The Week Russia grants the NSA leaker temporary asylum, and the U.S. isn’t too happy about it After five weeks spent holed up in the transit area of a Moscow airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden finally crossed over to Russian soil on Thursday after his request for temporary asylum was approved. The move gives Snowden… More Is Edward Snowden finally safe?
Regardless of what side you come down on the Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden cases, the author of this article makes a valid point… Daily Kos While Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge he faced – aiding the enemy – he has been ‘convicted’ by a military court on… More As Manning Faces Life in Jail, Architects of Torture & Extrajudicial Murders Face Talk Show Circuit
Think Progress At 1 PM EST, a military court handed down the long-awaited verdict in the case of United States v. Bradley Manning, finding him not guilty of the most serious charge against him, that of “aiding the enemy,” in leaking thousands of government and military documents. Manning has, however, been found guilty of another 19 charges, including… More What You Need To Know About The Bradley Manning Verdict
There will be some who argue that it doesn’t matter that Edward Snowden’s motives were pre-meditated. He will always be a hero to those who think he is being treated unfairly and that information about American citizens should not be held secret in perpetuity. Those people opposed President George W. Bush’s methods of maintaining National… More INSIDE JOB – Per Huffington Post
Apparently Edward Snowden left Hong Kong headed to Russia and by way of Cuba will head to South America. Needless to say it’s quite complicated and is beginning to sound like a game of “Where in the world is Carmen Diego?” NBC News NSA leaker Edward Snowden was reportedly traveling to Ecuador on Sunday to… More Why would Edward Snowden seek asylum in Ecuador?
Given Vladimir Putin’s very chilly reception toward President Obama at the recent G8 summit, this comes as no surprise. Does this mean that Edward Snowden will turn over his “secrets” to Moscow? I suppose we’ll have to wait and see… The Huffington Post A former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States… More Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong: Plane Believed To Be Carrying Leaker Lands In Moscow
The Week 1. UNIONS JOIN TURKISH PROTESTS A federation of labor unions in Turkey launched a two-day strike on Tuesday to show support for demonstrations against what opponents call the “fascism” of the governing party of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. A demonstrator was shot and killed in a town near the Syrian border Monday night at a… More 10 things you need to know today: June 4, 2013
I’m re-posting this article for TFC readers not as a suggestion to stop using Amazon, but more on the basis of “information we all should know about Amazon dot com”. Everyone should make their own decision on this matter. The Nation Even with Borders gone and independent booksellers struggling to get by, the war for… More Ten Reasons to Avoid Doing Business With Amazon.com
I must admit that when I read this story at around 8:00 am on the McClatchey site, I was hesitant about reporting it for various reasons which I won’t detail here. I will not post the horrifying picture that accompanies the story on either McClatchey or The Raw Story. One would have to click on… More WikiLeaks cable: U.S. troops handcuffed, shot Iraqi children in raid
It’s pretty cool to see so many Twitter™ responses to Washington politicians’ ineptitude… Raw Story Most suddenly-popular Twitter hashtags refer to events or celebrities that currently are in the news. But every once in a while, one erupts out of nowhere to capture the mood of the Twitterverse. The hashtag #fuckyouwashington is currently making the… More #f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm