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BOSTON TRUTH: The 'Chechen Connection', Al Qaeda and the Boston Marathon Bombings

BOSTON TRUTH: The 'Chechen Connection', Al Qaeda and the Boston Marathon Bombings

Nine thousand heavily armed police including SWAT teams were deployed in a manhunt to capture a 19 year old student at U-Mass, after his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon terror mastermind was shot dead by police allegedly  after a car chase and shoot out with police.

UPDATED: Suspect awake, responding to questions

UPDATED: Suspect awake, responding to questions

The Huffington Post

The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who was seriously wounded and unable to speak, is awake and responding in writing to questions from authorities, according to a Tweets by ABC and NBC news networks.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in the intensive care unit of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is responding sporadically, the ABC news network reported on its Twitter feed.

NBC's Pete Williams is also reporting Tsarnaev is writing answers to questions from law enforcement.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.

Imperialist feminism redux

Imperialist feminism redux

The occasion of International Women’s Day is an apt time to discuss how abstract ideas of global sisterhood and women’s universal human rights hide the actual differences of class and social location which divide women in the real world, and how certain varieties of feminism not only cannot address the real foundations of women’s subjugation, but may in fact contribute to them.

In the 19th and early 20th century, the civilising mission through which colonialism was justified was supported by western feminists who spoke in the name of a ‘global sisterhood of women’ and aimed to ‘save’ their brown sisters from the shackles of tradition and barbarity. Today, this imperialist feminism has re-emerged in a new form, but its function remains much the same – to justify war and occupation in the name of ‘women’s rights’ . Unlike before, this imperialist feminist project includes feminists from the ‘Global South’.

Smugglers sought after 687 rare turtles found at Indonesian airport

Smugglers sought after 687 rare turtles found at Indonesian airport

Authorities announced April 1 that last month approximately 687 endangered pig-nosed turtles were seized at the Sorkarno-Hatta International Airport in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta.

International: Flushed with success over urinal trials

International: Flushed with success over urinal trials

Canberra CBD Limited (CCBD) released data this week about a urinal trial in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)'s Central Business District (CBD) this past weekend that showed the temporary urinals collected 220 litres of urine in a four day period

Northern Europe copes with extreme winter weather

Northern  Europe copes with extreme winter weather

Wintry conditions have caused widespread disruption across parts of northwestern Europe over the past week.

Premier congratulates new Holy See

Premier congratulates new Holy See

Premier Christy Clark released the following statement on the accession of Francis I:

"In accordance with their centuries-old tradition, the College of Cardinals today elected a new Pope.

"For almost 700,000 Catholics in B.C., Pope Francis is their spiritual leader, and successor to a direct line going all the way back to Saint Peter. And for those who adhere to a different faith, the Pope is a world leader of truly global influence.

Israel: A De Facto Member of NATO

Israel: A De Facto Member of NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen received Israel’s president Shimon Peres at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 7.

The order of the day: to enhance military cooperation between Israel and the Atlantic Alliance focusing on issues of counter-terrorism.

Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

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This video posted to YouTube back in November 2012 is starting to go viral after Mashable posted it to its site on Saturday.

The video both shows how it is commonly accepted that there are gross disparities in wealth, but shows in graphic detail just how much most of us understimate the the extent of that disparity.

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