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Germans Shocked That Obama Allowed NSA Free Rein
June 26, 2013 - The former East Germany's Stasi used similar justifications as the U.S. for total surveillance. By Emma Lo, published in Allafrica.com
Surveillance State Is Only New to Whites
June 25, 2013 - Foreigners and non-white Americans have been under surveillance for decades. By Zachary Gallant
Syria and the Monarchs: A Perfect Storm
June 25, 2013 - Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution. By Conn Hallinan, published in Portside and The Huffington Post and Dark Politricks and Antiwar.com and Common Dreams and The Asia Times and Truthout and The Eurasia Review and Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
"World War Z": Israel's Best Foot Forward?
June 25, 2013 - Are zombies the key to peace between Israel and Palestine? By Russ Wellen
Brazilians' Demands: From Lower Bus Fares to a Fair Society
June 24, 2013 - With a million people demonstrating in the streets of Brazil, everyone's scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt. By Laura Carlsen, published in cipamericas and International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and Counterpunch and The Huffington Post and Common Dreams and The Herald Online
Russia and China Fail to Meet Minimum Standards in Human Trafficking
June 24, 2013 - They had been on the State Department's watch list, but were further downgraded in this years's Trafficking in Persons report. By Lizzie Rajasingh