It appears to have escaped much of the western media that right now, one of the gravest environmental crimes this century is taking place in the rain forests of Indonesia
The level of deception in the reporting on Edward Snowden's stolen National Security Agency documents has reached an all time high. Or should we say "low?" The latest item, an article by James Risen and Laura Poitras, is so obvious in its prevarication that it was shocking to see it on the front page of The New York Times.
For the first time since June, a Snowden revelation could have serious life and death consequences. Australia and Indonesia are face-to-face in a military standoff at sea that was instigated by a November article in The Guardian based on a leaked Snowden document.