extra extra newspaperGlenn Greenwald, the journalist in possession of Edward Snowden’s NSA documents, has revealed that Canada’s intelligence agency, in lockstep with the US NSA, has been spying on the Brazilian government. [The US and Canada use the excuse of preventing terrorism to justify their programs, but the real goal in this case is industrial espionage on the country’s mining and mineral industry.] RT 2013 Oct 8 http://rt.com/news/nsa-scandal-canada-greenwald-911/

Russia: An anti-government activist was sentenced to a mental institution for an indefinite period. [This is a return to the former Soviet practice of punitive psychiatry was used against political dissidents.] LA Times 2013 Oct 8 http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-russian-activist-mental-institution-20131008,0,6077483.story

New York: US Bankruptcy Court judge orders Bank of America to pay $10,000 per month in fines for each month it continues to harass a couple for payment after they declared bankruptcy. [The judge said that this is not a mistake but bank policy.] WSJ Posted 2013 Oct 5 http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2013/10/04/bankruptcy-judge-sends-a-message-to-bank-of-america/?mod=yahoo_hs