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Meet Homer Simpson’s new neighbor: Julian Assange

Meet Homer Simpson’s new neighbor: Julian Assange

Famous cyber-activist and whistle-blower Julian Assange is ready to turn his back on all his previous incarnations and devote himself to a new career as a TV star. The WikiLeaks founder is launching his own talk show on RT as soon as in March. He will be talking to all sorts of “iconoclasts, visionaries and […]

Freedom fears over Twitter’s by-country ‘censorship’

Freedom fears over Twitter’s by-country ‘censorship’

Micro-blogging service Twitter has announced that it will filter tweets on a country-by-country basis due to differing legal demands. Critics were quick to accuse the company of attacking freedom of online speech to make extra profit. Individual tweets can now be shown in some countries but blocked in others, the internet giant said in a […]

Thousands wage war against ACTAck on Internet

Thousands wage war against ACTAck on Internet

Poland is bracing for a new day of protests against a copyright agreement signed by Warsaw on Thursday. Opponents staging demos and hacker attacks say the ACTA treaty amounts to internet censorship and gross violation of human rights. In order to become law, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement must first be voted in by parliament. In […]

Bad Bankers, Bad Fraud Deals, And The President’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Problem

Bad Bankers, Bad Fraud Deals, And The President’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Problem

Richard (RJ) Eskow, Op-Ed:  “Investigate the Banks!” Today a coalition of progressive groups handed in a petition with more than 360,000 signatures that demanded exactly that. It calls on the Obama administration to stop pushing a cushy fraud settlement for bankers, to pursue a fair deal for shafted homeowners, and to let criminal investigations against […]

Anti-brothel striptease: Topless activists target Indian embassy (VIDEO)

Anti-brothel striptease: Topless activists target Indian embassy (VIDEO)

Four FEMEN activists have undressed at the Indian embassy in Kiev in protest against the country’s plan to block young Ukrainian, Russian and Kazakh women from entering India as part of a national anti-prostitution campaign. The topless activists, partially clad in Indian clothes, used a ladder to climb the Indian embassy’s balcony and unfurled banners […]

Candidate Santorum Collected Millions in Corporate PAC Money

Candidate Santorum Collected Millions in Corporate PAC Money

By AAron Metha and Josh Israel~ Rick Santorum the presidential candidate casts himself as a Washington outsider, “one of the most successful government reformers in our history,” according to his campaign bio, “taking on Washington’s powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation’s capital.” But Rick Santorum the House and Senate member received […]

Michael Hastings: Pentagon Press Corps is an extension of Pentagon

Michael Hastings: Pentagon Press Corps is an extension of Pentagon

A year after a scathing article in Rolling Stone forced US Army general Stanley McChrystal out of his post in Afghanistan, journalist Michael Hastings reflects on the experience that ended up not at all like he would have imagined. “I was somewhat surprised by the response,” Hastings told RT. His article, The Runaway General, made […]