Gazeta, Russia
Eight Months of War:
Gains and Losses in
the Ukraine Campaign

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIA

"What has Russia gained? Russia,
apparently, has gained Crimea.
Although formally it will be a
long time before the legitimacy
of the annexation is recognized
by the world, morally at least
- the peninsula is registered as
Russia's. The overall economic
losses from Russia's rejection
of the coup d'etat in Ukraine
are significant. Political victory
is not yet apparent, although,
as we know, in politics, in
contrast with the economy,
one must play 'the long game.'"

— EDITORIAL, Gazeta

RUSSIA IN UKRAINE: NO REGRETS


Daily Mail, U.K.
U.S. Ebola 'SWAT' Teams
to Rush 'Wherever' New
Victims are Identified

"The CDC Ebola Response Teams
will consist of 10-20 people who
can be sent to any hospital with
a new case is lab-confirmed, or
even before, if health officials
believe a person is very likely
to be infected with the virus."

— COLUMNIST
David McCormack
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SWAT TEAMS FOR A VIRUS?


REUTERS: Pentagon Begins to
Train Ebola Rapid-Responders


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Zuckerberg in Beijing,
Impresses Students
with Q&A in Mandarin

"Zuckerberg enjoys immense
popularity in China, despite
the inability of the country's
Web users to access Facebook.
While Zuckerberg’s Mandarin
was far from fluent, during
the 30-minute session he was
at times charmingly idiomatic."

— REPORTERS Alex Her,
Jonathan Kaiman

THE LANGUAGE OF THE REALM


Le Figaro, France
Apple-Facebook-Google:
Egg Freezing Programs
are a Peril to Humanity

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Over and above the intrusion
into the private lives of their
employees, I think we need to
discuss the manipulation of life
itself! Google, for example,
currently invests in extensive
research into defeating death.
Now they want to interfere
with the question of birth. Is
there nothing that can resist
Google? I want to add that the
couple, even life itself, will no
longer be able to resist, either.
We are observing a stupefying
seizure of power by these
companies, which are meddling
with the future of humanity."

— PHILOSOPHER, THEOLOGIAN
Bertrand Vergel
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TECH GIANTS: PLAYING GOD?


News, Switzerland
Apple and Facebook
Frozen Eggs: 'Eugenics'
by Any Other Name

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The rhetoric calls to mind the
debates on 'scientific progress'
in the 1930s. Any woman would
reject state-sponsored eugenics
- God forbid! On the other hand,
eugenics practiced by the private
sector - well that's another story!"

— COLUMNIST Regula Stampfli

EGGS: HITLER WOULD BE ENVIOUS


FAZ, Germany
Employee Eggs and the
'Cold' New World Order

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Have fun, yes, but please -
no reproduction! Because then
female employees wouldn't be
free for a few weeks. That is
why now these generous brave
new world corporations are
offering to pay to freeze the
egg cells of their employees -
so they remain fully-functional
as long as possible and give
birth as late as possible. ...
Even if everyone calls it a fad
- just a friendly invitation from
an employer to please set aside
the desire to have children, it
makes East Germany's Family
Policy seem almost humane."

— COLUMNIST Reinhard Mueller
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EGS TODAY - ORGANS TOMORROW?


Politico, Polskie Radio, ITAQ TASS
FALLOUT: Poland Speaker
says Vladimir Putin Wanted
to Split Ukraine w/Poland

"In 2008, Putin wanted us to become
participants in this partition of Ukraine.
... This was one of the first things that
Putin said to my prime minister, Donald
Tusk, when he visited Moscow."

— POLISH SPEAKER and House
Speaker Radoslaw Sikorski
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RADOSLAW SIKORSKI: POLAND'S JOE BIDEN



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ebola Exposing America's
Fear; Obama's Vulnerability

EBOLAMANIA

“The virus is a
metaphor for all
that conservatives
loathe, and sees
the president’s
policies under
renewed attack.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Der Spiegel, Germany
German Intelligence
Claims Pro-Russian
Militia Downed MH17

"The BND chief said Ukrainian
photos were manipulated and
there are details indicating
this. He also told the panel
that Russian claims the missile
had been fired by Ukrainian
soldiers and that a Ukraine
fighter had been flying near
the passenger jet were false."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel
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PUTIN AND RUSSIA: HANDS CLEAN?


ITAR-TASS: Duma Foreign
Affairs Committee Chief says BND's
MH17 Report Exonerates Russia


Izvestia, Russia
Deputy Chair of Duma
Defense Committee: 'U.S.
Needs War in New Russia'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"NATO needs Novorossiya [New
Russia] as a springboard to reach
Russia's 'soft underbelly. Today
they [the West] have one goal -
to draw Russia into the Ukraine
conflict. This way they could
continue their policies and
we would be injured or dead."

— Deputy Chairman of
Duma Defense Committee
Franz Klintsevich

RUSSIANS PREPARE FOR U.S. ATTACK


La Stampa, Italy
Of Oil and Ethnic
Cleansing: Allow Me
to Explain the Turks

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"The Kurds are a people who
numerically have a stronger
claim on statehood than the
mere 5 million Palestinians,
but unlike the Palestinians,
lack a public voice because
Allah decreed they be born
and live on a sea of oil - a
sea from which flows a river
of dollars to many, but above
all to the Iranians and Iraqis."

— COLUMNIST Mimmo Cándito
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THE DARK SIDE OF ATATURK


Reuters, U.K.
NSA 'Reviews' Deal
Between Tech Chief
and Keith Alexander

"Under the arrangement,
which was confirmed by
Alexander and current
officials, the NSA's Chief
Technical Officer Patrick
Dowd, is allowed to work
up to 20 hours a week at
IronNet Cybersecurity Inc.,
the private firm led by
Alexander, his former boss."

— REPORTERS Warren
Strobel, Mark Hosenball

TRADING ON U.S. SECRETS?


Trouw, The Netherlands
'Our Allies Were
Our Biggest Problem'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Vice President Joe Biden,
known for his loose tongue,
accidentally spoke the truth
last week. The poor man
had to grovel for his candor,
but he was absolutely right.
... the sheikhs and princes
eagerly use Islam to give
their authority a spiritual
touch - but sooner or later
it turns against them."

— COLUMNIST
Stevo Akkerman
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UTTERING THE TRUTH HURTS


Die Zeit, Germany
NSA Committee of
Inquiry Threatened
w/ Criminal Charges

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Committee members are
prohibited from quoting
secret documents and from
making public specific
events mentioned in them.
But they see it as their duty
to ensure that contoversial
incidents are investigated
and that the public is told
about maladministration."

— NEWS ITEM, Die Zeit

LAWMAKERS SQUELCHED?


Politka, Serbia
Putin Interview: 'West's
Attempt to Blackmail
Russia is Futile'

TRANSLATED FROM SERBIAN

"Seventy years ago, our nations,
for humanity's sake, united to
defeat the criminal ideology of
hatred that threatened the very
existence of our civilization. ...
Today it is important that people
in all our nations and continents
remember the consequences
that can result from the belief
in one’s exceptionality."

— Vladimir Putin,
President of Russia
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PUTIN WARNS ABOUT SANCTIONS


Trouw, The Netherlands
Vietnam Lesson: 'Elephant
Cannot Defeat Mosquitoes'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"The main lesson of the Vietnam
War, even before it ended with
the humiliating withdrawal of the
Americans in 1975, was that the
most powerful country on earth
proved incapable of utilizing its
superior military strength to
impose its will on a faraway nation.
The interventions in Afghanistan
and Iraq confirmed that conclusion.
... The elephants can kill every
mosquito they can trample upon,
but in the marshes, the swarm of
mosquitoes are quickly renewed."

— COLUMNIST Hans Goslinga

HAS AMERICA LEARNED ANYTHING?


Diario Economic, Portugal
The Enduring Significance
of FDR's Four Freedoms

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Nearly 70 years after Roosevelt's
death, his broad idea of freedom
is not only about the autonomy of
the individual, but a condition for
realizing human achievement,
and is as important today as it
was when it was formulated."

— COLUMNIST Vital Moreira
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FREEDOM FROM WANT AND FEAR


Publico, Portugal
Misnomer 'Islamic State'
Highlights Dangerous
Society-Wide Deception

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"This manipulation of names and
concepts is everywhere to be
seen and poisons media discourse,
discredits political discourse
and creates a profound sense of
powerlessness among citizens.
... The question is: if the Mafia
names itself 'Sicilian Cultural
Association' and Goldman Sachs
renames itself 'Congregation
of Barefoot Carmelites of Wall
Street,' should the media use
such designations? Or should it
consider that the message
conveyed by the designation
is at odds with with - shall we
call it the truth of the matter?"

— COLUMNIST
Jose Vitor Malheiros

ISLAMIC STATE: WHAT'S IN A NAME?


World's Apart, Russia Today
VIDEO: Islamic State: Can
the Kurds Be Relied Upon?

Fadi Hakura, manager of the Turkey
Project at Britain's Chatham House,
one of Britian's leading think tanks,
talks to host Oksana Boyco about
whether the Iraqi Kurds will be able
to spearhead a ground offensive
against the Islamic State in Syria and
Iraq - and in the face of Turkey's
opposition and their own desire
for an independent state.

— RT'S World's Apart

ASKING TOO MUCH OF THE KURDS?

Die Zeit, Germany
BND Data Officer Tells
How Work with NSA
Trumps German Law

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"According to the BND's Data
Protection Officer Dr. F., BND
chief Schindler sees satellite
data as existing largely in a
legal vacuum as it is gathered
from space where German
data regulations do not apply."

— REPORTER Lisa Caspari

THE LONG ARM OF THE NSA


The Independent, U.K.
ISIL: U.S. Strategy
is in 'Tatters' as
Militants March On

"American-led air attacks
are failing. A U.S. failure
to save Kobani, if it falls,
will be a political as well
as military disaster. ...
Western Baghdad is now
under serious threat."

— COLUMNIST
Patrick Cockburn
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ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.,
Cuba 'Leads on Ebola'
as the West Frets
Over Border Security

"Big hitters such as China or
Brazil, or former colonial
powers such France and the
U.K., haven't been stepping
up to the plate. Instead, the
single biggest medical force
on the Ebola frontline has
been a small island: Cuba. ...
That a nation of 11 million
people and a GDP of $6,051
per capita, is leading the
effort says much of
the international response."

— CORRESPONDENT
Monica Mark

ALL TALK AND LITTLE ACTION?


GUARDIAN: Ebola - 'Fear Itself' the
Primary Issue for America and Europe

GUARDIAN: JFK Airport First in the
U.S. to Screen Passengers for Ebola

GUARDIAN: Ebola is Frightening; So
are Prejudices Outbreaks Provoke

OBSERVER: Forget Page Views
- Difficult Stories Need to be Told

OBSERVER: For Immediate Help,
Ethics of Research Must Change


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Let's Not 'Lose Our
Heads' Over IS Barbarity

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"In the miracle year of 1989, the
Berlin Wall fell and common sense
had prevailed. A quarter century
later, we need to take care not to
lose our heads. The world seems
more and more like an open air
prison. Progress now consist of
turning it into a closed one."

— HISTORIAN Dirk-Jan van Baar
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A FEW WORDS ABOUT BARBARITY


Guardian, Intercept, RT, U.K., Russia, U.S.
Snowden: His Girl,
His Movie Opening,
Greenwald at TED

With Edward Snowden's
girlfriend 'coming out'
and showing herself by
his side in the new film
about his life, Glenn
Greenwald making an
appearance at TED, and
a number of other major
surveillance-tied items
breaking in the last 24
hours, we've put it all
together for you here.

— SURVEILLANCE BUNDLE

A SNOWDEN WEEKEND


Die Presse, Austria
Use of Terrorists as
Foreign Policy Tool
Ensnares the Turks

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"If President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan had entered into
some blind arrangement
with the Islamists, it was
an unparalleled mistake.
Proving once again what
happens when one tries to
do business with a madman
like Baghdadi, he recently
threatened to kill Erdogan."

— COLUMNIST Duygu Oezkan
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BITTEN BY TERRORISM BUG


Die Welt, Germany
IS: America Finds
Itself in Israeli Shoes

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"It's almost as if there were
a standard that the West
applies only to Israel - and
then quickly forgets when
their own country is in a
fight with terrorists. This
could be called hypocrisy."

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin

THE KILLING OF 'HUMAN SHIELDS'


Diario Economico Portugal
Ebola's Threat to the
Economy and Society

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"In a disaster scenario, Ebola
can cause millions of deaths,
but, before that happens, it
would cause such a panic
that it would devastate the
minimal trust which forms
the foundation on which the
economy and society run.
... When we observe a
performance like that of the
Spanish authorities, we learn
that at the level of political
and health incompetence,
anything is possible."

— COLUMNIST
Joao Cardoso Rosas
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THE DANGER OF PUBLIC PANIC


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
A Nobel Peace Prize
Favorite, Snowden to
'Appear' at Britian's
Observer Ideas Event

"We need to figure out how
(and whether) societies can
restore effective democratic
control over our security
agencies and whether the
technology that has enabled
comprehensive surveillance
can serve to protect privacy."

— OPEN UNIVERSITY
Professor John Naughton

HEADY TIMES FOR SNOWDEN


Die Welt, Germany
The New York Times'
'Strange Take' on Israel

"Public Editor Margaret Sullivan
lays out why she thinks columnist
David Brooks should have revealed
that his son is in the Israeli army.
What her argument boils down to
is that any connection to Israel
taints a columnist morally, because
she evidently believes that Israel
itself is a morally stained country.
With a little bit of imagination
and research, she might have
discovered that this is exactly how
many anti-American Europeans
and others view the United States."

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin

Russia Today, Russia
'Putin the Peacemaker'
T-Shirts Go on Sale in
NYC Designer Shop

"The Peacemaker collection,
designer Julius Kasinskis says,
is set to show a different,
non-mainstream attitude in
regard to Russia's president."

— AUTHOR Nicholas Carr

ONLY IN NEW YORK?


Le Figaro, France
Stopping Putin and IS:
Neither a Cold War,
Nor a War on Terror

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Those familiar with recent
history know that the world
has changed dramatically
and are wary of deceptive
parallels. Be that as it may,
the temptation remains to
cling to experiences already
lived through. ... Obama
pretends that he doesn't
want to reprise Iraq or
Afghanistan, yet he repeats
many of Bush's failings."

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin
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REFIGHTING THE LAST WAR


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Robots Really are Coming
for your Job, and You
Can Do Nothing About It

"The U.S. supreme court ruled that
corporations are people. And now
the corporations want to replace
people with bots. Guess who wins?"

— AUTHOR Nicholas Carr

FIRMS ARE 'PEOPLE,' BUT PREFER ROBOTS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
National Crime Agency
Would Restore Us to
Soviet-Style Surveillance

SPY-CRAZY

“There is no threat
to national security
that justifies the
kind of erosion of
civil liberties NCA
Chief Bristow seeks.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Chief of 'Britain's FBI'
says Public Must Give
Up Freedoms for Safety

"It is necessary to win 'the public
consent to losing some freedoms
in return for greater safety and
security . Snowden's revelations
have damaged public confidence
in our ability to access and use
data in an appropriate way."

— National Crime Agency
Director Keith Bristow
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NOT ENOUGH MASS SURVEILLANCE?


The Observer, U.K.
'In 1976 I Discovered
Ebola, Now I Fear an
Unimaginable Tragedy'

"This isn't just an epidemic any
more. This is a humanitarian
catastrophe. We don't just need
care personnel, but experts in
logistics, trucks, jeeps and
foodstuffs. Such an epidemic
can destabilize entire regions."

— Dr. Peter Piot

EBOLA: THE THREAT TO INDIA


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Obama's ' Experiment'
Proves Only America
Can Maintain Order

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Obama clearly recognizes
now that the United States
is indispensable as guardian
of a basic level of global
order, but doesn't want to
assume all the responsibility -
not to mention costs alone."

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter
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OBAMA: LEARNED HIS LESSON?


CrossTalk, Russia Today
VIDEO: Making Sense of
'Washington's Mischief'

OCT. 3, 00:24:12

In this edition of Peter Levelle's
CrossTalk, the panel attempts to
make sense of American foreign
policy and lack of debate over
the latest war within the United
States. Guests include Prfessor of
History at King's College Joseph
Loconte, CounterPunch columnist
Jason Hirthler, and author and
radio host David Swanson - an all-
American panel by the way. Note
is taken of the fact that ISIL is a
'product' of American foreign
policy - a statement of fact that
one will never encounter in the
coopted U.S. mainstream media.

— CROSSTALKING
U.S. Foreign Policy

WHERE'S THE DABATE ON WAR?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Reroutes Flights
to Prevent Catastrophic
Stampede of Walruses

"The Federal Aviation Authority
has re-routed flights, and local
communities have called on bush
pilots to keep their distance in
an effort to avoid setting off a
panic that could see scores of
walruses trampled to death."

— SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Suzanne Goldenberg
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FAA IN WALRUS PROTECTION ROLE


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Argentina President Blames
a 'U.S. Plot' for Debt Woes

"I'm not naive, this is not an isolated
move by a senile judge in New York,'
said Fernández. 'Because vultures
look a lot like the eagles of empires,'
referring to the bald eagle, the
national symbol of the United States."

— CORRESPONDENT Uki Goni

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Germany's Ramshackle
Military at Odds with
its Global Aspirations

"Recent reports suggest the
country's weapons systems
are in such disrepair that
Berlin actually has very
little to offer its partners."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel
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SO MUCH FOR GERMAN 'POWER'


Le Figaro, France
Outcome of Anti-ISIL
War Depends on New
Shiite-Sunni Dynamic

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The rallying of four Arab states,
which have joined the American
Air Force, thereby legitimizing
the bombing campaign on Syrian
territory, is above all symbolic. ...
The important thing is that the
five are Sunni and seem finally
to have realized that they have
given birth to a monster to wage
a war against the Shiite axis
directed by Tehran. The extreme
complexity of the overlapping
conflicts in the region makes any
outcome uncertain. One must
hope that the barbarity of ISIL
brings a profound enough
response to trigger a new dynamic."

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

WILL MUSLIMS COME TO THEIR SENSES?


Ouest, France
Globalization Makes
it Easier to Address
Climate Difficulties

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The formula remains far
from resolved. Yet at the
dawn of this new century,
it seems the globalization
of trade and information
will inevitably lead to the
finding of shared solutions.
Common sense says that
both should be focused on
reducing inequality and
repairing our ecosystems."

— EDITORIAL, Ouest
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A GLOBALIZED SOLUTION?


The Telegraph, U.K.
A New U.S. threat to
British, European, and
American Data Privacy

As if they haven't damaged the
market positions of American
tech firms enough, data-sucking
U.S. authorities are at it again,
this time by suborning the likes
of Microsoft, Apple and Google
to allow U.S. authorites access
to e-mails and other data held
in what is know as the 'Cloud'.

— NEWS ITEM, Telegraph

AMERICA: LAND OF MASS SPYING

Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Climate Summit &
Merkel's 'Cerebral
Circuitry Overload'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The lament over Merkel's
absence ignores the fact
that her absenteeism is an
expression of chronic
climate policy fatigue. ...
The complexity of the
issue seems to overwhelm
our cerebral circuitry."

— COLUMNIST
Manfred Kriener
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TOO MUCH INFORMATION?


Le Figaro, France
The Workings of the
Islamic State Laid Bare

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"prisoners have told of having
been sodomized shortly after
their arrival. With humiliations
like these, IS seeks to regress
these fighters to the condition
of animals to prepare them for
committing the worst atrocities.
And as these sessions have been
filmed, the man thus abused
will be disowned by his family,
if ever he leaves the ranks of IS."

— COLUMNIST Georges Malbrunot

IS: HOW TO GENERATE BARBARITY


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
British Lawmakers Vote
to Approve Air Strike
Against Iraq 524 to 43

Government wins vote by to 542
to 43 – Cameron: ISIS needs to be
destroyed in Syria as well as Iraq
-- Miliband: 2003 war means U.K.
has responsibility to act now --
Read full motion on which MPs
voted -- Cameron and Miliband's
speeches and summary of events.

— REPORTERS Andrew
Sparrow, Claire Phipps

BRITS TO RETURN TO BOMB IRAQ

De Morgen, Belgium
The War on Terror
'Delusion' Lives On

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"May the question be asked
whether the intention to
eliminate the leaders of IS
or 'chop off the head of the
dragon' is a good strategy?
One cannot escape that the
successful attack on Osama
bin Laden failed to halt the
fundamentalist terrorism
he wrought. Under the
contrary - the idea that you
can stop to this barbarism
with even more repression,
more weapons and more
bombing may prove to be
a very expensive delusion."

— COLUMNIST Yves Desmet

MORE WAR: WILL IT WORK?


Le Monde Diplomatique, France
The 'New Cold War'

"Moscow will not allow
Ukraine to become a
rear base for its enemies.
Russia's people, inflamed
by nationalist propaganda
that is more extreme than
Western brainwashing (and
that's saying something),
won’t have it."

— COLUMNIST Serge Halimi

CAN ANYTHING BREAK THE ICE?

Breaking the Set, Russia Today
VIDEO: Chris Hedges on
Climate Corporatism and
the Need for Civil Revolt

SEPT. 24, 00:09:14

"We have undergone a corprate
coup d'etat in slow motion. Our
political system is now a form of
legalized bribery. ... If you defy
corprate interests, these very
powerful forces step in ... and
when they do they destroy you."

— JOURNALIST Chris Hedges

HEDGES: CALL FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

The Independent, U.K.
Chelsea Manning: 'Make
ISIL Fall on Own Sword'

BOMBOOZLED

“Degrade and destroy?
The West should try to
disrupt the canny ISIL
militants into self-
destruction, because
bombs will backfire.”

— WHISLEBLOWER
Chelsea Manning

The Independent, U.K.
America's Attacks on ISIL a
Likely Boon to Bashar al-Assad

ASSAD'S BOON

“In his Damascus home,
the Syrian leader can
reflect that the most
powerful country -
which only last year
wished to bomb him into
oblivion – now seeks to
bomb his enemies into
into the same oblivion.”

— COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

TELEGRAPH: Syria Strikes:
Obama Undergoes
'Damascene Conversion'

SPECTATOR: Michael Fallon
says U.K. Should Reconsider
Military Action in Syria


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live Blog: U.S. Air Strikes
Begin Against ISIL in Syria

"This is the Guardian's always good
-place-to-start Live Blog of the
initiation of U.S. and allied attacks
on Islamic State targets inside Syria.
It includes text, video and tweets
from around the Internet."

— REPORTER Matthew Weaver


THE BOMBING OF SYRIA BEGINS


Multiple Sources, Europe, Asia, Latin America
LIVE BLOG: U.N. Climate
Summit Opens in New York

This is the Guardian's live coverage
of all the action and climate-heating
gases being generated at the U.N.
in New York, as the world's leaders
gather to tell us what they intend
to do about climate change. Quoting
U.N. 'Messenger of Peace' Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio in his message to
world leaders: 'You can make
history, or you can be vilified by it.'

— GUARDIAN LIVE BLOG

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live Blog: U.S. Air Strikes
Begin Against ISIL in Syria

"This is the Guardian's always good
-place-to-start Live Blog of the
initiation of U.S. and allied attacks
on Islamic State targets inside Syria.
It includes text, video and tweets
from around the Internet."

— REPORTER Matthew Weaver


THE BOMBING OF SYRIA BEGINS


BBC NEWS: LIVE BLOG:
U.S. Begins Air Strikes on
Islamic State Targets in Syria


Multiple Sources, Europe, Asia, Latin America
VIDEOS: Coverage of
People's Climate March

ELEVEN VIDEOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

This is coverage of People's
Climate Marches in New York
and other cities from Britain's
Telegraph, Russia Today, CCTV
China, Reuters, Free Speech
TV, TeleSurof Venezuela, the
U.N., Euronews of France).

— 11 NEWS SEGMENTS

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH

News, Switzerland
Islamic State: Preventing
the 'Conquest of Rome'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The well-known megalomaniacal
fantasies of IS jihadists, allegedly
supported by former generals of
Saddam, suggest this: The wet
dream of some of the murderers
seems to be the conquest of Rome
by the Caliphate. ... The calculus
is apparently to provoke an armed
escalation and ultimately, an end
-of-the-world style holy war."

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

PLANNING THE REEDUCATION OF IRAQ


Le Soir, Belgium
Beheadings: The
Devious ISIL Trap

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

" The greater and more brutal
the West's response, the more
these jihadis from Hell hope to
fuel a potent feeling of 'double
standards' across Sunni-Muslim
lands based on the fact that for
three years, the international
community has passively stood
by the martyrdom of a nation
- the Sunni majority in Syria."

— COLUMNIST Baudouin Loos
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IS: GETTING THE WEST'S GOAT?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Won't Commit to
Climate Change Aid for
Poor States at Summit

"'We're putting a lot of pressure
for them [wealthier countries]
at the summit on the 23rd,' U.N.
envoy and former Irish president
Mary Robinson told the Guardian
on the sidelines of a meeting of
the U.S. Agency for International
Development. But she added: 'I
know the U.S. is not going to
commit because I have asked.'"

— Special U.N. Envoy on Climate
Change Mary Robinson

U.N. ENVOY CALLS OUT WHITE HOUSE


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Assange on Secret Talk
with Google CEO Eric Schmidt

SEPT. 21, 00:24:15

Wikileaks Assange talks about a meeting
with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others,
how Google uses its search engine and
gears its business to actively support U.S.
'imperialist' policies, calls Google Glass
the realization of an Orwellian horror
because it places Google between your
eyes and the world, and describes
the impact Google has had on WikiLeaks.

— NEWS SEGMENTS, Russia Today

GOOGLE: AN ARM OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: Climate March
- People Around the World
March to Demand Action

"Tens of thousands of people across
150 countries take to the streets to
march for action on climate change.
Dubbed the People’s Climate March,
it has been flagged as the biggest
global call-to-action on climate
change in history, they demand thet
world leaders take action on climate
change as they prepare for a U.N.
summit in New York on Monday."

— REPORTERS Melissa Davey,
Adam Vaughan and Amanda
Holpuch

CLIMATE: TO ACT OR NOT TO ACT?


Izvestia, Russia
Russians Must Prepare for
Lengthy Stand-Off with U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"If Russia endures, in five to ten
years, the critical foundations of
U.S. influence will wane. A new
system of payments and a reserve
banking system, international banks,
reserve currencies and financial
centers will emerge, thereby
accelerating flight from the dollar."

— REPORTER
Arnaud Focraud
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HUNKERING DOWN, COME WHAT MAY


News, Switzerland
Hedge Funds and Mega-
Drought: When Private &
Public Spheres Collide

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Suppose a mere ten-year drought
was to begin in Los Angeles, also
impacting the Central Valley and
Sacramento. It would soon spread
through Las Vegas and Phoenix, all
the way to West Texas. A horror
scenario? Yes - unless you happen
to be owner of the water rights."

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

WHO SHOULD HAVE THE WATER?


leJDD, France
The Islamic State:
What Paris Summit
Failed to Resolve

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"If all the world agrees
that the eradication of
ISIL also involves Syria,
the question remains no
less thorny, because an
intervention in that
country, unlike in Iraq,
happens to require the
agreement of its regime."

— REPORTER
Arnaud Focraud
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WHAT WAS RESOLVED?


Publico, Portugal
Caution: Captain America's
Weapons-Based 'Recovery'
May Be Hazardous to You

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Fifty years after decolonization, the
elites that rule the roost in the West
have learned nothing from history,
and continue to look at the world
through neo-colonial glasses as thick
as the bottoms of coke bottles!

— COLUMNIST Manuel Loff

IS WAR OUR ONLY FORM OF 'GROWTH'?


Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA 'Mapping Entire Internet'
and 'All Devices Connected to
It'; Spies on German Telekom

"Treasure Map is the mandate for a mass
raid on the digital world. It aims to map
the Web, and not just the large traffic
channels likes telecommunications cables.
It also seeks to identify all devices across
which our data flows, so-called routers.
... Furthermore, every single end device
connected to the Internet somewhere in
the world - every smart phone, every
tablet and computer - is to be made visible."

— Reporters Andy Muller-Maguhn,
Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach,
Mike Sontheimer, Christian Grothoff

NO PRIVACY FOR ANYONE, ANYTIME

Het Parool, The Natherlands
'Zionists Planned ISIS':
Justice Official's Tweet
Reflects Wider Problem

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Apparently, there are things that
aren't allowed to be said in this
regard,' suspended Justice official
Yasmina Haifi tells NPO Radio 1. She
was in the news due to her tweet:
'ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.
It's part of a plan by Zionists who are
deliberately trying to blacken Islam's
name.' The New Dutch Islamic Party
goes the extra mile in a tweet that
equates Zionism with the IS, and is
defended under free speech rights.”

—Ibrahim Wijbenga of the
Christian Democratic Party

MAKING POLITICAL INROADS IN EUROPE


Quadriga - DW, Germany
VIDEO: 'Incompetent Europe'
Needs the U.S. 'World Police'

SEPT. 11, 00:12:39

This clip from Deutsche Welle's Quadriga
program reflects the chaotic nature of
this moment in history. Former Financial
Times and International Herald Tribune
columnist Judy Dempsey & German public
radio reporter Burkhard Birke speak on
whether the world still needs the U.S.
'world police.' Both believe that is does.

— NEWS SEGMENTS, Russia Today

AMBIVALENT BUT WITHERING CRITICISM

BBC News, U.K.
Islamic State Crisis:
World Leader Pledge
to Support the Iraqis

"Iran, Saudi Arabia, regional
superpowers, back opposing
sides in Syria. They will look
closely to see if U.S. actions
indirectly help their rival. ...
Many argue that the British
and Americans tore open
sectarian scars when they
invaded Iraq, and now risk
making matters even worse."

— CORRESPONDENT
Jeremy Bowen

IS: THE CONFLICTED ALLIANCE

BBC NEWS, U.K.
VIDEO: David Cameron's
Entire Response to Death
of Aid Worker David Hains

SEPT. 14, 00:06:09

"We will do all within our power
to hunt down these murderers and
ensure they face justice, however
long it takes. ... they have planned
and continue to plan, attacks across
Europe and in our country."

— PRIME MINISTER David Cameron

DAVID CAMERON: 'DRAIN THIS POISON'

Hertener Allgemeine, Germany
'Generation 9-11': The
End of Innocence for
Americans and Us All

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"In terms of the consequences
of September 11th, there is
much in common between the
30 to 40 years olds in both the
U.S. and Germany. The 9-11
generation, which ranges in
age from the early thirties to
early forties, is now marked
by personal fears. There are
massive feelings of insecurity
due to collective experience
of violence on September 11."

— Sociologist and researcher
Dr. Daniela Schiek
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9-11: DISTURBING A GENERATION


Irish Times, Ireland
'War is Madness' Pope
Says; 'WWIII has Begun'

"In our world, behind the
scenes, there are interests,
geopolitical strategies, lust
for money and power, and
there is the manufacture
and sale of arms, which
seem to be so important."

— POPE Francis

IS THE END REALLY 'NIGH'?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Two American Senators
Live on Remote Island
for Reality TV Program

"The two say they approached
the network about creating the
series, Rival Survival, in part
because of their frustrations
with American partisan politics."

— CORRESPONDENT
Amanda Holpuch

REALITY TV MEETS U.S. SENATE

Le Figaro, France
As Shown Again in Iraq,
the French Must Reject
'Subjection' to America

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"This beneficial and necessary
alliance should not be turned
into subjection to America -
in a systematic alignment of
our diplomacy with hers. ...
This spirit of independence
was found again in the brave
2003 speech by Dominique
de Villepin at the U.N.,
imploring the United States
not to invade Iraq - and again,
history proved him [and France]
a hundred times correct."

— COLUMNIST Renaud Girard
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A CALL FOR FRENCH INDEPENDENCE


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Using Terorrism
as a Tool Means
More Terrorists

"Governments sought
use of extremist groups
as proxies in battles for
regional hegemony, or
as a sectarian tool pitting
Shiite against Sunni and
Sunni against Shiite."

— FORMER FBI Special
Agent Ali Soufan

THE TRUTH DRIBBLES OUT

Financial Times, U.K.
VIDEO: At Saudi Meet,
U.S. and Arab leaders
Discuss the ISIL Threat

SEPT. 12, 00:03:37

FT reports that Sunni Arabs
find it 'hypocritical' Obama
wants their help after he
failed to act against Syria last
year, but that they realize
they 'have to play along to a
certain extent'. The report
also says that NATO-member
Turkey has already said it will
not take part in military
action against Islamic State.

— CORRRESPONDENT Simeon Kerr

LIMP RESPONSE FROM SUNNIS

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Russian Coverage:
President Obama's Speech
on Use of Force Against ISIL

FIVE VIDEO SEGMENTS

Five news segments from RT
dealing with President Obama's
speech on the use of military
force against the Islamic State
and on the territory of Syria.

— NEWS SEGMENTS, Russia Today

OBAMA SPEECH: WITHERING CRITICISM

Der Standard Austria
ECB Move Tempts Collapse
of Global 'House of Cards'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Central banks have turned the
global economy into an enormous
house of cards that will sooner or
later come crashing down. Rather
than slamming on the brakes, they
are carelessly upping the ante.”

—FINANCIAL COLUMNIST
Andreas Schnauder

ECB CHIEF DRAGHI ROLLS THE DICE


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's Dilemma: U.S.
Appetite for Power and
Aversion to Political Risk

ITS LOSE-LOSE

“Americans want
him Mr. Obama 'do
something' about
catastrophes abroad
while withdrawing
from the role of
world policeman.
... It is running low
on carrots, and it
has broken its stick.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Daily Mail, U.K.
White House Denies Sotloff
Claims 'Moderate' Syrians
Sold Son to Islamic State

"These so-called moderate rebels
that people want us to support,
one of them sold him probably for
between $25,000 and $50,000."

—Sotloff Family Spokesman Barak Barfi

Le Figaro, France
Beware Perpetuation
of NATO Through Fanning
Flames Against Russia

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Whatever responsibility the Syrian
regime bears for the emergence of
the Islamic State, the priority is no
longer ousting a bloody dictator, but
preventing the creation of a jihadist
state at the heart of the Arab world
with networks leading straight into
European suburbs. ... The absence
of a strategy, however, mustn't lead
NATO to exacerbating a conflict with
Russia simply to perpetuate itself.”

—COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

DOTH NATO PROTEST TOO MUCH?


BBC HARDtalk, U.K.
VIDEOS: Presidents of
Ukraine and Georgia

TWO HARDTALK VIDEOS

What does the president of
Georgia, which was invaded
and lost territory to Russia
in 2008, think NATO and
Ukraine should do, give the
current tensions in Ukraine?
What does Ukraine's president
think of the NATO Summit?
Hardtalk speaks to both men.

— BBC HARDtalk

LEADERS AGGRIEVED BY INVASION

Stop TTIP, Germany
VIDEO: Citizens Initiative to
STOP Trans-Atlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership

01:09:49

What's wrong with the largest 'free
for multinationals' trade agreement
in history now being negotiated in
secret by governments owned and
operated by companies that stand to
benefit most from the treaty? This
video from the European Citizens'
Initiative against TTIP explains why
the treaty is rotten for the public
and agencies meant to protect them.

— When Free Trade isn't Free

SHINING A LIGHT ON TTIP TALKS

Die Zeit, Germany
Islamic State Barbarism
has Ignites Long-Absent
Muslim Soul-Searching

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The triumphant march of ISIL
has shocked the Middle East.
Barbarians rage in the heart of
the Fertile Crescent. Here the
alphabet was invented, the
first poems written, here lie
the oldest cultural and political
roots of humanity. This archaic
barbarism that may irreparably
destroy the ancient polyglot
texture of the Middle East, has
sparked a broad and self-critical
debate among commentators,
scholars, politicians, and citizens."

— COLUMNIST Martin Gehlen
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CAN THINGS CHANGE IN ISLAM?


Ukraine Orthodox Church, Ukraine
Ukraine Orthodox Church
Patriarch: Putin 'New Cain';
'Under influence of Satan'

"For all the blood that was shed at
your will, and the evil done by your
your order, your punishment will
be the same as the punishment
of the liar and fratricide Cain
- the curse and eternal damnation."

— Patriarch Filaret of
Ukrainian Orthodox Church

CHURCH CHIEF: PUTIN GOING TO HELL

Le Figaro, France
The 'Caliphate Effect': New
Horizons for Global Jihad

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"If ISIL doesn't always win people over,
it inspires - everywhere. The largest
Muslim country in the world, Indonesia,
has become alarmed by the growing
popularity of IS in certain segments of
the population. And here, in Europe,
an unprecedented wave of global
jihadists is rising up. Their return
from the front promises to be painful."

— COLUMNIST Arnaud de La Grange
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ISLAMIC STATE POPULARITY IS GROWING


BBC, VAZ, U.K. and Italy
VIDEOS: NATO Summiteers
Eat, Drink, Talk, Shop for
Arms, Watch RAF Aircraft

EIGHT VIDEO SEGMENTS

Precious little of significance ever
happens at these events, except
people get to know one another,
which is important on some level.
Although invariably, an ungodly
amount of money is spent on food,
security, enabling the delegates
to ignore protesters, and here,
the crass opportunism of the
weapons industry pandering to
NATO leaders on the cusp of a
two wars is truly embarrassing.

— Behind Scenes at NATO Summit

NATO SUMMITEERS HOBNOBBING

Russia Today, Russia
Russian Media on NATO
Summit, Ukriane Crisis

NINE VIDEO SEGMENTS

This is another of our regular
media narrative comparisons
on the Ukraine crisis. With the
NATO Summit now going on
in Wales, take a dip into the
storyline being offered the
public by Russia's English-
language broadcaster, RT.

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

TRUSTING WESTERN INTELLIGENCE

BBC, France24, DW, Euronews
European Media on NATO
Summit and Ukriane Crisis

TWENTY VIDEO SEGMENTS

This is the latest Worldmeets.US
media narrative comparisons on
the Ukraine crisis. This post shows
the narrative of Europe from the
BBC, France 24, Deutsche Welle
and Paris-based Euronews.

— PRESSURE ON HIGH IN WALES

RUSSIA SANCTIONS OVER UKRAINE

BBC, Guardian, U.K.
LIVE BLOGS: NATO Summit
in Wales - E.U. to Announce
New Sanctions on Russia

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NATO Summit: Where
Tanks and Fighter Jets
are 'Par for the Course'

"One of the more incongruous
sights at the NATO summit is of
military hardware strewn on
the greens and bunkers of the
Celtic Manor golf resort. ...
Parked near one of the holes,
close to a sign warning: 'Danger:
Golf In Progress from Right', are
an armored personnel carrier,
a tank and a fighter aircraft."

—CORRESPONDENT
Ewen MacAskill

CRASS WEAPONS COMMERCIALISM

Die Welt, Germany
West Must Not Allow Kiev
to 'Internationalize War'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Shall we die for Ukraine? ... That
Ukrainian president Poroshenko
and his officials are now talking of
an invasion does, of course, have
a political backdrop: He wants to
involve the West in the conflict. ...
The United States and European
Union should not give him his wish."

— COLUMNIST Ludwig Greven
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HOW FAR TO GO TO DEFEND UKRAINE?


Novosti, Russia
France Puts Off Delivery
of First Mistral-Class
Copter Carrier to Russia

"Russia's recent actions in east
Ukraine violate the principles
of European security. The
president of the republic stated
that despite prospects for cease-
fire, which is yet to be achieved
and put into practice, present
circumstances do not allow the
delivery of the first helicopter
carrier by the French republic."

— National Security Council of France

NOVOSTI: Industry and Trade
Minister: Russia Believes Mistral
Delivery Contract to Be Fulfilled

GUARDIAN: France Halts Delivery
of Warship in Protest Over Russia
Role in Ukraine


Gazeta, Russia
FLASHBACK: Only with
U.S. Help Can 'Northern
Civilization' Be Saved

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"We must permit our minds to
let go of memories, tormented
as we are by past grievances,
and understand that only with
the United States can the E.U. &
Russia save northern civilization."

— AMBASSDOR
to NATO Dmitriy Rogozin
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THE CHANGING WINDS OF POLITICS


Cross Talk, Russia Today
Ukraine in Retreat: Western
Narrative Threatens Peace

SEPTEMBER. 3, 00:24:41

The panel discusses the diametrically-
opposed narratives over Ukraine, and
the 'fact deprived' way Western media
depicts unfolding events in the region.

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

MORE FULL OF CRAP?: RUSSIA OR WEST?

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Despite Horror of Beheading,
'Glorifying Terrorism' Should
Not Be Made Criminal Offense

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"CDA Party leader Buma has asked that the
glorification of terrorism be criminalized.
The occasion was publication of disgusting
photos of the beheading of James Foley,
and parodies depicting other 'victims.' ...
Would such a criminalization be legally
possible - and would it improve matters?
... Many potential suspects would simply
'enjoy' being convicted. So much free
publicity (and if convicted - martyrdom)."

— ATTORNEY Feer Verkade
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TIME FOR LAWS AGAINST FREE SPEECH?


Cross Talk, Russia Today
VIDEO: How Much of a
Threat is Islamic State?

SEPTEMBER. 1, 00:26:59

Is the Islamic State being built
into a monolithic enemy for
the purpose of preparing the
American people for another
war/military intervention? Or
is this media demonization
just a way for policy makers
to cover their butts - just in
case something does happen?

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

IS: A TRUMPED-UP THREAT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: The Murder of
Journalist Steven Sotloff

Video purports to show beheading
of second U.S. journalist -- Release
falls two weeks after killing of U.S.
journalist James Foley -- 'A few'
Americans still held by group -- U.S.
State department: 'We are sickened'.

— REPORTER Tom McCarthy
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ANOTHER TERRORIST MANIPULATION


British Media, U.K.
A-List Hacker 'On the
Run'; 'Paid in Bitcoin'

The Daily Mail reports that
the culprit, who said he
leads a band of hackers, is
on the run, and accoridng
to the Mirror, he was paid
in Bitcoin for some of the
nude photos of celebrities
he stole from the iCloud.

—MULTIPLE SOURCES

2014 HACKED iCLOuD CAPER


La Stampa, Italy
Caliphate and Kobe Bryant:
Between Mafia and Sharia

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"More than a Caliph, Al Baghdadi has
the personality of the Godfather. ...
As he fights, rebuilds homes, profits
from crime and recruits terrorists,
Baghdadi would be laughing at the
'jayvee team putting on Kobe Bryant
jerseys' - if anyone took the time to
translate the naive text of the
very cultured New Yorker magazine."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta
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BAGHDADI: MAD BUT NO AMATEUR


Cross Talk, Russia Today
VIDEO: How Much of a
Threat is Islamic State?

SEPTEMBER. 1, 00:26:59

Is the Islamic State being built
into a monolithic enemy for
the purpose of preparing the
American people for another
war/military intervention? Or
is this media demonization
just a way for policy makers
to cover their butts - just in
case something does happen?

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

IS: A TRUMPED-UP THREAT?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Two-Faced': Turkey is
NSA 'Partner and Target'

"Turkey is itself the target of
intense surveillance even as it
works closely with the U.S.
One NSA document describes
the country bluntly as both
a 'partner and target.'"

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach, Michael
Sontheimer, Holger Stark

BOTH ARE SPYING ON TURKEY

British Media, U.K.
Nude Photos and Data
on 100 A-Listers Leaked
by iCloud Hacker '4chan'

“An anonymous hacker gained
access to private photos on the
Hunger Games actress’s mobile
phone, and those of 100 others,
via Apple storage system iCloud.”

—MULTIPLE SOURCES

A-LISTER NUDES APPLE I-HACKED


BBC NEWS: 'Cloud' Concerns
After Celebrity Picture Leaks


Financial Times, U.K.
Republicans Must Regain
Foreign Policy 'Realism'

QUICK TO SHOOT

“Instinctive militarism
is now the Republican
way; force is answer
to every question.”

— COLUMNIST
Edward Luce

La Stampa, Italy
Reagan Sets 'Acid Test'
for Crisis-Beset Obama

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Above all, he lacks the talent
which Gorbachev maintained
was most important in a U.S.
president: Barack Obama does
not enjoy, deep down, the
trust of the American people.
That is why all the players in
the Mideast - allied, neutral,
and deadly adversaries, feel
free to act against the U.S."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta
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OUTMATCHED BY THE GIPPER?


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Ukraine War: A 'Hopeless
Struggle' for the Lost East

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“As long as the Kremlin denies it
runs the show in eastern Ukraine,
honest talks cannot be conducted.
... So what's left for President
Poroshenko and Kiev officials to
do? They must prepare the people,
for better or worse, for the fact
that part of the Donbas region,
which is still in the hands of pro-
Russian militia forces, is lost.”

—COLUMNIST Cathrin Kahlweit

PUTIN GIVES NO GROUND IN MINSK


The Independent, U.K.
Barack Obama Refuses
to Decide: Fails to Act

NO BITE OBAMA

“Instead of a strategy
to deal with ISIL and
Russia, the presidency
offers veiled threats.”

— COLUMNIST
Janet Daley

OBSERVER: Britain's Best
Defense to the Terror
Threat is Global Action

GUARDIAN: Critics Hit
Out at Ashdown's Criticism
of 'Kneejerk' Response


Economist, U.K.
NATO Summit is Mr.
Putin's Wake-Up Call

"The meeting on September
4th will not have to spend
time agonising over what the
65-year-old alliance is for."

— ECONOMIST Analysis

TURNING POINT ON UKRAINE?

GUARDIAN: E.U. Leaders
Deliver Sanctions Ultimatum
to Russia Over Ukraine


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Economic Warfare:
RIP the Free Market
New World Order

IRON CURTIAN II?

“Russia is facing
damaging economic
sanctions, but this
also brings down
the final curtain on
capitalism's apparent
victory in 1989.”

— COLUMNIST
Larry Elliott

The Independent, U.K.
Meet the Frankenstein of
Saudi Arabia and Qatar,
or as We Know Them, ISIL

ISIL SLIPS LEASH

“After spending
billions, Saudi and
Qatari Wahhabists
are finding that
money cannot
and has not,
purchased loyalty.”

— COLUMNIST
Paul Vallely

Liberation, France
France has its Own
'Ferguson' Problem

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Commentators have urged
the American authorities to
fight discrimination more
vigorously. How about the
French authorities? There
may not be enough Black
members of the American
police, but does France
have enough Muslims in the
French police? ... Ferguson
is in fact not that exotic.”

—COLUMNIST Laurent Joffrin

NO BETTER THAN FERGUSON?


Keiser Report - RT, Russia
VIDEO: 'Les Miserables' ...
Ferguson and Bank Fraud

RealVideoAUGUST 26, 00:25:46

In this episode, Max Keiser &
Stacey Herbert highight the
connection between the crisis
in Ferguson and the massive
political and bank fraud that
continues with impunity in the
United States and beyond. An
excellent episode of pathos
and righteous indignation.

— THE KEISER REPORT

FERGUSON MAY SIGNAL A TREND

Der Spiegel, Germany
Violence in Ferguson:
Some Worry 'Things
Will Never Change'

“We're like animals to them,
ones they can shoot down
like deer. The police know
that most of us can't even
afford a lawyer. ... People
are completely powerless.”

— BLACK RESIDENT
of Ferguson Missouri

LOST HOPE OR NEW TRACTION?


BBC News, U.K.
NSA and GCHQ
'Leak Tor Bugs',
Developer Says

"British and American
intelligence agents
attempting to hack
the 'dark Web' are
being deliberately
undermined by
colleagues, it has
been alleged by Tor."

— TOR OFFICER
Andrew Lewman

TOR: IT'S SPY VS. SPY

THE INTERCEPT: Surveillance
Engine - How the NSA Built
Its Own Secret Google

BBC HARDTALK VIDEO:
Web Bringing Capitalism to End,
says Economist Jeremy Rifkin


Vatican News, Holy See
Pope Francis Calls Parents
of Journalist James Foley

“In the midst of their irreplaceable
loss, the parents of slain journalist
James Foley were called by Pope
Francis, who consoled them after
their loss and offered his prayers.”

— REPORTER Lydia O'Kane

POPE REACHES OUT TO FOLEYS


VATICAN NEWS: Pope Sends
Letter of Condolence to Family
of Slain Journalist James Foley

VATICAN NEWS: Iraqi Patriarch
Appeals to the World: 'Don't be
Indifferent to Our Suffering'


Le Nouvel Observateur, France
Beheading Shows 'Weakness';
Video Should Not Be Viewed

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“We all must take this barbaric killing
which has been so grotesquely exhibited
by those who committed it for what it is:
an admission of weakness and impotence,
a pathetic attempt to loosen a military vise.
Not looking at what the barbarians want
us to see is a way of saying, modesty - no,
we won't take part in this macabre game.”

—WAR CORRESPONDENT Jean-Paul Mari

IS THIS A TIME FOR SELF-CENSORSHIP?


The Observer, U.K.
Failure to Address Root
Causes of al-Qaeda Led
to Rise of Islamic State

ROOT CAUSES

“The causes that
led to the rise of
ISIL are all too
familiar - and the
Americans have
contributed their
share to them.”

— DUBAI ANALYST
Hassan Hassan

Berliner Zeitung, Germany
Zeal to Punish Snowden,
and Assange, Criminalizes
Keeping Public Informed

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“A shift in political consciousness
is taking place in the democracies,
especially in the United States,
which may lead to a situation in
which it will not only be possible
to eliminate the right to well-
informed participate in society,
but to criminalize that participation.”

—COLUMNIST Patrick Bahners

U.S. UNFRIENDLY TO THE TRUTH



The Independent, U.K.
ISIL: Talk of 'Apocalyptic'
Threat is Simply Childish

FEAR MONGERS

“Chuck Hagel and Martin
Dempsey were pure
Hollywood. They only
needed Tom Cruise. ...
Who writes this God-
awful script? Can’t the
U.S. Defence Secretary
and his joint chiefs
chair do any better?”

— COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

The Independent, U.K.
West Poised to Join
with President Assad

"The U.S. has already covertly
assisted the Assad regime by
passing on intelligence about
the exact location of jihadi
leaders through the BND, the
German intelligence service, a
source tells The Independent.
This may explain why Syrian
planes and artillery have been
able on occasion to target rebel
troops, headquarters accurately."

— COLUMNIST Patrick Coburn

ASSAD: THE DICTATOR SURVIVES


Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
U.S. Police Now 'Auxiliary
Troops of War on Terror'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“After the mass murders of Sept.
11, the solution was for every
police station to be prepared for
the worst. Just as the U.S. wages
its wars like criminal actions by
the world police, local police back
home are drafted as auxiliary
troops in the war on terror.”

—COLUMNIST Patrick Bahners

WHAT ARE POLICE EQUIPPED TO DO?


Gazeta, Russia
Western Sanctions
Show Russians Cost
of Independence

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The sanctions show clearly
to all that the rules favor
the West. If that's how it is,
then so be it. If you want
to use them - then learn
them. If you don't want to
use them - that's your choice,
but just know what you will
be deprived of. Sanctions
imposed by the West, and
the ones we've imposed in
return, will prompt people
in advance to what this
would cost them personally."

— COLUMNIST
Andrei Desnitsky
 align=
DEALING WITH SANCTIONS


Der Spiegel, Germany
German Spies, U.S.
Torture, the Islamic
State, Ukraine War

CIA's former point man
defends waterboarding;
Can ISIL be defeated by
Americans, Europeans,
Kurds, Iranians?; Berlin
cries then spies; and the
forgotten Ukraine war.

— FROM DER SPIEGEL

ROUNDUP FROM DER SPIEGEL


Polityka, Poland
'Drunk' Over Crimea,
Sanctions will Bring
Russia to its Senses

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"In the long run, Russia can
not live as is in a besieged
fortress and with its global
reputation in tatters. For
its own modernization and
development, it is Russia
who needs Europe and the
U.S.- and not the other way
round. In Russia, where
Putin enjoys strong support
today, forces will emerge
that will understand that."

— COLUMNIST Marek Ostrowsk
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WILL THE RUSSIANS BUCKLE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
James Foley's Murder Will
See Calls for Military Action
- Which is What ISIL Wants
PROVOCATION

“The 'war on terror'
has made jihadism
stronger than ever.
ISIL is being gladly
assisted by those in
the West who portray
it as a pure and unique
evil which must be
onliterated, granting
the militant group the
mystique it so craves.”

— COLUMNIST
Owen Jones

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Outrage Over Beheading
of U.S. Journalist: Live

This is the Guardian's live blog
of coverage, inculding text,
tweets and video, of the global
reaction to the beheading killing
of U.S. journalist James Foley.

— LIVE BLOG, Guardian

BITTER END FOR A GOOD REPORTER


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
ISIL Nightmare is
Not a 'Holy War,' it
is an Unholy Mess
POWER VACUUM

“It isn't religious
zealotry but the
collapse of state
power that makes
the clash in Iraq
feel like a return
to the dark ages.”

— COLUMNIST
Jonathan Freedland

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ferguson: Violence of
the State has Created
Violence of the Street

RACE ERUPTION

“Nobody in their
right mind wants
additional violent
protests. But, as
Reverend King
said, 'a riot is
the language
of the unheard'”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Polytika, Poland
'Collective Orgasm'
Over Crimea Pushes
Putin Into Invasion

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Russian president, an
ex-KGB officer, is hostage
to his own cult, which is
having a collective orgasm
over Crimea. He cannot
show the country, which
stands firmly behind him,
any form of weakness.
Will he unflinchingly lead
another generation of young
Russians to their deaths?”

—COLUMNIST
Adam Szostkiewicz

ALARMED OR PROPHETIC?


Izvestia, Russia
Convoy: If Russian
Patriotism is a Threat
to Business - So be it

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The interests of business
and those of the nation very
often do not coincide. When
the mood, passion, love and
indignation of the people boil,
then one must sacrifice the
interests of business.”

—COLUMNIST Eduard Limonov

PRICE OF RUSSIAN PATRIOTISM


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
U.S. Wields German
Spying on Hillary as
Post-Snowden Cudgel

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The United States has begun
to use information provided
by [German double agent]
Markus R. in its dispute over
U.S. espionage in Germany.
Clinton's intercepted phone
call is being taken as proof
that the Germans were also
spying on the United States."

— REPORTER COLUMNIST
Georg Mascolo

HOW MUCH DO GERMANS SPY?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Julian Assange
Plans to Leave Ecuador
Embassy in London

August 18, 00:26:30

"Throughout this entire time I
have not been charged. Europe
is meant to be a place where
the rule of law is respected,
and basic rights are respected
... but somehow a situation has
developed where basic rights
we thought were universally
held are no longer respected."

— WIKILEAKS' Julian Assange

ASSANGE TO MAKE BID TO ESCAPE

Le Soir, Belgium
Ebola: The Luxury of
Indifference is Gone

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"At first, the sick and hopeless,
were people who were distant,
poor, and superstitious. So they
died, and no one spoke of them
again. Today, being indifferent
to the suburbs of the world and
which face the greatest crises,
is not only morally wrong, but
a political mistake. It is also a
luxury we can no longer afford."

— COLUMNIST
Colette Braeckman

EBOLA: WHEN NO ONE IS DISTANT


Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Suicide as a Taboo: The
'Judas Iscariot' of Crime

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The number of victims of AIDS,
violence and natural disaster -
none compare with the number
of suicide victims. ... It isn't
discussed. ... It's no coincidence
that the person who committed
the worst crime - the betrayer
of God Judas - hung himself.”

—COLUMNIST Wolfgang Prosinger

WHY NO DISCUSSION OF SUICIDE?


Le Monde, France
France and the West
Must Help Middle East
Pick Life Over Death'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"It is the dawn of a decisive
moment when the region
swings to one side or the
other. Our role is to help it
choose life over death. ...
Today, resort to unilateral
strikes is not a solution. The
action cannot be taken
without a U.N. resolution.
We must not continually
repeat the same mistakes.
... Let us remember that
even without American
unilateral intervention in
2003, there would not have
been such a boulevard for
totalitarian forces in Iraq."

— FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER
Dominique de Villepin

THIS TIME, NO FRENCH VETO


Liberation, France
Belated Action in Iraq
Must be Coordinated

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"This tragedy, which has been
building for months, first had
to hit the minority Christians
for Obama to finally find that,
'the United States cannot look
away,' at atrocities committed
by the Islamic State. It's never
too late, of course. One need
only read reports from Najaf
and Sadr City to understand
the extent of the chaos in the
region and the imperative to
finally begin to act."

— COLUMNIST
Alexandra Schwartzbrod

HOPING FOR BETTER RESULTS


The Independent, U.K.
Racial Equality in
America Suffers
a Violent Setback

“The residual poison of
racial segregation and
discrimination has still
not been purged from
American society.”

— EDITORIAL,
The Independent

EQUALITY PROVES ELUSIVE


BBC HARDTalk, U.K.
VIDEO: Robin Williams
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED IN 1999

SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR WILLIAMS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Robin Williams' Divine
Madness Will No Longer
Disrupt World's Sadness

CRUEL WORLD

"Is it melancholy to think
that a world that Robin
Williams can't live in must
be broken? To tie this sad
event to the overarching
misery of our times? ...
Suicide among the middle-
aged rose inexplicably in
1999 and has been rising
ever since. Could this be
a condition of our era?"

— COMEDIAN Russell Brand

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Robin Williams: the
Sadness of a Clown
that Couldn't be Fixed

NO SOLUTION

“Physical illness the
medical profession
understands. It knows
what to do when the
body malfunctions and
what not to do. Mental
illness, if illness is the
right word, seems lost
in some dark age.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Gazeta, Russia
'Successful' Russia Sanctions
Would be Nightmare for West

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“After several years, Europe and the
West may end up dealing with a nation
that is so firmly in the throes of anti-
American and anti-Western sentiment
that the Soviet Union will seem like
a close ally by comparison.”

—COLUMNIST Georgy Bovt

TOPPLING PUTIN: IS THAT THE GOAL?


The Economist, U.K.
Prostitution and the Web:
'More Bang for Your Buck'

"As paid-for sex becomes readily
and discreetly available online,
more people will buy it. Greater
awareness may develop that not
all sex workers are the victims
of exploitation. ... The internet
has disrupted many industries.
The oldest one is no exception."

— The Economist

PROSTITUTION: COMING OF AGE?

Diario de Noticias, Portugal
Africa Cannot Be Left to
Washington and Beijing

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Obama, son of a White woman
from Kansas and a Kenyan man,
has special reasons to promote
this strategic approach, but the
truth is that America knows
that as the leading power, it
cannot remain aloof to the
development of the continent.”

—EDITORIAL, Diario de Noticias

OBAMA: SHMOOZING AFRICA



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
1914: The Great War
has Become a Nightly
Pornography of Violence

WAR PORN?

“The centenary has
been seized as a
military propaganda
ploy. The So-called
lessons learned have
been either ignored
or utterly forgotten.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: 100 Years Since
Outbreak of World War I

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS FROM EUROPE, ASIA

It was 100 years ago today that
Germany and Austria mobilized
and formally began World War
I, also known for a time as the
'war to end all wars.' About 17
million people were killed as a
direct result of the hostilities.
Ceremonies were held around
Europe and as far as Singapore.

— EUROPEANS REMEMBER

THE 'WAR TO END ALL WARS'

Le Figaro, France
Gaza: The Roadmap to
Peace Must Be 'Imposed'
on Combatants

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Hope of eradicating the Islamist
militants by force makes no sense.
Other, even more extremist
fighters, would take the place of
Hamas. It is essential for Western
diplomats to take that decision,
impose it on Israel, and stop
playing the game of the Islamists
and their allies in the Arab world.”

—COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

DEALING WITH A BLOOD FEUD


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Former NSA
Chief Sued for 'Get
Rich Quick Scheme'

RealVideoAUGUST 3, 00:02:13

Former NCA chief General
Keith Alexander is being
sued for blatantly using his
knowledge of America's
secrets to earn $1 million
a month since leaving office.

— Ethics of 'Public Service'

GOLD INLAID REVOLVING DOOR

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Multinationals
'Abandoning America'

RealVideoAUGUST 4, 00:25:46

Max Keiser and his partner
Stacy Herbert look at one
of the most profound issues
of our time: how the major
coroprations companies no
longer have nationalities, in
other words, an allegiance
to any particular country.

— Disloyal Multinationals

FIRMS: 'NO USE BEING AMERICAN'

Der Spiegel, Germany
Israel Pulls an NSA on
Kerry: Eavesdrops on
Mideast Conversations

“Israeli intelligence snooped
on telephone conversations
by Secretary of State John
Kerry. The government then
used the information obtained
from the calls during talks on
the conflict in the Gaza strip.”

— REPORTER Fabian Reinbold

SPIES: GOOD FOR THE GANDER?


BBC News, U.K.
AUDIO: Wars, Lies
and Audiotape:
The Vietnam War

RealVideoAUGUST 4, 00:58:00

"What we know today is
that the incident that was
reported to have taken
place in the South China
Sea off the Vietnamese
coast didn't ever happen."

— GRAND DADDY OF
MODERN FALSE FLAGS

VIETNAM: NOW WE KNOW

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Drop Trade Barriers with
Russia, Don't Raise Them!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“If we want to build bridges to the
Russian people, we should counter
restrictions on the free movement
of people and goods, abolish visa
requirements and remove import
tariffs on Russian goods. The gap
between 'us and them' is precisely
what nationalists like Putin prefer.”

—Imre Wessels of the
Dutch Libertarian Party

TIME TO LOWER OUR TRADE GUNS?


La Stampa, Italy
Washington and Jerusalem:
Forces Beyond their Control

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Of all the wars we don't know how to
settle, none will so scandalize future
generations like the one that has been
raging between Israel and the Arabs
since 1948. Because after hasty Nobel
Peace Prizes for the martyr Rabin,
Arafat and Obama, after all of the
conferences, demonstrations, and an
abundance of tomes, the old fairy tale
of 'two peoples, two states' always wins
applause from the well-intentioned,
and earns good grades for university
degree thesis, but on the ground, in
the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem,
it is an impossible equation."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

WHAT'S A WANING SUPERPOWER TO DO?


Reuters, U.K.
Health Worsening, Ebola
Patient Heads to Atlanta

“The CDC is unaware of any Ebola
patient ever being treated in the
U.S., but five people in the past
decade have entered the U.S. with
either Lassa or Marburg Fever,
hemorrhagic fevers likeo Ebola.”

— REPORTERS Colleen Jenkins,
Julie Steenhuysen

PATIENT TO U.S. FOR TREATMENT


BBC NEWS: Growing Concerns
Over 'In Air' Transmission of Ebola


Gazeta, Russia
MH17: Guilty Rebels 'Worse
for Moscow than KAL-007'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Attempts to avoid economic collapse
in the country could pull us into a full-
scale war, possibly even a nuclear war.
the threat of total geopolitical defeat,
and to all of Russian civilization, which
is what this is, would push us to act."

— COLUMNIST Georgy Bovt

WHAT IF PUTIN'S HOLD IS THREATENED?


Izvestia, Russia
MH17: West's Version
of Events Only Hearsay,
Subterfuge, Hysteria

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIA

" The only question is - who
did it? ... What is in doubt?
First, the way the aircraft
dramatically changed course.
Second, the airline lost over
the Indian Ocean in April,
the fate of which remains
unknown. Third, the desire
of the Kiev authorities to
ensure that such incidents
continued to take place."

— COLUMNIST
Maxim Kononenko

VLADIMIR PUTIN: CLEAN HANDS?


Guardian, BBC, U.K.
Surveillance Reform
or Spy Whitewash?;
We Internet Lab Rats

THREE COLUMNS

This is today's surveillance-
related post, in which we
deal with the NSA 'reform'
legislation, and the way it
has become the common
practice for Internet sites
to 'experiment' with your
emotions by deliberately
lying to you about what your
information is being used for.

— NSA 'REFORM'; WEB LAB RATS

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Sara Firth, Ex-RT
Correspondent, Debates
Jon Stewart on State
Versus Corporate Media

RealVideoJULY 30, 00:07:00

"In this country, there are news
networks that just promote their
own agenda and if the truth
happens to be a part of it, gee,
what a nice bonus."

— JON STEWART TO SARA FIRTH

PROPAGANDA: CORPORATE V. STATE

Guardian, Russia Today, U.K., Russia
Struck by Huge Fine
Today, Russia Faces
Enhanced Western
Sanctions Tomorrow

THREE COLUMNS AND ONE VIDEO

Today was a monumentally
bad day for Russia and Putin.
Not only does it appear that
'tier three' sanctions from
the E.U., and U.S. appear
imminent, the Permanent
Court of Arbitration in the
Hague, a global institution
that appears to have real
teeth, has ruled that the
Russian government must
pay a whopping $50 billion
to the shareholders of
bankrupt oil firm Yukos.

— PUTIN'S BAD DAY

PAIN OF SANCTIONS TO COME

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
MH17: 'Mousey' Merkel
Disappoints the Dutch

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Alied support for Holland has
up to now amounted to almost
nothing. ... but the biggest
disappointment are the mousey
efforts of Angela Merkel. There
are times that call for clarity
and leadership. Perhaps she
couldn't defy those in German
politics and finance who lobby
on behalf of Russia's government."

— COLUMNIST Paul Brill

SANCTIONS: WAITING FOR MERKEL


Le Figaro, France
Gaza, MH17: France
Pays the Price for its
Moribund Diplomacy

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Pro-Palestinian riots show
France's failure to assimilate
large segments its Muslim
population. It is time to for
us to proactively respond to
the consequences and with
both hands, commit to the
search for a way to stabilize
the Middle East. The Mistral
affair (sale of assault ships
to Russia) gives France a
special responsibility to act.”

—COLUMNIST
Pierre Rousselin

NO, THIS ISN'T GAZA - ITS PARIS ...


BBC HARDtalk, U.K.
VIDEO: Conflicting Views
about the Crisis in Gaza
and the State of Israel

THREE VIDEOS FROM JULY, 2014

For those who haven't seen BBC's
HARDtalk, it is a program meant
to put its guests on the spot with
a barrage of questions they might
find hard to answer. HARDtalk
recently questioned Israeli-born
historian Ilan Pappe, Hamas chief
Khaled Mashal, and Israel's former
defense minister Danny Danon.

— BBC HARDtalk



ARE ISRAELI ACTIONS DEFENSIBLE?

Elsevier, The Netherlands
MH17: Dutch Should
Avoid America's
Post-911 Reaction

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Few dare to say it: in
a way, the hopeless
tragedies in Afghanistan
and Iraq haven't made
the loss of 3,000 lives
on September 11, 2001
any less pointless.”

—COLUMNIST
Lodewijk Pessers

MH17: ANGER MANAGEMENT


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
If We Can Have 'Just War,'
Why Not 'Just Terrorism'?

"Oliver Cromwell, for instance,
would almost certainly be a
terrorist. Come to think of it,
so, too, would Moses and his
famous (and very violent) run-
in with the Egyptian state."

— PRIEST, Dr. Giles Fraser

MOSES: TERRORIST OUTLAW?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Israel's Former Security
Chief: 'Israel Today an
Instrument of Hamas'

“From the beginning, the so-
called Kerry initiative was a
joke. We are currently very
near the point of no return.
The number of settlers is
increasing and a solution to
the problem is already nearly
impossible logistically, even if
the political will were there.”

—FORMER SHIN BET
Chief Yuval Diskin

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT GAZA


CNN, Russia Today, U.S.
VIDEO: CNN's Chris Cuomo vs.
Russia Today's Peter Lavelle
on the MH17 Propaganda War

JULY 23, 00:10:51

If you wanted to distill the conflict
between Western corporate media
and Russia's state-run media over
MH17, it would be hard to do better.

— CORPORATE VS STATE MEDIA

STATE V COPPORATE MEDIA CLASH

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
The West's Sliding Scale of
Suffering is a Gift to Putin

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Something is wrong with the West
if it answers the chaos of Putin with
cynicism. If we, people of the West,
retain even a shred of reason and
decency, we should return to our
idealism, which asserts that dignity
is the common right of all human
beings, and that the suffering of
innocents is always a scandal.”

—PHILOSOPHER Jaroslaw Makowski

ARE SOME LIVES BETTER THAN OTHER?


Hope X Summit, U.S.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
and Daniel Elsberg at the
HOPE X Hacker's Summit

JULY 23, 01:26:31

They discuss how the intelligence
services compile information on
everyone online, and Snowden
urges the assembled geeks to
develop platforms to make the
activities of users harder to track.

— SNOWDEN-ELSBERG AT HOPE X

AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER

Elsevier, The Netherlands
As Dutch Mourn Our
Dead, Russians Should
Mourn their State

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“It's sad to note that the
Russia of Leo Tolstoy and
Anna Akhmatova is once
again held hostage by a
barbaric tyrant. Today
we mourn the Dutch
victims. The people of
Russia must also mourn
the barbarism that has
seized the Russian state.”

—COLUMNIST Afshin Ellian

DIGNITY FOR DEAD - AT LAST


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
MH17: E.U. Must 'Slam
its Fists' on the Table

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“ Here and there, calls are
even being made for the
Netherlands' military and
F16s to be sent to Ukraine
to teach the separatists a
lesson. Understandable as
that may be, that road
cannot be taken. ... Now
is the time for Europe to
adopt and implement the
economic sanctions Obama
announced against Russia.
The E.U. has to coalesce
themselves and with U.S.”

—COLUMNIST Hans Wansink

WILL E.U. BACK SANCTIONS?


Elsevier, The Netherlands
Securing MH17 Victims: Dutch
Have Elite Troops for a Reason!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Prime Minister Rutte must threaten
the use of Dutch elite troops to build
pressure on the rebels and Vladimir
Putin. And if he makes such a threat,
he must be prepared to deploy them.
It is bizarre that Dutch journalists are
able to enter the crime scene, while
crash investigators and the forensic
specialists are stuck for days on end.”

—COLUMNIST Eric Vrijsen

DUTCH MULL UKRAINE INTERVENTION


CNN, Russia Today, U.S.
VIDEO: CNN's Chris Cuomo vs.
Russia Today's Peter Lavelle
on the MH17 Propaganda War

JULY 23, 00:10:51

If you wanted to distill the conflict
between Western corporate media
and Russia's state-run media over
MH17, it would be hard to do better.

— CORPORATE VS STATE MEDIA

STATE V COPPORATE MEDIA CLASH

Hope X Summit, U.S.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
and Daniel Elsberg at the
HOPE X Hackers Summit

JULY 23, 01:26:34

They discuss how the intelligence
services compile information on
everyone online, and Snowden
urges the assembled geeks to
develop platforms to make the
activities of users harder to track.

— SNOWDEN-ELSBERG AT HOPE X

AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER

Der Spiegel, Germany
Keeping Spies at Bay:
Germany Ratchets Up
Counterintelligence

“Slowly, Foreign Ministry
officials are beginning to
grapple with the meaning
of '360 degree' counter-
intelligence. That requires
defending yourself not just
from the usual suspects like
Russia or China, but even our
closest allies, notably the U.S.”

—REPORTERS Melanie Amann,
Nikolaus Blome, Matthias
Gebauer, Roland Nelles,
Gordon Repinski, Jorg
Schindler, Severin Weiland

BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES


Der Spiegel, Germany
U.S. 'Loses Patience'
with Europe: Wants
Tough Russia Sanctions

"But many E.U. leaders believe
that sufficient action was taken
at a summit last week when
they expanded sanctions largely
focused on banning travel and
blocking foreign bank accounts
of Putin-friendly oligarchs."

— COLUMNIST
Gregor Peter Schmitz

NOBODY BUYING SANCTIONS?

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Obama Sanctions on Russia
are the 'Only Real Sanctions'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"It is significant that the only country
doing anything to directly defend
Ukraine is the United States, which
has no interests there whatsoever. ...
Many say that new U.S. sanctions are
still too weak, but one must recall
that they're the only real sanctions
we have, and they create jangled
nerves among Moscow politicians,
while the Russian stock exchange
and ruble have noth tumbled
sharply. ... Therefore, they work."

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

OBAMA: TOUGHEST WESTERN LEADER?


Le Figaro, France
BRICS Show New
Power with Bretton
Woods Alternative

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The creation of a common
BRICS reserve fund and a
development bank, based
in Shanghai and managed by
India, is an open challenge
to Bretton Woods, which
was created in July 1944
based on the twin pillars
of the IMF and World Bank.”

—COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

MOVE OVER BRETTON WOODS?


Washington Post, U.S.
U.S. Hunt for Snowden
'Much More Intense than
Initially Acknowledged

"The burst of activity during that
period, including in the White
House, a diplomatic scramble and
the decision to force a foreign
leader's plane to land - was far
more extensive than American
officials admitted at the time."

— REPORTER Greg Miller

U.S. DESPERATION OVER SNOWDEN

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
MH17: The Death Knell of
Pro-Russian Separatists

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“If the seperatists are indeed
responsible for downing the
Malaysia Airlines plane, the
Kremlin will then face a hard
choice. It can drop the rebels,
close the borders to weaponry
and volunteers, and then watch
the Ukrainian army quash the
revolt. That would be a bitter
pill for Putin. The alternative,
however, is also unattractive: a
return to the days of Cold War.”

—COLUMNIST Kiril Benediktov

PUTIN'S DIPLOMATIC HOBSON'S CHOICE


The Observer, U.K.
MH17: 'Ordinary Russians
Horrified and Frightened'

"Ordinary Muscovites express horror
at the tragedy even as they entertain
the wildest conspiracies imaginable."

— Natalia Antonova, Moscow News

MH17: RUSSIANS SHOCKED AND CONFUSED

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Government Agents
'Directly Involved'
in Most High-Profile
U.S. Terror Plots

“Some of the controversial
U.S. 'sting' operations 'were
made or led by informants,'
bordering on entrapment by
law enforcement. Yet the
courtroom difficulties of
demonstrating entrapment
are significant, which is one
one reasonsthe stings persist.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Spencer Ackerman

DISPENSING WITH RULE OF LAW


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Can State-Run Media
be Called Real 'Journalism'?

JULY 20, 00:28:00

Aidan White, Director of the UK-
based Ethical Journalism Network,
takes on Russia Today host Oksana
Boyko, in an exchange over the
value of state-controlled media.
White draws a clear distinction
between networks that at least
occassionally, challenge their own
governments, and those like Russia
Today that just about never do.

— RUSSIA TODAY'S WORLD'S APART

STATE-RUN MEDIA SLAM DOWN

VICE, RUPTLY, U.S., Russia
VIDEOS: Graphic Reporting
from Ukraine Disaster Zone

JULY 18, TWO VIDEOS

On July 17, a Malaysia Airlines aircraft
carrying 298 people was shot down.
This is footage from the scene of the
crash, and the reaction of residents
who witnessed the tragedy firsthand.

— UNCENSORED REPORTING
FROM EAST UKRAINE

HEARTRENDING FACTS ON THE GROUND

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live - Malaysia Air Crash:
Flight Recorder Found as
Anger at Russia Mounts

"Barack Obama threatened to
'increase the costs' on Russia if
Moscow fails to deescalate the
situation in Ukraine, as U.S.
and other Western officials said
there was mounting evidence
that Russia-backed separatists
downed the Malaysia Air jet."

— COMPILED BY Matthew
Weaver and Alan Yuhas

RAISING THE PRESSURE IN UKRAINE

Izvestia, Russia
Abandoning Pro-Russia
Fighters 'Unforgivable'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“we cannot pretend that the
war happening now right on
our border is not our war. ...
They are killing our brothers
and sisters. They are killing
those who want to be part of
Russia. By turning away from
them and absolving ourselves
of the need to defend them,
we only help our enemies,
and that is unforgivable.”

—COLUMNIST Kiril Benediktov

WILL RUSSIA BACK THE REBELS?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
on His Fate, Journalism,
NSA Snooping Procedure

JULY 17, 00:13:59

Snowden opens by explaining how
journalists, doctors, lawyers, and
anyone who needs to protect the
confidentiality of their client must
adjust to the mass surveillance we
are all living under. He also talks
about the possibility of ending up
in Guantanamo 'in chains,' and the
type of behavior exhibited by NSA
analysts when encountering the
private e-mails, videos and photos
of innocent Americans and others.

— INTERVIEW WITH
EDWARD SNOWDEN

SNOWDEN: LIFE WITHOUT PRIVACY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.N.'s Senior Human
Rights Official: 'Snowden
Should Be Protected'

"We owe a great deal to him for
revealing this kind of information.
Those who disclose human rights
violations should be protected:
we need them. ... I see some of it
here in the case of Snowden,
because his revelations go to the
core of what we are saying about
the need for transparency and
consultation. We owe a great deal."

— U.N. HIGH COMMISSIONER
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Navi Pillay

CALL TO END SNOWDEN PROCEEDINGS

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: GHCQ and NSA:
Hacking Skype, Private
E-Mails, Online Polls

JULY 16, 00:02:45

The latest Snowden documents
show the everything we say and
do, and every e-mail we send,
is being recorded for later use.
As far as these agencies are
concerned, every person we
interact with and everything we
buy or express an interest in is
fair game for monitoring and
furture legal action against us.

— RUSSIA TODAY NEWS VIDEO

SURVEILLANCE RUNNING AMOCK

Deutsche Welle, Germany
VIDEO: German World
Cup Bash; Gaza Crisis;
American Spy Scandal

JULY 16, 00:42:34

This is the latest edition of DW's
weekly news magazine Agenda.
DW journalist Brent Goff hosts
DW Sports Reporter Jefferson
Chase, journalist and security
affairs analyst Thomas Wiegold,
and Palestinian-American
political analyst Akram Baker.

— DEUTSCHE WELLE'S AGENDA

FOOTBALLING, GAZA AND SPIES

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Judge in Sweden Rules
to Uphold Arrest Warrant
on WikiLeaks' Assange

"The court believes that there is
probable cause for the crimes of
which he is accused. ... He has
chosen himself to go into the
embassy and ... the court does
not believe that the deprivation
of his liberty is such as to be
disproportionate to the charges."

— Judge Lena Egelin

ASSANGE: NO FREEDOM TODAY


Russia Today, Russia
Russia to Re-Open Cuban
'Mega-Base' to Spy on U.S.

The facility in Lourdes, a suburb
of Havana just 250km from the
continental U.S., was opened in
1967. At its Cold War peak, it
was the largest signal intelligence
center Moscow operated in a
foreign nation, with 3,000 people.

— NEWS ITEM, Russia Today

RUSSIAN MILITARY RETURN TO CUBA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Germany 'May Revert
to Typewriters' to
Counter U.S. Spying

"The head of the Bundestag's
inquiry into NSA activity said
in an interview that he and
his colleagues were seriously
thinking of ditching e-mail in
favor of lo-tech typewriters."

— CORRESPONDENT
Philip Oltermann

DRIVING OUR 'FRIENDS' BACKWARD


Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
America's Growing
'Hostility' Toward
German Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"If Berlin no longer wishes
to be made a fool of by its
'friends,' it must assert its
independence by sending a
clear signal. Offering Asylum
to Edward Snowden would
be our revenge."

— COLUMNIST
Christian Schluter

THE ANGER BUILDS IN BERLIN


Multiple Sources, Germany, UK, US
Snowden Condemns UK
'Emergency' Surveillance
Bill; U.S. Spying Roundup

TEN NEWS ITEMS FROM AMERICA, EUROPE

In addition to the esionage crisis in
Germany, this is a big week for
surveillance in Britain. Not only
did the UK government ram
through new powers for state
surveillance, but a special week-
long hearing is being conducted on
whether GHCQ, Britain's version
of the NSA, routinely violates
the human rights of UK citizens.

— COVERAGE, Spy Scandal
Secrecy, and the Security State

MASS SURVEILLANCE IN THE NEWS

El Pais, Spain
Five Hundred Years of
Migration to America

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Every great financial crisis
leads not only to a bank and
business bankruptcies, but a
string of social catastrophes
that are expressed in the
loss of jobs, drops in family
income for the most affected,
and psychological pain. That
is just what happened after
the global crisis that broke
out in September 2008. One
of the consequences in Spain
was increased migration,
especially to other European
nations, but also to America."

— HISTORIAN
Carlos Marichal Salinas

500 YEARS OF MIGRATION


Le Figaro, France
Mideast Turmoil Could
Rally Neocons to Hillary

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Hillary recognizes the mistake
she made when she approved
the war in Iraq, but has stayed
very cautious on the subject. ...
A number of neoconservatives
would be ready to rally behind
her, especially if the Republican
Party of Reagan and McCain were
to choose as its candidate the
very isolationist Senator Rand
Paul of of the state of Kentucky.”

—COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

OUTFLANKING BOTH EXTREMES?


Multiple Sources, Germany, UK, US
VIDEOS AND TEXT: Germany
Demands from U.S. Public
Promise Not to Spy; Spies,
Lies, Skulduggery Update

FOURTEEN VIDEO SEGMENTS AND NEWS ITEMS

There has been a lot to report on
the subject of spying and lying today,
so we have packaged it all together
for you, staring with breaking news
that Germany is demanding that the
U.S. provide an unequivical promise
to curtail all of its spying in Germany.

— COVERAGE, Spy Scandal
Secrecy, and the Security State

WILL THE U.S. PROMISE NOT TO SPY?

Le Figaro, France
ISIL Fighters as 'Mad
as the Nazis or Reds'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Their dream is as mad as that
of the classless world that the
communists dreamed of or the
Third Reich, but one must
remember that the Reds of
Trotsky and Lenin defeated
the White Russian armies
financed by the West. ... The
United States should go much
further to reconcile with Iran."

— Senior International
Reporter Renaud Girard

INSANE, YES - BUT DANGEROUS


The Telegraph, U.K.
Nate Silver's Failure
as Celebrated as
Brazil's Collapse

“The world may still be
reeling from last night's
World Cup semi-Final
between Germany and
Brazil, but none more
so than Nate Silver the
celebrated statistician
of fivethiryeight blog.”

—REPORTER
Jocelyn Spottiswoode

LIES, DAMN LIES AND ...


Multiple Sources, Germany, Russia, UK
VIDEOS AND TEXT: Fallout
Continues after U.S. Mole
Gets Exposed By Germans

SEVEN VIDEO SEGMENTS AND NEWS ITEMS

This is a roundup of today's reaction
to news that a mole, paid by the CIA,
has been exposed in the German
intelligence Service, the BND, who
was spying on the deliberations
of German lawmakers investigating
NSA mass surveillance in Germany.

— COVERAGE - CIA Mole's Arrest

SO MUCH FOR 'TRUST' BETWEEN ALLIES

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
NSA Committee in
Bundestag Blasts Music
... Just to be Safe!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Before the secret session of
the NSA Committee of Inquiry's
hearing on Thursday began, a
big metal box was put where
all phones and tablet computers
were placed, and Chairmain
Patrick Sensburg turned on
some music. Edvard Grieg's
Piano Concerto in A Minor
was heard - just to be safe.”

—REPORTERS John Goetz,
Hans Leyendecker, Georg
Mascolo, Fred Obermaier

ANGER: NSA SPIED ON COMMITTEE


Izvestia, Russia
For Russia, Crisis in
Iraq is 'Lucky Break'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"In order to get the situation
fully under control, America
will have to turn its attention
from Ukraine. That will give
us some breathing space and
the opportunity to regroup
our forces. ... As cynical as it
sounds, Iraq is a lucky break."

— COLUMNIST Svetlana Lurye

OBAMA: TWISTED INTO KNOTS


De Morgen, Belgium
Aided by America and
Europe, ISIS Poses a
Mortal Threat to Iran

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Fourteen hundred years ago,
Caliph Omar, like ISIS today,
invaded the Persian empire
with thousands of fanatical
fighters. ... ISIS is the most
backward form of Sunni Islam,
but reflects a new political
impetus. Behind the smoke,
I see America, the U.K. and
Europe, providing this violent
group with the time it needs
to expand the limits of its
caliphate into Iranian lans.”

—COLUMNIST Kader Abdollah

A HIDDEN AMERICAN HAND?


Multiple Sources, Germany, Russia, Ireland
VIDEOS AND TEXT: NSA
Scandal Part II - German Spy
was Working for America

TEN VIDEO SEGMENTS AND NEWS ITEMS

In what has renewed German
outrage over NSA mass surveillance
and brought new impetus to efforts
to offer Edward Snowden Asylum
in Germany, America's ambassador
to Berlin has been summoned by the
German Foreign Ministry to explain
what Washington was doing paying
a German intelligence officer to
spy on the German legislature.

— COVERAGE, Double Agent's Arrest

NSA SPYING SCANDLE ERUPTS ANEW

ARD, Germany
NSA Targets the
'Privacy-Conscious'

“Merely searching the Web
for the privacy-enhancing
software tools outlined in
the XKeyscore rules causes
the NSA to mark and track
the IP address of the person
doing the search.”

—INVESTIGATORS
J. Appelbaum, A. Gibson,
J. Goetz, V. Kabisch,
L. Kampf, and L. Ryge

The Register, U.K.
Cryptome: Remaining
Snowden Docs to Be
Released to Avert an
'Unspecified U.S. War'

“July is when war begins unless
it is headed off by Snowden full
release of crippling intel. After
war begins there won't be any
chance of release. Warmongers
are on a rampage. So, yes, the
citizens holding Snowden docs
will do the right thing.”

—Whistlebloing Site Cryptome

DOCUMENT DUMP TO PREVENT WAR?


La Repubblica, Italy
What the U.S. Declaration of
Independence Should've Said

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"I wonder if many of the issues that
plague us - all of the things we often
complain about in columns like this,
are due to the unfortunate wording
of the July 4th, 1776 Declaration of
Independence ... which established
that 'all men are endowed with the
Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit
of Happiness.' ... The fact is happiness,
like complete fullness, or the feeling
of walking on air, is
transient, episodic, and short lived."

— COLUMNIST Umberto Eco


OVERDOING THE 'PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS'?


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Sikorski Wins By Telling
the 'Truth' about U.S. Ties

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Fears that Sikorski's comments
would spoil our ties with America
or damage his personal influence
in Washington are exaggerated.
Americans have very high self
esteem, and no critical judgments
by foreigners are able of shaking
their complacency of themselves.”

—COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

BLUNT HONESTY OVER DIPLOMACY


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Americans Love Loving
America. So Why Does
July 4th Feel ... British?

"Every year around this time, as
a Brit living in the US, I'm aware
that the funhouse mirror through
which both nations regard each
other is even weirder and more
distorting than usual: America
celebrates its independence from
from Britain, and Britain looks
on at on at the July 4th pageantry,
half-mocking, half-envious."

— COLUMNIST Emma Brockes

BRITISH ARE TORN BY JULY 4TH


BBC News, U.K.
World Cup 2014: Why
the United States Will
Conquer World Football

“The factors for footbal success
are a big population, a strong
economy, and a fervent fan base.
For years, the U.S. has had two
out of three - a big population
from which to draw top talent
and the cash to support a training
infrastructure and elite football
community. But with little interest
from most Americans, talented
athletes and cash went elsewhere.”

—CORRESPONDENT Kate Dailey

THE NEXT FOOTBALL SUPERPOWER?


Telegraph, U.K.
Sunni Tribal Leader
Tells Why He's Sticking
with ISIS - for Now

"We can fight ISIS and al-Qaeda
whenever we want to, but now
we're fighting for our lands and
tribes. We are not responsible
for ISIS. Look what Maliki has
done – look at the two million
refugees. He has destroyed and
killed. Where was the world?"

— CORRESPONDENTS Richard
Spencer and Carol Malouf

ISIS: THE BETTER OF TWO EVILS?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live Blog: Belgium v USA

“I know there are some Americans
out there who are relatively new
to the game of 'soccer,' so lest there
be any confusion after your heroic,
magnificent, triumphant defeat at
the hands of Germany, be aware
that if you lose tonight's match you
are definitely out of the tournament.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Barry Glendenning

WORLD CUP: DO OR DIE TO CONTINUE


Swiss Info, Switzerland
Swiss Banks to 'Tell
All' Under FATCA

"As of July 1, banks around
the world will be required
to supply Washington with
regular updates on clients
liable to pay U.S. tax. This
means Switzerland’s much-
vaunted tradition of bank
secrecy is now at an end."

— COLUMNIST
Armando Mombelli

IRS: HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD


Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Jihadi MANPADS: History
Teaches 'Precisely Nothing'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The fact that thousands of Islamists
in the spirit of al-Qaeda are battling
Bashar al-Assad is something that the
United States finds a little confusing.”

—COLUMNIST Georgy Bovt

WHY BE KILLED BY YOUR OWN ARMS?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
World Cup Fever Really Has
Hit America: Ann Coulter
Thinks Football is Socialist

"Determined to preserve American
exceptionalism against a rising tide
of baguette-munching ball-juggling
pinko Europhile hippy surrender-
communism, Ann Coulter has come
to the rescue: 'Any growing interest
in soccer,' she wrote, 'can only be a
sign of the nation's moral decay.'"

— COLUMNIST Dan Hancox

'SOCCER INVASION' IN AMERICA


Berliner Morgenpost, Germany
Berlin Reveler Pandemonium:
Team Germany Outplays USA

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Although a lot of black, red and gold
face paint was washed away in the rain
over the course of the evening, joy
and euphoria prevailed. ... When the
final whistle was blown, arms, flags
and rain ponchos flew into the air.
Others opted for full-body painting at
a booth where spray guns enveloped
scantily clad people in a fog of color.”

—NEWS ITEM, Berliner Morgenpost

GERMANS GO WILD: DEFEAT TEAM USA


Newsweek Polska, Poland
Has President Putin
Orchestrated Poland's
Eavesdropping Scandal?

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"What are the interests of the
Kremlin in having the Polish
government, its Parliament,
its secret services, and its
diplomacy, unable to mobilize
themselves, and their foreign
partners in aiding Ukraine,
and instead, attacking one
another? What can Putin gain
by knowing that for at least
six months, Polish politicians
will be kept off the field in
Ukraine, instead ensconced in
a domestic political brawl?
The answers are obvious."

— COLUMNIST Jakub Korejba

SCREWING POLAND TO WIN UKRAINE?


Soccer Fusion, U.S.
German Press Predicts German
Win, Makes Fun of U.S. Obesity
and Debt; Post Game Roundup

“BILD published a list of the top 5 things
Americans did better than Germans.
That list included 'wiretapping,' 'Being
fat,' and 'running up debts.' Ouch.”

—COLUMNIST Brian Blickenstaff


US-GERMANY: PRE, POST MATCH COVERAGE


Publico, Portugal
Americans Show Up
Portugal's 'Team of
the Lame'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"To say that Portugal has
physical problems would
be like saying Iraq has a
security problem. ... If
the other teams didn't
run, we might even win."

— COLUMNIST
Joao Miguel Tavares

WORLD CUP: A JOYOUS TIE


Sol, Portugal
Postmortem: Portugal
'Physically Unready;'
Poor Teamwork vs. USA

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

The team is physically unprepared.
... The head doesn't work, and
only in case of emergency does it
feed the body with 'fuel'. There
is no idea of playing the game with
this team: it is each doing his own
thing, and in case of trouble,
'let's see where Ronaldo is.'

— SPORTS COLUMNIST Rui Antunes

WORLD CUP: NO JOY IN PORTUGAL


News, Switzerland
As Iraq Reerupts, 'Media
Mad Cow Disease' Takes
Hold in the United States

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“No matter what these liars and
political scam artists claim: It was
the falsified 'evidence' about
weapons of mass destruction, the
Bush Administration's almost
moronic war planning, the utter
lack of a concept in the aftermath
of military victory, and the mad
fantasies of omnipotence held by
Bush and his cabinet, which have
led us directly to today's situation.”

—COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

WHY ASK THESE MEN WHAT TO DO?


The Telegraph, U.K.
Saddam's Men Return
to Power in City Once
Held by United States

"In Tal Afar, once held up as an
example of US military success,
the machine guns and armored
vehicles left by U.S. troops are
now being used by the very
insurgents they sought to defeat.

— CORRESPONDENTS
Ruth Sherlock, Carol Malouf

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Poland and Germany Show
Russians No Wiggle Room

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Russians wanted the talks,
because they feel the burden of
isolation that befell them after
the annexation of Crimea and
their stirring up of east Ukraine.
The object of this phase of the
game was not to soften or to
convince Lavrov. The ministers
were there to keep channels of
communication with Russia open.”

—COLUMNIST
Bartosz T. Wielinski

RUSSIA: FEELING THE PINCH?


FAZ, Germany
To Save Iraq, Itself, West
Must Drop War on Assad

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The Iraqi army is unable to beat
back the jihadists, nor is Syria's.
... The West has to ask itself why
it stood by so long and watched
while allies delivered weapons
(and money) to Syria, both of
which ended up in the hands of
extremists. It is high time for the
West to recognize what's at stake
in Syria, and change its policy.

— COLUMNIST Rainer Hermann

IRAN: THE LAST BEST HOPE FOR IRAQ?


Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: Iraq, Kirkuk,
Lawrence of Arabia

RealVideoJune 15, 00:30:54

Having trouble making sense
of what has happened in Iraq?
Tune into tonight's edition of
Worldmeets.US Radio News.
In addition to shaming America's
shameful, shameless corporate
media, Managing Editor William
Kern examines the history of
how our nation got here and
what the U.S. should to do next.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

NOT WHAT LAWRENCE HAD IN MIND

The Telegraph, U.K.
Iraq Oil Shock Could
'Kill' World Economic
Recovery, Experts Say

"The entire global recovery,
which is still fragile, could
stall and we could even slip
into recession in some regions."

— COLUMNIST
Andrew Critchlow

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
If Iraqis Don't Fight for
Iraq, Neither will U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The argument against U.S.
intervention is the same as
that in Crimea: since Iraqi
troops obviously don't want
to die for Mosul, why should
Americans soldiers do it?”

—COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

IRAQI PEOPLE CAN'T GET A BREAK


UPI, U.S.
Iraq Shuts Social Media Sites
to Prevent Use by Militants

"It is speculated that access was
blocked to prevent militants
overtaking Iraq by using the sites."

— REPORTER Ed Adamczyk

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Discreetly' - U.K., U.S. to
Sign Deal for 'Enhanced'
Nuke Warhead Cooperation

“The pact ... does not have to be
debated or voted on in parliament.
Though the agreement is part of U.S.
law, it has no legal status in Britain.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Richard Norton-Taylor

E.U. Observer, Belgium
Germany Backs France on
Russia Warship Contract

"Germany has defended France's
plan to deliver a warship to Russia
despite U.S. criticism of the move."

— REPORTER Andrew Rettman

GUNS AND BUTTER - OR REALPOLITIK?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: France National Front
Leader Marine Le Pen on the
E.U. Polls, TTIP, and Ukraine

June 9, 00:27:08

"We are for leaving NATO, France leaving
NATO, we have a Gaullian vision of what
international politics must be like, we are
for developing our relations with Russia,
without breaking ties with the Americans."

— FRENCH NATIONAL FRONT LEADER
Marine Le Pen

THE NEW EUROPE - NOT LIKE THE OLD

Der Spiegel, Germany
U.N. Peace Envoy on Western
Mujahadeen and Syria Turning
Into a Middle Eastern Somalia

"There are several thousand non-Syrians.
My goodness! These are your nationals
that are training in Syria and that are
part of ISIS, which believes in building
an Islamic state all over the world, first
in Berlin. That's a threat to you, isn't it?"

— U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

THE TERROR EMINATING FROM SYRIA


Sunday People, U.K.
REPORT: Snowden Fooled Into
Going to Russia; U.S. Tricked
into Cancelling His Passport

“They [Russian spies] did not approach
him until he went to Hong Kong, when
agents persuaded him that President
Putin's Russia was the best place for
him to seek asylum in a nation of his
choice. It was a trick and he fell for it.”

—Ex-KGB Major Boris Karpichkov

SNOWDEN, U.S., 'TRICKED' BY KREMLIN?


News, Switzerland
All's Disquiet on
the Western Front

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"In 2014, a sober westward
glance from the beaches of
Normandy would make clear
that it has been a long time
since a savior and assister
came from that direction.
The financial crises of 2001
and 2008, the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan, and now
the dismantling of civil rights
by the NSA and the planned
TTIP, show that Europeans,
rather than benefitting, are
far more likely to choke on
genetically modified corn
soup served up by powerful
U.S. financial lobby groups.

— COLUMNIST Regula Stampfli

WHOSE SIDE IS THE U.S. ON?


Asharq Al Awsat, U.K.
Obama Just What We
Feared: An 'Upmarket'
President Jimmy Carter

“some of us feared he would
be an upmarket version of
Jimmy Carter. Today, that
fear has been realized. It is
difficult to ascertain why
Obama behaves as he does.
Is he motivated by a deep
resentment of America
absorbed in his youth? Or is
he handicapped by lack of
experience? He may really
believes that by abdicating
leadership, the U.S. will win
love instead of respect.”

—REPORTER Amir Taheri

PSYCHOANALYZING OBAMA


Die Welt, Germany
NATO Badly Divided on
Stationing Troops in East
Europe; Facing Moscow

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"NATO members from the Baltics
and East Europe are calling for a
lasting and visible presence of
combat troops and up-to-date
equipment in Eastern Europe.
Many southern European states
and Germany say this is too much.

— COLUMNIST Christoph B. Schultz

D-DAY 2014: AN ALLIANCE DIVIDED


France24, Euronews,
Russia Today, BBC, DW

VIDEOS: Ukraine and
D-Day: Views from
Europe and Russia

13 VIDEOS D-DAY AND UKRAINE

When French President
Francois Hollande invited
Russia President Putin to
70th anniversary events
for the D-Day landings, he
didn't know how significant
it would be. With a world
watching, did gathering
Putin and Western leaders
break the tension over
Ukraine? Here is a series of
reports from European and
Russian media on the event
and the event's aftermath.

— BROADCASTS FROM EUROPE

D-DAY EVENTS: AFTERMATH

Euronews, France
VIDEO: D-Day - 70th
Anniversary of the
Normandy Landings

June 6, 03:30:00

Ceremony in Ouistreham,
France, marking the 70th
Anniversary of the World
War II D-Day invasion with
Hollande, Putin, Obama
and other world leaders.

— D-Day Parade 2014

A WORLD DIVIDED - AGAIN

VIDEO: Obama and Hollande
Mark 70th Anniversary of D-Day


Ukrayinska Pravda, Ukraine
In Defeating 'Russian Disease,'
Will the Ukraine Lose its Soul?

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Liberalism and tolerance invite defeat,
whereas cruelty gives us a chance to
succeed. The truth though, is that this
would not only be a victory over Putin,
but over our own humanity. If Ukraine
does manage to withstand the Russian
onslaught, how will it differ from it?"

— COLUMNIST Michael Dubinyansky

UKRAINE: INFECTED WITH 'RUSSIAN DISEASE'?


The Register, U.K.
GHCQ's 'Beyond Top
Secret' Middle East
Internet Spy Base

“After these details were
withheld, the government
opted not to move against
the Guardian last year for
publishing above-top-secret
information at the lower
level designated 'Strap 1.'”

—REPORTER
Duncan Campbell

WHAT GUARDIAN DIDN'T PUBLISH


Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Obama's Chance to Make Up
for Missteps Toward Poland

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Obama himself has disappointed us
before. But Russian aggression has
changed both the U.S. and Obama,
who is less afraid of a geopolitical
confrontation than West Europeans.
Obama may have cared little for our
security, but our European allies
have cared even less. The Germans
in particular provide ample proof
that their neighbor's fate is less
vital than keeping Putin happy."

— COLUMNIST Jerzy Haszczynski

A FRIEND IN NEED - A FRIEND INDEED?


Direct Matin, France
Mr. Obama's D-Day Option:
Indifference or Interference?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Only two years remain of Mr. Obama's
mandate to judge his capacity to accept
the idea that sometimes, 'indifference
can be more dangerous than interference.”

—COLUMNIST Jean-Marie Colombani

WHERE OBAMA AMBIGUITY MEETS THE ROAD


Trouw, The Netherlands
Obama's Hammer
and Bush's Nails

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Who's going to contradict
Obama when he says that
even the greatest army in
the world isn't the solution
to everything? ... That's
good news for those who
only see the mistakes of
U.S. action over the past
60 years, but such people
must also answer this: what
other country can stop
the even bigger culprits?'"

— COLUMNIST Stevo Akkerman

PERLEXED WEST POINT CADET?


BBC, Reuters, White House
VIDEOS: President
Barack Obama in Poland

SEVEN VIDEOS ON OBAMA'S VISIT

This is the anniversary not only
of Poland's accession to NATO,
but Poland's historic elections of
1989, and the anniversary of
D-Day, which is coming up in a
few days. Here is what we have
been able to put together so far.
We will add more video to this
post as it becomes available.

— Footage of Obama's Visit

OBAMA IN EAST EUROPE BOOST

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Carbon Cutting
Plan Wins Plaudits and
Predictions of Doom

Will Obama's executive order on
on capping carbon pollution make
any real difference? Judging from
the reaction from former Vice
President Gore ('the most vital
step on climate change in U.S.
history') to Senate Minority leader
Mitch McConnell (a 'dagger in the
heart of the middle class') it
certainly will have an impact.

— CARNON EMISSIONS COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EMISSIONS PLAN


BBC News, U.K.
Mullah Omar Celebrates
Prisoner-Swap 'Victory'

“Photos of Taliban militants
embracing their comrades
released from Guantanamo
seemed designed to enrage
Republican opponents of
President Obama who saw
the deal as soft on terrorism.”

—CORRESPONDENT David Loyn

TALIBAN RELEASE: FAIR SWAP?


Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Under Putin, Soviet
'Morality' Crawls
Out from its Grave

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"In the Soviet Union there
was also great concern for
morality. Pink Floyd was
forbidden for 'meddling in
the Soviet Union's foreign
policy (Afghanistan)', The
Talking Heads
for 'voicing
the myth of the Soviet
military threat.' Tina Turner
was banned simply for 'sex,'
and poor Julio Iglesias was
outlawed for 'neo-fascism.'"

— COLUMNIST Irena Lasota

PUTIN: BACK TO THE FUTURE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Shows E-Mail Exchange
with Snowden to Debunk
Claims he Raised Concerns

“The NSA has disputed Edward
Snowden's insistence that he
tried to raise his concerns about
its surveillance practices internally
before he decided to go public.”

—REPORTER Dan Roberts

NSA: MORE DIMINISHED CREDIBILITY


Latvijas Avize, Latvia
In Latvia and Europe,
Naive Hopes that Russia
Will Change Live On

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"Literally on the eve of
the Crimea Anschluss, Riga
indulged in 'opening the
floodgates' of money and
influence from the East. ...
'Russian World' is not
anathema to the West, and
may even prove a very
lucrative event. Aggression
in Ukraine surprised some
of our influential people
and made them a little
uncomfortable. Yet they are
convinced that sooner or
later, all will continue as
usual, and they will want to
step in the same river twice.'"

— COLUMNIST Uldis Smith

THE BALTICS: EASY ON RUSSIA?


Netzpolitik, Germany
German Officials Face
Prosecution for Reading
Snowden Media Coverage

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“German officials - including the
government - can't read matrial
leaked by Snowden regarding
the mass surveillance of digital
communications. If they do so
anyway, they are then liable for
prosecution. ... We wonder how
the federal government intends
to protect us from espionage if
it isn't permitted to find out
about it. Perhaps, however,
that is the whole idea.”

—COLUMNIST Lluis Bassets

OFF LIMITS TO GERMAN OFFICIALS


News Hour, BBC
AUDIO: Obama's Foreign
Policy; Maya Angelou; Mass
Terrorism Trial in China

MAY 28, 00:55:00

This is the network's initial overview
of President Obama's speech today on
the future of U.S. foreign policy, at
the West Point Military Academy. The
summary of the message, according
to U.S. editor Mark Mardell: 'Just
because we have the best hammer,
doesn't mean every problem is a nail.'

— BBC NEWS HOUR, MAY 28

VERDICT FROM BBC: SAME OLD SAME OLD

El Pais, Spain
Global Outlaws Find
Comfort Behind Russia
-China Double Veto

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The veto power of the five
permanent members of the
Security Council is the victor's
spoil of the Second World War.
.. In a multipolar world, the
persistence of the veto in the
hands of a Sino-Russia alliance
is encouragement to regimes
like that of Assad, which are
given a free hand to act
against his their populations.”

—COLUMNIST Lluis Bassets

U.N. VETO POWER A BOON TO ASSAD


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Americans 'Unprepared'
for Opposition to TTIP
Free Trade Agreement

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Protests in Germany focus
on the prospect of previously
forbidden products from the
United States having to be
permitted into the E.U. (like
chlorinated chicken and GMO
corn). Even more important
is the question of investor
protection. According to plans
for TTIP, investors would be
able to turn to international
courts for arbitration when
one may feel they have been
discriminated against. For many
critics, these courts are an attack
on the rule of [national] law."

— COLUMNIST Nikolaus Pipe

EUROPE PUSHES BACK AGAINST TTIP


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Why Should Poland Thank
Putin? Let Us Count the Ways

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“We have a historic opportunity to
bring the European Union and the
United States closer together. Allies
who grew apart as the Cold War
faded, we began to compete more
than search for commonalities. Much
was said about renewing the trans-
Atlantic Alliance, but the facts were
different. Let Berlin's shock and
outrage over the disclosure of NSA
spying be a symbol of this tendency.”

—COLUMNIST Michal Kobosko

POLES SEE BRIGHT SIDE IN UKRAINE


Izvestia, Russia
'Envy of the Gods': Obama
'Unfit to Lead' Great Power

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“It isn't politically correct to say, but
this is the way it is: the impression is
that a weak, unpopular, unsuccessful
president is trying to wound a strong,
successful, and very popular president.”

—COLUMNIST Vladimir Zharkhin

IS EMOTION RUNNING U.S. POLICY?


Economist, U.K.
China and Russia:
'Best Frenemies'

"Whereas China's power
is growing, Russia is in
decline - corroded by
corruption and unable
to diversify its economy
off of natural resources.
China's government will
expect the Kremlin to
recognise this historic
shift - which is a recipe
for Chinese impatience
and Russian resentment."

— COMMMENT, Economist

PUTIN BOWS TO XI'S CHINA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Watered Down NSA
Mass Surveillance
Bill Passed By House

“In order to preserve
the core operations of the
the intelligence and law
enforcement agencies, the
administration insisted on
broadening some authorities
and lessening restrictions.
Some of the changes raise
justifiable concerns. I don't
blame people for losing
trust in their government,
because the government
has violated their trust.”

—CONGRESSMAN
Jim Sensenbrenner

NSA REFORM FALTERS IN CONGRESS


THE LOCAL, GERMANY:
NSA Panel Invites U.S.
Tech Chiefs as Witnesses

WORLD BULLETIN: E.U.
Urges U.S. to Move Faster
to End Internet Monopoly


Le Figaro, France
For Vladimir Putin,
Conchita Wurst is a
Tool Like No Other

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Unlike the Cold War
and Soviet propaganda,
Vladimir Putin doesn't
need to slavishly relay
his message through
the communist parties
of the West. It's enough
for him to score points
directly with a large
chunk of the population
that does not swoon
before the singing of
Conchita Wurst, and who
don't see the defense of
homosexual marriage or
the advertising of more
unbridled sexual behavior
as a priority for our
civilization, which is
struggling to deal with
other pressing issues."

— COLUMNIST
Pierre Rousselin

A THREAT TO THE WEST?


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
New Space Race Will
Benefit the American
and Russian Programs

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Paradoxically, sanctions
and the end of space-level
cooperation may bring not
only losses, but benefits
for both countries. Cut off
from access to Russian
engines, space industry in
the United States will be
incentivized, accelerating
the process of decoupling
the transport of American
astronauts to ISS aboard R
ussian rockets. For their
part, the Russian Academy
of Sciences points to the
creation of a lunar base.”

—SCIENCE COLUMNIST
Karol Wójcicki

IS THIS THE END OF A SPACE ERA?


Cicero, Germany
Americans Warming to
Warren: the 'Anti-Hillary'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"New York's largest bookstore is
filled to the brim. Many arrived
hours before the reading. While
Warren talks, questions written
on pieces of paper are collected.
What's the most asked question,
the moderator wants to know.
'Whether or not I'm running for
president,' the senator says. In
response, a woman shouts, 'Run,
Liz, run!' and applause breaks
out. Warren smiles and shakes
her head. 'No, I'm not running,'
she says. The audience responds
in unison, 'Awww!'"

— WRITER, PUBLISHER
Dr. Eva C. Schweitzer

ELIZABETH WARREN: CAN SHE WIN?


Altri Mondi, Italy
Knox Trial Shows in
Italy, the Guilty Fare
Better than Innocents

TRANSLATED FROM ITALY

"When the worst kind of
clients for defense attorneys
are the innocent, [rather
than go to trial] one is better
off pretending to have come
down with an illness and being
resigned to long therapy with
an uncertain outcome,
whatever the truth may be."

— COLUMNIST Giorgio Dell'Arti

A FRUITLESS SEACH FOR JUSTICE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
In Ukraine, U.S. is
Dragging Us Toward
War Against Russia
IS U.S. HELPING?

“The U.S. role in
Ukraine, and its
backing for the
regime's neo-Nazis,
has tremendous
implications for the
rest of the world.”

— CORRESPONDENT
John Pilger

Cicero, Germany
The United States is the Only
Guarantor of German Liberty

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Let us not kid ourselves. In the final
analysis, every free person in this
world has only one protector and
defender: The United States of
America. Those with doubts should
put themselves in the protection of
Russia or China - whose intelligence
services act no differently than those
of the United States, by the way."

— COLUMNIST Alexander Grau

A SPIRITED DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
E.U. Court Backs 'Right to
Be Forgotten': Google Must
Amend Results on Request

“The European court judges ruled
that under the E.U. data protection
laws Google has to erase links to
two pages on La Vanguardia's Web
site from the results produced
when Gonzalez's name is put into
the search engine of the company.”

—COLUMNIST
Alexander Prokhanov


GOOGLE BUISINESS MODEL UPENDED


GUARDIAN: The 'Right to be
Forgotten' Ruling Creates
Quagmire for Google, et. al.


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Glenn Greenwald: 'The
Day We Revealed Edward
Snowden to the World'

"In the hours after his name
became known, the entire
world was searching for the
NSA whistleblower, and it
became vital that his location
in Hong Kong stay secret. In
an extract from a new book,
No Place to Hide, Greenwald
recalls the dramatic events
surrounding the moment Ed
Snowden revealed himself."

— JOURNALIST
Glenn Greenwald

GREENWALD PUBLISHES BOOK

Izvestia, Russia
Preparing 'Stalin's Eleventh
Blow': Victory Day and the
New War Against Fascism

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“As a gift for our patience and
stoicism, for our labor and our
faith, the Lord sent us Crimea.
Russian people once divided by
our enemies, united again by
victory's embrace. ... Even as
we celebrate the sacred victory
of '45, we hear the treads of
enemy tanks in eastern Ukraine,
where the bodies of militia are
mutilated, the heads of Russians
crushed. A new battle
against fascism is now inevitable.”

—COLUMNIST
Alexander Prokhanov

RUSSIAN NATIONALISM IN FULL BLOOM


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
The End of American
Empire? Get Serious!

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"The facts are quite different
- even if China will probably
eventually overtake America,
for now its GDP is half that of
the United States. ... Ukraine
is not an American ally, has
little impact on the global
economy, and has no natural
resources. Why should U.S.
troops die for Ukraine? Only
a few years ago, Americans
almost spent more on arms
than the rest of the world
combined. Five-year bonds
are now sold at negative
interest - meaning that,
taking inflation into account,
investors can expect a small
loss in five years, but they
are buying Treasuries anyway."

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

HARBALL ON THE GLOBAL COURT

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Victory Day Parade
in Moscow and Over Crimea

MAY 9, 01:10:26

The annual Victory Day parade, a show
of military might through the heart of
Moscow, marks 69 year since the defeat
of the Nazis, which ended World War II.

— Footage of the 2014 V-Day Parade

VLADIMIR PUTIN'S PUTTIN' ON A SHOW

RUSSIA TODAY: Russian
Air Force Victory Day
Celebrations Over Crimea


The Guardian, U.K.
Google and Facebook,
write FCC to Demand
'True Net Neutrality'

"The letter says the FCC rules
shouldn't permit 'individualized
bargaining and discrimination,'
the companies said. '[The FCC
must] take the necessary steps
to ensure that the Internet
remains an open platform
for speech and for commerce.'"

— REPORTER Harriet Salem

WEB GIANTS VS. CABLE BEHEMOTHS

GUARDIAN: Bill to Reduce
Surveillance Clears House
Judiciary Committee


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Bundestag Opposition
Threatens to Sue for
Release of NSA Files

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The Committee of Inquiry
shouldn't turn itself into a
fig-leaf for a government
that is only pretending to
cooperate. Any limitations
on the clarification of facts
in the espionage scandal,
whether commected to
comprehensive access to
files or obtaining testimony
from Edward Snowden will
be unequivocally rejected.”

—Green Bundestag Leader
Katrin Goring-Eckardt

GERMAN GREENS TAKE A STAND


News, Switzerland
Barack Macbeth's
'Murder' of Net Neutrality

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Inequality as usual in the U.S., and
and now on the Net as well. You
think that's unimportant, irrelevant,
and the 'normal course of events?'
You are so wrong."

— COLUMNIST Regula Stampfli

OBAMA'S SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY?

Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: Is U.S. Troop Return
a Raw Deal for the Philippines?
A Talk with Jarius Bondoc

RealVideoMay. 5, 00:32:43

Join us as we speak to Philippine radio
host and columnist Jarius Bondoc about
how the Philippines fits into America's
Asia Pivot. Mr. Bondoc has spoken out
in opposition to the Enhanced Defense
Cooperation Agreement with the U.S.,
which was signed during President
Obama's Asia tour, and which will give
U.S. forces nearly unlimited access to
Philippine bases for military operations.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

U.S. TROOPS TO RETURN TO PHILIPPINES

Duetche Welle, Germany
Merkel and Obama:
Together Against Putin
- for the Moment

"The NSA spy scandal remains
a sore point, and despite the
common message to Putin,
there remain differences on
new sanctions against Russia."

— COLUMNIST, Gero Schließ

SANCTIONS AND NSA STILL DIVIDE

Duetche Welle, Germany
VIDEO: Evaluating E.U.
Enlargement; Ukraine
as a Buffer for Poland

May 2, 00:42:33

Poland has made great efforts
to woo Ukraine, Belarus and
Moldova to act as a buffer zone
between itself and Russia. That
is precisely what Russia says it
is doing to create a buffer
between itself and NATO-E.U.

— Quadriga, Duetche Welle

DIGGING DEEPER ON THE UKRAINE

The Telegraph, U.K.
'Shocking' U.S. Jobs
Data Impugns Recovery,
FED Monetary Tapering
ALARM BELLS?

“Friday's figures
are a warning
that America's
recovery may be
losing momentum.
... Bond tapering
by the FED may be
doing more harm
than expected.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

Boulevard Voltaire, France
Even Now, Anything Goes
for the Old Ku Klux Klan!

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The 'affairs' of Frazier Glenn
Miller and Donald Sterling show,
if there was any need to do so
again, the incredible hypocrisy
of American society which is
supposedly 'post-racial' or, as
Bush Jr. called it, 'color blind.'
Between the lying of the White
racists, who do precisely the
opposite of what their ideology
has always peddled, and elites
who, in private, spew out the
worst insanities, one realizes
that the multicultural varnish
is really extraordinarily thin."

— COMMENT Boulevard Voltaire

RACISM IN AMERICA: NOW WORSE?

Novaya Gazeta, Russia
NATO 'Never Promised'
Not to Expand Eastward

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“If the Russian politicians accusing
the West of deception have any
kind of documentary evidence of
promises not to expand NATO east
it would be a good time to show it.”

—COLUMNIST Alexander Chursin

RUSSIANS CALLING OUT RUSSIANS


Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Ukraine Crisis: Russia Cannot
Dispense with Using the Dollar

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The results of our own actions
would surpass the most malicious
intentions of those now preparing
economic sanctions against Russia."

— COLUMNIST Georgiy Bovt

THE DOLLAR: STILL NO ESCAPING IT

Deutsche Welle, Germany
Merkel to Washington:
Tough Challenges for
a Troubled Friendship

“Angela Merkel has addressed
Congress and been awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom
on her U.S. visits. This time,
however, her visit to America
is overshadowed by crises, with
an ally that has become a stranger.”

—NEWS ITEM, Deutsche Welle

THE CHALLENGE OF SHOWING UNITY


DER SPIEGEL: NSA What? Spy
Scandal Unlikely to Dominate
Merkel's Visit to America

DER SPIEGEL: Bad Taste -
Ex-Chancellor Shroeder
Parties with Putin

DER SPIEGEL: Foreign Minister
Steinmeier: 'Russia is Playing
a Dangerous Game'

DER SPIEGEL: No Love for
Sanctions - Ukraine Crisis a
Tightrope Walk for Business


Economist, U.K.
What Would America
Fight For?

"Americans understandably
chafe at the ingratitude of
a world that freeloads on
the economic, diplomatic
and military might of the
U.S. Americans themselves,
however, also enjoy the
exorbitant privilege of
operating in a system that,
broadly, suits them well."

— COMMMENT, Economist

CAN AMERICA BE COUNTED ON?

The Independent, U.K.
Clayton Lockett: If Massacres
Don't Change Gun Laws, then
this Won't Change Executions

SHAMEFUL

“If any execution violated
the U.S. Constitution's ban
of 'cruel and unusual
punishment,' it was
that of Clayton Lockett.”

—COLUMNIST
Rupert Cornwell

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Amanda Knox: Consider
the Facts So She Gets
the Retrial She Deserves

"The longer Italy's courts consider
the Meredith Kercher case – and
we have now had three trials, six
presiding judges, two hearings
before the Italian high court and
a third on the way – the more the
country's institutions of justice
have covered themselves in shame."

— COLUMNIST Andrew Gumbel

CAN AMANDA KNOX RECIEVE JUSTICE?

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Thank Mr. Putin for
NATO's 'Second Wind'

TRANSLATED FROM POLAND

“Let us rejoice that NATO has
not only caught a second wind,
but it has literally recovered
a reason to exist. Yesterday's
landing of Americans from
the highly-respected 173rd
Airborne Brigade is a sign of
the new defensive order in
Europe. It was not us who
forced that order into being,
but we will benefit from it.”

—COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

THANKS ALOT, VLADIMIR PUTIN?


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Weakening Russian Influence
Requires Europe Energy Union

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Today, there is almost no other area
of European politics more dominated
by nationalism and disunity than energy
policy. ... We might also ask ourselves
in the case of energy, if a coalition of
the willing shouldn't take the first step,
without waiting for the stallers and
obstructionists. This, too, would help
reduce dependence on Russia."

— COLUMNIST Ulrich Schaefer

CAN E.U. SWALLOW MORE UNIFICATION?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: U.S. Media is 'Hesitant'
to Confront Official Narrative

April 28, 00:24:22

"The last thing they are interested in
is an honest debate. They will pick and
select truths, facts and even incidents
that are not facts to perpetuate the
narrative that they seek to disseminate."

— Pulitzer Prize-winning
journalist Chris Hedges

HEDGES ON THE JOB OF A JOURNALIST

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: CrossTalk
- Containment 2.0?

April 28, 00:27:42

Two of America's leading
foreign policy scholars who
deal with Russia, Stephen
Cohen, John Mearsheimer.
Both agree that the NATO
expansion and a failure to
recognize Russia's strategic
interests are at the root
of the crisis in Ukraine

— TALKING COINTAINMENT

2014: THE NEW CONTAINMENT

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Judge says Microsoft
'Must Release' European
Data on its Dublin Servers

"Microsoft said: 'A U.S. prosecutor
cannot obtain a U.S. warrant to
search someone's home located in
another country, just as another
country's prosecutor cannot obtain
a court order in her home country
to conduct a search in the United
States. ... We think the same rules
should apply in the online world."

— OFFICIAL Microsoft Statement

MICROSOFT: SAYING NO TO THE U.S.?

Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: Whale Wars and
Cultural Conservation: A
Talk with Simon Wearne

RealVideoApr. 26, 00:30:42

Join us for a conversation about
whaling, environmental group
Sea Shepherd, and conservation
of whales, with cinematographer
and Wakayama University scholar
Simon Wearne. Mr. Wearne, who
filmed the first season of the
acclaimed Whale Wars program,
is now a scholar studying traditional
whaling and Japan's whale culture.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

WHALE WARS AND WHALE CULTURE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
UK Parents Told American
Teacher Molested Children

"Every kid who went on the trips
is asking, 'Was it me?' Chances are
that some of our kids have been
victimized but we still don't know ."

— Mother of potential victim

A CHILLING TALE OF MOLESTATION

Gazeta, Russia
Ukraine: Setting the Table
for a Newer World Order

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Everyone senses that something
has gone wrong, and there is an
instinctive desire to return to a
situation when everything was
understood and functioned: the
salutary 'bullet-free war' which
was cold, eternal, and ours. More
time will have to pass before we all
understand that this isn't possible.”

—COLUMNIST Fyodor Lukyanov

THEATER, DIPLOMACY, WORLD ORDER


Der Spiegel, Germany
Russian Opposition Singing
Kremlin's Tune on Ukraine

"Russian President Vladimir Putin,
the man ostensibly rushing to the
aid of Russians in Ukraine, is the
hero of the day. Finally, Russians
seem to believe, he is paying the
West back for years of humiliation."

— CORRESPONDENTS Christian
Neef and Matthias Schepp

RUSSIAN OPPOSITION GETS INTO LINE

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Ukrainian Guerilla War
is Quickly Approaching

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“We see all the elements of a
people's movement, which is
impossible to operate from the
outside. ... When the police
and army are unreliable, and
when the ranks of the security
forces more closely identify
with the rebels than with those
giving orders, the authorities
will have no choice but to
use the right-wing militants.”

—COLUMNIST Boris Kagarlitsky

ARE THESE THE UKRAINE GUERILLAS?


La Stampa, Italy
Pope Calls for End to
'All War; All Conflict'

"May the risen Jesus put an
end to all war and every
conflict, whether great or
small, ancient or recent ...
and the scourge of hunger."

— POPE Frances

END TO WAR: COULD IT HAPPEN?

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Jay Carney and the
Kremlin's Propaganda
Victory Over the West

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“For too long, the West has
paid little attention to Russian
propaganda. The symbol of
this could be the home of
White House press secretary
Jay Carney. ... In his kitchen,
professionally framed, hang
Soviet propaganda posters
from World War II. ... It's
time to say enough is enough.”

—COLUMNIST Bartosz T. Wielinski

KITCH AND THE CARNEY FAMILY


The Telegraph, U.K.
Google Inc: The World's
Unelected Superpower

"America is an oligarchy. Instead
of looking out for the majority
of the country’s citizens, the U.S.
government is governed by the
interests of the wealthy and the
powerful - particularly of Google."

— COLUMNIST Katherine Rushton

GOOGLE INC.: TOO MUCH POWER?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Vladimir Putin's
'Q&A with the People'

April 17, 03:28:59

"I remind you that the Russian
Federation Council has given
the president the right to use
the armed forces in Ukraine.
I hope that I won't have to."

— PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin

THE PUBLIC QUESTIONS PUTIN

BBC News, U.K.
Deal to 'De-Escalate'
Ukraine Crisis Struck
in Geneva

"There is agreement that all
illegal military formations in
Ukraine must be dissolved,
and that everyone occupying
buildings must be disarmed
and leave them."

— NEWS ITEM, BBC News

SO HAS THE DANGER PASSED?


KERRY PRESS CONFERENCE
LAVROV PRESS CONFERENCE

FAZ, Germany
To Beat Putin, West Needs
More Armor, Not Empathy

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“To meet aggression with empathy
is to give into aggression - which
means you lose. But who does that?
Well - we do. Security risks cannot
be addressed with measures to
improve the atmosphere, but with
armor. The good years are over,
the West must upgrade its military.”

—COLUMNIST Volker Zastrow

WILL EUROPEANS 'BULK UP' FOR BEAR?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Putin Talks
Ukraine, and Answers
Query from Snowden

FIVE NEWS SEGMENTS

Five clips of Putin's annual
'Web conference with
ordinary people' - and ex-NSA
employee Edward Snowden.

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

PUTIN ON TV WITH SNOWDEN

RAI Novosti, Russia
CIA Chief Brennan's
Visit to Kiev 'Initiates
the Use Of Force'

“The CIA chief's presence
in Kiev is much more than
coincidence. Brennan's trip
was an attempt to prepare,
encourage and initiate the
use of force in Ukraine.”

—News Item,RAI Novosti

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Coverage of the
Ukraine Crisis, April 16

FOUR NEWS SEGMENTS

These are news segments from
state-funded non-profit Russia
Today on the escalating crisis
over pro-Russia Ukraine 'activists.'

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

THE CRISIS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

Daily Mail, U.K.
Historians May Look
Back on this as the
'Beginning of WWIII'

“Russians are demolishing
not just their own country
- bankrupt, ill-run and
beleaguered - but the post-
war order which has kept
most of Europe and us,
here in Britain, safe and
free for decades. Putin is
striking at the West's heart. ”

—COLUMNIST Edward Lucas

EUROPEAN VOICE: Ukriane
and the 'Wages of Weakness'


Libero Quotidiano, Italy
Obama 'Turns the Nuclear
Cheek' To Vladimir Putin

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Obama isn't content to slip into the
darkness of a historic setback that
will inscribe him in history as leader
of the Western superpower who
aided the rebirth of the ambitions
of the former Soviet empire. No!
Surprisingly, Obama ordered the
Pentagon to announce deep cuts
to America's nuclear arsenal, FOUR
YEARS EARLIER than required."

— COLUMNIST Glauco Maggi

OBAMA: UNILATERAL DISARMAMENT?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'We Will Shoot Back': All
Eyes on Russia as Ukraine
Begins Offensive in East

“Many in the West believe that
Russia is behind the separatist
movement in eastern Ukraine.
Kiev on Tuesday launched an
offensive to retake control.
But the biggest question still
looms: Will Russia invade?”

—REPORTERS Moritz Gathmann,
Christian Neef, Wladimir Pyljow
And Matthias Schepp

WILL VLADIMIR PUTIN GIVE THE ORDER?


DER SPIEGEL: 'A Partner
for Russia': Europe's Far
Right Flirts with Moscow


Izvestia, Russia
Dmitry Kiselyov: Russia Has
Taken the West's Place as
Beacon of Free Expression

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The West simply doesn't like seeing
Russia on the upswing. That is the
heart of the matter. ... All Western
news agencies impose their own
point of view. Take Reuters or the
Associated Press. Both are in fact
propaganda agencies. They shape the
dominant narrative and talk of what
their audiences ought to think."

— Dmitry Kiselyov, TV Host, Chief at
State Broadcaster Rossiya Segodnya

RUSSIAN STATE MEDIA FEELING ITS OATS?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Pulitzer Prize Awarded for
Guardian, Washington Post
Coverage of NSA Activities

“The Pulitzer committee praised the
Guardian for 'revelation of widespread
secret surveillance by the NSA, helping
through aggressive reporting to spark
a debate on the relationship between
the government and the public over
the issues of security and privacy.'”

—CORRESPONDENT Ed Pilkington

TRIUMPH OVER NATIONAL SECURITY STATE


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Coverage of the
Ukraine Crisis, April 14

FIVE NEWS SEGMENTS

These ate news segments from
state-funded non-profit Russia
Today on the escalating crisis in
over pro-Russia Ukraine 'activists.'

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

THE CRISIS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

European News Agencies
European Broadcast
Coverage of the East
Ukraine Crisis, 4/14

SIXTEEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Segments from the BBC,
Deutsche Welle, France
24, EurActiv, Euronews
on the crisis unfolding
in the Eastern Ukraine.

— E.U. NEWS OUTLETS

UKRAINIAN ESCALATION

News, Switzerland
Rice Grains, Compound
Interest, and the Never-
Ending Economic Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"There are no systems in
the real world that show
exponential growth: only
bacterial cultures and
unbridled atomic chain
reactions come to mind.
The first ends in collapse
once the food supply is
consumed, and the other
in a nuclear explosion."

— COLUMNIST
Patrik Etschmayer

IS SYSTEM DOOMED TO FAIL?

The Register, U.K.
ACLU Launches User-
Friendly Database of
Every Snowden Doc

"The database is searchable
by document title, category,
or full-text content, giving
anyone online access to delve
through all the documents
and find information on
whatever previously secret
government info-slurping
they're interested in."

— REPORTER Rik Myslewski

LA QUADRATURE DU NET: E.U.
Court of Justice Denounces
Mandatory Data Retention


Vedomosti, Russia
Russians Unmoved By
NASA's 'Cancellation'
of Space Cooperation

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Imposing any sanctions in the
space field would set Russian
and U.S. space exploration back
a decade, and bring irreparable
damage to all of civilization. ...
The world powers completely
understand the impossibility of
adopting sanctions in this area."

— Vladimir Solncev, CEO of
rocket-maker NPO Energomash

THE END OF 'SCIENCE FOR PEACE'?

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Lech Walesa: Europe 'Cannot
Count on the United States'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“If NATO gives Ukraine away to Putin,
what good is NATO? Let’s see what
NATO is made of. It seems fine as long
as things go well, but the moment
something goes wrong, we are left
alone in the hour of confrontation. ...
The world cannot let Putin have his
way, because it will end badly for us.”

—FORMER PRESIDENT Lech Walesa

ARE THE EUROPEANS ON THEIR OWN?


Daily Mail, U.K.
Kremlin Seeks to Turn
Tables; Says West Sent
Blackwater to Ukraine

"Russia claims 150 Americans
have been sent to Ukraine by
a U.S. firm with historic links
to Blackwater - the private
security firm made famous
by a mass shooting in Iraq."

— REPORTER Dan Bloom

UKRAINE: BLACKWATER REDUX?

Der Spiegel, Germany
German Interior Minister:
U.S. Spying is 'Boundless'

"The information we've received
thus far is insufficient. American
surveillance measures are largely
a result of its security needs, and
are being implemented in an
excessive and boundless fashion."

— Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere

EUROPE ONLINE: Chair
of Germany's NSA Panel
Quits Over Snowden

THE LOCAL: NSA 'Ignores' Merkel's
Request to See Her Secret File


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Dr. James Lovelock:
Climate Battle Lost;
Prepare for Change

"We're reaching an age in
history where you can no
longer predict the future
with any hope of success.
We should give up our
vainglorious attempts to
save the world. ... The
idea of ‘saving the planet’
is a foolish extravagance of
Northern ideologues and
likely beyond our ability."

— SCIENTIST
Dr. James Lovelock

PREPARING FOR THE WORST

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
The More NATO in Our Neck
of the Woods ... the Better

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Putin's imperialism clearly shows that
Poland and other nations of the former
Soviet bloc were fully justified in their
rush to join not only NATO, but the EU.
... If Putin is calculating the gains and
losses of an intervention in eastern
Ukraine, let him count on prolonged
resistance by a Ukrainian army that
has been strengthened by the West.”

—COLUMNIST Tomasz Bielecki

WINNING PEACE, PREPARING FOR WAR?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Fury' at Attack on Dianne
Feinstein as 'Emotional' by
Ex-CIA/NSA Director Hayden

"Ron Wyden, member of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, said that
Michael Hayden's attack on Feinstein
was 'outrageous' and fit a pattern
of 'misleading' the American public."

— CORRESPONDENT Rory Carroll

CIA VS. SENATE: SLAPDOWN CONTINUES

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
How Does a NATO Buildup
Amount to Russian Victory?

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“For years, Putin and others argued
that the central threat to our security
came from the expansion of NATO and
the deployment of bases to the Russian
border. All these years there was no
deployment. Now though, Russia will
receive the full treatment: military
bases on the border, the buildup of
NATO forces, and the inclusion of new
states into the bloc. All as a result of
Russia's wonderful victory in Crimea.”

—COLUMNIST Alexander Goltz

HAS RUSSIA LOST THE LARGER BATTLE?


La Repubblica, Italy
U.S. Declaration of
Independence: What
it Should Have Said

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"I often wonder if many
of the problems that plague
us - the crisis of values, the
surrender to the seductions
of advertising, the craving
to be on television, the loss
of historic and individual
memory, in brief, all the
things we often complain
about in columns like this,
are due to the unfortunate
wording of the Declaration
of Independence of 1776."

— ESSAYIST Umberto Eco

TOO MUCH PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?

Trouw, The Netherlands
Clinton's Hitler-Putin
Comment Highlights
Weakness of Europe

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Putin's excuse that he 'only'
wants to protect the Russian
population in Crimea and
elsewhere is an exact copy
of Hitler's self-proclaimed
role as patron to the ethnic
Germans in Sudetenland and
between Germany and East
Prussia. With her historical
analogy, Clinton therefore
hit the nail on the head.”

—HISTORIAN
Patrick van Schie

JUST HYPERBOLE - OR TRUE?


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
'Annexing' Crimea;
'Uniting' Jerusalem

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"When the U.N. General Assembly
condemned the annexation of the
Crimea, Israel was among the 58
countries that didn't participate in
the vote. How is it possible that in
a conflict which puts in doubt the
global order, one of America's
key allies remained neutral?"

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

SANCTIONS: WHY NO ISRAELI BACKING?

Gazeta, Russia
Russians Bid Farewell
to the West

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“We are now witnessing a
rejection of the Western-
democratic paradigm set
back in the 1990s, which
somehow survived from
over 20 years. ... It is a
paradigm of civilizational
inferiority, certain that
Russia can only evolve by
copying Western standards,
gradually transforming into
a 'normal European country.”

—COLUMNIST Pyotr Vlasov

RUSSIA'S NEW PARADIGM?


Handelsblatt, Germany
'Fissures' in Europe: Putin,
Propaganda, and Patriotism

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The 'right to self-determination of
peoples' that has been held up with
such ceremonial pathos in Europe is
an ambivalent category. In reality,
Europe only wants the 'right to self-
determination' for nations exactly
as they currently exist. ... Not only
does the Crimea crisis unmask
Russia's heavy-handed superpower
aspirations of Russia and its attention-
hungry president, it also uncovers
Europe's inner weaknesses, as well
as the continent's ambiguities."

— COLUMNIST Wolfram Weimer

CRIMEA: RUSSIAN IN 1783. WHY ARGUE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Yahoo Unveils Encryption
to Help Protect User Data

"Alex Stamos, Yahoo's recently
appointed chief information
security officer, said his goal
was to ensure 'all Yahoo traffic
will be encrypted by default.'"

— CORRESPONDENT Dominic Rushe

DER SPIEGEL: Spy Chief Reviews
Book on NSA: 'Most Germans
Don't Share These Concerns'


Financial Times, U.K.
Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake,
Caught Up in Russia Aanctions

"A Helsinki venue due to host Cyrus,
Justin Timberlake and other U.S. stars
in the coming months is owned by a
Finnish holding company controlled by
Russians singled out for U.S. retaliation."

— CORRESPONDENTS Courtney
Weaver and Matthew Garrahan

SANCTIONS A WRECKING BALL FOR CYRUS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Clapper Admits: NSA
Performed Warrantless
Searches on Americans

NSA used a 'back door' to search
Americans' communications --
Director of national intelligence
confirms use of new legal rule
-- Data collected under 'Prism'
and 'Upstream' spying programs.

— CORRESPONDENTS
Spencer Ackerman, James Ball

CLAPPER: DIMINISHING CREDIBILITY


La Stampa, Italy
Ukraine: Putin Capitalizes
on Western Identity Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Today the West is no longer sure
of itself, has no moral courage, and
is bereft of the spirit of sacrifice
and cultural pride. That explains
Putin's gamble, which is why China
stands by diffidently as America and
the European Union swing inanely
between backing democracy and
an impossible military response."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

WHAT DOES THE WEST STAND FOR?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Fighting Words: Finance
Minister Schauble Says Putin's
Plans Reminiscent of Hitler

“Hitler already adopted such methods
in Sudetenland. ... That's something
that we all know from history.”

— Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble

HARD TALK ON HITLER FROM BERLIN


DER SPIEGEL: The Sympathy
Problem - Is Germany a
Country of Russia Apologists?

DER SPIEGEL: NATO's Putin
Conundrum: Berlin
Considers Its NATO Options


Izvestia, Russia
New Russia: Becoming the
'Empire the World Needs'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"You can kill an elephant with a
needle if you find the deadliest
place to stick it. ... International
tribunals for Yugoslavia, Iraq and
Afghanistan should be formed. I
feel sorry for Obama, but ... the
world needs a good empire, and
Russia has every chance and
basis for quickly becoming one."

— COLUMNIST
Seraphim Melentyev

TALKING EMPIRE AND LOVING IT!

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
A 'Puppet in Putin's Hands,'
Edward Snowden Paved
the Way to Ukraine Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Today, from the perspective of
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,
the purpose of the Snowden affair
is clear. By revealing information
that triggered European concern,
Snowden was really a puppet in
Putin's hands. With his revelations
he was to stir protests in Europe
against the U.S.-E.U. free trade deal.”

—European MP Pawel Zalewski

SNOWDEN: SCUTTLING FREE TRADE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Kremlin Lays Down its
Own Red Line on Ukraine

"After the Kerry-Lavrov talks, Russia
repeated its demand that the U.S. and
E.U. accept its proposal that Russian-
speaking regions of east and southern
Ukraine be given wide autonomous
powers independent of Kiev as a
condition for reaching an agreement."

— CORRESPONDENTS
Simon Tisdall, Shaun Walker

U.S.-RUSSIA TALK TURKEY ON UKRAINE

Diario De Noticias, Portugal
Russia and America: United
in Flouting International Law

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Obama left out something essential
and common to Washington and
Moscow. That in both cases, the U.S.
and Russia both do as they please and
always act in accordance with
their own geostrategic interests.”

—EDITORIAL, Diario De Noticias

U.S. AND RUSSIA: TWO PEAS IN A POD?


La Stampa, Italy
Mr. Obama's Worldly
Charisma Pales Beside
that of Pope Francis

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Obama, given his history,
embodied and still embodies
hope. The hope embodied
by the pope, however,
placed in him by billions of
men and women as a 'leader'
without an army or empire,
stands for something quite
different: as a response not
only to our penultimate
questions about the
meaning of life, but the
ultimate ones as well."

— COLUMNIST
Michele Brambill

THE PONTIFF AND THE PRESIDENT

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Ukraine Crisis: 'Obama
is No John F. Kennedy'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The G-7 countries are not
meeting in a council of war,
but rather a council of the
perplexed. ... Obama is no
John F. Kennedy, who was
willing to 'pay any price,
bear any burden,' to defend
freedom in Europe. Sevastopol
2014 is not Berlin 1961. That's
reassuring, but it's sobering.”

—COLUMNIST Hubert Wetzel

OBAMA: NO KNIGHT IN ARMOR?


Corriere della Sera, Italy
VIDEO: Obama Visits
with Pope Francis

THREE VIDEOS, THREE GALLERIES

Three videos and three
galleries of President
Obama's visit to Rome and
Vatican to meet the Pope.

— OBAMA MEETS FRANCIS

OBAMA WITH POPE FRANCIS

Vedomosti, Russia
From Hitler to Putin:
Crimea is 'Not the First Time'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Did the Russian government consider
all the risks of this incredible venture?
I am sure it did not. Just as Adolf Hitler
didn't in his time. If he had, he would
not have ended up in a bunker on April
1945 sheltering from Russian bombs,
and he wouldn't have guzzled down a
vial of poison. ... Friends! We have to
think about what we're doing and stop.”

—HISTORIAN, Dr. Andrei Zubov

A CRY FOR THE KREMLIN TO WAKE UP


Latvijas Avize, Latvia
Latvia's Grey-Haired
Legionnaires Never
Fought for Germany

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"The delusion that German
arms would bring freedom
for Latvia ended long ago.
The bitter pain of injustice
dissipated after gazing in
despair in the direction of
Churchill or Roosevelt. ...
Having already forded all
circles of hell's humiliation,
they have ascended to a
far higher level to join
with our Mother Latvia."

— REPORTER Agris Liepins

LEGACY OF TOTALITARIANISM

Knack, Belgium
What Belgium Should Ask
of Obama While He's Here

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“In Waregem, a site with the graves
of hundreds of victims of bloodshed,
it should be the perfect time for Di
Rupo to ask for nuclear weapons to
be removed from Kleine Brogel Air
Base, and Di Rupo must ask Obama to
put an end to the persecution of Mr.
Snowden so he can travel to Europe.”

—COLUMNIST Wouter De Vriendt

DUTCH REQUESTS FOR BARACK OBAMA


European, Russian News Agencies
VIDEOS: Coverage of the
Ukraine Crisis, March 26

SIXTEEN NEWS SEGMENTS, Mar. 26

This is a roundup of Ukraine-
related coverage from BBC,
Euractiv, Deutsche Welle,
France 24, and Euronews

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

THE NARRATIVE ON UKRAINE

Belarusian Telegraph Agency, Belarus
Lukashenko Warns: 'Crimea
Sets a Dangerous Precedent'

“ It is bad that the Russian Federation
had to resort to these measures. ...
States on the verge of production are
getting off the nuclear leash. The
consequences could be ... terrible. I
would tell the West that Crimea is
dangerous, but not because it is part
of Russia. Precedents are important.”

— BELARUS President
Alexander Lukashenko

ALARM BELLS IN FORMER SOVIET STATES


FINANCIAL TIMES: Russian
Moves Unsettle Neighbors
in Central Asia and Caucasus


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
America and Germany:
The 'Axis of Pragmatism'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The U.S. and Germany are looking
for common ground. And that is as
it should be. Who knows, perhaps
Putin will permanently weld the
estranged partners together. In
any case, when it comes down to it,
this partnership is truly indispensable."

— COLUMNIST
Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger

AFTER CRIMEA: ALL PATCHED UP?

VATN, Italy
VIDEOS: Hobnobbing at
Nuclear Security Summit,
and G-7, at The Hague

FOUR VIDEOS OF THE CRISIS

This is a series of videos from
today's events surrounding the
Nuclear Security and G7 in The
Hague. These are all raw video,
i.e.: no commentary. Just sights
and sounds of leaders chatting.

— WHEN LEADERS COLLIDE

HANG OUT WITH WESTERN LEADERS

Die Zeit, Germany
The Paler the West, the
More Luminous is Putin

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"One might well ask whether
we journalists aren't partly
responsible for a caricature
of the West that allows Putin
to appear more luminous than
he is. Did we really mean to
demonize the U.S. during the
surveillance affair? Did we
write the E.U. to death during
the euro crisis, not properly
explaining the advantages of
the West and our free Europe?
For those who don't have an
appreciation for the West,
even someone like Vladimir
Putin can become a luminary."

— COLUMNIST Michael Thumann

ARE WESTERN MEDIA HELPING PUTIN?

News Agencies, Russia, U.K., Germany
VIDEOS: News Reports
on Ukraine and Crimea,
from Russia and Europe

THIRTEEN VIDEOS OF THE CRISIS

A collection of video content
on the Ukraine/Crimea crisis
from Russia Today, Germany's
Deutsche Welle, and the BBC.

— RUSSIAN, EUROPEAN NEWS

NEWS COVERAGE OF THE CRISIS

The Times, Armenia
Lawmaker Suggests Dividing
Ukraine Among Romania,
Poland, Russia and Hungary

"It's just outrageous to think Poland
would participate in the division of
a friendly country and change its
borders. ... any 'official' message
must be directed to a psychiatrist."

— Presidential Adviser
in Poland, Tomasz Nalecz

ZHIRINOVSKY'S UNTIMELY SUGGESTION

The Economist, U.K.
Putin's New World Order:
Not Better than the Old

“Mr Putin's new order is built
on revanchism, reckless disdain
for the truth and the twisting
of the law to mean whatever
suits those who hold power.
That makes it no order at all. ...
Sadly, too few people grasp
this. Plenty of nations resent
American primacy and Western
moralizing. But they would find
Putin’s new order far worse.”

— COMMENTARY, Economist

ECONOMIST: Explaining
American, European and
Russian Sanctions


Russia Today, Russia
U.N. Envoy 'Lashes Out' at
CNN's Christiane Amanpour

“I wouldn’t be writing to you if you
didn't choose to personally attack my
daughter - your younger colleague -
a Russian TV journalist. I am very
proud of her. Not only is she a good
journalist, but she strictly keeps her
professional distance from me. ...
Incidentally, I recall you married a
State Department spokesman. How
was your professional credibility
in the course of your courtship?”

— Russia Ambassador to
the U.N., Vitaly Churkin

AMANPOUR CALLED OUT BY CHURKIN

RUSSIA TODAY: Russian
Lawmakers ask Obama
to Sanction them All

RUSSIA TODAY: U.S. Sanction
on Drug Agency Chief
Scuttles Afghan Cooperation


tp24 Rubriche, Italy
United States 'Too Young to
Understand' Crisis in Crimea

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“Responding to the crisis in Crimea, the
policy adopted by the West suggests a
subjugation to Washington's intentions.
Americans are less suited than we are
to assess the situation in Europe. ...
America lacks a deeper awareness in
respect to situations that arise out of
events that occurred centuries ago.
U.S. democracy is too young to grasp it.”

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Agate

IS AMERICA TOO IMMATURE TO HELP?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Documents Show NSA
Targeted China's Cisco
Competitor Huawei

“If it is true, the irony is that
exactly what they are doing to
us is what they have always
charged that the Chinese are
doing through us. ... If such
espionage has been conducted,
then the U.S. knows that the
company is independent and
has no unusual ties to any
government. That knowledge
should be relayed publicly to
put an end to an era
of mis- and disinformation”

— Huawei Spokesman Bill Plummer

BLOOMBERG: Zuckerberg
Says Obama Steps on
NSA Spying Fall Short

THE INTERCEPT: Inside
NSA's Efforts to Hunt and
Hack System Administrators


Irish Times, Ireland
If We Must Pick Sides Over
Crimea, Let it be Russia

“Obama’s interest in the region is
dictated by US strategy for curbing
Russian power. ... When it comes
to double-talk, however, there is
no contest. Putin is never going to
be a match for Obama at talking
out of both sides of his mouth.”

—COLUMNIST Eamonn McCann

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
A Grateful Nation Cheers
President Putin's Triumph

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Russians are proud of the president.
Western dissidents admire him on
social media. Almost everyone who
opposes American dictates supports
Putin - which is a big achievement.
... Crimea is now ours!"

— COLUMNIST Israel Shami

IN RUSSIA, PUTIN'S POPULARITY SOARS

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Between Russia and
the West: Ukraine's
Insurmountable Task

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The West will in no way
risk a military conflict with
Russia. No one should count
on that,' says Stefan Meister
of the European Council on
Foreign Affairs. That means,
however, that Yatsenyuk
will have to face any further
aggression from Russia alone.
Another reef against which
Yatsenyuk's team may crash.”

—COLUMNIST
Jedrzej Bielecki

CAN UKRAINE REGIME SURVIVE?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Russia Today
on Ukraine, Mar. 20

THREE NEWS SEGMENTS

This is a roundup of news
items from Russia Today on
the Ukraine crisis, March 20.

— COVERAGE, RUSSIA TODAY

MALCOLM FRASER: U.S. OUT OF LINE

Deutsche Welle, Germany
'This Cold War May
Well Last Ten Years'

“I don't think Vladimir Putin
is capable of engaging in
dialogue right now. All
these phone calls from
the West were made with
good intentions, but they
won't work. Merkel has
also said that Putin lives in
a different world. He is
out of touch with reality.”

— Eberhard Schneider of
the E.U.-Russia Center

DEUTSCHE WELLE: Putin
Puts West to the Test

DEUTSCHE WELLE: U.S.
Will Respond Decisively

DEUTSCHE WELLE: The E.U.
Needs to Follow Through'

DEUTSCHE WELLE: Russia's
Periphery: Who's Next?

DEUTSCHE WELLE: Crimea
Headed for Rocky Transition

DEUTSCHE WELLE: China's Crimea
Dilemma: a Diplomatic Balancing Act

DEUTSCHE WELLE: German
Firms Fear Spiraling Sanctions


Polityka, Poland
Putin's Goal Now: Delay
New Elections in Ukraine

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Russia's game now is clearly an
effort to delay presidential and
parliamentary polls in Ukraine.
Most likely, it lacks a candidate
to back and is counting on
disputes among political factions.
The goal of Moscow is to weaken
the Ukrainian state, and Crimea
is the first a stop on that road."

— COLUMNIST Jagienka Wilczak

BIDEN CALMS NERVOUS U.S. ALLIES

Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
The 'Silent Scandal' Over NSA
Manipulation of German Law

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Last year when it was revealed that
the NSA had even listened in on the
the chancellor's cell phone, Angela
Merkel said 'eavesdropping among
friends just isn't done.' Now, former
U.S. intelligence contractor Edward
Snowden has, in a statement to the
European Parliament, accused several
E.U. countries of willing complicity
in this. Yet things are now oddly quiet.”

—COLUMNIST Stefan Braun


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Vladimir Putin's Message
to West: Russia is Back

“Putin's message was clear: after
years of being cheated and dissed
by the Western powers, Russia is
back. The U.S. and friends could
like it or lump it. But as the
Ukraine crisis showed, Russia
will no longer take it lying down.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

BBC News Hardtalk, U.K.
VIDEO: Interview with Putin
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov

March 19, 00:24.50

BBC's Hardtalk lives up to its name,
as host Stephen Sackur challenges
Vladimir Putin's chief spokesman
Dmitry Peskov on Russia's takeover
of Crimea and actions in Ukraine.

— BBC NEWS HARDTALK

PUTIN'S MAN DEFENDS THE KREMLIN

Der Spiegel, Germany
Ticking Timebomb: Moscow
Destabilizing Eastern Ukraine

"It's not only in Crimea where Vladimir
Vladimir Putin is playing with fire, but
also in eastern Ukraine. The majority
of the people in the economically
powerful region speak Russian and
reject the new government in Kiev."

—CORRESPONDENTS
Uwe Klussmann, Matthias Schepp

RUSSIA VS. UKRAINE: IT ISN'T OVER


DER SPIEGEL: Crimea Sanctions -
E.U. Must Impose Stiffer Penalties

DER SPIEGEL: U.S. Experts Argue:
'We Shouldn't Threaten Putin'

DER SPIEGEL: Ukraine Defense
Minister Tell Der Spiegal - 'I Am
Prepared to Die for My Country'


European News Agencies
European Broadcast
Coverage of the Crisis
in Ukraine, Mar. 19

SEVENTEEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Segments from Euronews,
France 24, EurActiv and
the BBC on the unfolding
crisis in Ukraine, Crimea.

— MULTIPLE NEWS OUTLETS

CONDEMNATION AND HYPOCRISY

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Abby Martin on
Ukraine; Jesse Ventura;
Afghanistan; CIA Spying
on U.S. Senate; More

THREE EPISODES

Abby Martin's Breaking the Set
covers censorship in corporate
media; talks to Jesse Ventura;
looks at Afghanistan, Ukraine,
CIA spying in Senate, and More.

— ABBY MARTIN BREAK THE SET

CORPORATE MEDIA LOSES PLOT

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Ukraine
Coverage Mar. 19

FIVE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Segments include Peter
Levelle's CrossTalk; ex-
Australia PM slams U.S.
double standards; speech
by Puitin, Gerald Celente
calls sanctions 'propaganda'.

— COVERAGE, Russia Today

IS AMERICAN HYPOCRITICAL?

Neatkariga Rita Avize, Latvia
Putin Clears Western Minds of
Intelligence, Media 'Delusions'

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"Western politicians are largely hostage
to the mess created by weak journalism
and a superficial media. This has created
an alarmingly false impression about
Russia and its leaders. ... In these harsh
times, Westerners should ask for advice
from people like the Latvians, who
long suffocated under the Soviet yoke."

— COLUMNIST Maris Krautmanis

U.S. MEDIA, SPIES, DROP THE BALL AGAIN

The Independent, U.K.
'Land Grab' Will Shut
Russia Out of Ukraine

"The seizure of Crimea has
strengthened the hands of
Ukraine's most anti-Russian
elements and shattered the
faith of Ukrainians who view
the Russians as protectors,
allies and even as brothers.

— EDITORIAL, The Independent

WHAT'S THE PRICE FOR CRIMEA?

Voice of Russia, Russia
Gorbachev: 'Crimeans
Correct Historic Error'

“Crimea was annexed to Ukraine
under Soviet law, meaning the
Communist party did it without
asking the people. Now they
themselves have decided to
correct thishistoric mistake.”

— FORMER PRESIDENT
Mikhail Gorbachev

GORBY WEIGHS IN ON CRIMEA VOTE

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Germans Must Now
Back Sanctions -
Even if they Hurt Us

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The German approach is
only credible if threats
now turn to sanctions not
limited to symbolic acts.
It isn't enough to cancel
participation in the G-8
or German-Russian
consultations. Sanctions
must now be imposed on
the regime in Moscow -
even if they hurt us.”

—COLUMNIST Stefan Braun

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR EUROPE


Financial Times, U.K.
Vladimir Putin's Goals
Reach Far Beyond
the Crimean Peninsula

MEANS AND ENDS

“What has been
positive about the
Ukraine crisis has
been the unusual
emergence of a
'case to be made'
on both sides. For
once we have seen
a 'revolution' with
some balanced
news coverage.”

— Dr. Andrey Zubov

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Let Georgia be Lesson for
What Happens to Ukraine

GEORGIA REDUX?

“My country's ordeal
in 2008 suggests that
Crimea's referendum
is a trick for Russia to
cement its territorial
and military grip.”

—FORMER Georgia Prime
Minister Mikheil Saakashvili

Diena, Latvia
President Tells Lithuanians:
Show Russia No Fear and
be 'Ready to Shoot, Resist'

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"We know we are protected under
Article V of the NATO Treaty, but
the key is not to fear the aggressor
- because that's what the aggressor
wants. No matter how small the
nation, we must not to repeat the
historic mistake - if someone tries
to occupy, we will have to resist,
and we will have to shoot back."

— Lithuania President
Dalia Grybauskaite

NERVES JANGLE IN THE BALTIC STATES

The Telegraph, U.K.
Paranoia Leads Putin
to Point of No Return

"Its propaganda is apparently
aimed at preparing the public
to accept that there may be
war, and that Russia will be
fighting in a just cause. ...
The West committed a major
error in believing it could
build its own security at the
expense of Russia’s. It has
created a situation in which
Moscow feels marginalized
and threatened. ... God
forbid if Vladimir Putin
decides Russians in Latvia and
Estonia also require 'help'.

— BBC Correspondent
Angus Roxburgh

IS IT ALL IN VLADIMIR PUTIN'S HEAD?

RTE, IRELAND: Russia Vetoes
U.N. Security Council Resolution
on Crimea; China Abstains


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Web: Controlled
by 14 People Who
Hold 7 Secret Keys

“It sounds like the stuff of
science fiction: seven keys,
held by individuals from all
over the world, that control
security at the Web's core.”

—COLUMNIST James Ball

WHO THE HELL RUNS THIS THING?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
MH370: Radar Now Suggests
Plane Deliberately Flew West

Today's updates include so far: Malaysia
open minded to claims plane changed
course ... Search extended into Indian
Ocean Operation now involves 57 ships
48 aircraft ... What to believe?
Clarifying conflicting media reports ...
Plane disappearances: a brief history ...
Missing plane: one week on in pictures.

— LIVE BLOG - Updates

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Crimea Crisis -
Russia Today Coverage
from March 12-14

RealVideoTEN REPORTS ON THE CRISIS

This is the Russian network's
video content for Mar. 12-14
in days before this weekend's
voting on whether Crimea
should be annexed by Russia.

— Coverage of Ukraine
from Russia Today

CHINA'S ROLE IN UKRAINE CRISIS

European News Agencies
VIDEOS: European Video
Coverage of Ukraine
Crisis for March 13-14

RealVideoFIFTEEN REPORTS ON THE CRISIS

This is a round-up European
Video Coverage of Ukraine,
Mar. 13-14 from Euronews,
the BBC and Deutche Welle.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Most Crimeans Don't
Want Ukraine to Split

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"In December 1991, after the
declaration of independence,
a referendum was held on
whether to proceed. More
than ninety percent of the
population voted in favor."

— HISTORIAN Marc Jansen

REFERENDUM DAY APPROACHES

El Diario Exterior, Spain
Crimea Does Not Justify War
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“There will be tensions. Ukrainians
will suffer the wound of national
division. What is very unlikely is that
a new European conflict will arise
over Crimea. Perhaps one will
emerge over the rest of Ukraine,
but no one wants to play with fire.”

—COLUMNIST Lluis Foixt

CASH CONQUERS ALL IN UKRAINE BATTLE


Netzwertig, Germany
Will Facebook, Google
Heed Snowden's Call for
Automatic Encryption?

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The biggest drawback from the
point of view of the Internet
companies is likely commercial in
nature: Almost all major players
make their money with ads,
which presupposes that users
are as transparent as possible."

— COLUMNIST Martin Weigert

SNOWDEN: SETTING REFORM AGENDA?

Izvestia, The Russia
Crimea: 'We Will Never
Give Up What We've Won'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“As if they haven't enthusiastically
poured enough oil on the fire this
winter! Going to Kiev together
and alone, whetting the appetite
of the Euromaidan hooligans,
Ashton, Nuland, Biden and McCain,
as well as those lesser Polish,
Baltic, and German beasts: how
much effort did they put in to
bring Euromaidan to power?
We all witnessed it, didn't we? ”

—COLUMNIST Eduard Liminov

MASTER CHESSMAN VLADIMIR PUTIN


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Battles to Contain
CIA-Senate Feud in Wake
of Feinstein Accusations

"I am becoming convinced the CIA
simply fears the interrogation report
being made public, and I think it's
time for the American people to get
that information.'"

— CORRESPONDENTS Dan Roberts
and Spencer Ackerman

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Recognize Russia's Legitimate
Interests or Ukraine is Doomed

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“If the new government in Kiev is trying
to accelerate its steering of Ukraine as a
whole into the Western camp, it will lead
to a split of the country. Muddling through
on the edge of both European and Russian
worlds is all that can prevent this.”

—COLUMNIST Thomas von der Dunk

UKRAINE AND THE GREAT EAST-WEST DIVIDE


The Telegraph, U.K.
New al-Qaeda Magazine
Uses Malcolm X Quotes
to Target Black Muslims

"It mixes graphics, George
W. Bush photos and warplanes
launching missiles with a speech
by African-American Muslim
leader Malcolm X, in which he
said: 'You can’t ever reach a
man if you don't speak his
language. If a man speaks the
language of brute force, you
can't come to him with peace.'"

— CORRESPONDENT Rob Crilly

Der Spiegel, Germany
Polish Foreign Minister Says:
'Moscow Needs Our Money'

"The Ukrainians are our neighbors.
They're fighting for the same things
we did back in 1989 - for a country
that is more democratic, less corrupt
and which is European."

— Polish Foreign Minister
Radoslaw Sikorski

POLAND: NO BACKING DOWN TO MOSCOW

DER SPIEGEL: Beyond Ukraine:
Russia's Imperial Mess

THE LOCAL: 'Bundestag
Should be Searched for Bugs'


Europe Online, Germany
Snowden: Under U.S.
Pressure, Germany
Weakend Privacy Rules

"Germany was pressured to
modify its G-10 law to appease
the NSA, and it eroded the
rights of German citizens under
their constitution. The ultimate
result of the NSA‘s guidance is
that the right of citizens to be
free of unwarranted
state interference is degraded
and systems of mass surveillance
are being constructed in secret
within otherwise liberal states."

— NEWS ITEM, DPA

News Agencies, Russia and E.U.
VIDEOS: Media War on
Ukraine Between the
Westerners and Russia

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Could it be Rudyard Kipling
was right when he said two
centuries ago, 'East is East,
and West is West, and never
the twain shall meet'? For
the sake of Ukrainians and
civilization as such, let us
hope not. In the meantime,
let us once again look at the
competing narratives via
today's video content from
Russia Today and then the
European news agencies.

— MANAGING EDITOR
William Kern

WAR OF WORDS OVER UKRAINE

Gazeta, Russia
Crimea Annexation 'Too
Costly for Russia to Bear'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Russia is on the path that led to
the collapse of USSR, when an
economic crash made it impossible
for it to maintain its sphere of
influence as the central authority
over such a gigantic territory. ...
Permitting Crimea to live
fundamentally better than it would
have as a part of Ukraine is
something we simply cannot afford."

— EDITORIAL, Gazeta

CAN RUSSIA EVEN AFFORD CRIMEA?

SXSW Festival, U.S.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
at U.S. Tech Conference

RealVideoMar. 10, 01:01:28

"NSA, the global mass surveillance
that's occurring in all these nations
... they're setting fire to the future
of the Internet ... The people who
are in this room right now, you
GUYS are the fire fighters - and we
need you to help us fix things."

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN IN AMERICA - VIRTUALLY

Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
Finding a Win-Win
Scenario With Putin

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"His self-confidence, once
wounded and now boosted,
makes him unpredictable -
but offers an opportunity.
Just as a Russian diplomatic
masterstroke prevented a
military intervention in
Syria, the E.U. and United
States can take on the job
of obliging the Kremlin
to restrain itself as well."

— COLUMNIST Viktor Funk

HOW TO PREVENT A NEW WAR

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Ukraine, Crimea
Wrap-Up for March 10

RealVideoSEVEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

This is Russia Today' weekend
coverage of the Ukraine crisis
that highlights the differing
narratives in the East and West,
Western media bias, the issue
of whether U.S. media is a tool
of America's well-connected.

— Weekend Coverage
from Russia Today

CHALLENGING WEST'S NARRATIVE

European News Agencies
VIDEOS: Crimea Wrap Up -
March 10, European Media

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS

E This is our weekend wrap up
of European video coverage of
the Ukraine crisis from France24,
Deutche Welle, and the BBC.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

CRIMEA'S TATARS IN DISTRESS

Russia Today, Oxford, SXSW Festival
Morning Surveillance Blast

Abby Martin, Julian Assange, and
Edward Snowden on mind control,
and NSA mass surveillance.

— VIDEO AND TEXT

MARTIN, ASSANGE, AND SNOWDEN

E.U. OBSERVER: Trade Talks
'Honeymoon' Over, Business
Chiefs Warn European Union


Der Standard, Austria
Offer Putin Crimea
in Exchange for
Kosovo Recognition

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The West has something to
offer Putin: international
recognition of Crimea's
return to Russia. This way it
may demand that the process
be legal and orderly, based
on a supervised referendum.
In return, Russia could finally
recognize the independence
of Kosovo, whose succession
followed the same principle
of self-determination of
peoples and ethnic groups
as Russia's Crimea policy."

— COLUMNIST Eric Frey

PLAYNG REALPOLITIC WITH PUTIN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bitcoin Raises Lots of
Questions, but Finding
Satoshi Nakamoto
Doesn't Answer Them

“The important answers
about the cryptocurrency
won't come from chasing
a man in a Prius around LA.”

—CORRESPONDENT James Ball

BITCOIN'S CREATOR? SO WHAT?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Putin Defends Actions in
Crimea Following U.S.,
E.U. Sanctions, Live Blog

Putin says Crimea moves legitimate
- Response follows announcements
of sanctions by U.S. and E.U. - Putin
and Obama hold one hour phone call
- Sanctions follow Crimean moves
to become part of Russian Federation.

— LIBE BLOG -
Text, Tweets, Pics, Video

EL Pais, Spain
Making Russia Feel the
Pain for Taking Crimea

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The U.S. and E.U. warn that
the taking of Crimea will have
'consequences,' but they have
failed to outline what those
consequences might be. ...
The message to Moscow must
be clear: we cannot maintain
normal relations with Russia
as long as it doesn't maintain
normal relations with its
neighbors. Without this, there
can be no business as usual.”

—COLUMNIST
Jose Ignacio Torreblanca

CAN PUTIN BE MADE TO 'PAY'?


Sol, Portugal
Ukraine May Awaken
'Ghosts of the Great War'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"With a nationalist pride boosted
by the Winter Olympics ... the
sudden collapse of Yanukovych's
pro-Moscow regime left Russia
looking like a wounded bear. As
if that weren't enough humiliation
for the Russians, then came the
cowardly and embarrassing
flight of its allied dictator."

— COLUMNIST Vicente Jorge Silva

EUROPE WATCHES WITH CONCERN

Reuters, U.K.
E.U.-U.S. Trade Talks
Face 'Growing Hostility',
E.U. Ministers Warn

"We're grappling with people
who are anti-European, who
are anti-American, who are
anti-free trade, who are anti-
globalization and who are anti-
multinational corporations."

— Finland Trade Minister
Alexander Stubb

MULTINATIONAL POWER GRAB?

E.U. OBSERVER: Trade Talks
'Honeymoon' Over, Business
Chiefs Warn European Union


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Ron Paul Calls
U.S. 'Hypocrite' on
Ukraine; RT Roundup

RealVideoTWO VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

"For us to lecture anybody
about violating sovereignty
- what about the sovereignty
of Iraq and Afghanistan and
Yemen and North Africa. ...
this drive to be involved
and to expand and protect
the American empire - that's
where we get into trouble.'

— Ex-Congressman Ron Paul

UKRAINE: AMERICAN HYPOCRISY?

European News Agencies
European Roundup of
Content on Developments
in the Ukraine, Mar. 6-7

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

European reaction to today's
Ukraine developments from
the BBC, France 24, EurActiv.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

MARCH 6-7 EUROPE VIDEO UPDATES

Russia Today, Russia
Russia Today Hits
Back Over American
Staff Controversy

"Standing out from the
crowd is hard, sometimes
unbearable. I wish the
best of luck to those who
can’t take it. To those
who continue to do their
best for RT, who know
they are right even if the
whole world says no. I
have to say I’m proud of
you. IMMENSELY PROUD."

— RT Editor-in-Chief
Margarita Simonyan

WAGING THE MEDIA WAR

Liberation, France
Putin is Gambling on
European Cowardice

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Ukrainians, their leaders
and people alike, have not
yet yielded to provocations.
Europeans must show the
courage and determination
to face down a man who
knows only the language
of force, and always bets,
often with good reason, on
the fear of his enemies."

— COLUMNIST
Francois Sergent

CAN EUROPEANS STAND UP?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ukraine: Emergency
Talks on Russia in
Crimea – Live Blog

"E.U. leaders in Brussels to
meet Ukraine’s new prime
minister; E.U. freezes assets
of 18 Ukrainians accused of
embezzlement; Paris talks
between John Kerry and
Sergei Lavrov break up;
Russia says action 'does not
create atmosphere for
dialogue;' the U.N. Security
Council to discuss Ukraine."

— GUARDIAN LIVE BLOG

European News Agencies
VIDEOS: European News
Roundup on the Ukraine

RealVideoSEVEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

European reaction to today's
Ukraine developments from
E.U. countries - seven videos

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

NERVOUS NEGOTIATIONS IN PARIS

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Western Media
and Official 'Propaganda'
in the Ukraine Conflict

RealVideoTHREE VIDEOS

This is today's RT coverage of
developments, much of which
is an attack on U.S. media
'propaganda' against Russia.

— RUSSIA TODAY COVERAGE

THE TRUTH OR PROPAGANDA?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: American Russia
Today Staff Mount 'Mutiny'

RealVideoVIDEOS AND TEXT

Yesterday, we posted RT Host
Abby Martin come out against
Moscow's military action in
Ukraine. Today, one of RT's
American anchors, Liz Wahl,
went one step further than
Martin, taking to the air to
publicly resign over what she
called RT's whitewashing
the actions of Vladimir Putin.'

— RT ANCHOR QUITS ON AIR

INTEGRITY OVER PROPAGANDA?

de Morgan, Belgium
Putin Knows: No One
in the West is Willing
to Die for Sebastopol

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“What has Ukraine's economy
got to offer that outweighs
European energy dependence
on Russian oil and gas? In the
cynical game called geopolitics,
every European and American
leader knows that no one in
the West is willing to die for
Sebastopol. Putin knows that.”

—EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Yves Desmet

WHICH SIDE IS THE MORE CYNICAL?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ukraine has Revealed a New
World of Western Impotence

BRIIGHT SIDE?

“What has been
positive about the
Ukraine crisis has
been the unusual
emergence of a
'case to be made'
on both sides. For
once we have seen
a 'revolution' with
some balanced
news coverage.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Crimea: Next Puerto Rico?
TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The United States has a state-to-
state agreement with Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico has wide autonomy
on many issues, but is de facto
under U.S. jurisdiction). ... Why
wouldn't this be acceptable for
Crimea? Now more than ever, we
must consider all possible options,
because the situation is developing
faster than newspapers can report.”

—COLUMNIST Georgiy Bovt

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CRIMEA?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Putin Speaks;
Abby Martin Comes
Out Against 'Invasion'

RealVideoFOUR VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

"What Russia did is wrong ...
military intervention is
never the answer. ... I will
not sit here and apologize
and defend any military
aggression. The coverage
I've seem from all sides of
the media spectrum is
truly disappointing and
rife with disinformation.'

— HOST Abby Martin

RUSSIA TODAY COVERS UKRAINE

European News Agencies
European Reaction to
Ukraine - UK, France,
Belgium and Germany

RealVideoVIDEO AND TEXT ON THE CRISIS

European reaction to today's
Ukraine developments from
E.U. countries, video and text.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

KERRY ARRIVES IN UKRAINE

Assorted Outlets, Global
Ukraine Cartoons
from Around World

With the world and world
media sobering up after 5
days of hysteria, here is a
selection of comic relief.


UKRAINE CRISIS COMIC RELIEF


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ukraine Crisis: John
Kerry, NATO Must Calm
Down and Back Off

CHILL OUT?

“It is not too late
to show wisdom.
Putin's movements
in Crimea are of
questionable legality.
But their illegality
is a lot less clear-cut
than that of the U.S.-
led invasion of Iraq,
or of Afghanistan.”

—COLUMNIST
Jonathan Steele

Financial Times, U.K.
Russia is in No Position
to Fight a New Cold War

"This contrast between 1968 and
now underlines why talk of a new
Cold War is off. The context of
Crimea in 2014 is far different
from Czechoslovakia in 1968."

— COLUMNIST Gideon Rachman

PUTIN IN UKRAINE: STOP WORRYING?


European Agencies, Mainland
VIDEOS: European Media
on the Crisis in Ukraine

RealVideoFIVE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

This is a selection of video on
the Ukraine crisis from France
24, EurActiv in Belgium, and
Deutche Welle in Germany.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

MAINLAND EUROPE ON UKRAINE

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: U.S. and West
'Have the Lost Plot';
'Hypocrisy' in Ukraine

RealVideoFIVE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

A series of videos from Russia
Today highlighting the Russian
position on Ukraine. The U.S.
is called hypocritical and the
E.U. is called 'lost' in terms of
making sense on Ukraine. One
speaker says their geopolitical
plans 'never seem to work' -
and they 'never seem to learn.'

— NEWS REPORTS, Russia Today

UKRAINE: THE RUSSIAN CONTEXT

British News Agencies, U.K.
Britain Reacts with Alarm to
Russian 'Invasion of Ukraine'

British media expect a U.S.-Russia face-
off. Will Putin make Obama look weak?
Can Obama 'find a way to frustrate Putin?
It's a lost weekend for NATO leaders,
who have suddenly realized that Putin
intends to assert Russian influence over
Crimea, where the Black Sea Fleet has
been located since the mid-1800s.

— British Coverage of the Crisis

FRAMING THE UKRAINE AS OBAMA V. PUTIN


The Telegraph, U.K.
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Faces-Off with 'Climate
Denier' Investors

"If you want me to do things
only for ROI [the return on
investment] reasons, you
should get out of this stock.
When we work on making
our devices accessible to the
blind, I don't consider bloody
ROI [return on investment.]"

— NEWS REPORTS, Novosti

TIM COOK: KEEP YOUR MONEY

Worldmeets.US Radio, United States
AUDIO: 'El Chapo,' Piers
Morgan, Venezuela Chaos,
Robots and Surveillance

RealVideoMar .3, 00:31:14

This week - we examine Mexican
views on the recapturing of the
notorious 'El Chapo' Guzman - and
whether it will help end the drug-
related bloodletting in that nation;
Venezuela and Brazil coverage of
the turmoil in Caracas; a word on
Ukraine; the media tsunami that
ensued on both sides of the Atlantic
when CNN canceled British host
Piers Morgan's nightly program; our
roundup of surveillance news from
France, Britain and the Netherlands,
including how millions of Web cams
using Yahoo have been spied on, and
how robots will outsmart us by 2029.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

A LOOK BACK A THE WEEK THAT WAS

Novosti, Russia
Putin Tells Obama Russia
Will Take Action In Event
of Violence in the Ukraine

"Vladimir Putin told U.S. President
Obama in a telephone conversation
Sunday that Moscow reserved the
right to protect its own interests
and those of Russian speakers in
the event of violence in Crimea."

— NEWS REPORTS, Novosti

ON PHONE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Content on Ukraine
RealVideoFOUR VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

This is a raft of content on Ukraine
from Russia Today, and much of it
tilts toward the Kremlin's view that
what's going on in Ukraine is for
the most part the result of Western
trouble-making and subterfuge.

— NEWS REPORTS, Russia Today

GORBACHEV EXPRESSES SHOCK

The Telegraph, U.K.
Ukraine 'Invasion' Begins
as Obama Warns Moscow

“Russian troops were on the move
inside Ukrainian territory on Friday,
prompting President Barack Obama
to warn Moscow that 'there will be
costs for any military intervention.'"

— CORESPONDENT Kim Sengupta

KREMLIN MOVES TO MAINTAIN INFLUENCE


Le Nouvel Observateur, France
Nothing 'Wacky' about
Merkel's 'Courageous'
E.U. Internet Program

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"To commit herself as she has
shows courage and political
skill ... The massive use of
American digital solutions,
(Google, Apple, Microsoft,
etc.) is the royal path by
which the NSA has managed
to conduct large-scale spying
on the world. Merkel wants
to compete by encouraging
the emergence of European
digital champions so as not to
be too dependent on the U.S."

— SCHOLAR Maxime Pinard

MERKEL: LAUGH AT YOUR OWN RISK

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Yahoo Webcam Images of
Millions Collected by GCHQ

“Yahoo reacted furiously to the news
when approached by the Guardian.
Yahoo denied any prior knowledge of
the program, accusing the agencies
of 'a whole new level of violation of
our users' privacy. ... Rather than
collecting webcam chats in their
entirety, the program saved a image
every 5 minutes from users' feeds.”

— REPORTERS Spencer Ackerman
and James Ball

YAHOO MESSENGER CAMS COMPROMISED


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
People Unwilling to Pay for
Privacy Doomed to Lose It

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"When WhatsApp was bought by
Facebook, it led to a wave of
indignation. People feared for
their privacy, because Facebook
uses different terms of use.
There is an old economic law:
if it costs nothing, it's worth
nothing. When we pay nothing
for our privacy, we indicate the
limited value we attach to it.=."

— SCIENCE WRITER
Chris Jongeneel

FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP AND PRIVACY

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Government Seeks to
'Wash its Hands' of False
NSA Spying Accusation

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Home Affairs Minister Plasterk
barely survived a no-confidence
vote after it became apparent
that he had misinformed the
House. He had previously stated
that the NSA had intercepted the
telephone data of 1.8 million
Dutch, while in fact, it was the
Netherlands itself that had done
this. Insiders say Dutch Military
Intelligence Director Pieter
Bindt mentioned something
about Dutch eavesdropping
'in passing,' while in the process
of discussing 'other business."

— REPORTERS Jan Hoedeman
and Natalie Righton

NOT NSA: DUTCH SPY ON DUTCH

British News Agencies, U.K.
British React with Gusto to
CNN Firing of Piers Morgan

“CNN's decision to pull the plug on
Piers appears to be largely due to
cultural differences. Americans, it
seems, don't take kindly to a self-
important Brit telling them how to
run their country and ratings for
the prime-time show were as
miserable as the English weather.”

— COLUMNIST Arwa Mahdawi

U.K. REACTS TO PIERS MORGAN FIRING


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Orders Pentagon:
Prepare for Full Pullout
from Afghanistan

"Defense Secretary Hagel said
Tuesday that it was prudent 'to
ensure adequate plans are in
place to accomplish an orderly
withdrawal by the end of the
year should U.S. not keep any
troops in Afghanistan after 2014.'"

—CORRESPONDENTS Spencer
Ackerman and Dan Roberts

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH ARRIVES?


Dutch News, The Netherlands
Dutch Surveillance Scandal:
Not NSA, But Dutch Agents,
Tapped 1.8 Million Citizens

“Given Minister Plasterk's admission
that it was not the NSA tapping 1.8
million Dutch telephone calls and
text messages, but the Netherlands'
own intelligence services, one can't
help but recall Rumsfeld’s baffling
2002 'unknown unknowns' briefing.”

— COLUMNIST Garry Piggott

DUTCH MINISTER'S RUMSFELD MOMENT


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Gorbachev Says
E.U., U.S. Aides Should Be
'Bulldozed' from Ukraine

RealVideoFeb .25, 00:01:02

Mikhail Gorbachev express alarm
over recent events in Ukraine,
strengthening Putin's domestic
hand - whatever he wishes to do.

— NEWS REPORT, Russia Today

GORBACHEV EXPRESSES SHOCK

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
What the Hell is Barack
Obama's Presidency For?

DISAPPOINTMENT

“While posing as the
ally of the immigrant
he deports people at
a faster clip than any
of his predecessors;
while claiming to be
a supporter of labor,
he champions trade
deals that undercut
U.S. jobs and wages.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Russia Feels Double-
Crossed Over Ukraine –
but What Will Putin Do?

“Ukraine's future security,
political cohesion and territorial
integrity depend on how Putin
reacts to the toppling of his ally
President Viktor Yanukovych.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

The Observer, U.K.
Google's Ray Kurzweil:
Robots will Outsmart
Human Beings By 2029

“They'll be able to understand
what we say, learn from
experience, crack jokes, tell
stories, flirt. Kurzweil believes
that, by 2029, computers will
be able to do all the things
that humans do. Only better.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Carole Cadwalladr

PREDICTING A STICKY WICKET


El Pais, Spain
Uruguay President Tells
U.S., Europe to Exclude
Military from Drug Fight

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The less contaminated with
corruption the armed forces
become, the more secure you
will be. The armed forces are
like a bulldog you must be
kept safe and secure in the
background, but without
spoiling it or giving it too
much affection, and hoping
never to have to set it loose."

— CORRESPONDENT
Dino Capelli and Reuters

MUJICA TALKS DECRIMINALIZATION

Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: CNN Out of Venezuela;
Hollande in America; Amanda
Knox & Italy's Justice System

RealVideoFeb .24, 00:30:47

Tune in with Worldmeets.US Managing
Editor William Kern, as we examine
whether the CIA is encouraging unrest
in Venezuela; why Ukraine is burning;
corrupt business people fleeing China's
crackdown on corruption for American
shores; how French President Francios
Hollande's state visit to the U.S. is a boon
to multinationals; Mexico's La Jornada
on why the annual Three Amigos Summit
was another act of Mexican 'submission'
to its North American partners; and our
weekly roundup of surveillance news.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

CCTV and C-SPAN, China and U.S.
VIDEOS: China Angry
Again Over White House
Dalai Lama Meeting

China's annual tirade about the
U.S. president meeting the
Dalai Lama is in full swing this
morning. This year, though,
there's a subtle change. China's
state TV has a U.S. branch,
complete with an American
host, which struggles mightily
to make Beijing's stance on its
1959 invasion and subsequent
treatment of Tibetans appear
sane. Here is a selection from
CCTV America, and the Dalai
Lama's appearance yesterday
at the American Enterprise
institute, where the 'wolf in
sheep's clothing' threatening
the 'split the Chinese nation'
talks 'happiness and free markets.'

— ASSORTED VIDEOS ON MEETING

GETTING UNDER BEIJING'S SKIN

Financial Times, U.K.
Edward Snowden Leaks VI
Spur New Privacy Industry

“The Snowden leaks revealing U.S.
mass surveillance have helped kick-
start a new privacy industry as firms
rush to fulfil a rising demand for
products that protect privacy.”

—CORRESPONDENT Hannah Kuchler

BBC and Euronews, U.K. and Belgium
VIDEO: Venezuela Threatens
to Expel CNN Over Coverage
of Anti-Government Protests

"Enough war propaganda, I won't
accept war propaganda against
Venezuela. If they don't rectify
themselves, out of Venezuela!

— PRESIDENT Nicolas Maduro

POST CHEVEZ STRUGGLE BOILS

Espreso, Ukraine
RealVideoLIVE FEED: Kiev's
Independence Square

This is a live feed of Kiev's
Independence Square in
Ukraine, the epicenter of
what is increasingly looking
like a civil war between
Western and Eastern leading
halves of Ukraine. Violence
has again erupted between
protesters and government
forces, after a tenuous truce
fell apart yesterday evening.

— REUTERS Live Feed

UKRAINE: EAST VERSUS WEST

Oxford Mail, U.K.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Praises Chelsea Manning
at Sam Adams Awards

"In the last year the White House
told us 95 million records were
classified and withheld from the
public. That’s more than any year
on record. ... How can we vote
without evidence of true cost of
the wars in which we're involved,
instances of public corruption,
official corruption in nations we
support, ally ourselves with, or
national participation in torture
programs, rendition programs
and unambiguous war crimes? All
were exposed in the Manning leaks.

— FORMER CIA Analyst Ed Snowden

OXFORD: SNOWDEN PRAISES MANNING

Mediapart, France
Hollande in United States:
Multinational Lobbyist Tool

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Globalization and its accompanying
multilateral free-trade agreements
gnaw away, a little more every day,
at the democratic foundations of
societies. Elected institutions are
bypassed when they aren't outright
violated by ad hoc agreements that
establish their own rules of operation.”

—COLUMNIST Jean-Luc Gasnier

FRENCH JOURNOS' OVAL OFFICE SELFIES


Independent, Ireland
Couples Now Cite Facebook
as Major Cause of Break-Ups

"Therapists at top charity Relationships
Ireland say that as many as 80 percent
of marriages they are trying to save
have fallen apart partly because of a
growing trend of couples spending
more time texting and posting status
updates than talking to one another."

—REPORTER Nick Bramhill

L'Humanite, France
With Obama, Hollande
Plots 'Economic War' on
Behalf of Multinationals

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Under the TTIP, a multinational
that considers our regulations an
impediment to its capacity to
exploit people and nature at its
discretion would be given the
opportunity to sue states before
special tribunals designed by and
for multinationals. Thus, neither
parliaments nor governments
will decide on laws. Multinational
corporations would create their
own rights. This is a program for
a dictatorship at the beck and call
of industry and finance, without
the need for helmeted generals.”

—FRENCH EUROPEAN MP
Patrick Le Hyaric

HOLLANDE: IN UNCLE SAM'S POCKET?


Diritto, Italy
After Amanda Knox, it's
Back to the Drawing Board
for Italian Justice System

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Try explaining to an American that
a defendant can be convicted, then
acquitted, and convicted again. ...
The moral of the story: I haven't a
clue (like everyone else) of what
happened that night when a girl was
killed, but I know for certain that in
the court of justice, after seven
years, no certainty has been reached."

— COLUMNIST Davide Giacalone

ITALY'S MIXED UP SYSTEM OF JUSTICE

BBC, U.K.
Can Europe Go Own
Way on Data Privacy,
as Merkel Suggests?

“Europe may soon operate
its own cordoned-off portion
of the internet if proposals
by German Chancellor Angela
Merkel win wider support.”

— BBC NEWS ITEM

START IF WEB BALKANIZATION?


GUARDIAN: Where is Microsoft's
Bing Transparency Report?

GUARDIAN: Reporters Who
Broke NSA Story Receive
the George Polk Award

RT, RUSSIA: Merkel's Call
'Nonsense'; Pan-European
Internet is Already Here

FINANCIAL TIMES: Why Berlin
Must Not Erect a Data Qall


Sol, Portugal
Portugal in Turmoil: Wolf of
Wall Street
Unmasks Us All

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Evil is scariest when it assumes
forms that contemplate no guilt
whatsoever. ... We need to look at
this. ... In Portugal, our PhDs and
post-docs, people atop the academic
pyramid with tenure, are having
their pensions cut, and don't even
have a right to unemployment pay.
I return to the issue because ... this
is the most shameful example
of how low the state has sunk."

— COLUMNIST Luis Osorio

THE WOLF HITS HOME IN PORTUGAL

Izvestia, Russia
'Free Press' Won't Spoil
Putin's Sochi Experience

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Comparing the Olympics press
of the summer of 1980 to the
winter of 2014, one cannot help
but conclude that today's press
is a lot angrier. Perhaps this is
due to the persona of Vladimir
Putin, who is perceived as the
engine and culprit behind the
Sochi metamorphosis - far more
than Leonid Brezhnev was in 1980. ”

—COLUMNIST Maxim Sokolov

PUTIN: UNMOVED BY WEST'S CARPING


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bing Censors Chinese
Language Search
Results for U.S. Users

"Microsoft's search engine
Bing seems to be censoring
information for Chinese
language users in the U.S. in
the same way it filters results
on the Chinese mainland."

— REPORTER Dominic Rushe

BING: PRO-BEIIJING SEARCH?

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
On 'Snowdenistas' and Russian
Spies: Rebutting Edward Lucas

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Russians would more likely have
paid him lots of money to keep a low
profile and conceal his opinions. True,
spies like Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen,
or Earl Edwin Pitts, never pitched their
revelations to newspapers, but rather
passed them secretly to their handlers.
... If evidence of Snowden’s guilt does
appear, I will condemn him as a spy.
But even that wouldn't change my
positive evaluation of what he's done. ”

—COLUMNIST Wojciech Orlinski

CLAPPER AND BRENNAN: SPIES WILL BE SPIES


AFP, BBC, France 24, C-SPAN,
Euronews, the Daily Show

VIDEOS: White House State
Dinner for Francios Hollande

This is video coverage of the 7th state
dinner thrown by the Obama White
House, Britain, France, uncut video
from C-SPAN, and from The Daily show.

— VIDEO COVERAGE FROM FRANCE 24,
AFP, EURONEWS, BBC, DAILY SHOW

WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER FOR FRANCE

De Morgen, Belgium
Olympics in Sochi: Now
a 'Symbol of Intolerance'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“From the free expression of the
Pussy Riot women, to draconian
measures against Russia's muzzled
press, to the anti-gay laws and
unbelievable anti-gay violence: a
lot of people in the world have
woken up and are defending the
principle that has long been legally
established here - discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation
is not permissible, and that gays
and lesbians have exactly the same
rights as heterosexuals, including
on matters of love and marriage.”

—Editor in Chief Yves Desmet

GAYS AND THE SOCHI OLYMPICS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Shirley Temple Obituary

"The cherubic child star of the
1930s returned to public life
as an American diplomat and
logtime Republican dies at 85."

— COLUMNIST Ronald Bergan

TEMPLE: THE ORIGINAL MEGASTAR

GUARDIAN: Screen
Legend - Shirley Temple

GUARDIAN: Shirley Temple
- a Career in Movie Clips


Daily Mail, U.K.
Virgin Atlantic Using Google
Glass to Check in Passengers

"Next time you arrive at the airport,
the person checking you in may know
your name, destination and even your
food choices before you say a thing."

— REPORTER Victoria Woollaston

GOOGLE GLASS: NO TURNING BACK

Daily Mail, U.K.
Massive Blackmail of Barclays
Customers Tied to Data Leak

"The data ‘gold mine’ which contains
customer earnings, savings, mortgages,
health, insurance policies, passport and
national insurance numbers - is worth
millions on the black market, allowing
them to be targeted for financial scams."

— BY Ian Gallagher, Simon
Watkins, Stephanie Condron

BARCLAYS: TOO BIG TO FUNCTION

The Telegraph, U.K.
Post-Superbowl Porn
Study Proves 'Chilling'

"It was conclusive proof that
most men turn to porn not
when they are happy, but
when they are at their most
vulnerable. ... and it showed
that porn barons meticulously
compile data on their users.
If men who watch porn think
they themselves are not being
watched, they're mistaken."

— REPORTER Martin Daubney

GETTING REAL ABOUT SPYING

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Richard Stallman: 'If
We Don't Fight Surveillance,
We'll Lose Our Democracy'

RealVideoFeb. 6, 00:28:05

"There are others who say using
digital technology means total
surveillance, just surrender to it.
But since that surrender means
no democracy anymore, because
whistleblowers who tell us what
the state is doing will be caught,
and they have to flee to places like
Russia in order not to be caught,
that means it's too much of a
sacrifice. We've got to keep our
democracy, and that means we
have got to limit surveillance."

— INTERVIEWED BY Oksana Boyko

STALLMAN ON FREEDOM AND SPYING

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Facebook=Spybook?
RealVideoFeb .8, 00:30:18

How has Facebook redefined what
we call 'community'? What kind of
relationship Facebook should have
with government? And, what can
we expect in the next decade?

— HOSTED BY Peter Lavelle

FACEBOOK'S PLACE IN THE WORLD

RUSSIA TODAY VIDEO: Is
this a New Cold War?
RealVideo

Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
Why Facebook Won't
Be Permitted to Die

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Now with more than 1.2 billion
users and corresponding amounts
of data, Facebook can now be
referred to as only banks have
been: too big to fail. How would
one go about closing down such
a huge network? What would
happen to the massive data that
makes Facebook so valuable?”

—COLUMNIST Christian Tretbar

HAS FACEBOOK JOINED CITIBANK?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Sochi Sour Grapes:
the Western Media Takes
Gold Medal in 'Buzz Killing'

RealVideoFeb .8, 00:30:18

Are Western media outlets unfairly
criticizing preparations for and the
general conduct surrounding the
2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? This
report from Russia Today looks at
the issue. Russia today is non-profit
funded by the Russian government.

— HOSTED BY Anastasia Churkina

IS WESTERN MEDIA UNFAIR ON SOCHI?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: 'Tigers, Flies
and Naked Officials'
Flee China for U.S.

RealVideoFeb. 8, 00:25:45

Are crooked businessmen
fleeing China for American
shores - where there is no
crackdown on curruption?
Max Keiser and his parner
Stacy Herbert take on that
issue, and others such as
the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership, on
this week's Keiser Report.

— The Keiser Report

UNITED STATES OF CURRUPTION?

Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: An Interview with
Death Penalty Abolitionist
Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner

RealVideoFeb .8, 00:30:18

Listen to our talk with Sandrine
Ageorges-Skinner, one of the
world's leading advocates for the
abolition of the death penalty.
Sandrine has dedicated decades
fighting state execution, both in
her native France, in the United
States, and around the world.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

ADVOCATE FOR SOCIETY'S OUTCAST

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
America's Espionage Obsession:
'To Understand isn't to Tolerate'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The rubble of 9-11 hasn't been carted
away. The intelligence services have
suffered an unimaginable humiliation.
Now President Bush is pressuring Iraqi
dictator Saddam Hussein. It smells like
war. In Germany, the Schroder-Fischer
government picks up the scent, while
here at home, the odor is of election
defeat. Schroeder senses anti-U.S.
sentiment early on. ... Does that suffice
as a motive for eavesdropping? 'You bet'
the Americans would say, 'absolutely.'
From their point of view, Gerhard
Schroeder was no longer a reliable ally.”

—COLUMNIST Stefan Kornelius

IRAQ WAR SPYING ON GERMANS REVEALED


BBC News, U.K.
VIDEO: Angela Merkel
Condemns E.U. Insult
By American Diplomat

"The chancellor finds these
remarks totally unacceptable
and wants to emphasize that
[E.U. foreign policy chief]
Ashton is doing a great job."

— Spokesman for
Chancellor Angela Merkel

MORE ANGST TOWARD WASHINGTON

Der Spiegel, Germany
Iraq War Critic: NSA
Targeted Gerhard
Schroder's Mobile

“The reports cite unnamed
U.S. government and NSA
insider sources claiming that
Schroder was declared a
target for monitoring due to
his critical position on U.S.
preparations for the Iraq War.”

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

MORE GERMAN-U.S. FRICTION


Kiev Post, Ukraine
AUDIO: U.S. State Department
Officials Caught Bad-Mouthing
European Union Over Ukraine

RealVideoFeb .6, 00:04:10

"The U.N. envoy will help glue this
thing and to have the U.N. glue it.
And you know, fuck the E.U. ...
Exactly ... and I think we got to do
something to make it stick together,
because you can be sure that if it
does start to gain altitude, the
Russians will be working behind
the scenes to torpedo the initiative."

— Assistant Secretary of State
Victoria Nuland speaking to U.S.
Envoy to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt

AMERICAN 'DIPLOMACY' IN THE RAW

KIEV POST: Ukraine Opposition
Leader Describes Torture; Says
was Forced to Say he Was U.S. Spy

FINANCIAL TIMES: Leaked
Recording from Ukraine Reveals
U.S. Exasperation with E.U.


La Stampa, Italy
Amanda Knox, Italian Justice,
and 'Conviction at All Costs'

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“Convicted, then acquitted, and then
convicted again. And at every stage of
appeal, the evidence becomes ever
more slender, clinging to a small trace
of Amanda's DNA on a kitchen knife
that she may have used to slit her
friend's throat or chop an onion. ... No
one wants to show humility and confess
that the truth at times slip away.”

—COLUMNIST Charles Poncet

IS ITALIAN JUSTICE RELIABLE OR FAIR?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
In Afghanistan and
Pakistan, the Taliban
Seem to be Winning

“What is clear is that the
Taliban, whether by crafty
design or thanks to Karzai's
dysfunctional relationships,
have managed to complicate,
if not wreck, Barack Obama's
2014 withdrawal scenario.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland
Amanda Knox's 'Spin'
Shouldn't Deny Justice
to Meredith Kercher

“The Knox PR campaign has
been clever from the start.
A fortune spent has yielded
up sympathetic coverage, in
America especially, for that
martyred victim of injustice
once known as Foxy Knoxy. ”

— COLUMNIST Lindy McDowell

AMANDA KNOX: TRUTH OR PR SPIN?


CORRIERE DELLA SERA, ITALY:
Grounds for Reinstating the
Knox-Sollecito Murder Verdict

AKI, ITALY: Justice Minister
Orders Probe into Knox Judge

TELEGRAPH: Meredith Kercher: A
Crime that Defies All Assumptions


FAZ, Germany
Kerry Thinks it's Back
to Business as Usual?
'What a Miscalculation!'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"In the Bundestag this week, the
chancellor said trust was being
'destroyed.' Among partners and
friends, this is the worst-case
scenario. A statement like that
hasn't been made since sparks
flew between Gerhard Schroder
and George W. Bush over the
war in Iraq. A divisive element
has taken root in the relationship
- and it grows wider by the week."

— COLUMNIST Thomas Gutschker

BACK TO BUSINESS? NO SUCH LUCK

L'Hebdo, Switzerland
Barack Obama has Been
an 'Unspeakable Disgrace'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Mr. Obama appeared to be liberal:
torture, Guantanamo, the obsession
with security, the shameful methods
of Dick Cheney, would soon be no
more than a sad memory. ... What
disappointment awaited such liberal
hopes! An absolute disgrace. ... A
complete disgrace. An unspeakable
disgrace. A monumental disgrace!”

—COLUMNIST Charles Poncet

OBAMA: AMERICAN MESSIAH NO MORE


Daily Mail, U.K.
The Final Days of Philip
Seymour Hoffman
Reflected Trouble Ahead

"The shocking new details reveal
that the Oscar winner - who was
found dead Sunday on a bathroom
floor with a needle sticking out
of his arm - had a drug problem
that had escalated far and above
what had previously been thought."

— REPORTERS Sara Nathan,
Joshua Gardner, Helen Pow,
Sophie Jane Evans, James Nye

HOFFMAN: A PREDICABLE DEATH?

The Telegraph, U.K.
Actor Philip Seymour
Hoffman, Found Dead

“Hoffman was not a famously
sunny interviewee, his self-
loathing a trait in life as on
screen. As a young actor he
was addicted to heroin before
going clean for 23 years.”

— iEDITOR Oliver Duff

HOFFMAN: HEROINE OVERDOSE


VIDEO: Philip Seymour Hoffman:
Hurt, Coogan, Costner and Bacon
Pay Tribute (BBC NEWS, U.K.)
RealVideo
VIDEO: Philip Seymour Hoffman's
Last Public Comments at Sundance
(Showbiz Raw, U.S.)
RealVideo

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Judge in Amanda Knox Case
in Hot Water Over Remarks

"The remarks, unusual in a country
where courts generally don't talk
about cases before publishing their
written reasoning, were reportedly
described as 'inopportune' by the
the judges' governing body, CSM."

— CORRESPONDENT Lizzy Davies

GUARDIAN: Amanda Knox
Extradition: U.S. Leaders
to Play a Critical Role


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
How Edward Snowden
Went from Loyal NSA
Man to Whistleblower

“Society really seems to have
developed an unquestioning
obedience towards spooky
types ... Did we get to where
we are today via a slippery
slope that was entirely within
our control to stop? Or was
it a relatively instantaneous
sea change that sneaked in
undetected because of
this pervasive state secrecy?”

— Edward Snowden, 2010

READ BOOK EXCERPTS HERE


GUARDIAN: Snowden Files Excerpt: Is
Edward Snowden a Prisoner in Russia?


Der Speigel, Germany
Formula 1 Mogul Pleased
After Defeating Google
Over Sex Party Photos

"There's something very wrong
with Google. Technologically,
they're brilliant, sensational. But
morally, its management is utterly
adolescent. The company is so big
and so arrogant, they do what they
like, thinking they're above the law."

— Ex-Formula 1 Chief Max Mosley

CHALLENGING GOOGLE AND WINNING

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
VIDEO: Guardian Editors
Use Power Tools to
Destroy Snowden Data

RealVideoFeb .1, 00:02:17

On July 20, 2013, in basement
of the Guardian's office in Kings
Cross, with two GCHQ officials
watching, Guardian editors
destroyed memory sticks and
hard drives on which encrypted
files leaked by NSA contractor
Edward Snowden were stored.

— GUARDIAN FOOTAGE

BRITAIN'S ABSURD SPY OVERREACH

BBC NEWS: After Watching
TV Drama, Cameron Renews
Push for 'Snooper Charter'


WProst24, Poland
Assigning Blame for
'Poland's Guantanamo'

TRANSLATED FROM POLAND

"Like a child rather than a man,
former Prime Minister Miller is
pointing at former President
Kwasniewski to take the blame
for CIA prisons in Poland. A man
wouldn't act like that. Only a
coward and liar would do that!
... Miller should be charged with
violating the Constitution and
selling the sovereignty of Poland
for mere $15 million, in other
words, for the establishment
of a Polish Guantanamo Bay."

— COLUMNIST Andrzej Rozenek

CIVIL WAR OVER CIA BLACK SITE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Amanda Knox Vows to Fight
Murder Conviction 'to End'

“I'm going to fight this until the very
end. ... This really has hit me like a
train. I did not expect this to happen.
... I really expected so much better
from the Italian justice system. They
found me innocent. How can they say
it's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?”

— REPORTERS Lizzy Davies,
John Hooper and Adam Gabbatt

ITALIAN COURT REINSTATES CONVICTION


THE MIRROR: Knox Ex-Boyfriend
Raffaele Sollecito Arrested in Austria


News, Switzerland
Question for New Republic:
Who Gives a 'Fart' about
What Ed Snowden Thinks?

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Does it really matter whether he's
a horrible person or a loving family
man - like Heinrich Himmler, who
exchanged banalities with his wife
in between murders? ... What is
relevant is not 'who' exposed the
surveillance of the NSA monster,
but that it was exposed at all.”

—COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

SNOWDEN'S PERSONALITY: DO WE CARE?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Obama's SOTU-
Brainwashing Update

RealVideoJan .30, 00:05:30

Martin examines President
Obama's latest State of the
Union address, calling him
out for using 'platitudes' and
making 'empty promises.'

— BREAKING THE SET

UNMAINSTREAM LOOK AT SOTU

RUSSIA TODAY VIDEO: Whale
Wars Captain on Dolphin
Slaughter Sabotage
RealVideo

The Telegraph, U.K.
Next Recession Will Push
West's Economic System
Over Edge Into Inflation
TIGHTENING G2

“One country after
another is having to
tighten into weakness.
The longer this goes
on, and the wider it
spreads, the greater
the risk that it will
metamorphose into
a global deflationary
shock.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Angry Birds Site Defaced
with 'Spying Birds' Spoof
After NSA 'Leak' Reports

“The hack was in response to the
revelation that the Angry Birds
apps, among others, were leaking
personal data through advertising
networks on which U.K. and U.S.
intelligence agencies were spying.”

— REPORTER Samuel Gibbs

ANGRY BIRDS HACKED FOR SPYING


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
America Lifts the Veil
on Obama's Guantanamo
Detainee Review Process

“Tuesday's session, streamed on to
a flatscreen TV in a Department of
Defense office building outside of
Washington, provided the first
public peek into a process that the
Obama White House ordered begun
in 2011 to help clear the detention
facility’s remaining population.”

— CORRESPONDENT Spencer Ackerman

CLOSING GUANTANAMO - FOR REAL?


GUARDIAN: For First Time, Defense
Lawyers in Terrorism Case Granted
Access to FISA Surveillance Evidence

GUARDIAN: Al-Qaeda Faction
in Syria 'Contemplates' U.S.
Attack, Espionage Officials Say


Guardian Unlimited U.K.
Raul Castro Tells CELAC
Summit: Fight Poverty;
Lock Out United States

"Castro's speech listed a series
of Latin American grievances
that involve the United States,
directly or indirectlydirectly or
indirectly, attempting to unify
the 33 countries at the summit
against their neighbor to the
north, which was not invited."

— NEWS ITEM, Guardian

CELAC: ALL ABOUT UNITED STATES

The Telegraph, U.K.
The State of the Union 2014:
Obama Pledges to Go it Alone

SOTH: DEMEANING?

“The royal decrees
matched the spirit
of the occasion. As
the years go by, the
State of the Union
more and more
resembles a cross
between Versailles
and the Emmys.”

— COLUMNIST Tim Stanley

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
State of the Union
Scorecard: Guardian
Staff Grade Obama's

“Guardian reporters and
editors assess President
Obama's performance on
key issues, from climate
change to foreign policy.”

— GUARDIAN REPORTERS

RATHING THE 2014 SOTU

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
State of the Union
Confirms Only that
Union is in a State

THE 2014 SOTU

“The speech was less
Martin Luther King
(''The arc of history is
long but bends toward
justice') and more
Rodney King ('Can we
all get along?'), was far
more plaintive and far
less polemical than usual.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
On CIA Prisons, Poland
Sold Out for 'Pathetically
Paltry' 15 Million Dollars

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Why did our U.S. ally sucker
punch us on this occasion? ...
The Polish authorities simply
made Polish territory available
to the U.S., not knowing what
it would be used for. ... For
our loss of virtue, or rather,
our reputation as a defender of
human rights and promoter of
freedom and solidarity, we
reportedly received $15 million
- a pathetically small amount.”

—COLUMNIST Pawel Wronski

WAS POLAND'S VIRTUE SOLD TO CIA?


ARD Media, Germany
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Speaks to German Public

RealVideoJan. 26, 00:30:21

"These people, U.S. government
officials, have said they would
love to put a bullet in my head or
poison me when I come out of
the supermarket and then watch
me die in the shower. ... If there
is information at Siemens that's
beneficial to U.S. national interests
- even if it doesn't have anything
to do with national security – then
they'll take that data nevertheless."

— EDWARD SNOWDEN

FIRST TV INTERVIEW IN RUSSIA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA and GCHQ Target 'Leaky'
Phone Apps like Angry Birds,
Maps, to Scoop Up User Data

“• U.S. and U.K. spy agencies piggyback
on commercial data • Details can include
age, location and sexual orientation •
Documents also reveal targeted tools
against individual cellular phones.”

— REPORTER James Ball

EVEN GAME PLAYING ISN'T SAFE FROM SPIES


GUARDIAN: Politicians are Failing
Us, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt


Die Welt, Germany
Hienrich Himmler: Insight
Into the Orderly World of
a Top Nazi Mass Murderer

“U.S. troops occupying Himmler's
family home opened the safe there
and took his private papers. Almost
seven decades later, most of that
material is now accessible to the
general public for the first time.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Spencer Ackerman, Dan Roberts

THE HIENRICH HIMMLER PAPERS

DIE WELT: Himmler's
Letters, Diary, Surface


Deutche Welle, Germany
VIDEO: Ed Snowden
Tells German TV, 'The
U.S. Wants Me Dead'

RealVideoJan. 26, 00:02:29

"These people, and they are
government officials, have
said they would love to put a
bullet in my head or poison
me when I come out of the
supermarket, and then
watch as I die in the shower.”

— EDWARD SNOWDEN

SNOWDEN DEFENDS ON GERMAN TV

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Presidential Advisory Board
Concludes NSA Mass Phone
Data Collection Violates Law

“The Executive Branch agensy has
rebuked President Obama over his
defense of the NSA's gathering of
Americans' phone data, concluding
that the agency's collection of every
U.S. phone record on a daily basis
violates the legal restrictions of the
statute cited to authorize it -
section 215 of the Patriot Act.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Spencer Ackerman, Dan Roberts

OBAMA'S SHARP REBUKE FROM WITHIN

FREESNOWDEN.IS: Live
Q&A with Edward Snowden

GUARDIAN: Facebook will
Lose 80 Percent of its Users
by 2017, say Princeton Study


The Local, Norway
Future U.S. Envoy Displays
Total Ignorance of Norway

“America's next ambassador
to Norway has committed a
jaw- dropping diplomatic
error before he even begins,
describing politicians from
the Progress Party, which has
seven ministers, as 'fringe
elements' that 'spew hatred.'”

— NEWS ITEM, The Local

OBAMA BUNDLER GOES TO OSLO


Le Temps, Switzerland
Wikipedia's 'Invisible Hand':
More Right-Wing than Left

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The encyclopedia's success is based
on the promise of making progress
through self-regulating market of
free contributions. Participating
individuals pursue their own goals,
sometimes in competition, but they
contribute to the general interest.
Free competition leads to the
gradual elimination of error. Just
as in economics, the 'invisible hand'
of Adam Smith will always guide
the online encycolpedia toward
increasingly reliable information."

— DIGITAL HUMANITIES
PROFESSOR Frederic Kaplan

SMITH'S INVISIBLE HAND GUIDES WIKIPEDIA

World Economic Forum, Switzerland
VIDEO: The Big Brother Problem
RealVideoJan. 23, 01:01:24

Panelists include Senator Patrick J.
Leahy, Israeli corporate strategist
Orit Gadiesh, Harvard Law professor
Jonathan Zittrain, Secretary General
of Amnesty International Salil Shetty,
Microsoft General Counsel Bradford
L. Smith, VimpelCom [telecom] CEO
Augie K. Fabela, Palantir Technologies
President [U.S.] Shyam Sankar.”

— DAVOS Panel Discussion

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AT DAVOS

RealVideoVIDEO: The New Digital Context (Davos, Switzerland)

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Google's Eric Schmidt
Denies Knowledge of NSA
Data Tapping of Company

“Had we been briefed, we likely
couldn't have acted on it, because
we'd have known about it. I've
declined briefings [from the U.S.
government] about this because
I don't want to be constrained.”

— GOOGLE CEO Eric Shmidt

SMIDT: IMPLAUSIBLE DENIABITITY?

GUARDIAN: At Davos, Independent
Commission to Investigate Future
of Internet Announced

GUARDIAN: Google Glass Deemed
'Inappropriate' by Cinema Chain AMC


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
OXFAM: 85 Richest
People as Wealthy as
Poorest 3.5 Billion

“It is staggering that in the
21st Century, half the world
population – that's three and
a half billion people - own
no more than a tiny elite
whose numbers [85] could
fit on a double-decker bus.”

— Winnie Byanyima, CEO, OXFAM

CHASM BETWEEN RICH AND POOR


Die Welt, Germany
A Toothless NSA? Not
Under Barack Obama!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For observers in Germany
and Latin America, with
memories of the Gestapo, the
Stasi, and military dictatorship,
these revelations are dramatic.
But from a U.S. perspective,
the drama doesn't come close
to approaching the criminal CIA
and FBI activity of the 1960s.”

— COLUMNIST Hans Zippert

NSA REFORM SPEECH: NO SURPRISES?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's NSA 'Reforms':
Little More than a PR
Bid to Mollify the Public

FAUX NSA REFORMS

“By design, his plans
will do little more
than maintain rigidly
in place the very bulk
surveillance systems
that have sparked such
controversy and anger.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: U.S. Tech Firms
Make Eleventh-Hour Attempt
to Halt Tax Avoidance Reform


Die Welt, Germany
Merkel 'Outraged' She
Will Be Ignored by NSA

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The chancellor immediately
called in the U.S. ambassador
to express her indignation. ...
According to Merkel, she has
a right to be heard, and she
doesn't understand why the
German chancellor is being
treated less favorably than a
Taliban leader or Kim Jong-un.”

— COLUMNIST Hans Zippert

AN END TO SPYING ON MERKEL?

Izvestia, Russia
The News War Over
U.S. and Japan Use of
Biological Weapons

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Although the fact of U.S.
biological weapons testing
is hardly surprising, the
question arises - why has
Japan released this type
of evidence now? ... This is
how Japan is showing its
discontent with U.S. actions
after Abe's visit to Yasukuni."

— CORRESPONDENT
Konstantin Volkov

JAPAN TAKES JAB AT THE U.S.

Deutche Welle, Germany
Actions Must Follow
Obama's Words on
NSA, Germans Say

“It was only a change of
rhetoric, not a change of
heart. Mass surveillance
will continue. ... That's
why it's important for
Europe to keep up the
pressure and make clear
that data security is an
important asset for every
European Union citizen.”

— Green E.U. MP Jan
Philipp Albrecht

GERMANS LEFT UNIMPRESSED

DEUTCHE WELLE: Barack
Obama's Missed Moment

DEUTCHE WELLE: Obama Seeks
to Placate Germany over NSA


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Germans Say Americans
'Lied' About No Spy Deal

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'The Americans have lied to us,'
a senior official said. ... The U.S.
refusal to sign an agreement with
any substance comes unexpectedly
for Berlin. In August, the word
was that America had provided
verbal assurances. According to
these, there would be 'no mutual
spying, no industrial espionage,
and no infringement of national
law.' These supposed assurances
seem to have vanished into thin air."

— REPORTERS Hans Leyendecker
and Georg Mascolo

HARD FEELING REMAIN OVER SPYING

Die Zeit, Germany
'Polar Vortex' is No Match
for New York Cockroach

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“In the northeast U.S., it was even
colder than the South Pole. In New
York, there was a temperature
drop temperature of nearly 30
degrees - to 3 degrees Fahrenheit
at the beginning of the week. So
- was that too much for the
cockroaches? ... 'No,' says Dominic
Evangelista, a doctoral candidate in
biochemistry at Rutgers University.”

— COLUMNIST Dena Kelishadi

COLD NO MATCH FOR NY CRAWLERS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA is Collecting Millions
of Text Messages Daily in
'Untargeted' Global Sweep

“The NSA collects 200 million text
messages a day from across the
globe, using them to extract data
including location, contacts and
credit card details, according to
revealed top-secret documents.”

— REPORTER James Ball

NO TEXT SAFE FROM NSA PRYING EYES


GUARDIAN: NSA Reform Included
in $1.1 Trillion Spending Measure

GUARDIAN: Snowden to Join
Free Press Foundation Board

NY TIMES: N.S.A. Devises Radio
Path Into Computers - Even Offline


News, Switzerland
The Polar Vortex: To Get
Warm - Move to Alaska!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“After the last few years, what
we can say with certainty is that
climate conditions on our planet
are shifting increasingly toward
extremes: floods of the century,
storms of the century, heat of
the century, droughts and cold
of the century, have become
standard protocol, with the
resulting damage rising steadily
as well. ... If one must go from
Tennessee to Alaska to warm
up, it should be apparent that
something is terribly wrong”

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

NEW REASONS TO MOVE NORTH

The Moscow Times, Russia
Kremlim Expulsion of U.S.
Reporter Seen as a Bid
to Protect Russia's Image

"Whatever the actual reasons for
Satter's entry ban, Russia's image
will likely deteriorate further as
a result, as many English-language
media have already characterized
the situation as another attempt by
the Kremlin to silence its critics."

— REPORTER Ivan Nechepurenko

PUTIN: SHOOTING RUSSIA IN FOOT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Polar Vortex a
Potential Side Effect
of Global Warming

“Deep freeze that is gripping
America may be connected to
shrinking Arctic sea ice caused
by manmade climate change.”

— SCIENCE EDITOR
Andrew Freedman

NEW - UNPREDICABLE- NORMAL

The Observer, U.K.
Real CES Takaway: More
Connected - Less Privacy

"Firms routinely sell us devices
that they can alter remotely, and
they insist that they, not we, own
the data we create as we use them.
If we don't turn this around, and
soon, the corporate privacy and
security scandals we've seen to
date will look mild. Does industry
hear, or will it blithely move on?"

— COLUMNIST Dan Gillmor

CES 2014: KISS PRIVACY GOODBYE

Financial Times, U.K.
The Tide is Rising for
American Libertarians

“What does it mean for the
Democrats? In terms of social
values, libertarians are almost
identical to liberals. Smoking
pot and same-sex marriage
both meet with big approval.
The same is not true of guns.”

— COLUMNIST Edward Luce

RIGHT AND LEFT - THE STARS ALIGN

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Don't Believe the Hype Over
the NSA Quantum Computer

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"There is no real news here, and no
quantum computer. So why all the
fuss? ... There is something else at
play: the science-fiction factor. You
can imagine it already: underground
bases a la James Bond, where men
in white suits tinker with an enigmatic,
humming machine. ... Seriously, a lot
more James Bond films will premiere
before the arms race against the
hackers produces winners or losers."

— COLUMNIST Maarten Keulemans

WHY GET WORKED UP INTO A LATHER?

Trouw, The Netherlands
Iraq's Sectarian Disaster -
Courtesy of Rumsfeld & Co

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Can the mutual bloodshed in Iraq
honestly be credited wholly to the
Yankees? Isn't the battle between
Sunnis and Shiites the result of a
schism that goes back to the 7th
century? Did they really need the
encouragement of the Americans
to beat each other's brains out
or cut off one another's heads?.”

— COLUMNIST Stevo Akkerman

'UNKNOWNS' COME HOME TO ROOST

Reuters, U.K.
European Bankers Use
The Wolf of Wall Street
to 'Mingle with Clients'

"Bankers across Europe are filling
cinema seats for a sneak peek at
'The Wolf of Wall Street,' booking
out theatres and rolling out the
red carpet for clients eager to see
a movie about excesses in
their own high-flying industry."

— REPORTER Mia Shanley

BANKERS WATCH BANKERS MISBEHAVE

Izvestia, Russia
The 'Cure' for Terrorism:
Forbid All News Coverage

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“In order to prevent terrorists
from achieving their main goal -
leading the news of the day -
the time has come to abandon
the principle of informing the
public about acts of terrorism.
... We must use the authority
of the state to withhold data
about terror attacks to protect
the security of our citizens.”

— Oleg Matveyichev, former vice
governor of Volgograd Oblast

SHOULD YOU BE ALLOWED TO SEE THIS?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Ex-Canada Defense
Chief Says Aliens will Help
Humanity if We 'War Less'

RealVideoJan. 5, 00:20:00

"Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell,
who came to Toronto a few years
ago and had with dinner with us,
agreed there were something
around two and twelve species,
but the latest reports I’ve been
getting are that there are about
80 species - and some of them
look just like us. ... they could
walk down the street and you
wouldn’t know you passed one."

— Former Canada Defense
Minister Paul Hellyer

EXAMINING THE LEGAL BASIS

Elsevier, The Netherlands
European Justice Commissioner
Seeks a 'United States of Europe'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"European Commissioner for Justice Viviane
Reding wants the European Union to create
something akin to the United States, with
two houses - parliament and senate, which
would serve as a check on political union.
The two chambers would provide oversight
of the European Commission, which would
form [a directly-elected] government."

— REPORTER Servaas van der Laan

IS EUROPE PREPARED FOR TRUE POLITICAL UNION?

Die Welt, Germany
American Idealism 'More
Honest' than Germany's

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“You meet far more Germans who
despise America than Americans
who reproach Germany. Americans
can hardly believe that a powerful
nation like Germany doesn't have a
more capable intelligence service.
Are there alternatives to continuing
and even strengthening transatlantic
ties? Of course there are. The
trouble is, all of them are far worse.”

— COLUMNIST Ansgar Graw

REBUILDING GERMAN-AMERICAN TRUST

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Comment Doesn't Deny
Spying on U.S. Lawmakers

"In its statement, which comes as
the NSA gears up for a make-or-
break legislative battle over the
scope of its surveillance powers,
the agency pointed to 'privacy
protections' which it says it keeps
on all Americans' phone records."

— REPORTERS Spencer
Ackerman and Martin Pengelly

NO ONE EXEMPT FROM ALL SEEING NSA

Gazeta, Russia
Putin's Punished Orphans
Now in the Global Spotlight

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“There is information on 196 children
who had already been matched with
potential American parents, but were
not permitted to unite with them. 95
of them, despite the promises of our
leaders, remained in orphanages at the
end of the year. ... 95 children who
could already have been with a family
for an entire year. That's a lot by any
measure. I believe that posturing in
the international arena is not worth
ruining the life of even a single child.”

— COLUMNIST Elena Alshanskaya

KREMLIN VICTIMIZES U.S.-BOUND ORPHANS

Chaos Communication Congress, Germany
VIDEO: EFF Lawyer Kurt
Opsahl: Everything We
Know about NSA Spying

RealVideoDec. 30, 01:03:16

"Electronic Frontier Foundation
attorney Kurt Opsahl explains
what we now know about how
the programs operate and the
laws and regulations the U.S.
asserts allows the NSA to spy on
Americans and non-Americans."

— Kurt Opsahl, Electronic
Frontier Foundation

EXAMINING THE LEGAL BASIS

RealVideoCHAOS COMMUNICATION
CONGRESS: Spying, Even Now, is
'Worse than Worst Nightmares'

RealVideoCHAOS COMMUNICATION
CONGRESS: The Philosophy of Hacking

RealVideoCHAOS COMMUNICATION
CONGRESS: The Exploration and
Exploitation of SD Memory Cards


Le Temps, Switzerland
What is There to Fear
from Google Robots?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“I love robots. ... Yet I must
confess: to see Boston Dynamics
join Google's fleet sends shivers
up my spine. What is the firm
going to do with its acquisition
and seven other robotics firms
it has bought? Data collection?
Delivery? Help support the next
generation? ... The discomfort
with the takeover of Boston
Dynamics reflects a fear of being
defeated in the race for eternity.”

— COLUMNIST Jonas Pulver

MEET THE SOLDIER OF TOMORROW

Die Welt, Germany
The Pope's Un-Christian
Rejection of the Richest

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The church does not praise all to
the same degree; but has contempt
for no one. With the exception of
bankers, it appears. ... Poverty is
not a consistent symbol for strength
of character, nor is wealth always
synonymous with hard-heartedness."

— COLUMNIST Torsten Krauel

HAS POPE FRANCIS GONE TOO FAR?

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA's Secret Toolbox:
Unit Offers Espionage
Gadgets for All Needs

“The NSA has a secret unit
that produces specialized
equipment ranging from
spyware for computers and
cell phones to listening
posts and USB sticks that
work as bugging devices.”

— Jacob Appelbaum,
Judith Horchert, Ole
Reissmann, Christian
Stocker, Jorg Schindler,
Marcel Rosenbach

NSA'S VERSION OF 'Q' REVEALED

DER SPIEGEL: Shopping
for Spy Gear: Catalog
Advertises NSA Toolbox


Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA 'Intercepts' PC's
to Install Back Doors

“If a target person, agency
or firm orders a computer
or related accessories, for
example, TAO can divert
the shipping delivery to its
own secret workshops. ...
At these so-called 'load
stations,' agents carefully
open the package in order
to load malware or install
hardware components that
can provide backdoor access
to the intelligence agencies.”

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Jacob Appelbaum, Marcel
Rosenbach, Holger Star,
Christian Stocker, Jorg
Schindler

Computer World, The Netherlands
Like this One, 2014 will be
Year of Edward Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“All of the nearly 7 billion people
who are not American have zero
rights or protections in the eyes
of the NSA (and U.S. law), and are
therefore by definition suspect. ...
In many other countries, feigned
outrage is a major element. ...
But the underlying sentiment is
actually envy: we want this as well.
In the Netherlands, another side of
this is becoming clear: jealousy.”

— COLUMNIST Andreas Udo de Haes

A PLANETARY LOSS OF INNOCENCE

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Ex-U.K. Intelligence
Officer: 'World Sleepwalks
Into an Orwellian Horror'

RealVideoDec. 24, 00:25:46

"We’re sleepwalking toward a
dystopian society here, because
it’s not just phone calls, these
e-mails that are intercepted. If
you walk down the street, cams
follow you, if you drive on main
roads your car is registered as
cameras pick up your license
plate, your sat-nav can be traced,
your mobile phone can be traced,
your use of data-cards can be
traced – all of this can be traced."


— Former British Military
Intelligence Officer Mike Smith

NSA STATUS QUO UNDER ATTACK

The Telegraph, U.K.
Younger Users: Facebook
Seen as 'Dead and Buried'

“Young people now see the site
as 'uncool' and keep their profiles
purely to stay in touch with older
relatives for whom it stays popular.”

—REPORTER Matthew Sparkes

FACEBOOK'S AGING USER PROFILES

Der Spiegel, Germany
Snowden on How GCHQ
Monitors Germany, Israel
and the European Union

"Documents from Edward Snowden
show that Britain's GCHQ targeted
Europe, German, Israeli leaders."

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Max Keiser on
Big Oil's Declaration of
Santa as a 'Terrorist'

RealVideoDec. 24, 00:25:46

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert
discuss the no Ho, Ho, Ho this
Christmas, with Canada claiming
Santa's workshop in the race to
secure oil and mineral reserves
in the Arctic; Max interviews
former energy regulator Chris
Cook, about the middlemen who
dominate the energy market.

— HOSTS Max Keiser,
Stacey Herbert

ITS CHRISTMASTIME IN THE ARCTIC

El DIario Exterior, Spain
Why in Mandela's Name,
Obama Rightly Slapped
Dictator Raul Castro

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Cuban newspaper Granma
didn't reprint Barak Obama's
speech in South Africa. It
was a humiliation for Raul
Castro. After the protocol
handshake, Obama explained
that the name 'Mandela'
should not be taken in vain."

— COLUMNIST
Carlos Alberto Montaner

THE HANDSHAKE AND THE SLAP

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
The U.S. Delegation
to Sochi: A Boycott
By Any Other Name

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The non-appearance of
Obama will not deprive
athletes of their dreams,
but it does send a clear
message to our leaders
about how they are
perceived throughout
the world. We tell fairy
tales about how anti-gay
laws are not anti-gay,
that they're against some
unintelligible propaganda
and target only pedophiles.
In decent countries, they
know perfectly well
who these laws target.”

— COLUMNIST Anton Oryekh

THE NON-BOYCOTT BOYCOTT

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Max Keiser: 'World
Shuns American Companies
thanks to NSA Surveillance

RealVideoDec. 23, 00:25:46

"Saab shares soared by over 30% on
this news, meaning the markets had
not yet priced in this collaprsing U.S.
empire as a result of the NSA spying
scandal - even if we have reported
that IBM sales were collapsing and the
likes of IBM. ... Becuase of the NSA
infiltration of products with spying
technology, items that incorparate
them are rendered worthless.”

— HOSTS Max Keiser, Stacey Herbert

HOW SURVEILLANCE IS SINKING AMERICA

EU Parliament, Belgium
VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald
Tells E.U. that U.S. Seeks
to 'Eliminate All Privacy'

RealVideoNov. 18, 01:25:00

The E.U. Parliament Committee
on Civil Liberties, Justice and
Home Affairs questions Glenn
Greenwald as part of its probe
into the electronic mass spying
on E.U. citizens. It runs just
over an hour and thiety minutes.

— GREENWALD ANSWERS
EUROPEAN LAWMAKERS

ELIMINATING ELECTRONIC PRIVACY

Die Welt, Germany
Al-Qaeda and the Nazis: 4,481
Days that Terrorized the World

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"For the same length of time Osama
bin Laden's face has been with us as
the embodiment of al-Qaeda and as
the physical symbol of a movement
willing to commit mass murder -
Hitler, too, terrorized the world,
and compelled it to defend itself."

— COLUMNIST Torsten Krauel

TWO REIGNS OF TERROR: 4,481 DAYS

Financial Times, U.K.
NSA Fallout: Brazil Snubs
Boeing; Saab Wins Jet Deal

“Analysts said the contract may be
the biggest casualty yet for the U.S.
in a bitter dispute with Brasília over
revelations from former NSA analyst
Edward Snowden of extensive spying
by Washington in Brazil, including on
President Dilma Rousseff and staff.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Carola Hoyos and Joe Leahy

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's Review Panel: 'Strip
NSA of Phone Data Collection'

“The NSA should be banned from seeking
to undermine the security of the Internet
and stripped of its power to collect phone
records in bulk, a White House review
panel recommended on Wednesday.”

—CORRESPONDENTS Dan Roberts
and Spencer Ackerman

ANOTHER BLOW TO THE EMBATTLED NSA

GUARDIAN: Comprehensive
Review of Today's Coverage
of NSA Review Panel Report

GUARDIAN: NSA Review Panel
Stops Short of Seeking
Concrete Surveillance Reforms


The Telegraph, U.K.
Gulag Survivor Calls on Dennis
Rodman to Make Kim Jong-un
'Hear the Cries of his People'

“I can't presume to tell you to cancel
your trip to North Korea .. It is your
right to drink fancy wines and enjoy
yourself in luxurious parties, as you
reportedly did in your previous trips
to Pyongyang. But as you have a fun
time with the dictator, please try to
think about what he and his family
have done before and continue to do.”

— PRISON CAMP SURVIVOR
Shin Dong-hyuk

IMPASSIONED PLEA TO DENNIS RODMAN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Raise a Glass to Peter O'Toole:
The Last of the 60s Hellraisers

“As with his peers and drinking buddies
Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Oliver
Reed, much of his best work seems to
have been done under the influence. ...
'We heralded the 60s,' he once said. 'Me,
Burton, Richard Harris – we did in public
what everyone else did in private then,
and does for show now. We drank
in public ... and we knew about pot.'”

—REPORTER Dominic Rushe

WORLD SAYS GOODBYE TO PETER O'TOOLE

Izvestia, Russia
Duma Lawmakers Promise
'Retaliation' if United States
Expands the Magnitsky List

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“[It is likely the U.S. will expand
the list]. This is attested to by the
hostile acts of U.S. prosecutors,
who allege that our diplomats
have been involved with spying
and a medical insurance scam. It
seems to me that there has been
a wave of anti-Russian hysteria
aroused by our decision over
Edward Snowden. The expansion
of the Magnitsky list is a reprisal
by the Americans [over Snowden].”

— Senator Igor Morozov, Federation
Council Foreign Affairs Committee

MAGNITSKY MURDER CASTS SHADOW

Der Spiegel, Germany
Tale of Two Cities:
America's Bipolar
Climate Tomorrow

“In America, two very different
worlds have come into existence
along the same coastline. In one
of those worlds, people pay
attention to climate predictions.
In the other, they don't. While
New Yorkers believe they have
to do something against global
warming, because it could spell
the city's demise, the citizens of
New Bern would rather put
their faith in God's creation.”

—CORREESPONDENTS Marc
Hujer and Samiha Shafy

CAN ALL THE SCIENCE BE WRONG?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Review to Leave
Spying Programs Largely
Unchanged: Reports

“The group was searching
for ways to make the most
modest pivot necessary to
continue business as usual.”

— Sascha Meinrath,
Open Technology Institute

SURVEILLANCE REFORM UNLIKELY

GUARDIAN: You, Me and
Edward Snowden – We've All
Been Let Down by the E.U.

GUARDIAN: Under New
Law, French Can Monitor
Internet Users in Real Time

DER SPIEGEL: Edward
Snowden Will Make Video
Appearance Before E.U.


The Telegraph, U.K.
Ten Years After Saddam's
Capture, Iraq Still Bleeds

“Friday's anniversary of
Saddam's arrest sees the
country struggling with
a resurgent al-Qaeda and
a death rate double
that of a decade ago.”

—CORREESPONDENT
Colin Freeman

IRAQ'S UNENDING BLOODSHED

Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Google, Facebook, Microsoft,
et. al., Mount 'Disingenuous'
Anti-Surveillance Campaign

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The major Internet companies - from
Google to Microsoft to Facebook - are
launching a campaign against spy agency
programs. Seem disingenuous? Exactly.
That such corporations are demanding
limits on data collection is a bad joke.”

— EDITORIAL, Die Tageszeitung

HAVE THE TECH GIANTS GOTTEN RELIGION?

Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Putin Defends Anti-Gay
Laws; Says Russia is a
'Bastion of Conservatism'

“In the global arena, Russia
is a defender of conservative
values against an assault of
genderless and fruitless
so-called tolerance.”

—PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin

PUTIN: NO APOLOGIES TO LGBT

Kommersant, Russia
U.S. and China Agree
to Split the 21st Century

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“During Vice President Biden's
visit to China, we have seen the
realization of the idea of global
governance carried out by two
major powers - America and
China. It is crucial that the two
sides should act as equal players
in this. ... Beijing has long been
pushing the United States in this
direction, and Joe Biden's visit
has allowed China to take another
step toward its implementation.”

— COLUMNIST Sergei Strokan

Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Mandela Memorial Sign
Language Interpreter
Accused of Faking it

“I was upset and humilated.
He made up his own signs.
What happened at Mandela's
memorial service is truly
disgraceful thing to see – it
should not happen at all.
What happened today will be
forever aligned with Mandela
and the deaf community,
thanks to this fake interpreter.”

—Braam Jordaan, a deaf South
African and board member of
the World Deaf Federation

ANC SIGN MAKER CALLED A 'FRAUD'

Der Spiegel, Germany
Woman at the Window:
Judging Snowden from
the House Next Door

“He's no hero ... He isn't just
a threat to my security, but to
that of the entire country and
other countries, as well. He's
a traitor, and should be tried,
convicted and sent to prison.
For the rest of his life. Just
like other traitors. I'm sorry.
The guy wanted to be famous.
That's all he really wanted.”

—SNOWDEN Neighbor
Joyce Kinsey

NEIGHBOR: NO FAN OF SNOWDENS


DER SPIEGEL: Deutsche Telekom
CEO Says U.S. 'Should Abide by
European Privacy Rules'

DER SPIEGEL: Germnany: 'Tough
on Russia, Easy on America'


Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Surveillance of Personal
Data is 'Theft,' Say the
World's Leading Authors

“More than 500 of the world's
leading authors, including five
Nobel lureates, condemn the
scale of official surveillance
revealed by the whistleblower
Edward Snowden and warned
that intelligence agencies are
undermining democracy and
must be curbed by new rules.”

—REPORTERS Matthew
Taylor and Nick Hopkins

AUTHORS JOIN TECH COMPANIES

London Review of Books, U.K.
Seymour Hersh:
'Whose Sarin was It?'

“But in recent interviews
with intelligence and military
officers and consultants past
and present, I found intense
concern, and anger, over
what was seen as deliberate
manipulation of intelligence.”

—REPORTER Seymour Hersh

OF SARIN GAS AND FALSE FLAGS

Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Tech Firms Demand
'Global Government
Surveillance Reform'

“The balance in many nations
has tipped too far in favor of
the state and away from the
rights of the individual, rights
that are enshrined in our
constitution. This undermines
the freedoms we all cherish.
It's time for change.”

—Joint Letter from Apple,
Google, Microsoft, Facebook,
Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter, AOL

MINT, MACEDONIA: U.S. Agency's
New Logo is ... an Evil Octopus

EL PAIS, SPAIN: 'The Guardian'
Under Shadow of McCarthyism

GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden Voted
the Guardian's 'Person of the Year'


The Spectator, U.K.
Jimmy Carter 'Talks
Sense' about Mandela

“No [Nelson Mandala cannot
be compared to Jesus]. I look
upon Jesus Christ as the Son
of God, as God himself, and I
certainly wouldn’t compare
any human being with Jesus.”

—PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter

JIMMY CARTER: HE'S NO JESUS


BBC NEWS: As it Happened:
Reaction to Mandela's Death

REUTERS: Obama, Bush and
Clinton Head for South Africa


E.U. Observer, Belgium
Edward Snowden to
Make Video Appearance
at the E.U. Parliament

“The meeting will be live-
streamed but the statement
will be recorded answers of
our questions, which will
we send to him in advance.”

—German MP Jan Phillip Albrecht

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison:
'How Can You Take Pierre
PayPal's Omidyar Seriously?'

“If you [Omidyar] set up a new media
organization which claims to seek to
do everything for press freedom, but
you join a blockade against another
media organisation, then that's hard
for us to take it seriously. But I hope
that they stick to their promises.”

— WIKILEAKS Staffer, Snowden
Collaborator, Sarah Harrison

Le Monde, France
Treaty with Iran: Superpower
Pacts Provide Cause for Worry

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Military nuclear programs, having first
become a topic of international treaties
in 1963, have not been free of deceit
and bad intentions. If we examine those
signed not long ago between the United
States and Soviet Union, but also those
that extend to the world community,
one must admit that behind the media
smoke screen of signatures, one finds
every kind of depravity imaginable."

— HISTORIAN Jacques Villain

WHAT HISTORY TELLS US ABOUT GENEVA DEAL

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Global Bullshit Industry'
Hijacks Holiday Season

SANTA ABUSE

“A global bullshit
industry recruits
the values with
which we'd like
the festival to be
invested – to sell
things no one wants.”

—COLUMNIST
George Monbiot

GUARDIAN: The Lies Behind the
E.U.-U.S. Transatlantic Trade Deal


British Parliament, U.K.
VIDEO: Guardian Editor Alan
Rusbridger Testifies Before
Parliament on Snowden Files

RealVideoDec. 3, 01:16:37

"Shooting the messenger is the oldest
diversionary trick in the book. My
experience is that when you speak to
people and explain the issues, they
are deeply interested. I can't think of
any story in recent times that has
ricocheted around the world like this
and which has been more broadly
debated in parliaments, courts, NGOs.”

— GUARDIAN
Senior Editor Alan Rusbridger

GUARDIAN EDITOR: FACE OFF WITH 'THE MAN'

Izvestia, Russia
A U.S.-Russia-China Alliance
Offers Iran, Israel a Way Out

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“"The U.S., Russia and China may act
as guarantors of Iranian security if it
meets the terms of the Geneva deal.
All of their authority, both political
and military, should be deployed to
defend the Islamic Republic against
possible outside aggression. Of
course, such a guarantee should also
be extended to the state of Israel.”

— COLUMNIST Kiril Benediktov

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Guardian Editor
Rusbridger Faces
Lawmakers: Live

“• Editor defends paper
over Snowden leaks
• Some people 'may have
committed an offence' -
police • Summary of
Rusbridger's testimony •
Read story: Guardian 'will
not be intimidated'.”

— REPORTER Paul Owen

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden Revelations
Prompt U.N. Probe
into Mass Surveillance

“The U.N.'s senior counter-
terrorism official wil launch
an investigation into the
surveillance powers of U.S.
and U.K. intelligence agencies.”

— REPORTERS Nick Hopkins
and Matthew Taylor

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Accusation that Guardian
Aided Terror by Publishing
Snowden Docs 'Outrageous'
PROBE COMING

“The astonishing
suggestion that this
sort of responsible
journalism can be
equated with aiding
and abetting terror
needs to be
scotched decisively.”

— U.N. Special Rapporteur
Ben Emmerson QC

Le Figaro, France
European Journalist Battles
for U.S.-Style Magnitsky Act

TRANSLATED FROM FRANCE

“The rights of those guilty of violent
abuses of human rights, whoever and
wherever they are, will have their
dirty money seized and travel in
democratic countries restricted,
particularly in the U.S. and Europe,
where they like spending their cash.”

— COLUMNIST Jean-Sebastien Stehli

CHALLENGING RUSSIA ON HUMAN RIGHTS

BBC News, U.K.
Pope Francis: Liberals Love
his Trickle-Down Takedown

“Pope Francis made headlines when
he called on the Catholic Church to
be more decentralized and to focus
on the poor. Few likely expected
the pontiff to take a shot at supply-
side economics and 'trickle-down
theories' by name, however.”

—REPORTERS Anthony Zurche

WAS JESUS CHRIST A SUPPLY-SIDER?


Alquds Alarabi, United Kingdom
Unintended Consequences
of Nuclear-Defanged Iran

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Iran, after abandoning its military
nuclear program, will be able to
focus its efforts on asserting its
influence in the region and being a
regional power - at the expense of
its main rival: Saudi Arabia. ... In
response, the Gulf States are closing
ranks and giving greater support to
their allies in the face of rising Iran.”

— EDITORIAL, Alquds Alarabi

TEHRAN: PLAYING THE LONG GAME

NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
NSA Infected Over 50,000
Networks Worldwide with
Theft-Enabling Software

“The malware can be controlled
remotely and be turned on and
off at will. The ‘implants’ act as
digital ‘sleeper cells’ that can be
activated with a single pushbutton.”

—REPORTERS Floor Boon,
Steven Derix, Huib Modderkolk

NSA: POISED TO FOR DATA THEFT


GUARDIAN: NSA 'Collected
Details of Online Sexual
Activity' of Muslim Radicals

THE LOCAL: Britain,
China and Russia also
'Tapped Merkel's Phone'

GAURDIAN ANIMATION: NSA
Surveillance Made Simple


De TIJD, Belgium
Iran Nuclear Agreement
Will be a Stepping Stone to
Better Things ... Maybe!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"For years, anything comparable
to this would have been impossible -
even as the economic blockade
slowly suffocated Iran. ... Simple
this is not. The past teaches us that
Iran is not an easy negotiating
partner - and the extent to which
the religious regime could come
round and give up a majority of its
nuclear ambitions is questionable."

— COLUMNIST Jean Vanempten

ARE THE IRANIANS BACK IN THE PACK?


The Telegraph, U.K.
China-Japan Rearmament is
Keynesian Stimulus - Unless
it All Goes Horribly Wrong
BUBBLING HOTSPOT

“Asia is on the cusp of
a full-blown arms race.
The escalating clash
between China and
almost all its neighbors
in the Pacific has now
crossed a threshold.
All other economic
issues at this point are
becoming secondary.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

Boulevard Voltaire, France
Dallas 1963: Why the
FED Struck Back!

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“With almost suicidal political
courage: he wants to gut the
CIA, he wants to pull the
military out of Vietnam, and
most importantly, in June 4,
1963, he takes the incredible
decision to restore monetary
sovereignty to the state! When
he signed the Executive Order
11110, he may have signed
his own death warrant.”

—EDITORIAL,
Boulevard Voltaire

WAS FED BEHIND JFK'S DEATH?


Reuters, U.K.
Spies Fear Snowden
Stashed 'Doomsday
Cache' in the Cloud

"'The cache may contain
documents generated by
the NSA and other agencies
and includes names of U.S.
and allied intelligence agents,
seven current and former
U.S. officials and others
briefed on the matter said. ...
The passwords are in the
possession of at least three
different people and are
valid for only a brief time
window each day, they said."

— CORRESPONDENT Mark Hosenball

The Telegraph, U.K.
Iran Nuclear Agreement:
Saudi Arabia Warns it
Will Strike Out on its Own

“Saudi Arabia claims it as kept in
the dark by Western allies over
Iran nuclear deal and if need be,
it will strike out on its own.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Damien McElroy

BACKLASH FROM PERSIAN GULF

GUARDIAN: Nuclear Agreement -
a Historic Deal Worth Defending

GUARDIAN: Secret Talks Helped
Forge Iranian Nuclear Deal



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Nuclear Disaster a
'Warning to World,'
says TEPCO Boss

“We tried to persuade
people that nuclear power
is 100% safe. That was easy
for both sides. Our side
explains how safe nuclear
power is. The other side
is the people who listen
and for them it is easy to
hear OK, it's safe, sure,
why not? ... It is easy to
say this is almost perfect
so we don't have to worry
about it. But we have to
keep thinking: what if?”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
U.S. Consulate General in
Frankfurt: American Spy
Central on German Soil

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'Consulate General' has the ring
of glamorous balls, ceremonial
welcoming addresses, or even of
people who issue passports and
visas. It doesn't sound like a control
center for abductions, where the
logistics of secret prisons planned,
or that functions as a postal cover
address for CIA operations and
agents of the secret services."

— REPORTERS Christian Fuchs,
John Goetz, Frederik Obermaier,
Bastian Obermayer, Tanjev Schultz

FROM NEW BOOK 'THE SECRET WAR'

Der Spiegel, Germany
Documents: The NSA Wanted
To Collect Geolocation Data

“The White House had to declassify
NSA documents again. The papers
show that the agency also wanted
to collect and save mobile phone
location information domestically
and may already be doing so.”

—REPORTER Christian Stocker

DER SPIEGEL: Berlin Makes
an Easy Target for Spies


Le Temps, Switzerland
Europe's Price for Trade Talks
Must Be End to U.S. Impunity

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Former Khmer Rouge cadres are now
facing justice for crimes against humanity
in Cambodia. In contrast, Henry Kissinger
will never be bothered by judges. ... Must
we wear blinders and limit ourselves to
liberalizing trade, leaving Europe and the
world to further suffer the influence of
Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood?

— COLUMNIST Christophe Germann

SHOULD UNITED STATES BE ABOVE THE LAW?

Tagesschau, Germany
Reports Expose America's
'Secret War' in Germany

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“A joint NDR-Suddeutsche Zeitung
investigation shows that the U.S.,
in the battle against terrorism,
organized kidnapping and torture
in Germany. U.S. security forces,
in the process, arrested suspects
at German airports. According to
the investigation, U.S. agents
interrogated asylum-seekers and
gathered information that may
have played a role in determinin
g drone targets. A secret torture
prison was constructed at a
CIA base in Frankfurt am Main.”

—NEWS ITEM, Tagesschau

A NEW INTRUSION INTO GERMANY?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Legal Issues Overwhelm
Cornelius Gurlitt Art Find

“A large number of works were
removed from Gurlitt's flat, many
of unknown origin. Attorneys
from all over the world - about
100 so far - are filing claims to
these artworks on behalf of their
clients. The U.S. government is
finding fault with Germany's
approach to the case. Mr. Gurlitt,
the supposed culprit, has been
deprived of his collection, and
yet he is not suspected
of having committed a crime.”

—REPORTERS Lothar Gorris,
Ulrike Knofel, Conny Neumann,
Sven Röbel, Fidelius Schmid
and Michael Sontheimer

ART RECLUSE SPEAKS TO THE WORLD


DER SPIEGEL: Interview with
a Phantom - Cornelius Gurlitt
Shares Some of His Secrets


Die Tageszeitung Germany
Claimants to Massive
Nazi Looted Art Find
are in for a Long Wait

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“It isn't clear where these
paintings will go once the
tax case has been resolved.
The principles of the
Washington Conference
apply to public museums,
collections, archives, and
libraries, but not to private
collections. ... Nor are
museums that encounter
modernist works that were
expropriated from them
in Gurlitt's collection able
to claim restitution. As
owner of the paintings, the
German Reich could decide
freely whether or not to
part with its art, for
any reason whatsoever”

—NEWS ITEM,
Die Tageszeitung

$1.35 BILLION: WHO OWNS IT?


News, Switzerland
Swiss Asylum for Snowden
Would Win Points in Berlin

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For Angela Merkel and her party
buddies, Snowden is a smoking hot
potato they would prefer not even
to touch. However, on its own, the
desire for the information this
person has, practically speaking,
obliges one to take the informant
in. ... Snowden could serve as a
bridge - making German Socialists
... more well-disposed toward
Switzerland. If Switzerland could
do the right thing and make not
just enemies but new friends - that
would be a real change of pace.”

—COLUMNIST Hermann Tertsch

WILL SWISS RUN INTERFERENCE?


Daily Mail, U.K.
Massive Scientology Center
with 'Super Power' Floor to
Open in Clearwater, Florida

“The opening of the building Sunday
will mark the first time Scientologists
have had a space to receive 'Super
Power' training - developed by the
religion's founder L. Ron Hubbard.”

—CORRESPONDENT Ashley Collman

FLORIDA SUPER POWER CENTER OPENS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
New York Times Defends
Guardian's Snowden Leaks

“The New York Times has published
similar material, believing that the
public has a clear interest in learning
about and debating the N.S.A.'s out-
of-control spying on private
communications. That interest is
shared by the British public as well.”

—EDITORIAL, The New York Times

FREE PRESS ENDANGERED IN BRITAIN?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
New York Stops to Listen
as Lou Reed Memorial
Floods City with His Music

“New York without Lou Reed – it's
unimaginable. ... He was a pioneer
– even with what we're doing here.”

—Lou Reed Mourner Brian Kaiser

WIFE LAURIE ANDERSON LISTENS TO LOU


ABC, Spain
German 'Snowden-Mania'
Puts All of Europe at Risk

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“A traitorous American spy and a
hefty dose of German idealism has
been injected into the veins of a
society stirred up by media which
is as populist as it is irresponsible.
... The Teutonic sentimentality
feeding this defense of Snowden
as an intrepid and romantic spy
defying empire doesn't bode well.”

—COLUMNIST Hermann Tertsch

GERMANS GETTING CARRIED AWAY?


Izvestia, Russia
Moscow Tongues Wag
Over the 'Downfall'
of U.S. Envoy McFaul

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"During his tenure, McFaul
has achieved nothing, and
the relationship between
the countries has become
much more complex: the
Magnitsky List, the Dima
Yakovlev Law, Georgia,
North Korea, Iran, Syria. ...
Russia needs a professional.

— Igor Morozov, Duma
Committee for Global Affairs

MCFAUL OUT AS AMBASSADOR?

Der Spiegel, Germany
John McCain: NSA Chief
'Should Resign or be Fired'

“They ought to be held accountable
... the head of the NSA, president,
the Intelligence Committees in the
Congress, all of these contractors
we pay that were responsible for
performing the background checks.
There should be a wholesale
housecleaning. Knowing how angry
Angela Merkel was, President
Obama should have apologized.”

—SENATOR John McCain

MCCAIN WANTS HEADS TO ROLL AT NSA


DER SPIEGEL: Germany Warns
U.S. that Facilities Could be
Attacked Over NSA Anger

DER SPIEGEL: NSA Fallout -
Berlin Moves to Increase
Mobile Phone Security


Der Postillon, Germany
U.S. Combat Drones Fly
South for Afghan Winter

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"I usually enjoy watching this
actually - from a safe distance,
of course. ... I've already
photographed a few General
Atomics MQ-1 Predators, and
the occasional MQ-1C Gray
Eagle, as well as of a rare
MQ-9A Reaper drone. It's just
those damned stealth drones,
like the Lockheed Martin
RQ-170 Sentinel, that you can
never get in front of the lens.
At this rate, I'll never be able
to fill up my drone album!

— Amateur
Ornithologist Khalid Bayat

AFGHANISTAN 'BIRD' WATCHING

Reuters, U.K.
Snowden Persuaded
Other NSA Workers to
Give up Passwords

"Snowden used login
credentials and passwords
provided unwittingly by
colleagues at a spy base in
Hawaii to access some of
the classified material
he leaked to the media."

— REPORTERS Warren
Strobel, Mark Hosenball

De Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Lawsuit Seeks to Halt
Dutch 'Laundering'
of NSA-Acquired Data

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“The NSA violates the law
IN the Netherlands and then
delivers information to the
AIVD. The Service is then
allowed to be secretive
about the data's origins,
ultimately laundering the
data. Something like this is
obviously not permissible.
Our demand is simple:
this practice must stop.”

—Investigative Journalist
Brenno de Winter

DUTCH MINISTER ON THE LINE


Guardian Unlimited U.K.
NSA Leaks: U.K. Enemies
are 'Rubbing their Hands
with Glee', says MI6 Chief

"The leaks from Snowden have
been very damaging. They have
put our operations at risk. It is
clear our enemies are rubbing
their hands with glee. ...
Al-Qaeda is lapping it up."

— Sir John Sawers, MI6 Chief

SPY CHIEFS WARN OVER LEAKS

Die Welt, Germany
Elections Topple Global
Cliches about America

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Almost every preconceived
notion we are accustomed to
internationally was thrown
overboard. To sum up: a leftie
now governs New York, a
Black man the White House,
a White man Detroit, and a
Republican New Jersey.
Once again, we can forget
all the cliches about America.”

—COLUMNIST Eric Gujer

THUNDER ON THE CENTER-RIGHT


Savon Sanomat, Finland
After Scandal, Obama
is Far from Justifying
His Nobel Peace Prize

TRANSLATED FROM FINNISH

"The spy scandal shaking
THE world won't help any.
It is interesting to consider
what makes spying and
data breaches by an agency
like the NSA acceptable,
but the intrusions of
individual hackerss into
state information systems
such a serious infraction.

— COLUMNIST
Jari Tourunen

LOVE: THE NEW SNOWDEN?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Tim Berners-Lee: Encryption
Cracking by Our Spy Agencies
is 'Appalling and Foolish'

“The computer scientist who created the
world wide web, has called for a 'full and
frank public debate' on Web surveillance
by the National Security Agency and its
British counterpart, GCHQ, warning that
the system of checks and balances to
oversee the intelligence agencies failed.”

—REPORTER Ed Pilkington

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Kerry May Bring Happy
NSA Surprise for Poles

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Now we'll be spared the hassle
of having to submit to an often
embarrassing conversation with
the American consul. It will be
enough for a Mr. Kowalski, in
a telephone conversation with
anyone - say his wife, to hint
that he wants to go to America,
and the NSA spy system will
unerringly catch it, check what
it has on the Kowalskis in its
databases, and within 48 hours
they will receive an answer
from the Consulate via letter."

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

WILL SPIES PAY OFF FOR POLES?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Trade Deal with U.S. is a Full-
Frontal Assault on Democracy

TRADE TALKS

“Brussels has remained
quiet about a treaty that
would let rapacious
companies subvert our
laws, our rights and
national our sovereignty.”

—COLUMNIST
George Monbiot

DER SPIEGEL: U.S. Complaints of
German Exports are 'Unfounded'


Der Spiegel Germany
Ten Essential Witnesses
for Investigating NSA
Surveillance in Germany

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"This week, the Parliamentary
Oversight Committee will meet
to discuss the latest revelations
about the NSA's spying assault.
At that point, a decision will be
made as to whether to form a
Bundestag committee of inquiry.
Such a committee would be
unpleasant for many of those
involved. So who should be
called as witnesses? Here are
ten people who should be
called by any such committee."

— COLUMNIST Veit Medick

GERMANS PONDER THEIR NEXT MOVE

DER SPIEGEL: Et Tu, U.K.? Anger
Grows over British Spying in Berlin

THE INDEPENDENT: Revealed - Britain's
'Secret Listening Post' in Heart of Berlin'

DER SPIEGEL: Germany's Quandary:
The Debate over Asylum for Snowden

DER SPIEGEL: Free Press? Guardian
Editor Laments 'Retrogressive' State

DER SPIEGEL: Codependent: Merkel's
Pragmatic Approach to NSA Scandal

DER SPIEGEL: Merkel Spying: It's
'Unlikely' White House Didn't Know


Der Spiegel Germany
Without Our Own Internet,
Germany and Europe Have
No Genuine Sovereignty

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The notion of entering into a
'no-spy agreement' is absurd.
The Americans are incapable
of entering into an deal that
demands self-restraint. There
is no agreement in the world
to which the U.S. intelligence
services would adhere - we
now know that much. ... In
South America, the creation
of their own network is being
contemplated. That is also the
correct path for Europeans."

— COLUMNIST Jacob Augstein

WEB BALKANIZATION CLOSES IN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
CIA Made Doctors Torture
Suspected Terrorists After
Sept. 11, Taskforce Finds