How the ANC's Faustian Pact Sold Out South Africa's Poorest By Ronnie Kasrils

26 June 2013 — Black Agenda Report

 A veteran of the South African freedom struggle and its Black-led government says the African National Congress’ soul “was eventually lost to corporate power: we were entrapped by the neoliberal economy – or, as some today cry out, we ‘sold our people down the river.’”

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Wikileaks Newslinks 26 June 2013

26 June 2013 — williambowles.info

WikiLeaks’ Baltasar Garzón, the man Edward Snowden wants on his side

The Guardian

One such is Baltasar Garzón, the celebrated – and controversial – Spanish human rights investigator who, as the legal head of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, is considering a request for help from US whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden is thought to be …

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/jun/25/wikileaks-baltasar-garzon-edward-snowden

 

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The Anti-Empire Report #118: Edward Snowden By William Blum

26 June, 2013 — Killing Hope

Edward Snowden

In the course of his professional life in the world of national security Edward Snowden must have gone through numerous probing interviews, lie detector examinations, and exceedingly detailed background checks, as well as filling out endless forms carefully designed to catch any kind of falsehood or inconsistency. The Washington Post (June 10) reported that “several officials said the CIA will now undoubtedly begin reviewing the process by which Snowden may have been hired, seeking to determine whether there were any missed signs that he might one day betray national secrets.”

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Snowden on his way to Iceland?

27 June 2013: Further Update also from 21st Century Newswire:

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Yesterday evening June 26th, at approximately 3:00am Iceland time, an in-bound Russian Sukhoi Super Jet 100-95 chartered flight landed at Keflavik International Airport, after being held in a holding pattern for approximately 45 minutes while circling the airport.

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US Expands Global Electronic Surveillance By Andrei Akulov

26 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The spy spooky stories hit the radar screens again. Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA, who has also worked at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, is on the way to the relative safety abroad, probably South America. Continue reading