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Stephen Fry joins demand to end NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance

Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations lead to petition signed by free speech groups and high-profile writers. Stephen Fry will join 40 free speech groups and other high-profile authors and artists on Tuesday to demand an end to the mass surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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NSA surveillance goes beyond Orwell’s imagination – Alan Rusbridger

Guardian editor says depth of NSA surveillance programs greatly exceed anything the 1984 author could have imagined. The potential of the surveillance state goes way beyond anything in George Orwell’s 1984, Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian’s editor-in-chief, told an audience in New York on Monday.

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CIA-Linked Vet Who Fought With Al-Qaeda Released From Jail

Eric Harroun gets “sweet plea deal” despite supporting terrorists who killed US troops. An Army veteran whose father said he was working for the CIA has been released from jail despite fighting alongside an Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Syria that was responsible for killing US troops in Iraq.

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7 Things You Are Wasting Your Money On

by EMYRALD SINCLAIRE Is the cash in your wallet always mysteriously disappearing? Maybe you need to get a grip on your spending habits. Here are 7 things you could be wasting your money on.   Latte at your favorite coffee shop, like Starbucks. Not only are you supporting a global empire, you are wasting money. […]

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Obama’s “independent” NSA review board staffed with administration insiders

President Barack Obama said in August that an independent panel will review the United States€™ surveillance capabilities in the wake of damaging NSA leaks. One month later, though, that group’€™s game plan is being called into question. A steady stream of disclosures credited to former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have revealed since June previously unreported […]

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Saudi Arabia Threatens to “End Career” of AP Reporter Over Chemical Weapons Story

Journalist who exposed how rebels were behind August 21st attack faces intimidation. Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak has been threatened over her involvement in a story which exposed how Syrian rebels were responsible for the August 21st chemical weapons attack after being handed the weapons by Saudi intelligence agents.

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“€˜Austerity belt”€™ proves fashionable in Germany, Merkel wins elections

Angela Merkel may be resented by the rest of Europe, but Sunday’€™s election result is validation by Germans of the Chancellor’€™s handling of the euro crisis, as they signed-up for four more years of tough austerity. Merkel’s cautious handling of the euro crisis secured her a third term as Chancellor, but she may struggle to […]

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USDA Now Considers GMO Contamination “€˜Normal”€™

GMO contamination that will ultimately suffocate the entire industry if something isn’t done. In a telling response to the highly concerning discovery that Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa ended up contaminating a ‘GMO-free’ crop harvest, the USDA went on record in declaring that the genetic contamination was perfectly normal and not any of their concern. In […]

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First Responders: Radios Failed During Navy Yard Shooting

Adan Salazar | Technical snafu adds extra layer of mystery to Navy Yard shooting’s questionable events. In a report that has gone virtually unnoticed in the mainstream press, D.C. police and firefighters who first arrived to assist at the Washington Navy Yard earlier this week say they were frustrated when their radios failed during inspection […]

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Barack Obama urges resistance to ‘creeping resignation’ on gun laws

US president tells memorial for Washington navy yard victims Americans must not accept mass shootings as inevitable. President Barack Obama has called for a transformation in US gun laws at a memorial service for the Washington navy yard shooting victims, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.” Obama said Americans should honour the victims of last […]

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Freedom of speech? College student stopped from handing out copies of the Constitution

A college student from California is making waves this week after being told he could’€™t pass out copies of the United States Constitution on campus. Robert Van Tuinen, 25, was attempting to hand out complimentary copies of the US Constitution at Modesto Junior College in central California on Tuesday when a police officer informed him […]

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe. A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times […]

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Venezuela asks UN to take action against US over visa dispute

Venezuela has sent a letter to the UN chief asking him to take measures against the United States over the denial of visas for some members of its delegation who are scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly in New York. The letter sent by Venezuela’s ambassador to the UN, Samuel Moncada, requests that the […]

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EU calls for explanations from Israel over diplomat scuffle

European diplomats are holding Israel accountable over an incident where IDF servicemen attacked a EU humanitarian convoy in the West Bank on Friday. So far Tel Aviv has left the scandal in limbo, offering no official explanation for the incident.

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Spying scandal sends US influence on Latin America into nosedive

Democratic leaders from Mexico to Argentina are so resentful of American influence that they are now willing to take action. Spies did the trick. America for the Americans – this is a cornerstone of United States’ foreign policy. That doctrine, introduced 190 years ago by President James Monroe, means this: foreigners keep out of the […]

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