Daily Archives: August 4, 2022

2022-08-04: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-04). Ukrainian top intelligence official reveals US involvement in missile strikes against Russia. wsws.org The provocative interview with the deputy head of Ukraine's military intelligence was published the same day as the first grain shipment from Ukraine since the start of the NATO-provoked war left Odessa as part of a deal brokered by Turkey and the UN.

DLI (2022-08-04). US acted as self-appointed Judge & Executioner in murder of al Qaeda chief. indybay.org In the latest drone killing of alleged al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the US government acted as a self-appointed Judge and Executioner, without ever presenting any evidence to any international judicial body.

Peter Certo (2022-08-04). In OtherWords: August 3, 2022. otherwords.org Voters in Kansas this week provided a stunning victory for the pro-choice movement in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. By a margin of nearly 20 percentage points, voters in the otherwise conservative state overwhelmingly rejected a GOP-led effort to strike the right to choose an abortion from the state's constitution. | This week in OtherWords, Mitchell Zimmerman argues that whatever their personal feelings about abortion,

Jeffrey Sterling (2022-08-04). CIA Whistleblower Reflects on the Persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org UK legal system puppets as US pulls strings. Media complicit.

Kathy Durkin (2022-08-04). Unite and fight abortion bans! workers.org Rally, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, July 25. Protests continue countrywide against reactionary state abortion bans that have been implemented or will be realized any day in half the states. Right-wingers in state governments eagerly awaited the Supreme Court's overturn of the right to access abortions. The top court obliged them June . . . |

WSWS (2022-08-04). Landslide vote to defeat anti-abortion initiative in Kansas. wsws.org The outcome of the referendum is a popular rebuke of the reactionary nationwide offensive against abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision in June abolishing the constitutional right to abortion.

_____ (2022-08-03). US Threatens War On China Over Taiwan. popularresistance.org The US government has been preparing for war with China over Taiwan. The extremely provocative trip by top official Nancy Pelosi was only the latest US escalation. | The Pentagon has made plans for war with China, top CIA officials openly call for fighting Beijing, and US troops are on the ground in Taipei. | Washington has sold Taiwan tens of billions of dollars worth of military equipment, and influential DC think tanks are even calling to send it nuclear weapons.

Liberation Staff (2022-08-03). PSL statement — Victory in defense of abortion rights: Kansas votes NO. liberationnews.org In the first referendum since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and eviscerated abortion rights nationwide, Kansas voters have turned out to emphatically defend abortion rights.

Staff (2022-08-03). In Missouri and Illinois, a Glimpse of Abortion Access in a Post-Roe World. aclu.org The movement for abortion rights can feel hopeless in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe, and indeed, this is a moment of unprecedented adversity. But across the country, advocates are hard at work trying to win back fundamental reproductive freedoms and helping patients navigate the new landscape of abortion access. | We spoke with advocates on the ground in Missouri, where abortion is now banned, and in Illinois, where two abortion clinics near its border are working to accommodate the influx of patients from out of state. |

Benjamin Norton (2022-08-02). US threatens war on China over Taiwan &#1 ; with nuclear implications. multipolarista.com The US government has prepared for years for war with China over Taiwan. Nancy Pelosi's trip was only the latest provocation, including Pentagon war plans, CIA threats, tens of billions in weapons sales, and US military forces on the ground.

_____ (2022-08-02). Biden Should Grant Clemency to Drone Warfare Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org One year ago this July, drone whistleblower Daniel Hale stood in front of Judge Liam O'Grady at his sentencing and explained himself. After a lengthy investigation and prosecution, it was finally the day when Hale would find out if he would spend years in prison for doing something he felt morally obligated to do: Tell the truth about the United States' drone program. | While working as a drone analyst in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, he witnessed attacks waged against innocent civilians that, to this day, still haunt him. Those experiences eventually led him to blow the whistle on the drone program. Judge O…

Aidan Jonah (2022-08-02). When Did the CIA Start Pulling the Strings of Canada's Political Policies? covertactionmagazine.com What are Canadian warships doing in the ultra-sensitive South China Sea? News of Canadian patrol ships traveling through the South …

_____ (2022-08-02). When The Just Go To Prison. popularresistance.org Marion, Illinois — Daniel Hale, dressed in a khaki uniform, his hair cut short and sporting a long, neatly groomed brown beard, is seated behind a plexiglass screen, speaking into a telephone receiver at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. I hold a receiver on the other side of the plexiglass and listen as he describes his journey from working for the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to becoming federal prisoner 26069-07. | Hale, a 34-year-old former Air Force signals intelligence analyst, is serving a 45 month prison sentence, follow…

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