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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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 19 June 2013: One by one, Israel’s coalition members abandon two-state rhetoric

19 June 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

The Closure Continues
IMEMC – A Report on the Impact of the Israeli Closure on the Gaza Strip (01 January – 31 December 2012) This report is issued in the context of the closure policy imposed by the Israeli authorities on the Gaza Strip, which has been implemented for six consecutive years, which has affected Palestinians’ lives in a brutal way. …

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British authorities arrest terrorists who fought in Syria

19 June 2013 — SANA

[Not sure whether this story is true or not but if true, it does put the Brit govt in a bit of bind now doesn’t it and explains why I had to read this on a Lebanese website. WB]

London, (SANA)- Amid a state of media blackout, British authorities arrested a group of terrorists who participated in the fighting in Syria. Continue reading

The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order by Michel Chossudovsky

19 June 2013 — Global Research

In the expanded second edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of women. The result as his detailed examples from all parts of the world show so convincingly, is a globalization of poverty.

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