Nick Turse
"We need to listen to Rebecca Solnit… she’s one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time, tracing the past and future of America and the world through her incisive and provocative prose," writes Elisabeth Donnelly in an introduction to a new interview with Solnit at Flavorwire. "Solnit writes mind-expanding books that make connections upon connections about crucial topics. Her latest work, Men Explain Things to Me, is a quick shot of Solnit: seven related essays on feminism, gender roles, and violence against women."  (via Rebecca Solnit on Mansplaining and Men Explain Things to Me – Flavorwire)

"We need to listen to Rebecca Solnit… she’s one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time, tracing the past and future of America and the world through her incisive and provocative prose," writes Elisabeth Donnelly in an introduction to a new interview with Solnit at Flavorwire. "Solnit writes mind-expanding books that make connections upon connections about crucial topics. Her latest work, Men Explain Things to Me, is a quick shot of Solnit: seven related essays on feminism, gender roles, and violence against women." (via Rebecca Solnit on Mansplaining and Men Explain Things to Me – Flavorwire)

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Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things To Me is out today! Get the new feminist instant classic that the Boston Globe says “hums with power and wit" and that Entertainment Weekly calls “brilliant” for 25% off with code SOLNIT25 http://bit.ly/LVh4np

I have been to the darkest corners of government, and what they fear is light.
Edward Snowden, from a document titled README_FIRST given to Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald. Tomgram: Glenn Greenwald, How I Met Edward Snowden | TomDispatch
I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions, and that the return of this information to the public marks my end. I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon, and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed for even an instant. If you seek to help, join the open source community and fight to keep the spirit of the press alive and the internet free. I have been to the darkest corners of government, and what they fear is light.
Edward Snowden, from a document titled README_FIRST given to Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald. Tomgram: Glenn Greenwald, How I Met Edward Snowden | TomDispatch
Drones are “traumatizing an entire generation” in Yemen. Don’t miss Vivian Salama’s powerful piece: “Drones in Yemen: How U.S. Attacks Are Devastating a Nation” in Rolling Stone

Drones are “traumatizing an entire generation” in Yemen. Don’t miss Vivian Salama’s powerful piece: “Drones in Yemen: How U.S. Attacks Are Devastating a Nation” in Rolling Stone




You tax dollars at work, America!
Exclusive: U.S. Taxpayers To Spend $400,000 For A Camel Sculpture In Pakistan
Tom Tomorrow weighs in on the absurd state of the United States from the Hobby Lobby case to equal time for creationists on Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series in “The thin veil of rationality.”

Tom Tomorrow weighs in on the absurd state of the United States from the Hobby Lobby case to equal time for creationists on Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series in “The thin veil of rationality.”

The U.S. military averaged more than a mission a day in Africa in 2013 and previously unrevealed documents indicate more of the same for 2014.
Is it any wonder that the men running America’s secret ops in Africa call it “the battlefield of tomorrow, today”? (via Nick Turse, America’s Non-Stop Ops in Africa | TomDispatch)

The U.S. military averaged more than a mission a day in Africa in 2013 and previously unrevealed documents indicate more of the same for 2014.

Is it any wonder that the men running America’s secret ops in Africa call it “the battlefield of tomorrow, today”?

(via Nick Turse, America’s Non-Stop Ops in Africa | TomDispatch)

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These leaks [by Edward Snowden] have forced the Intelligence Community to rethink our approach to transparency and secrecy.
Robert S. Litt, General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, at a March18, 2014 Freedom of Information Day program sponsored by the Collaboration on Government Secrecy at American University Washington College of Law.