Rafael Correa is not considering Snowden asylum: says Consul granting a temporary travel card was a mistake

In an effort to backpedal from what could have been disastrous for Ecuador and the Correa government, Ecuador’s president revealed July 1, 2013 that the whistleblower, Edward Snowden was granted a temporary travel card at 4am ‘without authorization or validity’. Correa said that Ecuador is not Considering Edward Snowden’s asylum request and never intended to […]

“Vote none of the above” as an act of civil disobedience

by kabuki7     From Dictatorship to Democracy is the seminal work by Gene Sharp which has been applied all over the world to bring about peaceful democratic change in undemocratic societies. Sharps’ strategies include: decreasing support for undemocratic governments to delegitimize them, and non violent non cooperation. Make no mistake, the United States in […]

An arrogant, derisive Serena does it again.

It is like I was watching a different game.    “… so when Williams ripped a forehand to Stosur’s backhand for an apparent winner to stave off another break, she could not contain her glee. “Come on!” she screamed. But Stosur stuck out her racket and got a piece of the ball, and when she […]

Life’s Little Ironies

Eliot Spitzer was about to break open a financial scandal that would have exposed widespread governmental/Wall Street corruption. All of a sudden it appeared that this savvy person appeared to have committed a really bone headed mistake. OR, the frame could have been so pat that denying it would have been futile. Especially, if worse […]

US Military Continues to Embeds Active-duty PSYOPS soldiers at local TV Stations

Ten years ago in Censored 2001 yearbook reported on how U.S. Army’s Psychological Operations Personnel Worked at CNN. http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/3-us-armys-psychological-operations-personnel-worked-at-cnn/ From June 1999 to March 2000, CNN employed military specialists in ‘psychological operations’ (Psyops) in their Southeast TV bureau and CNN radio division “Psyops personnel, soldiers, and officers, have been working in CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta […]