Saturday, July 13, 2013

Responsibility for War Deaths—U.S. Political Leaders or War Protesters? by Edward S. Herman | ZNet Article

ZCommunications | Responsibility for War Deaths—U.S. Political Leaders or War Protesters? by Edward S. Herman | ZNet Article: "In sum, as with Vietnam and Iraq (among many others) those responsible for the deaths of American boys fighting wars in distant locales are not the protesters, whistleblowers, and journalists like Greenwald, who call attention to the bases of war decisions and the lies and suppressions that hide from the public the real reasons and results of those decisions. On the contrary, it is the decision-makers and their spokespersons and apologists who bear primary responsibility for American deaths."

Friday, July 12, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport

OpEdNews - Article: Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport: "Edward Joseph Snowden delivered a statement to human rights organizations and individuals at Sheremetyevo airport at 5pm Moscow time today, Friday 12th July."

Unquestionable adoration of Obama is ludicrous | Irish Examiner

Unquestionable adoration of Obama is ludicrous | Irish Examiner:"The role of American imperialism in the Middle East has been devastating. There has been a 200% increase in the use of drones under the Obama administration, which have killed thousands of people including hundreds of children. And yet we are expected to stand, and applaud, when he makes a speech in Ireland about peace."

Obama is a War Criminal: Clare Daly Speaks for All of Us | ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY

Obama is a War Criminal: Clare Daly Speaks for All of Us | ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY

Thursday, July 11, 2013

EU subservient to US – Irish MP who called Obama ‘war criminal’ — RT News

EU subservient to US – Irish MP who called Obama ‘war criminal’ — RT News: "Standing up to one's government is becoming the only way for citizens to stop the spread of Western imperialism and its double standards, said Clare Daly, the now famous Irish MP who lambasted President Obama at Northern Ireland's G8 summit."

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Small Utah ISP firm stands up to ‘surveillance state’ as corporations cower — RT USA

Small Utah ISP firm stands up to ‘surveillance state’ as corporations cower — RT USA: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the internet’s biggest privacy advocate organizations, has consistently ranked Xmission’s transparency report among the most desirable for subscribers concerned about privacy. But that respect has not come without insinuations from state lawmakers - although there has been no official retaliation against Xmission."

Saudi princess accused of slavery | Law | guardian.co.uk

Saudi princess accused of slavery | Law | guardian.co.uk

Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists - Features - Al Jazeera English

Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists - Features - Al Jazeera English: "Berkeley, United States - President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president."

"But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded senior Egyptian opposition figures who called for toppling of the country's now-deposed president Mohamed Morsi."

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

US agency baffled by modern technology, destroys mice to get rid of viruses | Ars Technica

US agency baffled by modern technology, destroys mice to get rid of viruses | Ars Technica: EDA's CIO, fearing that the agency was under attack from a nation-state, insisted instead on a policy of physical destruction. The EDA destroyed not only (uninfected) desktop computers but also printers, cameras, keyboards, and even mice. The destruction only stopped—sparing $3 million of equipment—because the agency had run out of money to pay for destroying the hardware.

OpEdNews - Article: The NSA's Mass And Indiscriminate Spying On Brazilians

OpEdNews - Article: The NSA's Mass And Indiscriminate Spying On Brazilians: "As it does in many non-adversarial countries, the surveillance agency is bulk collecting the communications of millions of citizens of Brazil"

Email to Walter Pincus

Email to Walter Pincus: "That you decided to write an entire column grounded solely in baseless innuendo is between you and your editors. But your assertion of several factually false claims about me, Laura Poitras, and others is not:"

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela: "If you would like to ride in the Snowden accompaniment flytilla, please note it in the comments. And please note any special gifts you have to offer, like owning a plane or being licensed to fly one."

Edward Snowden: US surveillance 'not something I'm willing to live under' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Edward Snowden: US surveillance 'not something I'm willing to live under' | World news | guardian.co.uk: Edward Snowden predicted more than a month ago while still in hiding in Hong Kong that the US government would seek to demonise him, telling the Guardian that he would be accused of aiding America's enemies.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: How Do You Know When President Obama is Lying? MSNBC Won't Tell You

OpEdNews - Article: How Do You Know When President Obama is Lying? MSNBC Won't Tell You:" I was a young person when I first heard the quip: "How do you know when the President is lying? His lips are moving." At the time, President Nixon was expanding the war in Vietnam to other countries and deploying the White House "plumbers" to commit crimes against antiwar leakers."

"Forty years have passed. Sadly, these days, often when I see President Obama moving his lips, I assume he's lying."