Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Brian Williams’ Iran propaganda”

Greenwald: 1266 words. Here: 166. Iran has a strong record of denying any interest in acquiring nuclear weapons. In 2005, Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa against pursuing such weapons, and they favor Middle East-wide nuclear disarmament (unlike Israel, who already has a … Continue reading

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“Sen. Ron Wyden: NSA ‘repeatedly deceived the American people'”

Greenwald: 811 words. Here: 199. Congressional oversight of the NSA is a farce, as evidenced by yesterday’s hearing to which NSA loyalist (and oversight committee chair) Diane Feinstein invited several NSA apologists but no critics. With the exceptions of Ron Wyden … Continue reading

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“UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries'”

Greenwald: 1531 words. Here: 290. Baraa Shiban of the London-based legal charity Reprieve was detained and questioned at a British airport yesterday. His reluctance to discuss his human rights work and anti-drone political views earned him the threat of detainment … Continue reading

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“Various items: NSA stories around the world”

Greenwald’s original: 1394 words. Here: 176. The NSA stories and an upcoming book will make non-NSA-postings difficult for a couple weeks. The impact of the NSA stories outside the US has been overlooked: (1) Using Snowden leaks, der Spiegel reports … Continue reading

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“The war on whistleblowers and journalism”

Greenwald original: 191. Here: 50. A 98 minute video of a discussion on whistleblowers and journalism with Greenwald, Julian Assange, Alexa O’Brien, David Coombs, and Robert Manne. John Cusack’s Guardian Op-Ed. Mark Weisbrot on the Brazilian president’s cancellation of her … Continue reading

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“Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander”

Greenwald’s original: 764 words. Here: 161. A disturbing Foreign Policy article says that colleagues of NSA chief General Keith “Collect it All” Alexander see him as a “‘cowboy’ willing to play fast and loose with legal limits in order to construct … Continue reading

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“NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel”

Greenwald’s original: 1478 words. Here: 204. Using documents provided by Edward Snowden, Greenwald reveals, along with Laura Poitras and Ewan MacAskill, that the NSA shares its Signals Intelligence (Sigint) with Isreal, with a few stipulations. For data pertaining to American … Continue reading

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