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Glenn Greenwald : The Surveillance State : FBI's abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation

Glenn Greenwald : The Surveillance State : FBI's abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation
The Surveillance State
FBI's abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation

That the stars of America's national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice

By Glenn Greenwald

November 13, 2012 "The Guardian" -- The Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, leaving one, as always, to fantasize about what a stellar press corps we would have if they devoted a tiny fraction of this energy to dissecting non-sex political scandals (this unintentionally amusing New York Times headline from this morning - "Concern Grows Over Top Military Officers' Ethics" - illustrates that point: with all the crimes committed by the US military over the last decade and long before, it's only adultery that causes &q…

Historic UC Irvine divestment vote deals stinging defeat to Zionist bullying on campus | The Electronic Intifada

Historic UC Irvine divestment vote deals stinging defeat to Zionist bullying on campus | The Electronic Intifada
Just over a year since an Orange County jury, in a politically-motivated prosecution, convicted the “Irvine 11” students for disrupting a lecture by Israeli Ambassdor Michael Oren, the Associated Students of UC Irvine voted unanimously tonight to call for divestment from companies that profit from Israeli occupation.