Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:America’s founders would be horrified at this United States of Surveillance

By: Dan Gillmor

How did we become so fearful and timid that we’ve give away essential liberties?

Summary:

The article talks about the recent incident where The Guardian published the leaks describing The National Security Agency’s vast Surveillance dragnet and the loss of liberty it is responsible for.

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Dragnet: a network for finding someone
Despotism: Absolute power or control
Amass: to come together

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:India’s cowardly display of servility

By: Vijay Prashad

New Delhi’s undignified response to revelations that the US spied on it is in sharp contrast to its stand on the same issue in 1950s.

Summary:

The article talks about India’s reaction to Edward Snowden’s revelations and how US is responsible for violation of Article 22 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic relations.

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Intrusion: illegal act of taking possession of another’s property
Anachronistic: something or someone that is not in its correct chronological time

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Farming subsidies: this is the most blatant transfer of cash to the rich

By: George Monbiot

As the British government cut benefits for the poor at home, in Europe it fought to keep millions in subsidies for wealthy farmers

Summary:

The article talks about the fact that how the richest people in the country will each continue to receive millions of pounds in income support from the taxpayers and the author calls subsidies as the most blatant transfer of money from the rich to the poor.

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Suffrage: the right to vote.
Doled: distributing in charity.
Reify: to regard something as concrete.

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