2018-11-16: News Headlines

Glenn Greenwald (2018-11-16). As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom. theintercept.com The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism.

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-16). The Trump Regime Secretly Indicts Assange for the Crime of Truth-Telling. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange is an investigative journalist/whistleblower, publishing material supplied by sources believed to be credible, unidentified for their protection. | WikiLeaks is not an intelligence operation. Nor is it connected to Russia or any other country. Claims otherwise are fabricated. | Assange …

RT (2018-11-16). US 'secretly charged' Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals — WikiLeaks. rt.com Julian Assange has been already charged by the US, but the case will remain sealed until the arrest of the whistleblower, WikiLeaks has revealed citing court filings unrelated to its co-founder.

RRPTS (2018-11-16). In SF, Activists Along the Political Spectrum Protest Trump's Firing of Sessions. indybay.org On November 8 in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, an estimated 100,000 Americans took to the streets to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's collusion with Russia in influencing the 2016 presidential race. In San Francisco a large crowd, from loyal Democratic Party members to participants from groups from the far left, gathered in Civic Center Plaza to be part of the national call to action. Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel. Please credit the photographers. Top photo by Terry Scussel.

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-16). House Republicans, Terrible Before the Midterms, Are Now Much Worse. truthout.org A great many people are eagerly anticipating the opening of the next Congress, waiting with bated breath to see what the new House sheriffs in town intend to do with their newly minted powers. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, to name but one of the serious new players in town, has spent the last two years looking like he wants to paint his face blue and charge the White House gates in a kilt. Reps. Maxine Waters, Emmanuel Lewis and the others, from the sound of it, are likewise champing at the bit. | For my money,…

Ann Garrison (2018-11-15). US Intel. Will Bring Assange to US in Chains. globalresearch.ca It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government. | It's hardly surprising, given that in ten years' time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all other media combined. It …

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-15). George W. Bush Accepts Prestigious Liberty Award With Bloody Hands. truthout.org Like a ghastly echo that is old enough to vote, the news is once again thrumming with stories of an election recount in Broward County. Eighteen years ago, a similar recount was disrupted by one of the most indefensible Supreme Court decisions ever made, and the world began its inexorable slide toward the abyss that now confronts us. Because gallows humor is how doom is endured, there is (of course) an internet meme to mark the moment: A photo of an older, grayer Al Gore above a caption that reads, "Florida Recou…

RT (2018-11-15). Mueller again? Trump bashes 'disgraceful' Russia probe. rt.com As midterm-bolstered Democrats double down on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged 2016 'Russian collusion', President Donald Trump is lashing out, calling the probe a "disgrace" and "total witch hunt."

Tom Luongo (2018-11-15). Pompeo's Albright Moment Arrives. iranian.com It's getting harder and harder for Pompeo and Trump to defend their positions on Israel and Saudi Arabia as their behavior becomes more erratic and shameful. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not a very bright guy. He is, like his boss, a thin-skinned bully with a narrow view of the world focused on US […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-15). Theresa May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal. globalresearch.ca On June 23, 2016, majority UK voters supported leaving the EU — what Western Europe countries never should have agreed to in the first place — subordinating their sovereignty to America. | The European Union was a CIA creation. Harry Truman's …

Consortiumnews (2018-11-14). COMMENTARY: US Intel Will Bring Assange to US in Chains. consortiumnews.com It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government, says Ann Garrison. United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains By Ann Garrison It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2018. democracynow.org California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare Answers in Mueller Probe, CNN Sues Trump over Acosta Ban, Chicago: Poli…

Consortiumnews (2018-11-14). Clapper's Credibility Collapses. consortiumnews.com Former DNI James Clapper had his own words read back to him by Ray McGovern, exposing his role in justifying the Iraq invasion based on fraudulent intelligence. Clapper Admits Gross Intelligence Failure on Iraq WMDs But Still Escapes Justice By… Read more →

Tehran Times (2018-11-14). Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians. iranian.com Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must take responsibility for his own words by announcing that the U.S. is seeking to starve Iranians through sanctions. The remarks by Zarif came after Pompeo made a sharp attack on Newsweek magazine that published his words to starve the […]

RT (2018-11-14). She hit me first! 'Porn lawyer' Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. rt.com Controversial attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels and claimed Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a gang rapist, was arrested on allegations of felony domestic violence in Los Angeles.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-13). Acting AG Matt Whitaker Scrutinized over His Radical Judicial Beliefs & Past Dirty Work for GOP. democracynow.org Controversy is growing over President Trump's selection of Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general following the ousting of Jeff Sessions. The state of Maryland is heading to court today to challenge the legality of Whitaker's appointment. The state contends that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should have been named acting attorney general instead of Whitaker, who was not confirmed by the Senate for his previous post—chief of staff to Sessions. Meanwhile, pressure is growing on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling i…

aclu (2018-11-13). Secret CIA Document Shows Plan to Test Drugs on Prisoners. aclu.org New documents reveal the detailed, first-person account of the top CIA medical professional responsible for torturing prisoners. | Thanks to an ACLU victory in federal court, we know much more about how CIA doctors violated the medical oath to "do no harm." | One of the most important lessons of the CIA's torture program is the way it corrupted virtually every individual and institution associated with it. Over the years, we have learned how lawyers …

Eric Ortiz (2018-11-11). Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution. consortiumnews.com Recently declassified documents show that the former CIA director and former director of national intelligence approved illegal spying on Congress and then classified their crime. They need to face punishment, writes John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2018. democracynow.org SoCal Mass Shooter Was Veteran with History of Mental Health Issues, Wildfires Rage In Northern and Southern California, Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline, Congressional Responses to Sessions Firing Seek to Protect Mueller, Protesters Take to the Streets to Call for Protection of Mueller Probe, Trump to End Asylum for Migrants Entering U.S. Outside of Ports of Entry, Court Rules Trump Cannot End DACA, Key Midterm Races Still Uncalled, FL Races Likely Headed to Recounts, WH Press Secretary Shares Doctored Video of CNN Reporter Acosta, North Korea-U.S. Talks Postponed, Gaza: Israeli Forces Shoot and…

Joe Emersberger (2018-11-03). Assange Case Shows Support for Free Speech Depends on Who's Talking. fair.org by Joe Emersberger Julian Assange, whom the UN has declared to be "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden, is used by the Guardian ( 10/17/18) to illustrate a gag story on "nightmare flatmates." | The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded in February 2016 that the governments of the UK and Sweden had forced WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange into a condition of arbitrary detention in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been since 2012. The group's …

2018-11-16: Social Media Postees

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-11-16
The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism. | The post As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/16/as-the-obama…

US 'secretly charged' Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals — WikiLeaks
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-16
Julian Assange has been already charged by the US, but the case will remain sealed until the arrest of the whistleblower, WikiLeaks has revealed citing court filings unrelated to its co-founder. | …
rt.com/usa/444135-prosecute-assange-us-c…

The Trump Regime Secretly Indicts Assange for the Crime of Truth-Telling
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
Julian Assange is an investigative journalist/whistleblower, publishing material supplied by sources believed to be credible, unidentified for their protection. | WikiLeaks is not an intelligence operation. Nor is it connected to Russia or any other country. Claims otherwise are fabricated. | Assange … | The post The Trump Regime Secretly Indicts Assange for the Crime of Truth-Telling appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-secretly-…

In SF, Activists Along the Political Spectrum Protest Trump's Firing of Sessions
RRPTS | indybay.org | 2018-11-16
On November 8 in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, an estimated 100,000 Americans took to the streets to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's collusion with Russia in influencing the 2016 presidential race. In San Francisco a large crowd, from loyal Democratic Party members to participants from groups from the far left, gathered in Civic Center Plaza to be part of the national call to action. Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel. Please credit the photographers. Top photo by Terry Scussel.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/15/1881915…

House Republicans, Terrible Before the Midterms, Are Now Much Worse
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-16
A great many people are eagerly anticipating the opening of the next Congress, waiting with bated breath to see what the new House sheriffs in town intend to do with their newly minted powers. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, to name but one of the serious new players in town, has spent the last two years looking like he wants to paint his face blue and charge the White House gates in a kilt. Reps. Maxine Waters, Emmanuel Lewis and the others, from the sound of it, are likewise champing at the bit. | For my money,…
truthout.org/articles/house-republicans-…

US Intel. Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government. | It's hardly surprising, given that in ten years' time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all other media combined. It … | The post US Intel. Will Bring Assange to US in Chains appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-intel-will-bring-as…

George W. Bush Accepts Prestigious Liberty Award With Bloody Hands
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-15
Like a ghastly echo that is old enough to vote, the news is once again thrumming with stories of an election recount in Broward County. Eighteen years ago, a similar recount was disrupted by one of the most indefensible Supreme Court decisions ever made, and the world began its inexorable slide toward the abyss that now confronts us. Because gallows humor is how doom is endured, there is (of course) an internet meme to mark the moment: A photo of an older, grayer Al Gore above a caption that reads, "Florida Recou…
truthout.org/articles/george-w-bush-acce…

Mueller again? Trump bashes 'disgraceful' Russia probe
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
As midterm-bolstered Democrats double down on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged 2016 'Russian collusion', President Donald Trump is lashing out, calling the probe a "disgrace" and "total witch hunt." | …
rt.com/usa/444115-trump-russia-probe-mue…

Pompeo's Albright Moment Arrives
Tom Luongo | iranian.com | 2018-11-15
It's getting harder and harder for Pompeo and Trump to defend their positions on Israel and Saudi Arabia as their behavior becomes more erratic and shameful. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not a very bright guy. He is, like his boss, a thin-skinned bully with a narrow view of the world focused on US […] | The post Pompeo's Albright Moment Arrives appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/15/pompeos-albright-…

Theresa May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-15
On June 23, 2016, majority UK voters supported leaving the EU — what Western Europe countries never should have agreed to in the first place — subordinating their sovereignty to America. | The European Union was a CIA creation. Harry Truman's … | The post Theresa May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/theresa-mays-no-brexit…

COMMENTARY: US Intel Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-14
It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government, says Ann Garrison. United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains By Ann Garrison It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/11/14/us-intel-w…

Clapper's Credibility Collapses
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-14
Former DNI James Clapper had his own words read back to him by Ray McGovern, exposing his role in justifying the Iraq invasion based on fraudulent intelligence. Clapper Admits Gross Intelligence Failure on Iraq WMDs But Still Escapes Justice By… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/11/14/clappers-c…

Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-14
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must take responsibility for his own words by announcing that the U.S. is seeking to starve Iranians through sanctions. The remarks by Zarif came after Pompeo made a sharp attack on Newsweek magazine that published his words to starve the […] | The post Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/14/zarif-calls-out-p…

She hit me first! 'Porn lawyer' Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-14
Controversial attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels and claimed Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a gang rapist, was arrested on allegations of felony domestic violence in Los Angeles. | …
rt.com/usa/444009-avenatti-arrested-dome…

Acting AG Matt Whitaker Scrutinized over His Radical Judicial Beliefs & Past Dirty Work for GOP
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-13
Controversy is growing over President Trump's selection of Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general following the ousting of Jeff Sessions. The state of Maryland is heading to court today to challenge the legality of Whitaker's appointment. The state contends that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should have been named acting attorney general instead of Whitaker, who was not confirmed by the Senate for his previous post–chief of staff to Sessions. Meanwhile, pressure is growing on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling i…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/13/acting_a…

Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-11
Recently declassified documents show that the former CIA director and former director of national intelligence approved illegal spying on Congress and then classified their crime. They need to face punishment, writes John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/11/11/john-brenn…