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Nelson Mandela's greatness may be assured
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela's greatness may be assured – but not his legacy
Mandela, too, fostered crony relationships with wealthy whites from the corporate world, including those who had profited from apartheid.

Poll: US Voters See Snowden as Whistleblower, Not Traitor
Huge Shift as Americans Say Policies Have Gone Too Far

Pentagon Agreed: WikiLeaks a Journalistic Outlet
Manning Defense Rests After Key Witness

Wikileaks to begin fundraising for Snowden 'Flight of Liberty'
Wikileaks has suggested that it will begin a campaign to fly the fugitive leaker Edward Snowden away from the grasp of the American authorities.

Julian Assange stakeout at Ecuadorean embassy costs Met police £3.8m
Spend on operation to attempt arrest and extradition of Wikileaks founder is described as ridiculous by London assembly member

Edward Snowden exposes the US in more ways than one
Obama's human rights track record will put Bush Jr to shame.

Microsoft helped the NSA and FBI spy on users’ emails and Skype calls

Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

Obama executive order requires federal government employees to learn to spy on co-workers, to prevent more WikiLeaks-type disclosures

NSA surveillance: French human rights groups seek judicial investigation

Germany's Merkel rejects NSA-Stasi comparison
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected any comparison between U.S. surveillance activities and pervasive snooping by communist East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, insisting in an interview published Wednesday that intelligence work is essential to security in democratic countries.

Tiny Utah-based ISP makes a name for itself by rebuffing government snoops
Meet Xmission, the internet service provider embracing transparency as it shields customers from warrantless authorities

Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.

CNN Labels Zimmerman 'White Hispanic'
On Wednesday, CNN once again referred to Hispanic defendant George Zimmerman as a "white Hispanic who is on trial for last year's shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teen, in Sanford city." The term "white Hispanic" was coined by the media after outlets wrongly labeled Zimmerman white; Zimmerman's father is white, and his mother is Hispanic.

Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists
Documents reveal US money trail to Egyptian groups that pressed for president's removal.

How Egypt's 'Revolution' Betrayed Itself
"The revolution is dead. Long live the revolution," wrote Eric Walberg, a Middle East political expert and author, shortly after the Egyptian military overthrew the country's democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi on July 3.

Obama Spars With Lawmakers on Egypt Aid
Plans to Keep Sending Warplanes to New Junta

Egypt army to get four fighter jets from US
Obama administration agrees to go ahead with F-16 delivery to Egyptian army despite deepening unrest within the country

Egypt's Brotherhood vows to keep defying coup
Supporters of ousted President Morsi say "popular will of the people shall triumph over force and oppression".

Arab Oil Cash to Kill Democracy in Egypt

Syrian rebels behind Aleppo sarin attack, not Assad forces - Russian inquiry to UN

UK parliament wins veto over any move to arm Syrian rebels

UK Report Warns Chemical Weapons 'Catastrophe' Looms if Assad Falls
Arms Liable to Fall Into Hands of al-Qaeda-Backed Rebels

Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on rebels
The army targeted rebels' positions in the towns of Ghanto, Rastan, Zafarani, Kafr Laha in Homs, local reports said, adding that many of the rebel militants were killed.

Tightening Siege by Syrian Rebels Stirs Anger
Syrian rebels have tightened their siege on government-held districts in the divided city of Aleppo, choking supply lines and depleting staple foods at the onset of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, traditionally a time of festive meals to break the daily fast.

Russia says Syrian opposition blocking peace conference

Bringing Back Jim Crow
Many U.S. historians have soft spots for Thomas Jefferson, despite his gross hypocrisy on slavery, and for the Confederates and their supposed gallantry in their fight to preserve slavery. But apologizing for historical racists only invites more racism, warns Robert Parry.

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