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British government 'made an enemy of Anonymous': Million Mask March descends on London

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The Million Mask March will course through London on Wednesday November 5. The march, in which all demonstrators obscure their faces to protect their identity, is in protest against austerity, mass surveillance and attacks on human rights.

Organized by the global hacktivist group Anonymous, the London protest will march from Trafalgar Square and finish at the Houses of Parliament.

It is unknown how many demonstrators will join the march, as pleas from police for information have remained unanswered.

In 2013 the event gathered crowds of more than 2,500. The Facebook event suggests over 6,000 people may attend this year.

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Speaking to RT, an Anonymous source said the Million Mask March, a tradition began in 2011, was originally called OpVendetta, and initially only gathered a crowd of 50.

Within a year, the following had grown to 2,000, and in 2013 the decision was made to rename the march the "Million Mask March," the source said.

Comment: Guy Fawkes, the 'Gunpowder Plot' and how false flag operations have shaped history


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Venezuela to send 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza

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Venezuela's Maduro receives a gift by Palestinian Ambassador Linda Ali, in August 2014
Venezuela will sent 10 tons of humanitarian aid and medical equipment for the war-torn Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Palestinian embassy in Caracas said in a statement.

A plane will carry the aid from Caracas to the Amman airport on Sunday, and the same plane will bring 100 Palestinian students who have been granted scholarships to study in Venezuela to the country, the statement said.

Last week, Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro said his country would grant 1,000 Palestinians scholarships for Venezuelan universities.

Linda Subih, the ambassador of Palestine to Venezuela, said in the statement that she and 31 young Venezuelan men and women would accompany the aid to Amman, after which it would be sent to Gaza.

Comment:

Venezuela signs deal to provide Palestinian Authority with oil

'Stop the genocide': South American leaders condemn the extermination of Palestinians in Gaza


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Florida police threaten arrest under new 'homeless hate law'

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Florida police handed out citations and threatened to arrest two priests and a 90-year-old veteran volunteer for feeding the homeless. A recently passed city ordinance makes sharing food a citable offense.

Fort Lauderdale police removed at least three volunteers, as well as the Sunday lunch they were serving to several dozen homeless people, citing a controversial new ordinance that prohibits food sharing. Passed in October, the measure was created to try to cut down the growing population of homeless people in Fort Lauderdale.

In video footage from Sunday, three police officers arrive and interrupt the feeding program by removing 90-year-old Arnold Abbott, the Rev. Canon Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Dwayne Black of the Sanctuary Church. A chorus of protest erupts from the crowd and follows the officers as they take the men to their patrol cards - "Shame on you, arresting an elderly man!" someone in the crowd says.

"The whole world is watching!" says another.

Comment: "The ban on sharing food is part of city officials' recent efforts to cut down on the burgeoning downtown homeless population."

Well, here's a crazy idea, why not start creating more jobs with a decent wage so there won't be so many homeless people? But, oops, I guess that that goes against the "profit before people" mentality of the U.S. officials and their controllers.


Life Preserver

Russia's 6th aid convoy ready for Donetsk and Luhansk

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Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said on Tuesday a new humanitarian aid convoy for Ukraine's embattled Donetsk and Luhansk regions was formed and ready for delivery.

"We have completed forming a regular convoy of trucks with humanitarian aid, and it will leave for Donetsk and Luhansk soon," Oleg Voronov, deputy chief of the ministry's national crisis management center, told TASS.

More than 100 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes, including medicines and fuel, have been loaded to some 20 trucks in Rostov region.

This is the sixth humanitarian convoy for residents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. On Sunday, more than 100 trucks delivered over 1,000 tonnes of foodstuffs, fuel, construction materials and medicines to the regions.

Earlier, on October 31, about 100 trucks delivered about 1,000 tonnes of similar cargoes to Donetsk and Luhansk. Before at least 6,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid were dispatched to Donbass.

Comment: How ironic that Russia provides humanitarian aid and natural gas price cuts to Ukraine but US/NATO supplies weapons and debt. So who is really supporting humanity, freedom and democracy?


Stormtrooper

Psychopathic cop who brutally tortured innocent people into confessing, gets to keep retirement

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The city has settled dozens of brutality claims against this monster, consisting of everything from suffocation with plastic bags to electricity being applied to genitals to force confessions.

The Illinois supreme court just dealt an insulting blow to the tax-payers of Chicago after their ruling to give a monstrous ex-cop his $4,000 monthly pension.

Former detective commander Jon Burge has already cost the tax-payers of Chicago over $100 million to settle claims stemming from brutality that included suffocation with plastic bags, electricity applied to genitals and guns forced into mouths during interrogations, according to Courthouse News. As many as 120 men, mostly African-American, were victims of Burge's torture tactics.

After Burge was fired in 1993, there was a groundswell of support to investigate his convictions. In 2002, a special prosecutor began investigating the accusations. The review, which cost $17 million, revealed improprieties that resulted in no action due to the statute of limitations.

Several convictions were reversed, remanded, or overturned. All Illinois death-row inmates received reductions in their sentences. Four of Burge's victims were pardoned by then-Governor Ryan and subsequently filed a consolidated suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the City of Chicago, various police officers, Cook County and various State's Attorneys.

Burge avoided being charged for any of his past sadistic torture of his victims because of the statute of limitations. However, in 2011 he was sentenced to 4½ years in federal prison for perjury after being caught lying about the torture under oath.

His lenient sentence sparked outrage in 2011 from individuals who had spent years in jail for crimes they did not commit after being tortured into confessing by this crazed sociopath.

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Another corrupt reconstruction project in Afghanistan has cost US taxpayers millions

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A corruption scandal which has cost US taxpayers millions has been exposed by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
A corruption scandal which has cost US taxpayers millions has been exposed by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR): after five years and $18.5 million spent on renovating Pol-i-Charkhi prison, the project remains incomplete. This is just the latest in a series of costly blunders that have characterized US humanitarian efforts in the country.

"The Department of State's (State) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) paid Al-Watan Construction Company (AWCC) $18.5 million for work performed on a contract valued at $20.2 million, even though AWCC only completed about 50 percent of the required work," the SIGAR's report stated.

The US watchdog on Afghanistan's reconstruction has accused the contractor of "defective workmanship," and indicated several serious flaws, particularly, "failure to backfill trenches, improper roof flashing, soil settlement issues, and the failure to connect six back-up generators to the prison's power grid."

Comment: This kind of corruption and mismanagement of projects has been ongoing in the reconstruction of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the US infrastructure has been crumbling for years.

US: Pentagon Under Fire Over War Contracts

How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan - or America: A Guide to Disaster at Home and Abroad


Pistol

Hysterical America: Wisconsin police deploy armored vehicle over dog poop dispute, SWAT team executes dog

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The police chief in Racine, Wisconsin has promised an internal review after a bizarre neighborhood dispute ended with a SWAT team killing a family pet.

Resident Kim Polk told WITI that it all began when a neighborhood man's dog had crapped in her yard on Saturday afternoon.

"His dog proceeded to soil my grass and I asked him you are going to pick that up because I don't want that sitting on my grass," Polk recalled.

She said that the man responded by kicking the dog poop into a pile of leaves she was raking, and then threatening her family's dog with a bow and arrow.

When Polk's husband went to talk to the man about the confrontation, she said that he came to the door armed.

"He closed the door and came back to the door with a machete in his hand, a very long machete so at that time my husband backed up off the property and I had my daughter call the police," Polk explained.

Comment: It is sad that this dog was killed. Unfortunately, nobody is taking about what is really wrong with this society and how these types of incidents can be avoided.


Heart - Black

Psychopath Joran van der Sloot reportedly stabbed in Peruvian prison, critically injured

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Joran Van Der Sloot 2010
Joran van der Sloot, the 27-year-old Dutchman who is the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been stabbed and may be in critical condition, according to a Dutch website.

In an interview with a Dutch news outlet, van der Sloot's lawyer, Máximo Altez, said the convicted killer was stabbed in the shoulder and waist by fellow prisoners.

Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student, Stephany Flores, in 2010.

Van der Sloot was recently transferred to the Challapalca Penitentiary located in the Andean department of Puno, known for its harsh conditions - it sits at more than 12,500 feet, where temperatures range between minus 4 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit.

Van der Sloot, who married his Peruvian girlfriend Leidy Figueroa in a prison ceremony in July, became a father of a baby girl in September.

In the past few weeks, his 24-year-old wife has been repeatedly claiming van der Sloot is being abused in the new prison.

In a report issued Sunday night on the Peruvian TV show Cuarto Poder, Figueroa said he and other inmates are made ​​to perform exercises in the middle of the night and are routinely beaten on the knees and testicles for no reason.

"They make them walk on stools, they have no electricity, they are locked 24 hours. In his ward there are people with tuberculosis, others will suffer from bleeding and infection, and nobody does anything," she said.

However, also on Sunday, the head of the Peruvian system of prisons (INPE), José Luis Pérez Guadalupe, denied any wrongdoing and called the wife a "compulsive liar."

"Absolutely nothing has happened. That lady is lying and it is not the first time she does it. She has been giving false reports to the media for weeks now: that he has been beaten, tortured, that they submerge him in water. We are facing a compulsive liar. Unfortunately she is wasting all of our time," Pérez Guadalupe told Canal N.

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Utah police crash Halloween party to ensure no dancing without a permit

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Kevin Bacon illegally dances in the 1984 film, Footloose.
St. George - A Halloween-themed private event was targeted by police when there was a suspicion of dancing without a permit.

It happened at the 2014 "Monster Mash" dance party, the third annual event of its kind. It was put on by the event promotion company, Heart of Dixie, and held at the Fiesta Fun Center in St. George, Utah (population 75,000).

Over 400 guests were enjoying the festivities at the October 31st event, participating in all-night enjoyment of bumper boats, go-karts, mini golf, and music.

After 9:30 p.m., St. George police arrived in force to investigate a case of unpermitted dancing. Around 5-6 officers challenged the organizers of the event as not having obtained a proper permit to host the dancing. The venue owner, event promoter, and security coordinator each presented their respective permits, which had been previously approved and issued by the city.

"I told them, 'Well, I actually have a permit that was issued by the city this morning that has 'dance' and 'fun' checked on it, and a big stamp of approval on it,'" Heart of Dixie promoter Jared Keddington said.

Police found the city-issued permits to be insufficient, and forced the organizers to announce over the loudspeaker that absolutely no dancing could be tolerated for the remainder of the night, as per the orders of police.

Megaphone

Be surprised! Syrian rebels armed and trained by US surrender to al-Qaeda

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Now it is well known to authoritarian followers that the US only arm and train the good rebels. Why? Well because they have said so and contrary to all other empires that happened to turn evil and collapse because the entropic principle characteristic of pathological deviants, aka psychopaths, reached its natural climax, then the United States of America is special and exceptional as its beloved president Obama keeps saying AND inherently a good empire!

So it is time to be surprised and reading The Telegraph today brings the goods:
Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda.

The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

For the last six months the Hazm movement, and the SRF through them, had been receiving heavy weapons from the US-led coalition, including GRAD rockets and TOW anti-tank missiles.

But on Saturday night Harakat Hazm surrendered military bases and weapons supplies to Jabhat al-Nusra, when the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria stormed villages they controlled in northern Idlib province.

The development came a day after Jabhat al-Nusra dealt a final blow to the SRF, storming and capturing Deir Sinbal, home town of the group's leader Jamal Marouf.
In case the readership of the Telegraph happens to read Sott or RT regularly and thus feels a little miffed about the lack of surprise, then the article highlights it for all to see:
For the United States, the weapons they supplied falling into the hands of al-Qaeda is a realisation of a nightmare.

It was not immediately clear if American TOW missiles were among the stockpile surrendered to Jabhat al-Nusra on Saturday. However several Jabhat al-Nusra members on Twitter announced triumphantly that they were.