Samir’s Selection 08/19/2013 (p.m.)
Is Glenn Greenwald’s journalism now viewed as a ‘terrorist’ occupation? | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | theguardian.com
“The hysteria of the “war on terror” is now corrupting every area of democratic government. It extends from the arbitrary selection of drone targets to the quasi-torture of suspects, the intrusion on personal data and the harassing of journalists’ families. The disregard of statutory oversight – in Britain’s case pathetically inadequate – is giving western governments many of the characteristics of the enemies they profess to oppose. How Putin must be rubbing his hands with glee.
The innocent have nothing to fear? They do if they embarrass America and happen to visit British soil. The only land of the free today in this matter is Brazil.”
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