NEWZ057 It’s Ugly and it is Annoying

Chemical Weapons; US Military Aid; South Sudan; Poland Plants; Russian Bank Terms; Brookings; Lavabit; Silent Circle

This week we start off with the massive story of possible chemical weapons use in Syria. From there we go over who benefits from US Military Aid to Egypt. South Sudan faces their biggest crisis ever as a very young nation. In Poland the plan is to build two illegal coal power plants. While over in Russia a man has outsmarted the bank by writing his own terms of service. Our NEWZ Source of the week is the oldest think tank in Washington DC. Rounding off today we get into the messy world of encryption and email.

Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Tim Pritlove


Image courtesy of Justin Scott Campbell / flickr

2 thoughts on “NEWZ057 It’s Ugly and it is Annoying

  1. Last month Arte showed a really interesting documentary about the nation building efforts of the UN in South Sudan. The English title is “State Builders” (original: “Fabrique d’un Etat”) by Florence Martin-Kessler and Anne Poiret (see Maybe you can still find it somewhere.

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