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Julian Assange Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Google involved with Clinton campaign, controls information flow -- Assange American tech giant Google is closely cooperating with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to promote the candidate, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a televised address to an international media forum. Assange believes that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is predictable and will constitute a problem for freedom of speech in the US if elected.

Edward Snowden Sunday, May 29, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Snowden's two goals -- alert people of mass spying, encourage future whistleblowers" These new revelations coming from John Crane, the former Assistant Inspector General at the Pentagon tell us in quite specific detail how high-up Pentagon officials repeatedly broke the law in their handling of Thomas Drake's whistleblowing case, including by withholding and destroying documents, and lying to a Federal judge and other clear crimes and felonies. So, that is really what has come to light this week.

Anti-Trump Protest Thursday, May 26, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Anti-Trump protests do what US media failed to -- hold him accountable" Max Blumentyhal: Trump is calling for people's deportation and bringing people from the outside, primarily a white anti-immigrant audience to cheer him on. So, I think Trump should have expected this kind of response and in many ways these protesters are doing what the American media failed to do -- which is to hold Trump accountable.

Destruction of Libya  08/04/11 Heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moa Friday, March 11, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"US-led invasion of Libya opened up massive arsenals to terrorists" -- Chris Hedges The destruction of Libya, Iraq and Syria as unified states generated Islamist radical groups in the Middle East, which create havoc, said investigative journalist Chris Hedges. This was caused by the invasion of outside forces, he added.

Syria: Deal Struck To Evacuate Civilians From Homs Wednesday, February 24, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Obama must tell Turkey, Saudi Arabia & Israel enough is enough" -- former CIA officer Ray McGovern Vladimir Putin has much more influence over Syria's President Bashar Assad than the United States has over its allies in the region, and this could hinder the Syrian ceasefire, former CIA officer Ray McGovern told RT. "Moscow has much more influence over Assad than Obama has over the Turks or Saudis, and they have, let's face it, the fly in the ointment..."

Donald Trump Sunday, February 7, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding" -- Trump at debates Trump in November said he does not care if torture doesn't work, because "they deserve it anyway." On Saturday, he continued in the same vein. "I'll tell you what, in the Middle East, we have people chopping the heads off Christians. We have people chopping the heads off many other people. We have things that we have never seen before. I'd bring back waterboarding and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Sunday, October 18, 2015 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"I would have stopped 9/11" says Trump. He's "pathetic" and "an actor," retorts Jeb Bush The spat between two leading GOP candidates has sunk to a new low, as Donald Trump and Jeb Bush spent the entire weekend throwing barbs at each other, with Bush forced to defend his family honor over 9/11. The feud heated up on Friday, when Trump appeared to imply that George W. Bush was at least partly at fault for the 2001 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center, as they happened on his watch.

Mordechai Vanunu Sunday, September 13, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ellsberg: Israel's persecution of nuke whistleblower Vanunu a relic of British colonialism After 18 years in prison, the man who exposed Israel's nuclear weapons program to the world, Mordechai Vanunu, remains restricted under obsolete principles contradicting the UN Charter on Human Rights. Daniel Ellsberg stressed that Israel must recognize, for its own good, what Vanunu did was right and come clean about the existence of its nuclear weapons program.

Camp_x-ray_detainees.jpg: Prisoners at Guantanamo Monday, August 17, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Once a Gitmo detainee sets foot in the US, he acquires some rights!" US President Barack Obama does not have the courage to face the hardliners in the Defense Department who don't want to start a precedent by releasing one of the 116 prisoners at Guantanamo, Ray McGovern, a former CIA officer, told RT.

MH17 crash site Sunday, July 19, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Paul Craig Roberts: "MH17 crash used by US to break Russia's relationship with Europe" The crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has been used to enforce sanctions against Russia and is fundamental to Washington's efforts to break the Russia-Europe relationship, Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury, tells RT.

Edward Snowden Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"I have to work a lot harder" in Russia than at NSA -- Edward Snowden Snowden addressed the ethics of whistleblowing, reminding his audience that he never published a single document himself, but always worked alongside journalists. The involvement of reporters also allowed the employment of a system of checks and balances while making the revelations, he said.

Chelsea Manning Wednesday, May 13, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Chelsea Manning rewrites the Espionage Act Former intelligence analyst Manning has drafted a 31-page bill to re-establish protections for freedom of speech and the press that have been challenged by the Justice Department. The bill would amend sections of the Freedom of Information Act, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Espionage Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Federal Disclosure Rules for Journalists.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday, April 30, 2015 (45 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"My breathing mom was among corpses": Putin recalls his parents' WWII ordeal Vladimir Putin has written a column (something he very rarely does), recalling the stories of his parents who survived the hardships of the Leningrad blockade, his dead brother and World War II with very personal details.

Image created from image crediting Monday, April 13, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
RT premieres "Terminal F" Snowden documentary in Russia Two award-winning journalists have shed light on the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's journey to Hong Kong and Moscow, when his revelations on US government surveillance shook the world, in a new documentary presented in Moscow by RT.

Image created from image crediting Wednesday, April 8, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Female Palestinian MP snatched by IDF, held without charge for 6 months Khalida Jarrar, 52, is a senior political leader of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization. She was seized by a squad of some 50 IDF troops in the middle of the night last week, as they stormed into her house in Ramallah.

Ex-NSA CIA Chief Michael Hayden Friday, March 13, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Most significant break between Germany and US since WWII" The Germans for the first time in 70 years now are sort of coming out of adolescence into adulthood and are willing to stand up to the US and say: "Look, our interests are not the same as yours. We don't want a war in Central Europe, and we're going to prevent it!" That translates into intelligence cooperation, as well.

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro Sunday, March 1, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Venezuela imposes mandatory visas for all US citizens, bans for Bush & Cheney Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new mandatory visa requirement for all Americans visiting the country. The leader also called to review and downsize the number of US embassy staff in Caracas. Also, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Republican Congress members Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Robert Menendez, and Marco Rubio will be denied visas into the country. He labeled Bush and Cheney as "terrorists."

Alan_Grayson_high_res.jpg: Alan Grayson Tuesday, December 30, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Florida congressman barred from seeing classified sections of 9/11 inquiry - report A request by US Rep. Alan Grayson to access a portion of a 2002 congressional report on the Sept 11, 2001 attacks was denied by the House Intelligence Committee based on political reasons. Grayson's request pertains to 28 pages of Congress' Joint Inquiry that were ordered to be redacted by then-President George W. Bush.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Sunday, November 23, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia -- Lavrov If the US pursues leadership not out of a false perception that it has a God-given burden to take responsibility for everybody, but by developing the skill to form a consensus, Moscow would be the first to back Washington. But now Washington is bullying other nations into toeing their line, and few dare to object publicly out of fear of reprisal, while complaining in private.

2014_G-20_Brisbane_summit.jpg: 2014 G-20 Brisbane summit Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Putin: "US wants to subdue Russia, but no one did or ever will" The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that no one had ever succeeded in doing so -- and never will. The Russian leader said that history was not about to change, and that no one would manage to suppress the country.

Anonymous says it's time to wake up. Thursday, November 6, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Anonymous to wake up US citizens" Are we being snooped on, are we being eavesdropped on? Of course we are. Is it against our constitution? Yes, it is against our constitution. But there are ways to encipher your communications and there are ways used by highly technical people like Anonymous to defeat surveillance or to counter-surveil and cause mischief.

Edward Snowden Monday, October 27, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FBI reportedly raids home of "Second Snowden" In "Citizen Four," a documentary about the Snowden saga currently being screened at select theaters in the US, Greenwald and fellow Intercept journalist Jeremy Scahill acknowledge that a new source has provided the reporters with information in the wake of the NSA leaks.

Image created from image crediting Monday, October 20, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn't be weaponized The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus -- among other related diseases -- would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.

Edward Snowden Saturday, September 13, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NSA denies whistleblower Snowden "raised concerns" in emails In response to a Freedom of Information request, the NSA denies that its former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden ever raised concerns in emails to colleagues to his colleagues over the agency's surveillance work.

Former S. African President Mandela dies in hospital Thursday, August 7, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq "to protect US personnel" President Obama announced on Thursday that he has authorized the use of airstrikes in Iraq if they are necessary to protect American personnel. He also stated that humanitarian air drops have been made to help besieged religious minorities in the country.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Sunday, August 3, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Israel wiretapped Kerry's calls during peace talks Israeli agents were eavesdropping on US Secretary of State John Kerry as he was mediating last year's futile Middle East peace talks, German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed. The German magazine said the revelations could hurt already tense US-Israeli relations amid the ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip.

A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy Saturday, August 2, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Here are the missiles!" US Congress passes emergency funding for Israel's Iron Dome Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure on Friday to grant $225 million in additional revenue to Israel for the country's Iron Dome missile defense system. The package will put nearly a quarter of a billion dollars towards Israel's missile defense system, which is jointly built by US defense giant Raytheon.

The President of Bolivia Evo Morales Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bolivia declares Israel "terrorist state," scraps visa exemption agreement Bolivia has declared Israel to be a "terrorist state" and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has criticized Western countries for jumping to conclusions just "24 hours after the crash" while there is no evidence. Antonov said, "It seems to me that this is part of information warfare which has been started against the Russian Federation and armed forces."

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 16, 2014. Wednesday, July 16, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Palestinians subjected to apartheid treatment The world is watching in horror as Israel is conducting the latest stage in its seemingly endless and relentless campaign of extermination aimed at the population of the Gaza strip. The majority of the mainstream media across the globe, in contrast, appears willfully unaware of the actual circumstances on the ground and publicly supports Israel's "right to defend itself."

Palestinians run following what police said was an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza city July 9, 2014. Monday, July 14, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Thousands of civilians flee Gaza, Palestinian death toll surpasses 160 Over the past 24 hours, UNRWA has opened a number of its schools as emergency shelters for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the organization said on its website. Five shelters have been open in Gaza since 8 a.m. local time, and 2,000 people have already sought refuge.

Julian Assange Thursday, June 26, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Assange lawyers demand end to arrest warrant, release of evidence Julian Assange's lawyers are demanding Swedish prosecutors reveal texts from the woman in the "rape" scandal, currently hanging over the WikiLeaks founder. Changes in the law allow this and the defense team is appealing to cancel the arrest warrant.

Russell Brand Monday, June 23, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Russell Brand "Con-Dems" MSM blackout of 50,000-strong anti-austerity march Brand, best known for his work as an actor, comedian, television personality and self-effacing Messiah, has become a high-profile poster boy for the disaffected with his anti-system rants and calls for revolution. When asked if he still wanted a revolution to take place, Brand, who has predicted a "peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution," said, "Yes."

Image created from image crediting Sunday, June 22, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mass graves filled with remains of immigrants discovered in Texas Anthropologists uncovered a series of mass graves filled with the human remains of immigrants stuffed into shopping and garbage bags in a county-owned section of a cemetery in South Texas. In those plots, they found the remains of multiple people instead of just one. Now, a local politician is calling for an inquiry.

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2 Russian journalists killed in Ukraine military shelling Kiev's army shelling near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, took the lives of two Russian journalists -- Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, who were filming refugees leaving the scene when a shell hit amidst their small group.

A month without answers on Malaysia Airlines tickets Sunday, June 8, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Flight MH370 families start fund to uncover truth about vanished jet Not satisfied with the lack of progress being made on locating Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, relatives of passengers are planning to launch a $5 million fundraising campaign aimed at triggering another investigation. The campaign has been dubbed "Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth," and will officially launch on Monday through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo.

Image created from image crediting Saturday, May 31, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Snowden's latest interview corroborates good intentions, says attorney Current and former NSA officials have blasted Snowden for supposedly failing to take his complaints to his supervisors and instead leak so much information to the press. The US government published documents one day after Snowden's interview with NBC, though, indicating that the former contractor did, in fact, communicate some of his concerns to NSA bosses.

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after approving a joint declaratio Thursday, May 22, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"World moving away from American financial hegemony" With the China-Russia deal conducted outside the dollar system we see the beginning of the de-dollarization and de-Americanization of the world, former assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RT.

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WikiLeaks ignores "deaths" warning, threatens to name NSA-targeted country When Greenwald defended his decision to publish the names of four countries where telephony metadata is collected by the NSA but withhold a fifth where content is recorded as well, WikiLeaks said it could be interpreted as meaning that the unknown country doesn't deserve to know they're being surveilled. Greenwald said The Intercept was "very convinced" it could lead to deaths. Later, WikiLeaks equated this as racism.

Paul Craig Roberts Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Russia should ignore Washington's "new Cold War" Washington wants a Cold War; they need it. They've been defeated in Afghanistan, they were blocked from attacking Syria and Iran, so they've got to keep the military-security complex funded, because that's where an important part of their campaign contributions comes from.

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Putin calls for end to Kiev's military op, postponing referendum in E. Ukraine President Vladimir Putin also said that Russia has withdrawn its troops from the Ukrainian border. "We have been told that our troops on the Ukrainian border are a concern -- we have withdrawn them. They are now not on Ukrainian territory, but at locations where they conduct regular drills at ranges," he said.

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington Friday, May 2, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Supreme Court refuses to stop indefinite detention of Americans under NDAA The United States Supreme Court this week effectively ended all efforts to overturn a controversial 2012 law that grants the government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without due process. The high court said it won't weigh in on a challenge filed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and a bevy of co-plaintiffs against US President Barack Obama.

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BP pipeline sprays "oily mist" over 33 acres of Alaskan tundra Alaska state officials confirmed Wednesday that an oily mist sprung from a compromised oil pipeline and sprayed into the wind without stopping for at least two hours, covering 33 acres of the frozen snow field in the oil well's vicinity. The cause is still under investigation, according to the Associated Press, but officials know that the mist was made up of a mixture of gas, crude oil, and water.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday, April 19, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Letter to Jews" which Kerry cited, appears to be fake Following the four-side meeting on the Ukrainian crisis in Geneva on Wednesday, John Kerry lashed out at a letter that was allegedly sent to Jewish citizens in Ukraine's eastern town of Donetsk, asking them to register and report all their property, or be stripped of citizenship and face expulsion. The US appears to be relying on information from Kiev, while ignoring alternative points of view.

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Snowden asks Putin LIVE: Does Russia intercept millions of citizens' data? President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, adding "our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law."President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, added "our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law."

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd8MFmUDbg4: President Barack Obama Thursday, April 10, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama administration wins Jefferson Muzzle award for restricting free press The United States Department of Justice and the White House Press Office are this year's top winners of a dubious award extended to those considered to be "responsible for some of the more egregious or ridiculous affronts to First Amendment principles."

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nuke talks collapsing as US opposes Iran's pick for UN envoy Washington and Tehran are again at odds after the United States Senate voted this week to ban the Iranian diplomat nominated to serve as his country's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the US. The Republican-controlled House is expected to soon vote in favor of the ban as well, but the effort is being considered largely a symbolic one since only the White House is authorized to approve such sanctions.

Supporters of Amnesty International cheer and shoot mobile phone videos as accused government whistleblower Edward Snowd Sunday, April 6, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Metadata monitoring more intrusive than eavesdropping, Snowden and Greenwald warn Whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald joined forces via video link at an Amnesty International event in the US to speak to a packed hotel ballroom about the dangers of government metadata collection. Both stated that governmental collection of metadata--that is, monitoring timings of calls, to whom calls were made, and how long they lasted--is much more intrusive than listening in on calls directly.

Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square in Moscow Saturday, April 5, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Relax and do some yoga, Moscow tells sanctions-waving US leaders The public part of the sanctions, which include travel bans and foreign assets freezes, targets Russian politicians and businessmen, who the US considers part of President Putin's inner circle. So far, sanctions have only managed to provoke sarcastic requests from Russian politicians, not included in the US blacklist, to add them as well.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=byRon9EF4F0: Former CIA Officer Ray McGovern Sunday, March 30, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama announces overhaul of NSA metadata collection The Obama administration is set to release a new proposal that would change the way the National Security Agency accesses consumers' phone data. Changes would include no longer allowing the NSA to store phone call "metadata," and would require the agency to access the data from phone company servers instead.

Participants hold different-colored pieces of paper to display the Russian flag at the rally in support of the Crimean P Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US abandoned international law, abides by "law of the jungle" in Ukraine Western powers are following an agenda to partition the map of the European region under which a portion of the Black Sea territory will be under US domination, former vice president of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Willy Wimmer, told RT.

Edward Snowden Tuesday, March 11, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Snowden at SXSW: "The Constitution was being violated on a massive scale" Snowden -- speaking in front of a green screen digitally altered to display Article 1 of the US Constitution -- said he would "absolutely" disclose documents all over again, even though his actions thus far have branded him a fugitive and traitor by many. "I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and I saw that the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale," he said.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfYBvIcAtko: Ron Paul Sunday, March 9, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ron Paul on Liz Wahl's claim: What RT reported was exactly what I said Former US Congressman Ron Paul responds to allegations voiced by the channel's ex-host Liz Wahl that RT censored his interview, in which he criticized foreign intervention in Ukraine. "I thought was very fair. I listened to the replay of the whole thing," Paul said on his official online channel on March 6. "I didn't think it was slanted in any way. I thought what they reported was exactly what I said," he added.

U.S. NSA Director General Alexander Saturday, March 1, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Limit surveillance to "terrorist communication," says outgoing NSA boss Alexander's testimony seemed to indicate that the scenario the administration is taking most seriously is leaving the trove metadata with the phone company, with the NSA only forcing the company to handover information about numbers thought to be involved in a web of terrorism.

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New Mexico nuclear plant workers exposed to radiation Positive results for radiation exposure were found in 13 workers following a leak at the United States' first underground nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Nuclear Waste Partnership spokesman Donavan Mager said the number of people exposed to radiation could not be confirmed due to the privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice Tuesday, February 25, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Good advice, wrong address: Russia responds to Susan Rice "no tanks to Ukraine" warning Russia sees merit in the advice against use of force in Ukraine which US National Security Adviser Susan Rice voiced, but believes it was wrongly directed towards Moscow. Washington would be a more appropriate recipient of the piece of wisdom. Washington justifies its interventions on humanitarian reasons and the obligation to depose repressive governments.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sen Rand Paul sues President Obama over NSA call surveillance US Senator Rand Paul has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration and the National Security Agency seeking to halt the NSA's vast data-surveillance program. The suit challenges the constitutionality of the NSA program that collects metadata on US citizens' phone calls.

A screenshot from thedaywefightback.org Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"The day we fight back": 6,000 websites protest surveillance, honor Aaron Swartz More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz's death. Civil liberties advocates are now pushing for Congress to reform the anti-hacking law the government used to pursue Swartz.

Saturday, February 8, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Snowden Files: How to turn another hero into a villain From newspapers to TV, internet, radio, and magazines and books, media in the West is becoming a commodity no different to sausages or killer drones, bought and sold for profit to the highest bidder, and he who pays the piper calls the tune. There is eventually no wriggle room left for criticism of the power elite these media barons are part of. The same criminal elite, perhaps, that Edward Snowden is blowing the whistle on?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Wednesday, February 5, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Assange won’t come": Swedish MPs urge end to whistleblower case Swedish MPs are calling on the prosecutors in the Julian Assange sexual assault case to travel to London and question the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been taking refuge since June 2012. The operation to monitor the embassy in order to apprehend Assange should he emerge from it reportedly costs British taxpayers 6 million pounds a year.

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