Blogs

“The People’s Mobile Library” To Hit Houston Streets

By: JadetheCreator Upon clicking the Facebook webpage to The People’s Mobile Library, you’ll notice a huge, inviting banner with the word F(READ)OM. The word alone speaks volumes in many instances. We look to books to retrace our steps in recorded history, we cozy up to books to imagine places we aren’t able to see. There

National

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New Details on Government Watchlists Released by Second Leaker

Ben Swann Last week BenSwann.com reported on the latest intelligence leaks from The Intercept, asking Americans to consider the question, Are You on a Government Watchlist? This week we take a look at a new document that offers a more detailed look at how the government operates watchlists. The previous leaks dealt with a 2013 document from the National Counterterrorism Center

International

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Campaign Mounts to Declassify 9/11 Report’s References to Alleged Saudi Involvement

VICE Nearly 13 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the extent of Saudi involvement in the deaths of almost 3,000 people remains unclear — but according to members of Congress and the families of victims, information about this has been suppressed ever since the publication of a 2002 congressional investigation into the plot. Prior to

Solutions

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Your iPhone Can Finally Make Free, Encrypted Calls

Wired If you’re making a phone call with your iPhone, you used to have two options: Accept the notion that any wiretapper, hacker or spook can listen in on your conversations, or pay for pricey voice encryption software. As of today there’s a third option: The open source software group known as Open Whisper Systems has announced the

Police State

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New Details on Government Watchlists Released by Second Leaker

Ben Swann Last week BenSwann.com reported on the latest intelligence leaks from The Intercept, asking Americans to consider the question, Are You on a Government Watchlist? This week we take a look at a new document that offers a more detailed look at how the government operates watchlists. The previous leaks dealt with a 2013 document from the National Counterterrorism Center

9/11

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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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Houston City Council Passes Regulations on Uber and Lyft

Editors Note: What do you think of the Houston City Council vote? Are they protecting citizens? or shutting out new businesses? Chron It took 16 months, but Houston officials Wednesday finally found acceptable regulations to corral the changing paid ride industry. By a 10-5 vote, with two council members absent, City Council approved new paid

Technology

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Your iPhone Can Finally Make Free, Encrypted Calls

Wired If you’re making a phone call with your iPhone, you used to have two options: Accept the notion that any wiretapper, hacker or spook can listen in on your conversations, or pay for pricey voice encryption software. As of today there’s a third option: The open source software group known as Open Whisper Systems has announced the

GMO's

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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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Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Expand Our Minds

Activist Post New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms can profoundly alter the way we experience the world but little is known about what physically happens in the brain. New research, published

Environment

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Report: Local people preserve the environment better than governments

New Scientist “FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life.” Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. “Outsiders have a financial view of the land,” he says. “They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them

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