Clapper misleads Congress By Leroy Pletton

20 June 2013

[The following was submitted to me via email and I thought it worth publishing (with his permission of course). WB]

Why would Director of National Intelligence General James Clapper feel he could get away with misleading Congress? Pretend a program he knew exists, does not exist?  Giving false or misleading information in federal jurisdiction is a felony under federal law 18 USC § 1001 (banning committing both false and misleading [statements]). Continue reading

Understanding the latest leaks is understanding the rise of a new fascism By John Pilger

20 June 2013 — John Pilger

In his book, ‘Propaganda’, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

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The Lies of Empire: Don’t Believe a Word They Say By Glen Ford

20 June 2013 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The U.S. reprises Iraq, inventing a WMD threat from Syria. The FBI concocts home-grown terror through stings, while the NSA claims it has secretly saved many lives. “Why this steady stream of government-invented terror, if the real thing is so abundant?” And, isn’t the U.S. arming and funding the same jihadists they are supposed to be listening for on our telephones? Continue reading

Wikileaks Newslinks 20 June 2013

20 June 2013 —


WikiLeaks Says It Is Working to Negotiate Asylum in Iceland for Snowden

New York Times

WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks activists in Iceland are discussing with government officials there the possibility of asylum for Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed hundreds of classified documents on N.S.A. … Continue reading

Monsanto Refuses to Testify on Genetically Modified Crops in Puerto Rico By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

19 June 2013 — WHAT’S NEW ON CORPWATCH: Holding Corporations Accountable

Monsanto has refused to testify at a major government hearing in Puerto Rico about local testing and sale of genetically modified seeds. Critics say that crops from these seeds harm the environment and can cause serious human health problems.

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