Video: Inside the U.S. Dirty War in Yemen with Jeremy Scahill, Nasser al-Awlaki, Sheikh Fareed

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

From drone strikes to the massacre at al-Majalah, secret U.S. military actions inside Yemen are exposed in “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” the new documentary film by Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley opening today. Scahill’s book by the same name was published in April. We continue our conversation on Yemen with Scahill and two key Yemenis profiled in the film: Nasser al-Awlaki, who lost his son, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and 16-year-old grandson to U.S. drone strikes; and Saleh bin Fareed, the Yemeni sheikh and tribal leader who was one of the first people to arrive at the site of the U.S. attack of al-Majalah that killed 45 civilians in 2009 (inc. transcript).

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Video: "A Massive Surveillance State": Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs.

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Video: “A Massive Surveillance State”: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 7 June 2013

7 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

3 days in, WikiLeaks trial comes into focus

Businessweek

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Three days into Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial for giving thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, prosecutors have shown the soldier was trained to guard classified information and knew it could easily fall into …

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-06-06/3-days-in-wikileaks-trial-comes-into-focus

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 7 June 2013

7 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point

RollingStone.com

Well, the Bradley Manning trial has begun, and for the most part, the government couldn’t have scripted the headlines any better. In the now-defunct Starz series Boss, there’s a reporter character named “Sam Miller” played by actor Troy Garity who …

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/as-bradley-manning-trial-begins-press-predictably-misses-the-point-20130605

 

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