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

“The report of the Task force on
Preserving Medical Professionalism
in National Security Detention
Centers concludes that after 9/11,
health professionals working with
the military and intelligence,
'designed and participated in cruel,
inhumane and degrading
treatemnt and torture of detainees.'”

—HEALTH EDITOR Sarah Boseley

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
GCHQ and European Spy
Agencies Work Together
on Mass Surveillance

“The Snowden papers unmask
close technical cooperation and
a loose alliance among British,
German, French, Spanish and
Swedish intelligence agencies.”

—REPORTER Julian Borger

E.U. SPIES DO SPYING TOGETHER

REUTERS: Glenn Greenwald's
Partner Accused of 'Terrorism'


The Observer, U.K.
Is the Album Dead? Katy Perry,
Miley Cyrus and Elton John Hit
by Dramatic U.S. Sales Slump

“Lou Reed's album sales may have risen
607% in the U.S. last week, one of many
tributes to New York's rock 'n' roll poet
of the streets, but that did little to dispel
mood that has descended on the business.”

—COLUMNIST Edward Helmore

REED'S PASSING: LAST GASP FOR ALBUMS?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Transatlantic Ties Ought Not
Be Jeopardized Over Spying

“If Europeans want to salvage
trans-Atlantic relations, they
must accept doing so without
an official, public apology.”

— COLUMNIST Annette Heuser

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE?


Le Monde, France
War Weary West on the
New Challenges of War

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Globalization produces deep
divisions, some of which turn
into a new type of war, in
which states, as guarantors of
international peace, must
prepare themselves for, and
accept, a number of challenges.”

—RESEARCHER Gaidz Minassian

IS AVERSION TO WAR A DANGER?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Putin's Anointment by
Forbes as Number One
Hombre 'Jaw-Dropping'

“The pint-sized Russian leader
doesn't deserve this ego-boost.
Putin's power is largely illusory
– a false idol erected and fed by
a phalanx of Kremlin cronies,
and maintained through control
of Russia's fast-depleting oil and
gas revenues and an ever more
repressive grip on civil society.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

NZZ, Switzerland
NSA in Germany: Highly
Toxic 'Outrage Cocktail'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The U.S. may want to recall a
phrase accredited to Napoleon's
Chief of Police Joseph Fouche:
'It was worse than a crime; it
was an error.' Knowing Merkel's
next move on the euro-crisis
ahead of the media doesn't
justify a transatlantic ice age.”

—COLUMNIST Eric Gujer

CAN GERMAN-U.S.TIES BE MENDED?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA has Hurt Transatlantic
Relations More than Any
al-Qaeda Operative Could

NSA: AMOK?

“A spy outfit
unchecked is
an outfit that
runs amok. It
is like a man
with a hammer
who thinks all
things are nails.”

— DIE ZEIT PUBLISHER
Josef Joffe

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden's Letter
to Angela Merkel
- Live Coverage

“German politician
reveals content of
letter from the NSA
whistleblower to
German chancellor
whose cell phone
he revealed had
been monitored by
the U.S. for a decade.”

—REPORTER Paul Owen

GERMAN OVERTURES


GUARDIAN: British Debate
on NSA is Sadly Lacking


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
John Kerry Admits:
Some U.S. Spying
has 'Gone Too Far'

“The president and I have
learned of things that've
been happening in many
ways on auto-pilot, since
the technology is there
and the ability is there. ...
In some cases, some of
these actions reached
too far and we are goin
g to try to make sure it
doesn't happen in future.”

—SECRETARY OF STATE
John Kerry

CONSIDERING NON-AMERICANS ...


GUARDIAN: NSA Lawyer: Agency
'Giving a Lot of Thought' to the
Privacy Rights of Overseas Citizens

FINANCIAL TIMES:
NSA Revelations Boost
Corporate Paranoia

GUARDIAN: Obama Halts NSA
Spying on IMF and World Bank

RUSSIA TODAY: Snowden 'Ready
to Testify' in Merkel Tapping Case


Le Monde, France
After PRISM, Europe
Must Protect 'Emerging
Global Consciousness'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Today we can consider
THE information revealed
BY Edward Snowden and
written about by Glenn
Greenwald as the herald
of a crucial turning point:
the awakening of a global
consciousness determined
to confront the urgent
need to regulate how
personal data is harvested,
stored and then utilized."

— PHILOSOPHER Eric Sadin

CONTROLLING OUR OWN DATA

El Pais, Spain
NSA: For E.U., it's Better
to be 'Heard than Ignored'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We in Europe have long complained
that the U.S. hasn't been listening to
us, that we're a dispensable continent,
and that we no longer even show up
on America's radar, inundated as it is
with blips from the Asia-Pacific. Now
we find that they're not only listening
to us, they are massively spying on us.”

—COLUMNIST Francisco G. Basterra

EUROPE: JUST HAPPY TO BE HEARD?


BBC News, U.K.
The War of the Worlds at
75: Still Invading our Fears

“What was the first mainstream
movie to exploit 9/11 imagery
for a horror-entertainment
catharsis, after tacit agreement
in Hollywood to pull back a bit?
A certain film by Spielberg in
2005: War of the Worlds.”

—COLUMNIST Jordan Hoffman

STILL SETTING THE STANDARD

GUARDIAN: Google and Yahoo
'Furious' over reports that NSA
Secretly Intercepts Data Links


Der Spiegel, Germany
Merkel Balks at
E.U. Privacy Push

“Chancellor Merkel has
put on a good show of
being outraged by U.S.
spying. But, at the same
time, she has impeded
efforts to strengthen
data security. Does she
really want increased
privacy, or is she more
interested in gaining
membership into the
exclusive group of info-
sharing countries known
as the 'Five Eyes' club?”

—CORRESPONDENT
Gregor Peter Schmitz

READING MERKEL TEA LEAVES


DER SPIEGEL: NSA Scandal
- Parliamentary Spying
Inquiry Faces Challenges

GUARDIAN: Boris Johnson
Defends THE Guardian
Over NSA Revelations


Russia Today, Russia
NSA Accused of Spying
on Vatican Conclave

“The American intelligence
services allegedly wiretapped
cardinals before they elected
the new pope, Pope Francis.”

—RUSSIA TODAY, News Item

SNOOPING ON HOLY FATHER

GUARDIAN: Google and Yahoo
'Furious' over reports that NSA
Secretly Intercepts Data Links


El Pais, Spain
Rather than Rajoy's Phone
Calls, NSA Should Focus on
John Kennedy's Assassin!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We shall see just how right the
author of 1984 was, now that the
All-Hearing Ear ix interested in
Merkel's mobile phone and even
conversations of Prime Minister
Mariano Rajoy. All told, the NSA
would be better off focusing its
efforts at home to see, at long
last, who in the hell killed KFK!”

—COLUMNIST Manuel Rivas

SHOULD AMERICA SPY ON THIS MAN?


BNR Nieuwsradio, The Netherlands
The NSA Proves the
Dalai Lama Wrong

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"The Dalai Lama once said,
'A lack of transparency
results in suspicion and a
deep sense of insecurity.'
That's wrong (too bad).
Snowden has shown that
the United States abuses
the availability of online
data, and it is precisely
that which leads to
such suspicion of America."

— COLUMNIST
Ben van der Burg

WRONG ON TRANSPARANCY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Britney Spears Used
By British Navy to
Scare Somali Pirates

“In an excellent case of
'here's a sentence you
won't read every day,'
Britney has emerged as
an unlikely figurehead in
the fight against pirates.”

—REPORTER Tim Jonze

SPEARS: PIRATE FRIGHTENER


El Pais, Spain
Conflicted Europe Must
Defend Citizen Liberties

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"One can't live in a democracy
without guarantees of citizen
rights, and without counter-
weights to the extraordinary
power of the secret services.
Yet E.U. countries need the
protective shield of the U.S.
intelligence services - a fact
that checks any desire to
retaliate and cushions the
blow of this crisis of misrust."

— EDITORIAL, El Pais

DENDING LIBERTY FROM THE FREE?

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
Say it isn't so, NSA!
TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“As Obama's cool reaction
shows, the government in
Washington has apparently
yet to grasp the extent of
the damage it has caused
and continues to cause in
Europe. This has strained
transatlantic relations -
even severely strained.”

—COLUMNIST
Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger
The Telegraph, U.K.
David Cameron 'Spies' Trouble

GLASS HOUSES

“Cameron pays tribute
to British intelligence
officers - but refuses
to say whether his own
calls have been bugged.”

— COLUMNIST
Michael Deacon

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Cameron Makes
'Veiled Threat' Over
NSA and GCHQ Leaks

“David Cameron has called
on the Guardian and other
newspapers to show 'social
responsibility' in reporting
on leaked NSA files to avoid
high court injunctions.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Nicholas Watt

THREAT OF PRIOR RESTRAINT

GUARDIAN: David Cameron's
Threat to Guardian: Veiled
Maybe, but Very Plain to See


Der Spiegel, Germany
Embassy Snooping:
The NSA's Secret
Spy Hub in Berlin

“The U.S. Embassy has not
merely been promoting
German-U.S. friendship. On
the contrary, it is a nest of
espionage. From the roof
of the embassy, a special
CIA-NSA unit can apparently
monitor much of the cell
phone communication in the
government quarter. And
there's evidence that agents
based there targeted the
cell phone Merkel uses most.”

—NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BERLIN


DER SPIEGEL: Americans
on Spying Scandal: 'Allies
Aren't Always Friends'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Oversight Dismissed as
'Illusory'; Anger Intensifies
Within Europe and Beyond

“With a program of this scope, it
is obvious that any form of control
becomes illusory when there are
hundreds of millions of exchanges
that are monitored and surveilled.”

—Inter-American Human Rights
Commissioner Felipe Gonzales

El Pais, Spain
Mass Spying on Innocent
Non-Americans Must End

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The Obama White House cannot
continue with a strategy of silence
and obstruction in regard to the
scandalous violation of individual
rights that has been exposed. ...
It is hard to accept that the fight
against terrorism justifies a need
to monitor the communications of
millions of people in other nations.”

—EDITORIAL, El Pais

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Spain Summons American
Ambassador Over Claim
NSA Tracked Millions Calls

“El Mundo reported on Monday
that it had seen an NSA document
that showed the U.S. spy agency
had intercepted 60.5 million calls
in Spain between December 10,
2012 and January 8 of this year.”

—CORRESPONDENT Paul Hamilos

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Europe's 'NSA Envy'
TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“I guarantee that European
politicians are outraged by
the scale of NSA espionage
operations for one reason
and one reason only: their
own national intelligence
agencies lack the chances
and momentum possessed
by the American NSA.”

—COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

IS IT ALL ABOUT JEALOUSY?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Caught in an
Apparent Fib to Merkel

“BILD reported that Obama was
personally informed about U.S.
surveillance against Merkel by
the director of the NSA, Keith
Alexander. Data gathered by
U.S. spies in Berlin was not
channelled through the NSA
in Forte Meade, Maryland, but
directly to the White House.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
Paul Lewis, Philip Oltermann

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
As Europe Erupts Over U.S.
Spying, NSA Chief Says that
Government Must Stop Media

LOOKING GLASSES

“How will U.S. and U.K.
officials, in light of their
conduct, maintain the
pretense that they are
free press defenders,
and are in a position to
lecture and condemn
others for violations?”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: Leaked Memos
Reveal GCHQ Efforts to Keep
Mass Surveillance Secret


Die Zeit, Germany
NSA Blackmail of Obama
Himself Not Far-Fetched

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“One need not be a conspiracy
theorist to raise the question:
Isn't it possible that Mr. Obama
might also be a victim of NSA
eavesdropping? It wouldn't be
the first time an intelligence
agency developed a sense of
omnipotence and set itself up
as a 'state within the state.'”

—COLUMNIST Martin Klingst

BLACKMAILING AND THE NSA


Polityka, Poland
Allies or Enemies? American
Intelligence Has Lost the Plot

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“It seems the American intelligence
services lost any sense of proportion
between the scale of the operation
and the threats to security. There is
also serious doubt as to whether U.S.
operations have any legitimate basis
in law, and they certainly confer no
glory on the United States, which in
its political rhetoric, emphasizes the
values of democracy and rule of law.”

—COLUMNIST Marek Ostrowski

IS U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFF COURSE?


Russia Today, Russia
#StopWatchingUS Rallies
Against Mass Surveillance;
Marches on National Mall

“This isn't about red or blue or
party lines, and it definitely isn't
about terrorism. This is about
power, control, and trust in
government ... It's about being
able to live in a free and open
American society ... Elections
are coming and we're watching
you ... They're public servants
and not private investigators.”

—STATEMENT, Edward Snowden

MARCH AGAINST MASS SURVEILLANCE

DER SPIEGEL: 'Frenemies' -
Spying on Allies Fits Barack
Obama's Standoffish Profile

DER SPIEGEL: E.U. Summit
- Merkel's Delicate Dance
Over Spying Allegations


Trouw, The Netherlands
U.S. Espionage? Don't Put Your
Open Data in the Town Square!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“In the Netherlands alone, 1.8 million
phone calls were tapped. But we make
it so easy for the U.S. We conveniently
forget that we're the ones putting all
of our business information in unlocked
safes in the middle of the town square
or the Dam [in Amsterdam]. And then
we're surprised that thieves and secret
services are poking around our data!”

—PRIVACY AND SECURITY RESEARCHER
Guido Van 't Noordende

WORLD CONSIDERS PROTECTING ITS DATA


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Germany, France Warn
that NSA Spying Fallout
Endangers Terror Fight

“Germany and France are to
spearhead a drive to try to
force the Americans to agree
to new transatlantic rules on
intelligence services behavior.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
Sam Jones, James Ball

COMING TO AN UNDERSTANDING

Le Nouvel Observateur, France
NSA Espionage in France:
'Like Snooping on Family'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This issue is secondary. Yes - it's
annoying that someone close to
you is spying, but we spy even in
families. You may call the French
reaction timid, I call it realistic.”

—Philippe Moreau Defarges,
Foreign Affairs Adviser to
the French Government

JUST A SIGN OF BROTHERLY LOVE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Increasingly Isolated;
Anger of U.S. Allies Grows

“"The surveillance debate in the U.S.
is focused on the constitution – and
whether the privacy of U.S. citizens
is compromised. There seems to b
e minimal acknowledgement about
the concern other countries have
about the rights of their citizens.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
Dan Roberts, Paul Lewis

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Monitored Calls of 35
World Leaders after U.S.
Official Obtained Contacts

• Agency was given more than
200 numbers by government
official • NSA encourages
departments to share their
'Rolodexes' • Surveillance
produced 'little intelligence',
secret emo acknowledges.

—REPORTER James Ball

CAN NSA BE PUT BACK IN ITS CAGE?

France 24, France
Former French Spy Chief:
'France Also Spies on U.S.'

“Spying on allies is all in a day's
work, former head of France's
domestic intelligence agency
said on Thursday. France spies
on the United States just as the
United States spies on France.”

— CORRESPONDENT Tony Todd

SPIES SPY ON THE SPYERS SPYING

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The NSA files – Germany
Summons U.S. Ambassador
Over Merkel Phone – Live

• E.U. summit may discuss U.S.
surveillance • German fight
comes after French anger over
spying • Full coverage of all NSA
and Snowden developments live

—COMPLILED By Paul Owen

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Out of Hand': Europe Furious
Over U.S. Spying Allegations

“The newest charges of U.S. spying
have unleashed a torrent of criticism
and concern in Europe. If suspicions
unearthed by Der Spiegel that the
U.S. tapped Chancellor Merkel's cell
phone turn out to be true, their may
be huge trans-Atlantic ramifications.”

—REPORTER Charly Wilder

MERKEL'S PHONE HACK RALLIES EUROPE

DER SPIEGEL: Germany
Summons U.S. Ambassador
Over NSA Surveillance

DER SPIEGEL: Merkel's
Phone - Spying Suspicions
Put Obama in a Tight Spot


Der Spiegel, Germany
Merkel Calls Obama:
Wants NSA to Stop
Tapping Her Phone

“Chancellor Anjela Merkel
phoned President Obama
on Wednesday to discuss
suspicions that she may
have been targeted by U.S.
intelligence for years.”

—REPORTERS
Jacob Appelbaum, Holger
Stark, Marcel Rosenbach,
Jorg Schindler

GERMANY RAISES THE HEAT

GUARDIAN: E.U. Parliament
Demands Freeze of SWIFT
Pact Over NSA Surveillance

DEUTCHE WELLE: America Abused
the Spirit of SWIFT Agreement

GUARDIAN: Breakthrough
on Data Privacy Rules Raises
Pressure on E.U. Leaders

BBC NEWS: Merkel Calls Obama
about 'U.S. Spying on her Phone'

GUARDIAN: Snowden files
- Guardian Should be
Prosecuted, says Tory MP

GUARDIAN: Bugging Friends is
Unacceptable, Warn Germans


Le Monde, France
'How NSA Spies on France'
TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The phone communications
of French citizens are, in fact,
intercepted on a massive scale.
... These papers describe the
techniques used to illegally
capture secrets or simply the
private lives of French people.”

—REPORTERS Jacques Follorou
and Glenn Greenwald

REAL 'SHOCK' OR POLITICAL KABUKI?


Le Monde, France
Fighting 'Big Brother'

“At a time when the power of new
technology has made a planet-wide
'Big Brother' possible, it is urgent to
discuss the impact of this on liberty.”

— COLUMNIST Natalie Nougayrede

LE MONDE: NSA Wiretapped
French Diplomats in America

LE MONDE: French Phone
Networks in NSA Crosshairs'

LE FIGARO: French Human
Rights Groups Demand
Judicial Inquiry into NSA


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Snowden Docs Expose NSA
Christmas Holiday Loophole!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“On December 24 and December 31,
the NSA tapped not one person in the
Netherlands. Apparently, most spies
are at home over Christmas and New
Year's Eve. That would be the best
time to call friends in Pakistan.”

—COLUMNIST Michael Persson

JOHN KERRY ABSORBS AN ANGRY PARIS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
White House Admits: French
Surveillance Revelations
Raise 'Legitimate Questions'

“The president and President Hollande
discussed disclosures in the press, some
of which ... raise legitimate questions
for our friends and allies about how
these capabilities are being employed.”

—WHITE HOUSE Statement

KERRY IN PARIS TO PATCH THINGS UP



Der Spiegel, Germany
E.U. Digital Czar Hits Back
at Post-Snowden Criticism

“When people post everything on
Facebook then ask me to protect
their privacy, I have to say: Take
responsibility yourself! ... I just
want to say that people shouldn't
be naive and assume that their
online data is secure. They need
to take measures to protect it.”

— E.U. DIGITAL AGENDA
Commissioner Neelie Kroes

Dutch News, The Netherlands
NSA Tapped 1.8 Million
Dutch Phones in Month

“VVD MP Klaas Dijkhoff said the
news that the U.S. is obtaining
phone data in the Netherlands
on such a scale is 'disappointing.'
'If it was the Chinese or Russians,
no-one would be surprised,' he
is said. 'But this is an ally and that
makes it extra disappointing.'”

—DUTCH NEWS News Item

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Public Indifference is the
Real Enemy in NSA Affair

“At one point I thought that the
level of public complacency about
the revelations was a reflection
simply of ignorance. ... what is
more alarming is how relaxed
so many of my professional
peers appear to be about all this.”

—PROFESSOR John Naughton,
Open University

U.S. GETS DRESSING DOWN IN PARIS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
France Summons U.S. Envoy
Over NSA Surveillance Claims

“According to Le Monde, documents
show that NSA was targeting not only
terrorist suspects but also politicians,
businesspeople and members of the
Hollande Administration under a
program codenamed US-985D.”

—COLUMNIST Sam Jones

Der Spiegel, Germany
System Failure - American
Democracy Nears its Limits

“Its political architecture was not
designed for long-lasting blockades
and extortion, the likes of which
are enthusiastically practiced by the
Tea Party for most of the last four
years. The US's founding fathers
proposed a system of checks and
balances, not checks and boycotts.”

—COLUMNISTS
Sebastian Fischer, Marc Pitzke

NON-REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Fresh Leak: NSA Accessed
Mexican President's E-mail

"The NSA has been systematically
eavesdropping on the Mexican
government for years. It hacked
into the president's public e-mail
account, and gained deep insight
into policymaking and the system."

— REPORTERS Jens Glüsing,
Laura Poitras, Marcel
Rosenbach, Holger Stark

Die Welt, Germany
Yellen Holds the Key
to Dollar's Decline

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The U.S. economy is huge,
but so are the debts America
has accumulated over the
decades. This year, the 317
million Americans will
produce goods and services
valued at roughly $16.7
trillion, according to IMF
estimates. However, federal,
state, and local government
debt is already higher than
that, amounting to almost
$17 trillion. ... All experts
agree that the future of the
dollar critically depends on
the new head of the FED.”

—COLUMNIST Daniel Eckert

THE END OF DOLLAR DOMINANCE?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
International Herald
Tribune: Newspaper
of Americans Abroad

“Generations of Americans
traveling to Europe before,
during and after the two
world wars, swapping the
competitive, tight-laced
rigours of the materialist,
capitalist, God-fearing USA
for the sophisticated languor,
louche-ness and chic of the
French capital, the Herald
reported, reflected and
symbolized the quintessential
experience of embracing
foreignness, specifically
that of the Frenchs.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
E.U. is Finalizing Rules to
Halt Data Transfer to U.S.

“All those U.S. companies that
dominate the tech market and
the Internet want access to
our goldmine, an internal
market with over 500 million
potential customers. If they
want to access it, they will
have to play by our rules.”

—Viviane Reding, E.U.
Commissioner for Justice

Le Temps, Switzerland
Budget Deadlock Again
Suggests Racism Behind
Opposition to Obama

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The advent of the first Black
president of the United States,
elected for the first time in
November 2008 and re-elected
last year with a majority of the
electoral college and popular
vote, has already resulted in the
manifestation of quite a number
of heinous events. The current
budget crisis reflects a new
level of contempt for Obama."

— COLUMNIST Stephane Bussard

JUST POLITCS, OR SOMETHING MORE?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: David Cameron
has 'Declared War' on
Investigative Journalism

RealVideoOct. 17, 00:06:40

BRITISH 'EMPIRE' STRIKES BACK

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
So America's Skewed
Democracy Lurches
Toward its Next Crisis

NO SOLUTION

“To the rest of the
world and much of
America, this is yet
another dangerous
folly. The fact that
the nation did not
default should come
as cold comfort.
The fact that we are
even talking about it
defaulting is a issue.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Newsweek Polska, Poland
In Poland and America,
Religion Propels Right

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“At roughly the same time,
the U.S. Republican Party
and Poland's biggest right-
wing party became hostage
to ideological extremists
and radicals. Why are right-
wing radicalization and
ideology present to such an
extent both countries? It so
happens that for both, religion
plays a big role in public life.”

—COLUMNIST Tomasz Lis

MEET THE TED CRUZ OF POLAND


The Telegraph, U.K.
Obama Wins Shutdown
Showdown. His Prize is
Lame Duck Presidency

A PYRRHIC WIN?

“What has Obama really
won? He has his precious
healthcare reform and
he gets the government
open again. Tomorrow,
however, he'll still have
the same gridlocked
political system that he
had the night before.”

— COLUMNIST Tim Stanley

ECONOMIST: America's
Not So Dangerous Game


Telegraph, U.K.
Afghan Fury as U.S. Seizes
'Spy at Top of the Taliban'

"Mehsud was forcibly abducted while
heading to a secret rendezvous with
America’s allies in Afghanistan’s top
spy agency, the National Intelligence
Directorate. ... The mission to seize
Mehsud amounted to a dramatic
breach of trust among the allies."

— CORRESPONDENTS
Damien McElroy, Rob Crilly

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
Sochi 2014: Russia to Take
Gold in Spying on Visitors

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Many foreigners, who won't use
Russian servers, likely hope that
their data will be protected by
modern encryption methods of
Western companies. In fact, this
will provide few advantages. ...
Foreign citizens, for a period of
a couple of weeks while at the
Olympic Games, will be in the
same situation that Russians have
experienced every day for years."

— REPORTERS Andrei Soldatov
and Irina Borogan

SOCHI 2014: MOVE OVER NSA

Telegraph, U.K.
The Sun is Setting on
Dollar Supremacy, and
with it, American Power

"A serious alternative to the
dollar is still a long way off,
but the latest shenanigans on
Capitol Hill have given the
search frenewed momentum."

— CCOLUMNIST Jeremy Warner

Russia Today, Russia
Glenn Greenwald
Calls Canadian Spying
'Aggressive, Insidious

"There is a huge amount of
stuff about Canada in these
archives because Canada
works so closely with NSA.”

— JOURNALIST Glenn Greenwald

Trouw, The Netherlands
The Left and the Right: Equal
Opportunity Immigrant Killers

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“We have never seen an ideology or
religion on trial before a court of law
on charges of murder. It is invariably
people who must be held accountable.
... To point a cowardly finger at 'the
left' or any other political entity or
notion is ridiculous. ... If one has a
serious accusation to make, it should
be taken to a prosecutor, who would
reject it, because prosecutors cannot
call to account 'the left' or 'the right.'”

—COLUMNISTS Ewoud Clay
and Jan Jaap de Ruiter

WHO IS KILLING THE FLEEING REFUGEES?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Assange Says
Snowden Safer than
Those Covering Him

RealVideoOct. 12, 00:33:57

"You have a situation in
which the United States
has mapped out the whole
community structure, the
relations between every
individual who has any
chance of holding any
influence in Latin America.
And is able to shift and
play off different parties
against one another..”

— WikiLeaks Founder
Julian Assange

ASSANGE SETS THE STAGE

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Snowden in Moscow;
Accepts Sam Adams Award

RealVideoOct. 12, 00:04:02

"We have an executive at the
Department of Justice that's
unwilling to prosecute high
officials who lied to Congress
and the country on camera,
but they'll stop at nothing to
persecute someone who told
them the truth. And that's a
fundamentally dangerous
thing to a democracy.”

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN ACCEPTS AWARD

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: 'Snowden a Hero'
to Emulate: Steve Wozniak

RealVideoOct. 11, 00:00:54

"If there were anything in my life
I could do that would be equivalent
to his achievements, I would do it.
I am very glad he is exists among us
and he is a hero. And I hope that if
I were in the same situation, I'd have
the courage to do the same thing.”

— Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

WOZNIAK CALLS SNOWDEN A 'HERO'

Financial Times, U.K.
Search Battle Against
Google Moves to Brazil

"Brazil's antitrust regulator
said the alleged violations
by Google, 'if proven, may
prevent the entry and
development of competitors
in the Brazilian online search
market, as well as increase
Google's already quite
elevated market influence.'"

— COMMENTARY, Economist

FINANCIAL TIMES: 'Dutch
Sandwich' Grows as Google
Shifts €8.8bn to Bermuda


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Hillary Clinton: We Need to
Talk Sensibly About Spying

"We need to have a sensible adult
conversation about what is needed
to be done, and how to do it, in
a way that is as transparent as it can
be, with as much oversight and
citizen understanding as possible.”

— REPORTERS Saeed Kamali
Dehghan, Nicholas Watt,
Alan Travis, Nick Hopkins

HILLARY WEIGHS INTO SURVEILLANCE

Daily Mail, U.K.
Calls Grow to Prosecute
Guardian Over Spy Leaks

“The Guardian has never denied
sending family and personal data
about intelligence agents across
borders. This is illegal and it is a
threat to agents and their families.”

—Tory MP Julian Smith

DAILY MAIL EDITORIAL: 'Paper
that Helps Britain's Enemies'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
World News Editors: 'What
the Guardian is Doing is
Important for Democracy'

“Yesterday, Daily Mail described
the Guardian as 'The paper that
helps Britain's enemies'. We have
shown that article to many of the
world's leading newspaper editors.
These is what they had to say.”

—EDITORS of The New York Times,
Der Spiegel, Haaretz, Le Monde,
El Pais, Slate, The Hindu, Clarin,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,
Washington Post, Sueddeutsche
Zeitung, La Repubblica, Dagens
Nyheter, Aftenposten, La Stampa,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Gazeta
Wyborcza, Politiken, Buzzfeed,
ORF, Tagesspiegel, Knight

WORLD EDITORIS GUARD GUARDIAN


GUARDIAN EDITORIAL: Spies and
Journalism: When Worlds Collide

GUARDIAN: Surveillance,
Democracy, Transparency

GUARDIAN FRONT
PAGES: The NSA Files

GUARDIAN: Patriot Act Author
Prepares Bill to Put NSA Bulk
Collection 'Out of Business'

GUARDIAN: Skype Under
Investigation in Luxembourg
Over its ties to the NSA



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Hamid Karzai's Latest
Outburst at NATO is Sign
of His Deep Frustration

“With Western leaders and
generals busily conspiring to
declare the 12-year war a
success ahead of next year's
withdrawal, Karzai's words
are a reminder that all is far
from well - and that things
could soon turn very messy.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

News, Switzerland
'Terror in a Teapot'
TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For us in Europe, it's
gratifying to know that
the intelligence services
have been forced to
reduce their activity to
a minimum and that our
e-mails cannot be as
thoroughly scanned -
likewise those of
Islamist terrorists. ...
If everything proceeds
as planned, new Tea
Party icon Ted Cruz
should soon be getting
a congratulatory
letter from al-Qaeda.”

—COLUMNIST
Patrik Etschmayer

WHY THE WORD 'TERRORIST'?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Committee to Protect
Journalists Issues Scathing
Report on Obama Regime

ANTI-PRESS OBAMA

“The report offers a
comprehensive survey
of the ways the Obama
presidency has ushered
in a paralyzing climate
of fear for journalists
and sources alike, that
severely threatens the
news-gathering process.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: Chelsea Manning
Rejects the 'Pacifist' Label


News, Switzerland
U.S. Republicans Wage War
on Profligate Hungry Kids

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“While Tea Party Republicans
defend every tax loophole for
the superrich as if it were a
battle against the Nazis, all
possible effort is made to
make the poor even poorer.”

—COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

IS THIS THE PRICE OF 'FREEDOM'?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Father of Edward
Snowden Lands in Moscow

RealVideoOct. 10, 00:04:42

"I have no idea what his intentions
are, but ever since he has been in
Russia, my understanding is that he
has simply been trying to remain
healthy and safe and he has nothing
to do with any future [news] stories.”

— Lon Snowden,
Father of Edward Snowden

EDWARD SNOWDEN HAS A VISITOR

GUARDIAN: NSA Reform Under
Threat by 'Business-as-Usual Brigade',
Senator Ron Wyden Warns


Economist, U.K.
America's Government
Shutdown: This is No
Way to Run a Country

"The Republicans are setting
a precedent that, if followed,
would make the United States
ungovernable. ... Washington
will be permanently paralysed
and America wil be condemned
to a state of chronic uncertainty."

— COMMENTARY, Economist

SHUTDOWN PORTENDS GRIM FUTURE

ECONOMIST: Janet Yellen -
A New Hand on the Tiller


The Telegraph, U.K.
Rejoice: The Yellen FED
Will Print Money Forever

NEW FED CHAIR

“The FED will be
looser for longer
and will continue
to print money
until America's
economy creates
enough jobs to
reignite wage
pressures and
inflation, and no
matter the asset
bubbles, or the
collateral damage
along the way.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

GuardIan Unlimited, U.K.
Libyan al-Qaeda Suspect's
Detention-at-Sea Raises
Geneva Convention Issues

"With every passing day that the
U.S. holds its newest terrorism
suspect in the brig of the USS San
Antonio
, the Obama White House
dives deeper into the extra-legal
murk that marked its predecessor."

— CORRESPONDENT
Spencer Ackerman

AL-LIBY: ILLEGALLY DETAINED?

Die Welt, Germany
Iran Reckons with the High
Cost of Constructing a Nuke

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Due to its gloomy economic state,
Iran must fear renewed unrest.
The mullahs are learning that nuclear
bombs demand a very high price.
How high? That depends on
whether there is war, or non-war."

— HISTORIAN Michael Sturmer

WILL IT BE WAR - OR NON-WAR?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Government Shutdown is
Playground Spat that Badly
Damages U.S. Credibility

U.S. IMPLODES

“Since Republicans
took over the House,
they have forced the
country from one
self-imposed crisis to
another with gay
abandon, shameless
guile, clueless zeal.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Republican 'Clowns' Turn
U.S. into 'Laughing Stock'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"This is an ideological battle over
the prerogatives of the federal
government. The issue is quite
interesting, but when the issue
makes the most powerful nation
in the world a laughing stock,
the participants in the dispute
cease being intellectuals and
turn themselves into clowns."

— COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

AMERICA SHOOTS ITSELF IN FOOT

Der Spiegel, Germany
Shutdown Spectacle: 'America
is Already Politically Bankrupt'

“The main actors in this dispute, which
involves many factors, both ideological
and political, all took a huge risk and,
unhindered, have proceeded to validate
everyone who ever accused the political
establishment of being rotten to the core.”

—EDITORIAL,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

EDITORIAL SHOCK AT U.S. SHOWDOWN


Izvestia, Russia
Global Call to Arms Against
'American Exceptionalism'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"In no case should Russians stand
against this alone. They should
be joined by the world's leading
philosophers, church heads and
representatives of all the world's
religions, and, finally, the leaders
of other nations around the globe."

— COLUMNIST Boris Mezhuyev

EXCEPTION TO EXCEPTIONALISM

Polityka, Poland
Budget Extremists Unforeseen
by America's Founding Fathers

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Founding Fathers didn't anticipate
that their descendants would one day
prove to be incapable of compromise.
... The game, led by a radical wing of
Republicans, often referred to as the
'Tea Party,' is becoming increasingly
dangerous. If the United States were a
small economy, politicians like this
would only be harming themselves with
their inability to compromise. Too bad,
the obstinacy on the part of Republicans
could have implications for us all.”

—COLUMNIST Cezary Kowanda

WHAT 'CHECKS AND BALANCES' MISSED

Deutche Welle, Germany
Brazil Seeking Internet
Independence from U.S.

"The NSA spying scandal has
woken Brazil out of its data
protection doze. Plans are
being made for an optical
network to link 12 South
American countries with
Europe and Africa, and
largely devoid of America."

— NEWS ITEM, Deutche Welle

Newsnight, U.K.
VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald
on Edward Snowden, the
NSA, GCHQ, Espionage

RealVideoOct. 4, 00:14:08

"I hope we have learned the
lesson after the Iraq War that
government claims are not
tantamount to the truth. I
think it's a shock that
government officials lie to
journalists who don't seem to
mind being lied to very much”

— JOURNALIST
Glenn Greenwald

GREENWALD SOCKS IT TO THE MAN

Financial Times, U.K.
IMF Chief: Global Economy
Sees Change on 'Epic Scale'

"Because the normalization of
monetary policy affects so many
markets and people across the
globe, the U.S. has a special
responsibility: to implement it
[lifting the debt ceiling] in an
orderly way, linking it to the
pace of employment and
recovery; to communicate
clearly; and to conduct dialogue
with others global participants."

— IMF CHIEF Christine Lagarde

Independent, U.K.
Has America Ever
Been More Divided?

WORLD AGHAST

“Absurd, shameful,
incomprehensible?
Indeed. But that's
the American way
of government in
this fall of 2013.”

—COLUMNIST
Rupert Corwell

ECONOMIST: Will Voters
Punish the Republicans?

TELEGRAPH: Barack Obama Presides
Over End of U.S. Superpower Status


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Republicans
and Iran's Mullahs

"Republican leaders have
complained that Obama
was more interested in
talking to Iran than to
them about the budget.
The comparison of Iran
and the GOP might be
closer than they think.
As tens of thousands of
civilian employees began
to be laid off yesterday,
the pragmatists are the
Republicans who believe
they are about to sign
the biggest suicide note
in their party's history."

— EDITORIAL, Guardian

Le Figaro, France
Tea Party Takes U.S. Hostage
TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Republicans who never fail to delight
at the idea of sabotaging a project of
Barack Obama, also know they could
pay dearly in the upcoming mid-term
elections for their intransigence. ...
Americans, even if unenthusiastic about
health care, are allergic to blackmail.”

—JOURNALIST Paulo Sotero

WILL THIS END BETTER THAN LAST TIME?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Cameron Uses American
Shutdown to Justify Austerity

"I know some people want to get away
from the subject of deficit reduction,
sorting out our economy and turning
it around, but I think we will have lots
of reminders over the coming months,
like what's happening in America, that
it's absolutely vital we grip it."

— PRIME MINISTER David Cameron

TELEGRAPH: Dollar Falls
but Markets Steady as U.S.
Government Shuts Down


El Mundo, Spain
The U.N.'s Yearly Show
Again Plays a Vital Role

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"' Meetings of the U.N. General
Assembly are a superb pretext
for the U.S. Secretary of state
John Kerry to meet his Iranian
counterpart. It's something they
haven't done in 25 years. It is
the same for President Rohani."

— Inocencio Arias, Former
Ambassador to the U.N.

THE U.N.: IT STILL SERVES A PURPOSE

Die Zeit, Germany
Yanks' Party System
Better than Germans'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"When an American votes,
he wants his party to win,
which, after all, is why he
votes for the party he wants.
And lo and behold. After
the election, at least 51%
of Americans actually know
their party won. That's
simple arithmetic. ... When
a German votes, he uses
advanced probability to
calculate: 'I want the SPD
(German Social Democratic
Party) to win, so I'll vote
for the Green Party so they
can form a coalition,' with
the outcome being exactly
what no one wanted: a
grand coalition, for example."

— COLUMNIST Eric T. Hansen

TIME FOR GERMAN TO SWITCH?

GuardIan Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Holds Historic
Phone Call with Rouhani;
Hints at End to Sanctions

"President Rouhani's English-
language Twitter account
broke news of the phone call
in a series of tweets that
hinted at a remarkably swift
rapprochement between the
countries since the moderate
cleric was elected in June."

— REPORTERS Dan Roberts
and Julian Borger

CAN A PARTNERSHIP EMERGE?

Der Spiegel, Germany
IPCC Report: 'Climate
Change Inaction Must End'

"The reports constitute the latest
chapter in our attempt to adapt to
climate change and prevent the
continuing damage to the planet."

— COLUMNIST Christoph Seidler

Izvestia, Russia
World Can 'Thank' U.S.
and Britain for Nairobi
Terrorist Massacre

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIA

"'The West, it appears, is not
altogether clever, if it hoped
to control the spread of these
armed militants throughout
the planet. One mustn't help
the forces of evil use Islam
for their own ends. You have
already fed the beast, you
European and American
bastards. In the near future,
we're all going to have it hard."

— WRITER AND COLUMNIST
Edward Limonov

LIBYA ... KENYA ... AMERICA?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
IPCC Climate Change Report:
Live Coverage and Reaction

“The world is warming, and we are
to blame. Already some of the results
of this are 'unprecedented' and
dangerous. If we continue to pour
greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,
the levels of warming will cause
severe problems around the globe,
and could soon be catastrophic.”

— ENVIRONMENT REPORTER Fiona Harvey

GUARDIAN: The IPCC Climate
Change Report by the Numbers


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Senator Ron Wyden Tells
Clapper: 'NSA Repeatedly
Deceived American People'

NSA: OFF THE RAILS

“James Clapper lied to the
Intelligence Committee, and
not only wasn't he charged
for that felony, he continues
to be treated with reverence
by the very Committee he
deliberately deceived. That
is all you need to know.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED: Edward
Snowden's Leaks are Misguided – they
Risk Exposing Us to Cyber-Attacks

GUARDIAN: U.S. Spy Chiefs Urge Congress
to Preserve NSA Surveillance Programs


Guaridan Unlimited, U.K.
Cold War Files Reveal that
NSA Spied on Muhammad
Ali, Martin Luther King Jr.

"The United States has another
secret eavesdropping scandal
on its hands, but this time it
goes back to the Johnson
and Nixon administrations."

— REPORTER David Usborne

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: French President
Francois Hollande at the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:19:41

"The U.N.'s honor comes from
acting whenever people's
freedom is denied. The UN's
honor comes from acting
whenever fundamental rights
are compromised. The UN's
honor comes from intervening
when extremism threatens
international security. The
U.N.'s honor comes from acting
to advance peace. And in
Syria, the situation is urgent.”

— President Francois Hollande

HOLLANDE ISSUES MORAL CALL

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Senator Ted Cruz:
Circus Performer

SHOWBIZ ...?

“His pseudo-filibuster
over defunding the
Affordable Care Act
was doomed to fail,
yet the Tea Party
sees him as a lion. In
truth, he's a clown.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Reform Bill Would
Trim Back Surveillance

"The Intelligence Oversight
and Surveillance Reform Act
would prohibit the NSA's bulk
collection phone records of
Americans under the Patriot
Act, the most controversial
aspect of U.S. surveillance
revealed by documents
supplied by Edward Snowden."

— REPORTERS Paul Lewis, Dan Roberts

GUARDIAN: To Reform the
NSA, Fire Officials Who Lie


Trouw, The Netherlands
Now is the Moment for Obama
to Earn his Nobel Peace Prize

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Ultimately, If the game is played right,
America and Russia may even resolve
the Iranian nuclear issue. Obama will
then go down in history as a deserving
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, while
Russia's position will improve greatly."

— COLUMNIST Rob de Wijk

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
This Time, West Must Not
Turn its Back on Diplomacy

HOPE FOR PEACE?

"The opportunity to
diplomatically resolve
differences between
Iran and the West,
including the impasse
over the nuclear issue,
presented itself many
years ago during my
presidency. That was
an opportunity missed."

— FORMER Iran President
Mohammad Khatami

GUARDIAN: Open Letter
to Obama from 500 Iranian
Intellectuals and Activists


Die Welt, Germany
Clausewitz on Syria: Avoid War
and a Loss of Political Control

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'War is the continuation of politics by
other means.' That is the core idea of
the Prussian general. In fact - hw was
warning against the loss of political
control, which still applies today."

— HISTORIAN Michael Sturmer

CANNONBALLS, POLITICS AND GENERALS

The Observer, U.K.
U.S. Gun Use is Out of Control.
So Shouldn't World Intervene?

IS IT ONLY FAIR?

"As citizens of the
world, maybe we
should demand an
end to the suffering
of victims and their
families – maiming
and killing children
– just as America
does in every civil
conflict on earth."

— COLUMNIST Henry Porter

BBC News, U.K.
Document Highlights Near-
Detontion of Hydrogen
Bomb Over South Carolina

"One fell to the ground unarmed.
But the second assumed it was
being deliberately released over
an enemy target - and went
through all its arming mechanisms
save one, and very nearly
detonated over North Carolina."

— NEWS ITEM, BBC

Liberation, France
Obama and Hollande:
'Galactic Summiteers'
Play to the Cameras

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Hollande speaks and Obama
listens. ... But to whom is
Hollande speaking? ... We'll
never know. ... And Obama
- is he actually listening?
Presumably, cunning and wise
to the rites of international
conferences, the American
president knows how to
give every sign of paying
close attention while thinking
about something else entirely."

— COLUMNIST Gerard Lefort

IS THIS ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING?

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Obama 'Leads from Behind',
While Putin is Up in Front

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"This time, Putin has landed himself
quite a juicy morsel. He is pitted
against President Barack Obama and
his secretary of state, John Kerry, a
comical duo, who on the subject of
Syria and relations with Moscow,
behave like a pair of blind kittens."

— COLUMNIST Marek Magierowski

OBAMA: DIPLOMATIC SCHIZOPHRENIA?

Handelsblatt, Germany
Hooked on 'FED Drugs',
U.S. Overtakes Europe

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"It still appears that the U.S.,
at least, has survived the most
dangerous self-experiment
in economic history - because
the last few decades have been
just that: a self-experiment
with financial anabolic steroids.
Americans have tackled their
problems better than Europeans."

— DEKABANK Chief Economist
Ulrich Kater

QUANTITATIVE EASING: FEAR NOT?

Kommersant, Russia
Putin's Plan Won't End
Hatred Among Syrians

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Recent events show that
the level of hostility among
ethnic and religious groups
has gone so far that Syria's
civil war will continue -
whether Russia's plan to
destroy Assad's chemical
weapons succeeds or not."

— COLUMNIST Andrei Odinets

SYRIA'S STUBBORN DIVISIONS

Pravda, Russia
McCain: 'Russians Deserve
Better than Vladimir Putin'

PUTIN'S PAYBACK

"I am not anti-Russian.
I'm pro-Russian, more
pro-Russian than the
regime that misrules
you today. President
Putin claims that his
purpose is to restore
Russia to greatness at
home and among the
nations. But by what
measure has he done so?"

— SENATOR John McCain

Der Spiegel, Germany
Mad about Guns: America's
Deadly Weapons Obsession

"It feels familiar to the media, who
reflexively transform the victims
into heroes and the perpetrator into
a telegenic outsider. It feels familiar
to the politicians, who find only
empty cliches. And it feels familiar
to the nation, which mourns for
a short time and then clicks away."

— COLUMNIST Marc Pitzke

WORLD LOOKS AND WONDERS - AGAIN

Der Spiegel, Germany
E.U. Parliament 'Furious'
about NSA Bank Spying;
Ponders Halt to SWIFT

"We parliamentarians have to
show clearly where we stand.
The NSA activities have been
known now for 14 weeks,
and one still can't see any real
effort by the E.U. or U.S.
to shed light on the situation."

— CORRESPONDENT
Gregor-Peter Schmitz

The Telegraph, U.K.
As Jobs 'Evaporate,'
Fed Recoils from 1937
Tightening Mistake

PLOT WORSENS?

“The American
economy shed
347,000 jobs
over the past
two months,
which is roughly
comparable to
the rate of loss
seen during the
Great Recession.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

TELEGRAPH: QE Now Little
More than a Confidence Trick


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden is'Living
Incognito in Russia'

"Snowden is living under
guard at a secret location
in Russia, but is able to
travel around the country
freely without being
recognized, according
to his Russian attorney."

— CORRESPONDENT
Shaun Walker

NEWS ON EDWARD SNOWDEN

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Putin's Letter to Americans a
Guilty Pleasure for the World

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Outside the West, many have read his
epistle with pleasure: finally, Americans
get a taste of their own medicine. ... he
got to the core of the problem: the fact
that America claims to derive separate
rights due to its uniqueness - and doesn't
understand that other people doubt its
selflessness, because American principles
often serve as a cover for U.S. interests."

— COLUMNIST Luis Lema

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM UNPOPULAR

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Follow the Money': NSA
Monitors Financial World

"'By all appearances, NSA collects
everything it can in the sensitive
financial sector - at least that's the
message of a presentation from
April. The agency seeks access to
'bulk global financial data,' which
is then fed into the Tracfin
database, the presenter noted."

— Laura Poitras, Marcel
Rosenbach, Holger Stark

NSA: COLLECTION OF FINANCIAL DATA

Daily Mail, U.K.
Russian Politician Mocks Navy
Yard Rampage with Remark
on 'American Exceptionalism'

"New shootout at Navy headquarters
in Washington. Aa lone gunman and
seven corpses. No one is even surprised
anymore ... A clear confirmation
of American exceptionalism."

— Alexei Pushkov, Duma Foreign
Affairs Committee Chairman

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Obama's Syria 'Zugzwang'
Clogs Economic Progress

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Take, for example, mR. Obama's
refusal to meet with Putin before
the G20 because of the recent
granting of temporary asylum to
'traitor' Snowden. This, of course,
was combined with another bitter
foretaste - that of needing to find
a multilateral approach to Syria. ...
Although the summit agenda
included Syria, meeting organizers
made it clear that it would only be
discussed informally. ... Meanwhile,
Obama headed to St. Petersburg
with almost the sole intention of
teaching bASHER Assad a lesson."

— COLUMNIST Mikhail Znamenski

HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA LOST THE PLOT?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Follow the Money': NSA
Spies on Global Payments

"Spying is conducted by a branch
called 'Follow the Money.' The
collected information then flows
into the NSA's financial databank,
called 'Tracfin,' which in 2011
contained 180 million records.
Some 84 percent of the data is
from credit card transactions.."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Inside Mind of NSA Chief
General Keith Alexander

DATA COWBOY

"His NSA peers see
him as a 'cowboy'
willing to play fast
and loose with legal
limits in order to
construct a system
of ubiquitous
surveillance."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Le Temps, Switzerland
The 'Obscene' Diplomatic
Pirouette Over Syria War

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The surprise initiative is likely
less improvised than it looks. It
is a way for the Americans and
Russians to escape a situation
that for both, is akin to being
caught in a great hornet's nest
- even if for different reasons."

— COLUMNIST Luis Lema

DEBATE OVER FORMS OF MURDER

The Telegraph, U.K.
Al-Qaeda Chief Calls on
Followers to 'Bleed U.S.'
with Small-Scale Strikes

"'We should bleed America'
economically by provoking'
it to continue in its massive'
expenditure on its security,'
for America's weak point is'
its economy, that has begun'
to stagger due to the military'
and security expenditures."

— AL-QAEDA CHIEF
Ayman al-Zawahiri

THE SAME OLD - SAME OLD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Changes to NSA Not
Spoken of at Obama's
Surveillance Review
Panel, Attendees Say

“My fear is it's a simulacrum
of meaningful reform ... Its
function is to bleed off the
pressure, without getting
to the meaningful reform.”

— Sascha Meinrath,
New America Foundation

GUARDIAN: NSA Shares Raw
Intelligence Data with Israel,
Including About Americans


Polska, Poland
Foreign Minister Sikorski
Hits Syria Nerve at Kremlin

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Sikorski's words to some extent
revealed Russia's game to Western
readers, which is why the Kremlin
reacted so strongly to his comments."

— COLUMNIST Wojciech Rogacin

Die Welt, Germany
The World Needs an America
that 'Hunts Down Monsters'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"As was the case after the fall of the
Roman Empire, most Americans will
grasp how much the world benefited
from the Pax Americana only after it
no longer exists. The Pax Americana
is the most liberal global order of all
time, and its existence is useful to
most states, including Russia and China.'"

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin

CAN WORLD DO WITHOUT U.S. INFLUENCE?

Swiss Info, Switzerland
Struggling Swiss Banks
Sweat Over U.S. Tax Bill

"Now burdened by higher
regulatory and compliance
costs and diminishing fees,
some struggling smaller
boutique banks may tip over
the edge after the latest
Swiss–U.S. deal to settle
the long-running tax row."

— REPORTER Matthew Allen,

Sydsvenskan, Sweden
As Friendly as U.S.
and Sweden May Be,
We Differ on Syria

TRANSLATED FROM SWEDISH

"Obama probably came
to Stockholm with the
hope of getting at least
a few Nordic countries
on the bandwagon.
However, on behalf of
Swedens's government,
Prime Minister Fredrik
Reinfeldt politely but
firmly said 'no thank you.'"

— EDITORIAL,
Sydsvenskan

ITS LONELY AT THE TOP

Der Spiegel, Germany
Brash American Nuclear
Expert Scolds Fukushima
CEO for Nuclear Chaos

"'You do not know what you are
doing,' Klein told company Chief
Naomi Hirose to his face. 'You don't
have a plan.' In accordance with
Japanese custom, the chastized
company CEO bowed his head and
replied, 'I apologize for not being
able to live up to your expectations."

— CORRESPONDENT Marco Evers

NUCLEAR PROGNOSIS: CRITICAL

The Independent, U.K.
Once the West Set Out
to Conquer the World

AMBITION'S END?

“Those days have
gone forever. A
series of defeats
have done for
colonialism, and
its more virulent
form, imperialism.”

—- COLUMNIST
Andreas Whittam Smith

BBC News, U.K.
Reporter Glenn Greenwald
to Testify at Brazil Spy Probe

The Brazilian investigation commission
wants to probe whether the alleged
espionage on oil company Petrobras
may have compromised the integrity
of a major oil field auction in October."

— NEWS ITEM, BBC

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Putin: Syria Chemical
Weapons Handover Will Work
'Only' if U.S. Calls Off Strike

RealVideoSept. 10, 00:02:19

"Of course, all of this will only mean
anything if the U.S. and other nations
backing it tell us that they're giving
up their plan to use force on Syria.
You cannot really ask Syria, or any
other country, to disarm unilaterally
while military action against it is
continuing to be contemplated."

— President Vladimir Putin

MUST THE U.S FIRST STAND DOWN?

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Affair: Germany Conducts
Copter Flyover of U.S. Consulate

"An unnamed government official stated
that Germany wanted to send a message
to Americans that it would not tolerate
espionage technologies on German soil."

— REPORTER Matthias Gebauer

The Independent, U.K.
Would Best Name of U.S. Strike
Be 'Operation Biffing Arabs'?

NOW AND THEN

“In 1983, America had
taken sides in a civil war
and was fully committed
to preserving one bunch
of Lebanese over another
bunch of Lebanese. In the
U.S., apparently, it made
sense. Reagan had backed
Gemayel and now Reagan's
honor was at risk. I shall
not speak of parallels.”

— COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

El Seminal, Spain
U.S. Targets Iran - this Time
without Saddam's Sarin Gas

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"'I am old enough to remember when
Iraq, then a U.S. ally, employed gas
against the Kurds in Hallabja, no one
attacked Bagdad. ... As is clear to see,
standards and norms are quite pliable.
In fact, they are so pliable, that one
suspects they are merely shameful
justifications for designs that haven't
been mentioned, at least to the public."

— COLUMNIST Eduardo Arroyo

AMERICA'S SELECTIVE MEMORY SYNDROME

Der Spiegel, Germany
iSpy: How America's NSA
Accesses Smartphone Data

"The U.S. State Department stressed
that Kerry was making a rhetorical
argument about th deadline and the
unlikelihood of Assad turning over
Syria's chemical weapons stockpile."

— REPORTERS Marcel Rosenbach,
Laura Poitras, Holger Stark


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Assad Did Not Order
Chemical Arms Attack,
says the German Press

“President Bashar al-Assad
did not personally order last
month's chemical weapons
attack near Damascus that has
triggered calls for U.S. armed
intervention, and blocked
numerous requests from his
military commanders to use
chemical weapons, newspaper
Bild am Sonntag has reported.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
John Kerry Gives Syria
Week to Give Up Chemical
Weapons or Face Attack

"The U.S. State Department stressed
that Kerry was making a rhetorical
argument about th deadline and the
unlikelihood of Assad turning over
Syria's chemical weapons stockpile."

— REPORTER Patrick Wintour

SYRIA SHOWDOWN ON A WEEK?

La Croix, France
Putin Should Be Humble in the
Face of Pope's Calls for Peace

TRANSLATED FROM FRANCE

"'War never again! Never again war!'
was the call of Pope Francis, launched
last Sunday from St. Peter's Square and
repeated on Twitter ... The Russian
president might be tempted to exploit
these words - he who opposes armed
action against the Damascus regime. He
should not linger too long in triumph."

— COLUMNIST Guillaume Goubert

POPE'S CALL FOR PEACE: WIN FOR PUTIN?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Failure On All Fronts': No
Progress from G-20 Chiefs

"The G-20 summit ended worse than
expected on Friday -- with acrimony,
division and name-calling over Syria.
The conference, which was originally
conceived as an economic forum, also
failed to bring results on the recovery."

— COLUMNIST Carsten Volkery

DIPLOMATICALLY SPEAKING: DISASTER

Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
'Once Upon a Time' ...
We had Multilateralism

"It's now fully official: global
economic coordination is
dead and buried, and nobody
has even tried to resuscitate
it. Its final death certificate
was delivered by the G20
Summit in Saint Petersburg."

— REPORTERS Pyotr Kozlov,
Anastasia Kashevarova,
and Elena Teslova

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Encryption Story, Latin
American Fallout and U.S./U.K.
Attacks on Press Freedoms

LIES BEGET LIES

“One big problem the
NSA-U.S. government
generally have had
since our reporting
began is that their
defenses offered in
response to each
story are quickly
proven false by the
next story, which just
further undermines
their credibility
around the world.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

DER SPIEGEL: Privacy Scandal -
NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data


Izvestia, Russia
G20 Chairs 'Linguistically
Rearranged' to Make Sure
Putin and Obama Sit Apart

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"If there had been 'Russian seating,'
Putin and Obama would have been
sitting almost next to one another -
separated only by Saudi Arabia King
Abdullah, who also supports military
operations against the Assad regime
by the U.S. and its allies. So in the
end, organizers settled on 'English
seating.' This way, the Russian and
U.S. leaders were separated by
five heads of state: Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, South Korea,
Turkey and the United Kingdom."

— REPORTERS Pyotr Kozlov,
Anastasia Kashevarova,
and Elena Teslova

OBAMA-PUTIN: BAD CHEMISTRY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Syria Divides Deepen at
Dinner Hosted by Putin

"A majority of leaders at the
dinner were not in favor of
any punitive action unless it
is agreed by the U.N. Security
Council, although strong calls
for the UN to live up to its
responsibilities were made by
the Americans, the Turkish,
Canadians, French and British."

— CORRESPONDENT
Patrick Wintour

SYRIA DIGESTION INTERRUPTUS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. and British Spy Agencies
Defeat Privacy and Security
Measures on the Internet

PRIVACY IMPOSSIBLE?

"The methods include
measures to ensure
NSA control over the
setting of encryption
standards worldwide,
supercomputer use
to break encryption,
and collaboration with
tech firms and ISPs. ...
Through these covert
partnerships, NSA has
inserted vulnerabilities
into encryption software."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Le Monde, France
French Opposition in Battle
Over Need for a Syria Vote

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"We, as one of the major democracies
concerned about the Syria issue, can't
be the only country not to vote.' --
Ex-President Valery Giscard d'Estaing
... 'I am shocked that France is relying
on the views of the American Congress,
without any notice needing to be given
to the French Parliament.' -- Former
Education Minister Luc Chatel."

— REPORTER Alexandre Lemarie

TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE ON SYRIA

Moscow Times, Russia
The Gay Rights Issue
Winds Up on G20 Agenda

"President Putin will likely find
himself responding to Western
criticism of Russia's anti-gay
propaganda law at the Summit,
as British Prime Minister
Cameron has announced plans
to raise the issue, and U.S.
President Obama has scheduled
a meeting with LGBT activists."

— REPORTER
Yekaterina Kravtsova

SYRIA, RECESSSION, GAY RIGHTS?

The Local, Sweden
With Obama Visiting the
Country, 'It's Fun to Pretend
Sweden Actually Matters'

"Stockholmers to sound off about
the visit, the president himself,
and how Stockholm is handling the
circus that always surrounds Obama."

— NEWS ITEM, The Local

STOCKHOLMERS OPINE ON OBAMA

THE LOCAL: Obama Stockholm Visit Blog
THE LOCAL: Obama to Push
Moscow Over Fate of Swedish
Holocaust Hero Wallenberg



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Syria Strike: President
Obama Risks Being Pushed
into Prolonged Campaign

“For U.S. 'rightwingers,' months
of frustration at perceived U.S.
impotence are in danger of
boiling over into violent action.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

DAILY MAIL: Pentagon Knew in 2012
it would take 75,000 Ground Troops
to Secure Syria's Chemical Weapons

GUARDIAN: Enough Playing Hamlet:
President Obama Needs to Act Now

GUARDIAN: Obama and Putin Set
for CollisionOver Syria at G20 Summit


El Pais, Spain
Syria Attack is Barack Obama's
Answer to a Tortuous Summer

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The debate between interests and principle
was resolved in a single stroke: it preserves
Obama's credibility and verbal assurances,
and at the same time reasserts the continued
fact of the U.S. superpower, wipes away his
image as a weak leader, and sends a message
to Iran that despite its nuclear program, his
patience has its limits. In brief - that the
United States does not utter woirds in vain."

— COLUMNIST Francisco G. Basterra

OBAMA GETS OVER HIS AVERSION TO WAR

LE FIGARO: Assad Warns
France Against Syria Attack

TELEGRAPH: ‘Unreliable’
British Officers Left Out
of U.S. Meetings on Syria

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED, U.K.: Obama
Going to Congress is 'Empty Gesture'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
In Syria Crisis: Obama
Wins Support of House
Leaders for Strikes

• Boehner, Cantor, Pelosi
have made coordinated
statements • Obama insists
'this is not Iraq' • Israel and
U.S. test-fire missile system
• Read the latest summary.

— REPORTERS Matthew
Weaver, Tom McCarthy

OBAMA WORKS THE HALLS

Le Nouvel Observateur, France
Why The West Can't
Turn Back Now on Syria

"After the chemical attacks,
military intervention is a
question of humanity, but
also of realpolitik. That does
not, however, mean it will
resolve the situation in Syria."

— EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Laurent Joffrin

Gazeta, Russia
In Syria and Beyond,
U.S. is Held Hostage
to its Own Power

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"George Bush believed
in the capacity of force to
transform the world; Mr.
Obama does not. Yet both
behave identically, bereft
of ideas and without a
counterweight that would
compel the Americans to
restrain themselves. It is
as if America is hostage to
its own power, everyone
waiting for confirmation
of its immense ability to act."

— COLUMNIST
Fyodor Lukyanov

IMPOTENSE OF HYPERPOWERS
Le Monde, France
Cameron is Blameless.
Parliament Voted 'No' to
Unrepentant Tony Blair

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"It wasn't Cameron who was
defeated. It was payback to
Tony Blair. ... History has a
way of flowing - within a
democracy, at least - and
choosing the moment for the
exercise of expiation: this
was the people, through
their elected representatives,
striking back at a government
that outright deceived them."

— COLUMNIST
Alexandra Schwartzbrod

ACTION POISONED BY 'INTELLIGENCE'?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Frost Dies Aged 74

"Frost, knighted in 1993, helped
establish London Weekend TV
and TV-am. He was famed for his
political interviews, most notably
with Richard Nixon in 1977, in
which the U.S. president first
conceded fault over Watergate."

— REPORTER Peter Walker

INTERVIEWS OF HISTORIC WORTH

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Sir David Frost
Dies After Suspected Heart Attack

BBC NEWS VIDEO: David Frost:
Editor Barney Jones Pays tribute

DAILY MAIL: Veteran Broadcaster
David Frost Dies after Heart Attack
on Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner


Liberation, France
Hollande and Obama:
The 'Unlikely Alliance'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Deprived of their British
ally, repudiated Thursday
by a House of Commons
determined not to repeat
the Iraq disaster, the two
men, an unlikely alliance,
are preparing their publics.
A complete reversal of the
situation when one recalls
that Paris and Washington,
just ten years ago, had
ties nearly torn asunder
over the Iraq intervention."

— COLUMNIST
Alexandra Schwartzbrod

BLIND LEADING THE GASSED?


Argumenty i Facty, Russia
False Flag in Syria: Action
Only Hitler Could Admire!

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"All these damned lies, all these
innocent victims, are required
to achieve a singular purpose -
to alter an objectionable political
regime. Fans of Obama, Cameron,
and Hollande should greet their
idols with hand salutes and shouts
of 'Sieg Heil!' - because given
their acts, they've truly earned it."

— COLUMNIST Andrei Sidorchik

IS ATTACK ON SYRIA A SET UP?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
It Takes More Courage
to Say there is Nothing
Outsiders Can Do in Syria

STAYING OUT

“Human misery in
Syria is agonizing
to watch. However,
intervention-lite is
a bad idea for all but
egos of politicians.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

The Telegraph, U.K.
Saudis Offer Russia Secret
Oil Deal if it Drops Assad

"Our stance on Assad will never
change. We believe that the
Syrian regime is the best speaker
on behalf of the Syrian people,
and not those liver eaters."

— PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin to
Saudi Spy Chief Prince Bandar

The Economist, U.K.
Assad: 'Hit Him Hard'

“Present the proof, deliver
an ultimatum and punish Assad
for use of chemical weapons.”

— COMMENT, The Economist

ECONOMIST: ALL IN ON SYRIA


TELEGRAPH: The United Kingdom
Stands Taller in the World Today

TELEGRAPH: Special Relationship
Will Long Outlive Obama's Anti-
British, Pro-French Presidency

TELEGRAPH: Ministers Face
Sack Over Syria Shambles

TELEGRAPH: Miliband: I'll
Do What's Right for Us,
not for the United States

INDEPENDENT: Syria Fallout:
Cameron 'Back to Square One' after
Humiliation on World Stage

DAILY MAIL: Chief Whip Under Fire
as Shambles in Commons is Exposed


The Independent, U.K.
Syria: David Cameron's
Fairly Honorable Defeat

U.K. WAR VOTE

“The issue of
who murdered
1,430 civilians
remains but,
crucially, so too
does our faith
in the power
of democracy.”

— COLUMNIST
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Spied On Al Jazeera

"The encrypted information was
forwarded to the responsible NSA
departments for further analysis,
according to the document, which
did not reveal to what extent the
intelligence agency spied on
journalists of the media company."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

DER SPIEGEL: Boom Triggered
By NSA: German E-mail Firms
Report a Surge in Demand

GUARDIAN: Microsoft and
Google to Sue Over U.S.
Surveillance Requests

GUARDIAN: Assange Told
to Stop Using Embassy to
Tease Aussie Politicians


RUNNING ON FOREIGN GROUND


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
British Lawmakers Reject
the Use of Force in Syria

"The timing of the British vote, 272
to 285 against the government, was
disastrous for Obama. Less than 30
minutes after the voting, senior
intelligence officials began a call with
congressional leaders, in an attempt
to keep U.S. lawmakers on side."

— REPORTERS Paul Lewis,
and Spencer Ackerman

ASSAD 'PUNISHMENT' PUT ON HOLD

Le Temps, Switzerland
In Syria, Mr. Obama's Head
Between 'Hammer and Anvil'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The impotence of the West and the
Arab-Muslim world is matched only
by the refusal of Russia and China to
assume the responsibility of great
powers. ... If force were to speak,
the hope, meager as it may be, is
that it gives new life into diplomacy."

— COLUMNIST Stephane Bussard

Izvestia, Russia
Syria Chemical Attack
a Clumsy Atrocity By
Islamists to 'Buy Time'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The situation is similar to
a phone call about a bomb
planted in a school. The call
- even if a prank played by
a troublemaker, distracts
from the real issue, making
it necessary to verify and
defer any intended action,
i.e.: fighting, until later."

— HISTORIAN
Stanislav Khatuntsev

THE RUSSIANS SAY 'NYET'

TELEGRAPH: Action on Syria -
August 28 as it Happened

ECONOMIST: Political Dispute in
Britain Stalls Strike on Assad

DER SPIEGEL: Merkel's
Empty Rhetoric on Syria


The Economist, U.K.
Martin Luther King Speech
was 'Deeply Conservative'

“What is striking is something that
is largely lost to modern rhetoric:
King's constant evocation of ancient
laws and values. With radica intent,
King appealed to America with a
deeply conservative speech.”

— COMMENT, The Economist

MLK: EXTOLLING BIBLE TRADITION


ECONOMIST: Black America -
Has MLK's Challenge Been Met?

DAILY MAIL: America's Only
Black Senator Not Invited to
Speak at March on Washington


Kommersant, Russia
The Kremlin Denies Seeking
Out Snowden in Hong Kong

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Informed Western officials confirm
that Snowden spent time at Russia's
Hong Kong consulate - and say they
know how he ended up there: the
Russians most likely extended an
invitation through the Chinese, who
were looking to get rid of the high-
profile spy turned whistleblower."

— REPORTERS Elena Chernenko,
Aleksander Gabuev,
and Kirill Belyaninov

The Independent, U.K.
Does Obama Know He's
Fighting with al-Qaeda?

FRENEMIES

“The men who killed
so many thousands on
9/11 will be fighting
alongside the nation
whose innocents they
so cruelly murdered
exactly 12 years ago.”

— COLUMNIST
Robert Fisk

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bitcoin Lobbyists Meet
U.S. Officials Amid New
Focus on Digital Currency

“We view this as the beginning
of an exchange about the proper
role of law enforcement and
government and government in
this emerging space. Our hope
is that this is the beginning of an
open and transparent dialog
between good-faith stakeholders
to find common ground and
create public-private partnerships.”

— Patrick Murck,
Bitcoin Foundation Counsel

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Russia
The Prohibitive Global Price
of Poor U.S.-Russia Relations

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The 'Snowden problem,' which some
have tried to posit as a central issue in
world politics, is not in fact detrimental
to the fate of humanity. ... However,
the threat of nuclear proliferation, the
growing scale of regional conflicts,
terrorism, the various manifestations
of extremism - are ssuch a threat."

— Former Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov

NSA: PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Codename 'Apalachee':
How America Spies on
Europe and the U.N.

“The NSA has its own team
stationed at the U.N., with
each specialist disguised as
a diplomat. A secret crew
from Washington regularly
comes to town to bolster
the team's ranks before each
General Assembly session.”

— REPORTERS By Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach, Holger Stark

NSA: ALLIES FEELING BETRAYED


DER SPIEGEL: Merkel Rival Calls
for Suspension of Trade Talks

DER SPIEGEL: Miranda Detention:
'Blatant Attack on Press Freedom'

TELEGRAPH: NSA Employees
Spied on their Lovers Using
Eavesdropping Program


The Independent, U.K.
Newly-Freed Mubarak
Should Feel at Home
in Topsy-Turvy Egypt

EGYPT COUP

“A common rumor
is that Obama has a
Muslim brother, and
that this is one reason
the U.S. supposedly
supported the
Muslim Brotherhood.”

—COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

Le Monde, France
CIA, Other Foreign Troops
Join Syrian Rebels In Major
Operation Against Assad

“The sources say that some 300
Syrians, as well as an unspecified
number of Israeli, Jordanian and
CIA commandos, crossed the
border from Jordan into Syria
on August 17 ... a second group
entered Syria two days later.”

— CORRESPONDENT Isabelle Lasserre

LE MONDE EDITORIAL: In
Syria, the Time to Act is Now

BBC NEWS: Barack Obama:
Syria Chemical Weapon
Claim a 'Grave Concern'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden say Britain
'Leaking Documents on
Itself' to Smear Others

SMEAR OPS?

"Whistleblower says:
'I have never spoken
with, worked with,
or provided any
journalistic material
to the Independent."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

INDEPENDENT: Britain's Secret
Mideast Internet Surveillance Base
Revealed in Edward Snowden Leaks


The Guardian, U.K.
Snowden say Britain
'Leaking Documents on
Itself' to Smear Others

"It now appears that the British
government is now seeking to
create an appearance that the
Guardian and Washington Post's
disclosures are harmful, and
they are doing so by intentionally
leaking harmful information to
The Independent and attributing
it to others."

— Former NSA Empolyee
Edward Snowden

NOVOSTI: Bradley Manning – 'I am
Chelsea Manning. I am a Female'


Le Temp, Switzerland
Why So Many Swiss are
Giving Up U.S. Citizenship

“As the number of those renouncing
U.S. citizenship has shot up across the
world, binationals in Switzerland have
led the way in turning in their blue
passports. But it's not just the banks. ”

— Columnist Luca Bernadi

Novosti, Russia
Russian Laws on Homosexuals
Cheered by U.S. Conservatives

"As U.S. gay rights groups protest
Russian laws on gays, conservatives
across the United States have quietly
begun to align themselves with the
Russian government in a rare union
that defies a long history of animosity."

— CORRESPONDENT Maria Young

NOVOSTI: Bradley Manning – 'I am
Chelsea Manning. I am a Female'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Sending a Message': What U.S.
and U.K. are Attempting to Do

LASHING OUT?

“Conveying a thuggish
message of intimidation
is exactly what the U.K.
and their superiors in
the U.S. national security
state are attempting to
accomplish with virtually
everything they are now
doing on the NSA matter.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: U.S. Senators Warn
that NSA Revelations of Privacy
Breaches Just 'Tip of the Iceberg'

GUARDIAN: NSA Files - Why
the Guardian in London Destroyed
Hard Drives with Leaked Files


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
So the Innocent have Nothing
to Fear? After David Miranda,
We Know Where that Leads

THE BIG STICK

“'You've had your fun:
now we want the stuff
back.' With these words
the British government
embarked on the most
bizarre act of censorship
of the Internet age so far.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Groklaw Legal Site Shuts Over
Fears of NSA E-Mail Snooping

“Founder shuts award-winning site,
saying concerns that messages could
be read mean that 'there is now no
shield from forced exposure'”

— CORRESPONDENT Charles Arthur

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Manning Sentenced to
35 Years in Prison for
WikiLeaks Disclosures

• Manning to forfeit pay and
to be dishonorably discharged
• Prosecution had requested
Manning serve 60 years in jail
• Civil liberties campaigners
lament 'sad day for all Americans'

— CORRESPONDENT Paul Lewis

MANNING COULD BE OUT IN TEN

GUARDIAN: Manning's Sentence: 35
Years for Exposing Us to the Truth


Tages Anzeiger, Switzerland
Barack Obama in Egypt:
'Kissinger's Apprentice'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

“It's as if in foreign policy, Mr.
Obama apprenticed under Henry
Kissinger. In no case will we
'stand by and watch a country
go communist thanks to the
irresponsibility of its people,'
commented the great master
on Salvador Allende's looming
1970 election victory in Chile.
Replace 'communism' with
'Islamist' - and just like that,
history repeats itself. Who
would ever have imagined it?”

— COLUMNIST Martin Kilian

OBAMA: HENRY KISSINGER REDUX?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Merkel and the NSA: The
Scandal That Will Not Die

"German officials are relying on
the solemn statements of British
and U.S. intelligence agencies.
Yet it has turned a blind eye to
the fact that the spreading of
disinformation, the maintanance
of secrets, bending the rules and
using lies and deception are as
integral to the game of spying
as Parmesan cheese is to pasta
Bolognese - even among spy
agencies of democratic states."

— REPORTERS Hubert Gude,
Konstantin Von Hammerstein,
Martin Hesse, Jorg Schindler
and Marcel Rosenbach

FACTS GET IN WAY OF CAMPAIGN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Danger All Reporters
Now Face: David Miranda
and Threats to Journalism

“I wonder how many have truly
understood the absolute threat
to journalism implicit in the idea
of total surveillance, when or if
it comes – and, increasingly, it
looks like 'when.' We aren't there
yet, but it may not be long before
it is impossible for journalists
to have confidential sources.”

— EDITOR Alan Rusbridger

GUARDIAN EDITORIAL: Detaining
of David Miranda: a Betrayal
of Both Trust and Principle

GUARDIAN: Detaining David
Miranda: Labour Demands
Review of Anti-Terror Powers

FINANCIAL TIMES: Guardian
Newspaper Ordered to Destroy
NSA Files, Editor Claims


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
VIDEO: 'Attempt at Intimidation
Will Result in More Disclosures'

VENGEANCE?

“I'll be far more aggressive
with my reporting now. ...
I will publish many more
documents - about Britian.
I have many documents
on Britain's spy system.”

— REPORTER Glenn Greenwald

Liberation, France
Western-Sanctioned
'Butchery' in Egypt

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The West, which de facto
supported the coup d'etat,
must condemn this violent
massacre, which will only
bring further repression
in its wake. Democrats and
secular forces who now
support this butchery are
deluding themselves if they
think - once in the military's
way - they'll be spared."

— COLUMNIST
Francois Sergent

WHAT IS THE WESTERN ROLE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Detaintion of My Partner was
Failed Attempt at Intimidation

A LOW BLOW?

“His detention is a
potent reminder of
how governments
lie when they claim
to need powers to
stop 'the terrorists',
and how dangerous
it is to vest unchecked
power with political
officials in its name.”

— REPORTER Glenn Greenwald

Der Spiegel, Germany
West Dithers Over
Taking Side in Egypt

"Egypt's political unravelling
puts the West in a tight spot.
Its reaction to this week's
massacre will affect its image
in the Arab world for many
years to come. So far, it has
been anything but assertive."

— CORRESPONDENT
Erich Follath

ISLAMISTS OR MILITARISTS?

DER SPIEGEL: West's Insincerity
and 'Fair Weather Diplomacy'

DER SPIEGEL: Spying on Its Own
- The NSA's Deep Bag of Tricks



Der Spiegel, Germany
An American Stasi
Spy Tells His Story

"One of East Germany's
top spies was actually
an American soldier.
Jeff Carney defected
to the Communist state
in 1983 and fed the
notorious Stasi with
reams of valuable data.
Carney has now written
a book about his life."

— REPORTER
Jurgen Dahlkamp

Reuters, U.K.
China to Probe IBM, Oracle,
EMC after Snowden Leaks

“Now, thanks to their technological
superiority, many of China's core data
technology systems are esentially
dominated by foreign hardware and
software firms, but the PRISM scandal
implies security problems.”

— A Shanghai Securities News Source

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Ethical Consistency of
Bradley Manning's Apology

MANNING TRIAL

"Unlike the U.S.
government's
vindictiveness,
Pfc Manning's
expressions of
regret are of a
piece with his
moral earnestness."

— REPORTER
Alexa O'Brien

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Google Admits: Don't Expect
Privacy When Using G-Mail

“People sending e-mail to any of
Google's 425 million Gmail users
have no 'reasonable expectation'
that their communications are
confidential, the internet giant
has said in a U.S. court filing.”

— CORRESPONDENT Dominic Rushe

Der Standard, Austria
Oprah Winfrey and Our
'Oh-So-Civilized' Society

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Swiss embarrassment certainly
shows us several facets of
discrimination and a state of
mind that exists in places other
than Switzerland: Black women,
not dressed to the nines, not
blessed with the dimensions of
a Gucci coat rack, and who are
demanding and difficult to boot
- that's when people really like
to vent their inner racist feelings."

— COLUMNIST Petra Stuiber

EUROPEAN RACISM ALIVE AND WELL?

Savon Sanomat, Finland
Better For Finland that
Obama Goes to Sweden

TRANSLATED FROM FINNISH

“Perhaps it's better that this
time, the visitor stay with our
neighbors. Although the days
of Finlandization are behind
us, it would not be good for
Finland's leaders to become
pawns in the diplomatic match
between the superpowers.”

— EDITORIAL, Savon Sanomat

FINLAND: HOT POTATO AVERTED

Daily Mail, U.K.
Oprah a 'Liar': Handbag
Sales Girl in Switzerland
Refutes Racism Charges

"Sale assistant said she feels
'powerless' after the racism
accusations. Oprah Winfrey
claimed assistant refused to
show her a handbag since
it was 'too expensive' ...
Speaking anonymously, shop
worker calls claim 'absurd'"

— CORRESPONDENT Allen Hall

TOO RICH FOR OPRAH? $30,000

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
Ed Snowden: Kremlin Tool for
Reducing U.S. Web Dominance

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“There are grounds for believing that
the Kremlin is counting on Snowden for
more gains in its geopolitical game to
alter regulation of the Internet, which
is understood to mean the struggle to
reduce U.S. influence over the Web.”

— COLUMNISTS Andrei Soldatov
and Irina Borogan

TIME FOR WORLD WEB REGULATION?

 

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer
and U.S. Media's Reverence
for National Security Officials

NSA INFLUENCE

"The former NSA
chief is held up by
the Face the Nation
host as an objective
authority when he is
anything but that."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: NSA Turning
the Internet into 'Total
Surveillance' System

DAILY MAIL: Virginia Town
Where WiFi, TV, Radio,
and Cell Phones are Banned


Der Spiegel, Germany
Social Democrats Being
Pulled into NSA Morass

“It is despicable the way the
government is trying to duck
its responsibility by invoking
September 11, 2001. ... The
cooperation that was needed
to clear up a horrific crime
has nothing to do with the
comprehensive surveillance
of the data of our citizenry.”

— Opposition Social Democrat
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Mr. Obama is Not to Be
Trusted on Foreign Policy

OBAMA LOST?

"Having declared
an end to the War
on Terror, the U.S.
leader no longer
has any idea of his
country's global role."

— COLUMNIST
Janet Daley

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
Values of Amazon Would
Be 'Sellout' of Journalism

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“We will soon see how Bezos
deals with the 'values' of the
Washington Post when his
newspaper reports on Amazon.
Maybe he really is the savior.
He should go ahead and show
us that he can do more than
dictate knock down prices.”

— COLUMNIST Michael Hanfeld

BEZOS: JOURNALISTIC SAVIOR?

The Telegraph, U.K.
Inside the Hyperloop: The
Pneumatic Travel System
Faster than Speed of Sound

"The 'cross between Concorde, a
rail gun and an air hockey table'
will deliver passengers between
American cities faster than sound."

— CORRESPONDENT Nick Allen

NEW AMERICAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Loophole Allows
Warrantless Searches
of American Citizens'
E-mails, Phone Calls

“The rule change allows
NSA operatives to hunt
for individual Americans'
communications using
their name or other
identifying information.”

— REPORTERS James Ball,
Spencer Ackerman

GUARDIAN: NSA Surveillance -
The Long Fight to Close Backdoor
into American Communications

GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden
Not in Moscow, say Russians


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Lavabit E-Mail Service
Shuts Itself Down Citing
Government Interference

"This experience has taught
me one very important lesson:
without congressional action or
a strong judicial precedent, I
would strongly recommend
against anyone trusting their
private data to a company with
physical ties to the United States."

— LAVABIT Chief Ladar Levisont

THE NSA CHILL SETS IN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
E-Mail Encryption Firm Shuts
Itself Down; Warns Against
Using U.S.-Based Companies

NSA BLOWBACK

"The American owner
of the firm believes his
Constitutional rights and
those of his customers
are being violated by
the U.S. Government,
but he is not allowed
to talk about it."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Putin the Hunter
Loses his Quarry

RESET REDUX

“Snowden's asylum
was only one factor.
Obama cancelling
the summit reflects
reality that the U.S.
-Russia 'reset' was
genuinely finished.”

— COLUMNIST
David Hearst

Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Manning Trial: Superficial
Justice to Save U.S. Face

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"The trial of Bradley Manning
had to accomplish at least two
things at once: The verdict
had to be dramatic enough to
deter whistleblowers; but also,
also, it had to show that even
at American military tribunals,
everything is above board."

— COLUMNIST Bernd Pickert

MANNING TRIAL BACKFIRE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Justice Department to
Probe DEA for Hiding NSA
Data Use on Americans

“Although such cases rarely
involve national security
issues, DEA agents using the
tips are trained to 'recreate'
the source of the criminal
investigation to conceal its
true origin from defense
lawyers, prosecutors, judges.”

— CORRESPONDENT Karen McVeigh

El Pais, Spain
Bradley Manning Verdict
a Warning to Any Future
'Heroes of Transparency'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"On that list of heroes there are
two names: Edward Snowden and
Julian Assange. Manning, Snowden
and Assange represent a new
phenomenon that exposes the
weaknesses of the intelligence
services, particularly those of the
United States, which are unable to
control those with access to the
vast amount of data they process."

— COLUMNIST Walter Oppenheimer

PUTIN CATCHES FISH BUT WHAT KIND?

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Aftermath: German
Firms Scramble to Boost
Nation's Data Protection

“German companies have long
suspected China and Russia of
trying to steal their secrets. But
the NSA scandal has turned their
attention west, forcing them to
worry about prying U.S. eyes and
quickly boost security measures.”

— News Item, Der Spiegel

DER SPIEGEL: 'Spy Rings'
in Germany: A Baker's Ode
to the NSA and Snowden

DER SPIEGEL: German
Transfers of Intercepts
Aid U.S. Surveillance


Sky News, U.K.
Washington Post: Jeff
Bezos Seeks Influence

"Is the Washington Post now
just a plaything for a digital
age billionaire? Doubtful. You
buy the Post and you buy
influence. When you buy the
Post and you buy potential."

— FOREIGN AFFAIRS EDITOR
Tim Marshall

WHY DID JEF BEZOS BUY IT?

INDEPENDENT: Why Does Dot Com
King Want the Washington Post?


Kommersant, Russia
Kremlin Cannot Promise to Lift
'Gay Propaganda' Ban at Sochi

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“This is the first time in history that the
Olympic Games may be overshadowed by
'rainbows' and the 'dancing of sodomites.'
The Olympic Games, as I understand them,
is a sports event - not a sex deviant parade.”

— DEPUTY Vitaly Milonov,
St. Petersburg Assembly

SHOULD RUSSIA HOST THE OLYMPIC GAMES?

KOMMERSANT: Anti-Gay
Crusader Pursues Madonna,
Lady Gaga for Tax Evasion


Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
PRISM: U.S. Peeps
as Europe Sleeps

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The capacity for the
unrestricted spying
on communications
has essentially forced
us to regress to face-
to-face conversation
and snail mail. For our
legal system, this is no
less than a meltdown."

— ATTORNEY and Pirate
Party Bundestag
Candidate Udo Vetter

TIME FOR GLOBAL DEAL?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Members of Congress
Denied Access to Basic
Information about NSA

TOO SECRET?

“Documents provided
by 2 House members
demonstrate how they
are regularly blocked
from exercising any
oversight over U.S.
domestic surveillance.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Der Spiegel, Germany
Snapping Tina's Wedding:
Paparazzi Turn to Drones

"'When Tina Turner got married
at her estate in Switzerland over
the weekend, she wanted to
keep paparazzi away. However,
they used drones and other craft
to get the shots they needed."

— REPORTERS Martin U. Müller,
Andreas Ulrich

NO ESCAPE FOR TINA TURNER

Russia Today, Russia
Ed Snowden has Job
Offer, Awaits Reunion
with Family, Girlfriend

“Edward Snowden will be
entitled to Russian citizenship
after spending five years in
the country, alhough the
procedure has been sped up
before for high-profile public
figures like Gerard Depardieu.”

— RUSSIA TODAY News Item
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SNOWDEN SETTLING DOWN?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama 'Open to NSA
Surveillance Reform' at
Meeting with Lawmakers

"My focus was on the urgency
of reform ... The false choices
that you can have either security
or liberty, I don't think, is a case
that Americans would accept."

— SENATOR Ron Wyden

GUARDIAN: U.S. Woman
Visited by Police after
Googling Pressure Cookers


BBC News, U.K.
Anthony Weiner,
Eliot Spitzer: the
'Death of Shame'

“Sex scandals used
to doom a politician.
Now, they refuse
to back down from
evidence of dirty
deeds. Have we now
reached a new age
of American politics?”

— CORRESPONDENT
Nick Bryant
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THE WILL TO POWER

Die Presse, Austria
West's Hypocrisy and
the Egyptian Tragedy

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'Realpolitik' is not wrong
per se. However, once
adopted, one should have
the courage to adhere to
it. Of course, one is then in
the uncomfortable position
of having to support a
government that has its
opponents gunned down.
Much indicates that the
latter was the case - once
again - over the weekend.
Or one must stand by a
commitment to democracy
and human rights. Doing
both together won't work."

— COLUMNIST Helmar Dumbs

HOW BEST TO HELP EGYPT

GUARDIAN: Manning Leak
Did Not Result in Deaths by
Enemy Forces, Court Told


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: Ed Snowden
Leaves Moscow Airport

“• Snowden granted one-year
asylum in Russia • Leaves airport
in taxi with Wikileaks lawyer •
Wikileaks: Snowden heading
to 'safe and confidential place'.”

— CORRESPONDENT Paulk Own

GUARDIAN: NSA Pays $150
Million in Funding for GCHQ


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Bradley Manning
Trial: Courtroom Artists's
View from Inside and Out

"Bradley Manning is a poor kid
from Oklahoma who loves Lady
Gaga, got into fights and flirted
with a hacker who betrayed him.
He's a human who did a heroic
thing. In that mostly empty court
at Fort Meade, other humans do
the work of caring for each other,
while waiting for world to notice."

— UNNOFFICIAL Courtroom
Artist Molly Crabapple

A UNIQUE LOOK AT MANNING TRIAL

GUARDIAN: Manning Leak
Did Not Result in Deaths by
Enemy Forces, Court Told


Daily Mail, U.K.
SECRET PAPERS: Reagan
Got a 'Handbagging' Over
U.S. Action in Grenada

“I must ask you to think most
carefully about this. I cannot
conceal that I am extremely
disturbed by your latest note.
You asked for my advice. I
have set it out and hope that
even at this late stage you will
take it into account before
events become irrevocable.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Margaret Thatcher
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PALS CLASHED OVER GRANADA

GUARDIAN: National Archives:
Reagan Blindsided Thatcher
Over 1983 Grenada Invasion

GUARDIAN: National Archives:
Whitehall Prepared Queen's
Speech for Third World War


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
XKeyscore: NSA Collects
'Nearly Everything a User
Does While on the Internet'

FULL SPECTRUM

• XKeyscore gives
'widest-reaching'
collection of online
data • NSA analysts
require no prior
authorization for
searches • Sweeps
up emails, social
media activity and
browsing history.

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: U.S. Senators Rail
Against Disclosed NSA PracticeS

BBC NEWS: Snowden's Father
Thinks Son Should Stay in Russia


The Independent, U.K.
The Least We Owe 'Heroic'
Bradley Manning is a Debate
on American Foreign Policy

“Manning revealed the sordid realities
of war armchair warriors want sanitized.”

— CORRESPONDENT Owen Jones

BBC NEWS: Manning Verdict a
'Relief' to Future Whistleblowers

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Assange Calls Bradley
Manning 'Quintessential Whistleblower'

BBC NEWS: Bradley Manning
Sentencing Hearing Begins


Izvestia, Russia
Turning Mr. Snowden into
Tool of Russian 'Soft Power'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"In practice, defending Snowden and
granting him asylum on Russian soil
means defending values more often
associated with American democracy
than with Russia's recent policies. ...
will Moscow manage to transform him
into a tool of its own 'soft power'?"

— COLUMNIST Natalia Demchenko

RUSSIAN CONTORTIONS OVER SNOWDEN

BBC News, U.K.
Inuits of Kivalina:
First U.S. Climate
Change Refugees

“The sea has sustained
them for countless
generations but in the
last two decades the
dramatic retreat of the
Arctic ice has left them
desperately vulnerable
to coastal erosion. No
longer does thick ice
protect their shoreline
from the destructive
power of storms.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Stephen Sackur

U.S. CLIMATE CASUALTY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Manning Verdict is
a Shameful Moment
in American History

VERDICT RELIEF?

“This is not so much
the beginning of a
slippery slope for
a democratic nation
as a headlong plummet.
Bradley Manning's
prosecution represents,
in essence, a proxy war
on watchdog journalism.”

— COLUMNIST James Ball

GUARDIAN: The Manning Verdict
is Still Bad News for the Press


Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Zimmerman Verdict
Shows Neglect of Social
Harmony in America

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“If social harmony was worth
anything to America, 'stand
your ground' would be ended,
massive rates of gun ownership
restricted, and deterrence no
longer based on communities
that are bristling with firearms.”

— COLUMNIST Bernd Pickert

JUSTICE AND SOCIAL HARMONY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Major Opinion Shifts in
U.S. and Congress on NSA
Surveillance and Privacy

TIDE TURNS?

“For anyone who
spent the post-9/11
years defending core
liberties against
assaults relentlessly
perpetrated in the
name of terrorism,
polling data like this
is certainly shocking.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

DAILY MAIL: Barnaby Jack, Famed
'White Hat' Hacker, Found Dead

REUTERS: 'White Hat' Coders
Attack Cars, to Release Code,
as Hackers Meet


De Morgan, Beligium
U.S.-E.U. Meeting on
NSA Spying a 'Sham'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Insiders I spoke to over the
last few days see the two-day
meeting as a sham. Calling
the Americans to order? Yeah
right. As long as the European
Union remains as dependent
on U.S. intelligence as it is
today, Brussels will never
be master of its own house.”

— AUTHOR Kristof Clerix

EUROPE UPROAR OVER SPYING

La Repubblica, Italy
With Robert Seldon Lady,
America 'Humiliates' Italy

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"For American diplomacy and for
the White House, it's case is closed.
Closed, with a smack in the face to
Italy. Happily undisturbed and
returning home undeterred by
Italy's demand for his extradition
is Robert Seldon Lady, the former
CIA Milan station chief, sentenced
to nine years in prison for the
'extraordinary rendition' of an
Italian citizen named Abu Omar."

— COLUMNIST Frederico Lampini

RETURN OF EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Anxious Continent':
Walter Lacqueur
on Europe's Decline

“Freedom, human rights,
and social justice are all
wonderful things, and I
don't want to minimize
the many achievements of
of European societies. But
a role model? Europe is
much too weak to play a
civilizing or moral
role in world politics.”

— HISTORIAN Walter Lacqueur

DER SPIEGEL: NSA Spy Scandal:
Merkel Chief of Staff Says 'Data
Protection Being Upheld'

DER SPIEGEL: Three PRISMS?
Parliament Seeks Clarity in
NSA Espionage Scandal


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Democrats 'Unmasked'
as Prime Defenders of the
NSA's Bulk Spying Programs

SPY ZEALOTS?

“The extraordinary
events in the House
of Representatives
yesterday may be the
most vivid illustration
yet of this dynamic,
and it independently
reveals several other
important trends.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: NSA Amendment's
Defeat Spurs Privacy Advocates


Telegraph, U.K.
The Bradley Manning Trial:
Leaker is 'Gleeful, Grinning'
Traitor, says Prosecutor

"Manning, who is a British-American
dual national, will face verdicts in
the coming days on 20 charges. In
February he pleaded guilty to 10
lesser charges. A guilty verdict on
the aiding-the-enemy charge could
mean a life sentence for Manning."

— CORRESPONDENT David Usborne

AND NOW FOR THE VERDICT ...

Kommersant, Russia
In Snowden's Wake,
Duma Takes Up Russia's
Online Vulnerability

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Snowden's attack on Google,
Microsoft and other American
Internet firms working with
the intelligence services has
found a welcome audience in
Russia. And not just in the
Kremlin, but Russia's IT sector.”

— REPORTER Oleg Khokhlov

DUMA DEBATES AMERICAN SPYING

BBC News, U.K.
Scientists Warn: Arctic's $60
Trillion Methane Time Bomb

"Researchers estimate that the climate
effects of the release of Methanecould
cost $60 trillion, roughly the size of
the global economy. ... researchers
examined the impact of the release of
50-gigatonnes of methane in a decade."

— CORRESPONDENT Matt McGrath

THE PRICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IGNORANCE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
A Narrow Defeat for
Amash Amendment to
Restrict NSA Snooping

“First major challenge to NSA
bulk collection of phone data
defeated by only 217 votes to
205 in House of Representatives.”

— CORRESPONDENT Spencer Ackerman

GUARDIAN: Blog on Attempted
Passage of Amash Amendement


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Tells Lawyer He Wants to
Stay in Russia Indefinitely

RealVideoJuly 24, 00:12:21

With documents enabling Edward
Snowden to leave the Moscow
Airport nearly in hand, a media
frenzy has ensued. From Russia
Today, his Russian lawyer told of
Snowden's condition, his future
plans, and that he brought him a
change in clothes and books about
Russian history and literature.

— RUSSIA TODAY News Report

SNOWDEN: FREE TO TRAVEL IN RUSSIA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
White House Urges Congress
to Reject Amendment to
Limit NSA Phone Surveillance

“The White House has forcefully
urged the defeat of a measure to
curb its wide-ranging collection of
Americans' phone records, setting
up a showdown with the House
over domestic surveillance.”

— CORRESPONDENT Spencer Ackerman

GUARDIAN: The Amash Amendment:
a Vital Shield from Unwarranted
NSA Surveillance of Americans


La Stampa, Italy
Applying Machiavelli
to the Internet Age

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“If you have the patience
to reread the treatise of
the Florentine theorist
and diplomat, you will be
impressed by how, in light
of its perspective in terms
of interests, power and
strategy, little has changed
since the turbulent days of
Courts and Principates. ...
That is, except for social
media and the Internet.”

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

APPLYING THE OLD TO THE NEW

ABC, Spain
Fear of Vladivostok Escape
for Snowden Drives U.S.
Threats Against Venezuela

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“If Snowden left from Vladivostok,
a Russian city on the Pacific coast,
he could make just one stopover in
Nicaragua, therefore avoiding
having to overfly other countries.”

— REPORTER Emili J. Blasco

FEARING ASYLUM FOR SNOWDEN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Policewoman Escorts
Bob Dylan to Hotel After
Not Recognizing Him

“The 68-year-old singer was
placed in the back of a patrol
car and driven to a hotel
where staff confirmed his
identity. ... Dylan had told the
22-year-old officer his name
- but she and her partner
had no idea who he was.”

— REPORTER Paul Thompson

DYLAN: HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT

Novosti, Russia
Snowden Wins German
Whistleblower Award

“The award, established in
1999, is sponsored by the
German branch of the
International Association of
Lawyers Against Nuclear
Arms and the Association of
German Scientists. ... the
award money, amounting to
3,000 euros, will be passed
to Snowden through his
representatives. ... either a
lawyer or a 'friendly' group”

— NEWS ITEM, Novosti

NOVOSTI: Lansing Michigan
May Break with 'Sister City' St.
Petersburg Over Anti-Gay Law

NOVOSTI: Russia's Internet:
Regulation and Censorship

NOVOSTI: Russia, Self-Defense
and Death of Trayvon Martin


Izvestia, Russia
Zimmerman Trial a Global
Lesson in Justice Served

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“While it may appear that national
outrage over the Zimmerman case
proves the opposite, in actual fact,
it strengthens this pattern. ... Such
a trial is like a legal FAQ for those
who, like me, is in need of one.”

— COLUMNIST Alexander Genis

A TRIAL OUTCOME TO CELEBRATE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
FISA Court Approves Mass
Verizon Surveillance - Again

TOTAL RECALL

“The travesty calling itself
'the Manning court-martial',
kangaroo tribunal calling
itself 'the FISA court', and
the emptiness of what the
Obama DOJ calls 'your
constitutional rights.'.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Gazzetta del Sud, Italy
Former CIA Station
Chief Held in Panama
Over Italy 'Rendition'

“Former CIA Milan station
chief Robert Lady has been
detained in Panama over his
role in abducting Muslim
cleric Hassan Mustafa Omar
Nasr in Italy in 2003. Lady
has been sentenced to nine
years in prison over the case.”

— NEWS ITEM, Gazzetta del Sud

OMAR: RENDITIONER'S REVENGE?

FLASHBACK-LA STAMPA: Italy
Must Gird for Repercussions
Over CIA Convictions

FLASHBACK-CORRIERE DELLA
SERRA: CIA Agents Convicted of
Kidnapping; Italy Officials Walk Free

FLASHBACK-CORRIERE DELLA
SERRA: Ex-Intelligence Chief,
CIA Agents Indicted for Kidnapping

FLASHBACK - LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE:
The Law Will Catch Up With
CIA's European 'Accomplices'

FLASHBACK-CORRIERE DELLA
SERRA: U.S. Must Fess Up to
CIA Kidnapping on Italian Soil

FLASHBACK-LA REPUBBLICA:
Italy's Spymasters Arrested
for Aiding CIA Kidnappings


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
White House Silent
on Renewing NSA
Data Collection Order

“'This is unsustainable. It's
outrageous, and must be
stopped immediately," said
Congressman John Conyers,
a Michigan Democrat. 'Can I
reasonably expect privacy
in anything but maybe a
letter I hand-deliver to my
wife in a [secure facility]?'
asked Blake Farenthold,
a Republican from Texas.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Spencer Ackerman

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR NSA?

GUARDIAN: U.S. Tech
Companies Appeal to
Obama Over Secret
Provision of User Data

GUARDIAN: Europe Rejects
Google Solution to Battle
Over Unfair Search Results


Der Spiegel, Germany
German Spy Agency at
Odds with Defense Over
PRISM Use in Afghanistan

“In Germany, the scandal over
NSA spying is getting odder by
the day. A Defense Ministry memo
suggests a claim that German army
knew of PRISM in 2011 is true.”

— CORRESPONDENT Matthias Gebauer

Moskovskij Komsomolets, Russia
Snowden: Putin's Perfect
'Anti-Magnitisky' Weapon

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Snowden's presence gives Russia
distinct opportunities, the likes of
which the Kremlin could only have
dreamed of a couple of months ago.
... Has Washington behaved as if it
were a 'loyal friend and ally' to
Moscow? No, no and no again.”

— COLUMNIST Mikhail Rostov

VENGEANCE OVER WHISTELBLOWER

Mediapart, France
A New Weapon Born in
America ... The 'Hoody

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Seeing a Black in a hoodie at
nightfall, Zimmerman granted
himself the right to gun him
down. Because a hooded Black
person at day's end is reason
enough for force majeure. ...
Once Trayvon was killed,
George was quite annoyed to
discover that the young man
was unarmed. Fortunately,
U.S. justice and its ferocious
attorneys know how to set a
precedent. God Bless America.”

— COLUMNIST Cyril Vergne

TEXTILE TO POLITICAL STATEMENT

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Why U.S. Fears Djohar
Tsarnaev More Than It
Respects Ed Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“One month after Snowden's
revelations, it looks as America
fears Tsarnaev more than it
respects Snowden. That may
seem strange to Europeans, but
9/11 still exercises a powerful
influence in the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter

BENEATH THE AMERICAN HOOD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Microsoft Pushes Attorney
General to Lift Block on
Public Information Sharing

“After news of data cooperation
between NSA and Microsoft, tech
giant requests freedom to share
information with customers.”

— CORRESPONDENT Dominic Rushe

GUARDIAN: Google Glass
Hacked with Malicious Code
to Yield Pictures and Video

GUARDIAN: E-mail Exchange
Between Edward Snowden and
Former Republican Senator


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
American Vigilante Justice:
When Amateurs Play Sheriff

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Many Americans feel safe only
when they are permitted to
carry a loaded weapon. ... The
Zimmerman case shows where
this can lead: Amateurs that
have wild suspicions can patrol
neighborhoods, overestimate
every threat, and ultimately
propagate the very insecurity
they set out to contain.”

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter

ZIMMERMAN: CONVICTED ABROAD

The Independent, U.K.
Race is a Constant
in U.S. Life – as it
is in Many Places

U.S. NOT ALONE

“Trayvon Martin's
death proves race
is still a factor in
U.S. life - but name
a country on earth
with a significant
racial minority
that it is not.'”

—COLUMNIST
Rupert Corwell

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Crux of the NSA Story in
Single Phrase: 'Collect it All'

TOTAL RECALL

“The actual story
that matters is not
hard to see: the
NSA is attempting
to collect, monitor
and store all forms
of communication.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

DER SPIEGEL: U.S. Media
Gets Personal: Attacks
Messengers in NSA Affair


Der Spiegel, Germany
Snowden Dances to
Vladimir Putin's Tune

“It was Putin's government,
rather than Snowden himself,
that had orchestrated the
latter's appearance. It was the
first time that Snowden had
emerged from the depths of
the airport since arriving
over three weeks earlier.”

— CORRESPONDENTS Marc
Hujer, Christian Neef and
Matthias Schepp

JUST A RUSSIAN PLAYTHING?

DER SPIEGEL: NSA Mudslinging
Has Merkel on Defensive


Gazeta, Russia
Chapman and Snowden Star:
'The Ghost of Sheremetyevo'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Sydney Pollock would be so excited
if he still lived. The script of a thriller
is there to be had, and I'm sure it is
already being written. We haven't
seen bugging like this since the war
criminal Nazi regime. Isn't that so?”

— COLUMNIST Natalia Gevorkyan

FROM SPYING TO MOVIE STARDOM?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Open Season on Black Boys'
After Zimmerman Verdict

RACISM LIVES

“Let it be noted that
on this day, July 13,
it was deemed legal
in the U.S. to chase
and then shoot dead
an unarmed young
Black man on his way
home from the store
because you didn't
like the look of him.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

La Stampa, Italy
E.U. Will Rue Toppling
Obama Over Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“If Europeans, as is now taking
place with some leaders hunting
for summer headlines, fall into
the trap set by Putin and Chinese
intelligence to rid themselves
of Obama, they may perhaps get
a small boost in image now, but
in the long term, they are going
to pay a very substantial price.”

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

DOTH EUROPE PROTEST TOO MUCH?

Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia
Edward Snowden
Letter Summoning
Human Rights Groups

“The scale of threatening
behavior has no precedent:
never before in history
have states conspired to
force a sovereign president's
plane to the ground to effect
a search for a political refugee.”

— Whistleblower
Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN: ASYLUM IN RUSSIA?

Guardian Unlimited U.K.
Microsoft Handed
the NSA Access to
Encrypted Messages

• Secret files show scale of
Silicon Valley's cooperation
on PRISM • Outlook.com
encryption unlocked even
before official launch
• Skype worked to enable
PRISM collection of video
calls • Company says it is
legally forced to comply.

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Glenn Greenwald, Ewen Mac
Askill, Spencer Ackerman
and Dominic Rushe

Izvestia, Russia
South vs. North: Snowden's
Place in History is Assured

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Snowden is a catalyst for changes
that have been smoldering below
the surface for many years. The
gaping chasm between north and
south of the Western Hemisphere
has long existed. But now at the
very bottom of that fault line - a
nuclear bomb has been detonated.”

— COLUMNIST Kirill Benediktov

SNOWDEN: NO MERE FOOTNOTE

Wiener Zeitung, Austria
Edward Snowden is
No Enemy of Our State!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The screenwriters of Enemy
of the State were incapable of
coming up with the latest twist
in the saga. ... Europe should
have offered Snowden asylum.
That would've been the right
response to America’s attack
on European interests. The
fact that Russia of all places
could be an asylum country for
Snowden is yet another oddity
in the bizarre Snowden thriller.”

— COLUMNIST Thomas Seifert

STRANGER THAN HOLLYWOOD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bradley Manning Defense
Rests after Calling Just-
10 Witnesses to Testify

“Last witness delivers blistering
testimony warning that Bradley
Manning is guilty of 'aiding enemy,'
that all media could face charges.”

— CORRESPONDENT Ed Pilkington

DOES MANNING HAVE A CHANCE?

GUARDIAN: Bradley
Manning on Trial: Exploring
the Newest Developments


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden: 'I Never
Provided Data to
China or to Russia'

“With polls showing
widespread American
approval for him, the
NSA whistleblower
vehemently denies
claims made by media.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

The Telegraph, U.K.
Dangerous Days in Egypt

"The Obama Administration
must set aside its reservations
and make sure interim leader
Adly Mansour succeeds in his
stated goal of steering Egypt
back to the path of democracy.
... The alternative to this is
too awful to contemplate."

— EDITORIAL, The Telegraph

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Even Le Carre's Fiction
Can't Do Snowden Justice

NON-FICTION

“Whistleblower
and writer both
finger the enemy
as their own side.
But the full horror
of truth always
outdoes
the imagination.”

— REPORTER
Simon Jenkins

GUARDIAN: Europe Opens
Trade Talks with U.S. Amid
Ongoing Tensions Over Spying


Kommersant, Russia
Snowden's Presence Could
Stop Obama Trip to Russia

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“In the context of Putin's statement
on an asylum deal for Snowden, an
ultimatum [hand over Snowden for
Obama to come] would seriously
complicate relations between the
two countries, and through no
fault of the Russian Federation.”

— UNIDENTIFIED Kremlin Source

SNOWDEN'S IMPACT ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS

The Telegraph, U.K.
Osama bin Laden was
'Stopped for Speeding'
While on Run in Pakistan

“The hunt for bin Laden might
have ended eight years earlier
had a traffic cop spotted the
world's most wanted man in a
car he had stopped for speeding.”

— REPORTER Rob Crilly

BIN LADEN'S CHARMED LIFE

Der Spiegel, Germany
Snowden Interview: The
NSA and Its Willing Allies

This interview with Edward
Snowden, was complied from
encrypted e-mails. It was
conducted before Snowden
had fled the United States, and
is fairly technical in nature.

— DER SPIEGEL Interview

DER SPIEGEL: Diplomatic
Fallout: Experts Warn of
Trans-Atlantic Ice Age

DER SPIEGEL: Germany
Cooperates Closely with NSA