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American journalist, Barrett Brown, has contributed to numerous publications including The Guardian and Vanity Fair. He appears to be the latest victim of the Obama administration’s soulless crackdown on investigative reporting. Brown has received little broadcast media coverage since his imprisonment nearly 400 days ago, and faces more than one century in prison if convicted….
- Are we all gonna let Adam Kokesh rot in a jail cell? (dailypaul.com)
North Korea has warned the United States of a “horrible disaster” and put its troops on alert over a joint naval drill involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier alongside South Korean and Japanese vessels.
The warning on Tuesday came after Seoul and Washington last week signed a new joint strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear attack after the communist country restarted an ageing plutonium reactor.
That accord also drew a sharp rebuke, with analysts attributing the isolated regime’s recent aggressive rhetoric to its desire to arouse the US’ attention and draw it back into long-stalled talks.
The naval drill in waters around the Korean peninsula had been scheduled to begin on Tuesday, but could be postponed or cancelled due to Typhoon Danas making its way towards the area.
North Korea has habitually condemned naval drills there and has issued threats of counter-attacks that have rarely materialised.
The North Korean troops have been ordered to “keep themselves fully ready to promptly launch operations any time”, a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army said, in a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency….
- North Korea warns US of ‘horrible disaster’, places military on alert (worldnews.nbcnews.com)
- North Korea Puts Troops On Alert Over U.S.-Led Military Drill (fortunascorner.wordpress.com)
- North Korea Ready to Confront U.S.-South Korea Over Drills – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
The “Five Eyes” Spy On Economic Rivals
It has long been clear that the NSA spying program is being used for industrial espionage, by spying onlarge foreign corporations, and the biggest financial payments systems such as VISA and Swift. Indeed, in a slide leaked by Edward Snowden, “economic” was one of the main justifications for spying.
And it has long been known that the “Five Eyes” – the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand – share their spying information amongst themselves.
So it should not come as a total surprise that other members of the Five Eyes – such as Canada – are also engaged in industrial espionage.
Specifically, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that Canadian spies targeted Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry.
The government’s repudiation of this serious and unacceptable violation of national sovereignty and the rights of people and companies…
- Harper ‘Very Concerned’ By Reports Of Canada Spying On Brazil (olduvaiblog.wordpress.com)
- Brazil accuses Canada of spying after NSA leaks (theguardian.com)
- Harper ‘very concerned’ over Brazil spy claims (globalnews.ca)
In an exclusive interview with CBC News, the former head of Canada’s most secretive intelligence agency says there should be greater parliamentary scrutiny of the clandestine spy service.
Calls for more openness are certain to get louder in the wake of fresh allegations the agency spied on Brazil’s mining and energy ministry in search of corporate secrets.
John Adams, former chief of the Communications Security Establishment of Canada, says the secretive organization needs more parliamentary oversight. (CSEC)
In a rare interview, former spymaster John Adams told CBC News he thinks the government must do more “to make Canadians more knowledgeable about what the intelligence agencies are trying to do on their behalf.”
Adams recently retired after seven years as head of the Communications Security Establishment Canada, and he admits the agency has deliberately kept Canadians in the dark about its operations for decades…
- ‘Canada spying agency needs oversight’ (rinf.com)
- Canada in diplomatic hot water following report it spied on Brazilian government (vancouversun.com)
- Canada has ability to spy on Brazil, but lacks motive, security officials say (news.nationalpost.com)
Harper ‘Very Concerned’ By Reports Of Canada Spying On Brazil. (FULL ARTICLE)
BALI, Indonesia – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he’s “very concerned” about reports that Canada’s top-secret electronic spy agency is doing industrial espionage in Brazil.
Harper said Canadian officials are “reaching out very proactively” to their counterparts in Brazil.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is accusing the Ottawa-based Communications Security Establishment Canada of mounting a sophisticated spy operation against her country’s ministry of mines and energy.
The claim is based on documents leaked to Brazilian media by Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency — the American counterpart of Canada’s CSE….
- NSA leaks reveal Canadian spies targeted Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry: report (news.nationalpost.com)
- Canada spying on Brazil mining ministry-Globo (thebricspost.com)
- Brazilian network reports Canada spied on country’s mining and energy ministry (calgaryherald.com)