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Daily Kos: Jimmy Carter Defends Snowden and Says, “America does not have a functioning democracy.”

  The German publication reports that Carter – while speaking at \”Atlantik-Brücke\” in Atlanta – sharply criticized government surveillance and the current state of American democracy in terms that went much farther than any of his previous critiques.Carter railed against US intelligence services and said that the NSA domestic spying program uncovered by Snowden was […]

Trick-or-Treating While White: White Supremacy and Costumes of Racial Tragedy

  The history of American public discourse on equality and freedom is one marred with both the erasure of Black suffering, and efforts to find happiness and pleasure in the suffering of the OTHER.  We saw this during Hurricane Katrina where the sight of African Americans wading through water in search of food or medicine, […]

US spying on our neighbours through embassies

According to the map published by Germanys Der Spiegel magazine on Tuesday, a joint Central Intelligence Agency – National Security Agency group known as \” Special Collection Service\” conducts the sweeping surveillance operation, as well as clandestine operations against specific intelligence targets.AdvertisementThe map, which was initially published in full on Der Spiegels website but subsequently […]

“Were Really Screwed Now: NSAs Best Friend Just Shivved The Spies | The Cable

\”Were really screwed now,\” one NSA official told The Cable. \”You know things are bad when the few friends youve got disappear without a trace in the dead of night and leave no forwarding address.\”In a pointed statement issued today, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Dianne Feinstein said she was \”totally opposed\” to gathering intelligence on […]

U.S. Secret Service agent found dead, apparent suicide: source | Reuters

Prieto was not under investigation for compromising sensitive or classified information, but because he was involved in an administrative proceeding to see if he was in violation of Secret Service rules, the source said.Gwendolyn Crump, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, would not provide details about an ongoing investigation. via U.S. Secret Service […]

“F6″ the NSA’s global surveillance unit, the “Special Collection Service.” – BlackListedNews.com

  Source: Der Spiegel   A “top secret” classified NSA document from the year 2010 shows that a unit known as the “Special Collection Service” (SCS) is operational in Berlin, among other locations. It is an elite corps run in concert by the US intelligence agencies NSA and CIA.   The secret list reveals that its […]

Of Caucasians, Christians and Desperate White Men ~ by TheAngryIndian

[Download full material in PDF/eBook format here.]  —  Considering the hard reality of the mass graves left over from the ethnocidal breakup of Yugoslavia, how can anyone in the progressive world sit quietly while it happens all over again? Remember that Yugoslavia was supposed to be the genocide everyone said was impossible. Yet, it happened […]

The bitter pill of privatization for Pakistan | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

While economists unanimously back the government’s decision, they also note that Pakistan needs a sound privatization policy that is coherent with the country’s overall economic policy. In the past, privatization has been viewed as a panacea to revive an ailing economy. Historically, Pakistan has sold off public sector companies to finance fiscal deficits rather than […]

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims | World news | The Guardian

The French daily Le Monde published details from the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggesting the US agency had been intercepting French phone traffic on what it termed \”a massive scale\”.Le Monde said more than 70m French phone calls had been recorded in one 30-day period late last year. Techniques included the automatic recording of conversations […]

NSA Hacked Email Account of Mexican President – SPIEGEL ONLINE

According to the NSA, this email domain was also used by cabinet members, and contained \”diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico\’s political system and internal stability.\” The president\’s office, the NSA reported, was now \”a lucrative source.\”This operation, dubbed \”Flatliquid,\” is described in a document leaked by whistleblower Edward […]

Fracking by the Numbers | Environment America

As fracking expands rapidly across the country, there are a growing number of documented cases of drinking water contamination and illness among nearby residents. Yet it has often been difficult for the public to grasp the scale and scope of these and other fracking threats. Fracking is already underway in 17 states, with more than […]

OpEdNews – Article: Dianne Feinstein Narrative Doesnt Cut It

According to www.historycommons.org, in 1997 the U.S. Military and NSA asked for access to Telecom networks. In documents filed in 2006 by Joe Nacchio concerning his trial on insider trading charges, a Lieutenant General “told Mr. (Dean) Wandry (a member of Qwest) that he ran the largest telecom operation in the world, he had looked at Qwest’s network, […]

legislatingfear2013 – CAIR

CAIR’s report “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States” is now available. The report’s key findings are the following:Finding 1: Subject matter experts perceive a small, but highly welcome, decline in Islamophobia in America during the period covered by this report. In 2012, CAIR rates Islamophobia as a 5.9 on a scale […]

Pentagon proposes plan to equip and train ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels — RT USA

The Pentagon has put together a plan to equip and train “moderate” Syrian rebel forces. The move would mark the first instance of the American military having direct contact with the opposition.Information regarding the new plan was relayed by two Obama administration officials to CNN. The idea has allegedly been under consideration since the first […]

Unleashed and Unaccountable | American Civil Liberties Union

On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Comey is taking the helm of an agency that has been radically transformed during the 12-year term of Director Robert S. Mueller, III, into a domestic intelligence and law enforcement agency of unprecedented power […]

Meet the Microsoft Billionaire Who’s Trying to Reboot U.S. Counterterrorism – By Shane Harris | Foreign Policy

Myhrvold, a famous autodidact, recently published a 33-page paper that he rousingly calls, “Strategic Terrorism: A Call to Action.” The core of his argument is easy enough to understand, and probably true: The United States is more focused on stopping a guy who blows up an airplane and kills 300 people than on a guy […]

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