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Snowden Lays an Egg, a Statue Grows in Brooklyn and Manning Wins a Round

Seems like Snowden and his colleagues have been upstaging Chelsea Manning since the very first day he arrived on the scene. In June, 2013, Manning’s court martial had only just begun when boom, the first Snowden stories were published the same week, followed … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning Is *Not* On Twitter

Contrary to much jubilation today, Chelsea Manning is not on Twitter. Her PR Agency is. There’s a difference! The official story is that she’s dictating tweets over the phone to a representative. Even if entirely true, which I doubt, a … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden’s Bizarre Conception of Human Rights

In the wake of Kim Dotcom’s Moment of Truth, and the stern talking-to Snowden gave New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in Glenn Greenwald’s blog, let’s put aside the disquieting implications of timing NSA leaks to increase political leverage for a wealthy crony. Instead, … Continue reading

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The Celebrity Left Wars

I think most lefty types who can still stomach Twitter would agree there is a trend toward increasingly bitter feuds over what some of us on one side call the Celebrity Left, though to call them feuds is somewhat imprecise. A … Continue reading

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Philip Agee and Edward Snowden: A comparision.

CIA whistleblower, Philip Agee: Reforms of the FBI and the CIA, even removal of the President from office, cannot remove the problem. American capitalism, based as it is on exploitation of the poor, with its fundamental motivation in personal greed, … Continue reading

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