Edward Snowden: What I Have Done Is Costly, But It Was the Right Thing To Do

Only way to the light is through the Truth.

roger hollander


Roger’s note: what can one say about the Obama US government’s reactions to Snowden and his disclosures?  The panicky reflexes of a dying empire?  Question: should Snowden be flying into exile from Russia, is Obama capable of ordering his plane shot down?  Nothing anymore will surprise me.



NSA Whistleblower asks for support from international community and human rights campaigners


Edward Snowden along with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (left) at a meeting with human rights campaigners in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow today where he released the following statement. (Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch)

Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s…

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Oh how I love my public library! Books loitering on the tables, chairs, bed and shelves.

Hey all fellow book lovers in all forms. Hope everyone is dealing with their extreme weather issues sanely. I so love my public library! I’m not kidding. When I chat with friends elsewhere I am constantly amazed at the sad state of affairs when it comes to their library pickings. I’m also even more grateful for what is at my fingertips for the asking via my own free books lender.

So here’s a few items, in no particular order,  that have recently found their way into my hot hands:

Life Everlasting, The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich

Good Prose, The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd

Emma Goldman, A Documentary History of the American Years, Vol. 1 Made for America, 1890-1901, Editor Candace Falk

Where Tigers Are At Home by Jean-Marie Blas De Robles


Backyard Medicine, Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal

Sasha and Emma, The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman by Paul Avrich and Karen Avrich

Cave Art by Jean Clottes

The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane

Hijacked by Your Brain, How to Free Yourself When Stress Takes Over by Dr. Julian Ford and Jon Wortman

Moscow But dreaming  by Ekaternia Sedia

Primal Connection by Mark Sisson

A Dangerous Woman: the Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman written and picturized by Sharon Rudahl

Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin

Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch

What the heck are the rest of you reading? Come on, share and share alike. Don’t be shy.  Someone might find something interesting if we trade some titles.


NOTE: Publisher for Where Tigers Are At Home, The Other Press,  http://www.otherpress.com/books/book?ean=9781590515624



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we sleep and dream old dreams

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