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13 Most Underreported News Stories of 2013: - Swartz, Fracking, Manning, GMO

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- 1847 days ago -
From Aaron Swartz to Assange, Monsanto to Manning, fracking fears, Iraq carnage and more, here are RT's "Top 13 of 2013." These vastly underreported stories are some of the biggest ones to fly under the mainstream media's radar this year.


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Kit B (276)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:46 am

I watched one of the two movies released about Julian Assange. If it is true that our early years do mold the adult, it becomes clear that he spend much of his early life on the run. That must have an effect, knowing that he was indeed fortunate to be alive. That some of the wealthiest families in Australia kept this ugly secret along with the direct aid of some in government and the police, had to cut deeply in how he developed a sense of right and wrong. (look up The Family Cult murders)

Though it's probably not relevant, I still wonder if Swartz did commit suicide, and what pain it would cause anyone to have journals open to the public. I know some of that is about money, but given a time, shouldn't we side for transparency in all things?

Against Occupy there is nothing less than the might of the FBI, NSA, CIA all of Homeland INsecurity, the might and sway of the military. All this fear over the same organization that the media claims is irrelevant? I read recently that Obama plans to force the issue of GITMO this year, but he has tried that before and, there is a large wall between his desire to send some to trail and others home.

Believe nothing, research everything.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:22 am
Kit, I certainly share your views above-as for Aaron, I too have been wondering...and about that wall re gitmo-I think it looks this is in fact becomeing smaller, finally. (check my other posts about it)-and..don't forget is was Obama himself who threw stones in his own way to have Yemeni transferred home.. much easdier now with the new NDAA.

Kit B (276)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:55 pm

I think he wants them sent home or tried and jailed. The new NDAA - shinier than old NDAA but still as opaque as before.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 1:14 pm
I'd encourage everyone to also READ THE COVERAGE about those topics at site, not just view the pictures!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:32 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:58 pm
Sharing Angelika Thank you

Victoria Oakey (124)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:39 pm
Noted. The mainstream media are not covering a lot of things, I find out what's really going on via FB interests and Care2! Thank you for the information.

penny C (83)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:56 am
Thank you Angelika.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:20 am

. (0)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 9:33 am
Great article, Angelika. Thanks for sharing.

Roger G (148)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:23 pm
noted, thanks

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:16 pm
As grateful as I am to WikiLeaks and to Julian Assange for starting it, there is something about him - something about his aura - that totally gives me the creeps. Please let me stress again that I have the utmost respect for his work. People are very complicated and have many sides. (BTW spammer flagged)

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:31 pm
Joanne-i completely understand, can even second that feeling somewhat- perhaps that is due to partly the secretive nature of his work and the entire secrecy around wikileaks in general, and to another part also in his oersonal life history, as Kit already implied above. Thx for flagging!

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:32 pm
Noted. Thanks, Angelika. It seems we have to "be our own media." We read various articles on the internet....some then place them on Facebook, while others tweet messages. When something becomes "viral," generally the mainstream media picks up on it and relays the info to the public. Unfortunately, the messages too often become "slanted" by casting it as "humorous," which waters it down significantly in favor of the Corporate message they want out there. Best example I can recall is "The Men Who Stare At Goats." The factual information that came out during that time, was reported by the media....but in a way that would garner only laughs, so that people would ignore/forget the original truth.

Regarding Aaron Swartz, I recently read an article stating that Swartz wouldn't be prosecuted by the university, because he really didn't "steal" what was meant for the public. This announcement came after his death, though. And, count me among the many who are questioning the fact of suicide. Rachel Maddow did a number of excellent reports on Todashev, although I haven't seen anything recently. Hope she continues to follow this and report. Something stinks to high heaven regarding that in my opinion.
*Also flagged the spam "Tabatha Fuller."

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:32 pm
BTW -but we HAVE seen Assange SMILE so know he CAN do that as well :) ;)

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:36 pm
So very true, Lois! Most things STINK to high high haven, cover ups are the new normal. I too have read most of that, guess we'll never learn the truth-unless another brave whistleblower victim pops out of the blue..

Birgit W (160)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:59 pm
Thanks for sharing Angelika.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:34 pm
*Just a note: Julian Assange was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report 4/12/10. If you're interested in watching that interview, goto the Colbert website, click "Videos" at the top. Then click on the year 2010....April 12th; or type "Julian Assange" into the little search window on the left. The Extended interview is just short of 12 min. and near the bottom of the page. Sorry I don't have a link. I found this to be a thoughtful interview by Assange, with comedy provided by Colbert.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:53 pm
Fascinating article but hardly surprising as the mainstream often supports the status quo.

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Thursday January 2, 2014, 1:36 am
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