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Nationwide austerity protests hit Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards have taken to the streets across the country to protest the latest batch of austerity measures. Public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens marched in over 80 Spanish cities on Thursday. Demonstrators carried flags and banners decorated with scissors, symbolizing the country’s harsh spending cuts. The streets of Madrid […]

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Banned in the UK! BBC fights for right to air riot docudrama

The BBC is considering making an appeal against a court order which stopped it from broadcasting a dramatized film on last year’s riots in London. The film, which features actors portraying anonymous rioters sharing their experience of the events, was due to be broadcast on Monday evening, but was banned by a court order hours […]

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Sound of irony: Copyright firm fined after stealing music for anti-piracy ad

A music royalty collection agency in the Netherlands got trapped by the very copyright rules it was intended to protect. The company has been fined for stealing music from its client, using it without his permission and failing to pay royalties. Music royalty collection agency Buma/Stemra now owes at least 164,974 euro to the Dutch […]

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WikiLeaks wins case against VISA

The Reykjavík District Court has ruled that Valitor, formerly known as VISA Iceland, violated contract laws by blocking credit card donations to Wikileaks, according to a press release posted on the whistleblowers’ Twitter account. The court also ordered that the donation gateway should be reopened within 14 days otherwise Valitor will be forced to pay […]

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New bill could make biotech companies immune to courts

If passed, an amendment in the Agricultural Appropriations Bill will not just allow, but require the secretary of agriculture to grant permits for planting or cultivating GM crops – even if a federal court has given an injunction against it. Basically, all Monsanto and other biotech companies have to do is ask and the industry […]

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Obama Attempts to Seize Property of Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Eric Blair Activist Post Cannabis is becoming widely recognized for itsdiverse medical uses and the trend toward marijuana legalization is clearly on the rise, but someone forgot to tell the Obama administration. Despite Obama’s 2008 sympathetic campaign rhetoric that he would honor states rights and protect medical marijuana patients, he continues to crackdown on legal medical pot. This time the […]

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Obama Seizes Control of All Communications Systems With Executive Order

Susanne Posel, Contributor Activist Post President Obama has usurped all available forms of communication for use and discretion of the US government. Under executive order (EO), Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions, Obama has enabled the executive branch to control communications under all “possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively […]

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Monsanto Launches Massive Campaign to Stop GMO Labeling

Lisa Garber, NaturalSociety We’ve gone on at great lengths discussing the dangers of genetic modification. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been linked to weight gain and organ function disruption, while GMO crops and pesticides destroy our farmland and environment.  According to the Alliance of Natural Health, the grandchildren of rats fed GMO corn were born sterile. GMO is just one of those […]

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