May 2013

Glenn Greenwald Guardian U.K.

James Comey becomes just the latest symbol of the Obama legacy: normalizing what was very recently viewed as radical (more…)

Amy Goodman  Truthdig

One cyberactivist’s federal case wrapped up this week, and another’s is set to begin. While these two young men, Jeremy Hammond and Bradley Manning, are the two who were charged, it is the growing menace of government and corporate secrecy that should be on trial. (more…)

The dust in Iraq rolls down the long roads that are the desert’s fingers. It gets in your eyes and nose and throat; it swirls in markets and school playgrounds, consuming children kicking a ball; and it carries, according to Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, “the seeds of our death”. (more…)

Citizens from all over New York state and beyond have coalesced into a grassroots group seeking to alert the public to the dirty work Hancock perpetrates in our name, with our tax money, in our backyard. Upstate Drone Action’s efforts are scrupulously nonviolent. In the tradition of Gandhi and King, before each demonstration we take a pledge of nonviolence. (more…)


A group of prominent journalists has called on the military judge presiding over the upcoming trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning to do away with the extreme secrecy that has so-far shrouded the prosecution of the US Army whistleblower. (more…)

Speaking during an interview with Spanish television program Salvados, which aired on Sunday, WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange said that he has received a series of unclassified instant message exchanges from UK intelligence officials suggesting that he is being framed. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald  Guardian U.K.

Yet another serious escalation of the Obama administration’s attacks on press freedoms emerges (more…)

By Chris Hedges  Truthdig

Joe Sacco and I spent two years reporting from the poorest pockets of the United States for our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” We went into our nation’s impoverished “sacrifice zones”—the first areas forced to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace—to show what happens when unfettered corporate capitalism and ceaseless economic expansion no longer have external impediments. (more…)

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