Information Clearing House 10 February 2014: NSA “Exploiting” U.S. Citizens Online Porn Viewing Habits: James Bamford

10 February 2014 — Information Clearing House

The Folly of Arming Israel
By Chase Madar and Tom Engelhardt
“Ethnic cleansing” is a harsh term, but apt for a situation in which people are driven out of their homes and lands because they are not of the right tribe.”

Terrorism with a “Human Face”? Syria Al Qaeda “Freedom Fighters” are “Not Killing Civilians” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

10 February 2014 — Global Research

Al-Qaeda militants kill 24 civilians near Ras al-AinThe attacks by opposition forces largely integrated by Al Qaeda terrorists can no longer be denied.

What is now occurring is a re-branding of the various terrorist formations covertly support by Western intelligence.

The latest slur of media disinformation consists in providing a “human face” to Al Qaeda.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 9 February 2014

9 February 2014 VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Report: Several Detainees Face Life-threatening Conditions due to Lack of Medical Care
IMEMC – A reported published by the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees in Ramallah, on February 8, revealed that several ailing detainees currently imprisoned by Israel, including cancer patients, are suffering serious deterioration in their health conditions, due to the lack of adequate and specialized treatment and care. … 
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Against Censorship, in Any Media The Dieudonné Affair By Serge Halimi

10 February 2014 — Le Monde Diplomatique

Valls: a mediocre, ambitious opportunist now dictating the ethics of speech. And all in what passes for a socialist regime.

France’s Minister Valls: a mediocre, ambitious opportunist now dictating the ethics of speech. And all in what passes for a socialist regime. As we see in the UK, it’s amazing how quickly “Western democracies” move toward authoritarianism when it suits the ruling circles.

Freedom of speech is something we only really talk about with reference to statements we condemn. Damage done to this principle may last long after the motive and the rulers who exploited it have been forgotten. In the atmosphere of near-panic immediately after 9/11, only one US senator, Russell Feingold, voted against the Patriot Act with its freedom-destroying raft of measures, which were adopted en bloc by Congress on the pretext of combating terrorism. Thirteen years and one president later, these emergency measures are still in force.

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New York Times and Washington Post intensify Snowden smear campaign By Eric London

10 February 2014 — WSWS

In the face of ongoing revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the political establishment is growing increasingly nervous about the popular opposition the leaks are engendering. In response, the organs of the political elite continue to mount a smear campaign against Snowden.

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