FGM: UK's first female genital mutilation prosecutions announced. 21 March 2014Last updated at 13:42 ET.
Rep. Jack Kingston Proposes That Poor Students Sweep Floors In Exchange For Lunch. WASHINGTON -- Rep.
Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants kids to learn early in life that there's no such thing as a free lunch. To make sure they absorb that lesson, he's proposing that low-income children do some manual labor in exchange for their subsidized meals. On Saturday, Kingston, who is vying to be his party's nominee in Georgia's Senate race next year, spoke at a meeting of the Jackson County Republican Party about the federal school lunch program. Under that program, children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty line are eligible for free meals. Students from families with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level can receive lunches at reduced prices. ALEC calls for penalties on 'freerider' homeowners in assault on clean energy.
An alliance of corporations and conservative activists is mobilising to penalise homeowners who install their own solar panels – casting them as "freeriders" – in a sweeping new offensive against renewable energy, the Guardian has learned.
Over the coming year, the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) will promote legislation with goals ranging from penalising individual homeowners and weakening state clean energy regulations, to blocking the Environmental Protection Agency, which is Barack Obama's main channel for climate action. Details of Alec's strategy to block clean energy development at every stage – from the individual rooftop to the White House – are revealed as the group gathers for its policy summit in Washington this week.
Why the world should care about Honduras' recent election. Supporters of presidential candidate Xiomara Castro protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the day after general elections.
Photograph: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images Election results are often contested, and that is one reason why governments sometimes invite official observer missions from inter-governmental bodies such as the Organization of American States (OAS) or European Union (EU). Female Egyptian Protesters Say They Were Sexually Assaulted And Dumped In The Desert Last Night. CAIRO -- On Tuesday night, Egyptian security forces arrested, beat and sexually assaulted about a dozen female protesters before leaving them in the desert outside of Cairo, the protesters said.
The women, many of whom are high-profile activists, were part of a larger protest against military trials for civilians that was violently dispersed in accordance with a new anti-protest law. Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan says he spied for Israel. 26 November 2013Last updated at 10:50 ET Arnon Milchan, shown in a September 2008 file photo, said he had long had to beat back Hollywood rumours he was an arms dealer A Hollywood producer behind hit films such as Pretty Woman and Fight Club has said he spied for Israel in support of its nuclear programme.
Anonymous Sabu was FBI : Helped to Trace down other LulzSec hackers. LulzSec hacking group was raided in two continents by the police earlier today, where it gathered large number of evidence assisted by the group’s leader “Sabu” who according to FoxNews report had been secretly working for the FBI and government for months, resulted in arrest of three and charged two more with conspiracy from LulzSec group.
Sabu aka Hector Xavier Monsegur’s picture: FoxNews report says that arrest were made as their ongoing operation against the hackers in Ireland, the United States and United Kingdom. Scalia’s chance to smash unions: The huge under-the-radar case. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on an under-the-radar case that could deal a major blow to already embattled U.S. unions.
As Harvard labor law professor Benjamin Sachs told the New York Times, the case now facing Antonin Scalia and company could be “the most significant labor case in a generation.” The case, Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, involves the constitutionality of “card check neutrality agreements” between unions and companies they’re trying to organize. That’s the technical-sounding term for agreements that pave the way for unionization by restricting companies from running union-busting campaigns, and by committing companies to recognize a union and start negotiating if a majority of workers sign union cards, rather than holding out for a government-supervised election. In other words, just having passively pro-union workers and a putatively pro-union law isn’t enough to force a transfer of wealth and power to workers. Hundreds held over Canada child porn. 14 November 2013Last updated at 18:24 GMT.
Snowden Wikipedia Page edited from a senate computer, calling him a Traitor. Someone inside the senate is not much a pro to NSA’s whistleblower Snowden as they are using the platform of Wikipedia to express their view point.
The page at Wikipedia which describes all about Edward Snowden who is known to have leaked many classified files of NSA has been revised on many occasions since he first started sharing of confidential files back in June. Among the recent and talked about revisions has been the one which came from inside the senate building of the United States. Full-text search. A Shutdown or A Coup? How It Was Engineered. New York, New York: What is the Tea Party and where did it come from?
Was it a grass roots movement nurtured in the bowels of deep dissatisfaction in the American electorate with “big government” and its inexorable turn towards Socialism? AIG CEO Says Outrage Over Wall Street Bonuses 'Was Just As Wrong' As Lynchings In The Deep South. By Rebecca Leber "AIG CEO Says Outrage Over Wall Street Bonuses ‘Was Just As Wrong’ As Lynchings In The Deep South" In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, AIG CEO Bob Benmosche came out with the worst analogy for the 2009 financial crisis.
Indian Girl, 11, Dies After Being Set On Fire For Resisting Rape: Reports. An 11-year-old Indian girl who was reportedly set on fire after resisting an attempted rape died of her injuries Sunday, according to multiple reports. "The minor was admitted with critical burn injuries," SSKM Hospital Superintendent T.K. Ghosh said, according to New Delhi Television. Ghosh added that on Sunday morning, the girl "succumbed to her injuries. " According to The Times of India, the attack happened Wednesday, July 31, in Salkia. Clark Baker - Ex-cop and homophobic right-wing blogger. By Jeanne Bergman Clark Baker is a former Los Angeles police officer who was fired in 1991 after being convicted of battering a jaywalking immigrant.
AIDS denialist attempts intimidation of blogger. Attention bloggers: The Popehat* signal has been activated. An AIDS denialist is using intimidation tactics on someone he wishes to suppress. Let’s get the word out. Ken White of Popehat is asking for lawyers to step up to defend someone who is advocating AGAINST junk science. *Popehat is a group blog mostly about law and politics and often illuminates injustices of those standing up in the face of bad science, junk science, nonscience and nonsense.
Police Lieutenant Accused of Racial Profiling: "Let's Have a Black Day" Photo Credit: shutterstock.com July 23, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Eastern Missouri is suing the St. The civil liberties group says that the police are violating Missouri’s public records law. Ironically and incredibly, this horror is brought to you by a site called “Modern Ghana”
Snowden and Assange Targeted by Pro-US Hacker “The Jester” A self-proclaimed patriot and shadowy hacker has recently launched several cyber-attacks against Ecuador and has also made the statement that such attacks will be conducted against any nation whosoever seeks of granting asylum to Edward Snowden who is the former contractor of National Security Agency. th3J35t3r” (the Jester) is what the hacker calls himself and has also identified himself as being a former solider.
He has also gone on to target Julian Assange. The founder of Wikileaks is helping Snowden out in finding a secure heaven.