#OccupyMN | #Justice4Cecily – PETITION – #Rikers Island must end human rights ab…

#OccupyMN | #Justice4Cecily – PETITION – #Rikers Island must end human rights abuses: Rikers Island must end human rights abuses youpower.democracyforamerica.com As reported in the New York Times, New York City’s Department of Investigation is reviewing 129 cases of assault on Rikers Island inmates by correction officers at the prison in 2013. [1] The 30 investigators working on the case have uncovered evidence leading to the arrests of a captain and eight c…

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it’s like rain forest animals with their bright colors . oddly enough in this ca…

it’s like rain forest animals with their bright colors . oddly enough in this case though humans are not trying to attract the exacting perception of others, in this case, the robots . “Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face” In a world of increasingly sophisticated facial-recognition technology, a drastic technique can throw the machines off your trail

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Facebook’s Internet.Org App Offers Free Internet in Zambia

Earlier this month, the founder of the Social Networking giant highlighted the future of universal Internet access, the dream that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to fulfil, in an effort to make Internet access available to everyone across the world just like a service as essential as of 911 in the case of an emergency. Dream comes true! Facebook Inc. (FB) in partnership with Bharti

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How Argentina Became A Bad Debtor

Following this evening’s lengthy finger-pointing lecture from Argentina’s Kicillof, Argentina formally defaulted. Shortly thereafter the hoped-for private bank bailout deal also failed leaving the default process likely to take a while. So how has Argentina defaulted three times in the last 28 years

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Purpose of Chinese Drills: Threat Abroad or Reassure The Military?
Purpose of Chinese Drills: Threat Abroad or Reassure The Military? Purpose of Chinese Drills: Threat Abroad or Reassure The Military?

Follow us on TWITTER: Like us on FACEBOOK: China is holding large-scale exercises of Navy, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Air Force. Naval exercise will be held in three sea zones; PLA will exercise across six military regions for three consecutive months. Air force will exercise in Eastern and Central China.

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EFF Asks Virginia’s Supreme Court to Take Anonymous Speech Seriously
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People have many reasons to be anonymous online, from the political to the personal. One of the most contentious uses of anonymity is in consumer reviews—some reviewers feel they need the protection of anonymity to post the truth, while some businesses claim that it fuels irresponsibility. But the First Amendment protects anonymous speech online, just as it protects the choice to hand out political flyers in person without identifying oneself.

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Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don’t work

Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves. The so-called BT corn seeds are genetically modified to produce an insecticide that will kill the corn leafworm (also known as the southern grassworm). After the insect eats the corn, the toxin inside paralyzes the insect’s digestive system, forming a hole in the gut wall

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Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

by Abbie Nehring, ProPublica, Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories.  During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported. So how are colleges failing to protect students from sexual assault? We sorted through the reporting to highlight a few cases that show the system’s greatest shortcomings.

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