21 September 2013 — — Strategic Culture Foundation
World Balance Reshaped
21.09.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN
The United States has a custom of putting the countries, which have fallen out of its favor, on the “rogue states” list. Now it risks itself to be subject to international isolation. The Washington’s world political center status is being lost, the Obama’s policy on Syria has happened to be short-sighted and strategically wrong. The America’s game with “foes of convenience” like Syria and Iran, has failed. Nobody wants to join the United States in their fight against these states and the US claim to Middle East domination is being rejected more resolutely…
New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-17 August 2013: USA / Kosovo / Egypt / NSA – Brazil / ICC – Africa / Banking / US-Pakistan / US-Russia
17 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
In Pursuit of Global Dictatorship, or When on Trial for the Truth
17.08.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI
The Snowden affair, which captured the attention of the world’s media, somewhat overshadowed another no less important story also linked to the creation of a global system of total surveillance and suppression by the US administration – the case of WikiLeaks informant Bradley E Manning. Yet at the end of July, a military court in Fort Meade, Maryland, acquitted him of the most serious charge. In August, the court removed a few more of the charges against Manning, such as espionage, theft, computer fraud and so on. As a result, the maximum term of imprisonment the defendant could be sentenced to was reduced from 136 years to 90 years…
Black Agenda Report for 7 August 2013: Stand Yr Ground & Beyond, Detroit: Tar Sands Hell, NSA-DEA Info Pipeline
7 August 2013 — Black Agenda Report
This week in Black Agenda Report
11 July 2013 — Socialist Project – Left Streamed
Understanding the Mass Protest Movement in Brazil
Brazil is currently witnessing the largest mass protests to hit the country in over 20 years. Originally organized by the Free Fare Movement (MPL) in Sao Paulo against a planned 10 cent public transit fare hike, the protests quickly spread to Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and other major cities across the country. At its peak, over 1 million people in over 100 Brazilian cities took to the streets to protest a long list of grievances ranging from political corruption to human rights abuses and World Cup spending.
Video: Glenn Greenwald: “Rogue” Actions of U.S. in Snowden Row Yield Latin American Offers of Asylum
8 July 2013 — Democracy Now!
Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have opened the door to granting asylum to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in a standoff with the United States. The offers came after a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Austria after France and Portugal barred it from their airspace over false suspicions that Snowden was on board. The United States has refused to confirm or deny whether it was responsible. We discuss the latest with Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the NSA surveillance story based on Snowden’s leaks last month. Continue reading this...
7 July 2013 — guardian.co.uk
I’ve written an article on NSA surveillance for the front page of the Sunday edition of O Globo, the large Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. The article is headlined (translated) “US spied on millions of emails and calls of Brazilians”, and I co-wrote it with Globo reporters Roberto Kaz and Jose Casado. The rough translation of the article into English is here. The main page of Globo’s website lists related NSA stories: here.
New at Strategic Culture Foundation 29 June – 6 July 2013: Egypt / Russia / Israel / Global Elite / Brazil / Qatar / Spies
6 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The Gas Summit in Moscow: What Has Been Left Unsaid?
06.07.2013 | 00:00 | Igor TOMBERG
…The leaders of 13 states – Algeria, Bolivia, Venezuela, Egypt, Iran, Qatar, Libya, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea, Oman and Russia, which together control more than 70 percent of natural gas reserves, 45 percent of its exports and a third of all the world’s gas pipelines, along with Kazakhstan, Norway, the Netherlands and Iraq as observers – gathered together in Moscow… And the most important thing which is most relevant right now, but which unfortunately did not get much coverage at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, is the scramble for Asia’s gas markets that is already underway… Continue reading this...
24 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The CIA and the NSA (the US National Security Agency) whistleblower Edward Snowden (who temporarily had found refuge in Hong Kong and now [is someplace else]) has demonstrated once more the global reach of US electronic surveillance which, no doubt, is a kind of criminal activity. He looked really deep into what the NSA does and was terrified by the things he found out. So the man is on his way looking for a safe shelter to continue the revelations…