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The mentality of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI undergirds today’s surveillance state - 19/04/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

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FBI director nominee James Comey oversees a growing part of the US surveillance state. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters


The mentality of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI undergirds today’s surveillance state

People forget that the FBI is the NSA's primary partner in domestic spying, which allows them to work in secret
The new documentary 1971, about the formerly anonymous FBI burglars who exposed the crimes of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, debuted to a rapt audience at the Tribecca film festival last night. As the filmmakersnoted in an interview with the AP, the parallels between Nixon-era FBI whistleblowers and Edward Snowden's NSA revelations are almost eerie in their similarity.
But while the NSA connection seems obvious, the movie will actually shed light on the domestic intelligence agency with far more power over ordinary Americans: the modern FBI.
Everyone seems to forget that the FBI is the NSA's primary partner in the latter's domestic spying operations and that, in fact, the NSA's job would be impossible without them. Whenever you see a company deny giving any data to the NSA remember: It's because it's not the NSA asking (or demanding) the information of them, it's the FBI. They use the same Patriot Act authorities that the NSA does, and yet we have almost no ideawhat they do with it.
In fact, the FBI has gone to extreme lengths to just keep their surveillancemethods a secret from the public, just like the NSA. And the more we learn, the scarier it gets.
On Monday, the EFF revealed through its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the FBI's "next generation" facial recognition program will have as many as 52m photographs in it next year – including millions that were taken for "non-criminal purposes." It's massive biometric database already “may hold records on as much as one third of the U.S. population,” EFF found.
Lavabit, the email provider once allegedly used by Edward Snowden, also lost an appeal this week, leaving its founder Ladar Levinson in contempt of court for failing to hand over Lavabit's encryption keys to the FBI that would have exposed all 400,000 users of Lavabit. The court failed to ruleon the larger issue – leaving the door open for the FBI to try it again.
And we know they want to. Foreign Policy's Shane Harris reported last year, the FBI "carries out its own signals intelligence operations and is trying to collect huge amounts of email and Internet data from U.S. companies – an operation that the NSA once conducted, was reprimanded for, and says it abandoned." The FBI's activities include trying to convince "telecom carriers and Internet service providers to install [port readers] on their networks so that the government can collect large volumes of data about emails and Internet traffic."
We also know they routinely get cell phone location information without a warrant. (If you want to see how your cell phone location information reveals almost every detail of your life, watch this amazing ACLU video.) We also know they're using Stingray devices, which are fake cell phone towers that vacuum up all cell phone activity in a particular area.
We know that the FBI is still issuing thousands of oversight-free National Security Letters a year, despite multiple government reports detailing systematic abuse, and a federal court ruling that they are unconstitutionallast year. (The ruling was put on hold pending appeal.)
The FBI has pushed Congress and the White House – and reportedlyquietly lobbied the tech companies – to support a dangerous overhaul to wiretapping laws that would require Internet companies like Google and Facebook to create a backdoor into their services, giving the FBI direct access if they get the requisite legal authorities. And, at the same time, the FBI also wants to be able to expand their ability to hack suspects' computers.
(At least some judges have been pushing back, noting that the trove of information that the FBI can get from hacking suspects is often far beyond what the agency's investigation requires.)
Worse, Wired discovered FBI training materials in 2012 that told agents they had the "ability to bend or suspend the law and impinge on freedoms of others," in national security cases. The materials were quickly withdrawn when they became public.
All of this leads to why a comprehensive report released by ACLU late in 2013 called the FBI a "secret domestic intelligence agency" that "regularly overstepped the law, infringing on Americans' constitutional rights while overzealously pursuing its domestic security mission."
After watching 1971, or reading Betty Medsger's corresponding book The Burglary, it should be a scandal to everyone that the FBI building is still named after J. Edgar Hoover. Unfortunately, his ghost also still seems to permeate in much of what they do.

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M.N.: The article above does not rea-h-lly provide the answer to the most important, fascinating and intriguing question: what was Mr. J. Edgar Hoover's mentality, personality and inner mental life and how it did affect and still affects the mentality and work (and work style) of the Agency and by inevitable extension the mental life and psychology of our country. It should be the subject of very serious, objective, scientific (as much as it is possible) study and "investigation", not just a theme for sensationalist movies or frivolous fiction. 

PHOTO: J. Edgar Hoover, left, with his then assistant Clyde Tolson in Miami Beach, FL., Oct. 30 1938.
J. Edgar Hoover, left, with his then assistant Clyde Tolson in Miami Beach, FL., Oct. 30 1938.

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» Ukrainian troops 'demoralised' as civilians face down anti-terror drive | World news
16/04/14 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Pro-Russia supporters block Ukrainian army vehicles in Kramatorsk on 16 April. Photograph: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images The situation ...
» Ukraine's troops humiliated as their armoured vehicles are SEIZED by pro-Russian militants
16/04/14 17:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Six armoured personnel carriers move into pro-Russian-held Slavyansk bearing the flag of the Russian Federation Soldier aboard one claims they are from a Ukrainian airborne unit which h...
» US Senator McCain mocks EU's response to Ukraine crisis, says Russia sanctions 'almost a joke'
16/04/14 17:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Hague warns Russia on long-term future
16/04/14 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Politics. 16 April 2014 Last updated at 00:51 ET William Hague said Russia must choose whether it was open to 'diplomacy and de-escalation' There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia...
» U.S. Takes Off The Gloves In Rhetorical Rumble With Russia
16/04/14 16:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. T he U.S. administration has ratcheted up the rhetoric as it wrestles with Russia over mounting tensions in Ukraine, engaging the Kremlin in the kind of confrontational a...
» Russian Professor Explains Media Manipulation
16/04/14 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. R ussian state media has been skewered in the West for its often outlandish coverage of events in Ukraine. The "misinformation, exaggerations, conspiracy theories, overhe...
» Kiev's grip on eastern Ukraine weakens as pro-Russians seize army vehicles | World news
16/04/14 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. For Kiev's beleaguered army it was meant to be a display of strength. Early on Wednesday a column of six armoured personnel carriers trundle...
» Ukraine crisis: Chaos, confusion and itchy trigger fingers reign in the east as Kiev begins its ‘anti-terrorist’ mission - Europe - World
16/04/14 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The attack by the figures in black combat uniform and balaclavas was aimed at a checkpoint adjoining his land, and those manning it shot back. The gunmen ran off through the woods, and appeared to have been p...
» Ukraine’s Push East Falters as Militants Seize Army Vehicles
16/04/14 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A highly publicized Ukrainian Army operation to retake control of Slovyansk and other eastern cities from pro-Russia insurgents appeared to falter badly on Wednesday, with one colum...
» Ukraine crisis: pro-Russian forces seize military combat vehicles - live updates | World news
16/04/14 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. • The hastily expanded Ukrainian military presence in the east, billed by Kiev as an "anti-terrorist operation," produced multiple sta...
» The west is obliged to defend Ukraine – and Putin must know what that means | Angus Roxburgh | Comment is free
16/04/14 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. A fighter jet flies above Ukrainian soldiers in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, on 16 April 2014. ‘Under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum the...
» NATO chief: alliance increases military presence on eastern border to counter Russian threat
16/04/14 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Armed Pro-Russians Push into Ukrainian Towns
16/04/14 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Armored personnel carriers with armed men riding on top and flying Russian flags rolled into the Ukrainian city of Sloviansk near the Russian border Wednesday. Some of the men claim they ...
» Ukraine Envoy Defiant but Hopeful About Outcome of Talks
16/04/14 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. GENEVA — A Ukrainian envoy says he is hopeful four-way Ukraine talks in Geneva Thursday will deter further Russian military aggression in his country.  But he warns Ukraine wil...
» Ukraine: pro-Russian militias enter Slavyansk - video | World news
16/04/14 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Pro-Russian separatists enter Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday in armoured vehicles. The militias are continuing to spread across the east of the country. The EU and the US say they support Ukraine's ...
» Citing Russian Moves, NATO Plans New Deployments
16/04/14 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BRUSSELS — The head of NATO pledged on Wednesday to immediately step up military patrols along its vast eastern border in response to mounting evidence of Russian interference in Ukraine. The announceme...
» Kiev Offensive Unnerves Ukrainians; Getting the Car Ready for Escape
16/04/14 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . For residents of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine , a government offensive against pro-Russian separatists stirred concerns that their safety may be at risk and prompted emergency preparations. Andrei Khabarov, ...
» Ukraine Says Russia Fuels Terror as NATO Boosts Defense
16/04/14 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Businessweek.com -- Top News. Ukraine accused Russia of fueling “terrorism” in its eastern regions as NATO bolstered the defense of nearby European nations. Government troops pressed on with an...
» Pro-Russian separatists declare new republic in Ukraine
16/04/14 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday declared a republic in Odessa, a region in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea, following the lead of separatists in the eastern region of Donetsk, the epicenter of the upri...
» Ukraine crisis: Nato to bolster forces in eastern Europe | World news
16/04/14 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Link to video: Ukraine: pro-Russian militias enter Slavyansk Nato has announced it has decided on a series of immediate steps to bolster its...
» Ukrainian troop defections escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine
16/04/14 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A line of combat vehicles flying Russian flags rolled Wednesday morning into Slovyansk, a city of 120,000 where separatists have set up roadblocks since Saturday. One soldier named Andrei, speaking to the Ass...
» Ukrainian troops allegedly desert to join pro-Russian forces in Slavyansk
16/04/14 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from euronews. Armoured personnel carriers have rolled into the eastern Ukraine city of Slavyansk. Ukraine deserters or soldiers of the Russian army? The facts of what is happening appear lost in the fog of the...
» Russia prepared to let tanks roll across borders: German minister
16/04/14 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BERLIN Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:29am EDT BERLIN (Reuters) - German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned on Monday of an escalation of the crisis in Ukraine , saying " Russia was clearly prepared to allow tanks to ...
» Russia mulls lawsuit against U.S. in WTO over sanctions
16/04/14 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:25am EDT MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the United States in the World Trade Organisation over sanctions hitting Russian banks ,...
» As Syrian army steps up Homs offensive, rebels look for exit or prepare for final fight
16/04/14 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Opposition figures and activists say those left inside — less than 1,000 people, the vast majority of whom are fighters — are for the most part looking for a way out, as government forces appear t...
» Nato Bolsters Forces In Eastern Europe
16/04/14 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Digging For The Truth Over Russia And Ukraine Updated: 11:52am UK, Wednesday 16 April 2014 By Ian Woods, Sky News Senior Correspondent Trying to separate fact from fiction is part of a journalist's job, but i...
» Separatists fly Russian flag over Ukrainian armored vehicles
16/04/14 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns c...
» Crisis in Ukraine - Wall Street Journal
16/04/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BRUSSELS—The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Wednesday it would increase its flights over the Baltic nations and send ships to the Mediterranean and Baltic seas in response to Russia’s thr...
» Combat Vehicles in East Ukraine Raise Russian Flag
16/04/14 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated April 16, 2014 10:04 a.m. ET Dozens of heavily armed fighters in military vehicles adorned with Russian flags were seen driving into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. Lukas Alpert reports on fa...
» Newshour: Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action
16/04/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Newshour. Ukraine Government 'liberates' strategic airfield; 30 yrs on death row; India transgender victory Download audio: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/newshour/newshour_20140415-2208a...
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16/04/14 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» GlobalNews: 16 Apr 14 Globalpod AM Ukraine Attack
16/04/14 10:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Global News. Ukraine forces act against pro-Russia militants/ Over 100 girls abducted in Nigeria/ 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster Download audio: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/...
» Live Coverage on the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings
16/04/14 10:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Lede. On the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, both victims and survivors are remembered. Dignitaries and average Bostonians gathered to commemorate the fallen and the survivors.
» Tensions Boil Over on Camera in Ukraine’s East and West
16/04/14 10:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Lede. Video shot by local journalists showed a general and a politician being beaten by mobs in the east and the west of the country.
» Ukraine Receives Additional Aid As Tensions Rise
16/04/14 05:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. WASHINGTON — Tensions are rising in Ukraine even as assurances of international aid to stabilize the country’s battered economy have started pouring in. Despite the promise of...
» Ukrainian Troops Move Against Pro-Russian Separatists
16/04/14 05:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukrainian airborne troops have landed at an airport in the east of the country, at the start of an apparent crackdown on pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in 10 local...
» Ukraine Sends Force to Stem Unrest in East
16/04/14 04:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of here on Tuesday, raising tensions with Russia in the opening phase of what the government in Kiev...
» Russia Is Quick to Bend Truth About Ukraine
16/04/14 04:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — The Facebook post on Tuesday morning by Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia was bleak and full of dread. “Blood has been spilled in Ukraine again,” wrote Mr. Medvedev, once ...
» Game of Drones - NYTimes.com
16/04/14 04:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — It will be tough to go into the big battle against drones without the irrepressible Goose. And Tom Cruise, now 51, will no longer be playing a snot-nosed jockey with a need for speed on the...
» Mr. Putin’s Power Play - NYTimes.com
16/04/14 04:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . When President Vladimir Putin of Russia talks about what is happening in Ukraine these days, it is as if he’s looking into a mirror. He says fascists and nationalists are running amok in Kiev, even as C...
» Putin to Netanyahu: Ukraine to blame for escalation - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News
16/04/14 04:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense and Diplomacy RSS. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday night, to discuss a number of issues including Iran and the escalating crisis in...
» BBC News - Ukrainian troops enter central Kramatorsk
16/04/14 04:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:26 ET The BBC's James Reynolds reports from the centre of Kramatorsk Ukrainian troops sent to reclaim locations seized by pro-Russian militia in recent d...
» Russian Intelligence Questioning Latvian Border Crossers on Ukraine
15/04/14 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . April 15, 2014 12:00 p.m. ET RIGA, Latvia—The head of Latvia's national security committee is accusing Russian intelligence agents of discretely surveying Latvian opinion near the Baltic nation's easter...
» Ukraine Launches Crackdown on Separatists
15/04/14 18:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukrainian airborne troops landed in a town in the east of the country on Tuesday apparently at the start of an “anti-terrorist operation” to root out pro-Russian separatists -...
» White House Backs Ukraine’s Eastern Offensive | TIME.com
15/04/14 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: White House Backs Ukraine’s Eastern Offensive. The White House said Tuesday it supports military action taken on Tuesday by the interim government of Ukraine against separatist militants acros...
» The rolling stones-You can't always get what you want
15/04/14 18:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . » .:Middle East Online:::.
15/04/14 18:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Middle East Online :: Main English Channel. RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has replaced its veteran intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request", an official television station in the kingdom an...
» Saudi Intel Chief Relieved of Duties | Defense News
15/04/14 18:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Saudi Intel Chief Relieved of Duties The Saudi Arabian intelligence chief, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, has been 'exempted from his duties' today, according to a Royal decree issued by King Abdullah Bin Abdel Az...
» Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Relieved As Intelligence Chief
15/04/14 18:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SUSRIS. Patrick W. Ryan | SUSRIS Prince Bandar bin Sultan , the former Saudi ambassador to the United States, is out as President General Intelligence (GIP), the director of Al Mukhabarat Al A’amah. ...
» RUSSIA and THE WEST - РОССИЯ и ЗАПАД: Global Terrorism and Saudi Arabia: Bandarís Terror Network - Al-Manar TV
15/04/14 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RUSSIA and THE WEST - РОССИЯ и ЗАПАД. Al-Manar TV  -  ‎Jan 20, 2014‎ Saudi Arabia has all the vices and none of the virtues of an oil rich state like Venezuela. The country is governe...
» Saudi Arabia Spy Chief Steps Down
15/04/14 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . DUBAI--Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Prince Bandar Bin Sultan has been relieved of his post at his request, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday. The royal decree announcing that Prince Bandar...
» Saudi intelligence chief replaced by his deputy
15/04/14 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . RIYADH Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:14pm EDT RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh's policy on Syria, has been removed from his post, a royal decree car...
» Saudi spy chief, architect of Syria policy, replaced
15/04/14 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Angus McDowall RIYADH Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:29pm EDT RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh's attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-A...
» White House Expresses Support for Ukraine Crackdown
15/04/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. WHITE HOUSE — The White House said Tuesday that Ukraine's actions against pro-Russian separatists in the country's eastern region are called for because of the threat to law and ord...
» Deaths in Ukraine as Kiev's troops move on pro-Russian separatists
15/04/14 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Ukrainian troops and armoured vehicles seen about 30 miles from flashpoint city of Slaviansk Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev says Ukraine is 'on the brink of civil war' U.S. Pres...
» The problem facing Asia’s emerging smartphone makers is that they don’t make smartphones
15/04/14 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: The problem facing Asia’s emerging smartphone makers is that they don’t make smartphones. Micromax, an Indian company that emerged from nowhere to become the second-largest smar...
» Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances | Military Times
15/04/14 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A pro-Russian activist guards a barricade Tuesday outside the regional police building seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. Ukraine's acting president accused Russia enacting 'brutal plans' to d...
» Liam Fox: Snowden and His Accomplices
15/04/14 13:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . April 14, 2014 7:11 p.m. ET Peace and security are not the natural state of affairs. It is a fact of life that many of those who live comfortable middle-class existences in affluent, liberal, pluralistic demo...
» Ukrainian troops begin military operation to 'destroy foreign invader' | World news
15/04/14 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Ukrainian military and special forces gathered outside Slavyansk on Tuesday in the first real show of force since Kiev announced an "anti-te...
» В Краматорске террористы пытаются захватить военный аэродром
15/04/14 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. <meta HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;url='http://news.liga.net/news/politics/1370599-v_kramatorske_separatisty_pytayutsya_zakhvat...
» Ukraine Says It Has Begun Military Operation in East
15/04/14 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — After days of failing to enforce its own ultimatums, the Ukrainian government on Tuesday began what the president called a military operation to confront pro-Russian militants in th...
» Obama and Putin speak, making little progress (+video)
15/04/14 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | USA. Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U...
» Survivors, first responders descend on Boston for anniversary - Metro
15/04/14 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Jun Lu and Ling Meng felt they had to make the 7,000-mile trek from their home in China. After losing their only child, Lingzi Lu, at last year’s Boston Marathon, they wanted to be at the race, cheering...
» U.S. anti-Semitic attacks down before Overland Park deaths
15/04/14 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Kansas City Star: National News. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shoo...
» Russia says Ukraine close to civil war as Kiev begins offensive
15/04/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armore...
» Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east
15/04/14 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Businessweek.com -- Top News. HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh...
» Ukraine Says Military Operation in East Has Begun
15/04/14 10:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated April 15, 2014 8:53 a.m. ET Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov said that a phased "antiterrorist" operation began in the early morning hours in the northern Donetsk region, where the major...
» BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Russia accused of 'lies and blackmail'
15/04/14 06:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. Russian special agents are behind the seizure of government buildings in eastern Ukraine, the deputy foreign minister has said. Speaking after a deadline for pro-Russian activists to leave...
» How Putin's Image Obsession Helps Explain the Situation in Ukraine
15/04/14 06:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Pacific Standard. While the crisis in Crimea might seem anything but rational, when you look at it through the lens of Putin’s past actions, it starts to make some sense. Angel Merkel said Vladimir P...
» Ukraine: Barack Obama calls on Vladimir Putin to make separatists lay down their arms
15/04/14 06:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine news, all the latest and breaking Ukrainian news. Earlier, US officials stopped short of announcing a new set of sanctions against Russia but said they were in consultations with European partners ...
» RPT-Kiev's grip loosening on restive eastern Ukraine
15/04/14 05:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:02am EDT (Repeats story unchanged) * Central govt struggles to enforce its writ on east * Pro-Russian protesters defying Kiev's rule * Kiev-appointed governor working in secret location * P...
» Get Separatists To Give Up Guns
15/04/14 05:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Ukraine A 'Diplomatic Quagmire' Updated: 1:14pm UK, Monday 14 April 2014 By Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent What is unfolding in eastern Ukraine is a diplomatic quagmire with governments and international...
» Burial ground found with human remains accidentally mummified
14/04/14 22:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Archeologists unearth mysterious tribe of people south of the Arctic Circle Experts say they were mummified 'by mistake' by copper used in burial ritual It is thought the group share al...
» Alleged Kansas shooter had long racist history
14/04/14 22:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Two of his victims — William Lewis Corporon, 69, and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, 14 — were Methodists. Now 73, Miller described himself as a Nazi turned Klansman that sunny morning in 19...
» Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine defy government threats
14/04/14 22:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Nothing Turchynov said moved the pro-Russian forces, who seized another police station in another small town, Horlivka. In a nation of 44 million, it became clear that a few hundred men, operating on the...
» Internet Evidence Contradicts Russian Claims on Ukraine, Western Diplomats Say
14/04/14 22:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Lede. Its claims about Ukraine are so at odds with visual evidence online, a French diplomat said, that it seems as if the Russian government "isn’t aware that the Internet exists."
» Google buys drone company that Facebook reportedly eyed for purchase
14/04/14 22:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Security enhanced at Jewish centers across the country
14/04/14 21:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A police car is seen at the entrance to the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., where two of a gunman's three victims were shot April 13, 2014. (Photo: Jamie Squire Getty Images) SHARE 16 CONNECT ...
» Obama, Putin Talk as Unrest Roils Eastern Ukraine
14/04/14 21:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated April 14, 2014 7:51 p.m. ET Ukraine's acting president said he wasn't opposed to a countrywide referendum on possibly granting regions greater autonomy after a deadline for pro-Russian protesters to l...
» Obama speaks with Putin as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise
14/04/14 21:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . President Obama told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday that the U.S. had "grave concern" about Moscow's aggression in Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials s...
» Pro-Russia Demonstrators Defy Ukraine's Ultimatum
14/04/14 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Pro-Russia demonstrators on Monday defied a government deadline to vacate occupied buildings in exchange for amnesty, as Ukraine's interim president threatened a military crackdown. Dozen...
» Putin to Obama: Ukraine Reports Are ‘Inaccurate’ | TIME.com
14/04/14 20:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Putin to Obama: Ukraine Reports Are ‘Inaccurate’. In a phone call with Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.S. President that reports saying Russia was interfering in Sout...
» CIA Boss John Brennan Makes Kiev Stop
14/04/14 20:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Ukraine Buildings Held By Armed Men Updated: 11:43am UK, Monday 14 April 2014 The following buildings and strategic facilities are under control of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine as of 1000 GMT on Monday,...
» Putin Asks Obama To Prevent Ukraine Bloodshed
14/04/14 20:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia has asked the United States to use its influence to prevent bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev threatened a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to remove separatists from government buildings. Ru...
» Jewish center gunman suspect in Kansas faces hate crime charges, possible death penalty
14/04/14 18:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nydn All Featured Columnist feed. An aging Ku Klux Klansman was facing federal hate crime charges Monday, accused of killing three people, including a doctor and his grandson, during a Passover eve rampage...
» Send in the UN peacekeepers, pleads Ukraine as pro-Russian militias in Ukraine openly defy deadline to lay down guns
14/04/14 17:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Kiev asks for military supports as pro-Russian militants ignore Kiev's deadline to disarm A British photojournalist was assaulted by a mob as he tries to document police station raid To...
» Президент России
14/04/14 17:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Состоялся телефонный разговор Вл&#...
» Man to Face Hate Crimes Charges in Kansas Shooting
14/04/14 15:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Prosecutors say there is enough evidence to warrant hate-crimes charges in the shooting spree that killed three people Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex in...
» The three ages of Putinism
14/04/14 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Although it might seem on the surface that the Putin regime hasn’t changed since 2000, in fact there have been profound changes, and in the two years since his re-election the President has in effect cr...
» Ukraine: Putinism is not the smart option for Russia | David Clark | Comment is free
14/04/14 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. 'Unwilling to go down in history as the Russian leader who 'lost Ukraine' Putin played the only card available to him.' Photograph: Sasha Mo...
» n+1: The Politics of Cynicism
14/04/14 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from n+1. It is a commonplace, at least in the West, that the current regime in Russia is authoritarian, if not totalitarian. A line can be drawn—with caveats about scale and severity—from Putin str...
» Putinism in Cairo? The Rise of the Russian Model
14/04/14 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Informed Comment. Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the possibility of a run for the presidency of Egypt by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the architect of the July 3 coup against the elected Muslim Brotherhoo...
» Putinism and the Anti-WEIRD Coalition
14/04/14 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The XX Committee. Vladimir Putin’s slow-rolling conquest of Ukraine has restarted openly today, with calls for an “independence referendum” for the newly declared “People’s Re...
» О реальном русско-украинском братстве | Все блоги | Блоги
14/04/14 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Каспаров.Ru. update: 13-04-2014 (14:33) Несколько недель уже модно ...
» Превентивная контрреволюция
14/04/14 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Одной из предпосылок крымского кр&...
» Последний миф
14/04/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радио Свобода. "У мом Россию не понять, аршином о...
» Beware possible rise of Putin the Terrible | Other Views
14/04/14 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . At the moment, our preoccupation is President Vladimir Putin’s next move outside Russia. Will he invade eastern Ukraine? Will he move into Moldova? But even more worrisome than these territorial issues ...
» RUSSIA and THE WEST - РОССИЯ и ЗАПАД: Apologetic laments, ex-fashionable leftist pro-Putinista ramblings or the "opinion malpractice"?
14/04/14 12:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RUSSIA and THE WEST - РОССИЯ и ЗАПАД. This Blog Linked From Here LINKS The Web This Blog         Linked From Here       LINKS       The Web     &...
» Meet Stephen F. Cohen, Vladimir Putin's Best Friend in the American Media
14/04/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The comedian and filmmaker has been the smartest and funniest person in the room since he was in high school (maybe even earlier). Here he's profiled just after making his first film. Albert Brooks’ sec...
» The NY Times Praise for Obama’s Talking Approach to Ukraine - Blogs
14/04/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . March 17, 2014 12:45 p.m. I’m not quite sure what to use as an introductory statement to this comment: a leopard doesn’t change its spots; or a zebra its stripes; or a snake always crawls on its b...
» Articles: Inside Vladimir Putin's Skull
14/04/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from American Thinker. Putin spent the last 15 years trying to convince the West that NATO was an offensive, dangerous anachronism, and he had nearly succeeded.  The Obama administration, for example, unil...
» David Ignatius: Putin steals from the CIA’s playbook with anti-Soviet covert operations
14/04/14 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from David Ignatius: Most Recent Articles and Archives. It was a clever American strategy back then, pushing a wounded Soviet Union and opportunistically exploiting local grievances wherever possible. And it ...
» CIA Director Brennan Blamed for Civil War in Ukraine
14/04/14 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from English pravda.ru. By Xavier Lerma The world knows the American CIA has been involved in coups around the world for decades. So it comes as no surprise when Viktor Yanukovych blamed them for starting the c...
» Russia a poison state running on dirty cash: Mallick
14/04/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TORONTO STAR | OPINION | COMMENTARY. It’s not implausible that Liberal MP Irwin Cotler was, as he suggested, poisoned in Russia in 2006 when he suddenly began vomiting blood after a restaurant dinner...
» Vladimir Putin's LGBT Refuseniks
14/04/14 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BuzzFeed - Buzz Tagged "". Zurab Dzhavakhadze / ITAR-TASS/ Landov, Courtesy of Slava Revin via Facebook On June 16, 1961, the Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev slipped away from his KGB minders w...
» John McCain: U.S. should arm Ukraine, impose more sanctions on Russia
14/04/14 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . With rising tension in the eastern part of Ukraine , Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said it is imperative that the U.S. act more forcefully to prevent further Russian encroachment on the region by providing more ...
» Putin’s power play - Telegraph
14/04/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine news, all the latest and breaking Ukrainian news. What is Vladimir Putin’s game? The recent unrest in eastern Ukraine has been presented by the Kremlin as an autonomous phenomenon, an upsurge...
» UN Security Council Meets On Ukraine
14/04/14 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. B y RFE/RL The UN Security Council has held an emergency meeting on the escalating crisis in eastern Ukraine. The meeting was called for by Russia. It came after Ukraine&...
» Ukraine Forces Storm a Town, Defying Russia
14/04/14 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government on Sunday for the first time sent its security services to confront armed pro-Russian militants in the country’s east, defying warnings from Russia. C...
» Russia's Second Invasion - WSJ.com
14/04/14 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . April 13, 2014 6:56 p.m. ET President Obama is dispatching Vice President Joe Biden to Kiev next week in a show of Western support against Russian intimidation, but the Veep may want to speed up his deploymen...
» Militants Defy Deadline Set by Ukraine to Stop Occupying Sites
14/04/14 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian militants in the country’s east to vacate occupied buildings passed on Monday without signs of an effort to enforce ...
» Putin’s Offensive against Islam a ‘Cover’ for Broader Attack on Non-Russian Nations, Kazan Tatar Says
14/04/14 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Nurulla Mosque in Kazan. Photo: wikimedia / Bestalex Staunton, April 13 – Vladimir Putin has attacked Muslims in the Russian Federation to divert attention from his go...
» Video: East Ukraine atmosphere 'explosive' after weekend violence
14/04/14 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine news, all the latest and breaking Ukrainian news. Russia is accused of intimidation and aggression after pro-Russian separatists took up arms and occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine . ...
» Ukraine crisis: deadline to withdraw from eastern cities passes - live | World news
14/04/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. This updated report from David Hughes, political correspondent at the Press Association David Cameron interrupted his Easter holiday to disc...
» Stabbing suspect’s mental state is key to the case
13/04/14 21:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Inquirer News. MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania — The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school will probably pivot more on...
» Investigators focus on cause of deadly California crash
13/04/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Firstpost. SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Investigators were focusing on Saturday on what caused a FedEx tractor-trailer to collide with a bus in a fiery crash in northern California that killed 10 peo...
» Турчинов обратился к украинцам по поводу событий на Востоке страны
13/04/14 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ПОДРОБНОСТИ: Все новости. Исполняющий обязанности пре&#...
» Ukrainian president says it is 'war' between his country and Russia after siege of police station seized by pro-Moscow troops ends in first fatalities of the conflict
13/04/14 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Ukraine special forces exchanged gunfire with pro-Russia militia One security service officer killed, five others wounded, officials say Exchange in eastern Ukraine is the first reporte...
» Xenophobic Chill Descends on Moscow
13/04/14 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — The huge banner was unfurled on Friday morning outside one of Moscow’s biggest bookstores, Dom Knigi, a grand emporium of the written word on Novii Arbat Street across from a Citibank, a ...
» Russia sets 4 conditions in return for aid to Ukraine — RT News
13/04/14 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RT - News. Published time: April 12, 2014 10:48 Activists and communal workers dismantle the barricade set on Maidan square during the mass protests of pro-EU opposition against President Viktor Yanukovych...
» Malaysia Jet Search Resumes
12/04/14 23:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 resumed Sunday, as fears mount that batteries powering transmitters from the plane's flight data recorder may have died. Australia...
» FedEx Semi Didn't Brake Before California Crash : NPR
12/04/14 23:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal safety investigators say the driver of a Fedex tractor-trailer that struck a bus carrying high school students didn't appear to brake before a fiery collision that left 10 ...
» Russia says intercepted US drone over Crimea: arms group
12/04/14 22:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Moscow (AFP) - A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday. "The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (...
» Russia Hacks a U.S. Drone in Crimea as Cyberwarfare Has Gone Wireless
12/04/14 22:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from U.S. News - World Report. Recent reports indicate that Russian forces used hacking to intercept a U.S. surveillance drone flying over the Crimea region of Ukraine in March. Allegedly, hackers were able to ...
» U.S. Warns Russia Against Escalation, Sends Biden To Kyiv
12/04/14 21:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. T he White House has said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Ukraine on April 22, as it warned Russia against military escalation. A White House statement said ...
» Putin tightens his grip | Comment is free | theguardian.com
12/04/14 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Comment is free Series: The Observer comment cartoon Putin tightens his grip Chris Riddell on Russia's hardline foreign policy Share 3 in Share 0 Email Chris Riddell theguardian.com , Jump to comments ( 14 ) ...
» 'A ball of fire': Witnesses describe horrific California bus crash that killed at least 10
12/04/14 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Witnesses approaching the scene of a bus accident in northern California Thursday that left at least 10 dead and dozens injured, say they saw giant flames shooting towards the sky and at least one victim runn...
» Germany must speak to Snowden about NSA surveillance — RT USA
12/04/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RT - USA. Published time: April 11, 2014 20:58 Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald, who worked with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, attends the George Polk Award along side Laura Poitras...
» Bus Crash Investigator: Tracker On Fedex Truck Likely Destroyed
12/04/14 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Tracking technology on board the FedEx truck involved in the deadly Northern California college tour bus crash was “probably destroyed” in the fire, one of the investigators said Saturday. Ten peo...
» Truck in deadly California crash was on fire before it struck bus, couple says
12/04/14 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from National news from Newsday. Published: April 12, 2014 12:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash in Orland, Calif., and clouds of smoke billowed i...
» California school bus crash: Looking for answers in tragedy
12/04/14 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | USA. Transportation safety officials say it could be weeks before they know the cause of the collision between a FedEx tractor-trailer and a bus that took 10 lives, half of them...