant brings in more money than the average Wendys and McDonalds combined. Evidently God looks after his chicken stands.

What Dan does not appear to understand is that Chic-fil-A is not merely a fast food restaurant run by Christians; it is God, speaking to us through food. Each bite of a chicken sandwich, each waffle fry slathered in Polynesian sauce confirms two things. One, there is a God, and two, he most certainly loves us. In fact, Im pretty sure it says somewhere in the Bible that with every nugget eaten, an angel gets its wings.

After reading Dans article a few times, Ill admit I was befuddled. Who in their right mind could possibly be upset by a new Chic-fil-A opening where they live? It doesnt make sense. I cant imagine anything bringing more joy to a neighborhood. But then, suddenly, in what must have been divine revelation, I understood Dans frustration. He must be a vegan. Nothing else could possibly explain his ang...

01:30

From the Sakers inbox "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

I got this email yesterday, I am posting it with the authors kind authorization. There is another West which is ignored by the Hegemonys rulers, but which is still real.

3D Printing Watertight Containers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Most normal 3D prints are not watertight. There are a few reasons for this, but primarily it is little gaps between layers that is the culprit. [Mikey77] was determined to come up with a process for creating watertight objects and he shared his results.

The trick is to make the printer over extrude slightly. This causes the plastic from adjacent layers to merge together. He also makes sure there are several layers around the perimeters.

Of course, over extruding may not be good for your parts dimensions. There are other techniques weve seen that work, too, like acetone smoothing ABS or using an epoxy coating to seal the print. Those are probably not going to keep your dimensions, either.

[Mikey77] talks a lot about food safety. Just remember, theres more to food safety than just being watertight. We covered a lot of considerations about food safety and 3D printing. However, even if you just want to hold water for flowers or print an airway for a pick and place system, these techniques could be very handy even if not food safe.

Maybe with these kinds of techniques, well see more 3D printed boats. Or perhaps a real submarine.

01:29

Arab League: We strongly condemn attempts to link terrorism and Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

At the 29th Al-Quds Summit, the Arab League declared: We strongly condemn attempts to link terrorism and Islam. Until the Arab League openly rejects the overtly violent texts of the Quran and Sunnah, and condemns its member, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, for its mandate to destroy Israel, its words about terrorism are obvious deceit. The []

01:28

Top Cars to buy under 4 Lakhs In India "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One needs to be careful while buying a car for teenagers. They have grown up in an era which was more advanced than that of us. While we used to find our way by asking the routes from the passersby, these people simply fire the navigation. The young generation will love to have music and mobile connectivity options in their new cars. Also, you will need to be sure about the cars safety features.

Among a wide range of cars, we have listed the best four low price cars in India that can fulfil all your demands as well as your teens convenience requirements.

Tata Tiago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tata Tiago is one of the best options in this price range as it comes with a magnificent build quality along with a premium design. It comes with some convenience features such as smartphone-enabled Turn-By-Turn Navigation app, Juke-Car app and Multi-drive mode (City & Eco).

The vehicle is blessed with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that churns out up to 83 bhp power by developing 114 Nm of peak torque. Moreover, it is also available with a 1.05 L Revotorq diesel motor, which is capable of providing a maximum of 67 bhp power and 140 Nm torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The base model of the Tata Tiago is priced at Rs. 3.24 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).

Also Read: Top 5 Hot Deals in Sedans in April 2018

Renault Kwid

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01:26

Slim dej de ser consentido en las redes sociales por disputa del NAICM "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La polarizacin de las redes sociales se acentu con la conferencia de prensa de Carlos Slim sobre el NAICM, donde salieron defensores y detractores.   Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- Opiniones a favor y en contra del Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mxico y la conferencia de Carlos Slim, polarizaron a las []

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01:25

Protests Erupt At Philly Starbucks Where 2 Black Men Were Arrested For Trespassing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Starbucks coffee is anti-black, the demonstrators chanted Monday morning. Protesters swarmed a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday, days after police arrested two black men who had been waiting there to meet a friend. Dozens of demonstrators shut down the coffee shop in Philadelphias central business district for over three hours Monday morning. The activists came out to protest racial profiling after the stores manager called police Thursday to remove the men for sitting at a table without buying anything. A whole lot of racism, a whole lot of whack, protesters chanted Monday. Starbucks coffee is anti-black.

01:25

France: Lesbians in suburbs heavily populated by Muslim migrants forced to hide their sexuality "IndyWatch Feed War"

France and the other nations of the West have long traditions of respect for human rights and of the equality of rights of all people. But now, with massive Muslim migration from countries that do not respect such principles, gays are now being forced back into the closet. Yet as this is happening, one hears []

01:23

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mozambique Leader Heads to UK for CHOGM
16.04.2018 15h21
by APA News

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique is expected in the United Kingdom this week to join other leaders at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which opens on Thursday, APA can report on Monday.The summit will focus on increasing intra-Commonwealth trade, which is projected to increase to $1 trillion by 2020.

This is seen by some analysts as being particularly important in the context of Britains planned exit from the European Union and its desire to secure new trade deals.

Currently, almost half of Britains trade is within the European Union, while trade with Commonwealth partners accounts for only ten per cent.

Australias Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, said in a media statement on Monday that the Commonwealth is looking at expanding its membership beyond English-speaking nations.

There is a big push to extend the Commonwealth beyond its old colonial image with a campaign to include new members which were not under British control, he said.

 In another development, Zimbabwe has been invited to attend the summit as an observer for the first time since the country was suspended from the Commonwealth over accusations of human rights abuses and election rigging.

In 2003, President Robert Mugabe withdrew the country from the Commonwealth, and it now looks likely that moves will be underway to repair relations, with Zimbabwes Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo attending the summit.

The Commonwealth is made up of 53 countries with 2.4 billion citizens, and Mozambique joined in 1995.

01:23

This remarkable spinal implant was created by an algorithm "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the right design, titanium implants can be moulded closer to the form and stiffness of human bone. To perfect the design all you need is an algorithm and a 3D printer.

01:22

Wormholes Could Cast Shadows That We Can Detect "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Wormholes, or hypothetical tunnels through space-time that allow faster-than-light travel, could potentially leave dark, telltale imprints in the sky that might be seen with telescopes, a new study suggests.

These slightly bent, oblong wormhole shadows could be distinguished from the more circular patches left by black holes and, if detected, could show that the cosmic shortcuts first proposed by Albert Einstein more than a century ago are, in fact, real, one researcher says.

Wormholes are cosmic shortcuts, tunnels burrowing through hyperspace. Hop in one end, and you could emerge on the other side of the universe a convenient method of hyperfast travel thats become a trope of science fiction. [8 Ways You Can See Einsteins Theory of Relativity in Real Life].

01:22

The more hours you sit per day, the smaller your medial temporal lobe (MTL) seems to become, brain scans show "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Important The researchers found that sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of thinning of the MTL and that physical activity, even at high levels, is insufficient to offset the harmful effects of sitting for extended periods


In the study, both (A) Total medial temporal lobe (MTL) and (B) parahippocampal thickness correlated inversely with hours of sitting/day, controlling for age. Reference: Siddarth P et al (2018), Sedentary behavior associated with reduced medial temporal lobe thickness in middle-aged and older adults. PLOS ONE.

01:19

Britains New African Empire. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control over $1trillion worth of Africas resources in just five commodities oil, More

01:18

UK NCSC, DHS and the FBI Warn of Russian hacking campaign on Western networks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

UK NCSC, DHS, and the FBI warn of Russian hacking campaign on Western networks, state-sponsored hackers are targeting network infrastructure key components.

US and Britain government agencies warn of Russian state-sponsored cyber attacks to compromise government and business networking equipment. Russian hackers aim to control the data flaw to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to victim networks and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations,

The operation was to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to victim networks and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations, Washington and London said in a joint statement.

Russian state-sponsored actors are using compromised routers to conduct spoofing man-in-the-middle attacks to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to victim networks and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations, reads a joint statement issued by UK and US Goverments.

Whoever controls the routing infrastructure of a network essentially controls the data flowing through the network.

According to the US DHS, the campaign is part of well known Grizzly Steppe.

In December 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Analysis Report(JAR) that provided information about the tools, infrastructure and TTPs used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) against United States election.

U.S. Government linked the cyber activity to a Russian threat actor designated as GRIZZLY STEPPE.  It was the first time that the JAR attributed a malicious cyber activity to specific countries or threat actors.

The JAR reports the activity of two different RIS actors, the APT28 and the APT29, that participated in the cyber attacks on a US political party. The APT29 known as (Cozy Bear, Office Monkeys, CozyCar, The Dukes and CozyDuke) broke into the...

01:18

From Olympia: Long Live the Commune, Long Live La ZAD "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Its Going Down

 

The following report back was originally posted to the counter-info site, Puget Sound Anarchists.

We gathered on the railroad tracks where the Olympia Commune has been to send insurgent greetings from Olympia, Washington to the brave ones currently defending La ZAD from eviction by the French state.

La ZAD is an autonomous zone in France populated by farmers, squatters, anarchists, and others resisting the construction of a new airport. Their struggle was successful and the airport was halted, but contrary to the wishes of liberals and many socialists, they continue to occupy La ZAD to build the world in which they want to live.

While the commune in Olympia didnt last nearly as long, we twice blockaded railroad tracks carrying fracking equipment, and experimented with new liberated ways of living. It is with the memory of the freedom that we found behind the barricades that we send our love and solidarity. La ZAD is an inspiration to rebels and communards around the world.

Tout le monde deteste les flics!

With love,

-some Olympia anarchists

01:17

Signs of a Massive Attack On the Grid Are Surfacing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Common Sense Show has come into possession of certain information, hich is indicating that an attack upon our grid is coming.

Massive terrorism is being organized and implemented south of the border and it is set to coincide with the outbreak of war. Before presenting what I have discovered, it is important to review some relevant facts revealed in the past two weeks on The Common Sense Show.

Review of the Red Dawn Threat

We all know about what I dubbed The Caravan to Madness in which 1,500 Central American refugees were headed to obtain entry and ultimately citizenship within the United States. I also revealed that I was warned and told to write about a Red Dawn style entry into the United States coming out of paramilitary bases in El Salvador and Honduras. I was told by a high level source that this was a credibile and near-term threat. Russian and Chinese money are associated, in part, with the paramililtary groups in Centrla America. In an article last week, I detailed how Russia is militarily intertwined with all of Latin America. This is important to keep in mind as one reads this article.

The Common Sense Show further covered how President Trump had threatened to cancel NAFTA and DACA and then deploy troops to the border. Trump did not threaten to cancel NAFTA and DACA as well as employ troops on the border because of a mere 1,500 refugees.

I strongly made the point prior to false flag chemical attack in Syria that if we went to war in another region of the world, we were going to be attacked in Red Dawn invasion style. Readers may recall that I discovered that there would be two phases to the attack. The first phase would be widespread terrorism. The grid would be among the targets, if not the primary target. The second phase would be a direct military invasion after the bulk of our military were engaged elsewhere.

The Grid Is the Target

I had a personal communication on Sunday with a source who works for Ar...

01:17

Canada: On Trudeaus behalf, Muslim MP Iqra Khalid honours anti-Israel activists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Land Day symbolizes the Palestinian Authoritys (PA) determination to liberate Palestine by wiping Israel off the map. On April 14, 2018, the Palestine House held its annual commemoration of the Land Day..The keynote speaker at the event was Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna who is known of his support of Syrias Assad regime and the Palestinian []

01:17

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Reportedly Enter Douma, Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Chemical Weapons Inspectors(MEE)  Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have entered Douma, according to Syrian state news agency SANA. Speaking to MEE, an OPCW spokesperson said that it could not confirm or deny whether its inspectors had entered the area due to safety reasons. France had earlier warned that it was very likely that []

01:17

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

New Ruby Deposit Discovered in Mozambique
April 17, 2018
Mustang Resources

Rough rubies typical of the Montepuez project. Source: Gems & Gemology, Spring 2015, Vol. 51, No. 1

ASX-listed Mustang Resources has discovered a new ruby-bearing gravel deposit just 3.5 km from its processing plant at the Montepuez ruby project in Mozambique.

The discovery was made during an extensive exploration and test pitting campaign undertaken at Montepuez during the March 2018 quarter, which resulted in the development of 196 test pits during the period.

Preparations have now commenced to restart the exploration bulk sampling program at Montepuez as the rainy seasons ends, and the newly-identified Block D will form part of the upcoming bulk sampling program.

Q1 ruby operations update

During Q1, a total of 29,069.1 carats were recovered from the processing of 43,940 m3 (68,107 tonnes) of material at Montepuez, resulting in an average grade for the quarter of 0.42 carats/tonne.

The Q1 2018 recovery grades were approximately 13.5% higher than Q4 2017, while tonnes processed were approximately 15% lower.

In Q4 2017, approximately 80,658 tonnes were processed with 29,983 carats recovered at an average grade of 0.37 carats/tonne.

Heavy rains during the quarter adversely affected operations and processing of the stockpile.

Preparations have now commenced to restart the exploration bulk sampling program as the rainy seasons draws to an end.

Mustangs Montepuez ruby project is located in the heart of the globally significant Montepuez gem-field, adjacent to the advanced mining operations of JSE-listed Gemfields and early-stage exploration assets of TSXV-listed Fura Gems.

The discovery of the Block D ruby-bearing gravels and the success of our ongoing exploration activitites continue to show the significant prospectivity of the ruby project," says Mustang Resources MD, Dr. Bernard Olivier.

"When combined with the recent initial success of our newly-implemented sales and marketing strategy, we are confident that we can continue to steadily build value around this high-quality asset which is strategically loca...

01:16

Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU




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01:15

Censored in US: Number of Facebook users whose data was compromised far more than 87m, MPs told - Veterans Today | News Military Foreign Affairs VA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 Brittany Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality quizzes designed to extract personal data from the social network. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser. Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select []

01:15

Graphic Video Shows Bystanders Screaming at Cops to Stop Beating Naked Harvard Student "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

harvard

Graphic footage was published showing the brutal beating of a naked Harvard student in the middle of a mental health emergency.

The post Graphic Video Shows Bystanders Screaming at Cops to Stop Beating Naked Harvard Student appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

01:14

Incirlik Air Base Not Used for Trio of Terror Attacks on Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

In case anyone wondered?
And I've seen some news that indicates the US may be moving out of Incirlik.

Airbase not used in Syrian strikes

Reuters

The Incirlik air base in southern Turkey was not used in the U.S.-led airstrikes on Assad regime targets in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Saturday.
 
"May be" indicates  can't be certain, but, it's certainly curious.

Link


The United States has transported the Armag weapons vault from Turkeys Incirlik Air base to another facility, YeniSafak reported.
According to the source, a 40-ton portable weapons vault was transported to another country via a C-5M Super Galaxy transport aircraft.
There has been no official explanation over the transfer yet.

Maybe heading for Greece?
Amidst tensions between Washington and Ankara on a series of issues, the US military is reportedly harbouring thoughts about developing in Greece a regional alternative to the use of the crucial Incirlik base in Turkey.

These considerations, which were reported in the Vimatodotis (pacemaker) column in the To Vima newspaper and website, would be a major shift for the regional military presence of the US.

There is another issued that draws American interest to our country, and that is none other than military bases, the column reported.
...

01:11

Se desperdician millones de litros de agua por fuga en Iztapalapa "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El dao que sufri un tubo de 12 pulgadas por las obras de la construccin de la ampliacin de la Lnea 5 del Metrobs provoc derrame del vital liquido y caos vial en Eje 3 Oriente. Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- Mientras miles de personas carecen de agua en la delegacin Iztapalapa, una fuga []

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01:11

One Week At War for La ZAD: A Timeline "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Its Going Down

Since last Monday, the French State has been fighting to evict La ZAD, or the Zone to Defend, a stateless and autonomous region of French farmland that for decades has resisted the construction of an airport.

Over the last 6 years, hundreds of people have moved onto La Zad to stop the construction and in doing so, have built homes as well as a communal, anti-capitalist, and ecological way of life. The infrastructure found at La ZAD is extensive, from community meeting and banquet halls, a radio station, a weekly newspaper, and extensive farms and gardens. La ZAD has also grown to feature a wide variety of collectives, from farmers who have lived on the land for generations, to those who came experiment in new forms of life. In 2014, 21 year old Remi Fraisse was killed when a police flash bang grenade exploded during clashes over the construction of a dam, resonating with many at La ZAD and kicking off a fresh round of riots, attacks, and rowdy demonstrations.

In 2016, tens of thousands marched onto the territory and placed spears by the thousands into the ground in a statement that should the State move to evict La ZAD, that they would return to defend it. In January of 2018, it was then announced that the State would abandon the project, but still wanted to evict the hundreds of squatters that had moved onto the land in the past 6 years.

In the early morning hours of April 9th the eviction began, and continued off and on until Sunday, April 15th, when tens of thousands fulfilled their promise of defense of La ZAD, by returning to the land and helping to rebuild infrastructure. During the past week of evictions, not since the near revolution of May 1968 has the French State used as many riot police to quell a domestic uprising. Al...

01:09

Bogus Claims U.S. and Friends, Get Out of Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bogus Claims U.S. and Friends, Get Out of Syria

To be delivered to President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate
Syria poses no threat to the U.S. nor any NATO member. Being in Syria is an illegal action by the U.S. and allies.
There are currently 670 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures.
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01:09

Security updates for Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (corosync, linux-tools, qemu, qemu-kvm, and r-cran-readxl), openSUSE (evince, memcached, nodejs4, ntp, pdns-recursor, python-gunicorn, python3-gunicorn, and python3), and Ubuntu (ruby1.9.1, ruby2.0, ruby2.3).

01:06

Cambridge Surveillance Oversight Ordinance, Draft and ACLU Comments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Over the weekend, the City of Cambridge released a draft surveillance oversight ordinance. Today at 2pm the Public Safety Committee of the City Council will hold a hearing on the draft, and take comments from the public and interested organizations. The ACLU will submit written testimony, and will testify during the public comment period. 

If you want to ensure community control over police surveillance in Cambridge, but cant make the hearing today, please submit written comment by email to dlopez@cambridgema.gov.

The ACLU suggests strengthening the draft ordinance in the following ways:

  1. In section 12.22.020 (F) 3 c., the draft exempts cameras installed in or on a police vehicle from the requirements of the ordinance. This exemption could be read to include license plate reader cameras. The language should be modified to read, cameras installed in or on a police vehicle, not to include license plate reader cameras.
  2. In sections 12.22.030 (A) and (B), the draft ordinance requires city agencies to submit to the City Council a Surveillance Impact Report and obtain City Council approval before acquiring or using surveillance technologies. The language should read, submit to the City Council a Surveillance Impact Report and a Surveillance Use Policy and obtain City Council approval of both before acquiring or using surveillance technologies. Similarly, section 12.22.060 (C) should be modified to read: including whether the City Council approved, rejected, or required modifications to the Surveillance Impact Report and/or Surveillance Use Policy.
  3. In section 12.22.030 (C), the draft states that the Council shall balance a number of factors in making its decisions. We recommend the language state: the City Council shall consider the safeguarding of individuals rights to privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of association, as well as the investigative responsibilities of the Police Department.
  4. In section 12.22.050 (B), the draft states: To the extent the City Managerdetermines that approving or denying the Surveillance Use Policy would unlawfully obstruct the investigative or prosecutorial functions of the Police Department, the City Council shall simply receive and discuss the applicable portions of the Surveillance Use Policy. This sentence is a loophole that swallows the entire ordinance, and should be removed in its entirety.[1]
  5. In section 12.22.060 (A), the draft states: Similarly, if the City Council received but did not approve a Surveillance Impact Report from the Police Departm...

01:06

Ocho comunidades purpechas no permitirn instalacin de casillas el prximo 1 de julio "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ocho comunidades originarias del Consejo Supremo Indgena de Gobierno de Michoacn manifestaron que no permitirn que se instalen casillas para las elecciones el prximo 1 de julio. Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- A travs de un comunicado, los indgenas de la comunidad de San Bartolom Cocucho informaron que no permitirn la instalacin de casillas []

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01:06

Japan Team Maps 'Semi-Infinite' Trove of Rare Earth Elements "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a "semi-infinite basis," according to a new study.

The deposit, found within Japan's exclusive economic zone waters, contains more than 16 million tons of the elements needed to build high-tech products ranging from mobile phones to electric vehicles, according to the study, released Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports.

[...] The finding extrapolates that a 2,500-sq. km region off the southern Japanese island should contain 16 million tons of the valuable elements, and "has the potential to supply these metals on a semi-infinite basis to the world," the study said.

The area reserves offer "great potential as ore deposits for some of the most critically important elements in modern society," it said.

The report said there were hundreds of years of reserves of most of the rare earths in the area surveyed.

Source:
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/04/11/national/japan-team-maps-semi-infinite-trove-rare-earth-elements/


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01:02

SpaceX just got approval to build Mars spaceships in Los Angeles from the citys mayor "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SpaceX just got the okay to build its giant Mars spaceship in LA.


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Monday that hes officially approved SpaceXs plan to build a Mars spaceship factory at the citys port.

01:01

Senate summons Emefiele, Adeosun, Dan-Ali over $462m helicopter "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Senate on Tuesday summoned the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, for explanation on alleged withdrawal of 462 million dollars for purchase of helicopters from an American firm. Also summoned on the matter are the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and her Defence counterpart, Mansur Dan-Ali. The upper chambers []

The post Senate summons Emefiele, Adeosun, Dan-Ali over $462m helicopter appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:00

CO2 emissions from wildfires have fallen over past 80 years, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The annual amount of CO2 emitted as a result of wildfires has fallen over the past 80 years, a new study finds.

The research finds that, over the past few decades, large areas of forest and savannah have been converted to cropland, meaning that the overall area that could be burned by wildfires has decreased.

However, this drop in wildfire emissions has not led to a large net drop in CO2 emissions from land use, the lead author tells Carbon Brief. This is because a rise in emissions from deforestation for cropland largely counteracted the decline in wildfire emissions over the past century.

The new research is innovative, but may overlook some factors, such as how wildfire severity has changed over time, other scientists tell Carbon Brief.

Feeling the burn

Most wildfires are triggered by humans as much as 90% in the US, for example while natural causes include lightning and lava. But the weather is the biggest driver of how far wildfires can spread. Temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind speed all play a role in providing the right conditions for a fire.

Wildfires play an important role in flammable ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands, savannahs, and shrublands. They can be managed to disperse plants, clear forests and promote grazing, or suppressed to protect human lives and property.

As plants burn, they release the carbon stored within their leaves, roots and trunks. This is why, on a large scale, wildfires can contribute CO2 to the atmosphere and, therefore, to the rate of climate change.

The new study, published in Nature Communications, estimates how annual wildfire emissions have been influenced by changes in land use and local population increases.

The research considers changes to wildfire emissions from unmanaged landscapes, such as forests, savannah and bushland. It does not consider peatland fires, which can lead to large releases of CO2.

It finds that the expansion of cropland into previously unmanaged areas has led to an overall decrease in the area burned by wildfires. This, in turn, has led to overall decrease in wildfire emissions.

However, this drop in emissions was largely counteracted by emissions from deforestation for cropland expansion, says lead author Dr Vivek Arora, a research scientist from the...

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Govt to pay $8,000 to families of those killed by wild animals "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Namibian Government will pay up to 8,000 dollars to families of people killed by wild animals, as long as the behaviour that led to their deaths was not reckless, the Tourism Ministry said in a statement. People, who were eaten by crocodiles or hippos while swimming in rivers known to be home to such []

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mozambique Sets October 2019 for General Elections
13 APR, 2018 - 00:04
 
MAPUTO. Mozambique will hold presidential, legislative and provincial elections on October 15, 2019, President Filipe Nyusi announced on Wednesday.

The date was unveiled amid negotiations on consolidating peace between the government and former rebels, the Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo).

Renamo and the ruling Frelimo fought a 16-year civil war that ended with a peace deal in 1992, but Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama took to the bush again in 2013 as his supporters waged a new low-level insurgency.

In December 2016, Dhlakama announced a truce with the government, which until now is yet to culminate in a formal peace accord.

Dhlakama and President Nyusi have agreed on constitutional reforms that will decentralise power.

The reforms, currently under debate in parliament, will allow voters to directly elect provincial governors, who at present are appointed by the president.

Renamo has long sought greater decentralisation of power and better integration of its supporters into the police and military.

Analysts suggest that President Nyusi, who is eligible to run for one more term, is expected to narrowly win next years elections, as Renamo has been growing its support.

Frelimo has glided to victory in five previous multiparty elections since 1994 although the opposition alleges fraud.

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00:58

Cultist allegedly stabs neighbour to death over gay man "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Ikeja High Court, Lagos has remanded an alleged member of Aiye Cult group, Adebayo Ahmed in prison custody for allegedly stabbing his neighbour to death over a gay man. It was learnt that Ahmed, 24, stabbed one Samuel Owawu to death with a broken bottle over a phone belonging to a gay friend of []

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PHOTO: Mistress damages maids private parts after torture "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A 12-year-old girl, Faith Nwanja who was allegedly tortured and mutilated by her mistress, Mrs Nkechi Bartholomew for being too stubborn has suffered serious damaged in her reproductive system. This was disclosed by the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development yesterday while briefing journalists on the development. The girl, who hails from Okoffia []

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68 percent of American favor more sanctions on Russia But Trump says he wont impose more now "IndyWatch Feed War"

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More than two-thirds of Americans support stronger U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday.

According to that survey, 68 percent of respondents said that they would back tougher sanctions. That position largely spans the partisan divide. Seventy-four percent of Democrats and 68 percent of Republicans and independents voiced support for such penalties.

The poll results came a day after President Trump reversed on a plan to sanction Russian companies associated with the Syrian governments alleged chemical weapons program.

On Friday, Trump authorized military strikes in concert with France and the U.K. on targets in Syria associated with the countrys chemical weapons arsenal. Those strikes were swiftly condemned by Moscow as a flagrant violation of international law.

Despite the broad support for tougher sanctions against Moscow, the Washington Post/ABC News poll also found that more than half of U.S. adults 52 percent believe that Trump should invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House in an effort to warm relations between Washington and Moscow.

Another 42 percent said that Trump should not hold such a meeting with Putin, so as not to grant the Russian leader legitimacy.

Nearly half of respondents said that Trump has done too little to criticize Russia. By comparison, 32 percent said that hes handled the situation properly, while just 4 percent believe that the president has criticized Russia too much.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll found a large partisan divide in perceptions of Trumps treatment of Russia.

An overwhelming majority of Democrats 70 percent said that Trump has not been harsh enough in his criticism of Moscow. Seventy-one percent of Republicans, on the other hand, believe that Trump has handled the situation about right.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll was conducted April 8-11, and surveyed 1,002 U.S. adults. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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00:55

North and South Korea Reportedly Set to Announce Official End to War "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Reuters: North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official. Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, []

00:55

Search For Truth In The Rubble Of Douma Finds Lack Of Evidence Of Chemical Attack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks  and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western worlds most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. Theres even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the gas videotape which horrified the world despite all the doubters is perfectly genuine. War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

00:54

Experts Call for Global Data Sharing to Defend Against Cyberattacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new cybersecurity report highlights the need for a worldwide data clearinghouse to thwart next-generation, AI-powered hacks Illustration: iStockphoto

If they havent done so already, cyber attackers may soon be arming themselves with artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) strategies and algorithms. Before long, it may not be a fair fight if defenders remain naive to what AI and ML can do on both sides of the battle. So suggests a new report by IEEE and the Canadian tech consulting firm Syntegrity.

The reportstemming from a three-day intensive last October of cybersecurity experts from government, the military, and industryaggregates the groups findings into what it calls the six dimensions at the intersection of AI, ML, and cybersecurity.

First, the report advocates ways to keep cybersecurity regulations and laws up to speed with the latest developments in the field. The report says that laws and legal precedents should be altered to encourage, not burden or discourage, continued research toward anticipating and countermanding next-generation cyberattacks.

Specifically, it notes, both copyright and export control standards need to be modified to allow security researchers to investigate cutting-edge cybersecurity questions without worrying about running afoul of outdated laws and regulations.

Brian David Johnson, Futurist in Residence at Arizona State University and contributor to the report, says cyberdefense research is no longer an academic exercise or incidental curio. Increasingly, he says, the severity, sophistication, and frequency of cyberattacks is making cyberdefense crucial to both the commercial and public sphere.

We are starting to see cybersecurity and defense against cyber and digital attacks mature, he says. What weve seen over the last five years is increasingly larger, deeper, broader attacks. Not only is it raising this to the attention of people, its also becoming bad for businessand bad for the business of government.

Report co-sponsor and professor of electrical engineering at West Point, Col. Barry Shoop, says one of the more significant recommendations from the report involved a widespread problem that has emerged when a company or government agency in any field tries to mount an effective...

00:53

Danjumas Belated Call to Action "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) stirred up a hornets nest recently when he called on Nigerians to rise in self-defence More

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TRUTH JIHAD: Gordon Duff explains why Facebook has BANNED Veterans Today! - Veterans Today | News Military Foreign Affairs VA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today, joins us to discuss Facebooks outrageous decision to completely ban all links to VT articles.

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Breaking: US Senate moves to limit President Trumps war powers - Veterans Today | News Military Foreign Affairs VA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - This is a good step by the Senate to reign Trump in a bit, but ducks the elephant in the living room, which is dealing with the War of Terror that the US has been engaged in since 9-11

00:48

Gilbert Doctorow: On the Reaction to the U.S. Strike in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"



On the Reaction to the U.S. Strike in Syria

There are stirrings of an imperative anti-war movement in the wake of the U.S. strike on Syria, but mostly the Pentagon controlled the message, says Gilbert Doctorow.

 Special to Consortium News
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00:45

2,461 Evictions Every Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A new national database of court filed evictions filed since 2000 released this week by The Eviction Lab documented an estimated 2.3 million people who were evicted last year. The database - which doesnt account for hundreds of thousands of evictions through intimidation and diception that happen without ever going to court - found that 2461 people were evicted EVERY DAY last year in the United States. In many communities like Richmond, Virginia, as many as 1 in 9 renters faced eviction. For women, particularly black women, that rate of eviction is even higher. We launched Homes For All in 2013 because we believe that every single person has a right to a safe, affordable and dignified home. We believe that if we guarantee that every child, person and family can live in a quality home without fear of eviction, rent increases or intimidation our entire society will be better off.

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"Unreality TV: The Swamp suckered Donald Trump into Syria | Mulshine" "IndyWatch Feed War"

"There is no truth to the rumor that, after watching an episode of "Gilligan's Island" on TV, President Trump ordered a search party sent out for the passengers and crew of the S.S. Minnow. But he does tend to get...

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WITH THE WORSE-THAN-APARTHEID 1999 CONSTITUTION OF NIGERIA IN PLACE, IGBO PRESIDENCY IS THE POISONED CHALICE SOUGHT ONLY BY IGBO EFULEFU. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

If it be true indeed that Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, did say More

00:38

Robert Fisk rips away excuses for air strike on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fisk's report shows that there is a highly credible alternative explanation for what happened in Douma -- one that needs to be investigated. Which means that an attack on Syria should never have taken place before inspectors were able to investigate and report their findings. The US-UK-France launched air strikes hours before the UN inspectors were due to begin their work in Syria, thereby pre-empting it.

00:36

The Corporate Plan To Groom U.S. Kids For Servitude By Wiping Out Public Schools "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

West Virginias public school teachers had endured years of low pay, inadequate insurance, giant class sizes, and increasingly unlivable conditionsincluding attempts to force them to record private details of their health daily on a wellness app. Their governor, billionaire coal baron Jim Justice, pledged to allow them no more than an annual 1% raiseeffectively a pay cut considering inflationin a state where teacher salaries ranked 48th lowest out of 50 states. In February 2018, they finally revolted: In a tense, four-day work stoppage, they managed to wrest a 5% pay increase from the state. Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky have now revolted in similar protests. Its the latest battle in a contest between two countervailing forces: one bent on reengineering America for the benefit of the wealthy, the other struggling to preserve dignity and security for ordinary people.

00:34

Plight of the Bees Hits Unaware Businesses "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Agriculture's dependence on pollinators, including both wild and domesticated bees, has increased fourfold since the 1960s. A recent study of these pollinators found that they provide up to $577 billion a year of crops, half of which comes from wild pollinators. These ratios underline the severity of their collapsing numbers. More than a third are facing extinction.

Gemma Cranston, head of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership team that participated in the study, warned that "less than half the companies sampled know which of the raw materials they source depend on pollinators", adding that there needs to be more research to get the full picture.

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00:33

Twitter se cae y causa conmocin entre los cibernautas "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Alrededor de las 9 de la maana la red social anunci que tuvo un problema tcnico por el que los usuarios no pudieron compartir ni ver informacin en su muro. Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- Alrededor de las 9 de la maana millones de twitteros perdieron la opcin de enviar su informacin, pues la []

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IMF sees emerging Asia as top global growth engine "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP/File / by Ryan MCMORROW | The IMF is bullish about emerging Asia

BEIJING (AFP)  The IMF said Tuesday it remains upbeat about the economic prospects of emerging Asia, labelling the region the most important engine of global growth despite concerns over trade disputes and mounting debt.The International Monetary Funds latest quarterly World Economic Outlook forecasts global growth of 3.9 percent this year as the world economy hums along and nations retain supportive fiscal policies.

The fastest-paced expansion will remain concentrated in Asia, it predicts, where the buoyant economies of China, India and a host of Southeast Asian nations will perform well above the global average.

The IMF left unchanged from January its growth estimate for China of 6.6 percent for 2018 and 6.4 percent in 2019. The countrys own 2018 target is around 6.5 percent.

China reported Tuesday that its economy had grown 6.8 percent in the first quarter, maintaining the same pace as the fourth quarter.

India is widely expected to be the next global growth juggernaut.

The IMF foresees the nations economy surging by 7.4 percent this year and 7.8 percent in 2019, also unchanged from its previous outlook in January.

The two Asian giants have seen their economic prospects brighten amid strong global demand for their exports and as their massive populations start spending, the IMF said.

Southeast Asias booming economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam will collectively maintain growth above five percent this year and next, the fund said.

Emerging Asia, which is forecast to continue growing at about 6.5 percent during 2018?19, remains the most important engine of global growth, the fund wrote.

Global trade jumped 4.9 percent last year, the fund estimated, with Chinas exporters being among the largest beneficiaries.

Their prospects are less certain amid US President Donald Trumps threats to impose tariffs on up to $150 billion worth of Chinese goods as part of his America First agenda.

Growing trade tensions and risks of a shift toward protectionist policies, and geopolitical strains are among the greatest concerns, the fund said.

An increase in tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers could harm market sentiment, disrupt global supply chains, and slow the spread of new...

00:32

Syria: The West's last-ditch battle for world domination "IndyWatch Feed War"

The West has built up its unparalleled armoury for one reason only - to protect its dominant world position. Syria is most likely where it will be used

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Over 20 million Chrome users have installed fake malicious Ad Blockers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

Ad Blockers play a vital role in hurting the earnings

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00:27

The new US concept of a perfect mission: 32 out of 103 "IndyWatch Feed War"

April 14, 2018 Yup, he said mission accomplished, perfectly executed and that he was so proud of his great military. That considering that 71 out of 103 missiles were intercepted. That there were no Syrian (or Iranian or Russian) fatalities. That not a single airfield was hit. That the buildings destroyed were empty. That only Syrian air []

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Learning to Love Tommy My Latest for Splice Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I was 10 when I first discovered The Whos Tommy. I rented the cassette tape of the 1975 movie soundtrack, and fell in love with the story of the deaf, dumb, and blind boy who could play a mean pinball. Four years later I watched the movie, and hated it. It was over-the-top and confusing. Luckily I bought the original 1969 Who album shortly after, which washed the awful taste of the movie out of my mouth. Its still one of my all-time favorite albums.

Now almost 35, Ive grown to appreciate director Ken Russells cinematic interpretation of Tommy. Not only did he bring Pete Townshends vision to life, but also added his own interpretation to the story. Tommy tells the story of a boy who becomes psychosomatically deaf, mute, and blind after watching his father kill his mothers lover. He experiences the outside world through vibrations, and his parents subject him to the abuse of his Cousin Kevin, Uncle Ernie, and the Acid Queen. Despite his disability, Tommy becomes a pinball champion, and when he finally regains his senses hes hailed as the new messiah. Unfortunately, he abuses his power, his followers disown him, and the story ends with Tommy realizing true enlightenment comes from within.

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La Revolucin Cubana cumplir 60 aos de resistencia "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Esta semana estuve en actividades en Cuba, tierra de Camilo, del Che, de Fidel y de Ral Castro, actual comandante en jefe. Grandes revolucionarios que dedicaron sus vidas a la construccin de la Revolucin Socialista, cubana y latinoamericana.

En 2019 la Revolucin Cubana cumplir 60 aos de resistencia al bloqueo imperialista y construccin del proyecto socialista. Entre tantos resultados, el ms valioso fue garantizar que la Revolucin Socialista fuese comprendida, defendida y construida por el pueblo cubano.

La revolucin sobrevivi a todos los obstculos y amenazas durante estos 60 aos, principalmente porque sus dirigentes y dirigentas tuvieron la sabidura estratgica de invertir prioritariamente en las personas, elevando el nivel de conocimiento y conciencia. Ms que inversin en infraestructura y logstica, se invirti en educacin, en salud, en cultura, en deporte. An hoy el pas tiene dificultades econmicas y de servicios como energa elctrica, telecomunicaciones, falta de internet y tantos otros problemas. Pero se ve alegra y felicidad en el rostro y en las expresiones de las personas. Ellas defienden la revolucin y la Patria Cubana. Como expresin de eso, se ve en varios espacios la frase: Yo amo esta isla.

En el campo, en 60 aos de Revolucin Socialista, Cuba transit de una situacin de miseria casi total, donde la economa y el rgimen de produccin eran coloniales, con monocultivo de caa de azcar y tabaco, a la ejecucin de la ley de reforma agraria. El 17 de mayo de 2019 se cumplirn 60 aos de la firma de esta ley por el gobierno revolucionario.

Despus de firmar la ley, los cubanos pasaron a desarrollar, en el campo, grandes cooperativas estatales con tecnologa, mecanizacin e insumos agrcolas importados de la entonces, Unin Sovitica comunista (URSS). Era el apogeo de un modelo de desarrollo del campo, con alta productividad.

Con el fin del socialismo en la URSS, Cuba entra en el perodo especial y el campo se tuvo que ajustar a la nueva realidad. Sin insumos e implementos agrcolas, el sistema pasa a quedar obsoleto. Hoy, la agricultura cubana atraviesa una nueva fase, redistribucin de las tierras que quedaron ociosas y reorganizacin del campo con un nuevo modelo de produccin. Ajustando e implementando nuevas tecnologas adecuadas para la nueva realidad.

Actualmente, superado el perodo especial, el campo vive una nueva fase: de diversificacin y produccin de alimentos saludables. Organizando a los campesinos en colonias de cooperativas de produccin agropecuaria (CCP), cooperativas de crdito y servicios (CCS) y cooperativas de agricultores urbanos. Estn invirtiendo para que los pequeos agricultores produzcan, diversificando al mximo para el consumo de la familia y produciendo a partir de la planificacin anual del Estado, para venta estatal o incluso para el...

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Prayer and Meditation for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 As For Death: It was not possible for him to be held by it "IndyWatch Feed War"

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter
Lectionary: 275

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Reading 1  ACTS 8:1B-8

There broke out a severe persecution of the Church in Jerusalem,
and all were scattered
throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria,
except the Apostles.
Devout men buried Stephen and made a loud lament over him.
Saul, meanwhile, was trying to destroy the Church;
entering house after house and dragging out men and women,
he handed them over for imprisonment.Now those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.
Thus Philip went down to the city of Samaria
and proclaimed the Christ to them.
With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip
when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.
For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice,
came out of many possessed people,
and many paralyzed and crippled people were cured.
There was great joy in that city.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 66:1-3A, 4-5, 6-7A

R. (1) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.
Say to God, How tremendous are your deeds!
R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
sing praise to your name!
Come and see the works of God,
his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.
R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R...

00:19

Mecanismo para proteger a defensores de DH y periodistas es ineficiente: ONGs "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Activistas y organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos exhortaron a las autoridades implementar medidas para garantizar la seguridad de los miembros y habitantes del Albergue Casa Tochan, tras una agresin e intento de robo. Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- Activistas y defensores de derechos humanos denunciaron un intento de robo y agresiones contra centroamericanos que pernoctaban []

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America Once Fought A War Against Poverty Now It Wages A War On The Poor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In 2013, Callie Greers daughter Venus died in her arms after a battle with breast cancer. If caught early, the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is close to 100%. But Venuss cancer went undiagnosed for months because she couldnt afford health insurance. She lived in Alabama, a state that refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Venuss death is not an isolated incident more than 250,000 people like her die in the United States from poverty and related issues every year. Access to healthcare is just one of the issues facing the 140 million people who live in poverty in the US today. Over the past two years, the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has carried out a listening tour in dozens of states across this nation.

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Alas, this is far from over! "IndyWatch Feed War"

April 15, 2018 Lets begin by a short summary of events. About a month ago Nikki Haley announces to the UNSC that the USA is ready to violate the rules of this very self-same UNSC should a chemical attack happen in Syria Then the Russians announced that they have evidence that a chemical false flag []

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How and When Will the Establishment Pull the Alchemical Plug on Deutsche Bank? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For several years now, on and off rumors about the general financial health of behemoth German-based Deutsche Bank have sent everything from a nagging unease to outright panic across international financial and political circles.  At times it would be described in mainstream corporate press as the next Lehman Brothers meaning a major global bank []

00:15

P-State/CPUFreq CPU Frequency Scaling Tests For Radeon/NVIDIA Gaming With Linux 4.16 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With last week's release of Feral GameMode as a system tool to optimize Linux gaming performance, which at this point just toggles the CPU frequency scaling driver's governor to the "performance" mode, reignited the CPU governor debate, here are some fresh Linux gaming benchmarks. Tests were done with both the CPUFreq and P-State scaling drivers on Linux 4.16 while testing the various governor options and using both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

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Thousands Refuse to Pay Up on Tax Day Because it Funds WarGive Money to Charity Instead "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A group of activists, who are openly refusing to pay their tax to the IRS, are instead donating the money to humanitarian programs.

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00:14

Most US consumers dont trust companies to keep their data private "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While a majority of the US public sees companies ability to keep data private as absolutely key, it has little trust in companies to do so. In fact, only 20 percent of them completely trust organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data, the results of a recent survey have shown. They are also much more worried about hackers accessing their data than companies using it for purposes they have not agreed More

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00:14

President Muhammadu Buharis Role In The N123 Billion Drop In Foreign Transactions, Exposed. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Abuja Based Developmental Economist, Dr. Katch Ononuju, has revealed President Muhammadu Buharis role in the drastic decline of Nigerias More

00:12

Cloud Foundry for Developers: Definitions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Cloud Foundry for Developers: Definitions

00:11

Water Conflict: Irans Farmers Take on the Establishment "IndyWatch Feed War"

Summary

Five straight days of lively demonstrations against water shortages have culminated in a police action on April 14 to disperse protestors. The decision to use tear gas came after signs that the protest movement was expanding and drawing in new supporters from the surrounding countryside.

The incident took place in Isfahan, the Irans third-largest city. It illustrates the growing prevalence of water conflict in Iranian society, as increasingly scarce resources are diverted away from small-scale agriculture and toward industrial interests that are at times opaque and/or tied to Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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SYRIAN WAR REPORT APRIL 17, 2018: SYRIAN FORCES REPEL MORE MISSILE STRIKES "IndyWatch Feed War"

Source Last night, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) repelled another missile attack allegedly carried out by the Israeli military. Missiles were intercepted in two areas: Near Shayrat military airfield in the Homs countryside  6 missiles were intercepted (according to some sources, 9 missiles) Near Dumair military airfield in the Damascus countryside  3 missiles were []

00:07

Meade, el violento "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La desesperacin del estado mayor priista ante la incapacidad de su candidato presidencial (Meade) para dejar el lejano tercer sitio en el que las encuestas de intencin de voto lo ubican de manera persistente toma cauces peligrosos, dijo el columnista.   Por Pedro Miguel| La Jornada. Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- El primero de []

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00:06

Hundreds Protest Pennsylvania Governor On Fracking "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvanians from across the state converged in the capitol rotunda today to declare that they are choosing a better path, one that leads to a responsive government that prioritizes the best interests of the people over those of the natural gas industry and that leads to a clean, renewable energy future. More than 700 individuals and organizations made their declaration in a letter that was delivered to Governor Wolf after the rally. Their sentiments mirror those of a majority of Pennsylvanians, according to fresh polling from Franklin & Marshall College. The poll released at the end of March found that 69% of Pennsylvanians think the state government should prioritize renewable energy over coal and gas. Public opinion on fracking has soured, according to the poll that found that 55% of Pennsylvanians now think that the environmental risks of fracking outweigh economic benefits.

00:05

Meade pide simpatizantes en Jalisco que le chinguen para conseguir votos, las encuestas no lo ayudan "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Meade pidi a los asistentes de un evento en Jalisco que trabajaran arduamente para conseguir votos, ya que en las encuestas sigue sin levantar. Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- El candidato priista rumbo a la presidencia, Jos Antonio Meade, le pidi a los simpatizantes de Jalisco salir a las calles y chingarle todos los []

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00:02

Why Zuckerbergs Facebook Testimony Doesnt Add Up "IndyWatch Feed War"

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By John Crudele

Mark Zuckerberg proudly trotted out a number when he was being questioned last week by Congress: His company, Facebook, would soon double the security team that monitors content on the site, to 20,000.

There are now 10,000 people who keep watch for the bad things that users can put on Facebook and the monkey businesses they can conduct through the website. So that figure would be multiplied by two.

Wow, 20,000!

That seems like a lot. And the lawmakers who questioned Zuckerberg must have thought so because nobody brought up what I am about to.

Facebook proudly claims to have 2 billion active users, although some question that number. But lets give Zuckerberg that one 2 billion users it is.

Divide 2 billion by 20,000 and youll see that each one of Facebooks monitors will be responsible for keeping 100,000 Facebook users in line.

Ill say it again: Each monitor is expected to keep track of what 100,000 Facebook users put on the site, even if the postings are for a mere minute or two in the middle of the night.

I am also wondering about this: Did Facebook decide to spend the extra dough on those additional monitors minutes before Zuckerberg sat down before Congress?

Or was Zuckerberg incensed enough by the shenanigans on Facebook that he made a grown-up corporate decision months ago probably on a day when he wasnt wearing his hoodie in order to be proactive about the problem?

Criminals and perverts have long been able to correspond with one another over Facebook at prearranged times. In fact, thats precisely how pedophiles have been operating without fear of expulsion from Facebook or criminal prosecution.

Surprisingly, nobody last week asked Zuckerberg about the pedophiles who meet on certain Facebook pages.

Congress was mostly interested in how political dirty tricks are played on Facebook and how children can have their IDs stolen. But, Ill tell you this, children can lose a lot more than their identities on Facebook.

Nothing short of childrens innocence is at stake. You can fix identity theft, but you cant fix the other bad stuff that can happen to your kids.

Ive written a lot about Facebooks pedophile problem. And...

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Beeping The Enemy Into Submission "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In July 1940 the German airforce began bombing Britain. This was met with polite disagreement on the British side and with high technology, ingenuity, and improvisation. The defeat of the Germans is associated with anti-aircraft guns and fighter planes, but a significant amount of potential damage had been averted by the use of radio.

Night bombing was a relatively new idea at that time and everybody agreed that it was hard. Navigating a plane in the dark while travelling at two hundred miles per hour and possibly being shot at just wasnt effective with traditional means. So the Germans invented non-traditional means. This was the start of a technological competition where each side worked to implement new and novel radio technology to guide bombing runs, and to disrupt those guidance systems.

Finding a Runway is Like Finding a Bombing Target

For the first four months of the campaign, Germany used a guidance system called Knickebein. This translates as crooked leg and allegedly was derived from the shape of the transmitting antennas. In 1940, radio navigation was decades old technology and in wide-spread use. The Lorenz system for example was a landing aid that allowed pilots to precisely line up with a runway from as far as 30 miles away. Such systems were in international use since the mid thirties.

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00:00

Anatomy Atlas Part 4 Skull "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is no Jolly Roger, but it looks grim nevertheless. I do not think any other part of human skeleton is more evocative than skulls. And I wonder sometimes whether this is a purely a cultural thing, or whether there is something innate in us that associates skulls with death, danger and general unpleasantness. There might be, because our brains are clearly predisposed to recognizing facial features.

Content warning for description of a very unpleasant medical procedure.

Skull Drawing

Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

The four dots at the jaw bones bellow the eye sockets in each maxilla and two on the chin on mandibula   and two dots above the eye sockets are points where the nervus trigeminus exits the protective shell of the skull to innervate facial muscles. That is why these points are more sensitive to pressure than other parts of the face. Professor Kos told us that an inflammation of this nerve is allegedly the most painful illness there is. The whole face hurts and a feather caressing the cheek may feel like being burned with hot poker. One way to reduce the pain in very severe inflammation cases (I do not remember whether this was an old procedure or one or still in use) was to inject a powerful neurotoxin directly into these points. Extremely painful procedure, but one that provided the needed long relief. He told us the patients would scream and sometimes pass out. And the neurotoxin used? Alcohol.

Nervus trigeminus is near surface once more just behind mandibula, right bellow the ear lobe. This knowledge has helped me twice in self-defence, once when I was held in chokehold but I managed to slide my hand to my attackers head and drill my forefinger into this point and second time when another person was having their arm twisted by a wannabe teenage ninja. The pain is so intense, that anyone will let go of anything they hold and try to get their head dout of the way. If you feel brave you can experiment on yourself. I did. I do not recommend it.

00:00

Crime: The Widower based on a true story "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PLEASE NOTE E02 will not play with a US IP address

PLEASE NOTE E02 will not play with a US IP address

Excellent cast

00:00

Yom HaZikaron "IndyWatch Feed War"

This evening the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism begins. 

Nestled between cypress trees and banana groves alongside a dusty track just north of Kibbutz Shaar HaGolan in the Jordan Valley lies a memorial to four members of the Border Police.

On the night of October 8th 1966, windows in Kibbutz Shaar HaGolan shattered due to loud explosions from the direction of El Hama valley then part of a demilitarised zone according to the 1949 Armistice Agreement between Israel and Syria.

Flames were seen about a kilometer and a half from the kibbutz and members of a Border Police unit immediately set out to investigate. Having checked one water pumping station they continued to a tool store...

Tuesday, 17 April

23:58

Tom Engelhardt 283 "IndyWatch Feed War"

April 17, 2018

Tomgram: Steve Fraser, Teaching America a Lesson

[Note for TomDispatch Readers: I have a special offer for you today. TomDispatch author Steve Frasers newest book, Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion, has just been published. Of it, Barbara Ehrenreich writes, a bold and brilliant account of how the subject of class was expunged from American consciousness and culture. I finished it with regret, because there were no more fascinating pages to read, but also with delight, because I had found someone new to learn from. The Washington Post calls it intriguing, provocative, and revealing... shot through with illuminating passages. As for me, I just say: go read Frasers chapter on the Statue of Liberty and youll know why we call her lady. His book is a history of why class has mattered in this country from Jamestown to late last night (with a splendid side trip into the world of the proletarian cowboy) of a sort I havent seen before. And for a limited period, TomDispatch is offering a signed, personalized copy of the book to any r...

23:57

Wind Farming Creating Jobs and Building New Economy in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All along the straight-shot roads of Nolan County in West Texas, wind turbines soar over endless acres of farms, the landscape either heavy with cotton ready to harvest or flushed green with the start of winter wheat. The turbines rise from expanses of ranches, where black Angus beef cattle gaze placidly at the horizon. Here and there are abandoned farmhouses dating to the 1880s, when this land was first settled and water windmills were first erected. Occasionally a few pump jacks bob their metallic heads, vestiges of a once-booming oil industry still satiating an endless thirst. Every industry creates an ecosystem around it. If the wind turbines that sprouted in West Texas were huge steel trees, spinning sleek carbon-fiber blades 100 feet in length, then the wind farmsincluding Roscoe Wind Project and Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, some of the largest in the worldwere their forest.

23:51

Pentagon Caught Lying as Russia Details US Missile Humiliation - Veterans Today | News Military Foreign Affairs VA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The VT Editors and Igor Konashenkov, Russian Ministry of Defense The Pentagon claims 105 missiles fired, 105 hits,76 on one small urban target with three moderate sized buildings destroyed. Russia claimed 71 were downed by Syria, now the facts: Konashenkov said that 71 US-led bloc missiles had been shot down by the SADF providing details []

23:51

Whose Wars? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel continues to wag the dog for Middle Eastern wars By Philip Giraldi Unz Review April 17, 2018 In March 2003, Pat Buchanan wrote a groundbreaking article entitled Whose War? in opposition to the Bush Administration fueled growing hysteria over Saddam Husseins alleged weapons of mass destruction which was producing demands for an []

23:47

El secuestro de la sociedad civil "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Aunque no lo reconozcan, quienes firman el manifiesto Exigencia y propuesta de la sociedad civil son polticos profesionales, dice el columnista. Han secuestrado a la sociedad civil para, en nombre de ella, impulsar su propia agenda e intereses.   Por Luis Hernndez Navarro| La Jornada Regeneracin, 17 de abril de 2018.- El panista Jos Francisco []

La entrada El secuestro de la sociedad civil se public primero en Regeneracin.

23:46

Law enforcement and retail theft company profit from 50 billion record database "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Earlier this month Courthouse News reported that retailers across the country are being sued for using a "corrective education" program that is tantamount to extortion.

Retailers like Walmart, DSW, Bloomingdales, Kroger and Abercrombie & Fitch use the Corrective Education Company's (CEC) restorative justice program to "reform generations" of accused shoplifters.
image credit: Block & Levition LLP

According to CEC's blog they also work with numerous electronic security companies like NCRSensormatic Electronics and Tyco Retail Security.

The RICO lawsuit against the CEC reveals that they give the accused two choices, enter into the CEC's restorative justice program or be reported to the police.

Those that choose the first option must sign an admission of guilt (page 13), watch six to eight hours of CEC videos which are designed to teach them life skills and make positive behavior changes. And they must agree to pay $400.00 upfront or sign up for a payment plan of $50.00 a month or $500.00 total.

"CEC's program enables first-time offenders to correct their m...

23:46

May rejects calls for 'war powers act' after Syria strikes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Jeremy Corbyn said launching air strikes without a vote demonstrated a 'flagrant disregard' for parliamentary convention

23:42

Scientists accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that could help the world eliminate plastic waste "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers in the US and UK examined an existing enzyme which had occurred naturally in landfill sites and was able to slowly digest man-made plastics.

But in the course of testing the enzymes origins, the researchers made biological changes to it that turbo-charged its ability to digest plastics, according to Britains University of Portsmouth.

According to The Guardian, the enzyme starts breaking down plastic in a matter of days, a process which would take centuries under normal conditions.

23:39

Connecticut: DAPL Protester Vic Lancia Arrested and Fined 1 Year After Wells Fargo Lockdown "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Dragonfly Climate Collective / Its Going Down

Update on Vic Lancia, who locked down to a Wells Fargo branch in Connecticut over a year ago against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This an update and thank-you message for those who have supported our friend Vic Lancia. Almost one year after Vic shut down a Wells Fargo branch in Middletown, CT in April 2017, Vic was arrested in February 2018 and fined in March 2018.

On April 7 of last year, Vic, then about to turn 77 years old, locked himself to concrete barrels blocking the entrance to a Wells Fargo branch in Middletown during a protest against the banks funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and other fossil fuel infrastructure. Vics lock-down shut down the branch for nearly two hours. Meanwhile, 9 Wesleyan University students blocked the drive-through ATM. Police were unable to extract Vic from the barrels and made no arrests.

At the time, Vic offered the following statement:

Wells Fargo is a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Its full speed ahead for fossil fuels even as the destructive consequences of their use become more and more evident by the day. Their ONLY concern is profit! This is corporate tyranny! We, the people, will not continue to ignore this to the peril of the young, our planet, and its inhabitants. And thats why I am here today disrupting business as usual at Wells Fargo. I am here to say no to profiting from climate destruction. We are part of a worldwide movement TAKING A STAND against greedy and parasitic people.  We need to get in their way and tell them: NO!

The demonstration was organized by Wesleyan Coalition for Divestment and Trans...

23:35

IHEDIOHA DISMISSES OYES CALL TO QUIT PDP AS UNWARRANTED, MISCHIEVIOUS. INSISTS, PDP IS THE ONLY VEHICLE TO LIBERATE IMO, NIGERIA. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

PRESS RELEASE The attention of former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has been drawn to More

23:35

55 Infosec Professionals Sign Letter Opposing Georgias Computer Crime Bill "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, 55 cybersecurity professionals from around the country are calling for a veto for S.B. 315, a state bill that would give prosecutors new power to target independent security researchers.

This isnt just a matter of solidarity among those in the profession. Georgia represents our nations third largest information security sector. The signers have clients, partners, and offices in Georgia. They attend conferences in Georgia. They teach and study in Georgia or recruit students from Georgia. And they all agree that S.B. 315, which would create a new crime of "unauthorized access," would do more harm than good.

Read the letter from the 55 information security specialists in opposition to S.B. 315.

The signers include top academics such as Harvard Kennedy School Lecturer Bruce Schneier, Kennesaw State University lecturer Andy Green, and Keith Watson, Information Security Manager at Georgia Tech's College of Computing. Executives at HackerOne, Eyra Security, Enguity Technology Corp., R3ality Inc., and Covici Computer Systems are also calling for a veto. The names include some of the top professionals in the field, such as John Vittal, former director of technology for Verizon, and Peter G. Neumann, Chief Scientist at SRI Internationals Computer Science Lab, as well as engineers from Google, Cox Communications, and Dell Technologies, signing in their personal capacities.

The letter calls out two particular problems with the legislation.

First, the bill potentially creates new liability for independent researchers that identify and disclose vulnerabilities to improve cybersecurity. Although the bill exempts legitimate business activities, this term is not defined in a meaningful way, leaving ambiguity for how the law would be enforced by prosecutors.

Second, the bill includes an exemption for active defense measures, which is also left perilously undefined. As the researchers write, this provision could give authority under state law to companies to hack back or spy on independent researchers, unwitting users whose devices have been compromised by malicious hackers, or innocent people that a company merely suspects of bad intentions.           

S.B. 315 would provide district attorneys and the attorney general with broad latitude to selectively prosecute...

23:34

Sanctuary Cities Under Attack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles (Jimmy)

The author writes, The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan.

AT&T and Cable Lobby Are Terrified of a California Net Neutrality Bill (Jimmy)

The author writes, Internet service providers celebrated four months ago when the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate nationwide net neutrality rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. But now internet service providers in California are terrified that they could end up facing even stricter rules being considered by the California legislature.

Syria and Gas Prices (Reader Steve)

Expect to see higher prices at the pump in the upcoming months, and not just because of the seasonal increase.

Pompeo: Hundreds of Russians Killed in Syria (Dan)

Mike Pompeo stated that hundreds of Russians were killed in Syria during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. Pompeo offered the report to show the Trump administration has indeed been hard on Russia and Vladimir Putin.

Social Media and Free Speech (Reader Steve)

Your profile may be personal, but its certainly not private. At least not from your employer or fellow employees.

The post...

23:30

Famed British War Reporter On Site: No Chlorine Attack In DoumaIt Was Hypoxia (Oxygen Loss) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It was a short walk to Dr Rahaibani. From the door of his subterranean clinicPoint 200, it is called, in the weird geology of this partly-underground cityis a corridor leading downhill where he showed me his lowly hospital and the few beds where a small girl was crying as nurses treated a cut above her []

23:30

Heavy rain and floods killed 41 people, destroyed 3 000 homes in Rwanda "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Heavy rains that flooded Rwanda since the beginning of March killed at least 41 people and injured more than 160, Rwanda's Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs said April 16, 2018. The agency added that floods unleashed by heavy rains also killed...... Read more

23:30

Calm Before the Storm (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Calm Before the Storm Video Peter Schiff Video Source

The post Calm Before the Storm (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:29

Chinese Farming and Incremental Science "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What the world needs right now, I think, is not so much grand scientific breakthroughs is more effort devoted to making minor improvements in ordinary things. Like this major government agricultural effort in China:

Running from 2005 to 2015, the project first assessed how factors including irrigation, plant density and sowing depth affected agricultural productivity. It used the information to guide and spread best practice across several regions: for example, recommending that rice in southern China be sown in 20 holes densely packed in a square metre, rather than the much lower densities farmers were accustomed to using.

The results speak for themselves: maize (corn), rice and wheat output grew by some 11% over that decade, whereas the use of damaging and expensive fertilizers decreased by between 15% and 18%, depending on the crop. Farmers spent less money on their land and earned more from it and they continue to do so.
I am convinced that very few of the ways we do things are truly optimal, from sowing rice to timing traffic lights, and I look forward to many more similar efforts.

23:26

Gene therapy and the trans-human agenda "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Gene therapy and the trans-human agenda

Cure disease or alter humans?

by Jon Rappoport

April 17, 2018

Researchers say theyre well on the way to curing thousands of diseases by tinkering with human genes. But is that true? Or is their effort really part of a long-range agenda to keep experimenting in the dark, through grotesque trial and error, to alter humans and make them into a new species? (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

With the onrush of new gene-editing techniques, the medical research establishment is beating an old drum: they will cure many human diseases by making genetic changes.

First of all, the new editing techniques have unknown consequences. A simple snip of a gene can bring on ripples in the patients overall genetic structure. This fact spells danger.

Second, and here is the old drum: there are a number of diseases caused by a problem with a single geneone gene, one disease. Therefore, a precise edit of the offending gene will cure the disease.

But is this one-gene one-disease hypothesis actually true?

If so, we should already have seen these cures. But we havent.

Im not talking about the occasional claim of a single cure in a single patient. Im talking about curing a specific disease across the board in many, many patients.

It hasnt happened.

Here is a very interesting quote from the book, Understanding Genetics: A District of Columbia Guide for Patients and Health Professionals, published by the District of Columbia Department of Health:

Some of the more common single-gene disorders include cystic fibrosis, hemochromatosis, Tay-Sachs, and sickle cell anemiaHowever, despite advancements in the understanding of genetic etiology and improved diagnostic capabilities, no treatments are available to prevent disease onset or slow disease progression for a number of these disorders.

Is it a number of these disorders, or all these disorders?

Lets see the evidence that single-gene therapy has cured ANY disease across the board.

It isnt forthcoming.

And since it isnt, the hypothesis that there are single-gene disorders is at best unproven. Speculative.

Lets say that for Disease X, researchers have found that, in every case, there is a particular gene tha...

23:25

V Is For Vr. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vr.

Vr is Swedish for the season spring. In the South Coast of Finland, spring can start in March or in April and end in late May. The first two pictures are taken from Ursininkallio in late March 2018. The sea ice had started to melt. Bays and areas shielded by islands were still frozen apart from places with strong currents. However, spring progresses haltingly and some areas already thawed would refreeze and then melt again.

The third photo was taken on the eastern shore of Laajalahti in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki about one year earlier than the first pictures. The bay Laajalahti was frozen, but the ice was porous, rotten ice. There was little snow left on the ground.

The fourth photo was taken in mid-May 2017 in the park Kaivopuisto in Helsinki. Many deciduous trees were still bare but there was already green grass for barnacle geese to eat.

Click for full size!

Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved.

23:25

Chinas Central Bank to cut reserve requirement ratio by 1 percentage point "IndyWatch Feed War"

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BEIJING (AFP)  Chinas central bank said Tuesday it would lower the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by one percentage point for most commercial banks, to free up funding for small firms.

The move to cut the amount of cash which most commercial and foreign banks must hold in reserve, to repay loans obtained via the central banks medium-term lending facility, will take effect on April 25.

Official data earlier on Tuesday showed that Chinas economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace of 6.8 percent in the first quarter.

Cutting the reserve requirement ratio currently at 17 percent for large institutions and 15 percent for smaller banks is expected to inject around 400 billion yuan ($63.7 billion) into the economy, the People?s Bank of China said.

The PBOC said it still needs to maintain relatively high reserve requirement ratios for banks to manage financial risks.

The relaxed requirements will allow banks to increase support for small and medium-sized enterprises and increase financial stability of the banking system, it said.

Chinese banks which are overwhelmingly public enterprises prefer to lend to large corporations and state-owned enterprises rather than private firms. Regulations which make it difficult for small businesses to access funding have given rise to a thriving industry of loan sharks.

The new rule applies to most banks, except policy lenders such as the China Development Bank.

The PBOC said it would continue to implement a stable and neutral monetary policy.

23:24

Influential rabbi teaches would-be Israeli soldiers: Genocide is a mitzvah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rabbi Ophir Wallas of the Bnei David Military Mechina was caught on video teaching young would-be soldiers that Israelis are, from the halachaic point of view, permitted to wipe out Palestinians, and that only fear of massive retaliation prevents that.

Rabbi Wallas words can be heard here. They are taken from a longer lecture he has given his students, which for those who have too much time on their hands can be seen here. Here is my translation, with essential footnotes:

In conquering the Land [of Israel] according to Nachmanides and Rashi [*], who say that the wars of today are also mitzvah wars for conquering the Land, I am beholden to nothing. This isnt the law of the persecutor [**], right? What law are we dealing with? The laws of a mitzvah war, a war of occupying the Land. Even if I dont conquer Gaza right now, [conquering it] is part of my ability to settle the Land of Israel, so it is also a part of the mitzvah of conquering the Land. And therefore it follows, theres no other way; like, wed have to kill them all. Because this is the difference between the Law of the Persecutor and mitzvah wars. [] A mitzvah war of conquering the Land, which is not limited to saving the people of Israel from their enemies, according to some of the Rishonim [***] I could, on the face of it and by the essential law, destroy, kill and cause to perish [****] all of them. I will not do so, because if I were to do so, and reject international treaties, then the State of Israel shall parish, unless we shall witness a miracle of miracles and one must not trust in a miracle. And thats the only reason I wont do it.

A few other notes are essential. First, and please bear with me, what is a mechina? Literally, it means a preliminary school, but in Israel it came to mean a school  which prepares students who finished their high sc...

23:22

Somali poetess jailed for poetry "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This 2017 video is about Somali poetess Nacima Qorane reading a poem.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Somaliland: Three-year jail sentence for poet who read unity poem

POET Nacima Qorane has been jailed for three years in Somaliland after being found guilty of contempt for reading a unity poem.

She received the sentence in the self-declared republic after she called for Somaliland and Somalia to be reunited.

Prosecutors said she had referred to Somaliland as a region and insulted and defamed its government by reading the poem in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The court found that she had brought the state into contempt.

Home to about 4 million people, the area in the north-west of Somalia was formerly a British protectorate, uniting with the former Italian colony in 1960 to form the Somali Republic. It declared its independence in 1991 following a bitter civil war but is not recognised internationally, being seen as an autonomous region of the country.

In February Somaliland allowed the United Arab Emirates to open a military base to launch strikes against Yemens Houthi rebels in the countrys ongoing civil war.

Ms Qorane was arrested in January after returning from the Somali capital and rights groups have raised concerns over her treatment.

A number of artists and reporters have been sentenced for similar offences as Somalilands government cracks down on opposition voices and press freedom.

Journalists Mo...

23:21

"Propaganda seems to be more important than the reality of what is really going on" Roger Waters speaks out against White Helmets "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets, has emerged as one of the most effective propaganda tools for Islamist militants in Syria, with the group staging numerous provocations to draw in foreign military intervention to aid the militants in their quest to establish Shariah law in the Arab state. English singer Roger Waters, who was a member of the Pink Floyd rock band, slammed the White Helmets as "a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists," during a concert in Barcelona on April 13. His comments were met with cheers from the crowd.

23:20

Construccin del NAICM constituye un ecocidio de dimensiones extraordinarias: investigadores de la UACh "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. El lecho del ex Lago de Texcoco en la cuenca del Valle de Mxico es un sitio inviable para la construccin del NAICM (Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mxico) y su edificacin constituye un ecocidio de dimensiones extraordinarias que terminar por destruir la naturaleza de la cuenca del Valle de Mxico, aseguraron investigadores de la Universidad Autnoma Chapingo (UACh).

De acuerdo con los especialistas, la construccin del Nuevo Aeropuerto provoca la destruccin del equilibrio hidrolgico de la cuenca del Valle de Mxico, de los ecosistemas de la regin y del patrimonio cultural, lo cual a su vez deriva en el agravamiento de los problemas de servicios del rea conurbada.

Investigadores de la UACh y miembros de organizaciones sociales aseguraron que la construccin del NAICM representa un acto inconstitucional y la violacin al marco normativo nacional, adems de que ignor a los pueblos afectados por las obras al no llevar a cabo una consulta en las comunidades.

Se carece de los estudios de impacto ambiental y los procedimientos marcados por las diferentes leyes y cuando las comunidades solicitaron por escrito a las autoridades municipales, la Procuradura Federal de Proteccin al Ambiente (PROFEPA), la Procuradura de Proteccin al Ambiente del Estado de Mxico (PROPAEM) e incluso tribunales judiciales la respuesta fue variada, pero en esencia ninguna cumpli con sus atribuciones violentando los derechos de los ciudadanos y la aplicacin del marco legal, denunciaron.

Scrates Silverio Galicia Fuentes, acadmico de UACh, indic que la fase de globalizacin actual significa nicamente una agresin masiva del capital contra el trabajo, los pueblos y la naturaleza. Las alianzas de la oligarqua mexicana con diferentes fracciones del capital trasnacional principalmente norteamericano marcan la naturaleza excluyente y destructora de sus proyectos y programas de desarrollo regional como el NAICM, agreg.

Por ello, exigieron que se decrete a la cuenca del Valle de Mxico como rea Natural Protegida (ANP) en su modalidad de Reserva de la Biosfera u otra modalidad pertinente, as como que se decrete a la cuenca del Valle de Mxico como Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad y que se declaren a las actividades agrcolas, ganaderas, silvcolas (del bosque) y las artesanas de la regin como actividades estratgicas prioritarias del pas, y patrimonio cultural.

La entrada Construccin del NAICM constituye un ecocidio de dimensiones extraordinarias: investigadores de la UACh aparece primero en...

23:19

Fed Judge Halts DOJ Look at Trump Papers, 2160 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:19

Israel prepares for Iranian revenge to include missile attacks, drone strikes "IndyWatch Feed War"

As tension mounts after alleged bombing of Syrian air base, Israel details Tehrans aerial activities in the country, pointing out potential targets

Times of Israel
April 17, 2018
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A photo released by Iranian media reportedly shows the T-4 air base in central Syria after a missile barrage April 16, 2018. (Iranian media)
A photo released by Iranian media reportedly shows the T-4 air base in central Syria after a missile barrage April 16, 2018. (Iranian media)

Ahead of Israels Independence Day, the military was preparing for the possibility of a direct attack by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps air force in response to a strike on its air base in Syria earlier this month, The Times of Israel has learned.

Iranian officials have made increasingly bellicose remarks following the April 9 strike on the T-4 air base, near Palmyra in central Syria, which killed at least seven members of the IRGC, including the head of its drone program, Col. Mehdi Dehghan.

Iran, Syria, Russia and some US officials have all said explicitly that Israel was responsible for the strike. Israeli officials refuse to comment on the matter, though The New York Times quoted an Israeli military official as acknowledging that the Jewish state was behind the attack.

On Monday, a spokesman for Irans Foreign Ministry said the countrys retaliation against Israel will come sooner or later and that Jerusalem will regret its misdeeds.

A photo released by Iranian media reportedly shows the T-4 air base in central Syria after a missile barrage attributed to Israel on April 9, 2018. (Iranian media)
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23:18

Muerte a control remoto "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ms de 3000 empleados de Google escribieron una carta abierta, pidiendo a la empresa retirarse del proyecto Maven, que realiza para el Pentgono, con el objeto de crear sistema de inteligencia artificial, para interpretacin y reconocimiento de imgenes capturadas por drones del gobierno de EU, para optimizar reconocimiento facial, detectar vehculos y otros objetos y seguir sus movimientos, y reportar todo al Departamento de Defensa. En resumen, detectar blancos para ataques con drones (aeronaves no tripuladas) y de paso aumentar la capacidad de vigilancia del gobierno a los ciudadanos.

Segn reporta la organizacin Code Pink de Estados Unidos, ese pas ya ha realizado mltiples ataques con drones en varios pases, entre ellos Afganistn, Yemen, Siria, Somalia y Paquistn, provocando miles de muertes civiles.

Uno de los ms altos directivos de Google, acept anteriormente, que exista una preocupacin general en la comunidad tecnolgica de que de algn modo el complejo militar-industrial est usando su material para matar gente incorrectamente (sic).

Los empleados de Google exigen que se cancele el proyecto y que Google se comprometa a elaborar y poner en vigencia una poltica clara para que ni la empresa ni sus contratantes construyan tecnologas de guerra. La empresa contest que la tecnologa no va a operar o volar drones y que no ser usada para activar armas, pero como explican los empleados en la carta, la tecnologa se est construyendo para los militares, y una vez entregada, puede ser fcilmente usada para estos fines.

Una de las razones que dio Google a sus empleados, es que otras empresas, como Amazon y Microsoft, tambin estn colaborando con el Pentgono, con servicios de almacenamiento en nubes informticas y otros. Amazon se refiere pblica y orgullosamente a esta colaboracin.

Al mismo tiempo que se haca pblica esta carta, expertos en inteligencia artificial de 30 pases decidieron boicotear una universidad surcoreana para que interrumpa la colaboracin con la empresa Hanwha Systems, con la que creen estn desarrollando robots asesinos. Hanwha Systems es uno de los mayores fabricantes de ar...

23:18

Trump is assembling an Arab army to replace US troops in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Trump administration is hoping to secure a commitment from a handful of Middle Eastern states to assemble what is effectively an Arab army for a permanent military stabilizing force in Syria that would replace the U.S. military deployment in Syria and overthrow Assad prevent ISIS from regaining lost territory in Syrias battle-ravaged east.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trumps new neocon National Security Advisor John Bolton, only in his second week on the job, has discussed the possibility of contributing troops with Egypts top intelligence official allegedly one of the most influential figures in Egypts military-led regime.

And while full-scale commitments from Egypt and a handful of Gulf states remain elusive, should Trump succeed, hed be able to tout a victory in an area where President Obama failed. Indeed, the Obama administration sought similar troop contributions from Syrias neighbors but came up empty handed.

The Trump administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force to replace the U.S. military contingent in Syria and help stabilize the northeastern part of the country after the defeat of Islamic State, U.S. officials said.

John Bolton, President Donald Trumps new national security adviser, recently called Abbas Kamel, Egypts acting intelligence chief, to see if Cairo would contribute to the effort, officials said.

The initiative comes as the administration has asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to contribute billions of dollars to help restore northern Syria. It wants Arab nations to send troops as well, officials said.

Details about the initiative, which havent been previously disclosed, have emerged in the days since the U.S.-led strikes on sites associated with the Syrian regimes chemical-weapons capabilities.

The security force would have two goals: stop ISIS from reestablishing a presence in Syria, while also stopping Iran or Iranian-backed sources from doing the same (though Israel already has the latter pretty well under control).

While on Monday the White House refuted claims by French President Emmanuel Macron that he convinced Trump to agree to an extended US presence in Syria, it has been forced to concede that the US has no immediate plans to pull US troops from Syria, as President Trump recently promised. Raising an army of troops from regional neighbors would allow the Trump adminis...

23:16

Poland Violated EU Laws by Logging in Biaowiea Forest, Court Rules "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Arthur Nelsen / The Guardian

The EUs highest court has ruled that Polands logging in the Unesco-protected Biaowiea forest is illegal, potentially opening the door to multi-million euro fines.

At least 10,000 trees are thought to have been felled in Biaowiea, one of Europes last parcels of primeval woodland, since the Polish environment minister, Jan Szyzko tripled logging limits there in 2016.

Greenpeace says that as many as 100,000 conifers and broad-leaved trees in the lowland forest may have been lost.

Poland had claimed that the chainsaws were needed to excise a spruce beetle outbreak but, in a damning ruling, the EU judges found that Polands own documents showed that logging posed a greater threat to Biaowieas integrity.

A minimum fine of 4.3m potentially rising to 100,000 a day  could now be levied against Poland unless the tree felling is stopped.

James Thornton, the chief executive of the green law firm ClientEarth, said: This is a huge victory for all defenders of Biaowiea forest. Hundreds of people were heavily engaged in saving this unique, ancient woodland from unthinkable destruction.

The EUs environment commissioner, Karmenu Vella, tweeted: Protecting biodiversity paramount. We welcome the Polish Govts recognition & look forward to implementation.

The European court of justice ruling follows repor...

23:13

Erdogan, Rouhani agree to maintain Turkey, Iran, Russia cooperation in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed on Tuesday to maintain the cooperation between Turkey, Iran and Russia for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, a source in Erdogans office said.

Erdogan also told Rouhani in a telephone call that actions to increase tensions in the region should be avoided, after U.S., British and French forces carried out air strikes on Syria over the weekend.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan

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