US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds By Stephen Lendman

9 August 2013 — Global Research

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Western leaders are silent. The mainstream media ignore what demands headlines. Cold-blooded murder doesn’t matter. It’s too insignificant to report. Managed news misinformation substitutes.

Syria is America’s war. It was planned years ago. Death squads were recruited. Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, and other terrorists are Washington’s shock troops.

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Glenn Greenwald Promises New Disclosures By Irina Lebedeva

9 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Just what has got American politicians so worried about Moscow’s decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum in Russia?

It seems like this decision caught the American administration off guard. At any rate, on the day when the issuing of Russian documents to Snowden was the main world news story, Barack Obama was planning a conciliatory meeting with congressmen, including fellow Democrats, who were especially critical of the administration and the National Security Agency with regard to spying on American citizens.

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Video: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes – Pt 3 of 4

9 August 2013 — The Real News Network

 

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime (inc. transcript)

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FRINFORMSUM 8/9/2013: NSA Revelations Might Play a Part in Upcoming German Elections, NSC Records Still Not Subject to the FOIA, and More By Lauren Harper

9 August, 2013 — Unredacted

International fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA surveillance methods continues this week, and might play a role in Germany’s upcoming elections. The German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that the NSA leaks demonstrate that German intelligence “sends massive amounts of intercepted data to the NSA,” and that “center-left Social Democrats have made the Snowden revelations an issue in Germany’s upcoming parliamentary election.” Continue reading

The British Police: getting away with murder since 1969 By Koos Couvé

9 August 2013 — Open Democracy

827 people have died in police custody since 2004. Not a single police officer has been convicted. Families have struggled hard for justice, encountering multiple failures and police collusion from the IPCC. Why is police accountability failing in this most serious of issues?

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