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  • Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet in protest crackdown

    08/05/2018 6:41:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    al jazeera ^ | 08/05/2018 | Raheela Mahomed & Nihad El Aabedy
    The eight day of protests over road safety have turned more violent with the recent deaths of two students, as police used tear gas break up the demonstrations in Dhaka. Activists say at least four people have been injured.
  • Armenian Genocide: Turkey Cracks Down

    05/22/2018 11:03:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 6, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    The Christian genocide in Ottoman Turkey lasted for 10 years -- from 1913 to 1923 and targeted Armenian, Greek, Assyrian and other Christians. It resulted in the annihilation of around three million people. Sadly, Turkish aggression against the remaining Armenians continues. According to Turkish myth, it was actually the "treacherous" Armenians who persecuted Turks; and the Turks were acting in self-defense to rid themselves of murderous Armenians. A widespread Turkish claim is, "They deserved it." The lies and state propaganda, which hold the victims responsible for their own annihilation, are what enable the ongoing Turkish persecution of the country's...
  • President Trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown

    01/29/2017 8:36:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern countries. But the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling. More than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority as of...
  • Starting to Crackdown on Soros.

    01/10/2017 5:56:20 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 1/10/2017 | Zoltan Simon
    Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open Society Institute in Budapest when Bloomberg News called outside business hours.
  • Empower Local Police to Round-Up the Aliens- Trump contemplating 'the Crackdown'

    11/23/2016 6:54:43 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Can't say, but it rhymes with USA 2-day | November 23, 2016 | Self summation of a USA article
    There seems to be a copyright issue with usa today, but you could find the actual article written by an Alan Gomez -today. POTUS-E Trump is considering deputizing local police officers nationwide to enforce our immigration laws. It was labelled the 287(g) program. This would fulfill his pledge to --crack-down-- on undocumented immigrants. This news was photographed off the 'cheat sheet' proposal for DHS which was 'spied' in Kris Kobach's hands as part of the immigration transition team on Sunday. Other proposals included cutting off the Syrian refugee program and enhanced screening for those coming from terrorist swamps. The idea...
  • Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton and virtually nothing at Trump (Video at Source)

    08/23/2016 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016: 10:38 AM ET | by Seth Fiegerman
    Tim Cook will mark his five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple by doing something that his predecessor Steve Jobs typically avoided: hosting a fundraiser for a presidential candidate. On Wednesday, Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple's (AAPL, Tech30) head of environmental initiatives, will host an event in California to raise money for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Those invited have reportedly been asked to contribute as much as $50,000. Cook is just the latest in a growing list of tech executives and venture capitalists working to raise big money to help Clinton beat Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked tech companies...
  • Senate rejects Paul's crackdown on refugees

    12/05/2015 7:31:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-3-2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Thursday rejected a push by Sen. Rand Paul to tie a battle over accepting refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks to an ObamaCare repeal bill. Senators voted 10-89 on the amendment from the Kentucky Republican, who is running for president. Sixty votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted. Republicans Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), David Vitter (La.) and Paul supported the amendment. Paul's amendment would place a "pause" on issuing visas to more...
  • Obama vows to veto sanctuary city crackdown

    10/20/2015 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House on Tuesday vowed to veto a bill designed to prevent sanctuary city deaths like the July killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, saying the solution is to legalize illegal immigrants, not to force cities and counties to cooperate in deporting them. In a state of policy, the Office of Management and Budget said if Congress won’t pass a bill legalizing illegal immigrants, it should butt out and let President Obama carry out his own policies, which include narrowing the number of illegal immigrants he deems worthy of deporting. And he said trying to force local police...
  • China Announces Further Crackdowns on Christian Churches

    10/12/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/15 | Thomas D. Williams
    In the lead-up to a major summit on religion, the Chinese Communist party is preparing intensified restrictions on Christian churches, according to the Party’s official newspaper on religious issues, Zhongguo Mingzu Bao. This latest announcement follows on a series of government measures meant to intimidate Chinese Christians, such as arbitrary detention of Christian clergy and the closing of churches. According to a Reuters report, under President Xi Jinping, China is conducting the worst domestic crackdown on human rights in two decades and much of this is against Christians. Nearly 1,000 rights activists were detained last year alone—almost as many as...
  • China cracks down on instant messaging services

    05/27/2014 7:31:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 10:22 PM EDT
    China is targeting popular smartphone-based instant messaging services in a month-long campaign to crack down on the spreading of rumors and what it calls “hostile forces at home and abroad,” the latest move to restrict online freedom of expression. The official Xinhua News Agency said the campaign started Tuesday and the services targeted included WeChat, a service run by TenCent Holdings Ltd, which incorporates social media functions that resemble microblog features and that has surged in popularity the last two years. Users can use such services to send messages to a select group of friends, or can follow public accounts,...
  • TOP 5 CRACKDOWNS ON CONSERVATIVES' INTERNET FREE SPEECH

    04/04/2014 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, CEO Brendan Eich of Mozilla was forced out of his job thanks to his $1,000 donation to the Proposition 8 pro-traditional marriage effort in California in 2008. At that point, he held the exact same position as Barack Obama on traditional marriage. Now, that position has soured in the nostrils of the militant left, which seeks to ruin the lives of those with whom it disagrees. ~~snip~~ Google Adsense Shuts Down WorldNetDaily. On February 6, Google Adsense notified WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah that it would be cancelling WND’s account thanks to a “policy violation email this morning regarding negative/hate...
  • Official’s testimony reveals IRS planned crackdown rules in 2012

    02/27/2014 8:17:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS’s new proposal to crack down on nonprofits was in the works a year before the tea party targeting scandal broke, according to a Treasury Department official who told congressional investigators it was spurred by pressure from outside parties. The revelation follows earlier testimony from former IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, who told investigators that they started “brainstorming” ways to crack down on nonprofits while under pressure from a senior Democratic senator who was “complaining bitterly to us” about the way groups were engaging in politics while organized as social welfare nonprofits. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee...
  • Live Webcast: Things In Egypt Are Deteriorating Rapidly And Now The Vice President Resigns

    08/14/2013 4:56:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8-14-13 | Tyler Durden
    •EGYPT VICE PRESIDENT ELBARADEI ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION: AFP •MURSI BACKERS SHOOT, KILL 4 POLICEMEN IN CAIRO STATION: REUTERS More on the resignation of the long-suffering ElBardei: Egypt's interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned on Wednesday after the security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Mursi.
  • Egypt expected to act against pro-Mursi protesters Monday

    08/11/2013 1:08:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-11-13 | Yasmine Saleh
    Egyptian police are expected to start taking action early on Monday against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi who are gathered in crowded protest camps in Cairo, security and government sources said, a move which could trigger more bloodshed. The sites are the main flashpoints in the confrontation between the army, which toppled Mursi last month, and supporters who demand his reinstatement. Western and Arab mediators and some senior Egyptian government officials have been trying to persuade the army to avoid using force against the protesters, who at times can number as much as tens of thousands. "State security troops...
  • Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

    06/27/2013 7:35:14 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 12 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 20, 2013 | Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landa
    President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach. It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S. national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.
  • First verified lie from Ed Snowden

    06/12/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 143 replies
    blackfive.net ^ | 6-12-2013 | Uncle Jimbo
    NSA leaker Ed Snowden claimed to have broken both of his legs while training for Special Forces. "In 2003, he enlisted in the US army and began a training program to join the Special Forces. Invoking the same principles that he now cites to justify his leaks, he said: "I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression"." That is simply not true as the statement from the Special Warfare Center & School below clearly points out. "Snowden was never a student at...
  • We have been warned...

    03/18/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/18/2013 | U.S. Soldier
    Published on Mar 9, 2013 It speaks for itself.. Subscribe! but really search for that info its all out there! All races need to stick together.its a matter of good and evil,not color. always remember that.GOD BLESS!
  • Egyptian Official: Beating of Naked Man Was Pre-Planned

    02/04/2013 5:20:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A former Egyptian presidential candidate told Al Arabiya TV in an interview on Sunday that the brutal dragging and beating of a naked man near the presidential palace last week was previously planned by the interior ministry in an effort to terrorize the public. Ahmed Shafiq, who lost the presidential race to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year, said the widely circulated video of 50-year-old Hamada Saber was intended to send a message of fear to those protesting in the streets against the brutal reign of the Muslim Brotherhood. The torture is a “new style of exaggerated terrorism used against...
  • Federal officials take down 132 websites in 'Cyber Monday' crackdown

    11/26/2012 1:14:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Brendan Sasso
    Federal officials take down 132 websites in 'Cyber Monday' crackdownBy Brendan Sasso - 11/26/12 12:20 PM ET U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and European officials seized 132 websites on Monday for allegedly selling counterfeit merchandise in a coordinated crackdown timed to coincide with the holiday shopping season. It is the third straight year that the government has seized websites on "Cyber Monday" — the marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving, when many online retailers offer steep discounts and promotions. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations unit coordinated with officials from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania, the United Kingdom and the European Police...
  • Wave of Arrests of Father's Rights Activists

    09/01/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12
    Several campaigners for fathers' rights and shared parenting after divorce have been arrested or summoned for questioning in recent days and a Knesset member who sides with the fathers' movement says a "militant feminist crackdown" is under way. One activist father, Guy Shamir, has been held in jail for 21 days. He was arrested when Haifa Family Court Judge Esperanza Alon's clerk claimed that he used a threatening phrase in a telephone conversation with her. Shamir says he told the clerk: "The judge should mind her own children and I will mind mine." The clerk claimed that he told the...