Ahead of the three year anniversary of the leak that made ‘whistleblower’ a household word, activists and journalists are calling on President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden and Private Chelsea Manning. From the collection of telephone records, the PRISM program, data mining, a tool called ‘Boundless Informant’, ‘Project Chess’, and more, RT America’s Lindsay France delves deep into US and UK government surveillance.
MSNBC served progressive-minded news to a mass audience for years, but it’s now restructuring its editorial agenda to compete with Fox News for conservative viewers. Some reporters have even claimed that the shift ‒ which included the sacking of progressive hosts and expansion of shows hosted by more conservative commentators – is not about ratings at all, but promoting a political agenda. To get his take, RT America’s Manila Chan speaks with legal and media analyst Lionel of LionelMedia.
It’s been three years since the initial documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were published. The revelations alerted people around the world of the collaboration between multinational private corporations and the US government. To talk about that and more, editor of Truthdig.com and author of ‘They Know Everything About You’, Robert Scheer joins RT America’s Manila Chan.
The mosquito season in the U.S. has begun, and along with it, the threat of Zika. State officials are doing what they can to protect their citizens, even without the emergency funds from Congress that top doctors say are essential. VOA’s Carol Pearson has more.
The Niger Delta Avengers militant group are promising to bring Nigeria’s oil production to “zero”. The group claimed three new attacks on the country’s battered oil infrastructure on Friday night. It announced on its Twitter account that it had blown up a pipeline in Nigeria’s Bayelsa state owned by Italy’s ENI.
California and Arizona may be dry, but Saudi Arabia is drier. Now Saudi companies are competing with farmers in the two states for limited water supplies in the region. The parent company of Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy supplier has acquired more than 4,000 acres of farmland in California over the past two years to grow alfalfa that is sent back to Saudi Arabia. Arizona State University graduate student Mindy Riesenberg joins RT correspondent Brigida Santos and explains how increasing competition for water ‒ and lack of water regulations in certain parts of the Southwest ‒ may devastate the region.
Richard Miniter (born 1967) is an investigative journalist and author whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Review, PJ Media.com, and Reader’s Digest. A former editorial writer and columnist for The Wall Street Journal in Europe, as well as a member of the investigative reporting team of the Sunday Times of London, he is currently the National Security columnist for Forbes. He has also authored three New York Times best-selling books, Losing bin Laden, Shadow War, Leading From Behind, and most recently Eyes On Target.
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