2019-07-21: News Headlines

Orion Edmonson (2019-07-21). Basta !!! Free Chelsea Manning & Julien Assange Oakland Weekly Friday tabling. indybay.org MacArthur and Fruitvale oakland…

WSWS (2019-07-20). Publico reports Spanish intelligence facilitated 2017 Barcelona terror attack. wsws.org The report is prima facie evidence of criminal behavior by the Spanish state, abetted by other NATO powers, to create the climate to build a fascistic police-state regime.

WSWS (2019-07-20). Scottish National Party supports the witch-hunting of Julian Assange. wsws.org The statements of Scottish National Party representatives on the hounding and torture of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange make clear the party supports his jailing and extradition.

RT (2019-07-20). Cuba, Russia, China, Iran — Pompeo lists every nation that 'must leave' Venezuela, except one. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says foreign nations (Russia, China, Iran, and Cuba) must stay clear of Venezuela, so that the one foreign nation not on the list "can begin to do the work to rebuild that country."

WSWS (2019-07-20). Consortium News website taken down by a malware attack after streaming program defending Julian Assange. wsws.org The independent investigative journalism website Consortium News was brought down on Monday by a malware attack following the inaugural episode of CN Live!

WSWS (2019-07-20). UK intelligence agencies exonerated of responsibility in London Bridge terror attack. wsws.org The families of the victims presented evidence before the inquest showing that the attacks could and should have been prevented.

Staff (2019-07-19). In 2003, This U.K. Whistleblower Almost Stopped the Iraq Invasion. A New Film Tells Her Story. democracynow.org In 2003, Katharine Gun, a young specialist working for Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, exposed a highly confidential memo that revealed the United States' collaboration with Britain in collecting sensitive information on United Nations Security Council members in order to pressure them into supporting the Iraq invasion. Gun leaked the memo to the press, setting off a chain of events that jeopardized her freedom and safety, but also opened the door to putting the entire legality of the Iraq invasion on trial. ‚Ä®‚Ä®Acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsb…

Robert Scheer (2019-07-19). The Nationwide Scandal Hiding in Plain Sight. truthdig.com Some investigative reports reveal such extreme levels of greed, immorality and abuse that they can seem inconceivable. Such is the case of the bombshell series by the Center for Investigative Reporting on the egregious exploitation of residential care home workers. Jennifer Gollan, the Emmy Award-winning journalist in this investigation published by Reveal, joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to discuss her work on this week's episode of his podcast "Scheer Intelligence." | Below is an excerpt from the multimedia report by Gollan: [The] burgeoning multibillion-dollar elder care industry … is enabling op…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-19). Spying on Julian Assange. counterpunch.org 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 More

Nozomi Hayase (2019-07-19). In a Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org The US government's indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in modern history. Assange has been charged with 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of the New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-07-19). Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash. dissidentvoice.org After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account was suspended without any explanation being presented to its operators, Assange supporters drew a clear line in the sand against internet censorship and began making a big …

Paul Craig Roberts (2019-07-19). CNN: Propaganda and Disinformation. dissidentvoice.org CNN abandoned journalism and became a propaganda ministry for the Democratic National Committee and the corrupt upper echelons of the CIA and FBI. After three years of telling the most outrageous lies ever associated with an alleged news organization in an alleged democracy, CNN's viewership collapsed. CNN turned propaganda ministry saw its prime time viewers …

Staff (2019-07-19). New Film Shows How UK Whistleblower Almost Stopped the Iraq Invasion in 2003. truthout.org | | In 2003, Katharine Gun, a young specialist working for Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, exposed a highly confidential memo that revealed the United States' collaboration with Britain in collecting sensitive information on United Nations Security Council members in order to pressure them into supporting the Iraq invasion. Gun leaked the memo to the press, setting off a chain of events that jeopardized her freedom and safety, but also opened the door to putting the entire l…

PAI (2019-07-19). "As bad as dad": Trump nominates Antonin Scalia's son as Labor Secretary. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)— President Donald Trump has nominated right-wing lawyer Antonin—whoops, Eugene—Scalia to be Secretary of Labor. If confirmed, he would succeed Alexander Acosta, who was forced to resign. Eugene Scalia is best-identified as a son of the late conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia. But Eugene Scalia's spent his career advocating big business causes …

WSWS (2019-07-19). French intelligence strategy document warns of "insurrectional violence" wsws.org The "road map" establishes the target of France's counterterrorism agencies as "subversive movements" and potential "insurrectional violence" in the population.

WSWS (2019-07-19). Indian Trotskyists to hold "Free Julian Assange" rallies in Chennai and Kolkata. wsws.org Rallies in two of India's biggest cities will take forward the call issued by the World Socialist Web Site international editorial board for the formation of a Global Defence Committee.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-19). Trump Provokes Outrage With Plan to Nominate Ex-Walmart Attorney Eugene Scalia as Next Labor Secretary. commondreams.org Workers and labor rights advocates expressed outrage after President Donald Trump announced on Twitter late Thursday that he intends to nominate former Walmart attorney Eugene Scalia—son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—to replace outgoing Labor Secretary Alex Acosta. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/eugene-scalia.png

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-18). Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

United Nations (2019-07-17). International Court of Justice orders Pakistan to review death penalty for Indian accused of spying. un.org 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.

Akela Lacy (2019-07-16). Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional. theintercept.com 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…

Kevin Gosztola (2019-07-12). Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law. mintpressnews.com 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.

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

ACLU (2019-07-12). Pompeo's New 'Human Rights' Commission is Up To No Good. aclu.org 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…

Janine Jackson (2019-07-12). 'This Is Designed to Shape the Electorate to Retain Political Power' – CounterSpin interview with Steven Rosenfeld on gerrymandering. fair.org 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…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-10). Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned? liberationnews.org Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-07-03). SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy. splcenter.org 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 (2019-07-03). SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people. splcenter.org Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.

ACLU (2019-07-03). Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights. aclu.org 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…

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-06-28). SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' will not heal victims or their families. splcenter.org 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.

ACLU (2019-06-28). Georgia Tried to Ban Abortion, So We Sued. aclu.org 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…

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

Paul Dobson (2019-06-06). Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."

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