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The Totalitarian State 35

Living the Orwellian LifeSaturday, 12 October 2013 01:38By Kathleen SharpTruthout | Opinion

Glenn Greenwald 15

The Guardian / ByGlenn Greenwald 21 COMMENTS Obama's Attacks on Journalists are Worst Since Nixon The Committee to Protect Journalists issues a scathing report on Obama administration. Photo Credit: AFP October 11, 2013 |  
It's hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process. Even the most Obama-friendly journals have warned of what they call"Obama's war on whistleblowers". James Goodale, the former general counsel of the New York Times during its epic fights with the Nixon administration, recently observed that "President Obama wants to criminalize the reporting of national security information" and added: "President Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom." Still, a new report released today by the highly respected Committee to Protect Journalists - its first-ever on press f…

Save Pagan Island

action alert! Pagan Island is home to an incredibly diverse population of plants and wildlife. But now, military exercises by the United States could destroy it forever.
Save Pagan Island and Its Inhabitants!
please share it helps! Dear stan,

Pagan Island has been called the "crown jewel" of the Marianas Islands. It's one of the most biographically and geographically diverse islands in the archipelago, and it's home to a number of species that aren't found anywhere else in the world. Now, the U.S. military wants to leave this stunning landscape a smoking ruin.

The United States military plans to occupy all of Pagan Island for live-fire training exercises, including bombings. This doesn't just ignore the rights of indigenous Pagan Islanders. It could also disturb the ecologically valuable topsoil, increase the chances for summer fires, erode or destroy the coral reefs surrounding the island, and taint the entire island with toxins for decades.

And Pagan Island'…

De Mainstream Pers 47