2019-07-18: Social Media Postees

Julian Assange: US Coopts Patriotic Opposition in Ecuador, Former President Correa goes against Wikileaks Founder
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
Former President Rafael Correa's claim that Julian Assange abused his political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to influence the US' 2016 elections and his publicly proclaimed admiration for Hillary amount to nothing less than the completion of America's …
globalresearch.ca/us-just-completed-its-quest-co-opt-patriotic-opposition-ecuador/5683931

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
History's scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/spying-on-julian-assange-uc-global-cnn-and-russian-couriers/

Cuba and a New Generation of Leaders Respond to U.S. Anti-People War
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-18
For almost 60 years Cuba has successfully defended its socialist revolution against a steady onslaught of U.S. aggressive actions, serious enough at times to warrant extraordinary measures. Cuba, for example, established alliances with the Soviet bloc of nations in the early 1960s, readjusted its economy and politics following the Soviet collapse, and sharpened its intelligence capabilities in response to terrorist attacks continuing into the 1990s.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/18/cuba-and-a-new-generation-of-leaders-respond-to-u-s-anti-people-war/

Carpenter v. Murphy: Supreme Court case could restore reservation lands, re-draw Oklahoma
Earchiel Johnson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-18
The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to have the case of Carpenter v. Murphy re-argued in its next session. This is one of the most important Supreme Court cases on tribal sovereignty in the 21st century. If the the justices uphold the United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit's ruling, it could lead to …
peoplesworld.org/article/carpenter-v-murphy-supreme-court-case-could-restore-reservation-lands-re-draw-oklahoma/

The vindictive campaign against Chelsea Manning, America's political prisoner
wsws.org | 2019-07-18
Daily fines placed on Manning for refusing to testify against Julian Assange doubled on Tuesday, threatening the courageous whistleblower with personal bankruptcy. She has been jailed for more than four months.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/18/pers-j18.html

Lawyer beat oil giant in court, but now faces jail and millions in fines
Joe Emersberger | thecanary.co | 2019-07-17
From 1964 to 1990, Texaco (later absorbed by Chevron) dumped 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador's Amazon. The CIA played a key role in bringing to power the dictatorship that first allowed Texaco to work in Ecuador. Philip Agee, the great whistleblower of that era, descr…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/07/17/lawyer-beat-oil-giant-in-court-but-now-faces-jail-and-millions-in-fines/

International Court of Justice orders Pakistan to review death penalty for Indian accused of spying
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
In a ruling delivered on Wednesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Pakistan to review a death sentence handed down in the case of a former Indian Navy officer accused by Pakistan of spying, finding that the country's authorities acted in breach of the Vienna Convention, which lays out rules for diplomatic relations between countries.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042651

National strike against Ecuadorian government demands Assange's freedom
wsws.org | 2019-07-17
The protests in defense of Assange and the recent five-day strike in Ecuador demonstrate that the only social basis for his liberation and the defense democratic rights is the international working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/17/ecua-j17.html

CNN peddles intelligence agencies' lies against Assange
wsws.org | 2019-07-17
A recent CNN broadcast recycles the discredited claim that WikiLeaks was involved in a Russian conspiracy to deprive Hillary Clinton of the US presidency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/17/cnns-j17.html

Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-07-16
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who campaigned in 2017 as an unequivocal opponent of the death penalty, asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a legal filing Monday night to declare the state's death penalty system unconstitutional. | The death penalty as it stands "cannot survive the state Constitution's ban on cruel punishments," Krasner wrote in a brief he submitted to th…
theintercept.com/2019/07/15/larry-krasner-pennsylvania-death-penalty-unconstitutional/

Pompeo's 'Inalienable Rights Commission' — A Conservative Christian Assault on Human Rights?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
The newly-announced State Department "commission on inalienable rights" is a Trojan Horse for the long-planned Conservative Christian attack on human rights.
therealnews.com/stories/pompeos-inalienable-rights-commission-a-conservative-christian-assault-on-human-rights

Main Twitter Account Defending Julian Assange Removed for No Reason
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-14
The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and no response to their appeals.

Main Twitter Account Defending Julian Assange Removed for No Reason

Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-12
The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14584

Pompeo's New "Human Rights" Commission is Up To No Good
aclu.org | 2019-07-12
The Trump administration appears to be trying to find new moral footing for the president's discriminatory policies. | This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally announced the creation of a "Commission on Unalienable Rights." Its stated purpose, according to a notice published in the Federal Register in May, is to provide "fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation's founding principles of natural law and natural rights." | Th…
aclu.org/blog/human-rights/pompeos-new-human-rights-commission-no-good

Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.
mintpressnews.com/then-cia-is-invoking-wikileaks-to-push-for-the-expansion-of-a-cold-war-era-secrecy-law/260521/

'This Is Designed to Shape the Electorate to Retain Political Power' – CounterSpin interview with Steven Rosenfeld on gerrymandering
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-07-12
Janine Jackson interviewed Steven Rosenfeld on the Supreme Court's gerrymandering decision for the July 5, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/this-is-designed-to-shape-the-electorate-to-retain-political-power/

Protecting rights requires confronting privilege
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-12
No sooner had the government won re-election its own actions once again showed politics is, after all, fundamental to how you live. | Shortly after home affairs minister Peter Dutton was re-elected, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), which falls within his ministry, executed search warrants against journalists who have investigated allegations of soldiers unlawfully killing Afghan civilians and government plans to spy on us. | The police claimed their target was the journalist's sources. But the raids were also a public show of force against whistleblowers in general, much like the prosecution of Witness K and…
greenleft.org.au/content/protecting-rights-requires-confronting-privilege

SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-07-03
As America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the display of some of the nation's earliest regalia has rekindled a debate about racist symbolism.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/03/splc-hate-groups-have-long-adopted-symbols-us-history-promote-white-supremacy

Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights
aclu.org | 2019-07-03
Businesses, women CEOs, civil rights organizations, Republicans tell the Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ employees like Aimee Stephens and Don Zarda. | President Trump has told the Supreme Court it should be legal to fire someone just because they're LGBTQ. The President may be a bully, but he's just one voice. Today, more than 2,000 voices from across the country joined together to tell the Supreme Court: Don't roll back our rights. | The message came in the form of friend-of-the-court briefs–nearly 50 in all–filed in a…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/lgbt-nondiscrimination-protections/thousands-voices-are-telling-supreme-court-dont

SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people
splcenter.org | 2019-07-03
Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/03/splc-urges-supreme-court-preserve-workplace-protections-lgbtq-people

SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' will not heal victims or their families
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
James Alex Fields Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a woman who was protesting a white supremacist rally two years ago, is a remorseless killer and a domestic terrorist.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/28/splc-sentencing-james-alex-fields-jr-who-killed-heather-heyer-unite-right-will-not-heal

Georgia Tried to Ban Abortion, So We Sued
aclu.org | 2019-06-28
Abortion bans place people in danger, and Georgia's is no exception. | Alabama. Arkansas. Kentucky. Ohio. And today, Georgia. That's the list of states where the ACLU has had to go to court over the last few months to challenge laws banning abortion. | The Georgia law bans abortion at six weeks of pregnancy and is in clear violation of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. In fact, that is the whole point of the law. Georgia politicians, including Governor Brian Kemp, emboldened by President Trump's appointment of two new justices to the Supreme Court, think this is their chance to get the court to take aw…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/georgia-tried-ban-abortion-so-we-sued

Abrams Welcomes Venezuela's Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump's Commitment to Ousting Maduro
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-26
The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to fracture it.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14559

Julian Assange to Face 5-Day Extradition Hearing in February 2020
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-17
(CN) — A decision on whether Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act will not come until the end of February 2020 at the earliest, the Westminster Magistrate's Court ruled on Friday. Tristan Kirk, the London Evening Standard's courts reporter, tweeted: Julian Assange will not face a full extradition …

Julian Assange to Face 5-Day Extradition Hearing in February 2020

US Cyber Attack on Russia's Power Grid is an 'Act of War' (According to the US)
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-17
Russia and the US are engaging in tit-for-tat hacking of each others' power grid, the New York Times is reporting, in what is really a kind of cyber "cold war" where the hackers from each country's military and intelligence services load electronic "explosives" in the computer systems of critical infrastructure of the other, that in …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/us-cyber-attack-on-russias-power-grid-is-an-act-of-war-according-to-the-us/

Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-17
The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of Julian Assange. The process was certified by Sajid Javid, a man rather distracted of late.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/17/julian-assange-and-the-scales-of-justice-exceptions-extraditions-and-politics/

The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-06-17
LONDON–On Friday morning I was in a small courtroom at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. Julian Assange, held in Belmarsh Prison and dressed in a pale-blue prison shirt, appeared on a video screen directly in front of me. Assange, his gray hair and beard neatly trimmed, slipped on heavy, dark-frame glasses at the start of the proceedings. He listened intently as Ben Brandon, the prosecutor, seated at a narrow wooden table, listed the crimes he allegedly had committed and called for his extradition to the United States to face charges that could result in a sentence of 175 years. The charges include…
truthdig.com/articles/the-coming-show-trial-of-julian-assange/

The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
The publication of classified documents is not a crime in the United States, but if Assange is extradited and convicted it will become one. (Photo: Mr.Fish/Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-17_at_10.43.18_am.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/17/coming-show-trial-julian-assange?cd-origin=rss

US Cyber Attack on Russia's Power Grid Is an 'Act of War'
Dave Lindorff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-17
Russia and the US are engaging in tit-for-tat hacking of each others' power grid, the New York Times is reporting, in what is really a kind of cyber "cold war" where the hackers from each country's military and intelligence services …
globalresearch.ca/us-cyber-attack-russias-power-grid-act-war-according-us/5680880

Exposed: The Pentagon's cyberwar against Russia
Brian Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-17
Five years before Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel to investigate the allegation that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and had conspired with the Trump campaign, the Pentagon had been waging secret cyberattacks against Russia's electrical grid.
liberationnews.org/exposed-the-pentagons-cyberwar-against-russia/

Our Reality Can Beat Up Your Reality. Spreading False News Stories on Iran
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-17
Twitter has declared victory over disinformation, deplatforming thousands of pro-Iranian Twitter accounts this week to coincide with US Secretary of State " Rapture Mike" Pompeo's evidence-free declaration that Iran had attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. …
globalresearch.ca/our-reality-can-beat-up-your-reality-spreading-false-news-stories-on-iran/5680746

Pompeo's False Flag Refuted By Japanese Media: Tanker Hit by Flying Object, Not Mine — Confirms Onsite Worker
Joaquin Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-17
The Japanese state news agency NHK has revealed that workers on the tanker saw a plane flying toward the tanker before the explosion. United States is pinning the blame for the tanker attacks on Iran. Tehran denies the accusation. | The …
globalresearch.ca/pompeos-false-flag-refuted-japanese-media-authority-tanker-hit-flying-object-not-mine-confirms-onsite-worker/5680830

Two protesters arrested at Melbourne rally in defence of Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-17
The arrests were aimed at intimidating supporters of WikiLeaks and preventing broader layers from joining the campaign to defend Assange and all democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/17/melb-j17.html

Citizenship and Partisan Gerrymandering: US Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-17
The Supreme Court is poised to decide two cases that could prove devastating to the right to vote — the very foundation of a democracy. One case will review the Trump administration's attempt to add a citizenship question to the …
globalresearch.ca/supreme-court-ruling-census-could-deal-grave-blow-democracy/5680828

John Pilger: Extradition Process a 'Very Long Uphill Road' for Assange
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-17
Britain's Home Secretary signed off on the U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange, and now UK courts will decide his fate. But if the process until now is any indication, he will not receive a fair hearing, says journalist and filmmaker John Pilger…
therealnews.com/stories/john-pilger-extradition-process-a-very-long-uphill-road-for-assange

Spain's Supreme Court endorses 1936 fascist coup
wsws.org | 2019-06-17
If Franco is rehabilitated, it is because powerful factions of the ruling class are considering another break with legality and democratic forms of rule, in order to defend their wealth.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/17/spai-j17.html

'Virginia Voters Are Finally Getting Fair Maps': Rights Advocates Celebrate US Supreme Court Ruling on Racial Gerrymandering
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
Voting rights advocates celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court's Monday ruling on a racial gerrymandering case that, as Common Cause put it, "means Virginia voters are finally getting #fairmaps!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-8570765781.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/17/virginia-voters-are-finally-getting-fair-maps-rights-advocates-celebrate-us-supreme?cd-origin=rss

Germany: Protest vigil in Dusseldorf demands release of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-17
"Assange's surrender to the US would mean that war crimes, spying on the population, or government intrigues and conspiracies would no longer be reported."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/17/assa-j17.html

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