Thursday, May 26, 2011 17:42 BST Ex-CIA
Spook Dewhurst Sabotaged Anti-TSA Bill For Obama Administration
The man who was instrumental in working with the federal government
to sabotage a bill that would have made TSA grope downs a felony in
the state of Texas was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a former CIA agent and
establishment insider considered to be the wealthiest man in Texas politics.
gold rush followed end to sanctions
Some of the world’s most sophisticated banks and investment firms
rushed to do business with Moammar Gaddafi’s government in Libya
after the United States rescinded the country’s designation as
a state sponsor of terrorism five years ago, according to an internal
financial document obtained by The Washington Post.
Thousands of protestors have lashed out in Georgia against President
Mikheil Saakashvili this week, and now demonstrations are leading to
violence and arrests.
investigates possible new leak TEPCO will investigate the possibility of radioactive
water leaking from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, while
the Japanese Coast Guard continues to search for bodies. Nick Rowlands
Against The TSA: Protesters Storm Texas Capitol
Alex Jones' spontaneous decision calling on Texans to protest the government's
egregious threat of a federal blockade if the Texas Senate passed an
anti-TSA groping bill resulted in hundreds of protesters storming the
Capitol in Austin yesterday afternoon.
City Hit By Three Explosions
Three explosions in the southeastern Chinese city of Fuzhou killed two
people and injured six, the official Xinhua News agency said. An unemployed
person suspected of triggering the blasts was killed in the blasts.
Union may ban plastic shopping bags
Following other California cities, including San Francisco, San Jose
and Santa Barbara, Long Beach City Council is on the verge of enacting
a citywide ban on plastic bags. Now, the European Union may follow suit.
Group Sues Big Sis Over Secretive Mobile Body Scanners
Previously released Federal documents show that the Department of
Homeland Security is actively moving to install radiation firing
naked body scanners in all manner of public places, beyond the nation’s
airports. However, the agency is refusing to release further details
on the program. Oregon Senator Reveals Secret Government
Surveillance Grid In an interview with Wired, Sen. Ron Wyden,
an Oregon Democrat, adds yet more confirmation to what many of us
have known for years – the government has built a secret surveillance
structure far more portentous and dangerous than anything devised
by the PATRIOT Act now up for renewal.
investing in invasiveness of activists
According to the FBI, people scrawling with sidewalk chalk and even
those attending documentary screenings of controversial films can
pose a threat to Homeland Security.
bees stolen from scientists trying to test effects of pesticides
A $3.3 million research project into colony collapse disorder (CCD),
the phenomenon of honeybees mysteriously dying in droves, lost thousands
of its test bees to thieves. Researchers at the Center for Neurosciences
at Dundee University in Scotland, reported that the British black
bees, contained in four hives, were taken on the morning of Sunday,
May 8, 2011.
to store passenger data for 15 years
The personal data of millions of passengers who fly between the
US and Europe, including credit card details, phone numbers and
home addresses, may be stored by the US department of homeland security
for 15 years, according to a draft agreement between Washington
and Brussels leaked to the Guardian.