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Bradley Manning Special We begin with GLENN GREENWALD on This Snafugopolis from LAST Sunday (h/t geaux!) Glenn was NOT on the guest list when WE checked THEIR website for their guest list LAST week. Otherwise we woulda told ya to WAKE UP & WATCH! If ya didn't see it yet WATCH IT NOW! Huh. Pay attention to Saxby Chambliss and his "see no evil, hear no evil' company line! Good on Glenn!
And wasn't it Saxby Chambliss who slimed Max Cleland? Grrrrr. Waddadumbass. Waddatool. Last week we reported Glenn Greenwald To Testify Before Congress About NSA Surveillance Programs "Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), who is leading the Wednesday congressional hearing ... has invited critics of the NSA programs to testify ...... "
Much more on Wednesday's hearings in a bit. WHOOPS! At the Big Orange Place blogger SouthernLiberalinMD posts Let's Make Sure the MSM Covers Alan Grayson's NSA Hearing and adds this UPDATE: 8:01 PM PT: Guys: The Grayson hearing has been cancelled and will be rescheduled (at least that is what we are currently hearing) because Obama called for a meeting of House Democrats on Wednesday morning at the White House at the same time as the hearing, We are trying to find out when the rescheduled event will be. When we know more, we'll post a diary letting you know. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the time, tide and the White House wait for no man. HUH? We go to Jane hamsher at FDL for an explanation Obama Schedules Meeting With Democrats, Grayson Forced to Cancel NSA Hearing President Obama has historically considered the Hill some lower bardo of hell. One of the major complaints of congressional Democrats has always been that the President does not consult them or include them in shaping his legislative agenda, let alone stop by for a chin wag. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the President suddenly announced he was coming to the Hill today to meet with all the Democrats – right before the August recess begins. Coincidentally, this forced Alan Grayson to cancel the hearing on NSA activity scheduled for today, at which the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald was to testify. Grayson’s bipartisan hearing was organized to give critics of the NSA’s sweeping surveillance programs a chance to air their concerns, and stem the tide of “constant misleading information” coming from the intelligence community, per Grayson. Those who saw Glenn Greenwald on ABC’s This Week last Sunday heard him hint at reporting he would publish this week which would directly contradict claims made by General Keith Alexander, James Clapper and President Obama himself about the limited nature of the NSA’s programs (video above). DSWright has more on XKeyscore, the NSA program Greenwald reports on today. Suffice to say the Guardian publishes copies of training manuals that teach analysts how to search nearly “everything a user does on the internet.” Of all the revelations made by Edward Snowden so far, these are by far the most explosive — and they directly contradict statements by the President that the NSA’s surveillance activities are limited to metadata. Sadly, Grayson’s hearing has to be pushed into September because of the President’s sudden desire to drop by for a cuppa. Coincidence? Only those in the White House would know for sure. Regardless, we’ll keep you posted on when the hearing is rescheduled. From the link to Politico we find the STATED REASON for Obomber's Flash Mob Dem Meeting: "President Barack Obama is planning to bypass congressional Republicans with a surge of executive actions and orders on issues like voting rights, health care, job creation, the economy, climate change and immigration. And this time, he really, really, really means it. Really. Obama’s started to sell his pitch to congressional Democrats, meeting with caucus groups at the White House and going to the Hill on Wednesday morning to speak with House and Senate Democrats." It has been said that a fish rots from the head down. Smell something fishy? More on Greenwald, Snowden and the NSA in a bit.
At The Nation David Zirin questions On Vultures and Red Wings: Billionaire Gets New Sports Arena in Bankrupt Detroit The headline juxtaposition boggles the mind. You have, on one day, “Detroit Files Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in History.” Then on the next, you have “Detroit Plans to Pay For New Red Wings Hockey Arena Despite Bankruptcy.” Yes, the very week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder granted a state-appointed emergency manager’s request to declare the Motor City bankrupt, the Tea Party governor gave a big thumbs-up to a plan for a new $650 million Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. Almost half of that $650 million will be paid with public funds. This is actually happening. City services are being cut to the bone. Fighting fires, emergency medical care and trash collection are now precarious operations. Retired municipal workers will have their $19,000 in annual pensions dramatically slashed. Even the artwork in the city art museum will be sold off piece by piece. This will include a mural by the great radical artist Diego Rivera that’s a celebration of what the auto industry would look like in a socialist future. As Stephen Colbert said, the leading bidder will be “the museum of irony.” They don’t have money to keep the art on the walls. They do have $283 million to subsidize a new arena for Red Wings owner and founder of America’s worst pizza-pizza chain, Little Caesar’s, Mike Ilitch, whose family is worth $2.7 billion dollars. (“Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your pensions!”) How did Governor Snyder possibly summon the shamelessness to justify this? Here's how. ........... As Neal DeMause, who runs the indispensable website Field of Schemes, said to me: “There’s absolutely no reason on earth that the state of Michigan couldn’t say to Mike Ilitch, ‘Sorry, Detroit has more important things to do with its money.’ Instead, though, the governor seems content to let Ilitch cut to the front of the line for public funds, on the grounds that ‘who doesn’t get fired up’ about hockey. Even if you limited it to economic development projects, putting money into fixing city schools or restoring streetlights would do far more for Detroit’s business prospects than a hockey arena. This just goes to show the problem with carving out shares of tax revenue to go to development authorities—they end up basically serving as slush funds for developers, even when the city treasury is otherwise empty.” There is a right-wing narrative about Detroit that the city is in peril because of some combination of the 1967 “race riots” and greedy unions. The reality is that black and brown residents of Detroit made Motown and those “greedy unions” built a stable working class that could realistically dream of a better life for their own children. The breaking of Detroit should be seen, in the words of David Sirota, as an indictment of right wing economic orthodoxy. Instead, the bankruptcy has been used as a warning to other cities that unions, pensions and a culture of resistance are roads to ruin. With this Red Wings arena, Snyder, Ilitch, and their ilk may have gone too far. WOW! The Rightards simply have no shame! Neither does Obomber it seems.
GOPher CANARD ALERT! We go to this Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Obama and GOP Speak Same Language: Corp Tax Cuts = Jobs President Obama, like his Republican colleagues, says the word “jobs” when he really means “corporate tax cuts.” He lectured in the same Corp-Speak in Chattanooga, where he told low-wage workers how wonderful their bosses are, and what economic miracles could be accomplished by lavishing corporations with “incentives” to do the right thing. President Obama went to a low wage warehouse in Chattanooga in the right-to-work state of Tennessee to renew his offer to massively lower corporate tax rates – from 35 to 28 percent – and had the nerve to call it a Grand Bargain for the middle class. Surrounding the president were employees who do backbreaking work for $11 or $12 an hour – and can by no stretch of imagination be considered middle class. Obama praised their cutthroat Amazon corporation bosses as the sort of benign masters that he’s depending on to bring the country back to economic health – once they’ve been properly incentivized with lower tax rates, on the one hand, and outright public subsidies, on the other. Amazon is only invested in Tennessee because the state has given the corporation huge tax breaks that will allow it to undercut other book sellers, forcing them out of business and their workers into unemployment. Amazon’s 7,000 new, low wage jobs come at the cost of lay-offs and bankruptcies among its competitors. It’s the Wal-Mart business model, which is quite popular at the White House. The Obamas have a special place in their hearts for corporations of all kinds, as long as they’re big. ....... Obama used the Chattanooga visit to re-pitch much of his last State of the Union Address, in which he pledged to work for a public private partnership to upgrade the privately-owned U.S. infrastructure, such as energy grids and ports. That’s a euphemism for spending billions in public monies to subsidize private, profit making corporations. Obama calls that a jobs program. He also thinks workers should be appreciative of the Free Trade deals whose proliferation has coincided with the destruction of the U.S. manufacturing base and the loss of millions of jobs that really were “good.” Obama promised to call a meeting of the CEOs of the same corporations that sent the jobs overseas, to ask them to do more for the country – as if they haven’t done enough, already. He’s got another program, called Select USA, that offers tax breaks and other incentives to foreign corporations that locate facilities in the U.S. Since so many U.S. headquartered high-tech corporations, like Apple, are actually Chinese companies for purposes of employment, Obama might as well combine his various tax break programs and hand out the goodies to CEOs regardless of nationality. In fact, that’s close to the actual practice. There is no jobs creation plan, only a series of corporate tax giveaway programs. For workers, there’s the minimum wage, now set at $7.25 an hour. Obama promised, once again, in Chattanooga, to try to raise that to $9.00. But, back in 2008, candidate Obama vowed to fight for $9.50. I guess, somewhere along the way, he lost his incentive. OUCH!
A Trans-Canada Pipeline in Alberta is still not cleaned up months later. Watch The Big Picture from Tuesday It Can't Happen Here? But it IS Happening There! Tar sands oil has been leaking into the Alberta, Canada countryside for months now - but the operators of the broken pipeline still have no idea where the oil is coming from! And watch Surprise! NSA has a Tool to Collect EVERYTHING with Shahid Buttar with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (bordc.org) & Mark Rumold with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org).
A few weeks ago The Rude Pundit took a week off for vacation lending his blog to "a bunch of righteously pissed-off women, and they will kick your ass". Here are a few of those KICK-ASS posts: From Reporters Without Borders “ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK FOR MEDIA FREEDOM” Reporters Without Borders welcomes the action taken by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to BTVtighten the guidelines its prosecutors use in investigations involving the news media, but remains concerned about the direction of media freedom in the U.S. The new guidelines were designed in response to criticism levied over the handling of controversies involving the seizure of Associated Press telephone records and the search warrant for a Fox News reporter, but there is still much to be desired from the media freedom environment in the U.S. “While the recently released guidelines by the DOJ are a step in the right direction, in that they restrict the use of subpoenas and search warrants for journalists, the war on whistleblowers and the lack of protection for journalistic sources are still unaddressed at the federal level, as well as the recent ruling regarding James Risen poses major concerns. Essentially, this is one step forward, two steps back for media freedom in the United States” said Reporters Without Borders. ........ “Leaks are the lifeblood of investigative journalism,” stated Reporters Without Borders, “given that nearly all information related to national security is considered ‘secret’ and that the DOJ has argued in the past that reporter’s privilege does not exist at all for national security reporters, it is safe to say that this crackdown against whistleblowers is designed to restrict all but officially approved versions of events and information. These developments highlight the need for a comprehensive, federal shield law in the U.S.” added the organization. ....... “It is important that any shield law passed actually addresses the issues that are currently plaguing journalists.” said Reporters Without Borders. “The Senate version would not have protected the Associated Press from the government’s investigation of their phone records, nor would it have protected Fox News’ James Rosen,” continued the Paris-based NGO. “Confidential sources have been integral in informing the public of the government’s actions, such as the abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and the Watergate scandal. These events highlight the fact that public debate on American military and intelligence methods is crucial for establishing government oversight. Without a properly equipped shield law, investigative reporting may be rendered toothless in America” added Reporters Without Borders. ..... MORE! CASE IN POINT: Seems the NSA has its worms all over including New Zealand reports Nicky Hagar US spy agencies eavesdrop on Kiwi The New Zealand military received help from US spy agencies to monitor the phone calls of Kiwi journalist Jon Stephenson and his associates while he was in Afghanistan reporting on the war. Stephenson has described the revelation as a serious violation of his privacy, and the intrusion into New Zealand media freedom has been slammed as an abuse of human rights. The spying came at a time when the New Zealand Defence Force was unhappy at Stephenson's reporting of its handling of Afghan prisoners and was trying to find out who was giving him confidential information. The monitoring occurred in the second half of last year when Stephenson was working as Kabul correspondent for the US McClatchy news service and for various New Zealand news organisations. The Sunday Star-Times has learned that New Zealand Defence Force personnel had copies of intercepted phone "metadata" for Stephenson, the type of intelligence publicised by US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden. The intelligence reports showed who Stephenson had phoned and then who those people had phoned, creating what the sources called a "tree" of the journalist's associates. New Zealand SAS troops in Kabul had access to the reports and were using them in active investigations into Stephenson. The sources believed the phone monitoring was being done to try to identify Stephenson's journalistic contacts and sources. They drew a picture of a metadata tree the Defence Force had obtained, which included Stephenson and named contacts in the Afghan government and military. ......... The Human Rights Foundation says Defence Force involvement in monitoring a journalist is an abuse of fundamental human rights. "Don't they understand the vital importance of freedom of the press?" spokesman Tim McBride said. "Independent journalism is especially important in a controversial war zone where the public has a right to know what really happens and not just get military public relations," he said. The news has emerged as the Government prepares to pass legislation which will allow the Defence Force to use the GCSB to spy on New Zealanders. The Stephenson surveillance suggests the Defence Force may be seeking the GCSB assistance, in part, for investigating leaks and whistleblowers. Stephenson said monitoring a journalist's communications could also threaten the safety of their sources "by enabling security authorities to track down and intimidate people disclosing information to that journalist". He said there was "a world of difference between investigating a genuine security threat and monitoring a journalist because his reporting is inconvenient or embarrassing to politicians and defence officials". ....... A leaked New Zealand Defence Force security manual reveals it sees three main "subversion" threats it needs to protect itself against: foreign intelligence services, organisations with extreme ideologies and "certain investigative journalists". In the minds of the defence chiefs, probing journalists apparently belong on the same list as the KGB and al Qaeda...... Many more details at the link! Then we find at Reason.com this AP item with the boilerplate "Deny it all" New Zealand Denies Spying on Journalist With Help From US Agencies WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday disputed a newspaper report saying its military conspired with U.S. spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan, a report that has provoked concerns over how surveillance programs revealed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden might be used to spy on reporters. The New Zealand government said Monday there is no evidence to support a report in the Sunday Star-Times newspaper that the military was assisted by the United States in monitoring the phone data of journalist Jon Stephenson, a New Zealander working for the U.S.-based McClatchy news organization. The report is the first indication that the NSA's techniques may have been used to spy on a journalist. It challenges U.S. claims that the NSA programs were not used to target specific individuals, but rather to compile large pools of usage data. Surprised? At Zerohedge from Thursday Tyler Durdan reports Edward Snowden Leaves Moscow Airport, Gets 1 Year Russian Asylum including tweets from the WSJ and ReutersIndia plus a report from the Associated Press. Go there for those as-it-happened details! Next here's Glenn Greenwald's latest blockbuster scoop XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance programs. They come as senior intelligence officials testify to the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday, releasing classified documents in response to the Guardian's earlier stories on bulk collection of phone records and Fisa surveillance court oversight. ......... Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden's assertion: "He's lying. It's impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do." But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed. XKeyscore, the documents boast, is the NSA's "widest reaching" system developing intelligence from computer networks – what the agency calls Digital Network Intelligence (DNI). One presentation claims the program covers "nearly everything a typical user does on the internet", including the content of emails, websites visited and searches, as well as their metadata. Analysts can also use XKeyscore and other NSA systems to obtain ongoing "real-time" interception of an individual's internet activity. Under US law, the NSA is required to obtain an individualized Fisa warrant only if the target of their surveillance is a 'US person', though no such warrant is required for intercepting the communications of Americans with foreign targets. But XKeyscore provides the technological capability, if not the legal authority, to target even US persons for extensive electronic surveillance without a warrant provided that some identifying information, such as their email or IP address, is known to the analyst. .......... In a second Guardian interview in June, Snowden elaborated on his statement about being able to read any individual's email if he had their email address. He said the claim was based in part on the email search capabilities of XKeyscore, which Snowden says he was authorized to use while working as a Booz Allen contractor for the NSA. One top-secret document describes how the program "searches within bodies of emails, webpages and documents", including the "To, From, CC, BCC lines" and the 'Contact Us' pages on websites". To search for emails, an analyst using XKS enters the individual's email address into a simple online search form, along with the "justification" for the search and the time period for which the emails are sought. The analyst then selects which of those returned emails they want to read by opening them in NSA reading software. The system is similar to the way in which NSA analysts generally can intercept the communications of anyone they select, including, as one NSA document put it, "communications that transit the United States and communications that terminate in the United States". One document, a top secret 2010 guide describing the training received by NSA analysts for general surveillance under the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008, explains that analysts can begin surveillance on anyone by clicking a few simple pull-down menus designed to provide both legal and targeting justifications. Once options on the pull-down menus are selected, their target is marked for electronic surveillance and the analyst is able to review the content of their communications ......... The XKeyscore system is continuously collecting so much internet data that it can be stored only for short periods of time. Content remains on the system for only three to five days, while metadata is stored for 30 days. One document explains: "At some sites, the amount of data we receive per day (20+ terabytes) can only be stored for as little as 24 hours." To solve this problem, the NSA has created a multi-tiered system that allows analysts to store "interesting" content in other databases, such as one named Pinwale which can store material for up to five years. It is the databases of XKeyscore, one document shows, that now contain the greatest amount of communications data collected by the NSA. ........ In recent years, the NSA has attempted to segregate exclusively domestic US communications in separate databases. But even NSA documents acknowledge that such efforts are imperfect, as even purely domestic communications can travel on foreign systems, and NSA tools are sometimes unable to identify the national origins of communications. Moreover, all communications between Americans and someone on foreign soil are included in the same databases as foreign-to-foreign communications, making them readily searchable without warrants. Some searches conducted by NSA analysts are periodically reviewed by their supervisors within the NSA. "It's very rare to be questioned on our searches," Snowden told the Guardian in June, "and even when we are, it's usually along the lines of: 'let's bulk up the justification'." ....... Click over to read the rest and see the documents! At Emptywheel On Same Day Alexander Tells BlackHat, “Their Intent Is to Find the Terrorist That Walks Among Us,” We See NSA Considers Encryption Evidence of Terrorism Thirty minutes into his speech at BlackHat yesterday, [current head of the United States National Security Agency] Keith Alexander said, "Remember: their intent is not to go after our communications. Their intent is to find the terrorist walks among us." He said that to a room full of computer security experts, the group of Americans probably most likely to encrypt their communications, even hiding their location data. ...... Meanwhile, note something else about Alexander’s speech. 13:42 into his speech, Alexander admits the Section 702 collection (this is true of XKeyscore too — but not the Section 215 dragnet, except in its use on Iran) also supports counter-proliferation and cybersecurity. That is the sole mention in the entire speech of anything besides terrorism. The rest of it focused exclusively on terror terror terror. Except, of course, yesterday it became clear that the NSA considers encryption evidence of terrorism. Increasingly, this infrastructure is focused intensively on cybersecurity, not terrorism. That’s logical; after all, that’s where the US is under increasing attack (in part in retaliation for attacks we’ve launched on others). But it’s high time the government stopped screaming terrorism to justify programs that increasing serve a cybersecurity purpose. Especially when addressing a convention full of computer security experts. But maybe Alexander implicitly admits that. At 47:12, Alexander explains that the government needs to keep all this classified because (as he points into his audience), "Sitting among you are people who mean us harm." (Note after 52:00 a heckler notes the government might consider BlackHat organizer Trey Ford a terrorist, which Alexander brushes off with a joke.) It’s at that level, where the government considers legal hacker behavior evidence of terrorism, that all reassurances start to break down. Update: NSA has now posted its transcript of Alexander’s speech. It is 12 pages long; in that he mentioned “terror” 27 times. He mentions “cyber” just once. And also Wyden: We Proved that “Unique” and “Vital” Information Wasn’t in 2011 .....So while the government thought these documents would prove how controlled these programs are (aspects of them don’t), Wyden demonstrates that they show the IC lies about the usefulness of programs when they talk to Congress about them. Which is, Patrick Leahy suggested in yesterday’s hearing, what the IC appears to be doing when invoking 54 plots to justify the 215 phone dragnet, which has only been tied to 12 plots. ..... YOIKS! From the Bradley Manning Support Network Bradley Manning not guilty of ‘aiding the enemy’, convicted on 19 other counts. In the comments section was this post
    Philip Racuel on July 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm said: Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month. While the front splash page for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama’s performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov. According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th — last month. Why the change? Here’s one possibility, from the administration’s ethics agenda: Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process. It may be that Obama’s description of the importance of whistleblowers went from being an artifact of his campaign to a political liability. It wouldn’t be the first time administration positions disappear from the internet when they become inconvenient descriptions of their assurances. Obama’s vision for lobbying transparency has similarly been discarded along the way, but the timing here suggests that the heat on Obama’s whistleblower prosecutions has led the administration to unceremoniously remove their previous positions.
WOW! Kevin Gosztola at FireDogLake has been following the Manning trial forever and reports What the Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial Means for Whistleblowers .....Manning was not found guilty of the most serious offense that he faced, the “aiding the enemy” offense, which charged that he had knowingly given intelligence indirectly to the enemy through WikiLeaks. However, he was found guilty of five Espionage Act offenses, which is quite significant in the war on leaks and whistleblowers that has been waged by the administration of President Barack Obama. He was found guilty of multiple stealing offenses and of exceeding authorized access on a government computer. Altogether, as the trial enters the sentencing phase, Manning faces a maximum punishment of 136 years in prison. The director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Privacy and Technology Project, Ben Wizner, declared in reaction to the verdict, “While we’re relieved that Mr. Manning was acquitted of the most dangerous charge, the ACLU has long held the view that leaks to the press in the public interest should not be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. “Since he already pleaded guilty to charges of leaking information – which carry significant punishment – it seems clear that the government was seeking to intimidate anyone who might consider revealing valuable information in the future,” Wizner added. Reflecting upon the “aiding the enemy” charge that was brought, Widney Brown, the senior director of international law and policy at Amnesty International, stated, “The government’s pursuit of the ‘aiding the enemy’ charge was a serious overreach of the law, not least because there was no credible evidence of Manning’s intent to harm the USA by releasing classified information to Wikileaks.” “It was wrong for the government to charge Mr. Manning with the offense of ‘aiding the enemy.’ Mr. Manning pleaded guilty to lesser offenses related to his disclosure of classified information. That should have ended the case,” the National Whistleblowers Center said in a statement. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which had pushed for greater transparency in the court martial, condemned the verdict, “While the “aiding the enemy” charges (on which Manning was rightly acquitted) received the most attention from the mainstream media, the Espionage Act itself is a discredited relic of the WWI era, created as a tool to suppress political dissent and antiwar activism, and it is outrageous that the government chose to invoke it in the first place against Manning. Government employees who blow the whistle on war crimes, other abuses and government incompetence should be protected under the First Amendment.” The group added, “Manning’s treatment, prosecution, and sentencing have one purpose: to silence potential whistleblowers and the media as well. One of the main targets has been our clients, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, for publishing the leaks. Given the US government’s treatment of Manning, Assange should be granted asylum in his home country of Australia and given the protections all journalists and publishers deserve.” Assange himself reacted, “The Obama administration has been chipping away [at] democratic freedoms in the United States. With today’s verdict, Obama has hacked off much more. The administration is intent on deterring and silencing whistleblowers, intent on weakening freedom of the press.” He also said, “Bradley Manning’s alleged disclosures have exposed war crimes, sparked revolutions, and induced democratic reform. He is the quintessential whistleblower.” .......... Much more! Then watch EXCLUSIVE: "Bradley Manning Has Become a Martyr"–WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Guilty Verdict at Democracy NOW! Check out all of Alexa O'Brien's posts covering the Manning trial HERE (tweet her @carwinb) AcronymTV with Dennis Trainor, Jr. discusses X-Keyscore and Manning Verdict Reveal a Government Afraid of the People | Resistance Report 002 Resistance Report 002 covers X Key Score, The Bradley Manning sentencing phase, the Dream Defenders continued occupation of the Florida State Capitol Building, Hunger Strikers storm Washington and Fast Food Strikers demand a living wage. And watch this important video I am Bradley Manning. Read more from the Bradley Manning Support Network below in our BTV ACTION. And See The Brad Blog below for videos of Greenwald smacking down Jeffrey Toobin PLUS Peter B Collins with an interview with Kevin Gosztola. Good items all! Lastly BTV correspondent ljm quips "Rep. Holt has a bill to repeal the Patriot Act. Light to him to get it done. Not holding my breath, but it's something to dream about happening." See Timothy B. Lee at WaPo Here’s what real reform of the NSA looks like Last week, Holt introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act. A number of members of Congress have offered proposals to rein in domestic surveillance, but Holt’s bill may be the most ambitious. It would repeal the 2001 Patriot Act, which the NSA has cited as the legal basis for its phone records surveillance program. It would also repeal the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, the legal foundation for the government’s PRISM program. And it would extend whistleblower protections to cover employees of intelligence agencies. Holt spoke to us from the campaign trail on Thursday. The transcript has been edited for length and clarity. Read the entire interview for Holt quotes like, "Part of the problem is that the NSA has been using these [laws] as excuses for doing a lot of things. And the FISA court has been insufficient in its review. That’s why I think they should be repealed. Can the NSA, can the CIA, can other intelligence agencies do things that are not in the national interest? You bet they can. They have from time to time over decades." Lots to read/listen/watch below and don't miss GLENN GREENWALD on This Snafugopolis! Have plenty of bricks handy for the Beltway Bubulas on the Sunday Talkies including Eric Cantor, Pauly Ryan, Saxby Chambliss and Rudy Ghouliani! Lots at our regulars too so get busy! Click anything and be instantly smarter!
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    Washington, DC – Today a group of U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers introduced the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act (ACHE Act, H.R. 526) to protect Appalachian families and communities from the nation’s most extreme form of coal mining, mountaintop removal. The Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act’s leading sponsors are Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), joined by original cosponsors Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Rep. Janice Schakowksy (D-IL), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Rep. Jared Polis (DCO).

Community-Wealth.org community-wealth.org a project of the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland Community-Wealth.org brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth building activity. Featuring Overview: The Cleveland Model—How the Evergreen Cooperatives are Building Community Wealth Something important is happening in Cleveland. The Democracy Collaborative—the host of C-W.org—in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Shorebank Enterprise Cleveland, the City of Cleveland, and the city's major hospitals and universities—is helping to implement a new model of large-scale worker-owned and community-benefiting businesses. The Evergreen Cooperative Initiative is beginning to build serious momentum in one of the cities most dramatically impacted by the nation's decaying economy. Increasingly, this model is being referred to nationally as The Cleveland Model. Initial planning is now underway to assist other cities in Ohio and nationwide to replicate and adapt this innovative approach to economic development, green job creation, and neighborhood stabilization. Find more many resources at Community-Wealth.org!

NET NEUTRALITY! SaveTheInternet.com Declaration of Internet Freedom Tired of fighting bad bills like SOPA, PIPA and CISPA? Want to stand up against those who are trying to control what we do and say online? It's time for something different. A group of more than 1,500 organizations, academics, startup founders and tech innovators has come together to produce a Declaration of Internet Freedom, a set of five principles that put forward a positive vision of the open Internet. Our goal: Get millions of Internet users to sign on to this Declaration. Build political power for Internet users to make sure that we get a seat at the table whenever, and wherever, the future of the Internet is being decided. It's time to stop playing defense and start going on the offensive. The open Internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate in the 21st century. But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online. And all too often, people in power are making political decisions behind closed doors about how the Internet should operate — and they're doing this without the involvement of actual Internet users. The result: policies that could close down the open Internet and destroy our freedom to connect. It’s time for us to reclaim the Internet for its users. Take action now and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom. ACTION! Meet the New CISPA. Same as the Old CISPA. Last year, thanks to a public outcry, the effort to pass overreaching cybersecurity legislation stalled in the Senate. Now supporters have reintroduced the House version of that legislation — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The “new” version is in fact identical to the original CISPA — and poses the same threat to our digital civil liberties. If CISPA becomes law, it will be a major blow to our online privacy. But more than that, CISPA’s passage would have a chilling effect on our freedom to connect online. We won’t feel as free to state unpopular opinions, or to speak truth to power, if we know that Big Brother could get a feed of everything we say and do. This is not what the free and open Internet is about. We must tell Congress: Vote NO on CISPA and bury this bill for good.

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 StopTheCap.com! 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 www.ourfuture.org MOVE TO AMEND! www.movetoamend.org SIGN HERE NOW! And check out more actions on the Move to Amend Calendar for more! Also visit Rep Alan Grayson's site www.savedemocracy.net GET INVOLVED! And Alan Grayson is BACK in the 113th Congress! Help out at CongressmanWithGuts.com

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 CourageToResist.org and Bradley Manning Support Network UPDATE! From the Bradley Manning Support Network Govt. wants to blame Manning for harm yet to come from WikiLeaks releases: trial report, day 26 August 2, 2013. By Nathan Fuller. The government is calling several sentencing witnesses to attempt to show harm caused by WikiLeaks' releases. But as the defense argues in a new motion, prosecutors are arguing well outside their legal bounds. The State Department's Susan Swart and Ambassador Michael Kozak testified today...... AND Amnesty International says Manning verdict reveals US government's misplaced priorities PLUS Update 8/2/13: Colbert Report's great segment on Bradley, "my view from inside the courtroom", Berlin rally pics

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  • This Week (ABC) Host George Stephanopoulos
    • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey
    • House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.
    • Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
    • Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald
    • ROUNDTABLE: ABC News’ George Will, ABC News Political Analyst and Special Correspondent Matthew Dowd, ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, Starfish Media Group CEO Soledad O’Brien, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, now chair of The Chertoff Group, and Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg.


  • Face The Nation (CBS) Host Bob Schiefer
    • Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
    • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
    • ROUNDTABLE: TBA


  • 60 Minutes (CBS) Summer Reruns
    • Counterinsurgency Cops - Counterinsurgency tactics they used overseas in the military are helping law enforcement officers take back the streets of Springfield, Mass., from criminal gangs. Lesley Stahl reports. Andrew Metz is the producer.
    • Africa Mercy - The world's largest civilian hospital ship takes volunteer medical staff to the Third World where they have restored sight to thousands of people suffering from cataracts and returned smiles to victims of facial tumors and cleft palates. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster and Rachel Kun Morehouse are the producers.


  • Meet the Press (NBC) Host David Gregory
    Microsoft, NBC News Dissolve MSNBC.com Joint Venture NBC is buying Microsoft's 50 percent interest in the MSNBC website for an undisclosed amount. MSNBC.com will be rebranded as NBCNews.com, and readers who logged into MSNBC.com late Sunday were automatically redirected to NBCNews.com. Microsoft is preparing to launch its own news service this fall. Although he declined to provide many details about the operation general manager of MSN.com Bob Visse said the news staff will be about the same size as the roughly 100 people who created original content for the MSNBC.com. "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.
    • Assistant Democratic Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    • Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
    • Former Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani
    • Bob Costas of NBC Sports
    • ROUNDTABLE: Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Joe Scarborough; former Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum; managing editor of TheGrio.com, Joy Ann Reid; and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.


  • 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.
    • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    • Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY)
    • Breaking the NFL’s “Grass Ceiling” with Sarah Thomas
    • ROUNDTABLE: Anita Dunn, Artur Davis, Donna Brazile, and Alex Castellanos


  • HEAD ON RADIO with Bob Kincaid
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    • Church Night Wednesday!!!!! Uber pope/imam/rabbi Bob rips the religious right's hippocracy! Listen NOW HERE - Wednesday July 31, 2013 (mp3)! Keep Bob on the air HERE ya hear? Amen to the White Rose Society! Bob's show archives at the White Rose HERE! Donate to Head On HERE! And join Coal River Mountain Watch at www.crmw.net!


  • YOUR GREEN NEWS REPORT With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen!
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    'Green News Report' - August 1, 2013 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Meet the world's newest oil spill, now in Thailand; Greenland hits highest temp ever; Breaking wind news; Fast-charging buses debut in Switzerland (sorry, U.S.!); PLUS: Obama debunks Keystone XL jobs myth, but ignores unstoppable tar sands oil spills ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
    • IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see link): Video: This is the U.S. in 2100; Drillers flaring away $100m in natural gas every month; More carbon emissions = less global warming?; Carbon tax working out great for British Columbia; Appeals court smacks down TX challenge to EPA; CA & Sen. Boxer fight for chemical safety reform; "GOP doing the bidding of polluting industries"; Candidates running on climate action as public opinion shifts to reality ... PLUS: Sea level rise 'locking in quickly', will impact 1700 U.S. cities ... and much, MUCH more! ...
    'Green News Report' - July 30, 2013 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama smacks down Keystone XL jobs claims; EPA's McCarthy smacks down false choice of jobs vs. environment; Rand Paul and Chris Christie smack down each other; In Australia, winter is the new summer; 'Witches brew' of pesticides still killing bees; PLUS: Solar-powered battery breakthrough - but you'll never guess where it's being used ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! VIDEO! Greenwald v. Toobin on Manning, Snowden, Whistleblowing, Elite Media The two legal journalists have it out. And it's not pretty. But it's very very enlightening...
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! VIDEO! Round 2: Greenwald 'Drops Elbow' on Toobin Over Snowden CNN legal analyst continues to call for jailing of whistleblowers, investigative journalists Greenwald and Risen lay him out...again...
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! VIDEO! Video Evidence That Global Warming is Totally a Hoax! If these 27 seconds of video from NASA, based on global temp data going back to the 1880's, don't prove it's not happening, nothing will!...
    • THE BRADCAST! KPFK 'BradCast': Suppressed, Arrested, Convicted Voting rights suppressed, octogenarians arrested, whistleblowers convicted. There's something happening here...


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      To my valued listeners: We are making some changes to the website and our terms, effective in January. We will continue to offer free podcasts–my new daily news and commentary. Our in-depth interviews will be available for $1 per episode, or to subscribers who pay $5 per month or more. Loyal listeners who simply can’t afford it should send an email to peter@peterbcollins.com, as we will be offering a limited number of scholarships to our friends who are hurting during these tough times. More information will be posted as we complete the revisions. I’m grateful to each of you for listening and supporting this work, and hope that the new model will enable us to keep it going well into the future. All the best, -pbc
    • Peter B Collins, Truthout | Op-Ed An Insider's View of the Progressive Talk Radio Devolution
    • PBC News & Comment July 30, 2013 PBC News & Comment: Manning “Not Guilty” of Most Serious Charge! While the judge found Manning guilty of most charges, “not guilty” ruling on “aiding the enemy” is big defense victory…
    • PBC News & Comment July 31, 2013 PBC News & Comment: Key Senators Turn Against NSA Surveillance Senators of both parties challenge NSA on lies about phone records collection, as Greenwald reveals “X-Keyscore”, massive data dragnet…
    • PBC News & Comment Aug 1, 2013 PBC News & Comment: New CIA Whistleblower Sabrina DeSousa Fights Back Sabrina DeSousa, former CIA officer, reveals key details of botched Milan caper in 2003, fights to restore pension, overturn conviction….
    • PBC News & Comment Aug 2, 2013 PBC News & Comment: PBS Airs Some of NSA Disclosures from Russ Tice, First Heard Here After 10 days on ice, Tice interview airs on PBS: “total collection” and “spying on top officials” yield intriguing denials….
    • PBC Standard Podcast Aug 1, 2013 Exclusive: New CIA Whistleblower Sabrina DeSousa is Paying the Price for Bush’s Bad Decision to Kidnap Abu Omar
    • PBC Standard Podcast Aug 2, 2013 Reporter Kevin Gozstola Recaps the Verdict and Start of Sentencing Phase in Bradley Manning Court Martial; Will Durst Brags About Californians


  • Ring of Fire Radio
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    This Weekend on Ring of Fire Radio! Aug 2, 2013 Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 7 pm Eastern.
    • David Bender will be here to help run through the buried stories of the week.
    • Author Bill Black will be here to tell us why federal regulators ignored the warnings of experts that could have prevented the mortgage crisis.
    • Attorney Tim O’Brien will tell us about big pharma’s free pass to kill consumers.
    • Farron Cousins from The Trial Lawyer Magazine will be here to talk about the EPA’s refusal to stand up to the energy industry.
    • India DeClair of The IDeclair Show will tell us about the Tea Party’s attempts to dismantle healthcare reform.
    • And we’ll revisit our interview with documentary filmmaker Rachel Grady on the downfall of Detroit.
    • NEW! This Week on Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV! Aug 3, 2013 Sundays at NOON!
    »» Investigative journalist Rick Outzen will be here to tell us how the Republicans destroyed the city of Detroit, and their plans to build a billionaire utopia on the ruins.
    »» Corporate America is taking over college campuses, and progressive radio host Richard Fowler will discuss their plan to create a nation of corporate-drone graduates.
    »» Attorneys Kerry Jardine and Anne Murphy will talk about the right wing’s war on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    »» A new study says that conservatives are actually happier than liberals – best-selling author Cliff Schecter will tell you why, for the Tea Party, ignorance is bliss.
    »» And attorney Daniel Nigh will discuss the new-found dangers of the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor.
    • 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 info@ringoffireradio.com 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: Holder Gets Tough On Voting Rights (VIDEO) Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio and David Bender discuss Eric Holder’s push to protect the Voting Rights Act.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: Limbaugh and Hannity Headed To Retirement Home (VIDEO) Ring of Fire hosts Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss the story of a northern Wisconsin mining company that recently used masked guards brandishing assault rifles to guard their mines from activists.
    Ring of Fire’s Weekly Rewind Aug 3, 2013 featuring the top stories from Ring of Fire from the past week.
    • Join our blog at www.ringoffireradio.com. 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."


  • Majority Report with Sam Seder Streaming LIVE weekdays 12 NOON et @ Majority.fm!

    • MONDAY 7/29/13 Reza Aslan: Zealot Author V Fox News & Youth Activist Tuesday Cain
    • TUESDAY 7/30/13 Tom Sugrue: What Killed Detroit? & Carol Linnit On New Secret Trade Deals
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  • KEISER REPORT Podcasts and more @ MaxKeiser.com!
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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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    KEISER REPORT ON FACEBOOK 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.
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    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!
    Assange: How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states by maxkeiser - READ What began as a means of retaining individual freedom can now be used by smaller states to fend off the ambitions of larger ones
    #KeiserReport strikes again! Bank of England refuses comment on huge discrepancy in custodial gold reports by Stacy Herbert - Stacy Summary: This is via Gata (but Lars Schall has also been chasing the story) who questioned the Bank of England about our recent interview with Alasdair Macleod of GoldMoney who noted the discrepancy in their custodial gold reports. READ Bank of England refuses comment on huge discrepancy in custodial gold reports (gata.org)
    The Real American: Low paid, part time & defrauded by Stacy Herbert - Stacy Summary: As opposed to a dream, the reality is most Americans are low paid, part time workers without health care and requiring food stamps to get by. This is a fact. So let’s just stop talking about the people as a super power; there is a powerful elite, indeed; with nuclear and chemical weapons which they’ve been using against resource rich others for decades now. But the dumb, overweight, barely employed population shouting USA! USA! USA! at this global carnage get the economy and democracy they deserve. Once the dollar loses reserve status, it will be the best thing to happen in the life time of any American under the age of 60 because all this stupidity will not be possible to sustain and USA! shouting foodstamp recipients will have to get a job, which means demanding an end to the oligarchy for whom one shouts USA!READ NEW JOBS DISPROPORTIONATELY LOW-PAY OR PART-TIME (ap.org) AND Universal health care: Americans are grossly misinformed
    Chinese newspapers are questioning double standards from the US about its global cyber-surveillance operations. by maxkeiser - “The US still has to give a truthful explanation to all the countries and regions whose networks and computers were infiltrated. The US must stop acts that violate human rights in other countries and interfere in other countries’ affairs,” says the Wen Wei Po, a Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper. READ China media: Snowden saga
    • KEISER REPORT [KR477] Keiser Report: No jail for banksters in real world Monopoly In this episode of the Keiser Report, we discuss the real world Monopoly board game without a jail and on which most players must pass ‘go’ and receive just $200 in foodstamps while a select few get to pass ‘go’ and collect $200 billion in bailouts, bail-ins and subsidies. In the second half, Max talks to precious metals expert, Andrew Maguire, about the run on the bullion banks happening right now.
    • KEISER REPORT [KR478] Keiser Report: KoolAid Bubble Mentality We drink the KoolAid in order to get into the minds of the cult members climbing the suicidal property ladders in the US and UK. In the second half, Max talks to journalist and author, Dominic Frisby, about the cult of housing and how it is that Margaret Thatcher’s Right to Buy scheme inspired the Conservative party to introduce Help to Buy for purely vote buying reasons. Dominic also suggests a land tax . . .
    • KEISER REPORT [KR479] Keiser Report: Financial Tapeworms We discuss the good news from China where a worm has been successfully removed from a man’s brain; thus giving us hope at removing the 6 foot long financial tapeworms which have sucked the nutrients out of the global financial system leaving behind a malnourished Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) world in which wages fail to keep up with inflation and new workers are put on ‘zero hour’ contracts. In the second half, Max talks to journalist, author and filmmaker, Greg Palast of GregPalast.com, about Goldman Sachs and John Paulson and about Obama intervening in the case of vulture capitalist Paul Singer versus Argentina only in order to help out Jamie Dimon and JP Morgan.
    • THE TRUTH ABOUT MARKETS [TaM-1286] The Truth About Markets – 27 July 2013 Stacy Summary: Forgot to post this yesterday! In this episode, the conversation is quite wide ranging. We ruminate a bit on the great aluminum vs aluminium debate. We talk about Business Secretary, Vince Cable, accusing the Bank of England of being ‘capital Taliban.’ We also discuss the latest in hacking cars. Download show HERE (mp3)
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  • The Scott Horton Radio Show
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    • Scott Horton Radio Show 8/1/13 Philip Giraldi: Philip Giraldi, executive director of the Council for the National Interest, discusses the Feds raiding ordinary Americans doing web searches for pressure cookers and backpacks; sabotaging a US-Iran deal on Iran’s nuclear program; why government is a racket; why Bradley Manning did the right thing but deserves (some) prison time anyway; and his latest article “Spinning Yarns in the Mainstream Media.”
    • Scott Horton Radio Show 8/2/13 Patrick Cockburn: Patrick Cockburn, a journalist for The Independent, discusses the increasing violence in Iraq; Kurdistan’s progress towards independence; the lesser-evilism of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki; why the US continues to aid the floundering Syrian rebels; and what really happened during the Libyan and Egyptian regime changes.
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