FAIR TV: Misreporting WikiLeaks, NYT Defines the "Center," MSNBC's Walmart "Debate" By Peter Hart

3 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

This week: The corporate media finally paid attention to the Bradley Manning trial–but NBC botched some of the history. Plus the New York Times tries to show how Democrats are moving ‘away from the center.’ But how do they define the center anyway? And we look at an MSNBC debate over Walmart and a living wage that could have used more debate.

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'Why a Robert Mugabe victory would be good for Zimbabwe' By Roy Agyemang

2 August 2013 — The Guardian

President has proved critics at home and abroad wrong with bold policies now yielding economic freedom

Robert Mugabe belongs to a dying breed of politicians on the African continent. Molded in the crucible of politics of nationalism, he emerges as the surviving face of African nationalism radicalised through armed resistance to settler colonialism. It is this dimension of his generational politics, this trait of his character, which Britain and the western world has not been able to comprehend.

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Video: Has the Gov’t Lied on Snooping? Let’s Go to the Videotape

31 July 2013 — Pro Publica

Since Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the NSA’s sweeping surveillance programs, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was forced to admit that part of his congressional testimony was “erroneous.” Here are six claims about NSA surveillance that have been undermined by recent disclosures.

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The Bradley Manning Verdict: Criminalizing the Exposure of Crimes By Joseph Kishore

1 August 2013 — WSWS 


On Wednesday, the day after the conviction of Bradley Manning was handed down by a military judge, the Washington Post published an article under the headline, “Manning’s Conviction Seen as Making Prosecution of WikiLeaks’ Assange Likely.” The Post noted that the prosecutors—that is, the Obama administration—specifically tailored their case against Manning to implicate the founder of WikiLeaks.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 2 August 2013: Once More into the Peace Process Dead End

2 August 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

PCHR Weekly Report: 9 civilians wounded, 26 abducted in 51 Israeli invasions this week
IMEMC – In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 25 – 31 July 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to fire at Palestinian civilians in border areas in the Gaza Strip, wounding 2 Palestinian civilians. 5 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the West Bank during Israeli incursions, and 2 Palestinian civilians, including a B’Tselem volunteer, were wounded by Israeli forces during non-violent demonstrations. …

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 28 July – 3 August 2013: Snowden / Palestine / USA / Hamas / Asia-USA / Canada / Syria / SCO

3 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Snowden: Asylum Granted, Russia-US Ties to Go Through Rough Times

03.08.2013 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia… At present Snowden has been relocated to a «safe place»… Sometime before the asylum was granted, Russia’s President Putin had said Edward Snowden has been warned against taking any actions that would damage relations between Moscow and Washington. His pledge to keep away from damaging the United States is a condition for granting asylum and Mr. Snowden has accepted that… Somehow, the events make one more question come to mind. Once Snowden cannot do any damage to the Washington from now on, it’s hard to understand what the US politicians are so jittery about?.. Continue reading