Sweeping UK Spy bill Dubbed ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ Becomes Law

By Jill Lawless

LONDON (AP) — In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger.

After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities – from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors – powers to look at the internet browsing records of everyone in the country.

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Israeli Media: Russia and Hezbollah are ‘Officially’ Working Together


Israeli writer Dov Lieber sneeringly refers to Hezbollah as a “Shiite terror group” in one of his latest articles for the Times of Israel. Based on a report published over a Lebanese website, the article asserts that Russia and Hezbollah are now engaged in “official” military coordination in Syria.

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The Alt-Right Speech that Outraged CNN and the Rest of the Media

Richard Spencer is director of the National Policy Institute. A speech he gave at an alt-right conference in Washington over the weekend has created something of a tempest in the mainstream media–although it goes without saying that the mainstream media are more than a bit tempest-prone these days.

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Attacking School Children, Hoarding Bodies of the Dead, and Praying at the Wailing Wall

‘Not Behaving Like a Normal State’

[ Ed. note – The life of a Palestinian school child is not easy, as the above video makes clear. Equally difficult can be the problems faced by Palestinian families attempting to hold funerals for loved ones slain by Israeli forces. As I have noted in previous posts (see here and here and here), the Jewish state seems to have a predilection for holding onto corpses–for days, months, sometimes even years. ]

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