2022-07-30: News Headlines

Editor (2022-07-30). An interview with John Pilger: "Assange is the courageous embodiment of a struggle against the most oppressive forces in our world" mronline.org Last month, British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Assange's extradition to the U.S., where he faces 175 years imprisonment under the Espionage Act for publishing true information exposing American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

| Reuters | (2022-07-30). Iran arrests Swedish citizen on espionage charges. tribune.com.pk Iran's intelligence ministry said on Saturday that it had arrested a Swedish citizen on espionage charges, the official IRNA news agency reported, without naming the detained person. | "The intelligence ministry announced that a citizen of the Kingdom of Sweden was arrested on espionage charges," IRNA quoted a ministry statement a saying. It did not say when the arrest was made. | Sweden's Foreign Ministry said it was aware of the case. | "This is a known and ongoing case which the Foreign Ministry has been working on for a while," a spokesperson said in an emailed comment. | Also read: Iran says it detains Is…

Gerald Sussman (2022-07-30). Russia-Ukraine conflict: the propaganda war. mronline.org What the mainstream media fail to see in the coverage of the current Ukraine crisis is that there is no text (narrative) without context. Long before the mainstream U.S. (and UK) media launched a worldwide propaganda war against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, the CIA had laid the foundations of the conflict in the early years following the Second World War—the Cold War.

Jeffrey Sterling (2022-07-30). CIA Whistleblower Reflects on the Persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org UK legal system puppets as US pulls strings. Media complicit.

Nayanika Guha (2022-07-30). People Are Dying in the Global South Because of Anti-Abortion Limits on US Aid. truthout.org Even as the overturn of Roe v. Wade continues to send shock waves throughout the U.S., it's also having ripple effects overseas. | Nelly Munyasia, the executive director of the Reproductive Health Network in Kenya, told Truthout that after the Supreme Court ruling on Roe, Kenya and other countries with regressive abortion laws have seen renewed opposition against abortion being legalized or abortion services being expanded. | "We have seen overnight that there is stronger opposition to abortion," Munyasia says. "People are citing the recent events around Roe v. Wade and saying that the U.S. as has made a decision…

Staff (2022-07-30). Swedish national charged with spying detained. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) — Iran intelligence forces managed to identify and detain a Swedish national accused of spying.

Puja Mehta, Boghuma K Titanji (2022-07-30). [Comment] Baricitinib in COVID-19: a coming-of-age from artificial intelligence to reducing mortality. thelancet.com Immunomodulatory therapies targeting excessive host immune responses,1 vaccination, and immunity from natural infection have changed the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the rapid emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants has stymied progress towards ending the pandemic. An unmet need remains for accessible therapies that reduce mortality. In The Lancet, the RECOVERY Collaborative Group assessed the use of baricitinib, a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, for the treatment of patients hospitalised with COVID-19, in the randomised, controlled, open-label platform trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy [RECOVE…

Ana Perdigón (2022-07-30). UK Court Insists on Withholding Venezuelan Gold Reserves, Venezuela Denounces Ruling. orinocotribune.com This Friday, July 29, the British judiciary ruled in favor of the "ad hoc board of directors" of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), appointed by former deputy Juan Guaidó, who never had any power to appoint any directive body of the BCV. This ruling reiterates the British policy of withholding the Venezuelan gold reserves in Bank of England, valued at about $2 billion. | The ruling was issued by Judge Sara Cockerill of the High Court of London, who determined that the British judiciary does not recognize the resolutions of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela that had declared Guaidó's illegitimate d…

WSWS (2022-07-30). Top Trump Homeland Security officials deleted January 6 messages. wsws.org The deletion of text messages by the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security underscores the complicity of all the major police and intelligence agencies in Trump's efforts to overthrow the government.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-07-30). Sunday Protest for Reproductive Rights at Golden Gate Bridge. indybay.org Supreme Court seen as illegitimate as protesters demand "Abort the Court!"

A Guest Author (2022-07-30). Julian Assange defense files appeals, granted extension. workers.org By Tareq Haddad This excerpted article, which originally appeared July 16 in Popular Resistance, can be read in full at tinyurl.com/kfzvkh2c. London — Following a June 17 decision from British Secretary of State Priti Patel approving the order to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S., lawyers for the imprisoned WikiLeaks . . . |

Christopher Brauchli (2022-07-30). The Death Penalty Returns to the Supreme Court. commondreams.org In the U.S. the person facing the prospect of execution has to take it upon himself to make sure it is done in a "humane" way.

_____ (2022-07-29). An Interview With John Pilger On Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Last month, British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Assange's extradition to the US, where he faces 175 years imprisonment under the Espionage Act for publishing true information exposing American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Pilger explains, Patel's order will be the subject of a further appeal, but the British judiciary that will adjudicate has facilitated Assange's persecution every step of the way. This underscores the urgency of a political fight to free Assange, based on the powerful struggles of the working class that are emerging all around the world. | Pilger began his media career in the l…

David Ridley (2022-07-29). Rebuilding collective intelligence. mronline.org Human capital theory cannot solve our economic woes. David Ridley says we need a socialist alternative.

Anonymous669 (2022-07-29). In Video: Iraqi Airstrikes Kill Eight ISIS Terrorists Who Were Hiding In Nineveh Cave. southfront.org On July 28, F-16 fighter jets of the Iraqi Air Forces (IQAF) carried out two airstrikes on a cave in the Adaiyah Mountains in the northern province of Nineveh where a cell of ISIS had been hiding. | The Security Media Cell said in a statement that the hideout was targeted based on information provided by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service and the Directorate of Military Intelligence. | Following the airstrikes, a force from the Iraqi military's 15th Division backed by a number of security units…

WSWS (2022-07-29). Over objections of victim's family, Alabama prisoner executed after US Supreme Court denies stay. wsws.org The victim's family had fought for the state to commute Joe Nathan James Jr.'s sentence to life without the possibility of parole.

____ (2022-07-29). World's first multimodal service port opens in Guangdong. ecns.cn The fourth phase of the port includes four 100,000 metric-ton berths and their supporting container barge berths and integrates advanced technologies such as Beidou navigation, 5G communications, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles.

Deja Gaston (2022-07-28). Voting rights under attack in Utah as Supreme Court sets its sights on another democratic right. liberationnews.org Millions of people across the state will be adversely impacted by reactionary rulings both by state politicians and the Supreme Court. They most not be ignored. In the period after the overturn of Roe, it is vital to bring together a wide variety of people to defend basic rights.

Kevin Gosztola (2022-07-28). Whistleblower Testimony Shows BOP Director Ignored Rampant Abuse And Corruption At Atlanta Prison. thedissenter.org Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal (Screen shot from  | Two whistleblowers who worked at United States Penitentiary Atlanta testified at a US Senate hearing and described rampant abuse and corruption that has plagued the medium-security prison in Georgia for several years. | The

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