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The Hijacking of Mandela's Legacy
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Hijacking of Mandela's Legacy
Beware of strangers bearing gifts. The "gift" is the ongoing, frantic canonization of Nelson Mandela. The "strangers" are the 0.0001 percent, that fraction of the global elite that's really in control (media naturally included).
How the GOP conveniently forgot about its role in propping up a white supremacist regime.
State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world's leading authors
• 500 signatories include five Nobel prize winners
• Writers demand 'digital bill of rights' to curb abuses
New Legislation Would Ban NSA From Arizona
State senator says 'the NSA isn't welcome in Arizona unless it follows the Constitution'
No Contest: Edward Snowden is Person of the Year
US Media Whitewashes Israel's Plan To Ethnically Cleanse 40,000 Of Its Arab Citizens
Palestinians say Kerry appeasing Israel over Iran - at their expense
Hagel warns Pakistani leaders of U.S. aid losses over drone-strike protests
The Pentagon issued a warning Monday to Pakistani leaders: Stop protesters from hindering U.S. military equipment leaving Afghanistan or else lose U.S. aid.
Iran-US Interim Agreement: Historic Breakthrough or Historic Sellout?
U.S. senators prepare legislation to pressure Iran
Obama: Option Of Totally Dismantling Iran's Nuclear Program Is 'Not Available'
Iran's Zarif says nuclear deal dead if U.S. passes new sanctions
4 terrorists killed in U.S. drone strike in southeast Yemen
Canada plans claim that would include North Pole
Canada plans to make a claim to the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country's foreign affairs minister said Monday.
Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
Everyone knows where al-Qa'ida gets its money, but while the violence is sectarian, the West does nothing
This Is Nelson Mandela
Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013
U.S. Lionizes Mandela In Death ... But Labeled Him a Terrorist While He Was Alive
CIA Central In Mandela's Arrest … Kept Him On Terrorist List Until 2008
Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won't Talk About
This Is Nelson Mandela Video
"Arafat is a comrade in arms, and we treat him as such." -Mandela (1990)
Nelson Mandela Condemns George W. Bush and War With Iraq, January 30th, 2003
C.I.A. TIE REPORTED IN MANDELA ARREST June 10, 1990
The real Mandela: Don't let his legacy be abused
Good Liberation Hero—Bad Liberation Hero
It seemed almost inevitable that on the new day Western newspapers were filled with encomia to the recently deceased South African national liberation hero Nelson Mandela that another southern African hero of national liberation, Robert Mugabe, should be vilified. “Nearly 90, Mugabe still driving Zimbabwe’s economy into the ground,” complained Geoffrey York of Canada’s Globe and Mail.
Mandela is a sell-out, he betrayed black people, says ex-wife
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Mandela's legacy: peace, but poverty for many blacks
UN, EU subsidize French crimes in CAR : Analyst
The United Nations and the European Union are subsidizing the French government's crimes in the poverty-stricken Central African Republic (CAR), an analyst says.
Chomsky: US, Israel two 'rogue' actors operating in Middle East
“There are in fact two rogue states operating in the region, resorting to aggression and terror and violating international law at will: the United States and its Israeli client,” Chomsky wrote in a recent article.
Hagel: US has no plans to retreat from global affairs
The US defence secretary says his country has no plans to retreat from any part of the world, as he departs for Bahrain to attend the Manama Dialogue, followed by a visit to Doha for talks with Qatari leaders.
Chomsky on the U.S.-Iran deal
Hagel: US military power must back Iran nuclear deal
Hagel reminds Iran that threat of force still an option
Defense Secretary Defense Chuck Hagel on board the USS Ponce, just 120 miles off the coast of Iran, told servicemembers that the threat of U.S. military force still exists even though the Obama administration is pursuing a six-month long diplomatic process with Iran to freeze its nuclear program.
Pro-Israel groups backing away from confrontation with Obama over Iran
WASHINGTON (JTA) — When it comes to the deal between Iran and major powers, Israel and the pro-Israel community are retreating from a strategy of confrontation and working instead to influence the contours of a final agreement.
US Congress may throw wrench into Iran nuclear deal
Obama: Chances for Final Iran Deal 50-50 or Worse
President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
Fears mount that Dems will undermine White House on Iran
Multiple Democrats on Capitol Hill are worried that House Democratic leaders are close to joining with House GOP leaders to support a bipartisan measure that could undermine the White House's efforts to reach a long term deal curbing Iran's nuclear program, I'm told by sources involved in discussions.
Congress Warns Oil Companies: Don't Get So Cozy With Iran
Iran presents IAEA with info of new generation of centrifuges
Top Democrats seek intelligence briefings, report on Iran
Free Expression Another Casualty of Sanctions
Aliakbar Salehi is a former member of the Iranian parliament and an Internet freedom and human rights advocate now living in Washington, DC. In 2006, he was arrested and jailed by the Iranian government for urging human rights reforms.
Karzai Aide: Afghans Won't Bow to US Pressure on Pact
US Ultimatum 'Will Not Achieve Anything'
Drones, Taliban on agenda as Hagel heads to Pakistan
Pakistan PM Plans Crackdown on Anti-Drone Protests
Warns Imran Khan to End Demonstrations
All unfilled munitions declared by Syria destroyed: OPCW
All category 3 (unfilled) munitions declared by Syria have been destroyed, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations announced in a statement published on Friday.
This U.S. Colonel Was Sure He Was About To Get Involved in Syria's War
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August.
'Whose Sarin?' Investigative Bombshell Questions Obama's Case for Syria War
Seymour Hersh report asks serious questions about the president's case for war
Islamists seize Free Syrian Army arms depots: activists
Israeli military attacks Palestinian commemorations of Nelson Mandela
UK trains Libyan army in fight against al-Qaida and warlords
Struggling to contain widespread viiolence, the fractured post-Gaddafi government is turning to the west for military help
Cuba throws wrench in WTO talks over trade embargo
Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A)
The man to whom Edward Snowden entrusted his NSA documents isn't content just to save the Bill of Rights and reinvent journalism. He also wants to stop the Internet from becoming history's most dangerous spy tool.
Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China
More French troops deploy in CAR
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
More French troops deploy in Central African Republic
The move came amid efforts to improve security in the Central African Republic with a United Nations Security Council vote this week on a French-drafted resolution aimed at strengthening a flagging African stabilisation force on the ground.
A narcissistic US, an anxious Saudi Arabia and a hysterical Israel
The Iran nuclear deal has brought out the 'borderline' personality disorder of Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria
And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated
Assad: Our Battle With Saudi Is Open-Ended
Ten days ago, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with a delegation of party leaders and politicians from Arab countries. He said unequivocally: The battle will continue as long as Saudi Arabia continues to "back terrorism," and the flow of extremist fighters, money, and arms into Syria continues.
Zionism’s Last Card and Hope For Palestine
Following the interim agreement with Iran the next six months will tell us whether or not the American-led Zionist lobby and Zionism itself has played its last card and lost. If it does lose President Obama will be free to use the leverage he has to try to cause Israel to be serious about peace on terms almost all Palestinians and most other Arabs and Muslims everywhere could accept (and which would not pose any threat to the wellbeing and security of those Jews now living in Palestine that became Israel and who wanted to stay). The stakes could not be higher.
5 Ways Our Lives Are Being Violated by Corporate Greed
We already pay dearly for energy, medicine, banking, and telecommunications services. But a little research reveals that we're paying more—much more—in a variety of ways that our business-friendly mainstream media won't talk about.
24 Insurgents Killed in Nigeria Attacks
At least 24 insurgents have been killed during an exchange of fire between Nigerian security forces and suspected terrorists in the pre-dawn attack on Maiduguri, a military statement said Monday.
British news staff may face terrorism charges over Snowden leaks
Guardian Newspaper Staff May Face Charges For Assisting Terrorists
Fresh spy leak shows Australia offered to share data on its citizens
Thousands protest election result in Honduras
Honduras' defeated leftist presidential candidate, the wife of ousted former leader Manuel Zelaya, has led thousands of supporters onto the streets of Tegucigalpa to protest an election result she has called fraudulent.
Hamid Karzai says US cutting supplies to put pressure on security pact
Nato-led force responds to Afghanistan president: 'There has been no stoppage in the delivery of requested fuel'
NATO says Karzai failure to sign pact would end Afghan mission
Why Karzai Is Stonewalling A Security Agreement With US
It's outrageous to accuse the Guardian of aiding terrorism by publishing Snowden's revelations
Alan Rusbridger is being grilled by MPs – but he has published nothing that could be a threat to national security
Iran Gets Short End of the Geneva Deal
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013
Metro-North Train In Fatal Crash Was Going 82 MPH As It Approached 30 MPH Zone
A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said.
Dollar survival behind US-China tensions
The escalation of military tensions between Washington and Beijing in the East China Sea is superficially over China's unilateral declaration of an air defense zone. But the real reason for Washington's ire is the recent Chinese announcement that it is planning to reduce its holdings of the US dollar.
Obama's Ludicrous Afghanistan Declarations
President Obama thinks he can make war appear to be peace with a wave of "his semantic magic wand." U.S. troops in Afghanistan, including elite killer teams, are to be redefined as mere "advisors" to Afghan forces so that America's "combat" role can be declared ended – to be followed by ten more years of mass killing and occupation.
Afghans describe relatives' deaths in recent U.S. drone strike
Residents of a village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province say a Sept. 7 attack killed 14 civilians, most of them their relatives. The U.S. says 11 were killed, mostly Taliban fighters.
Iran Gets Short End of the Geneva Deal
After all the gnashing of teeth, beating of breasts and tearing of hair coming from Israel and its American supporters, you'd think last week's nuclear deal in Geneva has opened the way for Iran to become a mighty nuclear weapons power.
Report: Iran needs more nuclear power plants
Iran's nuclear chief said Sunday that the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, the country's official news agency reported, just after it struck a deal regarding its contested nuclear program with world powers.
Iran's Zarif to visit Saudi Arabia to allay concerns over nuclear deal
The Boys Who Cried "Munich"
Report: Netanyahu orders Mossad to find proof Iran violating nuclear accord
'Sunday Times' quotes Israeli defense sources as saying Jerusalem wants to discredit Geneva deal by finding evidence of Iranian duplicity.
US official: Netanyahu's response to Iran deal 'weak and desperate'
Unnamed White House staffer reportedly says PM losing support in Washington over his attempts to sway Congress
Foreign Minister Zarif on Iran and Its Persian Gulf Neighbors
Ron Paul: You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?
You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years. The Iranian leadership is too fanatical, they are not rational actors, they are "not like us." One US official even recently said that deception is part of the Iranian DNA. But just over a week ago negotiations between the five permanent UN Security Council Members plus Germany and the Iranians produced an historic agreement that may be first step toward a new era in US relations with the Middle East.
Ehud Olmert: Netanyahu tried to interfere in U.S. elections
Former prime minister criticizes his successor's public wrangle with Obama over Iran, claims Netanyahu tried to drive wedge between Congress and U.S. president.
Israel's plan to forcibly resettle Negev Bedouins prompts global protests
'Day of rage' over demolition of 'unrecognised' villages in Bedouins' ancestral lands turns violent, with 40 arrests made
'Day of rage': Police, protesters clash in Israel at plans to evict 40,000 Bedouins
Put a Stop to the Displacement of Bedouin Communities in Israel
Syrian aircraft kill 50 in northern rebel town
Syrian government helicopters dropped barrels full of explosives on a rebel-held town near the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 50 people in two separate attacks over the weekend, activists said Sunday.
Syrian chemical arms 'to be destroyed on US Navy ship'
The US has volunteered a specially-modified naval vessel to help with the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons
George Galloway Talks to Syrian Nun, Mother Agnes
Mother Agnes was invited to speak at a Stop the War conference in London on November 30. However after hearing that two other speakers scheduled to speak at the event – Owen Jones and Jeremy Scahill – were threatening to withdraw unless her invitation was rescinded by the organisers, Mother Agnes took the decision to withdraw from the conference of her own volition. She has been demonized by her detractors as a 'pro regime stooge'.
Britain targets Guardian newspaper over intelligence leaks related to Edward Snowden
Living in self-imposed exile in Russia, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden may be safely beyond the reach of Western powers. But dismayed by the continued airing of transatlantic intelligence, British authorities are taking full aim at a messenger shedding light on his secret files here — the small but mighty Guardian newspaper.
Edward Snowden revelations prompt UN investigation into surveillance
UN's senior counter-terrorism official says revelations 'are at the very apex of public interest concerns'
Glenn Grenwald: Attacking Journalists, Whistleblowers and Other Messengers
There are dozens of examples, one of whom is the author of a post this week at Pando.com which accuses me and Laura Poitras of having "promptly sold [the Snowden] secrets to a billionaire"
Lies and Dirty Politics: Canadian MP Smears Greenwald/CBC
French Intelligence Involved in NSA Spying in France, Monde Says
French intelligence services worked "very closely" with the U.S. National Security Agency in spying on the country's citizens, Le Monde reported, citing documents it said it obtained from Edward Snowden.
The NSA's Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy
Its targets extend beyond suspected terrorists—and some rhetoric that the First Amendment would protect is singled out.
North Yemen fighting kills more than 120
Latest fighting between the Sunni Salafis and Shia Houthi fighters in northern Yemen brings death toll to 120.
UN in Iraq worried about uptick in bodies found
The number of Iraqis slain "execution-style" surged last month, the U.N. said Sunday, raising fears of a return of the death squads that killed thousands during the darkest days of sectarian violence that followed the U.S.-led invasion.
How the New York Times silences Palestinians
It will not be news to regular readers of The Electronic Intifada that The New York Times systematically excludes all except token Palestinian voices from its coverage.
All sides declare victory in Iran nuclear deal
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013
All sides declare victory in historic Iran nuclear deal
Iran and the US hailed an accord that temporarily halts Iran's nuclear program and offers sanctions relief – but holds major political risks for both President Obama and Iran's President Rouhani.
Iran's top officials hail nuclear deal as beginning of new era
Iran's top officials on Sunday welcomed the initial agreement struck with world powers over its nuclear activities, hailing the deal as the beginning of a new era for the Islamic republic, both in its relations with other countries and for its sanctions-ravaged economy.
Iran sanctions to be eased as US and west work out full Geneva deal
Oil revenues to be paid to Tehran in first phase of nuclear agreement, with warmer relations expected across region
U.S. Unfreezes $8 Billion in Iranian Assets
The United States released $8 billion in frozen assets to Iran on Sunday in a move meant to ensure Tehran's compliance with a nuclear pact signed over the weekend, according to top Iranian officials.
Follow the money: How lobby interests are spinning Iran nuclear deal
Saudi prince to Iran: We won't sit idly by
Riyadh's envoy to London slams US 'incomprehensible rush' to a deal with Tehran, won't comment on reports of Saudi-Pakistan nuclear deal
Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own
Saudi Arabia claims they were kept in the dark by Western allies over Iran nuclear deal and says it will strike out on its own
Officals: Israelis in secret trip to inspect Saudi bases. Could be used as staging ground for strikes against Iran
Netanyahu: Israel is 'by itself,' 'not bound by this agreement'
Gray and solemn pronouncements about Israel acting "by itself" were issued by the Israeli prime minister at his Cabinet meeting today and mark Israel's sudden isolation from world opinion– and signal division inside the Israel lobby in the U.S.
Israel vows 'whatever is necessary' to stop Iran
'All options on table' after Tehran strikes deal with West
Israeli Officials Knew White House Was Holding Secret Talks With Iran
"We felt like we were being stabbed in the back."
Robert Fisk: He may huff and puff but Benjamin Netanyahu is on his own now as nuclear agreement isolates Israel
It marks a victory for the Shia in their growing conflict with the Sunni Muslim Middle East. It gives substantial hope to Bashar al-Assad that he will be left in power in Syria. It isolates Israel. And it infuriates Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait and other Sunni Gulf States which secretly hoped that a breakdown of the Geneva nuclear talks would humiliate Shia Iran and support their efforts to depose Assad, Iran's only ally in the Arab world.
Analysis: Israel's options limited
The Iran Accord -- Profoundly, and Primarily, Symbolic
Syria: Clashes to break siege kill over 160 in 48 hours
Two-day death toll unusually high as rebel forces attempt to fight off government forces in Damascus
U.S. to tighten mechanisms for FSA aid delivery
Al-Qaeda Seizes US Aid Warehouse From Syrian Rebels
Jeremy Scahill: the man exposing the US Dirty War
While making the documentary Dirty Wars, Scahill met the survivors of secret US hit squads in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia – and promised to tell their stories
Anti-Drone Protesters in Pakistan Set Up Checkpoints, Block NATO Trucks
Information Minister Slams Protests, But Blockade to Continue
New Egypt Law Effectively Bans Street Protests
US drone strike killed 12 people in southern Yemen
Africa to world's top court: Stop picking on our leaders
Kenya is staging a diplomatic revolt against the International Criminal Court and the West as President Kenyatta is told to stand trial in February.
Honduras election: Hernandez and Castro both claim win
How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Bodies piled in the streets as makeshift mortuaries are overrun and Philippine typhoon rescue teams warn death toll will 'rise sharply' from the 10,000 already confirmed
Anger Takes Hold in City Ravaged by Typhoon
Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC
America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ are both spying on the OPEC oil cartel, documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. The security of the global energy supply is one of the most important issues for the intelligence agencies.
NSA's Vast Surveillance Powers Extend Far Beyond Counterterrorism, Despite Misleading Government Claims
UK Foreign Secretary Says Merely 'Speculating' About Intelligence Capabilities Is Damaging To The Country
Jim Sensenbrenner takes NSA reform case to European parliament
Wisconsin congressman attends meeting of EU civil liberties committee and labels Feinstein reform proposals 'scary'
Was the government hiding FISA related illegal surveillance from criminal defendants way back in 2004?
Last-minute rethink stalled deal on nuclear Iran
Details have emerged of how talks with Tehran in Geneva broke up at 11th hour after France and US took a robust stance
White House Applies Presidential Pressure On Iran Skeptics
The president and the vice president have been personally appealing to members of Congress to back off on a new round of Iran sanctions.
Kerry: All options to be exhausted with Iran
US secretary of state says Iran declined P5+1 offer on disputed nuclear programme and sees a deal within months.
Iranians angry and bewildered after French torpedo Geneva nuclear entente
France should replace US as le grand satan, joke some inside Iran after Paris defies Washington and blocks stopgap deal
Why France Sank an Iran Nuke Deal
Exclusive: Saudis and Israelis wanted to sink the negotiated deal on Iran's nuclear program, so the French launched the diplomatic torpedo to take it down. But behind France's action were Saudi financial muscle and Israel's political skill, reports Robert Parry.
Why Did France Torpedo the Iran Negotiations?
After Reportedly Being Offered Saudi Weapons Sales, France Tries to Blow Up Iran Deal
France Wrecks P5+1 Deal for Arab Money
Leaders All Blame Someone Else for Lack of Iran Deal
Conflicting Statements on Who Said 'No'
Iran backed out of nuclear deal - John Kerry
Kerry: Obama prepared to use force in Iran after nuclear talks collapse
'Israel will attack Iran if you sign the deal, French MP told Fabius'
Paris legislator Meyer Habib, a friend of Netanyahu, called his FM in Geneva to warn of likely response should accord be signed, Israeli TV reports
Iran signs agreement with IAEA to allow broader inspections of nuclear sites
Iran, IAEA Ink Agreement, But Was Slain Deputy Minister Part of P5+1 Negotiations?
US firms poised to seize opportunities in Iran
Iran and the West have not reached a deal yet, but businesses on both sides are keen to boost trade. If sanctions are lifted, experts predict tough competition between Europe and the US.
WikiLeaks reveals 'unintended consequences' of US sanctions
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 at The Hague in the Netherlands to prosecute individuals alleged to have committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide.
Does Pakistan have nuclear weapons ready to ship to Saudi Arabia?
A new BBC report says they are packed and ready to go
Pakistan: Peace Talks Frozen Until End to Drone Strikes
Major blow to rebellion: Syria army retakes key rebel town
Monitoring group says rebels in southern Damascus have now had practically all their supply routes cut off near capital after army's takeover of Sbeineh.
Syria troops launch major offensive in Aleppo
Soldiers retake parts of strategic airbase near international airport in northern province.
The U.S. Army discovers Africa
Africa has many needs. Whether it needs the United States bringing to bear a million American soldiers is doubtful.
Senator: US Soldiers Being Killed by Terror Groups Backed With US Money
Yemeni Man To Meet With Congress About US Drone Strikes That Killed His Relatives
Mexico says former US soldier led kidnap gang
"He Didn't Commit a War Crime": Omar Khadr's US Lawyer Challenges His Conviction at Guantánamo
Al Jazeera Investigates - Killing Arafat
An exclusive investigation tells the inside story of the exhumation of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines estimated at 1,200
Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies describe hundreds of bodies floating in waters and on roads amid destruction
Philippines typhoon leaves an estimated 1,000 dead in one coastal town alone, report says
Typhoon Haiyan: Hundreds feared dead in Philippines
"The massive scale of devastation means it could be several days before the... loss of life is known", reports Jon Donnison from Manila
JFK assassination: CIA and New York Times are still lying to us
Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history
Noam Chomsky: De-Americanizing the World
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Killing Arafat: Swiss study - Polonium found in Arafat's bones
Scientists find at least 18 times the normal levels of radioactive element in late Palestinian leader's remains.
Kerry urges Israeli settlement limits
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel on Wednesday to limit settlement building, an issue that is weighing on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
The US and Pakistan: An Incompatible Couple
The US needs Pakistan for Afghan pullout, and Pakistan needs US funds
Pakistani Govt Under Growing Pressure to Close NATO Supply Lines
Provincial Ultimatum May Force Sharif to Act
Unmanned Gods of Destruction: How Drone Strikes Kill Civilians And Target Rescuers
The Obama administration may be guilty of war crimes
Reports on US drone strikes suggest White House policy violates international law. If so, they should be held accountable
Jeremy Scahill "First Obama Authorized Drone Strike In Yemen Killed 36 Women & Children!"
The CIA, Not The Pentagon, Will Keep Running Obama's Drone War
In May, the White House leaked word that it would start shifting drone operations from the shadows of the CIA to the relative sunlight of the Defense Department in an effort to be more transparent about the controversial targeted killing program. But six months later, the so-called migration of those operations has stalled, and it is now unlikely to happen anytime soon, Foreign Policy has learned.
6 Months After Obama Promised to Divulge More on Drones, Here's What We Still Don't Know
The number of drone strikes has dropped this year, but they've continued to make headlines. On Friday, a U.S. drone killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban. A few days earlier came the first drone strike in Somalia in nearly two years.
Iran negotiator says outline nuclear deal possible this week
NSA Spying, Rendition Fallout Dog John Kerry in Poland
Kerry Dismisses EU Anger Over NSA Surveillance
Insists Administration Will 'Strike the Right Balance'
Shouting '9/11' in a Crowded Internet
Why the NSA's 'we keep you safe from terrorists' rationale is bogus.
Tech Companies Slap Back at the N.S.A.'s Smiley Face
What does it take to make tech companies, Dianne Feinstein, Germans, Indonesians, and John Kerry lose patience with the National Security Agency's practices? Everyone unhappy with the N.S.A. is unhappy in his or her own way. (The Indonesians, for example, are angry because we helped the Australians spy on them.) As for those who are happy with it—there are too few in that pool to produce epiphanies.
Apple: US asked for data on 2,000+ users in 2013
Former FBI agent Mike German talks about the NSA
As U.S. Weighs Spying Changes, Officials Say Data Sweeps Must Continue
White House rejects clemency for Edward Snowden over NSA leaks
Obama adviser and heads of House and Senate intelligence signal hard line despite European support for whistleblower
UK government reaction to NSA leaks eroding freedom, rights groups warn
Coalition of organisations says Cameron's response has damaged UK's reputation for freedom of expression
Brazil defends spying as 'different' from that of US
Brazil's justice minister has defended his country's spying activities, saying they were "completely different" from those carried out by the United States.
50 displaced Syrians 'die of starvation' near Jordan border
Fifty Syrian refugees trapped along the Jordanian-Syrian border by ongoing shelling died of starvation and malnutrition on Monday and Tuesday, activists and border region residents said.
Arab League backs Syria peace talks, urges opposition to go
Russia says Iran must be invited to Syria conference
Russia said on Tuesday Iran must be invited to a proposed peace conference on Syria, reiterating its stance after the main Syrian opposition leader said his coalition would not attend if Iran took part.
U.S., Russia fail to agree on Syria peace talks date
Israel says Separation Wall will be border
Negotiators tell Palestinian officials they will not get a state based on 1967 borders, Israeli reports say.
Ireland: Israeli products marked with yellow sticker
BDS movement places yellow stickers on Israeli products reading 'For justice in Palestine – Boycott Israel'. Israeli Foreign Ministry : Yellow sticker – reminiscent of dark days of racism, incitement
Bob Dreyfuss, American Death Spiral in the Middle East
A Field Guide to Losing Friends, Influencing No One, and Alienating the Middle East
Noam Chomsky: De-Americanizing the World
During the latest episode of the Washington farce that has astonished a bemused world, a Chinese commentator wrote that if the United States cannot be a responsible member of the world system, perhaps the world should become "de-Americanized" -- and separate itself from the rogue state that is the reigning military power but is losing credibility in other domains.
Germany: Prepared to speak with Snowden
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013
Shooter opens fire at Los Angeles International Airport
Suspect In Custody After Shooting Prompts Evacuation At Terminal 3 At LAX
Miller said the unidentified suspect entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:30 a.m., wounding at least three people.
Germany: Prepared to speak with Snowden
German journalists urged to shun Google and Yahoo
Finland says it was target of "massive" digital spying
GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance
Edward Snowden papers unmask close technical cooperation and loose alliance between British, German, French, Spanish and Swedish spy agencies
NSA chief Keith Alexander blames diplomats for surveillance requests
Barbed exchange with former ambassador over spying on foreign leaders likely to deepen rift with Obama administration
Obama halted NSA spying on IMF and World Bank headquarters
Australia Played Part in N.S.A. Spying
Australia, a close ally of the United States, has used its embassies in Asia to collect intelligence as part of the National Security Agency’s global surveillance efforts, according to a document leaked by the former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden and published this week in the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.
US surveillance has gone too far, John Kerry admits
Kerry says certain practices occurred 'on autopilot' and vows to meet allies to repair damage caused by NSA spying revelations
Snowden lands job with major Russian website
Why whistleblowers are crucial for democracy: Linden MacIntyre
In 2013, You Paid $574 to the NSA
Imagine being beaten to a pulp by a mafia hit-man. Your nose is broken and dribbling blood, your left eye is swollen shut, you may have broken ribs. Somehow, you manage to stand up. Just then, the hit-man produces an invoice for his services to the tune of $574.
Senate committee backs bill that would allow NSA data collection to continue
Legislation would provide increased transparency but NSA critics in Congress say proposals don't go far enough
U.S. tries to deal with ‘blowback’ from disclosure of surveillance on allies
Pakistani Taliban confirm Hakimullah Mehsud died in drone strike
Group confirms leader, who has been reported dead several times before, was killed in North Waziristan
Pakistani political leader says NATO supply routes will be cut if U.S. drone strikes continue
The Rising Resistance to Obama’s Drone Wars
US Confirms New Israel Attack On Syria
Damascus target hit in addition to Latakia airbase; both sites said to contain arms meant for Hezbollah, Al-Arabiya reports
White House Confirms: Israel Attacked Syria Airbase
Warplanes Went Through Lebanon, Reports Say
Syria Destroys Chemical Sites, Inspectors Say
Forget Sanctions: House Hawks Pushing for Iran War
Bill Would Green-Light Attack on Iran
Propaganda & Ignorance in Reporting on Iran
Iran Side-Meeting With Western Officials Ends Quietly
No Word on What Came of Vienna Meeting
Biden, Power Seek to Reassure on Iran Talks, Urge Sanctions Delay
Power: US Won't Make a 'Bad Deal'
Putin repeals orders on missile shield cooperation with NATO
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invalidated the order of 2011, which set up an interdepartmental working group at the Russian presidential administration to develop missile defense cooperation with NATO.
Peace process is doomed to fail while Israel stalls for time
Whatever happened to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? You could be forgiven for thinking everyone packed up shop a while ago and forgot to inform you. There’s been barely a peep about it since the revival of talks was greeted with great fanfare back in July.
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