Video: James Bamford on NSA Secrets, Keith Alexander’s Influence & Massive Growth of Surveillance, Cyberwar

14 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

As the U.S. vows to take “all necessary steps” to pursue whistleblower Edward Snowden, James Bamford joins us to discuss the National Security Agency’s secret expansion of government surveillance and cyberwarfare. In his latest reporting for Wired magazine, Bamford profiles NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander and connects the dots on PRISM, phone surveillance and the NSA’s massive spy center in Bluffdale, Utah. Says Bamford of Alexander: “Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come close to his degree of power, the number of people under his command, the expanse of his rule, the length of his reign or the depth of his secrecy.” The author of “The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America,” Bamford has covered the National Security Agency for the last three decades, after helping expose its existence in the 1980s (inc. transcript). 

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The National Security Agency: A Global Superpower By Wayne Madsen

13 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Recent revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting massive meta-data vacuuming of the phone calls and Internet transactions of tens of millions of Americans and, perhaps, billions of people around the world, with little or no effective oversight by President Obama, the U.S. Congress, or the federal court system means that the intelligence agency has become, in its own right, a global superpower.

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Permanent Washington’s Backlash to Edward Snowden BY DAVID SIROTA

14 June 2013 — In These Times

The attacks on the NSA whistleblower reveal some ugly truths about America

Whether in celebrity culture or in our Facebook-mediated interactions, we live in the age of the human being as a public brand. So there’s nothing surprising about the reaction to this week’s disclosures about the National Security Agency’s unprecedented surveillance program. In our cult-of-personality society, that reaction has been predictably—and unfortunately—focused less on the agency’s possible crimes against the entire country than on Edward Snowden, the government contractor who disclosed the wrongdoing.

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Permanent Washington’s Backlash to Edward Snowden BY DAVID SIROTA

14 June 2013 — In These Times

The attacks on the NSA whistleblower reveal some ugly truths about America

Whether in celebrity culture or in our Facebook-mediated interactions, we live in the age of the human being as a public brand. So there’s nothing surprising about the reaction to this week’s disclosures about the National Security Agency’s unprecedented surveillance program. In our cult-of-personality society, that reaction has been predictably—and unfortunately—focused less on the agency’s possible crimes against the entire country than on Edward Snowden, the government contractor who disclosed the wrongdoing.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 14 June 2013

14 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

‘WikiLeaks founder Assange did not request asylum in India’

Hindustan Times

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has never requested for asylum in India, government said on Thursday, rebutting his claim that he had written to external affairs ministry through the Indian high commissioner in London. “We have checked our records and …

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/WikiLeaks-founder-Assange-did-not-request-asylum-in-India/Article1-1075812.aspx

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 14 June 2014

14 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Bradley Manning vs Edward Snowden: Comparing America’s whistleblowers

globalnews.ca

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden (left) speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. In the image on the right, U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted as he leaves a military court at the end of the first of a three-day …

http://globalnews.ca/news/638454/bradley-manning-vs-edward-snowden-comparing-americas-whistleblowers/

 

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ICH 13 June 2013: Rebels Defeated – US Plays WMD Card

13 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

As Rebels Defeated – US Plays WMD Card

US to Give Military Support to Syrian Rebels as ‘Red Line’ Crossed

By RT

After concluding that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the country’s insurgency, thus crossing a ‘red line,’ the Obama administration has decided to start sending arms to anti-Assad rebels.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35276.htm

 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 13 June 2013

13 June 2013 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Zahalka: “Government, Police, Responsible For Escalating Settler Violence”
IMEMC – [Wednesday June 13] Arab Member of Israeli Knesset (MK) Jamal Zahalka of the National Democratic Assembly sent an urgent letter to Israel’s Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovich, demanding him to act on stopping the escalating “Price Tag” attacks carried out extremist Israeli youths. …

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