Statewatch News Online, 13 May 2019 (12/19)

13 May 2019 — Statewatch

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1.    Mytilene, Greece: Peaceful demonstration and the human right to freedom of assembly prevails
2.    EU: Frontex gets ready to deploy to the Balkans
3.    EU: Construction of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)
4.    EU criminal law could cover “crimes relating to artificial intelligence”
5.    EU: The human rights monitoring ship Mare Liberum is being prevented from leaving port
6.    Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe 
7.    EU: Common European Asylum System: deadlock in the Council
8.    ECHR: Terrorism convict can be deported from France to Algeria without any ri

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FAIR TV: Terror Alerts and the NSA, Snowden's Asylum, Covering Weiner By Peter Hart

10 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

The media are using the government’s warnings about a terror attack to boost NSA surveillance. Plus media get mad about Russia’s decision to grant whistleblower Edward Snowden temporary asylum. But what’s the U.S. record on extradition? Plus ABC covers the Anthony Weiner campaign–and can’t much figure out why they’re doing so. Watch it all on this week’s FAIR TV:  Continue reading

Snowden's Asylum and Double Standards By Peter Hart

2 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

usat-snowdenNSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum by Russia, which has generated coverage focusing on the U.S. outrage at Russia’s decision. “Defiant Russia Grants Snowden Year’s Asylum” is the headline at the New York Times (8/2/13), where readers were told of the “risk of a breach in relations with the United States” and that the Russian move “infuriated American officials.”

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One Day After Russian Asylum for Snowden: Obama Administration Launches Terror Scare By Thomas Gaist

3 August 2013 — WSWS

Amid escalating denunciations and threats against both Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) contractor-turned whistle-blower, and Russia, which granted Snowden temporary asylum on Thursday, the Obama administration on Friday issued a “global travel alert,” closing US embassies in Tripoli, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Baghdad, Riyadh and Doha based on supposed threats of Al Qaeda attacks.

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ICH 25 July 2013: Senate Bill Authorizes Sanctions on Russia or any Other Country Offering Snowden Asylum

25 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

Al-Qaeda Unleashed Against Syria and Iraq with Acceptance of the West

By Pepe Escobar

Washington has already destroyed the social fabric of Iraq. Now it’s helping to destroy Syria’s.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35654.htm

 

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After Mubenga unlawful killing verdict: Could asylum seekers have a worse landlord than G4S?

9 July 2013 — Open Democracy

• Unlawful killing verdict • Jimmy Mubenga died after ‘restraint’ by three G4S guards • G4S gave disputed evidence to Parliamentary committee about restraint techniques • Lately executive Stephen Small dismissed allegations about abuse of asylum seekers housed by G4S

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Video: Glenn Greenwald: “Rogue” Actions of U.S. in Snowden Row Yield Latin American Offers of Asylum

8 July 2013 — Democracy Now!

Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have opened the door to granting asylum to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in a standoff with the United States. The offers came after a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Austria after France and Portugal barred it from their airspace over false suspicions that Snowden was on board. The United States has refused to confirm or deny whether it was responsible. We discuss the latest with Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the NSA surveillance story based on Snowden’s leaks last month. Continue reading