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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Australian Immigration – the Snowden Link? By Murray Hunter

1 August 2013 — Dissident Voice

With the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship already under siege over the treatment of refugees in detention camps, deaths in custody, and the abandonment of the principals of the UN Convention on refugees in regards to boat people, another disturbing aspect of the department’s handling of its portfolio is emerging with the recent appointment of VFS Global as the sole processing partner of visa applications for entry into Australia.

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New Documents Shed Light on NSA’s Dragnet Surveillance

1 July 2013 — Anti-Fascist Calling…

With the Obama administration in full damage control mode over revelations of blanket surveillance of global electronic communications, new documents published by The Guardian, including the draft of a 2009 report by the NSA’s Inspector General marked Top Secret and a Secret 2007 Justice Department memo prepared for then US Attorney General Michael Mukasey, show that “a federal judge sitting on the secret surveillance panel called the Fisa court would approve a bulk collection order for internet metadata ‘every 90 days’.”

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US and British Global Spying – the Poachers Appoint Themselves as Gamekeepers By Finian CUNNINGHAM

26 June 2013 — Strategic Culture foundation

The poachers – caught in the act – are now appointing themselves as the gamekeepers. Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden has performed an immense service to international public interest and democratic rights by exposing the «industrial scale» illegal spyingoperations of the American and British governments. Continue reading

Under Electronic Surveillance of US Special Services By Nil NIKANDROV

24 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The CIA and the NSA (the US National Security Agency) whistleblower Edward Snowden (who temporarily had found refuge in Hong Kong and now [is someplace else]) has demonstrated once more the global reach of US electronic surveillance which, no doubt, is a kind of criminal activity. He looked really deep into what the NSA does and was terrified by the things he found out. So the man is on his way looking for a safe shelter to continue the revelations… 

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Glenn Greenwald Tells Comcast and DOJ Lackey David Gregory to Shove It By Mark Karlin

24 June 2013 — Buzzflash at Truthout

greenwald6 24Glenn GreenwaldIf you haven’t heard about the shellacking Glenn Greenwald gave David Gregory on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, June 23, here’s a little background. 

Gregory represents the pablum punditry with a status quo bias. His weekly panel of DC insiders passes for serious discussion of public policy without ever piercing the veil of what’s behind the curtain in the capital.

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NSA Spying: So They Are Listening In, After All By Tom Burghardt

24 June 2013 — Anti-fascist Calling…

Despite a stream of mendacious twaddle from President Obama, congressional grifters and spook agency mouthpieces like Office of the Director of National Intelligence head James Clapper, FBI Director Robert Mueller and NSA chief General Keith Alexander, it turns out our guardians are listening in to America’s, and most of the world’s, telephone conversations after all.

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US: One Step Removed From Full-Blown Fascism By Rob Urie

24 June 2013 — Greanville Press

The conspicuously nonsensical efforts by President Barack Obama and NSA spy chief Alexander to assure Americans massive corporate-government spy operations had prevented terrorist attacks were supported by only a few easily disproved lies. More broadly, the history of recent decades has government spy agencies hiring ‘private’ companies to carry out the activities they are legally prohibited from carrying out. This makes government assertions regarding spying on citizens a game of three-card monte—the testimony of government officials is calculated to be irrelevant to actual activities.

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