Scotland Yard Asking Social Media Companies for Info of Users Who Post “Incendiary Content”

Scotland Yard Asking Social Media Companies for Info of Users Who Post “Incendiary Content”

by Polly Mosendz / The Atlantic

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Authorities in the United Kingdom want Google, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook to help them track down terrorists and their sympathizers. The Islamic State publishes many of its beheading videos to social media, and officials are seeking to use the group’s penchant for propaganda against it, according to The Independent.

Usually,…

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How Far Can a Lawyer-less Protestant Get?

How Far Can a Lawyer-less Protestant Get?

by Kay Matthews / La Jicarita

The town of Taos pushing up against the Sangre de Cristos. Wikipedia photo

The town of Taos pushing up against the Sangre de Cristos. Wikipedia photo

As I’ve documented in previous La Jicarita articles, protests have been filed against several proposed water transfers in the Taos area. Pursuing a protest is like participating in a trial: there is a pre-hearing conference to set a schedule; both protestants and applicants must provide a…

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Wolf Hunt Sabotage in Wisconsin Stokes Controversy

Wolf Hunt Sabotage in Wisconsin Stokes Controversy

This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet. This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday. Source unknown and used under “Fair Use.” (from Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife)

This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet. This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday. Source unknown and used under “Fair Use.” (from Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife)

by Sasha / Earth First! Newswire

The Wisconsin wolf hunt has been the source of a huge amount of controversy, pitting locals against outside “sportsman,”…

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Oil Train Opponents Blockade Tracks at Port Westward, OR

Oil Train Opponents Blockade Tracks at Port Westward, OR

by Rising Tide Portland / Piedmont Earth First!

oregonTrainActionClatskanie, OR—Climate justice activists, local Clatskanie farmers, and oil train opponents from all over Columbia County are blockading the tracks that lead to Port Westward on the Columbia River. The blockade consists of a 20-foot-high tripod of steel poles, its apex occupied by 27-year-old Portland Rising Tide activist Sunny Glover. Any train…

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Oilpatch faces project cancellations with crude at $82

Oilpatch faces project cancellations with crude at $82

from Warrior Publications

alberta-semcams-oil-spillThe falling price of oil will likely result in a round of project cancellations and disappointing results in the Canadian oilpatch, analysts say.

As oil companies bring in third quarter earnings, starting toward the end of this week,  they’re facing oil priced at just above $80, down about 20 per cent since June of this year.

Today West Texas Intermediate oil contracts…

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Construction of Areng Dam Continues Despite Natives Protests

Construction of Areng Dam Continues Despite Natives Protests

by Planet Editor / Planet Experts

Regardless of the dam's progression, Chong inhabitants continue to express their discontent.

Regardless of the dam’s progression, Chong inhabitants continue to express their discontent.

The detention and release of 11 environmental activists in Cambodia’s Areng Valley in mid-September ended the last major protests of the controversial Stung Cheay Areng hydro dam project.

Activists had been detaining and blocking convoys of vehicles into the valley since…

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Reportback: Primate Liberation Week

Reportback: Primate Liberation Week

by Amanda Schemkes / Earth First! Newswire

Photo from inside SNBL lab.

Photo from inside SNBL lab.

For over ten years Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) has organized Primate Liberation Week, an annual week of events dedicated to pushing for the end to the use of primates in research. This year SAEN coordinated with The Bunny Alliance and Gateway to Hell to organize the biggest Primate Liberation Week yet, with 34…

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