Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack

Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons AttackMilitants tell AP reporter they mishandled Saudi-supplied chemical weapons, causing accident Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com August 30, 2013 Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

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Slow pace of justice wears down Occupy Wall Street defendants

Slow pace of justice wears down Occupy Wall Street defendantsCredit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz/Files 1 of 8. An Occupy Wall Street activist, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, takes part in a march in downtown Manhattan in New York in this July 11, 2012 file photo. As Occupy’s two-year anniversary approaches on September 17, the movement that once captivated national attention has largely faded.

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Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern

Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concernOn 21 August, hundreds – perhaps over a thousand – people were killed in a chemical weapon attack in Ghouta, Damascus, prompting the US, UK, Israel and France to raise the spectre of military strikes against Bashir al Assad’s forces. The latest episode is merely one more horrific event in a conflict that has increasingly taken on genocidal characteristics.

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The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order

The Global Political Awakening and the New World OrderThe Global Political Awakening and the New World Order The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part 1 There is a new and unique development in human history that is taking place around the world; it is unprecedented in reach and volume, and it is also the greatest threat to all global power structures: the ‘global political awakening.’

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NSA Has Been Spying On Members Of Congress For A Long Time

NSA Has Been Spying On Members Of Congress For A Long Time | FDL News DeskDuring the drama over the so-called Amash Amendment General Keith Alexander, head of the NSA, went to Capitol Hill to lobby against the law. During the course of his lobbying members of Congress responded to his presentations with a reasonable question – can we see our own files? Alexander said no.

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Mindfulness Training Can Help Reduce Teacher Stress and Burnout

Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnoutTeachers who practice “mindfulness” are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. The results of the study, led by Assistant Scientist Lisa Flook, were recently published in the journal Mind, Brain and Education.

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U.S. intelligence committees say they’re not properly consulted on Syria

U.S. intelligence committees say they’re not properly consulted on SyriaCredit: Reuters/Ammar Abdullah Free Syrian Army fighters carry weapons as they take up positions during an offensive against forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s town of Khanasir August 26, 2013. One of the officials said the administration’s discussions with critical lawmakers, including Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein and her House counterpart, Mike Rogers, had been limited to “very brief status updates.”

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Iran mulls suing US over 1953 coup

Iran mulls suing US over 1953 coupIranian legislators have taken the first step towards suing the United States government over recent disclosures confirming that the US helped orchestrate the 1953 ousting of Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh. Parliament members in Iran voted 167-to-5 on Wednesday on a measure giving preliminary approval over a bill which will mandate that the government file suit against the US.

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Senators demand answers on drug agency’s use of NSA domestic surveillance

Senators demand answers on drug agency’s use of NSA domestic surveillanceAFP Photo / Stan Honda A group of lawmakers have asked United States Attorney General Eric Holder to explain recent allegations that federal drug busts have been carried out using non-terrorism intelligence collected by the National Security Agency and shared outside the NSA.

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North Carolina police threaten to arrest church charity for feeding the homeless

North Carolina police threaten to arrest church charity for feeding the homelessAFP Photo / Scott Olson A non-profit organization says North Carolina police threatened to arrest members of the charity group for distributing food to more than 70 homeless people in downtown Raleigh on Saturday morning. Love Wins Ministries, a church group that tries to care for the city’s homeless, was preparing to serve breakfast on Saturday.

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DoD training manual suggests Founding Fathers followed ‘extremist ideology’

DoD training manual suggests Founding Fathers followed ‘extremist ideology’A Department of Defense training manual obtained by a conservative watchdog group pointed to the original American colonists as examples of an extremist movement, comments that have sparked fear of a broader crackdown on dissent in America. The training manual provides information that describes, among other things, “common themes in extremist ideologies.”

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NSA analysts ‘wilfully’ skirted policy to spy on Americans, agency admits

NSA analysts ‘wilfully’ skirted policy to spy on Americans, agency admitsNational Security Agency intelligence analysts knowingly and purposely broke rules meant to prevent against unlawful spying on US citizens, the agency said in an admission that contradicts President Obama’s claim that violations were accidental. A report from the NSA inspector general – an internal, independent watchdog – found that analysts ignored ” minimization processes ” meant to curb any violations.

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