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Obama: Draft women into the military

The Obama administration has declared its support for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military’s evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels. President Barack Obama has been considering whether to adopt the position since last December, when… Read More »

‘Citizenfour’ wins Oscar for best documentary

Revealing state secrets have turned into Oscar acclaim for the makers of the Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour.” Laura Poitras’ film documents her initial meeting in Hong Kong with Snowden, as well as journalist Glenn Greenwald. It’s an uncommonly intimate view of what became a historic and much debated act: Snowden leaking National Security Agency documents… Read More »

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2 wks of Military drills in Downtown LA

Residents in and around downtown Los Angeles could hear helicopters or other military aircraft over the coming days as Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton train in preparation for a deployment. The training is part of a two-week military exercise that starts Friday and extends through Dec. 16 and involves about 2,400 members of the… Read More »

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Submit your 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination by February 1st!

You have only until February 2015 to submit your Nobel Peace Prize nomination for 2015. Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Directions 1) Leave a one line comment about peace at this web site: http://worldpeaceresearchinstitute.wordpress.com Doing this instantly confers upon you the title of Director of the World Peace Research Institute, allowing you, according to our understanding… Read More »

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Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station

Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station Added by Kimberly Ruble on October 13, 2013. This weekend, an astronaut from Italy, Luca Parmitano, put some very strange photographs upon his account at Twitter which had been taken from the International Space Station. They showed what appeared to be some sort of unknown cloud that was rising… Read More »

Kaliningrad: European fears over Russian missiles

European countries bordering Russia’s territory of Kaliningrad say they are worried at reports that Moscow has put nuclear-capable missiles there. Lithuania and Poland both issued statements of concern. Russia has not confirmed the report but insists it has every right to station missiles in its western-most region. Moscow has long threatened to move Iskander short-range… Read More »

BREAKING: Federal Judge rules entire NSA data collection program unconstitutional – a violation of the 4th

Judge Leon of the DC District Court has held that the NSA's bulk collection of telephony metadata violates the Fourth Amendment and has enjoined the entire program (stayed pending appeal). Judge Leon recognizes that his holding conflicts with the reasoning of other district courts, but he expresses confidence that he is correct and that James… Read More »

Pakistani official outs CIA officials in drone investigation

Shireen Mazari information secretary for the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party A Pakistani political party official has publicly named two U.S. CIA officials in connection with a police murder investigation into a drone strike. Police had already initiated an investigation against unnamed persons after a recent drone strike that killed five. In a televised news conference Wednesday,… Read More »

Documents show Blair government let US spy on Britons

Exclusive: Tony Blair’s government allowed America to store and analyse the email, mobile phone and internet records of potentially millions of innocent Britons, Channel 4 News can reveal. Sixty-seven years. That’s about how long the secret was kept about this massive USA – UK spy program. Imagine that everything you’ve ever said on a phone… Read More »

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