Top Ten Ways Bradley Manning Changed the World

Juan Cole Informed Content http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/31-7 Bradley Manning will be sentenced today, having been found guilty of 20 counts on Tuesday, including espionage (despite the lack of evidence for intent to spy and the lack of evidence that his leaking ever did any real harm). Whatever one thinks of Manning’s actions,...

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The US Embarrasses Itself by Flailing Around Over Edward Snowden

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Popular Resistance http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17710-the-us-embarrasses-itself-by-flailing-around-over-edward-snowden The US Security State seems to be in a panic over Edward Snowden’s leaks.  Secretary of State John Kerry, along with UN nominee Samantha Powers, is threatening acts of war with Venezuela. The US has already violated international law by forcing down...

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Prometheus Among the Cannibals

Rebecca Solnit TomDispatch http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/18-6 A Letter to Edward Snowden   Dear Edward Snowden, Billions of us, from prime ministers to hackers, are watching a live espionage movie in which you are the protagonist and perhaps the sacrifice. Your way forward is clear to no one, least of all, I’m sure,...

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It’s Time for Americans to Admit That We’ve Had a Coup d’etat

Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/american-coup-detat?paging=off The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and...

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Denouncing NSA Surveillance Isn’t Enough — We Need the Power to Stop It

Norman Solomon Norman Solomon’s Blog http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17538-denouncing-nsa-surveillance-isnt-enough-we-need-the-power-to-stop-it For more than a month, outrage has been profuse in response to news about NSA surveillance and other evidence that all three branches of the U.S. government are turning Uncle Sam into Big Brother. Now what? Continuing to expose and denounce the assaults on...

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