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Recognition for Snowden from fellow whistleblowers

A growing band of whistleblowers acknowledge Edward Snowden's contribution to freedom and democracy. 

Whilstleblowers Blast NSA Programs, Award Snowden

Hat tip to Arvind for this

Which democracy is valid

When an elected president is deposed and the military take over control, it is normally referred to as a "military coup". Not in the case of Egypt it seems.

When is a Military Coup Not a Military Coup? When it Happens in Egypt, Apparently By Robert Fisk

Those Western leaders who are telling us Egypt is still on the path to “democracy” have to remember that Morsi was indeed elected in a real, Western-approved election


US Egypt Policies Don’t Pass the Laugh Test By Rep. Ron Paul


Middle class rising

The growing global middle class are the potential source of global revolution/evolution.


Hat tip to Mark for this

One law to rule them all

One is struck by how illegal acts committed by the US/UK/France (FUKUS in some circles) are viewed with casual acceptance but should any non-aligned country do something similar, the clamour from the "international community" would be deafening. Such hypocrisy!

Forcing down the Bolivian president's plane was an act of piracy by John Pilger

Hat tip to Arvind for this