2022-08-17: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2022-08-16). Those Angry at Rushdie's Stabbing Have Been Missing In Action Over a Far Bigger Threat to our Freedom. mintpressnews.com The novelist is championed by western liberals not because he's bravely articulated difficult truths but because of who his enemies are.

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-16). The Australian Government Is Straining Credibility in Insisting the Assange Case Is Not a Political Prosecution. orinocotribune.com By Kellie Tranter &#1 ; Aug 8, 2022 | The difficulty for the Australian Labor government in deciding how to respond to the Assange case is that once a prosecution is characterised as a political prosecution then, by its nature, there can be no expectation of due process. | The US-UK Extradition Treaty forbids extradition in the case of 'political offences'. Former Australian High Commissioner to the UK George Brandis — who was commissioner for almost the entirety of Assange's Belmarsh imprisonment since 2019 — doesn't agree that Assange is a political prisoner. | The Department of Foreign Affairs and…

Steve Brown (2022-08-16). Giant Satirical Billboards—Mounted on Trucks Driven All Over the Nation's Capital—Are Publicly Shaming Democratic Party Leaders for Their Illegal Persecution of Julian Assange. covertactionmagazine.com The mobile billboards are a brainchild of standup-comic-turned- activist Randy Credico. Each one is 15 feet long and circulates around DC's most famous landmarks, skewering the hypocrisy of Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, Jerald Nadler, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats. D.C. residents and tourists—as many as 40,000 a day—are stopping in their tracks, doing a …

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-16). CIA, Pompeo Sued for Allegedly Spying on US Attorneys and Journalists Who Met with Assange. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous765 (2022-08-16). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — August 16, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

Ann Brown (2022-08-16). Another Robert Mueller Disappointment? Democrats Begin Hero Worshiping Merrick Garland As A Celebrity. moguldom.com Current U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland seems to have done what special counsel and former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller couldn't do—paint former President Donald Trump into a corner. And now, Democrats are hero worshiping Garland as if he was a celebrity. It was Garland who approved the decision to seek …

John Kiriakou (2022-08-16). Former CIA Officer Joshua Schulte Faces as Many as 80 Years in Prison After Being Convicted For Providing Information to WikiLeaks. covertactionmagazine.com A federal jury in New York last month convicted former CIA officer Joshua Schulte on nine felony counts under the Espionage Act for providing information to WikiLeaks that became known as Vault 7. Schulte has consistently denied that he was the source of the information. Two years ago, he was convicted on two of the …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-16). Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate announces second cohort of AI startups. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate has announced its second cohort of health tech startups, including national and international businesses. The program will help seven companies develop and validate their artificial intelligence-driven health care products or solutions and advance their business plans. The immersive, 20-week program offers participants access to Mayo Clinic experts in regulatory, clinical, technology and business domains with a focus on AI model validation and clinical readiness. Technology experts from Google and…

STP Jesse (2022-08-16). UC Using CIA Methods at People's Park. indybay.org In 1975 The Church Committee discovered Operation Mockingbird a CIA program which attempted to manipulate domestic American news media for propaganda purposes. Almost years later U.C. is using the same technique to destroy Peoples Park.

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2022-08-16: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2022-08-16). Those Angry at Rushdie's Stabbing Have Been Missing In Action Over a Far Bigger Threat to our Freedom. mintpressnews.com The novelist is championed by western liberals not because he's bravely articulated difficult truths but because of who his enemies are.

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-16). CIA, Pompeo Sued for Allegedly Spying on US Attorneys and Journalists Who Met with Assange. globalresearch.ca

Mickey Z. (2022-08-16). The World Economic Forum is Getting Nervous. dissidentvoice.org (You can read this post below or listen above — or both!) On August 10, I read an article on the World Economic Forum (WEF) website. It's called "The solution to online abuse? AI plus human intelligence" and it appears without a byline. The article begins like this: "With 63% of the world's population online, …

Anonymous765 (2022-08-16). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — August 16, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

Ann Brown (2022-08-16). Another Robert Mueller Disappointment? Democrats Begin Hero Worshiping Merrick Garland As A Celebrity. moguldom.com Current U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland seems to have done what special counsel and former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller couldn't do—paint former President Donald Trump into a corner. And now, Democrats are hero worshiping Garland as if he was a celebrity. It was Garland who approved the decision to seek …

STP Jesse (2022-08-16). UC Using CIA Methods at People's Park. indybay.org In 1975 The Church Committee discovered Operation Mockingbird a CIA program which attempted to manipulate domestic American news media for propaganda purposes. Almost years later U.C. is using the same technique to destroy Peoples Park.

Lee Camp (2022-08-15). New Polls Show Almost No One Trusts Our Media Anymore. mintpressnews.com Gone are the days when the CIA secretly infiltrated American newsrooms, craftily tricking people into believing U.S. government propaganda was the real news. Nowadays, they never keep it a secret that they run the media.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-15). CIA 'Blatantly Violated' Rights of Journalists and Lawyers Visiting Assange: Lawsuit. commondreams.org "Contents of the plaintiffs' digital devices were secretly copied by security personnel directed by the CIA," said one attorney. "This was all part of an intentional plan."

WSWS (2022-08-15). Julian Assange's US lawyers sue CIA for violating their Constitutional rights. wsws.org Assange's rights to a fair trial "have now been tainted if not destroyed," US civil rights attorney Robert Boyle told today's press conference.

_____ (2022-08-14). The Growing Movement To Liberate Julian Assange, With John Shipton. popularresistance.org On this week's edition of The Watchdog podcast, Lowkey explores the growing movement to free Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and is joined by his father John Shipton, to do so. Imprisoned in Belmarsh high security prison in London since 2019, and before that confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange has spent a decade locked up. If extradited to the United States, he faces up to 175 years in prison. | Yet there are signs that his future might be brighter than his past. The global movement to free him, Shipton explains, is growing. In Australia, dozens of members of parliament have come together to lobby for A…

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