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Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Address

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. “Perfect! Perfect!” exclaimed a woman looking around at the Four Freedoms Park on New York City’s Roosevelt Island as a large crowd waited for Hillary Clinton to announce her presidential candidacy last weekend. And so it was. Secretary Clinton had chosen an ideal...

Google Reveals It Was Forced to Hand Over Journalist’s Data for WikiLeaks Grand Jury Investigation

Google released another legal disclosure notice related to the United States government’s ongoing grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks. It informed journalist and technologist Jacob Appelbaum, who previously worked with WikiLeaks, that Google was ordered to provide data from his account. Show More Summary

The Roundup for June 19th, 2015

Yikes, my time management is pretty bad at the moment. Never a good idea to carry a lot of projects, but I do like biting more off than I can chew… In meantime, thank Kevin for the above video! Charleston Shooting – In Charleston, S.C., Dylann Roof fatally shot nine people at the Emanuel AME...

Over Easy: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of Maria de Oro at flickr.com) Morning, pups, something has evidently happened to today’s intended post, so for temporary conversational platform, I will put this up. Tomorrow’s art post is scheduled, on Frida Kahlo. Working on a different computer at Avedon’s place, and having a little wrangle with it.

Late Night FDL: Grand Illusion

Styx – Grand Illusion Styx is releasing a new box set of their oldies… 8-disc vinyl pack features releases from 1975 to 1984 A box set containing eight Styx albums on heavyweight 180g vinyl is to be released on July 17. The A&M Years 1975-1984 will be issued by USM and features the studio albums...

Washington in Wonderland: Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)

By Andrew Bacevich There is a peculiar form of insanity in which a veneer of rationality distracts attention from the madness lurking just beneath the surface. When Alice dove down her rabbit hole to enter a place where smirking cats offered directions, ill-mannered caterpillars dispensed advice, and Mock Turtles constituted the principal ingredient in Mock...

Over Easy: Around the World

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. Today is the first day of Ramadan, peace to all. The Greek exit from the EU looms closer and...

Federal Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against Bush Officials for Post-9/11 Abuse of Immigration Detainees

A federal appeals court reinstated complaints in a lawsuit against former Justice Department officials, who allegedly violated the rights of Arab or Muslim immigrants in the immediate months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. It is very rare for this to happen. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of eight former detainees in 2002 by the Center...

You Want to Commit Espionage with Hacked Personal Data?

This post was originally published at WeMeantWell.com. Did the most-recent, recent, breach of United States government personnel files significantly compromise American security? Yes. Could a foreign government make use of such information to spy on the United States? Oh my, yes. China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the United States...

Enough is enough: Workers of the World Unite!

Karl Marx predicted that capitalism would destroy itself by exploiting everything and everyone to exhaustion, The excesses of the 1880s and 1890s appeared to confirm his predictions. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire ironically proved he was mistaken. Wikipedia describes the disaster. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, New York City on March 25, 1911...

Documents Raise Concerns About Extent of CIA Spying Inside the United States

The American Civil Liberties Union published a batch of documents obtained from the CIA on how it complies with and understands Executive Order 12333, an executive order issued by President Ronald Reagan which mandates the powers and responsibilities of US intelligence agencies. The documents strongly suggest that the agency engages in an extensive amount of...

Bureau of Prisons Puts CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling in Prison Around 900 Miles from Wife & Family

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling was notified at the end of last week that he will serve his prison sentence of three and a half years at Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, a medium-security facility in Littleton, Colorado, that is around 900 miles away from where his wife and family live in St. Louis. That is at...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! We really had a roasting weekend. Temps well into the 90’s and not dropping out of the 80’s over night. Fairly normal for this time of year, but uncomfortable. Even with a summer shave, the Great Pyrenees just lies on the kitchen floor sucking up the cold from the tile. It does not help...

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods

By Glenn Greenwald Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it’s hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But...

Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.

Haitian reporters demand answers from the Red Cross but don’t get many. By Justin Elliot Haitian journalists grilled an American Red Cross official Wednesday about the group’s Haiti program, but the official declined to provide any new details of how it spent nearly $500 million donated after the 2010 earthquake. The Red Cross called a...

Transparency Now! Says former lobbyist

All I know about lobbying I learned from the movie “The American President.” (During which I determined that Mrs. Spocko was more attractive than Annette Bening.) By Spocko The movie shows everything people think they know about lobbying: getting the vote count right, educating congress people, making deals, trade offs and pay offs with different...

The Roundup for June 13th, 2015

We end in Argentina folks. Lots of Latin American artists this week. International Politics Overall – Gallup: Fifty-one percent of Americans say the Iraq War was a mistake and 42 percent say the same about the Afghanistan War – Iranian commanders in Syria apparently executed three Syrian officers – The recent decision to increase more troops...

Saturday Art: Horace Vernet

(Picture courtesy of snapshooter46 at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of fmpgoh at flickr.com.) Born into a family of artists, Vernet was known for hunting and battle scenes, and was very much part of the royal household in his work and life. He was born in the Paris Louvre, while his parents were staying there during the...

Late Night FDL: Days Like This

Van Morrison – Days Like This Arise, Sir Van…! Singer-songwriter Van Morrison and US actor Kevin Spacey have been given knighthoods in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Belfast-born star has been recognised for services to music, and tourism in Northern Ireland, the inspiration for many of his hits. Morrison said: “Throughout my career I...

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