best of the day, imo: Ever-Shrinking Democracy in America; NSA’s Path to Totalitarianism by NORMAN POLLACK
also excellent, a concise explanation of this news and ‘the cloud’, and its import
NSA Invaded the Google and Yahoo Servers, Monitors Nearly Everyone’s Internet Use by Alfredo Lopez
Emergency Advisory: Mi’kmaq say, “We are still here, and SWN will not be allowed to frack.”
Canada quietly ratifies controversial international investment convention
Why Obama And Democrats Don’t Do Much of What Liberals Want (Netroots Failure: Part 2) by Ian Welsh (fdl and obmaDontCare are dicussed along the way)
Russell Brand’s new op-ed at the Guardian. He acknowledges he’s been praised and swatted, and asked to run for office (clueless).
This post at Dissident Voice parses some of that stuff quite well, imo.
And sorry, juliania, NZ voted for snooping by two votes.