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 Post subject: 10 20 11 | Some Newsstories
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:04 am 

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Whistleblowers Murdered in India Show Fatal Hazard of Exposing Corruption

Oct 19, 2011 2:30 PM ET ... india.html

at least [<] 12 whistleblowers killed in India since January 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg

at least [<] 40 people were assaulted after seeking information under the law.

Enacted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh six years ago, the legislation has become the most powerful tool for fighting wrongdoing in politics and business, with 529,000 requests filed in the year through March.

20 October 2011 Last updated at 06:12 ET

Protesters picket Derry policing partnership meeting

An official told the protesters, who held anti-policing posters and chanted and blew whistles, that there was no room to accommodate them.

A stand off is continuing.

20 October 2011 Last updated at 01:44 ET

4,000 public sector jobs go in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland the public sector is still faring much better than the private sector, where
job losses have been severe.

Naomi Wolf: how I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday 19 October 2011 12.05 EDT ... all-street

Arresting a middle-aged writer in an evening gown for peaceable conduct is a far cry from when America was a free republic

Last night I was arrested in my home town, outside an event to which I had been invited, for standing lawfully on the sidewalk in an evening gown.

Let me explain; my partner and I were attending an event for the Huffington Post, for which I often write: Game Changers 2011, in a venue space on Hudson Street. As we entered the space, we saw that about 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters were peacefully assembled and were chanting. They wanted to address Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was going to be arriving at the event. They were using a technique that has become known as "the human mic" – by which the crowd laboriously repeats every word the speaker says – since they had been told that using real megaphones was illegal.

In my book Give Me Liberty, a blueprint for how to open up a closing civil society, I have a chapter on permits – which is a crucial subject to understand for anyone involved in protest in the US.

In 70s America, protest used to be very effective, but in subsequent decades municipalities have sneakily created a web of "overpermiticisation" – requirements that were designed to stifle freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances, both of which are part of our first amendment. One of these made-up permit requirements, which are not transparent or accountable, is the megaphone restriction

Phone hacking: NI lawyer says he knew its 'rogue reporter' defence was wrong

Wednesday 19 October 2011 09.51 EDT ... e-reporter

A lawyer who acted for News International (NI) over phone-hacking claims has told MPs he knew the company had misled parliament about the affair but he had not spoken up because of client confidentiality.

Julian Pike, a partner at Farrer & Co, the law firm whose clients include the Queen, told MPs on the Commons culture, media and sport select committee on Wednesday that he was aware the company's often-repeated "rogue reporter" defence was untrue.

Indigenous protesters march against jungle highway

Thursday 20 October 2011 04.39 EDT ... ch-highway

More than 1,000 indigenous people opposing a jungle highway that they say will spoil their lands in Bolivia's Amazon have reached the world's highest capital after a 63-day protest march.

Their trek, including a failed attempt by police to break up the march two weeks ago, has won widespread sympathy and fuelled charges that the leftist president, Evo Morales, discriminates against Bolivia's Amazon-based indigenous groups in favour of the highland people who dominate his government and the National Assembly.

[Puppet] Pakistan, US [The Superpower] share Afghan peace goal but need to find common ground: Haqqani

Thursday, 20 October 2011 ... 9&Itemid=1

Islamabad's ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani has said [puppet] Pakistan and the United States [The Superpower] have a shared interest in a stable [= puppet] Afghanistan but the major challenge for both the countries is to find common ground by taking into account political realities within Pakistan as well as Afghanistan.

He was delivering a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Pakistan, the ambassador said, views the process of reconciliation [puppetization] in Afghanistan as a significant way to move forward.

“Afghanistan has its own history and its future could best be led and shaped by the people [= puppets] of Afghanistan,” he noted.

SC to hear plea on Oct 31

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The [Pakistan] Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would hear the petition regarding foreign assets of civil and military officers and has formed a larger bench to conduct the hearing on October 31. The petition was filed in the Apex Court by former Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani.

The petition states that certain Pakistani civilian and military officials, politicians and businessmen have made money through illegal means and subsequently laundered it to Switzerland and other countries. Durrani claims that the foreign assets are worth a staggering $5 billion. He also said that according to the UN convention, this money belongs to Pakistan and the Court should direct the [puppet] government to bring it back.

Earlier this year, 30 members of Parliament admitted to having assets outside of the country. Among the parliamentarians who admitted to having assets abroad are National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Babar Khan Ghauri from the MQM, Senator Ishaq Dar from the PML-N

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