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CIA finally admits it masterminded Iran's 1953 coup
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013

US Govt: 'We Want to Make an Example Out of Bradley Manning'
Defense slams prosecution for insisting on 60 year minimum, 'trying to prevent Manning from having a life'

CIA finally admits it masterminded Iran's 1953 coup
On the 60th anniversary of the 1953 military coup in Iran that overthrew the government of radical nationalist Mohammad Mossadegh, the US has declassified documents detailing how the CIA's secret operation brought the country's Shah back to power.

A Country At War With An Illusion
If a country is at war, and that war is an illusion, is there a cure?

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches

Egypt PM Rules Out Reconciliation as Opposition Calls More Protests

Saudi Arabia warns against pressing Egypt on crackdown

Militants execute 25 Egyptian police in Sinai ambush
The attack is among the deadliest in the peninsula since the 2011 overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak and part of a larger backlash against the state over what militants view as a slew of injustices.

Egypt tourism takes massive hit amid unrest
Violence spread through the country this week, killing nearly 900 people since Wednesday when forces cleared two protest camps.

Ex-Egypt leader Mubarak ordered released over corruption case
A court has ordered the release of Egypt's imprisoned ex-president Hosni Mubarak after prosecutors cleared him in a corruption case, but it remained unclear if or when the deposed leader would be set free.

EU calls emergency summit over Egypt crisis as European leaders consider sanctions
David Cameron was engaged in frantic discussions with European leaders last night to find a joint response to the crisis in Egypt as governments worldwide put ties with the military-backed government under review.

How much data the NSA really gets
The NSA claims it 'touches' only 1.6% of internet traffic doesn't sound a lot. In fact, that's practically everything that matters

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

GOP Rep: House would have nixed NSA program
The revelation that the National Security Agency broke court-imposed privacy rules thousands of times a year in snooping Americans' phone and email records would have changed the outcome of last month's House vote to defund the program, according to one legislator who was part of the effort.

Paul: Bulk surveillance 'fundamentally unconstitutional'
Sen. Rand Paul says the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program is "fundamentally unconstitutional" and can't be saved by more oversight.

4 Cases of the U.S. Sheltering Vicious Criminals that Reveal Total Hypocrisy on Snowden
From a CIA agent to a Cuban terrorist, the U.S. shelters people who are accused of heinous crimes.

Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours
David Miranda, partner of Guardian interviewer of whistleblower Edward Snowden, questioned under Terrorism Act

David Miranda: 'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'
Partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald gives his first interview on nine-hour interrogation at Heathrow airport

Encrypted computer files seized from David Miranda 'were from US whistleblower'
Police who detained the partner of a journalist under anti-terrorism laws seized encrypted computer files from the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, it was claimed tonight.

How to Keep the NSA Out of Your Computer
Sick of government spying, corporate monitoring, and overpriced ISPs? There's a cure for that.

Drone strike campaign in Yemen shows U.S. standards are elastic
The wave of attacks highlights Obama's willingness to accelerate airstrikes even if intelligence on a terrorist plot is imprecise, analysts and ex-officials say.

The new paranoia: A government afraid of itself

Oiling the War Machinery, From Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

Congresswomen's Voicemail: Where's My Bribe?
Unbelievable Corruption In Congress

Military Madness: Has our Species become Insane?
Helen Caldicott is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a world renowned campaigner against nuclear weapons. She says that our species is 'mentally sick...'

'Israel intensifying bid to rally support for Egypt military rule'
It's 'army or anarchy,' Israeli official tells NY Times, rebuffing claims that Jerusalem is 'undercutting' Western efforts

SADC congratulates Mugabe for winning Zimbabwe elections
Summit of heads of state and govt calls for lifting of all sanctions, commends Zuma for sterling job

Regional bloc toasts Zimbabwe's Mugabe
Southern African leaders called Sunday for the West to lift sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle as they gave their seal of approval to his victory in disputed elections.

Ian Khama endorses Zimbabwe elections
BOTSWANA President Lt Gen Seretse Khama Ian Khama has made a major climbdown regarding the harmonized elections in Zimbabwe describing them as free and peaceful and a reflection of the will of the people.

Zimbabwe opposition drops election challenge
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change is withdrawing a court challenge over disputed election results that gave long-time president Robert Mugabe a commanding victory, saying it did not believe it would get a fair hearing.

Zimbabwe's MDC drops court challenge to Mugabe re-election

NAACP Head Calls Out NYPD for 'Spine-Chilling' Defense of Stop-and-Frisk

Stop And Frisk Violated Rights Of New Yorkers, Judge Rules
A judge has ruled that the NYPD's controversial use of the stop-and-frisk tactic violated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers, The New York Times reports. Judge Shira Scheindlin's decision Monday called for a federal monitor to watch over the police department to ensure cops are in compliance with the constitution.

Syrian army routs rebels from Assad home province
Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad drove rebels out of his Latakia home province Monday as UN inspectors began probing the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syria war.

The People Take on Fracking Corporation in UK-Wide Actions
Balcombe fracking protests spread nationwide as demonstrators shut down corporate headquarters, PR firm and drilling site

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