Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 626, 4 November 2013, Summary Version

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N. 626, 4 November 2013
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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 626, 4 November 2013

WORLD MEDIA – 19 OCTOBER TO 1 NOVEMBER 2013 REPORTS & SYNTHESIS

This number 626 issue covers 19 October-1 November 2013 and includes 19 pages of data, with 205 entries in 10,0449 words, and 15 noteworthy entries marked *. With this issue, we continue our format of providing information by topics and listing chronologically the media reports titles according to our traditional set of topics. The numbers for specific topics are: NSA WORLD SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL (Spy, 45X, 7*), up very significantly from 18 as challenges to NSA start to appear worldwide; US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 21X, 2*), down significantly from 55 as the GOP and Tea Party assimilate their shutdown failure; AFRICA (Afr, 19X, 0*), down slightly from 32; SYRIA (Syr, 14X, 0*), which is stable; USA DOMESTIC SECURITY (FBI, 12X, 1*), also stable; EGYPT (Egy, 11X, 0*), stable; MIDDLE EAST (Mide, 11X, 0*), up significantly from 4, and now also includes Iraq; ASIA (Asia, 10X, 0*), stable; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 8X, 1*), also stable; WESTERN EUROPE (West, 8x, 0*), stable; US FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE (CIA 6X, 0*); PAKISTAN  (Pak, 6X, 2*), down from 13; EASTERN EUROPE (East, 6X, 0*); LATIN AMERICA (Amer, 6X, 0*); IRAN (Iran, 5X, 0*), down from 10; AFGHANISTAN (Afgh, 5X, 0*), stable; ENVIRONMENT (Env, 4X, 1*); PENTAGON (DOD, 3X, 0*); ECONOMICS (Eco, 3X, 0*); TECHNOLOGY & GLOBAL TOPICS (Tech, 2X, 0*).

This issue’s significant entries are:

NSA WORLD SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL (Spy, 45X, 7*)
Challenges to NSA start to appear worldwide
Spy* 1019 Common Dreams/ Obama Admin Tries to Block Supreme Court Review of NSA Spying
Spy* 1025 Business Insider/ Snowden Leak – The NSA Has Been Monitoring Phone Calls of 35 World Leaders
Spy* 1028 Gua/ Glenn Greenwald – As Europe Erupts Over US Spying, NSA Chief Says Government Must Stop Media – With General Alexander calling for NSA reporting to be halted, US and UK credibility as guardians of press freedom is crushed
Spy* 1028 NYT/ Data Suggests Push to Spy on Merkel Dates to ’02 [that sounds a bit too easy to blame it on Bush if Obama didn’t stop it, just like Guantanamo]
Spy* 1028 NYT/ Lawmaker Offers Strong Defense of US Surveillance Efforts in Europe [so why doesn’t he tell European leaders they can’t protect themselves from terrorists, so NSA will do it for them]
Spy* 1029 NYT/ Obama May Ban Spying on Heads of Allied States [May? Why, because they’re not wanted terrorists – what a ridiculous presidential statement]
Spy* 1030 NYT/ Spying Known at Top Levels, Officials Say

PAKISTAN (Pak, 6X, 2*)
Pak* 1026 Fars News Agency/ Iran Upset about Pakistan’s Lax Border Control [what’s happening in Pakistan that such provocations take place]
Pak* 1028 IPS/ Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes [but military opposition came from pro-Western officers & also jidahist officers], Gareth Porter

US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 21X, 2*)
Pol* 1023 Consortium/ Dick Cheney’s Heartless Hypocrisy [but hypocrisy is far from new for Cheney]
Pol* 1023 Salon/ 10 craziest right-wing statements of the week – Tea Party meltdown edition

USA DOMESTIC SECURITY (FBI, 12X, 1*)
FBI* 1025 Rolling Stone/ Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 8X, 1*)
Isr* 1019 PonkTank/ It’s Time to Put an End to Israel’s “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” Nuclear Policy [the “international spoiled brat” gets reprehended]

ENVIRONMENT (Env, 4X, 1*)
Env* 1025 NYT/ To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills [in the radioactive waters off Fukushima from which people won’t eat the fish]

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 626, 4 November 2013

DATA ENTRIES BY TOPIC – 19 OCTOBER TO 1 NOVEMBER 2013

NSA WORLD SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL (Spy, 45X, 7*)
Spy* 1019 Common Dreams/ Obama Admin Tries to Block Supreme Court Review of NSA Spying
Spy 1021 Euronews/ France’s Hollande to seek stronger data protection after US spy claims
Spy 1021 Gua/ Snowden Leaks – France Summons US Envoy over NSA Surveillance Claims
Spy 1021 Reu/ France summons US ambassador over spying report
Spy 1021 VOA/ France, Mexico Demand Explanation for Latest NSA Allegations
Spy 1022 Haaretz/ ‘Unacceptable spying practices’ – French anger over US spying continues to simmer as top diplomats meet
Spy 1022 Irish Times/ French PM demands answers on US surveillance
Spy 1022 NYT/ French Condemn Surveillance by NSA
Spy 1024 BBC/ Spying row – Merkel demands US trust at EU summit
Spy 1024 NYT/ Anger Growing among Allies on US Spying
Spy* 1025 Business Insider/ Snowden Leak – The NSA Has Been Monitoring Phone Calls of 35 World Leaders
Spy 1025 NYT/ Allegation of US Spying on Merkel Puts Obama at Crossroads
Spy 1025 NYT/ Germany and France Propose Talks with US to Rein in Spying
Spy 1025 USA Today/ EU leaders say spying scandal threatens terror fight
Spy 1025 Wikipedia/ Stasi 2.0 – The phrase Stasi 2.0 is the catchphrase of a civil rights campaign in Germany
Spy 1026 G&M/ Obama, Kerry attempt to halt international outrage over NSA spying
Spy 1026 NYT/ Amid New Storm in US-Europe Relationship, a Call for Talks on Spying
Spy 1026 NYT/ Federal Prosecutors, in a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps as Evidence
Spy 1026 NYT/ In Spy Uproar, ‘Everyone Does It’ Just Won’t Do
Spy 1026 ProPublica/ Claim on “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of Evidence
Spy 1027 Telegraph/ Barack Obama ‘approved tapping Angela Merkel’s phone 3 years ago’
Spy 1027 Buzz Flash/ Given the NSA Is Wiretapping the Personal Phones of World Leaders, They Are Certainly Spying on Us
Spy 1027 CTV/ German minister demands “complete” information from US over alleged spying
Spy 1027 Irish Times/ Angela Merkel demands progress on no-spy deal between Europe and the US
Spy 1027 McClatchy/ World’s Anger at Obama Policies Goes beyond Europe and the NSA
Spy 1027 Next New Deal/ Who Buys the Spies – The Hidden Corporate Cash behind America’s Out-of-Control National Surveillance State
Spy 1027 NYT/ Federal Prosecutors, in a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps as Evidence
Spy 1027 Victoria Times Colonist/ NSA spying threatens to undermine US foreign policy; Obama, Kerry try to quell furor abroad
Spy* 1028 Gua/ Glenn Greenwald – As Europe Erupts Over US Spying, NSA Chief Says Government Must Stop Media – With General Alexander calling for NSA reporting to be halted, US and UK credibility as guardians of press freedom is crushed
Spy* 1028 NYT/ Data Suggests Push to Spy on Merkel Dates to ’02 [that sounds a bit too easy to blame it on Bush if Obama didn’t stop it, just like Guantanamo]
Spy* 1028 NYT/ Lawmaker Offers Strong Defense of US Surveillance Efforts in Europe [so why doesn’t he tell European leaders they can’t protect themselves from terrorists, so NSA will do it for them]
Spy 1028 G&M/ Spain summons US ambassador over spying allegations
Spy* 1029 NYT/ Obama May Ban Spying on Heads of Allied States [May? Why, because they’re not wanted terrorists – what a ridiculous presidential statement]
Spy 1029 BBC/ US spying – Senate intelligence committee orders review
Spy 1029 G&M/ Washington Post White House weighs putting an end to spying on allied heads of state
Spy* 1030 NYT/ Spying Known at Top Levels, Officials Say
Spy 1030 NYT/ Spying Known at Top Levels, Officials Say
Spy 1030 VOA/ German Officials at White House for Spy Talks
Spy 1031 NYT/ No US Action, So States Move on Privacy Law
Spy 1031 NYT/ NSA Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad – Tap on Merkel Provides Peek at Vast Spy Net
Spy 1031 Reu/ China demands US explain spying allegations linked to Australian missions
Spy 1031 SMH/ NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo!, Google data centres worldwide, Edward Snowden documents say
Spy 1101 Buzz Flash/ Call in Germany for Snowden to Be a Witness to NSA Wiretapping of Merkel Deeply Embarrassing to Obama
Spy 1101 NYT/ Angry over US Surveillance, Tech Giants Bolster Defenses
Spy 1101 NYT/ German Politician Meets with Snowden

US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 21X, 2*)
Pol 1019 NYT/ States Are Focus of Effort to Foil Health Care Law
Pol 1019 NYT/ Texans Stick with Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
Pol 1020 NYT/ Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in GOP’s ‘Civil War’
Pol 1021 CBC/ US and Canada among Only Four Nations to Vote against UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Pol 1022 Consortium/ USA – Right-Wing Ideology Run Wild
Pol* 1023 Consortium/ Dick Cheney’s Heartless Hypocrisy [but hypocrisy is far from new for Cheney]
Pol* 1023 Salon/ 10 craziest right-wing statements of the week – Tea Party meltdown edition
Pol 1023 Buzz Flash/ National Support for Recreational Use of Marijuana Reaches 58 Percent, Poll Indicates
Pol 1025 NYT/ Group Linked to Kochs Admits to Campaign Finance Violations
Pol 1027 Salon/ GOP Civil War! Poll Shows Tea Party Disdains Religious Right
Pol 1029 NYT/ Ohio Governor Defies GOP with Defense of Social Safety Net
Pol 1029 Salon/ “Riots always begin typically the same way” – Food stamp shutdown looms Friday
Pol 1030 Buzz Flash/ Readers Tell CNN, “We Want More Coverage of Income Inequality” – And Get It
Pol 1030 Real News Network/ Immigration “Bed Mandate” Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day
Pol 1030 Think Progress/ Democratic Congressman Blows Up at GOP During Obamacare Hearing – ‘Are You Really Serious’
Pol 1031 NYT/ Voters’ Anger over Shutdown Is Inspiring Democrats to Run
Pol 1101 NYT/ GOP Filibuster of 2 Obama Picks Sets up Fight
Pol 1101 NYT/ In Alabama Race, a Test of Business Efforts to Derail Tea Party
Pol 1101 Progress Report/ Bush is Gone, But His Judges Are Here to Stay
Pol 1101 Think Progress/ Three Bush-Appointed Judges Reinstate Texas’ Anti-Abortion Law
Pol 1101 Truthout/ Drone Victims Tell Empty US House Their Story; Is America Listening

AFRICA (Afr 19X, 0*)
Afr 1019 VOA/ 15 Killed in Somalia Attack; Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility
Afr 1021 NYT/ Vigilantes Defeat Boko Haram in Its Nigerian Base
Afr 1021 UN/ 19 dead after attacks by Boko Haram rebels disguised as soldiers
Afr 1023 UN/ Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram base, killing 37
Afr 1023 UN/ Renamo fighters in Mozambique strike police station
Afr 1024 Haaretz/ Descending into anarchy – Libya almost dares to long for Gadhafi
Afr 1025 Africa Confidential/ Uganda – Kony keeps up the terror
Afr 1025 UN/ UN, France and Mali begin joint effort to oust militants
Afr 1027 Reu/ Union – Somalia journalists beaten, radio stations taken off air
Afr 1028 BBC/ DR Congo soldiers recapture Rumangabo from M23 rebels
Afr 1028 Vancouver Sun/ Military strike, possibly by drone, reportedly kills 2 senior Shabab figures in Somalia
Afr 1029 NYT/ Pentagon Says Shabab Bomb Specialist Is Killed in Missile Strike in Somalia
Afr 1029 UN/ Envoy – Efforts to weaken M23 rebels in DR Congo are working
Afr 1030 G&M/ Hostages arrive home in France amid rumours of ransom paid for their release
Afr 1030 NYT/ Rare Suicide Bombing in Tunisia Rattles Resort Area [Sousse and Monastir]
Afr 1031 BBC/ Suicide blast in Tunisian resort of Sousse
Afr 1031 UN/ UN, DR Congo troops continue rout of M23 rebels
Afr 1101 Africa Confidential/ Congo-Kinshasa –  Rebels on the ropes – Barring a sudden intervention by Rwanda, little stands in the way of the defeat of M23 by a newly invigorated national army
Afr 1101 UN/ Kenyan airstrike destroys al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

SYRIA (Syr, 14X, 0*)
Syr 1019 Time/ Bomb near Syrian Capital Kills 16
Syr 1020 Reu/ State media – Suicide bomber kills 31 in Syria’s Hama
Syr 1021 NYT/ Bomber Tied to Al Qaida Kills Dozens in Syrian City
Syr 1022 Houston Chronicle/ Syrian rebels battle army in Christian town [Sadad]
Syr 1022 NYT/ Qaida-Linked Group Is Seen Complicating the Drive for Peace in Syria
Syr 1022 UN/ Syrian opposition expresses doubts about attending peace talks
Syr 1023 UN/ Syrian rebels detail conditions for participation in peace talks
Syr 1024 Reu/ State TV – Syrian army seizes Damascus suburb from rebels
Syr 1026 WP/ Syrian Kurdish fighters capture border crossing with Iraq from al-Qaida-linked [rebels]
Syr 1028 UN/ Chemical-weapons experts receive Syria’s destruction plan ahead of schedule
Syr 1029 NYT/ UN Confirms Polio Outbreak in Syria
Syr 1029 UN/ Final 2 Syria chemical-weapons sites are in conflict zones
Syr 1031 NYT/ Syria Is Said to Destroy All Chemical Arms Production Sites
Syr 1031 UN/ OPCW confirms destruction of Syria’s chemical-weapons machinery

USA DOMESTIC SECURITY (FBI, 12X, 1*)
FBI 1023 Think Progress/ Maryville Rape Survivor Fights Victim-Blaming
FBI 1023 Truthout/ Many States Don’t Require a Background Check to Buy a Gun
FBI 1024 Truthout/ Will Domestic Drone Privacy Bills Fall Short Because of ALEC, Defense Industry Influence
FBI 1024 Yahoo/ FBI Probing Russian ‘Spy Recruitment Centre’
FBI* 1025 Rolling Stone/ Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters
FBI 1026 Truthout/ President Obama and Attorney General Holder – End the For-Profit Operation Streamline Scheme Now
FBI 1027 KPHO Phoenix/ Neighbors – Barking dogs may have triggered shooting rampage
FBI 1028 RT News/ Tragic Toll – 500 US Kids Die Annually From Gunshots, 7,500 Injured, Research Finds
FBI 1029 YourWestValley.com/ Phoenix townhome shooting – Michael Guzzo angry, depressed and ‘snapped’
FBI 1030 ABC/ ABC News 6 People Dead in [Greenwood] SC in Apparent Domestic Dispute
FBI 1031 Fox/ Feds find drug tunnel linking San Diego, Tijuana
FBI 1101 LAT/ LAX shooting – ‘Multiple victims’ hit; at least 7 hurt

EGYPT (Egy, 11X, 0*)
Egy 1019 ABC/ Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Facing Wave of Trials
Egy 1020 BBC/ Egypt police clash with students
Egy 1021 ABC/ Egypt’s Christians Stunned after Church Shooting
Egy 1021 UN/ Unrest continues in Egypt as interim government gains support
Egy 1024 UN/ Legislation would restrict street protests in Egypt
Egy 1026 Montreal Gazette/ Complaints filed against Egypt’s popular satirist, alleging he defamed military
Egy 1027 NYT/ Egyptian Satirist Returns to TV with Careful Barbs
Egy 1029 UN/ With Muslim Brotherhood leaders in jail, Egyptian opposition looks for direction
Egy 1030 NYT/ High-Ranking Muslim Brotherhood Leader Is Seized in Egypt
Egy 1030 NYT/ Ousted General in Egypt Is Back, as Islamists’ Foe
Egy 1101 UN/ Protesters clash with police in Egypt ahead of ex-president’s trial

MIDDLE EAST (Mide, 11X, 0*)
Mide 1019 NYT/ Saudi Arabia Rejects UN Security Council Seat in Protest Move
Mide 1022 Reu/ Saudi spy chief says Riyadh to “shift away from US” over Syria, Iran
Mide 1023 Reu/ Saudi move reflects fears US falling for Iranian charm
Mide 1024 NYT/ Criticism of United States’ Mideast Policy Increasingly Comes from Allies
Mide 1025 Bloomberg/ Saudi Women Plan to Hit Roads in New Push for Right to Drive
Mide 1026 NYT/ A Mostly Quiet Effort to Put Saudi Women in Driver’s Seats
Mide 1026 USA Today/ Saudi women’s driving kicks off without arrests
Mide 1027 USA Today/ Car bombs kill at least 56 people in Iraq
Mide 1027 CBS/ Saudi Women Take Driver’s Seat to Protest Unwritten Rule
Mide 1028 Windsor Star/ Turkish police clash with protesters after hearing for policeman accused in killing
Mide 1030 BBC/ Turkey’s Bosphorus sub-sea tunnel links Europe and Asia

ASIA (Asia, 10X, 0*)
Asia 1019 ABC/ Maldives Police Block Attempt at Presidential Vote
Asia 1019 Reu/ India charges 33 aboard armed US ‘anti-piracy’ ship
Asia 1019 Xinhue/ Chinese mayor removed for disciplinary violations
Asia 1024 Arirang News/ N. Korea to return six S. Korean detainees Friday
Asia 1024 UN/ Experts worry North Korea is readying fourth nuclear test
Asia 1027 Reu/ Blasts kill five at rally for Indian opposition candidate Modi
Asia 1028 WSJ/ Indian Opposition Blames ‘Security Lapses’ in Deadly Blasts
Asia 1029 Reu/ China suspects Tiananmen crash a suicide attack
Asia 1030 WP/ Chinese police say Tiananmen Square crash was ‘premeditated, violent, terrorist [attack]
Asia 1101 Xinhua/ China dismisses Japan’s claims on military activities

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 8X, 1*)
Isr* 1019 PonkTank/ It’s Time to Put an End to Israel’s “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” Nuclear Policy [the “international spoiled brat” gets reprehended]
Isr 1022 ABC/ Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Militant Suspect
Isr 1022 JP/ Israel to announce new construction in West Bank in the near future
Isr 1027 Truthout/ Author Max Blumenthal Offers Unfiltered View into Israel’s Commitment to Ethnic Supremacy
Isr 1028 JP/ Netanyahu sends message to Bennett on ‘necessary’ prisoner release
Isr 1028 The Hindu/ Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after rocket attacks
Isr 1030 JP/ Palestinian Authority – Netanyahu’s West Bank settlement construction “destroys peace process”
Isr 1101 National Post/ Israeli jets ‘target Syrian base to blow up missiles’

WESTERN EUROPE (West, 8x, 0*)
West 1023 BBC/ Vatican suspends ‘bishop of bling’ Tebartz-van Elst
West 1023 Fox/ Greek police arrest 3 in Gypsy community over suspected baby abduction
West 1023 Time/ Europe’s Roma Face ‘Witch-Hunt’ After Reports of Child-Snatching
West 1024 Boston.xom/ EU Parliament urges suspending data deal with US
West 1024 NYT/ Vatican Suspends German Bishop Accused of Lavish Spending on Himself
West 1025 Daily Mail/ Racist killer [Pavlo Lapshyn] who murdered pensioner within five days of entering UK told he will serve minimum of 40 years in prison
West 1026 G&M/ Greenpeace activist hangs from Eiffel Tower to push for release of detainees in [Russia]
West 1101 WSJ/ Two Golden Dawn Members Shot Dead in Greece

US FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE (CIA 6X, 0*)
CIA* 1022 NYT/ Pakistan – Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes Cited in [Amnesty] Report
CIA 1022 Time/ Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Blast US Drone Strikes
CIA 1024 BBC/ Secret memos ‘show Pakistan endorsed US drone strikes’
CIA 1026 McClatchy/ Senator Burr Disappoints NC Religious Leaders on Release of Torture Report
CIA 1031 Truthout/ CIA’s Washington Post Leaks Aimed at Silencing Drone Critics
CIA 1101 Democracy Now/ “These Drones Attack Us and the Whole World Is Silent” – New Film Exposes Secret US War

PAKISTAN (Pak, 6X, 2*)
Pak 1021 Fox/ Blasts kill at least 6 passengers on Pakistan train
Pak 1025 Times of India/ As ceasefire violations intensify, question on everyone’s lips is ‘what is Pakistan thinking’
Pak* 1026 Fars News Agency/ Iran Upset about Pakistan’s Lax Border Control [what’s happening in Pakistan that such provocations take place]
Pak* 1028 IPS/ Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes [but military opposition came from pro-Western officers & also jidahist officers], Gareth Porter
Pak 1030 BBC/ Pakistan says drones killed 67 civilians since 2008
Pak 1101 BBC/ BBC News Hakimullah Mehsud killed by drone, Pakistan Taliban say

EASTERN EUROPE (East, 6X, 0*)
East 1021 ABC/ Suicide Bomber Strikes Russian Bus, Killing 6
East 1021 CSM/ Russia identifies suicide bomber as woman from Dagestan
East 1021 RT/ Investigative Committee source – Volgograd suicide blast was planned for Moscow
East 1022 Bloomberg/ Russian Suicide Bomb Spurs Terror Alert as Putin Meet Muftis
East 1023 BBC/ Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists
East 1023 NYT/ Russia Putting a Strong Arm on Neighbors

LATIN AMERICA (Amer, 6X, 0*)
Amer 1020 ABC/ Gunman Dressed as Clown Kills Former Mexican Drug Lord
Amer 1021 WNCN/ Uruguay official – legal pot for $1 per gram
Amer 1025 Democracy Now/ Rene Gonzalez, Lone Cuban Five Member Freed from US Prison, Speaks out from Havana
Amer 1025 Truthout/ US Invasion of Grenada – A 30-Year Retrospective
Amer 1027 Amnesty/ Colombia – Paramilitary Group Threatens Indigenous Protesters with “Social Cleansing”
Amer 1101 The Olympian/ Honduras chief denies death squads

IRAN (Iran, 5X, 0*)
Iran 1019 VOA/ US Considering Easing Iran Sanctions Pain
Iran 1020 FT/ Iran’s diplomacy shows a recognition of its decline
Iran 1023 Bloomberg/ Iran’s Conservatives Call for Nuclear Talks Boycott after Insult
Iran 1024 Times of India/ Iran lawmaker – No need for more 20% uranium
Iran 1026 Hindustan Times/ Iran hangs 16 in reprisal for Pak border killings

AFGHANISTAN (Afgh, 5X, 0*)
Afgh 1019 IPS/ The Afghan Dead Find a List
Afgh 1022 Bloomberg/ Afghanistan disqualifies 16 from presidential race
Afgh 1026 LAT/ NATO soldier wounded in latest Afghanistan insider shooting
Afgh 1028 NYT/ NATO Reduces Scope of Its Afghanistan Plans
Afgh 1029 NYT/ US Disrupts Afghans’ Tack on Militants

ENVIRONMENT (Env, 4X, 1*)
Env 1019 NYT/ Britain Looks to Fracking as North Sea Oil Dwindles
Env* 1025 NYT/ To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills [in the radioactive waters off Fukushima from which people won’t eat the fish]
Env 1025 Alternet/ Monsanto’s Very Bad Week – Three Big Blows for GMO Food
Env 1030 Truthout/ Food Companies and Monsanto Spend Millions to Defeat Washington GMO Labeling Initiative

PENTAGON (DOD, 3X, 0*)
DOD 1025 Hampton Institute/ Empire under Obama – America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries around the World
DOD 1101 Business Times/ One Million Wounded – VA Stops Releasing Data on Injured Vets as Total Reaches Grim Milestone
DOD 1101 Hampton Institute/ Empire under Obama

ECONOMICS (Eco, 3X, 0*)
Eco 1020 Bloomberg/ JPMorgan Said to Reach Record $13 Billion US Settlement with US Justice Department
Eco 1020 NYT/ Tentative Deal Hands JPMorgan Chase a Record Penalty
Eco 1021 Buzz Flash/ JP Morgan to Pay $13 Billion in Fines, NYT Says, but Still No Criminal Charges against Top Wall Street Execs

TECHNOLOGY & GLOBAL TOPICS (Tech, 2X, 0*)
Tech 1024 Brad Blog/ Diebold Charged with Bribery, Falsifying Docs, ‘Worldwide Pattern of Criminal Conduct’
Tech 1025 PCWorld/ UK police seizure poses question – 3D printed gun components, or printer parts

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 625, 21 October 2013

DAILY MEDIA DATA ENTRIES – 19 OCTOBER TO 1 NOVEMBER 2013

NSA SPY SCANDAL GOES WORLDWIDE, GOP-TEA PARTY FAILURE & AFRICA TROUBLE  
(… cut 19 pages of data…)
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