(Translated from the Arabic)
14 June 2013 — The Guardian
NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
18 June 2013 — WSWS
“Truth is coming and it cannot be stopped”
Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke publicly yesterday for the first time in a week and issued a defiant response to denunciations of his actions by both corporate-controlled parties in the US. He declared, “All I can say right now is the US government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me. Truth is coming and it cannot be stopped.”
17 June 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Hamas Official Demands Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From Syria
IMEMC – [Monday June 14 2013] The Hamas movement called on the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party to withdraw its fighters from Syria [supporting President Bashar Assad], and to focus on the struggle against Israel. …
17 June 2013 — Information Clearing House
Russia Says It Will Not Allow Syria No-fly Zones
“I think we fundamentally will not allow this scenario,” Lukashevich told a news briefing, adding that calls for a no-fly zone showed disrespect for international law.