Monthly Archives: June 2013

The top 3 myths about the recent surveillance revelations

Originally posted on Open Geography:
The recent–and still ongoing–revelations in the Guardian by their columnist Glenn Greenwald and his colleagues have already given rise to a number of dismissive myths. Here are three of them, and my responses. 1. “It’s…

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Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower hiding in Hongkong

very interesting article in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance “He described as formative an incident in which he claimed CIA operatives were attempting to recruit a Swiss banker to obtain secret banking information. Snowden said they achieved this by purposely getting the … Continue reading

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The structure of The Kingdom and the Glory

I am preparing something similar, although maybe a bit more detailed, for the German translation of this book by Giorgio Agamben. In the meantime I stumbled across this and decided to share it as it is quite helpful

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EU military spending in relation to debt

This graphic shows why the debt crisis in EU could be more easily solved by cutting military spending (for which nowadays hardly any rational reasons exist) instead of austerity measures and the dismantling of the welfare state.

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Key Events Timeline regarding rendition and secret detention since 9/11

Key Events Timeline 17 September 2001 President George Bush sent a 14-page memo to the Director of the CIA, pertaining to the Presidential approval of ‘clandestine intelligence activity’ and an authorisation for the CIA’s subsequent ‘terrorist detention and interrogation program’. … Continue reading

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