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The Roundup for July 3rd, 2015

Hooray, it’s Friday! Greece and The Giant Bailout, Day 4 – The International Monetary Fund admitted Greece needed 60 billion euros, in the next three years, and major debt relief to survive – German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel: Alexis Tsipras is a threat to the “European order” – Remember that time Greece forgave Germany’s debt? –...

Over Easy: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of steynard at flickr.com.) This is a short Over Easy to give pups a conversation shelf and introduce tomorrow’s art post about Jean Metzinger and his significant contribution to cubism. Hope you are enjoying the summer, it’s been messy a lot of places and my sympathies to Hawaiians and Oregonians suffering the extraordinary...

Late, Late Night FDL: Anarchy In The U.K.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Anarchy In The U.K. As an Uke afficionado, I’d been following this British High Court case… The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (UOGB) has won a High Court ruling against a rival group which it accused of trading off its reputation. The group challenged the German-based United Kingdom...

WikiLeaks Performs Valuable Service By Liberating Key Documents from Lesser-Known But Still Major Trade Deal

In the past two days, WikiLeaks has released drafts from a lesser-known trade agreement being negotiated between 52 nations called the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The publication comes just before the next round of negotiations, which will begin on July 6. The “Core Text” of TISA, as well as chapters from negotiations on “Electronic...

Legal Organization Representing WikiLeaks Submits Report for UN Official’s Review of Whistleblower Protections

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a legal organization based in New York which represents WikiLeaks and its editor-in chief Julian Assange, has submitted a report to help United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye complete his review on the global issue of whistleblowers and the protection of sources. Kaye serves as the UN Special Rapporteur...

The Roundup for July 2nd, 2015

Rest in peace Nicolas Winton Greece And The Giant Grexit, Day 3 – Greece is still in default and it must go to step two: a Grexit – Germany is very angry with Greece and say the Greek government is using scapegoats for its own problems – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: We are being...

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene. As, again today, you’re hearing from Over There direct, we have a...

WikiLeaks Reveals List of German Officials Spied Upon by NSA, Confirms Merkel Had Calls Intercepted

WikiLeaks has revealed more details of political and economic espionage against German government officials by the National Security Agency. The media organization published a list of 69 telephone numbers in the German government that were “high-priority” targets for the NSA. The targets include people who were officials when President Bill Clinton was still in office...

Over Easy: Is the Governor of Maine Mentally Ill?

According to the necn news station, calls for Maine Governor Paul LePage to be impeached are increasing. More than 100 people rallyied outside the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine on Tuesday, following allegations that the bombastic governor blackmailed a school, threatening to withdraw funding if it did not fire a political opponent: Last week, Democrat Speaker...

WikiLeaks Publishes NSA Documents Detailing Economic Espionage by ‘Five Eyes’ Alliance Against France

WikiLeaks published documents from the National Security Agency showing details of economic espionage against France by the “Five Eyes’ alliance, which consists of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. One document is an “information need” spying order that was first created in 2002. It shows that the alliance sought information on...

Pope Francis I Calls Attention to Climate Change as Moral Issue of Our Time

In the encyclical Pope Francis I released on June 18, he called on the world to create “a new and universal solidarity” in response to climate change and stressed the need for the world to immediately act. “It is remarkable how weak international political responses have been. The failure of global summits on the environment make it plain...

Young Turks: “Epic Setback in Marijuana Legalization Movement” (VIDEO)

In Colorado, where marijuana is now legal, a quadriplegic employee of Dish Network was fired from his job for using medical marijuana- not at work- but during his off-hours. When he challenged his termination from his job, the Supreme Court in Colorado sided with the employer. Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) discusses this...

New Evidence on CIA Medical Torture: Injection “to the Bone” on Former Black Site Prisoner Majid Khan

Quite recently, U.S. authorities allowed the declassification of notes from Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) attorney Wells Dixon that described what his client, high-value detainee Majid Khan, told him about his torture at the hands of the CIA. Khan, a Pakistan citizen, is currently at Guantanamo, and awaits trial by military commission. Dixon has described...

Podcast: Recent FBI Sting, White Terrorism Threat, Transgender Activist Interrupts Obama & Marriage Equality

This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast: Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the major Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States; an undocumented transgender activist who interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks at the LGBT Pride Reception at the White House and was booed; the threat of white terrorism, which the...

The latest incarceration scam: Video-only visits…for a hefty fee, of course

The booming jail and prison industry has invented another way to fleece inmate families: eliminate in-person visits all together, and replace them with video visits- for a fee. Jefferson County jail in Missouri joins Washington DC jail and others in a growing list of jails to deprive families of any face-to-face contact with their locked...

The Roundup for June 27th, 2015

Almost the end of the month? Yikes, there went by fast. Almost there to July! International Politics Overall – The Islamic State attacked in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, which led to many deaths. Israel called for Jews in the former to “come home” – A new report found, among United Nations member states, authoritarianism is growing...

Saturday Art: Diego Rivera

(Picture courtesy of Wally Gometz at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of pegatina1 at flickr.com in Palacio Nacional.) (Picture courtesy of Shannon at flickr.com.) The previous Art Saturday subject was the artist Frida Kahlo, who was married...Show More Summary

President Obama eulogized Reverend Clementa Pinckney today

President Obama eulogized Reverend Clementa Carlos Pinckney, 41. He was an extraordinary human being, loved, respected and admired by everyone who knew him. Dylann Storm Roof ended his life prematurely nine days ago with a bullet to the head as Reverend Pinckney presided over a Bible study and prayer meeting at his church, the Mother...

Guantanamo Prisoner, Who Weighs 75 Pounds and is Near Death, Mounts Legal Push for Release

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner, who has been on hunger strike for over eight years, has launched a legal push for his immediate release from the United States military prison because he now weighs around 75 pounds and is near death. Tariq Ba Odah is a Yemeni prisoner and resident of Saudi Arabia, who has been...

SCOTUS rules that the right to same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held today by a vote of 5-4 that same sex couples have the same right to get married as opposite sex couples. Their right to do so is protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote...

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