A New Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask

In 3 weeks, Snowden’s revelations have roiled the globe
Edward Snowden, the former defense-contractor-turned-classified-document-leaker, has received most attention in the United States for revealing wide-ranging government snooping into phone and Internet records. But the activities Snowden has exposed are not limited to inside the United States. His leaks also have made waves in Hong Kong, China and Great Britain.

A New Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask
It is hard to understand the fuss that Washington and its media whores are making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long time that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for years without warrants on the communications of Americans and people throughout the world. Photographs of the massive NSA building in Utah built for the purpose of storing the intercepted communications of the world have been published many times.

Russia and China reject US criticism on leaker Snowden’s escape

China’s state newspaper praises Edward Snowden for ‘tearing off Washington’s sanctimonious mask’
State-run People’s Daily says whistleblower has exposed US hypocrisy after Washington blamed Beijing for his escape

Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him
Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won’t disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.

Snowden may be stuck in Russia: WikiLeaks
THE WikiLeaks organisation says intelligence leaker Edward Snowden may be forced to stay in Russia permanently because the United States is “bullying” possible intermediary countries.

Edward Snowden never crossed border into Russia, says foreign minister
Sergei Lavrov’s comments about fugitive US whistleblower deepen mystery surrounding his whereabouts

Putin says Snowden at Russian airport, signals no extradition
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was still in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, was free to leave and should do so as soon as possible.

Russia rejects US demand for Snowden’s extradition

Kerry: US wants no confrontation with Russia

Kerry: ‘People May Die’ Because of Snowden
Kerry: Snowden case has ‘nothing to do with illegality’

MSNBC’s Reid raises ‘questions’ about Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald

U.S. officials don’t know how much secret material Snowden took

Officials: How Edward Snowden Could Hurt the U.S.
As the U.S. intelligence community struggles to complete a damage assessment over the secret information allegedly stolen by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, sources told ABC News there is a growing consensus within the top circles of the U.S. government that the 30-year-old contractor could deal a potentially devastating blow to U.S. national security.

Liberal icon Frank Church on the NSA
Almost 40 years ago, the Idaho Senator warned of the dangers of allowing the NSA to turn inward

Demonizing Edward Snowden: Which Side Are You On?

Latin America is ready to defy the US over Snowden and other issues
Latin America has long lived in the US shadow, but the fact that some countries might take Snowden shows how that’s changed

Chilling Effects: US Government’s War on the Media Is Frighteningly Effective

Presidential Rule by Deception: Obama, the Master Con-man

Google does not have to delete sensitive information, says European court
European court of justice adviser says Google is not obliged to delete content even when it damages an individual’s reputation

Divided Supreme Court strikes down key voting rights provision
In a decision that marks the end of a major civil rights-era reform, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the federal government can no longer force states and jurisdictions with a long-past history of voting discrimination to have to get federal approval for all of their voting laws.

Ku Klux Kourt kills King’s Dream Law
Replaces Voting Rights Act with Katherine Harris Acts

Supreme court’s voting rights decision ‘deeply disappointing’, Obama says
Justices say discrimination in US no longer sufficient to justify ‘extraordinary measures’ as they strike down part of landmark act

Supreme Court Puts ‘Dagger in the Heart’ of Voting Rights Act
In ‘major step backwards,’ high court guts important provision protecting against discriminatory voter suppression schemes

Rev. Jackson: Voting Rights Act Ruling ‘Devastating Blow’

Democratic lawmaker hits justice as ‘Uncle Thomas’
A Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota criticized Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Thomas,” then saying he didn’t know “Uncle Tom” was a racist epithet.

Weiner Leads Democrats in Race for NYC Mayor: Poll

Analysis – Al Qaeda’s Syria rift may lead to open conflict among jihadis

400 US Troops Will Be Deployed to Egypt
Troops Will Be Part of Anti-Riot Force in Sinai

Abbas Scraps Demands as US Threatens to Blame Him for Peace Talks Failure
Will Now Settle for US Lip-Service on 1967 Borders

The Palestinians’ last option: A struggle for equal rights
Palestinians must shed the illusion of the current peace process and at least push for equitable rights.

UN gives go-ahead to deployment of Mali peacekeepers
The United Nations Security Council has agreed that a UN peacekeeping force of 12,600 troops should be deployed in Mali from 1 July.

French police arrest six ‘radical Islamists’ near Paris

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