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Actually, Goldman Sachs 'Hacked' the Presidential Election

by Carey Wedler, The Anti-Media

As the media continues to parrot American intelligence agencies’ as-of-yet unsubstantiated claims that Russia hacked the U.S. election, there is far more evidence to implicate an equally dangerous infiltrator: Goldman Sachs.

The infamous banking company, which was widely implicated in the 2008 economic crash, appears to have come out on top in the most recent U.S. presidential election.

On one hand, Goldman Sachs was hedging its bets on a Hillary Clinton victory. Considering the banking monolith was one of her top donors — and that she received harsh criticism for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from the firm — it’s clear the powerful financiers had every intent of influencing the election and politics in general.

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Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out

by Kate Tummarello, Electronic Frontier Foundation

With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people.

New rules issued by the Obama administration under Executive Order 12333 will let the NSA—which collects information under that authority with little oversight, transparency, or concern for privacy—share the raw streams of communications it intercepts directly with agencies including the FBI, the DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report today by the New York Times.

That’s a huge and troubling shift in the way those intelligence agencies receive information collected by the NSA. Domestic agencies like the FBI are subject to more privacy protections, including warrant requirements. Previously, the NSA shared data with these agencies only after it had screened the data, filtering out unnecessary personal information, including about innocent people whose communications were swept up the NSA’s massive surveillance operations.

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Protests in Mexico Push Country to Brink of Revolution and Nobody's Talking About It

by Nick Bernabe, The Anti-Media

San Diego, CA — Long-simmering social tensions in Mexico are threatening to boil over as failing neoliberal reforms to the country’s formerly nationalized gas sector are compounded by open corruption, stagnant standards of living, and rampant inflation.

The U.S. media has remained mostly mute on the situation in Mexico, even as the unfolding civil unrest has closed the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California, several times in the past week. Ongoing “gasolinazo” protests in Mexico over a 20 percent rise is gas prices have led to over 400 arrests, 250 looted stores, and six deaths. Roads are being blockaded, borders closed, and government buildings are being sacked. Protests have remained relatively peaceful overall, except for several isolated violent acts, which activists have blamed on government infiltrators.

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The Bilderberg’s Website Hacked By Anonymous: “We Will Watch You”

by Lance Schuttler , The Mind Unleashed

The Bilderberg Club’s website has been hacked, and the hackers have a big message they have sent to the infamous club: Start working for humanity within the next year, or we’ll hack and go after your assets.

The Bilderberg Club is a group of European and American elite, which comprise of politics, global industry, finance, media and academics, who have met annually since 1954. Their meetings are famously closed to the public and blacked out to press coverage. Their last meeting was in Dresden, Germany, which took place in June of this year.

Earlier today, the hackers took down the Bilderberg’s website and posted a message of their own:

“Dear Bilderberg members, from now on, each one of you have 1 year (365 days) to truly work in favor of humans and not your private interests.” 

The hackers, who claim to be from the HackBack Movement and Anonymous, took down bilderbergmeetings.org and further posted an even more threatening message on the site:

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BREAKING: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Now Under 2 Criminal Investigations

by Lance Schuttler , The Mind Unleashed

As we reported last night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been close to coming under criminal investigation from police in two different cases. As expected, moments ago the Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit accepted the police’s request to investigate Netanyahu in two different criminal cases.

The Times of Israel reports that Netanyahu will be called in for questioning by the police in the coming days.

On Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they had received new and important documents related to a secret inquiry of the Prime Minister’s activities that began over 9 months ago. With the new documents in possession, the police said they were “absolutely convinced” that a criminal investigation would be opened. And as they said, that time has now come.

Benjamin Netanyahu is allegedly facing criminal charges of bribery and aggravated-fraud, according to the police report.

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City Of Seattle Dumps Wells Fargo Over Investment In Dakota Access Pipeline

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

The city of Seattle plans to remove $3 billion from Wells Fargo to protest the atrocities which have taken place at Standing Rock.

A few weeks ago, actress and activist Susan Sarandon made headlines when she asked supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe – who are protesting the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) – to pull their money out of the banks which are invested in its development. “Water protectors”, who have been camped out near Cannon Ball, ND, since April, argue that the controversial DAPL will uproot sacred burial ground and potentially contaminate the Missouri River. In addition, they maintain that the land is rightfully theirs due to an 1851 treaty which was never revoked.

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Standing Rock Protestors Use Mirrors To Inspire Humility Among Police Officers [Watch]

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

"Water protectors" wielded mirrors at Standing Rock to create a connection with police and to empower protestors.

In case you missed it, over 20,000 people gathered at the Standing Rock camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, last weekend to protest the development of the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Sunday, especially, was a  monumental day for numerous reasons: first, over 2,000 veterans from all around the country offered their support and services to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe who are fighting to protect the Missouri river and burial ground deemed to be sacred. Second, the US Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement to Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company responsible for the construction of the DAPL. When the news was announced, cheers erupted in the camp. However, a statement by the company later revealed that construction will continue, regardless.

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‘Drug War Has Failed’ Governor To Pardon Thousands Of People Convicted For Pot

The governor of Vermont just took one of the boldest actions against the drug war.

By: Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project   

Montpelier, VT — Those members of government who are willing to challenge the status quo and stand against injustice are few and far between. Those members of government who not only stand against injustice but take action to reverse are all but entirely mythical. However, Vermont governor Peter Shumlin is one of those people.

Peter Shumlin just announced one of the boldest moves by a politician in recent history — he is going to pardon thousands of people whose lives were ruined by the war on drugs.

“Today I am announcing an effort using the Governor’s pardoning power to expedite our move to a saner drug policy and criminal justice system,” the Governor said on Thursday. “Decriminalization was a good first step in updating our outmoded drug laws. It makes no sense that minor marijuana convictions should tarnish the lives of Vermonters indefinitely.”

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