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Glenn Greenwald: A Response to Michael Kinsley's NYT book review of No Place to Hide

Does Michael Kinsley think NYT’s Neil Sheehan—who “aided & abetted” the Pentagon Papers stories—should be jailed too? http://t.co/kpusmKU2Vo — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014     I wonder how many years Michael Kinsley now thinks I should have spent in prison for revealing the Pentagon Papers? https://t.co/c0naeyeUFU — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept 23 May More

Glenn Greenwald: Excerpt from The Battle for Justice in Palestine

There are disturbing parallels between the kinds of witch hunts against individuals suspected of anti-Israel views and the campaigns to root out alleged Communists during the 1940s and 1950s. Most universities then, as now, did not show great courage in standing up to intimidation by government and other outside groups, while some were actually complicit. More

Review, William O. Beeman: Gareth Porter, A Tale of Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing: Iran’s Nukes

 Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter (New York: Just World Books, 2014) Reviewed by William O. Beeman  WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter  March/April 2014 Gareth Porter has been the most conscientious follower of the fantasy danger of Iran’s purported “nuclear weapons program.” In this new, meticulously documented book, he exposes the many lies More

Lucia Wilkes Smith. ‘The Monuments Men’: My brush with moviemaking

I get it:  It’s not a documentary. But there’s that local, real-life angle I wish it could have portrayed. Article by: LUCIA WILKES SMITH StarTribune.com  Updated: February 10, 2014 - 6:19 PM From left are Sam Epstein, John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban in a scene from “The Monuments Men,” a film More

Lucia Wilkes Smith. 'The Monuments Men': My brush with moviemaking

I get it:  It’s not a documentary. But there’s that local, real-life angle I wish it could have portrayed. Article by: LUCIA WILKES SMITH StarTribune.com  Updated: February 10, 2014 - 6:19 PM From left are Sam Epstein, John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban in a scene from “The Monuments Men,” a film More

Luke Harding: How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

He was politically conservative, a gun owner, a geek – and the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in history. In this exclusive extract from his new book, Luke Harding looks at Edward Snowden's journey from patriot to America's most wanted: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man Luke Harding  The Guardian, Friday More

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa: From Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction

Philpot shows that U.S. and Western intervention  in Rwanda was crucial both in preparing the ground for the 1994 bloodbath  and in the failure to stop it after it was well underway.    Review by Edward S. Herman  January 2014   Z Magazine     By Robin Philpot  Baraka Books (MontrealCA), 273 pp Robin Philpot’s important new More

Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel

"Reality shatters the fiction of a peace process. Reality lays bare the fact that Israel routinely has used deadly force against unarmed civilians, including children, to steal half the land on the West Bank and crowd forcibly displaced Palestinians into squalid, militarized ghettos while turning their land and homes over to Jewish settlers."   By Chris More

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