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Full Transcript of Q&A session with NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Posted by  ▪  June 17, 2013

Full Transcript of Q&A session with NSA leaker Edward Snowden

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6/17/2013 at 1:19pm
A full transcript of the Guardian’s live online Q&A session with NSA leaker Edward Snowden is provided below.  The contents of the session were transcribed as is, without any edits or corrections to content, only formatting edits. You can also download it via PDF. (Note:  We cannot independently verify the identity of this…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden to Take Questions From Public – Live Online

Posted by  ▪  June 17, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden to Take Questions From Public – Live Online

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6/17/2013 at 10:51am
Whether you think he’s a hero, a traitor, or something in between, he’s taking your questions today live at 11am EST. Edward Snowden Q&A: NSA whistleblower answers your questions The Guardian issued this mysterious James Bond-ish caveat… The live chat is subject to Snowden’s security concerns and also his access to a secure internet…
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Turkey Protests: Labor Unions Call Work Strike Over Brutal Crackdown

Posted by  ▪  June 17, 2013

Turkey Protests: Labor Unions Call Work Strike Over Brutal Crackdown

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6/17/2013 at 10:08am
As protests in Turkey near their third week, two major union federations have called a work strike to oppose the eviction of protestors and demand an end to police violence. The Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions (KESK) and Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DISK) will organize a work stoppage Monday, an action…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 6 All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 17, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 6 All-Day Coverage

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6/17/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Six live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here and take a look at our re-cap of last week’s events. As usual we will be…
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After passing immigration amnesty, Republicans should go on an overseas apology tour

Posted by  ▪  June 17, 2013

After passing immigration amnesty, Republicans should go on an overseas apology tour

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6/17/2013 at 8:00am
If Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and others in the Republican Party want to reward adults who broke the immigration laws with citizenship, they should have the guts to announce it as such. And then go on an overseas apology tour to apologize to the millions if not tens of millions of people…
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Polygamy Pennsylbama style

Posted by  ▪  June 17, 2013

Polygamy Pennsylbama style

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6/17/2013 at 7:00am
This one is weird. A follow up to Oil field trash never had it so good …, with another photo from Kevin from the Alabama part of Pennsylvania: I took this photo on the main drag In Wellsboro, PA. The dude had a mannequin riding with him and his wife. We have a colorful crowd down…
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Is Hassan Rouhani Really a Reformer?

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/16/2013

Is Hassan Rouhani Really a Reformer?

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6/16/2013 at 8:17pm
Long Live Rouhani the Reformer To read the New York Times, the election of Hassan Rowhani was a victory for the people of Iran. Thomas Erdbrink reported in Iran Moderate Wins Presidency by a Large Margin: The cleric, Hassan Rowhani, 64, won a commanding 50.7 percent of the vote in the six-way race,…
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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Selection, Week One Recap

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: Jury Selection, Week One Recap

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6/16/2013 at 6:30pm
Tomorrow begins the second week of jury selection in Florida v. Zimmerman, and we here at Legal Insurrection will once again be following the process on an all-day, live coverage basis. We’ll host a live stream of the courtroom and a rolling Twitter feed of selected tweeters throughout the day, post…
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Turkish protests — Erdogan supporters joyously bused in, opponents gassed and beaten

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Turkish protests — Erdogan supporters joyously bused in, opponents gassed and beaten

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6/16/2013 at 5:00pm
Via Sky News: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rallied thousands of his supporters in Istanbul, just hours after a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Taksim Square. The rally came as riot police continued to fire tear gas and jets of water at pockets of demonstrators determined to regroup after being evicted…
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Book Review: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough (Update – new video)

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Book Review: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough (Update – new video)

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6/16/2013 at 3:45pm
James O’Keefe’s book, Breakthrough: Our Guerrilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy, should really come with the following warning for summer readers: CAUTION: Compelling book causes intense concentration; sunburn is possible. As I recover from being toasted by the California sun, I wanted to share the reason for my full focus. O’Keefe is…
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Company PRISM Reports Reveal Extent of NSA Requests

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Company PRISM Reports Reveal Extent of NSA Requests

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6/16/2013 at 1:52pm
Last week, the Guardian and Washington Post published several slides from a leaked Powerpoint presentation in its stories about the NSA’s domestic surveillance policies and its PRISM program.  Separate from phone carriers, nine internet companies were named in the story as participants in the PRISM program, and it claimed that companies…
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Cause that’s just the way it is

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Cause that’s just the way it is

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6/16/2013 at 10:00am
Go ahead, complain about the weather. There’s nothing you can do about it.
 

Arab Spring snapshot

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Arab Spring snapshot

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6/16/2013 at 8:55am
Looks like we’re heading for a good old fashioned Sunni-Shia showdown in Syria. From The Times of Israel (article links here and here):
 

Oil field trash never had it so good …

Posted by  ▪  June 16, 2013

Oil field trash never had it so good …

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6/16/2013 at 7:00am
as in fracking country. Good thing it’s being kept out of New York State’s Southern Tier, or there might be a booming economy and jobs for the young people. From Kevin: I have friends that live in Horseheads who get all apoplectic over the Marcellus Shale drilling down here in Tioga County, PA (I live…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in the Zimmerman case to the bitter end)

Posted by  ▪  June 15, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in the Zimmerman case to the bitter end)

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6/15/2013 at 7:16pm
If you have been following Andrew Branca’s excellent coverage of the jury selection in the George Zimmerman case, you know that many of the prospective jurors were aware of race being injected into the case by the media and others. Those initial media and activist narratives — such as that Zimmerman suggested…
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Turkey’s ‘Tiananmen Square’ moment?

Posted by  ▪  June 15, 2013

Turkey’s ‘Tiananmen Square’ moment?

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6/15/2013 at 5:00pm
We are covering Turkish police renew assault on Gezi Park protesters. This video stands out (warning, graphic): I wonder if it will be compared to this video: Probably not, as the whole world is not watching Gezi Park.
 

Live stream: Turkish police renew assault on Gezi Park protesters

Posted by  ▪  June 15, 2013

We stand with the Turkish protesters

Live stream: Turkish police renew assault on Gezi Park protesters

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6/15/2013 at 3:34pm
As reported by the L.A. Times: Hundreds of riot police surrounded a park in central Istanbul on Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannons in a renewed push by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to restore order after two weeks of demonstrations that have exasperated his government and exposed the country’s deepening…
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