Nuclear Power Is Being Abandoned Worldwide George Washington. Lambert urges you the pictures.
Two Faux Democracies That Threaten the World CounterPunch (Carol B)
Strauss-Kahn to stand trial for ‘aggravated pimping’ Irish Times (martha r)
How two Iranian brothers created one of the world’s first travel documentaries Guardian (Dikaios Logos)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Three Different Prisms? Parliament Seeks Clarity in NSA Scandal Der Spiegel (Deontos)
Roberts’s Picks Reshaping Secret Surveillance Court New York Times (furzy mouse)
Democratic establishment unmasked: prime defenders of NSA bulk spying Glenn Greenwald (John M)
Snowden’s father: Son better off now in Russia Associated Press (martha r). Um, notice how the father isn’t able to see that his son figured that out a LONG time ago? No wonder Edward left home young.
Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash Wired (Deontos, martha r)
How Nancy Pelosi Saved the NSA Surveillance Program Foreign Policy (furzy mouse)
Snowden Case Reveals Obama’s Personal Arrogance Moon of Alabama (Lambert). OMG you must read this! It was clear from the get-go that Putin was not going to extradite Snowden, and Obama’s refusal to get that “no” means “no” (what about nukes don’t you understand?) is revealing how pathological he really is.
Shocking ‘Extermination’ Fantasies By the People Running America’s Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit Alternet (furzy mouse). Eeek.
Obama Promise To ‘Protect Whistleblowers’ Just Disappeared From Change.gov TechDirt (Deontos, martha r)
The FBI has flown drones 10 times in US The Hill (martha r). And what do you want to bet they did some creative accounting to get the number down to 10?
United Nations Urged To Take Action Following Chicago School Closures Huffington Post (martha r)
FBI Investigating Orange County, California, Supervisors Testosterone Pit
Pepper-spray cop seeks workers’ comp SFGate. So a sadist now wants us to believe his delicate psyche was damaged.
Prison Labor Booms As Unemployment Remains High; Companies Reap Benefits Huffington Post (martha r). This has been a below the radar story for a while….
SPLC secures release of Alabama man jailed after failing to pay $88 trash bill Southern Poverty Law Center (martha r). Debtor’s prison watch.
You Want a Living Wage With That? Fast Food Workers of N.Y.C. Prep for Another Strike Village Voice (Mrs. G)
F.D.A. Says Importers Must Audit Food Safety New York Times. Lovely. We saw from the financial services industry how well self-regulation works.
Rivalry Over Next Fed Leader Comes Out of the Shadows New York Times
Former SEC Enforcer Joins Major Law Firm POGO. I didn’t have time to write up the vile SEC enforcement cash-out, so you can catch up here. They were kind enough to cite our work.
“There is still a risk of the whole world turning Japanese” Pieria. An interview with Steve Keen.
Interchange Updates: Canada, EU, and the US Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Wall Street braces itself for SAC fallout Financial Times
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