Saturday, August 16, 2014

#Ferguson fallout travels far to Russia

Russia Just Doubled Its Internet Surveillance Program

Before you begin reading, note the obvious connection: Edward Snowden is IN Russia. If you are a US citizen and have ever spent time abroad, you know how vastly different US news appears when viewed from other places. Ferguson could be a historical turning point in many ways. I'm not going to make predictions or issue warnings. I'm just going to present here some links to stories covered by Matt Drudge and Global Voices. Form your own conclusions! At first glance, "SORM 2.0" seems redundant, but the reform of police surveillance online could vastly expand the reach of the Kremlin.

Even Pussy Riot Fears Russia’s New Internet Crackdown

There was no way to predict that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former Pussy Riot political prisoner, would curtail her online activism to avoid being targeted by the Attorney General.

6 Days of Protests, Tweets and Tear Gas After Police Gun Down a Black Teen in Ferguson, Missouri

Protesters are largely unarmed and using only their voices to express their outrage at the killing of the unarmed black teenager. Police officers have responded with violent force.

Teen Was Primary Suspect In 'Strong-Arm' Robbery...

'Got Physical' With Store Employee...

DOJ Reportedly Asked That Robbery Video Not Be Released...


Lawyer: Cops trying to justify...

George Zimmerman attorney urges caution... 

Iran's Ayatollah weighs in... 

The U.S. Has Problems in Ferguson. And That's Creating Problems For the U.S. in Russia.

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