Power remains strong when it remains in the dark. Snowden's crime, says Noam Chomsky, is that he has exposed power to the sunlight, where it will evaporate.
Four years after ten humanitarian activists were killed on the ship Mavi Marmara, as it travelled to Gaza bringing essential goods, the work to break the siege continues.
Rose Gentle, mother of a 19-year-old Gordon killed in Iraq, says "I feel sickened. How will the families get to know the truth? We are just shoved aside."
The effect of the IMF intervention, acting in the interest of western creditors rather than the Ukrainian people, will be only to further impoverish the population of Ukraine.
'We went into Iraq to win hearts and minds. How could we do that, if people were taken into custody and came out in body bags.'
Climate change is becoming not a springboard for much-needed social transformation to save the planet, but a means of justifying new ways to save the profits of the few who run it.
The potential for disaster in Syria in 2014 is, in many ways, greater than in Iraq in 2003, says Patrick Cockburn. In this growing crisis, the Chilcot inquiry comic opera is playing a small but ignoble role.
When the crowd yells that America "do something" somewhere in Africa, the US military is likely to already be there and Obama certainly needs no encouragement to intervene.
The New York Times never mentioned the words UN Charter or international law in any of its seventy editorials on Iraq, as it assisted the Bush-Blair drive to war.
Western governments express horror at what happens in Nigeria or Iraq but are diplomatically mute when it comes to Saudi Arabia.