He doesn’t drink, he’s reading Dostoevsky and, no, he doesn’t wear a disguise. A year after blowing the whistle on the NSA, America’s most wanted talks frankly about his life as a hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell imagined’. Fiction and films, the nearest most of us knowingly get to the world of espionage, give us a series of reliable stereotypes....read more
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Unedited footage of Egypt’s uprising E S or Egypt’s Streets on Facebook seems to have updated information on the uprising. It appears Morsi is under house arrest. for more information as the military has seized control of the media. http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/03/opinion/burleigh-rapes-tahrir-square/index.html democracy now...read more
Poetry Magazine’s Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women http://bit.ly/12raltn I call. You’re stone. One day you’ll look and find I’m gone. The teenage poet who uttered this folk poem called herself Rahila Muska. She lived in Helmand, a Taliban stronghold and one of the most restive of Afghanistan’s thirty-four provinces since the U.S. invasion began on October 7, 2001. Muska, like many...read more
From NYTimes Opinion Page The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ By JULIAN ASSANGE “THE New Digital Age” is a startlingly clear and provocative blueprint for technocratic imperialism, from two of its leading witch doctors, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, who construct a new idiom for United States global power in the 21st century. This idiom reflects the ever closer union between the State...read more
In a proposal to be sent to parliament in the spring, the Finnish government is planning to ban all alcohol advertisement on public places in order to reduce youth exposure to alcohol promotion. The decision comes shortly after the government took action to reduce cigarette visibility by banning ads and requiring that cigarette products be kept under the counter or behind closed doors where...read more