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YIKES! Japan islands brace for powerful typhoon www.aljazeera.com Neoguri, one of the most powerful storms to have formed in years, on course to batter Okinawa.

Now that’s funny.

Now that’s funny. This Kentucky Republican Hilariously Fails At Science In Argument Against Coal Emissions… www.addictinginfo.org To paraphrase Star Wars, the stupid is strong in this one.

Good news, for a change — Peter Sinclair on the Renewable Revolution: The Real News Interview

by Peter Sinclair, Climate Crocks, July 4, 2014

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim To Be Private Corporations To Avoid Transparency…

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim To Be Private Corporations To Avoid Transparency In the process of reporting on creeping police militarization (see below), the ACLU ran across a previously-unknown strategy to shroud police operations in secrecy. “…A number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded by several police agencies in a given geographic area and overseen by an executive board, which is usually made up of police chiefs from member police departments

All The NSA Revelations, All In One Chart From ProPublica, here’s an interactiv…

All The NSA Revelations, All In One Chart From ProPublica, here’s an interactive chart and explanatory table, with linked references, of all the NSA programs revealed in the past year. Click through for the full interactive experience.

Statement from American Indian Activist Leonard Peltier: 39 Years in Prison

Leonard Peltier is an imprisoned Native American considered by Amnesty International, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Jesse Jackson, among many others, to be a political prisoner who should be immediately released. Peltier was convicted for the deaths […]

Groups Sue Federal Government over Failure to Provide Legal Representation for Children Placed into Deportation Proceedings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org SEATTLE – The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the federal government’s failure to provide them with legal representation in deportation hearings. Each year, the government initiates immigration court proceedings against thousands of children. Some of these youth grew up in the United States and have lived in the country for years, and many have fled violence and persecution in their home countries

Atlases reveal climate and weather impacts

NASA says Arctic sea ice thickness in some areas has halved since 1980 Image: Hannes Grobe 20:05 via Wikimedia Commons By Alex Kirby Two new atlases provide clear visual evidence of the effect climate change and extreme weather can have on people and property. LONDON, 12 July 2014 – For people who find it hard to believe the Earth really is warming, new visual evidence will soon be available – two atlases, one showing graphically the retreat of Arctic ice, the other the human and economic price exacted by extreme weather.

Draft Appeal to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A Call for Assistance in the Efforts to Halt Racism, Racial Discrimination and Acts of Genocide Directed Towards the People of the City of Detroit in the United States of America This appeal is directed towards the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and all other agencies of this international body concerned with the […]

BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time
BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time

Bill Black: Federal regulators remain the leading opponents of vigorous prosecutions