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DOJ, AP & Whistleblowers The biggest story last week was Obomber's and Eric Holder's Department of Justice secretly obtaining phone records of the Associated Press. Tyler Durden at first reported DOJ's "Nixonian" Phone Spying Scandal Sets Labor Unions Against Obama and now has Watergate Was For Amateurs: Justice Department Spied For Months On Associated Press Reporters And so the final curtain falls on the myth of what was supposed to be, in its own words, the "most transparent administration" in history. ...... First amendment? Freedom of speech and press? Surely not when it comes to the Nobel-peace prize winning President and those who dare to expose his secret ways. And what's worst, is that the AP breach has all the makings of a spiteful hack driven by personal vengeance against one of America's premier news outlets. We can't wait to see the rest of the not so conservative media stands up in arms and defend one of their peers against an administration whose utter disdain for all checks and balances puts Stalinist Russia to shame. Or perhaps it will be merely a case of "first they came for AP's reporters, and we said nothing..." And while it has long been known that the NSA actively intercepts and records every single form of electronic communication, the unspoken truth is that the government can do anything it wants as long as it doesn't get caught. It just did, and not only in Benghazi, or the IRS fiasco, but in making a complete mockery of the First Amendment. ..... PLUS The News Media Guild issued this Guild statement on US Justice Department obtaining phone records of AP staffers and The AP covered itself in its Big Story Gov't obtains wide AP phone records in probe Go read these now! More on this incredible violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of The Press later. Following up on last week's NPR conflicts of interest we find Elliott Negin, the director of news and commentary at the Union of Concerned Scientists, former NPR news editor and former managing editor of American Journalism Review with this look at some US media's covering the fossil fuel industry reporting in Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation Part One .... a six-part series .... documents that the press routinely cites climate contrarian think tanks without reporting their ties to the fossil fuel industry. ........ After poring over more than 1,000 stories, editorials, opinion columns and interviews, I narrowed my sample to 376 relevant pieces. Here's what I found: These top news organizations provided information about the Oil Eight's fossil fuel industry funding in only 32 percent of the climate and energy stories they published or aired over the two-year period. When I was in school, 32 percent was an F. Click over for all the graphs and charts. Good Item! And keep an eye out for parts 2-6 too!
Also following up on the conviction of Guatemalan dictator Rioss Mont Robert Parry at Consortium News explains Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide Exclusive: More than any recent U.S. president, Ronald Reagan has been lavished with honors, including his name attached to Washington’s National Airport. But the conviction of Reagan’s old ally, ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt, for genocide means “Ronnie” must face history’s judgment as an accessory to the crime, reports Robert Parry. Robert Parry also writes about Reagan and Argentina’s Dirty War Exclusive: The 87-year-old ex-Argentine dictator Jorge Videla died Friday in prison where he was serving sentences for grotesque human rights crimes in the 1970s and 1980s. But one of Videla’s key backers, the late President Ronald Reagan, continues to be honored by Americans, writes Robert Parry.
In Today's War News Sidney J. Freedberg at reports on the X-47B: Navy Drone Launches Off Aircraft Carrier; A New Tailhook Era It’s hard enough for a human pilot to take off from the cramped and pitching deck of a US Navy aircraft carrier. Today, for the first time in history, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft did it. You can bet that military leaders in Beijing and Tehran sat up and took note as the batwinged X-47B drone took off from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The aircraft that took off today, the Northrop Grumman-built X-47B UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System), is just the trailblazer for an actual combat-ready drone, the UCLASS (Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System), that the Navy plans to start developing in earnest this year. (The draft “request for proposals” is out and industry folks expect the final RFP to come out in the next few weeks). So, if the Navy gets its way — and sufficient funding, which is hardly a foregone conclusion – today’s modest 65-minute flight from the carrier at sea to the Navy’s celebrated “Pax River” test site ashore is just a taste of things to come...... YIKES!
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  • David Swanson, Nation of Change: Monsanto Has Taken Over the USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been taken over by an outside organization. RootsAction has launched a campaign demanding a Congressional investigation. The organization is called Monsanto. Monsanto is, of course, the world's largest biotech corporation. These are the people who brought us Roundup weed killer and the resulting superweeds and superbugs, along with growth hormones for cows, genetically engineered and patented seeds, PCBs, and Agent Orange - which Monsanto now wants us to use as herbicide on genetically engineered corn and soybeans. This chemical company - responsible for environmental disasters that have destroyed entire towns, and a driving force behind the international waves of suicides among farmers whose lives it has helped ruin - has monopolized our food system largely by taking over regulatory agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A recent study links Roundup to autism, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's.......... The recently passed and signed law nicknamed the Monsanto Protection Act strips federal courts of the power to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops during a legal appeals process. The origin of this act can be found in the USDA's deregulation of Roundup Ready sugar beets in violation of a court order. The USDA argued that any delay would have caused a sugar shortage, since Monsanto holds 95% of the market. The revolving door keeps revolving. Monsanto's board members have worked for the EPA, advised the USDA, and served on President Obama's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. ........... The recently passed and signed law nicknamed the Monsanto Protection Act strips federal courts of the power to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops during a legal appeals process. The origin of this act can be found in the USDA's deregulation of Roundup Ready sugar beets in violation of a court order. The USDA argued that any delay would have caused a sugar shortage, since Monsanto holds 95% of the market. ...........
  • Susan Ohanian, Daily Censored: The Feds Are Making a List; inBloom™ Is Checking It Twice On April 30, 2013 the Obama administration announced they’d cut the much-maligned application form for the health insurance exchanges from a 21-page application to three pages for individuals and seven pages for families.(This isn’t counting the 61-page instruction manual for applying online.) The devil is in the details. They now use three application forms and multiple appendices–to give the appearance of simplifying things. OK, bureaucracy as usual. But take a look at this:
      From Applying for ObamaCare—Still Not Simple, Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2013: Applicants may be further disturbed when they encounter, on the signature page, this message: “We’ll check your answers using information in our electronic databases and databases from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security, the Department of Homeland Security, and/or a consumer reporting agency. If the information doesn’t match, we may ask you to send us proof.”
    The Feds are intent on adding to their data bases–so they’ll have all the “proof” they need to document every instant of people’s lives. It starts with the kids......

  • Ocean Robbins, Food Revolution: Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food In his long career as a leading research scientist for the Canadian government, Thierry Vrain was paid to reassure the public that genetically engineered foods were safe to eat. But now, this insider is lifting the veil of deception and exposing the truth Monsanto doesn’t want you to know. He says:“I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment and of course that they are safe to eat... The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins.” ........
  • RELATED - Jamie Doward, The Observer: M&S, Co-op and Sainsbury's say chickens will be fed on GM soya As three more supermarkets drop their bans, the industry is accused of caving in to cartels and GM food giants.....
Malloy chatter will_from_chicago quips, "Michelle Bachmann being on the Intelligence Committee shows that irony is a fundamental building block of the universe." To that end Michele Bachmann Worries Obamacare May Let the IRS Kill Conservatives by Philip Bump at The Atlantic Wire! Haha! And Yes that's "Philip" with one "L" haha! But The New York Times Editorial Board asks Who Can Take Republicans Seriously? It is time for President Obama to abandon his hopes of reaching a grand budget bargain with Republicans. At every opportunity since they took over the House in 2011, Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in reaching a compromise with the White House. For two years, they held sham negotiations with Democrats that only dragged down the economy with cuts; this year, they are refusing even to sit down at the table. ...... Senate and House Republicans are refusing to meet with Democrats to negotiate over the budgets passed by each chamber. Four times in the last two weeks, Senate leaders have proposed beginning a conference committee to hash out a federal budget; four times they have been blocked by Republicans. The Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said they were afraid the committee might reach an agreement to raise both taxes on the rich and the debt ceiling, which are, of course, the Democrats’ stated goals. Knowing that their positions would be deeply unpopular among the public if their stubbornness were exposed in an open committee, Republicans would simply prefer not to talk at all. Instead of negotiation, Republicans cling to their strategy of extorting budget demands by threatening not to raise the debt ceiling. ....... Republican lawmakers have become reflexive in rejecting every extended hand from the administration, even if the ideas were ones that they themselves once welcomed. Under the circumstances, Mr. Obama would be best advised to stop making peace offerings. Only when the Republican Party feels public pressure to become a serious partner can the real work of governing begin. Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast begs to differ and explains The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama ...... I think the notion of impeachment is industrial-strength insane. There is utterly no proof that the President Obama even knew anything directly about the shifting Benghazi responses, let alone did something about them (yes, folks; under the Constitution, the President must do something). And as for the Internal Revenue Service story, from what we now know, those transgressions were committed by IRS staffers in Cincinnati who have never been closer to Obama than their television sets. I always held a squishy spot in my breast for the Daily Mail because of the “Paperback Writer” mention, but as of this weekend they can go stick it up their punter, or whatever it is they say. Impeachment is crazy, the Daily Mail is crazy, and the idea that Obama has any direct culpability in either of these matters is, given what we know today, utter madness. Okay? But this is my point: utter madness is what today’s Republicans do. You can present to me every logical argument you desire. Benghazi at the end of the day was a terrible tragedy in which mistakes, bad mistakes, were certainly made, and in which confusion and the CYA reflex led to some bad information going out to the public initially, but none of this remotely rises to the level of high crime. The IRS cock-up was just that, a mistake by a regional office. I get all this, and I agree with you. But what we think doesn’t matter. I can assure you that already in the Pavlovian swamps of the nutso right, the glands are swelling. Theirs is a different planet from the one you and I inhabit........They do their base’s bidding, not America’s. How many times do you need to see them do this before you accept that it is the reality? And now there’s an added element. They want to gin up turnout among their base for next year’s elections. And if they gin it up enough, and the Democratic base stays home, they could end up holding the House and taking the Senate. And if they have both houses, meaning that the vote in the House would not be certain to hit a Senate dead-end, well, look out..... Go read all of this! AP PHONE RECORDS SEIZURE: At Nicholas Weaver has this suggestion Hear Ye, Future Deep Throats: This Is How to Leak to the Press We now live in a world where public servants informing the public about government behavior or wrongdoing must practice the tradecraft of drug dealers and spies. Otherwise, these informants could get caught in the web of administrations that view George Orwell’s 1984 as an operations manual. With the recent revelation that the Department of Justice under the Obama administration secretly obtained phone records for Associated Press journalists — and previous subpoenas by the Bush administration targeting the Washington Post and New York Times — it is clear that whether Democrat or Republican, we now live in a surveillance dystopia beyond Orwell’s Big Brother vision. Even privately collected data isn’t immune, and some highly sensitive data is particularly vulnerable thanks to the Third Party Doctrine. So how can one safely leak information to the press? Well, it’s hard. Even the head of the CIA can’t email his mistress without being identified by the FBI. With a simple subpoena or warrant, the FBI can obtain historical calling information (and with cellphones, location history); email messages (and records revealing the pattern of where and when the target accessed these accounts); internet activity; and much more. Since even separate, innocuous contacts between a reporter and source may be sufficient for the FBI to establish a relationship in its investigations — and who knows what kind of leak triggers a crackdown — here’s my guide for potential leakers. ...... Follow all those links and then see Weaver's excellent and smart suggestions. Then Glenn Greenwald tells us the Justice Department's pursuit of AP's phone records is both extreme and dangerous ....... The legality of the DOJ's actions is impossible to assess because it is not even known what legal authority it claims nor the legal process it invoked to obtain these records. Particularly in the post-9/11 era, the DOJ's power to obtain phone records is, as I've detailed many times, dangerously broad. It often has the power to obtain those records without the person's knowledge (as happened here) and for a wildly broad scope of time (as also happened here). There are numerous instruments that have been vested in the DOJ to obtain phone records, many of which do not require court approval, including administrative subpoenas and "national security letters" (issued without judicial review); indeed, the Obama DOJ has previously claimed it has the power to obtain journalists' phone records without subpoeans using NSLs, and in its relentless pursuit to learn the identity of the source for one of New York Times' James Risen's stories, the Obama DOJ has actually claimed that journalists have no shield protections whatsoever in the national security context. It's also quite possible that they obtained the records through a Grand Jury subpoena, as part of yet another criminal investigation to uncover and punish leakers. None of those processes for obtaining these invasive records requires a demonstration of probable cause or anything close to it. Instead, the DOJ must simply assert that the records "relate to" a pending investigation: a standard so broad that virtually every DOJ desire will fulfill it. Even if a court were involved in the acquisition of these records - and that's unlikely here - it typically does little more than act as rubber-stamping functionary, just as it does when secretly approving the DOJ's requests for FISA warrants. This is what is reaped from continuously vesting the US government with greater and greater surveillance powers in the name of Terrorism and other fears. There has long been concern about the DOJ's snooping into the communications which journalists have with their sources precisely because the DOJ's power to obtain phone data and other sensitive records in secret is now so sweeping. Attempts to enact legislation to protect journalists from this type of concealed investigative intrusion into their source communications have been defeated in part due to the DOJ's insistence that it exercises this power responsibly and only in the most extreme cases. ....... That the Obama administration has prosecuted double the number of whistleblowers under espionage statutes as all previous administrations combined has already severely chilled the news gathering process. Imagine what message this latest behavior sends to journalists and their sources: that at any moment, the phone records of even the nation's most establishment journalists can be secretly obtained by the DOJ, which has no compunction about doing so even in the most extreme and invasive manner. The all-too-familiar axis that has enabled massive civil liberties assaults by the Obama administration - blindly partisan progressive media outlets and particularly obsequious self-styled neutral journalists - instantly sprung into action here and wasted no time jumping to the defense of the US government. ..... Many more details at the link so read ALL of this. Very Important! Ben Smith at wrties about The Panopticon President ..... But the AP records case, in particular, was the American government’s low-tech answer to an increasingly eyebrow-raising series of hacks and leaks that have been central to recent years’ of news: Wikileaks, overseas leaks, phone hacking in the UK, and Bloomberg spying on its customers. And it was the government version of the new political technologies that have alternately inspired and unsettled members of both parties, big data approaches that replace the old tactic of broadly targeting vast groups toward the new one of approaching voters one at a time based on sophisticate technical analyses and predictions of their political views and plans. The Justice Department’s subpoena of phone records in a leak case probably shouldn’t be a surprise: This Administration has been remarkably, unusually aggressive in targeting leaks — a policy that has surprised and pleased some critics, while alienating traditional alles. But, paired with questions about the IRS and a broader edginess over pervasive surveillance, it’s a sleeper issue that seems poised to break outside its small circle of reporters and advocates. This reaction, and this new fear, is in no small part the Administration’s fault. Obama has always sought to control elements of politics that couldn’t be controlled, and has an obvious affection for the surgical strike. But it also taps perfectly into the fears of the moment, in which futuristic visions of surveillance, hacking, impersonation, and drone war have become everyday powers of corporations, civilians, and the government...... See the film "The War on The Whistleblowers - Free Press and the National Security State" produced by Robert Greenwald and read this review at Mother Jones by Dana Liebelson New Film Explores Obama's War on Whistleblowers and the Free Press. And listen to Chris Hedges on NPR Talk of the Nation's WEDNESDAY SHOW Looking Ahead: Chris Hedges On Poverty, Politics, U.S. Culture. See Hedges on DN! below as well. For a good recap including the IRS-targets-teapartiers and the BenGhazi kerfluffle see Peter Hart at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting ( for Is There Really a 'Scandal Trifecta'? Next Bob Alexander at writes Hitchhiking Across the Plain of Megiddo ...... For the last week I’ve tried to jettison some words from my day-to-day vocabulary. Old habits die hard but the mind experiment is interesting. Try it yourself. For one week don’t use these words: Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, Right Wing, Left Wing, or any other label like Left of Center, Center, or Right of Center. Get rid of all quasi-political descriptors. Because they don’t really work anymore. They’re not very accurate or applicable. If I needed you to take care of my dog you’d need to know if I was talking about a Great Dane or a Chihuahua. “Just saying “dog” isn’t good enough. These days our political labels don’t really tell us anything. And while we’re at it let’s get rid of all the “-ists” and “-isms.” Socialism/Socialist, Communism/Communist, Capitalism/Capitalist, and Fascism/Fascist, are so emotionally charged some of us can’t think straight when they’re plopped into a conversation. Now that we’ve got those words out of the way … let’s perform another mind experiment. Let’s design A New Society. Not an over-reaching Utopia … just a place where you’d like to live. What would make up the basic foundation of such a place? Where to start? ...... So now let’s imagine a government. Not a huge federal bureaucracy … but something more like a town meeting where we’ll discuss what we’re going to do. Nothing complicated. Just a voice vote of Yes or No. For this example if anyone votes “no” the motion is defeated. We begin by voting on keeping our water supply unpolluted. A voice in the back shouts out “NO!” Next we vote on not poisoning the land. The same guy shouts out “NO!” How about cleaning up the air? NO! Eliminating toxins and genetically modified organisms from our food supply. NO! Universal Health Care? NO! Public schools, housing, and transportation? NO, NO and NO! ....... Even the most basic element of the electoral process, a voter-verified paper audit trail, goes down to defeat with a resounding HELL NO! Who is this guy? He is absolutely and completely against everything we would need to build a decent way of life. Not only is he against all social reforms, he wants to destroy our planet. He wants to pump even more carbon into the atmosphere and accelerate global climate change. He wants to pump millions of gallons of toxins into the Earth to get at natural gas. He wants to punch more holes into the ocean floor and suck out the oil. Regardless of the inestimable damage done … he wants to do more. Who is this guy? He’s insane. He’s dangerously insane. We know this because he lusts after all this destruction for the craziest of reasons. He’s doing it for money. Which only would make sense if you could eat, drink, or breathe … money. He wants to bring the Earth to a state where it can no longer support life. And along the way he wants us to be poor, sick, stupid, and soon enough dead. He’s our relative, a co-worker, our boss, our neighbor, our mayor, our congressman, senator, or president. He’s a CEO, a lawyer, a banker, a newspaper publisher, or head of a network. His “NO!” vote nullifies all of our plans while his continue unhindered. It is an oft used tactic to demonize the enemy. It makes it so much easier to shoot at them. But I think it would be best if we “humanized” our enemy. Our enemy is insane. His gargantuan stupidity has elevated him to what I can only call …evil. He possesses a malevolence that is at its core anti-human … anti-life. Are we headed towards a reckoning on the plain of Megiddo where great armies will clash by night in the ancient war between good and evil? Do we need to wait until we’re at the brink? Or could we take an different path? What if we turned to our relative, co-worker, boss, neighbor, or president and said …NO! We are not going to cooperate in our own destruction. And from that moment on … we DO NOT cooperate in our own destruction. What Would Happen Next? For our sake (or if there is to be a future), we have to find out..... Thanks Bob! Prairie2 gets our BTV LAST WORD with A new Strain of Rot New unemployment claims increased sharply last week reversing a multi-week downward trend, but it's still not so high as to cause any real concern, yet. Other economic indicators support the notion that we're not actually losing jobs. Have you noticed that most Republicans aren't talking about the deficit that much anymore? That's because it's disappearing out from under them like Arctic ice under a Polar bear, and they are forced to cling to any ginned up scandal or half-baked conspiracy theory that comes floating by. ....... Let's not start popping the champagne corks though. We've held the austerians at bay, but the underlying rot is still doing its work on the economy. A new twist on the old Con revolves around the housing market. It's been noticed for several years since the Bush Crash that about 25% of home sales have been for 'cash' meaning investors, and not home owners have been buying them. It turns out that it wasn't small local investors or house flippers buying bargains, but large scale private equity firms that have been squeezing out the little guys. They've buying as many as 40% of houses being sold in some market. ....... The problem is this is just one of many crooked schemes Wall Street is running. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has just backed off from a relatively strict rule on Derivatives that would have required five banks to compete on any derivative being marketed or it couldn't be sold. None of these things should be sold, they used to be illegal for good reason. So we still have 600 trillion dollars (ten times world GDP) of these things in circulation just waiting for the next big screw up to create another banking collapse. And those 'too big to fail' banks from the last crash? They're much bigger and are steadily gobbling up the small banks every day. Something will trigger a complete collapse in the next couple of years unless something is done. Republicans are successfully blocking the implementation of the modest reforms of Dodd-Frank so we are really worse off than we were before. It all hinges on next year's election, the only good news is the Republicans are being seen as less competent by the voters, the bad news is they still have all the money in world to simply buy elections. Geez look at the time! We have to get up early to set up for WRUW's LIVE BROADCAST of the Annual Hessler Street Fair from NOON et until dusk and the headliner Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band! Tune in to WRUW's Streaming Audio for the live show! 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NEW!!! Stop Media Consolidation! Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is trying to change the agency’s ownership rules to pave the way for Murdoch to get exactly what he wants. Worse, Genachowski and Murdoch are keeping this all very hush-hush, hoping you won't notice.3 These changes wouldn’t just benefit Murdoch. If the FCC proposal passes, one company could own the major daily newspaper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in your town. And that one company could be your Internet provider, too. What is the FCC thinking?!? We can still stop the agency from taking this perilous step — but we have less than a month to do it. By taking action, you’re joining a movement of millions who are working to stop big media from getting even bigger. Please take action today. Click HERE to view our infographic and send a message to the FCC! More info at Another FCC Cave-In: Julius Genachowski’s Media Consolidation Christmas Gift to Murdoch at! And Sign Senator Bernie Sanders petition to the FCC Protect Media Diversity: Stop Media Consolidation!

CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus – And We Demand Media Coverage by Roger Hickey, President, Campaign for America's Future: No more silent majority. The Campaign for America’s Future is joining with the Center for Economic and Policy Research (whose Co-Director, Dean Baker blogs regularly about economic bias in the media) and with FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) to monitor the media’s coverage and representation of the American Majority views as they go into covering the big deficit fight. But we want to enlist YOU too. Send us accounts of unbalanced coverage in the national media and in your local newspapers and television. Call up reporters, editors, assignment people and tell them when they are under-representing the views of the American Majority. We should have at least half the experts, pundits, quotes and real people represented in their coverage. In a debate as important as the one we are going into, we can’t allow the media to ignore the American Majority. Much more at MOVE TO AMEND! SIGN HERE NOW! And check out more actions on the Move to Amend Calendar for more! Also visit Rep Alan Grayson's site GET INVOLVED! And Alan Grayson is BACK in the 113th Congress! Help out at REPRESENT.US IT’S TIME TO GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS SO THE GOVERNMENT CAN REPRESENT US. Represent.Us is a fresh campaign to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act: a law that would overhaul campaign finance, impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws, and end secret political money. We are mobilizing millions of Americans — conservatives and progressives, young and old, every issue group fighting K Street, online and offline — to join this campaign. Represent.Us is not just building a movement to pass the Act. The campaign will use hard-hitting accountability tactics to unseat politicians who fail to endorse the Act. If passed, the Act will completely reshape American politics and policy-making and give people a voice. See this Guest Blog at Greenpeace by Executive Director Josh Silver The $6 Billion Auction: Finally, A Plan to Get Money Out of Politics for more information! SUPPORT THE TROOPS WHO REFUSE TO FIGHT See and Bradley Manning Support Network UPDATE! From the Bradley Manning Support Network Short Manning hearing: four government witnesses to testify secretly May 7, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. Today's brief session included the court's rulings allowing four of the government's witnesses to testify in closed sessions in undisclosed locations in order to protect their identity. Tomorrow there will be an entirely closed session, providing a 'dry run' to test divulging classified information for trial. Manning returns to court for an open session May 21-24. AND Greg Palast for Vice MagazineBradley Manning & The Deepwater Horizon Bradley Manning tried to save the eleven men who died, burnt alive, on the Deepwater Horizon. But Barack Obama and the New York Times made sure that wouldn't happen.

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    • POWERHOUSE ROUNDTABLE: George Will; National Journal Editorial Director Ron Fournier; American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan; editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel; and ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny

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    • ROUNDTABLE: New York Times' David Sanger, POLITICO's Lois Romano, The Washington Post's Dan Balz and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

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    • A Face in the Crowd - The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer. Even if your picture isn't on the Internet, computer facial recognition technology in public places is making it harder to remain anonymous. Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer.
    • Three Generations of Punishment - Born in a prison camp in North Korea, defector Shin Dong Hyuk describes how three generations of a family are brutally punished if one family member is considered disloyal to the regime. He tells Anderson Cooper the dramatic story of his escape. Andy Court is the producer.
    • LISTINGS FOR THE SPECIAL EDITION OF "60 MINUTES" 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT: A Long and Dangerous Journey - Thousands of Afghan boys are fleeing their war-torn country to make it to Europe -- a nearly 10,000 mile journey. As Anderson Cooper reports, it's one of the largest child migrations in modern times and some of them die along the way. Ira Rosen and Gabrielle Schonder are the producers.

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    Microsoft, NBC News Dissolve Joint Venture NBC is buying Microsoft's 50 percent interest in the MSNBC website for an undisclosed amount. will be rebranded as, and readers who logged into late Sunday were automatically redirected to Microsoft is preparing to launch its own news service this fall. Although he declined to provide many details about the operation general manager of Bob Visse said the news staff will be about the same size as the roughly 100 people who created original content for the "There is no question that we are going to have more flexibility to make our own decisions," said Vivian Schiller, NBC News' chief digital officer. "This is really an amicable breakup. We think competition will make us better." Okay then.
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    • ROUNDTABLE: Rep. Camp joins the discussion along with the chairman of the Democratic Caucus, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; and the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

  • State of the Union With Candy Crowley (CNN) At 9 AM ET, Candy talks to the power players: politicians, business leaders and international newsmakers who will make Monday morning's headlines. At NOON ET, Candy wraps it all up with fresh interviews and the best of the earlier hours.
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    • ROUNDTABLE: USA Today’s Susan Page, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

  • HEAD ON RADIO with Bob Kincaid
    Headon Radio with Bob Kincaid 6 PM Eastern, 3 PM Pacific, 2300 GMT. Duration: 3 hrs. To be part of Conversation Radio on Head-on Radio, call toll-free (877) 443-2366, or use our Liberal community line at 304-658-3333. Email bob [at] headonradio [dot] com during the show!
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  • YOUR GREEN NEWS REPORT With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen!
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    'Green News Report' - May 16, 2013 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hysterical Fox 'News' flip-floppery on Tesla; Consensus strikes again: 97% of climate scientists say global warming is man-made, but the public thinks it's evenly split; CO2 levels pass 400ppm; You're already paying a 'disaster tax'; PLUS: Thanks to renewable energy, one town now has too much money ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
    • IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see link): Explosive pig poo foam!; Supreme Court rules for Monsanto; Floods could overwhelm London barriers; Conoco-Philips CEO admits humans cause global warming - but is against getting off oil; Interior Dept issues new fracking rules; Ernie Moniz confirmed as Energy Secretary; Stephen Chu wishes he'd accomplished more on climate change; Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima ... PLUS: Vote with your wallet in the supermarket? There's an app for that ... and much, MUCH more! ...
    • BRADCAST UPDATE! KPFK 'BradCast': CO2 Madness, Obama Scandalpalooza On crossing 400ppm C02 milestone w/ Brad Johnson of; On Obama's tidal wave of scandals, real and fake; MORE...
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! Holder: 'Banks Are NOT too Big To Jail' Attorney General wants to be 'very, very, very clear' that about that...before not jailing any of them in the last four years since they crashed the economy....
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! IRS 'Scandal' Appears Nearly as Phony as Shirley Sherrod, Van Jones, ACORN 'Scandals' ..... Those fake scandals, however, all three of them, were shams. They were eventually identified as such, though only after a great deal of harm to Sherrod, Jones and ACORN had already been done by the Democrats who fell for them and acted out of knee-jerk and cowardly fear to try and contain the perception of "scandal" which was, naturally, helped along by the very loud misreporting of "the nightly news". The supposed IRS "scandal", as we detailed yesterday both here at The BRAD BLOG and at Salon --- after having bothered to actually read the full Treasury Department Inspector General's report [PDF] before reporting on it (didn't anybody else?!) --- appears almost as phony as those other three "scandals", despite the "outrage" over seemingly non-existent "misconduct", as Obama described it, by IRS employees. .......

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    • Peter B Collins, Truthout | Op-Ed An Insider's View of the Progressive Talk Radio Devolution
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    • Investigative journalist Josh Israel will tell us why the IRS needed to investigate the Tea Party.
    • Author and journalist Steven Rosenfeld will talk about the growing corporate influence within the White House.
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    • We’ll tell you how lobbyists have found a way to influence government policies from inside government. Attorneys Howard Nations and Dave TeSelle will join us for that discussion.
    • Wall Street bankers are stealing billions of dollars from cities and states every year, and securities attorney James Kauffman will tell you how that scheme is bankrupting America, one municipality at a time.
    • The Supreme Court consistently rules in favor of big business, and author and legal scholar Niall McCarthy will tell us how our courts became just another wing of corporate America.
    • And the insurance industry is gouging doctors with absurd premiums, and laying the blame on the legal system. Linda Lipsen, the CEO of the American Association for Justice, will tell you why that claim is completely false.
    • VIDEO! THE HISTORY OF CORPORATE CORRUPTION & FRAUD with Robert Kennedy Jr & Mike Papantonio “Call us if you have a personal story about Fraud on Taxpayers or False Claims for Payment made by Corportations at 1-866-389-FIRE (3473) or contact us by email at if you have evidence of fraud that robbed taxpayer dollars. If our government is paying too much due to fraud by a corporation, Ring of Fire wants to do a story on it.” • VIDEO! Papantonio: Big Pharma Using Humans As Guinea Pigs (VIDEO) Ring of Fire co-hosts Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss the recent revelations out of Germany, where we found out that pharmaceutical companies were using human beings as lab rats for dangerous drugs, often without their knowledge. • Ring of Fire’s Weekly Rewind May 18, 2013 featuring the top stories from Ring of Fire from the past week. • Join our blog at You can now SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST by clicking on the "Podcast" tab at the top of the Ring of Fire blog. Please help support progressive radio by signing up! Ring of Fire Radio Ring of Fire, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder: Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts 7-10 et Sunday evenings on Chicago's Progressive Talk WCPT AM & FM and 4 pm et on Sirius/XM 167 featuring The PAP Attack! "We’ll bring you the stories that the mainstream media didn’t feel like reporting this week."

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    WHO IS MAX KEISER? Max Keiser is a financial expert, Prediction Markets analyst, inventor and filmmaker. He is the creator of the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) the first Prediction Market. Max Keiser co-hosts "The Truth About Markets" on ResonanceFM 104.4 in London. He also produces and presents documentary films covering markets and finance for Al Jazeera’s "People & Power" series. Max Keiser started his career on Wall Street in 1983. He is the creator of KarmaBanque a site that enables activists to challenge corporate power.
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    STACY SUMMARY: For once and for all, here are our real Facebook pages, the other ones are fake. But if you feel like chatting to the fake ones, by all means, go ahead. The Federal Reserve 100th Anniversary Road Show Spectacular! by alexschaefer - Paint Provocateur Alex Schaefer wants to say “Happy Birthday, Federal Reserve!’ You made it to 100 years of conducting the nation’s monetary policy! Since mainstream media didn’t send a card, a painter, a protestor, a filmmaker, a freedom fighter and a mad crew are going on a road trip across the USA to visit all twelve of your branches to help you celebrate! Come rain or monkey shines, they are on a mission to throw the birthday party nightmares are made of. A party to highlight the historic END of the original 100 year charter the Federal Reserve Bank has with the U.S. Government December 23rd, 2013! CLICK HERE FOR THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN & HELP GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD! Lots of great donation perks, all original works of art by Alex Schaefer and Cain Motter! This is a great way to collect some art AND help fund this amazing journey and film. It’s a win-win situation! Let’s some history and shake things up around here! • ‘CANTILLON EFFECTS’ AND THE NONNEUTRALITY OF INTERNATIONAL RESERVES by staceyherbert - Stacy Summary: Excellent report by our latest Keiser Report guest, John Butler. I can’t get enough of pieces on the Cantillon Effect,’ first introduced to me by John Aziz. Max had also indirectly identified this phenomenon in arguing that workers should tie their wages to money supply as bankers do . . . via the Cantillon Effect. READ Cantillon Effects and the Non-neutrality of International Reserves ( • The Collapse Of Fiat Money by a Falling Energy Supply by The Doc - Each passing day, the world gets closer to a total collapse of the global fiat monetary system. After the United States unilaterally terminated the convertibility of the U.S. Dollar to gold in 1971, the world has been settling trade on borrowed time. It was full faith in the dollar and U.S. Treasury market that allowed global trade to continue for 4 decades. However, faith in the dollar is waning as debts, derivatives and dishonesty plague the financial system. Most analysts (including many in the precious metal camp) are wasting time debating over the mere symptoms and not the disease itself. We must remember, debts are nothing more than “Energy IOU’s.” To pay back a debt, energy has to be burned so the market can generate goods and services. Thus, this allows for growth to continue which provides a surplus of wealth enabling the repayment of debts. The problem the world is facing, is not the huge amount of derivatives or debts, but the availability and affordability of its future energy supply. Actually, the world has not been able to afford the energy that it has been consuming for quite some time now. Basically, the world (especially the U.S.) cannot not afford its way of life, so it has created a system of debts and derivatives to cover up and mask the problems. The collapse of the dollar is already taking place. It has more to do with energy… than most realize. Click here for more on the coming collapse of fiat currency. • The BBC’s Program “Bankers – Fixing The System” by Rowan BosworthDavies - believe that the idea that the financial sector is little more than an organised criminal enterprise run by a group of mafia elites is an idea whose time has come. It is no longer unusual to hear the City of London or Wall Street referred to as criminal enterprises, indeed Professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of America’s leading commentators on financial crime in the suites, in a recent interview - (which you can watch at,) has described Wall Street as engaging in a “…mountain of criminal behaviour…” He identifies that where we used to talk about ‘bubbles or mistakes’, we are now looking at “…criminal fraud operating in an essentially lawless environment…” • Investors are treating gold’s current travails as a buying opportunity in record numbers. by maxkeiser - READ Five Reasons Why Gold Bulls Are Right (WSJ) • KEISER REPORT [KR445] Keiser Report: Sacred Dow We behold the Sacred Dow, worshipped by economists and analysts around the world and to which whole economies and jobs have been sacrificed to keep it rising. They compare the Japanese bond market to Fukushima. Markets have become so distorted by manipulation, they argue that like godzilla, one day the market will go where it needs to go and it will smash down buildings and economies with it. In the second half, Max talks to John Butler of Amphora about confusing price signals caused by market manipulating central bankers and the misallocation of capital this encourages. They also talk about Japan’s economy, Krugman’s bond allegations and Mrs. Watanabe’s gold shopping spree. • KEISER REPORT Keiser Report: Whimsical Price Tyranny We examine stories about those who, using spoof trades, bogus securities and fictitious capital, steal real wealth and income. They discuss how it is that every benchmark index is rigged and introduce the concept of the ‘bonus benchmark.’ In the second half, Max talks to Dr. Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, about debt and wage deflation and about the intersection of interest rates and wages going back to David Ricardo when wages were measured against the price of bread to today when they are measured against the price of debt. • ON THE EDGE On the Edge with Greg Hunter An interview with Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog. • THE TRUTH ABOUT MARKETS [TaM-1276] The Truth About Markets – 04 May 2013 The Truth About Credit Defraud Swaps and Incarcerated Trolls. Download show HERE (mp3) • THE TRUTH ABOUT MARKETS [TaM-1277] The Truth About Max Keiser’s Internet Connection The Truth About Credit Defraud Swaps and Incarcerated Trolls. Download show HERE (mp3) • Donate to ResonanceFM here!

  • The Scott Horton Radio Show
    Scott Horton is host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, and the Scott Horton Show on No Agenda Radio. (You can listen live Monday through Friday, excluding Thursday, from 12-2 PM Eastern HERE.) Plenty of archives too!
    • Scott Horton Radio Show 5/14/13 Marcy Wheeler: Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the DOJ’s surreptitious collection of Associated Press phone records after two reporters scooped the White House on the foiled "UndieBomb 2.0" plot; the Saudi undercover infiltrator (on the payroll of the British and Saudis) at the center of the alleged AQAP terrorism plot; the Obama administration’s war on (unflattering) leaks and confidential media sources; and the biometric ID proposal in the new immigration bill.
    • Scott Horton Radio Show 5/15/13 Ray McGovern: Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses the scores of Guantanamo prisoners being denied the right to “escape” by starving themselves to death; how Obama could close Guantanamo – if he really wanted to; using civil disobedience to effect political change; why Americans remain almost completely ignorant of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty in 1967; and Mearsheimer and Walt’s incomplete analysis of the Israel lobby.
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