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On March 19th, 2015 Australia’s Parliament’s House of Representatives passed the recently amended Data Retention Bill. The bill forces Australian internet service providers to collect and store metadata from their customers and allow police warrantless access to the internet browsing history of all Australians. Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott praised the new bill and the […]
About two and a half years ago in Madera, California, Benito Vasquez- Hernandez and his son Moises were arrested for hindering prosecution. They were taken to a county jail near Portland, Oregon but those charges were dropped. Benito and Moises have not been charged with any other crime, but they are being held as material […]
Woman’s E-News posted the article “Permission Slip Abortion Bill is Devious Strategy” on March 20th, 2015. The article reports on two laws being passed in Missouri and Kansas that stand in the way of a woman’s right to abortion. The bill that the state of Kansas is seeking to pass restricts second trimester abortions. In […]
There have been many speculations and stories about high profile killings in places such as New York and the top story about the shooting in Ferguson. Now, it is happening in Dallas, Texas as well. Due to the regulations of a police department, one of the officers involved in the Dallas shooting had a camera […]
“These terrorists slaughter our boys and abduct our girls to force them into slavery … people should be made aware of the importance of being in a state of preparedness and make sure they acquire what they need to protect themselves…” claimed Mohammad Sanusi, Emir of Kano, who until earlier last year was also Governor […]