Google & Facebook Discussed Secret Systems for U.S. to Spy on Users By Pratap Chatterjee

8 July 2013 — CORPWATCH: Holding Corporations Accountable

Google and Facebook have discussed – and possibly built – special portals for the U.S. government to snoop on user data, according to revelations sparked by an investigative series of articles by Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian. 

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Subversive Nun’s Sophisticated Plot to Incite Peace By Peter Rugh

8 June 2013 — Waging NonViolence

Tears welled up in my eyes when I heard that 83-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice is facing 20 years in prison — a sentence that, if delivered to the fullest extent this September, would essentially condemn her to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Unlike me, however, she reportedly smiled when the jury convicted her of interfering with national security and damaging federal property at a trial in Knoxville, Tenn., last month.

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Subversive Nun’s Sophisticated Plot to Incite Peace By Peter Rugh

8 June 2013 — Waging NonViolence

Tears welled up in my eyes when I heard that 83-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice is facing 20 years in prison — a sentence that, if delivered to the fullest extent this September, would essentially condemn her to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Unlike me, however, she reportedly smiled when the jury convicted her of interfering with national security and damaging federal property at a trial in Knoxville, Tenn., last month.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 8 June 2013

8 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Assange: US rule of law suffering ‘calamitous collapse’

Economic Times

US soldier Bradley Manning is being court-martialled for leaking the huge cache of government files to WikiLeaks, while there has been an outcry in the US media after the government seized the phone records of journalists at the Associated Press and …

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-us-rule-of-law-suffering-calamitous-collapse/articleshow/20486627.cms

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 8 June 2013

8 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks trial: Book parts delivered as it happens

Los Angeles Times

Leftie publisher O/R Books is covering the Bradley Manning trial for a book slated to appear in October, “The United States vs. PFC Bradley Manning: A Graphic Account From Inside the Courtroom.” The chronicler is Clark Stoeckley — he’s a WikiLeaks …

http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-bradley-manning-trial-book-delivered-as-it-happens-20130607,0,7971928.story

 

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NSA Built Back Door In All Windows Software by 1999

7 June 2013 — Washington’s Blog

Government Built Spy-Access Into Most Popular Consumer Program Before 9/11

In researching the stunning pervasiveness of spying by the government (it’s much more wide spread than you’ve heard even now), we ran across the fact that the FBI wants software programmers to install a backdoor in all software.

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Repressing “Un-American Activities”: The Historical Roots of Today’s Homeland Surveillance State By Greg Guma

7 June 2013 — Global Research

Political rights are so easily taken for granted – until they’re threatened or curtailed by repressive laws. In the United States, they are usually most vulnerable when people are anxious about some outside threat.

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Syria: the Opposition Is in Retreat By Petr Lvov

7 June 2013 — New Eastern Outlook

With financial assistance from Qatar and Saudi Arabia drying up and the flow of weapons from Turkey and Lebanon slowing, what had to happen now has: The rebels have begun retreating in panic under the Syrian Army’s onslaught. This is occurring against the backdrop of bad things happening for the rebels: Continue reading