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This Week in Anti-Rape Fashion: A ‘Life-Saving Nail Polish’

It’s seriously time to stop pouring resources into developing fun, stylish anti-rape products for victims to prevent their own assault.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 READ MORE



The Girl Behind One of the Most Devastating Photos Taken in Gaza

Although Najia Warshagha is only 9 years old, this is not her first war.

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 READ MORE


Edward Snowden: ‘The World Is Much More Unpredictable and Dangerous’ Than George Orwell’s ‘1984’

“If I end up in chains in Guantanamo,” the NSA whistle-blower tells The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill in a must-see interview, “I can live with that.”

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton: I Don’t Give Snowden Credit for the Privacy Debate

The former secretary of state tells The Guardian in a video interview that if whistle-blower Edward Snowden is “serious” about joining the debate over “the tension between privacy and security,” he can come home. “But that’s his decision,” she adds.

Posted on Jul 5, 2014 READ MORE



Orwell’s Dystopian Future Is Almost Here: A Conversation With Glenn Greenwald

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, best known for his reporting on the U.S. surveillance state, told me that in the year since he first met whistle-blower Edward Snowden, he went back and re-read Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.”

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 READ MORE



Guardian Launches ‘SecureDrop’ System for Whistle-Blowers

A year to the day after The Guardian first reported on NSA leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden, the newspaper launched a service for whistle-blowers to securely submit confidential documents to its reporters.

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 READ MORE



Is Watching Porn Making Your Brain Shrink?

Bad news for “men who watch large amounts of sexually explicit material”: The habit has been linked to less cerebral gray matter. 

Posted on May 31, 2014 READ MORE



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Not Vaccinating Your Kids Puts Children All Over the World at Risk (Video)

Brazil is now suffering the consequences of anti-vaxxers’ selfish actions.

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 READ MORE



What the MH370 Story Tells Us About ‘The New Anti-Journalism’

The airborne mystery that Malaysia Airlines MH370 has become reveals that journalism is now about “all data, no real facts, endless theories,” heavy on the conspiracy theory and devoid of truth, according to media watcher Michael Wolff.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 READ MORE



Seven People Hold the Keys to Global Internet Security

The Guardian’s James Ball describes a Masonic-like meeting of the lords of the Internet in Los Angeles. But “the reality is rather closer to ‘The Office’ than ‘The Matrix,’ ” he says.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 READ MORE



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Syrian Regime Should Face Trial on Allegations of ‘Systematic’ Mass Killings, Experts Say

As the diplomatic summit on the Syria crisis got underway in Switzerland on Wednesday, reports of the suspected “systematic killings” of 11,000 prisoners heightened the urgency of the proceedings.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE



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Will Obama’s Speech Mention That the NSA Collects Billions of Text Messages?

Leaks reveal more insight into the NSA and GCHQ and the collection of nearly 200 million text messages a day.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Guardian Threatened With Terrorism Charges for Reporting NSA Story

British police are investigating the staff of The Guardian newspaper to determine whether acts of journalism can be prosecuted as acts of terrorism.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Guardian Editor Discusses Snowden Leaks and a Security State Run Amok

In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Alan Rusbridger takes a long view of the efforts of government security apparatuses to bug our daily existences, including subverting online security, to make us safer. So, do you feel any safer?

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Former NYT Editor Fears Glenn Greenwald Is the ‘Future of News’

New York Times columnist and former executive editor Bill Keller seeks to defend his view of “objective” reporting against Glenn Greenwald’s “accountability journalism grounded in rigorous factual accuracy.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Merkel Reportedly Livid About Suspected NSA Surveillance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pretty peeved at President Obama over allegations that the National Security Agency has been monitoring her cellphone. Although the White House denies these actions, German intelligence investigators believe Merkel has reason to be upset.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 READ MORE



Hustler Publisher Asks Authorities to Pardon His Shooter

Larry Flynt, paralyzed by a bullet 35 years ago, doesn’t want his attacker to be executed; Eminem’s latest hit number is homophobic; meanwhile, London plutocrats have been banned from bending building regulations to construct luxurious basement homes. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving the Guardian to Build His Own Media Empire

After making a little history with the British paper and website, the writer who broke the NSA surveillance story says he is leaving for a “once-in-a-career opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.”

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 READ MORE



Less Driving, More Texting

Smartphone apps have revolutionized the way Americans use transportation; the CEO of The Guardian says his paper can’t survive in the U.K.; meanwhile, why aren’t millennial liberals protesting the shutdown? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 READ MORE



Russia Gets the L.A. Treatment

In response to that country’s anti-gay laws, Los Angeles City Council members placed a rainbow flag on the St. Petersburg Sister City sign; the U.S. and the U.K. are blatantly trying to inhibit journalists from doing their job; meanwhile, certain Amazon textbooks are rented under the condition they do not leave the state they’re purchased in. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE



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NSA Loophole Permits Warrantless Invasion of Americans’ Privacy

Top secret documents passed to The Guardian by Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency has a “secret backdoor” into its databases that allows its agents to search U.S. citizens’ email and phone calls without a warrant or other oversight.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Snowden Has Sensitive NSA ‘Blueprints,’ Greenwald Says

In an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald said that Edward Snowden has very sensitive documents that detail how the National Security Agency operates and reveal how one could evade the NSA’s surveillance program.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Greenwald: Snowden Holds Information That Could Cause More Damage to U.S. Than Anyone Ever Has

The U.S. should be careful in its pursuit of whistle-blower Edward Snowden because he controls information that could become the United States’ “worst nightmare,” according to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Microsoft Gave NSA Access to Users’ Emails, Web Chats and Video Calls, Report Says

According to an account Thursday in The Guardian based off of top-secret documents obtained from whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Microsoft allowed the National Security Agency to access its users’ electronic communications as part of the NSA’s PRISM program.

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Hastings

Hastings’ death is a loss to readers who would have profited from his continued devotion to telling the stories of American politics and the military with fewer inhibitions than lesser reporters.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 READ MORE



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British Spy Agency ‘Masters the Internet’

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters has secretly gained access to the network of cables that carry the world’s phone calls and Internet traffic and has begun to process vast amounts of personal information that it shares with the U.S. National Security Agency, documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reveal.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 READ MORE



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What Snowden Told Us This Week

The whistle-blower spoke directly with Guardian readers Monday to answer questions about his leak of NSA documents and government surveillance in general.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S., Britain Spied on Diplomats at Global Summits, Report Says

After its recent revelation that the National Security Agency is monitoring the phone records and Internet activity of millions of Americans, The Guardian reported Sunday that the U.S. and Britain monitored and intercepted the digital communications of foreign officials during two international conferences in London.

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 READ MORE



Gore Criticizes NSA Surveillance, Maher Slams Entrenched Congress, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Iran elects a new president and the latest Gallup poll reveals which societal institution Americans have the least amount of confidence in.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Ellsberg on NSA Leaker Snowden: ‘He’s Done an Enormous Service’ (Video)

“It can’t be overestimated to this democracy,” Daniel Ellsberg told CNN on Sunday night. “It gives us a chance, I think, from drawing back from the total surveillance state that we could say we’re in process of becoming, I’m afraid we have become. That’s what he’s revealed.”

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Whistle-Blower Edward Snowden Opens Up About NSA Leak

In an interview with The Guardian, the man who was revealed Sunday to be the source behind the British newspaper’s recent NSA stories explains to Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill why he became a whistle-blower, when he decided to leak the documents, what he expects to happen to him now and whether he sees himself as another Bradley Manning.

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 READ MORE



Will Elvis Costello Dance on Margaret Thatcher’s Grave? (Video)

In a famous lament written at the height of the Thatcher years, the English musician expressed a desire to live long enough to see the brutal British leader die so he could one day “stand on [her] grave and tramp the dirt down.”

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 READ MORE



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The Shameful Exploitation of Bradley Manning

The major news outlets that were thrilled to profit from the information that Bradley Manning uncovered are deeply afraid of being associated with the brave whistle-blower himself.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 READ MORE



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The Guardian Names Bradley Manning Its 2012 ‘Person of the Year’

The former Army intelligence analyst accused of handing over troves of classified military records to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks was overwhelmingly selected by the publication’s readers. Find out who else made the list of nominees.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris McGreal

The success of societies depends on people who remember history and understand human nature, as Guardian columnist Chris McGreal does in his writing about the latest confrontation between Gaza and Israel.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Literary Icons Rushdie and le Carré End 15-Year Feud

Nobody fights better than writers, so it’s a little sad that novelists Salman Rushdie and John le Carré have agreed to stop hating each other.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Ali Abunimah

Many journalists become grudgingly used to the fact that their work has little to no visible effect on the course of world events. When conservative writer Joshua Trevino was let go from The Guardian last month, Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the pro-Palestinian news and opinion site The Electronic Intifada, wasn’t one of them.

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Why Did The Guardian Hire Josh Trevino?

Readers of The Guardian are up in arms over the addition of former George W. Bush speechwriter Joshua Trevino to the historically liberal newspaper’s American staff.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE


Julian Assange: ‘Can You Hear Me?’

The WikiLeaks founder discusses his uncertain future from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Glenn Greenwald Will Write for The Guardian

Did you hear? Salon’s star blogger is moving his soapbox to The Guardian, where he says he will reach a new audience while retaining full editorial control over his political writing.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Murdoch’s News Corp. Fails a Public Interest Test

“Allowing media power to be concentrated in the hands of a few multibillionaires will impoverish society,” says Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, who offers a seven-question test for whether a media organization is a potential menace to the public.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 READ MORE



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High Time to Decriminalize in New York

In response to an inflated arrest rate under the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the police chief have endorsed legislation put forward by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ease the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana in public.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Former CERN Physicist Jailed in Terrorist Plot

Adlene Hicheur, a 35-year-old Algerian-born nuclear physicist who worked in Switzerland’s CERN laboratory, was sentenced to five years in prison by a French court for “criminal association with a view to plotting terrorist attacks” on a French barracks with al-Qaida’s North African affiliate.

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE


Official Murdoch Denouncement Makes Waves on American Shores

The declaration by British MPs on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch exercised “willfull blindness” about phone hacking at The News of the World and is “not a fit person” to run a major international company has prompted the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ask the FCC to revoke the 27 Fox broadcast licenses that News Corp. holds in the U.S.

Posted on May 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Beware the Closed Internet, Google Founder Says

In launching a seven-day special investigation into the battle among states, corporations and public advocates for control over the Internet, The Guardian interviewed Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who warned of the isolating effect of online “walled gardens” put up by companies such as Facebook and Apple.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE



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For OWS, a Confrontation Within the Confrontation

An Occupy Wall Street protester’s attack on an activist and journalist who filmed fellow activists letting air out of the tires of police cars has highlighted a division within the movement between those who want to protect protesters engaged in illegal acts and others who want to report the straight truth.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Durban Climate Talks in Tatters

John Vidal and Fiona Harvey with The Guardian describe the latest collection of blowups at the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where negotiators from 194 countries, in their third consecutive round of all-night talks, seem powerless to come to any sort of agreement.

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 READ MORE


British Journalist Squares Off Against Former Goldman Partner

A rich banker who appears to have learned none of the lessons of 20th-century economic history. A newscaster who snickers at an impassioned argument. And a reporter dismissed as a young girl who will one day learn better. This exchange between a former Goldman Sachs executive, a BBC correspondent and British journalist Laurie Penny ... (more)

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 READ MORE


The Data Behind the Occupy Movement

Do the Occupiers know what they’re talking about when they chant, “We are the 99 percent!”? With a quick animation, The Guardian breaks down the key economic data representing the conditions that have brought thousands of the disempowered and discontented into the streets all across the country.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Fallout From Release of Unredacted Cables

All five of WikiLeaks’ original media partners have turned on Julian Assange, the organization’s founder, after WikiLeaks unintentionally published the names of secret sources in a leak of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables. (more)

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE


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