Britain’s Surveillance State: The Secret Ops of the “Government Communications Headquarters” (GCHQ) By Colin Todhunter

22 June 2013 — Global Research

“The innocent have everything to fear, mostly from the guilty, but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear.’” Terry Pratchett (British author), in Snuff (Doubleday, 2011).

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Video: The Imperial Agenda in Syria. GRTV Feature Interview with Michel Chossudovsky

22 June 2013 — Global Research

The aggressor nations in the war on Syria are now talking about “humanitarian aid” to support the Al Qaeda rebels they themselves sent into the country.

But, as Michel Chossudovsky argues, the imperial powers need to be held accountable for their part in fomenting the conflict in the country, and should be made to pay war reparations.

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GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications

21 June 2013 — The Guardian

Secret document detailing GCHQ’s ambition to ‘master the internet’

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Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency NSA.

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Petition To Preemptively Pardon Ed Snowden Reaches Goal Of 100k Signatures

22 June 2013 — Falkvinge on Infopolicy

The Whitehouse petition to pre-emptively pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for “crimes he may have committed while blowing the whistle” has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. This means that the U.S. Administration, by its own rules, need to take it seriously enough to craft a response to it. While that response is unlikely to be anything else than “we politely disagree and intend to impolitely hunt this man down”, it is still an important signal of dissent.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 21 June 2013

21 June 2013 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Man Killed By Officer’s Fire In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Israeli sources have reported Friday [June 21 2013] that a civilian security officer shot and killed an Israeli man near a public toilet at the Al-Boraq Wall (Western Wall Plaza) in occupied Jerusalem. …

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The United States Of Whatever: Ecocide And The Soul Of A Nation By Phil Rockstroh

21 June 2013 — Greanville Post

Who gives a damn???

climate-change_bear-1509200cThe reality of and the outward toll inflicted by greenhouse gas engendered Climate Change is clearly evident (to all but the corrupt and devoutly ignorant) e.g. increasingly destructive and deadly tornadoes and hurricanes, destruction of marine life, severe droughts and rapacious wild fires — landscapes of death, scattered debris and shattered lives.

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G8: Cameron contemplates a military dictatorship in Syria

21 June 2013 — Voltaire Network

According to the Times of London, British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested to his NATO partners the idea of assassinating President Bashar al-Assad and organizing a military coup in Damascus. [1]

In such a scenario, the new Syrian leader would break with the anti-Israeli resistance, while most of the Baathist apparatus would remain in power.

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Communications of millions subject to US-UK spying By Eric London

22 June 2013 — WSWS

Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed on Friday that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ and the NSA record the content of phone calls, email messages, Facebook posts and browser histories of tens of millions of people. By tapping into fiber-optic cables—the infrastructure through which all Internet traffic must pass—the two agencies have created a systematic procedure for procuring, filtering and storing private communications.

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ICH 21 June 2013: Chomsky: Obama Is ‘Running Biggest Terrorist Operation”

21 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

Exclusive: U.S. Secretly Providing Training For Syrian Rebels

By David S. Cloud and Raja Abdulrahim

Since late last year, CIA and U.S. military operatives have been teaching Syrian rebels how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns at bases in Jordan and Turkey, according to U.S. and rebel sources. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35379.htm

 

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 16-22 June 2013: Iran / Syria / Turkey / Obama’s Nukes / Glass-Steagall? / Colombia-Venezuela / Israel / Georgia

22 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The East is a Delicate Matter: Iran Goes against All Predictions

22.06.2013 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

Admittedly, nobody in the world, not even Iran, was able to predict the victory in the presidential elections, a victory even more decisive since Hassan Rouhani, the «reformers’ protégé», had not even been reckoned a favourite. It really is true that «Persia is a country of miracles». Now that the initial delight of pro-Western liberals and the sprinkling of ashes on turbans among Iranian conservatives («principalists») has died down, the time has come to take stock. So was it the defeat of the ruling regime, as had been desired in the West, or in many ways a brilliant manoeuvre by the country’s Supreme Leader («rahbar») Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?..

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