Ashton Kutcher Rescues 6,000 Sex Trafficking Victims, Arrests over 2,000 Traffickers [Video]

Christopher Ashton Kutcher is a well-known figure in the American entertainment industry. Apart from acting, Kutcher is also an investor. A venture capitalist, Kutcher has successfully invested in several high technology startups with some of his investments including Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb, Path and
But despite being a businessman and a public figure, societal problems are dear to his heart.  In 2008, Kutcher and his ex-wife, Demi Moore decided to tackle one of the more serious crimes facing our modern world – human/sex trafficking.

By basic definition, human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. The trade is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim. Over the years, the United Nations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, human rights activists, and individuals have all stepped up efforts in order to end the trade. However, due to the high rate of unemployment and rising poverty levels in some nations, the trade is still secretly thriving.
Also, with the rise of the Internet and technology, it is becoming increasingly easy for traffickers to lure people, especially young girls, into the dirty business. Mostly, traffickers will hide on the deep web, using sophisticated gadgets to carry out their trade.
Kutcher and Moore decided to concentrate their efforts on the Internet, to thwart the trade of the traffickers. They set up an organization called Thorn. Thorn’s mission is very simple: to eliminate sex-trafficking and child exploitation over the Internet.

With the help of around 20 technology companies, they set up the Thorn Task Technical Force. Technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, Snapchat and Imgur are all part of this task force.
They dedicate their time and resources to searching the darker corners of the Internet, hunting out traffickers who have been involving in trafficking innocent people.  Since establishing Thorn in 2008, the organization has so far, identified and rescued over 6,000 trafficking victims and captured over 2,000 traffickers – many of which are now in the process of facing criminal charges.

Chairman of the Thorn Technical Task Force, Jim Pitkow said as the world is improving with technology, so too will unscrupulous people improve on their advantage to carry out these activities, which impact negatively on our society.
“New innovations will always be adopted for both good and evil purposes. At Thorn, we tip the scales in favor of good by stopping exploitation and protecting our children,” Pitkow said.
Kutcher himself sat down to discuss his organization, and how it makes a big difference in society. Below is the video.

Children are particularly vulnerable to this modern-day slavery. Children who are unfortunate enough to have a difficult background, such as parental neglect, family poverty or broken homes are lured into exploitation by the unscrupulous criminals. According to activists, children of all races are lured into prostitution through trafficking, with the average age of these children being as low as 13.
In the United States, for example, every year, it is said that approximately 100,000 children become victims of trafficking. This tells us the seriousness of the problem. If this number can be recorded, even in the United States, which is considered a developed country, what will it be for the poorer countries? Kutcher deserves our support.


Anonymous - #NoDAPL Solidarity

For Immediate Release:
Anonymous has not become an active participant in the NoDAPL protests at the request of Native Americans and protesters who are actively involved on the ground. We will continue to support the indigenous protests against the pipeline by amplifying all protestor’s signals and their messages of peace.
We are disgusted at the treatment of peaceful people and we sincerely are in solidarity with their movement. Anonymous currently has no operations regarding NoDAPL and will only do so at the direct request of our brothers and sisters we are in solidarity with.

 This account does not speak for the entirety of the Anonymous collective. Other accounts may or may not act upon their own doing as there is no leadership. We wish the native people only prosperity and success with further endeavors to halt the production of the monstrosity that is the Dakota Pipeline.


World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao Builds 1,000 Homes For Poor Filipinos

After earning millions for fighting Floyd Mayweather, the boxer and politician used a portion of his earnings to construct homes for 1,000 poor families in his hometown.

Manny Pacquiao is more than a world-class athlete or a Filipino politician. He’s a compassionate activist who paid for 1,000 homes to be built to help out underprivileged families in his hometown.
Earlier this year, Pacquiao proclaimed his good deed on Facebook:
“I’m so happy giving this houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket more than thousand families are the beneficiaries.” 
The Star reports that the ‘born-again Christian’ was inspired to help poor families after duking it out with Floyd Mayweather. Though he lost the boxing match, he still earned millions of dollars in the ‘fight of the century’ and felt it was his duty to give back.
He wrote:
“As faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms, each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. I’m still building more because I always believe what the bible says offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
The act of compassion could be nothing more than a calculated political move, but nonetheless, 1,000 families have secure living spaces thanks to the Senator’s generosity. That, we believe, is worth celebrating.
What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!


FBI Reopen Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

The FBI has announced it will reopen it’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server whilst serving as Secretary of State.

The news was broken on Friday morning by Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
In a tweet Chaffetz confirmed that the FBI had learned about the existence of additional emails that appear “pertinent to the investigation”.
FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress on Friday that new emails had been discovered and that he had instructed officers to reopen the case so they could investigate.
Though Comey had previously recommended no criminal charges for the Democratic presidential candidate in July, the discovery of new emails opens up the possibility that Hillary Clinton could be indicted for mishandling classified information. reports:
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote. “I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
Comey added: “Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant and I cannot predict how long it will take to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.”
The letter comes 11 days before the presidential election and nearly four months after Comey announced the FBI would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton for her “extremely careless” use of a private email server while secretary of state. The FBI director said then: “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes … our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
The controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server while at the state department has loomed over her candidacy since before she even announced her intent to seek the White House in April.
The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Wikileaks Releases First Batch Of Barack Obama Emails & They Hint At A Rigged Election

WikiLeaks just released their newest batch of leaked emails, and they contain messages sent to and from Barack Obama prior to his presidential inauguration.
The most interesting of the emails in this batch involves a message from John Podesta to Obama regarding an invitation from President George W. Bush to then ‘President-Elect’. It alluded to a transition plan that was being worked on before the election took place.
According to the memo, Obama was already discussing his transition into office with the then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. Here is a statement taken from a memo sent from the transition board to Barack Obama:
As you have observed in your interactions with Secretary Paulson, he is apparently eager to involve you and your transition team extensively in his policy choices following the election.
Immediately after the election Secretary Paulson and other members of the Administration will likely seek to involve you and your transition team in their ongoing policy responses to the financial and housing crises. We also expect relentless interest from the press and public about your intended level of engagement with the Administration on these matters during the transition.
Think about this for a second, Obama’s transition was already being discussed with certain members of the Bush administration. Also, judging by the email, it’s clear that it was known that Obama was going to be the president.
Another telling email, dated October 30, 2008, came from John Podesta to the then Senator Obama discussing an economic transition team, and why Obama needed to get the wheels in motion before his term begins.
Once again, how could they have known his term would even begin at all before the election took place?
RT news points to the fact that in another email, sent at 7:39 p.m. on election night in 2008 and written by John Podesta reads, “I don’t want to bug you today…The memo pasted below concerns a possible invitation to the G20 meeting on November 15.”
This email was sent approximately half an hour before Obama was officially announced as the next president of the United States.
It can be argued that this was all done while knowing behind the scenes that latest polls showed Obama was likely going to win, but given the amount we have learned over the past few years about how elections are rigged, perhaps this just adds to the evidence that they are just that -rigged.


The question we have to ask is how much has to surface for the masses to realize that US elections are not what they appear and that votes don’t matter? Even if you don’t believe they’re rigged, the super-delegate  and electoral college process alone completely undermines democracy. Elections in the U.S. seem to be a form of entertainment, a mere distraction, more so than a real process of democracy and election.
The Hillary Clinton email leaks are strong enough for one to see that US politics is a cesspool of corruption.
I am reminded of a great quote from Theodor Rosevelt,
Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people.
From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare, they have become the tools of corrupt interests which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. (source)


UFO Researcher Found Dead Days After Texting: ‘If Anything Happens To Me, Investigate”

British researcher and ‘conspiracy theorist’ who was visiting Poland to give a talk about his research into UFO’s was found dead on a sofa just days after sending a fearful text to his Mother.

Max Spiers, 39, was starting to make a name for himself in the realm of alternative research specifically into the topics of UFO’s and government cover-ups. Like many researchers in this field, he began to seem worried that his line of work was making him a target to those that do not want specific information known.
In a chilling text to his Mother, Vanessa Bates, days before his death, Spiers wrote:
“Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”
Max’s body was then found just days later in Warsaw, Poland. He was ruled to have died from natural causes, even though at the time no post-mortem examination had been done on his body.
Now Vanessa strongly believes that it was her son’s thorough investigations into the aforementioned topics that have made him a target to those who would rather have this information kept a secret, therefore becoming enemies to Max, -enemies who may very well have wanted him dead.
According to Vanessa: “He was making a name for himself in the world of ‘conspiracy’ theorists and had been invited to speak at a conference in Poland in July.
“He was staying with a woman who he had not known for long and she told me how she found him dead on the sofa.
“But I think Max had been digging in some dark places and I fear that somebody wanted him dead.”


Max was from Canterbury, England and had managed to make a career out of his research and investigating unexplained UFO sightings and alleged government cover-ups. He had recently begun delving into the lives of many well-known figures in politics, business and entertainment.
He had started a blog called ‘Where Truth Meets Heart’ here is where he posted, his thoughts, ideas and research.

A quote from Max on his blog says: “I’m very excited to begin this journey and I will be blogging my journey and findings in a way that I’ve never done before.  It’s time to disintegrate the last vestiges of the thinning veil for good and I hope this blog will be a tool to do so.
“We can’t be stopped now and I’m going to go into considerably more detail than I ever would or could on Facebook.”
He also said: “My personal belief is that everything that is going on ‘outside’ of myself is an immaculate reflection of what is going on ‘inside’ of myself.
“This has allowed me to find answers to questions in the immediate world around me.
“The entertainment industry is too full of ego traps and smoke and mirrors to give me any direct information.”
In regards to his unwavering belief in extraterrestrial life he said: “We are receiving all kinds of help from masters, ETs and extra dimensional type angelic beings, and learning very quickly to go inward. The more we are able to go in and listen to that still quiet voice within us, the more we will be in tune with the changes that are occurring around us, and ultimately free us from this ultimate form of control. “
Did Max know something that those in power did not want to be made widely public?


Because of his unexplained death and the way it was handled, many of Max’s online followers are absolutely convinced that he was assassinated by government agents. While this is speculative at this time, this wouldn’t be the first time people believed the shadow government was responsible for “freak accidents,” “unexpected,” or “natural causes” type of deaths of people who spent their lives trying to expose the truth about various controversial topics.
On a website called Project Camelot a blogger wrote: “The entire circumstances are suspicious and I urge everyone to encourage the release of details about what really happened and call for an autopsy.”
And another Craig Hewlet added: “If it wasn’t true what he talks about then why would they kill him? Healthy people don’t just get sick and die, they get poisoned.”
All of this information is what led Max’s mother to start believing these theories as well.
She added: “Max was a very fit man who was in good health and yet he apparently just died suddenly on a sofa…
“Apparently, he had not suffered any obvious physical injuries but he could have been slowly poisoned, which is why the results of toxicology tests from his post-mortem are so important.”
According to Yahoo News: “A post-mortem examination was carried out by a pathologist in east Kent, but Vanessa says that more than two months later she still does not know the result, or whether there will be an inquest.
The North East Kent coroner’s office would only confirm the death was at the ‘very early’ stages of investigation.”


Don’t let Max’s death be in vain. Spread this information, share this article, share his blog and other research with others; if enough people realize that this kind of thing is taking place on a regular basis then the more we stand a chance to do something about it.
Expose the elite and their corrupt actions. As Max asked his mother before his death, investigate and demand authorities to conduct a more thorough investigation. Stand up for what you believe in. Do not be afraid, because fear is only a means of control and without it, those who are in power have none.
Much Love


British General Warns of Nuclear War With Russia

These are not the words of a two-bit conspiracy theorist. This is not “saber-rattling” by the United States. This is not “saber-rattling” by Russia.
This is a warning by a concerned third party who is an expert on these matters. This could be the most important article we’ve had on this forum concerning the current problems between the U.S. and Russia.
Via CNN:
Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have been members of NATO since 2004 and are therefore protected under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, the founding document of NATO, which states that an attack on one is an attack on all. A Russian attack on the Baltic states puts America at war with Russia — meaning nuclear war, because Russia integrates nuclear weapons into every aspect of its military doctrine.
And don’t think Russia would limit itself to the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. Any form of nuclear release by the Russians would almost certainly precipitate nuclear retaliation by the United States, and the dreadful reality of mutually assured destruction and the end of life as we know it would follow.
It’s easy to discount this type of warning when comes from a non-expert such as Jill Stein. The article linked below is close to as significant a warning in my opinion.
I don’t think the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister has the clout of a top British general. Also, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister apparently never warned about the possibility of nuclear war.


Countries from Around the World Just Slammed Israel’s Imperialism in Palestine

New York — In a special session of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, the U.S., along with several other countries, slammed the practice of forcibly removing Palestinian civilians by Israel to make way for Israeli settlers, saying the behavior is leading to a “one-state reality” for Palestinians.
The session, titled “Illegal Israeli Settlements: Obstacles to Peace and the Two-State Solution,” is a response to mounting criticism over a dramatic rise in settler activity in recent decades. It’s beenreported that over 11,000 Israeli housing units have been authorized under the rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The negative reaction has been so strong, in fact — particularly of late — that even the United States, a steadfast Israeli ally, has had to take a hard line on the settler movement. At Friday’s meeting, the U.S. representative said he is “deeply concerned and strongly opposes settlements which are corrosive to peace” and that Israel’s attitude “creates a one-state reality on the ground.”
But the United States was far from alone in voicing such uneasiness.
The Russian representative, for instance, said flatly: “Settlement construction must stop.” He also noted Israeli settlements create “Palestinian enclaves” that are disconnected from one another.
The representative from Britain, according to Haaretz, called Israeli settlement expansion an obstacle to peace, while the French ambassador condemned the practice altogether. The Chinese representative suggested an independent Palestinian state was the key to peace, while the Venezuelan envoy took the opportunity to slam the U.N. Security Council itself for failing to take action against Israel previously.
It was Egypt who set the meeting’s tone, however. Speaking first, the Egyptian representative stated the simple, sad truth: “There are generations of Palestinians who only know fear and dare not dream of a better future.”
Friday’s meeting comes the day after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)passed a resolution to deny Israel’s historical claim to the Temple Mount. They cited “escalating aggressions and illegal measures” undertaken by Israel against the religious rights of Muslims in Jerusalem.
An Israeli official scoffed at the decision during Friday’s special session, stating:“These claims deny thousands of years of deep connection between the people of Israel and its land — just like it was done yesterday with UNESCO’s absurd decision.”
The State of Israel has since officially suspended its cooperation with UNESCO.
As Underground Reporter highlighted in August, Israel’s settler movement, and, indeed, the Israeli occupation of Palestine as a whole, has been roundly condemned by governments and human rights groups alike as being in stark violation of international law.
Some groups, such as the International Court of Justice and the U.N. Human Rights Council, have gone a step further and posited that what Israel is doing in Palestine amounts to war crimes.
As The Guardian wrote in 2013, commenting on recent U.N. findings at the time:
“All settlement activity in occupied territory must cease ‘without preconditions’ and Israel ‘must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers,’ said the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Israel, it said, was in violation of article 49 of the fourth Geneva convention, which forbids the transfer of civilian populations to occupied territory.”
A war crime, in other words.
Telling is the fact that even then, faced with possible charges being brought against it at the International Criminal Court, Israel refused — and still has to this day — to budge an inch on the settler issue. Such defiance moves one to question whether anything, ever — much less a bunch of government officials in a room pointing fingers — will force Israel to end the occupation of Palestine.


Putin ally Tells Americans: Vote Trump or Face Nuclear War

Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin who likes to compare himself to the U.S. Republican candidate. 

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington.
By contrast, Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton could spark World War Three, said Zhirinovsky, who received a top state award from Putin after his pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) came third in Russia’s parliamentary election last month.
Many Russians regard Zhirinovsky as a clownish figure who makes outspoken statements to grab attention but he is also widely viewed as a faithful servant of Kremlin policy, sometimes used to float radical opinions to test public reaction.
“Relations between Russia and the United States can’t get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts,” said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament.
“Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it’s war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere.”

Zhirinovsky’s comments coincide with deep disagreements between Washington and Moscow over Syria and Ukraine and after the White House last week accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, October 11, 2016. Picture taken October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Zhirinovsky likes to shock liberal public opinion and he has frequently heaped scorn on the West, which he and other Russian nationalists regard as decadent, hypocritical and corrupted by political correctness.
His combative style, reminiscent of Trump’s, ensures him plenty of television air time and millions of votes in Russian elections, often from the kind of blue-collar workers who are the bedrock of the U.S. Republican candidate’s support.
Zhirinovsky once proposed blocking off mostly Muslim southern Russia with a barbed wire fence, echoing Trump’s call for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Zhirinovsky, who said he met Trump in New York in 2002, revels in his similarities with the American businessman – they are the same age, favor coarse, sometimes misogynistic language and boast about putting their own country first. Zhirinovsky has even said he wants a DNA test to see if he is related to Trump.
But unlike Trump, a billionaire real estate developer who casts himself as the anti-establishment candidate in the U.S. presidential race with no past political experience, Zhirinovsky is a consummate political insider who has sat in the Duma for more than two decades.
Putin has also praised Trump as “very talented”, while the Republican candidate has said the Kremlin boss is a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama. Clinton has accused Trump of being too cozy with Putin and questioned his business interests in Russia.
In other comments that have delighted Moscow, Trump has questioned the value of NATO for Washington, has spoken ambiguously about Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and suggested that the United States under his leadership would adopt a more isolationist foreign policy.
“He (Trump) won’t care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?,” said Zhirinovsky, who once counted himself a friend of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and whose deaths he still laments.

“Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful … He’s the only one who can do this,” he said, adding that Trump could even win a Nobel peace prize.


In contrast, Zhirinovsky described Clinton as “an evil mother-in law” and said her record as secretary of state under Obama in 2009-2013 showed she was unfit to lead her country.
“She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said,” said Zhirinovsky. “That’s dangerous. She could start a nuclear war.”
In typically chauvinistic remarks, Zhirinovsky said Clinton’s gender should also bar her from the presidency.
“Most Americans should choose Trump because men have been leading for millions of year. You can’t take the risk of having one of the richest, most powerful countries led by a woman president,” he said.
Asked about lewd comments Trump made about women in 2005 that have harmed his campaign, Zhirinovsky defended the Republican: “Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades. We must only consider his business (and political) qualities.”
Though Putin and Trump have never met, Zhirinovsky said he believed they could establish a close working relationship, adding: “Victory for Trump would be a gift to humanity. But if Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever.”