Police State UK: UN envoy ‘shocked’ by UK’s ‘unacceptable’ persecution of The Guardian over Snowden leaks

16 November 2013 — RT

A senior United Nations official responsible for freedom of expression has warned that the UK government’s response to revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden is damaging Britain’s reputation for press freedom and investigative journalism.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 15 November 2013: Netanyahu’s latest deception

15 November 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

PCHR Weekly Report: Two Palestinians killed, 7 wounded by Israeli troops this week
IMEMC – In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 07- 13 November 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 2 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli forces at military checkpoints in the West Bank. 7 others were wounded this week, including 2 children, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. …

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Information Clearing House 15 November 2013: Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State’s Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

15 November 2013 — Information Clearing House

Lavrov Reveals Amended Draft Circulated at “Last Moment”

By Gareth Porter

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed a crucial detail Thursday about last week’s nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva that explains much more clearly than previous reports why the meeting broke up without agreement.



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America’s Chemical Weapons: Hypocrisy, Conspiracy and a Forgotten History By Felicity Arbuthnot

16 November 2013

“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” (J.Edgar Hoover,1895-1972.)

Since the fairy tale about weapons of mass destruction that can be launched against Western targets “within forty five minutes” is well past it’s sell by date, the trans-Atlantic hasbara industry has dreamed up a new Grim Reaper for Syria, their latest quarry: chemical weapons.

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Europe’s Data Rape: It’s Civil Society, Not Politicians, Saying “No”

16 November 2013 — Occupy.com

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arguably the most powerful woman in the world, is now probably also its most famous victim of U.S. spying. Merkel, said to be “livid” when she heard the news some weeks ago, called President Barack Obama to complain. Is this what Edward Snowden intended when he began leaking details of NSA surveillance: that someone powerful enough to put a stop to things would eventually say “Nein”?

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Recognizing absolute US CRIMINAL evil on Iran: a factual analogy By Carl Herman

16 November 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

A rogue US 1% renew threats of war on Iran, including US Secretary of State John Kerry lying to pretend Iran is hostile. The US 1% criminal threat of war continues a history of US lies and War Crimes on Iran that most Americans know aspects of, but do not see clearly and comprehensively apart from constant political spin.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-16 November 2013: Egypt /Poland / US Military / Iran-Saudi Arabia Niger / Iran / Ukraine / Venezuela / Israel / Africa-NSA / NATO

16 November 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Russian Ministers Pay Landmark Visit to Egypt

16.11.2013 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Cairo on November 13 for a two-day visit to hold separate talks, as well as meeting in the format of ‘2 plus 2» with acting president of Egypt Adli Mansour, Egypt’s interim Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt’s interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and other officials… It is expected President Putin will pay a visit to Egypt, perhaps as early as in late November… During the Nasser’s rule the Russia-Egypt relationship saw its best days. The «2+2» visit gives ground to believe those days may come back for the benefit of both countries… Continue reading