Edward Snowden: a whistleblower, not a spy

Editorial The Guardian/ UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/02/edward-snowden-whistleblower-not-spy It is now 10 days since the former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, source of the Guardian’s NSA bugging revelations, flew out of Hong Kong, apparently en route to Ecuador. For 10 days he has been stalled at Moscow airport, while his passport...

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The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY)

Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch.com Definitions for a New Age In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim long forgotten, buried in everyday American life. Still, if you think about it, in the decade-plus that followed — the years of the PATRIOT...

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Oh, Canada

Andrew Nikiforuk Foreign Policy How America’s Friendly Northern Neighbor Became a Rogue, Reckless Petrostate For decades, the world has thought of Canada as America’s friendly northern neighbor — a responsible, earnest, if somewhat boring, land of hockey fans and single-payer health care. On the big issues, it has long played...

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Biggest Demonstrations in Egyptian History

Juan Cole Informed Comment Millions Demand Morsi Step Down The Egyptian military estimated that “millions” of Egyptian demonstrated on Sunday to demand early presidential elections, only one year into the four-year term of President Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. The nationwide rallies were, the military said, the largest in...

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Twelve True Patriots for July 4

Bill Quigley Common Dreams On July 4, 1776, over fifty people signed the Declaration of Independence. They were openly resisting the legal authority of the King of England. Thousands joined them. They were outlaws. They were breaking the laws of England and risked capture, prison and even death for their...

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