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Thursday, 19 July

09:00

Perry Anderson: Powell v. Proust "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

There is no question that A la recherche du temps perdu was one of the preconditions of A Dance to the Music of Time, which could not have been written without the formal breakthrough A la recherche represented. But Lermontov and Fitzgerald were equally, in certain respects perhaps more, important as inspirations. Anthony Powell was no ones epigone. When he is set beside Proust, it is not the connections between them, but the disparities in reception that are most significant. The literature on Proust is an ocean, at the latest count more than three thousand titles. On Powell, fewer than a dozen: seven studies from America, one each from France, Japan, Switzerland and one from Britain. Figures like these have no conceivable relation to respective achievement. They call for other kinds of explanation.

Catherine Hall: The Atlantic Family "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

While approximately 80 per cent of the enslaved children born to white fathers in 18th and early 19th-century Jamaica remained in slavery, thousands of elite coloured or brown boys and girls were sent to England or Scotland to be educated, either in the hope of improving their prospects when they eventually returned to the island or in the expectation that there would be a better life for them here rather than there.

Neal Ascherson: The Informers "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In police files, as I found from my own Polish dossier, its not only a younger half-forgotten self that you meet. It is also an unrecognisable stranger yourself, as others have seen you. For nearly thirty years, hundreds of thousands of people have been reading their secret police files, the records of surveillance, denunciation and manipulation compiled by the spooks of communist Europe. Nobody, I think, remains quite the same after reading their file.

Letters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 14 (19 July 2018)

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Table of contents from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 14 (19 July 2018)

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Thursday, 12 July

06:01

Manatt expands cybersecurity practice to meet client needs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips announced that it has expanded its nationally ranked privacy and data security practice with the addition of Ingrid Beierly, John V. Trevio and Peter J. Reid. This expansion with Beierly and Reid, who will serve as business and compliance consultants, and Trevio, a privacy and technology counsel, reflects Manatts strategy of combining the legal practice and consulting in order to offer solutions to meet its clients business needs. John and Peter More

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05:56

Waze live alert data now available in Esris ArcGIS Marketplace "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Esri announced Waze live alert data will now be available in Esris ArcGIS Marketplace to members of the Waze Connected citizens program. The Connected citizens program offers governments a stream of data, constantly updated in real-time, whenever they need it. This enables personnel to make data-driven infrastructure decisions and improves the efficiency of incident response. Waze is now supported by ArcGIS Online, where its live feed of mapped traffic alerts and other information, such as More

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05:54

MobileIron appoints Scott Hill as CFO "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

MobileIron announced that Scott Hill has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO). He will report to CEO Simon Biddiscombe. I am delighted to welcome Scott to our leadership team, said Simon Biddiscombe, CEO, MobileIron. Scott is a seasoned finance executive who has a deep understanding of the enterprise security market and a wealth of relevant experience to bring to bear at MobileIron. I am thrilled to join MobileIron, said Scott Hill, CFO, MobileIron. There is More

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05:54

Intertrust Modulus platform for IoT and data-driven business models "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Intertrust Technologies announced the launch of Intertrust Modulus platform, a security and rights management platform for cloud-based data sets that allows companies to build data-driven business models around their IoT and other data. The Modulus platform is unique in providing: Secure digital policy and rights management for access control and governance across multiple cloud services and data types and formats, Programmable enterprise policy and privacy management with persistent data protection, Bring Your Own trusted analytics More

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05:51

Alfresco Governance Services is certified against the DoD 5015.02 CH3 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Alfresco Software announced that its Governance Services solution has been certified against the DoD 5015.02 CH3, the Department of Defense (DoD) standard for records management. Alfresco Governance Services delivers a scalable repository which manages content and records of any type, including electronic documents, images, emails, videos, and physical records. It can now be used for managing classified content and records at the highest level of DoD 5015.02 security certification. Were excited to announce this certification, More

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05:26

Access to airports security system sold on dark web "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Leveraging compromised RDP credentials is one of the easiest ways attackers can break into company networks and systems. Unfortunately for all of us, there are a lot of vendors on underground hacker markets that sell those credentials for a laughably small amount of money. Some of these computers are part of critical systems. Case in point: McAfee researchers have recently discovered that access linked to security and building automation systems of a major international airport More

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03:29

Hurricane "Chris" reaches Category 2, heading toward eastern Canada, Iceland "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Hurricane "Chris" has strengthened into a Category 2 as it moves northeastward over the open Atlantic Ocean. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect but interests in Atlantic Canada should monitor its progress. At 09:00 UTC on July 11,...... Read more

Vietnams bear bile farms are collapsing but it may not be good news "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Consumer interest in farmed bear bile seems to be declining in Vietnam, according to a new study. But this isnt necessarily good news, researchers say, because it raises concerns for both captive and wild bears. In Vietnam, more than 1,000 bears mostly the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) and the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) live on farms across the country. Theyre held in cages for their bile, a brownish-yellow liquid stored in their gall bladders, which is extracted using catheters for use as a common ingredient in Asian traditional medicine to treat liver and kidney disease. In the 1990s, bear farms mushroomed across Vietnam in response to the growing demand for bear bile. These farms in theory were meant to reduce pressure on wild bears. In 2005, bile extraction was made illegal, but bear farms continue to persist in the country, mainly due to a loophole allowing people to keep the bears they already had. Farmed bear bile, however, has failed to satisfy consumer demand, the recent study published in Oryx found, adding to the growing evidence that Vietnams bear farming industry is in decline. The number of bears in Vietnams bear farms has also fallen from around 4,500 in 2005 to about 1,200 in 2015. This decline in consumer interest is leading to a decline in care for the captive bears, researchers found. Farmers are now spending very little on food for the bears, for instance. Farmers are now spending just $4 a month on food for

RSPO fails to deliver on environmental and social sustainability, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA Oil palm plantations that adhere to the worlds leading certification scheme for the crop show no difference in environmental, social and economic sustainability than non-certified estates, a new study has found. The study carried out by researchers from the University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), both in Australia, and Borneo Futures is the first of its kind to assess how effective the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is in achieving its sustainability goals by comparing certified and non-certified concessions. To do that, they created the most comprehensive map and dataset yet of RSPO-certified sites in Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. They then used the map and dataset to assess how effectively these plantations delivered on six of the eight central pillars of the RSPOs principles and criteria: conservation of biodiversity, responsible development of new plantings, responsible consideration of communities, consideration of social impacts, economic viability, and commitment to best practice. Not very well, as it turned out. No significant difference was found between certified and non-certified plantations for any of the sustainability metrics investigated, the researchers wrote. In fact, the only area where RSPO certification made a positive impact was in higher yields and share prices for certified companies. [O]ur results suggest that low confidence in the [RSPOs] mechanisms for improving overall industry sustainability appears warranted in all but very narrow and economically-oriented interpretations of sustainability, the researchers concluded. Global demand for products like

Kurze Durchsage von Donald Trump:Germany, as far ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kurze Durchsage von Donald Trump:

Germany, as far as Im concerned, is captive to Russia because its getting so much of its energy from Russia, Trump told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a fiery on-camera exchange that was among the harshest in the history of the post-World War II alliance.

We have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars thats being paid to the country were supposed to be protecting you against, Trump said, referring to European purchases of Russian natural gas.

Nunja. Nicht vllig von der Hand zu weisen :-)

Trudeau sagt beim Nato-Gipfel an, dass Kanada ihre ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Trudeau sagt beim Nato-Gipfel an, dass Kanada ihre Militrausgaben nicht erhhen will.

Ich muss sagen, dass mich das ein bisschen berrascht. Die scheinen noch Hoffnung zu haben in Kanada, dass Trump vorbeiweht wie eine Abgaswolke aus einer Chemiefabrik. Ich an deren Stelle htte ja langsam angefangen, mir existenzielle Sorgen zu machen. Die sitzen mit vergleichsweise wenig Menschen auf einem Haufen Rohstoffe, strategisch zwischen den USA und Russland, die sich gerade verbnden. Hoffen wir mal, dass sie richtig gewettet haben.

Plant eure Firma gerade ein Blockchain-Projekt? Da ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Plant eure Firma gerade ein Blockchain-Projekt? Da gibt es jetzt einen innovativen Service fr! Man zahlt Fujitsu 10k, und nach fnf Tagen sagen sie dir, dass dein Blockchain-Projekt Bullshit ist.

Also das httet ihr von mir auch billiger haben knnen. :-)

Und wisst ihr, wer da mal besser die 10k abgedrckt htte? HTC, mit ihrem neuen Blockchain-Smartphone! Nein, wirklich!

So it wasn't a joke. HTC today vowed to launch its "Blockchain Phone", which it calls an "agent of decentralization".
Fuck, yeah! Blockchain!! IM TELEFON!!1!

Wie konnte die Menschheit nur bisher berleben, so ganz ohne Blockchain-Smartphone?

Gute Nachrichten! Endlich tut mal jemand was gegen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten! Endlich tut mal jemand was gegen Rape Culture: Netflix schreibt ihren Filmcrews vor, sich nicht mehr lnger als 5 Sekunden am Stck anzugucken. Wegen #Metoo, wissenschon.

New rules imposed on set reportedly include no looking at anyone for longer than five seconds, no lingering hugs, no flirting and no asking for a colleague's phone number.
Keine Sorge, das hat auch positive Auswirkungen. Es betrifft auch Black Mirror. Die werden bestimmt eine groartige nchste Staffel abliefern unter diesen Bedingungen!

Deadly EF-2 tornado rips through Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, North Dakota "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Significant severe thunderstorms hit northwest and parts of central North Dakota late Monday, July 9 into Tuesday, July 10, 2018, producing an EF-2 tornado that ripped through the Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, McKenzie County. The storm was accompanied by...... Read more

03:18

Intel pays a $100K bug bounty for the new CPU Spectre 1.1 flaw "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A team of researchers has discovered new variant of the famous Spectre attack (Spectre 1.1), and Intel has paid a $100,000 bug bounty as part of its bug bounty program.

Intel has paid out a $100,000 bug bounty for new vulnerabilities that are related to the first variant of the Spectre attack (CVE-2017-5753), for this reason, they have been tracked as Spectre 1.1 (CVE-2018-3693) and Spectre 1.2.

Intel credited Kiriansky and Waldspurger for the vulnerabilities to Intel and paid out $100,000 to Kiriansky via the bug bounty program on HackerOne.

Early 2018, researchers from Google Project Zero disclosed details of both Spectre Variants 1 and 2 (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754).

Both attacks leverage the speculative execution technique used by most modern CPUs to optimize performance.

The team of experts composed of Vladimir Kiriansky of MIT and Carl Waldspurger of Carl Waldspurger Consulting discovered two new variants of Spectre Variant 1.

Back to the present, the Spectre 1.1 issue is a bounds-check bypass store flaw that could be exploited by attackers to trigger speculative buffer overflows and execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable processor.

This code could potentially be exploited to exfiltrate sensitive data from the CPU memory, including passwords and cryptographic keys.

We introduce Spectre1.1, a new Spectre-v1 variant that leverages speculative stores to create speculative buffer overflows. Much like classic buffer overflows, speculative out-ofbounds stores can modify data and code pointers. Data-value attacks can bypass some Spectre-v1 mitigations, either directly or by redirecting control flow. reads the research paper.

Control-flow attacks enable arbitrary speculative code execution, which can bypass
fence instructions and all other software mitigations for previous speculative-execution attacks.

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03:17

Criminalizing Dissent: Unmasking #Antifa Bill Introduced "IndyWatch Feed War"

USA: In a move to expand the atmosphere of repression against the left, a bill specifically targeting anti-fascist or Antifa protesters was introduced to the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives in June. Titled the Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018, the bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan of New York (@RepDanDonovan) and calls for fines and prison up to 15 years for anyone who injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person while wearing a mask or disguise. Police and law enforcement are, of course, exempted.

Originally published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Written by BRRN Social Media Team.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Mass surveillance provides the state with opportunities for unprecedented repression. This bill clearly attempts to eradicate blind spots in the states vision so that anonymous resistance is impossible, says Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and a member of Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation.

I think it is worth addressing because it seems to be a way to prepare for the next J20-style repression to actually work, noted Bray referring to the now-failed charges against more than 200 protesters arrested during President Trumps inauguration on January 20, 2017. The charges were ultimately dismissed for lack of evidence and misconduct by the prosecution but was seen by many as an effort to criminalize dissent by the Trump administration.


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03:16

Elena Poniatowska visita a AMLO en sus oficinas para reunirse con l "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La escritora Elena Poniatowska visit a Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador este mircoles en sus oficinas para reunirse con l. Regeneracin, 11 de julo de 2018.- Elena Poniatowska visit al virtual presidente electo, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador en sus oficinas en donde sostendrn una reunin. Destac que el nimo por el triunf de AMLO es de []

La entrada Elena Poniatowska visita a AMLO en sus oficinas para reunirse con l se public primero en Regeneracin.

03:15

Pakistan: Muslims murder candidate who was foe of Taliban with jihad martyrdom suicide bomb as he campaigns "IndyWatch Feed War"

Why we dont see more sincere Muslim reformers and foes of jihad terrorism. Taliban Opponent in Pakistan Killed by Bomb as He Campaigns, by Ismail Khan and Salman Masood, New York Times, July 10, 2018 PESHAWAR, Pakistan A candidate from a political party opposed to the Taliban was killed in a suicide bombing late []

03:15

The US Continues To Slide Into Madness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Everywhere I look, I see signs that the US has swung the steering wheel hard to the right, and is bumping and swerving into a deep, dark, forest. One with a big sign that reads Danger, Keep Out but has MAGA written on it in blood-red spraypaint.

In Nevada, the judicial system is planning to use fentanyl for executions.

Yeah, that warning sign.

International community: Your justice system is corrupt and racist! You should not execute people.
US: NOoooooo THEY MUST DIE!
Drug Manufacturers: We will not sell you our products if you plan to use them to execute people.
US: NOoooOO!!! THEN WE WILL USE DRUGS WE SEIZE FROM DRUG SMUGGLERS! THEY MUST DIE! EVERYONE MUST DIEEEEE!

The Guardian reports [guard]:

Nevada plans to carry out the first execution using fentanyl, a drug at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, on Wednesday.

The state intends to use a synthetic opioid involved in more than 20,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone to kill Scott Dozier, a double murderer, after finding it difficult to obtain other drugs for Nevadas first execution in 12 years because of opposition from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

But questions have been raised about whether Nevadas department of corrections broke the law to obtain the fentanyl, and whether the multibillion dollar distribution company that provided the drug ignored evidence it was to be used in an execution.

Nobody, and I mean nobody is saying that Dozier is not a horrible human being, who showed such disrespect for another persons life that he shot another man, cut his body to pieces, and dumped the chunks in a dumpster. That is cruel, unconscionable, behavior. So, how does the state engaging in similar cruel, unconscionable behavior somehow re-balance the scales of justice? It doesnt. What it does is shows that the scales of justice are a cheap pot-metal plated prop for sadistic gerontocrats who want to kill people.* The US is starting to remind me of Pasoloninis banned film Salo (which I watched because its banned) [...

03:12

Greece decides double elections in May 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Interior Minister, Panos Skourletis, accepted a legislation change submitted by sixteen lawmakers of ruling party SYRIZA and therefore, elections for local (municipalities) and regional government will take place on the same day as the elections for the European Parliament: in May 2019. Now scenarios that also parliamentary elections will take place on the same day

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03:08

Iran Supreme Leaders aide hails strategic ties with Russia before Putin talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

A top adviser to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed his countrys strategic relationship with Russia on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow, part of a diplomatic offensive by Tehran as it braces for renewed U.S. sanctions.

Ali Akbar Velayati, who is due to meet President Vladimir Putin, also took a swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his unreliable actions made Tehrans close ties with Moscow all the more necessary.

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Ali Akbar Velayati

The United States pulled out of a multinational deal in May to lift sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. Washington says it will reimpose sanctions and has told other countries to halt all imports of Iranian oil from Nov. 4 or face U.S. financial measures.

The relationship between Iran and the Russian Federation is a strategic relationship and in recent years the collective bilateral and regional relations have expanded, Irans ISNA news agency quoted Velayati as saying on arrival in Moscow.

He said he would deliver messages to Putin from Irans Supreme Leader and President Hassan Rouhani and that they would discuss the very sensitive global situation.

Velayati cited Russian and Iranian cooperation in Syria, where they both support President Bashar al-Assads forces in the seven-year Syrian civil war against what the Iranian official called terrorism and its sponsors.

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Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers a speech in Mashad, Iran, March 21, 2018.

Only a strategic and long-term relationship (with Russia) can continue this cooperation, said Velayati, who was also due to meet Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow.

Velayati, who is also expected to visit China in the near future, described Trump as an unreliable individual with relation to international law who necessitates more and more cooperation (between Iran and Russia).

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special adviser on international affairs to the speaker of Irans parliament, said Velayati was scheduled to meet Putin on Thursday and would discuss ways to confront U.S. policy in the Middle East region.

A frank dialogue with Russian leaders at the highest levels and exchanging views can lead to the views of the two countries moving closer and help in finding ways to increase stability and security in the re...

03:01

ERRF 18: Slice Engineering Shows off the Mosquito "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With few exceptions, it seemed like every 3D printer at the first inaugural East Coast RepRap Festival (ERRF) was using a hotend built by E3D. Theres nothing inherently wrong with that; E3D makes solid open source products, and they deserve all the success they can get. But that being said, competition drives innovation, so were particularly interested anytime we see a new hotend that isnt just an E3D V6 clone.

The Mosquito from Slice Enginerring is definitely no E3D clone. In fact, it doesnt look much like any 3D printer hotend youve ever seen before. Tiny and spindly, the look of the hotend certainly invokes its namesake. But despite its fragile appearance, this hotend can ramp up to a monstrous 500 C, making it effectively a bolt-on upgrade for your existing machine that will allow you to print in exotic materials such as PEEK.

We spent a little time talking with Slice Engineering co-founder [Dan], and while theres probably not much risk its going to dethrone E3D as the RepRap communitys favorite hotend, it might be worth considering if youre thinking of putting together a high-performance printer.

A New Way to Keep Cool

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03:00

Por resistirse a un asalto, le dieron un balazo en la pierna "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La vctima, de unos 50 aos, fue auxiliado por policas municipales y paramdicos de Cruz Roja lo llevaron a un hospital. Regeneracin, 11 de julio de 2018.- Un hombre recibi un balazo en la pierna por presuntos asaltantes que los sorprendieron caminando por un mercado popular de la colonia Santa Rosa en Ciudad Jurez. El []

La entrada Por resistirse a un asalto, le dieron un balazo en la pierna se public primero en Regeneracin.

03:00

Stop Playing Public Hearing Bingo "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If youre a civic-minded nerd like me, youve probably been to a lot of public meetings: planning commission meetings, city council meetings, advisory board meetings, board of adjustment meetings, neighborhood meetings, town hall meetings...

 Every public hearing seems to be filled with the same sorts of people making the same tired arguments. (Source: Micheal Kappel)

Every public hearing seems to be filled with the same sorts of people making the same tired arguments. (Source: Micheal Kappel)

After a while, you start to notice a pattern. The archetypal players in a public meeting are as predictable as the characters in a Hollywood rom-com. Theres the Long-term Resident Opposed to Change; the Humble Businessman Just Trying To Make a Living; the Passionate Neighborhood Activist; the Developer Who Has Already Bent Over Backwards; the Developers Buddy Who Thinks Its a Great Idea; the Historic Preservationist Fighting To Avoid Catastrophe/Incompatible Design; and a Guy Who Bicycled Here.

No wonder the city officials in attendance appear to be deeply contemplating the state of their cuticles. Every meeting is differentand yet every meeting is the same. Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, you can predict what everyones going to say before they even step up to the mic.

So lets break that worn-out mold. Here are a few ideas to make you a more effectiveand more interestingpublic hearing participant.

1. Stop Playing Public Hearing Bingo

I'm starting to believe that there's a random argument generator at City Hall that allows people to pick from one of seven options. Every opponent of every plan argues that the dreaded proposal will destroy property values, create parking problems, and increase traffic, noise and crime. Every supporter of every plan claims that their proposal will generate jobs and tax revenue, while attracting young professionals to the communityand failure to approve it will have a chilling effect on business. What each side lacks in data and actual facts, they make up for in supreme confidence in their own opinions.

The first step to being a better advocate is to stop making those arguments. You can always pass the time by playing a little Public Hearing Bingo, but dont fall into these tiresome tropes yourself.

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02:56

Map Update: Government Forces Retake Control Of Yadudah, Nearby Points In Southern Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pro-government forces have retaken control of the areas of Yadudah, Tafas and Tal Ashary in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. MORE HERE

Map Update: Government Forces Retake Control Of Yadudah, Nearby Points In Southern Syria

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02:53

Charlottesville Mayor Leads Pilgrimage to Montgomery Lynching Memorial "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Charlottesville, VA 100 Charlottesville community leaders and resident delegates will culminate a six-day Civil Rights Pilgrimage with a soil delivery ceremony for 1898 Charlottesville lynching victim John Henry James at the new Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Legacy Museum, 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL, at 2:30 pm on Thursday July 12th.

The delegates have been visiting history museums and pivotal Civil Rights Movement sites on their journey to Montgomery, studying the 400 years of Southern racial violence and terror against Black people that provide a backdrop for James 1898 lynching; the white supremacist rallies, the attacks against anti-racist protestors, Heather Heyers death in Charlottesville in 2017, and the uncountable similar tragedies between.

Charlottesville is mobilizing to make change by literally getting on the bus to learn how our own history fits with Southern and US histories of anti-Black terror and Black resistance, said Don Gathers, Chair of the 2016 Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials, and Public Spaces.

This trip is part of an effort to educate students, teachers, and all community members about the legacy of anti-Black racial terror and Black resistance in Charlottesville specifically and across the South more broadly, explained Professor Jalane Schmidt of the University of Virginia.

Nelson Johnson reminded our delegation in Greensboro, We must speak to the soul of the other. Seek truth, seek justice, and seek not to become the thing which we oppose. It is time to tell the truth in America. It is the only way we can all live, declared Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms of New Beginnings Christian Community.

At the one-year anniversary of the summer 2017 Alt-Right violence, this trip is one of many ways in which the Charlottesville community is mobilizing to face the towns difficult history of white supremacy.  The Pilgrimage commenced on July 8 the one-year anniversary of a Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville and will arrive in Montgomery on July 12, the 120th anniversary of John Henry James 1898 lynching. Trip participants will report back to the broader Charlottesville community before the one-year anniver...

02:53

Llegarn a juicio demandas contra Monsanto por sustancias cancergenas en su herbicida "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Cientos de demandas contra la empresa Monsanto por los efectos cancergenos de su herbicida Roundup, hecho a base de la sustancia txica glisofato, llegarn a juicio luego de que un magistrado federal en Estados Unidos permitiera la entrada de las denuncias.

De acuerdo con el juez, hay evidencia suficiente sobre los efectos negativos del herbicida para que un jurado escuche cada uno de los casos.

La decisin del magistrado se da tras aos de litigio y semanas de audiencias en las que se discuti una polmica cientfica sobre la seguridad del qumico glisofato, el cual es el principal componente del herbicida Roundup, que encabeza las ventas de la corporacin de Monsanto.

A principios de junio, Monsanto se uni a la farmacutica alemana Bayer, lo que significa en lo inmediato un golpe al Cono sur de Amrica con nuevos agrotxicos dado que el modelo de soja resistente al glifosato ha fracasado, se va a reemplazar el glifosato por nuevos agrotxicos ms potentes, ms peligrosos y agresivos para las comunidades, de acuerdo con el activista y coeditor de la revista Biodiversidad, Sustento y Culturas, Carlos Vicente.

El modelo de agronegocios se ha expandido de la mano de las grandes empresas por todo el continente americano en los ltimos veinte aos, lo que ha dejado negativas consecuencias sociales, econmicas y ambientales, denunciadas en reiteradas ocasiones por diversas organizaciones campesinas y ambientalistas.

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02:51

Word Wednesday. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Prick

Noun.

1: a mark or shallow hole made by a pointed instrument.

2a: a pointed instrument or weapon b: a sharp projecting organ or part.

3: an instance of pricking or the sensation of being pricked: as a: a nagging or sharp feeling of remorse, regret, or sorrow b: a slight sharply localized discomfort prick of a needle>.

4: usually vulgar: penis.

5: usually vulgar: a spiteful or contemptible man often having some authority.

[Origin: Middle English prikke, from Old English prica; akin to Middle Dutch pric prick.]

(before 12th Century).

Stone shook his head. Rapids not going to be the Wild West for too much longer, girls. I could tell Madame was included in that girls, and it put my back up. She had years and miles on Dyer Stone, and brains to boot. But he had a prick, and inherited money, and a prick. I guess that gave him the right to lord it over her. Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear.

02:51

Profesor michoacano, el primer purpecha en llegar al Senado "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Casimiro Mndez Ortz es un profesor que realiz sus estudios en la Escuela Normal Superior de Michoacn,y ser el primer purpecha en llegar al Senado como plurinominal. Regeneracin, 11 de julo de 2018.- El profesor Casimiro Mndez Ortiz, gan un espacio como plurinominal en Morena, l ser el primer purpecha en llegar al Senado. Es []

La entrada Profesor michoacano, el primer purpecha en llegar al Senado se public primero en Regeneracin.

02:51

RAND: Time To Make A Deal on Syria? Like Pompeo's Offer To Iran? "IndyWatch Feed War"

RAND Military Industrial Complex Linked- Time to make a deal on Syria?

Trump Putin Summit Pending
 Although U.S. leverage is much diminished by the Assad regime's recent gains, there are still opportunities for Washington and Russia to achieve a settlement that preserves some U.S. interests

I was thinking just that with regard to the southern front- The US had just lost some leverage in any negotiations- But was it worth giving up on the southern front to gain in the north east?

The Kremlin does not want to continue its air campaign in Syria indefinitely in support of an outcome that mainly serves the interests of Assad and Iran. Russia could therefore be expected to support a political settlement that meets its bottom line: no regime change in Damascus and no permanent U.S. military presence in Syria.

Assuming that was Russias bottom line? Pay attention to the mention of  what constitutes no permanent US military presence.  Ill highlight it.

 Many in Moscow (??) would prefer this outcome to helping the Syrian military and the Iranians brutally recapture all rebel-held areas. Indeed, if Russia enabled Assad to reconquer the entire country, Moscow would actually lose some leverage with the Assad regime by making its continued support less critical
 Very doubtful that Russia would lose leverage in Syria if Assad took all of the territory back- for the plainly obvious reason that Russia had leverage or favourable relations when Syria held all her territory! Prior to the destabilization.


For the Trump administration, such a settlement would hardly be a major concession. And such a deal could also deliver on Washington's bottom line preventing the re-emergence of the Islamic State...

02:48

OPEC Will Struggle To Bring Prices Down "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cartel faces serious challenges despite injection of extra crude from Libya

By David Sheppard

Libya, which has been wracked by war and civil strife since 2011, is reopening four major ports that its state oil company had lost control of EPA

US president Donald Trump has been demanding Opec lower oil prices for weeks. On Wednesday he might have temporarily got his wish, albeit from an unexpected source: Libya.The Opec member, which has been wracked by war and civil strife since 2011, announced it was reopening four major ports that its state oil company lost control of last month.

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Brent crude, the international benchmark, quickly dropped 2.5 per cent to below $77 a barrel, as traders bet that around 800,000 barrels a day of crude exports that had been under threat were going to now make it to market.But for those in Opec breathing a sigh of relief, hoping Mr Trump might soon be sated, they may still want to take a pause.

While the immediate risk of higher oil prices has been reduced by the news out of Tripoli, a number of serious challenges remain even as Saudi Arabia and others in the cartel have started to rapidly increase output to make up for shortfalls in other members.

Venezuela shows little sign of stemming its collapse in production amid a political and economic crisis. It lost nearly 50,000 b/d in June, according to Opec, taking losses since this time last year close to 700,000 b/d. Angolas output has dropped 300,000 b/d in a year due to under-investment.

Libya remains a near basket case, with no part of the underlying political situation any closer to being resolved.

Well see what happens tomorrow, was the frank assessment of one Libya watcher.The scale of the challenge was illustrated by Opecs own monthly report on Wednesday.While the group estimates that demand for its oil will fall next year by 760,000 b/d to 32.18m b/d a substantial drop as demand growth slows and US shale production rises it is still not clear if the market will be comfortably supplied.

Even as Saudi Arabia moved to open the taps, raising output by more than 400,000 b/d in June, Opec still only pumped 32.3m b/d.

The risk is that that total could fall substantially by November when renewed US sanctions on Irans 2m b/d of crude exports kick in.If the US succeeds in cutting Irans exports by half, the market will still be in a deficit without substantial further increases from Saudi Arabia and a sustained recovery in Libya.

Even if you back the Saudis to deliver,...

02:46

Warner Bros Presses Library to Rename Harry Potter Festival "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Harry Potter is without a doubt one of the biggest entertainment brands in the world.

As a result, the various copyright holders are very protective of their asset, sometimes to the extreme.

For example, publisher Pottermore previously tried to censor J.K. Rowlings Wikipedia page, as well as several unrelated entries. While this may have been a mistake, other enforcement actions clearly arent.

When an underground restaurant tried to host a Halloween party with a Harry Potter theme a few years ago, Warner Bros. lawyers came knocking. Trying to avoid trouble, the owner quickly changed the name of the event to the Generic Wizard night.

That Warner Bros. is protective of its Harry Potter rights also became clear in Denmark this week after a local festival was forced to change its name.

For more than a decade a local library in Odense has organized a Harry Potter festival, with great success. The non-profit event transformed from a small gathering of wizard enthusiasts to a festival with thousands of visitors.

While the library is proud of this achievement, Warner Bros. was growing more and more concerned.

Initially, the movie studio condoned the use of Harry Potters name, but this year that stopped being the case. Warner Bros. lawyers informed the festival that it could no longer use names and images related to the Harry Potter movies.

Over the years, we have been in continuous dialogue with Warner Bros. Studios, which administer all rights regarding the Harry Potter universe, says Kent Skov Andreasen, Head of Odenses Libraries and Citizens Service.

The dialogue has been positive and we respect the fact that the company now estimates that the festival has reached a size and spread which means that they ask us to change the name moving forward.

The name change has quite a few implications. For example, the festivals original domain name harrypotterfestival.dk, can no longer be used, and even the events Facebook page has been pulled offline.

As for the new name? The Library has picked Magical Days in Odense as the provisionary working title, but that might change going forward. The organizers dont want to worry about copyright disputes, they just want to give children and their families a great time.

We can continue but...

02:46

Dark Foreboding: Is the American Democratic Experiment Over? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We head for another election on November 6, bitterly divided as a country. It's a so-called off-year election (no presidential race), but it may be darkly viewed as the last stand for the American democratic republic. Some say that 242-year-old experiment has already failed, and there's logic to that opinion. The decline has been long, slow, relentless and the end will not likely be apocalyptic.

02:45

De la bsqueda del "rey dorado" a la "Montagne dor" "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Traducido del francs para Rebelin por Beatriz Morales Bastos

02:44

A set of stable kernel updates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Greg Kroah-Hartman has released stable kernels 4.17.6, 4.14.55, 4.9.112, 4.4.140, and 3.18.115. As usual, they contain important fixes and users should upgrade.

02:43

Tres sujetos distraen a un hombre para robarle en un cajero (video) "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Tres sujetos que vigilan a un hombre que retira dinero de un cajero. Regeneracin, 11 de julio de 2018.- En un video se exhibe el nuevo modus operandi de robo sin violencia en un cajero automtico de Bancomer. En la grabacin se puede observar a tres hombres que vigilan a un hombre que retira dinero de []

La entrada Tres sujetos distraen a un hombre para robarle en un cajero (video) se public primero en Regeneracin.

02:41

Common Technology Problems That Can Negatively Affect Productivity Levels "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

According to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, worker productivity levels are on a steady decline.

Generally, lower productivity levels signify a need for change within a company. Failing to notice these warning signs can lead to a business losing a lot of money.

Often times, technology is one of the most common issues that leads to lower productivity levels. Utilizing the power of programs like a Kanban board is essential when trying to keep employees in the loop and projects progressing along.

The following are some of the most common technology problems that can negatively affect your companys productivity levels.

Failing to Provide Office Technology With Proper Maintenance

Many business owners abide by the it will never happen to me philosophy when it comes to technology problems. In order to keep things like an office computer network functional and reliable, a business owner will have to hire professionals to maintain it.

Investing in things like network monitoring can be very helpful when attempting to find out about technology-related issues early on. Once this monitoring catches problems with the technology a business is using, IT professionals will swoop in and fix it.

Without the proper care, the business network you use on a daily basis will always be on the verge of crashing. Having a widespread network outage will lead to a lot of lost productivity and can affect your bottom line in a negative way.

Improper Technology Integration Can Cause Major Problems

If you are like most business owners, you are passionate about staying on the cutting edge of technology. Adding new software and hardware to your existing computer network isnt as easy as you may think.

Improperly integrating new elements into a business computer network can cause major instability. Rather than trying to handle this complicated process alone, you need to think about working with seasoned IT professionals.

Before installing new hardware and software on a network, IT professionals will ensure it is compatible. There will be instances when the computer network your company uses has to be updated in order to support a new program. Not only can updating the network make the implementation of new software and hardware easier, it can fix security holes that may exist as well.

Slow and Unstable Technology Can Frustrate Employees...

02:39

Hong Kong 8 arrested after massive ivory seizure "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South China Morning Post

HK$2.7 million worth of ivory seized by Hong Kong customs in joint operation with mainland Chinese authorities

Eight people are arrested including alleged mastermind of the scheme

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

 

Danny Mok
...

02:37

Doctor "Burnout" Increases Risk of Medical Errors "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Burnout Tied to Twofold Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Doctors who reported at least one major symptom of burnout were more than twice as likely to report a major medical error within the previous 3 months, according to a new study published online [DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.05.014] [DX] today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The study is based on a cross-sectional, observational survey, which precludes conclusions about causality or the association's directionality. But "it is conceptually likely that the two are reciprocal," write Daniel Tawfik, MD, MS, an instructor of pediatric critical care medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, and colleagues. [...] The medical errors question asked, "Are you concerned you have made any major medical errors in the last 3 months?" This wording, the authors explain, "is intended to identify recent events internalized as a major medical error; events identified in this way have been found to have a high correlation with actual medical errors."

[...] The findings are not only not surprising but actually gratifying to Michael Hicks, MD, executive vice president for clinical affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, because they provide quantitative data to support long-time observations. "The problem we have with American healthcare, probably global healthcare, is frequently the system is designed for optimal circumstances. The environment makes the assumption that everything is going to occur correctly and that people are playing at the top of their game," Hicks told Medscape Medical News.


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02:35

Netflixs new Smart Downloads feature to save storage space on Android "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Netflixs Smart Downloads Make Offline Binge-Watching Much Easier

Netflix, the popular streaming video provider, has just announced a new Smart Downloads feature, which will automatically delete downloaded episodes that have already been viewed and will start downloading the next one in the series when the device is connected to Wi-Fi. This new feature is perfect for users who have limited storage space. Also, the feature will not use cellular data automatically to download shows. In other words, it will download content only when the device is connected to Wi-Fi network.

According to Netflix, the Smart Downloads feature will help users save their time of manually going through downloads to select what to delete, which normally comes into picture when the phone has reached its maximum capacity of storage.

We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better, said Netflixs director of product innovation Cameron Johnson in a post on the Netflix blog. Whether it is smart downloading or viewing a mobile preview, we realize the best part of Netflix is connecting with the stories you will love in an easier and more fun way.

He further writes, Giving consumers more control over their entertainment experience is at the heart of everything we do, and members can choose when they want to use Smart Downloads.

Netflix has rolled this new feature only for Android smartphones and tablets, effective July 10. iOS users will get access to Smart Downloads later this year, according to Buzzfeed.

In case, you want the Smart Downloads feature to be enabled on your device, from the Menu you can go to App Settings and under Downloads you can toggle off the Smart Downloads feature. You can also turn off the Smart Downloads feature to watch shows stored in...

02:31

#Antifa #NSU-Watch: This verdict is a slap in the face for relatives of NSU victims and survivors of NSU terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

Germany: The anti-fascist Alliance NSU -Watch is massively criticizing Senate decisions in the first NSU trial. This verdict is a slap in the face for relatives of those who were mirdered by the NSU and the survivors of the NSU terror, said Caro Keller of NSU -Watch. With the low punishment, in particular for the defendants Andr Eminger, Ralf Wohlleben and Holger Gerlach, the presiding judge Gtzl remained considerably behind the punishments requested by the Federal Prosecutor. The ruling and its reasoning are an invitation to the terrorist neo-Nazi scene: they can continue with almost impunity where the NSU left off in 2011, Keller continued. The small sentence for Ralf Wohlleben and Andr Eminger shows, that the acts of support of two convinced National Socialists, who have carried this conviction also in the court offensive, trivialized as all but friendly turns and were depoliticized, said Keller.

Partly submitted to Enough is Enough. Edited machine translation by Enough is Enough. Second part originally published by NSU Watch. Second part written by by Antonia von der Behrens. Image above: Demonstration against the NSU on July 11, 2018 in Munich.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Today, July 11, 2018, the Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Munich delivered its verdict in the first NSU trial....

02:31

Irish Senate backs law banning trade with Israeli settlements "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Proposed law - passed 25 to 20 - to make it an offence to trade with occupied territories around the world

02:30

02:27

Helsinki: How About a Fresh START? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Thomas L. Knapp | The Garrison Center | July 11, 2018 As US President Donald Trump heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trumps critics continue to inveigh against what they consider an illicitly close relationship between the two, a perspective stemming from the Russiagate scandal drummed up by supporters []

02:23

Imagine the Sun Switched Off for 24 Hours "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If the sun stopped working for 24 hours, what would happen to Earth?

02:22

Science fiction becomes science fact as researchers create liquid metal heartbeat "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a breakthrough discovery, University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers have created a heartbeat effect in liquid metal, causing the metal to pulse rhythmically in a manner similar to a beating heart.

Their findings are published in the 11 July issue of Physical Review Letters, the worlds premier journal for fundamental physics research.

The researchers produced the heartbeat by electrochemically stimulating a drop of liquid gallium, causing it to oscillate in a regular and predictable manner. Gallium (Ga) is a soft silvery metal with a low melting point, becoming liquid at temperatures greater than 29.7C.

02:22

Harnessing natural gas to harvest water from the air might solve two big problems at once "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the biggest freshwater reservoirs in the world is, literally, up in the air.

Between 6 and 18 million gallons of freshwater hover above every square mile of land, not counting droplets trapped in clouds. Scientists realized this centuries ago but they have never quite figured out how to bring the down to earth. The effort required to condense it would consume such vast quantities of energy that it has always appeared to make any effort to capture and use this water uneconomical.

But while studying this topic, two of my University of Texas at Austin colleagues and I came up with a concept that might just work: that of using the that is otherwise flared from oilfields to harvest atmospheric moisture.

02:22

Facebook's DensePose Tech Raises Concerns About Potential Misuse "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook's DensePose technology lets anyone turn 2D images of people into 3D models

In early 2018, Facebook's AI researchers unveiled a deep learning system that can transform 2D photo and video images of people into 3D mesh models of those human bodies in motion. Last month, Facebook publicly shared the code for its "DensePose" technology, which could be used by Hollywood filmmakers and augmented reality game developersbut maybe also by those seeking to build a surveillance state.

DensePose goes beyond basic object recognition. Besides detecting humans in pictures, it can also make 3D models of their bodies by estimating the positions of their torsos and limbs. Those models can then enable the technology to create real-time 3D recreations of human movement in 2D videos. For example, it could produce videos that show models of several people kicking soccer balls or a single individual riding on a motorcycle.

This work could prove useful for "graphics, augmented reality, or human-computer interaction, and could also be a stepping stone towards general 3D-based object understanding," according to the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) paper published in January 2018.

But there is a "troubling implication of this research" that could enable "real-time surveillance," said Jack Clark, strategy and communications director at OpenAI, a nonprofit AI research company, in his popular newsletter called Import AI. Clark first discussed the implications of Facebook's DensePose paper in the February issue of his newsletter, and followed up in June after Facebook released the DensePose code on the software development platform Github.

"The same system has wide utility within surveillance architectures, potentially letting operators analyze large groups of people to work out if their movements are problematic or notfor instance, such a system could be used to signal to another system if a certain combination of movements are automatically labelled as portending a protest or a riot," Clark wrote in his newsletter.

As always......

02:17

El Chaco paraguayo en la mira de la soja "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El agronegocio dentro de su lgica expansiva busca ocupar nuevos territorios. La soja, que ocupa ya 3.5 millones de hectreas en la Regin Oriental busca ahora expandirse hacia el Chaco donde actualmente se siembran ya unas 20.000 hectreas, las mismas forman parte de parcelas de prueba para desarrollar variedades de semillas transgnicas que resistan a las altas temperaturas y la falta de lluvia.

La Cmara Paraguaya de Exportadores y Comercializadores de Cereales y Oleaginosas (Capeco) junto al Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA), se encuentran llevando adelante los ensayos para encontrar variedades transgnicas que hagan rentable el cultivo extensivo de soja en el Chaco Paraguayo. Segn Luis Cubilla, asesor de la Capeco, durante la ltima zafra se sembraron 20.000 hectreas de soja con un rendimiento de entre 3.000 a 3.400 kilos por hectrea, similar a lo que se obtiene en la Regin Oriental. En declaraciones citadas por la Agencia Reuters referentes de esta misma organizacin sealan que en la prxima zafra pretenden llegar a cultivar 50.000 hectreas de la oleaginosa.

Si el Chaco se pone en lnea podramos producir un 60 por ciento ms de soja que ahora, dijo Hctor Cristaldo, productor y presidente de la Unin de Gremios de la Produccin (UGP), a la misma agencia de noticias en declaraciones realizadas hace menos de un mes. Segn estiman los gremios vinculados al agronegocio, la superficie sembrada con soja a nivel pas se duplicara una vez que se concluyan con xito los ensayos con transgnicos en la Regin Occidental. La soja producida en el Chaco se destinar a la exportacin mediante los puertos ubicados en Concepcin y beneficiara principalmente a las empresas trasnacionales ADM, Bunge, Dreyfus y AGD

De darse la expansin de la soja transgnica, la frgil biodiversidad chaquea ya afectada por la deforestacin diaria de unas 1.000 hectreas de bosques, se vera an ms amenazada poniendo en riesgo la supervivencia cientos de especies que se han desarrollado a lo largo de muchsimos aos en la zona. La expansin de la soja pondra tambin en jaque a las comunidades indgenas que permanecen en sus territorios ancestrales del Chaco afectando su modo de vida y el medioambiente en el que viven.

Segn un anlisis de la biloga Nora Neris publicado en el informe Con la Soja al Cuello 2017, en la actualidad el Chaco paraguayo ecolgicamente posee un bajo estado de conservacin y posibilidades de sostenibilidad a mediano y largo plazo, debido a que es sujeto de una alta conversin de los ecosistemas, principalmente en pasturas para ganadera y cultivos agrcolas i...

02:16

Adding to the anarchist media list "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Anarchist Federation in London launched a new podcast yesterday, adding a welcome new voice to what is currently a very short list of anarchist audio outlets (which were collating below). The podcast is structured in a topical magazine format, with book reviews, comment and news being covered across a 15-minute programme. The capital has largely

02:15

A dangerous Supreme Court pick "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump's first nomination, Neil Gorsuch, has quickly become one of the most radical right-wing members of the court. The evidence suggests Brett Kavanaugh could go even further. The damage Brett Kavanaugh could do won't just last until the next election. He could serve on the Court for decades, making dangerous decisions for years to come.

02:15

TOP CLIMATE SCIENTIST JOINS COALITION IN CALLING FOR AN END TO CLEARCUTS AND TIMBER PLANTATIONS "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

TOP CLIMATE SCIENTIST JOINS COALITION IN CALLING FOR AN END TO CLEARCUTS AND TIMBER PLANTATIONS One of the worlds leading climate scientists joined a coalition of 18 conservation, scientific, and community organizations calling on Oregons new Carbon Policy Office (CPO) and the Department of Forestry (ODF) to do an about-face on the states evolving forest []

The post TOP CLIMATE SCIENTIST JOINS COALITION IN CALLING FOR AN END TO CLEARCUTS AND TIMBER PLANTATIONS appeared first on STOPGETREES.ORG.

02:12

Race equality groups seek big changes to the mental health act to end stereotyping and over-medication | David Hencke "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Race equality groups seek big changes to the mental health act to end stereotyping and over-medication | David Hencke: A submission from Race on the Agenda and the Race Equality Foundation to the review by Sir Simon Wesseley, set up by Theresa May to look into why so many black Afro Caribbean people were being detained in mental hospitals and the need for changes to the Act. It also comes against a disturbing background of deaths in police custody.

The submission has been backed by the Runnymede Trust;Patrick Vernon OBE, Chair of the Labour Partys Race Equality Advisory Group, writer Amy Kenyon and Professor Rachel Tribe, of the School of Psychology at the University of East London among others.

02:08

Commission spokesman: Hahn did not speak of border change between Greece and Albania "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

It came as expected. The statement by EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, about border restructuring between Greece and Albania triggered an outrage in Greece. Many media outlets spoke of  change of borders between Greece and Albania. Main opposition conservative New Democracy took advantage of a foolish statement by an EU Commissioner and called on the

The post Commission spokesman: Hahn did not speak of border change between Greece and Albania appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

02:05

Israeli Navy Stops Boat From Evacuating Wounded Civilians for Medical Treatment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Israeli Navy Gaza(ANTIWAR.COM)  The Israeli Navy was dispatched Tuesday to stop a boat which departed the Gaza Strip, and which was carrying injured Palestinian civilians. The boat intended to take the injured civilians from border protests to Cyprus for medical treatment. The Navy stopped the boat, surrounding it and towing it to an Israeli naval base at Ashdod. The []

02:04

Taiwan Civil Government is open for business despite arrest and jailing of leaders "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite the arrests of leaders the Taiwan Civil Government remains open for business trying to evict the exiled Republic of China from Taiwan.

02:03

27 Best Of Citizenship In the World Worksheet Answers Image "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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02:00

Friday Hack Chat: Hacking Voice Assistants "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The future of consumer electronics is electronic voice assistants, at least thats what the manufacturers are telling us. Everything from Alexas to Google Homes to Siris are invading our lives, and if predictions hold, your next new car might just have a voice assistant in it. Its just a good thing we have enough samples of Majel Barretts voice for a quality virtual assistant.

For this weeks Hack Chat, were going to be talking all about voice interfaces. There are hundreds of Alexa and Google Home hacks around, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. What else can we do with these neat pieces of computer hardware, and how do we get it to do that?

Our guest for this weeks Hack Chat will be Nadine Lessio, a designer and technologist out of Toronto with a background in visual design and DIY peripherals. Nadine holds an MDes from OCADU where she spent her time investigating the Internet of Things through personal assistants. Currently, shes working at OCADUs Adaptive Context Environments Lab where shes researching how humans and devices work together.

Du...

01:56

19 Fresh Protons Neutrons and Electrons Worksheet Pdf Pictures "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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01:56

Hacker selling classified information on MQ-9 Reaper Drone on dark web "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

We do know that stealing and selling private information of

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01:51

AI Startups and the Wizard of Oz Technique "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Guardian: Its hard to build a service powered by artificial intelligence. So hard, in fact, that some startups have worked out its cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans. Using a human to do the job lets you skip over a []

01:48

Winning Phone Zap Campaigns: An Interview with Oakland IWOC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Winning Phone Zap Campaigns: An Interview with Oakland IWOC appeared first on It's Going Down.

Call-in campaigns, also known as phone zaps, have become an often used tool in a growing number of peoples tool boxes. Whether calling into prisons to get someone out of solitary or to restore access to the outside world, against slumlords in tenant battles, to get workers rehired, or attempts to get fascists fired, more and more groups are using the tactics in broader struggles.

Wanting to know more about how people can better organize their call-in campaigns, as well as some success stories, we reached out to someone at Oakland Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) about the tactic to get some tips.

IGD: Just what are phone blast actions or phone zaps? 

Its not like writing a letter to your congressperson no one is making an appeal to established power. We arent engaging in dialogue but inducing a bit of crisis to shift power to ourselves.

Oakland IWOC: So phone blasts are pressure actions using phone calls and emails that target public or private figures or institutions in power. Its a tactic thats been used by all sorts of movements and campaigns from housing fights, to anti-policing campaigns to prisoner support, but right now Ill speak most on prisoner suppor......

01:47

Microsoft plugs 53 security holes in July 2018 Patch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For its July 2018 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has patched 53 vulnerabilities. 17 of them are critical and 16 of those affect Internet Explorer and Edge. Microsoft updates The 16 CVEs covering browsers should be prioritized for workstation type devices, meaning any system where users are commonly accessing the public internet through a browser or checking email. This includes multi-user servers that are used as remote desktops for users, According to Jimmy Graham, Director of Product More

The post Microsoft plugs 53 security holes in July 2018 Patch Tuesday appeared first on Help Net Security.

01:42

CVE-2018-10895: Remote code execution due to CSRF in qutebrowser "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Florian Bruhin on Jul 11

Description
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Due to a CSRF vulnerability affecting the `qute://settings` page, it was
possible for websites to modify qutebrowser settings. Via settings like
`editor.command`, this possibly allowed websites to execute arbitrary code.

This issue has been assigned CVE-2018-10895:
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-10895

Affected versions
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The issue was introduced in v1.0.0, as part of commit...

01:40

VIDEO -- Migrant Children Being Taken Inside CIA Black Site in Phoenix "IndyWatch Feed War"

Screenshot by Censored News. Native youth workers transfer children stolen from their migrant parents into a CIA black site in midtown Phoenix at 2030 E. Osborn St. Horrifying. Watch neighbor's video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNdH8SNmS0 Read more on Reveal News: https://www.revealnews.org/article/defense-contractor-detained-migrant-kids-in-vacant-phoenix-office-building/ Migrant

01:40

Israeli Media Tycoon Admits Slanting News Coverage in Favor of Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Netanyahu Corruption(MEMO)  An Israeli media tycoon admitted yesterday that he provided favourable media coverage to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, because he didnt want to annoy the PM. Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Israeli media giant Bezeq Telecommunications, told police that he personally intervened to slant coverage in favour of Netanyahu on the Israeli website Walla []

01:40

Samsungs Galaxy S10 Plus may sport five cameras "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Samsungs Galaxy S10 Plus might pack five cameras

It looks like three cameras arent enough for Samsung, as leaks suggest that the South Korean giant is planning to come up with five cameras in its next flagship Galaxy S10 Plus early next year.

As per the latest information leaked by the South Korean publication The Bell, the Galaxy S10 Plus (codenamed Beyond 2) is expected to make its debut next year, which will boast of five cameras in total. The report claims the smartphone could feature a triple camera setup at the back and dual cameras on the front. The triple lens camera on the back will sport a new 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view, a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens sensor for optical zoom and Portrait Mode photos.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus would have a front-facing camera that will apparently feature a standard camera sensor along with a secondary front-facing shooter for Portrait Mode selfies. It will also feature infinity display design with smaller bezels and an optical fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the screen.

Besides the premium Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, the report also claims that that there will be another two versions of the smartphone, which is a lower-cost entry-level Galaxy S10 (codenamed Beyond 0), and regular S10 (codenamed Beyond 1). The entry-level Galaxy S10 will have two cameras on the back, and one on the front, while the regular S10 will have three rear cameras and one front camera. The other two variants, which is the entry-level Galaxy S10 and regular S10 are also expected to have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the device.

Samsungs typically releases its new Galaxy S lineup in late February at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show. However, this may get delayed as the company is reportedly planning to debut a third new flagship phone series in Barcelona next year, the foldable Galaxy X line.

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01:39

Afghanistan opium cultivation explodes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have written before about how getting rid of poppy production has been a major goal of US policymakers in Afghanistan. They have targeted a large number of airstrikes in the province of Helmand, seen as the major source of poppy cultivation. This is due to the belief among US policymakers that the production of heroin is the main source of income for the Taliban and that if farmers could be persuaded to grow other crops, then the Taliban would be weakened and then eliminated. Experts have cast doubts on this theory, arguing that the Taliban is not that dependent on income from the heroin trade and that there are sound economic reasons for Afghan farmers to grow poppies that have little to do with larger political issues.

This policy has not worked in the past despite repeated attempts and now comes a new official report from the US government that confirms yet another failure.

Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit a record high last year, a US government watchdog has said, describing American-funded counternarcotics efforts in the war-torn country as a failure.

Since the American-led invasion in late 2001, the US has spent about $8.6bn on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, yet the country remains the worlds largest producer of opium.

According to a new study by the office of the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (Sigar), opium cultivation reached about 328,000 hectares (1,265 square miles) in 2017 a 63% jump from the year before and the greatest amount tallied since 2002. [My emphasis-MS]

The report found that no program by the US, the Afghans or by coalition partners had succeeded in causing lasting reductions in poppy or opium production.

Over and over again one reads in the reports that the US is trying to gain control of Helmand province and seems to never succeed.

But despite these repeated failures, dont expect any changes. This is because the US seems to have no viable options in Afghanistan. They are in a stalemate that has lasted 17 years and seem to be resigned to just spinning their wheels. As people have suggested, the US has not fought a 17-year war in that country, they have a fought a one-year war 17 times, with only the number changing with each succeeding year.

As any student of history will tell you, Afghanistan has been a graveyard for imperial powers from time immemorial, the most recent being the British, the Russians, and now the US. The only question is n...

01:37

13 New Work Word Problems Worksheet Photograph "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

fraction word problems worksheets seventh grade math word problems worksheets word problems for 7th grade math worksheets worksheets for all 2nd grade math printables worksheets operations and algebraic let s solve word problems using multiple strategies a spelling days of the week free printable...

01:35

[$] Emacs & TLS "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A recent query about the status of network security (TLS settings in particular) in Emacs led to a long thread in the emacs-devel mailing list. That thread touched on a number of different areas, including using OpenSSL (or other TLS libraries) rather than GnuTLS, what kinds of problems should lead to complaints out of the box, what settings should be the default, and when those settings could change for Emacs so as not to discombobulate users. The latter issue is one that lots of projects struggle with: what kinds of changes are appropriate for a bug-fix release versus a feature release. For Emacs, its lengthy development cycle, coupled with the perceived urgency of security changes, makes that question even more difficult.

01:35

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus adds two-factor authentication support for Windows logons "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

ManageEngine announced that it is rolling out two-factor authentication (TFA) support for Windows logons in ADSelfService Plus, its integrated active directory self-service password management and single sign-on solution. With this support, ADSelfService Plus enables organizations to add an extra layer of protection for critical resources that are accessed by users through Windows-based machines. ADSelfService Plus integrates with Windows client (Vista and above) and server (2008 and above) operating systems to provide users a secure logon More

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01:33

Facebook Faces 500,000 Fine in U.K. Over Cambridge Analytica Leak "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook has been fined 500,000 ($664,000) in the U.K. after the country's data protection watchdog concluded that its data-sharing scandal broke the law, making it as the social network's first fine over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Yes, 500,000that's the maximum fine allowed by the UK's Data Protection Act 1998, and equals to what Facebook earns every 8 minutes. Facebook has been

01:32

Desafiando el sistema de fuego capitalista "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El apoyo a las luchas en defensa de los bosques siempre ha tenido un elemento clave: aprender y desaprender.

Aprender de quienes dependen de los bosques la forma en que protegen sus territorios y sus formas de vida y subsistencia.

Desaprender las doctrinas destructivas que postulan numerosos economistas, ingenieros forestales, funcionarios de Estado, incluso ambientalistas bien intencionados.

A veces lo que hay que desaprender es el uso de las palabras ms simples.

En Bali, por ejemplo, una de las primeras cosas que los forneos aprenden es que el trmino agua, que podra parecer una palabra neutral, est lleno de connotaciones problemticas. Los movimientos locales deben combatir constantemente la idea de que el agua es un recurso mundial apropiable, separable, cuya esencia bsica se expresa en el smbolo H2O. En gran parte de Bali, el agua es algo diferente: tiene sus propias energas y es inseparable de los bosques, la tierra, los peces, Vishnu (una divinidad hind), la danza y el siempre dinmico sistema de riego subak. (1)

A menudo, tambin es necesario desaprender las definiciones predominantes de muchas otras palabras simples o al menos ponerlas en una nueva perspectiva. De lo contrario, corren el riesgo de convertirse en poco ms que un residuo de derrotas polticas.

Por ejemplo, la palabra tierra hoy en da tiene la connotacin de bloques de espacio geomtricos que pueden ser monopolizados por distantes propietarios privados. Pero eso solo fue posible por los cientos de aos de agresin poltica que introdujeron la ley de propiedad privada, la tecnologa para el cercado, la banca y el surgimiento de poderosos Estados.

De manera similar, palabras como trabajo y empleo actualmente se refieren principalmente al trabajo asalariado solo porque las actividades de sustento no remuneradas han sido sistemticamente subestimadas y degradadas mientras que el trabajo asalariado se ha vuelto predominante en todo el mundo, gracias (entre otras cosas) al petrleo, el patriarcado y las plantaciones.

Estas batallas continan. Hoy en da, la Organizacin de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentacin (FAO), obediente a las empresas y los Estados, todava lucha por incluir los monocultivos industriales de rboles en la definicin de bosque.

Pero dichas luchas nunca terminarn. Las derrotas nunca pueden ser ms que parciales. Los esfuerzos de los movimientos de los bosques por reclamar palabras bsicas como espacios de sus propias formas de pensar y vivir no reflejan nostalgia sino todo lo contrario: la comprensin de que los conceptos que se formularon en una situacin de conflicto pueden ser y estn siendo reformulados.

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01:32

Bomgar acquiring Avecto to create privileged access management solution "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Bomgar announced it will acquire Avecto. Avectos Defendpoint technology combines privilege management and application control to protect endpoints by making admin rights removal simple and scalable. Pairing Avecto with Bomgars privileged account and session management technology will enable businesses to implement the principle of least privilege and defend themselves against todays threats. Forrester estimates that 80% of security breaches involve privileged credentials. Privileged accounts are coveted targets for attackers and must be protected from both More

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01:30

WhiteHat Security and RiskIQ partner to fortify digital asset management "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As businesses migrate to digital channels to improve their product offerings, promote business and enhance customer and employee engagement, their online presence and attack surface simultaneously expandopening doors to brand misuse and even data theft. In order to address this business issue, WhiteHat Security announced it has partnered with RiskIQ to offer threat defenders complete, point-in-time snapshots of their brands online presence beyond the firewall. The relationship leverages RiskIQ Digital footprint snapshot technology to expand More

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01:29

White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'She was destined to accomplish so much,' the sister of young victim Katherine Irene Tortice said.

01:28

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain The 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In A Rare, Unearthed Video "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Esquire: Ive tried to avoid doing this ever since the picture came out. When you just say the ideas they sound foolish, whereas if theyre dramatized one feels it, but Ill try. The idea was supposed to be that he is taken in by god-like entities, creatures of pure energy and intelligence with no []

01:28

Vijay Malik joins GreatHorn as vice president of engineering "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GreatHorn announced that it has appointed Vijay Malik as its vice president of engineering. In this role, Malik will be responsible for the companys engineering organization and the development of its email security platform, particularly as the team strengthens its anomaly-based threat detection capabilities for phishing and social engineering attacks. The FBIs 2017 Internet crime report found business email compromise incidents were not only on the rise, but, in fact, had a disproportionately large financial More

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01:24

Periodista fue detenido arbitrariamente y torturado por policas municipales en Veracruz "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. El fotoperiodista, catedrtico y defensor de derechos humanos, Oliver Coronado Paz, fue vctima de actos intimidatorios, detencin arbitraria, desaparicin forzada, amenazas y tortura psicolgica por parte de elementos de la polica municipal de Orizaba, Veracruz, los das 3 y 5 de julio de este ao, denunci la organizacin Artculo 19 (A19).

A medio da del 3 de julio, Coronado Paz fue interrogado por un polica municipal sobre unas fotografas que, minutos antes de ser abordado, haba tomado en la parada del autobs en la que se encontraba. Lo vieron tomando fotografas aqu enfrente, y ya sabe usted cmo estn las cosas, dijo el polica al periodista, de acuerdo con su testimonio.

Posteriomente, el 5 de julio en la misma parada y a la misma hora, la misma patrulla en la que haba llegado el polica arrib al lugar con tres oficiales a bordo, dos de ellos portando armas largas y el tercero con una pistola en el cinturn, explic A19.

Uno de ellos, identificado con el nombre de Omar Damin, se acerc y volvi a interrogarlo, pero esta vez empuando el arma y con el dedo cerca del gatillo. Oliver respondi los cuestionamientos, sin embargo expres que se senta intimidado pues nunca haba ocurrido que a la misma hora, en el mismo lugar, fuera abordado de esa manera por la polica y menos mientras empuaban su arma, sin embargo el polica nicamente se burl, le explic que era por seguridad y que se trataba de una entrevista de rutina porque les haban reportado que estaba tomando fotografas, agreg la organizacin.

Coronado Paz fue llevado por los policas a la comandancia para que fuera interrogado nuevamente, y en el trayecto le quitaron su telfono para impedirle la comunicacin. En el lugar fue amenazado de muerte por Juan Ramn Herebia, director de Gobernacin y quien tiene bajo su mando a la polica municipal, denunci el fotoperiodista.

Quin chingados te mand a vigilarme? Ya cabrn, habla. [] No me conoces, yo vengo de donde no se conoce el miedo y tus leyes me valen verga. Conmigo ya te chingaste y si no te comportas como te digo, te van a ir a recoger en lote baldo, y sers uno ms de esos periodistas muertos.., fueron las palabras de Herebia, de acuerdo con Coronado.

Al reiterar que no formaba parte de ningn plan para vigilar al funcionario, finalmente Coronado fue llevado a otra oficina para tomarle fotografas y otros datos personales, obligndolo a firmar una ficha de ingreso con datos falsos sobre su ingreso y salida. Lo acompaaron a la caseta de salida y le regresaron sus cosas, seal A19.

Ante las agresiones, la organizacin exigi iniciar una investigacin de las violaciones a los derechos humanos del periodista, as como llam al Mecanismo de Proteccin para Personas Defensoras de Derec...

01:22

GlobalSigns cloud-based PKI solution enables Cayan to deliver SSL certificates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GMO GlobalSign announced that Cayan is integrating GlobalSigns scalable, cloud-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service to improve ease-of-use and reduce the support costs of its Genius payment processing platform. The Genius platform is a cloud-based payment processing platform that works on Internet connected mobile devices. The integration with GlobalSigns PKI service, capable of issuing more than 3,000 digital certificates per second, allows Cayan to issue SSL certificates on all devices to establish encryption, mutual authentication More

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01:22

Surviving the odds "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Is life extension at odds with probability?


Does probability ensure that you will die, no matter what, once you are old enough? Does it throw the ultimate spanner in the works of life extension? The answer is not as clear-cut as you might think.

Recently, a study from Sapienza University in Italy has revived the idea of the so-called mortality plateausthe apparent flattening of mortality rates in people aged above 100, suggesting that the maximum mortality rate of such people is 50% at age 105 [1]. However, even if this mortality rate remained constant for as long as you lived, youd still be overwhelmingly likely to die relatively soon.

What may be even more disheartening is that, if you had a constant, larger-than-zero probability of dying, then no matter how small it was, youd be overwhelmingly likely to die past a certain point in time, be it even billions of years into the future. As a matter of fact, over an infinite time, that probability would be exactly 100%. However, the situation is not as dire as it seems.

01:20

Hundreds of Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto Finally Get Green Light "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

monsantoWere going to see for the first time evidence that nobody has seen before, evidence that has been in Monsantos files that weve obtained from lawyers and the people in Monsanto. (CD)  After opening arguments kicked off in California state court on Monday for a Bay Area mans landmark lawsuit alleging that Monsantos popular weedkiller Roundup caused him []

01:19

Revisin del salario mnimo se heredar a la administracin de AMLO, admite Roberto Campa "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Roberto Campa, secretario del Trabajo, declar que el tema de la actualizacin del salario mnimo se heredar a la administracin de Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador. Regeneracin, 11 de julo de 2018.- El titular de la Secretara del Trabajo y Previsin Social (STyPS), Roberto Campa Cifrin, admiti que la evaluacin sobre el aumento al salario mnimo, []

La entrada Revisin del salario mnimo se heredar a la administracin de AMLO, admite Roberto Campa se public primero en Regeneracin.

01:18

Adelantan reactivacin del tren Mxico-Quertaro "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El tren Mxico-Quertaro, cancelado por escndalos de corrupcin durante el sexenio de Pea Nieto, podra tomar un nuevo aire.   Regeneracin, 11 de julio de 2018.- Luego de su cancelacin por escndalos de corrupcin, el Tren Mxico-Quertaro podra llevarse a cabo, despus de todo, como parte del Plan de la Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles del []

La entrada Adelantan reactivacin del tren Mxico-Quertaro se public primero en Regeneracin.

01:18

We dont accept behaviors violating international laws, says Greece on Russian diplomats "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

We dont accept behaviors that violate the international law, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday confirming in fact media reports that Greece plans to expel two Russian diplomats and ban entrance to Greece for another two. So far no official statement has been issued by the Greek Foreign Ministry on the issue, however, diplomatic

The post We dont accept behaviors violating international laws, says Greece on Russian diplomats appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

01:16

Yes, Trump is a narcissist. But it's literally millions of times worse than that. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There's no use for logic or empathy when you're dealing with a delusional sect of a country that is sprinting toward a fascist 'Merica. It's not just Trump who is a narcissist beyond help, it's everyone who still follows him. Do yourself a favor and give them all a view of your gorgeous middle fingers.

01:13

How China plans to push back against Donald Trump in economic cold war "IndyWatch Feed War"

China has the endurance needed to win this war.

Government wants to position itself as a champion of free trade and defender of globalisation, says source close to Beijing

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01:12

Security updates for Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (cups), Oracle (kernel and qemu-kvm), Red Hat (ansible, kernel, kernel-rt, and qemu-kvm), Scientific Linux (kernel and qemu-kvm), Slackware (thunderbird), and Ubuntu (curl, firefox, imagemagick, and xapian-core).

01:09

YouTube Is Fighting Conspiracy Theories with Authoritative Context and Outside Links "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

More than ever: https://duckduckgo.com/ Via: The Verge: YouTube is adding authoritative context to search results about conspiracy-prone topics like the Moon landing and the Oklahoma City Bombing, as well as putting $25 million toward news outlets producing videos. Today, the company announced a new step in its Google News Initiative, a program it launched in []

01:08

If they give me the atom bomb Id remove Holland from the earth before they can hold a competition of caricatures "IndyWatch Feed War"

At a certain point the West is going to have to decide whether it is going to uphold and defend the freedom of speech or submit to violent intimidation and the imposition of Sharia blasphemy laws. Or perhaps the West has already opted for the latter, given the fact that the defense of the freedom []

01:08

A suggestion for Elon Musk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

He wants to be a hero, so he rushed to build an impractical, inflexible torpedo to haul through a twisty convoluted cave in Thailand. Apparently, hes never had to haul a bed frame up some stairs and through a door that you were sure it would fit through because it was only a half-inch too narrow for the frame, and you think maybe if you twist it just right it will fit. Those ingrate Thais just went ahead and rescued the kids without him, and now Musk sounds a bit petulant and pouty about it.

But while Narongsak Osatanakorn, the head of the joint command centre co-ordinating the operation, acknowledged Musks offer he said that the mini submarine would not have been practical for the cave rescue.

Even though their equipment is technologically sophisticated, it doesnt fit with our mission to go in the cave, Osatanakorn told reporters.

In response, Musk said Osatanakorn was not the subject matter expert, adding that he believed he had been inaccurately described as rescue chief, and should be more accurately referred to as the former Thai provincial governor.

Musk is the rescue chief! And the expert on cave diving! And hed be a better Thai provincial governor!

Poor Elon. I have an idea for him: did you know that Flint, Michigan still doesnt have drinkable water? If he would fly in with a team of engineers and put together a water purification plant, even I would stand up and applaud him.

Except that Im afraid hed decide the cleverest solution would be to build an electromagnetic cannon to launch water balloons into the city.

01:01

German Bundestag Committee: Russias Syria Campaign is Legal, US Should Leave "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The US-led coalitions military intervention in Syria is under increasing levels of scrutiny, with critics arguing that the coalition has no mandate to conduct military operations in the Arab Republic as it doesnt have Damascus approval to do so. A committee of the German Bundestag headed by Die Linke politician Alexander Neu found Russias military presence in Syria []

01:00

Joining Some Dots on the Skripal Case: Part 6 Tying up the Loose Ends "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rob Slane, the Blogmire Over the last five pieces (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) I have, slowly but surely, advanced a theory of what happened in the Skripal case. I must confess to having done so with a fair amount of unease. I dont want to believe that my Government has been stating a case that is false. I dont want to believe that the public have been lied to. I dont want to have to think that there has been a lot of effort made to present an explanation that hides the truth. And yet, given the fact that the Government story contains self-evident fallacies, and cannot be made to add up, I dont think that theres much alternative than to be hugely sceptical about their claims. I stated the two main fallacies in Part 1, which are the claims that three people were poisoned by the nerve agent A-234, which is 5-8 times more toxic than VX, and that because A-234 was developed in the Soviet Union, the

01:00

Hold the Salt and Butter, This Popcorn Is For a Robot "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Popcorn! Light and fluffy, it is a fantastically flexible snack. We can have them plain, create a savory snack with some salt and butter, or cover with caramel if you have a sweet tooth. Now Cornell University showed us one more way to enjoy popcorn: use their popping action as the mechanical force in a robot actuator.

It may be unorthodox at first glance, but it makes a lot of sense. We pop corn by heating its water until it turns into steam triggering a rapid expansion of volume. It is not terribly different from our engines burning an air-fuel mixture to create a rapid expansion of volume. Or using heat energy to boil water and trigger its expansion to steam. So a kernel of popcorn can be used as a small, simple, self-contained engine for turning heat energy into mechanical power.

Obviously it would be a single-use mechanism, but thats perfectly palatable for the right niche. Single-use is a lot easier to swallow when popcorn is so cheap, and also biodegradable resulting in minimal residue. The research paper demonstrated three recipes to harness popping corns mechanical energy, but that is hardly an exhaustive list. Theres an open invitation to brainstorm other creations to add to the menu.

Of course, if you prefer candy over popcorn, you could build a robot actuator out of licorice instead.

Either way, the robot uprising will be delicious.

[via IEEE Spectrum]

00:57

Congress Renews Push to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Group "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo, July 11, 2018: Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are renewing a years-long push to designate the international Muslim Brotherhood organization as a terrorist organization due to its support for terror organizations that threaten U.S. security Continue reading

00:56

Trump issues outrageous lie about Russian control of Germany "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

__________ BBC Trump: How much of Germanys gas comes from Russia? The claim: Germany imports 60% to 70% of its energy from Russia. Reality Check verdict: Germany relies on Russia for most of its imports of natural gas. But gas makes up less than 20% of Germanys energy mix for power production. At a Nato []

00:56

Estudiantes de Sinaloa se quedan sin graduacin, denuncian a la organizadora por supuesto fraude "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En Sinaloa, ms de 800 jvenes descubrieron que fueron estafadas, al llegar al saln de fiestas estaba cerrado, la organizadora del evento no realiz los pagos porque supuestamente le clonaron su tarjeta. Regeneracin, 11 de julo de 2018.- Estudiantes de la Facultad de Enfermera de la Universidad Autnoma de Sinaloa (UAS) fueron estafadas con su []

La entrada Estudiantes de Sinaloa se quedan sin graduacin, denuncian a la organizadora por supuesto fraude se public primero en Regeneracin.

00:56

Mushroom Lollipops. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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C. Ford, all rights reserved.

Obviously, not mushroom lollipops, but that was my first thought (put me in mind of Enoki shrooms) when I picked up my scrip for Phenergan (Promethazine), for nausea. Its a gel, which is rubbed into the underside of my wrists.

00:52

Wild Boars rescued from Thai cave give a wave to the world in first video released since their rescue "IndyWatch Feed War"

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds, looking thin but fine after an ordeal that has gripped the world.

The last group of the 12-member Wild Boars soccer team and their coach was brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a dangerous rescue and evoking international relief and joy.

Rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told a news conference the boys were just being children when they got lost and no one was to blame.

We dont see the children as at fault or as heroes. They are children being children, it was an accident, Narongsak said.

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This handout video grab taken from footage released on Wednesday shows members of the Wild Boars football team being treated at a hospital in Chiang Rai. | AFP-JIJI

A video of the boys in hospital was shown at the news conference. Some of them, wearing surgical masks, lay on their beds. Some sat and made the peace sign gesture for the camera.

None of the boys was heard speaking in the clips shown at the news conference.

The 12 boys and their soccer coach lost an average of 2 kg (4.4 lb) during their ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said earlier.

After being brought out of the cave, one by one beginning on Sunday, they were taken by helicopter to hospital in the town of Chiang Rai, about 70 km (45 miles) away, to stay in quarantine.

The boys would have to stay in hospital for up to 10 days, hospital director Chaiwetch Thanapaisal told the news conference. They would then need to recuperate at home for 30 days, he said.

Parents of the first eight boys freed have been able to visit them but had to wear protective suits and stand 2 meters (7 feet) away as a precaution. Authorities are worried about the possibility of infections picked up in the cave.

Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, a health department inspector, earlier told reporters one from the last group rescued on Tuesday had a lung infection and they were all given vaccinations for rabies and tetanus.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha asked that the boys be given time to recover.

The important thing is personal space, Prayuth told reporters. The best way is not to bother them and let them study.

The group ventured into the vast ca...

00:52

Syria by admissions. Who was behind this dreadful war? "IndyWatch Feed War"

HANDS OFF SYRIA | July 7, 2018 Who created al Qaeda and DAESH? Who drove the fake stories of chemical attacks and WMDs? A compilation by Tim Anderson for Hands Off Syria. NOTE. YouTubes 9/7/18 response to this video: Dear Hands Off Syria After further review we have determined that, while your video does []

00:51

CNN, MSNBC cover 50th anniversary of RFK assassination extensively, avoid mentioning that killer was Palestinian "IndyWatch Feed War"

To me, the explanation is obvious. Some mainstream U.S. news media outlets are by now so profoundly sympathetic to the Palestinian cause that they will go out of their way to avoid mentioning anything that makes the Palestinians look bad. Indeed. Sirhan Sirhan was a Palestinian Christian, but he was a fanatical servant of the []

00:48

Este proceso electoral fue el ms violento de la historia reciente de Mxico: Etellekt Consultores "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Durante el proceso electoral que inici el 8 de septiembre de 2017 y concluy el pasado 1 de julio fueron registradas 774 agresiones contra polticos, de las cuales 152 corresponden a asesinatos, lo que hizo de este periodo de campaa y elecciones el ms violento de la historia reciente de Mxico, destac el Sptimo Informe de Violencia Poltica en Mxico 2018, elaborado por la Unidad de Anlisis en Riesgos de Seguridad de Etellekt Consultores.

Del total de asesinatos, 48 fueron de precandidatos y candidatos a cargos de eleccin popular, especific el estudio. De las 774 agresiones registradas, 20 por ciento corresponden a asesinatos, 36 por ciento a amenazas e intimidaciones, 16 por ciento a agresiones fsicas, 8 por ciento a agresiones con armas de fuego, 8 por ciento a atentados contra familiares de polticos, 5 por ciento a asaltos con y sin violencia; 4 por ciento a secuestros y 3 por ciento a heridos por arma de fuego.

El informe tambin seala que de la medicin se desprende el registro de agresiones contra 429 funcionarios cuyos cargos no dependan de los procesos electorales, de los cuales 371 fueron asesinados y al menos 161 amenazados o intimidados.

En total, fueron 523 polticos y funcionarios asesinados durante el periodo, los cuales representan 2.5 por ciento del total de homicidios dolosos registrados en el pas desde septiembre de 2017 hasta mayo del 2018.

El ltimo da del proceso electoral, es decir, el 1 de julio, tambin se reportaron al menos 138 agresiones y siete asesinatos en 26 de las 32 entidades federativas del pas, agreg el informe, disponible aqu.

La entrada Este proceso electoral fue el ms violento de la historia reciente de Mxico: Etellekt Consultores aparece primero en Desinformmonos.

00:47

Jews on the Moon "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

 planet Earth has become too dangerous...

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Satire by Gilad Atzmon

Jews around the world are so excited this week! On Tuesday, Israel announced that it will launch its first mission to the moon in December 2018. 

Most Jewish organization have accepted that planet Earth has become too dangerous for the sons and the daughters of Israel. The decision to launch a spacecraft to the moon was triggered by an online poll conducted by the Global Campaign Against anti Jewish Bigotry (CAAJB). It revealed that one in six Jews (17%) reported feeling unwelcome on Earth. The online poll also found that 31.8% of world Jews had considered moving to another planet, preferably the moon, a rise from 28.2% recorded in last years CAAJBs poll. 

Various Zionists organisations have welcomed the new Jewish cosmic adventure. Zionists promised to make Jews into people like all other people. Israel vowed to bring to life a new Hebrew, to eradicate the ghetto wall, to make the Israelite loving and beloved. However, the images of hundreds of Israeli snipers shooting unarmed Palestinian youngsters dont reflect well on the Jewish State. The walls Israel surrounded itself with also suggest that Zionism didnt really solve the Jewish problem, it just moved it to a new location. 

A new Jewish planet in outer space provides new hope for people who have suffered throughout their history.  For the first time, Jews will be astronauts like all other cosmonauts.   

Jewish Voice for Peace and the three other Jewish anti Zionists from Brooklyn were also thrilled by the announcement of the Israeli space program. A planet with no people for people who control the senate  read the headline of JVPs press release yesterday. 

The Israeli missions first task will be to stick an Israeli flag on the moon. Once this mission is accomplished the space craft will plant pine trees all over the moon to remind the Hebrew newcomers of the Mount Carmel forest they left behind. The pine...

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Fedora 29 Dropping GCC From Their Default Build Root Has Been Causing A Heated Debate "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the surprisingly controversial changes being implemented for Fedora 29 is dropping GCC and GCC-C++ from the default BuildRoot for assembling Fedora packages with Koji and Mock...

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One dead, one missing as Spanish fishing boat sinks near Argentina "IndyWatch Feed War"

One person has died and another is missing after a Spanish fishing vessel sank off Argentina on Wednesday, but 25 crew members have been rescued, the Argentine Navy said.

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AFP/File | Argentine Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi, shown here at a press conference in January 2018, said the crew of the Spanish fishing vessel also included Moroccans, Peruvians and Indonesians

The crew of the Dornera were found at dawn in two rafts and a small boat, 308 nautical miles off Argentinas Patagonian coast, the Navy said in a statement.

Most of the crew are Spanish but there are also Moroccans, Peruvians and Indonesians amongst them, spokesman Enrique Balbi said.

While the reason for the sinking is so far unknown, Balbi noted: At this time of year, adverse conditions created by low pressure generate a lot of wind and big waves. This can happen to any boat when there are big waves.

Spain picked up a distress beacon and alerted the Argentine Navy, which sent out two fishing vessels to locate the sailors.

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Balbi said the boat, owned by Spanish seafood company Freiremar, was fishing in international waters but that its still our search and rescue area.

Two aircraft have been sent to Patagonia to help in the search and rescue operation for the missing sailor.

AFP

00:47

GitHub gets a modern makeover of classical Windows 9x "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GitHub Windows Edition: This user style transforms GitHubs pages into GUI resembling Windows 9x

Last month, we had reported that the software giant Microsoft had officially acquired GitHub Inc. for $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal, which was significantly higher than its initial estimates of $2 billion when it was last valued in 2015. While the news of Microsoft acquiring GitHub did not go well with the global developer community, many coders started flocking to rival repositories such as GitLab and BitBucket following the announcement.

For those unaware, GitHub, is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that allows developers to use the tools of the privately-held company to store code, change, adapt and improve software from its public repositories for free. It has more than 23 million individual users in more than 1.5 million organizations. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub.

While Microsoft has promised that GitHub will continue to operate independently and will remain an open platform, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that it would increase its focus on serving software developers via cloud services irrespective of whether they are coding for Microsoft Windows or not.

At the time when Microsoft was busy announcing its acquisition, a developer named Alexander Prokhorov, who is also known on GitHub under the name Athari, made a mock-up of a GitHub page in the Windows 95 style and posted it on Twitter on June 4.

9X

Dubbed GitHub Windows Edition, the style transforms the GitHub interface that looks clearly inspired from Windows 95 or 98. The project converts GitHubs pages into a Windows 9x-like GUI (graphical user interface) and supports all modern browsers with buttons, tags, separators, gr...

00:46

Homegrown Terror Threats Increasing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo, July 10, 2018: Jihadist threats from homegrown terrorists in America continue to increase each month, with at least nine foreign born individuals living in the United States arrested or convicted in June of attempting Continue reading

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[SECURITY] [DSA 4243-1] cups security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Luciano Bello on Jul 11

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https://www.debian.org/security/ Luciano Bello
July 11, 2018 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cups
CVE ID : CVE-2017-15400 CVE-2018-4180...

00:43

China Pledges $105 Million to Palestine, Yemen, Syria and Jordan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

China Palestine Syria Yemen(MEE)  Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday $105m in aid to Palestine, Yemen, Syria and Jordan in a speech at the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) in Beijing. The Chinese government will hand $90m to Yemen, Syria and Jordan, Xi said, with another $15m earmarked for Palestine. The financial assistance for Palestine will target economic development []

00:42

Pakistan: Muslims thrash the nations first Sikh police officer, forcibly evict him from his house "IndyWatch Feed War"

A glimpse into the future of Europe. Pakistans first Sikh police officer thrashed, forcibly evicted from his house: Report, PTI, July 11, 2018 (thanks to S.): Pakistans first Sikh police officer has claimed that he was forcibly evicted from his house in Lahore village along with his children and wife, following a property dispute with []

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US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map July 11, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is the newst update of the U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map July 11, 2018

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Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. Its composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the worlds oceans.

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Estonians curtsy to their white overlord, Ruslan Ostashko "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor   After the US Ambassador to Estonia James D. Melville Jr. resigned due to disagreement with the policies of Donald Trump, Tallinn rushed to

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Prayer and Meditation for Thursday, July 12, 2018 God is the one in whom orphans find compassion "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jesus said to his Apostles: As you go, make this proclamation: The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.

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Jesus cures the lepers, by James Tissot 1896-97.

Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 386

Reading 1 HOS 11:1-4, 8E-9

Thus says the LORD:
When Israel was a child I loved him,
out of Egypt I called my son.
The more I called them,
the farther they went from me,
Sacrificing to the Baals
and burning incense to idols.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
who took them in my arms;
I drew them with human cords,
with bands of love;
I fostered them like one
who raises an infant to his cheeks;
Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,
they did not know that I was their healer.

My heart is overwhelmed,
my pity is stirred.
I will not give vent to my blazing anger,
I will not destroy Ephraim again;
For I am God and not man,
the Holy One present among you;
I will not let the flames consume you.

Responsorial Psalm PS 80:2AC AND 3B, 15-16

R. (4b) Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
O shepherd of Israel, hearken.
From your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.
Rouse your power.
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00:36

Congressional Briefing on Election Cybersecurity Brings Diversity on Steroids "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A bipartisan panel was convened on Tuesday, July 10, by several Election Integrity (EI) organizations as well as FreedomWorks to discuss election cybersecurity as it relates to the upcoming midterm election. The diversity among the political leanings of the cooperating entities was remarkable.

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Release the bears, Smithers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump is currently in the process of thrashing around, wrecking NATO, but next hes going to be summoned to stand before his master, and I suspect itll go a bit like this.

He doesnt have to worry for long, though shortly after that hell be back in the embrace of his Republican enablers/incompetents/traitors, and all will be well for him again.

In other words, the status quo will be reset at the beginning of next weeks episode.

00:32

Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Corporations aren't supposed to own ranches in North Dakota but Dakota Access got away with it in the name of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.

00:29

Syrian War Report July 11, 2018: YPG Carries Out Series Of Attacks Against Turkish-backed Forces In Afrin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront The Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) have claimed that their cells carried out a series of hit and run attacks against Turkey-led forces in the northern Syrian area of Afrin from July 5 to July 8. One Turkish-backed fighters was reportedly killed by YPG sniper fire at a military point between the settlements []

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BI Retraction Shows Disagreement With The Transgender Agenda Will Not Be Tolerated "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Chicago Sun Times retracted a column in 2014 by conservative writer Kevin Williamson, in which he argued that transgender actor Laverne Cox is not a woman. At the time the newspaper said it erred in running the opinion article, because it failed to mention that some medical professionals believe transitioning is a necessary procedure, and because the papers editors did not wish to cause pain to transgender people. The message sent was that the belief that changing ones gender is impossible, which millions of people hold, is too offensive to put in print.

Fast-forward to this week. Business Insider ran an opinion article Friday in which conservative columnist Daniella Greenbaum argued that the backlash faced by actor Scarlett Johansson over her role as a transgender man in an upcoming movie is unwarranted. Critics were unhappy the director didnt cast a transgender person for the role.

Greenbaum argued in her column its unfair to criticize Johansson, an actress, for acting a part. She in no way suggested that it is not possible to change genders. In fact, her short piece had essentially nothing to say about the broader issues regarding transgender ideology; she was instead rejecting the notion that Johansson was guilty of some kind of transgender appropriation. Nevertheless, some people, including some in her own newsroom, were offended, and Business Insider removed the column just as happened to Williamson.

This trajectory, over a mere four years, from banning articles that question the reality of changing genders to banning articles that offend people who believe its possible to change genders, is shocking and should serve as a wake up call. The question of whether characters representing marginalized groups should be played by actors who are not a member of that group is not some kind of settled artistic science; in fact it is a lively debate in the arts. A debate too controversial for Business Insider it would seem, which bowed to the wishes of the offended.

Business Insiders Justification

Reports indicate that some of the complaints regarding the column came from other journalists at Business Insider. As a result, the article was taken down and an awkward response given assuring everyone that this does not mean our argument writers should not take big swings, or that they must have opinions shared by everyone in our newsroom. The closest thing to a specific reason for removing the piece was its use of the term social justice warrior, which editor in chief Nich Carlson is apparently banning from the publication.

Whatever one thinks of the term social...

00:25

Stop Rearmament in the Nordic Countries "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stop Rearmament in the Nordic Countries!

From Tid til Fred, June 21, 2018

Peace is achieved by peaceful means

All Nordic countries are being rearmed under the leadership of NATO. The danger of war increases accordingly. At the defence ministers meeting in NATO in November 2017 decisions were made which seriously threaten peace.

Two new command centres to be established

An Atlantic centre is to be created for NATO to gain control over The Atlantic and The Arctic. In Norway basesfor the US Marine are being established. Rygge Airport near Moss is being expanded in order to act as a USAir-force base in a case of conflict. In Iceland Keflavik became a...

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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS GLOBAL THREAT "IndyWatch Feed War"

SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY HEARING DATE: JULY 11, 2018 10:00 AM 2154 RAYBURN HOB PURPOSE: To examine the threat of Muslim Brotherhood to the United States and its interests and how to effectively counter it. BACKGROUND: The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Continue reading

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Nawaz Sharifs return to Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

To predict what will happen when Nawaz Sharif lands back in Pakistan, we need to look at what has happened as a result of the NAB conviction that has awarded prison sentences to him, Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Captain Safdar.

Opponents of Nawaz Sharif have celebrated the conviction. This was predictable. But at this stage, how much does the gloating of his opponents really matter? The 2013 election saw the people of Pakistan award Sharif the single greatest window of opportunity ever afforded to a Pakistani democrat. Almost everything that has happened since then has involved Sharif voluntarily handing over chunks of the space he was gifted back to his opponents, be they elements within the military and intelligence establishments or their unofficial spokespeople in the national media or Imran Khan and his horde of angry malcontents or, most recently, his critics within the superior judiciary.

By Mosharraf Zaidi

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The NAB conviction is a moment of climax for this diverse but predictable array of Nawaz Sharif haters. This moment began in April 2016 with something they had little to do with (the Panama Papers), and culminated on July 6, 2018 with the NAB conviction. Short of, God forbid, an actual hanging or assassination, Nawaz Sharif haters have had their day in the sun.

What about Nawaz Sharif lovers? They too are reasonably predictable. The boss has just been GIKd. Again. For the third time. This time, the process has marinated much longer and the institutional mechanisms enacting the beheading are stronger. And the boss himself? He is older and slower. An aching desperation adorns the PML-N. The NAB conviction was anticipated only for the details, not the outcome. The party is torn. On the one hand is the new party president whose grievance at being denied a chance to graduate from provincial boss to national leader goes back not to July 2017, when Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by the Supreme Court, but all the way back to June 2013 when his elder brother chose to leave him in Lahore, instead of inviting him to be part of his cabinet in Islamabad. On the other hand is the telegenic crown princess whose sense of entitlement to the throne has been carefully cultivated by her father, and whose conviction by the NAB court maybe the more important cut to the jugular of the N in the PML-N.

The two camps may be at odds with each other but are passionately pro-Nawaz Sharif. So Nawaz Sharif lovers will do what they have thus far: put up a good rhetorical fight, but refuse t...

00:22

Hero Cop Runs to Russia to Bust Trumps Pedophile Express "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors note:  Dougans personal vendetta is with Sheriff Bradshaw, a Trump asset that protects the operations at Mar a Lago, the pedophile whore-house by the sea that operates much as the W Bush White House in Washington did, hot and cold running buttered little boys. If only we were making this up. Russia today: Add []

00:21

Peace Activists Gather In Brussels To Say No To War No To NATO "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The weekend of July 7th and 8th witnessed the European peace movement come together in Brussels, Belgium to send a clear message to the world community, No to war No to NATO! The mass demonstration on Saturday and the No-to NATO counter summit on Sundayrejected American calls for all 29 NATO member states to increase military expenditures to 2% of GDP. Currently, the US spends 3.57% for military programs while European nations average 1.46 percent. President Trump is pressuring NATO members to spends hundreds of billions of additional Euros annually on various military programs, many which involve the purchase of American weapons and the expansion of military bases. NATO members will meet in Brussels on July 11th and 12th. President Trump is expected to come down strongly on the Europeans while most member states are hesitant to increase military spending.

00:17

For Peace With Putin, End Americas Pointless Wars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is an overdue opportunity for the American presidents next bold peace initiative. It is time for the U.S. to stop its wasteful wars, and Russia can be a constructive partner to this end. The mainstream press on both sides of the Atlantic will howl against any agreement between Trump and Putinno matter whats in it. So why not take steps that the American public will instinctively understand and that will provide the support for Trump to end Americas failed interventions? Besides what are his opponents going to do? Vilify him for seeking peace and starting the process of healing the many wounds of the wars? The American people are not fooled by false claims that Trump is soft on terrorism; they are aware that U.S. military interventions oftentimes canand dofuel terrorism.

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Khan al-Ahmar spared from demolition until July 16 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Khan al-Ahmar

Israels High Court freezes West Bank Bedouin village demolition until July 16
i24NEWS 10 July The controversial scheduled demolition of a Bedouin village in a strategic area in the West Bank was pushed back on Monday after Israels High Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction preventing the state from carrying on with its plan to evacuate residents from the village. Palestinian lawyers representing the residents of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village located in the Jerusalem Governorate of the West Bank, filed a petition last week claiming that no eviction orders had been given to the residents as the law requires in matters of evacuation. The lawyers claim that only demolition orders had been issued, which causes the High Court to order a response from the State by July 16, meaning the demolition will be be postponed until then.
https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/179119-180710-israel-s-high-court-freezes-demolition-of-west-bank-village-until-july-16

Inside the fearful Palestinian village that could decide fate of Palestinian state
[with photos] The Guardian 7 July by Oliver Holmes in Khan al-Ahmar Only a court order stands between Khan al-Ahmar and the bulldozers. And if it goes, the West Bank will be split in two Commuters speeding along the four-lane highway that connects Jerusalem to Jericho might not notice this tiny Bedouin village of fewer than 200 people tucked in the dip of two hills. Tents hoisted with chipped scrap-wood and sand-covered corrugated-iron shacks are home to once-nomadic families who settled after the Israeli army expelled them from the southern desert seven decades ago. Some residents work in nearby factories owned by Israeli settlers. Others herd sheep and goats on the scorching rocky terrain. But Khan al-Ahmars modest appearance belies its significance to many Palestinians as the keystone of their struggle for statehood a community whose location is so strategic that, if they were removed, it might crumble hopes for a future country. After years of resistance against Israeli demolition orders that say the makeshift village in the occupied West Bank is illegally built, last week brought what appeared to be final preparations for its destruc...

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Kavanaughs Nomination Must Be Defeated-He Supports Abortion, Obamacare and the Cover Up of Vince Fosters Murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A wolf in sheeps clothing.

President Trump has been on a winning streak. First, his jobs report for June was fantastic as 213,000 jobs were added to the nations employment. He pardoned the Hammonds, from the Bundy Ranch affair. In fact, I reminded someone that the President promised wed be winning so much, that we would be tired of winning.

I was preparing an analysis of how various minority groups were beginning to support Trump in much larger numbers. Both black and Hispanic support has more than doubled. Brandon Straka is leading a march for LGBT people to leave the Democratic Party. The Democrats continue to have money issues and the great, anticipated Blue Wave, has all but evaporated. Then disaster struck.

This report is short, not-so sweet and very much to the point. In a quick sentence, Brett Kavanaugh is Deep State and he represents Deep  State interests. I have no idea what Trump could have been thinking. And in a shining moment, I understand why my friends and coll eagues, such as Dr. Ted Broer, has decisively soured on Trump as a conservative president.Today I am leaning very much in that direction.

The appointment of a Supreme Court judge is huge because this appointment will determine if the conservatives, or the mentally ill liberals will maintain a  5-4 majority decision on critical Constitutional issues. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, then Supreme Court will have been taken over by liberals.

Judge Kavanaugh-A Disaster

I confess I did not know a lot about Kavanaugh and was gratified that the Democrats were caught pre-fabricating their signs of protest against Kavanaugh. This shows one how truly stupid liberals are because Trump just nominated one of them.

Trumps nominee judicial record immediately jumped out at me. First, he ruled she  that an illegal alien, (re Garza case) was entitled to a taxpayer-funded abortion.  No wonder Trump said he would not ask his nominee on how he would rule on abortion issues. The man is a flaming liberal. .

A second issue has surfaced as well. Tru...

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Slovakia picks U.S. fighter planes to replace Russian-made jets "IndyWatch Feed War"

Slovakia has agreed a $1.9 billion deal to buy 14 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defense ministry said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon 

Slovakia picked the new F-16s made by Lockheed Martin over Swedish Gripen jets produced by Saab, calling them more modern and more advanced, according to an analysis published before the decision.

We picked the best solution because they are modern machines, which from a price, quality and capability point of view that we can afford, have no competition, Defence Minister Peter Gajdos said in a statement.

NATO member Slovakia plans to spend about 6.5 billion euros ($7.6 billion) by 2030 to modernize its military, and wants to reduce its reliance on Russian equipment, but has a maintenance contract with Russia for its 12 MiG-29s until autumn 2019.

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Under the contract, which is worth 20 million to 50 million euros a year, dozens of Russian technicians are based at a Slovak military airbase. That arrangement may have to be extended as delivery of the first F-16s will take up to 36 months from the signing of the contract.

Slovakia may also ask one of its neighboring countries, which are also its NATO allies, to help protect its airspace, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said.

Slovakia will pay 1.589 billion euros for 14 fighter jets, pilot training, ammunition and two-year logistical support, Pellegrini told reporters.

The contract with Lockheed Martin will be signed by the end of this year, Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said.

Slovakia had been in talks with Gripen maker Saab for years, before Gajdos stalled discussions and invited other bidders.

That sparked criticism from government coalition partners that delays in closing the deal would prolong Slovakias dependence on Russia.

Among central European neighbors, Hungary and the Czech Republic operate Gripens. Poland flies a large fleet of 48 F-16s while also keeping around 30 MiG 29s.Slovakias defense spending is due to rise from 1.2

percent of gross domestic product this year to 1.6 percent in

2020 and 2.0 percent by 2024.

NATO members ha...

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Exposed! How Britains anti-Semitism scaremongers operate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Zionists continue their genocide of Palestine thanks to "lawfare" against activists and truth-tellers.

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New App Report It, Dont Ignore It Encourages Students To Spy On Each Other "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel The Report It, Dont Ignore It application released by Henderson County Public Schools is encouraging students to spy on each other and...

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La estrategia antiderechos para combatir al activismo pro legalizacin del aborto en Argentina "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Escenas de las protestas antiderechos durante el tratamiento en Diputados | Joaqun Salguero

No les alcanza con el lobby en despachos y pasillos; tampoco con presentar, una y otra vez, expositores que deliberadamente mienten y manipulan informacin ante legisladoras y legisladores. La estrategia de los sectores antiderechos, que recrudeci tras la sancin de Diputados al aborto legal, es rodear el escenario institucional con acciones que en la superficie aparentan espontaneidad y escala local, pero en realidad estn sistemticamente planificadas y coordinadas. Si mientras el proyecto de interrupcin voluntaria del embarazo (IVE) era tratado por las comisiones de Diputados el esfuerzo estaba puesto en hacer llegar a los escritorios mini fetos de plstico y carpetas frondosas con pginas cargadas de afirmaciones sin sustento (por no recordar el evento con equipo de sonido y curas incluidos en el hall del Anexo, sobre el final de las audiencias informativas), la llegada de la iniciativa al Senado parece haber cambiado la intensidad. De hecho, parece haber activado tcticas simultneas: mentir (todava ms), distribuir esas mentiras por todos los medios posibles; perseguir y amedrentar a personajes pblicos que defienden la legalizacin o a personas annimas de pauelo verde para acallar; fomentar, no siempre de manera sutil, la violencia (inclusive fsica, callejera); infundir miedo, aun -o especialmente en mbitos mdicos, con lo que llegan a avalar la amenaza de no cumplir ni la ley vigente ni una hipottica nueva ley de aborto, y se proponen torturar a mujeres. Todo, en nombre de lo que los voceros antiderechos denominaron militancia 360.

Cuidemos las mentiras

En las semanas que pasaron entre marzo con el ingreso del proyecto de la Campaa por el Derecho al Aborto al Congreso y ahora, el discurso antiderechos sufri algunos retoques. Justo despus de los cuestionamientos de figuras pblicas hacia la intencin antiderechos de apropiarse de la palabra vida, el lema habl de salvar dos vidas y, ms recientemente, la expresin nio por nacer se transform en concebido por nacer. Precisamente esos trminos aparecieron en los folletos (sin firma) que decoraron las rejas del Congreso de la Nacin el martes pasado, en ocasin de la primera reunin del plenario de Comisiones de Senado para establecer la mecnica del debate. Las piezas (una de las cuales acompaa esta nota), escritas sobre un feto pintado de los colores de la bandera argentina, estaban dirigidas a senadoras y senadores, les peda n...

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Secuestraron a edil priista de Naupan, Puebla, y su esposa "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un grupo armado se llev al edil priista de Naupan, Puebla, Genaro Negrete Urbano y su esposa, Alicia Flores.   Regeneracin, 11 de julio de 2018.- Nada se sabe del edil de Naupan, Puebla, Genaro Negrete Urbano y su esposa, Alicia Flores, quienes fueron privados de la libertad luego de ser interceptados por un comando []

La entrada Secuestraron a edil priista de Naupan, Puebla, y su esposa se public primero en Regeneracin.

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UK Government Preparing For Anti-Trump Protests As If London Was Burning Down "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hundreds of thousands of Britons are expected to take to the streets nationwide on Friday in opposition to Trump, who is scheduled to arrive in the U.K. Thursday evening. The protestswhich will include a 20-foot-tall angry Trump baby blimp flying over Londonare expected to be so large that White House officials are reportedly concerned that the crowd-obsessed Trump could lash out at his British hosts. "We need to show the world what millions of people in this country think of the bigotry and the hatred that he represents," Owen Jones, a Guardian columnist who helped organize the anti-Trump demonstrations, told TIME on Monday. "We've seen the rise of the far right in Britain and Europe, and the one lesson we should learn from history is that when racists and the far right mobilize, you fight back, you don't let them march and rise to power."

00:13

First they came for Alan Dershowitz "IndyWatch Feed War"

First they came for me in Marthas Vineyard,
But I was in Nantucket.
Then they came for me in Nantucket,
But I was in Cape Cod.
Then they came for me in Cape Cod,
But I was in Bar Harbor.
Then they came for me in Bar Harbor,
But I was in the Hamptons.
Then they came for me in the Hamptons,
But I was in Coney Island.
Coney Island!
I no longer cared what befell me.

[For reference.] 

00:12

U.S. Is Set to Become Worlds Top Oil Producer, Government Says "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Bloomberg: The U.S. government sees oil production further climbing next year even amid transportation logjams in the countrys most prolific shale play. The Energy Information Administration sees U.S. crude output averaging 11.8 million barrels a day in 2019, up from its 11.76 million barrel a day estimate in the June outlook. In 2019, EIA []

00:09

Sweden: Muslim arrested in fatal shooting turns out to be Islamic State jihadi "IndyWatch Feed War"

There were some who said that Islamic State jihadis, having joined an entity that is avowedly at war with the West, should not be allowed back, any more than Nazi Britons who traveled to Berlin in the 1930s would have been allowed back into Britain in 1942. But such people were excoriated as racist and []

00:09

Theatrical dance: the fake news mainstream reporter and his audience "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

And the deeper implications behind it

by Jon Rappoport

July 11, 2018

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May 2012

Q & A with Ellis Medavoy:

Its rare, these days, for me to get messages from retired propaganda master, Ellis Medavoy. Hes always been a difficult man. Now, hes even tougher to coax out of his cave.

Nevertheless, because Im persistent, I interview Ellis 28 times (290 pages) in my new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED. The quality of his information on the nuts and bolts of The Matrix is priceless.

Q (Jon): So the job of the propagandist is to make fiction look and feel like fact.

A (Ellis): Propagandists know who theyre feeding, and they know what morsel will be snapped up by these newspeople. They know how to shape the morsel and color it and flavor it so that it becomes a drug.

Q: The memories of these newspeople

A: Are data banks. Their memories are all data all the time. The memories form their reality. INTERRUPTION of reality is the primary sin. It cant be tolerated.

Q: What do you mean by interruption?

A: A place in the mind where a corrosive question or doubt is inserted about the nature or character of a fact. For the regular human, this can be dealt with, at least to some degree. For the newsman, this is like a hammer blowing time to pieces. The flow is interrupted. It would be like one of those old stock brokers, when he followed the second-to-second transmission of stock prices by looking at a narrow piece of paper tape. Hed hold the tape in his hands and read it as it came through, yards and yards of it. But suppose the tape came out of the machine blank for a few minutes. This is why some people cant meditate. Theyre instinctively afraid they might come upon a silent moment where thought stops.

Q: So to ask your own question back to you, where DO these newspeople come from?

A: They, at an early age, see power as the capacity to know whats going on. They plug into that kind of power.

Q: Its strange.

A: Its superficial. Its all about surface flow of information. They stick to the surface. What theyre looking at, what they...

00:08

IBERO organiza recorrido para apreciar el arte urbano en la CDMX "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Hubo un tiempo en el que las pintas, rayones y murales callejeros fueron vistos como una expresin delincuencial, con un impacto visual negativo en las ciudades ms importantes del mundo, entre ellas la Ciudad de Mxico. Sin embargo, con el transcurso de los aos, se reflexion sobre el arte urbano y su enorme vala como parte del espectro sociocultural de las comunidades.

Por muchas dcadas se ha cuestionado el valor artstico de este fenmeno urbano, considerndolo como meros actos vandlicos y deterioro del patrimonio. Actualmente, el arte urbano y el grafiti son parte importante de algunas agendas culturales y es considerado como uno de los movimientos artsticos ms grandes del planeta, con presencia en casi todas las urbes del mundo.

Con el fin de descubrir las riquezas que resguardan las galeras al aire libre, regresan los recorridos del Programa Historia Viva, del Departamento de Historia de la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mxico, con el tema Historia de muros, letras y rayones: el arte urbano en el centro de la CDMX, que se llevar a cabo el sbado 25 de agosto.

Este recorrido ser encabezado por la Mtra. Melissa Esquivel Pea, de la Direccin de Formacin y Accin Social de la IBERO, quien llevar las riendas de la vivencia histrica y revisar junto con los asistentes el poder del grafiti en la poca antigua  y la importancia de la revalorizacin del arte como una expresin social.

De acuerdo con los promotores de este recorrido de Historia Viva, programa coordinado por el Mtro. Gabriel Poot, ejemplos de vestigios antiguos similares al grafiti podemos hallarlos en Pompeya. En este recorrido por el centro de la Ciudad de Mxico, se tratar la historia, la evolucin y revalorizacin de estas formas de arte, y veremos la interaccin del grafiti y del arte urbano con la materialidad de la urbe.

Adems, quienes estn interesados en sumarse a esta revisin histrica, que cuenta con el apoyo de Fomento Cultural Banamex, visitarn algunas de las muestras ms significativas de arte urbano en la capital del pas, y observarn algunos muros y ventanas con letras, tags, estampas e impresiones de crews que conviven con el paisaje de nuestra ciudad.

El recorrido Historia de muros, letras y rayones: el arte urbano en el centro de la CDMX se llevar a cabo el 25 de agosto, y tiene una cuota de recuperacin de 200 pesos, para pblico externo, y de 150 pesos para la Comunidad IBERO. Para apartar lugar, pueden enviar un correo a historiaviva.uia@gmail.com, o comunicarse al telfono 5950 4044.

 

Este material se comparte con autorizacin de la IBERO

La entrada...

00:08

Greece acts against Russian diplomats in security breach over Macedonia row "IndyWatch Feed War"

Greece has taken the necessary measures to protect its national interest after interference by Russian officials in the name dispute with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, the government said on Wednesday.

The Greek government wants good relations with all states, but cannot accept attitudes that violate international law and do not respect the Greek authorities, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told Skai television channel.

In this context, measures have been taken, he added.

AFP/File | Athens and Skopje signed an accord last month to resolve the decades-long dispute over the Balkan states use of the name Macedonia

Tzanakopoulos did not reveal the measures or give further details after a newspaper reported Greece was planning to expel two Russian diplomats and ban two other Russian envoys from entering the country.

A source told AFP there was a problem of interference in the Macedonian dossier, while adding that Athens traditionally good relations with Russia were unchanged.

The ERT1 public television channel reported that the officials were caught red handed last week and arrested.

It said Athens accuses them of having tried to influence the northeastern monastic community of Mount Athos known for its fierce patriotism as well as local authorities in the north of the country to launch demonstrations against the agreement with Skopje.

In Moscow, a spokesperson for the Russian foreign ministry told AFP: Tit-for-tat measures will be taken, as is always the case in such situations.

However, a Greek government source said Athens maintains channels of communication with Moscow and that Greece has no problems.

She added that unlike many other EU countries, Greece did not expel any Russian diplomats following the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, which London blamed on Moscow.

Athens and Skopje signed an accord last month to resolve the decades-long dispute over the Balkan states use of the name Macedonia, which is also the name of a northern Greek province.

The two nations came to an agreement to call the country the Republic of North Macedonia. Approved by the parliament in Skopje, it will next be put to a referendum.

AFP

00:06

Intentional Chaos: Trump And The Global NATO Alliance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As the world gears up for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit this week in Brussels and Donald Trumps meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for July 16, there is uncertainty and anxiety across the world about the outcomes of these encounters. Will Trump swing his wrecking ball at NATO allies? Can he engage in serious negotiations with his Russian counterpart to extend the New START Treaty and save the increasingly endangered Intermediate Nuclear Forces Agreement, which ended the Cold War? Contrary to popular opinion, NATO needs to be recognized as an imperial military alliance that includes a first-strike nuclear war fighting doctrine. Consistent with what Zbigniew Brzezinski later described as the geopolitical requirements for US domination of Eurasia, and thus the world, NATOs first secretary general explained that the alliances purpose was to keep Germany down, Russia out and the US in.

00:01

Ross Ulbricht Denied Supreme Court Petition as Alleged Silk Road Co-Conspirator Faces Extradition to U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Derrick Broze Nearly five years after his arrest for his role in the creation of the Silk Road online marketplace, Ross Ulbricht was denied...

00:01

Teardown Of USB Fan Reveals Journalists Lack Of Opsec "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last month, Singapore hosted a summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Accredited journalists invited to the event were given a press kit containing a bottle of water, various paper goods, and a fan that plugs into a USB port.

Understandably, the computer security crowd on Twitter had a great laugh. You shouldnt plug random USB devices into a computer, especially if youre a journalist, especially if youre in a foreign country, and especially if youre reporting on the highest profile international summit in recent memory. Doing so is just foolhardy.

This is not a story about a USB fan, the teardown thereof, or of spy agencies around the world hacking journalists computers. This a story of the need for higher awareness on what we plug into our computers. In this case nothing came of it the majority of USB devices are merely that and nothing more. One of the fans was recently torn down (PDF) and the data lines are not even connected. (Ill dive into that later on in this article). But the anecdote provides an opportunity to talk about USB security and how the compulsion to plug every USB device into a computer should be interrupted by a few seconds of thoughtfulness first.

What Can Go Wrong By Plugging Random Devices Into Your Computer

The best example of why you shouldnt plug a random USB device into your computer is Stuxnet. This worm, discovered in 2010, was specifically designed to compromise Iranian nuclear centrifuges, and had the effect of destroying one-fifth of Irans Uranium enrichment capability, and infected hundreds of thousands of computers.

Although its been about ten years since the Stuxnet worm was deployed, it remains the most impressive cyber weapon of all time. Stuxnet used four 0-day exploits to specifically target the programmable logic controllers of nuclear centrifuges, gradually increasing and decreasing the operating speed, until one thousand of these machines were destroyed. Whoever wrote Stuxnet the current best guess is a collaboration between US and Israeli intelligence agencies had deep knowledge of Windows exploits and the Siemens programmable logic controller software found on these centrifuges. While Stuxnet was quite sophisticated, it was initially deployed using decidedly low-tech means.

Stuxnet first found its way into Iranian nuclear facilities through a USB thumb drive. The exact details are not known, but all signs point to someone plugging an untrusted device into...

00:00

Certification Plays Big Role in Open Source Hiring "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Title: 
Certification Plays Big Role in Open Source Hiring

00:00

Donald Trumps Immigration Policy Forces Children To Defend Themselves Before A Judge "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As a result of the immigration policy of Donald Trump, immigrant minors are being summoned in the courts without lawyers, that is, they must defend themselves. The newspaper USA Today explains the story of a child under three years of age who appeared before the judge and had to defend himself only to avoid deportation. He tried to enter with his father, but separated them for illegally crossing to EE. UU. A video of the NGO Unaccompanied Children, which works with immigrant communities since 1978, has gone viral in the last hours in social networks, for sharing a recreation of these trials to minors, reports the Catalan newspaper El Peridico. "When children appear in immigration court alone, nine out of ten are deported. When they appear with a lawyer, the immigration courts have allowed almost half of the children to stay in the United States, "the video points out.

00:00

Strange alliance of Trump hawks and exile group poses threat to Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

Although the MEK has little verifiable presence inside Iran, authorities fear its organising potential, particularly if the US throws its full weight behind the group

Wednesday, 11 July

23:56

Antes de empezar a ayudar a la gente intent suicidarme 5 veces: El Mijis "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El virtual diputado electo de San Luis Potos por Morena, Pedro Carizales El Mijis convers con Joaqun Lpez Doriga en donde dijo que antes de ser activista intent suicidarse. Regeneracin, 11 de julo de 2018.-Pedro Carrizales El Mijis, virtual diputado electo de San Luis Potos, ha sido sumamente criticado por llegar a un cargo pblico. []

La entrada Antes de empezar a ayudar a la gente intent suicidarme 5 veces: El Mijis se public primero en Regeneracin.

23:50

China Urged To Release Jailed Human Rights Lawyers "IndyWatch Feed War"

More than 321 human rights lawyers and civil rights advocates, as well as members of their families, remain arrested in China

A coalition of human rights groups and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Yu Mei-nu () yesterday called on Beijing to release the lawyers arrested in Beijings 709 crackdown of 2015 as they marked its third anniversary.

While the crackdown is considered the largest ever on the legal profession in China, it was only the beginning of a series of clampdowns.

As of May 17 this year, more than 321 human rights lawyers and civil rights advocates, as well as members of their families, have been arrested, summoned for questioning, banned from leaving the country and placed under surveillance or house arrest, the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group said in a statement yesterday.

As part of efforts to raise awareness of the issue, a coalition of human rights groups from around the world last year jointly declared July 9 as Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Day, and this year they are honoring Chinese human rights lawyers Wang Quanzhang () and Gao Zhisheng (), Taipei Bar Association director Wang Lung-kuan () told a news conference in Taipei yesterday.

Wang Quanzhang, who disappeared in July 2015, was charged with state subversion, but no official indictment has been made so far, Wang Lung-kuan said.

Gaos family members said he disappeared in July last year.

Related image

Wang Quanzhang with his family before arrest

Before that, he was being closely monitored by the Chinese government and was banned from leaving his hometown in Shanxi Province after completing a three-year prison sentence for defending Falun Gong practitioners.

As a member of the international community and Chinas neighbor, Taiwan can do more to help support Chinese human rights advocates, Wang Lung-kuan said.

A draft refugee act is already under review at the Legislative Yuan and as far as we know neither the DPP nor the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is opposed to it. The bill should be passed as soon as possible, he said...

23:48

They Went To Jail For Justice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The book is a bit of a time capsule, somewhat along the lines of Daniel Ellsbergs recent book revealing the substance of the other half of the Pentagon Papers decades later. In fact, Hinke actually found this manuscript, which he had begun in 1966 and lost a couple of years later in the process of moving to Canada. So its a shame that the book proceeds chronologically through the 20th century and then breaks off, more or less, in the 1970s. But what has come since may be more familiar, and what is found here is of tremendous value. Part of what the book illuminates is the role Canada has played for many decades as a haven for those fleeing all kinds of injustice, including military conscription, in the United States, but also in other countries, such as Russia.

23:46

Hamas Will Invite War In The Search For A Long-Term Solution "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hamas is seen by the international community as the underdog. The severity of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza today is of mammoth proportions, making it impossible for Israel to wage another war against Hamas with the hope of simply reaching another tenuous ceasefire only to go back and "mow the lawn" again and again without introducing a dramatic change on the ground.

23:45

Toyota AI Ventures Wants to Fund Your Mobile Manipulation Startup "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Early stage robotics startups can get up to $2 million in funding from Toyota to work on home assistive robots

Today, Toyota AI Ventures in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is opening a call for innovation with the goal of throwing money at anyone with good ideas for improving mobile manipulation technology for assistive robots that can help people in and around the home.

Launched last year with US $100 million to spread around, Toyota AI Ventures has already started funding robotics companies, including Intuition Robotics and Realtime Robotics. While they seem to have not all that much trouble finding companies to give money to, this new approach is a bit more aggressive, perhaps with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs who arent sure whether or not they can get funding for a robotics startup to actually give it a try. Heres the info from the press release: 

Designed to spur entrepreneurial innovation by identifying key technology gaps, the initiative uses a call-and-response approach to offer promising startups the opportunity to secure from $500,000 to $2 million in venture capital funding from Toyota AI Ventures, as well as the possibility of partnering on a proof of concept project with TRI. 

The first call, developed in conjunction with TRIs world-class robotics group, focuses on improving mobile manipulation technology for assistive robots that can help people in and around the home. Future calls may address technology challenges in other areas that TRI is working on as part of its research in robotics and automated driving, such as perception, machine learning, or simulation.

This first call for innovation is open to hardware and software startups around the world that have: (1) raised less than $3 million in funding; (2) can demonstrate their solution via a working prototype; and (3) have a strong business model to deliver value to customers. Examples of mobile manipulation solutions in hardware include safe, lightweight arms; grippers designed for common daily tasks; and technologies for better tactile sensing. Software solutions could include ways to compensate for lower-precision, lower-fidelity hardware; algorithms to learn from or annotate data; and ways to apply lessons learned from simulation. 

Toyota AI Ventures is accepting applications for this call for innovation now through the end of October, and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Qualified startups will be evaluated on the basis of their team, technology, business model, and go-to-market strategy.

...

23:44

EU Commission adopts decision to activate enhanced surveillance for Greece in post-bailout "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The European Commission has adopted the decision to activate the enhanced surveillance framework for Greece to support the implementation of agreed reforms following the successful conclusion of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support program as of 20. August 2018. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Commission praised first of all the Greek people

The post EU Commission adopts decision to activate enhanced surveillance for Greece in post-bailout appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

23:40

Apple Hardens Privacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Judicial Jihad Against the Regulatory State (Celia)

Usually, a column written in 2012 does not remain relevant. But this oped is still fresh. It vividly describes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a man who is willing to do analytical somersaults to interpret the law to favor corporations. For all his intelligence, Kavanaugh is nothing more than a partisan shock trooper in a black robe waging an ideological battle against government regulation.

Facebook Fundraiser to Reunite Families Separated at Border Brings in Millions (Reader Jane)

The author writes, By midday Wednesday, more than 250,000 people, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, had donated more than $10 million to the Reunite an immigrant parent with their childfundraiser, started by Bay Area couple Dave and Charlotte Willner over the weekend with an initial goal of raising $1,500.

Let Me Out of Guantanamo: A Detainees Plea (Jimmy)

The author writes, I have a deep fear that I have disappeared into a parallel universe, one where I have been forgotten forever. Here I am in Guantanamo Bay, coming up on 16 years in captivity, never charged with a crime.

The Discovery of Central American Suffering (Reader Luke)

The author writes, Trumps policy is malicious, heartless, cold-hearted. But it isnt new. Both in Central America and along its Mexican border, Washington has helped rip apart families for decades, forcing children to endure a world without their parents, mothers to cope with their childrens sickening ends. Abje...

23:37

Samba 4.9 Is Working On Many Improvements, New Features "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Developers behind Samba, the open-source SMB/CIFS implementation for providing integration with the Windows Server Domain and Windows clients, is preparing for their next 4.9 release...

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