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Online revolts: Yesterday we defeated SOPA, today we battle NSA

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Properly mobilized people can become a massive online force capable of blocking ‘dangerous bills’ and changing government policies, Josh Levy of the Free Press told RT. The participants of The Day We Fight Back campaign say their call to action is simple. RT: What are the protesters trying to achieve? How exactly are they supposed to ‘fight back’? Josh Levy: This day of action [Wednesday,... 

Ukraine police show incredible restraint, US officers would respond with deadly force

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To protect their own lives and people caught in the unrest, US police would respond with deadly force if confronted by violent rioters like those operating in Ukraine, Chuck Joyner, an ex-CIA and FBI agent told RT, sharing his professional assessment. RT: Footage of the violence in Kiev has been broadcast around the world. As a consultant to law enforcement on the use of force, how would you react... 

Snowden tells German TV that NSA also spies on foreign industrial entities

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The NSA agency is not preoccupied solely with national security, but also spies on foreign industrial entities in US business interests, former American intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, has revealed in an interview to German TV. Edward Snowden chose the German ARD broadcaster to make his first TV interview ever since he became a whistleblower. The interview was made in strict secrecy in an... 

MSNBC cuts Congresswoman during NSA interview to report on Justin Bieber

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A viral video clip which shows an MSNBC host interrupting a Congressman talking about shutting down NSA spying to switch to “breaking news” of Justin Bieber’s court appearance is a perfect illustration of why the mainstream media is dying. The clip shows Congresswoman Jane Harman talking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who was recently slammed for conducting a softball interview with a CIA torture-endorsing... 

Israel’s rhetoric over Iran 'leaves it isolated from world powers'

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The deal with Iran is not a “historic mistake”, as claimed by Benjamin Netanyahu, but brings Iran in from the cold and puts the option of military strikes off the table, Gideon Levy, journalist and columnist for the Haaretz newspaper, told RT. Israel and particularly Netanyahu now stands increasingly isolated, and as the peace talks with the Palestinians go nowhere, it depends on Washington if... 

UK government has gone ‘way beyond’ prescribed limits of press freedom

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The UK claims mass surveillance is crucial to national security but seems unwilling to provide evidence of that. The government should shoulder responsibility, but instead lacks accountability, Freedom of Information campaigner Thomas Hughes told RT. In a joint letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, 70 human rights organizations from 40 countries recently stated their concern over the UK’s... 

Netanyahu, world's biggest hypocrite: former Louisiana Representative

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Press TV has conducted an interview with David Duke, former member of the House of Representatives, about Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN warning Netanyahu against any miscalculation by planning to attack Iran in response to Netanyahu’s threat of acting alone to stop Iran nuclear program. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview. Press TV: First of all, what do you... 

American exceptionalism an ‘outdated’ concept

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The longstanding notion of US exceptionalism has deep roots in the American psyche, but as the world experiences a “tectonic shift in global geopolitics” the very idea of Washington’s superiority is being challenged, analyst Eric Draitser told RT. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama reaffirmed Washington’s desire to engage in the affairs of other states, particularly in the Middle... 

NSA act like they are at war with ordinary US citizens

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It’s almost like an arms race right now in the US between the spies and the ordinary people, who just want to be private and pay their taxes and do their jobs, Chris Kitze, founder of Unseen encrypted secure server, told RT. RT: Reports have emerged claiming the NSA and GCHQ actually work to hack the codes protecting data like e-mail and bank records. Given the assistance of major service providers,... 

Monsanto took over regulatory bodies all over the world to lobby GMO

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Monsanto is trying to take full control of the world’s seed supply for a greater profit, hiding any report of damage GMO does to the ecosystem and human health, Jeffrey M. Smith, GMO researcher from the Institute for Responsible Technology, told RT. Jeffrey M. Smith spoke about the dangers posed by GMO products and Monsanto aggressive policies on RT’s SophieCo. SS: Do you disagree with the use... 

Fukushima apocalypse: Years of ‘duct tape fixes’ could result in ‘millions of deaths’

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Even the tiniest mistake during an operation to extract over 1,300 fuel rods at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could lead to a series of cascading failures with an apocalyptic outcome, fallout researcher Christina Consolo told RT. Fukushima operator TEPCO wants to extract 400 tons worth of spent fuel rods stored in a pool at the plant’s damaged Reactor No. 4. The removal would... 

Monsanto leaves farmers ‘enslaved in a new kind of serfdom’

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Monsanto will no longer be pursuing approval for the cultivation of new biotech crops in Europe but will instead focus on the import of existing crops. The easing of pressure is tactical, political analyst and author William Engdahl told RT. The world’s largest seed company has been on a losing streak, especially in India and the Philippines. At the end of last week, Monsanto said that it was due... 

Hollande adopted gay marriage to satisfy lobby that financed him

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Francois Hollande didn’t expect such vast public outcry when he signed the same-sex marriage law in order to satisfy the small lobby, which sponsored his campaign for French presidency, Bruno Vercken from La Manif Pour Tous movement told RT. Central Paris has witnessed violence on its streets over the weekend, a mass rally in protest at laws allowing same-sex marriage turned into clashes. Police... 

Lack of public debate on immigration caused Stockholm riots

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Sweden should put its political correctness aside and start an open debate on immigration as it’s the only way to avoid a repeat of the Stockholm riots, Mishra Mrutyuanjai, Swedish Democrats movement member, told RT. Stockholm is reeling as two schools, a police station and dozens of cars were set ablaze in the fifth night of riots. Twelve people were arrested as rioters and police clashed with... 

Europe hasn't even begun to tackle its problems yet

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In order to deal with its economic problems and further develop, Europe needs to deregulate its market and cut bureaucracy, but it does exactly the opposite, Chris Clarke, from Nottingham Trent University Business School told RT. In Clarke’s opinion, Europe is not even making an attempt to do the right thing to turn-around its economic woes. RT: Greece is the worst-hit in these latest figures and... 
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