Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Resisting Putin and other dictators (video)

Listen to this dumb B ('olshevik). We don't render, naked girl; the CIA renders!
Don't render me, bro, don't render me, bro! (F)
It is a day full of breaking stories in Crimea (Ukraine or Russia). Pres. Vlad the Invader Putin is pleasing the crowds in the capital of the former-and-future empire. And does anyone remember Iran's gambit to take three American hostages (later to be used as part of a pretext to invade and occupy Tehran, an inevitability according to John Lear)?

The three were imprisoned and tortured (by extended solitary confinement as defined by the international community as literal "torture" despite the U.S. doing the same and worse to its prisoners on a regular basis) then sold back to the U.S. for a $1.5 million ransom.
  • LISTEN (KPFA, Berkeley): Prof. Paul Magocsi, Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, is interviewed by L&P host Mitch Jeserich.
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
This week’s public "spat" between CIA-loyalist and Spy Oversight Committee Chair Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat, California) and that agency (The Company, i.e., the CIA) might briefly upset the status quo. But they will soon make up. Sadly, it obscures a graver problem: the untold story of the United States’ secret policy of torture and "rendition" [White House code for “kidnapping” and sending captives to secret prisons and friendly states to do the dirty business outside of the purview of US oversight]. LISTEN

Snowden docs expose how the NSA "infects" millions of computers and impersonates Facebook server
They're trying to hack everyone on Facebook
(March 17, 2014) New disclosures from Edward Snowden show that the NSA is massively expanding its computer hacking worldwide. Software that automatically hacks into computers -- known as malware "implants" -- had previously been kept to just a few hundred targets. But the news website "The Intercept" (run by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and others) reports that the NSA is spreading...
READA Sliver of Light (excerpt)
9780547985534_hres Today Democracy Now! speaks with Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Joshua Fattal about their new book, A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran. Read an excerpt from Bauer about the day they were arrested on trumped of charges of trespassing into Iran and spying for the U.S.

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