2019-10-20: News Headlines

Udi Ofer (2019-10-20). Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis. commondreams.org Because the overwhelming majority of people are incarcerated at the state level, ending mass incarceration is not something that a single act of congress or a Supreme Court decision can fix. It will require changes to hundreds of laws and practices in all states. (Photo: Derek Goulet/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/state-state-incarceration.jpg

WSWS (2019-10-19). Julian Assange to appear Monday at Westminster Magistrates Court. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site urges the widest support for Monday's demonstration outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London starting at 9 a.m.

WSWS (2019-10-19). Growing calls for Australian government to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org The fear in Australian ruling circles is that if Assange is extradited to the US, the latent support for him will coalesce into a political movement against the official set-up.

Fred_F (2019-10-19). News and resources: Catalonia's struggle for self-determination. greenleft.org.au international solidarity Dick NicholsIssue 1241 Catalonia BarcelonaOctober 19, 2019After the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine political and social Catalan leaders on October 14 to a total of 99.5 years jail for organising the October 1, 2017 independence…

RT (2019-10-18). You didn't really think all Russian assets & Kremlin puppets in the US have already been exposed, did you? rt.com The 2020 presidential election is still more than a year away, but you wouldn't know that to look at all the Russian plots to subvert it breathlessly discussed in US media. Who are these recently exposed Kremlin agents? | READ MORE: Russian assets in America. A field guide | Ever since the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016, the US media has been ferreting out the Russian meddlers within the country, as it's their patriotic duty to do. Not even the disappointment of the Mueller report finding no Russian collusion could stop them &#150…

teleSUR (2019-10-18). US Restores Aid to Central America in Exchange for Migrant Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States restored Wednesday economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration pressured the three Central American countries, claiming they had done too little to halt a surge in migration to the U.S. | RELATED: | Honduras Denies Negotiating 'Safe Third Country' Deal with US | U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that some "targeted assistance" would resume as they praised governments of the th…

Matthew Cole (2019-10-17). Trump Sent Attorney General William Barr to Rome in Search of a Deep State Plot. Italian Intelligence Says There's Nothing There. theintercept.com Italian spies have told their government that they didn't have a relationship with Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious professor at the heart of the Mueller probe.

Heather L. Weaver (2019-10-16). Trump Cabinet Officials Double Down on Religious Favoritism. aclu.org Last Friday was a banner day for religious favoritism in the Trump administration. | In | Nashville, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a "speech" that was — for | all intents and purposes — a Christian sermon. Addressing an association of | Christian counselors, Secretary Pompeo discussed how to be a good Christian | leader, quoting scripture and urging audience members to conduct themselves in | accordance with his interpretation of biblical tenets. He also commandeered | State Department resources to advertise his sermon in advance, broadcast it live, | and disseminate a video of it after…

Staff (2019-10-16). What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides. therealnews.com We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2019-10-16). Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!'. workers.org For over three hours on Oct. 12, tens of thousands of Atlanta Pride marchers passed by stationary teams on both sides of Peachtree Street with banners and leaflets calling for freedom for Chelsea Manning, the anti-war whistleblower. Upon spotting the banners reading, "Free Chelsea Manning! Jail War Criminals,"countless participants reached . . . | Continue reading Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!' at Workers.org

Jay Stanley (2019-10-15). 'Smart' Cameras Are Now On the Lookout For Distracted Drivers in Australia. aclu.org "Smart" traffic cameras that use artificial intelligence to try to spot people using cell phones while driving are being rolled out in Australia. The devices take a high-resolution photograph through the front windshield of each passing vehicle, and also capture its license plate. Each photograph is then analyzed by an AI algorithm. If the algorithm decides that the driver is touching a mobile phone, tablet, or another device, it then forwards the photograph to a human reviewer who confirms the violation and issues a citation to the car's registered owner along with a hefty fine. | This technology represents…

Leslie Cooper (2019-10-15). Will the Supreme Court Sanction the Use of a Religious Litmus Test For Foster Parents? aclu.org There are currently 440,000 children in foster care across the | country. And the Supreme Court has been asked to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, | a case that could profoundly impact all of them. | In a petition filed with the court, a taxpayer-funded foster care agency is claiming a constitutional right to exclude prospective foster families that don't meet its religious criteria when providing public child welfare services. The ACLU and the ACL…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-12). Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Janine Jackson (2019-10-11). 'The Public Is Clearly on the Side of Net Neutrality'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Free Press's Craig Aaron about the net neutrality setback for the October 4, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Aaron Maté (2019-10-10). CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy. thegrayzone.com The CIA was given 24/7 video and audio surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he lived under asylum at…

Robin Savannah Carver (2019-10-10). The Supreme Court Needs to Protect Trans People from Discrimination. progressive.org "I wasn't hired because I am trans. And in more than half the country—twenty-nine states, in fact —that's perfectly legal."

CounterSpin (2019-10-04). Dana Gold on Whistleblower Protections, Craig Aaron on Net Neutrality Setback. fair.org Media…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-04). MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-19). Saudi/Pompeo Iran "Proof" Just More Deception & Israel Bombed Syria Twice In 24 hrs, No One Cared. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-17). Trump Backs Down, Walks Back "Locked & Loaded" After Iran Narrative Crumbles & Pompeo Should Go Next. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

2019-10-20: Social Media Postees

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Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis
Udi Ofer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-20
Because the overwhelming majority of people are incarcerated at the state level, ending mass incarceration is not something that a single act of congress or a Supreme Court decision can fix. It will require changes to hundreds of laws and practices in all states. (Photo: Derek Goulet/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/state-state-incarceration.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/20/unveiling-state-state-plan-end-our-mass-incarceration-crisis?cd-origin=rss

Julian Assange to appear Monday at Westminster Magistrates Court
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The World Socialist Web Site urges the widest support for Monday's demonstration outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London starting at 9 a.m.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/cour-o19.html

Growing calls for Australian government to defend Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The fear in Australian ruling circles is that if Assange is extradited to the US, the latent support for him will coalesce into a political movement against the official set-up.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/assa-o19.html

News and resources: Catalonia's struggle for self-determination
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-19
international solidarity Dick NicholsIssue 1241 Catalonia BarcelonaOctober 19, 2019After the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine political and social Catalan leaders on October 14 to a total of 99.5 years jail for organising the October 1, 2017 independence…
greenleft.org.au/content/catalonia-news-and-resources

US Restores Aid to Central America in Exchange for Migrant Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-18
The United States restored Wednesday economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration pressured the three Central American countries, claiming they had done too little to halt a surge in migration to the U.S. | RELATED: | Honduras Denies Negotiating 'Safe Third Country' Deal with US | U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that some "targeted assistance" would resume as they praised governments of the th…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Restores-Aid-to-Central-America-in-Exchange-for-Migrant-Deal-20191018-0012.html

You didn't really think all Russian assets & Kremlin puppets in the US have already been exposed, did you?
rt.com | 2019-10-18
The 2020 presidential election is still more than a year away, but you wouldn't know that to look at all the Russian plots to subvert it breathlessly discussed in US media. Who are these recently exposed Kremlin agents? | READ MORE: Russian assets in America. A field guide | Ever since the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016, the US media has been ferreting out the Russian meddlers within the country, as it's their patriotic duty to do. Not even the disappointment of the Mueller report finding no Russian collusion could stop them &#150…
rt.com/usa/471240-russian-assets-2020-elections-gabbard/

Trump Sent Attorney General William Barr to Rome in Search of a Deep State Plot. Italian Intelligence Says There's Nothing There
Matthew Cole | theintercept.com | 2019-10-17
Italian spies have told their government that they didn't have a relationship with Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious professor at the heart of the Mueller probe.
theintercept.com/2019/10/17/mueller-investigation-joseph-mifsud-italy/

Trump Cabinet Officials Double Down on Religious Favoritism
Heather L. Weaver | aclu.org | 2019-10-16
Last Friday was a banner day for religious favoritism in the Trump administration. | In | Nashville, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a "speech" that was — for | all intents and purposes — a Christian sermon. Addressing an association of | Christian counselors, Secretary Pompeo discussed how to be a good Christian | leader, quoting scripture and urging audience members to conduct themselves in | accordance with his interpretation of biblical tenets. He also commandeered | State Department resources to advertise his sermon in advance, broadcast it live, | and disseminate a video of it after…
aclu.org/news/religious-liberty/trump-cabinet-officials-double-down-on-religious-favoritism

What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.
therealnews.com/stories/fbi-investigation-russiagate-clinton-partisan

Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!'
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2019-10-16
For over three hours on Oct. 12, tens of thousands of Atlanta Pride marchers passed by stationary teams on both sides of Peachtree Street with banners and leaflets calling for freedom for Chelsea Manning, the anti-war whistleblower. Upon spotting the banners reading, "Free Chelsea Manning! Jail War Criminals,"countless participants reached . . . | Continue reading Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!' at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/44051/

'Smart' Cameras Are Now On the Lookout For Distracted Drivers in Australia
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2019-10-15
"Smart" traffic cameras that use artificial intelligence to try to spot people using cell phones while driving are being rolled out in Australia. The devices take a high-resolution photograph through the front windshield of each passing vehicle, and also capture its license plate. Each photograph is then analyzed by an AI algorithm. If the algorithm decides that the driver is touching a mobile phone, tablet, or another device, it then forwards the photograph to a human reviewer who confirms the violation and issues a citation to the car's registered owner along with a hefty fine. | This technology represents…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/smart-cameras-are-now-on-the-lookout-for-distracted-drivers-in-australia

Will the Supreme Court Sanction the Use of a Religious Litmus Test For Foster Parents?
Leslie Cooper | aclu.org | 2019-10-15
There are currently 440,000 children in foster care across the | country. And the Supreme Court has been asked to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, | a case that could profoundly impact all of them. | In a petition filed with the court, a taxpayer-funded foster care agency is claiming a constitutional right to exclude prospective foster families that don't meet its religious criteria when providing public child welfare services. The ACLU and the ACL…
aclu.org/news/lgbt-rights/will-the-supreme-court-sanction-the-use-of-a-religious-litmus-test-for-foster-parents

Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-12
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkey-attacks-us-troops-iran-tanker-bombed-no-one-cares-cia-whistleblower-terrorism-vaccine/

CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-10
The CIA was given 24/7 video and audio surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he lived under asylum at…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/10/cia-spied-on-julian-assange-in-ecuadorian-embassy/

The Supreme Court Needs to Protect Trans People from Discrimination
Robin Savannah Carver | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
progressive.org/dispatches/SCOTUS-trans-people-deserve-job-protection-carver-191010/

MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-04
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/msm-protects-fake-whistleblower-twitter-bans-egypt-activists-iraq-in-chaos-after-naming-israel/

Dana Gold on Whistleblower Protections, Craig Aaron on Net Neutrality Setback
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-04
Media…
fair.org/home/dana-gold-on-whistleblower-protections-craig-aaron-on-net-neutrality-setback/

Saudi/Pompeo Iran "Proof" Just More Deception & Israel Bombed Syria Twice In 24 hrs, No One Cared
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-09-19
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/saudi-pompeo-iran-proof-just-more-deception-israel-bombed-syria-twice-24-hrs-no-one-cared/