Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

2019-10-03: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-03). 'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad. rt.com The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…

RT (2019-10-03). Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral. rt.com Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…

Tony Pecinovsky (2019-10-03). "Intersectional before it was cool": The women's movement under state socialism. peoplesworld.org After reviewing Kristen Ghodsee's excellent book, Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War, People's World correspondent Tony Pecinovsky asked Ghodsee to elaborate on a few of the themes covered in the book. That discussion is below. PW: Is the near absence of a recent history of Second World …

WSWS (2019-10-03). Ukraine government announces large-scale privatizations, threatening mass layoffs. wsws.org The right-wing Atlantic Council hailed Volodymyr Zelensky's initial economic policies as "the biggest post-Soviet privatization fire sale in a generation."

Kurt Nimmo (2019-10-03). Trump Administration Reignites War Against Syria. globalresearch.ca The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. | This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump's …

Staff (2019-10-03). Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Will Doom Us All: Study. truthdig.com As the potential for nuclear war in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: we will all suffer.

Dr. Peter Wynn Kirby (2019-10-03). Slow Burn: Dirt, Radiation, and Power in Fukushima. globalresearch.ca Amid the radioactive fallout of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and across what would come to be known as the Exclusion Zone, Japanese members of the nuclear lobby laboured to contain the political fallout of the Fukushima …

Sarah Abed (2019-10-03). Iran Ready to End Nuclear Standoff with United States Once Sanctions Are Lifted. globalresearch.ca Last week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, presented the perfect opportunity for dialogue and diplomacy between the United States and Iran, in what would have been a historical meeting, the first of its kind between American and …

Global Research News (2019-10-03). Selected Articles: MBS Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

RT (2019-10-02). 'Pssst… Don't tell anyone, but we surely will': Putin pokes fun at question of whether Russia plans to meddle in 2020 US election. rt.com It seems Vladimir Putin has become so tired of Russian meddling claims that he 'secretly' told an NBC journalist that Moscow will surely influence the 2020 US vote. The confession was made in front of a laughing audience though. | Autumn of 2020 — the time when the US will choose their president — is nearing and there is no dying down of Russiagate, it seems. So NBC's Keir Simmons, who came to Moscow to moderate the Energy Week forum, tried to get some information on the everlasting issue. | "Is Russia as [special prosecutor] Robert Mueller alleged attempting to influence the 2020 election in the US?

RT (2019-10-02). US launches ICBM to demonstrate 'robust & ready' nuclear deterrent. rt.com The US military has successfully launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, showcasing the country's ability to counter "twenty-first century threats," according to the defense forces. | Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, the unarmed missile traveled an estimated 4,194 miles (6,750km) across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Air Force Global Strike Command announced in a statement. | "The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter twenty-first centu…

Tyler Durden (2019-10-02). Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass. theantimedia.com Zelensky's unlikely rise to power in Ukraine was based in large part on convincing voters that he would ease tensions with Russia.

United Nations (2019-10-02). 'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessness champion, wins prestigious UNHCR prize. un.org A rights lawyer who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency's prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-02). Nuclear War: Just Another Day. dissidentvoice.org Catastrophic events that send the world into turmoil happen on 'just another day'. The atom bomb that exploded over Hiroshima took place while thousands of ordinary folk were just going about their everyday business on 'just another day'. A missile attack on a neighbourhood in Gaza or a drone attack on unsuspecting civilians in Afghanistan: death …

James Carden (2019-10-02). A Coalition to Save the World. thenation.com A Coalition to Save the World…

Eds. (2019-10-01). European Parliament's anti-communist resolution draws widespread criticism. mronline.org Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism. | Source

RT (2019-10-01). NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…

United Nations (2019-10-01). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy. un.org Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.

Eds. (2019-10-01). "World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019. mronline.org These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source

Vanessa Beeley (2019-09-30). The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria. mintpressnews.com Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…

Staff (2019-09-30). Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition. democracynow.org We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.

Staff (2019-09-30). Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism" democracynow.org As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-26). Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.

Olivia Alperstein (2019-09-26). Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons. progressive.org September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Let's make this the year when we finally resolve to abolish nuclear weapons for good.

Staff (2019-09-26). "Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him. democracynow.org As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, "Permanent Record," violates the nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government when he was a National Security Agency employee. The Justice Department also argued that they are entitled to all of Snowden's book profits. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with Sno…

Staff (2019-09-26). Permanent Record: Why NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Risked His Life to Expose Surveillance State. democracynow.org Six years ago, Edward Snowden leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to spy on Americans and people across the globe. Snowden was then charged in the U.S. for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. As he attempted to flee to Latin America, Snowden became stranded in Russia after the U.S. revoked his passport. He has lived in Moscow ever since. Snowden just published his memoir, "Permanent Record," in which he writes about what led him to risk his life to expose the U.S. government's system of mass surveillance. From Moscow, he speaks to Democ…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-24). Cracks emerge in NATO confrontation of Russia. thegrayzone.com Stephen F. Cohen argues that cracks are emerging within the NATO-led consensus that has pushed Moscow from the West. Guest: …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

2019-10-03: Social Media Postees

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Ukraine government announces large-scale privatizations, threatening mass layoffs
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
The right-wing Atlantic Council hailed Volodymyr Zelensky's initial economic policies as "the biggest post-Soviet privatization fire sale in a generation."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/ukra-o03.html

'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad
rt.com | 2019-10-03
The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…
rt.com/usa/470088-fbi-russia-facebook-ads/

Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…
rt.com/usa/470097-zamourka-record-deal-la-homeless/

Trump Administration Reignites War Against Syria
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. | This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump's …
globalresearch.ca/trump-administration-reignites-war-against-syria/5690913

"Intersectional before it was cool": The women's movement under state socialism
Tony Pecinovsky | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
After reviewing Kristen Ghodsee's excellent book, Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War, People's World correspondent Tony Pecinovsky asked Ghodsee to elaborate on a few of the themes covered in the book. That discussion is below. PW: Is the near absence of a recent history of Second World …
peoplesworld.org/article/intersectional-before-it-was-cool-the-womens-movement-under-state-socialism/

Slow Burn: Dirt, Radiation, and Power in Fukushima
Dr. Peter Wynn Kirby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Amid the radioactive fallout of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and across what would come to be known as the Exclusion Zone, Japanese members of the nuclear lobby laboured to contain the political fallout of the Fukushima …
globalresearch.ca/dirt-radiation-power-fukushima/5690924

Nuclear War Anywhere on Earth Will Doom Us All: Study
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
As the potential for nuclear war in Asia heats up, scientists have chilling news for those far from the battleground: we will all suffer.
truthdig.com/articles/nuclear-war-anywhere-on-earth-will-doom-us-all-study/

Iran Ready to End Nuclear Standoff with United States Once Sanctions Are Lifted
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Last week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, presented the perfect opportunity for dialogue and diplomacy between the United States and Iran, in what would have been a historical meeting, the first of its kind between American and …
globalresearch.ca/iran-ready-end-nuclear-standoff-united-states-once-sanctions-lifted/5690934

Selected Articles: MBS Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-mbs-must-shelve-vicious-war-yemen/5690980

Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-02
Zelensky's unlikely rise to power in Ukraine was based in large part on convincing voters that he would ease tensions with Russia.

Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass

'Pssst… Don't tell anyone, but we surely will': Putin pokes fun at question of whether Russia plans to meddle in 2020 US election
rt.com | 2019-10-02
It seems Vladimir Putin has become so tired of Russian meddling claims that he 'secretly' told an NBC journalist that Moscow will surely influence the 2020 US vote. The confession was made in front of a laughing audience though. | Autumn of 2020 — the time when the US will choose their president — is nearing and there is no dying down of Russiagate, it seems. So NBC's Keir Simmons, who came to Moscow to moderate the Energy Week forum, tried to get some information on the everlasting issue. | "Is Russia as [special prosecutor] Robert Mueller alleged attempting to influence the 2020 election in the US?
rt.com/usa/470072-putin-us-meddling-election-joke/

'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessness champion, wins prestigious UNHCR prize
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
A rights lawyer who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency's prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048382

A Coalition to Save the World
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-10-02
A Coalition to Save the World…
thenation.com/article/trump-nuclear-proliferation/

Nuclear War: Just Another Day
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-02
Catastrophic events that send the world into turmoil happen on 'just another day'. The atom bomb that exploded over Hiroshima took place while thousands of ordinary folk were just going about their everyday business on 'just another day'. A missile attack on a neighbourhood in Gaza or a drone attack on unsuspecting civilians in Afghanistan: death …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/nuclear-war-just-another-day/

US launches ICBM to demonstrate 'robust & ready' nuclear deterrent
rt.com | 2019-10-02
The US military has successfully launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, showcasing the country's ability to counter "twenty-first century threats," according to the defense forces. | Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, the unarmed missile traveled an estimated 4,194 miles (6,750km) across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Air Force Global Strike Command announced in a statement. | "The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter twenty-first centu…
rt.com/usa/470053-minuteman-icbm-test-arms-control/

European Parliament's anti-communist resolution draws widespread criticism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/30/european-parliaments-anti-communist-resolution-draws-widespread-criticism/

NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call
rt.com | 2019-10-01
US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…
rt.com/usa/469954-australian-pm-trump-call/

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048342

"World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/30/world-at-a-crossroads-and-a-system-of-international-relations-for-the-future-by-foreign-minister-sergey-lavrov-for-russia-in-global-affairs-magazine-september-20/

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048282

The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hala-systems-militarization-humanitarianism-syria/262115/

Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/how_edward_snowden_avoided_extradition_to

Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/edward_snowden_us_surveillance_corporate_america

Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-26
US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14671

Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons
Olivia Alperstein | progressive.org | 2019-09-26
September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Let's make this the year when we finally resolve to abolish nuclear weapons for good.
progressive.org/op-eds/get-rid-of-nuclear-weapons-alperstein-190926/

"Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, "Permanent Record," violates the nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government when he was a National Security Agency employee. The Justice Department also argued that they are entitled to all of Snowden's book profits. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with Sno…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/edward_snowden_memoir_permanent_record

Permanent Record: Why NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Risked His Life to Expose Surveillance State
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
Six years ago, Edward Snowden leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to spy on Americans and people across the globe. Snowden was then charged in the U.S. for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. As he attempted to flee to Latin America, Snowden became stranded in Russia after the U.S. revoked his passport. He has lived in Moscow ever since. Snowden just published his memoir, "Permanent Record," in which he writes about what led him to risk his life to expose the U.S. government's system of mass surveillance. From Moscow, he speaks to Democ…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/edward_snowden_trump_whistleblower_impeachment

Cracks emerge in NATO confrontation of Russia
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
Stephen F. Cohen argues that cracks are emerging within the NATO-led consensus that has pushed Moscow from the West. Guest: …
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/24/cracks-emerge-in-nato-confrontation-of-russia/

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654