We Are Change http://wearechange.org Be the Change You Wish to See in the World. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:49:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ISOHunt Creates “Open Bay” To Allow Internet Users To Copy The Pirate Bayhttp://wearechange.org/isohunt-creates-open-bay-allow-internet-users-copy-pirate-bay/ http://wearechange.org/isohunt-creates-open-bay-allow-internet-users-copy-pirate-bay/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:49:53 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31503 We Are Change

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ISOHunt crew has put up a “The Open Bay,” an initiative that lets anyone to put a ‘copy’ of The Pirate Bay online

After the raid and shutting down of The Pirate Bay in first week of December, the torrent community and the fans are searching around for TPB alternatives.  Many scammers have taken to opportunity to come up with their own version of TPB to milk hapless victims by charging money for file downloads or putting up a malvertising/survey site.

ISOhunt.to crew which had  brought the oldpiratebay.org to users last week. has decided to swarm the internet with copies of TPB with The Open Bay initiative.

The Open Bay

ISOHunt.to crew have decide to open up the source code of TPB clone to all internet users who are interested in setting up their own TPB vesion under The Open Bay initiative. Any user who want to put up a TPB website has to download the clone source code, read the instructions put up by ISOHunt.to and set up his/her own domain.

ISOHunt plans to swarm the internet with Pirate Bay copies by releasing The Open Bay

“We, the team that brought you Isohunt.to and oldpiratebay.org are bringing you the next step in torrent evolution. Open Pirate Bay source code,” Isohunt.to says.

As said above the idea behind “The Open Bay” is that instead of a few big players the torrent community itself should be a swarm of copies.

“We want to change the torrent landscape which has been frozen for 10 years. We need to push it ahead,” Isohunt.to told TorrentFreak. “The Open Pirate Bay source code will give absolutely anyone with minimal knowledge of how the Internet and websites work and some basic hosting, the opportunity to create a pirate bay copy on his own domain.”

To do so, the Isohunt.to team offers code and scripts and a large database dump with instructions to get it up and running on a simple shared hosting account. In addition, they put all files in a GitHub repository so people can create improved copies of their copy.

However it should be understood that the ‘TPB’ used in the source code offered by ISOHunt is a generic code which includes oldpiratebay.org’s theme and a database dump of roughly 8 million torrent links including Kickass and ISOhunt whereas the standalone TPB website had around 3 million links before being shut down.

However users are to note that hosting a TPB clone can involve a certain amount of legal risk according to the country you are going to host it.  So it would be better that you consult the internet laws of your country before heading over to download the Open Bay codes.

For those who want a local copy of The Pirate Bay’s archive for historical purposes the safer option would be download the recent dump of the files database, complete with all original pirate bay IDs, torrent descriptions and hashes.

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US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothershttp://wearechange.org/us-soldiers-raped-boys-front-mothers/ http://wearechange.org/us-soldiers-raped-boys-front-mothers/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:39:33 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31500 We Are Change

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By John Vibes
Anti-Media

According to a number of global mainstream media sources, the Pentagon is covering up a disturbing video that was never made public with the rest of the recent torture report.

According to various well respected journalists, including Seymour Hersh, the appalling video was recorded at Abu Ghraib, the notorious US torture dungeon in Iraq that made headlines roughly a decade ago, when the inhumane tactics being used at the prison were exposed.

Sadly, it seems that the evidence released years ago was only scratching the surface.

While the video has remained under wraps thus far, Hersh says it is only a matter of time before it comes out.

Giving a speech at the ACLU last week after the senate torture report was initially released, Hersh gave some insight into what was on the Pentagon’s secret tape.

In the most revealing portion of his speech he said that:

“Debating about it, ummm … Some of the worst things that happened you don’t know about, okay? Videos, um, there are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at Abu Ghraib … The women were passing messages out saying ‘Please come and kill me, because of what’s happened’ and basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children in cases that have been recorded. The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror. It’s going to come out.”

“It’s impossible to say to yourself how did we get there? Who are we? Who are these people that sent us there? When I did My Lai I was very troubled like anybody in his right mind would be about what happened. I ended up in something I wrote saying in the end I said that the people who did the killing were as much victims as the people they killed because of the scars they had, I can tell you some of the personal stories by some of the people who were in these units witnessed this. I can also tell you written complaints were made to the highest officers and so we’re dealing with a enormous massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there and higher, and we have to get to it and we will. We will. You know there’s enough out there, they can’t (Applause). …. So it’s going to be an interesting election year.”

Put into context with another speech that Hersh gave earlier this year, it becomes clear that the women who witnessed these young boys being raped were actually their mothers.

At a speech in Chicago this past June Hersh was quoted as saying:

“You haven’t begun to see evil… horrible things done to children of women prisoners, as the cameras run.”

Other stories at the London Guardian also talked of young Iraqi detainees getting violently raped by US soldiers.

Ten years ago when the initial Abu Ghraib scandal was in the news, the Guardian published the testimony of an Abu Ghraib detainee who allegedly witnessed one of these brutal attacks.

Former detainee Kasim Hilas said in their testimony that:

“I saw [name blacked out] fucking a kid, his age would be about 15-18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard the screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn’t covered and I saw [blacked out], who was wearing the military uniform putting his dick in the little kid’s ass, I couldn’t see the face of the kid because his face wasn’t in front of the door. And the female soldier was taking pictures.”

Now, over a decade later the evidence of these events are beginning to surface, but the Department of Defense is still doing their best to keep it under the radar. That is why now more than ever, it is important to keep the pressure on and force the release of this evidence, while the torture report is fresh in the minds of the general population.

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Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor networkhttp://wearechange.org/possible-upcoming-attempts-disable-tor-network/ http://wearechange.org/possible-upcoming-attempts-disable-tor-network/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:26:09 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31498 We Are Change

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By Arma
Tor Project

The Tor Project has learned that there may be an attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities. (Directory authorities help Tor clients learn the list of relays that make up the Tor network.) We are taking steps now to ensure the safety of our users, and our system is already built to be redundant so that users maintain anonymity even if the network is attacked. Tor remains safe to use.

We hope that this attack doesn’t occur; Tor is used by many good people. If the network is affected, we will immediately inform users via this blog and our Twitter feed @TorProject, along with more information if we become aware of any related risks to Tor users.

The Tor network provides a safe haven from surveillance, censorship, and computer network exploitation for millions of people who live in repressive regimes, including human rights activists in countries such as Iran, Syria, and Russia. People use the Tor network every day to conduct their daily business without fear that their online activities and speech (Facebook posts, email, Twitter feeds) will be tracked and used against them later. Millions more also use the Tor network at their local internet cafe to stay safe for ordinary web browsing.

Tor is also used by banks, diplomatic officials, members of law enforcement, bloggers, and many others. Attempts to disable the Tor network would interfere with all of these users, not just ones disliked by the attacker.

Every person has the right to privacy. This right is a foundation of a democratic society. For example, if Members of the British Parliament or US Congress cannot share ideas and opinions free of government spying, then they cannot remain independent from other branches of government. If journalists are unable to keep their sources confidential, then the ability of the press to check the power of the government is compromised. If human rights workers can’t report evidence of possible crimes against humanity, it is impossible for other bodies to examine this evidence and to react. In the service of justice, we believe that the answer is to open up communication lines for everyone, securely and anonymously.

The Tor network provides online anonymity and privacy that allow freedom for everyone. Like freedom of speech, online privacy is a right for all.

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City Goes Fluoride-Free for Christmashttp://wearechange.org/city-goes-fluoride-free-christmas/ http://wearechange.org/city-goes-fluoride-free-christmas/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:20:13 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31494 We Are Change

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By Christina Sarich
Natural Society

As of December 31, the City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada will be fluoride-free for the first time since October 4, 1954 – finally escaping from municipal water fluoridation toxicity in 60 years.

A vote to end fluoridation took place in November of this year, and it was unanimously accepted by the new Mayor and Council, expressing the wishes of Prince George residents.

The unanimous decision to end fluoridation comes with the dismantling and removal of all fluoridation equipment and hazardous waste storage tanks. This also means that as a province, British Columbia is now close to 98% FLUORIDE FREE – by choice.

Just to clarify, and to dispel the propaganda which states that fluoride is safe – calcium fluoride appears naturally in underground water sources and even seawater. Enough of it can cause skeletal or dental fluorosis, which weakens bone and dental matter. But it is not nearly as toxic, nor does it negatively affect so many other health issues as sodium fluoride, which is added to many water supplies.

Sodium Fluoride is a synthetic waste product of the nuclear, aluminum, and phosphate fertilizer industries.

This is why so many communities who look into water fluoridation ultimately end up discontinuing the practice. Actually, Most developed nations in the world have rejected fluoridation, including 97% of western Europe. This, while the United States fluoridates more than 70% of its water supplies. According to the British Fluoridation Society, there are more people drinking artificially fluoridated water in the United States than all other countries combined. But as mentioned fluoridation is ending in more US communities every day.

Rejection: 5 Fluoride Victories of 2014

As numerous scientists have explained – fluoride is not a benign substance, and the dental community “has no idea of the toxicology behind fluoride.” It is a neuro-toxin that can calcify the pineal gland and cause numerous other health issues.

For more information on the true harm that fluoride can do to human health, you can watch some well-informed experts here.

This is a huge success for any city, and a shining example for the many places in the world that still expose their communities to toxic fluoride via the water supply.

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Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program “Counterproductive”http://wearechange.org/leaked-internal-cia-document-admits-us-drone-program-counterproductive/ http://wearechange.org/leaked-internal-cia-document-admits-us-drone-program-counterproductive/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:13:35 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31492 We Are Change

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By Jon Queally
Mint Press News

Wikileaks on Thursday has made public a never-before-seen internal review conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that looked at the agency’s drone and targeted assassination programs in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.

The agency’s own analysis, conducted in 2009, found that its clandestine drone and assassination program was likely to produce counterproductive outcomes, including strengthening the very “extremist groups” it was allegedly designed to destroy.

Here’s a link to the document, titled Best Practices in Counterinsurgency: Making High-Value Targeting Operations an Effective Counterinsurgency Toolocument (pdf).

In one of the key findings contained in the CIA report, agency analysts warn of the negative consequences of assassinating so-called High Level Targets (HLT).

“The potential negative effect of HLT operations,” the report states, “include increasing the level of insurgent support […], strengthening an armed group’s bonds with the population, radicalizing an insurgent group’s remaining leaders, creating a vacuum into which more radical groups can enter, and escalating or de-escalating a conflict in ways that favor the insurgents.”

Wikileaks points out that this internal prediction “has been proven right” in the years since the internal review was conducted near the outset of President Obama’s first term. And despite those internal warnings—which have been loudly shared by human rights and foreign policy experts critical of the CIA’s drone and assassination programs—Wikileaks also notes that after the internal review was prepared, “US drone strike killings rose to an all-time high.”

Reached by the Washington Post on Thursday for response, CIA spokesperson Kali J. Caldwell said the agency would not comment “on the authenticity or content of purported stolen intelligence documents.”

According to a statement released by Wikileaks:

The report discusses assassination operations (by various states) against the Taliban, al-Qa’ida, the FARC, Hizbullah, the PLO, HAMAS, Peru’s Shining Path, the Tamil’s LTTE, the IRA and Algeria’s FLN. Case studies are drawn from Chechnya, Libya, Pakistan and Thailand.

The assessment was prepared by the CIA’s Office of Transnational Issues (OTI). Its role is to provide “the most senior US policymakers, military planners, and law enforcement with analysis, warning, and crisis support”. The report is dated 7 July 2009, six months into Leon Panetta’s term as CIA chief, and not long after CIA analyst John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the torture of CIA detainees. Kiriakou is still in prison for shedding light on the CIA torture programme.

Following the politically embarrassing exposure of the CIA’s torture practices and the growing cost of keeping people in detention indefinitely, the Obama administration faced a crucial choice in its counter-insurgency strategy: should it kill, capture, or do something else entirely?

Given exclusive access to the CIA document ahead of its public release, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Philip Dorling reported earlier on Thursday:

According to a leaked document by the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence, “high value targeting” (HVT) involving air strikes and special forces operations against insurgent leaders can be effective, but can also havenegative effects including increasing violence and greater popular support for extremist groups.

The leaked document is classified secret and “NoForn” (meaning not to be distributed to non-US nationals) and reviews attacks by the United States and other countries engaged in counter-insurgency operations over the past 50 years.

The CIA assessment is the first leaked secret intelligence document published by WikiLeaks since 2011. Led by Australian publisher Julian Assange, the anti-secrecy group says the CIA assessment is the first in what will be a new series of leaked documents relating to the US agency.

The 2009 CIA study lends support to critics of US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen by warning that such operations “may increase support for the insurgents, particularly if these strikes enhance insurgent leaders’ lore, if non-combatants are killed in the attacks, if legitimate or semi-legitimate politicians aligned with the insurgents are targeted, or if the government is already seen as overly repressive or violent”.

Drone strikes have been a key element of the Obama administration’s attacks on Islamic extremist terrorist and insurgent groups in the Middle East and south Asia. Australia has directly supported these strikes through the electronic espionage operations of the US-Australian Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

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New Brunswick Cannot Use Fracking Without First Constulting First Nationshttp://wearechange.org/new-brunswick-cannot-use-fracking-without-first-constulting-first-nations/ http://wearechange.org/new-brunswick-cannot-use-fracking-without-first-constulting-first-nations/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:07:44 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31490 We Are Change

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The New Brunswick government is introducing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that the premier says won’t be lifted until five conditions are met.

Those conditions include a process to consult with First Nations, a plan for wastewater disposal and credible information about the impacts fracking has on health, water and the environment, Brian Gallant said Thursday.

“We have been clear from Day One that we will impose a moratorium until risks to the environment, health and water are understood,” Gallant told a news conference in Fredericton.

“We believe these conditions to be very reasonable.

Gallant said he also wants the development of a royalty structure and a “social licence” ensuring that the public accepts fracking before the moratorium would be removed, though he acknowledged that has yet to be defined.

He said his government supports job creation but added that it needs to be done in a diversified and sustainable way.

“We’re not interested in putting all of our eggs in a single basket,” he said.

A number of companies are currently exploring for shale gas in the province and Corridor Resources recently fracked wells in the Penobsquis area that are used to supply gas to the nearby Potash Corp. mine.

Gallant said such operations would be allowed to continue under the legislation, as long as they don’t rely on fracking.

“We’ll certainly also always listen to businesses that may have concerns and try to mitigate some of the impacts if they believe (them) to be negative on their operations,” he said.

Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have also passed moratoriums on fracking, though they vary in scope.

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They Paid Him To Research Frogs, And Now They’re Telling Him To Shut Up – Or Elsehttp://wearechange.org/paid-research-frogs-now-theyre-telling-shut-else/ http://wearechange.org/paid-research-frogs-now-theyre-telling-shut-else/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:03:07 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31486 We Are Change

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Meet Tyrone Hayes, a scientist with the University of California. He made an incredible discovery – that a commonly used herbicide can have profoundly harmful effects on the human endocrine system. He tried to publish his work, but the chemical’s manufacturer started a smear campaign to discredit him and his research.

The chemical, known as Atrazine, is a pesticide that’s applied to almost half the corn in the United States, and the news is bad if you’re a golfer or celebrate Christmas. Many golf courses and Christmas tree farms are sprayed with it too. Atrazine was found to cause sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could possible cause the same problems for humans too, but the industry refused to allow him to publish his findings.

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‘Santa cop’ hands out $100 bills instead of ticketshttp://wearechange.org/santa-cop-hands-100-bills-instead-tickets/ http://wearechange.org/santa-cop-hands-100-bills-instead-tickets/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:55:15 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31483 We Are Change

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By Geoffrey Vendeville
Montreal Gazette

There is a secret Santa in the Montreal police’s midst.

Over the last two days, an anonymous police officer pulled over drivers, not to slap them with a ticket but to give them a $50 or $100 bill.

The policeman received $5,000 from a wealthy friend and was instructed to hand out the money to people in need.

The secret benefactor was inspired by a similar initiative by the Kansas City police, who gave away $100,000 instead of traffic tickets.

“In the beginning, I did it a little like the way they did,” the Montreal police officer told 98.5 FM. “I looked for vehicles that were beaten up, those that had burnt-out lights, older cars. I’d intercept them for an infraction and then give them a present instead of a ticket.”

One of the first drivers he stopped was an anglophone woman driving a car with a broken tail light and a baby girl in the back seat, the officer said. He pulled her over and followed normal procedure, checking her licence and registration before giving her a warning — and a hundred bucks.

“Just with the warning, she was very, very, very happy. When she saw the $100, it was almost hysteria. Let’s just say I saw a lot of tears in those couple of days,” he said.

After finding it too hard to determine who was really in need only by the look of their car, the officer distributed the rest of the money to homeless people or shelters, Montreal police spokesperson Commander Ian Lafrenière said.

“Santa cop” doesn’t want to reveal his identity because he has been criticized for not giving the money directly to certain charities, he explained.

The officer handed out the last of his bills on Thursday. “He told me: ‘I wish I had $100,000, there are so many people in need,” Lafrenière said.

Sergeant Detective Yves Francoeur, the president of the Police Brotherhood, said he called the Montreal police on Friday to ensure the secret Santa wouldn’t be punished for not following his regular duties.

“I think it’s much better to pull someone over to give them a $100 bill rather than a ticket to respect our quotas,” he said.

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U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditionshttp://wearechange.org/u-s-plans-sue-new-york-rikers-island-conditions/ http://wearechange.org/u-s-plans-sue-new-york-rikers-island-conditions/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:47:18 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31481 We Are Change

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By BENJAMIN WEISER, MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ and MICHAEL WINERIP
New York Times

Federal prosecutors plan to sue New York City over widespread civil rights violations in the handling of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island, making clear their dissatisfaction with the city’s progress in reining in brutality by guards and improving conditions at the jail complex, a new court filing shows.

The decision to go to court comes more than four months after the office of Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, issued a blistering report that cited a pervasive and “deep-seated culture of violence” directed at teenage inmates at Rikers.

The report found rampant use of excessive force by correction officers, the overuse of solitary confinement and an ineffectual system of investigating assaults by guards. Weeks earlier, an investigation by The New York Times documented the cases of 129 inmates who had been seriously injured in altercations with guards last year.

The federal report — the fruit of a 2 ½-year investigation by Mr. Bharara’s office — proposed more than 10 pages of remedial measures for the city’s Correction Department and warned that if significant changes were not made at Rikers, the Justice Department could file a lawsuit and seek court-ordered reforms.

Document: U.S. Government Court Filings in Rikers Case

“While the United States had hoped to reach a speedy resolution with the city on these critical issues,” Mr. Bharara’s office said in the filing on Thursday, “thus far insufficient progress has been made.”

Instead of filing a separate lawsuit against the city, Mr. Bharara’s office asked a federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday for permission to join in an existing class-action lawsuit over brutality at Rikers, Nunez v. City of New York, that had been filed by the Legal Aid Society and two private law firms, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and Ropes & Gray. In contrast to Mr. Bharara’s investigation of the treatment of adolescent inmates, the Nunez case focuses on all Rikers inmates, regardless of age.

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Man Tries Stealing Baby Formula: Police Buy It For Him Insteadhttp://wearechange.org/man-tries-stealing-baby-formula-police-buy-instead/ http://wearechange.org/man-tries-stealing-baby-formula-police-buy-instead/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:36:30 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=31477 We Are Change

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By Joyce Lupiani
JRN

Police officers in Roswell, New Mexico, recently helped a thief instead of arresting him. The Roswell Police Department received a call from a local Albertson’s grocery store on Sunday about a man who was shoplifting, according to KRQE News 13.

When they arrived, they caught the thief as he was walking out the door.

The man immediately confessed and showed remorse. He told the police officers he had recently lost his job and needed formula to feed his 11-month-old child. That is when the four police officers who responded to the call decided to do something they normally might not do. They began pulling money out of their wallets.

Their kind action reduced the man to tears, and he told them that he would never look at cops in the same way again. The police officers also had a lengthy discussion with the man, giving him information on resources so that he would not have to resort to stealing. In addition, they are trying to help him find a job.

The grocery store also pitched in to help the man. The desperate father ended up leaving the store with five cans of baby formula. However, he is not welcome back at Albertson’s.

The story got out after the police officers’ sergeant shared the story on Facebook and it began receiving hundreds of comments.

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