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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

Councils dumping more than 200,000 tonnes of recycling every year

• April, 2009

Councils dumping more than 200,000 tonnes of recycling every year By Simon Neville and Christopher Hope Last Updated: 3:40PM GMT 22 Dec 2008 Household rubbish put out for recycling is being dumped in landfill sites or sent to incinerators by three out of four councils, a Daily Telegraph investigation has discovered. Up to 200,000 tonnes of recyclable waste was dumped last year with some councils failing to recycle over 10 per cent of glass, paper, plastic and other materials left out by conscientious homeowners. The

The criminalization of everyday life

• April, 2009

The criminalization of everyday life Robert Neuwirth I spent 24 hours in the slammer the other day. My crime? Well, the police couldn’t tell me when they locked me up. The prosecutor and judge couldn’t either, when I was arraigned the following day. I found out for myself when I researched the matter a few days after being released: I had been cited for walking my dog off the leash – once, six years ago. Welcome to the ugly underside of the zero-tolerance era, where

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.

Israeli soldiers admit ‘murdering’ Gazans

• April, 2009

Israeli soldiers admit ‘murdering’ Gazans 19 Mar 2009 Israeli soldiers have confessed to wanton killing of Palestinian civilians and behaving immorally during the Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. The soldiers who fought in the Gaza war told a post-operation conference that they had killed Palestinian civilians and intentionally destroyed their property under permissive rules of engagement. “When we entered a house, we were supposed to bust down the door and start shooting inside and just go up story by story… I call that murder. Each

US Army Confirms Israeli Nukes

• April, 2009

US Army Confirms Israeli Nukes March 18, 2009 The Army has let slip one of the worst-kept secrets in the world — that Israel has the bomb. Officially, the United States has a policy of “ambiguity” regarding Israel’s nuclear capability. Essentially, it has played a game by which it neither acknowledges nor denies that Israel is a nuclear power. But a Defense Department study completed last year offers what may be the first time in a unclassified report that Israel is a nuclear power. On

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!

Global warming? It’s the coldest winter in decades…

• April, 2009

Global warming? It’s the coldest winter in decades By Tony Bonnici NEW evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world’s ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night. Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature. It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming. But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the “lost” ice has come back. Ice levels which had shrunk

British and French nuclear subs crash

• March, 2009

British and French nuclear subs crash By TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor Published: 16 Feb 2009 BRITISH and French nuclear submarines which collided deep under the Atlantic could have sunk or released deadly radioactivity, it emerged last night. The Royal Navy’s HMS Vanguard and the French Navy’s Le Triomphant are both nuclear powered and were carrying nuke missiles. Between them they had around 250 sailors on board. Calls have today been made for an urgent inquiry in to the international incident. A senior Navy source

U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

• February, 2009

U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money By Jon Hurdle 12 Feb, 2009 Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention center in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, entered plea agreements in federal court in Scranton admitting that they took payoffs from PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare, between

Israël vs Hamas: New weapons used against demonstrators

• February, 2009

West Bank: New weapons used against demonstrators Since the start of the massacre on Gaza (27 December 2009), the Israeli army has been testing new types of weapons in several villages around West Bank. There are two new types of bullets and one new type of teargas canister.

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