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Sony Hack: NYT Editors Find New Iraq WMD

A Japanese company with some offices in California was hacked. Several terrabytes of data were copied off its internal networks and some of it was put on file sharing sites. One of the items copied was a film produced in Canada that depicts as comedy the terror act of killing of a current head of state. The U.S. State Department applauded that movie scene. But there were tons of other data like social security numbers, payroll data, and internal emails stolen all of which that might have been the real target of the hackers. The tools to hack the company are well known and in the public domain. The company, Sony, had lousy internal network security and had been hacked before.

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Debate

  • The Queen of Torture Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, the Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA’s Torture Scandals:

    By GLENN GREENWALD AND PETER MAASS

      NBC News yesterday called her a “key apologist” for the CIA’s torture program. A follow-up New Yorker article dubbed her “The Unidentified Queen of Torture” and in part “the model for the lead character in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’” Yet in both articles she was anonymous. The person described by both NBC and The New Yorker is senior CIA officer Alfreda Frances […]

  • Who Won? Who Lost?

    By The Saker

    You tell me! I won’t make this one long or analytical. I am sure that somebody will do that within the next 24 hours. But I will say this: the Ukrainians blackmailed Russia over gas, and that created North Stream and South Stream. The Bulgarians decided to cave in to the Eurobureaucrats and that created […]

  • Unfortunate Coincidences or Deliberate Actions by US to Steal Sovereign Nations’ Gold: Before It was Germany, Today It’s Ukraine & Tomorrow It’d be Whose Gold

    By Godfree Roberts

      I suspect from the airport loading report that the Fed took Ukraine’s 80(?) tons of gold to NY. Fair enough. The USA shelled out $5 billion to put the current Ukraine government in power and International currency wrestling makes MMA look girly. Deaths run in the millions. The Ukraine gold raid was a straw […]

  • The West: The Most Sexually Dysfunctional Society on the Planet

    By The Saker

      The blame probably should (yet again) go first to the Papacy with its unhealthy repression of everything sexual, which itself originates in a most unfortunate misunderstanding of the Christian dogma of the primordial sin by Saint Augustine of Hippo who, at least, never insisted that this interpretation was the correct one (traditional Christianity does […]

Politics

Putin is Right: Crisis in Ukraine Created by the West: A "Berlin Wall" around Russia

Putin is Right: Crisis in Ukraine Created by the West: A “Berlin Wall” around Russia

By Gerald Celente

  Global forecaster Gerald Celente said Russian President Vladimir Putin was right when he stated today that the West targeted Russia long before the current crisis with Ukraine. In fact, Celente reported almost a year ago that the U.S. had waged a propaganda and misinformation war against Russia. Putin insisted today: “It’s not payback for Crimea. It’s the cost of our natural desire to […]

Economy

How Change Is Stymied: Change for the Better, IF It Comes, Will Come from Economic Collapse

How Change Is Stymied: Change for the Better, IF It Comes, Will Come from Economic Collapse

By Paul Craig Roberts

The gangsters who run the US financial system have determined opponents. Among them are Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Pam and Russ Martens, Michael Hudson, and David Stockman. I have often expressed my admiration for Warren, Prins, Martens, and Hudson. In his latest column, David Stockman has earned my admiration and forgiveness. I say forgiveness because in […]

Society

Beyond Police Bullets & Chokeholds: Growing Incarceration Rates for African Americans in US

Beyond Police Bullets & Chokeholds: Growing Incarceration Rates for African Americans in US

By Abayomi Azikiwe

A report published in 2011 from the Aspen Institute based in Washington, D.C. further confirms that the United States imprisonment rate for African Americans is a manifestation of a deeply racist society. Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, and the failure of a grand jury to indict […]

Environment

Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude

Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude

By Colin Todhunter

In his book ‘The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective’, economist Angus Maddison noted that India was the richest country in the world and had controlled a third of global wealth until the 17th century [1]. Political unity and military security helped evolve a uniform economic system, increased trade and enhanced agriculture productivity. India was an […]

Culture

American Exceptionalism and American Torture

American Exceptionalism and American Torture

By William Blum

In 1964, the Brazilian military, in a US-designed coup, overthrew a liberal (not more to the left than that) government and proceeded to rule with an iron fist for the next 21 years. In 1979 the military regime passed an amnesty law blocking the prosecution of its members for torture and other crimes. The amnesty […]

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