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PBC News & Comment: British Allies Smear Snowden with Anonymous Leaks

As Washington reacts to massive security breaches, Murdoch’s “serious” newspaper attacks leaker with hysterical, official leaks, “journalism at its worst”...

--Read Glenn Greenwald’s analysis here

--Team Obama slow to admit scope of security breach, media portrays US only as victims of cyberattacks

--gates of Gitmo swing open for 6 Yemenis, 2 more releases in the pipeline don’t seem to include Brit Shaker Aamer

--court throws out conviction of Guantanamo inmate on “conspiracy” charge that doesn’t exist in international law

--on HBO, John Oliver enlists Dame Helen Mirren to read from Senate torture review about “rectal feeding”

--in op-ed, Human Rights Watch official calls for rape prosecutions of torturers, using law signed by G. W. Bush

--Vatican names former archbishop for first trial under Pope Francis’ new tribunal system as Minneapolis archbishop resigns to face charges by local prosecutor

--Supreme Court rejects North Carolina appeal of pre-abortion ultrasound requirement on First Amendment grounds

--in new, in-depth interview here, Aspen Baker argues for third way to talk about abortion and her new book, Pro-Voice

--laying challenges to Roe v Wade’s 26-week window, GOP presidential candidates support 20-week abortion limit

--Hillary Clinton gives “fight” speeches in NYC and Iowa, and talks about TPP without taking a clear position

--at Salon, Bill Currie makes strong case that Sanders can beat Clinton if ending corruption is message that gets traction