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Insurgent Moves of Art; Small Town Pushes Change and Houston Lends A Hand

By: JadeTheCreator Throughout the history of relation, art has been used to serve the purpose of delivering messages by artists from times that range from racial pressure to economic collapses and expressionistic repression. One branch of art that has survived, and still considered to be an outlaw style, is graffiti. It riddles the most dangerous

National

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Obama administration seeks to overturn decision to release controversial Guantanamo Bay force-feeding footage

Independent President Obama’s administration will ask a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling to release more than 30 videos depicting controversial force-feeding methods used on foreign prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay. The Justice Department has asked the US appeals court to overturn Judge Gladys Kessler decision to allow the release 32 videos that

International

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OFF THE GRID: NINE CIA ‘BLACK SITES’ WHERE DETAINEES WERE TORTURED

The Intercept Six days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, President George W. Bush issued a directive allowing the CIA to secretly detain and interrogate prisoners at clandestine sites located around the world, cut off from communication with legal counsel, family, and everyone else. The locations of eight of these sites, along with descriptions

Solutions

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The Single Easiest Habit Change to Improve Your Life Forever

BecomingMinimalist Life change can be hard, really hard. There is a reason we make resolutions every January 1. We desire to grow and improve and live life to the fullest, but getting there takes discipline and work and effort. Too often, we fall short of the desired change we desire to embrace. But there is

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12 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU READ THE TORTURE REPORT

Intercept The Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report will be released “in a matter of days,” a committee staffer tells The Intercept. The report, a review of brutal CIA interrogation methods during the presidency of George W. Bush, has been the subject of a contentious back-and-forth, with U.S. intelligence agencies and the White House on one

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Drone operators had Bin Laden in crosshairs a year before 9/11

RT The first American to ever launch a drone strike from an armed unmanned aerial vehicle now says he had Osama Bin Laden in his crosshairs in 2000, a full year before the terrorist attacks of September 11. According to an essay published this week by former Predator pilot Scott Swanson, a United States Air

TSA

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Report: TSA Routinely Targets Transgender Passengers For Extra Pat-Downs, Strip Searches

Emerson Rensink | The Anti-Media In an extensive report conducted by Al-Jazeera America last month, it was revealed that U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) policies routinely single out transgender passengers for extra security screenings, including pat-downs and strip searches. Al-Jazeera’s findings are based on information gathered from public records requests from the Department of Homeland

Economy

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‘Professor bitcoin’ and the rise of crypto-currencies

USA Today SAN FRANCISCO —Gregory Maxwell, a co-founder of the digital currency startup Blockstream, sat in front of a crowded room of Bitcoin experts and investors in a conference room of San Francisco’s Kabuki Hotel this week and answered a question that many came to hear: Should development of “blockchains”—the globally-distributed encryption technology at the

Technology

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UK approves mass surveillance as privacy battle continues

France24 The surveillance of electronic communications by British intelligence agencies is not a breach of human rights law, a UK tribunal has ruled. But the debate over privacy and spying triggered by the Edward Snowden leaks appears far from over. The UK’s surveillance laws have been the subject of intense scrutiny ever since documents leaked

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Kyrgyzstan Bans Cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops

24 Genetically modified products to be prohibited cultivated in Kyrgyzstan. Today the deputies approved in the third reading the bill “On the prohibition of cultivation, production, import and sale in KR products containing GMOs”. Earlier it was reported that the adoption of the law till 2015, it is planed to build a laboratory, where not

Drug War

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Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

HP With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington Post. More than 18 years

Environment

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HOW QATAR IS FUNDING THE RISE OF ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS

Infowars The fabulously wealthy Gulf state, which owns an array of London landmarks and claims to be one of our best friends in the Middle East, is a prime sponsor of violent Islamists Few outsiders have noticed, but radical Islamists now control Libya’s capital. These militias stormed Tripoli last month, forcing the official government to

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