The approval rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin remains at the highest level during the last two years for two consecutive weeks - 67.8 percent, a survey conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) said.
video: when OTP thinks about Mother Russia OTP thinks about Isinbaeva
The Nobel Committee will announce the winner in mid-October.
US whistleblower Edward #Snowden, Pakistani schoolgirl #Malala Yousafzai are also among the nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The Crimean parliament voted for the region to join Russia on Thursday. The decision will only come in force if approved by the Crimeans at a referendum which will be held in 10 days.
#DAC ... #Surveillance
A city council meeting in Oakland, California started routinely around 5:30 on Tuesday evening with rubber stamped appointments, discussion of a community park report card, and a no-parking zone, among other things. But this was no ordinary council meeting. Nearly eight hours after it began, the city’s elected officials reached a major decision — one that’s arguably the strongest statement against bulk surveillance of any city in the country since 9/11.
OTP supports both PPI and WPP... our goal is to encourage #Occupy to embrace the Pirate Party
Below is the WPP manifesto (as presented by Adbusters):
We, the people of Planet Earth, hereby launch the World Pirate Party, a global horizontal people’s party for all those who are ready to stand up for and fight for our blue-green-black platform:
Blue – the color of intellect and imagination – stands for mental environmentalism and our party’s commitment to the vision of internet democracy championed by the Pirate Parties of Europe.
Green – the hue of Earth and immortality – stands for the four-decade-strong resistance movement against environmental degradation which we must win for a sane, sustainable future.
Black – the tenor of struggle and justice – stands for our party’s promise to abolish corporate personhood and institute a new global world order in which corporations bow to the will of the people.
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Disclaimer: OTP (Occupy The Polls) is not an "officially" endorsed #occupy page. We have been involved with Occupy since day 1 (Sept 17, 2011), but the movement has always had a somewhat ambiguous stance on the utility of voting. Understandably. We feel, however, that in addition to occupying, citizens need to become radically politicized.
#NDAA, #HR347, #NDRP, #ACTA, #Occupy, #Iran, #Palestine, #CitizensUnited, #ALEC, #Syria, #Bahrain, #CISPA, #HR1981, #HR3166, #Monsanto, #Gitmo, #Fukushima, #Greece, #austerity, #ChelseaManning,
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