THE DRONE PAPERS an eight-part series by The Intercept about the U.S. military’s assassination program, based on a whistle-blower’s secret document. (Hat tips to Bill Harvey, my expatriate friend Jack, etc.)
The United States is at war, we are told, and the targets are our enemies. But the war has no defined enemy, the battlefield is the whole world, and there is no expectation it will ever end.
Hardly anybody I know thinks this is strange or abnormal.
Snowden: NSA, GCHQ Using Your Phone to Spy on Others (and You) by Peter Van Buren for We Meant Well.
The Fog of Intelligence by Tom Englehardt for TomDispatch.
The size and power of intelligence agencies is huge and growing. Actual intelligence, not so much.
Hillary Clinton’s Take on Banks Won’t Hold Up by Matt Taibbi for Rolling Stone (Hat tip to Jack, etc.)
Bernie Won All the Focus Groups and Online Polls, So Why Is the Media Saying Hillary Won the Debate? by Adam Johnson for Alternet.
The Final Leaked TPP Text Is All That We Feared by Jeremy Malcolm for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Reality Check: What We Know About TPP Makes It the Worst Trade Deal Ever by Ben Swann for Truth in Media.
Slave Trafficking, the TPP & the 2016 Presidential Contest by Gaius Publius for Down With Tyranny!