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Mark Ames

  1. Just as we predicted, India’s new leader is about to make Pierre Omidyar a lot richer

    Well that was fast. Two weeks ago, we reported that eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s top man in India had secretly helped elect controversial ultranationalist Narendra Modi, implicated by Human Rights Watch and others in the gruesome mass killings and cleansing of minority Muslims. As we also revealed, shortly after Omidyar’s man publicly joined the Modi campaign in February, Modi suddenly began warming up to the idea of letting global e-commerce companies into the world’s third largest economy. Omidyar’s eBay, which draws the majority of its revenues from overseas operations, has been champing at the bit to get into India.

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  2. eBay Shrugged: Pierre Omidyar believes there should be no philanthropy without profit

    This week, India’s newly-elected ultranationalist leader Narendra Modi unveiled his cabinet, three-quarters of whom come from a fascist paramilitary outfit, the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) — including one minister accused by police last year of inciting deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that left over 50 dead.

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  3. REVEALED: The head of Omidyar Network in India had a secret second job... Helping elect Narendra Modi

    Last weekend, India’s elections swept into power a hardline Hindu supremacist named Narendra Modi. And with that White House spokesman Jay Carney said the Obama administration "look[s] forward to working closely" with a man who has been on a US State Dept “visa blacklist” since 2005 for his role in the gruesome mass-killings and persecution of minority Muslims (and minority Christians).

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  4. Sorry America, Ukraine isn't all about you

    As the Ukraine crisis tips further into full-scale bloodbath and civil war, we seem to be getting more clueless than we were before this crisis started. That’s a pretty low bar to measure against, and the consequences of our cluelessness about what’s driving the various sides could be catastrophic for everyone.

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  5. Tweets from inside Odessa gloat at carnage

    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified one of the tweets from Ukraine as having been written by a former USAID advisor. We sincerely regret the error.

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  6. WikiLeaks admits they advised Edward Snowden to seek Putin's protection

    WikiLeaks, which sent their representative Sarah Harrison to Hong Kong last summer to supervise Edward Snowden’s flight to Moscow, admitted today that it had advised the former NSA spy to seek asylum in Russia for his own personal safety.

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  7. With the Techtopus wage theft lawsuit settled, all eyes turn to eBay

    The Silicon Valley wage theft class action lawsuit, covered extensively by PandoDaily, reached a settlement last week, just a month before it was due to go to trial in San Jose.

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  8. The murderous history of USAID, the US Government agency behind Cuba's fake Twitter clone

    Last week, we learned from the Associated Press that USAID (United States Agency for International Development) — the government agency which manages billions in overseas “humanitarian” aid programs — plotted to overthrow Cuba’s communist regime via a covertly-funded fake Twitter platform.

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