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Nuclear weapons protest at Faslane leads to 47 arrests

250 protesters gathered today at the Faslane Naval base in Scotland to call for the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme to be scrapped. A number of protestors chained themselves to the gates of the base and were cut free by Police Scotland officers. Around 47 people were arrested including the Green Party Edinburgh councillor Chas […]

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Anonymous to establish news website after fundraiser

An online donations-pledge drive on behalf of online hacktivist group Anonymous easily surpassed its initial goal, ushering forward a project by one of its largest Twitter subset groups to establish a news website run by and for the organization. Since its early days Anonymous has been largely based off of social media activity, with much […]

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Want to Change the World? You’ll Have to Get Your Hands Dirty

As a filmmaker, it’s a rare privilege to stumble upon a completely unique story—in the case of my new documentary, Grasp the Nettle, a motley collection of land rights activists, squatting a three-acre piece of land in the heart of suburban London. With my video camera and microphone in hand, I decided to give up […]

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Protesters successfully shut down California Monsanto office

A recent two-day protest in Northern California against  genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) led to the complete shutdown of a Monsanto  corporate office for an entire day, according to reports. On Friday, March 16,  2012, activists affiliated with the Global Days of Action to Shut Down  Monsanto began rallying in front of the Davis, Calif., office of […]

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Ignoring Whistleblowers

Ignoring Whistleblowers

A government whistleblower, disclosing classified secrets, risks criminal charges. Defining restricted material usually includes a broad scope of information that casts officials or agencies in a compromising embarrassment. The idea that public servants may be engaged in violating laws is no excuse for blowing the whistle on such abuses if it involves “National Security”. This […]

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Activism Forces Whole Foods to Adopt Mandatory GMO Labeling

Thanks to the same tireless activism that has led to national and international regulation of GMOs, the health food industry giant that is Whole Foods has announced that it will be rolling out mandatory GMO labels to indicate whether or not a product contains GMOs by 2018. It’s a move that, despite a larger time window than […]

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Crowdshout puts social action in the palm of your hand

Crowdshout, the app that makes getting involved with social causes easier for people with Android devices, announced this week that it is now available for download on the Google Market.  Crowdshout is a mobile application that puts social action in the palm of your hand so you can stay fully engaged with the causes you […]

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DOJ ‘admits’ to targeting Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz’s past activism and ‘Guerilla Open Access Manifesto’ played a part in his prosecution, sources told US media. Prosecutors pursued him even though he had not yet leaked anything, as his manifesto proved his alleged “malicious intent.” Swartz’s manifesto “demonstrated his malicious intent” in downloading documents on a massive scale, reads a Huffington Post’s report quoting […]

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