Friday, July 5, 2013

Press Latched On to Snowden's 'Dropout' Status

Press Latched On to Snowden's 'Dropout' Status: "Edward Snowden has been characterized as many things in recent weeks, but journalists' discounting him as a "high-school dropout" speaks volumes about media portrayals of education."

Cops Accused of Invading NV Home, Firing Pepperballs and Assaulting Family | Alternet

Cops Accused of Invading NV Home, Firing Pepperballs and Assaulting Family | Alternet: "After a family refused to allow the police to use home as a lookout, the police decided to forcibly take control of the house anyway."

Art, truth and politics Harold Pinter 2005 lecture Swedish Academy | Stage | guardian.co.uk

Art, truth and politics | Stage | guardian.co.uk: "The United States supported and in many cases engendered every right wing military dictatorship in the world after the end of the Second World War. I refer to Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. The horror the United States inflicted upon Chile in 1973 can never be purged and can never be forgiven."

Forcing down Evo Morales's plane was an act of air piracy | John Pilger | Comment is free | The Guardian

Forcing down Evo Morales's plane was an act of air piracy | John Pilger | Comment is free | The Guardian: "Imagine the aircraft of the president of France being forced down in Latin America on "suspicion" that it was carrying a political refugee to safety – and not just any refugee but someone who has provided the people of the world with proof of criminal activity on an epic scale."

How a Pentecostal Preacher in Small-Town Louisiana Became an Atheist Activist | Alternet

How a Pentecostal Preacher in Small-Town Louisiana Became an Atheist Activist | Alternet: "Try to imagine: You're a Pentecostal preacher in small-town Louisiana. Your public reputation, your connection with the people you love, indeed your own sense of self-worth, not to mention your livelihood, are hugely dependent on your passionate faith in Christ."

America's Murderous Bureaucrats | Alternet

America's Murderous Bureaucrats | Alternet: "In the American justice system, even when a prisoner is not sentenced to be executed, the bureaucrats of the U.S. Justice Department’s Federal Bureau of Prisons still have extra-judicial ways of making sure a politically-targeted prisoner will die in jail."

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The NSA revelations continue to expose far more than just the ongoing operations of that sprawling and unaccountable spying agency. Let's examine what we have learned this week about the US political and media class and then certain EU leaders."

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Craig Murray » Blog Archive » All Law is Gone: Naked Power Remains

Craig Murray » Blog Archive » All Law is Gone: Naked Power Remains: "The forcing down of the Bolivian President’s jet was a clear breach of the Vienna Convention by Spain and Portugal, which closed their airspace to this Head of State while on a diplomatic mission."

http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/texts/instruments/english/conventions/9_1_1961.pdf

South American nations furious over diversion of Bolivian president's plane – live | World news | guardian.co.uk

South American nations furious over diversion of Bolivian president's plane – live | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Austria did not close its airspace and the plane could of course land although many other countries apparently feared that Snowden was on board too. Austria did not do that, which means there is no fear here."

Bolivian presidential plane forced to land in Austria over suspicions Snowden on board — RT News

Bolivian presidential plane forced to land in Austria over suspicions Snowden on board — RT News: "After departing from Russia the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to landing in Austria Wednesday morning over suspicions that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board, a claim Bolivian authorities denied."

OpEdNews - Article: Politics and Persona: Edward Snowden as Symbol

OpEdNews - Article: Politics and Persona: Edward Snowden as Symbol: "Greenwald, clearly inspired by Snowden, has been a wonder to behold as he takes on the Powers That Be and brushes off a smear campaign aimed at him personally the way one would swat a gnat."

OpEdNews - Article: Has Washington's Arrogance Undone Its Empire?

OpEdNews - Article: Has Washington's Arrogance Undone Its Empire?: "No one likes a bully, and Washington's NATO puppets have been bullied for six decades. British prime ministers, German chancellors, and French presidents have to salute and say "yes sir."

Germany and France Should offer NSA Whistleblower Asylum | This Can't Be Happening!

Germany and France Should offer NSA Whistleblower Asylum | This Can't Be Happening!:" Europeans are pissed off at the US, in the wake of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s latest revelation that the US was aggressively spying on its European allies, both at their and the European Union’s embassies in Washington, and in Europe itself, gleaning not information about terrorism, but inside-track knowledge about trade negotiation positions and other areas of disagreement or negotiation."

Monday, July 1, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Obama is as embarrassing as Bush

OpEdNews - Article: Obama is as embarrassing as Bush: "President Barack Obama's unrelenting warrior spirit and paranoia over leaks of any kind raise this question: Has he become as embarrassing as George W. Bush?"

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow: "One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful"

OpEdNews - Article: Ten things you probably didn't know about Ahmadinejad

OpEdNews - Article: Ten things you probably didn't know about Ahmadinejad: "Ahmadinejad never called for the destruction of Israel. He called for regime change in the Apartheid State of Israel. He stated: "" the regime that occupies Jerusalem must vanish from the pages of time". Similarly, he never denied the Holocaust, but stated that some aspects of it should be open to questioning. In particular, he questioned why it was Palestinians who were paying the price for the Holocaust rather than Germans and Austrians, who should instead have given a part of their land to their Jewish victims."