December 2013 Archives
December 21, 2013
allAfrica has aggregated many informative articles on the escalating conflict in the newly formed African nation of South Sudan, between political and ethnic rivals. There is a lot of oil in South Sudan, and when there’s oil there is conflict. Highly recommended.
December 20, 2013
Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark, writing in the December 20, 2013, edition of Der Spiegel Online, explains how how Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy agency “monitors Germany, Israel and the European Union.”
The Journalists write: “Documents from the archive of whistleblower and former NSA (National Security Agency) worker Edward Snowden show that Britain's GCHQ signals intelligence agency has targeted European, German and Israeli politicians for surveillance.”