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Highly Recommended Reading: Washington Post Article (Applies to UK as well)


This article is perhaps the most concise of the dangers emanated from the proliferated ”national security laws” within the leading democratic states of the west, that are impacting on the rights and freedoms of individuals, the very core, and centre of our values and of democratic civil liberties.

To quote a very short, but powerful statement from the author of the article, a Shapiro Professor of Public Law Interest at George Washington University, Dr. Jonathan Tumberly, writing, these national security laws, ‘They form a mosaic of powers under which our country (US, and even UK as similar measures are enacted here) could be considered, at least in part, authoritarian’, adding, ‘Americans (and for me, British) often proclaim our nation as a symbol of freedom to the world while dismissing nations such as Cuba and China as categorically unfree. Yet, objectively, we may be only half right‘.

This is a must read article not to be missed for all those who cherish democratic principles; evil wins when good men and women stay silence.

The Web Link to The Article at Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-the-united-states-still-the-land-of-the-free/2012/01/04/gIQAvcD1wP_story.html

Full Pdf version:

jonturey.wp

Further Sifted-Headlines for My Readers:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/andreas-whittam-smith/andreas-whittam-smith-the-candidate-who-can-elicit-hope-is-the-winner-6288147.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085399/2m-aid-budget-goes-consultants-Ministers-wasting-cash-meant-help-Third-World.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085444/Clegg-plans-end-grip-old-school-tie-business-jobs-making-applications-anonymous.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085108/Billionaire-Mexican-drug-lord-El-Chapo-named-worlds-influential-drug-trafficker.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9008702/Pentagon-investigates-video-claiming-to-show-Marines-urinating-on-Taliban.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-intel-afghan-20120112,0,3639052.story

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/12/high-street-tesco-retail-slump

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/12/covert-campaign-iran-nuclear?INTCMP=SRCH

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/us-iran-idUSTRE8090ZL20120112

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/us-internet-domains-idUSTRE80B14D20120112

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/us-eurozone-economy-divide-idUSTRE80B0K220120112

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/us-filesharing-religion-idUSTRE80B1QT20120112

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/12/egypt-muslim-brotherhood-parliament-seats

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/west-plans-new-hitech-crackdown-on-somali-pirate-gangs-6288965.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-this-is-not-about-bad-apples-this-is-the-horror-of-war-6289046.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/edl-to-spread-its-farright-creed-to-new-target-towns-6289162.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085876/Cyber-attacks-fourth-biggest-threat-global-stability-says-World-Economic-Forum.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9012704/Pakistan-PM-made-panicky-call-to-Britain-about-army-coup.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/interactive-graphics/graphic-of-the-day/9012737/Graphic-Government-properties-and-Civil-Service-office-space-mapped.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203721704577156661097163268.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_sections_world

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/world/middleeast/us-warns-top-iran-leader-not-to-shut-strait-of-hormuz.html?hp

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/opinion/dangerous-tension-with-iran.html?hp

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/world/asia/video-said-to-show-marines-urinating-on-taliban-corpses.html?hp

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/01/12/is-yoga-for-narcissists/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/12/wests-pressure-on-iran-may-squeeze-us-too/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,808587,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,808252,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,808793,00.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/could-the-urination-video-become-a-defining-image-of-the-afghan-war/251347/

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/01/us-drone-strikes-are-back-vengeance-pakistan/47342/

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/why-are-england-and-scotland-weighing-a-break-up/251272/

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/01/science-how-we-walk/927/

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/01/in-oklahoma-case-another-legal-obstacle-to-banning-sharia-law/251190/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/world/asia/asia-buyers-of-iran-crude-get-assurances-of-alternate-supply.html?hpw

http://www.economist.com/node/21542805

http://www.economist.com/node/21542764

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/06/06/110606fa_fact_stillman

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/13/somali-pirates-thwarted-international-crackdown

http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/01/11/critics-raise-the-alarm-over-us-police-d?videoId=228416406&videoChannel=6

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/13/us-apple-suppliers-idUSTRE80C1KQ20120113

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/13/us-usa-drone-iran-idUSTRE80C1MD20120113

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/13/eurozone-crisis-france-credit-rating-aaa

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/13/google-kenyan-rival-mocality-database

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203550304577137174048327642.html?mod=WSJEurope_hpp_LEFTTopStories

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204542404577156711158278388.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_sections_world

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203721704577158941987024340.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_sections_world

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/every-little-helps-tesco-executive-sold-shares-before-profit-warning-6289549.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/13/us-italy-mafia-crisis-idUSTRE80C16320120113

http://www.france24.com/en/20120111-terror-chief-boko-haram-imam-shekau-youtube-nigeria-goodluck-jonathan-al-qaeda-oil

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2012/01/among-the-yakuza-haruto-hoshi-photographs-jake-adelstein.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-the-united-states-still-the-land-of-the-free/2012/01/04/gIQAvcD1wP_story.html

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