Posts Tagged ‘The Guardian’

“It’s not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight,” Snowden told the Guardian. “They [GCHQ] are worse than the US.”

June 21, 2013

This is a MUST READ Friends. In today’s the Guardian, guardian.co.uk. Thank you for releasing this to the public. The U.S. Congress must act to regain the freedoms lost by the American Citizens due to The Patriot Act, and other laws passed as the population was in fear of more 9/11’s/

By Ewen MacAskill, Julian Borger, Nick Hopkins, Nick Davies and James Ball
guardian.co.uk, Friday 21 June 2013

Secret document detailing GCHQ’s ambition to ‘master the internet’ READ THE FULL STORY BY HITING THIS LINK

  • Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).

    The sheer scale of the agency’s ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. This is all being carried out without any form of public acknowledgement or debate.

  • [Ed. Note: Friends, call your member of Congress today if you live in the U.S. Demand that this intrusion into our lives stops now. Are we in the U.S. living in a free country?]

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    “I won’t take it anymore” Last Blog Dec. 2010 “Where’s the “Change”?

    June 12, 2013

    UPDATE: Today, Glenn Greenwald published an article in The Guardian (guardian.co.uk) entitled “On PRISM, Partisanship and Propaganda” It is A MUST READ. Link is here:

    From Greenwald’s article:

    “I don’t have to listen to your phone calls to know what you’re doing. If I know every single phone call you made, I’m able to determine every single person you talked to. I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive. . . . If it’s true that 200 million Americans’ phone calls were monitored – in terms of not listening to what they said, but to whom they spoke and who spoke to them – I don’t know, the Congress should investigative this.”

    That was a quote from JOE BIDEN, 2006 commenting on Bush Adm. “not passing the 4th Amendment Test” So Joe, what do you say now? Here’s Biden in 2006 debates Obama in 2013 over NSA spying program

    In the article, Greenwald points us to an interview with Chris Hayes, View it here

    Greenwald also points us to a story by the Daily Beast writer Kirsten Powers “The Sickening Snowden Backlash” View it here

    (END OF UPDATE)

    Dear Friends: I became so wrapped up in what governments were doing in the name of “Protecting our Citizens”, that I could no longer do a daily blog on these events. It was making me a very bitter U.S. Citizen.

    Since then, I’ve been avoiding Nightly News on TV. Getting most news from the web. Now I have a few bones to pick.

    There are 41 Guantanamo “prisoners” on a hunger strike right now. Taken from Washington Post link below.

  • The hunger strike began in early February and grew steadily, as more and more detainees joined the protest. The initial catalyst was a decision by the guard force at Guantanamo Bay to search detainees’ Korans. The military said that detainees have used Korans to hide contraband, and that the searches were conducted by Muslim cultural advisers, not ordinary guards.

    The prisoners objected and said the searches amounted to desecration.

  • Obama: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Becomes Drone Warrior-in-Chief, taken from ABC News

  • Since January 2009, the U.S. has launched at least 281 drone strikes in Pakistan alone, according to the New America Foundation, which has tracked them based on news reports and other sources. During the last five years of George W. Bush’s presidency — 2004-2008 — the group counted just 49. The government has not put out its own totals, which are also said to include strikes in Yemen and Somalia, other known havens for suspected terrorists.
  • And the last for today:

    “NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things'”> Thank you Glenn Greewald for your reporting and interviewing Mr. Snowden. Follow the story at guardian.co.uk