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Wikispooks:About - Wikispooks WikiSpooks is an open licensed, open source encyclopedia of deep politics.We currently have 11,152 user-generated pages (4,927 people, 1,580 groups, 629 events... ) supplemented by a further 1,348 third party documents. WikiSpooks was established in 2010 as a collaborative space for the joint re-examination of recent history, focusing particularly on the last 60 years or so.[1] We research people, events, groups and concepts not subject to much scrutiny by corporate media and as such, not tolerated in Wikipedia. WikiSpooks is particularly focused on those official narratives which do not seem to fit the facts. Editorial Policy Full article: WikiSpooks:Editorial Policy

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Wikipedia The list[edit] The list contains 1001 titles and is made up of novels, short stories, and short story collections. There is also one pamphlet (A Modest Proposal), one book of collected text (Adjunct: An Undigest), and one graphic novel (Watchmen). The most featured authors on the list are J. M. Coetzee and Charles Dickens with ten titles each.[3] Your Facebook ‘friend’ may be a federal agent, says report It’s smart to watch what you say, and smarter to watch what you say online, because you never know who might read it. In response to a Freedom of Information request (FOIA), the government released documents revealing that social networking sites are being heavily monitored. According to the report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, social sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Flickr were targeted, as well as Wikipedia, Craigslist, many political commentary sites, and NPR, among others. One document reveals widespread information gathering around the time of the 2009 inauguration of President Obama: “Narcissistic tendencies in many people fuel a need to have a large group of ‘friends’ link to their pages, and many of these people accept cyber-friends that they don’t even know. This provides an excellent vantage point for FDNS to observe the daily life of beneficiaries and petitioners who are suspected of fraudulent activities.”

How Many Minimum-Wage Hours Does It Take to Afford a Decent Life? - News So much of the talk surrounding the jobs crisis focuses on unemployment, but a huge portion of those who do have jobs are barely clinging to a decent lifestyle. In 2010, one in five American adults worked for poverty-level wages, 4.4 million of whom earned wages at or below the federal minimum. The infographic above, from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, makes painfully clear just how hard it is to make ends meet on these wages. Want a modest two-bedroom apartment in New York state for the standard 30 percent of your income? You're going to have to toil at a minimum-wage job for 136 hours a week.

The #GlobalPOV Project The #GlobalPOV Project combines critical social theory, improvised art and digital media to explore innovative ways of thinking about poverty, inequality and undertaking poverty action. The #GlobalPOV Project is an innovation in the field of higher education. A mixed-media approach to curriculum and pedagogy, it combines traditional teaching components, such as in-class instruction and independent reading, with online video micro-lectures and social media discussions to capture and maintain the interest of young people who crave intelligent content — content that challenges them to think flexibly, grapple with issues of practice and theory, and question the assumptions of past development efforts.

This is What ProPublica is Now Covering Today is the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Like many in journalism, we’ve been thinking hard these past few months about where and how we should focus our newsroom. Our work remains the same as when we started nine years ago: hard-hitting, rigorous journalism that exposes wrongdoing and injustices — and that can bring change. But we’re going to do it by adding new areas to tackle. If Americans Knew - Who We Are If Americans Knew is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, independent research and information-dissemination institute, with particular focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. foreign policy regarding the Middle East, and media coverage of this issue. Specifically, the organization’s objective is to provide information that is to a large degree missing from American press coverage of this critical region. We believe all people are endowed with inalienable human rights regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality. We believe in justice, fairness, and compassion and in treating all human beings with respect, empathy, and in the manner in which we would wish to be treated. Our materials and information are available to all. We feel it is essential that these facts be learned by every possible person.

9/11 conspiracy theories: How they've evolved 29 August 2011Last updated at 03:25 It may be 10 years since the attacks in the US on 11 September, but conspiracy theories have not faded over time, says Mike Rudin. Numerous official reports have been published since the Twin Towers fell, but just when a piece of evidence casts doubt on one theory, the focus then shifts to the next "unanswered question". Here are five of the most prominent 9/11 conspiracy theories circulating in online communities.

Sisters of mercy, devotion — and dismay In Philadelphia last week, a child sexual abuse trial involving Catholic clergy led to a bombshell — a bishop from West Virginia was accused of abuse. In Kansas City, a Catholic bishop goes on trial in September, accused of failing to report suspected child abuse. Last year church officials paid $144 million to settle abuse allegations and cover legal bills, and although many of the cases went back decades, church auditors have warned of "growing complacency" about protecting children today. So who's in trouble with the Vatican? Nuns. You know, the thousands of women who took vows of poverty to work with the poor, the sick and disabled. Future of Humanity Institute Summary The Global Priorities Project aims to bring new analysis to the problem of how to allocate scarce resources between diverse global priorities such as education, health, enterprise, and future generations. The project is hosted by the Future of Humanity Institute in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Altruism. The importance of prioritisation

Main Page Documents The MFF Archive is the largest searchable electronic archive of information relating to the assassinations of the 1960s and their larger historical context, including over 1,000,000 pages of declassified government documents. Essays Search our online portal of essays on the assassinations and related topics, hosted here and on sites across the internet. Journals I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival Keynote Address. This is why. – Medium I have never walked out of a speech. Or I hadn’t, until last night’s opening keynote for the Brisbane Writers Festival, delivered by the American author Lionel Shriver, best known for her novel “We need to talk about Kevin”. We were 20 minutes into the speech when I turned to my mother, sitting next to me in the front row. “Mama, I can’t sit here,” I said, the corners of my mouth dragging downwards. “I cannot legitimise this…” My mother’s eyes bore into me, urging me to remain calm, to follow social convention.

Report: 76 trillion becquerels of Plutonium-239 released from Fukushima — 23,000 times higher than previously announced « ENENEWS.COM NISA Mentions “Neptunium-239″ in August 29 Press Conference, EX-SKF, August 28, 2011 [...] The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA)’s daily press conference is ongoing (August 29). The NISA spokesman Moriyama mentions neptunium-239′s conversion ratio to plutonium-239 as 1 to 1.According to the June 6 estimate by the NISA [see chart below] [...] Neptunium-239: 7.6×10^13 [...]

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