TURC turnabout: Kathy chokes on her whistle

Kathy Jackson melted down yesterday in the union Royal Commission as it dawned on her that her self-professed whistleblower status was not going to save her. Peter Wicks from Wixxyleaks reports. read now… …read more Via: independentaustralia.net     

Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Focuses on Opportunity, but Comes up Short

The changes recommended by Ryan would make it harder to respond to rising needs and would do little to expand opportunity. Paul Ryan has a released a new poverty plan that advocates consolidating federal safety net programs and turning the money over to the states. It’s always worth taking a look …read more Via: firedoglake.com

#China charges #Uighur rights campaigner

China has charged a prominent ethnic Uighur professor with separatism, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid continuing anti-government protests. …read more Via: mwcnews.net     

US supplies #Israel with bombs amid #Gaza blitz

The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, has said. …read more Via: mwcnews.net     

The Return of the Sacred Feminine: Sophia in Politics and Life

OEN contributer Burl Hall is amidst the cosmic flow as the pendulum of patriarchy swings with gusto back toward feminine balance, and hopefully with more of Sophia’s Wisdom. His many articles and his new book, co-authored with his wife, Merry, all assist in the midwifery of the full expression of …read more Via: opednews.com     

Undocumented Worker in South Carolina Refuses to Live in Fear

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—At the grocery store, Erik notices how the cashiers sometimes smile at the customers ahead of him in line, but not at him. …read more Via: huffingtonpost.com     

Portugal's Bandits

Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva Salgado is known in Portugal as “Dono disto tudo,” or “Owner of everything.’  Portugal’s answer to the Rothschilds, the oligarch’s family has been calling the shots in Portugal for over a century. It’s the largest shareholder of the country’s biggest stock market listed bank, and controls …read more Via: socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.com     

Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis

There was a pro-Israel rally of 10,000 people in New York yesterday, a half block from the United Nations, and Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, the president of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel. He said that …read more Via: opednews.com     

A hungrier world

If you thought our post on water shortages was depressing enough, other reports predict famines. The world is headed for a potentially crippling famine by 2050 triggered by unabated global warming and a mounting and little known threat to the world’s food supply: ozone pollution. A study by researchers from MIT …read more Via: socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.com

Next frontier for solar markets beyond the grid: big data

Big data is paving way for mobile money, PAYG finance, and distributed solar being made accessible to rural poor of developing countries. …read more Via: reneweconomy.com.au     

Death spiral? Energy utilities should check out the food industry

How does a supermarket deal with the grow-your-own revolution? Not like Australia’s power utilities, or we would see another industry death spiral. …read more Via: reneweconomy.com.au     

Calls For Change After UN Weighs In On Infamous Police Bashing

Victorian laws around police accountability fall well short of our civil standards, writes Sophie Ellis. …read more Via: newmatilda.com     

Drone crashes while attempting to smuggle contraband into South Carolina prison

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON Fla. (Reuters) – A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation… …read more Via: rawstory.com     

" rel="bookmark">Bolivia declares Israel "terrorist state," scraps visa exemption agreement

Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. …read more Via: opednews.com