Archive for the 'Censorship' Category

Police defend fining woman for not holding handrail

• June, 2009

Police defend fining woman for not holding handrail Canada, May. 16 2009 Laval police say they handcuffed a woman for not holding an escalator handrail because she refused to heed their warnings. The incident — and the resulting fine — has sparked criticism of the officers for being too aggressive. The officers defended their actions on Saturday, saying they warned 38-year-old Bela Kosoian repeatedly to grab the handrail inside a Laval subway station, but instead she allegedly shouted at them. Police say they were concerned

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers

• June, 2009

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers ISIS Report 23/02/09 Biosafety refers to ensuring that GMO’s do not harm the environment or health. The soil, its fertility, and the organisms which maintain the fertility of soil are a vital aspect of the environment, especially in the context of food and agricultural production. A recent scientific study carried out by Navdanya, compared the soil of fields where Bt-cotton had been planted for 3 years with adjoining fields with non GMO cotton or other

Pirate Bay’s fileshare four get year in jail

• May, 2009

Pirate Bay’s fileshare four get year in jail Veronica Ek STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Four men behind The Pirate Bay, one of the world’s biggest free file-sharing websites, were each sentenced to a year in jail on Friday for breaching copyright, and ordered to pay $3.6 million in compensation. Analysts said the guilty verdict in the closely-watched test case could help music and film companies recoup millions of dollars in lost revenues, though they doubted it would stem the tide of illegal downloading.

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

• April, 2009

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists Exclusive by Mark Hughes Crime correspondent Saturday, 28 March 2009 Drastic new tactics to prevent school pupils as young as 13 falling into extremism Two hundred schoolchildren in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists by a police scheme that aims to spot youngsters who are “vulnerable” to Islamic radicalisation. The number was revealed to The Independent by Sir Norman Bettison, the chief constable of West Yorkshire Police and Britain’s most senior officer

Now ‘Big Brother’ targets Facebook

• April, 2009

Now ‘Big Brother’ targets Facebook Wednesday, 25 March 2009 Minister wants government database to monitor social networking sites Millions of Britons who use social networking sites such as Facebook could soon have their every move monitored by the Government and saved on a “Big Brother” database. Ministers faced a civil liberties outcry last night over the plans, with accusations of excessive snooping on the private lives of law-abiding citizens. The idea to police MySpace, Bebo and Facebook comes on top of plans to store information

Israeli Army T-Shirts Mock Gaza Killings

• April, 2009

Israeli Army T-Shirts Mock Gaza Killings Friday, March 20 04:45 pm The Israeli army is at the centre of a second controversy over the moral conduct of its soldiers in as many days. The revelations centre on t-shirt designs made for soldiers that make light of shooting pregnant Palestinian mothers and children and include images of dead babies and destroyed mosques. The t-shirts were printed for Israeli soldiers at the end of periods of deployment or training courses and were discovered by Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Man Arrested for Feeding the Homeless!

• April, 2009

Man Arrested for Feeding the Homeless!.::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> When you think you have got it all figured out, another example out of our loving world… “The police and the law”, your friends!

95% of music downloads illegal despite boom

• January, 2009

95% of music downloads illegal despite boom By Robert Dex, Press Association Friday, 16 January 2009 The digital music business is booming but 95 per cent of downloads are still illegal and not paid for, according to a report published today. Making money from digital music is “the biggest challenge for music companies” at the moment, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) Digital Music Report. It reveals that the digital music business has grown for six years in succession. In 2008,

Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general

• December, 2008

Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general AAP November 26, 2008 A PRIVATE intelligence company has been engaged by police to secretly monitor internet and email use by activist and protest groups, a report says. The company was hired to monitor and report on the internet activities of anti-war campaigners, animal rights activists, environmental campaigners, and other protest groups, Fairfax Media reported. It was hired by Victorian Police, the Australian Federal Police and the federal Attorney-General’s department. The Melbourne-based firm has for the past