February 2012

An Italian computer science professor whose research helped inspire Google launched a new search engine and social media network on Monday that he hopes will challenge the US technology giant. (more…)

February 1st 2012 the entire parliamentary group of The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament nominated Private Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize. (more…)

Bill Quigley Alternet

Millions of people in the US work and are still poor.  Here are eight points that show why the US needs to dedicate itself to making work pay. (more…)

Bill Quigley

Justice demands we make sure corporations do not harm people.  Democracy must require that they operate for the common good. (more…)

Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations.

Vandana Shiva

The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty. (more…)

Chris Woods and Christina Lamb The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of  civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed. (more…)

Published on February 7th, 2012

To the Editor:

On Friday, February 3rd, Judge Mordue resentenced Dr. Rafil Dhafir to 22 years in prison, in large part because he is unrepentant about sending food and medicine to starving Iraqi civilians in violation of International Economic Emergency Powers Act (IEEPA). (more…)

Public Intelligence

A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity. (more…)

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