America’s assault on a free press moves into high gear: Detention of Greenwald Partner in London Clearly Came on US Orders By Dave Lindorff

20 August 2013 — This Can’t Be Happening

It is becoming perfectly clear that the outrageous detention of American journalist Glenn Greenwald’s Brazilian partner David Miranda by British police during a flight transfer at London’s Heathrow Airport was, behind the scenes, the work of US intelligence authorities.

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When the State Attacks Journalism By Peter Hart

20 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

FireShot Screen Capture #580 - 'UK Media Crackdown_ Greenwald’s Partner Detained, Guardian Forced to Destroy Snowden Files I Democracy Now!' - www_democracynow_org_2013_8_20_uk_media_crackdowOn August 15 Progressive magazine editor Matt Rothschild was arrested at the Wisconsin state capitol building in Wisconsin for the act of reporting on the arrest of a protestor. As he told Democracy Now! (8/19/13):

I get out my iPhone and take pictures. I was doing that, and then they were moving Bonnie Block out down a hallway toward an elevator—this is in the Capitol, a public space—and I was following them down there, and I was taking pictures. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 19 August 2013: Despite outcry, EU guidelines on settlements will have little effect

19 August 2013 — VTJP

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“Tamarrod” Calls For Rebelling Against Hamas In Gaza
IMEMC – The group said it would not resort to guns and violence in its rebellion A Gaza-based group known as “Tamarrod”, Arabic for Rebellion, published a video through its Facebook page, and other social media outlets, stating that November 11 2013, will be a day of rebellion against what it called “oppression and injustice by Hamas”. …

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Egypt's Sisi banishes wild dogs By M K Bhadrakumar

20 August 2013 — Asia Times

Yves Jego, mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne, in the southeast suburb of Paris, announced on Monday that dog owners in his town with no sense of civic duty will be henceforth caught on closed-television cameras if they do not pick up their pet’s waste, and offenders will be fined 35 euros (US$46). 

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WHO Is Delaying Release of Iraqi Birth Defect Data? By Kelley B. Vlahos

20 August 2013 — Antiwar.com

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Observers say they are on the cusp of getting the hard evidence needed to prove Iraqis are suffering from a disproportionate rate of birth defects and cancers, likely due to massive pollution caused by the war.

So what’s the problem? Or should we say, WHO is the problem?

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Egypt in the Calculations of Regional and Global Political Powers By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

20 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The vivid pictures filling the world media of what has been happening recently in Egypt are very reminiscent of the most critical moments of the «revolution» of 2011. At that time the local and world television channels were also filled with reports in a style very similar to today’s events: a furious, seething mob, bewildered policemen, Western correspondents broadcasting with tense, focused expressions on their faces…

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