Globalization/Empire


Computing.co.uk

The United Nations has told member states that they must respect its right to privacy following allegations that telecoms operator AT&T helped the US National Security Agency (more…)

John Pilger Truthout

An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week’s landslide “No” vote and secretly agreed on a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a “bailout” that means sinister foreign control and a warning to the world. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

Following repeated denials that its members were complicit in Bush administration-era torture, leading group of psychologists faces a reckoning (more…)

RT

America’s National Security Agency has spied on German chancellors and their offices for more than 10 years, a new WikiLeaks report says. The three leaked NSA intercepts indicate that the US targeted 125 phone numbers of top German officials. (more…)

Michael Hudson ICH

The major financial problem tearing economies apart over the past century has lain more with official inter-governmental debt than with private-sector debt. That is why the global economy today faces a similar breakdown to 1929-31, when it became apparent that the volume of official inter-government debts could not be paid. (more…)

Spiegel Online International

Revelations from WikiLeaks published this week show how boundlessly and comprehensively American intelligence services spied on the German government. It has now emerged that the US also conducted surveillance against SPIEGEL. (more…)

Nadia Prupis Commondreams

In the 14 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks, nearly twice as many Americans have been killed by white supremacists, right-wing extremists, and other non-Muslim domestic terrorists than by people motivated by “jihadist ideology,” a report by the New America research group published Wednesday has found. (more…)

The Intercept

The spy unit responsible for some of the United Kingdom’s most controversial tactics of surveillance, online propaganda and deceit focuses extensively on traditional law enforcement and domestic activities — even though officials typically justify its activities by emphasizing foreign intelligence and counter-terrorism operations. (more…)

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