A Journalist With a Mission

By ROGER COHEN – The New York Times RIO DE JANEIRO ? A young American lawyer comes to Brazil in 2005, falls in love, finds that his gay relationship confers greater legal rights than back home, starts a blog called… Continue Reading

The ?I Hate Israel? Handbook

Eric Alterman* – The Nation Max Blumenthal?s carelessly constructed case against the Jewish state won?t help the occupation?s victims. Israel is rarely wholly innocent in the stories Blumenthal tells. Its brutal military occupation of Palestinian land, now entering its forty-sixth… Continue Reading

NSA espionage without limits

Articles from The Washington Post (USA) and The Guardian (UK) NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say By Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani* – The Washington Post The National Security Agency has secretly broken into… Continue Reading

Barack Obama surveillance message lost in translation

By: Josh Gerstein – POLITICO LLC From the days of Edward Snowden?s first leaks about National Security Agency surveillance, President Barack Obama has tried to calm public fears by stressing that ordinary Americans have nothing to fear.

How US Pressure Bends UN Agencies

By Robert Parry – Consortium News | News Analysis Lost in the celebration over the Nobel Peace Prize to the UN agency eliminating the Syrian government?s chemical weapons is the question of who was really behind the August 21 poison-gas… Continue Reading