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Here comes the News

Here comes the News


rabble brings a selection of links that have caught our eye in the last few days. We rely on you rabble for input, so please contribute the content that excites you, we love to read it. Below find stories of political prisoners, a soccer mom, Bertie, ninjas and more. Love your feedback.


Ireland has lodged an application with the offices of the Guinness Book of Records for our attempt at the most expensive (per capita) Bank Bailout in history. It’s looking good! read more here


A rape case that that unfolded on social media and exposed the cold heart of a dying Steel town. Read it here

The court said El-Masri was severely beaten, sodomized, shackled and hooded “at the hands of the CIA rendition team” in the presence of Macedonian authorities. Eventually he was abandoned on an Albanian mountainside. Wikileaks helps German car salesman win case against CIA. Read it here

As many as 168 children have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan during the past seven years as the CIA has intensified its secret programme against militants along the Afghan border. Der Spiegel interviews a US drone pilot who killed dozens of people and has retired (in his 20s) with PTSD. Chilling. Read it here

Thinking the Unthinkable – in the wake of the Newtown school massacre, a soccer mom relates her personal story of dealing with a violent child’s mental illness and brings a story that isn’t part of the gun legislation debate to the table. Read it here 

The Great Sell-Off has started: Coillte to auction Donegal forest – story from the Donegal Daily here and a little background on the story that has been circulating for years on how Bertie plans to take 7% of Irish land here 

In 1996 the Australian town of Port Arthur in Tasmania suffered 35 killings by a lone gunman. Australia said enough. Gun legislation was changed. In the previous 18 years there had been 13 mass shootings in Australia. By the time of this report in ’06 there had not been another. Read it here

Was there a massacre in the Syrian town of Aqrab? Channel 4’s Alex Thompson goes where no other journalist has to give a different view on what’s happening. Read and watch here

How an Australian town fought back against a food giant. When Heinz announced a pull-out, the residents, farmers and unionized workers got together to form a co-operative and show the world what can be done. Read and watch more here 

How the Ninja is heading for Extinction. Read it here

‘Boredom is counter-revolutionary’ Meet hacker Jeremy Hammond: Enemy of the State. Read it here

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