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HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

In true “Spy v. Spy” fashion, Turkey is itself is the target of intense surveillance even as it cooperates closely with the U.S.— one NSA document describes the country bluntly as both a “partner and target.”

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Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

The Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

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How the Brutalized Become Brutal – Chris Hedges

Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
How the Brutalized Become Brutal – Chris Hedges

The images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are the end of a story, not the beginning. They are the result of years, at times decades, of the random violence, brutal repression and collective humiliation the United States has inflicted on others.

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We’re Human Fodder Caught in the Crossfire of Armed Groups and Armed Governments

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
We’re Human Fodder Caught in the Crossfire of Armed Groups and Armed Governments

The current leaders of the world, whether leaders of democratic or socialist governments or leaders of ‘extremist’ groups, have the same simplistic responses to wars, to the global refugee crises, and even to antiwar protesters: spying and surveillance, imprison, shoot and bombard, or Hillary Clinton’s slogan in Afghanistan to ‘fight, talk, build’!

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Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden show how intelligence cooperation enables repeated Israeli aggression against Palestinians

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Australia, ‘Better Slave than Dead’

Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
Australia, ‘Better Slave than Dead’

Australia is now more deeply embedded strategically and militarily in US global military planning, especially in Asia, than ever before…“The Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap outside Alice Springs remains the most important US intelligence base outside the US itself.”

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What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Censorship, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel. A comedic view of a common American reaction to questioning Israel’s military tactics.

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Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

Hamas is cruelly and frighteningly destroying the traditional double standards mentality that Israel is a master at. All of those brilliant intelligence and Shin Bet brains really don’t understand that we ourselves have created the perfect recipe for our very own version of Somalia?

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This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!

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Teenager Creates an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Teenager Creates an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians

Teenager Nick Rubin created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.”

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On the Ground in Iraq: Something Doesn’t Add Up Here

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
On the Ground in Iraq: Something Doesn’t Add Up Here

Presuming that IS would eventually beat the pants off the Iraqi military, the speed with which they accomplished this is hardly credible, especially compared to the 2003 US campaign.

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Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference

Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Government, Politics with 7 Comments
Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference

Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world’s largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates.

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Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.

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Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood.

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It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.

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