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UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’ | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

89 words by attila written on 2013–09–26, last edit: 2013–09–26, tags: anglo, drone, empire, pigs

UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’ | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

So even opposing the use of drone strikes by the books inside of the system as a legitimately organized political organization is still … read more

India’s food security act: Myths and reality - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

125 words by attila written on 2013–09–24, last edit: 2013–09–24, tags: agro, asia, crash, env, food, poor, rights

India’s food security act: Myths and reality - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

I feel compelled to post a pointer to any article I find by Vandana Shiva. She is a pissed off old campaigner for sensible non-corporate food on all levels. She also tirelessly calls out the powerful on their greed incompetence and arrogance when it comes to making decisions that destroy access to food for millions of people. I don’t understand how she maintains such a positive attitude as she is frequently writing about some of the most horrible things. In this article she is pointing out yet again the real reasons behind the “reforms” in India and what they really mean to millions of the poorest hungriest people on the planet. … read more

CCC | Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID

99 words by attila written on 2013–09–23, last edit: 2013–09–23, tags: aapl, biometric, hacking, phone, security

CCC | Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID.

I’ve always loved these guys but this is just too beautiful. The post is really good and everyone should read it but the punchline is one for the ages:

… It is plain stupid to use something that you can’t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token. … … read more

Obama’s rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

76 words by attila written on 2013–09–10, last edit: 2013–09–10, tags: pigs, rights, syria, system, wot

Obama’s rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.

THANK YOU George Monbiot. Once again in a sea of mealy-mouthed bullshit and cluelessness there are a very few people who actually say … read more


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