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DOJ Urged To Prosecute Hillary Clinton Immediately

Aug 23rd 2018, 21:02, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Rudy Giuliani has called on the DOJ to “wake up” and initiate prosecution proceedings against Hillary Clinton. The former mayor-turned-Trump lawyer says the Department of Justice  must hurry up and bring an indictment against Hillary Clinton. […]

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Previously Deported Mexican Stabs Woman To Death In Minnesota

Aug 23rd 2018, 20:49, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

An illegal alien from Mexico who was previously deported returned to the United States and stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death, according to Minnesota police.  Fraider Diaz-Carbajal, 35, brutally stabbed his ex girlfriend Enedelia Perez Garcia to […]

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Harvard Professor: Coconut Oil Is Pure Poison

Aug 23rd 2018, 20:44, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

A senior Harvard medical professor has warned that coconut oil is “pure poison” and “one of the worst foods you can possibly eat.”  Speaking out against the popular belief that coconut oil is healthy, Dr. […]

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Top CNN Execs Panic As Viewership Plunges Another 23%

Aug 23rd 2018, 20:36, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Senior CNN executives are panicking after the network suffered a devastating 23 percent drop in viewers last week during primetime. The embattled news network is literally hemorrhaging viewers as even die-hard fans switch off in their […]

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Army Of FBI Agents Ready To Testify Against Mueller’s Illegal Probe

Aug 23rd 2018, 20:29, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

An army of FBI whistleblowers are ready to testify against illegal activities conducted by Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of ‘Deep State’ crooks.  As House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Goodlatte prepares to grill […]

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Manafort Juror: Mueller Has No Case Against Trump – “It’s A Political Witch Hunt”

Aug 23rd 2018, 20:19, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

One of the jurors on the Manafort trial has accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conducting a politically motivated witch hunt against President Trump. Juror Paul Duncan told Fox News Wednesday that Mueller and his […]

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Hillary Clinton Accused Of Coercing Michael Cohen Into Pleading Guilty

Aug 23rd 2018, 20:10, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Hillary Clinton coerced Michael Cohen into pleading guilty to charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of a plot to oust Trump from the White House. The sudden appearance of Lanny Davis at […]

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2 Men Sentenced To Death For Rape & Torture Of 8 Yr Old Girl In India

Aug 23rd 2018, 19:55, by Niamh Harris

Two child rapists who brutally tortured an eight-year-old girl, slit her throat and left her for dead have been sentenced to hang in India under the country’s recently toughened anti-rape legislation. Irfan Mewati, 20, and […]

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Nuns Arrested & Charged In Child Abuse Investigation

Aug 23rd 2018, 18:52, by Niamh Harris

Police are examining claims of child abuse lasting decades at a Catholic orphanage in Scotland Police in Scotland have arrested and charged 12 people including nuns and former staff in an investigation into alleged physical […]

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Trump Declares War On Social Media Censorship

Aug 22nd 2018, 20:30, by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

President Trump has vowed to aggressively fight censorship on social media, claiming the crackdown on “fake news” is nothing more than an attempt to silence conservative voices.  Speaking at his rally Tuesday in West Virginia, […]

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thumbnailBYE ZUCK! Facebook OUTED As Communist Platform Mirrors Tyrannical Chinese Government Policy

Aug 23rd 2018, 19:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailJeff Sessions Career Might Be Over After This Scandal Broke

Aug 23rd 2018, 17:00, by The Next News Network
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thumbnailYou Will PUKE When You Learn How Much MONEY This Senator SUCKED OUT of the SWAMP!

Aug 23rd 2018, 15:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailComedian Walks On Stage, TRASHES TRUMP Then Immediately Regrets What Happens Next

Aug 23rd 2018, 13:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: New EVIDENCE Proves Brennan Committed Federal Crime Against Trump – His Life is OVER!

Aug 23rd 2018, 11:00, by The Next News Network

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Massaontslagen in Duitse windenergie–industrie

Aug 23rd 2018, 06:00, by Hans Labohm (Hoofdredacteur)

Foto: MDR. Een van de hardnekkigste sprookjes rond hernieuwbare energie is dat deze goed zou zijn voor de werkgelegenheid. Vooral de milieubeweging schermt vaak met dit argument. Het doet mij altijd denken aan het verhaal dat ik als jonge student economie in de jaren zestig te horen kreeg als afschrikwekkend voorbeeld van wat […]

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Klimaat en nepnieuws

Aug 22nd 2018, 06:00, by Jeroen Hetzler

James Hansen. Foto: Ecowatch. Een bijdrage van Jeroen Hetzler. Onlangs verscheen een artikel waarin werd gesteld: The scientist widely known as the “Father of Global Warming” has admitted for the first time that data used to promote his climate change theory was false and fradulently manipulated by Al Gore to suit an agenda. […]

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Werner Kirstein: ‘Geen antropogene maar ‘politogene’ klimaatverandering’

Aug 20th 2018, 22:00, by Hans Labohm (Hoofdredacteur)

Werner Kirstein. Foto: AZK. Hieronder een video van een voordracht van em. prof. dr. Werner Kirstein, die verschillende publicaties over regionale en wereldwijde klimaatverandering op zijn naam heeft staan. Hij is in emeritaat, dus –  zoals hijzelf zegt – nu kan ik openlijk zeggen wat ik denk.In deze voordracht stelt hij dat er geen […]

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Data, informatie en analyse

Aug 20th 2018, 06:00, by Hans Labohm (Hoofdredacteur)

Foto: De wereldwonderen. Een gastbijdrage van Tjerk Veenstra. Als een wetenschappelijk of journalistiek onderzoek goed wordt uitgevoerd, worden eerst voldoende relevante gegevens verzameld. Die gegevens worden vertaald in informatie, waarna een analyse kan plaatsvinden. Op basis van de analyse worden conclusies getrokken en kunnen passende maatregelen worden getroffen. Als het goed is worden […]

Het bericht Data, informatie en analyse verscheen eerst op Climategate.

Klimaatverandering door CO2. Of zijn er ook andere oorzaken?

Aug 19th 2018, 06:00, by Ap Cloosterman

Hannibal. Afbeelding: Historiek. Een bijdrage van Ap Cloosterman. Allereerst bekijken we de temperatuurgegevens uit het verleden (420.000 v.C. tot 1800 n.C.). De gegevens zijn verkregen uit ijskernen uit Antarctica (Vostok). Zie afbeelding 1.         Afbeelding 1. Bron: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder. De pieken zijn de interglaciale […]

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BREXIT en klimaatverandering

Aug 18th 2018, 06:00, by Arthur Rörsch

‘Fog in Channel. Continent isolated.’ Foto: Keith Yahl. Een bijdrage van Arthur Rörsch. Bij een Brexit dient de EU van het VK te eisen te stoppen met de export van klimaatverandering. De directe aanleiding is de onaangename hittegolf waaronder we de afgelopen maand hebben geleden. Die is veroorzaakt door een te lang persisterend […]

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Marijn Poels op DVD

Aug 18th 2018, 05:45, by Hans Labohm (Hoofdredacteur)

Bericht van de uitgeverij ‘De blauwe tijger’. Het eerste deel van de beroemde klimaattrilogie van Marijn Poels is op DVD verschenen en die kunt u nu bij ons bestellen. Sterker nog: U kunt deze DVD alleen bij ons bestellen en nergens anders! Naar eigen zeggen is Marijn Poels een ‘milieubewuste, linkse jongen’. Na jarenlang (prijswinnende) […]

Het bericht Marijn Poels op DVD verscheen eerst op Climategate.

Buma vreest Fortuyn-revolte rond thema klimaat

Aug 17th 2018, 09:00, by Hans Labohm (Hoofdredacteur)

Sybrand Buma (CDA). Foto EPP. Elsevier publiceerde onlangs een interview van politiek verslaggever redacteur Eric Vrijsen met Sybrand Buma (CDA). Het interview ging voor een belangrijk deel over de immigratieproblematiek, waarbij Buma nadere uitleg gaf van zijn opvattingen daaromtrent, waarop zowel van buiten als binnen het CDA kritiek was gekomen. Maar Buma stond […]

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Wetenschap, klimatologie en ideologie

Aug 17th 2018, 06:00, by Jeroen Hetzler

Afshin Ellian. Foto: Café Weltschmerz. Een bijdrage van Jeroen Hetzler. Onlangs las ik een artikel van de bekende Elsevier-columnist Afshin Ellian over de 2 grote ismen van de vorige eeuw: het nazisme en het socialisme. Beide waren totalitaire regiems. Zo schrijft Ellian na een korte analyse: Kortom, het woord socialisme herbergt evenveel schuld […]

Het bericht Wetenschap, klimatologie en ideologie verscheen eerst op Climategate.

Paradogma

Aug 16th 2018, 06:45, by Hans Labohm (Hoofdredacteur)

Hierbij een persbericht over de lancering van de nieuwste film van documentairemaker Marijn Poels. De film zal vanaf oktober ook in Nederland te zien zijn in geselecteerde bioscopen. Voor verdere informatie www.paradogma-film.com of neem contact op met film@marijnpoels.com           PARADOGMA, Nieuwste film van documentairemaker Marijn Poels vanaf Oktober te zien in […]

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thumbnailDad Dares Daughter $100 To Knock MAGA Hat Off Guy’s Head, Learns Brutal Lesson Too Late

Aug 23rd 2018, 03:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: Trump IGNITES DC With CLEAR Message To Robert Muller That Dems Will HATE To Hear

Aug 23rd 2018, 02:18, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: Elizabeth Warren Cries on CNN When Asked About Mollie Tibbetts, But Not For The Victim

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:53, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: Seth Rich GAME CHANGING EVIDENCE UNCOVERED After Police Drop the Hammer on DNC Chief

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:33, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: Omarosa Runs To MSNBC With ‘BOMBSHELL’ Video, IMMEDIATELY Regrets It When America Sees It

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:23, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: Trump THREATENED By ABRUPT Legal Move From Stormy Daniels Lawyer After Cohen Guilty Plea

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:13, by The Next News Network

thumbnailBREAKING: Seconds After Mollie Tibbetts is found MSNBC Guest Does The UNTHINKABLE to her Family

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:03, by The Next News Network

thumbnailCrowd ERUPTS After Trump BASHES America-Hater Andrew Cuomo At ICE Officer Ceremony

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailTrump Gives CNN Analyst BAD NEWS On His Security Clearance After Seeing His UNHINGED Rant on LIVE TV

Aug 23rd 2018, 00:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailWatch MSNBC Guest Make SICK Claim About What Trump Wants To Do To People

Aug 22nd 2018, 23:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailTrump Admin CRACKS DOWN Preps Internet Blueprint Big Tech Will HATE

Aug 22nd 2018, 21:00, by The Next News Network
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thumbnailPutin STEALS a Move STRAIGHT From President Trump With Where He Just Showed Up!

Aug 22nd 2018, 19:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailTRUMP MIRACLE! Dem DEAD ZONE Resurrected After President Restores Hope To This DEVASTATED Town

Aug 22nd 2018, 17:00, by The Next News Network

thumbnailLegendary Comedians Take a Stand: Steve Martin, Martin Short Make PROMISE to America Trump Will LOVE

Aug 22nd 2018, 15:00, by The Next News Network

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Your 2 hourly digest for n-tv.de – Startseite

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"Promi Big Brother" – Tag 6: Gürtelrose und kein Bier da

Aug 23rd 2018, 01:11

Silvia ist gürtelrosenverdächtig, Sophia steckt "in Quarantäne" und Nicole tritt gegen Türen. Nur einer behält den Überblick: Mike. Er deckt den Tod auf. Ein gutes Zeichen. Denn der Tod ist bekanntlich "immer super." Es sei denn, das Bier fehlt.

Erfolgreicher Satellitenstart: "Aeolus" soll Stürme besser vorhersagen

Aug 22nd 2018, 23:35

Wenn ein 300 Millionen Euro teurer Satellit nach 15 Jahren Vorbereitungszeit endlich ins All startet, ist ein gewisses Maß an Nervosität verständlich. Auch im Fall von "Aeolus" halten die ESA-Wissenschaftler den Atem an – und werden belohnt.

Audiobotschaft aus dem Nirgendwo: IS veröffentlicht angebliche Bagdadi-Rede

Aug 22nd 2018, 22:21

Fast ein Jahr lang war es ruhig um Abu Bakr al-Bagadi, viele vermuten, dass der Anführer der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat längst tot ist. Eine 55 Minuten lange Audiobotschaft soll beweisen, dass der Terrorist noch lebt – aber ist sie auch echt?

Dinamo Zagreb muss zittern: Ajax und AEK legen bei CL-Playoffs vor

Aug 22nd 2018, 21:21

Während die Bundesligisten ihre Plätze in der kommenden Champions-League-Saison bereits sicher haben, müssen viele europäische Teams noch um eine Teilnahme bangen. Besonders für Dynamo Kiew wird es nach dem Playoff-Hinspiel eng.

„Die Bachelorette“ on Tour: Nackte Ärsche und Grüße von Frau Antje

Aug 22nd 2018, 20:24

Mit dem Bild von karibischen Dream-Date-Stränden vor Augen ziehen die verbliebenen Traumprinzen in die vor-vorletzte Rosenschlacht. Am Ende der finalen Korfu-Woche machen die vier Auserwählten aber lange Gesichter. Denn statt auf die Bahamas geht es nach…

Millionenstrafe war vermeidbar: Monsanto schlug Glyphosat-Vergleich aus

Aug 22nd 2018, 20:22

290 Millionen Dollar soll die Bayer-Tochter einem Mann zahlen, der Monsanto für seine Krebserkrankung verantwortlich macht. Der Glyphosathersteller hätte das Urteil verhindern können, sagt der Kläger-Anwalt. Er habe dem Konzern einen Vergleich angeboten.

Hattrick im Supercup: Löwen revanchieren sich an Nord-Rivalen

Aug 22nd 2018, 19:58

Die Rhein-Neckar Löwen gewinnen den ersten Titel der neuen Handball-Saison. Im Supercup setzt sich der Pokalsieger gegen Meister SG Flensburg-Handewitt durch und feiert als erstes Team überhaupt den dritten Triumph in Serie.

Skandal um Kamerateam augelöst: Pöbelnder Pegida-Demonstrant ist LKA-Mann

Aug 22nd 2018, 19:23

Am Rande eines Pegida-Protestes in Dresden hält die Polizei ein ZDF-Team fest. Auslöser ist ein Demonstrant, der die Berichterstattung der Journalisten verhindern will. Nun stellt sich heraus: Der Mann arbeitet für das sächsische Landeskriminalamt.

"Kronprinz muss eingreifen": Saudi-Arabien will Aktivistin hinrichten

Aug 22nd 2018, 18:54

Seit über zwei Jahren sitzt die schiitische Menschenrechtsaktivistin Al-Ghomgham in einem saudi-arabischen Gefängnis. Der Grund: friedlicher Protest gegen die Regierung. Der 29-Jährigen droht jetzt die Hinrichtung.

Lissabon-Klub kämpft gegen Chaos: "Trump des Fußballs" zerstört Sporting

Aug 22nd 2018, 18:35

Jahrelang gilt Sporting Lissabon als Portugals Vorzeigeklub. Weltklassefußballer wie Luis Figo und Cristiano Ronaldo entstammen der Talentschmiede. Doch das hat sich radikal geändert – weil der Ex-Präsident als "Trump des Fußballs" für heftiges Chaos sorgte.

Frühmenschenkind "Denisova 11": Neandertaler paarten sich mit Denisovanern

Aug 22nd 2018, 18:26

Von einem jahrtausendealten Mädchen überdauert nur ein einziges Knochenfragment die Zeit – Forscher geben ihm den Namen "Denisova 11". Es ist das Zeugnis einer Paarung, die wahrlich Brücken schlug: Multi-Kulti in der Frühzeit.

Comeback im Buchladen: François Hollande ist wieder da

Aug 22nd 2018, 18:15

Frankreichs früherer Staatspräsident Hollande genießt sein neues Leben – als Bestsellerautor. Sein Verhältnis zu seinem Amtsnachfolger Macron gilt als gespannt. Hat der Sozialist noch eine politische Zukunft?

Größtes IPO aller Zeiten: Saudis blasen 100-Milliarden-Börsengang ab

Aug 22nd 2018, 18:10

Die größten Investmentbanken der Welt stecken seit Monaten in den Vorbereitungen für den Börsengang des angeblich wertvollsten Ölkonzerns der Welt. 100 Milliarden Euro soll das IPO von Saudi-Aramco einspielen. Doch jetzt zieht die Regierung die Notbremse.

Party-Spaß und Papp-Bausätze: Nintendo serviert Knüppelsuppe à la Mario

Aug 22nd 2018, 17:42

Japans Konsolen-Exportschlager hält sein Spieleangebot gewohnt bunt und unterhaltsam. In "Smash Brothers" und "Mario Party" gibt es ordentlich auf die rote Klempner-Mütze. Zudem präsentiert Nintendo Switch-Lenkräder und -Joysticks aus Pappe.

Wer geht ins Gefängnis?: Trumps Fans singen wieder "Lock Her Up"

Aug 22nd 2018, 17:31

Das entbehrt nicht einer gewissen Ironie: Trumps Ex-Anwalt legt ein Geständnis ab, sein alter Wahlkampfchef wird schuldig gesprochen. Doch Trumps Anhänger skandieren einen Gassenhauer, mit dem Clinton ins Gefängnis geschickt werden soll.

Angst vor Schuldenexplosion: Ausländische Investoren flüchten aus Italien

Aug 22nd 2018, 16:35

Die Finanzmärkte in Italien zittern immer stärker: Die Populisten in Rom wollen bald ihren ersten Haushalt vorstellen. Und so wie es aussieht, werden sie das Geld trotz des gigantischen Schuldenbergs mit vollen Händen ausgeben.

Spike Lee über "Blackkklansman": "I don’t give a fuck about Fox News"

Aug 22nd 2018, 15:16

Kann man einen leichten Film über ein schweres Thema drehen? Yes, we can. Kann das lustig sein? Auch das. Spike Lee sagt dazu: "Black Man infiltrates Ku Klux Klan, diese sechs Worte, die sind doch der größte Witz." He's doing the right thing. Again.

Irgendwas mit Satelliten: Wie funktioniert eigentlich GPS?

Aug 22nd 2018, 13:52

Fast jeder navigiert regelmäßig via GPS, mit jedem Smartphone kennt man so immer seine Position, egal, wo man sich auf der Welt befindet. Dass das irgendetwas mit Satelliten zu tun hat, weiß jeder. Wie aber funktioniert es genau?

Wer schön sein will, …: Husqvarna Vitpilen – Design auf zwei Rädern

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:57

Ein Zylinder, stylisches Design und eine Sitzposition, die wahrlich nicht für jeden gemacht ist: Die Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 ist mitnichten ein perfektes Motorrad. Dafür aber ein sehr spaßiges, das eine hohe Aufmerksamkeit generiert.

Für Girokonto und Tagesgeld: Sparkasse verlangt Strafzinsen

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:32

Dafür, dass sie für ihr Geld Zinsen zahlen sollen, anstatt welche zu bekommen, zeigen Sparer kein Verständnis. Dennoch kündigt die größte deutsche Sparkasse ein Verwahrentgelt an. 0,4 Prozent will das Geldinstitut künftig von betuchten Kunden kassieren.

Schluss mit dem Spanier: Sylvie Meis ist wieder Single

Aug 22nd 2018, 11:07

"Alone again … naturally" sang Gilbert O'Sullivan bereits 1971 – da war Sylvie Meis noch nicht einmal geboren. Und dennoch sagt dieser Songtext alles aus – die schöne Niederländerin ist nämlich wieder solo, ihr Millionär ist Geschichte.

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Aug 22nd 2018, 10:59

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Bandon, Oregon at 09:31 UTC (00:31 UTC) on August 22, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 265.2 km (164.8 miles) WNW of Lakeport…… Read more »

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Aug 22nd 2018, 03:30

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Vanuatu at 22:32 UTC on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.4 km (8.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was…… Read more »

Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth

Aug 21st 2018, 22:20

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC (17:31 local time) on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles)……. Read more »

Major dam in central Thailand’s Phetchaburi province expected to overflow August 22

Aug 21st 2018, 17:53

Authorities in Thailand are warning the Kaeng Krachan dam is expected to overflow at Wednesday noon, August 22, 2018, triggering another flood. This is a major dam located in Phetchaburi province, currently holding 777 million m3 of water or 109% of its full…… Read more »

10 people killed after flash flood hits Raganello gorge in southern Italy’s Calabria

Aug 21st 2018, 16:26

The number of people killed after heavy rain flooded the Raganello gorge on August 20, 2018, rose to 10 on August 21. 23 people were rescued and brought to safety, three were found alive today and another three still remain missing. There were up to 40 hikers in the…… Read more »

Major Hurricane "Lane" expected to turn toward Hawaii

Aug 21st 2018, 14:30

Category 4 Hurricane "Lane" is heading west at 19 km/h (12 mph) and is expected to turn toward Hawaii on August 22 and 23 and pass dangerously close to the main Hawaiian Islands. Current forecast track doesn't call for a direct impact and Lane will be…… Read more »

The Watchers News Brief: August 20, 2018

Aug 21st 2018, 10:11

New major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy A new major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano on August 18. An intense explosion at 19:08 UTC involved the mouths of the south-central zone located on the crater terrace, producing a small cloud of ash and the…… Read more »

Rare snowfall reported in Uruguay

Aug 21st 2018, 00:29

Brazilian and North American meteorologists both agreed it was snow that was seen falling in parts of Uruguay on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Since Uruguay is located within the temperate zone of the tropic of Capricorn, the country has warm summers and crisp winters…… Read more »

One of Omaha’s wettest days on record, widespread flash flooding, Nebraska

Aug 20th 2018, 23:25

As of 15:00 CDT on August 20, the Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska received 156.2 mm (6.15 inches) of rain, making it the fourth-wettest day in the city since record-keeping began in 1887. The city's wettest day on record was August 7, 1999, with 164 mm (6.46…… Read more »

Typhoon "Soulik" approaching southern Japan, landfall expected in South Korea

Aug 20th 2018, 22:25

A Very Strong Typhoon "Soulik" is approaching southern Japan and is expected to cause strong winds and drop heavy rain in southern and western parts of the country. According to the JMA, it will pass very close to Kyushu and the Amami islands on the…… Read more »

Major damage after two tornadoes rip through North Island, New Zealand

Aug 20th 2018, 21:04

A large waterspout formed in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on August 20, 2018, and hit the Ohope Beach just after 17:30 NZST, damaging at least six properties. Ohope is 6 km (3.7 miles) east of Whakatane, North Island. At the same time, on the other side of North…… Read more »

Deadly floods hit the Indian state of Karnataka, tourists’ bookings canceled

Aug 20th 2018, 18:05

At least 12 people have been killed and over 4 300 rescued in Karnataka's district of Kodagu, on the border with Kerala, since August 15, 2018. Heavy rains started affecting the region on August 14 and intensified on August 15, forcing authorities to issue heavy…… Read more »

Lull in activity at Kilauea volcano continues, sulfur dioxide emissions drastically reduced

Aug 20th 2018, 16:43

The lull in activity at Kīlauea Volcano continues. HVO lowered the Alert Level for ground-based hazards from WARNING to WATCH, on August 17, but the Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. The summit has been quiet since the last collapse event on August 2. This…… Read more »

The Watchers News Brief: August 18 and 19, 2018

Aug 20th 2018, 00:04

Brutal cold snap, Mt. Buller received 30 cm (11.8 inches) of snow overnight, the most in 14 years, Australia Parts of the Australian state of Victoria have woken up to snow on August 19 after shivering through a brutal cold snap. Mt. Buller received 30 cm (11.8…… Read more »

Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China

Aug 19th 2018, 21:12

At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The…… Read more »

Huge ELVE captured high above a thunderstorm over Russia

Aug 19th 2018, 17:48

A 300 km (186 miles) wide ELVE was photographed hight above a thunderstorm in central Russia on August 16, 2018. This transient luminous event was recorded using a low-light video camera in the Russian town of Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast, by amateur astronomer Ilya…… Read more »

Another powerful M6.9 earthquake hits Lombok, Indonesia

Aug 19th 2018, 15:40

Just two weeks after devastating M7.0 earthquake which killed more than 460 people, another powerful earthquake hit the same region at 14:56 UTC (22:56 local time) on August 19, 2018. BMKG is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting…… Read more »

Very bright fireball over the Adriatic Sea, send your photos and reports

Aug 19th 2018, 12:09

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over the Adriatic Sea at 18:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on August 18, 2018. The event lasted more than 3 seconds before the object disintegrated near San Marino in northeastern Italy. The International Meteor…… Read more »

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With these maps, you can track migratory birds in near real time

Aug 22nd 2018, 16:37, by Tom Oder

BirdCast shows the volume and direction of birds in the U.S.

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Adorable baby pygmy hippopotamus born at Toronto Zoo

Aug 22nd 2018, 16:18, by Noel Kirkpatrick

The unnamed calf is the seventh birth of a pygmy hippopotamus for the Toronto Zoo.

7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms

Aug 22nd 2018, 15:29, by Russell McLendon

From ancient shamans to scientists studying mental health, humans have a long fascination with 'magic' fungi.

Improve your odds of having a lucid dream with these 3 techniques

Aug 22nd 2018, 15:11, by Michael d’Estries

New study finds lucid dreaming is a skill that can be learned and fine-tuned, and the findings may lead to breakthroughs in learning why we sleep.

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I like stacking rocks, but here's why I stopped

Aug 22nd 2018, 14:37, by Starre Vartan

Like many things that seem harmless, stacking rocks becomes a problem when everyone does it.

Why free play matters and how to encourage it

Aug 22nd 2018, 14:23, by Joanna Nesbit

Parents may feel the need to protect and schedule, but experts say our kids learn more when we get out of the way as they play.

Scientists may have found the ultimate food preservative, and it's entirely plant-based

Aug 22nd 2018, 13:28, by Christian Cotroneo

The end of artificial preservatives may be near — thanks to the power of plants and phytonutrients called flavanoids.

How can oil rigs be good for marine life?

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:22, by Noel Kirkpatrick

Decommissioned structures provide a surprising opportunity for growth.

Watch as hundreds of wildebeest cross a river during the Great Wildebeest Migration

Aug 21st 2018, 20:33, by Ben Bolton

Watch as hundreds of wildebeest cross a river during the Great Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

When this Oregon student went to college, he made history

Aug 21st 2018, 17:48, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

Cody Sullivan received a standing ovation when he received his college certificate.

Nature reserve in Bolivia offers hope for wild macaws on the brink

Aug 21st 2018, 16:02, by Jaymi Heimbuch

There are only 300 blue-throated macaws left in the wild.

Comedian Jon Stewart steers lost subway goats in the right direction

Aug 21st 2018, 15:49, by Michael d’Estries

Two goats discovered along subway tracks in Brooklyn are on now safely on their way to Farm Sanctuary.

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Meet 'Steve,' the rare celestial phenomenon lighting up the skies over Canada

Aug 21st 2018, 15:04, by Michael d’Estries

The ribbon of light may look like an aurora, but Steve is in a class of his own.

Scientists take to space to keep an eye on birds

Aug 21st 2018, 14:21, by Noel Kirkpatrick

The ICARUS Initiative will monitor animals from space using sophisticated trackers. They'll also make much of the data publicly available.

Where did animal crackers come from?

Aug 21st 2018, 13:56, by Robin Shreeves

We have the British to thank for animal crackers, but there's a lot more you should know about this tasty snack.

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Bus-to-home conversions: Wheels, wanderlust and the great wide open

Aug 21st 2018, 13:18, by Matt Hickman

With photos and detailed insight, the new book "The Modern House Bus" offers a glimpse into the world of bus conversion projects.

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15 ways to save money you haven't thought of

Aug 21st 2018, 12:23, by Robin Shreeves

You already know the basics, like not going out for coffee in the morning, but these not-as-common tips will save you even more money.

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Creationists and conspiracy theorists share the same cognitive error, study finds

Aug 21st 2018, 00:12, by Bryan Nelson

Do you believe that "everything happens for a reason"? You might be making this error, too.

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VR experience takes you inside a black hole

Aug 20th 2018, 21:02, by Michael d’Estries

Darren Aronofsky’s three-part virtual reality series 'Spheres' will soon take viewers on a trip through time and space.

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Does your chicken need a diaper?

Aug 20th 2018, 20:46, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

If your chicken is going to be inside your house, a diaper might be a very good idea.

It's easier to breathe in Beijing these days

Aug 20th 2018, 19:05, by Noel Kirkpatrick

Five of the best 7 months for Beijing air quality have occurred since last summer.

Dazzling green fireball lights up Southeast U.S.

Aug 20th 2018, 17:44, by Michael d’Estries

NASA says the Aug. 17 light show was likely caused by an asteroid some 6 feet in diameter.

Meet the planet's 25 most endangered primates

Aug 20th 2018, 16:39, by Russell McLendon

This report highlights 25 apes, monkeys, lemurs, lorises and other primates on the brink of extinction.

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Why I said goodbye to my Miata

Aug 20th 2018, 15:58, by Lloyd Alter

Driving can be fun (especially in a Miata!) but walking and cycling is a lot healthier, cheaper and better for the environment.

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What not to flush down the toilet

Aug 20th 2018, 14:25, by Melissa Breyer

Your indiscriminate flushing can clog pipes and hurt animals.

How to clean a smelly drain naturally

Aug 20th 2018, 14:18, by Robin Shreeves

Non-chemical ways to make your sink and tub smell fresh.

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18 eye-popping pedestrian bridges

Aug 20th 2018, 13:27, by Matt Hickman

From Vietnam to London to rural Boone County, Iowa, these fancy footbridges are a feast for the eyes.

Is scurvy making a comeback?

Aug 20th 2018, 12:31, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

Scurvy is old disease that's coming back because not everyone knows about or can afford nutritious foods.

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How to invite amphibians to your garden

Aug 19th 2018, 16:05, by Tom Oder

You can help save amphibians in your neighborhood by creating an appealing backyard oasis for them.

What if you could turn random cellphone browsing into beautiful music?

Aug 19th 2018, 14:50, by Starre Vartan

In his his Kinetic Generative Music Installation, Lithuanian artist Andrius Šarapovas turns translates people's internet browsing into sound.

Here's how cats want to be held

Aug 18th 2018, 21:39, by Bryan Nelson

How you've been holding your cat is probably all wrong.

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One in 15 Americans detect phantom smells

Aug 18th 2018, 17:44, by Noel Kirkpatrick

6.5 percent of Americans over the age of 40 experience phantom odors, but we're not sure what causes this sensation.

Saving authentic recipes, one video at a time

Aug 18th 2018, 15:03, by Robin Shreeves

These YouTube channels are dedicated to preserving culinary culture.

World's oldest cheese discovered inside ancient Egyptian tomb

Aug 17th 2018, 18:15, by Robin Shreeves

The solid mass was only recently unveiled more than 130 years after the tomb was first discovered.

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NASA detects glowing 'hydrogen wall' at edge of our solar system

Aug 17th 2018, 17:23, by Michael d’Estries

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has picked up early signatures of a massive border of hydrogen around our solar system's edge.

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Why does this sweet dog keep getting overlooked at the shelter?

Aug 17th 2018, 16:13, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

Blue the dog just wants a home where he can run and get lots of cuddles.

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At last, the secret to making mummies revealed

Aug 17th 2018, 15:35, by Christian Cotroneo

Scientists have unlocked the ancient Egyptian recipe that was first used to preserve bodies.

There's more than one 'moon' orbiting Earth

Aug 17th 2018, 15:24, by Bryan Nelson

A mini-moon has been orbiting our planet for around 100 years.

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8 things to never put in your garbage disposal

Aug 17th 2018, 15:01, by Robin Shreeves

Here's a good list of items not to put in your garbage disposal, and a bonus list of 3 to be cautious about.

Why are EpiPens so expensive?

Aug 17th 2018, 14:32, by Angela Nelson

A new generic option will soon offer relief for families who shell out hundreds of dollars for these epinephrine-filled devices.

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Swift foxes making a comeback in Canada

Aug 17th 2018, 13:01, by Noel Kirkpatrick

Swift foxes were once considered extinct in Canada, but they're making a comeback in the grasslands of Alberta.

What you need to know about pot for pets

Aug 17th 2018, 12:21, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

Trying to figure out what's legal and what might work when considering CBD for your pet is murky territory.

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Add another strange property to the list of silver's bizarre traits

Aug 17th 2018, 01:23, by Bryan Nelson

Scientists have discovered yet another of this miraculous metal's superpowers: under the right conditions, silver can emit light.

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How to snake-proof your yard

Aug 16th 2018, 19:27, by Tom Oder

The things home owners can do to ward off snakes should focus on removing places where they can hide and food opportunities.

Pine martens return to England, 90 years after they were driven to extinction

Aug 16th 2018, 17:24, by Noel Kirkpatrick

The pine marten has crossed from Scotland into England, a good sign for the species and for the red squirrels trying to survive.

A horse named Justice sues his former owner

Aug 16th 2018, 16:34, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

A neglected horse named Justice is suing his former owner in a groundbreaking animal cruelty case.

Plastic bags emit methane, too

Aug 16th 2018, 15:50, by Starre Vartan

Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer at the University of Hawai'i discovered that plastic bags are contributing to global warming by giving off methane.

New Zealand's crazy avocado crime wave

Aug 16th 2018, 15:04, by Matt Hickman

This is the downside of trendy foods.

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Why you should store unopened nut butter upside-down

Aug 16th 2018, 14:35, by Robin Shreeves

I posed a sarcastic comment on Facebook about the messiness of natural nut butters, but I got a real solution in response.

50-year-old car sets new land speed record

Aug 16th 2018, 14:22, by Michael d’Estries

The Challenger 2 is now the world's fastest piston-driven vehicle after achieving an average speed of 448 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Why tourism in Africa is on the upswing

Aug 16th 2018, 13:09, by Josh Lew

Visiting different parts of Africa on the same trip could soon be as easy as visiting different countries within the European Union.

'Poop Patrol' to hit the streets of San Francisco

Aug 16th 2018, 12:18, by Matt Hickman

Complaints of sidewalk excrement have become so frequent that the city has established a team dedicated to clearing away number twos.

You've heard of Schrödinger's cat, but what about Schrödinger's coffee?

Aug 16th 2018, 02:18, by Bryan Nelson

A new quantum uncertainty relation has been discovered that might mess with the temperature of your morning joe.

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A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days, so teachers across the entire county gave him theirs

Aug 15th 2018, 20:13, by Christian Cotroneo

Colleagues from across a South Florida county transferred their paid sick days to cancer survivor Robert Goodman.

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Scientists amplify mineral's CO2-storing ability

Aug 15th 2018, 18:32, by Noel Kirkpatrick

Magnesite has long been known as a CO2 absorber, but the slow rate of its growth made it a poor carbon storage option. Until now.

Animals watch over their dead, but is it really mourning?

Aug 15th 2018, 17:29, by Laura Moss

Mammals, primates and even birds have been seen grieving.

10 lifestyle changes that could significantly lessen your cancer risk

Aug 15th 2018, 16:44, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

Experts believe that between one-third and one-half of cancers are preventable. Here's what you can do.

Edible weeds rival kale for nutrition

Aug 15th 2018, 16:32, by Robin Shreeves

Researchers say wild edibles can help fill the nutrient gap in urban deserts, but education will be the key to making it work.

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Airlines crack down on support animals

Aug 15th 2018, 16:18, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

The types of animals passengers can bring along is changing rapidly.

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Should you let your dog lick your face?

Aug 15th 2018, 15:37, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

You love your dog, so you let him lick you. But are you risking your health when you do it?

What is a red tide?

Aug 15th 2018, 15:18, by Melissa Breyer

Harmful algal blooms pop up nearly every summer along the nation's coasts, creating problems for marine life and humans alike.

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Skipping sleep isn’t just bad for your health — it screws up your social life, too

Aug 15th 2018, 15:12, by Starre Vartan

Several studies reveal what sleep deprivation can do to a person, and it’s not pretty.

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There's glyphosate in our food system — so now what?

Aug 15th 2018, 14:47, by Robin Shreeves

Traces of the weed killer glyphosate are increasingly being found in food, but the public is at a loss of how to process that information.

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'The Silence of the Dolomites' captures nature's quiet roar

Aug 15th 2018, 14:33, by Michael d’Estries

Take a brief pause from the modern world and soak in the soundscape of one of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges.

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We could learn a lot about vocational training from Finland

Aug 15th 2018, 13:44, by Noel Kirkpatrick

Finland's vocational education and training (VET) programs cover a range of occupations, and training is available to just about everyone.

Why these baby puffins need a helping hand

Aug 15th 2018, 12:24, by Mary Jo DiLonardo

Rescuers help stranded puffin and petrel chicks led astray by city lights.

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When people and pets at this shelter need inspiration, all they have to do is look up

Aug 14th 2018, 19:55, by Christian Cotroneo

A shiny, 20-foot tall dog lets new arrivals at a Denver animal shelter know they're in a good place.

Super Carb Diet makes carbs cool again

Aug 14th 2018, 18:42, by Robin Shreeves

Only certain carbs are considered super on Bob Harper's Super Carb Diet, which is a combination of healthy proteins, healthy fats and complex carbs.

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Global tree cover has increased 7% over the last 35 years

Aug 14th 2018, 18:02, by Noel Kirkpatrick

A study finds that forest cover has increased by 7 percent between 1982 and 2016, but tropical forests are still suffering.

No, you don't have to combine your finances

Aug 14th 2018, 17:06, by Starre Vartan

Keeping financial accounts separate works well for me — and it's becoming increasingly more common. Here are some the reasons why.

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Generation Zapped

Aug 19th 2018, 20:46

(Earth Matters) “Een wifi-klaslokaal is net als de binnenkant van een magnetron die op een zeer laag stroomverbruik is ingesteld…

17-09-18 | Zelf – Bewustzijn | Antwerpen | Martijn van Staveren

Aug 19th 2018, 19:33

(Earth Matters) “Door openlijk en vrijuit te spreken over mijn kennis en ervaringen, stel ik deze informatie beschikbaar voor het publieke domein…

Valse kundalini

Aug 18th 2018, 23:15

(Moniek van Pelt) Een boek had ze er notabene over geschreven! Een heel verhaal met dat immense licht als hoogtepunt…

30-09-18 | Martijn van Staveren | Krefeld Uerdingen

Aug 12th 2018, 18:10

(Elisabeth Slinkman) Wie schon vorangekündigt, wird es noch weitere Vorträge von Martijn auf deutsch geben…

Deutsche übersetzung | Crowd Power 9 | Zeitlinien, parallele Realitäten und der Tod

Aug 12th 2018, 17:34

(Earth Matters TV | Übersetzung durch Elisabeth Slinkman)  Arjan Willkommen bei Earth Matters TV…

Zand strooien

Aug 12th 2018, 16:42

(Moniek van Pelt)  DIT is mijn land, galmde de Eén met wilde overtuiging allemaal van mij en hij wees groots om zich heen Heb je MIJN land al gezien, zei de Andere jij en hij wees naar alle kanten van opzij…

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thumbnailHow One Fire Set Humanity Back 1,000 Years…

Aug 12th 2018, 19:13, by Thoughty2
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thumbnailWill Manafort And Cohen Bring Down Donald Trump?

Aug 21st 2018, 23:04, by WeAreChange
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thumbnailThe Truth About The Baphomet Statue. The Devil’s In The Details!

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thumbnailCENSORED! Alex Jones and InfoWars Are Just The Start

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Aug 14th 2018, 21:07, by WeAreChange
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thumbnailExposing Media Censorship While The Mainstream Cries Wolf!

Aug 13th 2018, 12:28, by WeAreChange
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thumbnailLive! Order Out Of Chaos With Unite The Right, Proud Boys and H3H3

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When “Fake Progressives” Crack Down on Progressive Voices: Bonnie Faulkner’s Guns and Butter on KPFA

Aug 21st 2018, 17:30, by Bonnie Faulkner

The consensus among “Progressives” and Left Democrats is that Alex Jones is a “conspiracy theorist” (allegedly involved in hate speech) and censorship against him has nothing to do with First Amendment rights which guarantee Freedom of Speech.

While the media

Syria: Al Qaeda “Militants” Crack Down on Reconciliation Supporters in Idlib

Aug 21st 2018, 16:38, by South Front

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The Syrian military has continued redeploying its elite forces from the southern part of the country to the contact line with forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and other

American Television Audiences Don’t Care for Palestinian Lives – Just Ask the Networks

Aug 21st 2018, 16:35, by CJ Werleman

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On Wednesday, Israel carried out a 24-hour, round-the-clock military assault on Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on earth, killing at least three Palestinians, including a 23-year-old pregnant mother

Review of UK Torture Policy Launched in U-turn From Theresa May

Aug 21st 2018, 16:31, by Reprieve

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A public consultation has been launched into changes to the UK’s torture policy or “Consolidated Guidance”, which tells UK personnel how far they can go in participating in the interrogation suspects

The Israeli Government Has Confiscated Medical Supplies for Gaza

Aug 21st 2018, 16:30, by Freedom Flotilla Coalition

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The Freedom Flotilla Coalition continues to strongly demand the immediate release of the 114* boxes of medical supplies for the health services of Gaza that were carried on the Al Awda

Selected Articles: A World Full of Discord

Aug 21st 2018, 16:28, by Global Research News

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Lies, distortions and omissions are part of a multibillion dollar propaganda operation which sustains the “war narrative”.

While “Truth” is a powerful instrument, “the Lie” is generously funded by the lobby

Dead End Amerika. “Class Divide” in Manhattan

Aug 21st 2018, 15:26, by Philip A Farruggio

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Documentary film maker Marc Levin has a ‘must see’ film entitled Class Divide about the gentrification of the West Chelsea area of Manhattan (23rd street around 9th and 10th Avenues). His

The Metaphysics to Our Present Global Anguish

Aug 21st 2018, 13:58, by Alastair Crooke

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James Jatras, a former US diplomat poses a highly pertinent question in his piece Lenin Updated: Firstly, he says, President Trump meets with President Putin and appears to make some progress

The Cell Phone and the Virgin (2018): A Montreal Odyssey

Aug 21st 2018, 13:55, by Edward Curtin

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“And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor
And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the

A ‘Regime’ Is a Government at Odds with the US Empire

Aug 21st 2018, 13:45, by Gregory Shupak

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In the aftermath of the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, an article in the Miami Herald (8/5/18) reported that “a clandestine group formed by Venezuelan military

‘Be Careful About What You Believe’ – US, UK Media Bias & Lies

Aug 21st 2018, 13:40, by Ken Livingstone

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Today it seems like we are in another Cold War. It was breathtaking to watch our PM Theresa May immediately blaming Russia for the poisoning of the Skripals before the police

Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth

Aug 21st 2018, 13:40, by Chris Hedges

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The spectacular rise of human civilization—its agrarian societies, cities, states, empires and industrial and technological advances ranging from irrigation and the use of metals to nuclear fusion—took place during the last

Canada Should Not Accept White Helmets as Refugees

Aug 21st 2018, 13:38, by Professor John Ryan

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America’s media’s propaganda is designed to not only affect the USA, but also most of America’s allies, including Canada. A recent prime example is how Syria’s White Helmets have been groomed

Protectionism Abroad and Socialism at Home

Aug 21st 2018, 13:34, by Rep. Ron Paul

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One of the most insidious ways politicians expand government is by creating new programs to “solve” problems created by politicians. For example, government interference in health care increased health care costs,

America’s Fake “Reconstruction” Money to Syria

Aug 21st 2018, 13:34, by Andrew Korybko

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Trump didn’t pull $230 million worth of reconstruction assistance for Syria just because he’s stingy, but because he knew that American interests would be served better and more cost-effectively if he

In Detaining Peter Beinart, Israel Has Declared It No Longer Represents Millions of Jews Overseas

Aug 21st 2018, 13:30, by Jonathan Cook

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There are few places in Israel where its apartheid character is more conspicuous than the imposing international airport just outside Tel Aviv, named after the country’s founding father, David Ben Gurion

Uri Avnery, the Israeli Optimist Who Played Chess with Yasser Arafat, Has Died – He Was One of My Few Middle East Heroes

Aug 21st 2018, 13:28, by Robert Fisk

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There he is in my six-year-old notebook, very much alive, still demanding peace with the Palestinians, peace with Hamas, and generosity and a Palestinian state on the old 1967 borders – 

Washington’s Silent Weapon for Not-so-quiet Wars. “A World Full of Dollars”, A 2019 Global Economic Crisis

Aug 21st 2018, 13:26, by F. William Engdahl

Today by far the deadliest weapon in the US arsenal is the ability of Washington to control the global supply of money, of dollars, through actions of the privately-owned Federal Reserve in coordination with the US Treasury and select Wall Street financial groups. The US is weaponizing the dollar.

Trump and Erdogan’s Wars of Words: Impact on the Turkish Economy

Aug 21st 2018, 13:21, by Nagapushpa Devendra

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The current escalating tension between Turkey and the US has reached to crucible where from it can go worst. The war of words begun with the status of American evangelical pastor

Baby Elephants in Southeast Asia Are Separated From Their Mothers and Tortured For the Sake of Tourism

Aug 21st 2018, 13:01, by Bernadette Deron

A Baobab Has Fallen: Remembering Samir Amin

Aug 21st 2018, 12:57, by Issa Shivji

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Samir Amin was an exceptionally humble person. In spite of his huge influence on younger generations, he never treated them patronizingly or with condescension. Samir did not see himself as a

Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia

Aug 21st 2018, 12:53, by Eric Zuesse

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On August 20th, Gallup headlined “More in U.S. Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions for Russia” and reported that, “Americans believe it is more important to try to continue efforts to improve relations

Trump’s Threat of New Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Aug 21st 2018, 12:51, by Peter Koenig

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Introduction

The US Chamber of Commerce warns against the consequences of new tariffs on Chinese imports proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump.

The top business lobbying group said

Greenhouse Gases Continue Their Massive Rise

Aug 21st 2018, 12:48, by Shane Quinn

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Since 1990 global carbon emissions have increased by over 60%, and continue rising despite the rapidly worsening consequences of climate change. At the 1992 Earth Summit, a UN conference held in

Ideology in Mainstream Economics – How It Works

Aug 21st 2018, 12:45, by Dr. Jack Rasmus

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Mainstream economic policy is full of misrepresentation of reality. Propositions like ‘business tax cuts create jobs’, ‘income inequality exists because workers are not productive’, ‘free trade benefits everyone’, ‘inflation is always

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Lost in Translation

Aug 20th 2018, 14:13, by Mary DuBard

A peek behind the curtain of building an internationally compatible tool, from an American intern at a Dutch digital civil rights organisation.

A large part of my work this summer at Bits of Freedom has been focused on the internationalization of a website still in progress, My Data Done Right. On the face of it, My Data Done Right’s goal is simple: to allow users to send requests for data to organisations. It does this by generating a letter or email for the user to then send to the organisation. Making this a tool that can be expanded for all of the EU, not just the Netherlands, comes with some interesting challenges.

Translation troubles

Some seem obvious: we need a (changing) database of organisations from every country and the website needs to be available in every EU language. However, the implementation of these brought up some issues. As Bits of Freedom only uses open-source technology, we could not, for example, simply use Google Maps’ search function to find different organisations. Instead, we are compiling our own database, relying on volunteers throughout Europe. In addition, we are also relying on volunteers to help translate the content for our website. Automated translation tools like Google Translate, which can automatically translate an entire website, are problematic for two reasons. First, it is not open-source, so it is against our policy to use. Second, machine translations commonly have errors that can only be caught by a human reader. This is why Bits of Freedom decided to use translation volunteers instead. To find volunteers we rely on our European Digital Rights (EDRi) network, the umbrella organisation we helped found in 2002.

Weblate as facilitator

Yet even with volunteers, the problem of translation is not solved. The website is still in flux, and the textual content of the website is stored with the code that creates it. So we had to find a translation tool that would collaborate well with our version control tool for the website’s code. Ensuring that the tool facilitates communication between translators and website developers, without creating issues for the website and while being easy to use for our volunteers, has been its own process. Weblate, an open-source translation facilitator, has been our solution. In addition, on the website we have implemented checks to ensure that no partial translations are accidentally uploaded. For the translation tool, we have customized Weblate to fit our needs as much as possible. For example, allowing many different languages to be added and regularly syncing the translations with the website.

This spurred some spirited lunch-time discussions among the team: should we be using the American-English spelling “organization” or the British-English’s “organisation”?

Spelling issues

In addition to these larger issues, some smaller language issues popped up as well. For example, the GDPR does not just apply to companies, but to all sorts of groups. So rather than use the word company throughout the site, we use the word organisation. This spurred some spirited lunch-time discussions among the team: should we be using the American-English spelling “organization” or the British-English’s “organisation”? I, an American, had not even considered the British spelling. Other coders as well had already used the American spelling, with a z, in the code. After several discussions and some back-and-forth, we settled on the British spelling.

Finding a format

Since the tool generates letters, we also had to consider the address formats. There is no common address format across the European Union; there is not even a common postal code. The Netherlands uses letters and numbers, while other countries uses different lengths and only numbers. Some countries prefer the postal code before the town name; some after. For our website to return accurate addresses, we have to consider each and every one of these cases, not just for generating the address for the user, but also when a user is submitting an address for a company not in the database. Yet Bits of Freedom simply does not have the resources to consider every nuance in these cases, and at least for the beta version of the product we are just using the most common address format found in the EU.

An American perspective

Coming from the United States, these issues were new to me. On projects I’ve worked on in the past, English was the default and sole language. I hadn’t considered the intricacies involved in making a project accessible to people from so many varied backgrounds. While initially frustrating, overall these translation challenges have made this project more rewarding to me. In addition, it has left me with a greater appreciation for every website I come across that has multiple languages. In the case of My Data Done Right, to me the frustration caused by translation is overshadowed by the reason we chose to internationalize it in the first place: to empower residents across Europe to control their data.

I had my own issues translating into Dutch culture. For example, mentioning casually to the team that I’d dropped by a coffee shop on my way to work raised some eyebrows (I’d really meant café).

Translating into Dutch culture

In addition to the internationalization issues I saw during the course of the project, I had my own issues translating into Dutch culture. For example, mentioning casually to the team that I’d dropped by a coffee shop on my way to work raised some eyebrows (I’d really meant café). Or consider the Dutch emails and messages; more often than not, I would use Google Translate; (ironically, as we did not use the tool for My Data Done Right). I was surprised by how helpful Google Translate was with reading messages from my colleagues. My inability to speak Dutch did block me from attending some events, like Bits of Freedom’s cases in the Dutch courts. Yet I found that with technology like Google Translate I could understand almost anything virtually, even if some of the phrases ended up awkward in English. And in person, Bits of Freedom employees spoke English at lunch and events to ensure I could participate.

Finishing my internship

I will be leaving soon, but after my departure Bits of Freedom employees and volunteers will continue to work hard to get My Data Done Right off the ground. I’m looking forward to seeing it launched. By coming to work at Bits of Freedom this summer, I was expecting to get a glimpse into the workings of a digital civil rights organisation. I did, but in addition I also ended up learning about the challenges of creating projects for an increasingly connected world. For that experience and many more, I am grateful to Bits of Freedom for hosting me this summer.

We are still looking for volunteers to help finish My Data Done Right! If you would like to volunteer with help translating or with gathering organisation information, please send an email to david.korteweg@bof.nl.

Want to know more about My Data Done Right? Let us know!

Can you do independent research with colored glasses?

Aug 20th 2018, 06:08, by Rejo Zenger

The European Commission is evaluating how the rules on net neutrality have been implemented across Europe. These rules are designed to protect the rights of internet users. To our surprise the evaluation is carried out by a law firm frequently representing the big telecom providers. Does that make much sense?

Evaluation of new net neutrality rules

The European Commission is evaluating the implementation of the rules on net neutrality. These are the rules ensuring that users, and not the provider, are free to decide what services to use online. These are the rules designed to make sure that “access to the internet” remains a synonym for “access to the entire internet”. The evaluation is vitally important, because many providers throughout Europe are starting to offer subscriptions where the traffic of certain services receive preferential treatment – which would be in violation of the net neutrality rules.

We have asked the European Commission to provide a written confirmation of the impartiality of this study.

Researchers with colored glasses

The study on which the evaluation will rely has been awarded to the law firm Bird & Bird in consortium with the research and consultancy company Ecorys. In EU Member States like the Netherlands, Bird & Bird represents most major telecom operators on matters related to the telecommunications regulatory framework, including net neutrality. For example, Bird & Bird represents T-Mobile in the pending court case Bits of Freedom has initiated against the decision of the Dutch Regulatory Authority ACM to not take action against T-Mobile’s zero-rating offer. This court case revolves around the practice of zero-rating and the interpretation of the net neutrality rules that are also the subject of the study.

Questions about the impartiality of evaluation

Although there is no reason to doubt the legal expertise and experience of Bird & Bird, one could and should have concerns with awarding this particular study to this law firm. Given the fact that this firm represents telecom operators in conflicts surrounding this legislation, there are reasonable doubts about its independence and impartiality conducting the study. It raises questions about the validity of the results and could be damaging to the credibility of and the confidence in the evaluation of the net neutrality provisions by the European Commission and the resulting measures taken to mitigate any issues by the European Commission.

A balanced report is vitally important

A number of European organisations defending users and consumers have asked the European Commission to provide a written confirmation of the impartiality of this study. The confirmation should include a list of all measures taken by the European Commission and/or Bird & Bird to ensure the independence and impartiality of the evaluators conducting the study and the quality of the report. Particularly in light of these problems it is vital that the Commissions presents a balanced report based on the findings of Bird & Bird.

Our letter to the European Commission

Kun je met een gekleurde bril onafhankelijk onderzoek doen?

Aug 20th 2018, 06:08, by Rejo Zenger

Er loopt op dit moment een onderzoek naar de werking van de Europese regels over netneutraliteit. Maar een wet die de rechten van jou als gebruiker moet beschermen laat je toch niet evalueren door een advocatenkantoor dat opkomt voor de belangen van providers?

Nieuwe netneutraliteitsregels onder de loep

De Europese Commissie doet onderzoek naar de implementatie van de Europese regels over netneutraliteit. Het zijn de regels die er voor moeten zorgen dat jijzelf, en niet jouw provider, bepaalt wat je op het internet doet. Het zijn de regels die er voor moeten zorgen dat “toegang tot het internet” een synoniem blijft voor “toegang tot het héle internet”. Dat onderzoek is erg belangrijk, want wij zien dat providers in heel Europa abonnementen aanbieden waarbij het verkeer van bepaalde diensten een voorkeursbehandeling krijgt.

In een brief aan de Europese Commissie vragen we om garanties dat de evaluatie van de regels over netneutraliteit ook echt onpartijdig is.

Onderzoekers met een gekleurde bril

De evaluatie wordt uitgevoerd door het advocatenkantoor Bird & Bird. Dat kantoor heeft veel ervaring met deze regels en lijkt daarmee de ideale kandidaat voor zo’n studie. Maar in die ervaring schuilt ook meteen een probleem: Bird & Bird wordt regelmatig door de grote telecomproviders ingehuurd als zij ruziën met de toezichthouder over de uitleg van de wet. Zo komt het kantoor op voor de belangen van de provider in onze zaak tegen de toezichthouder ACM over T-Mobile’s dienst “Datavrije Muziek”. Met deze dienst geeft T-Mobile bepaalde muziekstreamingdiensten een voorkeursbehandeling boven andere diensten. En laat nou net in die zaak de uitleg van de regels centraal staan die hetzelfde advocatenkantoor in opdracht van de Europese Commissie evalueert.

Onpartijdigheid afdwingen

Hoewel we niet twijfelen over de juridische kennis van de onderzoekers, is er wel reden om vraagtekens te zetten bij de onafhankelijkheid en uiteindelijk de onpartijdigheid van het onderzoek. In een brief aan de Europese Commissie vragen we om garanties dat de evaluatie ook echt onpartijdig is. Zo willen we een overzicht van alle getroffen maatregelen die de onafhankelijkheid afdwingen. Ook doen we de suggestie om in de toekomst zulke evaluaties nooit toe te kennen aan organisaties die actief betrokken zijn bij juridische zaken over de interpretatie van de regels die worden onderzocht.

Rapport volgt binnen een maand

En dat rapport over de implementatie van de Europese regels over netneutraliteit? Dat wordt ergens eind deze maand, begin volgende maand verwacht. We zullen er uiteraard kritisch naar kijken.

Onze brief aan de Europese Commissie

De week van Fortnitemalware, zielige nerds, en de ideale zomergast

Aug 17th 2018, 23:16, by Hans de Zwart

Dit zijn de interessante, ontroerende, zorgwekkende en/of hilarische linkjes over internetvrijheid die ik deze week graag met je deel.

David versus Goliath in de privacylobby

Het magazine van de New York Times heeft een heerlijk David versus Goliath verhaal gepubliceerd. Het gaat over de rijke projectontwikkelaar, Alastair Mactaggart, die langzaam maar zeker door krijgt hoe machtig bedrijven als Google en Facebook zijn en hoe weinig rem er is op hun datahonger. Mede geïnspireerd door de Europese privacyregels en met hulp van Ashkan Soltani (die ooit een zomer bij Bits of Freedom een fellowship heeft gedaan) besluit hij een wetsvoorstel te lanceren waarin de dataverzamelaars aan banden worden gelegd. Door een heel slim politiek lobbyspel is het hem gelukt om de techgiganten een hoekje in te drijven. Of zoals Soltani concludeerde: “Mactaggart had offered Silicon Valley a take-it-or-leave-it privacy policy — the same kind that Silicon Valley usually offered everyone else.

The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won (Nicholas Confessore/The New York Times Magazine)

De ideale zomergast

Zelf heb ik het nog niet kunnen kijken, maar ik heb wel alle recensies gelezen: Marleen Stikker was schijnbaar de ideale zomergast. In drie uur kreeg ze mensen aan het denken over de teloorgang van het internet (“stuk” volgens Stikker) en hoe we de komende jaren samen kunnen nadenken over en werken aan een nieuwe bedrijfsmodel voor het net, eentje gebaseerd op de commons.

Zomergasten: Marleen Stikker

Ook Jaron Lanier denkt dat het internet stuk is. Nina Polak recenseert voor De Correspondent zijn nieuwste boek: Tien argumenten om je sociale media-accounts nu meteen te verwijderen. Lanier noemt het effect van social media op ons ‘BUMMER’, dat staat voor Behaviors of Users Modified and Made into an Empire for Rent. Ik heb zijn boek nog niet gelezen. Jij wel?

Het internet is kapot, maar we kunnen het redden (al zijn de meningen verdeeld over de manier waarop) (Nina Polak/De Correspondent)

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Zuckerberg, Dorsey en de Google nerds zijn zielig

Cathy O’Neil is hier al vaker langs gekomen (als je haar boek Weapons of Math Destruction nog niet hebt gelezen, moet je nú op weg naar de boekhandel). Ze heeft medelijden met Zuckerberg (de baas van Facebook), Dorsey (de baas van Twitter), en de nerds bij Google: ze zijn op vrij arbitraire wijze aan de macht gekomen, met een paar goede ideeën, perfecte timing, en veel geluk. En nu hebben ze geen idee hoe ze de monsters moeten temmen die ze zelf hebben gemaakt. O’Neil:

The world expects great things of them, because they’re supposed to be geniuses. Problem is, they’re not. There’s nothing they can do except apologize, turn off their big machines and walk away. I doubt they’ll do that. Instead, they’re manufacturing baloney explanations about how they’ll use more technology, or maybe more people, to handle the civic duties they had hoped to avoid.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Totally Out of His Depth (Cathy O'Neil/Bloomberg)

Fortnite of malware?

Iedereen die weleens in de buurt van een tiener komt moet inmiddels van het spel Fortnite hebben gehoord. Epic Games verdient honderden miljoenen euros in de maand met het verkopen van dans-moves binnen dit gratis spel. Toen ze een Android-versie uitbrachten wilden ze niet de 30% commissie betalen aan Google (die zou in de miljoenen lopen). De app is daarom niet beschikbaar in de Google Playstore en Android-gebruikers moeten de app dus downloaden via het internet. Daar maken scammers handig gebruik van. Wired laat zien dat er nu al malware bestaat die doet alsof het Fortnite is maar je in werkelijkheid verleid om op advertenties te klikken. Een handig verdienmodel voor de makers van de malware.

Impostor Fortnite Android Apps Are Already Spreading Malware (Brian Barrrett/Wired)

Nog even over Alex Jones

Vorige week schreef ik al over het blokkeren van Alex Jones. De discussie daarover loopt door. Dit zijn de twee meest interessante stukken die ik daarover ben tegengekomen in de afgelopen week. Met name het video-interview van Briahna Gray met Glenn Greenwald van The Intercept is de moeite van het kijken waard. Greenwald maakt zich zorgen over het feit dat een bedrijf als Google voor miljarden mensen kan bepalen wat er wel niet gezegd mag worden en laat met een aantal hele scherpe voorbeelden zien wat het gevaar is van te lichtzinnig denken over censuur.

Alex Jones is far from the only person tech companies are silencing (David Greene/The Washington Post)

As Twitter Suspends Alex Jones, Should We Worry About Silicon Valley Regulating Speech? (Briahna Gray/The Intercept)

“Fake news is not our friend”

Facebook is in verschillende landen een propagandacampagne begonnen waarin ze onder de titel Fake news is not our friend uitleggen wat ze ertegen proberen te doen. In London is er iemand die een dosis realness aan de advertenties heeft toegevoegd:

Fake news is not our friend, it;s a great revenue source

Those honest facebook ads are really getting around… (Protest Stencil)

Grijpt kabinet herkansing aan voor verbeteren sleepwet?

Aug 16th 2018, 15:08, by David Korteweg

Het was even stil rondom de sleepwet, maar daar lijkt verandering in te komen: binnenkort komt er een wetswijziging aan. Wij bekeken het voorstel van het kabinet en gaven commentaar. Eén ding is duidelijk: de voorgestelde wijzigingen zijn nu nog onvoldoende.

Cosmetische wijzigingen

Dit voorjaar kwam het kabinet met een pakket ‘wijzigingen’ in reactie op de uitslag van het referendum over de sleepwet. Die wijzigingen zijn vooral van cosmetische aard. Er gebeurt eigenlijk niets met de kritiek de afgelopen jaren werd gegeven. Dat is en blijft jammer. Met de uitslag van het referendum in de hand had het kabinet juist echte verbeterslagen kunnen maken.

Internetconsultatie

Maar er is een nieuwe kans. De wijzigingen kwamen namelijk in de vorm van een set beleidsregels en een aangekondigd wetsvoorstel dat op internetconsultatie is geplaatst. Dit betekent dat een concept van het wetsvoorstel deze zomer bekendgemaakt is en iedereen hierop tot aanstaande zondag kan reageren. Dat hebben wij dus ook gedaan.

Lees hier onze bijdrage

Kritiek en verbeterpunten

Om te beginnen blijven onze fundamentele bezwaren tegen onderdelen van de sleepwet natuurlijk bestaan. Met het sleepnet kunnen nog steeds op grote schaal de gegevens van burgers die geen doelwit zijn verzameld worden. Onschuldige burgers horen niet in het vizier van de geheime diensten te komen. Het sleepnet is voor ons dan ook onacceptabel.

Ook de mogelijkheid tot het onbekeken uitwisselen van grote hoeveelheden gegevens met buitenlandse geheime diensten gaat volgens ons een stap te ver. We blijven ons hiertegen verzetten.

Als het kabinet er toch voor kiest om deze regelingen, die volgens ons in strijd zijn met het recht op privacy, te behouden, dan moeten hier op z’n minst meer grenzen aan worden gesteld. Zo zou het kabinet zich moeten houden aan haar eigen opvatting, namelijk dat het sleepnet in de praktijk alleen maar wordt gebruikt om buitenlands verkeer te verzamelen. Die bevoegdheid gaat nu veel verder en zou dus beperkt moeten worden.

En als er al gegevens onbekeken uitgewisseld worden, dan zou dit alléén mogen voor datasets waarbij het risico dat het gegevens bevat van onschuldige burgers minimaal is. Daarnaast zou er een onafhankelijke toets moeten komen voordat deze gegevens in het buitenland belanden. Zo’n toets bij het uitwisselen van gegevens ontbreekt nu nog volledig.

Los hiervan zijn er nog verschillende verbeterpunten mogelijk die het kabinet eenvoudig in het wetsvoorstel kan opnemen. Een voorbeeld. De eis om bevoegdheden zo gericht mogelijk – dus niet gericht op meer personen dan nodig – in te zetten geldt nu alleen maar voor een beperkt groepje bevoegdheden. Die gerichtheidseis moet gelden voor álle bevoegdheden. Dus ook als er grote datasets worden verzameld via informanten. Logisch toch?

Herkansing

Na sluiting van de internetconsultatie ligt de bal weer bij de regering. Pakt die het wetsvoorstel en de kritiek op om de sleepwet écht te verbeteren en recht te doen aan de uitslag van het referendum? Of blijft het bij een cosmetische ingreep? We zullen het waarschijnlijk de komende maanden zien…

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