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A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Activism Net | Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy.

Europe’s cocaine supply disrupted by war in Mali

Al Arabiya | France’s intervention in northern Mali against Islamist extremists has disrupted the supply of cocaine to Europe.

On Uprising’s Anniversary, a Syrian Opposition Voice Says Country is Victim of a Global Proxy War

Democracy Now | The uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a conflict that has killed more than 70,000 people and created at least one million refugees.

Supermax Prisons: Views from Above

Creative Time Reviews | Recognizing prisons as a growth industry, financial magazines like Barron’s have urged investors to consider buying shares of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).

Syrian envoy: We will no longer accept attacks from Lebanon

The Daily Star | Syria will no longer accept attacks on its territory from across the border with Lebanon

Budweiser, Barbie, Monopoly – no longer American Made

RT | Barbie doll, the game of Monopoly, Budweiser beer and Levi’s jeans fall victim to outsourcing

WHAT FUTURE? Dark Times Ahead for Most Children in the UK

The Independent | Within two years, almost 7.1m of the nation’s 13m youngsters will be in homes with incomes judged to be less than the minimum necessary for a decent standard of living, according to a new report.

UK Triple Dip Recession? On Its Way

The Telegraph | If the economy continues to contract for the three months to the end of March, the UK will officially be in its third recession since the financial crisis of 2008.

Salmon Confidential

Dissident Voice | Disinformation has long been a plank in the salmon-farming industry.

Forget Hamas and Iran. This may be Israel’s most pressing problem

The Star | As tensions grow between secular Jews and the ultra-Orthodox, many Israeli feel it is the most troubling conflict the country faces.

Kerry talks economics, finds Morsi preoccupied with Islamizing Egypt

Debka | Morsi preoccupied with pushing forward the three-point plan he and the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme leader Mohammed Badie have begun implementing.

The U.S. can’t afford a Chinese economic collapse

Reuters | The Chinese government finally recognizing that a rapid implosion of the property market could disrupt economic growth.

Mandela’s wife: South Africa is an ‘angry nation’ on brink of ‘something very dangerous’

Daily Mail | Human rights activist Graca Machel, 67, South Africa is on the brink of ‘something very dangerous’ which it may not be able to stop.

Hundreds of Russian Islamists Fighting Assad in Syria

The Moscow times | Russian-speaking Salafi Muslims are fighting against Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, according to an expert at a state-run think tank.

‘Chavez was killed by historical enemies of our homeland’: Extraordinary claims made by Venezuela’s vice-president as he kicks out two U.S. diplomats

Daily Mail | Venezuela’s vice president announced on Tuesday that two U.S. Embassy officials were expelled for allegedly spying on Venezuela’s military, as he accused the U.S. of infecting the country’s leader with cancer.

More Segregation: New Israeli policy creates ‘Palestinians Only’ buses

The Washington Post | An online petition posted by settlers from the town of Ariel demanded that Palestinians be barred from the buses, alleging that Jewish passengers were experiencing “frightening rides” and feared for their safety.

Florida sinkhole: First images released of 60ft-deep crater that claimed Jeff Bush’s life after sucking his bedroom into the ground

The Independent| The sinkhole was revealed after demolition teams removed the remaining walls of the late Jeff Bush’s house, exposing the 60ft deep crater to the open air.

Passing of Venezuelan Leader Hugo Chavez leaves tears – and a nation divided

The Independent | The death of one of Latin America’s most popular leaders, announced on TV by Vice-president Nicolas Maduro.

Shocking pics of Iraqis allegedly tortured by UK troops spark outrage

RT | Shocking photos have been shown at a public inquiry into allegations British troops killed and tortured Iraqi soldiers after a firefight in 2004.

Netanyahu’s Hawkish Squawk: ‘Iran attack getting closer’

The Israeli Prime Minister has made his feelings clearer than ever on Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of America’s most powerful Israeli lobbyists that negotiations with Tehran are a waste of time and only military action will make a difference.