Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden are Food Terrorists! by President Dr. Robert Jones MD PhD DDS ODD

Satire Alert!

by President Dr. Robert Jones MD PhD DDS ODD (J. M. Porup)
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.JMPorup.com
November 33, 2013

USofAir_coverAs a multiple-Nobel-Prize-winning scientist and author, I have watched the attacks on the NSA with growing dismay. How dare these food-eating scum slander the National Sewer Agency like this?

Ever since we passed the glorious Amendment banning the cultivation, distribution, sale and possession of addictive caloric substances–”food” in ghetto street lingo–the National Sewer Agency has been working overtime to root out food terrorists cells wherever they are hiding in this great nation of ours. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The Collapse of Complex Societies + Q&A (#NSA, #NDAA)

Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges

Moravian College Tube on Oct 24, 2013

Christopher Lynn “Chris” Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist specializing in politics and society, spoke at Moravian College on Tuesday, October 22. Hedges is the seventh Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence at Moravian College. His talk was drawn from his most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

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Stop Watching Us Rally: Americans Demand End To NSA Spying Program + Dennis Kucinich’s Speech

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March

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Americans demand end to NSA spying program

PigMine2 on Oct 27, 2013

The United States’ massive spying program which was leaked by National Security Agency whistle blower Edward Snowden has prompted Americans to take to the streets . The protest was one of the largest in the country since the revelations were made.

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Drone Island in the East River by David Swanson + UNMANNED: Americas Drone Wars (clip)

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
October 24, 2013

thierry Ehrmann : La guerre des drônes a commencé DDC_8819sep

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Remarks at New York University forum with http://NYACT.net.

The primary problem with weaponized drones is that the weapons murder people. And they murder people in a way that looks more like murder to a lot of observers than other forms of military murder do — such as murder by indiscriminate bombing or artillery or infantry or dropping white phosphorous on people. Continue reading

Stop Watching Us: The Video

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EFForg on Oct 23, 2013

StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against mass surveillance by the NSA.

Please share widely to help us get the message out that we will not stand for the dragnet surveillance of our communications. Join the movement at http://rally.stopwatching.us.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit civil liberties law and advocacy center that has been fighting the NSA’s unconstitutional spying for years. Learn more at http://eff.org.

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Chris Hedges: NDAA, Al Qaeda and the American Police State

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with Chris Hedges

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TheLipTV on Oct 18, 2013

Chris Hedges speaks about suing the Obama administration for the NDAA, the conspiracy to use Al Qaeda to strip civil liberties and make a police state, the death of Osama Bin Laden, attack on journalists and more in this Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone. Hedges investigation of Osama Bin Laden, Mohamed Atta, the Iran-Contra Scandal and War on Terror all come into play in this discussion, leading to the realization that massive change is a necessity in America.

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American Exceptionalism: Monopoly on Democracy?

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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Featuring Chris Hedges and Gareth Porter.

RT on Oct 14, 2013

What is American exceptionalism? Where does the US’s world monopoly on democracy come from? How does the US give itself license to do as it pleases? “Exceptionalism” is a film by RT correspondent Anissa Naouai. Continue reading

Julian Assange: Edward Snowden Safe But Journalists Dealing With Him At Risk

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Papers 2.0 HIP_322341551.339966

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RT on Oct 11, 2013

Edward Snowden is safe in Russia, but the fates of journalists who helped him and published his leaks are now of more concern for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said in an exclusive interview with RT Spanish ‘Behind the News’ host Eva Golinger. Transcript: http://on.rt.com/ka76cl

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Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley After Meeting With Edward Snowden

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RT on Oct 10, 2013

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the activities of NSA forced him to go on the run and seek sanctuary from US intelligence agencies. But it also won him a lot of support and praise. Just yesterday he received the Sam Adams prize for ‘Integrity in Intelligence’. RT welcomes whistleblowers and activists Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Andrews Drake, Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley in the studio. They saw the whistleblower in Moscow and presented him with the award.

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Glenn Greenwald: The Job of Journalists Is To Prevent People In Power From Lying To The People Over Whom They’re Ruling

Protect Edward Snowden #NSA

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BBC Newsnight on Oct 3, 2013

BBC Newsnight exclusive interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the PRISM revelations and mass surveillance.  Continue reading

We Live Under a Total Surveillance State in America by Fred Branfman (#NDAA, #NSA)

by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, September 25, 2013
September 29, 2013

Police State NATO protests, May 20, 2012

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“Knowledge (of) the scale of our capability would raise public awareness generating unwelcome publicity for us and our political masters.” — Classified UK NSA document

“To approve such a program, the Court must have every confidence that the government is doing its utmost to ensure that those responsible for implementation fully comply with the Court’s orders. The Court no longer has such confidence.” — U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Order, p. 12, 3-9-2009

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Lee Camp: What You Don’t Know About The #NSA Spying Scandal (with Chris Hedges) #NDAA

Restore the Fourth march on Market St on Fourth of July

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with Chris Hedges

LeeCamp2 on Sep 26, 2013

Are we living in a time of inverted totalitarianism? Pulitzer prize-winning author Chris Hedges tells me we are in this first episode of the Moment of Clarity Show – SEASON TWO! This episode was made possible by Coalition Films and our generous Kickstarter supporters!

1) For more on Chris Hedges’s books, go here – http://amzn.to/19KiNRB

2) For more on Coalition Films, go here – http://coalitionfilms.com/

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s Speech at the United Nations Assembly Sept. 24, 2013 + Transcript

Assembleia-geral da ONU

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RT on Sep 24, 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lambasted US spying on her country at Tuesday’s UN summit, calling it a “breach of international law.” She further warned that the NSA surveillance, revealed since June, threatened freedom of speech and democracy. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/o2u7py

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Spilling the NSA’s Secrets: Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger on the Inside Story of Snowden Leaks

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Thank you, Edward Snowden!

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LeakSourceTV on Sep 23, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – Three-and-a-half months after National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden came public on the the U.S. government’s massive spying operations at home and abroad, we spend the hour with Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, the British newspaper that first reported on Snowden’s leaked documents. The Guardian has continued releasing a series of exposés based on Snowden’s leaks coloring in the details on how the NSA has managed to collect telephone records in bulk and information on nearly everything a user does on the Internet. The articles have ignited widespread debate about security agencies’ covert activities, digital data protection and the nature of investigative journalism. The newspaper has been directly targeted as a result — over the summer the British government forced the paper to destroy computer hard drives containing copies of Snowden’s secret files, and later detained David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian for nearly two decades, joins us to tell the inside story of The Guardian’s publication of the NSA leaks and the crackdown it’s faced from its own government as a result.

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Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, Alexa O’Brien, David Coombs: The War on Whistleblowers and Their Publishers

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Chicago Bradley Manning verdict protest march Brad-20

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Ideas At The House on Sep 16, 2013

US Journalist and activist Alexa O’Brien and Australian commentator Robert Manne are joined by video conference with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Guardian Journalist Glenn Greenwald and Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer David Coombs on stage at the Sydney Opera House (moderated by Bernard Keane of Crikey).

Powerful governments are waging a war on whistleblowers and those involved in publishing their material. Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, Manning has been convicted of espionage and is awaiting sentencing, and Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador but cannot step outside its London Embassy. It’s clear that the actions of whistleblowers and their publishers – ‘traitors’ as they are known to some – have come at a significant personal cost, and while the human drama of these stories is engrossing, the focus should be on the very real issues they’ve raised: surveillance, press freedom, privacy, secrecy, and accountability.

The roles of governments and corporations in the future of the internet, and their use and abuse of data, have been put under the global spotlight. In the wake of Manning, Snowden and Wikileaks, we finally have the scope to properly debate the need for government transparency and the trade-off between privacy and security.

Watch our expert panel discuss the implications of the war on whistleblowers for the main actors, and the consequences if that war is lost for the rest of us.

http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas

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