New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-17 August 2013: USA / Kosovo / Egypt / NSA – Brazil / ICC – Africa / Banking / US-Pakistan / US-Russia

17 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

In Pursuit of Global Dictatorship, or When on Trial for the Truth

17.08.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

The Snowden affair, which captured the attention of the world’s media, somewhat overshadowed another no less important story also linked to the creation of a global system of total surveillance and suppression by the US administration – the case of WikiLeaks informant Bradley E Manning. Yet at the end of July, a military court in Fort Meade, Maryland, acquitted him of the most serious charge. In August, the court removed a few more of the charges against Manning, such as espionage, theft, computer fraud and so on. As a result, the maximum term of imprisonment the defendant could be sentenced to was reduced from 136 years to 90 years…

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Black Agenda Report for 7 August 2013: Stand Yr Ground & Beyond, Detroit: Tar Sands Hell, NSA-DEA Info Pipeline

7 August 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Stand Your Ground and Beyond: The Whole Criminal Justice System is Arrayed Against Blacks

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The battle against Stand Your Ground laws must be “one front in the war against the legitimacy of a criminal justice system that is fundamentally hostile to the Black presence in the United States.” The task requires a mass Movement – one that avoids the clutches of the Black Misleadership Class, which seeks to “divert Black rage down avenues that do not threaten their own relationships with Power.” Continue reading

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

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 29 June – 6 July 2013: Egypt / Russia / Israel / Global Elite / Brazil / Qatar / Spies

6 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Gas Summit in Moscow: What Has Been Left Unsaid?

06.07.2013 | 00:00 | Igor TOMBERG

…The leaders of 13 states – Algeria, Bolivia, Venezuela, Egypt, Iran, Qatar, Libya, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea, Oman and Russia, which together control more than 70 percent of natural gas reserves, 45 percent of its exports and a third of all the world’s gas pipelines, along with Kazakhstan, Norway, the Netherlands and Iraq as observers – gathered together in Moscow… And the most important thing which is most relevant right now, but which unfortunately did not get much coverage at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, is the scramble for Asia’s gas markets that is already underway… 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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ICH 21 June 2013: Chomsky: Obama Is ‘Running Biggest Terrorist Operation”

21 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

Exclusive: U.S. Secretly Providing Training For Syrian Rebels

By David S. Cloud and Raja Abdulrahim

Since late last year, CIA and U.S. military operatives have been teaching Syrian rebels how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns at bases in Jordan and Turkey, according to U.S. and rebel sources. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35379.htm

 

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society – 'Brooklyn Babylon — Chapter Five'

6 June 2013

Weaving together progressive jazz, early-American popular styles, Balkan folk musics, and the sounds of Brooklyn’s diverse contemporary music scene — from the dance-punk of LCD Soundsystem and experimental indie rock of Dirty Projectors to Missy Mazzoli’s blend of post-rock and quirky minimalism — Argue creates a vividly evocative musical narrative that is at once timeless and unlike anything heard before. Argue’s Secret Society is one of the most admired ensembles in contemporary jazz, having toured in Europe, Brazil, and North America and been twice featured at the Newport Jazz Festival. Its members include in-demand instrumentalists such as John Ellis, Ingrid Jensen, Ryan Keberle, and Sam Sadigursky.  Continue reading

Beyond Theory – the Practice of Building Socialism in Latin America By Jorge Capelan & Toni Solo

15 May, 2013 — Global Research – Tortilla con sal

In the interest of sharing diversity of opinions and promoting an atmosphere of exchange and critique, we bring to the attention of our readers the following text by Jorge Capelán and Toni Solo.

This text is in response to a Global Research entitled The Pink Tide in Latin America: An Alliance Between Local Capital and Socialism? , Mahdi Darius Nazemroya, May 03, 2013

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