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Kerry Vows to Put Screws to Venezuela Over Snowden - Report
"US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly promised his Venezuelan counterpart to close NATO airspace to the country's flights and stop crucial oil product deliveries if Caracas grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Last Friday night, just hours after Venezuela agreed to provide political asylum to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Kerry personally called Venezuela Foreign Minister Elias Jauaw..."
America No Longer Has a Functioning Judicial System
"The Department of Justice told a federal court this week that the NSA 'cannot be challenged in a court of law.' Also this week, the Department of Justice told a federal court that the courts cannot review the legality of the government's assassination by drone of Americans abroad."
CSIS Returns to Six Nations Pow-Wow to Recruit Natives
"CSIS is stepping up its recruitment of Aboriginal people..."
The Age of Regression - by John Pilger
"Ye are many, they are few..."
NSA Power Doubles Every 4 Years - Assange
"The world is witnessing the creation of a new world order that involves the security state apparatus as an overwhelming force, Julian Assange said during his speech at OHM 2013, Observe, Hack, Make Conference.
'We are seeing the doubling of the power of the national security agency every four years,' Assange said..."
XKeyscore: NSA Tool Collects 'Nearly Everything a User Does on the Internet' - by Glenn Greenwald
Our Man in Moscow - by Pepe Escobar
"...Obama revealed himself once again as a mediocre politician and an incompetent negotiator. Putin devoured him as a succulent serving of eggs benedict. Glenn Greenwald will be inflicting death by a thousand leaks - because he is in charge of Snowden's digital treasure chest.
For the moment, what we have is an Orwellian/Panopticon complex that will persist with its unchecked powers; an aphasic populace; a quiet invisible man in a Moscow multitude; and a POTUS consumed with boundless rage.
Watch out. He may be tempted to wag the (war) dog."
WSJ: FBI Adopts Hacker Tactics to Spy
"...the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google Inc's Android software to record conversations, one former US official said. It can do the same to microphones in laptops without the user knowing..."
Surprise. Stephen Harper’s U.S. border deal does imperil Canadian sovereignty: Walkom
The U.S. government wants American police agents working in Canada exempted from Canadian law. If this is a surprise, it shouldn’t be.
The secret American demand was unearthed this week by Canadian Press reporters looking into Ottawa’s much ballyhooed border deal with the U.S.
Announced in 2011, the so-called North American perimeter security pact would give Washington the right to have its agents and police officers operate alongside their Canadian counterparts within Canada.
In return, the Americans have said they’ll make it easier for trucks to travel back and forth across the border between the two countries.
While details of the pact remain sparse, it appears to give American agents working in so-called “integrated teams” the power of Canadian peace officers — including the right to carry weapons and use them on Canadian soil.
The Conservative government has said only that U.S. agents operating in Canada will be involved in “intelligence and criminal investigations” and that uniformed U.S. officers will help patrol the land border from the Canadian side.
Theoretically, Canadian agents could operate with similar powers in the U.S. in order to provide an appearance of reciprocity.
“This declaration is not about sovereignty,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said when he announced the new arrangement two years ago.
In fact, it very much is.....
Lavabit Email Shuts Down After Refusing to Comply With 'Crimes Against the American People'
"Levinson warned that 'without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I woujld strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the US..."
Spying Scandal Revelations Haunt David Cameron
"David Cameron ordered his top civil servant Sir Jeremy Wood to collect sensitive material, submitted to the Guardian by US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to be published.
UK's Guardian Raided By Intel Agency Over Snowden Leaks (and vid)
"GCHQ forced them to destroy technical equipment or hand over information relating to the case of Edward Snowden. Guardian editor, Alan Rushbridger says the paper will continue to 'do patient, painstaking reporting on the Snowden documents.' There has been no comment from GCHQ.."
'Sending a Message': What the US and UK Are Attempting To Do State -
loyal journalists seem to believe in a duty to politely submit to bullying tactics from political officials
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger on Monday night disclosed the remarkable news that UK authorities, several weeks ago, threatened the Guardian UK with prior restraint if they did not destroy all of their materials provided by Edward Snowden, and then sent agents to the basement of the paper's offices to oversee the physical destruction of hard drives. The Guardian has more details on that episode today, and MSNBC's Chris Hayes interviewed the Guardian's editor-in-chief about it last night. As Rusbriger explains, this behavior was as inane as it was thuggish: since this is 2013, not 1958, destroying one set of a newspaper's documents doesn't destroy them all, and since the Guardian has multiple people around the world with copies, they achieved nothing but making themselves look incompetently oppressive.
But conveying a thuggish message of intimidation is exactly what the UK and their superiors in the US national security state are attempting to accomplish with virtually everything they are now doing in this matter. On Monday night, Reuters' Mark Hosenball reported the following about the 9-hour detention of my partner under a terrorism law, all with the advanced knowledge of the White House:...
The remains of the hard disc and Macbook that held information leaked by Edward Snowden to the Guardian and was destroyed at the behest of the UK government.
Comment with George Galloway MP : Britain To Destroy NSA Files (and vid)
[British PM] Cameron ordered his top civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood to collect sensitive material which has been leaked to the paper by Snowden to be published..."
NSA 'Routinely' Shares US Intel with Israel - New Snowden Leak
"The NSA regularly shares raw US intelligence data with Israel without even removing information about American citizens, according to the latest revelations published by the Guardian.
'NIE rated [Israel] as the third most aggressive intelligence service against the US.'
The RCMP Has Stopped Responding to Information Requests
"...due to sheer incompetence or simply just a symptom of a growing attitude within circles of authority...the RCMP has completely stopped responding to access-to-information requests."
because they can..
Police Are More Dangerous To the Public Than Criminals - by Paul Craig Roberts
"The worst threat every American faces comes from his/her own government.
The American police perform no positive function. They pose a much larger threat to citizens than do the criminals who operate without a police badge.
Anericans would be better off if the police forces were abolished."
CSIS Agent Targeted Kanesatake Man Over Greece Trip (and audio)
"On Thursday, September 19th, 2013 I received this phone call from Agent Francois Allard of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service...
'It kind of creeped me out,' said [Clifton] Nicholson, who travels in 'left leaning and anarchist circles' and he hung out with communists and anarchists while he was in Greece attending a festival in Athens."
'Don't Talk, Don't Listen to CSIS'
"If CSIS comes knocking, know your rights"
CSEC's Spying: What Canada's Elite Don't Want the Public To Know
"In fact, the elite's silence about the CSEC is only the follow-up to the concerted disinformation campaign that Canada's Conservative government mounted after the Globe and Mail revealed in early June that CSEC has been mining the metadata of Canadian electronic communications - including telephone and cell-phone calls, emails and text messages - since at least 2005.
Recently, the NDP held several press conferences to discuss the issues it intends to raise in the coming parliamentary session. Not once did it make any reference to the undemocratic clandestine operations of CSEC..."
Security Disservice - by Frank Lenk
"Think spying on citizens is just a Yankee affair? You'd be wrong..."
US Govt Does Not See Implications Of Its Investigation Techniques - Lavabit Founder
"It's pretty scary to think about what lengths they're willing to go..."
'US Unchained Itself From Constitution': Whistleblowers on RT After Secret Snowden Meeting (and vid)
"A group of US whistleblowers and activists has presented Snowden with a Sam Adams Award for 'Integrity in Intelligence', in Moscow on Wednesday..."
US Spying Limiting People's Ability to Think: Snowden (and vid)
"...If we can't understand the policies and programs of our government, we cannot grant our consent in regulating them."
'Racist' LA Police Dogs Only Bite Latinos and African Americans
"A new report focusing on the Canine Special Detail of the LA Sheriff's Department (LASD) has uncovered a vast increase in the number of minority individuals bitten by police dogs since 2004.
And in the first six months of this year, every single victim of a bite by an LASD dog was African American or Latino..."
Increasing Data Collection and Surveillance in the North American Homeland - by Dana Gabriel
"Some of the corporate interests that are steering the US-Canada Beyond The Border integration agenda are not quite satisfied with its progress so far..."
must read article
Homeland Security Pick Johnson, Advocate For Drone Killings: Dankoff (and vid)
"Press TV has conducted an interview with Mark Dankoff, political commentator, about Obama's nomination of Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson for the new head of Homeland Security..."
From Dissident Gold to Imperial Dross: The Neutering of the NSA Archives - by Chris Floyd
"...And so, as we have seen time and again over the years, an outbreak of 'dissident' revelations is slowly being turned into a means of habituating people to the horrors they expose."
'Unacceptable and Shocking', France Demands Explanation For NSA Spying
"France has called for an explanation for the 'unacceptable' and 'shocking' reports of NSA spying on French citizens. Leaked documents revealed the spy agency records millions of phone calls and monitors politicians and high profile business people.
The US Ambassador to France Charles Rivkins was summoned to the French Foreign Ministry to account for the espionage allegations on Monday morning..."
No such complaints or outrage against US surveillance in its Canadian satrapy.
Fucked, Baby - by Arthur Silber
"A number of things continue to stink and/or mystify about the GG/eBay shebang."
Stop Watching Us
This video is a call to action released in support of the Stop Watching Us: Rally Against Mass Surveillance being held in Washington, DC, on Saturday, Oct. 26, the 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act. Formed in June 2013, the StopWatching.us coalition is comprised of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum demanding that Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA's spying programs.
Customers Caught on Cameras: Minority Report-Style Eyeball Scanners To Identify Shoppers in UK
"Face-scanners equipped with a hidden camera have been installed in 450 Tesco petrol stations in the UK to spy on supermarket shoppers and promptly target them with personalized ads..."
NSA Leaks on Canadian Surveillance Coming, Greenwald Says (podcast)
"Reporter in Edward Snowden NSA leaks says there are many documents about Canada.."
NSA Leaks on Canadian Surveillance Coming, Greenwald Says (podcast)
"Reporter in Edward Snowden NSA leaks says there are many documents about Canada.."
..nice find ndpp.
glad you liked it paolo..
CSEC: The Spies Next Door - by Ian Macleod
"This ultra-secret government installation is being built by private enterprise with private money raised on the open market. Greenwald said he is preparing to release more classified documents from Snowden outting government spying here and Canada's intimate relationship with the NSA..."
U.S. Monitored World Leaders Communications At Toronto G20 Summit And Canadian Officials Approved It
video report from cbc
NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking
The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
The agency's internal presentation slides, provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, show that when companies follow consumers on the Internet to better serve them advertising, the technique opens the door for similar tracking by the government. The slides also suggest that the agency is using these tracking techniques to help identify targets for offensive hacking operations....
Snowden Document Shows Canada Set Up Spy Posts For NSA
"The leaked NSA document being reported exclusively by CBC News reveals Canada is included with the huge American intelligence agency in clandestine surveillance activities in 'approximately 20 high priority countries.'
NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake says the problem is that both CSEC and the NSA lack proper oversight and without it, they have morphed into runaway surveilance.
'There is a clear and compelling danger to democracy in Canada by virtue of how far these secret surveillance operations have gone."
Canadian Spy Agency Set Up Covert Sites Worldwide At NSA's Request
"...Needless to say, the NDP, Liberals and for that matter the Green and Bloc Quebecois, have not alerted Canadians to the significance of the Snowden revelations and of CSEC's intimate role in the NSA's global spy network, let alone drawn the crucial political inferences concerning CSEC's complicity in illegality and indifference and hostility to Canadians' democratic rights."
WikiLeaks Documents Reveal 13 Federal Departments Had Contracts With Stratfor
"...At least 13 Canadian government agencies have had subscriptions with US private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor newly released WikiLeaks emails indicate.
Stratfor, sometimes dubbed a shadow CIA, came under fire recently after a leaked document prepared for an oil company outlined ways to counter activist groups...
The same cache of leaked emails indicates Canadian federal agencies have purchased at least half a million dollars in Stratfor services..."
'Snowden Vindicated': Judge Rules Against 'Indiscriminate' NSA Spying
Snowden: "Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights."
In the biggest legal blow to the National Security Council since the dragnet spying scandal broke in June, a federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. government "almost certainly" violated the constitution by mass collecting data on nearly every single phone call within or to the United States.
“Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights," declared NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in a statement on the ruling released by journalist Glenn Greenwald Monday afternoon. "It is the first of many."....
What is Greenwald Covering Up (and vid)
"In this blockbuster, no holds barred conversation, Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez and James Corbett discuss Edmonds' recent series of articles on Glenn Greenwald and his connection to Pierre Omidyar. We talk about the NSA/PayPal connection and Greenwald's refusal to discuss this issue..."
Canada's Spy Agencies Need Tighter Control: Editorial
"The chilling ruling from Justice Richard Mosley, of of the country's most respected security experts, is a stinging indictment of the way CSIS operates along with its partner, The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
Someone must answer for the spy agency's attempt to game the court..."
Return Of The Hit Men - by Alex Roslin
"...This pressure for targeted killings is likely to increase, says Michael Richardson, a former counterterrorism official at Canada's foreign affairs department.
'The problem with capturing suspects is you need to convict them in a court of law. It's much tidier all around if you just do away with them. The legal system requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt. We're not going to get that. Intelligence is not ever without reasonable doubt...'
Will lifting of US ban on assassinations mean targets in Canada?"
Looks like the PTB here may be ready to move to the 'next level'.
The European periphery as a political laboratory
It is becoming ever more clear that the austerity policies applied in the periphery of the EU are part of a wider and more ambitious experiment of social engineering, a sort of neoliberal laboratory where new modes of governmentality are being tested before being generalized to the rest of the Eurozone. This is obviously not a prophecy or an inevitable outcome, since it depends on several factors and is open for questioning; but rather an attempt to devise a recognizable pattern in different national contexts, a logic behind the major political decisions, and a strategic horizon that enables us to struggle against capitalist austerity without struggling for capitalist development.
The new modes of governmentality that are taking shape imply the transference of fundamental components of sovereignty from national elected governments to international institutions; the commodification of aspects of social life previously guaranteed by state provision or produced in common; the transformation of political choices in technical imperatives crystallized in law; and the reinforcement of the repressive state apparatus. They require the suspension of both democracy and the rule of law, as a condition to cut down what remains of the welfare state and establish a high profit rate for capital investors.
The breaking up of more resilient forms of working class militancy through repression of strikes and union picketing, along with the renewed persecution of those who survive on the margins of capitalist society (immigrants, but not only immigrants) through a wide set of extra-legal activities, are different sides of a process that also includes the widespread development of firms of private security and the militarization of civil police, the multiplication of CCTV surveillance in sensitive urban areas, and a harder legal punishment for minor crimes (such as shoplifting). If we add to all this the reinforcement of the far-right and the pre-emptive criminalization of anarchist and radical left ideas, methods and organizations, we get a clear picture of the state of exception that came to stay: an economy of fear is fundamental to this regime of accumulation.
Snowden-Interview in English by perkin2
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations - by Glenn Greenwald
Cannonfire; Mind Blowing!
"Glenn Greenwald has just published the most mind-blowing document I've ever seen. Ever."
'Mind Blowing' indeed. Lots of them...
Concerns abound over BC Intelligence centre
A new intelligence centre is in the works for British Columbia.
The police board and provincial government say they’re following a recommendation from the missing women’s commission of inquiry.
But as APTN’s Tina House reports, not everyone is pleased with the new centre’s mandate.
How the NSA Plan to Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware - by Ryan Gallagher, Glenn Greenwald
"...The classfied files - provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - confirm new details about ground-breaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware 'implants'.
The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.
Under cover of secrecy and public debate, there has been an unexpected proliferation of aggressive surveillance techniques.
'Hacking routers has been good business for us and our 5-eyes partners [Canada is one] for some time,' notes one NSA analyst in a top-secret document dated December 2012..."
Change Agents: The Curious Case of the 'Responsible' NSA Revelations - by Chris Floyd
"Has it been only 10 months since Edward Snowden's NSA revelations changed the world? Can you even remember what the world was like, before he gave 50,000--no, 200,000--no, wait, 2 million--secret documents to Glenn Greenwald: smoking guns that exposed Washington's global surveillance state...
Isn't it wonderful how much has changed since those days when we discovered the spine and musculature of the surveillance state that undergirded this ghastly system of murder and corruption and domination?
What? What do you mean nothing's changed?"