CommunityFDL Main BlogThe Bullpen

Late Night: The Roundup

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !}

Hello folks, hope you are doing well this time of the day.

International Politics

– Syrian government might call for a ceasefire says Deputy Prime Minister. “Neither the armed opposition nor the regime is capable of defeating the other side,” he said. “This zero balance of forces will not change for a while.”

– Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Owen: “[W]e always wanted Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran.”

“Syria has submitted an inventory of its chemical weapons to an international watchdog body in The Hague, but the submission was incomplete and Damascus is expected to provide further details in the coming days.”

– Take a quiz on chemical weapons!

– In Morocco, human rights groups are challenging the repressive system they are living in.

– Venezuela has arrested six ex-police officers who “shamed the new [police] force.”

– “Washington politicians’ chagrin at the prospect of a peaceful resolution makes one thing very clear: they do not care about chemical weapons, they do not care about dead children, and they do not care about Syrians, period. If they did, they might have themselves put forth the fairly unimaginative proposal that Syria give up its stockpile of chemical weapons. They might have not helped to nurture the Islamist insurgency.

– Golden Dawn attacks to be investigated as “criminal gangs” after recent attack. Can we do that here at home too?

Financial Matters

– Joseph Biden is on behalf of neo-liberals in Mexico by emphasizing trade.

– The Economic Whatnow? Employers will cut jobs in 20 states.

Surveillance Planet

– “The New York Times is reporting that the NYPD has apparently pumped up their social  media monitoring as a tactic to essentially replace stop-and-frisk.” Here is the NYT article.

– The NSA has played damage control to families of employees. Kevin has more.

– “The private company that vetted Snowden” did a background check on Aaron Alexis. Why do we have this system?

– Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will now bring the conversation to the UN regarding US “supernetworks.” [cont’d.]

Previous post

It Looks Like The Internet Will Get More Restricted Before It Is Freed

Next post

Cartoon Friday Watercooler

Dan Wright

Dan Wright

Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.