News for 2013-07-03

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Snail Mail Surveillance: The US Postal Service's Low-Tech Spy Program
The National Security Administration's sweeping surveillance of phone and internet correspondence may be reliant on cutting edge software, ever-increasing server speed and massive storage capacity. However, for years the government has been conducting sweeping, low-tech surveillance in the back...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's 'Power Africa' a Sweet Deal for GE, Not Sub-Saharan Africa
Following his recent trip to Africa, President Obama has been lauding his new 'Power Africa' program, which he claims will funnel money and resources to "double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Industry Giants Mobilizing to Kill Growing Anti-GMO Movement
Food giants such as the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Kraft Foods, Coca Cola and General Mills are mobilizing to counter the power of the growing grassroots movement across the U.S. to have GMO foods labeled, and are getting ready to battle what they see as an “unprecedented period of turmoil...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Intelligence Lies Just Keep Coming...
As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explains why he outright lied to a Senate committee about the NSA surveillance program, two U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] They 'Will Lie, Trick, and Deceive': Jailed CIA Whistleblower's Advice to Snowden
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou—currently serving a 30-month sentence for blowing the whistle on the systemic use of torture within the agency—penned a public letter of support and advice for Edward Snowden from his Loretto, Pennsylvania prison cell.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Plan to Enrich Corporations with Climate Aid for Poor Thwarted... For Now
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[title] Sharif Abdel Kouddous: As Morsi-Army Showdown Grips Egypt, Protesters Reject Authoritarian Rule
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[field_image_caption-raw] Popular Anger, EU Condemnation Follow Latest NSA Spying Revelations
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Obamacare' Bends for Big Business... Again
In a bow to big business, the Obama administration announced late Tuesday that the 'Obama Care' employer mandate, which requires employers to offer healthcare or face fines, would be postponed until at least 2015.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Overthrow': Egypt's Military Ousts Morsi, Suspends Constitution
UPDATE: (3:17 PM EST)
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Kidnapped by Imperialism': Bolivia Blasts US for Forced Landing
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Embarrassing' Holes as US Govt Rests Case Against Bradley Manning
After 14 days and 80 witnesses, the United States government prosecuting Pfc. Bradley Manning in the long-awaited trial against the military whistleblower has rested their case.
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[field_image_caption-raw] North Carolina GOP Launches 'Sneak Attack' on Reproductive Rights
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cycle of Violence Continues: US Drone Bombing Kills Seventeen in Pakistan
A suspected bombing by a US drone in Pakistan has killed as many as seventeen people and injured many more, according to media reports on Wednesday. The attack is the most deadly in Pakistan this year and the second since Pakistan's new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, took office in May.
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[title] Why the Immigration Bill is a Goodie Bag for Defense Contractors
The 35 Billion Corker-Hoeven amendment is a boost for defense contractors - and you're paying for it.
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[field_image_caption-raw] People Get Ready: 'Unprecedented' Weather Glimpses Century Ahead
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